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German kraftliner prices might rise in February

Demand for kraftliner in Germany is strong at the moment, with e-commerce fuelling demand for packaging. This encourages suppliers to consider further price hikes, this time also for white-top kraftliner, from February. January was a steady month on the German kraftliner market with no price changes following the hike that was implemented in December. Now, […]

Mondi starts up specialty kraft paper machine in Štětí

Mondi will concentrate more on kraft paper for shopping bags at its Czech Štětí mill. The company has concluded a PM conversion from containerboard to specialty kraft paper production. Mondi has commissioned a rebuilt machine for specialty kraft paper at its Czech mill in Štětí. The company said that the PM, which previously produced containerboard, […]

Södra announces price hike for NBSK pulp

 A first announcement for a NBSK pulp price increase as of January has been published for the European market. Other players might follow suit. Södra has announced it wants to raise prices of northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe to $960/t in the new year. “We distinguish clear signs of the global NBSK […]

Packing industry of india holds potential for high growth

India can emerge as a significant global player if the sector strengthens its capabilities in terms of technology, skills, and efficiency The impact of Covid-19 on the packaging sector has been mixed depending on the portfolios of different end-user industries. The Indian packaging sector, even in the pre-Covid era, has been witnessing considerable growth largely […]

Arauco’s MAPA pulp project delayed due to Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis is having an impact on Arauco’s pulp expansion project in Chile. The expanded mill will start-up several months later than planned. Chilean forestry group Celulosa Arauco will start up its expanded pulp mill in Arauco around six months later than originally planned. According to a company spokesman, this delay is attributable in […]

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 […]

UPM Unveils New Range of Kraft Papers for Packaging Applications

UPM Specialty Papers has launched a new range of kraft papers designed for bags, wraps, single-packs, and lamination. The UPM SolideTM family of kraft papers features a versatile combination of strength as well as converting properties. All grades in the portfolio offer excellent printability to maximize the shelf impact of packaging. All papers in the UPM […]

Verso to Increase Price for Its BHK Pulp by $30 per Tonne

Verso Corporation notified customers that it is increasing the transaction price of all pulp products by $30 per metric tonne, effective with all orders shipping on or after November 1, 2020. This increase includes but is not limited to, Quinnesec® Hi-Maple BHK Pulp. Verso produces a high-quality Northern Bleached Hardwood Kraft (NBHK) Maple pulp at […]

Sukraft Group to Commence Production at 250 TPD Fluting Media Plant by October 2020

Sukraft Group has set up a new plant in Goa to produce fluting media paper. The installed capacity of the new plant is 250 TPD. The company will be producing lower GSM high strength and export quality food grade (18BF to 40BF) test liner and fluting media and smell free Kraft Paper. The machine’s deckle […]

Metsä Board Opens ‘Excellence Center’ in Finland to Accelerate Paperboard and Packaging Innovation

Growing consumption and demand for more sustainable packaging solutions requires innovation. To develop solutions for packaging today and into the future, Metsä Board has started up operations in its new Excellence Center at the unique bio-economy site in Äänekoski, Finland. The resources and capabilities will be shared across all of Metsä Board’s locations, including the […]