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Paper Mill Increases Production Efficiency, Reduces Downtime with NSK TL-Series Spherical Roller Bearings

Nov. 2021 - A major paper mill was experiencing problems with its calender rolls, where multiple cracks were...

Celadon to Open North American Headquarters and Recycled Pulp Operations in Savannah

Nov. 29 - Celadon Development Corporation will invest more than $155 million in opening a North American headquarters and recycled pulp operation in Savannah, Georgia...

Metsä Tissue Explores Carbon Footprint of Its Toilet Paper: Fresh Fiber vs. Recycled

Nov. 29 - 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...

China Imported 30% of Its Total Volume of Softwood Logs from Europe in 2021

Nov. 24 - European softwood logs were practically non-existent at Chinese ports five years ago. However, a combination of a never-ending hunger for more wood...

UPM Preparing for Temporary Working Conditions if Talks with Paperworkers Union Stall

Nov. 23 - UPM continues to aim for business-specific collective bargaining with the Paperworkers' Union but has also begun preparations for arranging working conditions temporarily...

Stora Enso's Bio-based Battery Material Wins Metsä360 Award

Nov. 23 - "At our pilot plant in Kotka, Finland, we produce lignin-based carbon material as an alternative to the fossil-based graphite that is traditionally used in batteries. This allows...

Paper Excellence to Temporarily Curtail Production at Catalyst Paper Tiskwat Mill

Nov. 22 - "Severe challenges with local and global supply chain congestion exacerbated by British Columbia's recent atmospheric river event have caused...

AF&PA Says House Passage of the Build Back Better Framework is "Short-Sighted"

Nov. 19 - "AF&PA cannot support the corporate tax increases put forth in the Build Back Better Act. These tax increases would significantly impact U.S. manufacturing jobs and undermine...

Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Receives Canadian Competition Bureau Approval

Nov. 19 - Paper Excellence B.V. and Domtar Corporation jointly announced that they have received Canadian...

Mondi Investing EUR 20 Million in Upgrade of Pulp Production at Frantschach Mill

Nov. 18 - "Our new plant equipment will make our pulp production even more efficient and sustainable. The modernisation and expansion will...

Cepi Names Metsä Group CEO, Ilkka Hämälä, as Its New Chairman in 2022

Nov. 18 - Cepi announced that Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group, will become the new Chairman of Cepi as of January 2022. Mr. Hämälä succeeds Ignazio Capuano (Burgo Group), who has served as Cepi's chairman since...

BIR Paper Division: Meeting Laments "Very Poor Quality of Service from Ocean Carriers"

Nov. 18 - Debate at the latest BIR Paper Division webinar on November 10 was dominated by an issue of paramount importance to recyclers of...

European Pulp and Paper Industry Supports EU Action to Safeguard World's Forests; Calls for Focus on Real Drivers of Deforestation

Nov. 17 - Cepi considers that, to make real changes when tackling commodity-induced deforestation, it is crucial...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Increased One Percent in October 2021

Nov. 17 - According to the report, U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased six percent in October compared to the same month last year. Inventory...

Motion Promotes John Watwood to Vice President of Operations Integration

Nov. 17 - Motion Industries, Inc. announced the promotion of John Watwood to Vice President of Operations Integration. Mr. Watwood moves to this position from Vice President/Group Executive for the Southeast...

The Navigator Company to Increase Price for Its Tissue by 8-10 Percent

Nov. 17 - The Navigator Company on Nov. 3 announced that it will increase tissue prices by 8 to 10% in the Iberian markets and above 10% outside Iberia. This increase will...

Ilim Group to Convert PM5 in Koryazhma to Produce Kraft Paper

Nov. 16 - Ilim Group announced a decision to upgrade and convert its Paper Machine 5 (PM5) at its Koryazhma Mill in Russia to produce unbleached packaging kraft paper...

Liberty Packaging Acquires Dallas Container Corporation

Nov. 16 - Liberty Diversified International has acquired Dallas Container. The company also does business as Amarillo Custom Box Company. The acquisition...

BillerudKorsnäs to Present New Strategy at Capital Market Days

Nov. 16 - BillerudKorsnäs' new strategy focuses on attractive markets with good growth opportunities and product segments where the company has...

Felix Schoeller Group to Apply Energy Surcharge to Its Specialty Paper Prices

Nov. 16 - Felix Schoeller Group today announced that it will adjust the prices for its specialty papers with an energy surcharge due to the sharp rise in the costs of...

Industrial Shredders Names Mark Pischulla Chief Operating Officer

Nov. 15 - Industrial Shredders announced that Mark Pischulla has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Pischulla will oversee operations, manufacturing, internal processes, project management, product development and...

AF&PA Elects Board of Directors and Welcomes New Members

Nov. 12 - "The AF&PA Board of Directors represents the best in leadership from the paper and wood products manufacturing industry. These newly elected directors...

