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SCA starts new TM

at Barton tissue mill

SCA Tissue North America put a new production line for hygiene paper into operation at its Barton mill in Alabama in mid-October. The PM14, which cost $145m and is designed for an annual capacity of 70,000 t of recycled tissue paper, raises the... more

France: pulp and paper production

in June 2008

preliminary data (,000 tons) June % January June % 2008 08/07 2008 08/07 Pulp Mechanical 52.0 ± 0.0 285.9 - 6.0 Chemical unbleached and bleached softwood... more

Botnia planning stoppages

in Finland and Uruguay

Owing to poor conditions on international pulp markets and rising stocks, the Finnish pulp manufacturer Oy Metsä- Botnia Ab is planning to reduce the output of its pulp mills in Finland and Uruguay by a total of 90,000 t. Pulp production in... more

German court imposes fines

on paper merchant cartel

Düsseldorf provincial high court (OLG) in Germany has imposed fines of €18.1m on nine German paper wholesalers for illegal price fixing, remaining well below the Federal Cartel Office’s original demands of approximately €42.5m. According to... more

Kartonsan to convert

board machine in Izmit

Kartonsan Karton is having its BM 1 converted to GD board by Andritz. The aim of the upgrade is to raise the production capacity from 50,000 to 75,000 tpy and to improve board quality. The start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2009. The... more

Pulp deliveries and pulp stocks up in September

According to the Pulp and Paper Products Council (PPPC), producers’ pulp deliveries rose in September by 30,000 t against the previous month to 3.1 million t. The greatest growth was registered in deliveries to Western Europe, which are said to... more

PIX benchmark prices


per metr. ton a.d. US$ US$ 28 October 2008 812.29 752.96 21 October 2008 823.27 766.78 30 September 2008 858.51 812.77 (Source: FOEX Indices Ltd.) © Copyright EUWID GmbH, Gernsbach more

EUWID Price Watch France October 2008

Prices in € per metr. ton free delivered

unless otherwise stated October 2008 September 2008 October 2007 Recovered paper (prices ex works) Mixed paper (1.02)... more

World market pulp statistics

September August September

(,000 t) 2008 2008 2007 Shipments 3,181 3,151 3,331 Bl. Softwood... more

EUWID Price Watch Germany

envelope and shipping bag paper in the third quarter of 2008

(Prices in € per ton) Third quarter Second quarter Third quarter 2008 2008 2007 Envelope... more