Corrugated sheet and packaging manufacturers are criticising paper mills' plans for additional mark-ups in September.
Brown recycled corrugated case material suppliers have managed to increase their prices in the UK during August despite the strong pound Sterling. Another mark-up is now set to follow hot on its heels. The autumn price hike will reportedly apply to white-top testliner, as well.
Healthy demand, low inventories and tight supply are shaping the British corrugated case material market in August. Suppliers believe that the current market situation will last for another month or two and have announced more price hikes for deliveries as of 1 or 14 September.
Price talks got underway starting in mid-August. Converters are criticising paper mills' plans for autumn mark-ups and are confident that they will manage to push back the timing at any rate.