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Overseas shipments of mixed paper dropped from 264 049 tonnes in early 2017 to 229 425 tonnes, not least because of China’s new import stance. The UK’s exports of OCC, meanwhile, edged 0....
In the first two months of this year, imports of recovered paper shipped to China have gone down by nearly 47% year-on-year. This a big blow for the UK, which had gotten used to exporting some 46% of...
Declines were also recorded for all other grades of recovered paper, including corrugated (-16.6% year on year), pulp substitutes (-60%) and printed news (-43.5%). In revenue terms, China still...
'We believe our customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland will welcome a move that enables them to deal directly with the manufacturer which offers a seamless process from sale to installation and...
Latest figures from the Confederation of Paper Industries and HM Revenue & Customs reveal that the UK - Europe's largest exporter of recovered paper - shipped out 1.441 million tonnes of mixed...
The increase was boosted by accelerated growth of 4.7% in China as compared to 2.9% in the previous year, with strong gains also reported for Brazil and Russia. Japan registered moderate growth and...
Paper and board collected from households and businesses is sorted at the plant prior to delivery to Smurfit Kappa’s Mengibar containerboard mill. Speaking at the opening, the company’s...
UK paper and board production climbed 4.6% year on year to 3.544 million tonnes in the opening 11 months of 2017, with all sectors - including graphic papers - posting increases when viewed against...
Demand for paper packaging will continue to grow in large part thanks to the manufacturing economies of China and of other emerging countries. Smithers Pira analysts estimate that annual demand for...
In the second half of 2016, the company made a profit of RMB 2002.2 million - just over US$ 304 million at the current rate of exchange. This latest profit assessment has been relayed in a statement...
The event on January 24 will address the main outcome of the project - 'The good and best practice handbook for the collection of paper and board for recycling' - as well as important milestones and...
As a result of these developments in October, UK exports of OCC were virtually unchanged at 2.254 million tonnes when comparing the first 10 months of 2017 with the same period last year. In contrast...
As part of the research project, DS Smith will examine the feasibility of recycling used coffee at its Kemsley Paper Mill, in Sittingbourne. This hi-tech plant is currently the biggest recycling site...
The uncertainty surrounding mixed paper clearly shifted the trading emphasis on to OCC, UK shipments of which leapt 37.8% year on year to 279 957 tonnes; the total was more than 10 000 tonnes higher...
‘The good news is that our trade has people of high integrity; they are after long-term contracts and don’t just want to make a quick buck,’ Vora said at the event, organised by...
A global producer of packaging for the luxury and fashion industries, Favini was recognised for its ground-breaking Remake papermaking process whereby 20% of the fibre is provided by scrap from Italy...
In his presentation on the new European standard for recovered paper quality control, Uriel pointed out that technical possibilities for testing have become ‘more and more extensive’,...
Unwanted phone books can be exchanged for admission to the zoo on September 30 and October 1. ‘Any phone book from any year can be used for admission,’ points out Alex Farrel of Caldwell...
‘Looking ahead, overall paper consumption (in China) still possesses considerable room for growth, thus the group is optimistic about the outlook of both the packaging paper segment and the...
The cellulose is separated from contaminants, quenched of all liquids, dried and subjected to a high-temperature purification process to ensure a hygienic end product comprising pellets and a fluffy...
The 2017 edition of the two-day event will be held in at the Hilton Hotel in the country’s capital Warsaw. Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference Europe event. Industry highlights regarding...
On a more positive note, freight rates have fallen sharply from their recent peak around US$ 2000 per 40-foot container to nearer US$ 1200 and vessel space is said to be more easily obtainable in...
'According to our sources in China, there has been a temporary stop on certain scrap import approvals since 1st June 2017,' says BIR. 'This does not affect shipments authorised before 1st June but...
The name change also accommodates use of the term ‘paper for recycling’ rather than ‘recovered paper’ in the updated EN 643 European Standard List of Grades of Paper and Board...
In European recycled containerboard, the group implemented a Euro 60 per tonne hike in the first quarter, with additional increases announced for April. ‘Overall demand for recycled...
For the UK, a large proportion of whose annual recovered paper exports of around 5 million tonnes are destined for China, OCC values have slumped from approaching £150 per tonne (Euro 177) in...
'This could even mean we introduce our own TRA quality stamp of approval,' he told Recycling International following the first-ever Quality First Recycling Conference, held in London this month. Some...
Royal Bel Leerdammer produces some 400 tonnes of packaged cheese per week, with more than 2.5 million units of plastic packaging finding their way to supermarkets at home and abroad. All packages...
Germany achieved a 'record' 74.5% recovered paper utilisation last year. The country was able to meet demand for material by importing a 'significant' 4.4 million tonnes from various other EU...
At the event, Spain’s environment minister Isabel García Tejerina praised the efforts made in recent years by a ‘highly specialised’ paper business sector, adding that the...

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