• US: Price for recovered paper spikes


    These corrugated boxes refer to used containers or packaging made from unbleached, unwaxed paper with ruffled (‘corrugated’) inner lining-said corrugated materials (also known as containerboard) make up the likes of pizza or shipping boxes.

    So far, a shortfall in the production of semi-conductor chips, an industry that helps generate a lot of OCC, has led to a shortage in available corrugated containers. Paper mills across the Midwestern US have offered to pay premiums on top of prices far higher than the national average to garner access to said corrugated boxes.

    According to Cascades, a Canadian and US paper and packaging company, OCC prices during the first quarter of this year were 97% higher than during the same time in 2020, the demand for recovered fiber being stoked by pandemic buying habits and export demands.

    China, previously having imposed a ban on recovered paper imports, is now helping to drive up OCC prices in the US.

    The country’s full-scale implementation of its solid waste import ban as of January 1, 2021 served to slash the total amount of global waste and scrap paper as well as paperboard entering China. Yet said legislation does not affect the impo

    Currently, mills in these countries are waiting for US prices to fall prior to making buying decisions despite their increased material demand.

    A fall in price level, however, is unlikely given the 10-month price hike for the commodity in question.  

    Recovered paper demand is currently at 250 million metric tons per year and projected to gradually grow to 260 million metric tons by 2025.

    rt of brown recycled pulp, which is derived from OCC and set to generate 5 million metric tonnes worth of demand per year by 2025.

    The South and South East Asian market (counting countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Vietnam) serve to shore up further demand for OCC due to their persistent fiber shortages. (In July 2020, India imported 42,000 short tons of US OCC, the number rising to 170,000 in December of the same year. Vietnam saw the import of 92,000 short tons in July 2020, a figure reaching 208,000 short tons in December.)


  • Mars Wrigley to switch to cardboard for new Maltesers box


    The removal of PE from all Maltesers boxes in the UK means that the box itself will be fully recyclable – the plastic film that covers the box, which is essential to protect the quality of the product within, isn’t currently widely recyclable.

    The renowned Maltesers box, as we know it today, was launched nearly 90-years ago in 1930 and today, Britons eat over 180 million Maltesers treats annually – most of which are made at Mars Wrigley’s HQ in Slough.

    Adam Grant, general manager, Mars Wrigley UK, said: “At Mars, we take our responsibility for sustainable packaging seriously, and today’s announcement that our iconic Maltesers box is now fully recyclable is another important step in our journey toward packaging that is 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable.”

  • Candle Boxes Wholesale – Avoid Making Mistakes


    Aiming to make an impressive and strong image of your business in the eyes of your audience? Well, it’s not a simple task, especially when you are making the most common and silly mistakes with your Candle Boxes Wholesale.

    Why do brands or businesses keep forgetting in this regard, that it all comes down to their packaging. If they are not careful with what they are creating on the outside, no matter how expensive and high quality product they put inside, they are never going to impress any customers or make any sales. It’s highly important in this regard that manufacturers put the same amount of effort and thinking into the packaging as they have in the product.

    Along with that, they need to make sure they are not committing the following mistakes:

    An Outdated Packaging Will Never Make Any Sales

    Apply to rule either to real life or the world of business, and you will see that it works. Something that is not up to scratch, outdated, or perhaps has not changed a single bit since it was created will die eventually because it’s becoming such a cliché.

    Now apply the same to your Luxury Soap Boxes Wholesale. Keeping them too old-fashioned will only leave you far behind in the race to win. Your competitors will simply rule the industry and you will look from far behind and wish that it was you in their place. If you so wish for that, update your packaging. Find out all the latest trends going on and make your packaging in accordance to that.

    You need to be vigilant about what’s interesting the customers, what seems to be appealing to them. How they respond to certain designs, and what opinion they have to what makes a great packaging. Which factors appeal to their eyes and which make them dislike a brand. Learn all these factors perfect and then create your packaging according to that.

    Try to think outside the box. Play with sizes, shapes, designs, patterns, textures, colors and ideas. When you are creative with all these, you are a cinch to come up with an amazing packaging.

    Using Wrong Labeling and Specifications Can Be Damaging

    No business on earth wants to leave a bad impact on their customers. You too, don’t want to be in the same. It is, therefore, highly important that you don’t give out any false information to your customers about your product. It should be exactly what your product is and how it is. This is why you need to careful of all the content you have printed on the packaging. It should be accurate. It should be appropriate. At the same time, all the specifications of your packaging which include the measurements and thickness, all should be accurate.

    Take it this way, you use a very light and not so sturdy packaging for a relatively heavy item. Or maybe it’s something highly fragile you need to pack inside it. This can cause damage to the item and you are putting your product at grave risk. At the end, it’s only the customer that’s going to get disappointed and you are going to pay for this disappointment in the end. You have to be, therefore, very careful with your choices that you make.

    Choose a box that should be protective enough. But at the same time, it should have all the right content related to the product you have packed inside for the best of the customer. In the end, it is only going to benefit your brand, create a powerful image in the eyes of the customers and perhaps make them your regulars. A great recipe to be a huge success.

