Pallets and Packaging

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • December 08, 2018 08:05


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  • Sawmilling
  • December 07, 2018 16:36

European Woodworking sector has to become more attractive

The 2nd Seminar of the Joint European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), EuropeanFederation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and European Wood-based Panels Federation (EPF) European-funded project “Perspectives and challenges of the Woodworking Industries in Europe” took place on the 30th of November 2018 in Lisbon.... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • December 06, 2018 08:50

Smurfit Kappa acquires two sites in France

Smurfit Kappa Group has significantly strengthened its presence in Western France with the acquisition of two Europac sites in Brittany.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • November 26, 2018 09:38

Germany: Producer prices for wood products in October

While the upward trend so far sustained for German producer prices for commercial wood products is still intact compared with the previous year, this no longer applies compared to the previous month.... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • November 16, 2018 08:26

Mayr-Melnhof Group's profit rose by 11.6 % in the first nine months

The Mayr-Melnhof Group was able to carry on the improved profitability level of the earlier part of the year with a good third quarter and hence to conclude after three quarters above the previous year.... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • November 13, 2018 08:15

Mayr-Melnhof Group to acquire Austrian TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has come to an agreement with the owners of TANN Group on the 100% acquisition of the group headquartered in Traun, Austria... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • November 09, 2018 12:30

France: maritime pine prices soaring despite the economic slowdown

Are the French softwood markets at a turning point? The question deserves to be asked since the mixed tendencies are observed in the end of this year. On a global level, specialists do not rule out a risk of a slowdown in the global economy in 2019, that would reflect a... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • October 31, 2018 10:54

The European Pallet Association e.V named Christian Kühnhold as new CEO

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) named Christian Kühnhold as new CEO... [more...]

  • Pallets and Packaging
  • October 26, 2018 06:42

EPAL France reports success against pallet counterfeiters

EPAL France (until April 2017 QUALIPAL) reports successes against counterfeiters of EPAL pallets. Indeed, regular field investigations have shown that a significant volume of pallets repaired and marketed under the EPAL brand are not registered under an EPAL license... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 03, 2018 09:45

Germany: Prices for wood packaging continue to rise

The prices for solid wood and wood-based materials for pallets and wood packaging in Germany continued to rise in the third quarter of 2018... [more...]

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