EUWID Packaging Markets' focus in the next issue:
Biodegradable plastics: legislation and climate neutrality drive demand

14.05.2021 − China taking the lead / SUPD dampens incentives in Europe » more
  • Draft of the national German mineral oil ordinance regulation notified to the WTO
    − 10.05.2021
  • UK far from united on deposit return system for single-use beverage packaging
    − 19.04.2021
  • Italy's market for packaging machinery shrinks
    − 28.01.2021

Draft of the national German mineral oil ordinance regulation notified to the WTO

10.05.2021 − The draft was presented to the World Trade Organisation on 22 March, and the deadline for submitting comments will end on 21 May 2021.» more
  • EUWID Packaging Markets' focus in the next issue: Biodegradable plastics: legislation and climate neutrality drive demand
    − 14.05.2021
  • UK far from united on deposit return system for single-use beverage packaging
    − 19.04.2021
  • Italy's market for packaging machinery shrinks
    − 28.01.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Raw material shortage forces through price hikes

06.05.2021 − Quotes for standard thermoplastics reached record levels, irrespective of the price development of the upstream products.» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021

The German paper and board market:
Corrugated board industry operating at excessive workloads

03.05.2021 − In interviews with EUWID, representatives of the corrugated board industry quoted lead times stretching into June and July. » more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The German packaging paper market: Brown kraftliner producers poised to invoice more
    − 19.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

The German aluminium packaging market:
Beverage can industry producing at full speed

30.04.2021 − Brisk demand for food tubes / subdued results for aerosol cans » more
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Strong demand for beverage cans in January
    − 25.01.2021
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can producers with tight capacities
    − 29.10.2020
  • Fillings of aerosol cans decline for second consecutive year
    − 23.10.2020

Austrian corrugated board industry reports receding sales despite higher deliveries in 2020

26.04.2021 − Member companies of Forum Wellpappe Austria delivered slightly over 1.04 bn m² of corrugated board in 2020.» more
  • The German paper and board market: Corrugated board industry operating at excessive workloads
    − 03.05.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German paper and board market:
Further price hikes for recycled cartonboard possible

22.04.2021 − The increases so far have not been sufficient to cover the actual cost burdens faced by board mills.» more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

UK far from united on deposit return system for single-use beverage packaging

19.04.2021 − Scotland has recently appointed the system operator for its planned deposit system » more
  • EUWID Packaging Markets' focus in the next issue: Biodegradable plastics: legislation and climate neutrality drive demand
    − 14.05.2021
  • Draft of the national German mineral oil ordinance regulation notified to the WTO
    − 10.05.2021
  • Italy's market for packaging machinery shrinks
    − 28.01.2021

The Polish paper and board market:
Most businesses batting around price increases

16.04.2021 − Higher raw material costs taking huge bites out of producers’ margins» more
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021
  • The French paper and board market: Mark-ups announced for corrugated case material
    − 21.01.2021

The German PET market:
March shaped by price hikes and availability of volumes

12.04.2021 − At the end of March, there were signs of further adjustments to contract volumes, with a simultaneous rise in prices for spot volumes and for food-grade recyclate.» more
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Prices for clear flakes increase in February
    − 05.03.2021
  • The German PET market: Mark-ups amid restricted upstream products imports
    − 11.02.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Difficult situation for recyclers continued in December
    − 18.01.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Industry grapples with raw material supply

08.04.2021 − Converters were facing the risk of standstills in March» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021

The German paper and board market:
High demand helps the surge in sack kraft paper prices

06.04.2021 − Delivery periods for brown sack kraft paper reportedly stand at 10-12 weeks. » more

GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure

01.04.2021 − The federation for Germany's plastics converting industry expresses concern over the current raw materials crisis» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021

The German flexible plastic packaging market:
Scarcity of raw materials and price hikes in March

