Segezha to boost sack kraft paper capacity

16 Dec 2015 − Russia's Segezha Group is set to increase sack kraft paper capacities by 2017. The company has tapped Voith for the delivery of a new 110,000 tpy paper machine.» more

First publication paper contracts for 2016 signed on the market in France

16 Dec 2015 − The price round on the market for publication paper in France is in full swing in mid-December and the first few contracts have been signed already. It seems that mark-ups are on the horizon for both magazine paper and...» more

Strong pound poses tall hurdle for fine paper price hikes on the UK market

16 Dec 2015 − The UK market once again plays by its own rules in the fine paper segment. While players in the woodfree uncoated paper segment in continental Europe are in serious talks about the announced January price hikes, the...» more

PM 11 at Holmen's Hallsta mill to restart in mid-March

15 Dec 2015 − Holmen has postponed the restart of PM 11 at the Hallsta mill in Sweden to mid-March.» more


Closure of DS Smith's Wansbrough site is imminent

15 Dec 2015 − About 90,000 tpy of testliner production will soon be taken from the UK market. DS Smith will close its Wansbrough mill, which also produces other products such as coreboard, on 23 December.» more

Starch manufacturers fail to reach price targets set for 2015

15 Dec 2015 − European starch suppliers are pushing for price increases in the ongoing negotiations on delivery terms for the first quarter 2016. » more

Iggesund to upgrade board machine in Workington

14 Dec 2015 − Board maker Iggesund will upgrade the board machine in Workington, UK, in order to increase the quality of the board and the machine’s capacity. » more

SCA to shut down PM 2 at Ortviken next week

10 Dec 2015 − The shutdown of PM 2 at SCA's Ortviken mill is imminent. The 135,000 tpy newsprint machine will be closed on 16 December. Coated and uncoated liner paper production at the site is already down.» more