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Stora Enso to Invest EUR 97 Million to Expand Board Production at Skoghall Mill

Oct. 20 - Stora Enso announced that it is investing EUR 97 million to expand the board production at the Skoghall site in Sweden. At the same time...

AF&PA Names Eric Steiner as Vice President of Government Affairs

Oct. 19 - The American Forest & Paper Association has announced Eric Steiner as its Vice President of Government Affairs. In his new role, Steiner will help lead the paper and wood products industry's legislative agenda and...

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UPM Sells Kaipola Mill Site to Real Estate Development Firm

Oct. 19 - UPM has sold the Kaipola mill site in Jämsä, Finland, to Kaipola Green Port Oy. Kaipola Green Port is a real estate development company owned by...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased Four Percent in September 2021

Oct. 19 - According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased four percent in September compared to September 2020. U.S. purchases...

U.S. Containerboard Production Increased Nine Percent in 3Q 2021

Oct. 18 - According to the report, total containerboard production in Q3 increased nine percent compared to Q3 2020. It was up seven percent when compared to...

Total U.S. Boxboard Production in Q3 2021 Increased Six Percent Compared to Q3 2020

Oct. 18, 2021 - - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its September 2021 Boxboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total boxboard production...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Decreased Seven Percent in September 2021

Oct. 18 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its September 2021 Packaging Papers &...

UPM to Sell Its Chapelle Darblay Newsprint Mill to Consortium of Samfi and Paprec

Oct. 18 - UPM has signed an agreement to sell its Chapelle Darblay newsprint mill site in Grand-Couronne, France, to a consortium of two partners...

Sappi Europe Declares Energy Surcharge Across All Products

Oct. 18 - Sappi Europe said that it can no longer absorb the full extent of the unprecedented increase in energy prices and announces the intention to apply...

Kaman Distribution Group Acquires Integro Technologies Corporation

Oct. 14 - Based in Salisbury, North Carolina, Integro Technologies is an industry-leading vision integrator and inspection company...

Lecta Increases Prices for Specialty Papers and Coated Woodfree Grades

Oct. 14 - Lecta today announced a price increase of 12% - 14% on all its Specialty paper grades. In addition, the company has also announced...

Valmet Launches New Performance Center in Appleton, Wisconsin

Oct. 13 - Valmet has launched a new performance center in Appleton, Wisconsin, that will serve board, paper and tissue markets in North America with...

Graphic Packaging Receives All Regulatory Approvals for Pending to Acquisition of AR Packaging

Oct. 13 - Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that all required regulatory approvals to complete the proposed acquisition of AR Packaging Group...

Suzano Names Cristina Gil White as Its New Executive Officer of Sustainability

Oct. 13 - Suzano announced that Cristina Gil White has joined the company as Executive Officer of Sustainability. Pablo Machado, who currently serves as interim...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Launches MasterTape Pack for Pressure-Sensitive Packaging Tape Applications

Oct. 12 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö has expanded its offering of sustainable tape backing solutions by launching a complete product range for pressure-sensitive...

Greif to Increase Price on All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Grades and Tube, Core, Protective Packaging Products

Oct. 12 - Greif, Inc. announced today that it is implementing a $60 per ton price increase for all...

Essity Invests In World's First Tissue Machine Running on Geothermal Steam

Oct. 8 - Essity announced that it is investing in enhanced efficiency in the company´s site in Kawerau, New Zealand, including the world's first...

Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard

Oct. 7 - Sonoco announced it is implementing a $60 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada...

Brazil's Pulp, Paper and Forest Sector Investing R$ 35.5 Billion through 2023

Oct. 7 - With R$ 35.5 billion (approx. US$6.439 billion) in investments planned for the country through 2023, the forest-based sector is currently...

Softwood Fiber Saw Higher Price Increases Worldwide than Hardwood

Oct. 7 - Softwood fiber costs were generally higher worldwide in the 2Q/2021 than in the previous quarter despite an increase in the supply of residuals from...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Launches "PureBarrier" Compostable Oxygen Barrier Mono-Material

Oct. 5 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö recently released a mono-material oxygen barrier technology made of 100% cellulose fibers. The technology...

