Board Converting News, May 9, 2022

INDUSTRY CALENDAR MAY 10-12 AICC Southeast Summit: Alpharetta, Georgia. MAY 24 AICC Region 6 Spring Meeting and TAPPI Trade Fair: Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois. JUNE 6-10 PPC Week: Boot Camp and Boxapalooza: MGM Spring- field, Springfield, MA. JULY 18 AICC Midwest Region Golf Outing: St. Charles Country Club, St. Charles, Illinois. SEPTEMBER 19-22 AICC/TAPPI 2022 Corrugated Week: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. OCTOBER 11-13 FTA Fall Conference 2022: Covington, Kentucky. OCTOBER 26-28 PPC 2022 Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference: Hyatt Regency Austin, Austin, Texas.

ners are experiencing COVID-19 impacts, creating a near- term headwind for the U.S. manufacturing community. Fif- teen percent of panelists’ general comments expressed concern about their Asian partners’ ability to deliver reli- ably in the summer months, up from 5 percent in March,” said Fiore. Seventeen manufacturing industries reported growth in April, among them Electronic Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; and Paper Products.

AF&PA Releases Q1 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

Board Converting News® is published weekly by NV Business Publications, in association with Flexo Market News®, Interna- tional Paper Board Industry®, and Folding Carton Industry®. Editorial and Marketing office: PO Box 802, Manasquan, NJ 08736-0802. Subscription Rates in U.S. and Canada $223 per year or $355 for two years. Overseas rate per year $355 USD. Current issue single copies (pre-paid only) $8.50 in U.S. (else- where $9.50); add $5.00 per order for shipping & handling. No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced with- out written permission from the publisher. The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) re- leased its Q1 2022 Boxboard Monthly report. Total Box- board production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 94.0 per- cent, up 2.0 points from Q1 2021. • Solid Bleached Boxboard production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021. • Recycled Boxboard production in Q1 increased three percent compared to Q1 2021. • Unbleached Kraft & Gypsum production in Q1 increased two percent compared to Q1 2021. The complete report can be purchased by contacting Kory Bockman at

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