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Extend Paper Machine Uptime: NSK

May 2024 - Tough, Long-Life bearings for dryer rolls increase MTBF under high-heat stress. With throughput as great as thousands of feet per minute...

Stora Enso CFO, Seppo Parvi, to Leave Company in Fourth Quarter 2024

May 17 - Stora Enso announced that its Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO, Seppo Parvi, has decided to leave Stora Enso to assume a role with a company outside of the forest industry. Mr. Parvi will leave Stora Enso during...

Cascades Appoints Hugues Simon to Succeed Mario Plourde as President and CEO

May 16 - The appointment follows an extensive succession planning and recruitment process, supported by an international firm, in anticipation of Mario Plourde's planned retirement. After more than 11 years at the...

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Stora Enso Says 2024 Adjusted EBIT to be Significantly Higher than Previous Guidance

May 15 - Stora Enso said it is estimating that the previous full year 2024 adjusted EBIT guidance will be exceeded due to a successful implementation of...

Imperial Dade Canada Adds Scale in Canada with Acquisition of Canpaco

May 15 - Imperial Dade announced the acquisition of Canpaco, Inc., Crystal Poly Converters, Arcadian Paper Converters, Inc., and Canadian Paper & Packaging Co. LTD...

Valmet to Deliver Bale Tester for Recovered Paper to Papresa's Mill in Spain

May 15 - The Valmet Bale Tester measures the moisture and other contaminants, such as plastic and ash of the recovered paper. The information is automatically stored in...

Voith to Build Complete Recycled Containerboard Production Line for Middle East Paper Company

May 14 - The new Voith XcelLine paper machine, PM 5, will have the capacity to produce 450,000 tons per year of testliner and corrugated medium in the basis weight range...

New Report Forecasts World Corrugated Packaging Market Returns to Growth Trajectory in 2024

May 14 - Global containerboard and corrugated board demand are facing a series of challenges and shifts in market dynamics across the next five years. In-depth analysis...

Essity Investing in New R&D Center in France Dedicated to Tissue Hygiene Products

May 14 - The new facility will focus on tissue to meet the evolving demands of branded tissue in both Consumer and Professional Hygiene markets. The company's current...

BC Council of Forest Industries Urges Government to Move Faster to Stabilize Timber Supply

May 13 - "Escalating closures and curtailments of lumber, pulp and paper mills in BC mean the provincial government needs to move faster to stabilize timber supply. Additional...

Suzano Reports First Quarter 2024 Earnings

May 13 - The performance of the pulp market remained favorable during the first quarter of 2024, which reflected in another round of price increases, but which was not fully captured in the results of the period. Operational...

Canfor Pulp to Indefinitely Curtail One Production Line at Northwood Pulp Mill

May 10 - Canfor Pulp will indefinitely curtail one production line at its Northwood facility in Prince George, British Columbia due to the decline in availability of economic fibre in...

Sappi Reports Improved Results in Its Second Quarter Fiscal 2024

May 9 - "Within the context of subdued underlying market conditions due to the challenging macroeconomic environment I am pleased that the group delivered...

Cascades Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2024

May 9 - First quarter 2024 results met expectations, considering the context of elevated raw material prices, and ongoing inflationary pressure on operational costs. Sequentially, Tissue Papers executed well, with increased...

Voith and Essity Receive Funding for 'Decarbonization of Industry' Project in Germany

May 9 - The process that will now undergo further research with the funding from the BMWK is designed to enable a fundamentally new CO2-neutral manufacturing...

AICC Recognizes Recipients of the 2024 Independent Safe Shop Awards

May 9 - AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, proudly acknowledges and honors the exceptional commitment to safety exhibited by its member companies through...

Mativ Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

May 8 - "As expected, we saw meaningful sequential improvement in volume in Q1. And while EBITDA was slightly lower than Q4, the sequential decrease was primarily due to higher cost inventories, which do not repeat....

