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Billerud Eyes Expanded Production of Pressure Sensitive Papers at Michigan Mill

Oct. 6 - Billerud Americas Corporation will investigate a relaunch of its OptiLabel HB product made at its Quinnesec Mill in Michigan on the No. 41 paper machine...

Willamette Falls Paper Company Increases Production of Coated Freesheet to Meet Demand

Oct. 6 - Willamette Falls Paper Company announced that as of October 1 it has doubled the operating rate of a third paper machine to manufacture additional CFS...

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Paper Bags Are a Sustainable Choice for New Jersey

Oct. 5 - "Recyclable paper bags can serve as an alternative to the increasing volume of reusable, but non-recyclable, bags being distributed without any plan for end-of-life impacts. New Jersey is the only state in the nation that...

UPM Inaugurates Its New Deep Sea Pulp Terminal in the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay

Oct. 5 - The new pulp terminal is located in the newly developed deep sea port in Montevideo, and it will have a direct rail connection to the new UPM...

Specialized Packaging Group Completes Acquisition of Pacific Pulp Molding

Oct. 5 - Specialized Packaging Group, a vertically integrated provider of protective packaging products, has acquired San Diego, California-based Pacific Pulp Molding...

Pixelle Announces Plans to Restart #24 Paper Machine in Chillicothe, Ohio

Oct. 4 - "The current supply-demand balance in the market and our Ohio facility's competitive, integrated cost structure has afforded us the opportunity to restart paper machine...

ANDRITZ to Supply Four High-Speed Tissue Production Lines to Bracell in Brazil

Oct. 4 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Bracell SP Celulose to supply four PrimeLine W 2000 tissue production lines to its mill located in...

Mayr-Melnhof Group Completes the Acquisition of Essentra Packaging

Oct. 3 - The acquisition of Essentra Packaging implements MM Packaging's strategy to grow in pharma secondary packaging and strengthens its position in the European pharma...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to Operate Under the Business Name Ahlstrom

Oct. 3 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö has started to operate under the business name Ahlstrom as of today, October 3. The company has completed the ownership...

Industrial Shredders Now Offering Cardboard Core Shredder

Sept. 30 - Industrial Shredders announced it is now offering its Core Shredder that turns cardboard cores into a moveable, reusable material to help improve...

Valmet to Supply Coated Board Making Line to Customer in Asia-Pacific Region

Sept. 30 - Valmet will supply a coated board making line with automation and Industrial Internet solutions as well as spare parts and consumables packages to...

Solenis to Acquire Paper Process Chemicals Business of KLK Kolb Group

Sept. 30 - Solenis and Kolb Distribution have announced that Solenis has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kolb's paper process chemicals business. The deal includes...

Sappi Accepts Offer to Sell Three European Graphic Paper Mills for EUR 272 Million

Sept. 29 - "We are very happy to have reached agreement with AURELIUS to take ownership of the three mills. Although they no longer fit in Sappi's portfolio, they are...

Sonoco to Acquire Denmark-based Paperboard Producer Skjern Paper for $88 Million

Sept. 29 - Sonoco has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Skjern Paper, a privately owned manufacturer of paper based in Skjern, Denmark...

Metsä Tissue's Renewed Tissue Machine in Mänttä Moves to Continuous Production

Sept. 29 - Metsä Tissue's renewed tissue paper machine at the Mänttä mill in Finland has moved from the trial run phase to continuous production...

Seaman Paper to Fund Ocean Research and Conservation

Sept. 28 - Seaman Paper Company announced partnerships with leading ocean research and conservation organizations, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and...

Georgia-Pacific to Invest $425 Million To Build New Dixie Facility in Tennessee

Sept. 27 - Georgia-Pacific announced that it is investing more than $425 million in Jackson, Tennessee, to build a state-of-the-art Dixie manufacturing facility. The new plant...

Valmet to Supply Key Technology for Cheng Loong's New Board Machine in Vietnam

Sept. 27 - Valmet will supply the Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company with key process technology for its new containerboard machine 23 (BM 23) at...

