Franz Rappold Announces New Venture – RAFRA Consulting


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are glad to welcome you to RAFRA Consulting GmbH. You have come to the right place. Are you eager to advance the implementation of your strategic projects or the development of your organization? We can advise and support you. The RAFRA […]

Unicorr Packaging Group Acquires Coastal Pallet Corp. of Bridgeport, CT

The Protective Packaging Division of Unicorr Packaging Group has acquired one of the largest manufacturers of new pallets in the Northeast, Coastal Pallet Corporation of Bridgeport, CT. A state-of-the-art manufacturer of custom wooden pallets, crates, and skids for various industries for nearly fifty years, the company has been recognized in the industry for its […]

International Paper Named to FORTUNE’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies

International Paper (NYSE: IP) was once again named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “Worlds Most Admired Companies.” International Paper has earned this recognition in seventeen of the last eighteen years based on its scores in the following categories:

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Verso asks stockholders to back $400 million deal that includes sale of Maine mill

Verso Corp., which in November revealed plans to sell its Androscoggin Mill in Jay as part of a $400 million deal, said Monday that it has all the needed regulatory approvals to move forward with the sale.

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Packagers’ Gain for Year Is Wiped Out in Minutes on Price Slump

Packaging companies erased the year’s gains after a report that prices for containerboard plunged in January.

The S&P 500 Containers & Packaging Industry Index (S5CONP) is now down about 1% this year versus a 2.8% gain for S&P 500. The packaging sector, which had been higher this year by 1.7% through Friday, before the […]

New EFI MIS/ERP and Digital Print Solutions Fuel Production at EFI Connect 2020 Conference

The annual Electronics For Imaging, Inc.Connect event – one of the print industry’s longest-running and most successful user conferences – has entered its third decade of valuable information sharing, discussion, and networking. EFI customers, along with EFI partners and industry trade media, are witnessing thought-provoking discussion from industry leaders, along with new tech advancements […]

China trade deal retains existing tariffs (on OCC/Recycled Pulp)

The U.S. and China signed a deal last week seemingly calming their trade war. But Chinese tariffs on OCC, recycled pulp and other materials will remain for the time being.

On Jan. 15, the two countries came to a “phase one” trade agreement, a document the U.S. government described as a “fully-enforceable” and “historic” […]

Containerboard production rises in December 2019

Total containerboard production in December 2019 increased 2 percent compared with December 2018 and was down 4 percent when compared with the same 12 months of 2018, according to the Washington-based American Forest & Paper Association’s (AF&PA) December 2019 Containerboard Monthly Report.

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Highcon Brings Agile Production with Digital Finishing to drupa 2020

At drupa 2020 (Hall 9, Booth C50) Highcon® will be demonstrating just how far the digital revolution has come! At this third appearance at the print & packaging Olympics, Highcon will be introducing a portfolio of field proven products supporting different speeds, format and substrate requirements for the folding carton and corrugated markets.

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McKinley Paper mill ‘nearing startup’ in Port Angeles

McKinley Paper Company is expected to be running at full capacity at the former Nippon Paper Industries USA plant in March, three years after operations ceased at the 100-year-old Ediz Hook mill.

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