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Cartiera Pirinoli restarts recycled board production

28 Aug 2015 − BM 3 kicked off production again at the end of July after being idle for three years. Cartiera Pirinoli's business plan also encompasses the restart of BM 2. » more

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SCA to split the group in two divisions and invest in NBSK pulp capacity at Östrand mill

28 Aug 2015 − SCA will divide the group in Hygiene and Forest Products divisions in order to intensify the focus of its operations. » more

Coreboard manufacturers pursue Q3 price hikes in Germany

27 Aug 2015 − According to coreboard manufacturers, price increases are underway for Q3 delievries in Germany. Some converters are paying more as of the start of August.» more

Walsum Papier insolvency decision postponed to October

26 Aug 2015 − LWC paper machine PM 10 at the former Norske Skog site in Walsum continues production until further notice.» more

UK recycled containerboard prices on the rise in August

26 Aug 2015 − Corrugated sheet and packaging manufacturers are criticising paper mills' plans for additional mark-ups in September.» more

Billerud Korsnäs considers installation of new BM

25 Aug 2015 − Billerud Korsnäs is considering to install a new board machine with a capacity of 500,000 tpy at its Swedish Gruvön mill. Changes to the structure of the company's packaging paper operations are also being considered.» more

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Lee & Man to add more recycled containerboard capacity

24 Aug 2015 − Valmet will supply a new 300,000 tpy recycled containerboard machine to Lee & Man paper in Jiangxi.» more

US DOC affirms preliminary AD duties on uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Portugal

21 Aug 2015 − Preliminary AD duties on uncoated paper range between 29.5% for Portuguese and 193.3% for Chinese importers. A final decision from US DOC and US ITC is due for January and February next year. » more

Norske Skog to take more market-related downtime at Skogn newsprint mill

20 Aug 2015 − Norske Skog will extend the nine-week commercial shutdown on one machine at the Skogn site until the end of the year in a try to match output to market demand. Negotiations with unions on temporary layoffs are still...» more

Titanium dioxide prices see slight drop in Q3

19 Aug 2015 − In Europe, prices for titanium dioxide (TiO2) have been falling since the start of last year, despite manufacturers efforts to stop the negative tend. In the third quarter, rutile TiO2 is selling up to €300/t cheaper...» more