News

1/31/2023
ABB has enhanced its L&W Bending Tester with new features to deliver easier and more reliable operator-independent bending resistance and stiffness measurements.
1/31/2023
Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi’s Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Previously, Valmet rebuilt paper machine 1 (PM1) and with its success, Sappi has chosen Valmet again to rebuild paper machine 2 (PM2).
1/31/2023
The joint efforts of A.Celli and Anhui Linping’s teams resulted in a smooth start up of the headbox, suction rolls and rewinder delivered to the production plant in Xiao County, Anhui province.
1/30/2023
Billerud announced that the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate has passed legislation approving an appropriation of up to USD 200 million in funding to support the company’s plans to convert its paper mill in Escanaba, Michigan, to the production of paperboard.
1/29/2023
Jartek Invest Oy delivers a modern dry sorting line to Pölkky Oy’s Kajaani production facility in Finland. The delivery consists of both a sticker stacker and a dry sorting line with peripherals. Automation for the sorting system is delivered by Jartek AI Oy.
1/29/2023
Kemira acquires the advanced process optimization start-up SimAnalytics. Kemira announced in August 2021 its investment in SimAnalytics and has now acquired the rest of the business.
1/27/2023
ABB has established a new regional operations center for North America, bringing technology expertise closer to customers and building on its similar resources globally.
1/27/2023
Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. announced it is curtailing its lumber operations at Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, Lakeland Mills in Prince George, and Nechako Lumber Co. in Vanderhoof, for two weeks, effective January 30th.
1/27/2023
Arauco on January 20 produced the first bale of eucalyptus kraft pulp by the new production line (Line 3) at Arauco Mill in southern Chile.
1/26/2023
Graphic Packaging International is moving its Bristol, UK beverage packaging manufacturing operations to a new, state-of-the-art facility nearby, creating up to 30 new jobs in the process.
1/26/2023
Dutch paper producer Crown Van Gelder has run into financial difficulties. The company has filed for bankruptcy with the responsible court of Noord-Holland.
1/26/2023
The sustainability agenda means corrugated board, folding cartons, moulded pulp, flexible and speciality papers, are all receiving new interest from packaging buyers. Worth a total of $425.4 billion in 2022,
1/25/2023
International Paper today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 50% interest in Ilim SA, the holding company for its Ilim joint venture (JV), to its JV partners for US$484 million equity value.
1/25/2023
Opal Australian Paper announced that it is “seriously considering” closing the “white side operations” (inkjet, printing and copy paper) of its Maryvale pulp and paper mill due to a supply shortage of timber used for the production of pulp.
1/24/2023
ABB has introduced its new QCS Automation Software Maintenance (ASM) program that not only allows system evolution from older versions to the latest, but also provides continuous improvements between versions through access to regular software updates, therefore helping pulp, paper, packaging and tissue mills to maximize their system investment.
1/24/2023
It focuses on mature, widely available technology solutions that will deliver rapid results and ROI – and are capable of being deployed at scale.
1/23/2023
Polymer Packaging, Inc., (PPI) has acquired The William-Allen Company, a leading supplier of flexible packaging and containers.
1/23/2023
Mercer International Inc. reports that, due to a lack of appropriate fiber availability, its Celgar mill in British Columbia, Canada, is planning to take approximately three weeks of downtime. This curtailment is expected to commence in March 2023.
1/22/2023
Domtar’s Kingsport Mill recently produced its first 100% recycled containerboard. The milestone marks the culmination of a two-year, $350 million investment project to convert the former uncoated freesheet paper mill into Domtar’s first 100% recycled packaging facility.
1/22/2023
Domsjö Fabriker AB in Sweden increases the price of Domsjö Cellulose (softwood dissolving) by USD 75 effective January 20, 2023 until further notice.
1/22/2023
For more than two years now, the Italian company Toscotec has been a subsidiary of Voith and since then has been serving the business with new lines and major rebuilds in the tissue paper sector for the entire Voith Group. As a result, intensive cooperation began, which among other things resulted in an optimized BlueLine stock preparation portfolio for tissue production.
1/21/2023
Sodra Wood, which is a Sweden’s largest forest owners association and an international forest industry group, will expand supplying lumber to Japan of 90,000 m3 as a total volume in a year or two years. About 60,000 m3 of 90,000 m3 will be JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standards) lumber.
