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Dec 20FBA to Host January Website Webinar
Start the New Year off right! Join the Fibre Box Association (FBA) for a free webinar tour of our website on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
 
Dec 20Deadline Tomorrow to Submit Comments on Basis Weight Rulemaking
Tomorrow, Friday, December 21, 2012, is the deadline to submit comments in support of Fibre Box Association's (FBA) effort to expand the tolerance allowed in the basis weights of containerboard components for corrugated Hazardous Materials Packaging.
 
Dec 18Boiler MACT Rule to go in Effect December 31, 2012
On February 21, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that will reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from existing and new industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers located at area source facilities. The rules are in effect for boilers as of December 31, 2012.
 
Nov 28FBA Looks for Member Help In Effort to Convert Basis Wt Tolerance to Formal Rule
Since March 2012, Fibre Box Association (FBA) has shared with you our efforts to turn a basis weight tolerance into a formal rule within the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations. FBA will soon be filing a comment and needs your help...
 
Nov 27Happy Holidays from FBA
Fibre Box Association (FBA) would like to thank all of you for your continued support. Please click on the image below to view a short holiday greeting from all of us at FBA.
 
Nov 14Member News - Atlantic Pkg. to Open First Lightweight Recycled Paper Mill in NA
Atlantic Packaging Products has announced plans to re-open their Whitby Ontario Mill in March of 2013. The former newsprint mill has been upgraded with technology that will allow Atlantic Packaging to produce 100% recycled lightweight paper used to manufacture high performance corrugated packaging products.
 
Oct 24New Corrugated Quiz on FBA Website
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) website has a brand new feature - a Corrugated Facts Quiz. Located on the FBA homepage, the Corrugated Facts Quiz allows site visitors to test their corrugated knowledge through an interactive quiz.
 
Oct 23Registration Opens Next Week for Independent Sheet Plant Workshop!
Fibre Box Association (FBA) will open registration next week for the 2013 FBA Independent Sheet Plant Operators Workshop to be held February 10 - 13, 2013 at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort on Marco Island, Florida.
 
Oct 5FBA Welcomes New Member Unicorr Packaging Group
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to welcome the following new member to the association:
 
Sep 26FBA to Host Panel at Upcoming RISI Intl Containerboard Conference
Fibre Box Association (FBA) will be hosting a panel discussion at the upcoming RISI International Containerboard Conference to be held October 31 - November 2, 2012 at the Westin Chicago River North in Chicago, IL.
 
Sep 6Unpacking Imagination: The Untapped Potential of Corrugated
Over the past year, Fibre Box Association (FBA) has been working to share the many benefits and infinite possibilities of corrugated. Now, the Chicago Children's Museum is tapping into the potential of corrugated with a new exhibit focused entirely on corrugated.
 
Aug 29FBA to Co-Host EPR Webinar
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is teaming up with the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) to host a free webinar "Understanding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)" on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:30 am (EDT).
 
Aug 13Finding New Value in Corrugated – The Corrugated Bike Project
Izhar Gafni has found new value in corrugated. The Israeli inventor has created a functional bicycle made entirely out of corrugated board.
 
Aug 10FBA Welcomes New Members Amcor Packaging Distribution and Wasatch Container
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to welcome the following new members to the association:
 
Jul 26FBA Member Spotlight Feature - Landaal Packaging Systems
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is introducing a new feature on the FBA website - the Member Spotlight. And it seemed only fitting that our first spotlight be placed on Landaal Packaging Systems...
 
Jul 20Update Regarding FBA’s Effort to Convert Basis Weight Tolerance to Formal Rule
In the March issue of the FBA Report, FBA shared with you our efforts to turn a basis weight tolerance into a formal rule within the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations.
 
Jul 16FBA Welcomes New Member Independent II LLC
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to welcome the following new member to the association:
 
Jul 9All the information you need, one book – Get your FBA Handbook Today!
The Fibre Box Handbook is the ultimate reference for all things corrugated.
 
Jun 28Reminder - FBA office closed for July 4th holiday
Fibre Box Association (FBA) would like to remind you that the FBA office will be closed on July 4th for the holiday.
 
