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US domestic pricing was unchanged in the last month for unbleached kraft linerboard, white top linerboard, and semichemical corrugating medium, box makers and containerboard producers told PPI Pulp & Paper Week this week. Most open market tons domestically were priced in line with their levels last month, according to industry contacts. “It’s all about the same,” said…

President Donald Trump hit Chinese imports to the US with massive tariffs on Thursday. China responded with tariffs on US products. Tariffs are taxes on imports designed to boost US production of goods. The new tariffs will cause costs to go up for businesses that use imported goods from China – and possibly jump prices…

China continues to shake up recovered paper markets in the USA in several ways as it has slowed its buying of secondary fiber, leaving more material in the USA. Ample supply of old corrugated containers (OCC) remained in the USA as China’s demand has weakened, industry contacts told PPI Pulp & Paper Week this week. In addition,…

US recovered paper (RCP) imports in China now face a potential 25% tariff effective Aug. 23, if the government in China approves $60 billion in duties on 5,200 US products. The tariffs would be levied if President Trump moves ahead with $200 billion in US duties on Chinese products. Sources said mills in China will…

The Composite Can and Tube Institute (CCTI) is pleased to announce dates for the 2018 Fall Meeting, which will be held October 14-16, 2018 at the Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC).  CCTI will also be partnering again with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and exhibiting at PACK EXPO International and co-located…

New Oxford, PA, August 1, 2018 – Yazoo Mills, an industry leader in production of 100% recycled paper tubes and cores, is pleased to announce the completion of their second manufacturing facility located in Hanover, PA. The 90,000-square-foot facility houses the newest manufacturing technology and provides increased winding capacity to position Yazoo as the industry…

Wind Point Partners, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, has partnered with experienced building products executive Dave Ulmer to acquire Ox Engineered Products (“Ox” or the “Company”), a leading specialty manufacturer of structural sheathing and thermal insulation building products. Ox, based in Constantine, Michigan, is the largest U.S. provider of alternative laminated fibrous board sheathing…

The turning of the calendar brought no relief for North American thermal paper players, as global markets remain roiled by a combination of higher costs for everything from pulp to freight coupled with chemical shortages and a growing scarcity of paper. “Constantly escalating prices and a shortage of paper supply have made it very challenging…

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has signed a contract to deliver large-scale IT outsourcing services to Henkel, a global leader operating worldwide in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry; Home Care. As part of the contract, Atos will be responsible for Henkel’s Datacenter infrastructure, globally hosted in two main sites in…

Increasing emphasis on smart manufacturing in the industry is exposing an unfortunate truth. Competition between suppliers of advanced manufacturing technologies has driven improvements in delivery and quality while driving down costs. Though most new technology investments meet buyers’ specifications, too many fail to deliver the business impact that originally justified the investment. Worse, the cost…