Brown kraftliner manufacturers failed to implement the second step of the planned price hike on the market in Germany although availability on the September market is reportedly reduced.
In fact, supply on the market is tight because of several instances of planned as well as unplanned downtime in the European kraftliner industry. Most observers believe that manufacturers will make no further efforts towards full implementation of the announced hike. In any case, higher prices for September are out of the question for now.
Between July and July prices for unbleached kraftliner increased by what was said to be the first installment of the announced 40 €/t price hike.