Packaging Gaining Momentum

  |   Packaging

As we begin the second half of 2014, growth in packaging is gaining traction and is expected to enter 2015 on solid footing. Boxboard mills are running full, and operating rates approximate 92%. The pricing climate for both resin and fiber is positive and paper is increasing share of market versus plastic. Export activity is improving, and the only concern is the threat of a West Coast dock strike.