Italy's competition watchdog delays ruling in corrugated sheet and packaging cartel case

22 Feb 2018 − Many a player on the corrugated board and packaging market was looking eagerly to the end of May 2018 when AGCM was expected to announce the results of its antitrust probe into the corrugated sector in Italy. Last...» more


Uncoated woodfree paper prices
in the UK heading upwards

21 Feb 2018 − An upward trend in prices prevailed on Britain's uncoated woodfree paper market in February. The hike is mainly driven by high raw material costs.» more

Corenso buys Mandriladora Leiza in Spain

20 Feb 2018 − Corenso continues on its growth path. The company has acquired a core producer in Spain which specialises in light-weight cores. This is Corenso's second plant in the country.» more

Prices for mixed RCP collapse in the UK in February

20 Feb 2018 − The effects of China’s ban on importing mixed paper and limited import quotas for all other types of recovered paper finally became fully apparent on the British market in February. » more

Progroup mulls over new containerboard mill in Germany

19 Feb 2018 − The new containerboard machine with a production capacity of 750,000 tpy is to help cover Prowell's future demand for corrugated case material.» more

EC clears acquisition of Fedrigoni by Bain Capital

16 Feb 2018 − Bain Capital has received the green light to acquire sole control over Italy's Fedrigoni group. European Commission declared transaction to be compatible with the internal market and with the EEA Agreement.» more


Europac warns against oversupply and falling prices on European RCP market

15 Feb 2018 − In a statement, Europac warns all stakeholders in the European paper industry against a sharp decline in RCP prices as the export market in China has closed its doors for mixed paper. Excess supply is already becoming...» more

DS Smith plans 300,000 tpy capacity increase at Lucca mill in Italy

15 Feb 2018 − Recycled containerboard machine PM 3 will replace the existing PM 1 and boost the mill's capacity to over 700,000 tpy. » more

Shortages and price increases create uncertainty on the thermal paper market in Europe

14 Feb 2018 − While pulp was the driving force behind the cost increases for thermal paper producers in 2017, the shortage of the functional dye ODB-2 has now become an additional factor. This key component of thermal paper...» more

Poland's paper markets start off with booming demand

13 Feb 2018 − Supply remains tight in a number of segments, currency effects helping to implement higher prices» more