Board Converting News, August 30, 2021

INDUSTRY CALENDAR SEPTEMBER 27-29 PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO, Las Vegas Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. OCTOBER 3-6 FTA Fall Conference 2021: Frisco, Texas. OCTOBER 5 AICC West Coast Golf Tournament: Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine, California. OCTOBER 27-29 PPC Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference: Westin Sa- vannah Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia. NOVEMBER 6 AICC 37th Annual West Coast Golf Tournament, Straw- berry Farms Golf Club, Irvine, California. NOVEMBER 17-19 AICC Mexico 2021 Annual Meeting & Trade Show: Cami- no Real Hotel, Monterrey, Mexico. 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 Visit booth #C-2442 in the Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center to learn more and to speak to a mem- ber of the Graphic Packaging team about your packaging requirements. Visit for more infor- mation on one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions and service packaging. with PACK EXPO attendees. Visitors to Graphic Packag- ing booth #C-2442 will be able to see first-hand how their packaging operations can be enhanced by utilizing our in- novative technology.” Proven systems from Graphic Packaging’s portfolio will complete the machinery line-up and the team will be on hand to highlight award-winning products from the com- pany’s sustainable and circular-focused portfolio, includ- ing the PaperSeal tray range of products. In addition, Hicks and Graphic Packaging’s Roxanne McSpadden, Director, Beverage New Product Develop- ment and Marketing will take to the Innovations Stage on Monday, September 27 at 10 a.m., to present “How to au- tomate a sustainable, minimal material packaging solution for cans.” “As brands and retailers seek to reduce plastic in their packaging portfolios, they’re looking to converters to pro- vide not just like-for-like functionality but also added-value features and benefits,” said McSpadden. “We’ll be discuss- ing how this can be achieved efficiently, cost-effectively and importantly, at scale. Our machinery and solutions are designed to minimize downtime and unleash the potential of fiber-based packaging for our customers. We look for- ward to speaking with attendees about how this can work for them.”

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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