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Production down at Lecta's Condat mill due to strike

19 Mar 2015 − Following a three-day strike two weeks ago, workers at Lecta's Papeteries de Condat mill in France have downed tools again. Coated woodfree paper production is currently standing still. » more

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Fiskeby Board will not be sold

18 Mar 2015 − Fiskeby Holding has stopped the sales process for its subsidiary Fiskeby Board in Sweden. The company therefore remains the owner of the board plant with a capacity of 170,000 tpy. » more

Suppliers announce price increase for UWF paper in Germany

18 Mar 2015 − Prices for woodfree uncoated paper in Germany might go up soon. Manufacturers announced a price hike with effect from April at the latest and are optimistic about their chances to realise it.» more

US investigates SC paper imports from Canada

12 Mar 2015 − US imported around 1.1 million t (1.2 million sh. t) of SC paper from Canada last year, representing 88% of total SC paper imports in 2014.» more

Titanium dioxide buyers and sellers hold different views on Q2 pricing

10 Mar 2015 − Titanium dioxide producers would like to see their prices go up in the second quarter. Converters, however, do not think these price plans will be successful since supply is high and availability good. » more

Smurfit Kappa to enter Central American market through Cybsa acquisition

10 Mar 2015 − Smurfit Kappa Group has agreed to acquire Central America based packaging supplier Grupo Cybsa. » more

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SCA inaugurates its first tissue mill in India

05 Mar 2015 − SCA has inaugurated its first manufacturing facility for personal care and tissue products in Pune, India. » more

Bong concludes restructuring process in Sweden

04 Mar 2015 − Bong is set to restructure its operations. The company will stop producing envelopes at its Nybro site in Sweden. In addition, rationalisation measures are to be implemented in Nybro and Kristianstad.» more

Sanitary paper producers in Germany expect strong sales and deteriorating profits

03 Mar 2015 − Producers of sanitary paper are expecting strong sales in the first quarter of 2015, but say that price adjustments are urgently needed. » more

February marks the end of price discussions on the magazine paper market in Italy

03 Mar 2015 − SC and LWC paper prices continue on a downward trend in 2015. Market players report substantial price cuts in first quarter/half 2015 contracts.» more