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PPI Latin America

Packaging paper, box demand to heat up from September in Brazil; prices likely to move up

By Renata Mercante Tue, Sep 03, 2013

SAO PAULO, Sept. 3, 2013 (PPI Latin America) -With the yearend approaching, packaging paper and corrugated board suppliers expect seasonally higher demand in Brazil, especially in September, October and November. "The market had a slight improvement in August over July, especially for corrugated board.

Press Release

World demand for packaging machinery to reach $41.8 billion in 2017 – Freedonia Group

By Tue, Sep 03, 2013

CLEVELAND, Sept. 3, 2013 (Press Release) -Growth in worldwide demand for packaging machinery is expected to climb at a 4.6 percent annual pace through 2017 to $41.8 billion. An improved business climate -- which will be reflected in expanding fixed investment spending, manufacturing output, and packaging demand -- will drive increases in equipment sales through 2017.

CNW

Sonoco ThermoSafe launches new Aeris Series of pre-qualified shippers

By Tue, Sep 03, 2013

MALLOW, Ireland, Sept. 3, 2013 (CNW) -Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco and the leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, has launched the new Aeris Series of pre-qualified shippers to maintain pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and other high-value products between 2- 8 degrees C during transport.

PPI Asia

US OCC prices edge down after passing $230/tonne mark in China

By Nick Chang Thu, Aug 29, 2013

SINGAPORE, Aug. 30, 2013 (PPI Asia) -Prices for US old corrugated containers (OCC) have softened after peaking three weeks ago at $230-232/tonne in China, closing August at $226-228/tonne.

The benchmark grade's levels had kept climbing for almost three months since touching bottom at $200-203/tonne in mid-May.

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