29.03.2021 − Producers of plastic films and bags interviewed by EUWID confirmed in mid-March that the shortage of important plastics was a growing problem. » more
  • The German plastic packaging market: Demand for films and pouches slackens
    − 24.08.2020
  • Ceflex publishes design guidelines for flexible packaging
    − 20.07.2020
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021

German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics

25.03.2021 − A quick survey found that member companies had not anticipated such supply challenges.» more
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German steel sheet packaging market:
Sudden surge in demand leads to imbalance

23.03.2021 − High raw material prices, rising demand and a short supply of drums characterised the German market for steel sheet packaging at the beginning of March.» more
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can industry producing at full speed
    − 30.04.2021
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Limited supply of upstream material causes concern
    − 25.02.2021
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Strong demand for beverage cans in January
    − 25.01.2021

The German packaging paper market:
Brown kraftliner producers poised to invoice more

19.03.2021 − It was still too early in the first few days of March to assess whether these plans had been successful.» more
  • The German paper and board market: Corrugated board industry operating at excessive workloads
    − 03.05.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials

15.03.2021 − A survey among the German association‘s members indicated a dramatic situation at the beginning of March. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Prices for clear flakes increase in February
    − 05.03.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Supply situation grows tenser in February

11.03.2021 − There was an “extreme undersupply” of polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC, according to EUWID respondents. » more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The British paper and board market:
Rising prices for corrugated case material

08.03.2021 − The cost of GD board is also likely to increase as of March or April. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German used disposable PET bottles market:
Prices for clear flakes increase in February

05.03.2021 − Demand from nearly all sectors increased because the primary resin has become more expensive again and supply has tightened. » more
  • The German PET market: March shaped by price hikes and availability of volumes
    − 12.04.2021
  • The German PET market: Mark-ups amid restricted upstream products imports
    − 11.02.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Difficult situation for recyclers continued in December
    − 18.01.2021

The French paper and board market:
All types of CCM become more expensive

01.03.2021 − French corrugated case material prices spiralled higher again in February.» more
  • The German paper and board market: Corrugated board industry operating at excessive workloads
    − 03.05.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The German packaging paper market: Brown kraftliner producers poised to invoice more
    − 19.03.2021

The German tinplate packaging market:
Limited supply of upstream material causes concern

25.02.2021 − Manufacturers of tinplate packaging and closures are facing a dramatic supply shortage in the current first quarter» more
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Industry faced with demand for higher prices
    − 16.11.2020
  • Fillings of aerosol cans decline for second consecutive year
    − 23.10.2020
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Some segments still booming as a result of Covid-19
    − 20.08.2020

The German polyamide market:
Prices trending upward for PA 6

22.02.2021 − Availability of PA 6 for packaging applications was considerably limited in January.» more
  • The German polyamide market: Price hikes in November for PA 6 for packaging applications
    − 07.12.2020
  • The German polyamide market: PA 6 for packaging applications with calm demand
    − 28.09.2020
  • The German polyamide market: Demand for PA 6 for packaging applications back to normal
    − 22.06.2020

The Polish paper and board market:
High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments

18.02.2021 − The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has had less of an impact on the paper and board industry than was initially feared. » more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: Mark-ups announced for corrugated case material
    − 21.01.2021

FPE members concerned about polymer shortages

15.02.2021 − Italy's Unionplast also once again voiced criticism on the subject of plastic shortages. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

The German label paper market:
Surprisingly good demand at year-end

15.02.2021 − Producers of label paper were significantly busier than expected at the turn of the year.» more
  • The German label paper market: Producers remain quite busy
    − 06.08.2020

The German PET market:
Mark-ups amid restricted upstream products imports

11.02.2021 − January contract volumes for primary PET were sealed at significantly higher prices than at the end of 2020. » more
  • The German PET market: March shaped by price hikes and availability of volumes
    − 12.04.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Prices for clear flakes increase in February
    − 05.03.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Difficult situation for recyclers continued in December
    − 18.01.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Supply shortage drives up prices in January

