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


Delion to restart production at former Vertaris mill

11 Mar 2014 − The former Vertaris recycled pulp mill in France is set to resume operation. Delion France, a Springwater Capital subsidiary, has taken over the site and wants to produce deinked market pulp as from October this year.» more

Employee takeover of Docelles mill fails

07 Mar 2014 − The employees of UPM's French Docelles fine paper mill will not take over the site. The company said the two parties could not agree on the transaction price.» more

Titanium dioxide prices tending lower in Q1

05 Mar 2014 − Many prices are tending lower on the titanium dioxide market in Western Europe. TiO2 suppliers report good orders from the varnish and paint producers and stable demand from the decor paper industry.» more

Italian LWC paper prices down on weak demand and excess supply

04 Mar 2014 − While negotiations on the newsprint market continued to drag on in Italy, prices for magazine paper have been settled in February. Market players report a drop in LWC prices amid weak demand and excess supply.» more