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5/23/2023
Tex Year Group recently established a new factory in Poland in a joint venture with Minima Technology, Taiwan’s largest compostable tableware and food packaging manufacturer. It will be the 9th factory of Tex Year’s worldwide deployment.
5/21/2023
Arctic Paper S.A., one of the leading European producers of high-quality graphical paper, has selected Tietoevry to modernize their key business processes and harmonize their operations. The contract covers providing TIPS Industry Solutions and Services for Arctic Paper’s sales offices plus two mills in Sweden and one in Poland.
5/21/2023
The Leipzig-based manufacturer of testing equipment for the pulp, paper, tissue and board industry will present solutions to automate quality control and improve product quality from June 12-14 at the XV Scientific and Technical Conference and Exhibition INPAP 2023 in Lodz.
5/21/2023
DS Smith and energy provider E.ON unveiled a new state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant at DS Smith’s paper mill in Kent, the largest mill for recycled papers in the UK. Work on the CHP plant began in 2019 with E.ON financing, building and operating the plant.
5/18/2023
Packaging Corporation of America reported Q1 2023 net income of $190 million, or $2.11 per share, and net income of $198 million, or $2.20 per share, excluding special items. Q1 2023 net sales were $2.0 billion in 2023 and $2.1 billion in 2022.
5/18/2023
Valmet will deliver a new refiner with chip washer capacity of 28 ton/h to Arauco’s new MDF plant located in Zitácuaro, Mexico. The start-up of the system is planned for the last quarter of 2024.
5/18/2023
Voith delivered effective commissioning trainings for the November 2022 start-up of the world’s largest kraftliner machine, SCA’s PM 2, in Obbola, Sweden. Thanks to Voith’s PapermakingAcademy and comprehensive documentation, the SCA team was optimally prepared for operation of its new state-of-the-art facility.
5/17/2023
Norske Skog Bruck announces successful commercial orders of the containerboard grades Testliner 3 and Fluting.
5/17/2023
The collaboration between Natron Hayat and BTG has recently achieved a new milestone with the successful implementation of a cooking control project
5/16/2023
Clearwater Paper Corporation recently announced that the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) has validated the company’s climate targets.
5/16/2023
KKR plans to support the Company in its continued growth organically and through add-on acquisitions. Financial terms were not disclosed
5/16/2023
International Paper announced that it has received notice of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Investment Corporation to purchase up to 3,000,000 shares of International Paper Company common stock from International Paper shareholders
5/14/2023
Epson recently introduced its newest addition to the portfolio of Legacy Papers – Legacy Baryta II. Inspired by the legendary f/64 Group of photographers, Baryta II is an OBA-free 100% cotton fiber paper with a true baryta coating.
5/14/2023
Stora Enso has launched a combined Green and Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework to further integrate sustainability into its funding and financing activities.
5/13/2023
Sappi North America Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, announced today the debut of its latest volume of The Standard series.
5/12/2023
Paper Arabia, the very first comprehensive exhibition for paper industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is making a strong come back this May 2023, in the backdro‌p of the growth context and robust prospects for the industry across the globe, and particularly the region.
5/12/2023
Mondi announced an upgrade program for its Dynäs pulp and paper mill in Sweden, which will increase efficiency and further improve the overall environmental performance of the mill.
3/14/2023
Kruger Packaging recently announced investments of over $30 million to modernize its Place Turcot Containerboard Mill in Montréal
3/13/2023
The 8th Paper One Show 2023, the leading international paper and paper products trade fair, is hosting more than 170 exhibitors from 30 countries.
3/13/2023
Hygiene and health company Essity has made another breakthrough on its journey to net-zero emissions by 2050. In a recently concluded pilot, Essity became the first company in the industry to produce tissue in a CO2 emission-free production process using renewable hydrogen at its production facility in Mainz-Kostheim, Germany.
3/13/2023
SCA has done some test driving with the electric timber truck to the forest in order to transport wood. It is the first time ever that an electric timber truck is being used practically in the forest.
3/12/2023
According to Kansas local reports, Sonoco Products Co. is permanently closing its Hutchinson Paper Mill, affecting 116 employees.
3/12/2023
Solenis and Diversey Holdings announce that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Solenis will acquire Diversey in an all-cash transaction valued at an enterprise value of approximately $4.6 billion. Upon completion of the merger, Diversey will become a private company.
3/12/2023
Cepi member countries’ paper and board production decreased by 5.9% in 2022 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures, reflecting the heavy impact on the industry of high energy prices and an abrupt slowdown of the European economy during the second half of the past year.
3/11/2023
Approximately 90 American workers employed in the U.S. forest products industry descended on Washington, D.C., this week and made more than 550 visits with Members of Congress and administration officials.
3/11/2023
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has agreed an extension to a large three-year cooperation agreement originally signed in 2019 with Holmen Iggesund, part of the Holmen Group. The extension, which is for a further three years plus an optional 12-month extension, will come into effect at the start of Q2 2023.
