SAICA acquires Centroplast Group

22 Jul 2016 − Spanish paper and packaging group SAICA has acquired the Centroplast Group, producer of flexible packaging. » more


Assocarta reports Italy's paper and board industry back on growth track in 2015

20 Jul 2016 − The year 2015 ended on a positive note overall for the Italian paper industry. Output was up last year for the first time in many years, said Girolamo Marchi, the new president of the national association of pulp,...» more

UK newsprint prices increasing in the wake of pound weakness

19 Jul 2016 − Prices for newsprint in the UK are increasing from July onward after market players quickly concluded talks.» more

Södra starting up pulp mill Värö after rebuild

18 Jul 2016 − Yesterday Södra started up its pulp mill Värö which had been shut down for 10 weeks due to modernisation measures. » more

Pro-Gest postpones start-up of Mantua mill

14 Jul 2016 − Pro-Gest's Mantua mill in Italy, designed to produce packaging paper in the future, will not start up before the first half of next year. » more

Slight mark-ups introduced for NBSK in June

12 Jul 2016 − Producers of northern bleached softwood pulp managed to increase their prices in June, but did not implement the full hike as announced. » more


Envelope paper prices in Germany
stable amidst good demand

12 Jul 2016 − Envelope paper manufacturers are pleased with ordering activity on the German market. Prices, however, did not alter in the second quarter.» more

DS Smith to increase capacities at
Torrejón plant by over 50%

11 Jul 2016 − DS Smith is investing in its Spanish Torrejón plant near Madrid. Corrugated board capacities are to be increased by 50 Mio m². » more

WFU paper prices in Italy continue to decline

08 Jul 2016 − Manufacturers of woodfree uncoated paper have been forced to lower their prices once again in Italy due to poor demand and high supplies. » more

British industry launches "Paper Cup Manifesto"

07 Jul 2016 − The Foodservice Packaging Association (FPA) and Paper Cup Recovery and Recycling Group (PCRRG) have launched an industry-wide Manifesto with the objective of significantly increasing paper cup recovery and recycling...» more