Board Converting News, August 17, 2020

Resurgence Of Paper Packaging Creates Opportunities For Converters BY IAN LIFSHITZ The more things change, the more they stay the same! In just 6 months, the way we socialize, entertain ourselves, educate our children and go to work has been transformed and, in many ways, we are reverting to the past and as the world isolates and the im- pact on the environment can’t be ig- nored. From cleaner air to reduced carbon emissions, consumer behav- ior is creating a renewed focus on waste and the need is ever greater for supply chains to choose compostable, recyclable paper packaging. Paper based packaging was used prior to the inven- tion of plastic and Styrofoam packaging and has once again emerged as the sustainable choice. According to the World Bank’s report; What a Waste 2.0, plastic pack- aging results in 80 million tons of waste yearly from the U.S. alone. In 2017, landfills absorbed 26.8 million tons of plastic with 5.25 trillion pieces of waste filling our oceans. And, every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans. The report also includes data showing that shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year. This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth. Because it does not biodegrade, plastic is an eternal plague. It’s the circular economy effect Ian Lifshitz


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 OM Partners makes paper makers and packaging compa- nies more profitable and more efficient by optimizing their operations. By utilizing mathematical solvers and advanced technology, corrugated producers remark that their corru- gators and converting equipment run faster with less waste and higher on time delivery achievement within weeks after implementation. The OMP System consists of a comprehen- sive and fully integrated set of modules for order promising, forecasting, capacity planning, stock management, corru- gator optimization, production scheduling, transport plan- ning and automatic data collection. dust briquetters. OM PARTNERS


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 36 years of experience, USA and International. Re-manufactured balers, filters, blowers and shredders available.

From folding cartons for fast food, take away and re- tail essential goods, corrugated containers for shipment of goods direct to consumer has increased exponential- ly. Reusable plastic and cloth bags are no longer being accepted at grocery stores, restaurants are increasing to go meals and seeking sustainable solutions, ensuring they maintain their sustainable commitments. Some of us will remember grocery stores only provid- ing paper bags, then evolving to “paper or plastic”, then exclusively plastic, we’ve now come full circle back to only



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