The German market for virgin-fibre board showed itself in fine health at the end of February.
Manufacturers report that lead times for GC II have distended to six weeks and longer, due to which machines are fully booked into March and especially before Easter. Some suppliers confirm delivery dates as of the middle or the end of April.
Amidst healthy operation, GC board prices have not moved in either direction. However, respondents confirm that carton producers are trying to push prices down citing new capacities.