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Brazilian corrugated board sales grow 2.9% in 2013; ABPO expects a 3.5-4% increase in 2014

By Renata Mercante Tue, Jan 14, 2014

SAO PAULO, Jan. 14, 2014 (RISI) -Preliminary statistics released by the Brazilian corrugated board assn (ABPO) indicate a 2.9% increase in Brazilian corrugated board shipments in 2013 over 2012 with a total volume of 3.4 million tonnes. ABPO was expecting a 2.5-3% growth for the industry last year and is now forecasting a 3.5-4% improvement in 2014 sales.

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Flint Group adds PremoCorr ink series to its packaging inks portfolio for corrugated printers

By Tue, Jan 14, 2014

LUXEMBOURG, Jan. 14, 2014 (Press Release) -Flint Group is pleased to announce the PremoCorr ink series to the Packaging Inks portfolio. The introduction of these low maintenance corrugated inks truly exhibits Flint Group's leadership in the Packaging Inks market.

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UK-based packaging manufacturer Sherwood Press and fruit marketer Norman Collett deliver first-to-market cartonboard packaging for ASDA apples

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014

NOTTINGHAM, UK, Jan. 10, 2014 (Press Release) -Nottingham based packaging manufacturer, the Sherwood Press Group has worked closely with Norman Collett, leading marketer in the UK fruit market, to deliver first-to-market carton-board packaging for ASDA apples.

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Folding carton manufacturer Benson Group invests in eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 B1 format perfecting press at Gateshead facility in the UK

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014

LEICESTERSHIRE, UK, Jan. 14, 2014 (Press Release) -Benson Gateshead, the North East flagship site of Benson Group, one of the UK's leading privately owned printed folding carton manufacturers, has announced details of its largest press investment ever with the purchase of an eight-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 B1 format perfecting press.

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SP Fiber Technologies to convert newsprint machine PM 5 at Newberg mill, OR, to lightweight packaging products

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014

NEWBERG, OR, Jan. 13, 2014 (Press Release) -SP Fiber Technologies, LLC (SPFT) announced today plans to convert a newsprint machine at the company's Newberg, Oregon paper mill to lightweight packaging products. PM5 will cease production of newsprint on January 15th to allow for necessary process modifications.

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AICC releases second edition of “Understanding the Key Characteristics of Linerboard and Medium”

By Mon, Jan 13, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Jan. 13, 2014 (Press Release) -AICC has released the Second Edition of "Understanding the Key Characteristics of Linerboard and Medium and their Impact on Combined Corrugated Board," this publication was designed to help members better understand the performance properties of containerboard and their impact on the finished box.

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RockTenn acquires merchandising displays firm NPG to expand retail innovation and solutions

By Tue, Jan 07, 2014

NORCROSS, GA, Jan. 7, 2014 (Press Release) -RockTenn has acquired NPG Inc., (NPG), a leading independent merchandising displays company. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, NPG provides a broad range of display products and services to many of the world's most recognized retailers. NPG employs approximately 400 co-workers and operates two manufacturing facilities in Chattanooga and one in Las Vegas.

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CEPI appoints Smurfit Kappa Group CEO Gary McGann as chairman

By Mon, Jan 06, 2014

BRUSSELS, Jan. 6, 2014 (Press Release) -The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary McGann as its new Chairman. Mr McGann is Group CEO of Smurfit Kappa, one of the world's leading paper-based packaging companies headquartered in Ireland. He commenced as Chairman of CEPI on 1 January 2014, succeeding outgoing chairman, Mr Jussi Pesonen.

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RKT acquires displays converter; U.S. Corrugated buys LA corrugator firm

By Will Mies Fri, Jan 10, 2014

OAKLAND, Jan. 10, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -RockTenn (RKT) acquired independent merchandising displays converter NPG of Chattanooga, TN, that operates two plants focused on making store displays for retailers, and running on proprietary digital asset management technology.

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Rengo commences operations of its Shin-Nagoya corrugated plant in Kasugai, Japan

By Thu, Jan 09, 2014

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 6, 2014 (Press Release) -Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it officially commenced operations today at the Shin-Nagoya Plant (Kasugai-shi, Aichi Prefecture), in place of Rengo's former Nagoya Plant (Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi).

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