The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) is pleased to offer a monthly news bulletin with information on the worldwide corrugated packaging industry.

ICCA News Bulletin

January 2021
CCCA Presents "The Humble Box", A Short Video Series For Millennials
To focus on reaching an important sector of the population with key messages about our industry, the Canadian Corrugated & Containerboard Association developed a series of four videos using the character of a “humble box” to tell the stories. The videos have been watched 900,000 times. Read more.

Grupo Gondi Starts-Up New Containerboard Machine at Its Mill in Monterrey, Mexico
Grupo Gondi announced that it has started up a new containerboard machine at the company's new paper mill, Papel y Empaques Gondi Monterrey, in Northern Mexico. The machine will produce testliner and corrugated medium with basis weights in the range of 90 to 250 g/m2 and have the capacity to produce 400,000 metric tons per year. Read more.

Sustainability Perspectives - Flexible Packaging Europe
In the latest Sustainability Perspectives interview series from Packaging Europe, Flexible Packaging Europe's executive director Guido Aufdemkamp discusses the challenges and complexities of sustainability and flexible packaging. Read more.

The importance of cross-industry partnerships and their role in driving towards a circular economy
As a major player in the field of paper, packaging and recycling, DS Smith is involved in the transition to a circular economy on a daily basis. Collaboration plays a major role in this, says Wouter van Tol, Head of Government, Community Affairs and Sustainability. Read more.

International Paper to Sell Its 90.38% Ownership Interest in Olmuksan to Mondi Group
International Paper (IP) has entered into an agreement to sell its 90.38% ownership interest in Olmuksan International Paper to Mondi Group for approximately 66 million euros. The company noted that the action is in line with its strategy to serve markets from an advantaged position. Corrugated packaging remains a strategic business for International Paper in EMEA. Read more.

How have packaging preferences changed during COVID-19?
WestRock conducted the Pulse Packaging Survey to measure exactly how the pandemic has impacted the relationship between consumers and packaging. Read more.

Rengo acquires shares from Vietnam-based corrugated packaging and folding carton manufacturer
Rengo Co., Ltd announces that its joint venture in Thailand, Thai Containers Group Co., Ltd., (TCG) has acquired 94.11% of the shares in Bien Hoa Packaging Joint Stock Company, a corrugated packaging and folding carton manufacturer located near Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, through TCG Solutions Pte. Ltd, TCG’s subsidiary. Read more.

How Big Cardboard is handling the 2020 box boom
The supply chain industry is working hard to combat potential cardboard shortages with the pivot to more online shopping amid the pandemic. Read more.

In pursuit of more sustainable packaging solutions
Medical device companies can make a difference when it comes to sustainability, according to a senior packaging engineer at Medtronic who spoke during Virtual Engineering Week. Read more.

Smurfit Kappa's innovative design leads to award success in Brazil 
Smurfit Kappa has been recognized as a leader in innovative packaging design scooping numerous prestigious awards recently in Brazil. The ABRE awards recognizes packaging which stands out as icons of excellence in quality, technology, design, functionality, sustainability and innovation. Read more

Klabin provides equipment donations to local hospitals amid COVID-19 outbreak
To help the Planalto Serrano region in Santa Catarina, which has been reporting an increase in the number of cases in recent weeks, Klabin has donated equipment to help set up new ICU beds at the Tereza Ramos Maternity Hospital in Lages. Read more.


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