08.02.2021 − The market for primary commodity plastics was hectic at the beginning of the year.» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The German pallet market:
Perceptible increase in demand at the start of year

05.02.2021 − Some manufacturers’ lead times have already reached two weeks and more for new orders of special pallets.» more
  • The German pallet market: Increasingly sluggish demand for new euro pallets
    − 29.06.2020

The British packaging paper market:
Corrugated case material prices edge higher

01.02.2021 − Paper remained in scant supply in January in the UK» more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

Italy's market for packaging machinery shrinks

28.01.2021 − On the basis of preliminary data UCIMA reports a decline of 4.5% for exports and domestic sales could fall by up to 6.8%.» more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

The German aluminium packaging market:
Strong demand for beverage cans in January

25.01.2021 − Suppliers of aerosol cans and tubes hoping for an end of the lockdown » more
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can industry producing at full speed
    − 30.04.2021
  • The German steel sheet packaging market: Sudden surge in demand leads to imbalance
    − 23.03.2021
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Limited supply of upstream material causes concern
    − 25.02.2021

The French paper and board market:
Mark-ups announced for corrugated case material

21.01.2021 − CCM manufacturers want to charge more for white-top testliner and kraftliner in February» more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German used disposable PET bottles market:
Difficult situation for recyclers continued in December

18.01.2021 − The year 2020 ended on a relatively calm note for PET recyclers in Germany. » more
  • The German PET market: March shaped by price hikes and availability of volumes
    − 12.04.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Prices for clear flakes increase in February
    − 05.03.2021
  • The German PET market: Mark-ups amid restricted upstream products imports
    − 11.02.2021

Plastic-coated paper cups are subject to marking specifications for single-use plastic products

14.01.2021 − From 3 July 2021 onwards, paper cups with plastic coating have to be marked as single-use plastic products in the EU » more
  • The German paper and board market: Further price hikes for recycled cartonboard possible
    − 22.04.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

The British paper and board market:
Recovered paper prices head higher again

14.01.2021 − In December, corrugated case material producers demanded hikes as of January » more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Tight availability amid rising prices in December

11.01.2021 − Little replenishment in sight / brisk demand in Asia boosts export business » more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

Little improvement in packaging recycling in 2018

07.01.2021 − According to Eurostat figures Germany generated the most packaging waste per capita in the EU » more
  • Corepla fined by Italian competition authority AGCM
    − 23.11.2020
  • The German waste plastics market: Still no improvement in August
    − 21.09.2020
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Tough times continue for recyclers
    − 15.06.2020

The German packaging paper market:
Further price hikes for RCCM in December

04.01.2021 − The demand boom for recycled corrugated case material in Germany continued in December. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

The German plastic packaging market:
Demand for cosmetic tubes recovers

21.12.2020 − Food containers for the gastronomy sector stifled by the Covid-19 pandemic » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

Alliance 4evergreen aims to boost recycling rate for fibre-based packaging by 2030

17.12.2020 − Recycling targets reachable / plastic barrier layers still an issue » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

The German PET market:
Prices drop back to September level after short upward trend

14.12.2020 − Coca-Cola's plans to secure access to deposit bottles meets mixed repsonse » more
  • The German PET market: March shaped by price hikes and availability of volumes
    − 12.04.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Prices for clear flakes increase in February
    − 05.03.2021
  • The German PET market: Mark-ups amid restricted upstream products imports
    − 11.02.2021

The British recovered paper market:
Good demand propels prices higher

10.12.2020 − Contrary to expectations, there was no price collapse on the recovered paper market in the UK in November.» more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German polyamide market:
Price hikes in November for PA 6 for packaging applications

