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Good Month

Santa Maria, July 2014

Brazilian paper producer Santa Maria Cia de Papel e Celulose has finalized its 64,260-tonne/yr PM 2 revamp project, according to Voith Paper. PM 2 is installed at Santa Maria’s 99,960-tonne/yr paper mill located at the city of Guarapuava, Paraná state,  southern Brazil.

Tetra Pak, July 2014

Tetra Pak® has announced the completion of a Euro 65 million upgrade for its packaging material plant in Ponta Grossa, Brazil. The project increases the capacity of the plant by 70% to 13 billion packs and brings the Brazilian total to 22 billion, meeting both domestic and export demands in the region.

Gascogne, July 2014

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

Bad Month

Australian Paper, July 2014

Australian Paper, a Nippon Paper industries subsidiary, has recently seen a machine at one of its mills hit by fire. The blaze started and was extinguished on July 1 at the film's Maryvale mill in the state of Victoria, which was produce around 280,000 tonnes/yr of uncoated fine paper and 370,000 tonnes/yr of various packaging grades. 

Cascades, July 2014

Cascades has announced that it will cease its kraft paper manufacturing activities in the East Angus, QC, plant because of unfavorable market conditions. Close to 175 employees will be affected by the closure, which will come into effect by October 3. The decision means Cascades is leaving the kraft paper sector.

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. 

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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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