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Metsä Board Investing EUR 210 Million to Increase Folding Boxboard Capacity at Husum Mill by 200,000 TPY

July 27 - Metsä Board is investing EUR 210 million to increase folding boxboard capacity at its Husum mill in...

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

July 27 - "Strong demand continued across our markets in the second quarter as consumer preferences are...

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Packaging Corporation of America Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

July 26 - "Demand in our Packaging segment remained very strong. Our mills and plants continued to do an outstanding job of meeting our customers’ needs while...

Sappi Europe Announces Further Price Hikes for Containerboard, Paperboard, Sublimation and Inkjet Grades

July 27 - Sappi Europe has announced further price increases for Paperboard, Containerboard, Sublimation...

New Sustainability Initiative from the Paper and Packaging Board Emphasizes Recycling and Healthy Forests

July 26 - Today the Paper and Packaging Board's How Life Unfolds® campaign launched an integrated...

SCA Reports Strong Second Quarter 2021 Earnings on Pricing, Low Costs

July 26 - Earnings for the second quarter of 2021 were the highest since the distribution of Essity in 2017 and represent a significant improvement compared with...

Roaring Spring Pulp and Paper Mill May Have New Life

July 23 - New owners are providing some hope that the former Appvion Paper Mill in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, may have new life. A newly formed company, Roaring Spring Park, LLC, has just closed on the facility and...

Graphic Packaging Launches OptiCycle Line of Non-PE Coated Foodservice Packaging

July 23 - Graphic Packaging announced the release of OptiCycle, a new line of non-polyethylene (PE) coated, single-use foodservice packaging...

Indonesia to Firmly Establish 2% Materials Contamination Threshold for Recycled Paper

July 21 - The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced that Indonesia will allow the importation of recycled materials with up to 2% impurities...

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak to Invest EUR 29.1 Million in Recycling of Beverage Cartons in Poland

July 21 - Stora Enso and Tetra Pak have joined forces to triple the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Poland. The partnership, which follows a comprehensive...

Canadian Government Program Awards Mercer Celgar $4.5 Million for Fiber Processing Project

July 21 - The Government of Canada is building a clean energy future and supporting workers in the natural resource sectors, including finding innovative ways to increase...

Beaver Paper Group Announces Price Increase

July 21 - Beaver Paper Group, a manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, announced a general price increase of 8-12% across its global portfolio of products. "We are taking this initiative due to...

Rockwell Automation and Kezzler Partner to Offer End-to-End Cloud-Based Industrial Traceability Solutions

July 20 - Rockwell Automation announced a partnership with Kezzler AS, a cloud-based product digitization and traceability platform, to help manufacturers capture...

DS Smith Announces Proposed Sale of De Hoop Paper Mill in the Netherlands

July 20 - DS Smith announced the proposed sale of its De Hoop paper mill (Eerbeek) in the Netherlands to De Jong Packaging for a cash consideration of EUR 50 million...

Valmet to Supply Holmen with Hardwood Line Rebuild at Iggesund Mill in Sweden

July 20 - Valmet will deliver equipment and services for a rebuild of the hardwood pulp line at Holmen's Iggesund mill in Sweden. The rebuild will cut variable costs and improve...

Cepi Says New Forest Strategy Misses Opportunity to Maximise Climate Mitigation Effect of Forest-based Sector

July 20 - There is a consensus on the need for the new forest strategy to foster a European circular bioeconomy...

Sappi Europe Announces Further Price Increases for Speciality Paper Grades

July 20 - Sappi Europe announced further price increases for all Coated and Uncoated Flexible Packaging and Silicone Base Papers that will be applied by 1 October....

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Increased 10 Percent in June 2021

July 19 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments...

U.S. Containerboard Production Increased Nine Percent in June 2021

July 19 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2021 Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production...

Total U.S. Boxboard Monthly Production Remained Essentially Flat in June 2021

July 19 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2021 Boxboard Monthly report. According to the report, total boxboard production...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Increased Three Percent in June 2021

July 19 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its June 2021 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. According to the report...

