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

By Ken Waghorne Tue, Dec 09, 2014

U.S. corrugated box shipments increased to 30.9 billion square feet (BSF) in October, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days. This was the highest monthly figure in two years. Shipments were roughly 3 percent higher than the year-ago level for the second consecutive month, a remarkable achievement since “flat” was the word used most often to describe the box market during the first eight months of the year. Cumulative shipments through October were 0.6 percent higher than the year-ago level.


U.S. corrugated and paperboard box demand to increase by 2.6% per year to $39.4 billion in 2018

By Tue, Dec 02, 2014

Corrugated and paperboard box demand in the U.S. is forecasted to increase 2.6 percent per year to $39.4 billion in 2018, improving from the performance of the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period. Gains will be driven by a rebound in manufacturing output and continued expansion of the overall economy.

Press Release

Sweden's Innventia to establish full-scale test bed aimed at creating new 3D paper products

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 17, 2014 (Press Release) -Innventia has been granted SEK 2.75 million from VINNOVA for the establishment of a full-scale test bed for processes that create highly deformable paper. This will enable verification of new product concepts and lead to a decrease of non-biodegradable waste streams and more energy efficient production processes.

Local News

KapStone union officials expect workers to reject final contract offer in vote on Dec. 17 at Longview, WA, mill

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

VANCOUVER, WA, Dec. 16, 2014 (Local News) -About 800 union employees at the KapStone Paper and Packaging mill in Longview, Washington plan to vote on the company's final contract offer starting Wednesday.

Union officials with the Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers said they expect employees to reject the contract.

Press Release

Menasha Packaging purchases new Bobst Central Impression Flexographic 90SIX printing press

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014

NEENAH, WI, Dec. 16, 2014 (Press Release) -

Menasha Packaging is purchasing new equipment in response to growing customer demand. The company is adding a Bobst Central Impression Flexographic 90SIX Printing Press that will double its capacity for preprinted linerboard orders.


US box shipments strong for third month in November as containerboard inventories drop 82,000 tons

By Will Mies Tue, Dec 16, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2014 (RISI) -US box shipments showed strength for a third consecutive month in November, while containerboard inventories at box plants and mills plunged by 82,000 tons, according to the latest industry statistics.


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