Board Converting News, May 4, 2020

AF&PA: Containerboard (CONT’D FROM PAGE 6)

ed. March 2020 production of containerboard for export increased 39 percent compared to the same month last year; it was up 44 percent year-to-date. The container- board operating rate was 93.3 percent, up 7.3 points from March 2019 and up 4.5 points year-to-date. Mill inven- tories of containerboard at the end of March decreased 8,000 short tons from the previous month, and were down 2,000 short tons compared to March 2019. PPC Opens 2020 NA Paperboard Packaging Competition The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has announced the opening of the 2020 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. Administered and hosted by PPC and judged by a jury of packaging professionals, industry experts, and professors, the North American Pa- perboard Packaging Competition is the premier competi- tion for carton manufacturers involved in the concept, de- sign, print, performance, and shelf appeal of paperboard packaging. Entries are rated on how well they meet the criteria outlined on the entry form below. The more complete the write-up for each entry, the better the judges will under-



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