Smurfit Kappa to switch PM1 in Sangüesa mill to MG paper

27 May 2014 − Smurfit Kappa will invest €27m in its Sangüesa mill in Northern Spain to transform PM1 producing today 65,000 t of virgin fibre based containerboard, into PM4, which will produce 30,000 t of virgin fibre brown machine...» more


Numerous manufacturers increase copy paper prices in Italy

27 May 2014 − Manufacturers of woodfree uncoated paper had partial success in realising their latest price targets in Italy. Several copy paper producers achieved increases for C- and B-grades in May. Prices of offset grades have...» more

Petrocart starts up tissue line in Piatra Neamt

22 May 2014 − At the end of April, Rumanian tissue producer Petrocart has successfully started up the new tissue line with a capacity of 75 tpd at the Piatra Neamt mill. » more

UK prices for brown recycled containerboard decline

21 May 2014 − Unbleached recycled containerboard prices in the UK have dropped in May on good supply. Prices of other containerboard grades have remained stable. » more

Pro-Gest and IP show interest in Burgo's Mantua mill

20 May 2014 − Another European publication paper mill will possibly be converted into a packaging paper mill in the near future. Packaging groups Pro-Gest and International Paper have apparently submitted a takeover offer for Burgo's...» more

Palm Group in take-over negotiations with Seyfert

20 May 2014 − Acquisition negotiations between Palm Paper Group and the German corrugated board producer Seyfert have reached an advanced stage. » more


Torraspapel negotiates closure of Sarrià de Ter paper mill

15 May 2014 − Lecta is speeding up its industrial reorganisation programme in Spain. Closure of the Uranga and Sarrià de Ter paper mill closely linked to the PM 7 investment in Zaragoza. » more

Fire destroys RCP at Lucart Porcari in Italy

14 May 2014 − A fire broke out at the Porcari tissue mill last Sunday and destroyed a part of the recovered paper stock. Paper production stood still for a few hours, according to Lucart.» more

Holmen’s Q1 results up on higher prices

09 May 2014 − Although demand for printing paper in Europe fell 3%, the supply-demand balance for newsprint improved» more