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Weak pound proving the only hurdle

in the way of lower British paper prices

Recovered paper prices rose in April – Containerboard under pressure The unrelenting weakness of the pound Sterling against the euro is currently preventing the prices of many paper and board grades from falling in the UK. While the pound has... more

Schweitzer-Mauduit plans to close mill in France

Schweitzer-Mauduit International plans to close the Papeteries de Malaucène mill in France which specialises in finished tipping paper. The company said it has entered negotiations with unions and employee representatives with the aim of closing... more

Europac is to acquire two mills

from Mondi Packaging France

Planned purchases will raise Europac Cartón’s sales by 50 per cent Papeles y Cartones de Europa, S.A (Europac) is strengthening its foothold in France. The Spanish packaging group has agreed to acquire the Mondi Packaging Atlantique and Mondi... more

AbitibiBowater applies for creditor protection

AbitibiBowater Inc. has applied for creditor protection. The company announced on 16 April that it applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the US. The company followed up a day later by filing for insolvency proceedings in Canada as... more

Rottneros plans to wind up its Spanish operations

Rottneros AB is set to part ways with its Spanish operations. On 16 April, the firm announced that it would wind up its Spanish subsidiary Rottneros Miranda S.A. Operations at the 150,000 tpy eucalyptus pulp mill in Miranda in northern Spain,... more

Sustained pressure on prices in all

segments of the German market

Cepifine statistics indicate steep drop in fine paper deliveries In Germany, prices – in all segments – remain under pressure in view of weak demand and excessive supply. The drop in deliveries of fine paper has been steep, more so in the... more

Mayak-Technocell starts up new paper machine

During the first half of March the new paper machine No. 5 of the Mayak-Technocell joint venture in Penza/Russia, produced paper for the first time. The production of decor paper started in late March, and the first quantities have already been... more

Czech Republic: paper and paperboard converting

January December 2008

(tons) Production Exports Imports Consumption Corrugated board converting 296,818 66,262 99,269 329,825 Folding boxes & containers 58,471 37,355 48,056 69,172 Sacks,... more

PIX benchmark prices


per metr. ton a.d. US$ US$ 21 April 2009 579.54 483.45 14 April 2009 578.52 485.42 24 March 2009 579.18 498.82 (Source: FOEX Indices Ltd.) © Copyright EUWID GmbH, Gernsbach more

Uruguay: pulp and paper groups continue to invest

Despite the global economic crisis, the international pulp and paper industry remains committed to its investment plans for Uruguay. Miguel Toma, chief of cabinet, confirmed various investment projects in a radio interview in the week after... more