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    Paracel’s current 103,000 hectares (ha) of eucalyptus plantations are sufficient for the start-up of the company’s planned new greenfield mill in Paraguay by 2027, chief executive officer Flavio Deganutti confirmed to Fastmarkets in an exclusive interview. Paracel has continued to make progress in its project to build a new 1.8-million-tonne-per-year bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp […]

    Prices for old corrugated containers (OCC) in Mexico were unchanged in April, with imported grades remaining stable month over month for the first time this year, Fastmarkets has learned. Prices for imported OCC held at $120-130 per ton. The firm pricing follows $10-per-ton increases in March and January as well as a $15-per-ton rise in February. […]

    Prospecting’s recent acquisition of a 5.3% stake in MP Materials has ignited widespread curiosity about its potential impact on the rare earths market

    The EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA) and supply chain localization were hot topics of discussion for presenters at the Alkeemia Battery Forum, which runs April 10-12 in Venice, Italy

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    An interview with Terry Webber, vice president of industry affairs at AF&PA on product recyclability, forest management and legislation

    An interview with Laurent Sellier, CEO of Smurfit Kappa The Americas on changing packaging consumer behaviors and the key to preparedness for 2024

    An interview with Joachim Klein, managing director at StepChange Consulting on containerboard demand, opportunities in M&As and talent acquisition

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    A market shift in focus from soy meal to oil is affecting the cost of feed

    Fastmarkets experts share lithium forecasts, data and interactive price charts to demonstrate the ever-changing battery materials landscape and make some key predictions for the future of the lithium market

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    In Hotter Commodities, special correspondent Andrea Hotter cuts to the chase on the biggest stories impacting the natural resources sector, what it means for the markets, and what the key risks and opportunities are.

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