Forestry Workers Welcome Northern Pulp's $350 Million Proposed Transformation Plan

July 19 - Forestry workers who have been out of work welcome Paper Excellence's announcement to spend...

Domtar to Restart UFS Paper Machine at Ashdown Mill to Meet Customer Demand

July 15 - Domtar today announced it will restart a paper machine at its Ashdown, Arkansas, mill to add the capacity necessary for the company to meet increasing...

Paper Excellence Proposes $350 Million Transformation of Nova Scotia Kraft Pulp Mill

July 15 - Paper Excellence is proposing a complete transformation of Northern Pulp, a producer of high-quality Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft pulp at...

Understanding Forest Inventory & the Importance of Working Forests

July 15 - Contrary to what is oftentimes promoted in popular media, America’s working forests are not being destroyed, abused or “deforested” beyond repair...

Verso Confirms Receipt of Unsolicited Acquisition Proposal from Atlas Holdings

July 14 - Verso Corporation confirmed that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Atlas Holdings regarding a potential transaction to acquire all outstanding...

Kruger Products to Invest $25 Million in AI Project at Its Sherbrooke Tissue Mill

July 14 - Kruger Products announced a $25 million investment at its new Sherbrooke Tissue Plant to implement a digital twin of its supply chain, using real-time data...

Sappi Europe to Increase Prices for All Graphics Paper Grades

July 14 - Sappi Europe today announced a price increase for all its woodfree coated, uncoated and mechanical coated paper grades by no less than 10% across all...

Paper Excellence Receives $1.95 Billion of Financing Commitments and Reaffirms Domtar Closing Date

July 13 - Paper Excellence on July 9 announced that Paper Excellence and its subsidiaries have received a debt commitment letter from...

Voith to Convert PM 1 at Norske Skog's Golbey Mill to Production of Containerboard

July 13 - Voith has been commissioned by Norske Skog to convert PM1 at Norske Skog's Golbey mill in France from the production of newsprint to recycled...

New-Indy Continues Efforts to Resolve Odor in the Vicinity of Its Catawba Mill in South Carolina

July 13 - In a motion for a consent order filed July 12 in the United States District Court in Rock Hill, New-Indy Catawba LLC agreed to continue measures specified by the U.S....

PulPac and HSMG Collaborate in Development of Dry Molded Fiber Barrier Technologies

July 12 - PulPac and HS Manufacturing Group (HSMG) jointly announced a cooperative partnership in the developing of sustainable barrier technologies adapted for...

Valmet to Supply Hayat Kimya with New Tissue Machine in Russia

July 12 - Valmet will supply Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya with a new tissue machine at their new mill in Russia. The machine will be ninth Advantage DCT...

Papierfabrik Palm Successfully Commissions New Containerboard Machine, PM5, in Aalen, Germany

July 9 - PM 5 has a design speed of 2,000 meters/min. in combination with a trimmed machine width of 10.9 meters. The new machine uses recovered paper as...

Kipas Kagit Starts-up Voith-Supplied Board Machine PM 2 in Söke, Turkey

July 9 - The new PM 2 features a very wide production and basis weights range. As a result, the machine now produces up to 700,000 tons of high-quality board and...

European Paper Industry Delivers on Emission Reduction and Recycling Commitments

July 9 - With the slowing down of the European economy and the sanitary restrictions, European paper and board consumption decreased by 5.3% in 2020 compared to 2019, totalling 71 million tonnes...

Sonoco Updates $115 Million Project to Convert Corrugated Medium Machine at Hartsville to URB

July 8 - Sonoco has provided a progress report on Project Horizon, its $115 million investment to transform its corrugated medium machine in Hartsville, South Carolina to...

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging Investing EUR 35 Million in Neupack Polska

July 8 - Mayr-Melnhof Packaging is investing around EUR 35 million in Neupack Polska (Poland) and expanding the site with a focus on e-commerce and high-quality fine corrugated...

