Bag price increase

Bag price increase
11 August 2004

Frantschach Industrial Packaging announces a price increase for paper sacks.  This step is a response to higher prices in the sack paper and PE granulate  material markets. In addition, energy costs are also steadily increasing.

The latest price rises are influenced by strong demand in emerging markets  such as China and India, as well as the economic upswing in the US and other  paper market tendencies. Due to these parameters, a medium-term price rise  is expected for both sack paper and paper sacks. Despite steady strong
improvement of production efficiency, it has not been possible for Frantschach Industrial Packaging to fully offset the higher costs of raw  materials and transport. Frantschach will thus be obliged to make necessary cost adjustments in all new contracts.
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