In recent months, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for home deliveries has increased significantly. In order to continue to meet its ambitious sustainability targets, Delhaize worked in collaboration with DS Smith’s team of circular design experts to reimagine its e-commerce packaging and cut delivery volumes.

Total Containerboard production in October increased three percent compared to October 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same 10 months of 2019.

Judging from doorsteps, the holiday shopping season has started earlier than usual. No, we don’t mean decorations on doors, we mean cardboard boxes are popping up on doorsteps across the country in unprecedented numbers.

Paper and paperboard manufacturing is being impacted by online shopping and other global forces. This dominating change in consumer purchasing habits is creating opportunity for the packaging industry that is being supported by a variety of disruptive technologies.

Renewed interest in fibers derived from natural cellulose (non-petrochemical) sources has seen demand for such fibers grow to 6 million tons per year currently, an approximate doubling of demand since 2000, according to Tecnon OrbiChem’s supply and demand data.

Total containerboard production in August remained essentially flat (+0.4 percent) compared to August 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same eight months of 2019.

Total containerboard production in July remained essentially flat (-0.2 percent) compared to July 2019. It was up four percent when compared to the same seven months of 2019. 

After three consecutive record-breaking weeks, southern yellow pine (SYP) lumber prices once again pressed on to set a new record—by a big margin. In mid-August, Forest2Market’s SYP lumber price composite showed prices jumped $106 in just one week.

Total Containerboard production in June increased one percent compared to June 2019. It was up five percent when compared to the same six months of 2019.

Total Containerboard production in May increased one percent compared to May 2019. It was up six percent when compared to the same five months of 2019.

In the Pacific Northwest (PNW), the forest products industry has rebounded somewhat sooner than most believed it would since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown that began in March. Lumber demand has surged in recent weeks, log prices are steady, and there is guarded optimism across the board now.

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