MWV - MeadWestvaco

MWV and RockTenn to be Named WestRock
May 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

The pending merger of MeadWestvaco Corporation and Rock-Tenn will be called WestRock when the two packaging leaders complete their previously announced combination.

MWV Finds Strong Link Between Packaging Satisfaction and Consumer Purchasing
March 3, 2015

Packaging continues to hold significant importance for global consumer satisfaction with a strong link to purchase intent and brand loyalty, according to Packaging Matters, MeadWestvaco’s third annual study of the impact of packaging on product satisfaction and consumer purchasing behavior.

Pizza Boxes in Play: Another Look at the Rock-Tenn/MWV Merger
February 3, 2015

Rock-Tenn Co., North America's No. 2 packager, this week announced it will merge with MeadWestvaco Corp. to create a company with a combined market value of about $18 billion. The deal could drive market leader International Paper Co.—which had also been considered a potential buyer for MeadWestvaco—to come up with an acquisition of its own to stay competitive, said Todd Wenning of Morningstar Inc.

The time is ripe for consolidation, with demand for packaging set to improve amid a strengthening economy and raw material costs on the decline, according to Robert W. Baird & Co.'s Ghansham Panjabi.

MeadWestvaco Corp. to Separate Specialty Chemicals Business
January 13, 2015

MeadWestvaco Corp., a global provider of packaging and packaging solutions, has announced that its board of directors has approved a plan to fully separate its Specialty Chemicals business from the rest of the company.

Printer News - September 2013
September 1, 2013

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including Ampac, Imagine! Print Solutions, Consolidated Label Company, Bemis Performance Packaging, MeadWestvaco Corp., Packaging Graphics, Thoro Packaging, Huston Patterson Corp. and Technical Help in Engineering and Marketing

PPC Distributes Safety Boxscore Awards
April 26, 2013

The Safety Boxscore awards, presented at Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) Spring Outlook and Strategies Conference, held April 3-5, are given to PPC member companies based on the cumulative number of hours worked the previous year without an OSHA-recordable injury. “Safety is of utmost importance in the packaging industry and it is a testament to our members that such a large group can claim this achievement year after year,” expressed Brian Chaisson, director of industry benchmarking at PPC.

MWV Helps Consumers Avoid “Wrap Rage” with Natralock®
December 18, 2008

If it hasn’t happened to you, it likely has happened to someone you know...WRAP RAGE, the common name for heightened frustration resulting from the difficult and sometimes painful process of opening hard-to-remove packaging. MeadWestvaco Corporation ( has developed a packaging solution to ease consumers’ fury and avoid the injurious struggle often associated with plastic clamshells. 

Standing Out in the Crowd
November 1, 2008

Differentiating a brand is critical to its success in the marketplace. In some way, shape, or form, a product needs to stand out from its competition—to be distinctive in such a way that gives a customer a reason to buy it. There are many aspects that come into play with brand differentiation including the product attributes themselves, product positioning, packaging, and the overall marketing message that pulls it all together. It is also a very dynamic endeavor, requiring a continual awareness of market trends that can provide opportunities for product enhancements. One thing is for sure, in most cases, distinctiveness doesn’t last for

MeadWestVaco’s Ontario Facility Receives Top Honors for Safety Performance
May 12, 2006

ATLANTA—MeadWestvaco Packaging Systems’ Ajax, Ontario, converting facility was recently honored for its outstanding safety performance by the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC). Earning the PPC’s Chairman’s Safety Award, the Ajax facility, which is part of MeadWestvaco’s North American converting operations, was singled out for its commitment to safety excellence at the PPC’s annual awards banquet held this past March in Atlanta, Georgia. MeadWestvaco’s Ajax facility was presented with the PPC’s Chairmanâ’s Safety Award for logging 747,610 hours without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incident. This award is given annually to the North American facility that works the most hours