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Still no end in sight to investment flurry
in corrugated case material


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13 Mar 2018 − 

More and more expansion projects in the corrugated case material sector are emerging in Europe. In the first half of this year alone, more than one million t of capacities are planned to start up.

High demand for corrugated packaging continues to stoke interest in investments for machines to produce corrugated case material. Judging by the sustained growth of corrugated board most experts expect that the market will absorb new capacities relatively smoothly, at least in the current year. Most additions relate to lightweight paper.

Burgo and Leipa will soon start up their paper machines. Trade union reports indicate that Burgo will begin machine trials in the middle of March in Avezzano, Italy. Leipa's rebuilt PM 5 in Schwedt, Germany, is also scheduled to begin operation in the first quarter of 2018. International Paper's rebuilt machine will start up in Madrid at the end of the first half of the year. These machines alone represent a capacity increase of over a million tonnes in the first half of 2018.

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Find the entire article and any associated background information in EUWID Pulp and Paper 11/2018 published on 14 March.

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