Supremex Acquires Illinois-based Forest Envelope Group for $1.8 Million

May 8 - Supremex has acquired the assets of Forest Envelope Group, a regional leader in specialty envelope manufacturing and lithography located in...

Suzano Says No Formal Agreement or Otherwise in Place Regarding Media Reports about Offer for International Paper

May 7 - Suzano announced a clarification in response to the news circulated in the media about an offer to...

International Paper Says "No Comment" on Rumors Reported by Media Outlets

May 7 - "Consistent with its standing practice, International Paper offers no comment on rumors or speculation contained in recent media reports. The IP team...

Brazil's Suzano readies $15 billion bid for International Paper, sources say

May 7 (Yahoo Finance) - Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano has approached U.S.-based International Paper to express interest in an all-cash acquisition...

Sappi Europe Announces Price Increases for Its Packaging & Speciality Paper Products

May 6 - Sappi Europe said that it will increase prices for its Packaging & Speciality products effective on deliveries from June 2024. Price increases are as follows...

WCP Solutions Promotes Amy Swanson to CEO; Tom Groves to Join WCP's Board

May 3 - WCP Solutions announced that Amy Swanson has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, effective April 17, succeeding Tom Groves, who retired and has joined...

ND Paper Acquires Water Quality Center in Wisconsin Rapids from Billerud

May 3 - ND Paper and Billerud Wisconsin LLC have closed on an Asset Purchase Agreement, whereas ND Paper will own and operate Billerud's Water Quality Center in...

WestRock Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results

May 2 - "I'm proud of our team's continued focus and execution, as we delivered strong results and made significant progress on our cost savings initiatives. "We have already exceeded the midpoint of our targeted...

Valmet to Deliver Fiberline Upgrade to Lecta Zaragoza Pulp and Paper Mill in Spain

May 2 - The fiberline upgrade will cover areas such as wood handling, cooking, brown stock screening, washing and oxygen delignification, enabling a significant capacity...

Canfor Pulp Reports Results for First Quarter of 2024

May 1 - "This was an improved quarter for Canfor Pulp, as we benefited from generally steady global softwood pulp market conditions and solid pulp production at...

Twin Rivers Paper Sells Pine Bluff Paper Mill to American Kraft Paper Industries

April 30 - Twin Rivers Paper Company announced the sale of its Pine Bluff, Arkansas, unbleached kraft paper mill to American Kraft Paper Industries, an affiliate of...

CMPC Announces Intention to Build 2.5 Million TPY Pulp Mill in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

April 30 - CMPC has signed an agreedment with the State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on a protocol of intentions to move forward in the evaluation of a comprehensive...

Clearwater Paper Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

April 30 - "Despite the significant weather event that impacted the quarter, we delivered solid results that came in at the higher end of our expectations through strong operational execution. Our Lewiston team did a tremendous job...

RYAM to Suspend Temiscaming High Purity Cellulose Plant Operations for Indefinite Period

April 30 - Rayonier Advanced Materials announced that, effective July 2, 2024, it will suspend operations at its Temiscaming High Purity Cellulose (HPC) plant in Canada for...

Graphic Packaging Holding Company Reports First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

April 30 - "During the first quarter, our diverse consumer packaging portfolio performed broadly as expected. Sales improved sequentially compared to...

Total U.S. Containerboard Production Increased 7 Percent in Q1 2024

April 29 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its the Q1 2024 Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total containerboard production...

Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased 2 Percent in Q1 2024

April 29 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its Q1 2024 Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production decreased...

Ahlstrom is Launching a Refined Strategy and Simplifying Its Divisions

April 29 - Ahlstrom announced that it is implementing a refined strategy focused on global trends for sustainable materials and is simplifying its divisional structure from...

Voith Intensifies Efforts to Recycle Used Press Felts

April 26 - Recycling is a central component of Voith's sustainability strategy and the company is stepping up its activities in the area of reutilization and recycling of press felts in order to conserve resources and...