Former WestRock CEO Steve Voorhees Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award from PPC

Nov. 12 - The Paperboard Packaging Council recently presented its most prestigious accolade, the Robert T. Gair Award for lifetime achievement, to...

KP Tissue Releases Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Nov. 12 - "Our solid revenue growth of 6% for the third quarter reflects pricing actions in our Canadian Consumer segment, combined with slightly higher volume and...

New State Capital Takes Majority Stake in Wilmington Paper

Nov. 12 - New State Capital Partners announced that an affiliate has made a majority equity investment in Wilmington Paper Corp. and its related...

Sappi Reports Strong Recovery for Its Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021

Nov. 11 - High dissolving pulp prices and an excellent performance by the North American business more than offset escalating raw material costs and...

FEFCO Launches Corrugated Packaging Recyclability Guidelines

Nov. 11 - The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers (FEFCO) has issued the Corrugated Packaging Recyclability Guidelines - design for...

Valmet and CMPC Finalize Agreement for Major Modernization Project at Guaíba Pulp Mill in Brazil

Nov. 10 - The target is to modernize and increase the production capacity of the Guaíba pulp mill's line 2 from 1.5 million ADt/y (air dry tonnes per year) to 1.85 million ADt/y...

Mayr-Melnhof Group Commits to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

Nov. 10 - The Mayr-Melnhof Group (MM) has joined the global "Business Ambition for 1.5°C" initiative to contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5 degree through...

WestRock Reports Record Net Sales in Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2021

Nov. 9 - "The WestRock team delivered strong results in fiscal 2021, with record net sales and strong cash flows for the full fiscal year. We executed on...

ANDRITZ to Supply Suzano with a Complete Pulp Mill in Brazil

Nov. 9 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Suzano to deliver all of the main process islands in the fiber production and chemical recovery plant, for...

Sonoco Acquires Assets of D&W Paper Tubes in Georgia

Nov. 8 - Sonoco announced it has acquired the assets of D&W Paper Tubes, Inc., a Chatsworth, Georgia-based manufacturer of sustainable industrial paper tubes and...

Rengo Announces Plans to Build New Containerboard Mill in Vietnam

Nov. 8 - Rengo Co., Ltd. announced that its joint venture in Vietnam, Vina Kraft Paper, plans to build a new containerboard mill in Binh Xuyen Industrial...

Verso Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Nov. 8 - "This was a strong quarter for Verso in which our people drove robust cash flow, reflecting steadfast execution and positive macro trends, including price increases, for our business...

Suzano Provides Investment Update on "Cerrado Project" in Brazil

Nov. 5 - In addition to the industrial capital investment of R$14.7 billion, Suzano estimates an additional amount of R$4.6 billion, which includes forestry, logistics, and...

Sonoco Expanding Residential Recycling of Its "EnviroCan" Paper Containers in the U.S.

Nov. 4 - Ten Sonoco paper mills validated acceptance of EnviroCan paper containers in residential mixed paper bales to be recycled into paperboard...

Resolute Forest Products Reports Preliminary Third Quarter 2021 Results

Nov. 4 - "Coming off the record highs in benchmark lumber prices attained in May, this quarter's results...

R.R. Donnelley to Be Acquired by Atlas Holdings for $2.1 Billion

Nov. 3 - R.R. Donnelley announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Atlas Holdings LLC in an all-cash...

Buckman Announces New Suite of Immersive Digital Technology

Nov. 3 - Ackumen Connected Reality enables Buckman personnel and customers to see, collaborate and solve problems remotely, dramatically reducing...

Voith to Rebuild Schumacher Packaging PM 2 in Myszków, Poland

Nov. 3 - After the rebuild, PM 2 will double its production capacity of lightweight containerboard from 500 to 1000 tons per day. As part of the rebuild scope, Voith will...

Sustana Fiber Installs New High-Capacity Shredder at Breakeyville Mill in Quebec

Nov. 3 - Sustana Fiber recently installed a new high-capacity shredding machine at its Breakeyville mill in Quebec, which will improve the recycling process for...

Graphic Packaging Completes $1.45 Billion Acquisition of AR Packaging

Nov. 2 - Graphic Packaging Holding Company today announced the successful close of its acquisition of AR Packaging Group AB, Europe's second largest...

Valmet Launches Winder Diagnostics to Secure Winder Runnability

Nov. 2 - As part of the Industrial Internet offering, Valmet has developed winder diagnostics to help board and paper customers optimize the overall performance of...

Intergraf Says Sudden Energy Surcharges Putting European Printing Industry at Risk

Nov. 2 - Following multiple reports from Intergraf's member companies of sudden and significant energy surcharges imposed by their paper suppliers, we call for...

IBS to Supply Hayat Kimya with Papertech Web Inspection Systems for 10 Tissue Machines

Nov. 2 - IBS Paper Performance Group announced that a total of 10 tissue machines at five Hayat Kimya sites will be equipped with WebInspector® solutions...

