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International Paper will not make offer to acquire Smurfit Kappa

06 Jun 2018 − International Paper announced today it would not make an offer to acquire Smurfit Kappa Group. According to Irish law the US company will be barred from making another attempt to buy Smurfit Kappa for 12 months. » more

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Exceptional situation persists for newsprint in Poland

05 Jun 2018 − Following the production stoppage at Poland's only newsprint machine in mid-March, newsprint supply in the country has been extremely tight and spot prices have been soaring.» more

DS Smith to acquire Europac

04 Jun 2018 − Plastic business to undergo strategic review; company cancels plans to build new corrugated packaging mill in Spain» more

Indonesia imposes stricter inspections on fibre imports

04 Jun 2018 − After China, other Asian countries are also introducing stricter inspections on fibre imports. Indonesia has now become more careful in importing recovered paper. » more

Truck drivers' strike in Brazil hits pulp and paper mills

30 May 2018 − Protests against rising fuel prices have ground Brazil's economy to a halt, disrupting supplies and operations at many a pulp and paper mill in the country.» more

Strained supply dominating German coreboard market in May

29 May 2018 − Amid stable prices and a good demand, securing supply seems to be the most important task for coreboard converters in Germany in May. » more

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Bain Capital to acquire Italy's Gruppo Cordenons

28 May 2018 − Bain Capital Private Capital is continuing its shopping spree in Italy with the acquisition of speciality paper company Gruppo Cordenons.» more

Nine Dragons to acquire Catalyst Paper's US mills

28 May 2018 − Catalyst Paper exits the US market. The company will sell its US operations comprising the Rumford and Biron mills to China's Nine Dragons Paper for $175m. » more

Rottneros, Preem and RenFuel to create lignin production plant for biofuels

25 May 2018 − More lignin plants with a total capacity of up to 300,000 tpy are to be established in the foreseeable future» more

APRIL parent RGE strikes deal on Lwarcel takeover

25 May 2018 − Acquisition of Brazil's pulp producer Lwarcel Celulose is in line with RGE's strategy to increase its global pulp capacity, the group said.» more