Slower overall demand and summer rebates on woodfree coated paper market in France

06 Sep 2016 − Although order intake improved from the middle of August, the French market for woodfree coated paper has been hit by sluggish demand and pressure on prices throughout the summer.» more


Europac to modernise and increase capacities in Dueñas

05 Sep 2016 − Europac's Spanish Dueñas site will be modernised and expanded. The company plans to invest €35m in the plant and implement several optimisation measures, which will, amongst others, increase its capacities» more

More containerboard capacities after
rebuild at VPK mill in Belgium

01 Sep 2016 − VPK Packaging's PM 6 at the Oudegem mill in Belgium can now produce 15,000 tpy more recycled containerboard. A rebuild of certain machine parts has led to this increase. » more

Recovered paper prices still flying high in the UK

31 Aug 2016 − British recovered paper prices were tending to edge higher again in August, especially for board and deinking grades, amidst healthy demand within the UK and abroad as well as limited collection volumes.» more

Ecopaper starts up new CCM machine in Romania

30 Aug 2016 − Ecopaper has markedly stocked up its containerboard capacities by installing a new PM. However, the machine will not produce at full capacity for some time.» more

VPK to take over Peterson's corrugated business

25 Aug 2016 − Peterson Packaging will part with its corrugated packaging operations. Belgian company VPK Packaging plans to buy the business which consists of six plants in Scandinavia.» more


Production currently down at IP's P&W paper mill in India

24 Aug 2016 − A strike at International Paper's Rahjamundry mill in India has led to a production stoppage which is lasting for almost two weeks now. Ths site prouces printing and writing paper.» more

German recovered paper prices rise markedly in August

23 Aug 2016 − Poor availability and strong demand have pushed prices for ordinary recovered paper grades higher in Germany in August. » more

Vrancart to take over majority stake in Romanian tissue manufacturer

18 Aug 2016 − Romania's Vrancart has signed a contract to acquire the majority stake in local peer Rom Paper. » more

2.6% increase in Spain's paper production in 2015

17 Aug 2016 − Spain's paper industry is recovering. According to Aspapel, paper production as well as consumption in the country went up in 2015 compared to 2014. Packaging papers were especially sought-after.» more