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Evergreen Packaging® Introduces New SmartPak™ Cartons

PaperIndex TimesNews - vor 3 Stunden 57 Minuten
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 23, 2016 -- Evergreen Packaging®, a leader in refrigerated beverage carton manufacturing, today announced the introduction of SmartPak™ Cartons in a new cross-section with 40 ounce, 48 ounce, 52 ounce and 59 ounce size options. This new product line, designed to meet rising demands in the market for different sizes, provides benefits for brands in the areas of branding, sustainability, transportation and storage efficiencies.
Evergreen Packaging(R) announced the introduction of SmartPak(TM) Cartons in a new cross-section with 40 ounce, 48 ounce, 52 ounce and 59 ounce size options.

"Evergreen Packaging SmartPak™ Cartons provide advantages in shelf space optimization, product differentiation and distribution efficiency while also tying into current consumer trends of smaller households, growing beverage options and increasingly eco-conscious shoppers," said Evergreen Packaging Vice President of Sales Greg Otto. "We are committed to being a resourceful partner to our clients by introducing new products like SmartPak™ Cartons that benefit processors, retailers and consumers alike."

Consumer Benefits

In recent years there has been an increased demand for variety in packaging sizes. In fact, the average number of people per household is declining according to the U.S. Census Bureau - with more than half of households made up of only one or two people. As households shrink, beverage options are on the rise - with more than 4,000 new beverages introduced in the U.S. every year, according to Mintel. As household size declines and beverage options rise, the need for more size options on the retail shelf also rises.

The design provides good pouring control for all ages and easily stores inside the refrigerator door and top shelf. Like all of Evergreen Packaging's cartons, the SmartPak™ carton helps protect product flavor, nutrients, and vitamins. SmartPak™ Cartons are part of Evergreen Packaging's FreshHouse™ line of cartons, designed to offer advantages in renewability, recyclability and reliability. Evergreen Packaging's cartons are over 70 percent paper, which comes from a renewable resource: trees. The trees used in FreshHouse cartons are from forests where responsible forestry practices are used and where overall growth exceeds harvest. FreshHouse cartons help ensure product freshness by protecting flavor, nutrients and vitamins, and cartons are recyclable for over 58 percent of U.S. households.

Processor Benefits

The four new sizes add flexibility for positioning and promotional activity while also offering opportunities for lowering product and case costs. Additionally, the new line is designed to help maximize product portfolios and increase product differentiation. The high quality graphic real estate on the four sides of cartons allows brands to tell their story in a compelling way and engage consumers effectively. Evergreen Packaging also offers a one-time conversion for processors using certain half gallon filling machines, allowing the flexibility to change between any of the 40 ounce, 48 ounce, 52 ounce and 59 ounce sizes.

Retailer Benefits

SmartPak™ Cartons' sleek design optimizes space on the existing retail shelf and promotes shelf turn. The four sizing options add flexibility for pricing and promotional activity. In fact, the four-sided panels' process print graphics creates bold shelf presence that is an excellent choice for store brands looking for differentiation.

For more details on Evergreen Packaging and additional sustainable products, visit www.evergreenpackaging.com.

About Evergreen Packaging®

Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service.

Evergreen Packaging cartons have the eco-friendly attributes consumers want: more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable for an increasing number of households. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50 percent of the energy used to make the paper in our cartons comes from biomass.

Hokkaido Mill-Shiraoi Acquires ISO 9001 Certification for the Manufacture of Base Paper for Food Container by Shiraoi No.10 Paper Machine

PaperIndex TimesNews - vor 3 Stunden 59 Minuten
May 24,2016 --Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro) announced that Hokkaido Mill-Shiraoi (Shiraoi-cho, Shiraoi-gun, Hokkaido) acquired ISO 9001 certification: 2015, an international standard for quality management systems, for the manufacture of base paper for food container by Shiraoi No.10 paper machine.

Shiraoi No.10 machine is used to produce base paper for food container. Nippon Paper Industries acquired certification for the international standard ISO 9001 on April 15 in order to meet the expectations of customers inside and outside Japan, including food manufacturers and consumers who purchase base paper and those who demand better food safety and security. This certification helps us fulfill our aim of establishing better than ever quality control systems through continual improvement.

Nippon Paper Group stated its mission: contributes to better living and cultural progress everywhere it does business. We are determined to actively implement initiatives that deliver a sense of security to those who use our products.


Registration Date April 15, 2016
Certificate Number

JQA - QMA15388
Scope of Registration

The Manufacture of wood pulp and paper for food container by Shiraoi No.10 paper machine

Audit Organization
Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)

FRIM organises health, nature talks for joggers

GFIS - vor 9 Stunden 39 Minuten
23 May 2016 (Monday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) will organise health and nature talks in Mandarin on 10 June 2016 at its Auditorium, FRIM, Kepong, for regular joggers and nature lovers, particularly FRIM’s recreational pass holders. The aim of this programme is to promote healthy lifestyle; enhance awareness on the significance of natural […]

Texas A&M Forest Service Confirms Emerald Ash Borer Found in Texas

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 21:12

May 23, 2016—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees across the U.S. has been detected in Texas. State and federal agencies are preparing people and communities with information, education and preventative measures to fight the pest.   Ea

First Great Green Wall Global Conference Reaffirms Commitments to Restore Africa's Drylands

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 19:22
The first Global Conference on the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) issued the ‘Dakar Declaration,' which aims to reverse land degradation and improve economic opportunities for populations across the Sahel and Sahara belt. Convened from 5-7 May 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, the Conference sought to build on the momentum generated at a High Level Summit on the GGWSSI held on the sidelines of the Paris Climate Conference, where US$4 billion was pledged to step up implementation of the Initiative over the next five years.

