Carton, Board & Paper

  • Getting a load of the unboxing phenomenon

    By Converter on June 27, 2018
    With the summer retail season already in full swing, retailers around the country will, no doubt, be packing in the preparation to take their purchasing power up a notch. However, while good products and a great customer service will, of course, be top priority, the choice of packaging, particularly amid the rising popularity of unboxing videos online, could add that […]
  • Contract Packager Reed-Lane sees increased interest in Blister Packaging Operations

    By Converter on June 18, 2018
    Reed-Lane, a New Jersey-based contract packaging provider serving leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, has experienced an uptick in interest in its blister packaging services. The spike in inquiries has followed the company’s double-digit blister packaging capacity growth, spurred by its recent purchase of an additional UPS 4 Blister Machine from Uhlmann Packaging Systems In addition to its two UPS 4 Blister Machines, […]
  • Everything needs a box

    By Converter on June 18, 2018
    By Hiroyuki Kikumoto, General Manager, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, Corrugating and Printing Machinery Division The age of the internet is a truly wonderful thing: one can pretty much buy whatever you want from wherever you are in the world and have it sent to you. From books, food, fine wines and toys to car parts, clothes, make-up and wallpaper, the […]
  • 180 year old family business invests £2 million into refurbing current site in Bootle

    By Converter on May 31, 2018
    The Peter Marsh Group, established in 1837, is one of the oldest family run businesses remaining in Liverpool and is one of the leading manufacturers of paper sacks and corrugated boxes in the UK. The company has been based at the same site on Canal Street, Bootle, since 1861 and on June 4 will commence with a multi-million pound refurbishment. This […]
  • Silvery or golden surface for the HP Indigo 12000 series

    By Converter on May 29, 2018
    When Iggesund Paperboard asked Print House in Oslo to do the certification testing of its new silvery metallised PET film-laminated paperboard, Metalprint Digital, which is custom designed for the HP Indigo 12000 series of digital printing presses, the Swedish company also gained an exciting benchmark example of Metalprint Digital’s performance ability. The printers had simultaneously been asked to develop an […]
  • Weedon Group Launches ePac – Alternative Independent eCommerce Packaging

    By Converter on May 22, 2018
    The Weedon Group of Hednesford, Staffordshire, has launched its own brand of corrugated packaging for the online retail market – ePac, offering an independent alternative in a market dominated by giant multi-national corporations ePac will draw on the strengths of the whole Weedon Group: In-house manufacture of specialist eCommerce board grades on its own corrugator in Weedon Corrugated Products in […]
  • Sutherland Packaging Enjoys 30 per cent growth in 2017, with uptick continuing into 2018

    By Converter on May 16, 2018
    Strong Demand for Innovative Direct-to-Corrugated Printing Leads to Surge in Hiring and Multimillion-dollar Infrastructure Investment Sutherland Packaging, a leader in corrugated point-of-purchase (POP) displays and packaging for retail locations and club stores, saw a 30 per cent year-over-year jump in business from 2016 to 2017, with the upward trend expected to continue well into 2018. Driven by a spike in […]
  • Silvery or golden surface for the HP 12000 series

    By Converter on May 15, 2018
    When Iggesund Paperboard asked Print House in Oslo to do the certification testing of its new silvery metallised PET film-laminated paperboard, Metalprint Digital, which is custom designed for the HP 12000 series of digital printing presses, the Swedish company also gained an exciting benchmark example of Metalprint Digital’s performance ability. The printers had simultaneously been asked to develop an exclusive […]
  • MPS Belfast takes a press to impress its customers

    By Converter on May 14, 2018
    Manufacturing healthcare cartons requires an eye for detail and the latest MPS Belfast investment is designed to ensure customers receive top notch quality and service Westrock’s MPS healthcare cartons facility in Belfast has invested in a Speedmaster XL 106-6+LYYLX press from Heidelberg to enable it to meet customer demand for shorter run lengths, faster delivery, high quality and legibility. “As […]
  • Sustainability and availability won the race for Incada

    By Converter on May 2, 2018
    After the Brexit referendum, Windles, one of the UK’s leading printers specialising in greeting cards and high end packaging, had cause to review its supply of paper and paperboard. After careful consideration, the company decided on the domestically produced paperboard Incada from Iggesund Paperboard, who have driven a powerful marketing campaign to create awareness of the product “But the choice […]