SCA to Increase Kraftliner Prices in Europe by EUR 50 per Tonne

Nov. 2 - SCA announced that it will increase the prices on white and brown kraftliner in Europe by EUR 50 per tonne, effective as of December 1, 2021...

AF&PA Announces Award-Winning Sustainability Projects

Nov. 1 - Designed to recognize exemplary sustainability programs and initiatives in the paper and wood products manufacturing industry, AF&PA's annual awards are...

BillerudKorsnäs Sells Beetham Paper Mill in the UK to Investment Firm

Nov. 1 - BillerudKorsnäs has sold its Beetham paper mill in the UK to Inspirit, a British investment firm, for approximately SEK 30 million. The mill produces...

Millcraft Paper Company Joins AIPPM

Nov. 1 - The Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants (AIPPM) is pleased to announce the addition of its newest shareholder, Millcraft Paper Company, an independently owned, fourth-generation distribution merchant serving...

Twin Rivers Paper EcoBarrier PFAS-Free Packaging Papers Earn BPI Compostability Certification

Oct. 29 - Twin Rivers Paper Company has received compostability certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) for its portfolio of EcoBarrier® PFAS-free packaging papers...

Suzano Reports Strong Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Oct. 28 - The third quarter of 2021 was marked by strong sales volume and resilient pulp prices, mainly driven by solid pulp demand performance in Europe and North America...

Essity to Initiate Green Hydrogen Pilot Project in Germany for Tissue Production

Oct. 28 - Essity is launching a pilot project to run a paper machine CO2-free with green hydrogen in the company's production facility in...

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to Increase Prices for Entire Range of Specialty Papers

Oct. 28 - Mitsubishi HiTec Paper announced that it will increase prices by up to 14% for deliveries from January 1, 2022 for its entire range of specialty papers, including...

Montalvo Names Mike Cunningham as New European Director of Sales and Service

Oct. 28 - Montalvo announced that Mike Cunningham has joined the company as the new Europe Director of Sales and Service. Cunningham has a background in product design and engineering and complex...

International Paper Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Oct. 27 - "In the third quarter, International Paper grew revenue, earnings and margins despite significant input cost and supply chain challenges, and continued...

Graphic Packaging Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Oct. 26 - "Demand for sustainable and circular packaging solutions is accelerating globally and we are proud to be the fiber-based consumer packaging...

Paper Excellence to Curtail Pulp and Paper Production for Two Weeks at Crofton Mill

Oct. 26 - Paper Excellence announced that its Catalyst Crofton facility will take a market curtailment of about two weeks in November 2021. The curtailment is...

UPM Reports "Record Quarter" for Third Quarter 2021

Oct. 26 - "The third quarter of the year was the best-ever quarter for UPM. The demand for our products was good, particularly in Europe and North America, and sales prices...

WestRock Announces Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Succession

Oct. 26 - WestRock Company announced that Ward Dickson will retire as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective November 30. In addition, the company announced Alex Pease will succeed...

In-Place Machining Company Acquires OASIS Alignment Services

Oct. 25 - In-Place Machine Company, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of OASIS Alignment Services as part of a long-term growth strategy to...

PCMC Names Walter Tamarri as New Global Marketing & Communications Director

Oct. 25 - Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) announced that Walter Tamarri has accepted the position of Global Marketing & Communications Director. Tamarri joined PCMC in October 2017 and has led...

New Bioenergy Facility Set to Accelerate Transformation of Forest Residues into High-Value Bioproducts

Oct. 25 - A research and demonstration facility aimed at accelerating the development of low-carbon,...

Rottneros and Arctic Paper Create Joint Venture for Production of Moulded Fibre Trays

Oct. 25 - Rottneros and Arctic Paper have signed a Letter of Intent regarding a 50/50 joint venture in Kostrzyn, Poland, with the aim of building a production plant for...

Kimberly-Clark Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

Oct. 25 - "Our third quarter results reflect a dynamic and challenging macro environment. Our organic sales were strong, including double-digit growth in a number of our personal care markets, and improving...

Sappi North America's Rebecca Barnard Wins SAF Leadership Award

Oct. 22 - The Young Forester Leadership Award recognizes outstanding leadership by a young forestry professional in the development and promotion of an individual program or project, or for a sustained leadership role benefiting the practice of forestry and SAF...

Metsä Tissue's Mariestad Mill to Curtail Production of Recycled Paper Due to Raw Material Shortage

Oct. 21 - Metsä Tissue announced that its Mariestad Mill in Sweden has been forced to curtail production of recycled paper due to shortages of...

PulPac Appoints Conny Högström as Tech Center Manager

Oct. 21 - PulPac has appointed Conny Högström as Manager for the company's Tech Center in Gothenburg, Sweden. Most recently Högström held the position of Operations Manager for...

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...

Valmet to Supply Pratt Industries with New Recycled Containerboard Machine in Henderson, Kentucky

Oct. 19 - Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M board production line for Pratt Industries new paper mill that will be built in Henderson, Kentucky (USA). The new machine will...

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...

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...

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