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Strike at IP's Kwidzyn mill concluded

16 Jun 2020 − Internationa Paper's Polish mill in Kwidzyn was idled for four days in June due to a strike for higher wages. » more

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40 per cent of Resolute's newsprint capacities are down

15 Jun 2020 − Several newsprint manufacturers in North America are currently taking downtime as demand weakens. Resolute Forest Products has taken 40 per cent of its capacities from the market by halting two mills.» more

Verso idles two mills for indefinite period of time

12 Jun 2020 − Drastic times call for drastic measures: Verso will shut down two of its four paper mills until further notice, slashing 40 per cent of its capacities. » more

Grigeo restarts recycled containerboard production at Klaipeda mill

10 Jun 2020 − Grigeo Klaipeda mill had to interrupt production after the expiring sewage treatment contract with local utility could not be extended. » more

Sentiment in German printing and media industry improving

09 Jun 2020 − After the business environment in the German printing and media industry slumped to a 10-year low in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are now seeing signs of a recovery, according to the Bvdm business...» more

Norske Skog Bruck orders steam boiler plant from Valmet

09 Jun 2020 − Valmet will supply a complete steam boiler plant to Norske Skog’s paper mill in Bruck an der Mur in Austria.» more

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Kraftliner suppliers report unsatisfactory demand in Germany

09 Jun 2020 − No price movement for brown and white-top kraftliner on the German corrugated case material market in May, but buyers are said to push for lower prices in June. » more

Copacel sees France’s paper industry heading towards a severe recession

05 Jun 2020 − The latest forecasts say that the French GDP might decline by 11 per cent in 2020. The association Copacel thinks that the paper industry will be particularly impacted.» more

Progroup and Krystals create packaging park in Ellesmere Port

04 Jun 2020 − Packaging companies Progroup, based in Landau, Germany, and Krystals Premier Packaging, Lincoln, UK, will invest £20m (€22m) in the creation of a packaging park at Progroup’s sheetfeeding site in Ellesmere Port. » more

High recovered paper costs force up GD board prices in Italy

04 Jun 2020 − Recycled board producers in Europe are pushing for higher sales prices to offset high recycled fibre costs. Partial success was reported from Italy in May.» more