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Current Conditions for U.S. Containerboard, Corrugated Boxes and Boxboard

By Ken Waghorne Tue, Oct 14, 2014

U.S. corrugated box shipments retreated back to 30.1 billion square feet (BSF) in August, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days. This figure was well below the 30.5 BSF figure that was recorded in July, but slightly higher than the 30.0 BSF monthly average for the prior 42 months. Not surprisingly, cumulative shipments for the first eight months of the year were dead even with the year ago level, since "flat" has been the word that has been used most often to describe the box market this year.


Growing Sustainably: Metsa Board is bringing its environmentally friendly measures and products to China

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

BRUSSELS - Metsä Board has recently celebrated its 60 years' presence in China. The firm established its first office in Beijing in 1953, and now runs offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong as well. However, its first exports to China could be dated back to almost a century ago in the 1920s.


Fire hits Swiss folding box manufacturer Karton + Papier AG, production unit unaffected

By Anne grimbert Tue, Oct 14, 2014

BRUSSELS, Oct. 14, 2014 (RISI) -Fire broke out in Karton + Papier AG (KAPAG)'s woodchip warehouse on the evening of October 8 in Muhen in Switzerland. No injuries were reported and the production unit was not affected, managing director Alexander Meyer toldRISI.


Bekaert Solaronics installs GemDryer and Energy Recovery system at Metsä Board Tako in Finland

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014

ARMENTIÈRES, France, Oct. 1, 2014 (Press Release) -Bekaert Solaronics installed a GemDryer® system with Gem12E emitters at Metsä Board Tako in Finland. The delivery includes also an Energy Recovery System (ERS) to be linked to the air dryer.


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