Restart of idled Nordic Kraft pulp mill runs into delays

29 Apr 2020 − The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will lead to delays in the start-up of the Lebel-sur-Quévillon pulp mill in Canada. The pulp mill is expected to resume operations in the third quarter.» more


Domtar announces further production stoppage

28 Apr 2020 − Another of Domtar's fine paper mills will be temporarily shut down due to declining demand. Production of woodfree uncoated paper will be reduced by around 75,000 t.» more

Stora Enso takes downtime at Oulu and Veitsiluoto mills

28 Apr 2020 − Stora Enso will curb fine paper output at the Finnish Oulu and Veitsiluoto mills due to weak market demand.» more

UPM extends deadline for potential sale of Chapelle Darblay newsprint mill

27 Apr 2020 − Interested buyers of UPM’s Chappelle Darblay newsprint mill in France are given more time to prepare an offer, meaning that a possible closure is also postponed. VPK Packaging is said to be interested in a takeover. » more

UPM's Q1 results down on last year

24 Apr 2020 − Covid-19 pandemic did not materially impact operations in first quarter, company says.» more


Norske Skog posts €32m loss in the first quarter

23 Apr 2020 − Norske Skog's first quarter earnings were impacted by high currency losses. The fact that demand for publication paper is on the decline did not help either, although the impacts from coronavirus will be seen later.» more

Prices for ordinary recovered paper grades in Germany soaring

23 Apr 2020 − Recovered paper supply in Germany has dropped significantly in the wake of the restrictions due to coronavirus, causing a jump in prices in April.» more

The Navigator Company curbs uncoated woodfree paper output

22 Apr 2020 − The Navigator Company has decided to temporarily reduce uncoated woodfree paper capacity as demand for printing and writing paper has subsided amid the coronavirus crisis. » more

Fine paper demand in France plummeting

21 Apr 2020 − There are signs of much slower business as a result of the pandemic in France’s woodfree coated and uncoated paper markets. Prices in April were stable, but pressure is rising.» more