Metsä Tissue Announces Plans for New Tissue Mill in the UK

Oct. 4 - The plan consists of 240,000 tons of tissue paper production capacity, built in several phases during the upcoming decade. The plans are...

The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board Introduce 100% Recyclable Paperboard Lid for Beverage Cups

Oct. 4 - A long-term collaboration between Finnish startup The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has led to the development of...

Voith to Supply Nine Dragons with Five New OCC Stock Prep Lines

Oct. 4 - Voith will supply Nine Dragons, Asia's largest manufacturer of recycled containerboard, with five BlueLine OCC...

International Paper Completes Sylvamo Corporation Spin-Off

Oct. 1 - International Paper Company today announced the completion of its separation and...

UPM Completes Sale of Shotton Newsprint Mill to Eren Paper

Oct. 1 - UPM has permanently closed paper production at its Shotton newsprint mill site in North Wales, United Kingdom. The site and all related assets will now be transferred to...

Körber Appoints James Wreath as New Vice President of Sales - North America at Körber Business Area Tissue

Oct. 1 - Körber announced that James Wreath has been appointed Vice President Sales North America at Körber Business Area Tissue and will...

Essity Begins Tissue Production Using Wheat Straw-Based Pulp

Sept. 30 - Essity is presenting a breakthrough in sustainable tissue production and is beginning production based on pulp from wheat straw. The plant in...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to Acquire Majority of Chinese Decor Paper Producer Minglian

Sept. 30 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of Chinese decor paper producer Minglian and form a joint venture, comprising a...

Kimberly-Clark's Salamanca Tissue Mill Reduces Direct Carbon Emissions by 40%

Sept. 30 - At Kimberly-Clark's Salamanca manufacturing facility in western Spain, the recent installation of a biomass boiler will lower natural gas consumption by...

Opus Packaging Acquires Mall City Containers in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sept. 29 - Mall City Containers was started in 1974 by a team of in vestors that bought Mead Paper Company's sheet plant in Kalamazoo. Over its history...

Bin the Problem of Food Waste with Proper Packaging

Sept. 29 - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally, amounting to about 1.3 billion tonnes or over USD1 trillion a year...

Graphic Packaging Appoints Michelle M. Fitzpatrick as Its First Chief Sustainability Officer

Sept. 29 - Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that Michelle M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., will join the company as its first Chief Sustainability Officer...

Metsä Group Appoints Jari Voutilainen as Group's SVP, Sourcing and Logistics

Sept. 29 - Metsä Group has appointed Jari Voutilainen as the Group's Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Logistics as of October 1, 2021. Voutilainen has worked at Metsä Group since 2013. He moves to his new role from the position of...

Balancing Act for Stora Enso as Paper Market Rebounds

Sept. 28 - Recent raw material scarcity and cost inflation in the paper business have led to higher price hikes, while industry restructuring combined with...

Buckman Announces Price Increases Globally

Sept. 28 - In the last 12 months, the chemical industry has experienced dramatic increases in global prices for primary feedstocks including crude oil, propylene, ethylene, natural gas, acrylonitrile, methanol, packaging...

Valmet and CMPC Sign Letter of Intent for the Modernization of Guaíba Pulp Mill in Brazil

Sept. 27 - The target of the project is to increase the production capacity of the Guaíba pulp mill's line 2 from 1.5 million air dry tonnes per year to 1.85 million...

Report Forecasts Stability, Growth, Innovation on Horizon for Specialty Papers Market

CORRECTED: Sept. 27 - Accounting for 25.09 million tonnes in 2021, the specialty papers market is dynamic and will present multiple lucrative diversification...

Koehler to Convert Power Plant at Greiz Mill from Coal to Biomass

Sept. 24 - The Koehler Group announced plans to convert the power plant at its paper mill in Greiz, Germany, from pulverized lignite (a form of brown coal) to fine wood fraction fuel...

Seaman Paper Joins Lumi Marketplace to Offer Sustainable Paper-Based Packaging Products

Sept. 23 - Lumi announced that the American paper manufacturer Seaman Paper has partnered with Lumi to make its innovative assortment of sustainable packaging...

