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Brazilian corrugated producers implement 6% box price increase in May; slowdown seen in demand

By Marina Faleiros Tue, Jun 03, 2014

SAO PAULO, June 3, 2014 (PPI Latin America) -Corrugated paper producers in Brazil completed in May the price increase announced in the first quarter of the year. Initially projected to reach up to 12%, the final round of bargaining with clients ended up with an average price hike of 6%.

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Mondi Group to acquire the industrial bags and kraft paper business of Graphic Packaging International in the US for $105 million

By Tue, Jun 03, 2014

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 3, 2014 (Press Release) -Mondi Group is pleased to announce it has agreed to acquire the bags and kraft paper business ("the Business") of Graphic Packaging International Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company, for a total consideration of USD105 million on a debt- and cash-free basis (the "Acquisition").

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Metso to supply automation package to Pratt Industries' new packaging paper production line in Valparaiso, IN

By Mon, Jun 02, 2014

HELSINKI, June 3, 2014 (Press Release) -Pratt Industries has chosen a large automation package from Metso for its new PM 16 packaging paper production line, which will be located at the 100% recycled paper mill currently under construction in Valparaiso, Indiana, US.

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MarquipWardUnited completes acquisition of Körber's paper system companies E.C.H. Will, Pemco and Kugler-Womako

By Mon, Jun 02, 2014

PHILLIPS, WI, June 2, 2014 (Press Release) -MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a Barry-Wehmiller company, has completed the acquisition of the operations of Körber AG's Papersystems companies: E.C.H. Will GmbH, Pemco Inc.

Local News

RockTenn’s West Point, VA, mill celebrates 100th anniversary; began as Chesapeake Pulp & Paper

By Mon, Jun 02, 2014

WEST POINT, VA, June 2, 2014 (Local News) -RockTenn's West Point Containerboard mill is celebrating a "Century of Success" this year.

The mill originally began operation in the Town of West Point as Chesapeake Pulp & Paper Co. on May 16, 1914. Last Saturday, May 17, marked the official anniversary celebration.


International Paper appoints Mark S. Sutton as president and COO; 30-year veteran of company

By Mon, Jun 02, 2014

MEMPHIS, TN, June 2, 2014 (PRNewswire) -International Paper (IP) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Faraci today announced that Mark S. Sutton has been promoted to president and chief operating officer and elected a member of the company's board of directors effective immediately.

Memphis Business Journal

IP CEO John Faraci nears retirement in 2015, has led company since 2003

By Mon, Jun 02, 2014

MEMPHIS, TN, June 2, 2014 (Memphis Business Journal) -John Faraci, CEO of International Paper Co. (NYSE:IP) is planning to retire in March.

The company's board policy requires its CEO to retire at age 65. Faraci will turn 65 in February 2015, so his retirement will be effective March 1, 2015.

Press Release

Mondi Containerboard to showcase ProVantage Komipak and ProVantage Komiwhite kraftliner grades at RosUpack 2014 in Moscow, June 17-20

By Mon, Jun 02, 2014

VIENNA, June 2, 2014 (Press Release) -At this year's RosUpack in Moscow, from 17 to 20 June, Mondi Containerboard will be showcasing ProVantage Komipak and ProVantage Komiwhite, two paper grades from its Appearance portfolio.

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UK's TRM Packaging implements phase one of its £8 million investment to raise capacity of its Lancashire site corrugator

By Mon, Jun 02, 2014

LANCASHIRE, UK, June 2, 2014 (Press Release) -As phase one of the recently announced £8m investment, leading independent food and drink packaging manufacturer, TRM Packaging, has now announced a £1m upgrade to its corrugator.


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