Further capacity closures likely in the Western European coated mechanical market

By Kevin Conley Mon, Mar 25, 2013

BEDFORD, MA, March 25, 2013 (RISI) -Following a relatively mild 3% decline in 2011, the losses in European demand for coated mechanical gained momentum, plummeting 9% in 2012. Undermined by the weak economy and a further retreat in print advertising, coated mechanical demand was also hit by grade switching in 2012 as some consumers downgraded to lower-cost SC grades.

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