Demand on Britain’s cartonboard market was still tranquil most of the time in mid-September, although the first signs of demand improving emerged. The carton business continues to be pretty
short-term in nature. Lead times for GC and GD board became shorter during August and at the start of September, insiders stated. GD board is typically ready within two-and-a-half, three or rarely four weeks. Lead times for GC board frequently stand at three to five weeks. A few suppliers, notably those based
in Scandinavia, have quoted much longer lead times.