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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...
14.02.2017

Smurfit Kappa announces purchase of Litbag

Litbag has specific expertise in multi-layer EVOH barrier films which offer the advantage of extended product shelf life. Today it is one of the leaders in the Portuguese wine market exporting to several countries including Spain and France. This will strengthen Smurfit Kappa's position in Southern Europe. more...
09.02.2017

Sappi is Strengthening Competitive Advantage

Sappi Limited announced today a range of projects in Europe and the United States to support its growth strategy and 2020Vision and in particular to be the lowest cost producer and best service provider in graphic papers and to increase its global product offering to packaging and speciality papers customers. more...
08.02.2017

Clearwater Paper Announces Second Tissue Machine and Converting Facility in Shelby, North Carolina

Clearwater Paper announced plans to build a new tissue machine and related converting equipment for producing premium and ultra-premium grades of private label tissue products at a site adjacent to the company's existing facility in Shelby, North Carolina. more...
01.02.2017

Burgo announces reconversion plan of line 2 of the Avezzano paper mill

Burgo Group announced the start of the reconversion plan of Line 2 of the Avezzano (AQ) paper mill, from graphical paper to container board, with a view to making the mill a true national centre of excellence for cardboard production. more...
31.01.2017

Mondi extends its heavy duty corrugated offering to the Polish market

Mondi will reinforce its heavy duty corrugated capabilities in Europe with investments in its Mondi Simet plant near Poznan. A 2.8 metre corrugator with three single facers will be installed, expanding Mondi Simet’s product portfolio to heavy duty corrugated items and providing a wider choice for its customers in the region. A 2.40 metre box maker with a stitching unit will also be installed for heavy duty conversions, allowing short production runs with boards up to six metres in length. more...
31.01.2017

Stora Enso shows in Lahti World Ski Championships what a tree can do

The renewable materials company Stora Enso is the presenting sponsor of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, Finland (22 February - 5 March 2017). Stora Enso and Lahti2017 are together leading the way in promoting and supporting sustainable events, by using renewable raw materials derived from wood and by maximising the recycling and reuse of products. more...
26.01.2017

JAMES CROPPER indulges Germany with luxury food contact paper

British master papermaker James Cropper is set to take a bite of the German food packaging industry with the launch of its luxurious food contact-approved range of papers, Dolcelicious. more...
26.01.2017

SCA strengthens its tissue business in the UK

To meet the growing demand for high-quality tissue and strengthen the product offering in the UK, SCA is investing in a through-air drying (TAD) machine at its tissue plant in Skelmersdale. SCA has also decided to close an older tissue machine in Stubbins and signed an agreement to divest its tissue plant in Chesterfield to Sidcot Group Limited. more...
23.01.2017

Pensacola Mill Incident

On the evening of Jan. 22, International Paper Company experienced significant structural damage to the largest pulp digester as well as the power house at its Pensacola pulp and paper mill in Cantonment, Fla. No one at the mill was injured. more...

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