News

5/22/2024
Nordic Paper, a major Scandinavian pulp and paper manufacturer, has partnered with AFRY to modernize its production processes through AFRY's digital solution, AFRY PaperLine.
5/22/2024
Billerud’s Board of Directors has decided to not proceed with plans to convert its Escanaba mill to cartonboard production. Instead, the company will target to shift its product mix gradually towards packaging materials in North America with a moderate investment level.
5/22/2024
Stora Enso’s Langerbrugge mill in Belgium produces recycled newsprint and recycled supercalendered magazine paper at two paper machines. The mill has the capacity to produce 540,000 tonnes per year of recycled paper.
5/21/2024
Andritz has received an order from lndah Kiat Pulp & Paper TBK to supply a complete old corrugated containers (OCC) line including a reject treatment system to the mill in Karawang, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
5/21/2024
The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, announces it has completed an investment in Musser Lumber and its principal operating subsidiary, Musser Biomass and Wood Products (collectively, "Musser"), the mid-Atlantic region's leading producer of premium dried hardwood fiber and associated converted products.
5/21/2024
New data released Polish printing machine specialist Kompap has released positive financial results for last year.
5/19/2024
One Equity Partners (“OEP”) recently announced that it has completed the sale of Walki Group Oy, a pan-European supplier of sustainable and high-performing packaging and engineered materials solutions, to Oji Holdings Corporation (“Oji Group”), a Japanese paper products technology company.
5/19/2024
According to DS Smith, the announced investment is in response to growing customer demand for corrugated cardboard by DS Smith customers in the region.
5/19/2024
Stora Enso estimates that the previous full year 2024 adjusted EBIT guidance will be exceeded, thanks to successful implementation of profit improvement actions and more favourable market conditions.
5/15/2024
Germany’s lightweight kraft paper (40 g) market is split in two in early May. On the one hand, many paper mills report machines operating at decent capacity utilisation and lengthy lead times.
5/14/2024
Canfor Pulp Products Inc., announced that it will indefinitely curtail one production line at its Northwood facility in Prince George, British Columbia due to the decline in availability of economic fibre in the northern BC region.
5/14/2024
New data Canadian manufacturer Supremex has announced total revenues of $73.3 million for the first quarter of 2024.
5/14/2024
Spanish CL Grupo Industrial is investing €6m in two of its containerboard mills to strengthen its position in the packaging market.
5/12/2024
After thorough analysis of the persistent shortage of economically available timber and challenging operating conditions in northern British Columbia, Canfor Corporation announced today the permanent closure of its Polar sawmill in Bear Lake, BC and the suspension of its planned reinvestment in Houston, BC.
5/12/2024
Arctic Paper has signed a fifteen-year agreement with S.E.R. Sverige to cooperate regarding energy storage and grid system services.
5/12/2024
Potential takeover Suzano Ventures, the corporate venture capital subsidiary of Brazilian group Suzano, the globe’s largest market pulp producer, is funding up to US$5 million to invest in Canadian startup Bioform Technologies.
5/11/2024
In a public statement Brazilian pulp and paper group Suzano denies reports on an alleged takeover bid for US paper group International Paper (IP) that had been published in the financial press.
5/11/2024
Spanish CL Grupo Industrial is investing €6m in two of its containerboard mills to strengthen its position in the packaging market.
5/8/2024
Meisheng Group has started up a new Andritz needlepunch line at its facility in Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province, China.
5/8/2024
Supremex Inc., a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of envelopes and a growing provider of paper-based packaging solutions, announced the acquisition of the assets of Forest Envelope Group.
5/8/2024
With SolarFlow Green, Voith is setting yet another standard for paper manufacturing products made of renewable raw materials.
5/6/2024
Sappi Europe says it will increase prices for its packaging and speciality products effective on deliveries as from June 2024.
5/6/2024
Heinzel subsidiary Zellstoff Pöls has started up the new paper machine 6 at its Steyrermühl site in Austria.
