Board Converting News, August 22, 2022

Die Cutting Boards Can Be Recycled Instead Of Landfilled


Many packagers recycle their corrugated and paperboard waste. But can package converters that make corrugated shipping boxes and paperboard folding cartons recycle their hardwood cutting die boards? One packaging con- verter has done so, which streamlined its operation and improved its sustainability efforts with an item often con- sidered “unrecyclable.” Custom carton/corrugated packaging converter and designer Batavia Container Inc. in Batavia, Illinois, recent- ly worked on a project with Chicago-based recycler Mid America Paper Recycling to divert several tons of solid waste from landfills, channeling the hardwood boards in- stead to a recycler for reprocessing and reuse. According to The Packaging Association of Canada, more packaging manufacturers are implementing practic- es such as lightweighting, downsizing, recovering materi- als and recycled content, composting or recycling in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and

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waste and improve their companies’ economics and work environments. This is being driven by an understanding that most recovered materials can replace virgin materials, resulting in landfill avoidance and potentially huge energy savings. An essential component required by the die cutting in- dustry, die cutting boards form the basis of a flat or rotary cutting die into which the contours of packaging are in- serted. Then, the cutting and creasing rules are positioned and finally the appropriate rubber coating is applied. Family-owned Batavia Container relies on dieboards daily. The company converts folding paperboard cartons and corrugated shipping cases at three manufacturing fa- cilities – one in Batavia and another in Bedford Park, Il- linois, and a third in Itasca, Illinois. The plants print and die-cut consumer and value-added specialty packaging, point-of-purchase displays, slotted corrugated shipping cases and offer custom packaging design and corrugated manufacturing. Running Out Of Room Batavia Container’s production facilities were storing CONTINUED ON PAGE 44

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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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