Wisconsin 5P News (Paper Pulp Printing Packaging Plastic)

This Weeks Articles...

  1. Printing Outlook 2021: Profitability, Planned Investments, Hiring
  2. Forbes Ranks Rockline Among Best U.S. Employers
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  4. PCMC launches fully modular ION digital conversion system
  5. Kimberly-Clark Recognized as One of the 2021 World`s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere
  6. Worzalla ranked as fourth largest printer of books in North America
  7. gener8tor and Georgia-Pacific Team Up in Northeast Wisconsin to Accelerate Consumer Goods Innovation
  8. Wisconsin Manufacturer Provides CE Compliant Industrial Drying Systems to Europe
  9. Quad and the Quadracci Family’s Windhover Foundation Commit $1 Million to Bring The BrandLab to Milwaukee
  10. Shemesh Rounds Off Year of Growth with the Appointment of Anna Kingsley as CMO
  11. Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s CelluStraw™ receives compostability certification
  12. Survey: Nearly Half Of Wisconsin Manufacturers Say Business Still Down
  13. Why and How Brands Should Move Toward More Sustainable Labels
  14. Mas Energy to build $25M power plant at Wisconsin landfill
  15. DNR Sued Over Enforcement Of PFAS Cleanup
  16. Domain Name Scams: How to Recognize & Avoid Them
  17. Sustainment of Kaizen Results

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5PNews is a weekly newsletter and website (5PNews.com) featuring positive stories from "The Industries That Built Wisconsin". The 5P’s – Paper, Pulp, Printing, Packaging and Plastic. In addition, this includes Flexo, Converting, Recycling, Forest Management, Manufacturing Equipment Suppliers and hundreds of other supporting industries and businesses.

Marty Notes: Our goal is to remind the decision makers and executives in Wisconsin of the importance of our industries. Wisconsin is still the Number 1 paper producer in the United States. 5PNews will be sent to 2,000 Elected Officials and Staff, Press Outlets and industry leaders each week. It is “FREE” to subscribe (Supported by Sponsors) and sent each week.

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Kraft Heinz pilots recycled plastic packaging as roofing material
Dive Brief:

  • Kraft Heinz installed new roofs made of recycled plastic packaging — from post-consumer material that comes from flexible plastic similar to what the CPG giant uses for its products — on manufacturing facilities in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and Holland, Michigan.

  • The company installed the recycled roofing boards in late 2020 as part of its participation in Materials Recovery for the Future, a nonprofit group pushing the technical and economic feasibility of collecting and recycling flexible plastic packaging. Kraft Heinz will monitor the recycled material`s performance versus conventional building materials, and may standardize its use if the test goes well, the company said. Kraft Heinz will also report the results to the Association of Plastic Recyclers Demand Champion program, which it joined last year.

  • Flexible plastic is an important component of food packaging, but it can be difficult to recycle. In 2018, discarded packaging made up 82.2 million tons of waste — 28.1% of all waste that year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In that year, 14.5 million tons of plastic packaging was made. About two-thirds of it ended up in landfills.

Dive Insight:

Kraft Heinz is literally taking recycled plastic packaging to new heights.

The recycled roof boards are 4 feet by 8 feet, and 94% of each board is made from post-consumer plastic and fiber. The company didn`t indicate how much of the roof had been covered in the recycled boards, but it`s certainly being put to the test. Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, has seen a foot of snow in February, while Holland, Michigan, has seen more than two feet, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Converters Expo: Your One-Stop Shop For All Things Converting

The 2021 Converters Expo will be in back in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Lambeau Field on August 9-10. We can`t wait to see you!

Converters Expo connects manufacturers of paper, film, plastics and nonwovens with industry buyers, specialists and suppliers. The event has seen great growth in the last 14 years, and more than 800 attendees are expected in 2021. Located in the nation`s top Converting Corridor, Converters Expo is THE place to find manufacturing partners, explore testing and prototyping equipment, meet with producers of disposables, and see the latest in flexo printing and packaging.

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Global Pouch Forum

Pouch Resilience: Flexibility During Uncertainty

Connect with leaders and learn more about the fastest-growing segment of the packaging industry at Global Pouch Forum. This can’t-miss event — the longest-running flexible packaging event — takes place June 8 – 10, 2021 in Rosemont, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

The industry has convened at Global Pouch Forum for the past 24 years to learn from experts at educational sessions and network at multiple networking events. At the forum, mingle with packaging executives who develop, supply, buy or recommend flexible materials including pouches, films and machinery in addition to executives from leading brand owners, contract service providers and packaging consultants.

The 2020 Virtual Global Pouch Forum will remain open and accessible through May 2021. Access the portal today to learn why more brands are choosing pouches while networking with other brand owners and suppliers...

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About 5P News (5PNews.com)

Marty Ochs
Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG)
martinpochs [at] gmail.com

Ken Harwood
Advocating for Wisconsin

Ken  [at] KenHarwood.com

5PNews is a weekly newsletter and website featuring positive stories on the industries in Wisconsin that helped build the State. Specifically Paper, Pulp, Printing, Packaging, and Plastic or the "5P`s".

Of course this also includes Flexo, Converting, Recycling, Forestry Management, manufacturing Equipment, and the hundreds of other businesses and industries in Wisconsin associated with our 5P`s. Alas that title would be long and  confusing.

Our goal is to remind the decision makers in Wisconsin of the importance of our industry both historically and more importantly into the future. 5PNews.com will be sent to 2,000 Elected Officials and staff, Press Outlets, and Industry leaders each week. It is free to subscribe (supported by the sponsors).

Some notes on 5PNews, First you may want to add Editor@WisconsinDevelopment.com to your email contacts. Second, With Wisconsin in the center of the national spotlight, it becomes more difficult  to find local articles about our industries -- bad news trumps good news (no pun intended), so if you have news to share send it to Marty at martinpochs@gmail.com. To contact me use Ken@Kenharwood.com. Finally our SUBSCRIBE link is now active.

The Publication is a joint effort of Marty Ochs with the Green Bay Innovation Group (GBIG) and Ken Harwood Editor and Publisher of Wisconsin Development News. Both Ken and Marty have been directly involved with our industries for decades.

Ken began his career with Kimberly-Clark, consulted with dozens of Fox Valley Companies and eventually became Mayor of Neenah Wisconsin before heading to Madison where he continues to advocate for Wisconsin businesses and communities. He is a journalist, cheerleader, and proponent for the companies that made Wisconsin what it is today. His other newsletters are read by 20,000+ people each week.

Ken notes, "Wisconsin can not forget the industries that built Wisconsin. We must continue to grow the businesses that we are known for while exploring new markets and innovation."

Marty Ochs founded GBIG to support Green Bay’s paper, packaging, printing, converting and support industries and has grown the effort to cover the local, state and national levels. Marty commented, "The impact and innovation of Green Bay’s paper and related industries often seems to go unrecognized, and we are going to change that."

Ochs grew up in Northeastern Wisconsin and began his career in the paper industry, so he felt determined to bring more recognition to the thriving paper field in Green Bay. With 40 years of experience in the paper and printing industries, Ochs set out to create a collaboration of Green Bay and now Wisconsin companies that would highlight and celebrate current innovation and new exciting innovations the industry is involved in.
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