ERPC: Over 70% of European paper recycled in 2015

24 Oct 2016 − The recycling rate for paper and board in Europe has reached a new record of 71.5% in 2015. This exceeds the goal set by the ERPC.» more


Ecocis in receivership, production down

20 Oct 2016 − After years of standstill, production of deinked pulp at Ecocis in France was started in June. Now, production is down again. The company is in receivership.» more

Norske Skog remains committed to tissue project at Bruck mill, plans €30/t price hike for newsprint in Europe in 2017

19 Oct 2016 − The market balance for publication paper in Europe is favourable with modest demand declines and reduced supply due to capacity closures, according to Norske Skog. The company will seek price hikes for all publication...» more

Strong order activity on Germany's
kraft packaging paper market

18 Oct 2016 − There is currently strong demand on the market for kraft packaging paper in Germany. However, prices have remained stable.» more

Saica to take over Americk Packaging

17 Oct 2016 − Spanish paper and packaging manufacturer Saica is acquiring Dublin-based Americk Packaging. » more

Prinzhorn Group plans to build second containerboard machine in Spremberg

13 Oct 2016 − Hamburger Rieger, a Prinzhorn Holding company, has started the approval procedure for the second containerboard machine at its site in Spremberg, Germany. However, final decision on the future home for the new...» more


Caustic soda producers going for more mark-ups in Q4

13 Oct 2016 − Rising spot prices are bolstering caustic soda (NaOH) manufacturers’ attempts to charge more for contract business in the fourth quarter. Unscheduled production stoppages as well as scheduled downtime have trimmed...» more

Lenzing to invest in dissolving pulp capacities in Austria and Czech Republic

12 Oct 2016 − The investment will increase Lenzing's annual dissolving pulp production capacity by 35,000 t over the next two-and-a-half years, according to the company.» more

In Germany, recycled corrugated case material prices remain unchanged

11 Oct 2016 − Attempts to raise prices without curbing production are unlikely to be successful, market insiders say. » more

Major blaze at Palm Paper newsprint mill in King's Lynn, UK

10 Oct 2016 − A fire broke out at Palm Paper's King's Lynn newsprint mill in the UK on Friday 7 October and had reportedly been brought under control by the evening.» more