Board Converting News, November 9, 2020

P+PB Packaging Program Renewed


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the results of the continuance referendum vote for the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB). In the referendum, 64 percent of manufacturers and importers voting, who represented 76 percent of the volume of paper and pa- per-based packaging voting in the referendum, were in favor of continuing the program. “In its first six years the program established a united brand presence for the paper and packaging industry, drove engagement with our industry’s products, and even launched our lovable character ambassadors,” said Mary Anne Hansan, President of P+PB. “In the future, the cam- paign will help educate consumers about the industry’s strong story of sustainable practices. With our recently completed research confirming that consumers are care- fully examining their daily choices through the lens of sus- tainability, there has never been a more important time to share our industry’s values and reinforce our products’ core sustainability benefits.” According to P+PB chairman, Mike Doss, CEO of Graphic Packaging, “The positive response by the industry is heartening at this important time when our renewable sourcing story and nature-based products can offer envi- ronmental solutions for consumers and customers looking to make the most responsible choices they can.” Visit for more. Fujifilm Canada Names Boucher Director Of Sales, Graphic Division Fujifilm Canada Inc. reported that Martin Boucher has been named as Director of Sales for the company’s Graphic Sys- tems Division. In his new role, Boucher will be responsible for leading sales strategies, ensuring customer satisfac- tion, and driving the continued sales growth of graphics products throughout Canada. Boucher joins Fujifilm as the company is experiencing significant momentum and market traction, as it expands its Graphics Systems business in Canada. “Martin’s graphics, equipment sales, and forward-look- ing leadership experience make him the logical choice to help Fujifilm Canada execute its global vision and strategy for the Canadian Printing industry,” said Stephane Blais, Vice President, Graphic Systems Division and Technical Services Division, FUJIFILM Canada Inc. Boucher’s successful career spans more than 25 years in the printing and graphics industry. He is an experienced sales leader with a track record of driving growth and achieving goals. Most recently, Boucher served as vice president, sales, at CPSA (Canadian Professional Sales Association), and prior to that, Vice President of Sales at Ricoh Canada.

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.


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.


GF PUHL designs, manufactures and installs air conveyed scrap & dust collection systems for the packaging and cor- rugated industries. With 37 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.


November 9, 2020

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