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Calender Roll Bearing Failures? Beat the Heat with the TL-Series from NSK

June 2022 - A major paper mill was experiencing problems with its calender rolls, where multiple cracks were developing on the inner rings of the roll bearings...

Arauco to Invest $3 Billion in Construction of New Pulp Mill in Brazil

June 27 - Arauco has signed a US$3 billion investment collaboration agreement with the government of Mato Grosso Do Sul in Brazil for the construction of a new pulp mill....

CR Meyer Announces Leadership Succession Plan

June 27 - CR Meyer's board views succession planning as one of its most important roles in the viability of the company. By announcing the following promotions within the senior management team...

UPM Begins Commissioning Phase for Paso de los Toros Pulp Mill in Uruguay

June 27 - The commissioning tasks, including mechanical, hydraulic and efficiency tests, and the respective adjustment of various production equipment, will be carried out during...

Sonoco Names Rob Dillard as Chief Financial Officer

June 23 - Sonoco announced that Rob Dillard, who most recently served as the company's Chief Strategy Officer, has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2022. In this new role, Dillard will be responsible for...

Stora Enso Announces Change in Group Leadership Team

June 23 - Stora Enso announced that Kati ter Horst, Executive Vice President, Paper Division and a member of the Group Leadership Team, has decided to...

Klabin Launches Multipack Card with Microfibrillated Cellulose

June 23 - The developments proved that the addition of MFC in the composition of paperboard significantly improves the properties and performance of the product, allowing...

TRG Names Pete Grill as General Manager for Marion, Ohio Packaging Facility

June 23 - The Royal Group (TRG) announced that Pete Grill has joined the company as the new General Manager of its corrugated packaging facility in Marion, Ohio. Grill comes to TRG with 32 years of experience in the...

Kruger Products Inaugurates Sherbrooke Plant; Kicks Off Construction of Expansion Project

June 22 - Kruger Products on June 20 officially inaugurated its Sherbrooke Tissue Plant in Québec, which was...

Valmet to Supply Two Tissue Machines to Liaoning Yusen Sanitary Products in China

June 22 - The two new tissue production lines will produce high quality tissue with a basis weight range of 12.5 -31.3 g/m2, a design speed of 1600m/min and a...

SWM and Neenah to Be Known as Mativ After Merger

June 21 - Schweitzer-Mauduit International and Neenah announced the future name of the combined company upon completing the pending all-stock merger of equals...

UPM to Sell Its Steyrermühl Newsprint Mill in Austria to Heinzel Group

June 21 - UPM has signed an agreement to sell 100% of the shares of its Austrian subsidiary UPM Kymmene-Austria GmbH to the Heinzel Group...

Central National Gottesman Acquires Lewis Paper International

June 20 - Central National Gottesman announced that its North American Distribution Division has acquired Lewis Paper International, a leading distributor of paper, packaging...

FEFCO Says Three Scientific Studies Break Stereotypes on Reusable Packaging

June 20 - It is now scientifically proven that reuse should be considered on a case-by-case basis as it is not always the best environmental option. A peer-reviewed study shows...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Increased Two Percent in May 2022

June 17 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its May 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments...

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

June 16 - AF&PA has released its May 2022 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to Change Name to Ahlstrom, Operate Five Divisions

June 16 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced that following the ownership reorganization of its Decor business it plans to change its business name to...

AF&PA Says Colorado EPR Scheme Will Hurt State's Recycling Efforts

June 16 - "We are disappointed by the enactment of Colorado's 'Producer Responsibility Program for Recycling.' Consistently high recycling rates, continuous industry...

Cascades Expands Isothermal Packaging Technology, Inaugurates New Production Site

June 15 - Cascades continues to roll out its expansion plan in the isothermal packaging market by enhancing its line of meal boxes with technology that's 20% more...

Weyerhaeuser Mourns the Passing of George H. Weyerhaeuser Sr.

