Month: February 2021

 A bit of a battle seemed to be brewing over a March containerboard price increase in North America, even as suppliers continued to report four- to six-week mill delivery dates and as further supply chain disruptions occurred this week. Some national corrugated box buyers challenged this second increase in four months as “greedy,” and questionable…

Amid recent, major asset sales and a planned spinoff of its US printing paper business, International Paper (IP) for a third time reduced its share holdings in Graphic Packaging and affiliates with two transactions this week amounting to $400 million, according to a financial filing and local press reports in Memphis. IP entered into a…

US boxboard prices held in place in February in a month of “chaos” with WestRock “paralyzed” by a ransomware attack on its IT systems since Jan. 23 that has limited its enforcement of price increases on coated recycled paperboard (CRB) since last month and solid bleached sulfate (SBS) effective this month, according to market contacts….