Schumacher Packaging celebrates 150 years of Schwarzenberg plant

The Schwarzenberg plant will soon be celebrating its 150th anniversary. The family-owned company has invited its customers, partners and suppliers, but also representatives from politics, public authorities and the financial sector, to celebrate the anniversary with them on 21st September.

The cardboard and packaging factory in Schwarzenberg has been part of the Schumacher Packaging Group, with about 3000 employees one of the largest owner-managed manufacturers of packaging solutions made from corrugated and solid board, since 2008. The Schwarzenberg plant with about 195 employees as of yet has always specialised in the production of solid board. The site has continued its impressive story of success under the management of the Schumacher

Smurfit Kappa transforms corrugated boxes into art

Smurfit Kappa has worked with an artist on two eye-catching and creative installations in the Netherlands and Scotland.
The first piece that artist Olivier Grossetête worked on was for ‘Deventer op Stelten’, an outdoor theatre festival to mark the 1250th birthday of the town of Deventer in the Netherlands. His brief was to recreate the Lebuinuschurch, which is an ancient church in Deventer dating back to 768 AD.

Three Smurfit Kappa plants, Zedek, Van Dam and Vandra, collaborated with the artist

Metsä Group’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill in Finland reaches its nominal capacity

Metsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski reached its nominal capacity in August 2018, according to plan. According to the announcement, this makes Metsä Group the world’s largest producer of softwood market pulp.
The bioproduct mill was started up on August 15, 2017, on schedule and within budget. The start-up phase progressed in line with the target curve. The bioproduct mill produced its millionth tonne of pulp on August 8, 2018.
The bioproduct mill produces 1.3 million tonnes

Petr Domin to leave Huhtamaki

Huhtamäki has informed that Petr Domin (52), executive vice president, Fiber Packaging and a member of the Global Executive Team had decided to leave Huhtamaki on August 31, 2018 to pursue new career opportunities. According to the announcement, the process for finding Petr’s successor has been started. Jukka Moisio, Huhtamäki’s CEO, commented: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank Petr for his long-time contribution and wish him all the best in his future challenges.“ In 4Q2017

Kodak to sell flexographic packaging division

Kodak is to sell its flexographic packaging division, allowing it to focus on environmental plates, enterprise inkjet, workflow software and brand licensing.

The division produces and markets the Flexcel NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services. For the last 12 months, the division has reported revenues of US$150 million and operational EBITDA of US$33 million. During this period, it has demonstrated strong growth, achieving a nine percent