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FIbre Box Association welcomes new technical manager

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to welcome Mary Alice Drain as the newest member of our staff.  Mary joins our technical team of Brian O'Banion, Vice President of Technology and Dave Carlson, Technical Manager, as a new Technical Manager responsible for managing the technical, safety & health, and environmental issues for the association.


Valmet to supply new headbox, press section and sizer for Zhejiang Long Chen Paper's PM 7 containerboard machine at Dushan mill in China

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015

ESPOO, Finland, Jan. 23, 2015 (Press Release) -

Valmet will supply Zhejiang Long Chen Paper with a new headbox, press section and sizer for its new PM7 containerboard machine to be located in the company's Dushan mill in Jiaxing City in China. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2015.


Stora Enso's packaging solutions division launches its fourth viewpoint report on packaging trends

By Thu, Jan 22, 2015

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 22, 2015 (Press Release) -The Stora Enso division Packaging Solutions is launching its fourth Viewpoint report on packaging trends. This time it is about the preferences of Millennials, people born between 1980 and 2000.


DS Smith wins two awards at 2014 UK Packaging Awards in corrugated ‘Online Retail' and ‘Retail Ready/POS' categories

By Wed, Jan 21, 2015

LONDON, Jan. 15, 2015 (Press Release) -DS Smith is celebrating a double win at the 2014 UK Packaging Awards for the corrugated ‘Online Retail' and ‘Retail Ready/POS' categories.

The UK Packaging Awards were held in London on 12 November 2014 with over 700 people from the packaging industry in attendance.


Idle FutureMark recycled coated paper mill in Illinois sold in auction to Corrugated Supplies affiliate for $8.2 million

By James McLaren Wed, Jan 21, 2015

OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 21, 2015 (RISI) -Alsip Acquisition will sell the idle FutureMark 100% recycled coated mechanical paper mill in Alsip, IL, out of auction to an affiliate of Corrugated Supplies for $8.2 million,Bloomberg reported Jan. 12.


SUN Automation Group appoints Ron Diedeman president

By Tue, Jan 20, 2015

SUN Automation Group names Ronald Diedeman as President.

"We are extremely pleased to promote a top caliber industry expert and company leader to the role of president," says Pat O'Connor, "His years of experience and balanced perspective are paramount to SUN Automation's continued innovation and exceptional service."


Current conditions for U.S. corrugated box, containerboard and boxboard

By Ken Waghorne Tue, Jan 20, 2015

U.S. corrugated box shipments edged down below 30.6 billion square feet (BSF) in November, after adjusting the data for seasonality and working days, just 0.2 percent lower than the outstanding October figure. Shipments for the month were 1.5 percent ahead of the year-ago level, and cumulative shipments for the first 11 months of the year were 0.7 percent ahead of the year-ago figure. The recovery in the box market during the last three months was remarkable, since cumulative shipments were even with the year-ago level as recently as August.


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