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FIbre Box Association welcomes new technical manager

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to welcome Mary Alice Drain as the newest member of our staff.  Mary joins our technical team of Brian O'Banion, Vice President of Technology and Dave Carlson, Technical Manager, as a new Technical Manager responsible for managing the technical, safety & health, and environmental issues for the association.

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Current conditions for U.S. corrugated box, containerboard and boxboard

By Ken Waghorne Tue, Jan 20, 2015

U.S. corrugated box shipments edged down below 30.6 billion square feet (BSF) in November, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days, just 0.2 percent lower than the outstanding October figure. Shipments for the month were 1.5 percent ahead of the year-ago level, and cumulative shipments for the first 11 months of the year were 0.7 percent ahead of the year-ago figure. The recovery in the box market during the last three months was remarkable, since cumulative shipments were even with the year-ago level as recently as August.

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Atlantic Packaging Products, StandFast Packaging to create a new sheet feeder in the Chicago region

By Esther Hertzfeld Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. has created a new joint venture sheet feeder located in Carol Stream, Ill. The new joint venture, BlackHawk Corrugated, will be co-owned and operated by Atlantic and its JV partner StandFast Packaging of Addison, Ill. Atlantic's investment in BlackHawk will exceed $40 million and create in excess of 100 new jobs in the region.

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Valmet to supply new headbox, press section and sizer for Zhejiang Long Chen Paper's PM 7 containerboard machine at Dushan mill in China

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 23, 2015 (Press Release) -

Valmet will supply Zhejiang Long Chen Paper with a new headbox, press section and sizer for its new PM7 containerboard machine to be located in the company's Dushan mill in Jiaxing City in China. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2015.

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DS Smith wins two awards at 2014 UK Packaging Awards in corrugated ‘Online Retail' and ‘Retail Ready/POS' categories

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2015 (Press Release) -DS Smith is celebrating a double win at the 2014 UK Packaging Awards for the corrugated ‘Online Retail' and ‘Retail Ready/POS' categories.

The UK Packaging Awards were held in London on 12 November 2014 with over 700 people from the packaging industry in attendance.

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Idle FutureMark recycled coated paper mill in Illinois sold in auction to Corrugated Supplies affiliate for $8.2 million

By James McLaren Wed, Jan 21, 2015

OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 21, 2015 (RISI) -Alsip Acquisition will sell the idle FutureMark 100% recycled coated mechanical paper mill in Alsip, IL, out of auction to an affiliate of Corrugated Supplies for $8.2 million,Bloomberg reported Jan. 12.

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Heidelberg showcases new Promatrix 106 CS die cutter, Diana Smart 55 and Diana Smart 80 folding carton gluing machines at Packaging Days

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015 (Press Release) -

  • Product portfolio for postpress packaging continues to grow
  • Dr. Frank Schaum now responsible for Postpress Commercial and Postpress Packaging

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