Canfor reduces pulp and paper output and closes sawmill

25 May 2020 − Canadian company Canfor will curtail pulp and kraft paper output and permanently close one sawmill due to “insufficient supply of economically viable fibre and timber”. » more


VPK increases stake in Corrboard UK

22 May 2020 − VPK Group NV has increased its shareholding in British sheetfeeding company Corrboard UK to become a 50 per cent shareholder in the company.» more

Planned auction of Arjowiggins Bessé mill takes away any hope for a restart

22 May 2020 − There had been plans to revive the Bessé-sur-Braye paper mill in France after Arjowiggins filed for insolvency and the site was closed last year. But the projects lack funding.» more

Sequana and Kokusai Pulp & Paper sign sale agreement on Antalis

20 May 2020 − Antalis' Q1 results declined against the background of contracting markets and the Covid-19 pandemic.» more

First glimmers of hope of revival
on Germany’s newsprint market

20 May 2020 − Players on the newsprint market in Germany are seeing the first glimmers of hope. There are first signs of a revival in the business with advertising flyers and inserts.» more

China: New allocations for RCP imports

19 May 2020 − Chinese authorities have issued the seventh batch of licences for imports of recovered paper covering 55,810 t. » more


Hamburger postpones start-up in Spremberg to September

19 May 2020 − Hambuerger's new corrugated case material machine at the Spremberg mill in Germany will start up later than planned. Impacts of covid-19 and a recent fire have led to the delay.» more

Prices for OCC in the UK seem to have peaked in May

18 May 2020 − Amid strong demand from Europe and Turkey, prices for old corrugated containers (OCC, 1.05) continued to go up quickly on the UK market in May. However experts believe they will now remain stable or even decrease...» more

Ahlstrom-Munksjö partners to start selling face masks in Finland

15 May 2020 − Through the co-operation, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, K Group and Filterpak plan to increase supply of protective gear for civil purposes.» more

Verso to reduce graphic paper production by 100,000-110,000 t in Q2

14 May 2020 − The graphic paper market is in structural decline and this development has even intensified since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. Verso Corporation has therefore decided to implement downtimes and curb production. » more