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14.02.2018

Stora Enso launches bio-based lignin as renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials

The launch of LineoTM by Stora Enso is another important step on the way to replacing fossil-based materials with renewable solutions. Lineo is available to companies seeking more sustainable, bio-based alternatives. more...
13.02.2018

Stora Enso to supply wooden constructions for Finland’s tallest wooden high-rise building

Stora Enso has been chosen as the provider of wood material for a 14-storey wooden building in Joensuu, Finland. Once completed, the building, Light House Joensuu, will be the country’s tallest wooden high-rise building. more...
12.02.2018

Metsä Tissue moved to bio energy in heat generation in Sweden

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, has invested during the past five years approximately 30 MEUR into sustainable heat generation in its Swedish tissue mills. As a result, the Metsä Tissue mills in Mariestad, Pauliström and Nyboholm, are now using fossil free and CO2 neutral steam generation in tissue production. more...
06.02.2018

Glatfelter considers sale of Specialty Papers Business Unit

Glatfelter reported a net loss of $10.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with a net loss of $16.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. Adjusted earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $15.0 million compared with $17.6 million for the same period a year ago. more...
01.02.2018

Lucart has acquired the Spanish Group CEL Technologies & System

Lucart welcomes 2018 with a major investment aimed at strengthening its market position in the Iberian peninsula, through the acquisition of the assets of the Spanish Group CEL Technologies & System. In the summer of 2017, the CEL Group had to initiate an extraordinary administration process during which a tender procedure was launched for the sale of its production assets. The acquisition by Lucart was finalised on 31 January through a newly established company, Lucart Tissue & Soap S.L.U. more...
31.01.2018

UPM continues to grow specialty paper business

UPM continues to grow in the attractive release liner segments to support its customers mainly in Europe and the Americas. Healthy growth is expected to continue in these markets based on general economic conditions, increase in labelling, packaging and e-commerce as well as growth in medical and hygiene products. more...
31.01.2018

New communication concept highlights BillerudKorsnäs as change ambassador

Change often begins with a question. This fact forms the basis of BillerudKorsnäs’ new communication concept “What if?” – with the ambition to inspire more to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. more...
31.01.2018

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products Announce Investment in Pilot Project in Ontario to Produce Bio-Chemicals Derived from Wood

FPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced a significant investment in the implementation of a TMP-Bio pilot project in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The pilot project will focus on developing new ways to efficiently produce and commercialize innovative bio-chemicals derived from wood, contributing to the development of a bio-economy in Northern Ontario, as well as elsewhere in Canada. more...
30.01.2018

Papierfabrik Scheufelen initiates insolvency proceedings

Within six days of start of insolvency proceedings by traditional German paper mill Feldmühle Uetersen, Papierfabrik Scheufelen GmbH + Co. KG, Lenningen, also initiated insolvency proceedings on January, 30th 2018 at the local court of Esslingen. more...
29.01.2018

WestRock Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire KapStone

WestRock Company and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation announced a definitive agreement, pursuant to which WestRock will acquire all of the outstanding shares of KapStone for $35.00 per share and will assume approximately $1.36 billion in net debt, for a total enterprise value of approximately $4.9 billion. more...

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