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US box demand should 'emerge from its lethargy' in 2015-2016, RISI's Waghorne tells Chicago ICC attendees

By Will Mies Fri, Nov 07, 2014

North American box and containerboard demand should "emerge from its lethargy" in 2015 if consumer spending finally begins to pick up, RISI VP for paper packaging Ken Waghorne told attendees at RISI's 16th International Containerboard Conference (ICC) last week.

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Europe Interview: German packaging firm THIMM targets investments in growth markets to stay ahead of the pack

By Irina Van den Neste Thu, Oct 23, 2014

BRUSSELS-The German corrugated packaging industry has been undergoing a somewhat turbulent period this year amid low margins, structural changes and rising competition among players. PPI Europe caught up with Oliver Rokohl, sales and marketing director at Germany's THIMM Verpackung, one of the largest European independent packaging groups, to discuss the firm's progress with ongoing investments, its strategy plans and its vision for remaining on top in the current challenging market conditions.

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Evergreen Packaging 3Q 2014 packaging and paper revenues rise 4% from year ago

By James McLaren Fri, Nov 21, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 21, 2014 (RISI) -Evergreen Packaging revenues rose 4% to $444 million in the three months ending Sept. 30, 2014, parent company Reynolds Group Holdings reported.

Operating profit in 3Q was 11% higher to $60 million and net income showed a loss of $1 million.

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UK's folding carton manufacturer Benson Group receives safety award for passing 250,000 hours without OSHA recordable accident at Bardon facility in Leicestershire

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, Nov. 21, 2014 (Press Release) -

Benson Group, one of the UK's leading printed folding carton suppliers, has announced details of a safety award received from their parent company, Graphic Packaging International (GPI), for its manufacturing facility in Bardon, Leicestershire.

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Metsä Board showcases its portfolio of lightweight cartonboards, linerboards and packaging services at Empack in Helsinki

By Wed, Nov 19, 2014

ESPOO, Finland, Nov. 19, 2014 (Press Release) -Metsä Board is showing its portfolio of lightweight cartonboards and linerboards, as well as its Packaging Services, at Empack in Helsinki, emphasising how they contribute to a future built on bio-based packaging.

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Online purchasing raises packaging volumes; companies work to reduce waste and find green alternatives [The Guardian]

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2014 (The Guardian) -As the holiday season approaches, more and more purchases are happening online. Online purchases are projected to grow 20.1% to hit $1.5tn this year, according to eMarketer. As a result, mail packing is a burgeoning sustainability concern.

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