Competition authority vetoes acquisition of Stora Enso paper mill by Brigl & Bergmeister

09 Oct 2014 − Austrian special paper producer Brigl & Bergmeister has withdrawn its application to the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) for approval of the merger with Stora Enso's Uetersen paper mill. Both companies informed that...» more


Caustic soda manufacturers fighting to reverse negative price trend

08 Oct 2014 − Electrolysis plants would like to see NaOH prices go up for deliveries as of October but there is no clear trend discernible ahead of fourth-quarter contract negotiations.» more

Coreboard prices edge higher on the Italian market in September

07 Oct 2014 − Coreboard demand on the domestic market was reported as relatively stable over the past few months. Higher prices sometimes instituted in September were reportedly fuelled by healthy demand on export markets. » more

Cartiera Galliera eyes takeover of Papeterie de Raon

07 Oct 2014 − French commercial court of Epinal has extended the observation period for the ailing packaging paper maker Papeterie de Raon. » more

Mayak-Technocell to install new PM in Penza

06 Oct 2014 − Joint venture OOO Mayak-Technocell (MTC) is poised to invest in a new paper machine in Penza, Russia over the next two years. » more


Glatfelter completes acquisition of Oberschmitten

01 Oct 2014 − Glatfelter announced that today it completed the previously announced acquisition of Spezialpapierfabrik Oberschmitten GmbH from FINSPO Beteiligungs-GmbH for €8.5m.» more

Poland: suppliers of coated fine paper enter price talks with resolve

30 Sep 2014 − In September, suppliers of coated fine paper hope that the good operating rates throughout central Europe will provide a sound basis for the price negotiations in Poland.» more

Smurfit Kappa to buy Bates Container

29 Sep 2014 − Smurfit Kappa Group has agreed to acquire Texas-based Bates Container, a non-integrated corrugated packaging manufacturer. » more