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Plastic Bags Directive edges

closer to final adoption

The competition ministers of the EU member states voted last week to formally accept the trilogue compromise on the proposed Plastic Bag Directive that was hammered out between the Council and EU Parliament last autumn. Contrary to several... more

EUWID Price Watch Western Europe native starch

First quarter 2015


Starch manufacturers failing to make any

progress with their calls for higher prices

Wheat starch manufacturers are still insisting on incremental increases in prices for starch products. A number of suppliers have announced mark-ups of up to €40/t for the talks on delivery terms in the second quarter of 2015. Native wheat... more

No easy road ahead for the tissue

industry despite rising demand

Like packaging paper and board, sanitary paper is one of the most promising sectors of the paper market. Demand for tissue is strengthening, especially in developing countries. Moreover, even saturated markets have growth potential. Insiders... more

Production down at Lecta’s

Condat mill due to strike

Employees of Lecta’s Papeteries de Condat mill in France are on strike and production of coated woodfree paper is currently down as a result. Employees downed tools on 16 March and the action is still continuing, a spokesman of French union... more

News in brief

Workers at the Smurfit Kappa Group corrugated packaging plant in Northampton have started industrial action as of 24 March. The strikers are protesting against the dismissal of a union representative. In reply to an enquiry,... more

Sale of Zanders mill under way, one investor

wants to produce specialty paper

The selling process of Metsä Board Zanders GmbH is fully under way and hoped to come to a successful ending soon. Upon EUWID inquiry, the company said that it held talks with several interested parties, and that due diligence measures were being... more

Meerssen Papier undergoes

insolvency proceedings

Dutch specialty paper manufacturer Meerssen Papier is bankrupt. The company was declared insolvent by the relevant court in Limburg on 17 March. The court has appointed two lawyers of the firm Thuis & Partners in Heerlen as administrators.more

New Schur Pack Germany

plant to start up in autumn

Schur Pack Germany is currently building a new folding carton plant in Gallin near Hamburg. The company is investing €70m in the project with which it aims to further improve its competitiveness. Once all installations have been completed, the... more

French WFU paper producer Chatelles in liquidation

The commercial court of Épinal in France has placed the French graphic paper manufacturer Papeterie des Chatelles in liquidation on 20 March. A company spokesman reported that the company has been in receivership since September last year.... more

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