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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.

Press Release

Great Little Box and Great West Paper Box in BC form strategic partnership to pioneer new business model

By Fri, Nov 28, 2014

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 4, 2014 (Press Release) -Greater Vancouver's leading packaging manufacturer, Great Little Box Company (GLBC) announces that it is merging its paperboard division with longstanding Burnaby-based manufacturer, Great West Paper Box (GWPB).


DuPont Packaging Graphics expands DuPont Cyrel quality assurance program

Mon, Nov 17, 2014

DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced the introduction of the DuPont™ Cyrel® Quality Assured Platemaking program.  This updated program builds on the 15-year tradition of the Cyrel® QA Tradeshop program, and is now being offered to both printers and tradeshops in North America who process digital Cyrel® plates.


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