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FSC intends to waive compulsory use of OCP

10 Sep 2014 − According to information from the FSC working group Germany, FSC International is waiving compulsory use of the Online Claims Platform (OCP). » more

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Prices for brown recycled containerboard in Germany up in August

09 Sep 2014 − After the latest round of price negotiations the price picture for brown recycled containerboard in Germany at the beginning of September is transparent: prices have gone up, but implementation dates vary. » more

APP reviews raw material supply to its pulp mills

08 Sep 2014 − After the launch of its Forest Conservation Policy in 2013, which was responding to repeated allegations made by several NGOs that Indonesia’s Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) is illegally clearing tropical rainforests,...» more

Resolute announces permanent closure of Laurentide mill in Shawinigan, Quebec

04 Sep 2014 − Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced the permanent closure of its Laurentide paper mill in Shawinigan, Quebec. The restart of a competitor's mill at the end of 2012, the high cost of fiber, as well as higher...» more

Producers expect prices of brown recycled CCM to increase in the UK in September

02 Sep 2014 − With a slight delay compared to the continental markets, manufacturers are attempting to introduce a hike in prices of recycled corrugated case material in the UK as well. A few negotiations were still underway at the...» more

Norske Skog resumes newsprint production on PM 2 in Skogn

29 Aug 2014 − Norske Skog’s Skogn mill has restarted newsprint production on its PM 2 after a nine-week downtime. 30,000 t of paper were taken from the market, the company says.» more

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Mondi to idle machine for the production of release liner

28 Aug 2014 − Mondi will idle one of two specialty paper machines at its Lohja mill in Finland. The paper is used to make release liners. Up to 75 employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closure, according to the company.» more

Burgo closes Avezzano fine paper mill

27 Aug 2014 − After switching production from coated to uncoated fine paper at the beginning of the year, Burgo has now completely shut down production at its Avezzano mill. » more

Recycled containerboard prices in Germany move upwards in August

26 Aug 2014 − Producer's attempts to raise recycled containerboard prices in August were partly successful in Germany. Most prices were up although not by the desired amount.» more

Sonoco to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group

25 Aug 2014 − Sonoco will add 13 production facilities in nine countries to its operations by acquiring German Weidenhammer Packaging Group. The acquisition will create a global leader in rigid paper packaging, says the company.» more