Sonoco (SON) today announced price increases of 4.2 percent on fabricated packaging assemblies containing EPS and/or PE and corrugated materials, 3.7 percent on all EPS parts and components, and 15 percent on corrugate packaging. The increases will be effective January 1, 2014, and are necessary to adjust pricing for inflationary input costs incurred since mid-2012.Read more
Effective immediately, or as contracts allow, BASF will increase kaolin prices globally for paper applications. Prices will be increased by up to 7%, with the amount of the increase dependent on the product. BASF's energy surcharge policy remains unchanged with the threshold at $5/mmbtu.
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OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 16, 2013 (Press Release) -As the peak shipping period approaches in the U.S. export trade to Asia, shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) Westbound section are recommending minimum rate increases in key commodity categories that have seen steady rate erosion in recent months.Read more