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6/28/2023
The EU is close to agreeing new rules around packaging and packaging waste, but amendments proposed to the Commission’s proposal risk flooding the market with millions of tonnes of new plastic and rolling back a decade of measures to curb plastic use, according to DS Smith, the FTSE 100 leader in sustainable packaging, paper products and recycling.
6/27/2023
PaperWorks Industries Inc. has completed the acquisition of The Standard Group. Founded in 1932, The Standard Group is a converter of custom printed paperboard packaging with a manufacturing location in Louisville, Kentucky.
6/27/2023
Kelheim Fibres announced the appointment of Mark von der Becke as Sales Director and a member of the management team. von der Becke, 48, has many years of experience in the areas of sales, marketing, and key account management. He has held various management positions in Germany, Switzerland, and China at well-known companies such as Hoechst, Clariant, and DS Smith.
6/27/2023
Albany International on June 14 announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Heimbach Group, a leading supplier of paper machine clothing, in an all cash transaction valued at approximately EUR 153 million, including the assumption of EUR 21 million net debt.
6/26/2023
PaperWorks Industries has completed the acquisition of The Standard Group. Founded in 1932, The Standard Group is a converter of custom-printed paperboard packaging with a manufacturing location in Louisville, Kentucky.
6/26/2023
Stora Enso has selected ABB for supplying sectional drive systems for their Oulu mill in Northern Finland, where their former paper line will be converted into a consumer board line for folding box board and coated unbleached kraft.
6/26/2023
German paper and board producer Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel has decided not to install a new recycled containerboard machine in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, as originally envisaged.
6/26/2023
Voith announced the opening of a new OnPerformance.Lab (OPL) site in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
6/24/2023
The Rengo Group will achieve zero use of coal at manufacturing sites in Japan by 2027.
6/24/2023
Stora Enso opens a new corrugated packaging production factory at De Lier, the Netherlands. The site is part of the recently acquired De Jong Packaging Group, now Business Unit Western Europe in the Packaging Solutions division.
6/24/2023
With a joint investment of approximately Euro 29 million by Stora Enso and Tetra Pak, a new recycling line for post-consumer beverage cartons is starting operations in Poland.
6/24/2023
Zeus Group has announced the acquisition of James Hamilton Group, a leading Northern Irish print and packaging business.
6/22/2023
The 4evergreen alliance releases version 2 of its Circularity by Design Guideline, with new guidance on how to design beverage packaging that is recyclable from the start. Following months of expert-led research and discussions, the new recommendations cover fiber-based composite packaging types and inform designers on their compatibility with specialized recycling processes.
6/22/2023
World’s largest paper show, Paperex, will take place 6-9 December, 2023, at India Expo Centre, Dehli, India. Paperex is the largest event in the world attended by paper industry and allied business groups.
6/22/2023
J&J Green Paper Inc., the visionary creator of JANUS®, an innovative compound and process for producing water-resistant paper and packaging free from toxic oil-based materials, has closed several transformative global agreements to enable large-scale production of this environmentally friendly solution amid an ongoing global plastics crisis.
6/21/2023
Supremex Inc., a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and a growing provider of paper-based packaging solutions, announced today the appointment of François Bolduc as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, effective July 4, 2023.
6/21/2023
The industrial site in Alizay, acquired in June 2022, has been converted by VPK into a sustainable development hub for circular economy.
6/21/2023
Amcor has announced the expansion of its AmFiber™ Performance Paper packaging range in Europe to include heat seal sachets for dry culinary and beverage applications, such as instant coffee, drink powders, spices, seasonings, and dried soups.
6/20/2023
Metsä Tissue announced that it will become a shareholder of “Modellfabrik Papier in Düren,” in Germany, effective July 1, 2023.
6/20/2023
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted innovative Swedish company, PulPac, three new US patents, two of which concern the divisional applications from PulPac’s original applications filed in 2016/2017, where one is related to the basic process of Dry Molded Fiber, and the second is related specifically to bottle forming.
6/19/2023
For Papierfabrik Palm’s Wellpappe Alzenau, ground surveys are currently taking place for the new construc-tion of the corrugated board plant in the industrial area of Alzenau-Nord.
6/19/2023
Western Forest Products Inc. recently announced plans to temporarily reduce its lumber production over the next month by approximately 19 million board feet due to weak market conditions.
6/19/2023
Celebration Packaging has introduced a new range of double-wall hot drink cups made from sustainable bamboo fibre, under its long-established EnviroWare brand.