U.S. Paper Industry and Paper Recycling Remain Resilient During Pandemic

Sept. 22 - "Like all sectors of the economy, papermakers are dealing with challenges created by the ongoing pandemic. These include global and domestic...

ANDRITZ to Convert Paper Machine from Newsprint to Packaging Paper Production for Volga Pulp and Paper Mill

Sept. 22 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Volga Pulp and Paper Mill in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod...

SCGP Announces Plans to Build New Packaging Paper Production Base in Northern Vietnam

Sept. 21 - Thailand-based SCGP is moving ahead with an expansion plan to build a new production complex in Vinh Phuc in northern Vietnam for the production of...

Verso Provides Update on Discussions with Atlas Holdings

Sept. 21 - Verso Corporation announced that it has entered into a Confidentiality Agreement with Atlas FRM LLC. The special committee of the...

Jabil Packaging Solutions Introduces Compostable Coffee Capsules

Sept. 21 - Jabil Packaging Solutions announced a significant advancement in coffee pod sustainability with the launch of their home-compostable coffee capsule for...

SCA and St1 Enter Joint Venture to Produce and Develop Liquid Biofuels

Sept. 20 - SCA and St1 have entered a joint venture to produce and sell liquid biofuels. SCA will supply tall oil to the joint venture and will invest about SEK 0.6 billion in...

International Wood Products Association Names Bradley McKinney as New Executive Director

Sept. 20 - The International Wood Products Association (IWPA) announced that Bradley McKinney has been selected to serve as the new executive director of the organization. He assumed the role on September 13...

Valmet to Supply Containerboard Production Line to Kipas Kagit in Turkey

Sept. 17 - Valmet will supply a new container board making line to Kipas Kagit in Söke, Turkey. The new board making line (PM 3) will produce high-quality...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Increased 14 Percent in August 2021

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

Glatfelter Announces 12% Price Increase for Composite Fibers Products

Sept. 16 - Glatfelter announced that effective immediately it will increase prices for all Composite Fibers products by 12%, or as customer contracts permit...

Functional and Barrier Coatings for Paper and Board Packaging Market Worth $7.84 Billion in 2021

Sept. 16 - Increasing use of sustainable packaging will add an extra $2.1 billion to the global market for functional and barrier coatings for paper and...

Appvion Introduces New Dispersible Direct Thermal Label Solution

Sept. 16 - Dispersible is a unique material that looks, feels, and tears like ordinary direct thermal paper but has a distinguishing feature — it disperses in cold water, hot...

Wegmans Supermarkets Switches to Paper Pulp Cartons for Its Eggs

Sept. 16 - In April 2021, the paper pulp cartons were launched at Wegmans stores in Massachusetts for an 8-week test. The pilot was a success, and the cartons were rolled out...

Metsä Group Planning to Invest EUR 200 Million in Construction of Kerto LVL Mill in Äänekoski

Sept. 16 - Metsä Group is planning to construct a new Kerto LVL mill on its expanding mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. The production of the new mill will...

Jamestown Container Companies Acquires Cattaraugus Container in New York

Sept. 15 - Jamestown Container Companies on August 30 announced an agreement to acquire Cattaraugus Container, Inc., a converted paper product...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to Temporarily Idle #8 Paper Machine at Rhinelander Mill in December

Sept. 14 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced to employees that it plans to temporarily idle #8 Paper Machine in December 2021, along with its #20 Supercalender and...

Saica Group Announces Plans to Invest $800 Million in U.S. Market over Five Years

Sept. 14 - Saica Group recently announced it will be investing $800 million in the U.S. market, growing through strategic acquisitions or new plant...

Metsä Fibre Lays Foundation Stone for Its Kemi Bioproduct Mill in Finland

Sept. 14 - Totaling EUR 1.6 billion, the investment in Metsä Group's Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest in the history of the Finnish forest industry. Through its direct value chain, the new bioproduct mill will...

