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CCTI is Going to Texas, Ya'll!

Registration is now open for the CCTI Annual Meeting to be held at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas on May 19-21, 2019.  We have several exciting things planned and the full agenda will be released in March!  

Highlights of the CCTI Annual Meeting include a plant tour of Ox Industries, networking with your colleagues, updates on CCTI's working committees, and several educational sessions to help you run your business efficiently and effectively.  

We hope you'll consider bringing additional staff and guests to enjoy this annual industry gathering at the beautiful Gaylord Texan Resort! E verything is bigger in Texas and that includes Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Standing on the shores of Lake Grapevine with 4.5 acres of indoor gardens, 10 restaurants, seasonal water park and two pools, this is a resort that could only make its home in The Lone Star State. Conveniently located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, as well as Grapevine Mills Mall, LEGOLANDĀ® and Cowboys Golf Club, this is a destination the entire family will enjoy! 

Room reservations at the Gaylord Texan can be made by clicking here, be sure to reserve your room by May 8th to receive our special rate of $199 per night (plus a $20 resort fee).  

We appreciate your continued commitment to the industry and we look forward to seeing you in Texas. If any of our staff members can be of assistance to you in planning your attendance at the CCTI Annual Meeting,  please do not hesitate to call or email me.  

Andrea Ball
Executive Director

Join CCTI at the Gaylord Texan for the 
2019 CCTI Annual Meeting!
CCTI Fall Meeting Announced...
We're Going to Vegas, Baby!

If you'd like to plan ahead for the fall, we have confirmed the CCTI 2019 Fall Meeting in Las Vegas on September 26-27, immediately following Pack Expo.  

W e have special room rates at the Las Vegas All Suites Marriott near the convention center and three blocks from the strip, that will be valid during the show also. Click here to book online, our special $159 rate will be available until August 29, 2019.

Mark your calendars, plan to attend and watch for more information to be announced later in the summer regarding speakers and activities.
Wood, Paper & Paperboard Recycling Market is Set to Exceed $29 Billion by 2025

North America wood, paper & paperboard recycling market is predicted to surpass USD 4.4 billion by 2025, increasing at a CAGR of over 4.2%. Regional growth is positively influenced by government initiatives towards sustainable practices. 

Asia Pacific wood, paper & paperboard recycling market has the lion's share of global market over the entire forecast period. This market will surpass USD 15.8 billion by 2025, at a highest CAGR of nearly 4.3% throughout the forecast timeline.

Paper & paperboard recycling market for packaging will surpass USD 4,400.0 million by the end of 2025, rising at CAGR nearly 4.7%.
The demand for grade B wood recycling is predicted to cross USD 1,700 million, by the end of 2025, at a CAGR of more than 4.1%. Mixed grade paper & paperboard recycling market will surpass USD 2,200 million by the end of 2025, increasing at a CAGR of nearly 4.3%.

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Lays Out New Options 

Today the Sustainable Packaging Coalition launched The Goals Database, a database of industry commitments aimed at improving packaging sustainability. The SPC member-exclusive resource will reflect the public commitments and goals that top brand owners and retailers from across industry sectors have created to improve sustainability in the following categories:

Packaging Sustainability Goal Categories:
  • Bio-based/renewable materials
  • Eliminate unfavorable materials
  • Improving recovery infrastructure
  • Increasing recycling
  • Material efficiency
  • Recyclability
  • Recycled content
  • Responsible fiber sourcing
  • Volumetric efficiency
  • Corporate Sustainability Goals:
  • Energy consumption
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Manufacturing/operational waste
  • Renewable/alternative energy
  • Water consumption
European Commission Launches Public Consultation to Evaluate EU Food Contact Materials Legislation

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation in order to evaluate the current EU legislation for food contact materials (FCMs), specifically of Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004.

The evaluation "aims to assess to what extent the current EU legislative framework for food contact materials is fit for purpose and delivers as expected and to identify any unexpected impacts or issues as a consequence of the current legislation," the EC said. It added: "The regulation sets basic requirements that FCMs must not release their constituents into food at levels harmful to human health and contains rules on labelling and traceability as well as powers to adopt more specific measures for certain types of materials."

The evaluation will seek the view of stakeholders, public authorities, the general public, all businesses at any stage of the FCM supply chain and their European or national representatives, NGOs and consumer organizations, as to whether the current EU legislation for FCMs fulfills its purpose. A questionnaire is available online until May 6.

The feedback received from the consultation will be taken into account in the evaluation. Based on the evaluation, the EC will consider which, if any, possible steps need to be taken in the future concerning the regulation of FCMs in the EU.

Once the evaluation of the FCM legislation is completed, which is expected in early 2020, a synopsis report of all consultation activities will be published.
VPK to Acquire European, Chinese Businesses of Corenso

VPK Packaging Group has reached an agreement to acquire the European and Chinese businesses of coreboard and tube producer Corenso. Corenso is an international supplier of coreboard, cardboard tubes and cores which are used in a broad range of demanding industrial applications.

The agreement between VPK Packaging Group and NPAC International Inc. - a company controlled by Madison Dearborn Partners - is for the acquisition by VPK of Corenso's European and Chinese activities, consisting of two coreboard mills and 13 core converting plants. The activities of Corenso in North America will continue to be owned by NPAC International. The agreement remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to be completed in second quarter of 2019.

VPK's core and tube division, marketed under the Corex brand, has 14 sites for the production of industrial cores and tubes for winding paper, foil, textiles and metal. In addition, Corex also produces composite cans used for packing food, snacks, spices, cosmetics and spirits.

The European and Chinese businesses of Corenso include 2 coreboard mills located in Finland and France, together with a network of 10 core and tube winding plants in Europe and 3 in China. Combined turnover is 170 million euros. Corenso has 850 employees in Europe and China.

Following completion of the acquisition, the core and tube division will represent 260 million euros or 16% of VPK's group turnover, with a total conversion capacity of 285.000 tons. Total production capacity of coreboard corresponds to 300.000 tons.


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