Smurfit Kappa to hike prices for all containerboard grades

15 December 2017

Smurfit Kappa plans to increase containerboard prices by 60 euro per tonne across all European markets with effect from 15 January 2018.

The increase will apply to all containerboard grades: brown, white, and coated kraftliner as well as brown and white recycled containerboard.

The increase is driven by very tight European containerboard markets and necessary due to input cost increases and a volatile recovered fibre outlook, informs the company.

Earlier this month DS Smith announced a similar increase for recycled containerboard grades.