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


Lenzing to invest in dissolving pulp capacities in Austria and Czech Republic

12 Oct 2016 − The investment will increase Lenzing's annual dissolving pulp production capacity by 35,000 t over the next two-and-a-half years, according to the company.» more

Major blaze at Palm Paper newsprint mill in King's Lynn, UK

10 Oct 2016 − A fire broke out at Palm Paper's King's Lynn newsprint mill in the UK on Friday 7 October and had reportedly been brought under control by the evening.» more

Mondi to acquire Russia's corrugated company Beepack

10 Oct 2016 − Beepack serves local and international customers offering a range of corrugated packaging for food and agricultural products. The company puts its annual production capacity at 200 million m². » more


MEPs vote for tighter safety rules for food contact materials, CEPI, CITPA and FEFCO welcome the vote

07 Oct 2016 − Only 4 out of 17 EU listed food contact materials are currently covered by specific EU wide safety measures. Harmonised rules are needed for all materials in contact with food, say Members of the European Parliament...» more

Conversion work at Laakirchen to start in August 2017

06 Oct 2016 − PM 10 at Heinzel's Laakirchen mill will be standing still for ten weeks as from August 2017. The company will then start conversion work on the machine to produce corrugated case material in the future. » more

Rotocart taps Valmet to deliver rewinder unit for new converting facility in Castelminio di Resana

05 Oct 2016 − Rotocart's new converting facility in Castelminio di Resana will house five coverting lines and one printing machine. Production start-up is scheduled for April 2017.» more

German fine paper market remains sluggish

05 Oct 2016 − Demand for graphic papers in Germany recovered in September, but did not live up to expectations. In recent years, observers have noted the summer lull has been steadily growing longer and longer.» more