07.12.2020 − Bottlenecks stimulate demand / mark-ups possible in December » more
  • The German polyamide market: Prices trending upward for PA 6
    − 22.02.2021
  • The German polyamide market: PA 6 for packaging applications with calm demand
    − 28.09.2020
  • The German polyamide market: Demand for PA 6 for packaging applications back to normal
    − 22.06.2020

The German commodity plastics market:
Polystyrene and PVC prices up in November

04.12.2020 − Brisk demand indicates stockpiling drive / EU market remains unattractive » more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The German packaging paper market:
Short supply of brown kraftliner in November

30.11.2020 − The market is tight, not only in Germany and companies are therefore ordering more than what they actually need.» more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

PTS study confirms recyclability of coated board and packaging in recovered paper stream

26.11.2020 − FFI is responding to the repeated criticism from various institutions and players regarding the recyclability of folding cartons. » more
  • The German paper and board market: Further price hikes for recycled cartonboard possible
    − 22.04.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

Corepla fined by Italian competition authority AGCM

23.11.2020 − AGCM imposed a fine of €27m for the abusal of a dominant market position in the recovery of PET packaging» more
  • Little improvement in packaging recycling in 2018
    − 07.01.2021
  • Alliance 4evergreen aims to boost recycling rate for fibre-based packaging by 2030
    − 17.12.2020
  • Poland: Position paper on the introduction of a deposit system for beverage packaging
    − 12.11.2020

The German cartonboard market:
No signs yet of panic-buying during second lockdown

20.11.2020 − In contrast to the first lockdown this spring, the current restrictions seem to be having much less of an effect on the German market for folding cartons and cartonboard. » more
  • The German paper and board market: Further price hikes for recycled cartonboard possible
    − 22.04.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

The German tinplate packaging market:
Industry faced with demand for higher prices

16.11.2020 − Tinplate suppliers want mark-ups of about 10% as of January » more
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can industry producing at full speed
    − 30.04.2021
  • The German steel sheet packaging market: Sudden surge in demand leads to imbalance
    − 23.03.2021
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Limited supply of upstream material causes concern
    − 25.02.2021

Poland: Position paper on the introduction of a deposit system for beverage packaging

12.11.2020 − The Polish industry body DGO is examining the introduction of a deposit system for beverage packaging in Poland. » more
  • Little improvement in packaging recycling in 2018
    − 07.01.2021
  • Alliance 4evergreen aims to boost recycling rate for fibre-based packaging by 2030
    − 17.12.2020
  • Corepla fined by Italian competition authority AGCM
    − 23.11.2020

The German commodity plastics market:
Order figures fall short of expectations in October

09.11.2020 − Demand effects were expected, as was the case during the peak of the pandemic. » more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The French cartonboard market:
Mixed comments about business in October

06.11.2020 − Demand for cartonboard has been positive in France looking at the year to date.» more
  • The German paper and board market: Further price hikes for recycled cartonboard possible
    − 22.04.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

The German plastic packaging market:
Demand for films and pouches picks up in Q4

05.11.2020 − Demand for plastic films and pouches declined in the third quarter, in some cases significantly » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

The German aluminium packaging market:
Beverage can producers with tight capacities

29.10.2020 − Cosmetic tubes bullish / aerosol cans for deodorants remain problematic » more
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can industry producing at full speed
    − 30.04.2021
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Strong demand for beverage cans in January
    − 25.01.2021
  • Fillings of aerosol cans decline for second consecutive year
    − 23.10.2020

The Polish paper and board market:
Many segments are busier than elsewhere in Europe

26.10.2020 − Following the pandemic-related downturn in the second quarter, the Polish economy began a robust recovery in early summer» more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

Fillings of aerosol cans decline for second consecutive year

23.10.2020 − In 2019 a total of 5.492bn aerosol cans were filled in Europe.» more
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Industry faced with demand for higher prices
    − 16.11.2020
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can producers with tight capacities
    − 29.10.2020
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Some segments still booming as a result of Covid-19
    − 20.08.2020

