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Stable NBSK and BEK pulp prices expected for August

01 Sep 2020 − Signs of an improvement in demand for pulp, at least in some sectors, and reduced supply due to maintenance stoppages, will keep pulp prices stable in August, experts talking to EUWID expect.» more

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Pro-Gest: Mantua packaging paper mill to start production in October

31 Aug 2020 − The containerboard market is expected to recover slowly in the coming months, but the possibility of a second phase of the Covid-19 pandemic remains an element of uncertainty, according to Pro-Gest.» more

Kraftliner prices under pressure, but stable on German market in August

28 Aug 2020 − After price reductions in July taking back the hike from the spring, by and large no further price moves have been reported for brown kraftliner in Germany in August.» more

Progroup's new containerboard machine is up and running

27 Aug 2020 − Progroup has started up its new containerboard machine in Sandersdorf-Brehna in eastern Ger-many. This is an important step for the company that has further growth plans in the coming years. » more

UPM to close 720,000 tpy Kaipola mill and to sell Shotton mill

26 Aug 2020 − UPM will take almost 1 million t of newsprint and magazine paper capacities from the market. The company has announced drastic measures, which will include the elimination of an estimated 840 jobs.» more

SCA in talks on closure of publication paper operations at Ortviken mill

26 Aug 2020 − Ortviken publication paper mill runs three paper machines with a total capacity of 775,000 tpy of LWC, MWC, and uncoated magazine and catalogue paper.» more

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Demand for woodfree paper in France recovers in August

25 Aug 2020 − In July and August demand for woodfree printing and writing paper in France has recovered from the lows they touched in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. » more

Indonesia halts registration process for non-hazardous waste suppliers

24 Aug 2020 − Indonesia has currently halted The Exporter Registration Process for Exports of Non-Hazardous and Non-Toxic Waste to Indonesia. The process is under review until further notice.» more

Total licence volume for RCP imports into China close to 6 million t

20 Aug 2020 − As Chinese mills are trying to get as much recovered fibre as possible on the water in August, export prices for OCC in Europe surge.» more

Metsä Spring and Valmet join forces to develop alternative pulp based packaging solutions

20 Aug 2020 − Metsä Spring and Valmet take next step towards novel wood fibre-based 3D products. The pilot plant is to start up by the end of next year.» more