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AF&PA Releases October 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 4% in October compared to October 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 6% in October compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 1% when compared to September 2022.

AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

Better Practices, Better Planet is one of the longest standing sustainability initiatives for a U.S. manufacturing industry, established more than a decade ago. The 2022 AF&PA sustainability award winners demonstrate the industry’s long-held commitment to improving practices to build a better…

AF&PA Releases Q3 2022 Containerboard Quarterly Report

Total Containerboard production in Q3 decreased 8.6% compared to Q3 2021. It was down 1.6% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.

AF&PA Releases Q3 2022 Boxboard Monthly Report

Total Boxboard production in Q3 increased 3% compared to Q3 2021. It was up 2% when compared to the same 9 months of 2021.The boxboard operating rate was 95.7%, up 1.2 points from Q3 and up 0.6 points year-to-date.

Student Design Challenge Winners Focus on Innovative and Sustainable Paperboard Packaging

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance (PPA) announced the 2022 Student Design Challenge winners. Student teams from the Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University were named winners at the Packaging Council’s 2022 Fall Meeting & Leadership Conference.

AF&PA Releases September 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in September decreased 10% compared to September 2021. They were down 2% when compared to the same nine months of 2021.

AF&PA Releases September 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments increased 5% in September compared to September 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 8% in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 1% when compared to August 2022.

National Forest Products Week Spotlights Sustainability Leadership

The American Forest & Paper Association celebrates the 62nd anniversary of National Forest Products Week. The week-long event spotlights the 950,000 people working in the forest products industry.

Paper Bags Are a Sustainable Choice for New Jersey

New Jersey is the only state in the nation that has banned paper bags. Lawmakers in Trenton can fix this broken law with an amendment to ensure access to paper bags, which are 100% recyclable, as well as reusable and compostable.

AF&PA Releases August 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly Report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in August remained essentially flat (-0.1%) compared to August 2021. They were essentially flat (+0.1%) when compared to the same 8 months of 2021.

AF&PA Releases August 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly Report

Total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 5% in August compared to August 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 1% in August compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 2% when compared to July 2022.

Paperboard Packaging Alliance Releases 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists

The Paperboard Packaging Alliance announced their 2022 Student Design Challenge Finalists. Teams from Fashion Institute of Technology and California Polytechnic State University advance as finalists. This year's challenge asked students to design sustainable, fiber-based packaging that can…