Leading players in the tax stamp industry have established The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA). The new body’s mission is to contribute to a better understanding of the benefits of tax-stamp technology and to promote the highest professional standards within the sector.
Hoffmann, a Swiss supplier of tobacco packaging, has named two new executives: Tomas Pivko and Jorg Helas. Pivko, who became a member of the executive management for Hoffmann Neopac AG on Jan. 1, will succeed Kurt Luthi as head of sales for tins at Hoffmann. Luthi retired at the end of 2014 after serving for […]
Parkside Flexibles’ approach to occupational safety and health has been recognized by the U.K. Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA will present the company with its 2013 Gold Occupational Health and Safety Award during a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on May 14. Dating back 57 years, the RoSPA Awards […]
Hoffmann Neopac has won a World Star Award for its Winston Avant Edition cigarette pack. The World Star Organization gives out awards annually for innovations in packaging. This year, more than 315 entrants competed. Previously, the Winston Avant Edition had won the German Packaging Award. According to Hoffman, the Winston Avant Edition has redefined cigarette […]
Parkside Flexibles is celebrating the three-year anniversary of its manufacturing facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The plant—the company’s first outside of the United Kingdom—was opened in March 2010 by the Malaysian deputy minister of international trade and industry, Dato Mukriz Matathir. The facility has enabled Parkside to shorten lead times and improve service levels for […]
New printing technology simplifies primary, secondary packaging processes for Top Tobacco By Paul Schildhouse The roll-your-own cigarette and pipe tobacco industry is a small but growing segment of the tobacco industry. Sales have increased over the past five years, according to the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Since 1987, Top Tobacco, with […]