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May 18, 2018

BCN- PPC Calls For Entries For 75th Annual NA Paperboard Packaging Competition

Paperboard Packaging Council has announced the call for entries for its 75th Annual North American Paperboard Packaging Competition.

Entries are rated on how well they meet the criteria outlined on the entry form. The more complete the write-up for each entry, the better the judges will understand your package’s development objectives and impact. Thoroughly answering the entry form questions is vital to receiving the best possible score.

Read additional coverage on Page 12 of the May 21 issue of Board Converting News.

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May 18, 2018

BCN- Registration Opens for Corrugated Week 2018

Registration is now open for one of the industry’s most anticipated events: Corrugated Week 2018, taking place September 24-27 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. This year’s event focuses on timely topics and offers educational and networking opportunities

Presented by TAPPI and AICC, Corrugated Week offers the latest industry information, up-to-date trends and educational opportunities for workplace effectiveness. This year’s event focuses on the concept of “Driving Disruption: The Road to Success” and will share ideas and concepts around how disruptive innovation can advance the industry.

Read additional coverage on Page 6 of the May 21 issue of Board Converting News.

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May 18, 2018

BCN – FBA: Shipments Jump In April

Industry shipments of corrugated products increased 9.8 percent, from  29.98 bsf in April of 2017 to 32.93 bsf in April of 2018, the Fibre Box Association (FBA) reported. This was partially due to the fact there were two extra shipping days in April of 2018.

Average week shipments, however, decreased 0.6 percent, from 7.891 bsf in 2017 to 7.841 bsf in 2018. Shipments of corrugated products are up 1.9 percent year-to-date.

Containerboard consumption also increased in April, from 2.469 million tons in 2017 to 2.720 million tons in 2018, or 10.2 percent. Consumption is up 3.2 percent year-to-date.

Read additional coverage on Page 1 of the May 21 issue of Board Converting News.

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May 11, 2018

FMN — Bobst To Open Second Production Facility In China

  Bobst will official open Bobst Changzhou Co. Ltd, the company’s second production facility in China, on May 16.

See additional coverage on Page 13 in the May 14 issue of FMN.
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May 11, 2018

FMN — Uteco Celebrates Host Of Press Installations

  Uteco has announced a strong start to 2018 with several press installations across North America.

See additional coverage on Page 8 in the May 14 issue of FMN.
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May 11, 2018

FMN — DuPont Launches Cyrel EASY BRITE At FTA InfoFlex

  DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) launched DuPont Cyrel EASY BRITE Screens and the Cyrel EASY BRITE Index during FTA Forum/InfoFlex 2018, held May 6-9 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

See additional coverage on Page 3 in the May 14 issue of FMN.
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May 11, 2018

RM – CCIC North America Suspends Certifications For One Month

  The Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) was informed early this month of an official CCIC North America notice where CCIC North America stated that they have temporarily stopped processing applications and issuing of certificates for pre-shipment inspection on scrap materials exported from U.S. to China, for a one-month period ending June 4, 2018.
See additional coverage on Page 4 in the May 14 issue of RM.
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May 11, 2018

RM – U.S. Paper Recovery Rate Reaches 65.8 Percent In 2017

  The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that 65.8 percent of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2017.

See additional coverage on Page 3 in the May 14 issue of RM.
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May 11, 2018

RM – OCC Demand Is Soft, MP: ‘Struggling’

  The market for Old Corrugated Containers has softened in many areas across the country on the domestic front, RM sources report.

See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the May 14 issue of RM.

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