Board Converting News, September 27, 2021

Greif Joins Alliance To End Plastic Waste


Delaware, Ohio based Greif, Inc. announced that it has joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a global non-profit organization consisting of over 50 companies committed to ending plastic waste in the environment and protecting the planet. “As a leader in industrial packaging, we recognize the responsibility we have to reduce the environmental impact of our products and operations and contribute towards a more circular economy,” said Ole Rosgaard, Greif’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are excited to join other like-mind- ed companies as a member of the Alliance. Through open collaboration and leadership provided by the Alliance, we can advance the need for more sustainable packaging and tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. I look forward to working closely with other Alliance members to advance our shared ambitions and contribute to more sustainable outcomes.” The Alliance consists of member companies and sup- porters representing companies and organizations from across the plastic value chain. They partner with govern- ment, environmental and non-governmental organizations around the world to address the challenge of ending plas- tic waste in the environment. Through programs and part- nerships, the Alliance focuses on solutions in four strategic areas: infrastructure, innovation, education and engage- ment, as well as environmental clean-up.


Haire Group is the premier provider of new machinery for the corrugated industry. As the exclusive US & Canadian agent for one of the largest machinery manufacturers in the world, Haire Group is able to pair clients with the best machinery solutions for the best value to meet their spe- cific needs. As an operating partner of the US-based DFA Technical Support Center (a joint venture of Haire Group and Dong Fang), Haire Group delivers top-notch 24/7 pro- fessional, reliable service and support, maximizing quality and uptime. Additionally, Haire Group has been the indus- try’s #1 pre-owned machinery broker and plant equipment appraiser since 1976. HarperLove is the leading provider of specialty adhesives, performance additives, and wet-strength resins to corru- gated packaging manufacturers. With the largest and most experienced field service and technical support team posi- tioned throughout the U.S. and Latin America, HarperLove has a long-standing reputation for providing outstanding service and delivering demonstrable performance improve- ments. HarperLove’s renowned services include not only innovative product development and custom product for- mulation, but also machine and process assessments, ad- hesive formula adjustments, machine tuning, detailed ser- vice reporting, and more. HARPERLOVE

Michelman Celebrates 10th Annual Global Day Of Service


Kiwiplan - premier worldwide software provider of enter- prise-wide, fully automatic solutions specifically for the cor- rugating and packaging industries. Kiwiplan’s Total Solution delivers comprehensive, seamless real-time flow of infor- mation from sales order management to dynamic total plant scheduling and inventory control through shipping.

September 24th marked the 10th Anniversary of Michel- man’s annual Commitment to Community Day. Their 400+ global associates lent their support, strength, and talents volunteering for various service projects with charitable & non-profit organizations throughout the U.S., Belgium, In- dia, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, and China. This year’s event marked the second year in a row managing through the COVID pandemic. Michelman’s vaccinated associates participated in outdoor volunteer activities while wearing masks and gloves and following social distancing guide- lines. The initiative was created by Michelman’s current Pres- ident & CEO, Steve Shifman, and was inspired by the com- pany’s core value of giving. Shifman explained his pride in the organization, saying, “I am amazed to see how the scope of these volunteer efforts has grown. This relatively small initiative that began nine years ago has grown into a worldwide endeavor with hundreds of associates vol- unteering at over 25 organizations. Our associates con- tinued to exemplify the value of giving even throughout COVID-19, and this commitment to our annual day of ser- vice is truly inspiring.”


Manufacturer of Marotape®, Marotape®Plus, Marotape® FPT and MaroString™; hot melt coated tapes and strings used for reinforcement and easy-open features for pack- aging. Marotech Inc. also manufactures state-of-the-art dispensing and tape placement equipments to optimize the productivity of applying hot melt coated tapes in pack- aging.


September 27, 2021

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