June 14 - Weyerhaeuser Company is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of George H. Weyerhaeuser Sr., long-time former leader and great-grandson of founder Frederick Weyerhaeuser. Weyerhaeuser served as president and CEO from 1966 to 1991 and continued to serve as...

VTT Piloting New Transparent Cellulose Film that Reduces Microplastic

June 14 - VTT has developed a solution to the problem of plastic packaging. Regenerated or recrystallised cellulose can replace plastic film...

Pratt Installs HP PageWide Corrugated Press at Lewisburg, OH Plant

June 14 - The HP PageWide roll-to-roll preprint press was installed at Pratt's site in Lewisburg, Ohio in April and will enable increased, long-term value that will boost...

Chinese Demand Drove Global Trade of Hardwood Chips Higher in Early 2022

June 13 - In 2021, the world's shipments of wood chips reached almost 35 million m3, close to the highest on record. Significant expansion of pulp capacity in China combined with...

Smurfit Kappa Invests $23 Million to Increase Production Capacity of Nuevo Laredo Sheet Plant

June 9 - Smurfit Kappa has invested USD 23.5 million to upgrade its Nuevo Laredo sheet plant in Mexico to become a fully integrated corrugated plant. The investment includes...

Nippon Paper Industries Announces Price Increases for Printing Paper and Business Communication Paper

June 9 - Nippon Paper Industries has announced price revisions for printing paper and business communication paper in the domestic market to all...

Huhtamaki to Expand Production Capacity of Molded Fiber Products in Indiana

June 8 - Amounting to a total investment of almost $100 million, the new facility will be about 23,000 square meters and be built adjacent to Huhtamaki's existing...

Paper Excellence Receives $4.5 Million in Funding from Investments in Forest Industry Transformation Program

June 8 - This funding will help support an important transformation project taking place at...

Papierfabrik Adolf Jass Schwarza Integrates ABB's L&W Autoline Automatic Paper Testing System

June 8 - German containerboard producer Papierfabrik Adolf Jass Schwarza has successfully integrated ABB's latest L&W Autoline automatic testing solution into...

UPM Makes Commitment to Discharges Ship-Generated Wastewater on Land

June 8 - UPM is the first Finnish company, acting as a shipper and charterer, to discharge its ship-generated wastewater on land and utilise various...

Stora Enso Considering Paper Machine Conversion at Langerbrugge Mill

June 7 - Stora Enso has started a feasibility study at its mill in Langerbrugge, Belgium, for the conversion of one of the two paper lines into a high-volume recycled...

Zeus Completes Major Acquisition of Two UK Packaging Companies

June 7 - Zeus has acquired two UK packaging companies — Swanline Group and its sister company BoxMart — in an agreement worth in excess of EUR 25 million...

Valmet's Withdrawal from Russia is Progressing

June 6 - Valmet has progressed in reviewing its operations in Russia and implementing its exit plan. Already in the spring, the company decided not to make...

UPM Now Using Lignin-Based Bonding Technology in Its Spruce Plywood Products

June 3 - WISA BioBond is UPM Plywood's proprietary bonding technology in which at least 50% of fossil-based phenol in the glue is replaced with wood's own natural bonding agent...

Mondi Teams-up with EW Technology to Launch New Machine for Paper Pallet Wrapping

June 2 - The innovative machine takes a full reel of Mondi's Advantage StretchWrap paper, allowing customers to replace the multi-layer plastic which is currently...

Nippon Paper Industries Establishes Liquid Packaging Company in Australia

June 2 - Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has established a new local subsidiary in Australia to further strengthen the liquid packaging carton business and...

Motion Launches Mi Fluid Power Solutions Brand

June 2 - Unifying top tier fluid power business units-including the former Kaman Fluid Power divisions of BW Rogers, Catching FluidPower, Intellimotion, Calkins Fluid Power...

