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Smurfit Kappa to hike prices for all containerboard grades

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14 Dec 2017 − 

Smurfit Kappa plans to increase containerboard prices by 60 euro per tonne across all European markets with effect from 15 January 2018.

The increase will apply to all containerboard grades: brown, white, and coated kraftliner as well as brown and white recycled containerboard.

The increase is driven by very tight European containerboard markets and necessary due to input cost increases and a volatile recovered fibre outlook, informs the company.

Earlier this month DS Smith announced a similar increase for recycled containerboard grades.

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