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No big price declines expected on Italy's recovered paper market

15 Dec 2021 − The recovered paper auctions staged by Comieco in Italy are often an indicator for the future price trend. At the auction in December, bids made by market players were only slightly lower than market prices.» more

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Finnish Paperworkers' Union issues strike notice to UPM

14 Dec 2021 − Paperiliitto has warned of a potential three-week strike at UPM's mills in Finland. » more

Kraftliner buyers in Germany have to pay more in December

14 Dec 2021 − Prices for brown kraftliner in Germany increased in December, defying converters’ hopes to cut or defer the hike.» more

Vipap Videm in compulsory settlement proceedings, paper mill restarts production in December

14 Dec 2021 − Insolvency administrator and the mill's new management could present the business and debt settlement plan at the end of January or February, according to media reports.» more

CMPC to buy Brazilian pulp and paper producer Iguaçu

13 Dec 2021 − Brazilian company CMPC has announced the acquisition of Iguaçu. The takeover will bring new capacities for sack kraft paper and paper sacks as well as pulp, in particular. » more

Austrocel postpones pulp mill restart to January

13 Dec 2021 − The company expects regular production operations to be resumed swiftly, which means the first batches of pulp could be delivered to the market by the end of February.» more

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Kraftliner production at IP's Prattville mill still reduced

09 Dec 2021 − A failure of a stock tank prompted the shutdown of IP's kraftliner mill in early November. One PM is meanwhile back in full operation, while the second machine will not be become fully operational before next year.» more

Navigator to further hike prices for woodfree uncoated papers as of January

08 Dec 2021 − Navigator will double the surcharge on UWF paper prices from €50 to €100/t due to continuous variable cost increases. » more

Recycled containerboard prices stabilise in Germany

07 Dec 2021 − Calm has been restored to price negotiations on Germany's recycled corrugated case material market in early December. Prices have stopped increasing and it does not look like they will do so in January, despite...» more

International Paper to increase corrugated packaging capacity in EMEA

07 Dec 2021 − IP announced a $40m investment into new converting equipment at several of its corrugated packaging plants in France and Spain.» more