Greif to take over Caraustar in $1.8bn deal

20 Dec 2018 − Consolidation on the global packaging markets is continuing. US packaging producer Greif will significantly expand its footprint in the USA by acquiring Caraustar.» more


Price talks on the cartonboard market in Germany
are ongoing, pricing for GC II remains hazy in December

19 Dec 2018 − January 1st, 2019 emerged as a natural date for new GC board prices to take effect on the market in Germany. However, the results of the price talks remained largely unclear in the second week of December.» more

Containerboard prices continue to spiral lower in Italy in December

18 Dec 2018 − Prices for brown recycled containerboard continued to decline in Italy in December, and white testliner and brown kraftliner started to become cheaper, too. » more

DS Smith to upgrade RCCM PM at Witzenhausen mill

18 Dec 2018 − DS Smith plans to increase recycled containerboard capacity at its Witzenhausen mill in Germany in May next year.» more

Chinese authorities issue 1st batch of RCP import licences for 2019

17 Dec 2018 − The first batch of licences to import recovered paper (RCP) into China next year covers more than 5 million t.» more

EC approves merger of BASF and Solenis businesses

14 Dec 2018 − The completion of the merger between BASF's and Solenis' paper and water chemicals business moves closer. The European Commission has approved the deal.» more


Igepa relocates production of WFC paper brand Heaven 42

13 Dec 2018 − With this move, Igepa is reacting to Feldmuehle's announcement to discontinue WFC production. » more

Players on LWC paper market agree on price increase next year

12 Dec 2018 − In recent weeks, buyers and sellers on the British LWC paper markets put pen to paper on more agreements covering the first three or six months of 2019. These contracts frequently contained price increases. » more

First price reductions for pulp in November

11 Dec 2018 − Prices have started to move in the pulp market. After a long period of continuously rising and then stable pulp prices, the trend has now started to turn around.» more

Mercer International closes acquisition
of market pulp producer Daishowa-Marubeni

11 Dec 2018 − The acquisition of DMI will significantly increase Mercer's market pulp capacities and strengthen its position on the pulp markets in North America and Asia.» more