1/21/2023
Premier Paper Group acquires Dublin-based GPMI in Ireland.
1/19/2023
PulPac announced that USA-based manufacturing venture SustainaPac LLC has joined its licensee network and will use Pulpac’s “Dry Molded Fiber” technology to produce single-use food service packaging products for the North American QSR (Quick Service Restaurant) market.
1/18/2023
Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper solutions, has received eight awards in five categories at this year’s WorldStar Global Packaging Awards.
1/18/2023
Voith announced that it has opened an OnPerformance.Lab (OPL) in Kunshan, China. Other OPL locations can be found in Heidenheim, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan.
1/17/2023
Ence has already closed sales agreements for approximately 1 million tons of pulp for the year 2023, which means covering the maximum production of the company’s biofactories for this year.
1/16/2023
ProJet will deliver four new wet-end Tail Cutters to Bracell. The order was included in ProJet’s January ‘23 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
1/15/2023
Morcon Inc. announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with an Indonesian Tissue Company.
1/15/2023
Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure for a folding boxboard mill it is planning to build in Kaskinen, Finland
1/15/2023
Valmet has been selected to rebuild the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant of Andhra Paper’s Rajahmundry unit in India. The delivery is scheduled to take place in December 2023, and the start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024.
1/14/2023
Colbert Packaging Corporation announced the installation of two new Eterna blanking die cutters. The Eterna Line ECUT 1060 Elite ER is a welcome addition to Colbert’s Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Elkhart, Indiana, production facilities, adding die-cutting capacity to complement recent printing press installations.
1/14/2023
Following our announcement on 16 August 2022, we are pleased to confirm that Mondi has completed the acquisition of the Duino mill near Trieste, Italy, from the Burgo Group.
1/14/2023
Following extensive analysis of its operating footprint and the long-term supply of economic residual fiber, Canfor Pulp Products Inc.
1/13/2023
Metsä Board’s Kemi mill in Finland recently reached the milestone of fifteen million tonnes of premium kraftliner on the 12th of December 2022.
1/13/2023
For many years, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s matt inkjet papers have established themselves as the standard in the market. Now the Bielefeld-based specialty paper manufacturer has revised the entire matt portfolio of its jetscri‌pt inkjet media.
1/12/2023
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of three members to serve on the Paper and Packaging Board.
1/12/2023
Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) announced today that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire S.P. Richards (SPR), an independent business products wholesaler based in Atlanta, Georgia. The closing is expected to take place on January 31, 2023.
1/12/2023
Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) reportedly is resuming production at its Jackson, Alabama paper mill, bringing about 400 employees back to work.
1/7/2023
Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper, China has successfully started up its tissue production line delivered by ANDRITZ for its mill in Xinhui district, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China.
1/7/2023
Midway Limited officially opens Tasmania’s newest wood fibre export facility at the Bell Bay Industrial Complex. The facility will increase export capacity by up to 500,000 tonnes per annum and support jobs both onsite and in the field.
1/6/2023
International technology group Andritz has received an order from Wisewoods Co., Ltd to supply another pressurized refining system – the second from Andritz – to its mill in Phetchaburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for the first half year in 2024.
1/6/2023
Crown Paper Mill is pleased to announce that it has acquired 90,000 Square meters of land in Jubail 2, for building a paper complex to cater to our future needs in Saudi Arabia.
1/6/2023
Ilim Group has successfully completed the first water run of the Voith XcelLine kraft linerboard machine (KLB machine) at the company’s new KLB Mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia.
1/4/2023
Italian recycled cartonboard producer Reno de Medici is resuming operations at its Villa Santa Lucia mill at the beginning of the new year, EUWID reports. This happens following four months of imposed stoppage, the company reports.
1/3/2023
Sylvamo today completed the acquisition of Stora Enso’s uncoated freesheet paper mill in Nymölla, Sweden, for 150 million euros.
1/2/2023
The Paper Excellence Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corporation, and Resolute Forest Products, on Dec. 28 jointly announced that the Canadian Commissioner of Competition has entered into a consent agreement regarding the parties’ business combination.
1/1/2023
Jabali papers limited goes for major expansion for improving quality of Kraft papers.

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