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PPC legal counsel Clausen Ely honored for more than 40 years of service at fall meeting in Atlanta

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Clausen Ely, The Paperboard Packaging Council's (PPC) legal counsel of more than 40 years, was honored for his contribution to the organization during PPC's recent Fall Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Ely will retire from his post with PPC effective January 1, 2015.


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

By Ken Waghorne Tue, Nov 18, 2014

US corrugated box shipments averaged 30.2 billion square feet (BSF) between July and September, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days. This was the highest quarterly average since 2008. Shipments in the third quarter of 2014 were 1.8 percent higher than the year-ago figure. Even so, cumulative shipments for the first nine months of the year were only 0.3 percent above the 2013 level, reflecting the softness that set into the market during the winter and spring.


What’s behind the uptick in acquisitions of independents?

By Mark Mathes Mon, Nov 17, 2014

After a one year gig as the AICC Chairman, I’m back like a bad habit you just can’t shake.  As in the past, my intention is to tell you what I think on a variety of topics that impact the corrugated industry.  Your agreement with my position or opposition to it is irrelevant in the sense that there is no right or wrong.  My thoughts are to stimulate your thoughts and discussion.  However, be wa


PPC awards winners in the 2014 North American Paperboard Packaging competition

By Esther Hertzfeld Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Late last month, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) held its 71st annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition awards banquet, honoring 145 folding carton entries from 32 companies. The banquet was held during PPC's 2014 Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Atlanta.

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Two Valmet-supplied containerboard machines start up at Anhui Shanying Paper Industry in Ma'anshan, China

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -Valmet has supplied two high quality containerboard machines for Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd in the City of Ma'anshan in Anhui Province, China. Both machines, paper machine 5 (PM 5) and paper machine 6 (PM 6), were recently successfully started up.

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Stora Enso launches new CKB 195 g/m2 board for use as top liner for corrugated materials, boxes and displays

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

HELSINKI, Nov. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -Stora Enso is introducing CKB 195 g/m2 board, specially developed for use as a top liner for corrugated materials, boxes and displays. The new 195 g/m2 grade is ideal in combination with other materials, thanks to its sleek surface and high efficiency in converting processes.

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Smurfit Kappa reveals multi-million euro marketing opportunity missed by brands

By Wed, Nov 26, 2014

DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. 27, 2014 (Press Release) -

Analysis published today by Smurfit Kappa, one of the world's leading packaging companies, has highlighted a significant opportunity being missed by brands fighting for shopper attention and market share in Europe's supermarkets.


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