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  • EPRC sets new 74% paper recycling target for 2020

    The European Union (EU) has a new paper recycling target. After the European paper recycling value chain reached a near theoretical maximum of 71.5% in 2015, the industry is now seeking to make another move forward with an enhanced rate of 74% by 2020, building on the More

  • Germany’s corrugated board industry sounds alarm over rising containerboard prices

    Germany’s corrugated board industry has raised concerns over the development of containerboard prices in the first four months of 2017. “Prices for our most important raw material, containerboard, have risen considerably since the start of the year, Steffen Würth, president of the industry association Verband der Wellpappen-Industrie More

  • Lecta to lift CWF prices by 6-7% from June 19

    Lecta is set for a new round of price increases for coated woodfree (CWF) paper. The group said it plans to raise prices for all its two-side CWF grades in sheets and reels by 6-7% for deliveries from June 19. “The price increase is unavoidable to offset More

  • Scheufelen to raise CWF prices by Euro 70/tonne from June 15

    Germany’s Papierfabrik Scheufelen has revealed plans to hike coated woodfree (CWF) paper prices. “The price increase [of at least Euro 70/tonne ($76.1/tonne)] will be implemented for all deliveries starting June 15, 2017 and will be applied for all woodfree coated grades bvs and bro,” the company said More

  • News at a Glance: Metso

    Metso has named Nico Delvaux as the firm’s new president and CEO, with effect no later than November 2017. Delvaux is currently senior executive vice president of Atlas Copco. He will replace Matti Kӓhkönen , who is stepping down after serving in the post since 2011. More

  • Mosaico, Koehler eye price hikes for specialty paper

    Italy’s Mosaico and Germany’s Papierfabrik August Koehler have separately revealed plans to raise specialty paper prices. The Burgo subsidiary Mosaico said it will lift prices for its specialty grades by 7-10% from July 1. The move was attributed to rising costs for, amongst others, pulp, chemicals and More

  • Arctic Paper to increase CWF prices by 8% from June 15

    Arctic Paper has joined the ranks of coated woodfree (CWF) paper manufacturers that are seeking higher prices for their products. “Due to [rising] pulp and chemicals costs, Arctic Paper has taken the decision to raise prices for its coated paper grades,” the company said in a statement. More

  • Recycled cartonboard producer Macedonian Paper Mills invests Euro 7 million in new shoe press, to raise production capacity by 15%

    Greek recycled cartonboard manufacturer Macedonian Paper Mills (MEL) has invested approximately Euro 7 million ($7.7 million) in a new shoe press at its mill in Thessaloniki, the company’s management told PPI Europe . The new shoe press will be supplied by Voith. The investment also includes the More

  • Italy’s Mare to increase chemical prices with immediate effect

    Italian chemical producer Mare will increase prices for its wet strength resins and sizing agents. The firm said in a statement that prices for its wet strength resins will rise by up to 20% while those for its sizing agents will increase by up to 15% with More

  • Inadequate cable installation threatens timely launch of new pulp line in Belarus

    Belarus’s Svetlogorsk pulp and paper mill might not be able to start up its 400,000 tonne/yr bleached kraft pulp line in November, as previously planned, due to problems with cables, which do not conform to national safety norms for such a plant. According to Bellesbumprom, which manages More