Metsä Group to Take Planned Maintenance Shutown at Äänekoski Bioproduct Mill

Sept. 26 - Metsä Group announced that its Äänekoski bioproduct mill in Finland will hold its annual maintenance shutdown, by department, on Sunday, Oct. 2 and restart...

PaperAge's Editor-in-Chief, Jack O'Brien, Has Passed Away

Sept. 22 - It is with great sadness that we inform our industry friends of the death of John F. "Jack" O'Brien. Jack died on the afternoon of September 6 surrounded by his family. Jack was born in Quincy, Massachusetts...

Dunn Paper Announces Closure of Port Huron Paper Mill in Michigan

Sept. 22 - Dunn Paper announced today that they will cease production at their Port Huron, Michigan paper mill. "This difficult decision is the result of ongoing challenges...

Cascades Temporarily Shutdowns Tissue Machine at St. Helens, Oregon Mill

Sept. 22 - Cascades said that it is temporarily shutting down one of its two tissue paper machines at its St. Helens, Oregon facility due to structural issues of the building housing...

Pixelle Specialty Solutions to Close Specialty Paper Mill in Jay, Maine

Sept. 21 - Pixelle Specialty Solutions announced that it will close its mill located in Jay, Maine in the first quarter of 2023. The mill employs approximately 230 people who will...

Mondi Investing EUR 5 Million in New R&D Centre at Steinfeld Site

Sept. 20 - Construction of the facility has commenced, and when completed, will include pilot lines for both plastic- and paper-based solutions, from coating, film extrusion and...

Metsä Board Starts Pre-Engineering for New Folding Boxboard Mill in Finland

Sept. 19 - Metsä Board will start pre-engineering for a new folding boxboard mill with an annual capacity of approximately 800,000 tonnes at the Kaskinen mill site in...

Smurfit Kappa to Acquire Corrugated Packaging Plant in Saquarema, Brazil

Sept. 19 - Smurfit Kappa has signed an agreement to acquire PaperBox, a corrugated cardboard packaging plant located in Saquarema, Brazil. This acquisition represents a...

Valmet to Supply Pulp Technology Equipment to Zellstoff Pöls in Austria

Sept. 19 - Valmet will supply pulp technology equipment for a new pulp stream of unbleached kraft pulp to Zellstoff Pöls in Austria. The project will support...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased Five Percent in August 2022

Sept. 16 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its August 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments...

Total U.S. Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Shipments Remained Essentially Flat in August

Sept. 16 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its August 2022 Packaging Papers Monthly report. According to the report, total packaging...

CPI Urges the UK's New Prime Minster to Act on Energy Costs

Sept. 16 - "We urge the new Prime Minster to match the severity of the current energy crisis with actions to support the UK paper industries and our other manufacturing...

Stora Enso to Sell Its Nymölla Paper Mill to Sylvamo for EUR 150 Million

Sept. 15 - Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Nymölla paper production site in Sweden, and all related assets to Sylvamo, a US-based global producer of...

UPM Raflatac Completes the Acquisition of AMC AG

Sept. 15 - AMC's business includes coating of pressure sensitive filmic labelstock and Viscom/Graphics materials under the Intercoat brand, and removable self-adhesive stationary products under the brand names...

Kemira Announces Energy Surcharge for All Product Lines in North America

Sept. 15 - Kemira is implementing a 4% energy surcharge for all Pulp and Paper process and functional chemistries across North America for all non-contract customers, effective...

Essity Announces New Organization and Changes to Executive Management

Sept. 14 - To strengthen its competitiveness and increase efficiency, Essity is announcing the following changes to its organizational structure and...

Stora Enso and Huhtamaki Launch Industrial Scale Recycling Programme for Paper Cups in Europe

Sept. 14 - Huhtamaki and Stora Enso have joined forces to launch a new paper cup recycling initiative, The Cup Collective. The programme, which is the first of its kind in Europe...

Stora Enso to Divest Its Maxau Paper Mill to Schwarz Produktion for EUR 210 Million

Sept. 13 - Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Maxau paper production site in Germany, and all related assets to Schwarz Produktion, part of...

