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Month-in-stats: US paper/board production in August down 2.9% from 2013

By Fri, Oct 03, 2014

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 3, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -August production ofpaperandboardby US mills mirrored July's production total. Per day tons produced averaged 220,870 in August, up slightly from July's 220,771 tons/day. August production totaled 6.8 million tons, down 2.9% vs August 2013 production.


Liberty Diversified to acquire Harbor Packaging with corrugated POP displays operations in Southern California and Mexico

By Wed, Oct 01, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 (Press Release) -Liberty Diversified International (LDI) has acquired San Diego-based Harbor Packaging Inc., a designer and manufacturer of corrugated packaging and Point of Purchase (POP) displays in Southern California and Mexico.


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.


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.


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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