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

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The revised and final data from the Fibre Box Association (FBA) show that US corrugated box shipments came in at 31.2 billion square feet (BSF) in December, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days. This was 5.1 percent higher than the year-ago level and marked the highest monthly figure since August 2008.

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North American robotics market has strongest year ever in 2014

By Esther Hertzfeld Tue, Feb 10, 2015

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. A total of 27,685 robots valued at $1.6 billion were ordered from North American companies during 2014, an increase of 28% in units and 19% in dollars over 2013.

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Robotics will power the next productivity surge in manufacturing

Tue, Feb 10, 2015

The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing the point of takeoff, a development that could power a new wave of productivity growth in many industries and lead to changes of up to 5 percentage points in the cost competitiveness of major export economies relative to the U.S., according to new research by

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Bobst to present latest technologies for printing and converting industries at ProPak Vietnam, March 31-April 2

By Tue, Feb 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 10, 2015 (Press Release) -BOBST will be present at ProPak Vietnam from 31st March - 2nd April 2015 on stand #P3 where the latest technologies for the printing and converting industries will be presented.

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KapStone 4Q 2014 results: Net sales flat with year ago, operating income down 15.5%

By Mon, Feb 09, 2015

NORTHBROOK, IL, Feb. 9, 2015 (PRNewswire) -KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS) today reported preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2014.

As compared to 2013's fourth quarter, results for 2014's fourth quarter are below:

Net sales of $563 million flat to the prior year

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TAPPI honors Miami University Jonathan C. Kerr with Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award

By Sun, Feb 08, 2015

ATLANTA, GA, Feb. 8, 2015 (Press Release) -TAPPI is pleased to announce that Jonathan C. Kerr of Miami University has been awarded the Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1983, this award is the highest honor the Association can bestow upon an individual for exemplary leadership that has significantly contributed to its advancement.

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