The state of affairs on Germany's cartonboard market has not improved at the start of the new year. On the contrary, many EUWID sources companies think that it is actually deteriorating.
Companies active in the German cartonboard business are navigating extremely turbulent waters. Cartonboard is in short supply and the situation of recycled board manufacturer Baden Board entering administration at the very start of January is reportedly further compounding this shortage.
Folding box manufacturers report having a tough time sourcing what they need and fear that they will not be able to run all shifts in 2022 owing to a lack of cartonboard. For their part, cartonboard manufacturers are urging their customers to make robust plans so that they can get supply chains back on track.
Against this background cartonboard prices in Germany climbed to record highs at the start of 2022.
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