Threats and Opportunities Facing Global Corrugated Industry, 2004 International Corrugated Packaging Conference
Corrugated converters are facing competitive pressures from a number of different directions. There is intense
downstream pressure on prices from retailers, there is increasing competition resulting from widespread over
capacity, converters are confronted by upstream material cost increases that are difficult to predict, and owners are
concerned over the industry’s poor performance and meagre shareholder returns.