5/1/2024
Holmen UNIQ is now available from 37 gsm. It’s a super-calendered paper, bright and smooth, with an opacity that is unmatched in low grammages.
5/1/2024
Resolute Forest Products, Greenpeace, Inc., Greenpeace Fund, Inc., and Greenpeace International announced that they have resolved Resolute Forest Products, Inc. et al. v. Greenpeace International et al., No. 3:17-cv-02824-JST (N.D. Cal. 2016).
5/1/2024
Valmet is introducing new low-friction doctor blades to respond to customers’ energy savings and decreased doctor blade usage sustainability requirements.
4/28/2024
As part of its growth strategy for innovative resin technologies for coatings, Lubrizol announces a $20 million investment to its plant in Gastonia, North Carolina, to enhance production of innovative acrylic emulsions.
4/28/2024
New data India’s imports of paper and paperboard expanded by some 37 percent between April and December 2023, according to figures released by Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA).
4/28/2024
SCA increases the prices on brown and white kraftliner in Europe by €60 per tonne. The new price is valid from June 1, 2024.
4/27/2024
Billerud has published its Q1 2024 results. Ivar Vatne, President and CEO of Billerud, comments the report:
4/27/2024
New development Polish cardboard packaging maker Grupa Akomex has announced it is joining the Natureef Association as a supporting member.
4/23/2024
Albany International Korea, Inc., an affiliate of Albany International Corp.
4/23/2024
Ahlstrom has launched a consultation process with employee representatives at its Bousbecque plant in France about the possibility to divest or close the plant and to centralize parchment paper production to its Saint-Séverin plant in France to ensure the long-term future and competitiveness of the specialty materials business.
4/23/2024
In keeping with its firm commitment to innovation and the pursuit of excellence in the quality of its products, Lecta announces the launch of its new thermal facestock designed specifically for manufacturing linerless labels.
4/21/2024
Ilim Group’s delegation attended the work sessions of SPW 2024 and held a series of meetings with key partners in China.
4/21/2024
Between 2012 and 2022, the number of people in the EU working in the manufacture of paper and paper products industry increased by 10.9%. In absolute figures, this means that 62 500 more people were working in this industry.
4/20/2024
The umbrella organisation of Finnish trade unions SAK has not decided whether to continue strikes in various industries and segments, the Finnish transport workers' union AKT announced today.
4/20/2024
After International Paper (IP) and DS Smith have agreed on the conditions for a combination of the companies on Tuesday, Mondi officially declared it would not place an offer to buy the British company.
4/17/2024
RemaSawco AB has received an order from a Canadian sawmill regarding the upgrade of the sawmill's saw line. The order value amounts to SEK 1 million + commissioning costs.
4/17/2024
The 20th edition of Label Summit Latin America 2024 has closed on a high note, attracting 750 visitors from 25 countries.
4/17/2024
The AI application developed by Metsä Group and CollectiveCrunch for detecting insect damage won the international Innovation of Innovations prize.
4/17/2024
Roxcel plans to strengthen its paper manufacturing activities
4/17/2024
International Paper (IP) and DS Smith announced that they have reached a takeover agreement, resulting in a 66.3 per cent ownership of IP in the combined company and 33.7 per cent for DS Smith shareholders, implying a transaction value of about $9.9bn.
4/15/2024
Project to expand output capacity Polish corrugated cardboard maker Aquila Września has launched construction work on a new production hall wirh a surface of about 13,000 sq. m.
4/15/2024
Georgia-Pacific recently announced an investment of more than $150 million to rebuild a paper machine at its mill in Wauna, Oregon.
4/15/2024
The conclusion of the first journey of ‘Green Santos’, the world’s largest wood pulp vessel, is being celebrated by Suzano, the largest market pulp producer globally, and Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers, one of the largest maritime transportation companies.
4/14/2024
The conclusion of the first journey of ‘Green Santos’, the world’s largest wood pulp vessel
4/13/2024
Prices rise or stabilise in many segments during Q1

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