    Never Opt For the Wrong Material for Product Packaging

    Your packaging is simply creative and unique. Sounds great! But were you careful enough to synchronize the packaging with the product that you are about to pack inside? The outside should be in perfect harmony with what’s going to be inside which includes the patterns, textures, colors to the type of material you choose. Of course, it needs to be high quality, but at the same time it should blend perfect with the product’s content. There should a balanced synchronization which is crucial in every way. In fact, its best you focus on the product complimenting the packaging and the packaging doing the same for the goods packed inside.

    You are selling vapes, but when you have a look at the packaging, it shows something of a cigarette. This is like misleading your customers. Or maybe the other issue might be that you used a packaging material that was highly inappropriate for the use. The only results you get out of such mistakes is no sales and customers simply running away to other brands. An unappealing and unattractive packaging never shows any positive results.

    Testing Your Packaging before Dispatching Is Essential

    You dispatched a product as per order, but by the time it reached your customer, it was either damaged or broken. Think from a customer’s perspective and image their reaction. Not good, huh? Well, this is exactly what you will get from them if you send out a product that they got in bits and pieces. They don’t care if you sent it in one piece. They never got it that way. And how can they be sure you never sent a crooked item. You are leaving behind a really bad impression, and most likely the chance that those who have received a damaged item from you will bad mouth you in front of their relatives and friends. You certainly don’t want that to happen in front of those who could be your potential buyers in future.

    This can happen in most of those cases when you were not careful enough to test your packaging before you dispatched your item in it. These days, people are looking forward to an unboxing experience of their lifetime. But when they are given with the disappointment of a broken item, they are furious and they tell the whole world about it through social media.

    You have to reduce such probabilities to the maximum, and for this to happen, its best you test your packaging for the following factors:

    • Shipping durability
    • Shelf life span
    • Product content’s protection

    Once you ensure that all these viable factors are fully met with in the making of your Vape Boxes Wholesale before your product reaches out to the world, this is only going to help you in the end. It will improve your business massively and will help in generating a huge amount of revenue within a very short time.

  • H&M begins using paper packaging for online orders


    The decision is part of the company’s sustainability pledge to use 25 percent less packaging between 2018 and 2025, including the replacement of single-use packaging. The paper is uncoated, making it easier to recycle and takes up a small amount of space in delivery, allowing for larger deliveries at one time.

    Plastic bags will still be used to wrap products inside the packaging to ensure product safety. However, the company states it is currently working towards a sustainable alternative.

    “Fashion items are precious. To ensure that purchases arrive at our customers in good condition, we have looked for a more durable type of paper that is also sturdy enough,” said Annet Feenstra, H&M Netherlands’ sustainability manager, in a statement “We hope that customers will appreciate this new packaging and cherish the item they receive in it.”

    H&M Netherlands has also continued its use of sustainable delivery options, from the introduction of bicycle couriers in 2019 to the addition of the new Budbee delivery option in February this year. The company has said it will continue to take more steps to move towards its goal of a circular business model with a focus on its current supply chain.

  • UFLEX Unveils Breakthrough Set of Products & Solutions

    ~ Moves a step ahead with a portfolio aimed at Sustainability and Efficiency ~

    ~ Commissions 10.4mt wide BOPP film line in Hungary with 42,000TPA production capacity ~

    Aug 14, 2021, Noida: Innovation is ‘a part of our daily lives’ at UFLEX. At the end of April – June 2021 quarter, the company announced a host of noteworthy products and solutions, across its businesses that are set to make packaging a better experience for brands and consumers alike, especially in the wake of changing trends in packaging.

  • The aluminum tube and aerosol can industry in Germany is resilient and reliable, also in times of crisis

    The development of the aluminum tubes and aerosol can market in the first half of 2021 can only be adequately assessed for the German market in retrospect to 2020 because the first quarter of 2020 at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis was still characterized by extremely lively demand from all end consumer markets.

    Food and household sectors stable in the crisis, pharmaceuticals mixed, cosmetics weaker

  • HexcelPack Introduces First-Ever 100% Paper-Based Eco-Friendly Pallet Wrapping Material

    Internationally-patented PalletWrap™ is cost-effective, fully recyclable and requires no modification to existing pallet wrapping machinery.

    Bristol, CT – HexcelPack, a developer of eco-friendly, paper-based protective cushioning solutions to replace bubble packaging and other plastic or foam-based materials, has introduced PalletWrap™, an innovative 100% paper-based pallet wrapping material. A cost-effective and sustainable shipping solution, PalletWrap™ is a fully-recyclable, plastic-free alternative to traditional pallet wrapping material.

  • ITC Paperboards pioneering Planet-friendly initiatives in specialised Packaging – ITC Chairman Mr. Sanjiv Puri

    In his AGM address Mr. Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, ITC Ltd, shared his Vision on ITC Next: Reimagining Business for the Redefined Future. Relevant Excerpts from the speech is below:

  • ITC Paperboards pioneering Planet-friendly initiatives in specialised Packaging – ITC Chairman Mr. Sanjiv Puri

    In his AGM address Mr. Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, ITC Ltd, shared his Vision on ITC Next: Reimagining Business for the Redefined Future. Relevant Excerpts from the speech is below:

  • Berlin Packaging Acquires the Juvasa Group

    Acquisition expands the company’s footprint in Iberia and the Canary Islands and brings new design and e-commerce capabilities

    Berlin Packaging, the world’s largest hybrid packaging supplier, announced today the acquisition of the Juvasa Group, a group of companies focused on the supply of glass, plastic, and metal packaging for the food and beverage industry.

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