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Idle FutureMark recycled coated paper mill in Illinois sold in auction to Corrugated Supplies affiliate for $8.2 million

By James McLaren Wed, Jan 21, 2015

OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 21, 2015 (RISI) -Alsip Acquisition will sell the idle FutureMark 100% recycled coated mechanical paper mill in Alsip, IL, out of auction to an affiliate of Corrugated Supplies for $8.2 million,Bloomberg reported Jan. 12.

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SUN Automation Group appoints Ron Diedeman president

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015

SUN Automation Group names Ronald Diedeman as President.

"We are extremely pleased to promote a top caliber industry expert and company leader to the role of president," says Pat O'Connor, "His years of experience and balanced perspective are paramount to SUN Automation's continued innovation and exceptional service."

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

By Ken Waghorne Tue, Jan 20, 2015

U.S. corrugated box shipments edged down below 30.6 billion square feet (BSF) in November, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days, just 0.2 percent lower than the outstanding October figure. Shipments for the month were 1.5 percent ahead of the year-ago level, and cumulative shipments for the first 11 months of the year were 0.7 percent ahead of the year-ago figure. The recovery in the box market during the last three months was remarkable, since cumulative shipments were even with the year-ago level as recently as August.

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Atlantic Packaging Products, StandFast Packaging to create a new sheet feeder in the Chicago region

By Esther Hertzfeld Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. has created a new joint venture sheet feeder located in Carol Stream, Ill. The new joint venture, BlackHawk Corrugated, will be co-owned and operated by Atlantic and its JV partner StandFast Packaging of Addison, Ill. Atlantic's investment in BlackHawk will exceed $40 million and create in excess of 100 new jobs in the region.

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Heidelberg showcases new Promatrix 106 CS die cutter, Diana Smart 55 and Diana Smart 80 folding carton gluing machines at Packaging Days

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Jan. 21, 2015 (Press Release) -

  • Product portfolio for postpress packaging continues to grow
  • Dr. Frank Schaum now responsible for Postpress Commercial and Postpress Packaging

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Dee Paper Box broadens pressroom capabilities with new KBA Rapida 145 57-in large-format press at Pennsylvania plant

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015

DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2015 (Press Release) -Leading Philadelphia folding carton manufacturer posting 20% growth in 2014 provides highest quality, additional capabilities to its customers while emerging into higher-end carton production

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New survey indicates print buyers want more attention from the paper industry

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

According to survey results released today and conducted by Margie Dana, printing industry expert, and industry consultant and researcher John Zarwan, most print buyers would like more help from the paper industry and desire more information about changes in the industry. In addition, they would welcome more educational information to help them in their roles as paper specifiers.

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New survey finds majority of Americans want more sustainable paper and product packaging options

Tue, Jan 20, 2015

More than half of Americans (56 percent) would like to have more sustainable options for the paper and packaging products they purchase, according to a new survey released by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Additionally, 42 percent of survey respondents indicate that they are willing to pay more for sustainable paper or products in sustainable packaging.

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