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US containerboard production jumped 6.9% in December on strong exports

By Will Mies Thu, Jan 15, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2015 (RISI) -US containerboard production jumped 6.9% in December helped by strong linerboard exports, according to the latest American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) statistics.

This brought total containerboard production for 2014 to 35.4 million tons, up 1.8% from a year ago.

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Iggesund Paperboard announces upgrade to its Invercote paperboard; Invercote G to feature lightly coated reverse side

By Wed, Jan 14, 2015

IGGESUND, Sweden, Jan. 15, 2015 (Press Release) -

Iggesund Paperboard announces an upgrade to its flagship product, Invercote. From summer 2015 the bestselling paperboard in the Invercote family, Invercote G, will feature a lightly coated reverse side.

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Tetra Pak's Rex Bio-based fully renewable carton package used by Finnish dairy manufacturer Valio

By Tue, Jan 13, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan. 13, 2015 (Press Release) -Finnish dairy producer, Valio, becomes the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials. Consumers are able to buy these packages at retail shops in Finland from this week.

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Rengo to merge its subsidiaries Settsu Carton with Saito Shiki and Kyoei Danboru with Chuo Danboru, effective April 1

By Mon, Jan 12, 2015

OSAKA, Japan, Jan. 5, 2015 (Press Release) -Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; Chairman, President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it will carry out the following two mergers with the goal of improving the management efficiency of its consolidated subsidiaries, and also to further improve consolidated performance.


Succession planning needs to be bigger than for just one

By Mark Mathes Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Some of you have heard by now that the long time COO of Vanguard Packaging, Steve Martin passed away Christmas morning from a heart attack.  Needless to say, it was a massive shock to everybody in the Vanguard family and now we are saddled with not only the grief of losing a co-worker and friend but also the chore of reorganizing the Vanguard leadership team with no advance notice.

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Conference: RockTenn’s Jim Porter to address PaperWeek Canada 2015 Conference

By Fri, Jan 09, 2015

OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 9, 2015 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A topRockTennexecutive, Jim Porter, will speak about trends and opportunities in fiber-based packaging at the PaperWeek Canada 2015 Conference. RockTenn's pres of Paper Solutions, Porter is to speak on Feb. 4 at 9 AM at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

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Corrugated : New-Indy to acquire major Southeast independent in Carolina Container

By Will Mies Fri, Jan 09, 2015

OAKLAND, Jan. 9, 2015 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -New-Indy, a joint venture between the Kraft Group and Schwarz Partners, announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Carolina Container, a major independent converter headquartered in High Point, NC. The deal is to close by the end of January.


Mayr-Melnhof Karton recognized for best references for quality and performance in field of mineral oil analytics

By Fri, Jan 09, 2015

VIENNA, Austria, Jan. 7, 2015 (Press Release) -Round robin tests are comparative tests performed in several laboratories which carry out tests on specimens which are as identical as possible. The results are then anonymised and evaluated under specified conditions.


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