Titanium dioxide prices point up in Q2, producers ask for more hikes for Q3 deliveries

25 May 2016 − Global TiO2 producers intend to further increase prices for rutile pigments on rising demand and longer delivery times.» more

Downturn in recycled corrugated case material prices comes to a halt in Italy

24 May 2016 − Manufactures are opting for price hikes for deliveries from June or July. Hamburger Containerboard announces €50/t increase to all new brown recycled containerboard orders as of June. » more

Stora Enso invests in PE extrusion in Imatra

19 May 2016 − Stora Enso will invest a total of approximately €70m in a new polyethylene (PE) extrusion coating plant and an automated roll warehouse (ARW) at Imatra mills in Finland. » more

Newsprint manufacturers determined to increase prices in the UK

18 May 2016 − Paper manufacturers feel that higher prices for newsprint deliveries from 1 July will definitely be on the table in the UK, regardless of how the EU referendum turns out.» more

German market for recycled graphic papers without positive impetus in May

18 May 2016 − The recycled graphic paper market in Germany is mostly stable, but without any positive impetus. Manufacturers are therefore considering expanding other types of activities in their portfolios. » more


EU reviews expiring antidumping and countervailing duties on woodfree coated paper imports from China

17 May 2016 − Five leading European coated fine paper manufacturers have applied for a review of AD and CV duties on imports from China. The companies had provided sufficient evidence that the expiry of the measures would be likely...» more

Sharp fall in BEK pulp prices in April in Europe

13 May 2016 − Bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp prices continued on a downward path in April. Manufacturers are preparing now to lift the pulp prices to higher levels again.» more

Spain's Grupo Maculart acquires
packaging producer Estoig Farmacéutic

12 May 2016 − Grupo Maculart is increasing its capacities for pharmaceutical boxes. The Spanish company has taken over packaging firm Estoig Farmacéutic.» more

Staples and Office Depot scrap merger agreement

11 May 2016 − Staples will explore strategic alternatives for its European business in order to sharpen its focus and pursue more aggressively its mid-market growth strategy in North America.» more