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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.
7/8/2023
The next-generation production line in Walki’s Valkeakoski plant was officially inaugurated today with a festive ceremony that brought together customers and other stakeholders from various parts of the world.
7/8/2023
Following the announcement on 15 December 2022 of the agreement to sell its three Russian packaging converting operations to the Gotek Group for a total consideration of RUB 1.6bn, Mondi plc (“Mondi”) confirms that Gotek Group received all requisite approvals and the sale has now completed. Mondi has received net proceeds of €30.4m from this disposal into its Austrian bank account.
7/6/2023
Valmet has been selected to supply an OptiFlo Layering Fourdrinier headbox with Aqua layering technology, Valmet Conical Refiners Pro and Conflo to Shree Ajit Pulp and Paper Limited for their Unit 2 Mill at Vapi, Gujarat in India. The start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024.
7/6/2023
BMH Technology has signed a contract with SAICA Paper France for the delivery and installation of a combined biomass fuel and paper rejects handling plant in Nogent Sur-Seine, France. The system will process waste wood collected from the surrounding 150 kilometers as well as use the pulper and fibrous rejects from the paper mill process.
7/6/2023
Musser Biomass and Wood products, a division of family-owned and -operated Musser Lumber Company based in Virgina, US, will invest $7.5 million (€6.8m) and create ten new jobs to expand its operation in Wythe County.
7/6/2023
UPM has signed an agreement on the sale of the recovered paper sorting plant ASK Kinsau in Germany to Fisel Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a recovered logistics and municipal waste disposal company.
7/3/2023
UPM Biomedicals’ innovative wound dressing FibDex is undergoing a clinical investigation of performance and safety in patients with superficial dermal burns. The clinical investigation will be conducted by the Burn Centre of Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, and is estimated to be completed in the beginning of the year 2025.
7/2/2023
Avery Dennison, has today introduced four labeling papers made from recycled pulp and alternative fibers aimed at the premium packaging segment including wine and spirits, craft beverages, gourmet food, beauty and fragrances.
7/2/2023
In mid-June, the leading full-line supplier Voith successfully commissioned the XcelLine PM 16 for Chinese paper manufacturer Huawon at the Ma’anshan site in Anhui Province. With the PM 16, Huawon will produce high-quality, environmentally friendly décor base paper and thus strengthen its market position at home and abroad.
7/1/2023
Metsä Group, an international forest industry group and frontrunner in the sustainable bioeconomy, and CollectiveCrunch, a leading AI company specializing in forestry solutions, have teamed up to release an innovative solution that equips forest owners with detailed and timely information about potential threats in forests.
7/1/2023
ProJet, Netherlands received an order for the supply of 4 new high-pressure showers, which will be delivered to PM1 at Cartiera Pirinoli, Roccavione(CN), Italy.
7/1/2023
At a groundbreaking in Pickaway County, just south of Circleville, on July 11, 2016, Sofidel committed to employing 300 Ohioans. Today, under a proposed expansion of their Circleville facility, that number could grow to nearly 600. Sofidel, a tissue paper manufacturer from Italy, first established operations in the United States in 2012. It was in Ohio where they’ve found incredible success.
6/29/2023
International technology group Andritz has received an order from DS Smith to supply a complete stock preparation line and an innovative reject treatment system for the mill in Porcari, Italy, that produces new packaging papers from 100% recycled paper. The stock preparation line includes Europe’s largest FibreFlow drum pulper.
6/29/2023
Metsä Fibre said construction of its Kemi bioproduct mill is progressing on schedule. Mill test run and trials are currently underway, as is installation work.
6/29/2023
Walki Group, through its startup investment initiative Walki Ventures, has invested in Finnish start-up The Paper Lid Company (‘TPLC’). TPLC’s sustainable paper lid manufacturing site in Masku, Finland, is ready for scaling up production volumes supported by Walki’s material conversion and printing capabilities.
6/28/2023
Norske Skog celebrates grand opening of Bruck PM3, and becoming the go-to supplier for sustainable containerboard production, based on 100% recycled fiber.
6/28/2023
Pratt Industries will officially open its new $253 million advanced manufacturing box factory in Cedar Hill, Texas, today.

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