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Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki are deepening research and student co-operation

Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki have entered into a partnership agreement for co-operation in academic research and teaching of developing and responsible forest industry. The aim is to effectively bring together the latest scientific knowledge and business needs.

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‘Goood’ results for Interquell with Mondi’s paper-based FlexiBags

Mondi is launching two new paper-based bags for German pet food producer Interquell, delivering both “consumer convenience and sustainability benefits”.

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Sappi: Price increase for Fine Paper grades for Overseas markets

The decrease in consumption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continues to place strong pressure on prices. In combination with cost increases in paper production and transport this has continued to lead to unsustainable profitability levels, especially felt in overseas markets. Due to this Sappi is to further increase prices for the entire Fine Paper range by a minimum of US$ 50/ton as of February production and March shipments for all overseas markets.

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A milestone in sustainable packaging

Sappi will introduce new barrier coating technology for functional paper packaging at its speciality mill in Alfeld, Germany, strengthening its position as a global provider of sustainable paper packaging solutions.

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Kelheim Fibres: Environmental management system validated to EMAS

The Bavarian Kelheim Fibres GmbH has become the first viscose fibre manufacturer worldwide to receive EMAS certification.

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Sappi Europe: Price increase for Woodfree Coated and Woodfree Uncoated paper grades

Decreasing profitability combined with large, sudden cost increases, both in raw materials and logistics, make a price increase unavoidable. Consequently, Sappi have announced an increase of 8-10% in all European markets to be implemented at the latest by the 1st of March 2021. This increase will be made on Woodfree Coated and Woodfree Uncoated sheets and reels.

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Sappi Maastricht sells south-western part of the industrial estate

On Thursay, Sappi Maastricht and the Belvédère Wijkontwikkelingsmaatschappij (Neighborhood Development Company,  WOM) of the Municipality of Maastricht have signed an agreement that will finalize the sale of the southwestern part of the Maastricht paper mill site to the WOM. The sale and subsequent purchase of this land creates a win-win situation for both parties as well as to the local area and will have no negative impact on employment at the Sappi site.

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Stora Enso divests non-core forest holdings in southern Sweden

As part of its forest land optimisation, Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest forest assets located in southern Sweden to the forestry fund Silvestica Green Forest AB. The total area of forest land in the transaction is approximately 5 200 hectares. The selling price is approximately SEK 940 million (EUR 90 million).

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Iggesund: Launch of this year’s season’s greetings card

A highly sophisticated design and advanced finishing techniques were used to make Iggesund Paperboard’s 2020 season’s greetings card, designed by the Marianne Guély Studio in Paris. The card’s message, however, is a simple one reflecting nature and people growing together at a time when this is needed more than ever.

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Stora Enso invests EUR 80 million in wood handling at Imatra mills

Stora Enso has decided to invest in centralising and modernising the wood handling capacity at its Imatra mills in Finland. The investment of EUR 80 million will enhance Stora Enso’s production capabilities for premium packaging board. The investment supports the Group’s strategy of sustainable profitable growth through packaging in strong customer segments. The investment is planned to start in Q1 2021 and to be completed in Q3 2022.

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Södra to raise price of NBSK to USD 960/tonne

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe to $960, effective 1 January 2021.

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Mondi sponsors Bristol Gulls to raise awareness for plastic pollution

Mondi, global packaging and paper manufacturer, is the main sponsor for the Bristol Gulls, a four-woman team taking on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. They will be rowing an Eco Boat for the 4,800 km race and consuming food freeze dried in recyclable packaging provided by Mondi.

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