Pulp Magic: packaging

FEBRUARY 12, 2019
Cellulose Nanofibers: The Next Big Thing
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags: , , ,

The pulping process that turns wood into paper is an old technology. Really old. Older than eyeglasses. Older than the compass. Older than porcelain, gun powder, and even algebra. But what’s remarkable is that, after nearly two millennia, our industry is still innovating around wood fiber, using cutting edge processes to transform it for use in brand new applications. We’re ...

DECEMBER 3, 2018
Paper: The Original “Circular Economy”
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags: , , ,

Our friends at Two Sides, a non-profit dedicated to promoting paper’s sustainability and debunking the myth that digital is greener, recently posted a thought-provoking piece about the “circular economy,” driven by recycling and reuse of raw materials, in contrast with the “linear economies” that continue to persist in many sectors. The idea of the circular economy is fairly recent, working ...

DECEMBER 1, 2018
The “Recycling Crisis” That Wasn’t
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags: , , ,

Last week, timed for black Friday and cyber Monday, USA Today published a story (“Will those holiday gift boxes actually get recycled? Um, maybe”, by Chris Woodyard) that could leave consumers with the impression that paper/box recycling as you know it is in “crisis.” Happily, I can report that this is not the case. In fact, the piece focuses on ...

NOVEMBER 1, 2018
“The Next Great Package” Design Challenge Helps Solve Everyday Problems
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags:

It goes without saying that as an industry, we’re firm believers that innovations in paperboard and corrugated packaging can be used to solve some of life’s everyday challenges. But this month we are putting our money where our mouth is with the launch of our own reality style design challenge and 3-part video series, “The Next Great Package.” Hosted by ...

AUGUST 31, 2018
Recycling Works: Put it in the Bin
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags: , ,

You may have seen news stories in recent weeks about “disruption” or even “crisis” in the recycling world, driven by regulatory changes in China—a major buyer of America’s recycled materials. But the important thing for you as a consumer to know is that the paper and cardboard box industries, and all the other industries dedicated to recycling, are already adapting. ...

MAY 2, 2018
Celebrate Craft Beer Week in May!
by Mary Anne Hansan Tags: ,

What does paper have to do with craft beer? More than you might think. First, they share a lot of the same attributes. They both tend to evoke authenticity, variety and a certain “craftiness.” They’re comforting and familiar. Old-fashioned and yet totally up to date. So, to celebrate Craft Beer Week (May 14-20) we are taking a look at what’s ...