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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.


Graphic Packaging 3Q 2014 results: adjusted EBITDA up 8.8% from year ago to $190.6 million

By Tue, Oct 21, 2014

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 (PRNewswire) -Third Quarter Highlights

  • Q3 Net Sales increased $49.3 million or 4.9%, after adjusting for the impact of divested businesses.

  • Q3 Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share increased to $0.17 versus $0.12 in the prior year period.


Cascades inaugurates solar park to supply energy to Kingsey Falls mill in Quebec after $1.07 million project

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014

KINGSEY FALLS, QC , Oct. 20, 2014 (CNW) -Today, Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan, Mario Plourde , President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascades, and Mathieu Chagnon , President of Rackam, inaugurated the Alain-Lemaire Solar Park, which will supply energy to Cascades' units in Kingsey Falls .


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