Category Archives: Reports

US recycled pulp exports rise significantly

 Since the announcement of China’s import ban for the recovered paper, it has become more and more common for Chinese paper mills to import recycled pulp instead. Recycled pulp demand in the USA has been growing in recent years. When China announced that it would stop importing recovered paper from abroad, Chinese paper mills started […]

Smurfit Kappa posts solid results in pandemic year 2020

Packaging group Smurfit Kappa was able to improve its profits in the challenging pandemic year of 2020 thanks to demanding growth in the second half o the year, but also due to lower one-off costs. Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) achieved a solid performance in the 2020 business year, thanks in part to a strong fourth […]

Russia’s leading timber holding Segezha Group may invest $500 million in its further development in years to come

Segezha Group, one of Russia’s leading timber producers, which is owned by a local financial conglomerate AFK Sistema, may invest up to US$400-500 million in its further development during the next several years, which will take place through the raise of funds from IPO and that will be conducted on the Moscow Stock Exchange this […]

Analysts expect decline of global paper demand in years to come

Global demand for paper is steadily declining, which is mainly due to the decline of its consumption both in emerging markets and Western world, according to recent statements, made by representatives of some leading global paper producers and analysts in the field of paper business.   The main reason for this is the current trend […]

US containerboard production up two percent in November

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its November 2020 Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in November increased two percent compared to November 2019, and four percent when compared to the same 11 months of 2019. November 2020 production of containerboard for export went down six percent compared […]

Voith shows robust development in an unprecedented year 2020 and continues growth initiatives

In the 2020 financial year, the Voith Group performed reasonably well given the significant adverse impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic across all segments and markets in the second half of the year. In this context, the Group benefited from its broad-based positioning in terms of sectors and geography; its stable, regionally-organized supply chains; and its very […]

Kimberly-Clark Announces Third Quarter 2020 Results

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today reported third-quarter 2020 results. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Hsu said, “Kimberly-Clark teams around the world are managing our near-term operating priorities extremely well, with a strong focus on employee health and safety and supply chain excellence during this unprecedented time period. At the same time, we are significantly […]

Scrap paper and plastic markets hit by confluence of forces

Supply and demand realities for key curbside materials are evolving fast, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, domestic processing capacity increases, and other key trends, according to two experts. Bill Moore of Moore & Associates and Stephanie Baker of KW Plastics last week described the factors impacting recycled material end markets. They spoke during a session […]

First price hikes emerge for recovered paper in Italy

With new lockdown measures imposed and collection volumes tending to fall, Italian prices for ordinary recovered paper have increased somewhat in November. More hikes might follow in December. Decent demand, coupled with worries that collection volumes will decrease before long, was responsible for the upward pressure on prices for ordinary recovered paper grades in Italy […]

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results; Net Organic Sales Growth Exceeds 4%

Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), (the “Company”), a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage, foodservice, and other consumer products companies, today reported Net Income for third quarter 2020 of $63.7 million, or $0.23 per share, based on 278.0 million weighted average diluted shares. This compares to the third quarter 2019 Net Income […]