Smurfit Kappa increases RCCM capacity at Hoya mill

22 Apr 2021 − Smurfit Kappa announced an investment of €35m to increase capacity of the Hoya mill by 70,000 tpy of recycled containerboard.» more


Huhtamaki buys Chinese packaging producer

22 Apr 2021 − With the acquisition of Chinese packaging manufacturer Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging, Finnish company Huhtamaki is strengthening its position in the Chinese foodservice packaging market. » more

Leipa Schwedt PM 5 in "emergency mode" after technical problems

21 Apr 2021 − PM 5 currently runs at about half its full capacity. The associated supply restrictions are beyond the company's control due to unforeseeable circumstances, according to Leipa.» more

Cost pressure leads to price hikes for woodfree paper on the UK market

21 Apr 2021 − There was still no sign of a real turnaround in demand for woodfree coated and uncoated papers in the first half of April in the UK, even though coronavirus measures are starting to be eased. » more

Stora Enso in talks on shutting down Kvarnsveden and Veitsiluoto pulp and paper mills

20 Apr 2021 − Stora Enso plans to permanetly close Kvarnsveden and Veitsiluoto mills in the third quarter 2021, reducing paper capacity by 565,000 tpy of SC paper and improved newsprint, and 790,000 tpy of woodfree uncoated and...» more

New containerboard mill in the pipeline in Malaysia

20 Apr 2021 − New capacities for corrugated case material are emerging in Malaysia. A newcomer in this market is now planning to erect a greenfiled mill with a capacity of 700,000 tpy of containerboard and coreboard.» more


Corrugated case material machine at Model's mill in Switzerland down due to fire

19 Apr 2021 − Supply on the European recycled corrugated case material market, which is already quite tight, is being further reduced as Model had to shut down one PM at its mill in Switzerland due to a fire.» more

Paper Excellence shuts down Mackenzie pulp mill for good

16 Apr 2021 − Mackenzie pulp cannot compete successfully on the global market due to limited capacity and shortage of economic fibre, according to Paper Excellence. » more

UPM plans to cut another 51 positions in Europe

15 Apr 2021 − UPM is continuing to streamline its operations. The company will start talks on the elimination of up to 51 jobs in Finland, Germany and Austria.» more

German brown containerboard prices rise again in April

14 Apr 2021 − Recycled containerboard prices in Germany are not ceasing to rise. Producers cite high cost pressure due to record prices for recovered paper and good demand. They therefore want prices to increase even further.» more