SCA mulls building large-scale biorefinery at Östrand site

13 Mar 2018 − According to SCA, the existing softwood kraft pulp mill site in Östrand offers many advantages for integrated production of biomass-based fuels and products.» more


Still no end in sight to investment flurry
in corrugated case material

13 Mar 2018 − More and more expansion projects in the corrugated case material sector are emerging in Europe. In the first half of this year alone, more than one million t of capacities are planned to start up.» more

Abris Capital to acquire majority stake in Polish tissue company Velvet Care

09 Mar 2018 − Abris Capital Partners is continuing on its growth path in the tissue sector in Central and Eastern Europe. Following the acquisition of Romania's Pehart Tec group in 2015, the private equity company is announcing a...» more

Buyers report fewer problems with kraftliner procurement on the German market

08 Mar 2018 − Kraftliner prices went up in February but producers did not succeed in implementing the full €50-60/t price hike.» more

International Paper eyes SKG but Irish paper and packaging giant reiterates rejection of takeover proposal

07 Mar 2018 − Smurfit Kappa says IP's "unsolicited" and "highly opportunistic" approach significantly undervalues the group's assets and fails to reflect its "true intrinsic worth."» more


EU suspends examination procedure against Turkey

06 Mar 2018 − After Turkey announced that it would not apply its controversial import licensing system for woodfree uncoated paper, the European Commission decided to suspend its examination procedure relating to this matter.» more

Smurfit Kappa board rejects purchase offer from International Paper

06 Mar 2018 − The board of Smurfit Kappa has rejected an acquisition proposal from International Paper because it "entirely fails to reflect true intrinsic business worth or its short, medium or long-term prospects", the company...» more

Papeterie Raon liquidated

02 Mar 2018 − After being in receivership for some time, Papeterie Raon has now been placed in liquidation. The mill used to produce specialty packaging paper such as paper bags.» more

Saica acquires French Emin Leydier group

01 Mar 2018 − The takeover makes Saica one of a leading producer of recycled corrugated case material in Europe and the third largest producer of corrugated packaging in France.» more