Packaging Briefs – FRIDAY, APRIL 23

David Bellm

January 29, 2014

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Packaging Briefs – FRIDAY, APRIL 23


RockTenn Announces Corrugated Box Price Increase
RockTenn announces that effective with shipments on or after May 24, 2010, it will increase corrugated box prices by 10% and corrugated sheets by 12%.

TAPPI Honors Two Outstanding Division Leaders at PLACE Conference
TAPPI’s PLACE Division honored two outstanding members during the 2010 PLACE Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., held April 18-21. The following awards were presented during the conference:

  • Beth Foederer (Wells), principal engineer for Optex Process Solutions LLC in Fulton, N.Y., received the PLACE Division Technical Award and the Rohm and Haas Prize of US $1,000. It recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions that have advanced the industry’s technology. Foederer has been in the converting industry for 21 years. A three-time Academic All-American, Foederer graduated from Syracuse University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and earned a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering in 1995. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.


  • Bruce W. Foster, Technical Sales Manager, Mica Corporation, Shelton, Conn., received the PLACE Division Leadership and Service Award and the Andreas Ahlbrandt Prize of US $1,000. The award recognizes an individual for outstanding leadership and exceptional service to the Division. Foster received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in chemistry from Texas A&M University. Foster worked at Eastman Chemical as a Polymer Scientist in Extrusion Coating Product Development and Technical Service for 18 years. He has served in his current position at Mica Corporation for 10 years.


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