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UPM officially closes Chapelle Darblay mill on 15 July

16 Jul 2020 − It is now official: UPM has permanently closed the Chapelle Darblay newsprint mill in France after authorities agreed on the social plan. This will leave the country with only one newsprint mill.» more

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Polish GD cartonboard prices rise in Q2

15 Jul 2020 − Higher recovered paper prices and a temporary boom in demand have led suppliers to increase their prices for cartonboard in Poland. Now, demand has softened again and players are wondering if the hikes will be...» more

Alfa Laval announces cash tender offer
for all shares in Neles

14 Jul 2020 − Alfa Laval and Neles Corporation have entered into a combination agreement pursuant to which Alfa Laval will make a voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for all issued and outstanding share in Neles. » more

Papeteries Alamigeon struggles and hopes to be acquired

13 Jul 2020 − The coronavirus crisis has not helped Papeteries Alamigeon, which had already been in difficulties before the outbreak. The company is threatened by closure if no buyer is found by late August.» more

Indian Paper Manufacturers Association demands higher duties on paper imports

10 Jul 2020 − The Indian paper association is concerned about the competitive strength of domestic paper mills in the face of cheap imports from China and other Asian countries and suggests measures to provide a level playing field.» more

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NBSK pulp prices point down, buyers putting pressure on BEK prices

07 Jul 2020 − At the start of July, price negotiations for deliveries of NBSK and BEK pulp in June were still ongoing. Price talks are increasingly focussing on price cuts.» more

UK newspaper owner Reach streamlines as company
struggles with impact of coronavirus

07 Jul 2020 − Reach plc, the owner of Daily Mirror and Daily Express, has announced plans to streamline the company after circulation and advertising decreased significantly due to the coronavirus crisis. » more

Mercer International to increase capacity at Stendal pulp mill in Germany

03 Jul 2020 − Mercer Stendal will debottleneck specific areas in the fiber and bleaching line to increase pulp output. Capacity expansion project to be completed in 2022.» more