Mativ Announces Relocation of Atlanta-Area Headquarters

Sept. 12 - Mativ announced the planned relocation of its corporate headquarters to a new location in Alpharetta, Georgia. The move will enable the company to...

Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Celebrates 30 Years in Operation

Sept. 12 - Along with members of the community, provincial and federal elected representatives, staff at Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp mill and...

Imerys to Sell Its Kaolin, GCC and PCC Assets Serving the Paper Markets

Sept. 12 - Imerys has entered into exclusive negotiations with Syntagma Capital for the potential sale of most of its assets producing kaolin, ground calcium carbonate...

JAXPORT to Serve as Host Port for International Forest Products Supply Chain Event

Sept. 9 - The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) will serve as the host port for the 24th annual Pulp and Paper International (PPI) Transport Symposium. The event is...

Metsä Fibre, Ahlstrom-Munksjö and 3M Continue Collaboration in Responsible Wood Sourcing

Sept. 9 - The partnership concentrates on the Kainuu region, Finland, where the different parties will conduct research on current forestry practices and future...

Stora Enso Acquires Dutch Company De Jong Packaging Group for EUR 1.02 Billion

Sept. 8 - Stora Enso acquires De Jong Packaging Group, based in the Netherlands, for approx. EUR 1,020 million. De Jong Packaging Group is one of the largest...

Valmet Announces Changes in Its Executive Team

Sept. 8 - Valmet announced that Sami Riekkola has been appointed Business Line President, Pulp and Energy, at Valmet as of October 1, 2022. Riekkola currently holds the position of...

DS Smith Names Keith Tornes as New Managing Director in North America

Sept. 6 - DS Smith announced that it has named Keith Tornes as managing director, paper, forestry and recycling for North America. Tornes, who has nearly 30 years of experience in operations and plant management...

Metsä Fibre Appoints Jani Oksanen as Its next Chief Financial Officer

Sept. 6 - Metsä Fibre announced that Jani Oksanen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, as of February 1, 2023. He will report to Metsä Fibre's CEO Ismo Nousiainen...

Södra Cell Appoints Karin Dernegård as New Mill Manager at Mönsterås

Sept. 1 - Södra Cell announced the appointment of Karin Dernegård as the new Mill Manager for Södra Cell Mönsterås in Sweden. She will take up the role on 1 September 2022...

WestRock Begins $97 Million Woodyard Modernization Project at Its Hodge Containerboard Mill

Aug. 31 - The investment in construction of a new woodyard and new equipment will increase capacity and efficiencies and reduce operating costs at the facility...

Ponderay Industries Finalizing Plans for Papermill Restart in Usk, Washington

Aug. 31 - Ponderay Industries, LLC is moving forward with plans for a restart of its papermill located in Usk, Washington and has announced it is in advanced negotiations with...

Lessebo Paper Says Unprecedented High Prices for Electricity to Disrupt Production

Aug. 31 - Lessebo Paper announced that the drastically increased price for electricity is forcing the company to halt production at its paper mill in...

Metsä Tissue Temporarily Curtails Production at Two Mills Due to High Energy Prices

Aug. 31 - During the recent weeks, Metsä Tissue has had to curtail its production both in its Zilina (Slovakia) and Kreuzau (Germany) mills for several...

Nordic Paper Temporarily Stops Production at Greåker Mill Due to High Electricity Costs in Norway

Aug. 30 - Nordic Paper said that it has decided to stop production for three days at its Greaker paper mill in Norway due to the current high...

Mondi Opens In-House Paper Recyclability Testing Lab in Frantschach, Austria

Aug. 30 - Mondi has opened the Group's first recycling laboratory at its Frantschach mill in Austria to test the recyclability of paper and paper-based...

Valmet Launches Dryer Section Performance Agreement for Tissue Machines

Aug. 29 - As part of services offering for tissue producers, Valmet has developed a service agreement to improve the performance and safety of the...

Glatfelter Announces Chief Executive Officer Transition

Aug. 29 - Glatfelter announced that Thomas Fahnemann has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He replaces Glatfelter's current Chairman and CEO, Dante C. Parrini, who will be leaving the company following...