Kruger Completes Acquisition of Kamloops Pulp Mill in BC

June 1 - This acquisition will enable Kruger to secure the supply of high-quality pulp for some of its paper mills, including those in Quebec, where the company is investing...

ABB Implements Distributed Control System at Sun Paper's Beihai Pulp Mill

June 1 - ABB has successfully implemented an Ability System 800xA distributed control system (DCS) at Sun Paper's new Beihai pulp mill in Guangxi, China...

Pulpex and Corporate Partners Join Forces to Develop Recyclable, Renewable Paper Bottle

June 1 - Having joined together with Pulpex, some of the world's largest consumer packaged goods companies are now harnessing the power of collaboration to develop...

Paper Exports from India Surges by about 80 Percent in FY22

May 31 - The exports of paper and paperboard exports from India have grown by nearly 80 percent to touch the highest-ever figure of INR 13,963 crore in FY 2021-22, as per the...

AFRY to Supply Industry 4.0 Digital System Platform to Metsä Board's Husum Mill

May 31 - AFRY will deliver a modern Industry 4.0 digital solution based on the AFRY platform. The advanced solution will act as the data information hub, directing...

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to Increase Prices for Its Coated Speciality Papers

May 31 - Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe announced that it will implement a 12% price increase for its entire range of speciality papers — thermoscript, jetscript,...

Rayonier Advanced Materials Appoints De Lyle W. Bloomquist as President and CEO

May 31 - Rayonier Advanced Materials announced that De Lyle W. Bloomquist has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately. Bloomquist succeeds...

UPM Raflatac Enters Agreement to Acquire AMC in Germany

May 27 - UPM Raflatac has signed an agreement to acquire AMC AG (Advanced Methods of Coating), a Germany-based company. This acquisition accelerates...

Thimm Group to Sell Thimm Packaging Systems Division to Rengo

May 27 - Thimm Group has entered an agreement to sell Thimm Packaging Systems, the industrial goods division of the company, to Rengo Group, Japan's largest...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Essentially Flat in April 2022

May 26 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its April 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments...

Smurfit Kappa Invests Over 35 Million Euro in First Moroccan Corrugated Packaging Plant

May 25 - Smurfit Kappa has announced the construction of a new packaging plant in Morocco – its first corrugated...

Metsä Group's and Valmet's 3D Fibre Product Demo Plant Is Now Operating

May 25 - The demo plant is part of Metsä Group's integrated mill site in Äänekoski, and it produces finished 3D fibre packaging products directly from wet pulp without...

Norkol Adding 10,000 Tons of Sheeting Capacity at Northlake Facility

May 25 - Norkol Converting Corpoation announced the expansion of its sheeting capacity out of the company's Northlake, Illinois, paper converting facility...

U.S. Paper Industry Reaches Recycling High in 2021

May 25 - The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced 68% of all paper consumed in the United States was recycled in 2021 — a rate on par with the highest rate previously achieved...

Walki Partners with Dolea to Produce Recyclable and Printable Paper Straws

May 24 - Walki has invested in the Finnish start-up Dolea. Together the two companies will start the production of recyclable and printable paper straws in...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Decreased Two Percent in April 2022

May 24 - AF&PA has released its April 2022 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Announces Reorganization of Decor Business Ownership

May 23 - In the ownership reorganization, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Holding 3 Oy will divest the majority share of and remain with a minority share in the new Munksjö company to...

AF&PA Releases 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey

May 20 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released the 62nd Paper Industry Capacity and Fiber Consumption Survey, indicating overall U.S. paper and...

Suzano Records Landmark 2021 with Publication of Annual Report

May 19 - Suzano was able to deliver the strongest financial results in its history and make significant progress on strategically important developments for...

MM Board & Paper Investing EUR 30 Million in Cross Cutters at Kotkamills

May 19 - MM Board & Paper is investing about EUR 30 million in two state-of-the-art cross cutters with automated core and waste handling at MM Kotkamills in Finland...

