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Stora Enso completes divestment of Uetersen mill

18 Feb 2015 − The Uetersen specialty paper and fine paper mill in Germany has changed hands. Stora Enso has completed the divestment of the mill which will add some products to its existing portfolio in the future.» more

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Board prices in the UK under pressure

17 Feb 2015 − The strong pound is putting the squeeze on board prices in the UK. Some suppliers already granted discounts in February, while others might follow suit in March, according to respondents.» more

Double A to restart pulp production in Alizay in May 2016

13 Feb 2015 − The reindustrialisation of the French Alizay mill is progressing further. Double A has acquired the pulp mill assets of the site from the French Eure Department and reportedly expects to start pulp production in May...» more

Portucel takes over AMS and enters tissue market

12 Feb 2015 − Portucel has decided to add tissue papers to its portfolio. As part of the strategy, the company announced the acquisition of tissue producer AMS BR Star Paper in Portugal. » more

Paperlinx to sell Spicers Canada and withdraw from Canadian market

11 Feb 2015 − Paperlinx will withdraw from the Canadian market. Following the sale if its US paper operations in 2012, the company is now planning to sell its Spicers Canada subsidiary to Central National-Gottesman. » more

Business on recycled corrugated case material market in Germany begins to stall

10 Feb 2015 − The German market for recycled corrugated case material was weaker at the beginning of February than it had been in the previous month. Although there have not yet been any price concessions, it seems that the plans for...» more

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Staples to acquire Office Depot in a $6.3bn deal

05 Feb 2015 − Office Depot will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Staples and boost Staples' annual sales to $39bn.» more

Coated woodfree paper prices lose more ground in Italy

03 Feb 2015 − With prices in decline, coated and uncoated fine paper suppliers are following the trend in pulp costs with concern and complaining about US-dollar gaining strength against the euro.» more