Unexpected drop in caustic soda prices in the new year

21 Jan 2014 − A number of EUWID respondents were surprised about the price drop in the market for caustic soda (NaOH). A high output in Europe and increased import volumes resulted in a downward price pressure. » more

ICT considering third tissue machine for Polish site

17 Jan 2014 − Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) might add new capacities to its Kostrzyn plant in Poland. The company is examining different investment options including a 70,000 tpy tissue machine for the Polish site. » more

Europac to build new corrugated packaging facility in Morocco

16 Jan 2014 − Spain's Europac is investing a total of €30m to boost its corrugated packaging capacities in Morocco.» more

Newspaper publishers create new purchasing organisation in Germany

15 Jan 2014 − A bigger player is being created in the newsprint sector Germany with more publishing companies joining a purchasing cooperative with Südwestdeutsche Medienholding (SWMH), Freie Presse and Die Rheinpfalz.» more

Deals for newsprint in Germany "not on the horizon"

14 Jan 2014 − Newsprint buyers and sellers doing business in Germany are finding it hard to settle on prices and conditions in ongoing talks, with no signs of a deal coming any time soon. In the meantime, market players settled for...» more


Careo seeks new solution for Wednesbury sheeting center

13 Jan 2014 − Careo will change the structure of its stock holding, sheeting and conversion business in Wednesbury in the UK.» more

Suominen acquires Ahlstrom’s Paulínia nonwovens plant

10 Jan 2014 − Ahlstrom is selling the last part of its former Home and Personal wipes fabrics business to Suominen after thirty-month delay.» more

Norske Skog to sell its stake in Brazilian newsprint mill

09 Jan 2014 − Norske Skog will exit the South American paper market. The company said it would sell its remaining shares in the Pisa newsprint mill to Papeles Bio Bio.» more

Stora Enso's Corbehem mill may be closed down in June

08 Jan 2014 − The end may be drawing near for Stora Enso's LWC mill in Corbehem. The French union FO reports the site will be shut down in June. Stora Enso countered that no decision had been made yet on the future of the mill. » more