packaging boxes

Boxboard production down from a year ago

U.S. boxboard production in September decreased 6 percent compared to September 2019, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) reported in releasing its September 2020 Boxboard Monthly report. Production was… Thank you for checking us…


Retail OCC

Retail growth continues for fourth month

A strong rebound in apparel led a continuing V-shaped recovery from the pandemic as retail sales accelerated their rate of growth in September and marked the fourth straight month of… Thank you for checking us…


The Market: OCC stable as China era near the end

By Ken McEntee Unless the Chinese government makes an unexpected U-turn, the China era of driving the U.S. scrap paper markets is just about at its end. Traders reported that… Thank you for checking us…


Tissue

Virgin tissue mill opens in Oklahoma

The Italy-based Sofidel Group said it has started production at its new tissue mill and conversion plant in Inola, Okla. The facility is Sofidel’s second U.S. greenfield mill, following the… Thank you for checking us…


medium

Sonoco to increase corrugating medium price

Sonoco said it is implementing a $50 per short ton increase on all domestic and export corrugating medium grades shipping from its Hartsville, S.C. paper mill. The prices are effective… Thank you for checking us…


Domtar Kingsport TN

Domtar video explains containerboard

Following up on last month’s announcement that it will convert its uncoated freesheet paper mill in Kingsport, Tenn. to produce recycled linerboard and corrugating medium, Domtar posted the following educational short video about containerboard.


packaging boxes

Sonoco to divest Europe packaging business

Sonoco has signed an agreement to sell its Europe contract packaging business to Prairie Industries Holdings, a Wisconsin-based contract packaging and contract manufacturing firm backed by The Halifax Group, a… Thank you for checking us…


OCC Old Corrugated Containers

Nine Dragons starts new OCC line

Nine Dragons Paper, China’s largest containerboard producer, has started a new BlueLine old corrugated (OCC) stock preparation system in conjunction with the new Paper Machine No. 41 at Nine Dragon’s… Thank you for checking us…


SBS

WestRock to reduce SBS capacity

WestRock Co. plans to reduce its solid bleached sulphate (SBS) mill system production capacity by 200,000 tons by shutting down one paper machine at its Evadale, Tex. mill. The shutdown… Thank you for checking us…