ANDRITZ Starts-Up Dissolving Pulp Production Plant for Bracell in Brazil

May 18 - Bracell's STAR project features two flexible hardwood fiberlines for a total capacity of 2.6 to 2.8 million tons/year of bleached kraft pulp or 1.5 million tons of...

Monadnock Paper Mills Names Kenneth Fox as Vice President Human Resources

May 18 - Monadnock Paper Mills announced that Kenneth Fox has joined the company as Vice President Human Resources. He succeeds Bill Peterson, who has retired. In this role, Fox will serve as a member of the executive team and...

SWM and Neenah Announce Executive Leadership Team and Operational Structure for Combined Company

May 17 - Schweitzer-Mauduit International and Neenah announced the future executive leadership team and...

UPM-Commissioned Study Indicates $20 Billion Shift from Polymer-Based to Fibre-Based Packaging by 2040

May 17 - A key trend that emerges from a study commissioned by UPM Specialty Papers is that while recycling...

Stora Enso Divests Its Packaging Operations in Russia

May 16 - Stora Enso has divested its three corrugated packaging plants in Russia. The company's Lukhovitsy, Arzamas and Balabanovo packaging plants have been divested to local management. Stora Enso's assessment is...

Resolute Reaches Labor Agreement-in-Principle with Seven Canadian Pulp and Paper Mills

May 16 - Resolute Forest Products has reached an agreement-in-principle for a four-year labor agreement with...

Kruger Enters Agreement to Acquire Kamloops Pulp Mill from Domtar

May 12 - "We're very excited about the opportunities that will arise from this acquisition, not only for Kruger but also for the Kamloops Mill, B.C. wood fibre suppliers and...

International Paper Announces Senior Leadership Transition

May 12 - International Paper announced that Sharon R. Ryan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will retire effective June 30, 2022. Joseph R. Saab has been elected...

Appvion Announces Large Capital Investment in New Coating Equipment

May 12 - Appvion announced a significant investment in new curtain coater equipment and technology at its plant in Appleton, Wisconsin, that will improve safety and increase...

Cascades Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2022

May 12 - "Our first quarter performance was disappointing and lower than our expectations. While demand levels were stable for our packaging segments and continued to show...

WestRock Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

May 12 - The report reveals validation of WestRock's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) alongside its refreshed sustainability goals...

Walki Purchases New Allstein Flexographic Printing Press for Pietarsaari Plant

May 12 - Walki said that it has made a significant investment in its Pietarsaari plant in Finland by purchasing a 10-color flexographic printing press...

Ox Industries Acquires 150,000 Square Foot Facility in Pennsylvania

May 11 - Ox Industries said that it has acquired a 150,000 square foot facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania to expand its converting capacity in...

KP Tissue Releases First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

May 11 - "We delivered strong sales growth of 28.5% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022, driven by...

Sappi Stockstadt Mill in Germany Transitioning from Coal to Biomass and Natural Gas

May 11 - Sappi announced that it will be abandoning the use of coal at its Stockstadt pulp and paper mill in Bavaria, Germany. To this end, the current coal-fired Boiler 9 will be...

Mondi Holds Ground-Breaking Ceremony for EUR 125 Million Project at Kuopio Mill

May 10 - Mondi [on May 9] held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of an EUR 125 million...

Paper Excellence Nears Completion of $500 Million 'Winterizing' Project at Prince Albert Pulp Mill

May 9 - Winterizing the mill means that the interior of the mill is now heated for the first time since 2014, when the site last operated. The project will...

Greif to Increase Price on All Uncoated and Coated Recycled Paperboard Grades

May 6 - Greif announced that it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled...

Mondi Seeking Divestment of Its Paper and Packaging Operations in Russia

May 5 - Mondi's most significant facility is a wholly owned paper mill located in Syktyvkar (Komi Republic). The fully integrated pulp and paper mill operates...

