Smurfit-Stone offers its SmartDisplay™ standalone point-of-purchase display case for item-level tracking of packaged products via radio-frequency identification, RFID. The printed corrugated SmartDisplay also features built-in RFID antennae that record when consumers pick up and return products to the shelf and measures how consumers respond to promotions, display, or placement within a store, plus provides real-time inventory control.
Premium white top linerboard from Smurfit-Stone Board Sales is now available with a brightness level that’s been increased by up to 80%. Produced at the company’s mill in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada, the new board offers better print contrast, more holdout than typical white liner grades, and better graphic reproduction, says the manufacturer.
Smurfit-Stone (Chicago, IL) released MasterShield™, a grease-resistant grade of coated recycled boxboard. Ideal for packaging pet food, fast food, snacks, and lotion-impregnated facial tissue, MasterShield is made from 100% recycled paperboard and meets the requirements for direct food contact packaging.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. (Salt Lake City, UT) introduces the Clean-Pack 7000, a packer-mounted ultrasonic valve bag sealer. The system uses a new process for retracting the filling tube from a valve bag.
Smurfit-Stone (Chicago, IL) has developed PaperCan™, which uses a paperboard body with an integrated easy-to-open-and-close paperboard lid. Made of laminated or barrier-coated paperboard that can be linear or blank-formed.