Jun 27Changes to Monthly Region Reporting Ensure Compliance with FBA Antitrust Goals
Last month Fibre Box Association (FBA) announced changes in the region reporting for the U.S. Corrugated Industry Statistics Monthly Report.
 
Jun 14Dave Carlson Celebrates 5 Years with Fibre Box Association
Dave Carlson, Technical Manager, recently celebrated his 5th anniversary as a member of the FBA team, and his 48th year in the corrugated industry.
 
Jun 1How Corrugated Packaging Made the World’s First Parachute-Free Jump Possible
Another day another positive corrugated packaging story. Today's story involves stuntman Gary Connery, who successfully used 18,000 corrugated boxes as a crashpad to become the first person in the world to jump parachute-free from a helicopter.
 
May 24FBA Announces Changes to Monthly Region Reporting
Fibre Box Association (FBA) has announced changes in the region reporting for the U.S. Corrugated Industry Statistics Monthly Report.
 
May 23OSHA Announces Updates to Hazard Communication Standard
On March 26, 2012 OSHA published its new Hazard Communication Standard in the Federal Register, which adopts the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
 
May 17List of Registered Recyclable Coatings Suppliers Now Available on CPA Website
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) has made a list of recyclable coatings suppliers available on their website.
 
May 4FBA Welcomes New Member The Great Little Box Company
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is pleased to welcome the following new member to the association:
 
Apr 26SAVE THE DATE for FBA’s Independent Executive Corrugator Conference
Mark your calendar now and plan to attend...
 
Apr 26New ANSI Accredited FBA/PMMI Technical Publications Now Available
New publications, created through the joint efforts of Fibre Box Association (FBA) and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), and accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), are now available.
 
Apr 17How Corrugated Packaging and Creativity Led to a $190K College Fund
Fibre Box Association (FBA) is always on the lookout for positive stories regarding corrugated packaging. When we came across an article about one boy's creativity with corrugated packaging leading to a college fund of over $190,000, we knew it was something that we had to share.
 
Mar 27View Pictures from the 2012 FBA Annual Meeting with FBA’s Media Gallery
Photos from the Fibre Box Association's (FBA) 2012 Annual Meeting are now available online through the FBA Media Gallery.
 
Mar 22FBA Announces Officers and New or Re-Elected Board Members
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) Board of Directors elected Jim Porter, President of Corrugated Packaging and Recycling at RockTenn, as the Association's 2012 - 2013 Chairman during their Board of Directors Meeting held Sunday, March 18, at the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA.
 
Mar 19FBA Launches Effort to Convert Tolerance to Rule within DOT HazMat Regulations
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) is launching an effort to turn a basis weight tolerance into a formal rule within the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations.
 
Feb 22Take Advantage of FBA’s Technical FAQs – Now with New Format and Updated Answers
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) Technical Committee is pleased to announce new changes to the Technical FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) on the FBA website.
 
Feb 21Data Submission Deadline Nears for Box Plant Life Cycle Analysis
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) is in the process of updating the 2006 data-based industry-wide Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).
 
Feb 20Submit Your Data for Key Performance Indicator Survey (KPI)
FBA's highly-valued Key Performance Indicator Survey (KPI) is now available for data submission.
 
Jan 26Introducing FBA’s Company Profile: Member Management Tool
This summer, FBA introduced you to our new website, www.fibrebox.org. We hope that you've been taking advantage of the improved functionality of the site and enjoying our more contemporary web presence. Now, it's time to get even more interactive with the site.
 
Jan 23“Colley Takes up the Call” – An OBM interview with new FBA President
Official Board Markets - The Yellow Sheet featured an interview with Dennis Colley, Fibre Box Association (FBA) president in their January 14, 2012 issue.
 
Jan 19New Media Gallery Feature on FBA Website
The Fibre Box Association (FBA) website has a brand new feature - a Media Gallery. With FBA's Media Gallery visitors can easily view slideshows, videos and photo galleries full of FBA content.
 
Jan 16New Publication, “Understanding Box Performance”, Now Available
A new publication, created through the joint efforts of Fibre Box Association (FBA) and the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) is now available.
 
Jan 10Thanks to Tom Herlihy
Fibre Box Association (FBA) would like to take a moment to thank Tom Herlihy for his contributions over the last 40 years to FBA and the corrugated industry.
 
 
 
 

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