Sequana finds buyer for Appleton Coated

23 Dec 2014 − Sequana has finalised the sale of its US coated fine paper business. The company sold its Appleton Coated subsidiary to US company Virtus Holdings. Appleton Coated will continue to operate in the same segments as before.» more


New owner of Uetersen mill presents business plan

19 Dec 2014 − After having been sold to investment company Perusa, the former Stora Enso mill in Uetersen will soon start to produce the full range of coated woodfree papers with focus on heavyweight papers. » more

Price pressure for publication paper persits on French market in December

18 Dec 2014 − Capacity closures in the publication paper market seem to offer almost no relief from the price pressure on publication paper in France. » more

Starch producers pushing for price hikes in Q1 2015

17 Dec 2014 − Manufacturers report upswing in corn and wheat starch markets, little movement in the potato starch market.» more

Stora Enso sells Uetersen mill to German private equity Perusa

16 Dec 2014 − A previous attempt by Stora Enso to divest the Uetersen mill to Austria's Brigl & Bergmeister was unsuccessful due to the German Federal Cartel Office expressing its reservations against the merger.» more

Coreboard manufacturers in Italy put
finishing touches to mark-ups in Q4

16 Dec 2014 − Good demand for coreboard has given manufacturers in Italy the possibility to raise prices in the fourth quarter. Some had already implemented mark-ups in September. » more


Graphic Packaging to acquire assets of Cascades' Norampac Division for $39m

12 Dec 2014 − Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., has agreed to acquire several folding carton converting and paperboard mill assets from Cascades'...» more

Papierfabrik Scheufelen brings forward PM 6 closure

10 Dec 2014 − The Paper Excellence subsidiary cuts coated fine paper capacity from 300,000 tpy to 140,000 tpy. » more

Hardwood pulp prices continue upward trend

09 Dec 2014 − Early December revealed that many market players were right about the forecasts they had made at the end of November for monthly contracts in Europe: Hardwood pulp prices continued to increase this month. » more