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  • Changes to Asian RCP Price Assessments – Consultation

    In light of China’s ban on imports of “unsorted” recyclables such as mixed paper, which took effect on December 31, 2017, RISI is considering the following changes to its recovered paper coverage in PPI Asia : 1) To discontinue assessments of the following grades delivered China: Mixed More

  • Genus Paper announces kraft paper mill lease in India

    India’s Genus Papers has announced the five-year lease of a 75,000 tonne/yr mill in Kashipur for the production of kraft paper. Genus Paper declined to specify which of the mills in Kashipur that produce kraft paper is the property under lease. “It is an operational plant and More

  • Oji and NPI both finish calendar 2017 in the black; Oji invests in SE Asia

    Japanese market leaders Oji Holdings and Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) have turned in their results for the nine months ending December 31. In Oji’s case, the results are substantially brighter than the nine months ending December 31, 2016, despite a steep drop in its operating profit of More

  • NPI building paper-mineral material demonstration plant at mill in Japan

    Nippon Paper Industries (NPI) has announced a new functional material demonstration plant at its Fuji mill in Japan. The facility will produce an in-house created functional material from a combination of particulate minerals and wood pulp under the “MinerPa” brand. NPI expects a wide range of functions More

  • New 0.5% contaminant limit rule in China rocks RCP markets across Asia

    The uncertainty over how the Chinese government will implement its new rule limiting the allowable contaminant level in recovered paper (RCP) imports to 0.5% from March 1 has muted demand from the country. The downturn has not been prevented by China issuing more RCP import permits. The More

  • India opens dumping investigation into coated paper from China, the EU and USA

    The Indian trade authorities have opened an anti-dumping investigation into coated paper imports from China, the European Union (EU), and the USA. The Department of Commerce there formalized the case toward the end of January in response to a complaint from Ballarpur Industries subsidiary and domestic paper More

  • Korea’s Hansol to raise CFP, thermal paper prices

    South Korea’s Hansol Paper has come out with plans to lift its prices for coated fine paper (CFP) exports and thermal paper for orders from March 1. The CFP hike amounts to 6-8%, depending on the market. Hansol ascribed the need for the hikes to higher input More

  • China’s Lee & Man starts 60,000 tonne/yr tissue PM in Chongqing, orders four smaller TMs

    Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing has kicked off trial production on a new 60,000 tonne/yr tissue PM at its mill in Chongqing municipality in southwestern China. Dubbed TM 13, the Valmet unit has a trim width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. It More

  • COVERAGE NOTE: Changes to Asian RCP Price Assessments – Consultation

    In light of China’s ban on imports of “unsorted” recyclables such as mixed paper, which took effect on December 31, 2017, RISI is considering the following changes to its recovered paper coverage in PPI Asia : 1) To discontinue assessments of the following grades delivered China: - More

  • SCG acquires stake in Malaysian fast food packager

    SCGP Solutions, a Singaporean subsidiary of Thailand’s SCG Group, has announced the purchase of 68.3% stake in Malaysia’s Interpress Printers Sendirian Berhad (IPSB). The deal was worth Ringgit 104.5 million ($26 million). IPSB is a packaging company active in the fast food industry. It produces folding cartons, More