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Papyrus to close shop in Italy

05 Nov 2020 − Demand situation on the graphic paper market in Italy is weak, not least due to the coronavirus pandemic, with little prospects for business turnaround, according to Papyrus' parent Opti Group.» more

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Italian recovered paper prices mostly stable in October

03 Nov 2020 − There was some downward pressure on OCC prices on Italy's recovered paper market in October. By contrast, mixed paper prices were sometimes even lifted by a few euros. However, most prices remained stable in October,...» more

Accrol to buy Leicester Tissue Company for £41.8m

03 Nov 2020 − British tissue converter Accrol wants to take over Leicester Tissue Company (LTC) in a move to increase its market share in the UK retail tissue market to approximately 16 per cent.» more

Pro-Gest prepares for Mantua start-up in late November

02 Nov 2020 − Pro-Gest's 405,000 tpy Mantua recycled containerboard mill is now planned to start operating in the second half of November. The power plant has already started up.» more

Shanying International to build 1 million t straw pulp complex in Jilin

30 Oct 2020 − Shanying International has announced plans to build a new production complex with a capacity of 1 million t each of straw pulp as well as packaging paper and board in the Jilin province in north-eastern China. » more

Another last-minute batch of licences for RCP imports into China

30 Oct 2020 − On 19 October, the China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Centre issued another batch of licences for RCP imports into China, covering 94,750 t. » more

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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

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