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Packaging Corp of America

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Packaging Corp Navigates a Difficult Operating Environment Amid Moderating Box Demand

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Packaging Corp of America manufactures packaging products and uncoated freesheet, or UFS, paper. It accounts for roughly 10% of the North American containerboard market and is the third-largest producer. The majority of the company's containerboard is used internally to produce corrugated packaging, with the remainder sold to external customers. A decade of consolidation in the corrugated packaging industry allowed Packaging Corp to raise prices aggressively, but increased competitive intensity from legacy paper producers has limited pricing power in recent years.

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