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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

EUWID Price Watch Germany July 2008

Prices in € per ton free delivered

unless otherwise stated July 2008 June 2008 July 2007 Recovered paper 1) Mixed paper (1.02)... more

MeadWestvaco and Bilcare

acquire International Labs

MeadWestvaco Corporation and India’s Bilcare Ltd. have announced that they have jointly acquired the US provider of packaging services International Labs Inc. The joint acquisition will leverage capabilities for pharmaceutical packaging and... more

M.Y. Healthcare: blaze destroys production facility

A devastating fire has halted production at the British packaging firm M.Y. Healthcare’s cartonboard mill in Thorpe. The company, which is a subsidiary of Nampak Ltd., announced that the fire broke out on 26 July and the cause was not yet known.... more

SFT Group modernises at

Russian Kamenskaya mill

Kamenskaya BKF, a Russian paper and board mill, has officially inaugurated a corrugated board system. The company, which is located in the Tver region, reports that the plant which was delivered by BHS Corrugated has a width of 2.5 m and offers a... more

Aracruz modernises

Barra do Riacho mill

Aracruz Celulose S.A., plans to modernise pulp line “A” at its Barra do Riacho mill in the state of Espírito Santo/Brazil. The investment volume is estimated to total BRL240m. Aracruz reports that the modernisation work is scheduled to start... more

Price hikes on the horizon for various

paper grades in Italy after the summer

Higher prices were already achieved in the magazine paper segment in July As July came to an end, most paper producers active on the Italian market were already prepared for the summer holidays. Most plants will halt production for at least two... more