It was determined that the surface of a package wears differently depending on the paperboard
type, composition and properties of the paperboard
The new research findings were presented as MeadWestvaco also showcased high quality, moisture-resistant paperboard
packaging solutions, such as Printkote[R] HMR, a solid bleached sulfate paperboard
designed to endure multiple freeze-thaw cycles throughout the cold chain.
"In this increasingly challenging economic environment, it is not economically prudent to resume paperboard
production or to continue to keep the paper machine idle," said Greg Bartlett, vice president, sales Mill Group.
Caraustar is not the only paperboard
producer hiking prices.
The report says folding paperboard
box demand will increase modestly through 2009, accelerating from the 1999-2004 period but be restricted by intense competition from alternative packaging.
"This conversion shows us that the switch to 100% recycled paperboard
is a win-win situation," said Paul Schutes, executive director, RPA-100%.
In addition, improvements in recycled paperboard
are making packaging constructed partially or entirely from recycled board more popular for frozen items and shelf-stable products such as crackers, chocolates and cereals.
In other news, Rochas' AquaWoman perfume utilizes MeadWestvaco's Crescendo paperboard
. The one-side coated paperboard
has an ultra-bright, blue-white styling and smooth surface, as well as excellent embossing/debossing, foil stamping film and foil lamination performance, executives said.
What's more, paperboard
folding cartons help ensure that food products are just as nutritious and appealing when they reach the consumer as they were when they left the plant.
Meanwhile, a rigid sheet made of EarthShell composite is being tested as a paperboard
replacement in food and non-food uses.
In addition, Japan Paperboard
Industries Co., a Nippon Paper Industries subsidiary, will become wholly owned by Nippon Unipac and then be combined with Nippon Paperboard
Rohm and Haas, Philadelphia, PA, and Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, have signed a letter of intent to form a global joint venture for the purpose of marketing, selling and servicing latex binders, synthetic pigments and specialty additives for coating applications in the paper and paperboard