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Nordic Paper with new majority owner

20 Nov 2014 − Private equity fund Special Situations Venture Partners III (SSVP) is the new majority owner of Nordic Paper. » more

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Expera acquires idled pulp mill in the USA

19 Nov 2014 − Expera Specialty Solutions will soon restart operations at the idled Old Town Fuel & Fibre pulp mill in Maine. The company acquired the site with a capacity of 200,000 tpy of NBHK pulp and plans to restore 180 jobs.» more

UPM capacity rationalisation actions influencing British paper markets in November

18 Nov 2014 − UPM's announcement that it will slash its paper output capacity by closing machines including a newsprint PM at its British Shotton Paper mill has left its traces on the British market.» more

UPM to slash publication paper capacity by 800,000 t

13 Nov 2014 − UPM plans to take 800,000 t of publication paper capacity from the European market. The company will close down one machine each at the mills Chapelle Darblay in France, Shotton in the UK and Jämsänkoski and Kaukas in...» more

Pulp manufacturers optimistic about market outlook until year end

11 Nov 2014 − The plunge in prices of hardwood pulp, which started in the European market in the middle of 2013 and continued into the third quarter 2014, appears to have come to a halt for the time being. » more

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Orient Paper forced to temporarily halt production

10 Nov 2014 − In order to reduce air pollution during the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) in Beijing, several companies from different sectors were ordered by the government to take a two week downtime. Orient Paper is among these...» more

SCA to idle Flexpack Papers in Mannheim

06 Nov 2014 − SCA gives up flexible packaging paper production at the Mannheim mill in order to concentrate on tissue and sanitary paper products.» more

DS Smith takes over Andopack to grow in corrugated in Spain

06 Nov 2014 − The acquisition of Andopack is a customer-led decision; the customers wanted the company to have a greater presence in Spain, says Miles Roberts, CEO of DS Smith.» more

Manufacturers raise coated woodfree paper prices in Italy

05 Nov 2014 − Determination shown by many a woodfree coated paper manufacturer seems to be finally paying off. The vast majority of customers in Italy has been paying more for coated fine paper since October, reports say.» more