Brazil's Pulp and Paper Sector Sees Growth in Production, Exports, in First Half 2022

Aug. 26 - According to the the Brazilian Tree Industry, in the first half of 2022, pulp production grew 7.8% compared to to the same period of 2021, and paper production...

Georgia-Pacific Investing Over $20 Million in Its Lebanon, TN Corrugated Box Plant

Aug. 25 - "This new technologically advanced corrugator will give us the ability to supply the independent and integrated box and display customers...

Sonoco-Alcore to Increase Paperboard Prices in the EMEA Region

Aug. 25 - Sonoco-Alcore announced that due to the continued escalation in the cost of European energy it will raise prices by EUR 70 per tonne on all...

Liberty Diversified International Names Greg Theis President and CEO

Aug. 24 - Liberty Diversified International (LDI) announced that Greg Theis has been selected to lead LDI as its President and CEO. Since 2018, Theis has served as Vice President of LDI, Packaging North Division, where he...

Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Sweden Increased in Q2 2022

Aug. 23 - Swedish Forest Agency reported roundwood prices on delivery timber increased for both sawlog and pulpwood during the second quarter of 2022 in comparison to...

ANDRITZ to Supply Tissue Production Line to Yuen Foong Yu in Taiwan

Aug. 23 - ANDRITZ has received an order from Yuen Foong Yu Consumer Products Co. to supply a PrimeLineCOMPACT M1600 tissue production line to its mill located in...

Metsä Group and Valmet 3D Fibre Product Demo Plant Inaugurated in Finland

Aug. 22 - The 3D fibre product demo plant jointly owned by Metsä Group's innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet was inaugurated in...

Survey Finds Generational Split Found Internationally with Young Consumers Confused about Recycling

Aug. 19 - While Gen Z members often are considered to be the most environmentally conscious, they have the least confidence among all age groups in knowing how to recycle...

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased One Percent in July 2022

Aug. 18 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its July 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments...

UPM and Dongsung Chemical Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Renewable Products Using Bio-Based Raw Materials

Aug. 18 - Through this partnership the two companies will actively cooperate in the development of...

Valmet Investing EUR 18 Million in Press Felt Production in Finland

Aug. 18 - Valmet said that it is investing EUR 18 million to further develop its press felt production facilities in Tampere, Finland. The investment involves...

Mondi to Acquire Burgo's Duino Paper Mill in Italy for EUR 40 Million

Aug. 16 - Mondi has agreed to acquire the Duino mill near Trieste (Italy) from the Burgo Group for a total consideration of EUR 40 million. The mill currently operates one...

Rottneros Mill to Permanently Shutdown Groundwood Pulp Line; to Invest in More CTMP Capacity

Aug. 16 - The extensive strategic analysis carried out by the company shows that the prospects for long-term sustainable profitability are insufficient for groundwood...

Millcraft Acquires KW Graphics of Springfield, Illinois

Aug. 16 - The Illinois-based business will operate under the Millcraft name and continue to help organizations looking to expand their printing and finishing capabilities. In the coming months...

Mondi to Sell Syktyvkar Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia for EUR 1.5 Billion

Aug. 15 - Mondi has entered into an agreement to sell its Syktyvkar pulp and paper mill to Augment Investments Limited for a consideration of...

Koehler Paper Taking Planned Maintenance Downtime at Oberkirch Paper Mill in Germany

Aug. 12 - Koehler Paper is taking advantage of the summer period to carry out necessary work on the three paper machines, power plant, and...

Rottneros CFO Pia Ohlson to Leave; Monica Pasanen to Take Over

Aug. 12 - Rottneros AB announced that Pia Ohlson has decided to leave her position as CFO as of 5 September 2022. As CFO, Ohlson has been a member of group management in Rottneros...

Hood Container Acquires Kentwood Packaging in Michigan

Aug. 11 - The transaction includes all of Kentwood's design, manufacturing, assembly, and fulfillment operations in Walker, including its membership in...

