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Mondi to close Silicart release liner plant in Italy

27 Nov 2014 − Mondi has announced plans to close down its Silicart plant in Italy which produces silicone-coated release liners. 62 employees are affected by the move.» more

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Onex to acquire Swiss packaging producer SIG Combibloc

26 Nov 2014 − There will soon be a new owner for SIG Combibloc, one of the largest producers of beverage cartons in the world. Private equity firm Onex plans to acquire the Swiss company for €3.8bn.» more

Prices for hardwood pulp heading north in November

25 Nov 2014 − Due to the Euro-US dollar exchange rate development, Euro countries have to pay notably higher prices for pulp in November. » more

Mixed paper prices in Italy down on ample supply

25 Nov 2014 − November has seen a surplus supply of mixed paper on the Italian recovered paper market. The price for the grade went down as a result.» more

Delion to restart DIP production in Voreppe in mid-2015

24 Nov 2014 − The former Vertaris mill in Voreppe might restart operations in mid-2015. Delion France announced that production of deinked pulp would then be resumed after the installation of a pulp dryer. The initial production is...» more

Ethos to acquire Nampak divisions for ZAR1.6bn

21 Nov 2014 − South African Ethos Private Equity has entered into an agreement to acquire Nampak’s Tissue, Corrugated and Sacks divisions for a total purchase price of ZAR1.575bn (approx. €114m). » more

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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

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