February 2021

Linerboard

PCA to convert Alabama mill to virgin linerboard

Packaging Corp. of America said it has discontinued production of uncoated freesheet (UFS) grades on the No. 3 paper machine at its Jackson, Ala. mill and will begin preparing for… Thank you for checking us…


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Scrap paper exports down heavily in 2020

By Ken McEntee U.S. scrap paper exports last year decreased by 13 percent, or almost 2.5 million short tons compared to 2019, according to trade data from the International Trade Commission (ITC). Exports totaled 15.8…



Tissue

Clearwater Paper suspends Arkansas operations

Clearwater Paper Corp. has temporarily suspended its pulp and paperboard operation in Cypress Bend, Ark. The cold weather has resulted in the curtailment of natural gas deliveries to the mill… Thank you for checking us…


Sonoco projects a nearly $20 OCC hike

By Ken McEntee Sonoco Products Co. expects to see a $19 per ton average increase in the price of old corrugated containers (OCC) this year relative to 2020. Speaking at… Thank you for checking us…


Washington paper mill fined for air pollution

The Packaging Corporation of America’s (PCA) Wallula, Wash. paper mill has been fined $28,500 by the Washington Department of Ecology (WDE) for air pollution released from the facility’s wastewater treatment… Thank you for checking us…




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U.S. rail traffic up 5 percent in January

U.S. railroads originated almost 1.2 million containers and trailers in January 2021, up 12.1 percent, or 126,548 units, from the same month last year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR)… Thank you for checking us…