PAMSA Announces South African Paper Production and Recycling Statistics

Aug. 10 - South Africa recycled 1.15 million tonnes of paper and paper packaging in 2021, representing a paper recovery rate of...

ANDRITZ Receives Final Acceptance from Eldorado for Biomass Handling Plant

Aug. 10 - This plant is part of the first thermoelectric power plant in Brazil to consume eucalyptus stumps and roots. The plant will be able to generate...

WestRock Produces Beverage Packaging for Budejovicky Budvar and Mattoni 1873 in Czech Republic

Aug. 9 - WestRock has delivered its flexible and efficient Cluster-Pak EvoTech packaging solution for...

Cascades Revises Investment Total of Bear Island Machine Conversion Project

Aug. 8 - Cascades noted in its second quarter report that its strategic investment in a paper machine conversion project at its Bear Island paper mill in Ashland, Virginia, is...

Kemira Appoints Antti Salminen as President, Pulp & Paper Segment

Aug. 8 - Kemira has appointed Antti Salminen to lead Kemira's Pulp & Paper segment, effective Aug. 15. Salminen has held several prior leadership positions in Kemira, most recently as President, Industry & Water...

Resolute Forest Products Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Aug. 5 - Resolute reported operating income of $217 million in the quarter, compared to $235 million in the first quarter. The $18 million variation...

Altri Group Reports Net Profit Grew to EUR 69.6 Million in First Half 2022

Aug. 4 - Altri Group reported results for the first half of 2022. Through its three pulp mills in Portugal, Altri produced a total volume 562.5 thousand tons, a level slightly...

WestRock Reports Fiscal 2022 Third Quarter Results

Aug. 4 - "I'm pleased to report that WestRock generated more than $1 billion in Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA in the quarter, a record for our Company, and continued to deliver on our transformation initiatives...

Cascades Reports Results for the Second Quarter of 2022

Aug. 4 - "Our packaging businesses delivered good sequential performances in the second quarter, with improved pricing and sales mix, higher volumes, and...

Irving Pulp & Paper to Begin Construction on Environmental Treatment Facility in New Brunswick

Aug. 3 - Irving Pulp & Paper has been given permission to begin construction immediately of an Environmental Treatment Facility and...

Feldmuehle to Switch from Natural Gas to Light Heating Oil for Steam Generation in Germany

Aug. 3 - German specialty paper producer Feldmuehle announced that it will be switching fuel for steam generation from natural gas to light heating oil during...

AF&PA Names Andrew Topps as Next Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Aug. 3 - The American Forest & Paper Association announced the promotion of Andrew Topps as the next Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Topps succeeds Jan Poling...

Clearwater Paper Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

Aug. 2 - "Our paperboard business continued to experience strong demand and pricing, while our tissue volumes increased due to stronger consumer demand for private branded products...

Sappi Europe to Increase Prices for Its Woodfree Coated and Uncoated Papers, and Paperboard

Aug. 2 - Sappi Europe announced that it will increase prices on its range of Woodfree Coated and Uncoated papers, and Paperboard by 8-10% to its European customers...

Kadant Johnson Appoints Danielle Rohrer Vice President, Commercial Operations

Aug. 2 - Kadant Johnson LLC announced the appointment of Danielle Rohrer to Vice President, Commercial Operations and a member of Kadant Johnson's Senior Leadership Team. Ms. Rohrer joined Kadant...

Total U.S. Containerboard Production Increased Two Percent in Q2 2022

Aug. 2 - The American Forest & Paper Association has released its Q2 2022 Containerboard Quarterly report. According to the report, total containerboard production...

Motion Promotes Lisa Solomon to Senior Vice President - Corporate Accounts

Aug. 2 - Motion Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Lisa Solomon has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Corporate Accounts. "Lisa has been very successful in the Area Vice President role and has emerged as...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to Invest EUR 15 Million in Boiler Conversions at Mosinee and Rhinelander Plants

Aug. 1 - Ahlstrom-Munksjö is investing in new technology and converting its existing boilers at its Mosinee and Rhinelander plants in Wisconsin (USA) to reduce...

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