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Resolute Forest Products to permanently close Fort Frances Mill

07 May 2014 − Newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer Resolute Forest Products (RFP) announced the permanent closure of its previously idled pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances, Ontario. The company is currently exploring...» more

Standard newsprint prices show only slight increase in Germany

06 May 2014 − Newsprint manufacturers are disappointed with the outcome of 2014 price negotiations on the market in Germany. Most paper mills have missed their price targets by miles, as they had initially hoped to raise standard...» more

RockTenn to separate paper and packaging businesses

06 May 2014 − RockTenn is realigning its operations to serve customers better and to simplify its business. The organizational structure creates two business units: Paper Solutions and Packaging Solutions. » more

Norske Skog starts sale of PM 4 at Walsum

02 May 2014 − Norske Skog has announced the conditions for the sale of its idled PM 4 in Walsum: the buyer will not be allowed to produce publication paper grades on the LWC machine.» more

Short-time work at Papeterie de Mauduit

30 Apr 2014 − Short-time work will be introduced at Papeterie de Mauduit, the world's largest cigarette paper mill. One of the mill's five machines is concerned; production remains unaffected, the company says. » more

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Prices for BEK pulp under pressure in spite of brisk demand

29 Apr 2014 − In April, demand for pulp remained strong. NBSK pulp supplies are even tight with stable prices while BEK prices softened. » more

April fails to usher in higher prices for kraftliner in Italy

29 Apr 2014 − Prices for unbleached kraftliner did not move up in April. The first manufacturers seem to have already abandoned their plans to rise kraftliner prices in Italy.» more

Stora Enso expects to start kraftliner production in Varkaus in Q4 2015

25 Apr 2014 − After conducting a feasability study, Stora Enso has now decided to implement the conversion of its Varkaus fine paper mill into a kraftliner mill. The containerboard machine is expected to become operational in the...» more

LWC prices continue on a downward trend in the UK

24 Apr 2014 − Prices for coated mechanical reels are still suffering from excess market supply. April has seen another minor reduction to LWC prices on the UK market .» more