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Notable web sites

Materials Marketplaces B2Boxes.com is a corrugated marketplace/supplier locator site. Buyers can locate a local box manufacturer from an extensive database.

boxdirect.com
boxdirect.com

Sellers can post for sale out-of-spec boxes and sheet.

boxdirect.com is a corrugated-box marketplace that allows buyers to purchase directly from select corrugated-box suppliers via the site, which retains full order histories.

PaperExchange.com is a marketplace for buyers and sellers of several packaging grades of paper, including containerboard, paperboard and recovered paper. Allows users to personalize the site to focus on the specific paper grades they regularly use.

Equipment Marketplaces

EquipNet Direct is a used-equipment marketplace and auction site for packaging and processing equipment, with packaging-specific machinery categories.

Ethical Sales is a used-equipment marketplace for packaging, processing and other equipment focused solely on the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, medical devices, fine chemical, cosmetics and personal-care industries.

I-Com Industry is a general-purpose capital equipment marketplace site that charges a fixed selling fee.

Used Packaging Machinery.com is a marketplace for new and used packaging machinery.

Commerce-enabled Suppliers

Eastman Chemical Co. now offers an e-commerce site that allows customers to place and revise orders, view order status, request documentation, track railcar shipments and access product information.

Imaje is now accepting orders for ink-jet coding equipment via its web site (for U.S. customers), granting a 5% discount for all orders placed this way.

Web-based Distributors

W.W. Grainger is a maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies distributor that now offers Web-based ordering from its extensive online catalog of more than 560ꯠ industrial products.

Information Sourcing

AdhesivesMart consists of an extensive database of adhesives, sealants and their suppliers. Allows users to locate products by keyword search or performance criteria.

CorrugatedPrices.com promises free, customized corrugated price reports by monitoring local and national market conditions.

webPkg.com allows users to create their own free Web-based database of packaging specifications, which can be shared with colleagues, vendors and customers.

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