SMURFIT-STONE’S DI-NA-CAL® LABEL GROUP WINS TWO AWARDS
Named Supplier of the Year; Earns Award for Printing Excellence.
CHICAGO, IL - March 23, 2004
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation recently accepted two awards on behalf of its DI-NA-CAL® Label group. DI-NA-CAL® is a heat transfer labeling technology that applies a seamless label to plastic containers. Smurfit-Stone operates DI-NA-CAL® label facilities in Cincinnati, OH and Jacksonville, FL.
Diamond Products, maker of White Rain hair care products, named Smurfit-Stone its Supplier of the Year during the company’s semi-annual quality review meeting at the Diamond plant in St. Paul, MN. Smurfit-Stone’s Cincinnati plant has produced DI-NA-CAL® labels for the White Rain brand of products since 1979. The Supplier of the Year award recognizes Smurfit-Stone’s dedication to quality, service and added value to the Diamond business.
In addition, Smurfit-Stone’s DI-NA-CAL® group recently earned an award for printing excellence in the Packaging and Labeling Gravure Association’s (PLGA) annual print awards competition. This honor in the gravure printed label category recognizes DI-NA-CAL® labels made for Chevron Texaco’s Havoline brand motor oil, which has been a customer for more than 20 years. A total of 76 competition entrants were judged by a panel of equipment suppliers, ink manufacturers and trade publication writers.
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Nasdaq: SSCC) is the industry’s leading manufacturer of paperboard and paper-based packaging. Smurfit-Stone is a leading producer of containerboard, including white top linerboard and recycled medium; corrugated containers; point-of-purchase displays; multiwall and specialty bags; clay-coated recycled boxboard; and is the world’s largest collector and marketer or recovered fiber. In addition, Smurfit-Stone is a leading producer of solid bleached sulfate, folding cartons, flexible packaging, and labels. The company operates approximately 250 facilities, located primarily in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and employs approximately 35,000 people.