Sonoco announced the start of Robert C. Tiede’s tenure as the new President and CEO of Sonoco. Tiede replaces the retiring Jack Sanders, who served as President and CEO since 2013. Tiede will be the ninth CEO of the 119-year-old company. "It’s humbling, and truly an honor to have the opportunity to lead such a storied company, with a legacy going back more than a century,” said Tiede. “This is an exciting time for Sonoco as we continue to evolve our portfolio and geographic footprint in ways that help us serve our purpose, Better Packaging. Better Life., while delivering value to our shareholders, our customers and our teammates.” Prior to being named CEO, Rob served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sonoco, with global leadership, sales and operating responsibility for all of the Company’s diversified consumer, industrial and protective packaging businesses. Click Read More below for additional information.
Willamette Falls Paper Company, a non-integrated mill in West Linn, Oregon, has added a new natural kraft paper grade to its reHARVEST family of products.
Initially, Willamette Falls Paper will be producing natural kraft paper using a minimum of 30 per cent agricultural fibres – in this case, wheat straw. Natural kraft paper uses include flexible packaging applications such as paper bags, pouches and poly-coating basestocks.
The reHARVEST natural kraft paper met typical bag strength tests and has been successfully converted and printed in trials. The bags are a bright golden colour with no fibre bleaching, which the mill says is a unique attribute of straw fibre.
The natural kraft paper is FDA compliant and will be available in 30# to 70# basis weights (49 to 114 GSM).
Willamette Falls Paper has reconfigured the mill to dedicate one machine to brown grades and two machines to manufacture both high-bright coated and uncoated legacy grades. Commercial production of the natural kraft grades is estimated to start at the end of January.
more at source: https://www.pulpandpapercanada.com/willamette-falls-paper-company-develops-natural-kraft-paper-made-with-agricultural-waste-fibres/