Containerboard

U.S. containerboard production declines in January

U.S. containerboard production decreased one percent in January compared to January 2018, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) said today. The month-over-month average daily production in January compared to… You must be logged in…


IP laments reduced containerboard exports

The North American industrial packaging business and domestic box demand remains strong, but International Paper‘s first quarter industrial packaging sector is expected to see lagging revenue because of lower containerboard… You must be logged in…


Greif to acquire Caraustar Industries

Greif Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Caraustar Industries in a cash transaction valued at $1.8 billion. Caraustar is a major producer of recycled paperboard and packaging… You must be logged in…



OCC tightening in some markets, Kappa says

By Ken McEntee Old corrugated container (OCC) prices remained relatively low during the first half of the year, but prices are showing signs of tightening in American markets, Smurfit Kappa executives said during a second…


WestRock projects decline in OCC prices

By Ken McEntee WestRock anticipates recycled fiber prices to drop during the third quarter relative to July levels, executives said during the company’s second quarter earnings call. “Recycled fiber costs… You must be logged in…



New Mexican machine will use OCC, mixed paper

Copamex has contracted with Voith Paper to install a BlueLine stock preparation system for its Paper Mill No. 5 conversion in Anáhuac, Chihuahua, México. Voith said the system will reliably… You must be logged in…


Chinese mill orders new containerboard line

An unnamed Chinese mill in Zhejiang Province, China, has ordered a new recycled containerboard line, announced Valmet Oyj, the vendor that will supply the equipment. Valmet said the high-speed board… You must be logged in…