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Good Month

Gascogne, July 2014

Gascogne’s shareholders approved the French firm’s restructuring plan during a combined share- holder meeting in mid-June. 

UPM, July 2014

UPM Fray Bentos pulp mill has complied with all requirements set forth by the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Land Planning of Uruguay and therefore has been authorized to increase its production level to meet the mill capacity. 

Verso, July 2014

Verso Paper announced that the New York Stock Exchange has notified Verso that it has achieved early compliance with the NYSE’s market capitalization continued listing standard. 

Bad Month

Burgo, July 2014

Burgo has taken two weeks of commercial downtime at its Toscolano mill on the shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy due to weak demand. 

DS Smith, July 2014

DS Smith is set to axe some 54 jobs at two of its sheet feeding plants in the UK. Around 40 people will be laid off at the Blunham plant in Bedfordshire and some 14 people will lose their jobs at the Louth plant. 

Appvion, July 2014

Appvion reacted with disappointment to a decision issued by the Department of Commerce (the Department) in the final results in the fourth administrative review of the antidumping order on imports of lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from Germany. 

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Diverging trends emerging in China's paper packaging market

By Han Yao Mon, Apr 28, 2014

BEIJING, CHINA, April 28, 2014 (RISI) -Overall market conditions in the Asian region improved toward the end of 2013. Even so, the region's largest paper packaging market, China, recorded divergent trends for the second consecutive year: stronger growth in the boxboard sector and weaker growth on the containerboard front.


European graphic paper industry profitability levels stubbornly low

By Alejandro Mata Fri, Oct 25, 2013

BRUSSELS, Oct. 25, 2013 (RISI) -Industry profitability levels for the main graphic paper grades in Western Europe have been in decline ever since the financial crisis started to impact the markets during late 2008. This year will be no exception as profitability levels in Europe will (probably) reach their lowest point in modern paper-making history.


Viscose pulp demand benefiting from Chinese government price supports for cotton

By Rod Young Tue, Oct 01, 2013

The Chinese government has been aggressively supporting domestic cotton prices since the third quarter of 2011. The cotton price in China (represented by the 328 grade) closely followed the A-grade cotton price benchmark from 2000 to 2009, with a small premium that averaged $80/tonne after adjusting for the 17% VAT on the 328 cotton price.


What does the future hold for the Russian paper packaging market?

By Orifjon Abidov Mon, Sep 23, 2013

BRUSSELS, Sept. 23, 2013 (RISI) -For the last three years, RISI has been receiving requests from our clients to dig into the Russian paper packaging markets. In response, I and the rest of our Russian speaking team have traveled frequently to various events dedicated to the Russian pulp and paper industries, both within and outside the country.


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