China: Temporary halt for some waste import approvals

05 Jul 2017 − Exporters might find it more difficult to ship certain waste materials to China in the coming weeks. The BIR association reports that certain waste import approvals in China were temporarily stopped.» more


Italian coreboard prices up in the second quarter

04 Jul 2017 − Coreboard prices in Italy have increased in the second quarter and might rise further in the coming months. Suppliers report strong demand on the domestic and in export markets.» more

Smurfit Kappa announces investment in Nettingsdorf containerboard mill

04 Jul 2017 − A new recovery boiler and steam turbine are to increase production and reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption at the Smurfit Kappa's Nettingsdorf mill from 2020.» more

Heinzel Group invests in new kraft paper machine in Pöls

03 Jul 2017 − Heinzel Group has earmarked hundreds of millions of euros to build a second paper machine at its Pöls mill. » more

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners to acquire Staples

30 Jun 2017 − Under the terms of the agreement, Sycamore is paying Staples’ stockholders $10.25 per share in cash for each share. The deal puts equity value of Staples at $6.9bn.» more


DS Smith to buy US corrugated packaging group for $920m

29 Jun 2017 − DS Smith has taken its first step into the packaging market of the USA with a proposed acquisition of Interstate Resources.» more

Tug of war over Pro-Gest Mantua recycled containerboard mill continues, start-up delayed until next year

28 Jun 2017 − The tug of war over the integrated environmental permit (IEP) issued by the provincial government to Pro-Gest’s new recycled containerboard mill in Mantua continues. This will not only have impact on the start-up date...» more

Renewed price hike announcements
for UWF paper in Germany

28 Jun 2017 − Uncoated fine paper manufacturers are currently in talks with buyers to implement another price hike in Germany which has partly already been implemented. So far, cut sizes are said to be especially affected.» more