6/18/2023
Billerud expects the EBITDA for the 2023 second quarter to be SEK 100-200 million. The lower result is mainly due to significantly lower sales volume and revaluation of finished goods inventory. Billerud also announces a raised ambition for its efficiency program and a changed financial reporting structure.
6/18/2023
Norske Skog announced that the newly converted paper machine, PM 3, at Bruck Mill in Styria, Austria, is now producing Strato Testliner and Fluting.
6/18/2023
Stora Enso is planning to restructure actions to strengthen the Group’s long-term competitiveness, improve profitability and focus capital allocation in strategic growth markets. Stora Enso is also taking the next step in driving a decentralised operating model targeting increased customer centricity, business focus and cost reductions.
6/14/2023
Bosch Rexroth announced its President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Gumbs will leave the company July 1, 2023. Gumbs, who joined the organization in late 2020 successfully led the increased growth of the North American region to record achievements, improved competitiveness in the region, and established a strong customer-focused and people culture.
6/13/2023
Swedish hygiene products group Essity (ESSITYa.ST) has divested its operations in Russia, the company said in a statement on Saturday.
6/5/2023
Woodspin ramps up production of Spinnova fibre at new zero-emission factory
6/5/2023
Valmet will deliver key pulp mill technology to Shandong Huatai Paper’s new pulp mill in the Shandong province in China. Valmet’s delivery includes cooking and fiberline, a recovery boiler, a lime kiln and a lime mud filter. The new pulp mill will produce 700,000 tonnes per year and is scheduled to start up at the end of 2024.
6/5/2023
Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System for pulp dirt count to Ahlstrom’s Aspa mill in Sweden. The dirt measurement will cover the full width of production. The target is to improve the line efficiency of pulp drying and to achieve high quality of the pulp.
6/3/2023
Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is planning to build a demonstration plant for a modified lignin product in cooperation with ANDRITZ . The aim is to develop the process to separate lignin from black liquor in pulp production and to further process it for new end-uses.
6/3/2023
UPM Fibres business area begins consultations with employee representatives at the Kaukas pulp mill, sawmill and wood reception to prepare for possible temporary production adjustment to address the market situation. As the raw material streams of the Kaukas pulp mill and sawmill are closely linked, also the sawmill prepares to adjust production.
6/3/2023
Domtar executives and employees joined state and local dignitaries for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Kingsport Mill grand reopening celebration.
6/2/2023
Liansheng Pulp & Paper has successfully started up two ANDRITZ tissue machines including stock preparation and automation systems at its mill in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China.
6/2/2023
Kadant Lamort SAS, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., and Unikpakhellas S.A., an affiliate of Invdeco Group, are implementing a new stock preparation system that yields high-quality paper from a wide range of materials while reducing fiber loss and freshwater consumption.
5/30/2023
Clothing and underwear are among the booming groups of goods in e-commerce. The corresponding shipping packaging must take various factors into account and therefore place high demands on its design.
5/30/2023
Avery Dennison Corporation has selected five startups for Cohort 02 of the AD Stretch Accelerator Program.
5/30/2023
Tomas Jozonis was elected as the new general director of Grigeo. He has been working in the group of companies since 2013, is a member of the board of the company and other companies in the group.
5/29/2023
Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has collaborated with Silbo to upgrade its pallet wrapping from plastic stretch film to Mondi’s kraft paper Advantage StretchWrap.
5/29/2023
Metsä Board has submitted the EIA report for the Kaskinen paperboard mill in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure Act to the South Ostrobothnia Regional Economic, Transport and Environment Centre (ELY Centre). The report is open for public comment and opinion from 25.05.2023 to 21.07.2023.
5/28/2023
According to the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá), Brazil’s pulp production for the first quarter of 2023 increased by 2.6%, while the volume of exports grew by 12.9% compared to the same period in 2022.
5/26/2023
Mactac is acquiring Label Supply, headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Label Supply has been servicing the Canadian roll label market for more than three decades.
5/26/2023
Sylvamo is announcing a senior leadership change for its Latin America division.
5/26/2023
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today announced Julie Landry as Vice President of Government Affairs.
5/25/2023
Södra Explores Combining Agricultural Residue with Wood for New Grade of Pulp
5/23/2023
Ortviken’s new factory facility was inaugurated on 16 May 2023 with a ceremonial speech by Berit Högman, Governor of Västernorrland County, Sweden, and a “ribbon cutting” by timber sports profile Ferry Svan. This means that the journey towards the production of 300,000 tonnes of climate-smart CTMP pulp has formally begun.
5/23/2023
The leading full-line supplier Voith, in collaboration with its customer Visy, a global packaging and resource recovery company, held a two-day workshop on decarbonization in papermaking last week in Melbourne.

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