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Price increase for hardwood pulp being ruled out for September

16 Sep 2014 − Many manufacturers as well as the interviewed converters currently see no possibility at all for mark-ups on BHKP. » more

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SCA’s transfer of Chinese hygiene business to Vinda approved

12 Sep 2014 − SCA’s agreement with Vinda to transfer its hygiene business in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) has today been approved by the independent shareholders of Vinda. » more

FSC intends to waive compulsory use of OCP

10 Sep 2014 − According to information from the FSC working group Germany, FSC International is waiving compulsory use of the Online Claims Platform (OCP). » more

Prices for brown recycled containerboard in Germany up in August

09 Sep 2014 − After the latest round of price negotiations the price picture for brown recycled containerboard in Germany at the beginning of September is transparent: prices have gone up, but implementation dates vary. » more

APP reviews raw material supply to its pulp mills

08 Sep 2014 − After the launch of its Forest Conservation Policy in 2013, which was responding to repeated allegations made by several NGOs that Indonesia’s Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) is illegally clearing tropical rainforests,...» more

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Resolute announces permanent closure of Laurentide mill in Shawinigan, Quebec

04 Sep 2014 − Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the permanent closure of its Laurentide paper mill in Shawinigan, Quebec. The restart of a competitor's mill at the end of 2012, the high cost of fiber, as well as higher...» more

Producers expect prices of brown recycled CCM to increase in the UK in September

02 Sep 2014 − With a slight delay compared to the continental markets, manufacturers are attempting to introduce a hike in prices of recycled corrugated case material in the UK as well. A few negotiations were still underway at the...» more

Norske Skog resumes newsprint production on PM 2 in Skogn

29 Aug 2014 − Norske Skog’s Skogn mill has restarted newsprint production on its PM 2 after a nine-week downtime. 30,000 t of paper were taken from the market, the company says.» more

Mondi to idle machine for the production of release liner

28 Aug 2014 − Mondi will idle one of two specialty paper machines at its Lohja mill in Finland. The paper is used to make release liners. Up to 75 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closure, according to the company.» more