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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.

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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.

The Guardian

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.

New York Times

Smurfit Kappa recycled paperboard mill in Roermond, Netherlands, a model of ‘circular economy’ [New York Times]

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014

ROERMOND, The Netherlands , Nov. 18, 2014 (New York Times) -Three times a week, tanker trucks make an hourlong journey from a baby-food factory in Nunspeet, in the central Netherlands, to a paper mill in the southeastern city of Roermond.

PPI Latin America

MWV Rigesa buys new corrugator for Pacajus

By Renata Mercante Tue, Nov 18, 2014

SAO PAULO, Nov. 18, 2014 (PPI Latin America) -MWV Rigesa, the Brazilian subsidiary of MeadWestvaco (MWV), has announced the acquisition of a new corrugator from BHS to be installed at its Pacajus plant, in Ceará state, northeast Brazil. Rigesa's plan is to increase corrugated board output and sales in the region by 15-20% in the next five years.

PPI Latin America

Mexican containerboard prices stay flat in October-November; imports grow even with weaker Peso

By Renata Mercante Tue, Nov 18, 2014

SAO PAULO, Nov. 18, 2014 (PPI Latin America) -Prices for both domestic and imported containerboard remained stable in Mexico in October over September and are unchanged again in November, sources toldPPI Latin America. Domestic recycled linerboard is being traded for Peso 7,800-8,200/tonne ($575-605/tonne), which is the same level as a year ago.

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