UK recycled containerboard prices on the rise in August

26 Aug 2015 − Corrugated sheet and packaging manufacturers are criticising paper mills' plans for additional mark-ups in September.» more


Billerud Korsnäs considers installation of new BM

25 Aug 2015 − Billerud Korsnäs is considering to install a new board machine with a capacity of 500,000 tpy at its Swedish Gruvön mill. Changes to the structure of the company's packaging paper operations are also being considered.» more

Lee & Man to add more recycled containerboard capacity

24 Aug 2015 − Valmet will supply a new 300,000 tpy recycled containerboard machine to Lee & Man paper in Jiangxi.» more

US DOC affirms preliminary AD duties on uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Portugal

21 Aug 2015 − Preliminary AD duties on uncoated paper range between 29.5% for Portuguese and 193.3% for Chinese importers. A final decision from US DOC and US ITC is due for January and February next year. » more

Norske Skog to take more market-related downtime at Skogn newsprint mill

20 Aug 2015 − Norske Skog will extend the nine-week commercial shutdown on one machine at the Skogn site until the end of the year in a try to match output to market demand. Negotiations with unions on temporary layoffs are still...» more

Titanium dioxide prices see slight drop in Q3

19 Aug 2015 − In Europe, prices for titanium dioxide (TiO2) have been falling since the start of last year, despite manufacturers efforts to stop the negative tend. In the third quarter, rutile TiO2 is selling up to €300/t cheaper...» more


Manufacturers call for another increase in brown kraftliner prices in Germany

18 Aug 2015 − Producers are trying to increase unbleached kraftliner prices by another €20/t for deliveries as of 1 September.» more

Hansol Paper to acquire R+S Group in Germany

17 Aug 2015 − The acquisition will optimise the product mix between Schades and R+S Group and improve operational efficiency of the group's converting business in Europe, says Hansol Paper. » more

Pulp production down at Burgo's Ardennes mill due to fire

14 Aug 2015 − A fire hit Burgo's Ardennes mill in Belgium. Pulp production is currently standing still while paper production remains unaffected.» more

Emin-Leydier's containerboard mill down after fire

13 Aug 2015 − A fire prevented Emin-Leydier from restarting production at its recycled containerboard mill Nogent-sue-Seine which was down for maintenance. The company now expects to resume operations on 17 August.» more