Boxboard: $50 SBS March price hike finds more support with domestic mills, importers

OAKLAND, CA, Feb. 9, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A $50/ton price increase attempt on solid bleached sulfate (SBS) set for next month rounded out with virtually all producers and at least one major importer this week, although Georgia-Pacific could not be confirmed to have announced as of Friday, Feb. 9.

WestRock on Feb. 5 informed US customers it will raise SBS paperboard prices by $50/ton effective March 5, according to industry contacts. The company said the increases cover its PrintKote, PolarShield and EnShield SBS products for folding carton and food service packaging.

Contacts said Clearwater Paper on Feb. 7 also ...

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