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Bleached board hike uneven in October as folding carton markets see weaker demand, cupstock up

By James McLaren Fri, Oct 17, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 17, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -With softening demand across all carton grades, US boxboard markets treaded water in October and a price increase on solid bleached sulfate (SBS) folding carton was not registering, buyer contacts said this week.

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Fifth annual Pira Packaging Summit to address “new world order” of packaging on Nov. 11-12 in London

By Anne grimbert Thu, Oct 16, 2014

BRUSSELS, Oct. 16, 2014 (PPI Europe) -Over 170 senior decision-makers from throughout the packaging industry will gather in London on November 11-12 to attend the fifth annual Pira Packaging Summit and discuss the latest updates, developments and changes impacting the packaging industry.

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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.

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