State of the Folding Carton Industry
September 1, 2013

The folding carton printers interviewed for this story face mostly the same agenda of business issues as the managers of other kinds of printing businesses. Two items of special interest in their segment—competition from offshore packaging manufacturers, and paperboard supply—came up in the conversations.

PPC’s Annual Trends Report Forecasts Gradual Growth for Carton Industry
October 26, 2012

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) has released its annual Trends: 2012 Industry Outlook and Market Data Report, which provides an invaluable tool for translating market challenges into opportunities. The report also identifies growth markets and analyzes trends for 17 key market segments of the paperboard packaging industry.

RISI Releases New Study on Specialty Packaging Papers
September 19, 2012

For those looking to enter the market or those already producing specialty grades, RISI's new "Specialty Packaging Papers Study" provides a comprehensive profile of the market's competitive landscape and a detailed market outlook through 2015. It also outlines opportunities and challenges that new market entrants will face; and the equipment and processes needed to be successful.

Challenges Facing Folding Carton Printers
September 1, 2012

In the 2012 PPC Trends Report, RISI predicts that shipments of folding cartons are forecast to grow at a 0.5 percent average annual pace between 2012 and 2016. While modest, growth is steady and forecasted to continue, it is expected that the pharmaceutical industry will offer the greatest opportunity for folding cartons during the next five years.

PPC Market Trends Report Offers Business Insights
January 20, 2012

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently released the “Trends: Industry Outlook and Market Data Report,” an analysis of what lies ahead for the paperboard packaging industry.

Paperboard industry outlook
November 15, 2011

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently released its annual 2011 Trends: Industry Outlook and Market Data Report, the definitive analysis of what lies ahead for the paperboard packaging industry. The report reflects the partnership of PPC and (RISI), the leading provider of paperboard packaging industry market forecasts and analysis. The report identifies growth markets and analyzes trends for 17 key market segments of the paperboard packaging industry, including beverage, cereal and dairy markets. In this year’s report, five end-use categories were classified as growth markets (those that can expect tonnage shipments to grow by 1.0% per year or more

RockTenn's Rubright Wins RISI's 2011 Top CEO Award
August 16, 2011

BEDFORD, Mass.—RISI, a leading information provider for the global forest products industry, has named Mr. James Rubright, Chairman and CEO of RockTenn, as the 2011 North American Forest Products CEO of the Year. The award will be presented to Mr. Rubright at RISI's 26th North American Forest Products Conference in San Diego, CA on October 3-5, 2011. Mr. Rubright was chosen as the RISI North American CEO of the Year by a group of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the forest products industry. The analysts responded to a survey

The Niche Payoff
September 1, 2010

The folding carton segment, an area taking constant punches from film manufacturers, continues to rebound from, as Ben Markens, president of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) puts it, falling off a cliff in 2009.

RockTenn’s Rubright Named Global CEO of the Year
November 6, 2009

NORCROSS, Ga.—RockTenn Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Rubright was named the first-ever Global CEO of the Year at the 2009 Pulp & Paper International (PPI) Awards held October 28, 2009 in Munich, Germany.