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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

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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

Metsä Group to invest €1.1bn in pulp mill in Finland

24 Apr 2014 − Metsä Fibre is planning to build a pulp mill with a capacity of 1.3 million t in the existing mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. When materialized, the approximately €1.1bn investment would be the largest ever investment...» more

Label paper prices move up in Germany

23 Apr 2014 − Buyers are paying more for label papers as of the first quarter. Manufacturers are still not satisfied with current price levels and do not rule out further price hikes in the third quarter.» more

Groupe Gascogne launches restructuring project

22 Apr 2014 − Groupe Gascogne has signed an agreement with its debtors which provides for a restructuring of industrial activities, a strengthening of the company’s equity capital and a restructuring of debt. » more

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UPM Ettringen reaches agreement with Aviretta

15 Apr 2014 − UPM and Aviretta have reached an agreement on the sale of a production facility at the Ettringen site. This means that the re-build of PM 4 could start soon. » more