Monthly Archives: April 2021

Ligna postponed once again

The next Ligna event will be held from May 15 to 19, 2023. The event scheduled for this year from September 27 to October 1 will not take place in this event cycle. Due to the continuing high level of infection worldwide in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the slow national and international progress […]

SFT Group strengthens positions as largest corrugated cardboard producer in Russia

SFT Group, Russia’s largest corrugated cardboard producer, is strengthening its positions in the domestic market by the increase of productivity of its flagship production facilities, according to the company and some Russian media reports.   That takes place through the modernization of equipment and the introduction of new technologies.   Currently, modernization is carried out […]

Pulp production in Russia remains stable this year despite pandemic

Pulp production in Russia remains stable this year despite the ongoing pandemic and its economic consequences, according to a recent report, published by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat). In accordance with the report, the volume of pulp production in Russia in Q1 of the current year fell by 0.1% on year-on-year basis to […]

Expander Energy to build Canada’s first biomass gas to liquids plan

Expander Energy Inc. and Vanderwell Contractors announce that their Slave Lake Biomass / Gas to Liquids proposed project received its environmental permit from Alberta Environment and Parks (“AEP”) to establish Canada’s first Biomass Gas to Liquids plant adjacent to Vanderwell’s sawmill site in the Mitsue Industrial Park. The Plant will produce over 6.5 million liters […]

European paper recycling demonstrates high level of resilience in the light of severe global disruptions

Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry, has been closely monitoring market developments in reaction to the material waste import ban by the Chinese authorities including paper for recycling, the redirection of global flows of paper for recycling and structural changes in paper consumption and collection during the Covid-19 crisis. While secondary raw materials […]

US printing-writing paper shipments decreased 20 percent in March

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its March 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 20 percent in March compared to March 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 18 percent in March compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased five […]

New recycled pulping operation launches at Old Town division

In commemoration of Earth Day, ND Paper announces the launch of a new recycled pulping operation at its Old Town Division. This innovative new production line will produce approximately 200 metric tons per day of unbleached recycled pulp.  Using patent-pending, proprietary technology, the line will consume regionally sourced recovered paper, primarily old corrugated containers, as […]

BillerudKorsnäs introduces new generation of coated liner from KM7

With Pure DecorX™, BillerudKorsnäs is introducing the latest development in white top kraftliner. Pure DecorX is a 3-ply construction made of 100% primary wood fibers, which makes the liner strong, stiff, and with high thickness. In practice, this means great lightweighting opportunities, high runnability in converting machines, reduced risk of washboarding, and enhanced packaging performance. […]

Norske Skog will enter the European packaging markets in Q4 2022

Norske Skog’s board of directors has made the final investment decision to convert one machine at the Bruck (Austria) industrial site from newsprint to recycled containerboard production. This is the first major step of the two planned European conversion projects in the group’s strategy of establishing Norske Skog as a leading independent European producer of […]

Sappi Europe to further increase prices for coated and uncoated paper grades

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for all its woodfree coated and woodfree uncoated paper grades by 7 – 10 % effective 1. June 2021 for all markets in Europe. This is in addition to the previously announced and implemented increases. Sharply rising input costs in raw materials and freight rates due to global logistic […]