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  • 10/28/14 8:47 am EDT
    Explore a visual of our third quarter 2014 earnings report and the drivers behind our performance in the period.  more...
  • 10/28/14 7:25 am EDT

    Third Quarter 2014 Highlights:

    • Earnings from continuing operations of $0.60 per share, $0.63 ex-items vs. $0.37 on the same basis in the prior year
    • Sales of nearly $1.5 billion were up 7% from gains across targeted packaging and specialty chemicals markets
    • EBITDA ex-items of $285 million increased 20% driven by strong improvement across all packaging segments
    • Margin expansion driven by broad volume, price/mix and productivity improvement, as well as cost savings benefits; company expects to exceed its 2014 savings goal of $75 million
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, reported strong sales and EBITDA margin growth in the third quarter of 2014 (see table below). Sales increased from gains across targeted, higher-value packaging and specialty chemicals end markets. Margin grew from strong operational performance, gains in productivity from major efficiency investments, and cost reductions associated with the company’s margin improvement program. As a result, totalmore...
  • 10/20/14 9:00 am EDT

    Global packaging company expands its portfolio with new pump-on-a-tube

    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, today introduced the latest addition to its skincare dispensing portfolio: Amplify™. The solution represents MWV’s leadership in creating dispensing solutions that enhance the consumer experience in the beauty and personal care industry. “Consumers today expect more at every price point, and the distinctions among mass, masstige and luxurymore...
  • 10/14/14 6:44 am EDT
    Packaging matters for freshness.  MWV's Bill Statelman on what's possible.  I’m a cookie guy by training, but I do love crunch.  I started my career as a packaging engineer for a big food brand that’s famous for their cookies. We invested a lot of time in developing the perfect cookie, and it was my job to remember one of the most important ingredients of all: packaging.They say we eat with our eyes first.  Well, not me – I go right for the food.  And if a crackermore...
  • 10/14/14 6:42 am EDT
    MWV's Paul France on the science of packaging What if packaging could open and close itself? What if paperboard could be transparent?What if we merge mechatronic engineering and design thinking to create complex shaped packages?What can packaging technology emulate from nature? What can we learn from a butterfly’s wings to help us develop new ways to create color? What can a deer’s antlers teach us about rapid prototyping? Beyond serving as a product container, what’s possible formore...
  • 10/6/14 8:05 am EDT

    MWV Releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report 

    At MWV, we believe packaging plays a role in the economy around the world, and we are aware of the ways in which we can improve society and the environment through our operations and products. We are committed to being a responsible business, and that is why each year we share our progress on our corporate responsibliity efforts through an annual report.Released today, MWV’s 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report demonstrates our commitment to sustainability in our operations, innovating withmore...
  • 10/3/14 4:36 pm EDT
    The MWV Specialty Chemicals biorefinery in Palmeira, Santa Catarina, is going to receive investment of R$ 6 million to conclude the engineering phase and cover initial expenses involving the process for acquisition of a new distillation column and other equipment.The company aims to maximize return and the purity of products generated at the biorefinery, based on the fractioning of tall oil. The unit is the only one in Latin America to promote this process. Production is turned to the regionalmore...
  • 10/1/14 4:40 pm EDT
    MWV's Hung Le, Vice President, Innovation Engagement

    Packaging company also showcasing its newly expanded pharmaceutical Manufacturing Center of Excellence

    MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, will present at the 2014 CPhI Worldwide meeting in Paris on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 1:15 p.m. The presentation, titled “Child Resistance in Pharmaceutical Packaging,” will be given by Hung Le, vice president, Global Innovation Engagement, MWV Home, Health & Beauty. At the event, MWV will also highlight the opening of its newly expanded pharmaceutical Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Hemer, Germanymore...
  • 9/30/14 8:30 am EDT
    RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions, will release its third quarter 2014 results on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, before the market opens. The news release and slides for the results will be available on MWV’s website at www.mwv.com. The company will host its third quarter 2014 results conference call on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 10 a.m. (EDT) with access available viamore...
  • 9/18/14 9:38 am EDT
    Suzanne Abbot is director, Global Creative, for MWV.

    MWV's Suzanne Abbot on Packaging and Brand Stories

    It was a dark and stormy night...One of the most famous literary phrases of all time is also a great example of how not to write.Why? Because it violates a revered tenant of writing...it’s too “telly”.What’s more effective?“She was mad.”-or-“As a crease slowly formed between her eyebrows, she reached down, yanked a 4-inch stiletto off of her left foot and hurled it at me.”The stiletto hurler is more interesting, right? The moment is more emotional. And it’s emotion that keeps us readingmore...