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November 16, 2018

BCN – ICPF To Introduce Corrugated Packaging And Displays To Additional 500 Students

On February 21, 2019, ICPF will conduct its annual teleconference on The Business of Corrugated Packaging & Displays and the Career Opportunities. As in past years, 400-500 packaging, graphic design, marketing & sales, chemical & mechanical engineering, supply chain management, business and other students and faculty on 15-20 college campuses are expected to participate. This annual event is not a webcast, but a live video conference utilizing professional WKAR-TV personnel and TV broadcast equipment at central Michigan’s PBS studios for two-way interactivity.

Read additional coverage on Page 12 of the November 19 issue of Board Converting News.

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November 16, 2018

BCN – WestRock’s Porter Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Porter, WestRock President of Business Development & Latin America, was presented with the RISI Lifetime Achievement Award at the RISI International Containerboard Conference in Chicago, Illinois, last week.

Porter began his career in 1974 with a degree in Forest Management from the University of Missouri and a first job as field forester with Menasha in their Washington State timberlands. He worked for independent, privately-held paper packaging companies for 34 years.

Read additional coverage on Page 10 of the November 19 issue of Board Converting News.

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November 16, 2018

BCN – FBA: Shipments Up In October

Industry shipments of corrugated products increased 4.7 percent, from  34.28 bsf in October of 2017 to 35.87 bsf in October of 2018, the Fibre Box Association (FBA) reported. The increase was partially due to the fact there was one more shipping day in October of 2018.

Average week shipments increased 0.1 percent, from 7.791 bsf in 2017 to 7.799 bsf in 2018. Shipments of corrugated products increased 1.0 percent ytd.

Read additional coverage on Page 1 of the November 19 issue of Board Converting News.

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November 9, 2018

FMN — Global RFID Market Reaches $11 Billion

IDTechEx Research has released its latest RFID report titled RFID Forecasts, Players and Opportunities 2018-2028.
See additional coverage on Page 14 in the November 12 issue of FMN.
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November 9, 2018

FMN — Study Examines Sustainable E-Commerce Packaging

A new market study from Smithers Pira shows that the total volume of sustainable packaging materials in e-commerce will be $32.9 billion in 2018, up from $28.2 billion in 2017.

See additional coverage on Page 8 in the November 12 issue of FMN.
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November 9, 2018

FMN — ICE USA, InPrint USA Form Partnership With FPA

Co-located exhibitions ICE USA and InPrint USA have announced the support of the Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) as an association partner for the upcoming exhibition taking place April 9-11, 2019, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.
 
See additional coverage on Page 3 in the November 12 issue of FMN.
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November 8, 2018

RM – Mid America Recycling Sells Location In Nebraska

The Mid America Recycling (MAR) management team has sold its Lincoln operations to Kelley McReynolds, a fellow management team member and the facility’s general manager.

See additional coverage on Page 2 in the November 12 issue of RM.

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November 8, 2018

RM – WestRock Completes KapStone Acquisition

WestRock Company has confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation.

See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the November 12 issue of RM.

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November 8, 2018

RM – OCC Demand Holds Stable, Report Sources

The domestic market for Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) is stable in many areas across the country, RM sources report.

 See additional coverage on Page 1 Left in the November 12 issue of RM.

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