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High costs in board division burden MM’s results

Operating loads and capacity utilisation rates of the two divisions of Austria’s Mayr-Melnhof group, MM Packaging and MM Karton, were healthy on the whole in the first quarter of 2017 despite muted demand at the beginning of the year and... more

Andritz records increase

in sales and profit in Q1

For the first quarter of 2017 Andritz reports increased sales, order intake and profits. Sales of the Austrian group climbed to €1.39bn (Q1 2016: €1.29bn), exceeding the corresponding figure of the year-earlier quarter by 7.8%. The... more

Slovenian firm Papir Servis

enters administration

The Slovenian recycling and waste management company Papir Servis d.o.o, which is part of Krater Group, has entered administration. The company filed an application for insolvency with the Ljubljana District Court, and proceedings opened on 22... more

Regulatory approval for

Dow-DuPont merger

US chemical companies Dow and DuPont moved a step closer to their proposed merger. Following the European Commission’s conditional approval granted on 27 March 2017, regulatory agencies of China, Brazil and Australia followed suit in May... more

Essentra sells British plant for

bags and flexible packaging

British label and packaging manufacturer Essentra Plc has sold its consumer packaging plant in Bristol to fellow British company Broomco Limited, a subsidiary of Euro Packaging UK Ltd, with immediate effect. The transacting parties had agreed... more

PPG no longer interested in

buying competitor Akzo Nobel

US paints and coatings company PPG Industries has withdrawn its offer to acquire Dutch competitor Akzo Nobel. At the end of May, PPG made a final attempt to acquire Akzo Nobel and sent the company a detailed letter. The Dutch competitor,... more

Fine paper prices pointing higher in Poland

with new round of price hikes announced

Excellent order books lent woodfree uncoated paper manufacturers a helping hand in their efforts to raise prices in Poland. The outcome of price talks varied dramatically, but ultimately producers walked away with higher prices for copy paper... more

EUWID Price Watch Poland May 2017


Converters increasingly turning down pulpwood,

German and Italian mills do not buy extra volumes

The surplus supply of wood for mechanical pulping that had already been emerging in April in southern Germany in particular has become more pronounced during the course of May. In the last two months, some forest businesses had caught up with... more

British papermakers demand catalogue of measures

from government to strengthen sector

British papermakers want the incoming government after the advanced parliamentary elections to introduce measures to strengthen the industrial sector in general and the British paper sector in particular. In a position paper, the Confederation... more

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