US boxboard markets continue to face challenges in 2014

By Ken Waghorne Fri, Mar 21, 2014

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, March 21, 2014 (RISI) -Entering 2013, the biggest question for the boxboard market was whether producers would be able to withstand the disruption on the trade front that appeared to be imminent given the looming overbuild in Chinese boxboard capacity. However, the answer by the end of the year was that the onslaught was not quite as bad as feared. Bleached board backorders began to rise in the spring, following the closure of International Paper's smallest machine at their Augusta, Georgia, mill.

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