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Containerboard market conversion opportunity

By Renata Mercante Tue, Sep 30, 2014

SAO PAULO, Sept. 30, 2014 (PPI Latin America) -With European graphic paper markets continuing to struggle with overcapacity, the industry has experienced extensive machine closures. One alternative option for producers is a conversion to other products such as packaging and specialty papers. These and other findings were published in a new study from RISI.

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BASF and Smart Planet Technologies target strategic partnership concerning mineralized coating technology for paper packaging applications

By Tue, Sep 30, 2014

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and NEWPORT BEACH, CA, Sept. 30, 2014 (Press Release) -BASF and Smart Planet Technologies are currently discussing a possible strategic partnership concerning the mineralized coating technology, EarthCoatingTM, for paper packaging applications.

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Powerflute enters into conditional agreement with Stora Enso to acquire cores and coreboard producer Corenso for Euro 81 million

By Mon, Sep 29, 2014

KUOPIO, Finland, Sept. 30, 2014 (Press Release) -The Board of Powerflute Oyj ("Powerflute" or the "Company"), the paper and packaging group, announces today that it has entered into a conditional agreement with Stora Enso Oyj ("Stora Enso") to acquire Corenso, an international cores and coreboard producer (the "Acquisition").

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Containerboard: US linerboard export prices stable in global markets as supply pressures persist

By Will Mies Fri, Sep 26, 2014

OAKLAND, Sept. 26, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -US kraft linerboard export prices remain stable in most global markets in September despite sluggish economic growth in many countries and plenty of supply from mills around the world, according to contacts.

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Bellmer to rebuild PM 3 at South African packaging manufacturer Mpact

By Fri, Sep 12, 2014

OSCHELBRONN, Germany, Sept. 12, 2014 (Press Release) -Mpact has once again selected Bellmer as rebuild specialist for the Group's Project Khulisa. This phase will see significant investment in the latest paper mill technology and machinery which will enable the mill to enhance its total product offering and overall competitiveness.

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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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