Corrugated giant DS Smith has said that it continues to remain cautious about its paper business but has seen a solid performance in its packaging arm.
News on packaging and material prices
Europe could benefit from large quantities of cheap polymer products, within a few years, due to North America’s current investment in shale gas, according to British Polythene Industries.
Mondi's Kraft Paper division has announced a price rise across Europe for machine-glazed (MG) papers.
Ink manufacturer Sun Chemical has announced a price increase for its European customers across all its products, effective from 1 January 2013.
Australia has rejected a request from Ukraine, to the World Trade Organisation, to set up a panel to hear a dispute on measures concerning Australia’s plain cigarette packaging rules.
Packaging giant Mondi has predicted widespread price rises for packaging paper as it announced a €40/tonne increase for certain grades in southern Europe.
Raj Bhardwaj of Know It All assesses the impact of the economic background on the corrugated market.
Pafa has warned of a growing inflationary pressure on converted plastic packs in the retail supply chain.
Polymer prices are expected to increase this month, according to trade organisation IK.
Flint Group has announced new price rises for its white ink products and has predicted further upward price pressure for the rest of the year.
DuPont Packaging Graphics has confirmed that it will hike prices of its Cyrel products, with effect from 2 April.
Macfarlane Group has today revealed sales growth in both its distribution and manufacturing operations as it highlighted difficulties in managing its pension deficit.
Packaging firm British Polythene Industries (BPI) has warned that it does not expect any improvement in demand for its products in the coming months.
UK energy suppliers need to be called into question over “shocking” price increases, according to the president of the British Plastics Federation (BPF).
Raj Bhardwaj, managing director of packaging consultancy Know It All, ponders the economic outlook for box plants and considers how their profitability may subsequently fare.