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10/7/2023
Swedish packaging tech company PulPac is ready to launch Dry Molded Fiber on the Japanese market.
10/7/2023
Continuing a rapid development journey of sustainable and fiber-based packaging innovations, Ahlstrom passes Western Michigan Recyclability Certification for several food packaging base papers that utilize Ahlstrom’s proprietary FluoroFree® technology.
10/6/2023
Solvay, a global market leader in specialty materials, has introduced Diofan® Ultra736, a new polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC) coating solution with ultra-high water vapor barrier that allows carbon footprint reduction for pharmaceutical blister films.
10/6/2023
Ahlstrom has completed the divestment of its Stenay plant in France to Accursia Capital. The planned transaction was announced on 25 August 2023.
10/5/2023
Smurfit Kappa has inaugurated a pioneering purification and wastewater treatment plant in Belgrade, Serbia, the first of its kind in the country.
10/5/2023
The Iberpapel Group has informed the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that yesterday, September 28, it signed the definitive agreement for the sale of the forestry assets in Uruguay on a total of 11,280 hectares.
10/4/2023
West Fraser Timber and Atlas Holdings recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of West Fraser’s Quesnel River Pulp mill in Quesnel, British Columbia and its Slave Lake Pulp mill in Slave Lake, Alberta to Atlas.
10/4/2023
As of 1.10.2023 Mitsubishi HiTec Paper will increase the prices for thermoscri‌pt thermal papers by up to 10%.
10/4/2023
Metsä Tissue announces that it has chosen Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire as the site for its planned new state-of-the-art tissue paper mill in the UK.
10/3/2023
Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, is bringing paper-packed dry rice to the UK for the first time, by collaborating with award-winning rice supplier Veetee.
10/3/2023
“Sandra has achieved a lot during these years. She joined the cluster organizations in a phase when Paper Province faced a strategic choice.
10/3/2023
ProJet received an order for 2 Forming Fabric Cleaners (ProCleanersTM) from Kipas Kagit Paper for their Paper Machine # 1 in Turkey.
10/2/2023
The South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment issued its statement on the EIA report for the Kaskinen paperboard mill of Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, on 22 September 2023. This concludes the mill project’s environmental impact assessment procedure.
10/2/2023
PulPac makes good on its promise to make Dry Molded Fiber more accessible to people worldwide.
10/1/2023
Sappi Europe’s Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland, has successfully made the switch from using fossil fuels to renewable energy to fuel the production of the Galerie paper range.
10/1/2023
Paper Excellence Canada is pleased to announce the resumption of kraft pulp operations at its Catalyst Crofton mill, bringing more than 300 workers back to their jobs.
9/30/2023
Valmet has signed a EUR 175 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB). The loan will support Valmet’s Research and Development (R&D) activities to help finance technologies that replace fossil fuels with renewables.
9/30/2023
The 29th edition of the MIAC exhibition in Italy sees the participation of 250 international exhibitors.
9/30/2023
Valmet will supply a high-capacity fine paper-making line with automation, spare parts and consumables packages to Yueyang Forest Paper in China.
9/27/2023
Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, is hosting the annual Specialty Papers US conference this October 24-26, 2023, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
9/27/2023
The 8th Paper Week Symposium in Izmir, Çeşme, held from 18-20 September 2023, was an unprecedented success, bringing together paper industry experts from around the world.
9/27/2023
The development program for Metsä Board’s white kraftliner mill in Kemi has been completed in parallel with Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill.
9/26/2023
BTG, a leading global supplier of integrated process solutions for the pulp and paper industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Xin Shun Cui as the new President and CEO of the BTG Group.
9/26/2023
The international technology group, Andritz, has achieved a successful startup of the newly delivered carding machine and opening/blending line at Albis in Roasio, Vercelli, Italy.
9/25/2023
“This marks a significant stride in enhancing the competitiveness of SCA and Obbola, empowering us to better serve a market that is transitioning away from fossil packaging materials,” notes Gustaf Nygren, Mill manager at SCA Obbola.
9/25/2023
At the beginning of the year, Norske Skog announced plans for a significant investment in a new TMP (thermomechanical pulping) line at the Skogn mill.
