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Pro-Gest prepares for Mantua start-up in late November

02 Nov 2020 − Pro-Gest's 405,000 tpy Mantua recycled containerboard mill is now planned to start operating in the second half of November. The power plant has already started up.» more

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Shanying International to build 1 million t straw pulp complex in Jilin

30 Oct 2020 − Shanying International has announced plans to build a new production complex with a capacity of 1 million t each of straw pulp as well as packaging paper and board in the Jilin province in north-eastern China. » more

Another last-minute batch of licences for RCP imports into China

30 Oct 2020 − On 19 October, the China Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Centre issued another batch of licences for RCP imports into China, covering 94,750 t. » more

Newsprint producers and buyers kick off price talks for 2021 in France

28 Oct 2020 − Price talks have started on the French newsprint market. Sellers will do everything they can to keep prices stable.» more

EU imposes definitive anti-dumping duty on thermal paper imports from Korea

27 Oct 2020 − European importers of thermal paper originating in Korea will have to pay anti-dumping duties in the future. The European Comission imposed a 15.8 per cent duty on certain grades.» more

Norske Skog to idle SC paper machine at Saugbrugs

22 Oct 2020 − Norske Skog is proceeding with its efforts to ease supply pressure on the publication paper market. The company announced the closure of one SC paper machine with a capacity of 100,000 tpy.» more

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VPK buys British packaging company Encase

22 Oct 2020 − Belgian VPK Group has come to an agreement with COPI Holding to buy British Encase Ltd, manufacturer of corrugated cardboard packaging. » more

Papeterie de Bègles to be put up for sale

22 Oct 2020 − The Etex Group wants to part with its French producer of paper for plasterboard Papeterie de Bègles. The mill is not viable and needs to be modernised.» more

Smurfit Kappa confident its Recycling Dual system will start as of 1 January 2021

21 Oct 2020 − Smurfit Kappa's Recycling Dual system is highly likely to start on 1 January 2021. Although the required approvals still have to be obtained from several German federal states, Smurfit Kappa and Recycling Dual expect...» more

Uncertainty is growing on cartonboard market in Germany as coronavirus cases rise

20 Oct 2020 − Although there was a slight upturn in demand on the German market for cartonboard and folding cartons in October, there is also growing uncertainty due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections.» more