Containerboard producers try to offset the recent surge in energy costs.
DS Smith Paper announced that it would increase prices for all of its recycled corrugated case materials by €140 per tonne across Europe and by £120 per tonne in the UK, due to "a significant increase" in its input costs. The company said that the increase was for all orders confirmed from the day of the announcement, which is 7 September 2022.
DS Smith Paper's call for higher prices follows similar announcments recently made by at least two other producers of recycled corrugated case material.
The recent surge in energy costs has prompted many paper producers in all segments of the industry to ask for higher prices at short notice.