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February  2018 Paper Update

The price increase we projected for Q1 2018 has materialized and prices have already moved higher by $20 to $30 / ton in the U.S. and 30 Euros / MT in Europe.  We expect C1S Label paper price increases to be implemented in Q1 of 2018 in all regions.  Pulp prices moved higher by 20% in 2017 and moved higher by an additional $20 / ton in February.

We completed our 2018 Packaging Material Cost Forecast Update in January 2018.  This report includes detailed projections for lightweight coated papers and label papers for North America, Europe and Asia.  Pack Trax is the only publication which Forecasts and reports on C1S Label Paper.