IP announces Feb. 1 pulp price increases, with fluff pulp going up US$40/tonne globally and southern bleached softwood kraft going up US$10/tonne in Asia and US$20/tonne in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
January 27, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– International Paper Co. (IP) today announced its plans to raise certain pulp prices Feb. 1, according to an informed source.
It is increasing its fluff pulp price globally, by US$40/tonne.
It is lifting its southern bleached softwood kraft (SBSK) price $10/tonne in Asia and $20/tonne in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
IP did not specify the new prices in its announcement.
IP sells more than one million tonnes/year of pulp, according to the company website.
This includes fluff pulp, northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK), SBSK, northern bleached hardwood kraft (NBHK), southern bleached hardwood kraft (SBHK), bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp (BEKP), and bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP).
IP’s SBSK and SBHK are produced in Riegelwood, North Carolina, and in Eastover, South Carolina, and in Saillat, France.
Its other pulps are produced in mills located overseas: BEKP at mills in Mogi Guacu, Brazil, and Luiz Antionio, Brazil; NBSK and NBHK in Kwidzyn, Poland, and BCTMP in Svetogorsk, Russia.