From January to June of 2017, pulp exports rose 6.8% in comparison with the same period of the previous year, reaching 6.8 million tons; exports of wood panels increased by 34.8%, with 597,000 cubic meters directed to foreign markets, and…
Wood raw-material costs for European pulpmills continued to slide in early 2017 to reach their lowest levels in over five years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly The European pulp industry has become much more competitive in the international pulp and…
The company reported net sales of $429.7 million for the second quarter of 2017, down 1.6% compared to net sales of $436.7 million for the second quarter of 2016. Net earnings determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or…
CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q2 2017: “The market for sustainable packaging materials and solutions remains very encouraging. We delivered a stable result in the second quarter, despite the pressure from costs of external factors and the…
Wood fiber costs for pulpmills throughout the US fell during 2016 and early 2017 with the price discrepancy between the Northwest and the Southern states narrowing, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in…
Sonoco (NYSE:SON) have just announced it has restated and is implementing a previously announced price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) products in the United States and Canada, effective July 10, 2017. The low yield on the…
Sonoco (NYSE:SON) have just announced it is renewing its previously announced April price increase for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada. “The yield on our previously announced April price increase has not been sufficient to…
Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM) (“Xerium” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, has just announced the grant of a restricted stock unit award of up to 600,000 shares of common stock to Mr.…
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has just announced that a record 67.2 percent of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2016. U.S. paper recovery rate statistics are available at www.paperrecycles.org/statistics. “The voluntary, market-driven recovery…
1Q2017 Baltic Rim Index brings transparency about wood raw material prices to region’s forest products, forestry and bioenergy industries. Forest2Market has published the first installment of its Baltic Rim Wood Price Index, a transaction-based wood raw material price benchmark for…
Kemira announces a price increase for its paper sizing products in EMEA. The adjustment will be effective immediately or as customer contracts allow. The price increase of the ASA sizing chemicals will be approximately 5-10%, depending on the specific formulations…
Friday, 28 April 2017 11:16

BillerudKorsnäs Growing again

CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q1 2017:“The first quarter of 2017 saw growth on the back of high demand in the markets across all business areas. Sales are showing better than expected growth, and our production is…
BillerudKorsnäs first quarter results are negatively impacted by quality costs emanating from production during the second half of 2016 and start-up costs for the Rockhammar re-build late 2016. Operating profit for the first quarter is estimated to amount to approximately…
Valmet's investor website won the 'Best investor website' contest, arranged by the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion and the Finnish Society of Financial Analysts, in the category of Large Cap companies. In the contest, the Finnish websites of all the…
Friday, 31 March 2017 10:48

Price increase for speciality papers

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, the Bielefeld based manufacturer of coated speciality papers, is increasing its prices for deliveries from 1st June 2017, by 6 – 8 % worldwide. Rising costs of pulp, chemicals and logistics make this price increase essential. Customers…
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