Phoenix Paper Wickliffe Appoints Mike Grimm as New President and CEO

Sept. 13 - "Mike is a strong match for what we were looking for to lead the North American business unit. He brings direct experience in the Uncoated Freesheet market as well as a solid track record of...

Pactiv Evergreen to Acquire Fabri-Kal for $380 Million

Sept. 10 - Pactiv Evergreen Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pactiv Evergreen Group Holdings Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Fabri-Kal, a leading manufacturer of foodservice and consumer brand packaging solutions....

Timber Allocations Approved for Restart of Paper Excellence's Pulp Mill in Prince Albert

Sept. 9 - The Government of Saskatchewan announced the approval of timber allocations to support the restart of the Paper Excellence pulp mill in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan...

Phoenix Paper Completes Recommissioning Project for Pulp Dryer at Its Wickliffe Mill

Sept. 9 - Phoenix Paper said that it has finished a $5 million recommissioning project for the pulp dryer at the company's pulp and paper mill in Wickliffe, Kentucky...

ABB to Supply Södra with Industrial Digitalization Technology Across Its Mills

Sept. 9 - ABB and Södra have entered a long-term, strategic partnership to co-develop a roadmap to drive new levels of efficiency, engagement and digitalization across Södra's...

Sonoco Partners with AMP Robotics to Enhance Paper Can Recycling

Sept. 9 - Sonoco announced that it has partnered with AMP Robotics to create a new material category within AMP's neural network specific to rigid paperboard cans...

Kemira to Increase Prices of Process and Functional Chemistries Globally for Paper Industry

Sept. 9 - Kemira announced price increases in the Process & Functional chemistry portfolio globally. The increase will be up to 30%, and effective for...

Mayr-Melnhof Group Appoints Päivi Suutari as New Managing Director of MM Kotkamills

Sept. 9 - The MM (Mayr-Melnhof) Group has appointed Päivi Suutari (58, M.Sc.) as the new Managing Director of MM Kotkamills, effective Oct. 1, 2021. Suutari succeeds MM Kotkamills CEO Markku Hämäläinen, who...

Ilim's Koryazhma Mill Receives an Integrated Environmental Permit

Sept. 8 - Over the past 10 years, Ilim Group spent about RUB 12 billion to implement best available technologies (BAT) and environmental initiatives at the...

Paper Packaging Answers Demand for Plastic Alternatives

Sept. 8 - E-commerce in the United States grew by 44 percent in 2020, and with that growth came a rise in package deliveries — and the use of paper packaging materials...

Kelheim Fibres to Increase Viscose Fibre Prices from 1 October 2021

Sept. 7 - Kelheim Fibres will increase prices for its range of viscose fibres by EUR 0,20/kg, effective from 1 October 2021. In addition. freight cost...

AMETEK Surface Vision Appoints Vincent Roy as Regional Sales Manager for Canada

Sept. 7 - AMETEK Surface Vision has appointed Vincent Roy as Regional Sales Manager for Canada. His role will be to develop relationships with customers and to achieve strong revenue growth for both...

Holmen Iggesund Launches Paperboard Coated with "Bio E" for Food Packaging

Sept. 7 - Holmen Iggesund announced the launch of its paperboard coated with "Bio E", a barrier coating solution made from 75 percent renewable...

Segezha Group to Install New Paper Machine at Its Sokol Pulp and Paper Mill

Sept. 3 - Segezha Group is implementing a large-scale investment project to build a new paper machine at its Sokol Pulp and Paper Mill in...

Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Sept. 30

Sept. 2 - The Paper Discovery Center announced that the 2020-2021 Paper Industry International Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at...

Voith to Increase Prices for Various Papermaking Products

Sept. 2 - Voith announced price adjustments for paper machine clothing, shoe press sleeves, roll covers, mechanical roll service and doctoring solutions. In the product areas of...

Valmet Announces Successful Start-Up of New Kraftliner Machine for Klabin in Brazil

Sept. 1 - A new kraftliner production line, PM 27, which was supplied by Valmet to Klabin, was successfully started up on August 30, 2021 at...

Greif Reports Record Net Sales in Third Quarter 2021

Sept. 1 - "In addition to strong operating results, we achieved record financial performance, reduced our debt and made meaningful progress towards achieving our targeted leverage ratio. While we continue to...

