Containerboard


U.S. containerboard production down heavily in March

U.S. containerboard production decreased 8.6 percent compared to March 2018 and was down 3.9 percent year-to-date, the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) said. Releasing its March 2019 Containerboard Monthly… This content is accessible to…


U.S. boxboard production improved in March

Total U.S. monthly boxboard production increased 3.4 percent when compared to March 2018, according to the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA). Releasing its March 2019 Boxboard Report, AF&PA said the total boxboard operating rate…


Malaysian mill orders containerboard line

GS Paperboard and Packaging, of Selangor, Malaysia, a subsidiary of Oji Holdings Corp., has ordered a new 1,600 ton-per-day recycled containerboard line from Valmet, Valmet announced. GS Paperboard’s No. 3… This content is accessible to…


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… This content is accessible to…


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… This content is accessible to…


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… This content is accessible to…



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… This content is accessible to…