Metsä Group Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

April 26 - "In a situation promising budding growth and stronger demand, the four-week political strikes had a very significant impact on Metsä Group's result. The majority of Metsä Group's 21 mills in Finland were shut down for...

SCA Announces Price Increase for White and Brown Grades of Kraftliner in Europe

April 26 - SCA today announced that it will increase the prices on brown and white kraftliner in Europe by EUR 60 per tonne. The new price is effective from...

International Paper Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

April 25 - "International Paper made progress executing our strategic initiatives in the first quarter. We saw commercial benefits from our business strategies, as well as cost benefits from mill system optimization...

Metsä Board to Upgrade the Folding Boxboard Machine at its Simpele Mill in Finland

April 24 - Metsä Board said it will upgrade the folding boxboard machine at its Simpele mill in Southeast Finland. The investment value is approximately EUR 60 million...

MM Group Reports Decline in First Quarter 2024 Results

April 24 - "The MM Group recorded a decline in both Group sales and adjusted operating profit in the 1st quarter of 2024 compared to the previous year's value, due to...

Valmet to Supply an IQ Moisturizer for Corrugator to Adara Pakkaus in Finland

April 24 - The delivery includes a Valmet IQ Warp Control system and an IQ Moisturizer, which are used to correct all kinds of warping, decrease cracking tendency and...

Packaging Corporation of America Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

April 23 - "Throughout the quarter, containerboard and corrugated products demand exceeded our expectations. We were able to service this higher demand from...

Roundwood Prices for Sawlogs and Pulpwood in Sweden Increased in Q1 2024

April 23 - The Swedish Forest Agency reported roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the first quarter of 2024 in comparison...

Lubrizol Announces $20 Million Investment in Acrylic Emulsion Manufacturing Capacity

April 23 - Lubrizol acrylic emulsions are used in a wide range of applications. For example, Carbocure acrylic emulsions are designed for high performance paper and...

Kimberly-Clark Announces First Quarter 2024 Results and Raises 2024 Outlook

April 23 - "Our powerhouse pipeline of innovation drove sequentially stronger gains from volume-plus-mix. We continued our strong productivity momentum through our...

Willamette Falls Paper Company Names Rich Meyer as Sales Director

April 23 - Willamette Falls Paper Company announced the addition of Rich Meyer to the sales organization as Sales Director. He will be managing the Minnesota...

West Fraser Completes Sale of Its Two Pulp Mills in Western Canada to Atlas Holdings

April 22 - West Fraser Timber announced that it has completed the sale of its Quesnel River Pulp mill and Slave Lake Pulp mill to an affiliate of a fund managed by Atlas...

Nationwide Boiler Appoints Lisa DeCastro to Vice President of Finance

April 22 - With an extensive background and more than 30 years’ experience, DeCastro has worked for both large and start-up, high-tech and medical/biotech companies, and she has proven herself as a...

Ahlstrom Begins Consultation Process to Divest or Close Its Bousbecque Plant

April 19 - The Bousbecque plant in the north of France focuses on producing parchment specialty materials. The plant has an annual capacity of...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Decreased 5 Percent in March 2024

April 17 - The American Forest & Paper Association released the March 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased One Percent in March 2024

April 17 - The American Forest & Paper Association released its March 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper...

Sappi Establishes Inhouse Capacity to Test Recyclability of Its Products

April 17 - Sappi's new recyclability lab is equipped with state-of-the-art test equipment and capacity to evaluate Sappi's products — during the product innovation process and...

International Paper Announces Agreement to Acquire DS Smith

April 16 - "Combining with DS Smith is a logical next step in IP's strategy to drive profitable growth by strengthening our global packaging business. DS Smith is...

Greif Prepares for Opening of New Bulk Corrugated Box Facility in Dallas

April 16 - The Greif CorrChoice Dallas plant will primarily make triple wall sheets and jumbo boxes and will have capabilities that include inline gluing and stitching. These products will...

