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Chinese ban on mixed paper imports

deals severe blow to British RCP market

The effects of China’s ban on importing mixed paper and limited import quotas for all other types of recovered paper finally became fully apparent on the UK market in February. Prices for lower grades are falling week after week... more

EUWID Price Watch UK February 2018


Germany: where are fine paper

prices headed in 2018?

Buyers are cautious in the fine paper segment in Germany. Following a prolonged upward spiral, some buyers expect prices to fall in the new year. Many observers, however, expect the European market at large to stay undersupplied... more

UK retailers are lining up

against plastic packaging

After UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods announced its intention in mid-January to become the first retailer to replace plastic packaging of its own brand items with alternative packaging solutions, UK food retailer Waitrose followed on 19... more

Europac warns against

oversupply, falling RCP prices

In a statement, paper and packaging producer Europac warns all stakeholders in the European paper industry against a sharp decline in RCP prices as the export market in China has closed its doors for mixed paper. Excess supply is already... more

Supplies of softwood pulp remain tight

Producers of bleached pulp are asking for price increases of somewhere between $20-40/metr.t, depending on the supplier and grade, on the European market this month. As usual, negotiations will not start until the end of February, but there are... more

Germany: No major price changes for

common grades of recovered paper in January

The new year initially got off to a quiet start on the German market for recovered paper. Producers reported that prices of common grades were unchanged for the most part. Although collection volumes continued to significantly exceed demand,... more

Recovered Paper Germany

January 2018


Decor paper producers raise prices yet again

Decor paper producers are to increase their sales prices again in the first quarter of 2018 on the back of continued robust demand and unchanged high capacity utilisation. Manufacturers are currently implementing plans drawn up back in... more

News in brief

BASF is planning to increase prices of pigments, dyes and preparations by up to 15%. The increases will affect all market segments and predominantly the coatings, plastics and printing industries. According to BASF, these price... more

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