Western European starch market showing tendency towards rising prices

25 Mar 2014 − As negotiations for second quarter deliveries are about to start, starch suppliers aim to send a signal by announcing a price increase.» more


Stora Enso splits Renewable Packaging division in three

21 Mar 2014 − Stora Enso is rethinking its Renewable Packaging business structure to better tackle global responsibility challenges and sharpen focus on growth markets.» more

Hanke Tissue to commission new TM in late March

20 Mar 2014 − The start-up of the new tissue machine of Polish producer Hanke Tissue in Kostrzyn is imminent. In two steps, the site's tissue capacity will be raised to 44,000 tpy, the company says. » more

Sonoco Alcore doubles core capacity in Russia

19 Mar 2014 − Sonoco Alcore is growing in Russia. The core manufacturer opened a new core plant with a capacity of 17,000 tpy in Schekino which doubles the company's capacities in the country. » more

Corrugated board industry laments poor earnings in Germany

18 Mar 2014 − Despite strong capacity utilisation and good business on the German market in February and March, corrugated board and packaging manufacturers say to have little reason for celebration. » more

Irving Pulp and Paper to modernise Canadian pulp mill

18 Mar 2014 − Irving Pulp and Paper will invest CAD450m (€290m) in a two-phased modernisation programme of its New Brunswick pulp mill.» more


Tembec sells Chetwynd BCTM pulp mill to Paper Excellence

13 Mar 2014 − Paper Excellence expands production capacities in Canada. Chetwynd pulp mill becomes the company's seventh production site in the country.» more

Saica to acquire Turkish company OMK

12 Mar 2014 − Saica takes its first step into the Turkish market. The company announced the acquisition of corrugated board manufacturer OMK.» more

Recycled containerboard prices in Germany tending downwards

11 Mar 2014 − Recycled corrugated case material prices in Germany are showing a downward trend in March after being stable for some months. The extent of the price drop remains to be seen.» more