Resolute Forest Products Reports Preliminary First Quarter 2022 Results

May 5 - "We further strengthened the balance sheet with significant cash generation and improved the...

WestRock Reports Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Results

May 5 - "We delivered an outstanding second quarter, reporting record revenue and impressive adjusted earnings growth despite facing continued challenges from inflation, higher supply chain costs and labor shortages...

Valmet to Supply Eren Paper's Shotton Mill in UK with New Containerboard Machine

May 4 - Valmet will supply Eren Paper's Shotton Mill in the UK with a new containerboard machine, stock preparation and old corrugated container production lines, along with...

Smurfit Kappa Acquires Atlas Packaging in the UK

May 4 - Smurfit Kappa UK Limited has announced the acquisition of Atlas Packaging, an independent corrugated packaging provider based in Barnstaple, North Devon, England. The company is...

Metsä Board Explores Increasing Its Folding Boxboard Capacity in Finland or Sweden

May 4 - The company said global demand for high-quality fresh fibre paperboards has grown by around 2-3% per year in recent years and is expected to continue to...

Fibre Circle Appoints Edith Leeuta as CEO

May 4 - Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation for the South African paper and paper packaging sector, has appointed Edith Leeuta as chief executive officer effective May 1, 2022...

Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard

May 3 - Sonoco is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments...

Canfor Pulp Reports Results for First Quarter of 2022

May 3 - "This was another difficult quarter for Canfor Pulp, as the ongoing global supply chain crisis continued to impact not only our operations and shipments, but...

ABB to Deliver DCS and Paper Machine Drives Upgrade to DS Smith Kemsley Mill

May 3 - ABB has been awarded a new contract by DS Smith with an Ability System 800xA distributed control system (DCS) and paper machine drives...

Voith to Supply B&B Triplewall Containers in India with New OCC Stock Preparation System

May 3 - Voith announced that it will supply B&B Triplewall Containers in India with a BlueLine OCC stock preparation and advanced approach flow system for PM 1 at...

Veritiv Closes Sale of Canadian Operations to Imperial Dade

May 2 - Veritiv announced that it has completed the sale of its Veritiv Canada, Inc. business to Imperial Dade, a leading independently owned...

Total U.S. Boxboard Production in Q1 2022 Increased Two Percent

May 2 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its Q1 2022 Boxboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q1 2022...

When Was The Last Time You Read A Printed Magazine?

May 2 - So, in an age when digital screens dominate and we seemingly have all the information and imagery we could ever possibly want or need to see at our fingertips, why are...

Georgia-Pacific to Invest $50 Million in Upgrades to Its Muskogee Tissue Mill

April 29 - The Muskogee Mill has proposed investments of more than $50 million during the next three years to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of...

Total U.S. Containerboard Production Increased Two Percent in Q1 2022

April 29 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its Q1 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total containerboard production...

Stora Enso to Invest EUR 10 Million in Bioenergy Project at Enocell Pulp Mill

April 29 - Stora Enso will invest EUR 10 million at its Enocell pulp mill in Finland to replace fossil-based heavy fuel oil with renewable pitch oil...

Unifor Says Northern Pulp Workers Abandoned by Government, Company

April 29 - Unifor is disappointed by Northern Pulp parent company Paper Excellence's decision not to make a special pension payment for its workers in....

International Paper Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

April 28 - "International Paper's earnings in the first quarter were better than our outlook. We generated strong cash from operations and returned $580 million to...

International Paper Names Mark Nellessen Vice President, Investor Relations

April 28 - International Paper announced that Mark Nellessen has been named vice president of Investor Relations. Nellessen joined International Paper in 1992 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in finance and...

Stora Enso Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

April 28 - "This year has started on a very strong note for Stora Enso. We delivered record high profitability and maintained our growth momentum from last year in a very...

Sappi Europe Announces Further Price Increases for Its Speciality Paper Portfolio

April 27 - Sappi Europe today announced further price increases of between 6 and 12% across its entire Speciality Paper Portfolio. The increase will applied as of...