The German envelope and shipping bag paper market:
Prices under pressure amidst weak demand

19.10.2020 − The segment was still corona-stricken as the third quarter of 2020 came to a close. » more

The German steel sheet packaging market:
Covid-19 crisis has so far had little impact on the industry

15.10.2020 − Suppliers of sheet steel packaging operating in Germany have so far come through the crisis largely unscathed.» more
  • The German steel sheet packaging market: Sudden surge in demand leads to imbalance
    − 23.03.2021
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can industry producing at full speed
    − 30.04.2021
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Limited supply of upstream material causes concern
    − 25.02.2021

The German PET market:
Minor price increase for primary grades is met by falling prices for recyclates

12.10.2020 − Primary PET was readily available without there being any excess supply on the market.» more
  • The German PET market: March shaped by price hikes and availability of volumes
    − 12.04.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Prices for clear flakes increase in February
    − 05.03.2021
  • The German PET market: Mark-ups amid restricted upstream products imports
    − 11.02.2021

The French cartonboard market:
Demand remains muted in some segments

09.10.2020 − There is still a split picture on the market for cartonboard in France» more
  • The German paper and board market: Further price hikes for recycled cartonboard possible
    − 22.04.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

The German lightweight kraft paper market:
Demand slows over the summer

05.10.2020 − Like in the months before producers described a mixed picture when surveyed by EUWID at the beginning of September. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Hoped-for surge in demand fails to materialise

01.10.2020 − The increase in sales which typically follows the summer holidays largely fell short of expectations.» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The German polyamide market:
PA 6 for packaging applications with calm demand

28.09.2020 − There were no supply bottlenecks in September and observers were expecting slight shortages in October.» more
  • The German polyamide market: Prices trending upward for PA 6
    − 22.02.2021
  • The German polyamide market: Price hikes in November for PA 6 for packaging applications
    − 07.12.2020
  • The German polyamide market: Demand for PA 6 for packaging applications back to normal
    − 22.06.2020

The British recovered paper market:
Stable prices thanks to exports

25.09.2020 − Robust export demand amidst low collection volumes is keeping recovered paper prices stable in he UK.» more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German waste plastics market:
Still no improvement in August

21.09.2020 − Demand picked up a little, but this sometimes came at the cost of prices. » more
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Difficult situation for recyclers continued in December
    − 18.01.2021
  • The German waste plastics market: First reports of a slight uptick in demand
    − 10.08.2020
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Tough times continue for recyclers
    − 15.06.2020

Slowing capacity investment trend in Europe's CCM segment

17.09.2020 − The investment activity on the European market for corrugated case material (CCM) has slowed over the past two years.» more
  • The German paper and board market: Corrugated board industry operating at excessive workloads
    − 03.05.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The German packaging paper market: Brown kraftliner producers poised to invoice more
    − 19.03.2021

Plastic tax and sugar tax: double punishment for "Made in Italy" products?

14.09.2020 − Associations slam levies / collision with EU plastic tax feared » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

Poland's packaging industry stands up to Covid-19

10.09.2020 − Around 65 per cent of all packaging produced in Poland is intended for food and beverages.» more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Many segments are busier than elsewhere in Europe
    − 26.10.2020
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021

The German plastic packaging market:
Sustainability back on the agenda of tube suppliers

07.09.2020 − Lack of major events with negative impact on food containers » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

The British packaging paper market:
Prices feeling the squeeze more and more

04.09.2020 − Prices are coming under mounting pressure in the UK amidst low recovered paper prices, the trend in prices in mainland Europe and new capacity» more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Stable prices despite holiday-related dip in demand

31.08.2020 − Demand for primary standard commodity plastics took a small hit in August.» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The French packaging paper market:
CCM prices under pressure

28.08.2020 − In the market for corrugated case material, the impact of the pandemic is palpable and demand for industrial packaging is weaker. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

