ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 15, 2014 (Press Release) -Metsä Board Corporation has selected Valmet as the supplier for its new folding boxboard production line at Husum mill, Sweden. The new machine will produce high-quality folding boxboard with an annual capacity of 400,000 tons. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the beginning of 2016.
NEENAH, WI, Dec. 9, 2014 (Press Release) -Menasha Packaging's Lakeville, Minn. facility has been certified by British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards, a leading global safety and quality certification program. The facility achieved "A" grade certification for the BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials.
SACRAMENTO and MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 3, 2014 (Press Release) -Construction Innovations LLC, manufacturer of the award winning BOLT STAR reusable bolt template for pole base construction, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions for exclusive distribution of the product in Canada.
TORNESCH, Germany, Dec. 23, 2014 (Press Release) -In November, the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) named the 2015 WorldStars which will be awarded at the Milan trade fair IPACK-IMA in May 2015. Representatives from 17 member packaging organisations of WPO rated 265 projects submitted from 37 countries.
HELSINKI, Dec. 23, 2014 (Press Release) -Targeting superior visual appearance for demanding beauty and health care packaging.
SPRINGFIELD, MA, Dec. 22, 2014 (Press Release) -On December 9-10, 2014, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) Folding Carton Boot Camp in Springfield, MA, educated a record 35 attendees from industry related organizations in the U.S. and Canada.
NORRKOPING, Sweden, Dec. 12, 2014 (Press Release) -Fiskeby International Holding AB, parent company of Fiskeby Board AB ("Fiskeby"), announced that it is exploring options for the Company.
U.S. corrugated box shipments increased to 30.9 billion square feet (BSF) in October, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days. This was the highest monthly figure in two years. Shipments were roughly 3 percent higher than the year-ago level for the second consecutive month, a remarkable achievement since “flat” was the word used most often to describe the box market during the first eight months of the year. Cumulative shipments through October were 0.6 percent higher than the year-ago level.
Corrugated and paperboard box demand in the U.S. is forecasted to increase 2.6 percent per year to $39.4 billion in 2018, improving from the performance of the recession-impacted 2008-2013 period. Gains will be driven by a rebound in manufacturing output and continued expansion of the overall economy.