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Recovered paper USA: mixed

paper in demand in FE export

US mixed paper in particular has been in heavy demand by Chinese paper mills in March. Prices have consequently been able to be raised by up to $10 compared to February to a maximum of $145/t FOB. In contrast, old corrugated containers (OCC) have... more

Germany’s legislation on mineral oil

and printing ink progressing slowly

Germany’s printing ink ordinance (21st Ordinance to Amend the Consumer Goods Ordinance) is unlikely to enter into force before 2014, said Thomas Pfeiffer, managing director of Wirtschaftsverbände Papierverarbeitung e.V. (WPV), the German... more

Lower consumption pushes UK

paper recycling rate higher

The UK achieved an apparent recycling rate of 78.7% in 2011 up from 75.1% in 2010, according to statistics published by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI). While the rise did reflect an increase in the amount of recovered paper collected,... more

EUWID Price Watch Western Europe native starch

First quarter 2012


Negative price trend in starch

market troubles manufacturers

EUWID respondents observe a notable decline in prices for starch products. The market looks set to remain in motion for the time being not only because of high supply levels following the recent good harvest but also because of a pronounced... more

Saica Natur acquires

Houghton’s Waste Paper

Saica Natur UK has once again caused a stir in the British recovered paper market. On 23 March, it was revealed that the recycling arm of paper manufacturer Saica will acquire family-owned Houghton’s Waste Paper in Audenshaw. Saica established a... more

News in brief

Nestlé UK & Ireland has completely switched the packaging for its Easter egg brands from plastic to board. The company reported that the switchover has taken several years. Nestlé will consequently be processing 726 t less plastic in 2012 than... more

Solam sets its sights on future growth

Solam, the distribution joint venture between the starch manufacturers Emsland and Lyckeby, has set itself a target of raising sales volumes by 3-5% this year. This growth is to come from different sectors of the paper industry. The company feels... more

Norske Skog sells Follum mill to Viken Skog

Contrary to its previous plans, Norske Skog will not be simply closing its Norwegian publication paper mill in Follum. Instead, the company announced on 26 March that it would sell Follum to Norske Skog’s main shareholder, Viken Skog. more

Braxcel plans new

pulp mill in Tocantins

A new player has stepped onto the international pulp market. It emerged in March that Companhia Brasileira de Celulose (Braxcel) is planning a 1.5 million tpy pulp mill in the Brazilian province of Tocantins. This was revealed by a report from the... more

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