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Palm invests €500 million at its head office in Aalen-Neukochen

Palm, Germany’s largest family owned business in the paper industry, is planning a huge investment in Aalen-Neukochen to secure the long term future of this site. 



Stora Enso will convert the Oulu paper mill into a packaging board mill

Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 350 million to convert the Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production. The investment includes converting paper machine 7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production, and the closure of paper machine 6 and sheeting plant. Production on the converted machine is estimated to start by the end of 2020.


Stora Enso inaugurates a new production unit for cross laminated timber at Gruvön sawmill

Stora Enso’s investment in a new production unit for cross laminated timber (CLT) at Gruvön sawmill in Sweden was inaugurated today by Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström, Joakim Sveder, Mill Director, Gruvön sawmill and Leif Haraldsson, Municipal Commissioner of Grums.


Sappi packaging papers: improved properties

Sustainable materials that are easy to recycle have become decisive parameters in the choice of packaging for branded goods. Paper-based solutions play a decisive role and are increasingly replacing composite packaging. With its optimised Guard M and Guard MS papers, Sappi offers even more possibilities.


Fun and edgy banana packaging winner of PIDA Sweden 2019

For the 15th year in a row, the Swedish edition of PIDA - Packaging Impact Design Award, was held in Stockholm, and this year, sustainability and recycling were in focus. The students presented creative and fun ideas on how to package clothes, beauty products and confectionery in a more environmentally friendly way. And the design that had the best concept according to the jury, was Bois Underwear, made by students from Nackademin.


Fedrigoni presents sustainable luxury packaging paper

Fedrigoni is attending Packaging Première for the second time, the luxury packaging event held in Hall 4 of Fieramilanocity. Fedrigoni, on this occasion, will focus on the topic of Sustainable Luxury: a selection of green papers inspired by the world of luxury and fashion produced using recycled raw materials, together with certified pulp and other fibres, such as cotton.


New study confirms non-recycled paper is better for the climate

When produced where the environmental impact of producing electricity is low, and where the forest is sustainably managed, paper from fresh fibres has lower environmental impact than paper from recycled fibres. That’s the conclusion of a new life cycle study made by IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute. more...

Pulse production opens for the manufacturing of specialty paper

Producing paper is about large volumes. The step from manufacturing in lab to industrial production therefore faces great challenges. Uncertainty regarding supply, demand and price often makes new concepts stick to the "valley of death". You don't want to build a factory until you know that everything works. more...

Stora Enso launches wood-fibre-based biocomposite solutions for cosmetics, food and luxury packaging

Stora Enso introduces DuraSense™ by Stora Enso – wood-based biocomposites for premium cosmetics, food and luxury brands seeking alternatives to plastic packaging. With the help of DuraSense, customers who place very high demands on aesthetics and tactile values can make their packaging more eco-friendly. more...

Thai Siam Cement acquires Indonesian paper firm Fajar for $665 million

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s largest industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group Pcl (SCG) acquired a 55% stake in Indonesian paper packaging company, PT Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk from existing shareholders for $665 million, it said on Friday. more...