Raw materials situation 2018 – we offer solutions!

As we already know, 2017 was marked by some dramatic increases in paper prices and shortages in the raw materials market and this trend shows no sign of stopping in 2018. A precise analysis of your requirements and the resulting resource-optimised use of materials is indispensable with this in mind. This not only ensures sustainable, cost-optimised packaging, but also long-term supply security.

In close cooperation with our customers, we have already successfully implemented many such optimisations within the framework of our "advanced packaging concept". Get in touch with us and we'd be happy to put together a viable packaging concept for you, which we can implement together.

You can read some information about the current situation and the forecasts for the paper price movement here:

“Hamburger Containerboard to increase prices for brown containerboard and uncoated and coated white top testliner by Euro 60/tonne from Feb 1
PITTEN, Austria, 8 January 2018 (Press Release) - Hamburger Containerboard raises prices for brown containerboard orders, as well as for uncoated and coated white top testliner orders by 60,--€/tonne as of February 1st, 2018. The company states the current strong demand as reason for the price increase.”

“SCA to increase brown and white kraftliner prices by Euro 60/tonne in Europe, effective Feb 1
SUNDSVALL, Sweden, 2 January 2018 (Press Release) - SCAincreases prices for Brown and White Kraftliner by € 60 per ton.
SCA announces a price increase for all Brown and White Kraftliner grades in Europe by 60 per ton, effective from 1st of February 2018. “The market for containerboard continues to be very strong. The demand for kraftliner of all grades is high and the supply is tight”, says Mikael Frölander, Vice President Sales and Marketing Containerboard.
The core of SCA’s business is the forest, 2.6 million hectares in northern Sweden. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests.
We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions.
2016 the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 15,4 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden.”

“Italy’s Pro-Gest to increase all recycled containerboard prices by Euro 50/tonne from Jan 1, 2018
ISTRANA, Italy, 14 December 2017 (Press Release) - Pro-Gest Group will increase all its recycled containerboard products' prices by at least € 50/ton. The price increase will be effective on all deliveries starting on Jan 1st. The hike is mainly driven by an healthy demand of containerboard across Italy, combined with unstable raw material prices and increasing energy costs in the last quarter in Italy. “

Smurfit Kappa to increase prices for all kraft and recycled containerboard grades by Euro 60/tonne in Europe from Jan 15, 2018
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, 14 December 2017 (Press Release) - Smurfit Kappa plans to increase Containerboard prices by 60 euro per tonne across all European markets.
This increase will apply to Brown, White and Coated Kraftliner and Brown and White Recycled Containerboard and is driven by very tight European Containerboard markets and necessary due to input cost increases and a volatile recovered fibre outlook.
This will come into effect on Monday, January 15th 2018.”

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