Board Converting News, April 26, 2021

AICC 2021 Mexico (CONT’D FROM PAGE 36)

The Machinery category, open to AICC Associate (sup- plier) Members in good standing, focuses on innovations of equipment, products, or services directly related to the mechanical converting process. Innovations should bene- fit the paperboard packaging industry through enhanced efficiency, quality, productivity, and/or safety of convert- ing plants. The “mechanical converting process” covers all operations that involve direct contact with corrugated, folding carton, or rigid box substrates (i.e., printing, cutting, creasing, scoring, stitching, gluing, material handling, etc.). Visit for an entry form. This is a video based competition. Entries must be re- ceived by Friday, June 4. AF&PA Releases March 2021 Boxboard Monthly Report AF&PA has released its March 2021 Boxboard Month- ly report. Total Boxboard production in March remained essentially flat (-0.4 percent) compared to March 2020. It was down two percent when compared to the same three months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 94.0 percent, up 1.4 points from March 2020 and up 1.1 points year-to-date. Solid Bleached Boxboard production in March decreased four percent compared to March 2020. It was down four percent when compared to the same three months of 2020.

and transportation hub of northern Mexico, also it is third city in economic importance in Mexico. The meeting will be held at the Camino Real Monter- rey, located in Valle Oriente, one of the most exclusive ar- eas in Monterrey. It is 40 minutes away from the Mariano Escobedo Airport. To make hotel reservations, visit www. or call the hotel by phone at +52 800-901-2300 and mention the group code 1311(IND)A_001. For additional information about the AICC 2021 Mexico Meeting, please visit our website ico or contact Maria Frustaci at (703) 836-2422 x 1382 or email at Innovator Of The Year Deadline Is June 4 AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, Board Converting News (BCN), and Corrugated Today invite AICC Associate Members to submit their innovative ma- chinery for the 2021 Innovator of the Year Competition (IOY). Held in conjunction with the AICC/ TAPPI 2021 Su- perCorrExpo, August 8-12, at the Orange County Conven- tion Center, Orlando, Florida, the competition this year will be especially exceptional.


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