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Thank You to All Who Attended the 
CCTI Fall & Technical  Meeting 
in Chicago, IL on October 14-16, 2018

The CCTI Fall/Technical Meeting and Pack Expo Trade Show held in Chicago, IL (October 14th to October 16th) was a tremendous success. The primary goal of this meeting was to bring together our industry leaders, members and peers to network, educate and exchange ideas. Attendees e njoyed both enlightening and educational sessions that included:

Recovered Paper Markets - The New Dynamics and Implications for Paperboard Producers:   Bill Moore, President of Moore & Associates

Money is a Message: 3X Your Business Growth Understanding the Psychology of Money and Manufacturing:   LoriAnne Reeves, MA, Business Consultant & Sales Strategist 

The CCTI Fall/Techincal Meeting was a great opportunity for us to meet new and old friends. 
Nancy M. Kim
Please welcome our newest member of the CCTI family, Ms. Nancy M. Kim, Partner, Lange Thomas & Associates, LLP 

Ms. Kim will serve as CCTI's General Counsel and legal representative.  

Jim Saylor
Distinguished guest, Mr. Jim Saylor, CCTI Lifetime Member, was in attendance.
Jim's first CCTI meeting was 56 years ago in Point Clear, Alabama. During his tenure, Jim served on the board of directors for 25 years and he served as CCTI's National President from 1984-1985. 

Mr. Saylor was  recognized  as a Honorary Lifetime Member on May 22nd, 1993.

During the CCTI Member Breakfast, we welcomed CCTI's newest industry member,  Volta Belting Technology Ltd  .  Mr. David Genossar, Business Development Manager, gave a presentation on Volta Belting's innovative Twisted Tube Winder design and brief introduction on  Volta Belting. Volta's head quarters are based in Israel, with subsidiaries in NJ, USA and the Netherlands in Europe. To learn more about Volta's products and services, please click here.
This event was made possible by the  generous  support of ALL of  our Sponsors, please take a  moment and visit their websites to learn more about their products and services:

I appreciate everyone's participation and support for making the Chicago Fall & Technical Meeting such a success and we look forward to seeing you at a future CCTI event!

Andrea Ball
Executive Director

Referrals & Recommendations

2 used winders, please contact: 
Mark MacKimm
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US box makers seeing good October, export liner price falls; Economist expects 2.5% demand growth in market pulp; Publishers after price relief from import tariff

US domestic pricing was unchanged in the last month for unbleached kraft linerboard, white top linerboard, and semichemical corrugating medium, box makers and containerboard producers told PPI Pulp & Paper Week this week. Most open market tons domestically were priced in line with their levels last month, according to industry contacts.

"It's all about the same," said one box plant leader in the Northeast, adding that demand continued to "grow slowly."
"There's no slippage in price," said a box plant operator in the Midwest. "Supply has been steady and paper doesn't seem to be as tight."

The main highlights this week were pricing weakness on the export market and a corrugated demand pickup in October.

Referrals & Recommendations

Colby Carll,  585-944-5042 - Operations Project Manager at Four Sigmatic 
in Naperville, IL is looking for a manufacture of a bottom seamed can.  The top allows for induction field membrane without seaming to be used for a protein powder.  Please contact Colby directly at 585-944-5042 or email

RISI economist sees 2.5% demand  rise as supply shocks, China RCP rules keep pulp market tight

Worldwide demand for market pulp is forecast to rise 5% in 2018 and nearly 2.5% in 2019, as a relatively s trong global econo
my and China's aggressive import policy changes in the recovered paper sector drive additional dem  and for virgin pulp, RISI's VP of fiber economic analysis David Fortin said in a recent presentation.

The global pulp market, which has stayed hot in terms of high pricing for most of 2018, will reach a relative balance in fourth quarter as Chinese pulp demand eases due to oversupply in paper and board. However, conditions will tighten again into 2019 with capacity expansion slowing and demand tracking higher on continued economic growth, Fortin added.

"Demand is growing (roughly) 3% per year while supply is rising 2% per year, so that's a positive sign. But when you add unexpected downtime - barring an economic drop or Chinese reversal - the market should grow tighter," Fortin said during RISI's 33rd Annual North American Conference in San Francisco on Oct. 11.

A wildcard for global pulp markets emerged starting in August 2017 when the Chinese government began implementing stricter limits on recovered paper imports and told the World Trade Organization it would ban mixed paper imports by yearend 2017. Industry participants have tried putting a tonnage figure on how many additional tonnes of virgin pulp demand resulted from the recovered paper limits ever since.
About five million tonnes of mixed paper was imported by China in 2017.

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