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Fibre Excellence's Saint-Gaudens pulp mill standing still

28 May 2021 − A leak in the recovery boiler caused a downtime at Fibre Excellence's 290,000 tpy pulp mill in Saint-Gaudens, France. Production has been down for two weeks now.» more

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Stora Enso sells its Sachsen mill in Germany to Model Group

27 May 2021 − About 310,000 tpy of newsprint capacity will be converted to recycled containerboard.» more

OCC prices on the British market took a tumble in May

26 May 2021 − After the trend reversal initiated in April for the mass grades of recovered paper, May saw some more significant price reductions. The reason for this is the calming demand in the UK and in some Asian markets.» more

Smurfit Kappa to increase corrugated packaging production

26 May 2021 − The Smurfit Kappa Group is planning to grow in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Capacity for more than 100 million corrugated boxes will be added.» more

Solidus Solutions announces price increases from 1 June

25 May 2021 − Solidus Solutions has announced price increases for board and board packaging from 1 June 2021.» more

Defra consultation on EPR scheme: “Proposals will encourage the collection of high quality recyclate by local authorities”

20 May 2021 − The Recycling Association, is supportive of EPR consultations, but raises concerns about some propsales concerning packaging waste from businesses, says Simon Ellin, CEO of The Recycling Association, in an interview...» more

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Port of Tilbury secures SCA as a major new customer

20 May 2021 − Sweden’s SCA has agreed on a long-term deal with UK Paper Hub of the Port of Tilbury, which will become the pulp and paper group’s UK logistics hub for the import of packaging materials. » more

France: ordinary RCP grades sell cheaper in May

19 May 2021 − Weaker Far East exports and regular domestic demand ease pressure on volumes and prices for ordinary recovered paper grades.» more

France: cartonboard manufacturers hoping to raise prices again in June and July

18 May 2021 − French GD cartonboard prices edged higher in March and April, and producers are now eyeing another round of price hikes. » more

Suzano to build new pulp mill with 2.3 million t capacity in Brazil

17 May 2021 − Brazilian paper and pulp group Suzano will build a new pulp mill in Brazil with the world's largest fibre line and a capacity of 2.3 million t of eucalyptus pulp. » more