Containerboard & Corrugated Containers
Bag Packaging Equipment
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
specialty packaging business includes bag packaging operations, industrial
tube and core manufacturing, flexible packaging, and contract packaging
Smurfit-Stone's multiwall packaging holds, protects, and ships a wide
range of industrial and commercial products, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals,
building products, concrete, food, fertilizer, salt, feed, and seed. Bags
can be customized with easy-open features, handles, and resealable closures.
A variety of liners, treatments, and coatings can be incorporated into
bags to solve particular packaging challenges. Bag styles include sewn
open mouth (SOM); pasted valve (PSVE); pinch-bottom open mouth (PBOM);
and pasted open mouth (POM). We have also developed and patented many
innovative products, such as Cap-Sac®, PeelPak®, Soni-Loc®,
Peel-N-Pour, SquareStack, and SquareSak.
Smurfit-Stone is the industry's leading manufacturer of small consumer
bags for food and other products sold at retail outlets, including pet
food and litter, cookies, flour, baking mixes, and microwave popcorn.
The company's outstanding graphic capabilities, ranging from computer-controlled,
state-of-the-art central-impression, flexographic presses to precise rotogravure
presses, inspire customer creativity and increase the shelf presence and
marketability of products.
By holding a variety of packaging products to fit specific needs,
specialty bags include environmental bags such as YardMaster®, which
is used for lawn and yard waste; and industrial wraps for roofing shingles
and other similar products.
and Graphic Centers
Located at Smurfit-Stone's multiwall plant in Cantonment, Florida,
technical and graphic centers offer customers a one-stop shop for unsurpassed
technical and graphics expertise. They supply customers with product development,
package design, and a host of other elements to create the ideal package.
Packaging Equipment and Systems (additional
An integral part of Smurfit-Stone's bag operations, our complete line
of bag packaging equipment places, fills, weighs, closes, and seals multiwall
and bulk bags. This equipment includes proven bag conveyors, bag flatteners,
checkweighers, and bag palletizers. Innovative equipment, such as the
patented Ultrasonic Sealer, seals multiwall valve bags, using ultrasonic
sound. Our machines package more than 1,000 different commodities made
of particles, including powders, granules, and flakes. The Bag Packaging
Equipment Group in Salt Lake City, Utah, makes our engineers and technicians
available to help customers develop their own total packaging systems.
Cores, and Partitions
Smurfit-Stone is a leading producer of paper tubes and cores, which
are used by the textile, paper, film, and carpet industries. Specialized
products include furniture forms and explosive cartridges. Our tube and
core operations provide a strong national support network for customers
with multiple manufacturing locations. The SSCC Partition Group sets the
standard for quality and cleanliness with an unparalleled range of locking
styles, features, and board grades. Solid fiber and paperboard partitions
are specifically designed for customers in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics,
glass container, automotive, and medical supply industries. Virtually
all of these products are made with uncoated recycled board.
SSCC is a major supplier in several flexible packaging categories,
including such hard-to-contain products as detergent, fabric softeners,
and liquid chemicals. We also supply thermoformed cups for fast-food applications,
over-wraps for transdermal patch products, and retortable pouches used
by the military. Our flexible packaging group manufactures a complete
line of plain and printed polyethylene bags, sheeting, and tubing in a
variety of colors with custom treatments for specific applications.
Intermediate Bulk Containers
Through our relationship with Marino Technologies, Inc., in Opa Locka,
Florida, we market and sell a full line of custom-engineered, flexible
intermediate bulk containers for semi-bulk packing and shipping.
Our contract packaging operations provide highly versatile, problem-solving
resources, including hand loading and customized equipment for complex
assembles. Along with our plant in Portage, Indiana, we provide management
services for Houston-based Compaq Computer. Many of our packaging services
are delivered at the customer's site.