Green Markets Box Report





Pricing Notations

Box Report Calculator:

To obtain an equivalent Dollars per Ton price using the Green Markets Box Report Dollars per MSF index price use the following methodology (using 32 ECT, C Flute, $48/msf as an example):

Add the basis weight of both the inner and outer linerboard (35+35) to the basis weight of the corrugating medium (23*1.42) to obtain the total fiber weight in pounds per MSF (102.66).

Divide the pounds per MSF (102.66) by 2,000 to obtain total tons per MSF (0.513).

Divide the Green Markets Box Report Dollars per MSF index price ($48) by the tons per MSF value (0.513), the resulting value is the sheet price Dollar per Ton ($935.13).

Basis Weight of Liner 1 35.00 lbs/msf
Basis Weight of Medium 32.66 lbs/msf
Basis Weight of Liner 2 35.00 lbs/msf
Total Fiber Weight Lbs 102.66 lbs/msf
Average Reported Price 48.00 $/msf
Total Fiber Weight Tons .0513 tons/msf
Average Reported Price 935.12 $/ton

PRICE QUOTES DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT ACTUAL TRANSACTIONS, BUT REPRESENT CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS AS PERCEIVED BY SELECTED BUYERS AND SELLERS.

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars per thousand square feet (“$/MSF”), on a delivered (Incoterm “DEL”) basis. DEL prices include transportation costs to the end user’s premises.

Unless otherwise indicated, prices are based on mixed, full truckload shipments for transactions of 25,000 – 50,000 square feet of material. All prices are net of discounts including special payment or delivery terms if such are offered.

Price spreads can be attributed to localized price differences, market conditions, buying volume, and the timing of upstream linerboard and/or corrugating medium paper price changes. The midpoint of the price range (PX_MID) represents the average price paid by purchasers of 10-15 million square feet of sheet per month.

REGIONAL DEFINITION(S):

Southern U.S.: Maryland, Virginia, W. Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida

PRODUCT GRADE(S):

The ECT test is used to grade box board compression strength (“BCT”) from top to bottom (stacking strength), establishing standard grades of corrugated boxes.

32ECT-C: 32 pounds/linear inch (lb/in) of force to crush the box edges; C-flute. This is the most common corrugated box variety on the market and is used in a variety of commercial applications.

Corrugate cardboard-tied with white plastic rope

For a free demonstration contact Lisa Robel.
Call +1.603.357.8181 or email lrobel@green-markets.com.