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Newsprint producers and buyers kick off price talks for 2021 in France

28 Oct 2020 − Price talks have started on the French newsprint market. Sellers will do everything they can to keep prices stable.» more

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EU imposes definitive anti-dumping duty on thermal paper imports from Korea

27 Oct 2020 − European importers of thermal paper originating in Korea will have to pay anti-dumping duties in the future. The European Comission imposed a 15.8 per cent duty on certain grades.» more

Norske Skog to idle SC paper machine at Saugbrugs

22 Oct 2020 − Norske Skog is proceeding with its efforts to ease supply pressure on the publication paper market. The company announced the closure of one SC paper machine with a capacity of 100,000 tpy.» more

VPK buys British packaging company Encase

22 Oct 2020 − Belgian VPK Group has come to an agreement with COPI Holding to buy British Encase Ltd, manufacturer of corrugated cardboard packaging. » more

Papeterie de Bègles to be put up for sale

22 Oct 2020 − The Etex Group wants to part with its French producer of paper for plasterboard Papeterie de Bègles. The mill is not viable and needs to be modernised.» more

Smurfit Kappa confident its Recycling Dual system will start as of 1 January 2021

21 Oct 2020 − Smurfit Kappa's Recycling Dual system is highly likely to start on 1 January 2021. Although the required approvals still have to be obtained from several German federal states, Smurfit Kappa and Recycling Dual expect...» more

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Uncertainty is growing on cartonboard market in Germany as coronavirus cases rise

20 Oct 2020 − Although there was a slight upturn in demand on the German market for cartonboard and folding cartons in October, there is also growing uncertainty due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections.» more

Indonesia postpones introduction of exporter registration to 1 January 2021

16 Oct 2020 − The Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia has postponed the introduction of the exporter registration scheme for secondary raw material suppliers to 1 January 2021. » more

UPM Kaipola paper mill shut-down by mid-December

16 Oct 2020 − Kaipola publication paper mill houses one coated magazine paper and two newsprint machines. Total capacity reduction amounts to 720,000 tpy.» more

EPRC does not expect another covid-19 related recovered paper shortage

15 Oct 2020 − This year has been characterised by extreme price volatility on the recovered paper (RCP) market. Experts speaking at online events organised by BIR and the EPRC believe that the market will stabilise again in 2021. In...» more