Lessebo Paper Appoints Jens Olson as New Chief Executive Officer

Sept. 1 - Lessebo Paper AB is pleased to announce the appointment of Jens Olson as the new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 September 2021. Olson succeeds Eric Sigurdsson, who has served as CEO since...

ANDRITZ to Supply Tissue Production Line to Astrabel in Croatia

Sept. 1 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Astrabel d.o.o. to supply a tissue plant for the production of high-quality tissue grades to Astrabel's mill in Belisce, Croatia...

Stora Enso Completes Union Negotiations at Its Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden

Aug. 31 - Stora Enso has completed the union negotiations regarding the closure of pulp and paper production at Kvarnsveden. A total of 340 people...

Rayonier Advanced Materials Completes Sale of Lumber and Newsprint Assets

Aug. 30 - Rayonier Advanced Materials has completed its previously announced sale of its lumber and newsprint assets to GreenFirst Forest Products for...

The Navigator Company Announces Price Increase for Its Paper Products in Europe

Aug. 30 - The Navigator Company said that it will increase paper prices in Europe up to 6% as a result of continuing escalation in raw materials, logistics, energy and...

Metsä Fibre and Lehto Sign Agreement to Build Operating Office for Kemi Bioproduct Mill

Aug. 30 - Metsä Fibre and the construction company Lehto Group have entered into an agreement to build an ecological operating office from wood for the...

Britain's Creaking Recycling System Could Cost Economy Billions of Pounds

Aug. 27 - Despite more people willing to recycle and invest in a sustainable lifestyle than ever before, recycling rates for paper and cardboard packaging have dropped sharply from...

Kadant Awarded Order for OCC and Approach Flow System for Linping's Xiao Mill

Aug. 27 - Kadant Fiberline (China) Co. Ltd. was awarded an order for an OCC stock preparation system and approach flow system from Linping Paper. The new equipment will be installed on PM7 at...

Smurfit Kappa to Invest $22 Million in Its Corrugated Plant in Culiacan, Mexico

Aug. 26 - Smurfit Kappa has announced it is investing $22 million to expand its corrugated plant in Culiacan, North-West Mexico. The investment will...

New Study Reveals Consumers Underestimate the Great Recycling Rate of Paper

Aug. 26 - Paper is one of the world's most recycled materials. In Europe 74% of paper, 56 million tonnes, was collected and recycled in 2020. Paper Packaging has...

Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Aug. 26 - Kimberly-Clark Corporation today announced a series of executive leadership changes in support of its global business. Tristram Wilkinson, currently serving as President of Kimberly-Clark's EMEA business, has been named...

Voith to Supply Shandong Huatai Paper with Newsprint Machine Conversion Project in China

Aug. 26 - Voith has received an order from Shandong Huatai Paper to rebuild PM 11 located in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong. The project will convert...

Cascades' GHG Reduction Targets Approved by Science Based Targets Initiative

Aug. 26 - Cascades is pleased to announce that the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets....

Sweden's Fiskeby Board to Acquire Baden Board in Germany

Aug. 25 - Fiskeby Board has agreed to acquire Baden Board GmbH, based in Gernsbach, Germany. Baden Board is a well-established producer of...

Valmet to Deliver Key Pulp Technology to Nine Dragons' New Beihai Mill in China

Aug. 25 - Valmet has received several pulp technology orders from Nine Dragons for their pulp, paper and board greenfield project in Beihai city...

Thimm Invests EUR 1.6 Million in Its Alzey Corrugated Cardboard Plant in Germany

Aug. 24 - Thimm has invested EUR 1.6 million in its Alzey corrugated cardboard plant located in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The investment includes...

CTI Paper USA in New, Exclusive Partnership with Italy's Gruppo Cordenons

Aug. 23 - CTI Paper USA announced a new partnership agreement with Milan-based Gruppo Cordenons to supply and serve merchants, converters and...

Neenah Introduces RECYCOTAPE; 100% Recyclable Packaging Tape Backing

Aug. 23 - Neenah has added the first of its kind, environmentally forward RECYCOTAPE™ tape backing to its sustainable product offering. Consumers can...

