Global Middle Classes Demand Paperboard

9/17/2014

Since the turn of the century, the rapidly developing BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China have taken on larger roles in the global marketplace. As these countries have grown, so too have their middle classes. And with newfound disposable income, consumers in the BRIC nations are eager to spend.

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PPC Century Club: Recognizing 100-Year-Old Converters and Suppliers

8/14/2014

For the business world, the past 100 years have been marked by uncertainty and change. We’ve seen two world wars, depressions, ever-changing political climates, the computer boom, mass globalization, and most recently, widespread offshoring and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Yet despite such challenging times, many converters and suppliers in our industry have remained in business—and thrived—for over a century.

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Despite High Collection Rates, Single-Stream Recycling Degrades Paper Quality

7/24/2014

Over the last two decades, single-stream recycling programs have steadily increased in popularity throughout the United States. It’s no surprise, as single stream recycling is incredibly convenient: residents simply put all of their recyclables—paper, glass, aluminum, tin, and plastic—into a single receptacle to be picked up at the curb by their municipality and recycled at a local MRF...

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PPC’s University Outreach Program: Fostering Connections with the Next Generation

7/24/2014

A look into a converting plant or folding carton manufacturer reveals a workforce in flux: as older generations move on to explore new life paths during retirement, younger generations are poised to succeed them. Recognizing the importance of cultivating those who will one day take the reigns, we have developed a University Outreach Program that bridges the gap between current and future leaders by fostering connections with packaging design students before they embark upon their careers.

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Our Graying Workforce: Preparing your Company for a Manufacturing Revival

7/24/2014

Is manufacturing making a comeback in the U.S.? With many companies reporting plans to increase U.S. based production—including Walmart, which recently announced an initiative to purchase $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade—there may be an American manufacturing renaissance in the works. Yet this could be an uphill battle, especially considering America’s aging pool of skilled workers...

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Global Middle Classes Demand Paperboard
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    9/17/2014

    Since the turn of the century, the rapidly developing BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China have taken on larger ...