Akzo Nobel rebuffs takeover approach from PPG, mulls over separating Specialty Chemicals division

09 Mar 2017 − The separation would allow the Specialty Chemicals "to build and accelerate its market-leading positions" in different market segments. Establishment of an independent listed company is one of the options, says Akzo...» more


SKG announces price increase for brown recycled containerboard

09 Mar 2017 − Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) has announced its intention to raise prices for brown recycled containerboard across all European markets by €40/t. » more

K&N Paper files for insolvency

09 Mar 2017 − Production of recycled LWC and white-top coated testliner at Kübler & Niethammer Papierfabrik Kriebstein continues. Diversification towards label paper comes to a halt. » more

EC antitrust officials search premises of kraft paper and industrial paper sacks companies

08 Mar 2017 − Inspections are part of antitrust investigation initiated last March. EC concerned that companies involved may have violated laws on price fixing and customer allocation. » more

Huhtamaki to build paper cup manufacturing plant in Ukraine

07 Mar 2017 − Huhtamaki will build a paper cup manufacturing plant in Kiev, Ukraine, which is set to start operation in 2018. The mill will supply local as well as international customers.» more


Manufacturers talk higher prices for fine papers in Germany

07 Mar 2017 − Price increases of €20-40/t are currently being discussed in many European fine paper markets. In light of favouorable market conditions, suppliers of uncoated fine paper in particular are optimistic that prices in...» more

Euromoney to acquire forest products information provider RISI

06 Mar 2017 − The acquisition of RISI is reportedly part of Euromoney’s strategy update that is highlighting price discovery as a key investment theme.» more

Eldorado postpones start-up of Três Lagoas BEK pulp line

03 Mar 2017 − Eldorado Brasil has revised the start-up date of the planned BEK pulp line at the Três Lagoas mill. The 2.5 million tpy line is supposed to start operating in 2020.» more