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EC approves merger of BASF and Solenis businesses

14 Dec 2018 − The completion of the merger between BASF's and Solenis' paper and water chemicals business moves closer. The European Commission has approved the deal.» more

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Igepa relocates production of WFC paper brand Heaven 42

13 Dec 2018 − With this move, Igepa is reacting to Feldmuehle's announcement to discontinue WFC production. » more

Players on LWC paper market agree on price increase next year

12 Dec 2018 − In recent weeks, buyers and sellers on the British LWC paper markets put pen to paper on more agreements covering the first three or six months of 2019. These contracts frequently contained price increases. » more

First price reductions for pulp in November

11 Dec 2018 − Prices have started to move in the pulp market. After a long period of continuously rising and then stable pulp prices, the trend has now started to turn around.» more

Mercer International closes acquisition
of market pulp producer Daishowa-Marubeni

11 Dec 2018 − The acquisition of DMI will significantly increase Mercer's market pulp capacities and strengthen its position on the pulp markets in North America and Asia.» more

Feldmuehle shuts down PM 2, discontinues WFC paper production

10 Dec 2018 − Ailing graphic and speciality paper manufacturer Feldmuehle to cut jobs and focus production on label and flexible packaging papers.» more

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Catalyst Paper halts production
at two graphic paper machines

07 Dec 2018 − Market conditions are tough for graphic paper manufacturers. Catalyst Paper is reacting by taking market-related downtime at two of its mills in Canada.» more

Norske Skog to ramp up wood pellet production capacity

06 Dec 2018 − “The approval of the 85,000 t capacity upgrade is also a building block for potential further expansion of Norske Skog’s pellet operations in New Zealand,” the company said.» more

Smurfit Kappa acquires packaging plants in France

05 Dec 2018 − The Smurfit Kappa Group is expanding in France. Four packaging plants have come under the ownership of the Irish group.» more

Prices for brown recycled containerboard declining in Germany and Poland in November

04 Dec 2018 − High stocks of brown recycled corrugated case materials in combination with a demand that failed to live up to expectations have prompted prices for these grades to decrease on the Polish and German markets in November. » more