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  • Ilim slates pulp hikes of $10-20/tonne in China

    Ilim Group is seeking price rises of $10-20/tonne for its April pulp deliveries in China. The company is the biggest bleached softwood kraft (BSK) pulp exporter to China, selling more than 1 million tonnes of the grade to the country last year, with most of pulp delivered More

  • RCP prices in China plunge as board mills stop making purchases

    A sharp, sudden price drop for recycled-based packaging products in the Chinese market this month has muted demand for recovered paper (RCP) there. The slump has come after a price surge for domestic recycled packaging board that began in Q4 last year. The boom led to strong More

  • Chinese paper & board producers seek to extend price run with hikes of up to RMB 500/tonne

    Major fine paper and coated ivory board producers in China have recently announced their intention to raise prices by up to RMB 500/tonne ($73/tonne) for the domestic market. Last Friday, Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings slated hikes of RMB 300/tonne for its low-end coated fine paper (CFP) products More

  • Lee & Man starts 400,000 tonne/yr recycled containerboard machine in Hau Giang, Vietnam

    Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing has fired up a 400,000 tonne/yr recycled containerboard machine at a greenfield mill in Hau Giang province, Vietnam. Trial runs began approximately a month ago, and the first sheet of paper rolled off the unit earlier this month. First initiated in 2007, More

  • Most South Korean paper and board prices rise again in first quarter

    The first quarter has seen prices rise for most paper and board grades in South Korea, with recycled containerboard in particular seeing big jumps consequent to a few months of frenetic purchasing from China late last year and early this year. The only exceptions to the higher More

  • Suppliers seeking $20-30/tonne hikes for April pulp business in China

    International suppliers and Asian buyers have been meeting in Shanghai this week to strike deals whilst attending Shanghai Pulp Week conferences. One of the main topics is the conclusion of deals that have been left unsettled since last month, when suppliers proposed hikes of $20-40/tonne across the More

  • APRIL to curtail about 1 million tonnes/yr of BHK for market relative to 2015

    Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL) is set to cut the market availability of its bleached hardwood kraft (BHK) pulp by another 350,000 tonnes/yr or so, following the start of commercial production on a new uncoated fine paper (UFP) machine at its Xinhui mill in China. The 450,000 More

  • Pakistan puts ADDs on boxboard imports from China

    Pakistan has imposed preliminary antidumping duties (ADDs) on certain folding boxboard imports from China. In a preliminary ruling at the end of February, the National Tariff Commission of Pakistan decided to levy a provisional ADD on the imports over the following four months after finding they had More

  • Nine Dragons orders two BMs for mills in China

    China’s Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) has ordered two recycled containerboard production lines, with start-ups scheduled for 2018. The orders are part of a recently unveiled plan to add one recycled containerboard line each to four existing facilities in China by the end of 2018. One unit, dubbed More

  • China’s Sun Paper taps Voith for two recycled containerboard machines at Zoucheng mill

    China’s Sun Paper Industry is pressing ahead with its recycled containerboard expansion, ordering two BMs for its mill in Zoucheng city, Shandong province. Voith has been tapped to provide the units, dubbed PM 36 and PM 37. Foundation work is planned to begin in May, with start-up More