Södra Posts Strong First Quarter 2022 Results on Demand, Favourable Pricing

April 27 - The first quarter result reflects the favourable market conditions, with strong demand and highly favourable prices for Södra's core products in pulp and sawn timber...

Fibre Box Association Announces Officers and New or Re-Elected Board Members

April 27 - The Fibre Box Association (FBA) announced that its Board of Directors elected Doug Bosnik, President and CEO of BCI, Buckeye Corrugated, as the Association's...

UPM Reports Good First Quarter 2022 Results on Strong Demand, Pricing

April 26 - "Market demand was strong and UPM businesses performed well. Prices increased significantly...

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports Strong First Quarter 2022 Results

April 26 - "While executing another solid quarter with 3% net organic sales growth, we continued to integrate our recently expanded European platform and began operating...

LD Celulose Ramping-Up Production at New Dissolving Pulp Mill in Brazil

April 25 - LD Celulose S.A invested about USD 1.3 billion in a 500,000 tonne/year dissolving wood pulp mill in the Triângulo Mineiro region in Brazil. The new mill...

Packaging Corporation of America Reports First Quarter 2022 Results

April 25 - "Packaging segment demand remained very strong in the first quarter as we set a new all-time record for...

Stora Enso Divesting Its Sawmills and Forest Operations in Russia

April 25 - Stora Enso has entered into an agreement to divest its two sawmills in Russia. In addition, the divestment includes Stora Enso's Russian forest...

Nippon Paper Industries Announces Price Increase for Its Dissolving Pulp Products

April 25 - Nippon Paper Industries announced that it will increase the price of all dissolving pulp products by 10% or more, beginning with shipments as of May 1...

UPM and Paperworkers' Union Agree on Business-Specific Collective Labour Agreements, Ending Strike

April 22 - UPM and the Paperworkers' Union have agreed on first-ever business-specific collective labour agreements for five UPM businesses. The strike at...

UPM Says Conciliator Has Now Submitted All Proposals to Solve Union Labor Dispute

April 21 - UPM announced that conciliator Leo Suomaa has submitted settlement proposals to five businesses in collective bargaining between UPM's businesses and the...

EARTH DAY 2022 - A Climate Case For Wood, Pulp and Paper

April 21 - It's fair to assume that most people, when considering ways to fight climate change, don't immediately think of forestry. But there is a unique climate case for sustainable wood...

Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Sweden Increased in the First Quarter of 2022

April 21 - The Swedish Forest Agency today reported that roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the first...

Paper Excellence Canada Promotes Stew Gibson to Chief Operating Officer

April 20 - Paper Excellence announced the promotion of Stew Gibson to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Paper Excellence Canada. In the fourth decade...

Georgia-Pacific Opens Two New Facilities to Manufacture Recyclable Padded Mailers

April 19 - Georgia-Pacific has officially opened new facilities in McDonough, Georgia and Jonestown, Pennsylvania to produce recyclable paper padded mailers. When combined with...

Weyerhaeuser to Acquire 80,800 Acres of Timberlands in North and South Carolina

April 19 - The acquisition is comprised of highly productive timberlands situated in strong coastal markets and strategically located to deliver immediate synergies with...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Increased One Percent in March 2022

April 18 - According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased one percent in March compared to March 2021, while U.S. purchases of...

Huhtamaki to Initiate Process to Divest Its Russian Operations

April 15 - Huhtamaki considers that the current evolution of the situation and the long-term outlook in Russia will prevent the realization of its growth strategy and...

APRIL to Build New Paper Mill for Folding Boxboard in Indonesia

April 14 - The construction of the new facility, which will be located at APRIL's operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, in Riau province, Sumatra, is one of the largest...

Paperworkers Union in Finland Rejects UPM's Settlement Proposals; Strike to Continue

April 14 - UPM and the Paperworkers' Union have not been able to come to new collective labour agreements. Today, the union turned down four settlement proposals...

