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Types of Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated board is widely used in the packing industry. The main advantages are lightness, recyclability, and low cost. This makes the material the best choice to produce containers devoted to the shipping of goods. Furthermore, examples of structure design based on corrugated boards can be found in different fields. Structural analysis of paperboard components is […]

Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased Three Percent in Q4 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its Q4 2022 U.S. Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q4 decreased 3% compared to Q4 2021, but 2022 production was up 1% when compared to the same 12 months of 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 87.8%, down when compared to […]

ABB launches newest generation of LW bending tester

ABB has enhanced its L&W Bending Tester with new features to deliver easier and more reliable operator-independent bending resistance and stiffness measurements. The L&W Bending Tester, which measures resistance to bending in paper and packaging, is a standalone benchtop instrument featuring a large touchscreen with a user-friendly interface and improved post-processing for ease-of-use and instrument […]

Weyerhaeuser’s Q4 net sales decreased to $1.8 billion

Weyerhaeuser Company reported Q4 2022 net earnings of $11 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion. This compares with net earnings of $416 million, or 55 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.2 billion for the same period last year and net earnings of $310 million for the […]

In December, price for logs exported from New Zealand loses 6%

In December 2022, the average price for the logs exported from New Zealand decreased 6% compared to the previous month at $97 per m3. This is 6% less than a year ago when it was $103. The exports of logs from New Zealand increased 13% year-on-year to 1,672 thousand m3 in December.

HS Timber sells its pellet distribution company in Austria

HS Timber Group GmbH announces the sale of PelletsOne GmbH to RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG. The closing for the purchase was completed on 20 January, 2023 following approval by the relevant competition authority. The parties agreed not to disclose the contractual details. PelletsOne is a direct sales company for pellets in Austria, based in Wiener […]

Sinclar Group announces temporary production curtailments at lumber operations

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. announced it is curtailing its lumber operations at Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, Lakeland Mills in Prince George, and Nechako Lumber Co. in Vanderhoof, for two weeks, effective January 30th. “There are factors outside of our control that are having a detrimental impact on our business,” said Sinclar […]

ABB Opens Its Mexico technology and engineering center

ABB has established a new regional operations center for North America, bringing technology expertise closer to customers and building on its similar resources globally. An initial $1 million investment has been made for the new Mexico Technology and Engineering Center (MXTEC) in the city of Merida, Yucatan, to help the technology leader to reach higher […]

China’s imports of wood chips grow 18% in 2022

In 2022, China’s imports of wood chips expanded 18% year-on-year to 18.5 million tonnes. The value of imports increased 46% to $4.0 billion. Average price of wood chips grew 24% to $218 per tonne. Vietnam’s share amounted to 57% of China’s total wood chips imports in 2022. Vietnam is China’s biggest wood chips supplier with […]

Polymer Packaging acquires The William-Allen Company

Polymer Packaging, Inc., (PPI) has acquired The William-Allen Company, a leading supplier of flexible packaging and containers. William-Allen Company offers a full range of services including design, production, quality control, inventory management, warehousing and distribution. The company ships nationally and internationally from its 33,000 square foot warehouse/distribution center in North Canton. “Acquiring The William-Allen Company […]