3/11/2023
Valmet will deliver a fiber fractionation system to Sichuan Tianzhu Bamboo Resource Co., Ltd in the Sichuan Province in China to improve mill efficiency. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The project is scheduled to be executed in fall 2023.
3/10/2023
German device manufacturer emtec Electronic GmbH presents an inventive product line of specialized testing and measuring equipment at the renowned TAPPICon convention for pulp, paper and cardboard professionals from April 22-26, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.
3/10/2023
Pactiv Evergreen plans to take significant restructuring actions related to its Beverage Merchandising operations. The company expects to close its Canton, North Carolina mill and its converting facility in Olmsted Falls, Ohio with operations at both facilities expected to end during the second quarter of 2023.
3/10/2023
Heinzel Group announces the conversion of an idled paper machine at the Steyrermühl mill in Austria for the production of sustainable kraft papers for flexible packaging. Heinzel will take over the Steyrermühl site from UPM on January 1st, 2024, according to an agreement signed in 2022, and will enter the market with a new range of unbleached and bleached kraft papers shortly thereafter.
3/9/2023
Stora Enso has completed the divestment of its Maxau paper production site in Germany, and all related assets to Schwarz Produktion, part of Schwarz Group. The divestment announced on 13 September 2022 was completed today after regulatory approvals. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately EUR 210 million.
3/9/2023
Two Sides, the print and paper advocacy group, announces its newest member, HP Inc, the print, technology and managed print service company.
3/9/2023
Nippon Paper announces that its Australian consolidated subsidiary Paper Australia Pty Ltd (Opal) will withdraw from the graphic paper business.
3/8/2023
Conifex Timber Inc. will be temporarily curtailing its Mackenzie, British Columbia (BC) sawmill commencing February 21, 2023 for up to two weeks. Unsustainable inventory levels due to rail transportation challenges impacting the interior BC region have necessitated this step.
3/8/2023
Recently, Tetra Pak has commenced ground-breaking research towards advancing fiber-based sustainable food packaging, in collaboration with MAX IV – the most modern synchrotron[1] radiation laboratory in the world. The research aims to uncover fresh insights into the nanostructure of fiber materials, with the first application to optimize the composition of materials used for paper straws.
3/6/2023
Archroma, a global leader in sustainable specialty chemicals and solutions for industries such as textiles, packaging & paper, paints and coatings, today announced that it has secured all regulatory approvals required to complete the acquisition of the Textile Effects business from Huntsman Corporation (“Huntsman Textile Effects”).
3/6/2023
Corex, part of VPK Group, has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Arteche Paper, a leading player in the production of coreboard, cores and edge protectors in the Iberian market. The agreement remains subject to customary conditions and is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2023.
3/6/2023
International Paper announced a company rebrand to align with its strategic vision to Build a Better IP through sustainable, profitable growth and accelerated value creation. As the company celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2023, the rebrand highlights the resilience of International Paper, the sustainability of its mission and its commitment to creating what’s next.
3/5/2023
The Chinese paper manufacturer’s Suzhou plant will be equipped with the widest and most technologically advanced E-WIND® P100H paper rewinders ever built by A.Celli.
3/5/2023
Solenis has completed its previously announced acquisition of the paper process chemicals business of Kolb Distribution Ltd., a unit of KLK Kolb Group. The deal also includes a long-term supply agreement, in which the KLK Kolb Group will manufacture paper process chemicals exclusively for Solenis.
3/5/2023
As an addition to the proven OceanCoat roll cover, Voith has now developed the OceanCoat P. The new coater backing roll cover is specially made for high-demand positions in blade coater applications.
3/4/2023
Domtar today announced that it has entered into an agreement with First Quality Enterprises whereby First Quality will acquire Domtar’s Dryden pulp mill in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.
3/4/2023
Valmet will supply a new tissue production line with the latest technology to Metsä Tissue’s mill in Mariestad, Sweden. The delivery also includes an extensive package of stock preparation, automation and service solutions.
3/3/2023
Nippon Paper Industries Co., announces the establishment of a manufacturing and sales subsidiary in Hungary for CMC (carboxymethyl cellulose), which is one of the materials used for lithium-ion battery (LiB) anodes in electric vehicles (EV), to join its rapidly growing supply chain system in Europe.
3/3/2023
Rottneros takes the next step for the agreed joint venture project in Packaging in Poland by formally founding the 50/50-owned company together with Arctic Paper. The aim of the company is to build and run the factory to produce molded fiber trays on a large industrial scale. The project is on schedule and the factory is expected to begin operations at the end of 2023.
3/3/2023
Innovative Andritz partner Rohrdorfer has started up Germany’s first amine-based CO2 capture plant for cement plants at its main site in Upper Bavaria.
3/2/2023
Leading multi-format event organizer Easyfairs is celebrating following a blockbuster showing from its Packaging Innovations & Empack, Featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment showcase, which was met with a rapturous response from attendees and exhibitors alike.
3/2/2023
Recently, RDM Group officially inaugurated the new boiler house at the Ovaro Mill in Italy, in the presence of the Group’s top management.

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