June brings no end to price talks for NBSK pulp

12 Jul 2017 − Pulp buyers are putting up resistance to manufacturers' price hike initiative. Converters report improved supply for NBSK pulp compared to the previous month. » more

Fibria to acquire 18% stake in Spinnova

07 Jul 2017 − Fibria forges new paths. The company plans to acquire a minority stake in Spinnova, a supplier of technologies for the production of textile fibres.» more

June brings no end to price talks on RCCM market in France, market players reports delays in implementation

06 Jul 2017 − Talks on higher recycled containerboard prices were still underway in France at the end of June. Negotiations were evolving not only around how much more buyers will have to pay, but also over the actual implementation...» more

China: Temporary halt for some waste import approvals

05 Jul 2017 − Exporters might find it more difficult to ship certain waste materials to China in the coming weeks. The BIR association reports that certain waste import approvals in China were temporarily stopped.» more


Italian coreboard prices up in the second quarter

04 Jul 2017 − Coreboard prices in Italy have increased in the second quarter and might rise further in the coming months. Suppliers report strong demand on the domestic and in export markets.» more

Smurfit Kappa announces investment in Nettingsdorf containerboard mill

04 Jul 2017 − A new recovery boiler and steam turbine are to increase production and reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption at the Smurfit Kappa's Nettingsdorf mill from 2020.» more

Heinzel Group invests in new kraft paper machine in Pöls

03 Jul 2017 − Heinzel Group has earmarked hundreds of millions of euros to build a second paper machine at its Pöls mill. » more

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners to acquire Staples

30 Jun 2017 − Under the terms of the agreement, Sycamore is paying Staples’ stockholders $10.25 per share in cash for each share. The deal puts equity value of Staples at $6.9bn.» more