Installation of new containerboard machine
at Stora Enso Ostroleka not yet decided

16 Mar 2017 − Stora Enso has not yet decided whether to build a new containerboard machine with a capacity of 500,000 tpy at the Ostroleka mill in Poland. The company has yet to conclude the corresponding feasibility study.» more


Pro-Gest premises searched,
group rethinks expansion project in Mantua

15 Mar 2017 − Prosecutors have ordered searches at some Pro-Gest offices and the homes of the owners. The group says it reconsiders its project in Mantua where a new 500,000 tpy containerboard machine is to be commissioned this year.» more

European Commission approves Ahlstrom-Munksjö merger

14 Mar 2017 − The European Commission has approved the combination of Ahlstrom and Munksjö. The transaction is expected to be completed at the beginning of April 2017.» more

Resolute indefinitely idles Thorold newsprint mill,
prospects conversion of the site to alternative products

10 Mar 2017 − Decision driven by the ongoing significant decline in newsprint consumption, coupled with the increasing cost of recovered paper.» more

Akzo Nobel rebuffs takeover approach from PPG, mulls over separating Specialty Chemicals division

09 Mar 2017 − The separation would allow the Specialty Chemicals "to build and accelerate its market-leading positions" in different market segments. Establishment of an independent listed company is one of the options, says Akzo...» more


K&N Paper files for insolvency

09 Mar 2017 − Production of recycled LWC and white-top coated testliner at Kübler & Niethammer Papierfabrik Kriebstein continues. Diversification towards label paper comes to a halt. » more

EC antitrust officials search premises of kraft paper and industrial paper sacks companies

08 Mar 2017 − Inspections are part of antitrust investigation initiated last March. EC concerned that companies involved may have violated laws on price fixing and customer allocation. » more