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Corrugated: Microflute has captured 5-7% of US corrugated market, but is it growing?

By Will Mies Fri, Jan 31, 2014

OAKLAND, Jan. 31, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -With the advent of E-flute in the mid-1970s, microflute packaging was born. Box buyers had been telling their suppliers they wanted smoother printing surfaces and stronger board; using boxboard didn't provide enough package strength.

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Maritime Paper Products and Norampac Cascades conclude Atlantic Canada corrugated joint venture

By Fri, Jan 31, 2014

DARTMOUTH, NS, Jan. 31, 2014 (Press Release) -Maritime Paper Products Limited and Norampac, a division of Cascades Canada ULC have received clearance from the Competition Bureau of Canada and completed legal due diligence to form a new joint venture operation for corrugated packaging operations in Atlantic Canada.

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BASF raises prices for polyetheramines in Europe, used in plastics, polyurea coatings, adhesives

By Wed, Jan 29, 2014

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Jan. 28, 2014 (Press Release) -Effective immediately or as existing contracts allow, BASF is raising prices for its Polyetheramines portfolio in Europe by EUR 0,15 per kilogram with immediate effect.

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Polyetheramine D230 Baxxodur® EC 301

Polyetheramine D400 Baxxodur® EC 302

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MWV 4Q 2013 results: income from continuing operations excluding special items at $52 million, up from $9 million loss a year ago

By Wed, Jan 29, 2014

RICHMOND, VA, Jan. 29, 2014 (Press Release) -Fourth Quarter Highlights:

  • Earnings from continuing operations of $1.18 per share; $0.29 ex-items

  • Sales increased 3 percent, driven by growth in targeted packaging and specialty chemicals markets

  • Strong cash flow from continuing operations of $194 million

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Essentra Packaging wins second consecutive Asian Manufacturing Award

By Tue, Jan 28, 2014

NOTTINGHAM, UK, Jan. 28, 2014 (Press Release) -The Company was honored with a second consecutive Asian Manufacturing Award, this time in the Innovative Food/Beverage Packaging Design category, which was then followed by a Sustainable Package Technical Award from the 4th China Package Technology Innovation and Sustainable Development Forum.


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