Norske Skog Appoints Per Ivar Berg as New Managing Director at Norske Skog Saugbrugs

Aug. 23 - Norske Skog announced that Per Ivar Berg (58) has been appointed the new Managing Director at Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS, effective February 1, 2022. He will replace Kjell-Arve Kure, who will leave the company...

Valmet's Climate Program Targets Approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative

Aug. 20 - In its climate program, Valmet is targeting to reduce CO2 emissions from its own operations by...

Felix Schoeller Plans Expansion of Release Liner Manufacturing at Its Facility in Pulaski, NY

Aug. 19 - Felix Schoeller Group has announced plans to invest in a manufacturing operation for release liners at the company's Pulaski, New York facility. The planned...

Stora Enso Brands Its Recyclable Cellulose Packaging Foam as Papira

Aug. 19 - Stora Enso has announced the brand name for the company's paper fiber-based and fully paper-recyclable cellulose foam for protective and cushioning...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Increased Five Percent in July 2021

Aug. 18 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its July 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Decreased One Percent in July 2021

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

Case Paper Chicago Completes Massive Solar Panel Installation

Aug. 18 - Case Paper announced the completion of a massive solar panel installation on the roof of their converting and warehouse facility in Chicago, Illinois...

ANDRITZ to Supply Chip Storage System to Visy Pulp & Paper Tumut Mill in Australia

Aug. 17 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Visy Pulp & Paper for a 243,000 m3 chip handling and storage system, including a Stacker Reclaimer RST360, for...

UPM Urges Paperworkers' Union to Include Employee Representatives in Labor Negotiations

Aug. 16 - The Paperworkers’ Union has stated that it will not negotiate with UPM's businesses but requires a single company-level collective labour agreement...

Amcor to Invest $35 Million in Two New Innovation Centers in Asia and Europe

Aug. 16 - Amcor announced plans to build two new state-of-the-art innovation centers. The new facilities in Ghent, Belgium, and Jiangyin, China, will...

Klabin Investing R$40 Million in Barrier Coating Modernization Project at Monte Alegre Mill

Aug. 12 - Klabin announced that it is investing R$40 million in dispersible barrier technology at its Monte Alegre paper mill in Paraná, Brazil, which will allow for...

Valmet to Upgrade a Recovery Boiler for Lee & Man's Chongqing Mill in China

Aug. 12 - Valmet will offer recovery boiler upgrade service to Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing Limited's Chongqing mill in China. Valmet's delivery will include a new...

Mayr-Melnhof Completes Its Acquisition of Kwidzyn Mill from IP

Aug. 11 - The Mayr-Melnhof Group (MM) has completed the acquisition of the Kwidzyn mill in Poland from International Paper after receiving approval from...

Greif to Increase Prices on All Uncoated Recycled Paperboard Grades and Tube and Core and Protective Packaging Products

Aug. 11 - Greif, Inc. announced that it is implementing a $70 per ton price increase for all grades of...

Klabin Begins Construction of New Pulp Terminal at Port of Paranaguá, Brazil

Aug. 10 - Klabin has started construction on its new terminal on the quay of the Port of Paranaguá, following the signing of the permit in July by the Port of Paraná. In this phase...

Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard

Aug. 10 - Sonoco is implementing a $70 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with...

International Paper Announces Spinoff Name, Board of Directors

Aug. 9 - International Paper is proud to announce Sylvamo Corporation as the name of its global papers spinoff, with headquarters planned for Memphis, Tennessee...

Voith to Supply Koehler Paper with Second Expansion Stage of PM 5 at Oberkirch Mill

Aug. 6 - Voith will supply Koehler Paper with the second modernization stage of PM 5 in Oberkirch, Germany. Voith previously completed the first rebuild stage...

Verso Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Aug. 6 - "Verso delivered a strong second quarter performance driven by the ongoing execution of our operating strategy and positive macro trends. We are seeing the benefits of these actions that support...

