Smurfit Kappa launches new wine packaging portfolio for e-commerce

IRELAND – Irish corrugated packaging company, Smurfit Kappa has introduced a new packaging solution specifically tailored for e-commerce wine sales that has Amazon’s Frustration-Free Packaging (FFP) certification. The company says this is a world first for a generic packaging solution designed for different case counts and wine bottle types. The new solution holds Amazon’s ‘Frustration-Free Packaging’ (FFP) certification, which is…

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Smurfit Kappa’s revenue grows 33% in Q3 as Ball’s global beverage can shipments up by 5.7%

IRELAND – Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa has reported revenue of US$9.51 billion (€9.72b)  for the first nine months of fiscal 2022 (FY22), up by 33% from the same period of fiscal 2021 (FY21). The company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the three months to 30 September 2022 were US$1.74 billion (€1.76bn), up 43% from a…

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Richmond revamps its entire packaging to drive sustainability

IRELAND – Richmond, part of Pilgrim’s Food Masters, has launched brand-new packaging, rolling out across the brand’s entire portfolio. The redesign marks a significant moment for Richmond which has successfully grown and developed its reputation beyond pork sausages in the last three years, ushering in a new era for the brand. The evolved design builds on the brand’s strong heritage…

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Sales report for Q2 FY22 roundup: Sales increase for Smurfit Kappa, International Paper, Ardagh Metal, Graphic Packaging and SIG

GLOBAL – European and American packaging companies Smurfit Kappa, International Paper, Ardagh Metal Packaging, Graphic Packaging and SIG have registered sales growth in the second quarter of the financial year 2022. Smurfit Kappa registers 36% revenue growth for H1 2022 Irish corrugated packaging company’s earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) for the period were €1.17 billion (US$1.20 billion),…

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Zeus acquires two UK-based packaging firms Swanline Group and BoxMart for €25M

IRELAND – Irish packaging distribution giant Zeus has acquired two UK packaging companies, Swanline Group and its sister company BoxMart, in a €25 million deal. Zeus is a leading specialist distribution and manufacturing group, supplying a diverse range of products and supply solutions to a wide range of customer markets across the world. The deal will strengthen its footprint in…

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Smurfit Kappa becomes first vegan-certified packaging company amid rising concern over chemicals in food packaging

UK – Smurfit Kappa, one of the leading paper-based packaging companies in the world, has registered with the Vegan Society scheme, becoming the first vegan-certified packaging company. According to Smurfit Kappa, the certification was made possible thanks to the packaging company’s Markham Vale site in the United Kingdom. Its vegan certified packaging products are produced using corrugated solutions, which are…

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Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa develops recyclable water-resistant paper

IRELAND – Irish corrugated packaging company Smurfit Kappa has introduced a sustainable water-resistant paper as part of its new TechniPaper portfolio. AquaStop is part of Smurfit Kappa’s new TechniPaper portfolio, which consists of an array of high-performance papers designed to handle even the most complex supply chains. As it is designed to withstand exposure to water without being damaged, it…

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