Georgia-Pacific's Alabama River Cellulose Mill Nears Completion of $80 Million Upgrade

April 16 - The Alabama River mill operates two production lines, with one producing only paper pulp bales. This investment upgrades production by adding the ability for this line to...

WestRock's FENIX Bio Locking Tag Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

April 15 - The FENIX Bio Locking Tag represents a renewable alternative to petroleum-based products, using up to 88% fewer fossil fuel-based plastics than traditional...

Fedrigoni Appoints Gary Bernstein as New Commercial VP of Fedrigoni Special Paper North America

April 15 - Fedrigoni announced the appointment of Gary Bernstein as the new Commercial Vice President of Fedrigoni Special Paper North America. Bernstein will lead the Commercial Team and utilize his...

Heinzel Group Reports 2023 Results; May Discontinue Operations at Raubling Papier

April 12 - Heinzel Group announced its performance for 2023, showcasing resilience in a complex market environment. The company reports a healthy EUR 135 million of...

Georgia-Pacific Investing Over $150 Million to Rebuild Tissue Machine at Wauna Mill

April 11 - This investment will rebuild a 1965-vintage paper machine into a world-class machine to make paper for Angel Soft and strategic private label bath tissue...

Holmen's Workington Mill in Cross-Sector Collaboration Trial of Biogenic Carbon Capture

April 11 - Seventeen organizations, including global manufacturing giants, universities, and innovation experts, are working together in the unprecedented...

Green Bay Packaging Promotes Tom Short to Business Development Manager for National Account Sales

April 11 - Green Bay Packaging announced that Tom Short has been promoted to the position of Business Development Manager for National Account Sales. Short has been a dedicated employee of Green Bay Packaging for 18 years...

Printing Industries Association Names Jan Gottesman Executive of the Year

April 11 - The Printing Industries Association announces the selection of Jan Gottesman, President of Kelly Spicers, as the PIA 2024 Executive of the Year. "Jan was chosen for this honor because of the significant impact that her work has...

Metsä Spring Starts Pre-Engineering Project for Muoto Wood Fibre Packaging Products

April 10 - After promising results from the ongoing demonstration phase, Metsä Spring has decided to start a pre-engineering project for the first commercial factory producing...

What is Crush Strength for Paperboard Cores?

April 9 - Measuring crush strength is a meticulous process that involves applying steady pressure to the paperboard cores until they compress or collapse. This pressure is measured in pounds per square inch. Two common industry-standard tests...

Valmet Introduces Next-Generation Distributed Control System

April 9 - The fully web-based process control system comes with a new cybersecure system architecture, control software and hardware, engineering and analytics tools, helping...

European Commission Clears Merger Between Smurfit Kappa and WestRock

April 8 - The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the merger between Smurfit Kappa Group plc of Ireland and WestRock Company of the U.S....

Suzano Announces Price Increases, Globally, for Its Eucalyptus Pulp

April 4 - Suzano has announced a range of price increases for orders of eucalyptus pulp in April. In Asia, orders will increase by US$30 per ton. In Europe...

International Paper: Further Statement Regarding Possible Offer for DS Smith plc

April 4 - "Bringing International Paper together with DS Smith is a logical next step in International Paper's strategy to create value by strengthening our packaging...

Anchor Paper Names Landon Godley as Director of Sales and Marketing

April 4 - Anchor Paper Company announced that Landon Godley has joined the company's leadership team as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Godley brings a strong...

Metsä Fibre to Start Negotiations on Possible Layoffs at Kemi Bioproduct Mill Due to Explosion

April 3 - Metsä Fibre will start negotiations on possible layoffs due to a long production stoppage caused by a gas explosion on March 21 at the evaporation plant of its Kemi...

