Corrugated Packaging

The Trade War Threat Looms

RISI’s annual North American forest products outlook conference showed a strong industry—but some outside threats could pose a challenge.

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Will China’s Recovered Paper Problem Become Your Problem?

TEDD POWERS, FISHER INTERNATIONAL China imports millions of tons of recovered paper (RCP) each year for the production of paper and packaging products vital to its economy. Along with that recovered paper is a lot of unusable waste, including glass and plastic, which ends up in landfills. We estimate that China sends 25 million tons of waste paper product to ...

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The Paper360° TOP 100

There was some movement on the table in 2017, with more changes on the way as some recent M&As near completion. MARK RUSHTON, GRAEME RODDEN A new company made its debut in 2017, and enters this year’s Top 100 near the top of the list, no less. There is a catch though. Essity, although a new entity, was created when ...

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The European Containerboard Market

UNBAN LUNDBERG The European containerboard market is currently experiencing a “golden time.” Strong demand, high prices, low OCC costs, and stable profits make it easy to be optimistic. But factors that could impact the sector’s ability to sustain this growth must also be considered if it is to remain strong. CURRENT CAPACITY GROWTH AND ‘RED FLAGS’ Market demand for containerboard ...

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TJ Summaries

The papers summarized here are from TAPPI Journal’s April 2018 issue and May 2018 issue, which feature special peer-reviewed content from the 2017 TAPPI PEERS Conference. TAPPI Journal is an online publication of relevant and timely peer-reviewed research delivered via email and free to all TAPPI members. To receive TAPPI Journal, join TAPPI at www.tappi.org. PULPING Online measurement of bulk, ...

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Thinking Outside the (Metal) Box

New HDPE cooling towers help a Southern containerboard mill protect its operations.   ED SULLIVAN HVAC systems play a crucial role in many industrial cooling applications. These systems—composed of cooling towers, chillers, and air handlers—are used to cool areas where high heat loads can shut down critical processes. High heat loads could stem from machinery that generates extensive heat, or ...

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Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging

Paper and paperboard will continue to play a vital role in the evolving global packaging market, according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira. Overall growth in dollar value terms for packaging was depressed for the years spanning the middle of the decade, although this is largely attributable to relative strength of the dollar against other currencies across that ...

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