The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) (www.ppcnet.org) is pleased to announce that JohnsByrne Company (www.johnsbyrne.com) of Niles, IL has joined the organization as a principal member and The Asia Pulp and Paper Group (www.asiapulppaper.com) of Jakarta, Indonesia has joined as an associate member.

JohnsByrne Company is a nationally recognized custom print and packaging solutions manufacturer located in Niles, IL. Established in 1959, the company specializes in folding cartons, luxury packaging, structural direct mail, retail promotions and specialty print for the pharmaceutical, agency, banking, cosmetics, specialty, and retail industries. The company operates from three regional locations in Chicago, IL, Burbank, CA, and New York, NY and offers clients an end-to-end solution for their packaging and graphics production needs. JohnsByrne is calibrated to the G7 color standard by Idealliance and is an FSC- and SFI-certified facility.

The Asia Pulp and Paper Group is one of the largest vertically integrated pulp and paper companies in the world, with annual combined pulp, paper, packaging products, and converting capacity of over 15 million tons globally. Headquartered in China and Indonesia, the company markets its products in 65 countries, across six continents.

 “We’re very excited to welcome these two organizations into the association,” says Ben Markens, president of PPC. “Our staff is looking forward to offering their teams a comprehensive PPC experience, with content-driven conferences, valuable industry data reports, opportunities for networking, and numerous chances for education at our meetings and forums.”