The German plastic packaging market:
Demand for films and pouches slackens

24.08.2020 − Since the beginning of July manufacturers of films and pouches had been registering yielding deliveries.» more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

The German tinplate packaging market:
Some segments still booming as a result of Covid-19

20.08.2020 − Many producers benefit from a diversified portfolio in the second quarter » more
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Limited supply of upstream material causes concern
    − 25.02.2021
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Industry faced with demand for higher prices
    − 16.11.2020
  • Fillings of aerosol cans decline for second consecutive year
    − 23.10.2020

The German paper and board market:
Delivery declines for corrugated board

17.08.2020 − The corrugated board industry is now more intensely feeling the effects of the coronavirus crisis. » more
  • The German paper and board market: Corrugated board industry operating at excessive workloads
    − 03.05.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The German packaging paper market: Brown kraftliner producers poised to invoice more
    − 19.03.2021

The German PET market:
July prices with slight upturn after hitting rock bottom

14.08.2020 − The months of April and May saw a sharp drop in demand for PET bottles in Germany.» more
  • The German PET market: March shaped by price hikes and availability of volumes
    − 12.04.2021
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Prices for clear flakes increase in February
    − 05.03.2021
  • The German PET market: Mark-ups amid restricted upstream products imports
    − 11.02.2021

The German waste plastics market:
First reports of a slight uptick in demand

10.08.2020 − A few plastic converters had apparently placed orders in July. » more
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Difficult situation for recyclers continued in December
    − 18.01.2021
  • The German waste plastics market: Still no improvement in August
    − 21.09.2020
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Tough times continue for recyclers
    − 15.06.2020

The German label paper market:
Producers remain quite busy

06.08.2020 − Delivery times have become shorter and currently range between 2 and 4 weeks.» more
  • The German label paper market: Surprisingly good demand at year-end
    − 15.02.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Demand with seasonal dip in July

03.08.2020 − Demand for all standard commodity plastics with the exception of polyethylene slackened noticeably.» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The French packaging paper market:
All grades of corrugated case material under pressure

30.07.2020 − In France, prices for all types of CCM are feeling the pinch amidst much lower recovered paper prices and average demand at best. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

German paper sack industry expects 2020 performance to match last year’s level

27.07.2020 − Industry players described their business situation between "good” and "satisfactory”. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

The German aluminium packaging market:
Pandemic triggers excess capacities for aerosol cans

23.07.2020 − The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic were palpable in the market for aluminium packaging at the start of the second half of the year.» more
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can industry producing at full speed
    − 30.04.2021
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Strong demand for beverage cans in January
    − 25.01.2021
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can producers with tight capacities
    − 29.10.2020

Ceflex publishes design guidelines for flexible packaging

20.07.2020 − These guidelines are intended to help in the development of recyclable consumer packaging solutions in the flexible packaging sector and strengthen the recycling economy. » more
  • The German flexible plastic packaging market: Scarcity of raw materials and price hikes in March
    − 29.03.2021
  • The German plastic packaging market: Demand for films and pouches slackens
    − 24.08.2020
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021

The Polish paper and board market:
Demand picks up again in June, albeit slowly

17.07.2020 − Recovered paper, recycled containerboard and brown kraftliner all cost less» more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

IGA report: fillings of aerosol cans decreased again in 2019

13.07.2020 − In contrast, demand in Germany on the whole developed positively last year. » more
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can industry producing at full speed
    − 30.04.2021
  • UK far from united on deposit return system for single-use beverage packaging
    − 19.04.2021
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Limited supply of upstream material causes concern
    − 25.02.2021

"Close the Glass Loop": Intense cooperation planned with European municipalities

09.07.2020 − Sweden faces challenges from changeover of collection » more
  • Little improvement in packaging recycling in 2018
    − 07.01.2021
  • Alliance 4evergreen aims to boost recycling rate for fibre-based packaging by 2030
    − 17.12.2020
  • Corepla fined by Italian competition authority AGCM
    − 23.11.2020