West Fraser and Mercer Dissolve Joint Venture in Cariboo Pulp and Paper

April 3 - West Fraser Timber and Mercer International announced an agreement to dissolve their 50/50 joint venture in Cariboo Pulp and Paper. West Fraser will...

DS Smith Invests EUR 6 Million in New Converting Machine Eerbeek Packaging Plant

April 3 - The new machine, which is currently in the start-up phase, will produce the well-known FEFCO 0201 bespoke corrugated cardboard boxes and...

Ekman Acquires Allan Morris Recycling in North Wales, UK

April 2 - The Allan Morris Recycling business, which operates one of the most advanced paper recovery facilities in the country, will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary...

Forest Stewardship Council U.S. Appoints Sarah Billig as President

April 2 - With nearly 25 years of expertise in forestry and natural resources management, Billig brings a wealth of experience to her new position. In her previous role as...

KaiCell's Paltamo Pulp Mill Venture Receives Court Ratified Environmental Permit

April 1 - Finland's Supreme Administrative Court declined to hear the remaining appeals that were filed against the Regional State Administrative Agency's July 2020 decision to approve...

Sappi Europe to Further Increase Prices for Coated and Uncoated Fine Papers

April 1 - Sappi explained that during January and February prices for coated and uncoated fine papers were increased, but not to the levels necessary to maintain...

Voith Announces the Passing of Hans Müller, Former Member of Its Corporate Board of Management

March 28 - Hans Müller accompanied and shaped the paper industry for over 40 years. Under Mr. Müller's leadership, the companies Sulzer Escher Wyss and Voith were...

Finnish Trade Unions Decide to Extend Strikes for Another Week

March 28 - "We have sought a fair and moderate approach from the Government of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo, but the Government has turned a deaf ear to...

Ahlstrom Completes Paper Machine Conversion at Thilmany Mill, Adding Creped Base Paper Capacity

March 28 - Ahlstrom has completed a paper machine conversion project at its Thilmany Mill in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. The machine now produces stretchable creped base papers for...

DS Smith Confirms Discussions with International Paper Regarding Proposal to Acquire DS Smith

March 27 - The Board of DS Smith notes the recent media speculation and confirms that it is in discussions with International Paper regarding a proposal to acquire...

Kimberly-Clark Unveils Next Chapter of Strategic Transformation

March 27 - "Over the past five years, our global team's dedication and strong execution have positioned us to fully leverage the scale we've built and to catapult...

Sonoco Implementing Price Increase for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard in Europe

March 27 - This price adjustment has become necessary to offset the higher input cost caused by general inflation and the current challenging economic climate...

Metsä Group Shuts Down Kemi Bioproduct Mill in Finland Due to Gas Explosion

March 26 - A gas explosion occurred at Metsä Group's Kemi bioproduct mill in the evaporation plant during welding work on Thursday 21 March 2024. Three people were...

Billerud Reaches Agreement to Sell Idled Wisconsin Rapids Mill to Investment Group

March 26 - Billerud announced that it has reached terms with the Capital Recovery Group, LLC for the sale of the idled Wisconsin Rapids Mill and related assets. This decision...

Navigator Paper UK Launches Public All-Cash Offer for Acquisition of Accrol Group

March 22 - Navigator Paper UK has launched a public all-cash firm offer to acquire the entire issued and to-be-issued share capital of Accrol Group, a tissue paper converter...

Buffalo Rail & Infrastructure has Acquired Taylor Pulp Assets from Canfor for $7 Million

March 22 - According to Buffalo, the property will be repurposed over time into a multi-use industrial distribution and logistics hub focused on serving the region's...

Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Mill to Sell Excess Energy to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

March 22 - Kruger said that its Corner Brook Pulp and Paper mill, under an agreement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, will sell excess green energy from its...

Metsä Group Says Strikes by Union Workers Has Stopped Production at Several Mills

March 21 - Metsä Group announced that production at the Rauma, Vilppula, Renko and Lappeenranta sawmills will stop on Friday 22 March. Production at paperboard mills in...

