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25 Years in the paper business
Covering the Middle, Near East and North Africa
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in the PAPER BUSINESS

A cut above the rest.
We sell our paper from harvested areas known as “managed forests”.
Essentially, detailed models are built that allow trees to be harvested sustainably.
For each tree that is cut down, several are planted or naturally regrown in its place,
at a rate that keeps the environment stable.



Fine paper prices up in Italy, with more hikes follow
Buyers of fine paper in Italy feel overrun by the steep price increases, especially on the spot market. Supply is limited and prices are set to rise again in November, with many suppliers applying energy surcharges.
Some newsprint and magazine paper prices in France rise dramatically in October
Turbulent publication paper market in France sees capacity closures, cost pressure, and rising prices.
Woodfree paper producers announce new price hikes and cost-related surcharges
European fine paper manufacturers are feeling the pinch of a steep rise in costs, especially energy.

Portugal's The Navigator Company announced a new price hike of up to 8 per cent for deliveries of uncoated woodfree paper from 1 November. On top, the company will also apply an extraordinary surcharge of €50/t for all products and brands for deliveries from 1 November onwards
Caustic soda producers target strong price hikes to pass on rising costs

Following a price hike for thrid-quarter deliveries, caustic soda manufacturers announced another price hike for deliveries as of October.

The latest developments on the caustic soda (NaOH) market in Europe are driving price increases. With demand in Europe settling in at a high level, supplies of NaOH appear to be tight. And current energy problems are creating additional risks...
France to replace plastic packaging for some fresh fruit and vegetables from January onwards
Government expects 1 billion packagings less per year.

In implementation of the law against waste (loi Anti-Gaspillage pour une Economie Circulaire) passed last year, the French government has published a list of fruit and vegetable varieties in the food trade that may no longer be packaged with plastic from 1 January 2022....
EU Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the wood pulp sector
Stora Enso, UPM and Metsä Fibre are included in the inspections.

Today the European Commission announced that it was conducting "unannounced inspections in locations in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the wood pulp sector."
Stora Enso shuts down paper production at Kvarnsveden and Veitsiluoto mills
No more fine and publication paper is produced at the Veitsiluoto and Kvarnsveden mills. All five paper machines went out of production by the end of Q3....
German coreboard market remains tight with prices climbing

Coreboard prices in Germany are soaring to record heights. Additional price increases emerged during the third quarter.

German coreboard prices edged higher again during the third quarter. The first coreboard producers have already unveiled plans to tack on another significant sum for October and said that they are not that interested in making concessions...
UPM shuts down Shotton newsprint mill for good

The mill's new owner Eren Paper plans to convert and expand the Shotton mill to produce recycled corrugated case material, corrugated board.

UPM has completed the sale of the Shotton newsprint mill. The 260,000 tpy mill was permanently closed and the site and all related assets will be transferred to Eren Paper....
An uncertain future for Vipap Videm as recapitalisation proposal fails
Production at Slovenia's newsprint manufacturer has been down since mid-July.

After the failure of the recent restructuring plan - debt conversion into equity and a capital increase through the issue of new shares - paper machines at Slovenia's publication and packaging paper producer Vipap Videm...
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