Mactac graphic products approved for use on Océ Colorado 1640 printer, view printed samples at ISA Industry-leading pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) supplier, Mactac, proudly announces a new association with Canon Solutions America, Inc. Recently, with Canon’s rising customer demand for increased vendor options of roll-to-roll self-adhesive vinyl materials, the two companies have been working to build an approved, high-performance portfolio of products for use on the well-known Océ brand Colorado 1640 printer.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches CelluStrawTM, a new fiber-based solution for drinking paper straws, enabling the food industry to provide consumers an alternative to single-use plastic straws. Ahlstrom-Munksjö contributes to a better everyday life by providing solutions that make the end product more sustainable, utilizing renewable materials that are alternatives to non-renewables; an important driver in several markets. The launch of CelluStrawTM is a good example of Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s capabilities in sustainable fiber-based solutions.
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) today announced preliminary, unaudited results for its first quarter ended March 30, 2019. All non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this document are reconciled to GAAP in the attached tables. Unless otherwise indicated, comparisons are to the same period in the prior year. “Our Q1 performance was solid, given a challenging start to the year, with adjusted earnings in line with our expectations,” said Mitch Butier, President and CEO.
Yrityskylä is a society for school children and 75% of Finland’s sixth grade pupils have already paid it a visit. Yrityskylä is a learning programme that culminates in a day spent in a learning environment: a miniature city where students work in a profession and earn money for their work. In addition, the students act as consumers and citizens, as part of Finnish society. Every Yrityskylä is unique and reflects the economic structure of the surrounding area. This miniature city is comprised of real public services and enterprises and contributes to the development of students’ economic knowledge and working life skills. UPM is one of the first partners of Yrityskylä.
International Paper (IP) will acquire DS Smith's French subsidiary DS Smith Packaging Normandie with two sites in Saint-Amand and Cabourg and the former Europac Ovar plant in Portugal for €63m, according to Euwid. The acquisition is reportedly creating additional integration value with IP's recycled containerboard mill in Madrid.
Sales of $4.6 billion in the first quarter of 2019 were down 2 percent compared to the year-ago period. Changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced sales by 5 percent. Organic sales increased 3 percent. Net selling prices rose approximately 4 percent and product mix improved 1 percent, while volumes fell about 2 percent. In North America, organic sales increased 1 percent in both consumer products and K-C Professional. Outside North America, organic sales rose 7 percent in developing and emerging markets and 1 percent in developed markets.
Graham Kissack, vice president of environment, health, safety and communications with Paper Excellence, said paper machines 10 and 11 will be curtailed from April 19 to May 2. Paper Excellence will continue to operate the boiler and energy island and will continue to supply power to the electricity grid in British Columbia during the curtailment.
Notable paper maker and packaging producers, Neenah, has just announced a new partnership with12 of the design community’s most notable and emerging talents. A Year’s Worth of Greetings is new, highly giftable, and for card givers with an edge. (Editor’s Note: They’re giving away this limited edition collection on their Instagram, so head there for a chance to win!)
Paper Excellence Canada has contributed a $25,000 donation to the Abercrombie Fire Department. The donation supports the Abercrombie Fire Department’s tanker truck initiative. “Often served by dedicated volunteers, community fire departments such as Abercrombie are vital to communities,” states Jean Francois Guillot, Paper Excellence Canada Vice President, Operations East. The Abercrombie Fire Department neighbors Paper Excellence Canada’s Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation Kraft pulp mill. Abercrombie Fire Department purchased the tanker truck with a large loan; this donation will assist the department in reducing that liability.
According to the March 2019 Printing-Writing Monthly report from AF&PA, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 10 percent in March compared to March 2018. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers declined five percent in March compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1 percent from February 2019. U.S. shipments of uncoated free sheet (UFS) paper decreased 10 percent in March from the same month one year ago. The inventory level of UFS papers increased one percent in March compared to February. UFS imports in February 2019 increased 33 percent year-over-year while exports decreased 13 percent. Click Read More bellow for additional information.