Board Converting News, December 14, 2020

DS Smith Expands (CONT’D FROM PAGE 28)


Committed To Sustainability The Lebanon location manufactures 15 different grades with basis weights in the low 100s. The boxes produced will use 30-40 percent less fiber than what is traditionally used in the U.S. Plans are to incorporate DS Smith’s PACE


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(Performance, Assurance, Consistency, Environmental Excellence) technology, which ensures highly consistent packaging performance. “In Europe less fiber, same performance is very com- mon. We’re going to roll that out in the states as well and Lebanon will be the ideal location for full implementation in the near future,” McCracken says. “This is all dependent on no crush and with the Lebanon equipment being new and state-of-the-art, it will do very well.” David McCracken, Business Unit General Manager of Box Plants & PrePrint, at DS Smith.


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The plant will have a PackRight Center, where design- ers and engineers collaborate to deliver customized solu- tions focused on supply chain effectiveness. It was recent- ly awarded an AA rating from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade association for the UK food industry. DS Smith has long championed a commitment to sus- tainability and the production of lightweight packaging. The corrugator has a Fosber-designed sound enclosure.



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