News

8/6/2023
WestRock today announced it will permanently cease operating its paper mill in Tacoma, Washington, and will conclude production by September 30, 2023.
8/6/2023
BTG announces the opening of its new Indian Center of Excellence located in Hyderabad, India. The facility is a state-of-the-art technical support centre and digital hub that will greatly enhance BTG capability to serve the Indian and regional markets.
8/6/2023
Mativ Holdings recently announced that it has received a binding offer from Evergreen Hill Enterprise, Pte. Ltd., to acquire Mativ’s Engineered Papers business (“EP”), part of Mativ’s Fiber Based Solutions reporting segment, for $620 million.
8/6/2023
The proposed EU Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR) aims to tackle the problem of growing packaging waste.
8/5/2023
Kemira’s long-serving President & CEO Jari Rosendal has died after a short illness on July 31, 2023.
8/5/2023
The Board of Directors of JSC Ilim Group appointed Alexey Chernyaev as acting CEO.
8/5/2023
Hood Container Corporation has acquired the corrugated packaging business of Dalton, Georgia based Sustainable Printing LLC.
8/5/2023
DS Smith, a leading sustainable packaging provider, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bosis doo, a high-quality packaging company in Serbia.
8/3/2023
New Zealand’s Whakatane Mill Ltd (WML) announces a significant investment upgrade, and progress is already well underway.
8/3/2023
ProJet received an order for 2 ProCleaner forming fabric cleaners from BioPappel, Mexico, for Paper Machine # 1 at Veracruz mill.
8/2/2023
The Russian pulp and paper industry is facing an acute crisis in product sales. The main reasons for this difficult situation are sanctions and a severe lack of demand in the Chinese market, exacerbated by exorbitant export logistics costs.
8/2/2023
Billerud today announced that its President and CEO, Christoph Michalski, is leaving the company, with immediate effect. Michalski has held the position of CEO since November 2020.
8/2/2023
The Paper Excellence Group (Paper Excellence) today announced its updated organizational structure for its business units following the recent acquisitions of Resolute Forest Products in March 2023 and Domtar in November 2021.
7/29/2023
Deublin Company, a leading provider of steam joints and siphons for the paper industry is pleased to announce that Gardner Systems is now a key part of Deublin.
7/29/2023
UPM Communication Papers today announced plans to permanently close its Plattling mill in Bavaria, Germany, reducing the uncoated and coated publication paper capacity by 595,000 tonnes in Europe.
7/26/2023
Huhtamaki is making a significant investment in its Paris, Texas facility in the U.S. The investment consists of an expansion of its manufacturing capacity as well as a consolidation of an external warehouse.
7/26/2023
Brazil’s COBAP completed the modernization process of its PM#1. Hergen has supplied a set of equipment for the modernization of the press section and the installation of a new drive concept for the drying section.
7/26/2023
International technology group Andritz has received an order from Infinya Containerboard Ltd. for a complete OCC line including reject treatment system for its recycled paper mill located in Hadera, Israel.
7/25/2023
Valmet will supply a new high-capacity winder to Gascogne Papier in France. The winder will be delivered for the paper machine PM 7 at their Mimizan site. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2025. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
7/25/2023
In March 2023, Ahlstrom launched a consultation process with employee representatives at its Stenay plant in France about the possibility to divest the plant, and if a buyer cannot be found considering closure.
7/23/2023
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is investing €16 million in new technology to produce a new packaging range called FunctionalBarrier Paper Ultimate.
7/23/2023
As announced earlier, Kemira’s Board of Directors and President & CEO Jari Rosendal have agreed that Jari Rosendal will leave his position as the President & CEO latest during 2024. Kemira’s Board has decided to initiate the search for his successor.
7/23/2023
On 28-30 August 2023 the corrugated community will get together in Cleveland, Ohio to discuss the latest industry trends and exchange ideas and experiences.
7/22/2023
Cascades announced the appointment of Jérôme Porlier as the new President and COO of Cascades Specialty Products Group (SPG), effective July 1, 2023.
7/22/2023
Crews estimated Wednesday they would continue to battle Tuesday night’s large commercial fire at the Industrial Way paper mill complex throughout the day in Longview, Washington.
