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DS Smith cautious on paper but delivers solid performance in packaging

DS Smith cautious on paper but delivers solid performance in packaging

March 7, 2013 Comments Off

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 Read More »

Shale gas boost could lead to cheap polymer, says BPI

Shale gas boost could lead to cheap polymer, says BPI

March 4, 2013 Comments Off

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 Read More »

Mondi announces kraft paper price rises

March 4, 2013 Comments Off

Mondi's Kraft Paper division has announced a price rise across Europe for machine-glazed (MG) papers Read More »

Sun Chemical announces price hikes

Sun Chemical announces price hikes

November 29, 2012 Comments Off

Ink manufacturer Sun Chemical has announced a price increase for its European customers across all its products, effective from 1 January Read More »

Australia challenges Ukraine over plain cigarette packs

Australia challenges Ukraine over plain cigarette packs

September 3, 2012 Comments Off

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 Read More »

Mondi sees kraft increases as prices rise in Italy and Spain

Mondi sees kraft increases as prices rise in Italy and Spain

July 16, 2012 Comments Off

Packaging giant Mondi has predicted widespread price rises for packaging paper as it announced a €40/tonne increase for certain grades in southern Europe Read More »

Raj Bhardwaj: Volatile paper prices belie short-term stability in box prices

Raj Bhardwaj: Volatile paper prices belie short-term stability in box prices

July 11, 2012 Comments Off

Raj Bhardwaj of Know It All assesses the impact of the economic background on the corrugated market Read More »

Pafa: Plastic industry to see more price pressure

April 24, 2012 Comments Off

Pafa has warned of a growing inflationary pressure on converted plastic packs in the retail supply chain Read More »

Polymer prices on an upward spiral, says trade group

April 5, 2012 Comments Off

Polymer prices are expected to increase this month, according to trade organisation Read More »

Ink maker Flint Group hikes prices for white inks

March 28, 2012 Comments Off

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 Read More »

DuPont Packaging raises Cyrel prices by up to 5%

March 9, 2012 Comments Off

DuPont Packaging Graphics has confirmed that it will hike prices of its Cyrel products, with effect from 2 April. Read More »

Sales up for Macfarlane as pension deficit expands

Sales up for Macfarlane as pension deficit expands

March 6, 2012 Comments Off

Macfarlane Group has today revealed sales growth in both its distribution and manufacturing operations as it highlighted difficulties in managing its pension deficit Read More »

BPI warns of challenging times ahead

BPI warns of challenging times ahead

November 14, 2011 Comments Off

Packaging firm British Polythene Industries (BPI) has warned that it does not expect any improvement in demand for its products in the coming months Read More »

Energy suppliers hold UK “to ransom” says BPF president

October 13, 2011 Comments Off

UK energy suppliers need to be called into question over “shocking” price increases, according to the president of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) Read More »

Raj Bhardwaj: don’t panic at gloomy outlook

Raj Bhardwaj: don’t panic at gloomy outlook

September 14, 2011 Comments Off

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 Read More »