Metsä Board Scraps Plans to Build New Paperboard Mill in Kaskinen, Finland

March 21 - Metsä Board said that it will not move forward with a proposed project to build a new folding boxboard mill at the site of its BCTMP mill in...

AF&PA Supports Congressional Engagement on European Union Deforestation Regulation

March 20 - "The U.S. pulp and paper industry is not linked to global deforestation and forest degradation. As such, the EU Deforestation Regulation — in its current form — poses significant concerns for our country. The rule...

Mondi Enters Canadian Market with Acquisition of Hinton Pulp; COO Visits Mill

March 20 - Mondi intends to invest in the mill to improve productivity and, subject to pre-engineering, permitting and market development, expand the mill with...

International Paper Elects Andrew Silvernail to Succeed Mark Sutton as CEO

March. 19 - International Paper announced that its board of directors has elected Andrew Silvernail as Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive evaluation process...

Seaman Paper Launches SeaStretch, a Lightweight Paper-Based Alternative to Plastic Pallet Wrap

March. 19 - SeaStretch is a fully recyclable, FSC-certified, crepe paper solution that is compatible with existing hand-wrapping, semi-automated, and automated pallet wrapping...

ProAmpac Acquires UP Paper in Manistique, Michigan

March. 19 - ProAmpac announced the acquisition of UP Paper, a leading producer of 100% unbleached recycled kraft paper for packaging applications located in Manistique, Michigan. UP Paper operates a...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Increased 5 Percent in February 2024

March. 19 - The American Forest & Paper Association released the February 2024 Packaging Papers Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased One Percent in February 2024

March 19 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its February 2024 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper...

Valmet to Supply Crown Paper Mill with New Tissue Machine in Saudi Arabia

March 19 - Valmet will supply Crown Paper Mill with an Advantage DCT 200 tissue line, including an extensive automation package, flow control...

Paprima Industries Appoints Doug Wall as Vice President Global Sales

March 18 - Paprima Industries has appointed Doug Wall as Vice President Global Sales. Wall brings with him over 40 years of experience and knowledge in the pulp and paper industry and joins Paprima from...

WP Strategic Holdings Acquires Crane Stationery

March 15 - Crane Stationery has been acquired by WP Strategic Holdings, a private consulting and investment firm in Albany, New York. Crane has been a part of Mohawk Fine Papers since April 2018...

Metsä Group to Halt Production at Kemi Mills in Finland Due to Paper Workers' Union Strike

March 14 - "During the first week of strikes, we will have to limit the bioproduct mill's production to a minimum, but as rail transports of wood raw material are interrupted, we will...

Nordic Paper Says Major Stakeholder, Shanying International, Intends to Sell Its Shares

March 14 - Nordic Paper Holding AB announced that Shanying International Holding Co., Ltd intends to sell all or part of its stake in Nordic Paper. Shanying holds 48.16%...

Seyhan Nuyan, Ph.D., Named Recipient of TAPPI's 2024 Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award

March 14 - The prestigious Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award is TAPPI's highest technical honor in recognition of an individual's exceptional industry...

UPM Says Finnish Paper Workers' Union Has Terminated Collective Agreements

March 13 - "The Paper Workers' Union's decision to terminate the collective agreements in the middle of the contract period is regrettable. We had hoped that wage increases and...

Nationwide Boiler Announced as Exclusive Representative for Hurst Boiler

March 13 - Under the terms of the agreement, Nationwide Boiler will serve as the exclusive representative for Hurst Boiler in California and the Greater Houston...

American Forest & Paper Association Sets Advocacy Agenda for 2024

March 12 - "The growing regulatory burden, including recent EPA air regulations, are threatening U.S. manufacturing jobs and the economy. Meanwhile extended producer responsibility policies and the European Union's...

