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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…


Smurfit Kappa rejects IP for the second time

For the second time this month, Smurfit Kappa has said no to a proposal from International Paper. Kappa’s board said it received a revised proposal from IP on Thursday evening, March 22 2018, which “fails…





Weakened OCC outlook expressed by Sonoco

By Ken McEntee Sonoco’s outlook for old corrugated container (OCC) prices appears to have weakened since the beginning of the year, although it remains strong, according to CEO Jack Sanders.… You must be logged in…