U.S. Containerboard Output up Dramatically in February

Total U.S. containerboard paper production again rose sharply in February compared with February 2009, according to the American Forest & Paper Association's (Washington, D.C., USA) February 2010 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report released this week. Total production saw an increase of 208,400 tons or 8.9% over the same month last year. For the two months of 2010 production was 13.9% over 2009.

Additional key findings from the report include: linerboard production was up from last year, corrugating medium production follows the trend and increased over February 2009, and operating rates also reflected the year-over- year increase.