WestRock Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Results: Record Net Sales and 40% Increase in Net Income

Aug. 5 - "We delivered excellent results in the third fiscal quarter, with record revenue and North American box shipments that drove a 35% year-over-year increase in...

Sappi Reports Fiscal 2021 Third Quarter Earnings

Aug. 5 - "We have seen a significant improvement in market conditions in the majority of our trading regions during the quarter. This contributed to a material increase in quarter-on-quarter EBITDA and an overall return to profit...

Clearwater Paper Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

Aug. 5 - "We performed better than our initial expectations for the quarter. In paperboard, we continue to experience strong demand and robust backlogs. Tissue demand bottomed out in April as consumers de-stocked...

Cascades Reports Results for the Second Quarter of 2021

Aug. 5 - "We continued to see lower demand levels in tissue in the quarter, notably in US consumer retail...

Valmet to Supply New Tissue Production Line for Eczacibasi Consumer Products in Turkey

Aug. 4 - The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 meters and a design speed of 2,200 m/min. The new line will provide high-quality facial, napkin, toilet and...

Appvion Names Katie Sell as New Product Manager for Advanced Materials & Solutions

Aug. 4 - Appvion Operations, Inc. announced the promotion of Katie Sell to Product Manager of the company's flagship suite of products. She will be responsible for helping to take Appvion's innovative direct thermal solutions to...

Mayr-Melnhof Group Completes Acquisition of Kotkamills in Finland

Aug. 3 - The Mayr-Melnhof Group (MM) announced the completion of its acquisition of Kotkamills in Finland. Through the acquisition, MM strengthens its position in...

Canfor Pulp Reports Results for Second Quarter of 2021

Aug. 2 - The upward trend in NBSK US-dollar pulp list prices to China from the first quarter continued in April, with prices reaching a near-record high of US$995...

Greif to Invest $10 Million in CorrChoice – Concord Sheet Feeder Operation in North Carolina

Aug. 2 - Greif announced that it is expanding its CorrChoice – Concord sheet feeder operations in North Carolina. The company plans to acquire and install an...

Pratt to Build New $400 Million Recycled Containerboard Mill in Kentucky

July 29 - Pratt plans to build two facilities totaling 1.15 million square feet along Kentucky Highway 425 in Henderson County. The company's initial investment will...

Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

July 29 - Stockholders of Domtar Corporation approved a proposal to adopt a business combination with...

Pactiv Evergreen to Exit Coated Groundwood Paper Business Following Years of Market Decline

July 29 - Pactiv Evergreen has made the difficult decision to exit the coated groundwood paper business. As a result, the company will permanently cease...

International Paper Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

July 29 - "International Paper delivered solid earnings growth and strong cash generation in the second quarter. Commercially, we achieved strong revenue growth...

BillerudKorsnäs Begins Process to Divest Its Paper Mill in Beetham, UK

July 29 - BillerudKorsnäs announced that it has started the process of putting its paper mill in Beetham, UK, up for sale. The company said the process is ongoing and...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Via Separations Partner with U.S. Department of Energy to Enable Energy Efficiency

July 29 - The Ahlstrom-Munksjö Mosinee plant in Wisconsin is teaming up with Via Separations to pilot a cutting edge energy efficiency project. Together...

Smurfit Kappa to Acquire Recycled Containerboard Mill, Verzuolo, for EUR 360 Million

July 28 - The Verzuolo mill, owned by the Burgo Group, is situated close to the port of Savona in the northwest of Italy. The mill's PM9 paper machine was newly constructed in...

Thiele to Acquire Certain Kaolin Clay Assets from Imerys in North America

July 28 - Through the sale, Thiele will acquire mineral resources, as well as certain manufacturing assets, primarily supporting hydrous kaolin but also including...

Huhtamaki Launches 'Push Tab' Paper, a Renewable Paper-Based Tablet Packaging

July 28 - Huhtamaki and Syntegon announced a breakthrough innovation for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, Push Tab paper, the first paper-based tablet packaging...

CompanyBox Completes Major Expansion, Installs Second HP C500 Press

July 28 - CompanyBox, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based corrugated packaging company, reported a significant expansion in capacity and nationwide corrugated...

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...

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...

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