Caraustar announces US$30/ton price increase on uncoated recycled paperboard grades supplied from mill system, effective June 8; cites increase cost of freight, chemicals, supplies, raw materials

ATLANTA , May 12, 2011 (press release) – Caraustar Industries, Inc. announced a price increase of $30 per ton on uncoated recycled paperboard grades supplied from the mill system. The increase will be effective with shipments on or after June 8, 2011 and is necessary due to the increased costs of freight, chemicals, supplies, and raw materials.


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

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