Last year the company received only insignificant compensation in the form of price increases. Therefore, given its current state of profitability and with no sign of improvement in future months, Cham Paper will introduce substantial price increases (according to grade and invoiced currency), effective from April 1 this year. It points out that the entire paper industry has serious cause for concern in virtually all cost areas, from energy and raw materials to transport. The company adds that fiber based paper materials have been affected to a lesser degree compared with materials that are more directly oil based, such as films, which have imposed increases of more than 50 percent in less than a year.
Cham Paper Group has a total annual capacity of 260,000 tons of specialty papers produced to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental certification. It currently owns five production plants in Switzerland, Italy and Norway employing nine papermaking machines.