North American Illinois-based Shamrock Specialty Packaging expanded its production capacity by 50% at its Mexican corrugated packaging materials plant in Ciudad Juarez, northern Mexico.
North American box demand has been fairly healthy for many integrated and independent converters, while containerboard is still in fairly tight supply, according to contacts.
BRUSSELS, July 25, 2013 (PPI Europe) -Recycled containerboard prices remained largely stable in July across Europe after some erosion in early June. The levels are poised to increase soon, however, as all major producers have unveiled plans for price hikes of up to Euro 50/tonne from August.
OSAKA, Japan, July 22, 2013 (Press Release) -Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that construction work has begun, as previously planned, to renew a containerboard (linerboard) machine at its consolidated subsidiary Marusan Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2013 (RISI) -Graphic Packaging has informed customers it will increase prices on all its solid unbleached sulfate (SUS) paperboard, also called coated unbleached kraft (CUK), by $50/ton effective with shipments on or after Sept. 1, according to industry sources.
PINEROLO, Italy, July 22, 2013 (Press Release) -China Paper Machinery Corporation, part of the Sinolight Corporation, selected PMT Italia as partner to supply the new liner machine to SiHai Paper Co. in Fuzhou, JiangXi province in China.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2013 (RISI) -MeadWestvaco has informed customers of a $50/ton price hike on its grades of coated unbleached kraft (CUK) paperboard effective Sept. 1, according to market contacts.
The increase follows a mostly successful price increase in March-May that lifted prices by $45 of an announced $50.
On June 19, 2013, Lou Kornet, representing the Government Affairs Advisory Committee at the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the 2013 Forest Products Industry Fly-In sponsored by the American Forest &Paper Association (AF&PA) and the American Wood Council (AWC). In attendance were joint PPC and AF&PA member companies Clearwater Paper Corporation, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, MeadWestvaco Corp., International Paper, and PaperWorks Industries, Inc.