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29.03.2017

Resolute Announces Start-up of New Tissue Machine at Calhoun

Resolute Forest Products Inc. is pleased to announce the successful start-up of its new tissue machine in Calhoun (Tennessee). The first tissue parent roll was produced on February 28, 2017. more...
28.03.2017

UPM Kymi pulp mill expansion project targets reach rooftop

The UPM Kymi pulp mill Kymi-870 expansion project had a roof-wetting party, which celebrates the project’s main construction targets. There will be a total of 130 attendees at the event, including those working on the project and invited guests. more...
23.03.2017

Estonian investors consider construction of pulp factory in Latvia

Investors that consider building a pulp factory worth EUR 1 billion in Estonia’s southern region allow for the possibility of getting permission for the same project in Latvia, because this process can take a long time in Estonia, according to LETA. more...
22.03.2017

Brussels Employee-led Tree Planting Initiative enters its 7th year

Dressed in wellington boots and rain jackets, the dedicated Tree Planting Team from Sappi Europe, including Berry Wiersum CEO, once again braved the Brussels weather to plant a further 1,250 saplings in the Forêt des Soignes. Photo courtesy of Sappi: CEO Berry Wiersum and Sappi employees more...
21.03.2017

Holmen strengthens wood products business

Holmen has signed an agreement to acquire Linghem Sawmill from its present owner, Rörvik Timber. The sawmill has a new saw line with capacity to produce 75 000 cubic metres per year. Logs more slender than those sawn at the Group’s Braviken Sawmill, 40 km from Linghem, are used as raw material. The purchase price is SEK 48 million. more...
20.03.2017

Research program FLIPPR identifies new pathways for paper industry

Long-term research program involving Mondi, other representatives of the international papermaking industry, and Austrian universities identifies future business opportunities linked to lignin and fibres. more...
14.03.2017

Kyiv CPM starts production of cardboard KTU VP

Since March 2017 Kyiv CPM starts production of cardboard KTU VP for flat layers of corrugated cardboard with increased wet strength characteristics. This cardboard will be used in the production of corrugated boxes for the packaging of chilled and frozen poultry meat. The finished trays have passed all the tests and received positive feedback from customers. more...
10.03.2017

K&N Paper files for insolvency

The Chemnitz District Court has opened preliminary insolvency proceedings upon the German recycled magazine and packaging paper manufacturer, according to Euwid. more...
27.02.2017

Start-up Paptic to invest in paper machine

Finnish startup company Paptic Ltd may challenge plastic with a novel wood-based packaging and a paper machine investment to upscale the production of its patented PAPTIC material to industrial scale. more...
16.02.2017

Stora Enso plans to shut down one SC paper machine at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden

Stora Enso will start co-determination negotiations with employees at its Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden regarding a plan to reorganise the mill, including a permanent closure of paper machine (PM) 8. The planned actions would affect a maximum of 140 employees. The paper machine has an annual capacity of 100 000 tonnes of super-calendered uncoated magazine paper (SC) and it is planned to be shut down by the end of the second quarter of 2017. more...

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