BillerudKorsnäs Launches Two New Lightweight Cartonboard Grades

July 8 - BillerudKorsnäs is introducing two new low grammages of their flagship cartonboard product, CrownBoard Prestige. Made at KM7, the two new low grammages are...

Sappi Limited's Marjorie Boles Named CIO of the Year

July 7 - Sappi Limited announced that Group CIO Marjorie Boles has received a Global ORBIE as one of BostonCIO's 2021 CIOs of the Year. The ORBIE Award recognizes CIOs who have demonstrated excellence in...

Smurfit Kappa Completes Acquisition of Folding Carton Producer Cartonbox in Mexico

July 7 - Smurfit Kappa Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of Cartonbox, a folding carton company located in Monterrey, in the north-east of Mexico...

Essity to Invest EUR 11 Million to Increase Recycling Capacity of Food and Beverage Cartons in France

July 6 - Essity announced that it will invest approximately EUR 11 million (approximately SEK 110m) in its Hondouville mill in France, allowing the mill to extract 98% of...

Platinum Equity to Acquire Water Treatment Company Solenis for $5.25 Billion

July 6 - Platinum Equity announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Solenis from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BASF in a transaction that implies...

Cascades to Sell Its Stake in RDM Group for EUR 315 Million

July 5 - Cascades announced that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. to sell...

Neenah Announces Significant Operational Changes

July 2 - Neenah today announced a number of operational changes that include investing $13 million in new release liner coating capacity in support of its growing specialty coatings business and...

Valmet Completes Acquisitions of EWK Umwelttechnik and ECP Group to Strengthen Its Environmental Systems Business

July 2 - Valmet has completed the acquisition of EWK Umwelttechnik GmbH and ECP Group Oy...

DS Smith Recycling Appoints Andy Berrisford as Managing Director for UK

July 2 - DS Smith announced that Andy Berrisford joins the company as Managing Director of DS Smith Recycling in the UK. He will be responsible for developing the Division's recycling operations...

Voith to Supply Asia Symbol with One Million TPY Board Machine in China

July 1 - Voith has received an order to supply and build a new board machine to Asia Symbol at its Rugao site, located 180 km north-west of Shanghai, China...

Pregis to Invest $14 Million in New Production Facility for Recyclable All-Paper Cushioned Mailers

July 1 - Pregis will be investing more than $14 million in a new manufacturing facility in the Atlanta area to support e-commerce growth in the Southeast. The new 298,000...

Stora Enso Completes Employee Talks Related to Closure of Kvarnsveden Paper Mill in Sweden

July 1 - Stora Enso has completed the co-determination negotiations concerning the closing down the pulp and paper production at its Kvarnsveden site in Sweden. The closure...

Essity Completes Its Acquisition of Australian Hygiene Company Asaleo Care

July 1 - Essity announced the completion of its acquisition of the remaining 63.8% of the shares in the Australian hygiene company Asaleo Care. Essity AustralAsia, which is...

Smurfit Kappa Opens New Testing Laboratory for eCommerce Packaging in the UK

June 30 - Smurfit Kappa has announced the opening of a new International Safe Transit Association (ISTA) certified lab at its new eCommerce packaging facility in Northampton, UK...

Kadant to Acquire German Blade Manufacturer Joh. Clouth for EUR 78 Million

June 30 - Kadant Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG and its affiliates for approximately 78 million Euros in...

Greif Announces 6% Price Increase on all Paper Tubes, Cores, and Protective Packaging Products

June 29 - Greif, Inc. announced a price increase of no less than 6% on all paper tubes, cores, and protective packaging products in the United States and Canada....

PCMC Names Steven Charapata as Aftermarket Sales Executive

June 29 - Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) announced that Steven Charapata has accepted the position of Aftermarket Sales Executive, specializing in controls obsolescence upgrades...

ANDRITZ to Rebuild Board Machine for MM Karton in Frohnleiten, Austria

June 29 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Mayr-Melnhof Karton to rebuild its KM3 at its mill in Frohnleiten, Austria. The aim of the rebuild is to increase production as well as...

