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Germany moves towards ban on

lightweight plastic carrier bags

Germany has moved one step closer to banning lightweight plastic carrier bags. Last week, the federal cabinet approved environment minister Svenja Schulze’s draft bill on a first revision of the new packaging law, which took effect at the... more

Downward spiral in pulp costs leaves its mark in

negotiations to thrash out decor paper prices

Global decor paper markets have been strained for quite some time. This situation has hardly altered during the autumn, either. A recovery in demand that was anticipated by both manufacturers and converters has yet to arrive. It was October... more

Schumacher Packaging

buys British Jaffabox

German Schumacher Packaging Group acquired British corrugated board and packaging manufacturer Jaffabox Ltd on 5 November 2019. Jaffabox is based in Birmingham and operates a modern corrugator and four box production lines that can manufacture... more

Metsä Board pushes plans for Husum pulp mill upgrade

Metsä Board wishes to commence the upgrade of its pulp mill in Husum, Sweden, as soon as possible. The company reports that with the aim of keeping delays during the start of the first project phase at a minimum level, preparatory work for... more

SKG reports sales and Ebitda

growth for Q1-Q3 period

For the nine months to September 2019, Irish packaging group Smurfit Kappa reports an increase in revenue and Ebitda. According to the company’s trading update, Ebitda was up 11 per cent year-on-year to €1,26m, while revenue... more

Carrefour asks consumers to

suggest substitutes for plastics

French retailer Carrefour is set to take another step in its efforts to reduce plastic packaging in its outlets. The company has invited consumers to make suggestions for alternative packaging in different product areas of its supermarkets. The... more

Czech government sells Vipap Videm to RIDG Holding

After several years of unsuccessful attempts, the government of the Czech Republic has finally found a buyer for its 96.5 per cent shareholding in Slovenia’s publication and packaging paper producer Vipap Videm. The company is to be sold... more

Lower prices slow earnings growth at Norske Skog

Despite shrinking markets and slight price declines beginning at the mid-year point, Norwegian firm Norske Skog posted a year-on-year improvement in its earnings figures in the third quarter and the first nine months of the current business... more

Huhtamaki to start commercial production

of fibre-based trays for convenience foods

Finnish packaging producer Huhtamaki will soon commission its first commercial scale production line for fibre-based trays for convenience foods. The company has invested around £7m (roughly €8m) in building the production line at... more

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