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EU conditionally approves

Zanders Reflex takeover

The European Commission has approved the sale of M-real’s Zander Reflex paper mill to Arjowiggins under the condition that Arjowiggins sell the carbonless copy paper assets of the Reflex mill within 180 days. Arjowiggins had notified the... more

German board producers looking to

cast the spotlight on price increases

Newsprint manufacturers announce higher prices for heatset paper The issue of price increases for board has once again gained importance on the German market even though all conditions for higher prices were lacking of late and such plans have... more

Munksjö to close Besozzo mill by end of June

Munksjö AB is set to end production at its Italian Besozzo mill by the end of June 2008. The company said that it had decided to take this step in the light of Besozzo‘s negative earnings situation, which was blamed on pressure on prices caused... more

Finland: Toimihenkilöunioni

prepares for strike action

The Finnish trade union Toimihenkilöunioni (TU) has announced strikes against Finnish wood, pulp and paper companies. The rolling strikes, which could see up to 6,500 employees participate, is scheduled to start on 16 June and will affect around... more

Domsjö acquires parts of

Rottneros’ Utansjö mill

Rottneros will sell the debarking and chipping equipment of its Utansjö mill to Domsjö Fabriker AB. As announced during negotiations which began in spring, the purchase will enable Domsjö to cover additional demand for debarking and chipping... more

Spain: paper and board production first quarter 2008

First quarter % change 08/07

(,000 tons) 2008 08/07 (,000 tons) Publication/printing and writing paper 496.6 - 3.5 - 18.1 Sanitary paper 183.2 + 13.4 +... more

NBSK pulp prices continued

to remain unchanged in May

Hardwood pulp market does not yet show any sign of weakness Market participants say the pulp market did not change much in May. Reports indicate that a wide variety of price solutions were found for northern bleached softwood kraft pulp. Some... more

Print products likely to grow despite

a difficult market environment

Favourable prospects for products that depend on advertising The print media market will remain promising in the medium term although its expansion will be less strong than that of the market for electronic media. Within the printing sector... more

World market pulp statistics

April March April

(,000 t) 2008 2007 2007 Shipments 3,549 3,586 3,303 Bl. Softwood... more

bvse does not see need to register under REACH

With a view to the REACH Ordinance, flows of paper, plastics and metal recycling materials are neither subject to the registration requirements applying to materials as such or materials in compounds nor as materials contained in products. This is... more