Smurfit Kappa has walked away with 14 awards at the European Flexographic Industry Innovation (EFIA) Awards, further consolidating its leadership in the packaging industry. Creative and innovative packaging solutions for brands including Cobra, Huggies and Schwartz resulted in Smurfit Kappa receiving four gold, four silver, two bronze, three highly commended and one special category award. Smurfit Kappa Technical Manager John Glancy was the proud winner of the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for the huge knowledge and understanding of technical print that he has built up in 41 years at the Smurfit Kappa Tannochside Plant in Scotland. Commenting about the performance on the night, Clive Bowers, CEO of Smurfit Kappa UK, said: “These awards signify our ability to innovate and grow as a business. We are constantly striving to push the boundaries in print, design and sustainability.” Click Read More below for additional detail.
Greif, a global leader in industrial packaging products and services, has announced an increase in pricing on steel drums due to escalating raw material and other input costs. Existing customers have been advised of the 5.0% increase on steel drums. New market pricing goes into effect with shipments in the U.S. and Canada beginning on March 09, 2017.
“We want to assure our customers that we are doing everything possible to mitigate the volatility in costs. Greif continues its dedication to providing its customers with the best quality, service, and overall value for their industrial packaging requirements,” explains Ole Rosgaard, Division President, Americas.