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Weak demand mounts price pressure in

several segments of the Spanish market

Magazine paper producers raise prices at the beginning of the second half Weak demand and price pressure marked the first month of the second half of 2008 in large sections of the Spanish market as the paper industry continued to fight the grip... more

News in brief

-Lecta, the second largest European coated woodfree paper manufacturing group formed by Cartiere del Garda, Condat and Torraspapel, is planning to raise prices for woodfree coated paper by €60/t for deliveries as of 15 September 2008. Lecta said... more

Core board: delivery times back to normal in Europe

According to the European Core Board Association (ECBA), delivery times have started to decrease slightly, while capacity utilisation is reported to be good for this time of the year. Supply bottlenecks affecting the industry in the first quarter... more

German paper industry is being

struck by a wave of insolvencies

Exploding costs for power are driving companies into the ground Meanwhile not a week goes by without news of a new case of insolvency in the German paper industry. Papierfabrik Scheufelen was followed shortly afterwards by an application by the... more

Progroup receives approvals for new paper mill

In the last few days Progroup AG received official approvals from the European Union, Brandenburg province and the city of Eisenhüttenstadt for building a paper mill in Eisenhüttenstadt. Now that all the formal requirements for the legal,... more

EU approves UPM/BRIST joint venture in Russia

The European Commission has examined and approved in accordance with the EU Merger Regulation the planned foundation of a joint venture between UPM-Kymmene and B.R.I.S.T. (BRIST) of Malta in which each company will have a 50% share. The new joint... more

Spain: paper and board production January - June 2008

January - June % change 08/07

(,000 tons) 2008 08/07 (,000 tons) Publication/printing and writing paper 1,003.6 - 2.4 - 24.4 Sanitary paper 377.1 + 9.3 +... more

Spain: production, exports, imports, apparent consumption

January  March 2008

(,000 tons) Production Exports Imports Apparent Consumption % % % % 2008 08/07 2008 08/07 2008 08/07 2008... more

Sappi Fine Paper Europe considers closures

After a review of its European production activities, Sappi Fine Paper Europe is contemplating the cessation of production at its Blackburn mill in the UK and intends to idle PM 5 at its Maastricht mill in Belgium. As a result of continued... more

Chesapeake invests

at Neu-Isenburg mill

Chesapeake Germany has increased the capacity of its Neu-Isenburg plant. Reports indicate that by spending an amount that runs into millions of euros, the US group has made a clear statement in favour of its German site near Frankfurt. According... more