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Mayr-Melnhof mulls

investment in South America

The government of Buenos Aires province in Argentina announced at the beginning of November that a delegation from the Vienna-based Mayr-Melnhof group visited the seaside city of Necochea in order to look at a potential site for a pulp mill near... more

Metso buys North American

filter manufacturer Fabco

Metso took over the American filter component manufacturer Fabco Inc. (Fabrication Company of Maine) on 1 November for an undisclosed sum. Fabco is specialised in manufacturing and servicing filtration components for the pulp and paper industry.... more

Buckeye to produce less fluff

and more specialty pulp

US pulp producer Buckeye Technologies announced to curtail the production of fluff pulp at its Foley mill in Perry, Florida, and to expand its specialty pulp capacity instead. A company spokesperson confirmed upon inquiry that the production of... more

Arauco and Klabin

take over Vale do Corisco

Celulosa Arauco y Constitución has jointly taken over Brazilian forestry company Vale do Corisco with Centaurus Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brazilian paper manufacturer Klabin, for a total of $473.5m. Arauco has a 49% stake in the... more

Sappi orders new pulp line

Sappi has ordered a fiber line for chemical cellulose for its plant in Ngodwana in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa from Metso. It will have a capacity of around 215,000 tpy of chemical cellulose hardwood pulp and is scheduled to start up... more

Contego Packaging builds

new factory in Germany

British Contego Packaging Group, known as Nampak Cartons and Nampak Healthcare before the acquisition by Platinum Equity, has announced plans to build a new factory in Wolfen, Germany. According to the company, the construction work for the plant,... more

Packaging paper and recovered

paper prices slide further in Italy

Prices for recovered paper and packaging paper continue to move downwards in Italy. In addition to lowering prices for recycled corrugated case material and unbleached kraftliner, suppliers also now had to reduce their price for white-top... more

EUWID Price Watch Italy October 2011


Paper manufacturers remain

focused on securing margins in Germany

The situation in the markets this autumn is patchy. Operating rates of manufacturers of kraft and sulphite packaging paper seem anything but consistent and reports on other segments of the paper market also differ. However, respondents concur on... more

EUWID Price Watch Germany October 2011