Essity’s straw pulp plant to start running in summer

24 Feb 2021 − Essity plans to start producing straw pulp at its Mannheim mill in Germany in the summer. Work on the mill whcih makes pulp and tissue is proceeding according to plan.» more

Decor paper producers announce price hikes

23 Feb 2021 − Central European decor paper manufacturers want to pass on much higher pulp and titanium dioxide costs to their customers in the next round of contracts. » more

French recovered paper prices stable despite strong demand from Germany

23 Feb 2021 − Recovered paper prices have been rising recently everywhere in Europe. But while they are still doing so in many countries, French prices have remained stable for now in February.» more

Pixelle to acquire Appvion speciality paper businesses

22 Feb 2021 − Pixelle continues to grow. The company plans to take over two of Appvion's businesses, which will strengthen its position as a leading player on the US specialty paper market.» more

Progroup to boost capacity at Stryków corrugated board plant in Poland

19 Feb 2021 − Progroup plans to expand its Stryków corrugated board site at a cost of €72m to strengthen its position in the market in Central and Eastern Europe.» more


China imports almost 7 million t of recovered paper in 2020

17 Feb 2021 − China's recovered paper imports have been shrinking year after year since the country announced a ban on recovered paper imports from 2021. But Chinese paper mills have found ways to deal with this new situation.» more

Price surge continues on recovered paper market in Germany

17 Feb 2021 − Recovered paper grades Coloured letters and Multi printing buck upward trend with price dip in January.» more

Reno de Medici to exit virgin fibre board market

16 Feb 2021 − Reno de Medici has decided to focus on its core business, the recycled board market, and to exit the virgin fibre board market. The company plans to sell its La Rochette plant in France, which makes folding boxboard...» more

Smurfit Kappa posts solid results in pandemic year 2020

15 Feb 2021 − Packaging group Smurfit Kappa was able to improve its profits in the challenging pandemic year of 2020 thanks to demand growth in the second half o the year, but also due to lower one-off costs.» more