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U.S. Kraft Paper Shipments Rise (9/20/2016)

Total kraft paper shipments by U.S. produces in August 2016 were 151,500 short tons, 6.6% higher than in August 2015, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) August 2016 Kraft Paper Report released this past week. Bleached kraft paper shipments increased from 6,700 short tons in July 2016 to 9.5 short tons in August, while unbleached kraft paper shipments increased from 126,300 short tons to 142,100 short tons.

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Pankaboard Launches New Cartonboard for Luxury Packaging (9/27/2016)

Pamkaboard, Finland, following recent investments at its mill in Finland, and as a result of extensive product development, this week introduced a new folding boxboard to its product portfolio. PANKALUX, is a new GC1 folding boxboard that has been engineered with the demands of the luxury packaging market in mind, and the luxury beverage sector in particular.

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Neenah Introduces Wide Format Comprehensive Paperboard Portfoilio (9/14/2016)

Today (Sept. 14, 2016) Neenah Paper (Alpharetta, Ga., USA) announced the company's introduction of Neenah Wide Format, a comprehensive portfolio of paper-based flexible and rigid board products, engineered for high-performance for almost every large format application, from window signs and banners, to wall murals, and POP displays.

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Huhtamaki to Open New Manufacturing, Distribution Center in Arizona (9/19/2016)

Huhtamaki North America, De Soto, Kansas, USA, this week announced plans to open a new manufacturing and distribution center in Goodyear, Ariz., to serve west coast foodservice packaging and retail tableware markets. When completed, the 750,000-sq.-ft. facility will produce paper drink cups, insulated hot cups, food containers, pressed paperboard plates, and thermoformed plastic cups and lids. 

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Stora Enso Plans Consolidation of Corrugated Packaging in Finland (9/20/16)

Stora Enso, Finland, plans to consolidate manufacturing of corrugated packaging in Finland to its Lahti plant. The objective is to improve profitability and competitiveness by creating a center of excellence for corrugated packaging in Lahti.

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KapStone to Build New Corrugated Sheet Plant in California (9/09/2016)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp., Northbrook, Ill., USA, this week announced it is making an investment in building a new state-of-the-art sheet plant in Ontario, Calif., as well as investing as a minority partner in a sheet feeder there.

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Caraustar Industries Acquires West Coast Folding Carton/Rigid Box (9/08/2016)

Caraustar Consumer Packaging, one of four business units under Caraustar Industries, Austell, GA., USA, this week announced that it has acquired Los Angeles Paper Box, a folding carton and rigid box company specializing in supplying the food industry. Los Angeles Paper Box is located in Commerce, Calif., and has been serving its customers for more than 100 years.

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Sonoco Alcore Revamps Dryer Section with Advanced TT SteelDryers at Ciriè Mill (9/14/2016)

A Toscotec (Lucca, Italy) dryer section rebuild has been successfully started up at Sonoco Alcore’s paper mill in Ciriè–Torino, Italy. PM 1 in Ciriè, with a reel trim of 2,500 mm and a design speed of 350 m/min., is specialized for the production of high quality core board grades.

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Scientific Work Shows How Corrugated Stops Bacteria (9/13/2016)

New scientific work now explains why corrugated packaging outperforms returnable plastic containers (RPCs) when it comes to micro-biological contamination. The work, conducted by Professor Rosalba Lanciotti and her research team at the University of Bologna’s Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (Italy) and published in Frontiers in Microbiology, follows a research study published in late June that showed corrugated containers keep fruit and vegetables fresh up to three days longer than RPCs.

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KapStone Announces Investment in California Converting Assets (9/12/2016)

KapStone, Northbrook, Ill., USA, this past week announced it is making an investment in building a new state-of-the-art sheet plant in Ontario, Calif., as well as investing as a minority partner in a sheet feeder in Ontario. The new sheet plant is expected to be manufacturing boxes by January 2017 and is intended to primarily supply the company's Victory Packaging operations in Southern California as well as other KapStone customers.

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ASEAN Folding Carton Market to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2024 (3/20/2017)

According to the latest market report published by Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., USA, titled Folding Cartons Market': ASEAN Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024, the revenue generated from sales of folding cartons has been estimated at $2.8 billion in 2016. Researchers estimate the market to expand at a CAGR of 7.10% during the period of 2016 to 2024, and reach a value of $4.9 billion by the end of the forecast period.

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Global Consumer Board Market Worth $131.6 Billion by 2021 (10/24/2016)

Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has added the Global Consumer Board Market - Strategic Assessment and Forecast Till 2021 report to its offering. The report predicts the consumer board market to reach approximately $131.6 billion by 2021. 


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Sonoco Completes Acquisition of Peninsula Packaging (3/13/2017)

Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, this week announced it has completed the acquisition of Peninsula Packaging Co., a leading manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for fresh fruit and vegetables found in the fast-growing perimeter of retail supermarkets.

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Cascades Sonoco Invests $16 Million in Birmingham, Ala., Facility (3/02/2017)

Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Co., Hartsville, S.C., USA, and Cascades Inc., Canada, this week announced the investment of approximately $16 million for the expansion of its existing Birmingham, Ala., facility. This investment in world-class water based coating technology will provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using its new FlexShieldT, FluteSHIELD®, and SurfSHIELDT coating technology.

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Burgo Contracts Andritz to Convert P&W PM at Avezzano to Brown Packaging (3/08/2017)

Andritz, Graz, Austria, has received an order from the Italian Burgo Group to rebuild and convert its PM 2, a printing and white writing paper machine, and its approach system, into a modern brown packaging paper machine at the Avezzano mill, Italy.

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Green Packaging Taking Reins from Plastic (3/23/2017)

The world is turning green. From environmentally-friendly energy sources, cosmetics, food products, and electronics, consumers are increasingly choosing to purchase products that are not negatively impactful on the environment and are manufactured and sourced in an ethical way. These environmental concerns extend even to the packaging that products come in, a factor that is leading to the significant growth of the global green packaging market. This market, according to Infiniti Research, U.K., is expected to grow at a CAGR of almost 8% by 2020.

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Port Townsend Paper to Invest $25 Million for Mill Upgrades (3/01/2017)

Following a series of investments in 2015 that involved $30 million for improvement projects and another $30 million for maintenance projects, Port Townsend Paper Corp., Port Townsend, Wash., USA, reported this week that it will invest an additional $25 million in capital and maintenance upgrades and improvements. The company also is evaluating several other major upgrade projects for the next few years.

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Mexico Industrial Bulk Packaging Market to Reach $357 Million by 2024 (3/17/2017)

According to the latest market report published by Transparency Market Research titled Industrial Bulk Packaging Market': Mexico Industry Analysis and Forecast 2016-2024, globally the revenue generated from sales of industrial packaging has been estimated to be valued at more than $232.0 million by the end of 2016 and is projected to increase at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period (2016-2024).

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Nine Dragons Orders Two Valmet Containerboard Machines for Mill in China (3/09/2017)

Valmet, Finland, will supply two containerboard production lines and related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co. in China. The new production lines (PM 39 in Quanzhou and PM 40 in Chongqing) are planned to produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades out of 100% recycled raw materials. Startups of the machines are scheduled for 2018.

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Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores (928/2016)

Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., USA, this week announced it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by 6% to 10%, effective with shipments in the U.S. and Canada, beginning Oct. 24, 2016.

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