Caraustar Announces Price Increase on All Clay Coated Grades

Aug 09, 2011, 10:00 ET from Caraustar Industries, Inc.

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced today that due to increasing costs, especially in chemicals, fiber, and freight, there will be a $40 per ton price increase effective with shipments on and after Sept. 12, 2011 for all clay coated grades from Caraustar's Tama Mill.  There will be an additional increase in existing upcharges for 16pt and 30pt calipers.

About Caraustar

Caraustar Industries, Inc. is one of North America's largest integrated manufacturers of 100% recycled paperboard and converted paperboard products.  The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services.  Caraustar has developed its leadership position in the industry through diversification and integration from raw materials to finished products.  Caraustar serves the four principal recycled boxboard product end-use markets:  tubes and cores; folding cartons; gypsum facing paper and specialty paperboard products.  For additional information on Caraustar, please visit the company's website at

CONTACT:  Margaret I. Wolfe
Sales Manager, CRB Mills
(770) 948-3101

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