Boxboard: Steady market in October with prices firm; slower demand season awaits

OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 27, 2017 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -US boxboard markets were stable in October, with seasonal demand keeping converting plants relatively busy, and producers holding onto price levels as seasonal demand recedes into slower business around the end of the year.

"Seasonal demand is winding down, but there is still time for quick orders," summed up one producer contact.

Key new developments include the shut of Graphic Packaging's Santa Clara, CA, coated recycled board (CRB) mill by the end of the year, growing imports of solid bleached sulfate (SBS) from Europe and Asia, new bleached packaging capacity likely from ...

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