German toilet paper makers had to raise prices and cut production due to energy crisis

German toilet paper makers had to raise prices and cut production due to energy crisis


Germany’s energy crisis has put toilet paper producers under intense pressure. Some have already gone under or cut production.

German toilet paper brand Hakle has already filed for insolvency, blaming soaring energy and pulp prices, transport costs and the strength of the dollar.

"I don’t think the wave of insolvencies can be stopped unless we have an energy price cap," said Volker Jung, managing director of Hakle.

Electricity costs have risen to the point where Germany's Essity plant has decided to raise the cost of products such as Lotus toilet roll, Libero nappies and Bodyform sanitary towels by as much as 18%.

Gregor Geiger, spokesperson for Die Papierindustrie, said companies will eventually be forced to choose which production lines are system critical: "It might not be necessary to produce chocolate cookie packaging, but it will be necessary to produce toilet paper."

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