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US linerboard export prices pressured by slow demand, excess supply

By Will Mies Fri, Jul 18, 2014

OAKLAND, July 18, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -US linerboard export prices remain under pressure in global markets due to slow demand and excess supply as producers in the US, Europe and other exporting countries push more tons offshore in response to weak demand at home, according to traders.

Press Release

Smurfit Kappa to increase prices for brown and white recycled containerboard by Euro 60/tonne, effective Aug 1, and for brown kraftliner by Euro 50/tonne, effective Sept 1

By Fri, Jul 18, 2014

PARIS, July 17, 2014 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa is currently informing their customers that they will increase the price for Brown and White Recycled Containerboard by €60/t as per August 1. At the same time Smurfit Kappa is announcing a price increase of €50/t for Brown Kraftliner, to be effective on September 1.

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Russian folding carton printer PROMIS installs Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75-6+L UV and Diana X 80 folding carton gluing machine

By Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    HEIDELBERG, Germany, July 17, 2014 (Press Release) -
  • PROMIS installs an additional Speedmaster XL 75-6+L UV and a Diana X 80 folding carton gluing machine
  • Increased efficiency for high-quality pharmaceuticals packaging

Press Release

DS Smith acquires remaining 50% stake in Italian recycling company Italmaceri

By Thu, Jul 17, 2014

LONDON, July 18, 2014 (Press Release) -

DS Smith announces the acquisition of the remaining 50% of Italian recycling company Italmaceri Srl ("Italmaceri"). DS Smith acquired its existing 50% of Italmaceri as part of the acquisition of SCA Packaging in 2012.

PPI Asia

Rengo announces big slowdown in corrugating medium production in Japan

By Jessica Zimbalatti Thu, Jul 17, 2014

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 18, 2014 (PPI Asia) -Japanese packaging giant Rengo has announced a significant slowdown in the production of corrugating medium in response to the slow domestic market.

In June, its production rates were 25% or 25,000 tonnes below June 2013 levels, and shipments of the grade dipped 15%, or 13,000 tonnes.

Globe Newswire

Sonoco 2Q 2014 results: net sales up 2% from year ago to $1.25 billion

By Thu, Jul 17, 2014

HARTSVILLE, SC, July 17, 2014 (Globe Newswire) -Sonoco (SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, today reported financial results for its second quarter ending June 29, 2014.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Second quarter 2014 GAAP earnings per diluted share were $.59, compared with $.53 in 2013.

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