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Caraustar Raises Clay Coated Paperboard Price

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Caraustar Industries Inc., Atlanta, Ga., USA, this week announced a $40 per ton price increase for all clay coated paperboard grades from its Tama Mill, Tama, Iowa, effective with shipments on and after September 12. The company attributes the increase to rising costs, especially for chemicals, fiber, and freight, Caraustar adds that there will be an additional increase in existing up-charges for 16 pt and 30 pt calipers.

Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets—tubes and cores, folding cartons, gypsum facing paper, and specialty paperboard products. The Tama mill produces more than 70,000 tpy of coated 100% recycled board, servicing a broad range of markets


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