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Trends in Packaging: How to best traverse new global markets

By Paperboard Packaging Council staff Fri, Sep 26, 2014

Since the turn of the century, the rapidly developing BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China have taken on larger roles in the global marketplace. As these countries have grown, so, too, have their middle classes. And with newfound disposable income, consumers in the BRIC nations are eager to spend. China and India lead the way, with middle class spending in China predicted to surpass that of the U.S. by 2020.

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ECMA and Pro Carton holds successfull first joint congress in Sorrento, Italy

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, Sept. 26, 2014 (Press Release) -ECMA, the European Carton Manufacturers Association, and Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers, organised their first joint congress from 17 until 20 September 2014 in Sorrento, Italy.


Iggesund's new food folding box board Incada used by Scandinavian Airlines for airline food packaging

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014

HELSINKI, Sept. 29, 2014 (Press Release) -

Paperboard is a promising material for airline food packaging - it has low weight, can be barrier coated, and can be finished to the required level of elegance and quality feel. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has recently introduced a new food box made of the folding box board Incada.


Visy's Pratt eyes global growth to lift revenues to A$10 billion in 5-7 years

By James McLaren Fri, Sep 26, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Sept. 26, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Visy and Pratt Industries magnate Anthony Pratt told Australian media he expects his global packaging and paper business will generate more than A$10 billion (US$8.8 billion) in revenues and A$1 billion in earnings within the next five to seven years.


Greenpac back to normal production, Norampac readies to restart after OCC fire at Niagara Falls, NY, mill complex [From the web

By Fri, Sep 26, 2014

BUFFALO, NY, Sept. 26, 2014 (Buffalo News) -The Greenpac mill on Royal Avenue resumed normal production Wednesday morning as Niagara Falls firefighters continued to douse hot spots that arose four days after a massive blaze broke out at the facility and the adjoining Norampac Industries plant.


Nine Dragons starts 350,000 tonne/yr recycled containerboard PM in China; plans two 2,000-tonne berths at Humen Port in Dongguan

By Rita Yao Thu, Sep 25, 2014

SHANGHAI, Sept. 25, 2014 (RISI) -Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) has started up a new 350,000 tonne/yr recycled containerboard PM at a greenfield mill in Shenyang city, Liaoning province.

The kraft-top liner unit, dubbed PM 37, kicked off production earlier this month.


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