The German commodity plastics market:
Slightly dampened demand in June

06.07.2020 − In June, the market for primary commodity plastics lost a little ground for the second month running» more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The British recovered paper market:
Sentiment on the market worsens in June

03.07.2020 − Buyers from Europe have retreated again and demand from Asia is limited » more
  • The Polish paper and board market: Most businesses batting around price increases
    − 16.04.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The Polish paper and board market: High raw material costs necessitate price adjustments
    − 18.02.2021

The German pallet market:
Increasingly sluggish demand for new euro pallets

29.06.2020 − Demand for chemical pallets (CP) has remained well short of last year’s level for a number of weeks now. » more
  • The German pallet market: Perceptible increase in demand at the start of year
    − 05.02.2021

Slight decline in fillings of aerosol cans in France

25.06.2020 − Personal care and household products with losses, other segments with growth, reports the French association CFA. » more
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Industry faced with demand for higher prices
    − 16.11.2020
  • The German aluminium packaging market: Beverage can producers with tight capacities
    − 29.10.2020
  • Fillings of aerosol cans decline for second consecutive year
    − 23.10.2020

The German polyamide market:
Demand for PA 6 for packaging applications back to normal

22.06.2020 − The increased deliveries registered over the past months slowly yielded in early/mid-June » more
  • The German polyamide market: Prices trending upward for PA 6
    − 22.02.2021
  • The German polyamide market: Price hikes in November for PA 6 for packaging applications
    − 07.12.2020
  • The German polyamide market: PA 6 for packaging applications with calm demand
    − 28.09.2020

E-commerce and export drive packaging market in Poland

19.06.2020 − Germany's export-oriented neighbour is increasingly becoming a European hub for packaging and growing continuously» more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021

The German used disposable PET bottles market:
Tough times continue for recyclers

15.06.2020 − The situation for PET bottle recyclers in Germany did not improve in May» more
  • The German used disposable PET bottles market: Difficult situation for recyclers continued in December
    − 18.01.2021
  • The German waste plastics market: Still no improvement in August
    − 21.09.2020
  • The German waste plastics market: First reports of a slight uptick in demand
    − 10.08.2020

The French packaging paper market:
CCM consumption poised to suffer losses in 2020

12.06.2020 − Insiders in France’s cartonboard and corrugated case material businesses are reporting that the market has quietened after occasionally brisker demand at the outset of the coronavirus crisis. » more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • The British paper and board market: Rising prices for corrugated case material
    − 08.03.2021
  • The French paper and board market: All types of CCM become more expensive
    − 01.03.2021

The German commodity plastics market:
Demand from the packaging industry remains strong in May

08.06.2020 − In May, the market for standard commodity plastics lost only a little momentum compared to the previous month, with minor supply bottlenecks registered in some areas. » more
  • The German commodity plastics market: Raw material shortage forces through price hikes
    − 06.05.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Industry grapples with raw material supply
    − 08.04.2021
  • GKV: supply bottlenecks and mark-ups put converters under massive economic pressure
    − 01.04.2021

The German tinplate packaging market:
Hoarding fuels deliveries of food cans

05.06.2020 − In recent weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has left its mark on manufacturers of tinplate packaging and caps.» more
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Limited supply of upstream material causes concern
    − 25.02.2021
  • The German tinplate packaging market: Industry faced with demand for higher prices
    − 16.11.2020
  • Fillings of aerosol cans decline for second consecutive year
    − 23.10.2020

The German plastic packaging market:
Tube industry benefits from demand for hygiene gels

02.06.2020 − Development of food containers strongly dependent on distribution channel.» more
  • German association IPV bemoans shortage of plastics
    − 25.03.2021
  • IK: packaging suppliers running out of raw materials
    − 15.03.2021
  • The German commodity plastics market: Supply situation grows tenser in February
    − 11.03.2021