Participating paper mills and corrugated board plants
The data in this report are based on weighted average data for 2014 of the production per tonne net saleable paper and corrugated board boxes.
The data for the production of the four major paper grades: Semichemical Fluting, Kraftliner, Testliner and Wellenstoff as well as for the production of corrugated board were collected directly from the producers and checked by technical experts.
The data for Semichemical Fluting and Kraftliner represent more than 90% of the total annual production of corrugated base papers from primary fibres in Europe. The data for Semichemical Fluting and Kraftliner also represent 90% of the total consumption of these grades for corrugated board production in Europe. These paper grades are produced in large mills, located in Austria, Finland, France, Portugal, Poland and Sweden. Their total production was 4.740.000 tonnes net saleable paper in 2014. The mills each have an annual production of 85.000-700.000 tonnes net saleable paper.
The data for the production of Testliner (including White Top Testliner) and Wellenstoff were collected from mills, together producing about 66% (12.490.000 tonnes) of the total annual production of corrugated base papers from recovered paper in Europe (EU-27 countries plus Norway and Switzerland). They were provided by paper mills in Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The mills each have an annual production of 60.000 - 1.300.000 tonnes net saleable paper. The data for the production of White Top Testliner are included in the average of Testliner.
The data on corrugated board production are based on 224 integrated plants (corrugated board and box production on the same site) in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Together they produced 9.400.000 tonnes saleable product, which is 40% of the total annual production of corrugated board in Europe.
The production sites have an average annual production of corrugated sheets and boxes of 42.300 tonnes, varying from 25.000 - 500.000 tonnes each.