Weaker pound Sterling forcing
paper producers to take action

25 Oct 2016 − Against the backdrop of the newest decrease of the pound against the euro, newsprint manufacturers aim for a higher increase on the British market than in continental Europe.» more

Ecocis in receivership, production down

20 Oct 2016 − After years of standstill, production of deinked pulp at Ecocis in France was started in June. Now, production is down again. The company is in receivership.» more

Norske Skog remains committed to tissue project at Bruck mill, plans €30/t price hike for newsprint in Europe in 2017

19 Oct 2016 − The market balance for publication paper in Europe is favourable with modest demand declines and reduced supply due to capacity closures, according to Norske Skog. The company will seek price hikes for all publication...» more


Saica to take over Americk Packaging

17 Oct 2016 − Spanish paper and packaging manufacturer Saica is acquiring Dublin-based Americk Packaging. » more

Prinzhorn Group plans to build second containerboard machine in Spremberg

13 Oct 2016 − Hamburger Rieger, a Prinzhorn Holding company, has started the approval procedure for the second containerboard machine at its site in Spremberg, Germany. However, final decision on the future home for the new...» more

Caustic soda producers going for more mark-ups in Q4

13 Oct 2016 − Rising spot prices are bolstering caustic soda (NaOH) manufacturers’ attempts to charge more for contract business in the fourth quarter. Unscheduled production stoppages as well as scheduled downtime have trimmed...» more