Saica Group Starts Production at Its New Corrugated Packaging Plant in Ohio

April 13 - The Hamilton facility is Saica's first U.S. corrugated plant — a newly-built 360,000 square-foot facility that includes manufacturing, converting and...

Sanctions against Russian Exports will Permanently Alter the Global Trade of Forest Products

April 13 - Lumber trade flows changed almost instantly when Russia invaded Ukraine in late February. Trade sanctions and restrictions in financial transactions...

Mondi Paper Bags Acquires Paper Bag Converting Lines from National Bag and Egypt Sack

April 13 - Mondi Paper Bags has acquired the paper bag converting lines from National Bag and Egypt Sack, two subsidiaries of Lafarge Cement Egypt, a major cement producer in the country...

Sonoco Announces Senior Leadership Promotions

April 13 - Sonoco announced promotions among its senior operational leadership which are aligned with the company's strategy to simplify its operating structure. Rodger Fuller has been named Chief Operating Officer. Fuller, who was previously Executive Vice President...

Sappi Europe to Increase Prices for Coated Mechanical Reel Products

April 12 - Sappi Europe said that it is forced to increase prices for coated mechanical reel products to European customers by 8%, effective May 15, due to continuing high cost and...

Finland's Exports of Paperboard Grew to EUR 3.3 Billion in 2021

April 12 - According to preliminary data published by the Natural Resources Institute Finland, the export value of forest industry products was a little more than EUR 13 billion...

Mayr-Melnhof Group Acquires Eson Pac in Sweden

April 11 - With total sales of about EUR 48 million, Eson Pac develops, produces and distributes high-quality secondary packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. The company has three production...

WestRock to Close Panama City, Florida, Containerboard Mill

April 7 - The mill produces containerboard, primarily heavyweight kraft, and fluff pulp, with a combined annual capacity of 645,000 tons. Select grades of...

New Report Says Surging Prices and Capacity Expansions to Define $8.31 Billion Fluff Pulp Market in 2022

April 6 - The fluff pulp industry is set for a boom year in 2022, with record prices and recovering demand pushing...

West Fraser's Hinton Pulp to Reduce Production Capacity; Move to Unbleached Kraft Pulp

April 6 - West Fraser will permanently reduce capacity at its pulp mill in Hinton, Alberta, Canada by the end of this year. One of the mill's two production lines will...

CellMark Appoints Pernilla Jordan as Chief Financial Officer

April 6 - Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant and has extensive experience in accounting and finance. She held leadership positions in various industries before joining CellMark in 2014 as ...

Monadnock Paper Mills Names Frank Shaffer as Technical Services Manager

April 6 - Monadnock Paper Mills announced that Frank Shaffer has joined the company as Technical Services Manager. In this newly developed role, Shaffer will act as...

Pixelle Specialty Solutions to Be Acquired by H.I.G. Capital

April 5 - Pixelle Specialty Solutions, a portfolio company of Lindsay Goldberg, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of...

MIDLAND Announces Strategic Acquisition of J.Schmid

April 5 - MIDLAND announced the acquisition of J.Schmid, a full-service branding and creative agency...

Valmet to Supply Fiberline Modernization to CENIBRA's Pulp Mill in Brazil

April 5 - Valmet has been selected as supplier for the modernization of the fiberline no. 1 plant to CENIBRA's pulp mill in Belo Oriente in Brazil. The fiberline...

Graphic Packaging Appoints Elizabeth Spence as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

April 4 - Spence will have responsibility for leading the strategic direction and operational execution of all aspects of human resources as well as the internal and external communications functions...

Finnpulp Will No Longer Pursue Plans for Bioproduct Mill in Kuopio, Finland

April 1 - Finnpulp announced that it is abandoning plans to build a bioproduct mill in Kuopio in Eastern Finland. The mill would have had the capacity to produce...

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