9/25/2023
Austrian paper producer Heinzel will continue to produce SC Paper on PM 11 at its Laakirchen mill in Austria until the first quarter of next year and then start the planned the rebuild of the machine.
9/24/2023
UPM Specialty Papers now offers a compostable solution for paper-based food stickers.
9/24/2023
Weyerhaeuser Company recently announced it has received approval from the American Carbon Registry for its Improved Forest Management (IFM) carbon credit project in Maine.
9/24/2023
Georgia-Pacific informed employees at its Foley Cellulose mill in Perry, Florida, that the company plans to permanently close the facility.
9/23/2023
Andritz has received an order from Nordic Paper to deliver a new wood room with chip and bark handling for its Bäckhammar mill in Sweden.
9/23/2023
The Board of Directors of Stora Enso Oyj has appointed Hans Sohlström (58), M.Sc. (tech.) and M.Sc. (econ.), as the new President and CEO of Stora Enso as of today.
9/23/2023
International Paper announced that it has completed the sale of its 50% interest in Ilim SA, the holding company for its Ilim joint venture (JV), to its JV partners for $484MM (USD) in cash.
9/21/2023
Valmet has been ranked as the most attractive employer among engineering professionals in Finland according to a new study by Universum.
9/21/2023
Moelven Wood and Paper Province are working together to find a sustainable packaging solution to replace the fossil-based plastics that currently surround Moelven’s interior panels. To do so, they invite to an international innovation competition.
9/21/2023
Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is delighted to launch a new more sustainable sleeve packaging, created to replace conventional plastic shrink wrap around 1.5 litre sparkling soft drink multipacks produced by Coca-Cola HBC in Austria and keep them secure.
9/20/2023
Mondi plc announces that it has entered into an agreement to sell its last remaining facility in Russia, Joint Stock Company Mondi Syktyvkar, together with two affiliated entities to Sezar Invest LLC for a total cash consideration of RUB 80 billion.
9/20/2023
International Paper recently celebrated the opening of its newest state-of-the-art corrugated packaging facility in Atglen, PA.
9/20/2023
Canfor Corporation announces a substantial investment of approximately $200 million in the construction of a cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Houston, British Columbia. This state-of-the-art facility, characterized by its cost-efficiency and high productivity, is set to boast an impressive annual production capacity of approximately 350 million board feet.
9/19/2023
Lessebo Paper, one of the world’s most environmentally friendly boutique paper mills, now enters into a new wholesale agreement with the Swedish company Addbrand, a graphic reseller in the Nordics for graphic products and services.
9/19/2023
Mondi has partnered with Robopac, a world-leading manufacturer of pallet-wrapping machinery, to offer a seamless and more sustainable paper wrapping solution for pallet storage and transportation.
9/19/2023
The Paper Receipts Converting Association (PRCA) is pleased to announce that California Bill AB 1347, which proposed stringent regulations on the use of paper receipts in the state, failed to move past Senate Appropriations last week.
9/17/2023
Sofidel announced that it is investing $185 million to increase production capacity at its tissue mill in Circleville, Ohio. The project involves the construction of a new building that will house a new Valmet DCT 200 tissue machine.
9/17/2023
Pixelle Specialty Solutions said that it has improved safety and productivity at its specialty paper mill in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, by installing a smelt spout robot manufactured by Valmet.
9/17/2023
Arauco announced that a storm in mid-August, which affected the central-southern area of Chile, forced the company to completely shut down its Licancel pulp mill, located in Licanten, in the Maule Region of Chile.
9/16/2023
Sappi, a leading manufacturer of specialty papers, is expanding its portfolio of wet-glue label papers with the new wet-strength, alkali-resistant Parade Label Pro WS, produced at the Gratkorn site in Austria.
9/16/2023
ProAmpac, a leader in flexible packaging and material science, announces the launch of its patent-pending ProActive Recyclable® RP-1000 High Barrier (HB) paper-based technology.
9/16/2023
According to a survey conducted by Karriärföretagen in May-July 2023, which garnered responses from 3,756 young professionals, Billerud has once again been acknowledged as one of the top ten employers in Sweden and consolidated its position as the second most attractive employer for bachelor engineers and the third most attractive employer for master engineers.

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