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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.


Cascades invests $13 million in two new printing presses at its Vaudreuil and Drummondville plants in Quebec

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014

VAUDREUIL, QC, Nov. 28, 2014 (CNW) -Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, announces the acquisition and installation of two new printing presses in its Québec plants, Norampac - Vaudreuil and Norampac - Drummondville, which specialize in manufacturing corrugated packaging products.

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Multi Packaging Solutions invests in Heidelberg's new Speedmaster XL 106 printing machine and Dymatrix's 106 CSB punching machine at Düren, Germany

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014

HAMBURG, Germany, Nov. 28, 2014 (Press Release) -The Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) company, which specializes in high-quality sales and cardboard packaging, is expanding its machinery at the Düren site.

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Oji Holdings announces construction of new corrugated container factory in Binh Duong, Vietnam

By Thu, Nov 27, 2014

TOKYO, Nov. 28, 2014 (Press Release) -Oji Group set "Further expansion of overseas business" as one of the major pillars to strive towards the realization of an innovative value-creating company. We are especially promoting capturing package demand in Southeast Asia and India which economy has been growing rapidly.


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