"All those excess tonnes have been going into offshore but now the export market is saturated," one producer said.Read more
Box shipments increased 4.1% to 30.119 billion ft2 in June on an actual basis but were down 0.8% average-week, adjusted for one more shipping day in the latest month, the Fibre Box Assn. (FBA) reported.
For the first half, box shipments were down 0.3% from a year ago on the same number of shipping days in both periods.Read more
The company reportedly took down the 513/tons/day No. 1 medium machine at its West Point, VA, mill on Monday and will shut the 509 tons/day No. 1 machine at its Seminole mill in Jacksonville, FL, on Friday. The Seminole PM shut will result in the layoff of 50 workers, a contact said. The remaining machines at the two mills will continue to run.Read more
The $30 million project will include a new large nip press in the first press position, followed by a new shoe press in the second press position, the company said.Read more
In June, the company will spend $3 million to improve digester performance, install a new drive control on its K2 paper machine, and will modernize the winder on its K1 machine, the company said.Read more
Box shipments of 30.972 billion ft2 declined 4.2% on an actual basis but were up 0.3% average week (reflecting one less shipping day this May compared with a year ago), the Fibre Box Assn (FBA) reported.
Year-to-date US box shipments were down 1.2% on an actual basis and almost flat average week at down 0.2% from a year ago.Read more
OAKLAND, June 6, 2014 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A new US corrugated box making industry life cycle assessment (LCA) shows a significant 32% reduction per unit in the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2010 vs in 2006.
In addition, the industry improved in other environmental impact indicators, according to the report. A box's effects from nutrient releases on water and soil (eutrophication) decreased by 22%, and its effects of particulate matter emissions (respiratory effects) decreased by 14%.Read more
"There are an abundance of offers out there," one trader said.Read more