Several sack kraft paper producers have taken advantage of the good order situation and the tight supply to announce price increases for unbleached grades, usually with effect from October.
The good order situation for sack kraft paper producers did not slack off over the summer months on the German market. Delivery times for all grades in this segment still stretched to as long as eight weeks, according to respondents. In the brown sack kraft paper market, a production stoppage at the Maglaj mill belonging to Bosnian packaging paper and corrugated board producer Natron-Hayat is having an effect on the market.
Several producers have taken advantage of the good order situation and the tight supply to announce price increases for brown sack kraft paper. There have been no price discussions yet for bleached sack kraft paper, suppliers and converters say. In this segment, second quarter prices were carried over into the third quarter.