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Menasha Packaging’s Lakeville, MN, facility achieves “A” grade certification by BRC Global Standards

By Tue, Dec 09, 2014

NEENAH, WI, Dec. 9, 2014 (Press Release) -Menasha Packaging's Lakeville, Minn. facility has been certified by British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, a leading global safety and quality certification program. The facility achieved "A" grade certification for the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.


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.

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KBA to supply third Rapida 106 in medium format to India-based folding carton manufacturer TCPL Packaging

By Fri, Dec 19, 2014

WÜRZBURG, Germany, Dec. 19, 2014 (Press Release) -TCPL Packaging, one of the biggest packaging printers in India, has ordered another high-end Rapida 106 in medium format from Koenig & Bauer (KBA). The new eight-colour press with coater will be equipped for printing board and film.

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Powerflute moves sales and marketing operations to Barcelona

By Irina Van den Neste Thu, Dec 18, 2014

BRUSSELS, Dec. 18, 2014 (PPI Europe) -The Finnish semi-chemical fluting producer Powerflute is relocating its sales and marketing team to Barcelona, Spain. As part of the initiative, the firm set up a new company, Powerflute International, which will serve as its new global sales and marketing office as of February 2, 2015.


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