The corrugated case material market in Europe has not been left unscathed by the accelerated capacity growth in recent years.
Investing in new machines or converting loss-making publication and fine paper machine to corrugated case material production seems to be nowhere near as attractive as it was a few years ago. Market supply is abundant and prices for recycled and virgin-fiber based grades have been on a downward path for several months now.
Slower demand from the corrugated industry is also having an impact on the market equilibrium. The corrugated board industry is showing subdued – if any - growth this year, even though online sales are still booming.
This article is an excerpt from our latest coverage on the capacity changes on the corrugated case material markets in Europe.
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