11 May 2016 − Staples will explore strategic alternatives for its European business in order to sharpen its focus and pursue more aggressively its mid-market growth strategy in North America.
11 May 2016 − Recycled containerboard production has been standing still since 4 May. Downtime likely to last for several more days.
10 May 2016 − Italian group Pro-Gest has exercised its pre-emptive right and acquired corrugated packaging producer Ondulati Giusti.
- Pro-Gest makes winning bid in auction for recycling plant
- Pro-Gest orders packaging paper machine for Mantua mill
- Palm submits offer to acquire Ondulati Giusti in Italy
10 May 2016 − Specialty and fine paper producer Ziegler Papier has permanently stopped production on its paper machine.
06 May 2016 − Resolute Forest Products is cutting newsprint capacities. The company announced the closure of one of its newsprint machines at the Augusta mill.
- Weyerhaeuser to sell liquid packaging board
business to Nippon Paper
- Verso to close Wickliffe paper mill in Kentucky
- Verso Corporation files for Chapter 11
04 May 2016 − No damage to TM 2 and no casualties reported; supplies to customers will not be affected.
03 May 2016 − Sonoco-Alcore may have found a buyer for its Schweighouse coreboard mill in France. The German Federal Cartel Office reports that holding company Mutares is interested in buying it.
- Mutares acquires Sonoco Schweighouse coreboard mill
- Sonoco-Alcore to sell Schweighouse, France mill
- Sequana to sell Arjowiggins Healthcare
03 May 2016 − Prices for coated fine paper are pointing down in Italy due to low demand and strong competition.
02 May 2016 − International Paper has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Weyerhaeuser’s pulp business.
02 May 2016 − Corrboard will invest £3.5m in an anaerobic digester and become the UK’s first sheet feeder to be self-sufficient for its power needs.
- Price discussion for publication paper deferred to last week of June in the UK
- DS Smith acquires TRM Packaging in the UK
- The Independent becomes digital-only newspaper