Paper Based Packaging Growth | Pratt Industries

According to RISI VP Global Packaging Ken Waghorne in his speech to Paper 2017, sponsored by the American Forest & Paper Assn., the demand for paper based packaging is growing due to the rise of ecommerce and the environmental concerns around plastic packaging. Ecommerce specifically contributes to the increased demand for container board like Pratt’s 100% recycled corrugated boxes.

“Paper packaging demand should continue to grow over the 2017-2018 period, Waghorne said. Containerboard and kraft paper demand are expected to grow more than 16% cumulatively over the 2011 to 2018 period, while boxboard demand grows around 4%, according to RISI estimates.”

More information about the growth of paper based packaging can be found at

In addition, American Forest Paper Association launched the Responsible Package initiative this month to raise awareness that paper and paper-based packaging is renewable, recyclable, and reusable and to highlight that packaging like paperboard, corrugated cardboard, and paper bag products are reliable, economical, and a responsible choice! Click here to learn more about this initiative and how you can be part of the paper lifecycle at home, school, and throughout your community.

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Pratt operates the most modern containerboard system in North America, having built three of the last 4 containerboard mills in the U.S. Together, our mills save 70,000 trees every day by providing 100% recycled paper to our box -making plants. Our mills manufacture the most versatile range of lightweight containerboard ever produced on this continent, thereby helping an increasing number of companies meet their sustainability goals without sacrificing their high-performance packaging requirements. Contact us to learn more!