First mark-ups to recycled containerboard prices through despite strong resistance in Germany in July

01 Aug 2017 − First mark-ups for recycled containerboard have been put through on the German market, but the increase is smaller than originally announced. » more


August Koehler to install PM for flexible packaging paper

31 Jul 2017 − A new paper machine for the production of flexible packaging paper will be installed at Papierfabrik August Koehler's Kehl facility. This marks the company's entry into this market segment.» more

Resolute halts newsprint production at Baie-Comeau

28 Jul 2017 − Resolute Forest Products's Baie-Comeau newsprint mill suffers from declining demand. The company has therefore decided to suspend production for a month.» more

Essentra considering to close down cartons facillity IP5 in Newport, UK

27 Jul 2017 − Essentra plc today announces that it is entering into consultation regarding the proposal to cease the production of folding cartons for the consumer goods industry at Newport, UK and, as a consequence, to close its...» more

Papierfabrik Utzenstorf will cease newsprint
production at the end of 2017

25 Jul 2017 − Switzerland's Papierfabrik Utzenstorf has announced the shutdown of newsprint production, which will take 200,000 tpy of capacities from the market. The company's recycling activities will be taken over from Perlen...» more

Price hikes for SC paper implemented in Germany

25 Jul 2017 − SC paper manufacturers managed to implement a price increase for the third quarter or second half of the year. However, some had hoped for a bigger hike. » more


Arjowiggins Security to sell Dutch VHP mill

24 Jul 2017 − Arjowiggins Security will sell its Dutch VHP mill to Oberthur Fiduciaire for €22m plus an earn-out. » more

Nordic Paper to be acquired by Anhui Shanying Paper

21 Jul 2017 − Nordic Paper is to pass into Chinese ownership. Anhui Shanying Paper is set to acquire the Swedish company which produces kraft and greaseproof paper.» more

China to ban import of unsorted waste paper

20 Jul 2017 − Recently, rumours about a possible Chinese ban on imports of mixed paper created uncertainty on the European recovered paper markets. Now, China has made an official statement and things have become clearer.» more

Verso to close coated paper capacities

19 Jul 2017 − One of the key tasks of paper manufacturer Verso is to match its graphic paper supply to declining demand. This is why the company has announced the permanent closure of its PM 3 at the Androscoggin mill.» more