Board Converting News, October 11, 2021

INDUSTRY CALENDAR OCTOBER 27-29 PPC Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference: Westin Sa- vannah Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia. NOVEMBER 16 AICC 37th Annual West Coast Golf Tournament: Straw- berry Farms Golf Club, Irvine, California. NOVEMBER 8-10 Digital Packaging Summit: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. NOVEMBER 17-19 AICC Mexico 2021 Annual Meeting & Trade Show: Cami- no Real Hotel, Monterrey, Mexico. DECEMBER 10-12 ICPF Holiday Weekend in New York: The Muse New York. FEBRUARY 13-17, 2022 AICC West Coast Ski Meeting: The Peaks Resort & Spa, Telluride, Colorado. APRIL 6-8, 2022 AICC Spring Meeting: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort, Palm Desert, California.

Board Converting News® is published weekly by NV Business Publications, in association with Corrugated Today®, Recycling Markets®, Flexo Market News®, International Paper Board Indus- try®, 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. (elsewhere $9.50); add $5.00 per order for shipping & handling. No part of this publication may be transmit- ted or reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Robyn Smith - President/Publisher: Len Prazych - Vice President The group comprises 23 production sites in Europe and Africa, with four paper mills, 10 box plants and nine sheet plants. More than 3,000 employees generated an annual turnover of almost € 600 million in 2019. All box plants are supplied by the group’s own paper mills. Another member of the corporate group, the company Sorest, collects and recycles the paper and corrugated board waste. Fantastapack Launches New Division For Custom Packaging Solutions Fantastapack has launched a new division for custom packaging solutions: Fantastapack Pro. Powered by dig- ital print technology, this new division leverages strength of customization, innovation, and automation for custom boxes and inserts specifically engineered for customers’ needs. Fantastapack says that its Pro division delivers an advantage to customers by giving them access to structur- al designers to bring their packaging vision to life. “Customers often require unique solutions for their packaging to not only protect their product but to elevate their unboxing experience,” said Justin Stacey, Vice Pres- ident of Ecommerce Solutions, Fantastapack. “We estab- lished Fantastapack Pro as a way for brands to take their packaging to the next level. Brands work side-by-side with our expert Sales Strategists who guide them every step of the way — from concept to creation.” Fantastapack Pro became available on September 28. The minimum order quantity for a custom design or insert project is 250-500 units. Visit for more.

The Price is Right

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More box makers and brokers are relying on the containerboard pricing in Board Converting News to negotiate their contracts with end users.

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