Board Converting News, May 2, 2022

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ing and harvesting trees on sustainably managed farms. In fact, 39 percent of U.S. forestland sits on family-owned tree farms today, and about 90 percent of U.S.-sourced wood fiber comes from private landowners who are deep- ly invested in maintaining a sustainable crop to stay in business. The trees they grow are used to produce re- newable, recyclable packaging materials like corrugated boxes, among other things, allowing them to keep forests as forests – instead of selling to developers. The land is managed responsibly to optimize its long-term growing capacity. Trees are constantly being replanted. Land is re- juvenated. And as the trees grow, they do what trees do best: they capture carbon out of the atmosphere, cleaning the air and helping mitigate climate change. On the “back end”, corrugated recycles. For the last de- cade, the recycling rate for corrugated boxes has hovered around 90 percent. Yet, largely because of plastics pollu- tion, Americans are more wary of recycling – not knowing if materials are truly recyclable or contain recycled con- tent. It’s up to us as an industry to better educate consum- ers on the recyclability of our products and ask them to return fiber to our system to be used to make another box. On Earth Day and every day, let’s work to ensure com- panies in the corrugated industry are known as “good” companies. Let’s share our ESG story around circularity, our commitment to employees and the communities where the corrugated industry operates. Let’s demonstrate how we belong on the “good” list. Rachel Kenyon is Vice President of the Fibre Box Asso- ciation. Contact her at

OHIO BLOW PIPE/ADVANCED AIRSYSTEMS For 85 years the Ohio Blow Pipe company and its whol- ly owned subsidiary, Advanced Airsystems, have provided the corrugated and folding carton industries with systems and products to process scrap. We engineer, fabricate, in- stall, service, provide system audits, and offer a wide range of scrap systems, dust collection systems and products to include cyclones, under roof AIR-SCREEN™ systems, pit belt systems, CLEANAIR dust collectors, Mist-Clone™ dust control systems for vacuum feeds, material handling fans, ductwork, switch valves, airveyors, balers, shredders and dust briquetters. OMP OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized sup- ply chain planning solution on the market. Its Unison Plan- ning concept has a unique approach. It handles all supply chain planning challenges in a unified way, synchronizing all planning stages, horizons, functions and roles. Hundreds of customers run OMP’s cloud-based solution to generate more value by making informed decisions. OMP invests one out of every three dollars earned into innovation.


We custom design, install and service air conveyed scrap and dust collection systems. Our unique APS® is smaller, lighter, and more reliable than current cyclones. Contact us to learn how the APS® System can enhance your operation.

PMMI: Education, Workforce Development A Top Priority


Profero Systems the leader in double facer heating and traction section conversions along with other performance enhancing products. Featuring products from Contact Bars and Compensating Rolls to New Glue Machines and Double Facers.

Emerson, the global automation solution provider, will continue its more than a decade long sponsorship of The Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International (Oc- tober 23-26 at McCormick Place, Chicago), according to show producer, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. “Education and workforce development is a main prior- ity for PMMI and we are always looking for more ways to engage students to get them excited about our industry,” says Laura Thompson, VP, trade shows, PMMI. “The Amaz- ing Packaging Race is one of the most popular student programs during the show and we are excited to bring it back to Chicago this year.” The Amazing Packaging Race brings together students and exhibitors with student teams completing tasks as- signed by exhibitors throughout all four halls of the show floor. The race will take place on the last day of the show, October 26, and will conclude with the awarding of prizes CONTINUED ON PAGE 40


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 39 years of experience, USA and International. We offer below or above roof systems featur- ing cyclones OR screen separators with real time pressure balancing for optimal dust control. High efficiency cyclones for sheet transfer exhaust systems eliminate water con- sumption and deliver dust directly to compactor or briquet- ter for low maintenance, long term sustainability and reli- ability. System audits, dust explosivity tests and dust hazard analysis (DHA’s) available. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available at significant savings.


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