Strikes at UPM in Finland extended to 19 February

20 Jan 2022 − As there seems to be no prospect of rapprochement between UPM and Paperiliitto, the union announced to extend the strikes by another two weeks to 19 February.» more

Mayr-Melnhof acquires site of an idle board mill in Gernsbach

19 Jan 2022 − MM will reportedly evaluate different use options for the new property in Gernsbach. At present, cartonboard production does not appear in the list of possible options.» more

Recovered paper gains product status in France

19 Jan 2022 − Recovered paper will be classified as a product rather than waste in France in the future, provided that it meets specific criteria. There are diverging views in the industry on whether this step is reasonable. After...» more

Cartonboard prices rise to record heights in Germany as market tensions increase

19 Jan 2022 − The state of affairs on Germany’s cartonboard market had not improved at the start of the new year. On the contrary, many EUWID sources companies think that it is actually deteriorating.» more


Pro-Gest to relocate machines and close tissue plant

14 Jan 2022 − After the takeover of Italian tissue producer Papergroup in 2019, Pro-Gest will now close down one of the converting plants it acquired at the time. Trade unions are striking against the measure.» more

Outnature to produce Silphie paper grades at Pfleiderer's Teisnach mill

13 Jan 2022 − Prezero-subsidiary Outnature has found a partner in Pfleiderer Spezialpapiere for the production of silphie paper grades.» more