7/22/2023
Valmet will supply a new high-capacity winder to Gascogne Papier in France. The winder will be delivered for the paper machine PM 7 at their Mimizan site.
7/19/2023
Canfor Pulp Products said that production will resume at its Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, this week.
7/19/2023
Mexican tissue paper manufacturer Grupo Corporativo Papelera (GCP) is purchasing 32 acres in the East Montgomery Industrial Park in New Caney, Texas, the Houston Business Journal reported.
7/18/2023
The Manitoba government and the Community Economic Development Fund are partnering with Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Ltd.
7/18/2023
Runtech Systems has received a repeat order from DS Smith Paper Ltd, Kemsley Mill, for a RunEco vacuum system rebuild on PM4. In the rebuild, existing liquid ring pumps will be replaced by four EP600 Turbo Blowers.
7/18/2023
Saica Group has reached an agreement with the family owners and has acquired a minority share of their corrugated plants in Annone di Brianza and Pietrasanta, Italy. These two plants have a revenue of Euro 105 million in 2022, and provide direct employment to 247 people.
7/17/2023
Rengo Co., Ltd. announces that its consolidated subsidiary, Tri-Wall Limited, has established a subsidiary in Suining City, Sichuan Province, China through its wholly owned subsidiary.
7/17/2023
UPM has signed an agreement on the sale of the recovered paper sorting plant ASK Kinsau in Germany to the Fisel Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a recovered logistics and municipal waste disposal company.
7/17/2023
The Fedrigoni Group is setting up a 3,000 square metre “Innovation Centre” next to its Verona office in Italy. The investment, which will include a share of public funding through NRRP funds, will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2024.
7/16/2023
Canfor Pulp Products is announcing the curtailment of its Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, effective July 13, 2023.
7/16/2023
Billerud has agreed with the investment company Mimir Group about a divestment of Managed Packaging, which offers packaging solutions to global brand owners.
7/15/2023
The Logson Group, the UK’s largest independent supplier of corrugated packaging, announces the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Durham Box, an independent sheet plant based in County Durham.
7/15/2023
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. announced an agreement to sell its unbleached softwood kraft pulp mill in Hinton, Alberta to Mondi Group plc, a global company in sustainable packaging and paper.
7/15/2023
The inauguration of the new integrated corrugated plant in Rabat, Morocco, marks Smurfit Kappa’s first operation in North Africa.
7/13/2023
Northwood Group successfully launched Northwood Consuma Tissue (NCT) in December 2022, the company announces now the expansion of its converting capability with the purchase of a new 14-acre (5.7 hectares) site housing a 235,000 sq ft (22,000 sq m) facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
7/13/2023
Rottneros has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) including Guarantees of Origin (GoOs) with the third largest German energy group Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW).
7/13/2023
Runtech Systems delivers two RunEco vacuum systems to Shanying Suzhou Paper, at its site in Suzhou, Anhui Province, China. The delivery consists of 14 EP Turbo Blowers and parts for the concrete water separators.
7/12/2023
Industry-leading Turkish flavour company Aromsa, whose products include sauces, toppings, extracts, and seasonings, was faced with a challenge.
7/12/2023
Paper One Show, the premier international paper exhibition since 2007, is dedicated to all kinds of paper and paper manufacturing, paper jumbo rolls, finished products, printing, writing, tissue, and hygienic paper, converters, cartons, paperboard, and more.
7/9/2023
Valmet has on July 7, 2023, entered into an agreement to acquire Körber Group’s Business Area Tissue. The Business Area Tissue specializes in innovative converting and packaging technologies and services for the tissue industry.
7/9/2023
Valmet will deliver two TwinRoll wash presses to Holmen Iggesund Paperboard’s Iggesund Mill in Sweden. The start-up is scheduled for October 2024.
7/8/2023
Andritz has received an order from Mpact Operations (Pty) Ltd. to upgrade a pulping line at its Mkhondo Paper Mill in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
7/8/2023
New Leaf Paper, Inc has acquired Arnold Grummer’s LLC. The Wisconsin-based company distributes nationwide as the preferred supplier of hand papermaking kits.

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