PSSMA Names Frederick Moeller, Bancroft Bag, as New Chairman

June 28 - The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers' Association (PSSMA) held its 2021 spring Board of Director's Meeting June 9, 2021 by online connection, due to...

SWM International to Increase Prices for its Engineered Papers Portfolio

June 28 - SWM International announced price increases of up to 15% across its engineered papers portfolio, effective July 1st. The increases are a direct result of...

Valmet and Red Leaf Pulp Sign Exclusive Teaming Agreement for New Pulp Technology

June 25 - Red Leaf Pulp and Valmet have signed a long-term Teaming Agreement to exclusively collaborate and pursue commercialization of Red Leaf's ag-based...

WestRock Commits to Emissions Reductions; Pledges to Set a Science-Based Target

June 24 - WestRock Company today announced its commitment to setting a new greenhouse gas emissions reduction target that is aligned with current climate science...

Mondi to Invest EUR 125 Million in Its Powerflute Mill in Kuopio, Finland

June 23 - Mondi has approved a EUR 125 million capital investment project at its semi-chemical fluting mill in Kuopio, Finland. This investment will increase...

SCA to Increase Prices on Its White and Brown Kraftliner in Europe

June 23 - SCA today announced that it will increase the prices of its white and brown kraftliner in Europe by EUR 50 per tonne. The new price is valid from...

Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Paperboard Tubes and Cores in the U.S. and Canada

June 23 - Sonoco announced it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by a minimum of 6 percent, effective with shipments in the...

Valmet to Supply Two New Containerboard Machines to Zhejiang Shanying Paper in China

June 23 - Valmet will supply two OptiConcept M containerboard machines with extensive packages of automation, services and industrial internet applications to...

Greif Announces $50 Per Ton Price Increase on All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Grades

June 23 - Greif announced that it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) effective today with...

MM Group to Sell Eerbeek and Baiersbronn Cartonboard Mills to Investment Firm for EUR 104.6 Million

June 22 - The Mayr-Melnhof Group and a subsidiary of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management have...

Greif Announces CEO and Board of Director Transition Plan

June 22 - Greif's Board of Directors has elected Ole Rosgaard to succeed Pete Watson as President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 1, 2022. Mr. Rosgaard will serve as COO of the Company until...

Peterson Real Assets Announces Equity Investment in Crossroads Paper

June 22 - Peterson Real Assets has made a growth equity investment in Crossroads Paper, a 100% recycled paper mill to be built in Utah (USA). The amount of...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Increased Five Percent in May 2021

June 18 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its May 2021 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. According to the report...

Stora Enso Starts New Dispersion Barrier Line at Forshaga Site in Sweden

June 18 - Stora Enso has completed the installation of dispersion barrier technology at its Forshaga site in Sweden and production has now started. Completion of the installation...

Stora Enso Completes Co-Determination Negotiations at Veitsiluoto Site

June 17 - Stora Enso has completed the co-determination negotiations concerning closing down the pulp and paper production at its Veitsiluoto site in Finland. The...

ABB to Supply Arctic Paper's Grycksbo Mill in Sweden with New Drive and Automation System

June 17 - ABB has been contracted by Arctic Paper Grycksbo to install a new drive and automation system for its Winder 10 at its mill in Grycksbo, Sweden, to improve the plant's...

WestRock Introduces EverGrow Fiber-Based Produce Packaging Collection

June 17 - WestRock EverGrow packaging is curbside recyclable when emptied and flattened, supporting the company's ambition to reduce waste and build a 100 percent...

Sappi North America Agrees to Sell Its Hydroelectric Assets to Dichotomy Power

June 17 - Sappi North America announced that it will sell its hydroelectric assets on the Presumpscot River in Maine to Dichotomy Power LLC, pending...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments increased 11 Percent in May 2021

June 16 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its May 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments...

New Study Says Folding Carton Packaging Market Set to Boom to $172 billion in 2026

June 16 - The global market for folding cartons will be $136.7 billion in 2021, and as the market recovers from COVID-19 disruption global demand will reach...

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