Fibre Side Streams of Metsä Board's Tako Paperboard Mill Set to Benefit Nearby Farms

March 12 - Soilfood, a Finnish company, is processing the fibre-based side streams generated in the production of paperboard from Metsä Board into various soil...

Veritiv Names Stuart Crockford as Senior Vice President - Business Development

March 12 - Veritiv announced that Stuart Crockford has joined the company as Senior Vice President - Business Development to lead Veritiv's mergers and acquisitions strategy. Crockford joins Veritiv from...

Mondi and DS Smith Reach Agreement in Principle; PUSU Deadline Extended

March 8 - The Boards of Mondi and DS Smith have reached an agreement in principle on the key financial terms of a possible all share offer by Mondi for DS Smith, pursuant to which...

UPM Prepares to Adjust Production Temporarily in Finland; Possible Temporary Layoffs

March 8 - The change negotiations on possible temporary layoffs cover all UPM pulp mills, sawmills, and communication paper mills in Finland and could affect...

Kruger Products Announces Major Increase in the Production of Facial Tissue

March 7 - Kruger Products has announced a major increase in its production of Scotties facial tissues at its Richelieu Plant. A new facial tissue converting line...

Södra to Invest in New Condensing Turbine at Its Pulp Mill in Mörrum, Sweden

March 6 - Södra noted that the condensing turbine will optimize the energy yield from the process by generating more electricity from the same amount of raw material...

Mondi Expands Professional Printing and Converting Papers Portfolio from Its Slovak Mill

March 6 - The extended portfolio allows Mondi to service customers especially in the professional printing and converting sectors. For example, narrow reels are used for...

UPM Raflatac Opens New Slitting and Distribution Terminal in Mumbai, India

March 6 - The new Mumbai terminal, operational since February, will soon see the addition of another slitting machine. Its strategic central location extends...

Canfor Pulp Reports 2023 and Fourth Quarter 2023 Results

March 5 - "Despite a challenging year, our employees remained focused as we navigated through the...

Irving Pulp & Paper Invests $110 Million In Upgrade for Woodyard

March 4 - Currently underway, the upgrade includes the installation of a new automated stacker reclaimer that is the tallest of its kind in the world. This technology...

Metsä Group Announces Several Mill Manager Appointments in Finland

March 4 - Metsä Group announced the several appointments of Mill Managers for its production facilities in Finland. Janne Rantanen has been appointed...

Rick Zaffiro of Leader Paper to Receive AIPPM's 2024 Peyton Shaner Award

March 1 - The Association of Independent Printing Paper Merchants (AIPPM) announced that Rick Zaffiro, Sales & Marketing Manager at Leader Paper...

DS Smith to Invest $60.6 Million in New Pulping Line at Kemsley Paper Mill in England

Feb. 29 - DS Smith has unveiled a ₤48 million ($60.6 million) investment in a new fiber preparation line (F-line) at its Kemsley, England paper mill....

Suzano Board Approves João Alberto Fernandez de Abreu to Succeed Walter Schalka

Feb. 29 - Suzano announced that its Board of Directors have approved a CEO transition process, whereby João Alberto Fernandez de Abreu will succeed Walter...

Suzano Invested R$18.6 Billion in 2023, New Pulp Mill to Start-Up June 2024

Feb. 29 - "Our investment cycle, including the highest annual investment ever, in 2023, represents the largest in our centennial history with over R$50 billion spent between 2019 and 2023...

FDA, Industry Actions End Sales of PFAS Used in US Food Packaging

Feb. 28 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that grease-proofing materials containing PFAS are no longer being sold for use in...

Christian Fischer, CEO of Georgia-Pacific, Named PaperAge's Executive Papermaker of the Year

Feb. 27 - PaperAge announced that Christian Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Georgia-Pacific is the recipient of PaperAge's 37th annual "Executive Papermaker of the Year" award. PaperAge selects its...

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