CIFOR Presents Research Findings on REDD+ Performance, Results-Based Payments, Adaptation-Mitigation Synergies in Land Sector

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 19:02
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) of the CIGAR Consortium has shared research findings on REDD+ performance at different scales, as well as mechanisms for benefit-sharing, multi-level governance and land-use incentives. The Center has also circulated briefs on results-based payments for REDD+ and on adaptation-mitigation synergies in the land sector.

FAO Study Draws Lessons from Korean Forest Rehabilitation Plans

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 18:55
A working paper produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in collaboration with the Korea Forest Service draws lessons learned from the Republic of Korea's experience in formulating and implementing integrated forest rehabilitation and food security policies and programmes.

PROFOR 2015 Annual Report Discusses Impacts of the Program

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 18:38
The Program on Forests (PROFOR) has circulated its 2015 annual report, which provides an overview of its activities on informing forest sector investments, integrating forest-related considerations across sectors and shaping forest engagement. It also discusses communication and knowledge management, and financial and administration issues, as well as assesses the impact of the Program.

Averting disaster in Northern Arizona forests, some good news, some bad news

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 18:37

The Forest Service has a plan to keep Rim Country from burning down to ash and mudslides.

Zhuhai Declaration Focuses on Forests and Trees in Asia-Pacific's Urban Planning

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 18:29
The Zhuhai Declaration, adopted at the First Asia-Pacific Urban Forestry Meeting, highlights the benefits of urban forests and trees to cities and residents. The Declaration also relays challenges and priorities for urban forestry development in the Asia-Pacific region and makes a series of recommendations, including on awareness-raising, enhancing policy support, and increasing public participation and community involvement in forestry.

Sen. Daines: Management reform essential to bring Montana forests back to life

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 18:08

Forty years after the Montana Logging Association was founded, the group met Saturday morning to look at an industry in limbo and what needs to change so it will thrive.

REDD in the news: 16-22 May 2016

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 18:01
REDD-Monitor’s links to news on forests, climate change and REDD. Links are organised by date with the most recent first. For regular updates, visit REDD-Monitor’s “REDD in the news” page, or follow @reddmonitor on Twitter.   The institutional complex for REDD+: A ‘benevolent jigsaw’? Stockholm Environmental Institute, 2016 This book … read more

Patrick Industries, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Cana Holdings, Inc.

Forest Products IIII - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 14:17
[PR Newswire] - Cana's 2015 revenues were approximately $18 million and the Company expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to 2016 net income per share. The net purchase price for Cana was approximately $16.8 million.

TREE AID announces new partnership with Blue Diamond Garden Centre Group

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 14:03

Planning a trip to the garden centre soon? Buy a tree from a Blue Diamond garden centre and you’ll be helping to plant another one in Africa. Blue Diamond is one of the UK’s leading garden and living centre groups and has just committed to supporting TREE AID. For every tree sold by one of […]

The post TREE AID announces new partnership with Blue Diamond Garden Centre Group appeared first on TREE AID.

Human rights experts set the record straight for the World Bank’

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 10:57
23 May, 2016

Indigenous rights experts have written to the World Bank President and Executive Board to underscore the importance of the World Bank adopting a standard of free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples potentially affected by development initiatives funded by the Bank. In the letter, the experts point out that the existing standard of Broad Community Support used by the Bank has failed to improve outcomes for development initiatives, and is a standard that is implemented ineffectively and inconsistently across the Bank’s portfolio. 

The letter also points out considerable inaccuracies in the Bank’s reporting of a dialogue held on the topic of indigenous peoples’ rights in Addis Ababa in late 2015, and sets the record straight regarding the outcomes of that dialogue. 

 

In Nicaragua, a staggering diversity and density of trees on farms

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 10:47
Nicaragua is a country making progress. Although it is still the third poorest in Latin America, its economy has grown by 4% a year for a decade. Also, in no mean feat, it is the sixth safest country...

Seeking IFSA Student for Internship with IUFRO

GFIS - Mo, 23/05/2016 - 10:46
IUFRO and IFSA are inviting applications for an internship with IUFRO.The intern will perform tasks in assistance to the various projects of IUFRO and will be stationed at the IUFRO Headquarters in Vienna. Overview of tasksStart of the internship: 1 August, 2016 - the end of September 2016. Deadline of application: 30 June, 2016 12:00 CETContact address for submission of applications: iufro.lo@ifsa.net Detailed information available at: http://www.ifsa.net/ifsa-internship-at-the-iufro-hq-vienna/

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