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PAPER INDUSTRY NEWS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021

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PULP, PAPER, PACKAGING, TISSUE

Paper Excellence Completes $3 Billion Acquisition of Domtar
The Paper Excellence Group announced the successful closing of its previously-announced acquisition of Domtar. The acquisition further establishes Paper Excellence Group as an industry leader, significantly broadening its global reach and expanding its product range to include...
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Red Leaf Pulp Awarded $3.8 Million to Commercialize Non-Wood Pulping Technology
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has awarded Red Leaf Pulp Ltd. $3.8 million to commercialize an innovative pulping technology using wheat straw and other sustainable agricultural resources along with wood-based pulp in traditional applications. With its technology, Red Leaf will...
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Webinar: Principles of Pulp Washing

Celadon to Open North American Headquarters and Recycled Pulp Operations in Savannah
Celadon Development Corporation will invest more than $155 million in opening a North American headquarters and a state-of-the-art recycling and advanced manufacturing facility in Chatham County, creating 117 jobs in the Savannah area. This represents Phase 1 of...
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Paper Excellence Announces Indefinite Curtailment of Catalyst Paper tiskwat Mill
Paper Excellence announced the indefinite curtailment of operations at its Catalyst Paper tiskwat mill in Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. "The ongoing contraction of global paper markets and paper prices, particularly in Asia, are creating significant on-going financial losses at...
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Stora Enso Introduces Portfolio for Bio-Based, Recyclable Packaging Foam
Stora Enso announced an expansion of its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. The foams can be used for protecting fragile goods and are optimal for...
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TRADE - SOFTWOOD LOGS

China Imported 30% of Its Total Volume of Softwood Logs from Europe in 2021
European softwood logs were practically non-existent at Chinese ports five years ago. However, a combination of a never-ending hunger for more wood in the country, reductions in shipments from previously significant trading partners, and an oversupply of timber in Europe have altered the log flow into...
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ABB Fiber Guide
ABB Fiber Guide: Know your fibers. Control your process.

LOGISTICS - BRITISH COLUMBIA

West Fraser Provides Operational Update Regarding Severe Weather, Flooding
"In recent weeks, severe weather and flooding in B.C. has caused transportation disruptions to rail and truck routes, including limiting access to ports for overseas shipments. In the second half of November, following the weather event that led to road and rail closures, the Company's western Canadian...
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LABOR - FINLAND

UPM Preparing for Temporary Working Conditions if Talks with Paperworkers Union Stall
UPM continues to aim for business-specific collective bargaining with the Paperworkers' Union but has also begun preparations for arranging working conditions temporarily without a collective labour agreement until agreements with the union are signed. The current collective agreements between the Paperworkers' Union and...
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SUSTAINABILITY

Metsä Tissue Explores Carbon Footprint of Its Toilet Paper: Fresh Fiber vs. Recycled
Metsä Tissue, in cooperation with AFRY, has calculated the carbon footprint of toilet paper in its eight European mills, and also explored the differences in the footprints of toilet papers made of fresh (virgin wood fiber) and recycled fibers. The results for the products analyzed...
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Single-use Packaging is a Sustainable Choice for Society, the Science Says So
Studies show that single use paper-based packaging has lower carbon and freshwater impacts than reusable systems because of the energy and water needed to wash and dry foodservice tableware. "We should stop the guessing game when we look at environmentally viable solutions, and we should trust the science and...
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MARKET INSIGHT - RECOVERED FIBER

Paper End Users Reflect on 2021 OCC Price Run-up
One major paper company reported a 179% increase in OCC prices year over year during the third quarter. Although the OCC market has cooled slightly since then, paper companies are projecting similarly elevated prices for the year to come. The largest publicly traded paper companies that use recovered fiber as feedstock reported...
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VIEWPOINT

Could Klabin’s Remarkable Eukaliner Replace Traditional Kraftliner?
Klabin, Brazil’s largest producer and exporter of paper and paper packaging, is challenging convention when it comes to the notion that softwood pulp is exclusively required to produce high-quality kraftliner. In 2019, Klabin announced a massive investment in its Puma II project, which was designed with the intent to produce 920,000 tons of high-quality kraftliner board annually...
Read more at Fisher International


PaperAge - September/October 2021

PaperAge - September/October 2021 Issue
Our September/October 2021 issue takes a look at Suzano. With ten mills and the joint operation Veracel, the company has an annual installed capacity of 10.9 million tons of market pulp and 1.4 million tons of paper. Another feature article provides insight into automated guided vehicle techniques and their implementation in the pulp and paper industry.

The issue is available here as a PDF or by clicking on the cover image. Print copies are available upon request from PaperAge.


LOOKING AHEAD - RENEWABLE MATERIALS

Renewable Materials and the Future of Plastics
As COP26 delegates dissected the detail on decarbonising our world, chemical innovators ushered in sustainable solutions of their own. Late 2021 saw a raft of agreements and announcements key to sustainability and circularity. Hotly anticipated as an alternative to fossil fuel-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic...
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