PAPER CONVERTING BLOG

How Paper Manufacturers Can Reduce Their Environmental Impact

Posted by Mark Jones on Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Environmental impact is something that’s always top of mind for paper manufacturers these days. And while a negative picture is often painted about various manufacturing industries’ effects on Mother Earth, much of it is the result of misinformation when it comes to paper industries.

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How Our Paper Converting Company Supports National Manufacturing Day

Posted by Oren International on Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Image Courtesy of themanufacturinginstitute.org

Manufacturing is one of the many things that has contributed to America’s distinguishments, and it continues to propel our country’s economy. Today, U.S. manufacturing is responsible for producing 18.2 percent of the world's goods. Manufacturers contributed $2.18 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2016, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

Nine percent of the U.S. population is employed in the manufacturing industry, and as of May 2017, more than 369,000 people are employed in paper manufacturing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a paper converting company supporting the manufacturing economy in Florida, Oren International is proud to be part of that number, and to contribute to the local and national economy.

Growing the Next Generation of Manufacturers

The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte said in a recent report that nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed over the next decade, yet 2 million are expected to go unfilled due to the skills gap. 80 percent of manufacturers report a moderate or serious shortage of qualified applicants for skilled and highly-skilled production positions.

At Oren International, we are passionate about growing and nurturing the next generation of manufacturers and helping to fill this gap, not just in Florida, but throughout the United States. That’s why we’re proud to support National Manufacturing Day each year. On October 6, more than 1,600 manufacturers will open their doors and help to inspire young people across America to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering. Oren will be among them, participating in Manufacturing Day events at our Pensacola paper converting company. 

Paper has been the fiber of our business since we first opened our doors in 1996. As a leader providing innovative paper solutions, Oren works with distributors and companies around the globe to meet nearly any customized paper need. We manufacture our products locally in Pensacola, but we ship our products worldwide.

One of our most popular international shipments is pink butcher paper. It has rekindled interest in the art of barbecuing and smoking delicious fare in the United States, and now pink butcher paper is gaining popularity outside of the U.S., too. We’ve recently shipped pink butcher paper as far as the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, England, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and Puerto Rico.

Our paper serves a variety of other industries, too, from branded paper for lining restaurant tables and trays to custom paper used for packaging and shipping. Through the latest machinery and video monitoring capabilities, our paper converting company offers manufacturers, big or small, custom paper solutions to help achieve their end goals. We look forward to showcasing our manufacturing power during National Manufacturing Day.

#Get Involved

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey proclaimed the first official National Manufacturing Day in 2012, and President Barack Obama signed the Presidential Proclamation in 2014.

Getting involved in National Manufacturing Day is a great way to support the manufacturing industry throughout the United States. To do so, simply search for a list of local manufacturing events in your area that will allow you to explore innovative ideas and collaborate on new technologies. Be sure to use #Mfgday17 when posting on social media.

We’re proud to support National Manufacturing Day from our local headquarters in Pensacola, Florida and throughout the countries through our relationships with paper manufacturers and distributors. Learn more about all of the paper solutions we provide to manufacturers at Oren International today!

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Floor Board Vs. Floor Paper: Which Should You Choose?

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, May 03, 2017

If you’re in the market for heavy-duty paper to cover surfaces during a construction or renovation project, you may not even realize you have options. But when the time comes to select paper to protect the surfaces around your home or construction site, it’s important to note that there are a variety of materials you can choose, and that different products are suited for certain scenarios.

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5 Things to Look for in Your Paper Tube and Core Partner

Posted by Mark Jones on Wed, Apr 05, 2017

When it comes to selecting a paper tube and core supplier, there are a number of things to consider. Depending on the industry you’re in and your specific needs, there will be different requirements, and you must ensure that your tube and core partner can meet all of them. There are also some standards on which you should never compromise.

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We’re More Than Just a Paper Converter: 5 Ways We Prove It

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

With 20 years in business and many accomplishments behind us, we’re proud and grateful for our position as a leader in the paper converting industry. In addition to our paper converting expertise, there are other aspects of our business that we’re equally proud of, some of which our customers and colleagues may not even realize.

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Our Major Moments from 2015 and What’s in Store for Next Year

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Dec 16, 2015

It's safe to say that 2015 was a big year in many ways. And, though we’ve been blogging regularly since September of 2012, we’ve never published a year-end wrap-up post like this one.

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Why Black Kraft Paper is The "New Black" for Fall

Posted by Mark Jones on Wed, Sep 03, 2014

The cooler temperatures and colors off fall can be a breath of fresh air from the sweltering summer heat. At Oren International, we keep up with the seasonal trends, especially when it comes to paper. Black kraft paper is used for a variety of applications like backing for picture frames. But, if the picture framing industry is the only correlation you make with black kraft paper, its time to take a tour through the possibilities.

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6 Surprising Things a Paper Converting Company Can Do

Posted by Alan NeSmith on Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Many businesses use paper products on a regular basis without thinking about their origin. A paper converting company often works with kraft paper, butcher paper, freezer paper or linerboard to make paper products for different uses. Simply put, a paper converter takes one form of paper and fabricates it into another paper product. For example, a large roll of kraft paper can be printed, coated and sheeted into custom sandwich wrap for a restaurant. Here are six surprising things a paper converting company can do.

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Take on the New School Year with Kraft Paper Projects

Posted by Mark Jones on Wed, Aug 20, 2014

The school supplies list seems to be getting longer and longer as children go back to school each year. Though many items are essential to the curriculum, a long list of supplies can become expensive. For parents and teachers wanting to facilitate crafts and projects without breaking the bank, it’s as simple as having a roll of natural kraft paper on hand. With a roll of this versatile paper, you can create interesting learning activities for your students while keeping your classroom costs down.

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July is the Time to Order Custom Printed Butcher Paper to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Mark Jones on Wed, Jul 09, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual global health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.

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Tags: Butcher Paper, Industry News & Tips