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December 14, 2017

BCN – ICPF 10th Annual Holiday Weekend In NYC Another ‘Sold-Out’ Success

  ICPF wishes to thank the 2017 registrants and sponsors for making the 10th Annual Holiday Weekend in New York another “sell out” and one of the most successful to date. Established in 2007, the ten New York events have combined for a net return of over $1,055,000 to support ICPF initiatives.

  This year’s 110 participants began with a Friday evening reception at the renowned Sardi’s restaurant. After free time on Saturday morning for brunches, holiday shopping, sightseeing and museums, participants attended the Saturday matinee performance of the Broadway hit, The Great Comet of 1812, nominated for a record 12 Tony Awards.  Executives and their spouses or guests later participated in a Saturday evening reception and dinner at the renowned Le Cirque restaurant.

Read additional coverage on Page 12 of the December 18 issue of Board Converting News.

 
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December 14, 2017

BCN – ISM: Economic Growth To Continue In 2018

  Economic growth in the United States will continue in 2018 say the nation’s purchasing and supply management executives in the December 2017 Semi-annual Economic Forecast. Expectations are for a continuation of the economic recovery that began in mid-2009, as indicated in the monthly ISM Report On Business.

  The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth in 2018, with revenues expected to increase in 16 manufacturing industries, and the non-manufacturing sector indicates that 17 of its industries will see higher revenues. Capital expenditures, a major driver in the U.S. economy, are expected to increase by 2.7 percent in the manufacturing sector and increase by 3.8 percent in the non-manufacturing sector.

Read additional coverage on Page 6 of the December 18 issue of Board Converting News.

 
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December 14, 2017

BCN – WestRock To Acquire Plymouth Packaging

  Norcross, Georgia based WestRock announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire substantially all of the assets of Plymouth Packaging, Inc., a corrugated packaging company that derives approximately 70 percent of its sales from its “Box on Demand” systems and corrugated fanfold and 30 percent from traditional corrugated packaging.

  Plymouth’s “Box on Demand” systems are located at the customer’s site and use fanfold corrugated to produce custom, on-demand corrugated packaging that is accurately sized for any product type according to the customer’s specifications.

Read additional coverage on Page 1 of the December 18 issue of Board Converting News.

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December 7, 2017

FMN — Color Label Expands With Mark Andy Digital Press

  Color Label, St. Louis, Missouri, recently installed a Digital Series press from Mark Andy. The family-run business began as a commercial print shop in 1865 and later added a label division in 1998.

 
See additional coverage on Page 13 in the December 11 issue of FMN.
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December 7, 2017

FMN — Koenig & Bauer, Esko Strengthen Partnership

  Koenig & Bauer and Esko recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership. To this end, color management and workflow solutions from Esko were installed at the Koenig & Bauer demo centre in Radebeul, Germany, and are available with immediate effect for live presentations.

See additional coverage on Page 9 in the December 11 issue of FMN.
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December 7, 2017

FMN — Flint Group Acquires Eston Chimica SRL

  Flint Group has acquired Eston Chimica SRL located in Padova, Italy. This acquisition follows Flint Group’s strategy to grow not only organically, but also through tactical acquisition.

 

See additional coverage on Page 4 in the December 11 issue of FMN.
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December 7, 2017

RM – CLP Issues Suggestions For Increasing PET Recycling Rate

  Closed Loop Partners has released Cleaning the rPET Stream – a new study looking at recycling system interventions that reduce the cost of recycling post-­consumer PET, compared to virgin resin.

See additional coverage on Page 3 in the December 11 issue of RM.
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December 7, 2017

RM – Cascades Acquires ON Containerboard Plants

  Kingsey Falls, Quebec based Cascades Inc. announced the acquisition of four plants in Ontario to strengthen its position in the containerboard packaging sector, and the purchase of an ownership position in Tencorr Holdings Corporation.

See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the December 11 issue of RM.
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December 7, 2017

RM – OCC Demand Is Stable

  Markets for Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) appears stable in many areas across the country, RM sources report.

See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the December 11 issue of RM.

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