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Ilim Group enters into a strategic partnership agreement with China’s Xiamen C&D Inc

Ilim Group presented to Chinese partners its new pulp and paperboard mill (the KLB Mill) in Ust-Ilimsk. The Mill’s output will reach 600 thousand tons of kraftliner per year. Thereby, Ilim’s aggregate exports to China will surge to 2.4 million tons per year Ilim has been operating in the Chinese market for over 27 years. […]

Obbola paper mill inaugurated: Increased capacity for better business and increased climate benefit

“This marks a significant stride in enhancing the competitiveness of SCA and Obbola, empowering us to better serve a market that is transitioning away from fossil packaging materials,” notes Gustaf Nygren, Mill manager at SCA Obbola. The capacity for kraftliner production is poised for a notable increase, soaring from 450,000 tons to an impressive 725,000 […]

Voith to rebuild PM 4 at DS Smith mill in Portugal

DS Smith has commissioned Voith to rebuild its PM 4 at the company’s Viana site in Northern Portugal. Producing around of 400,000 tons of kraftliner and high-performance top kraftliner per year, the mill is a market leader in Southern Europe. The extensive rebuild will increase production and improve overall efficiency. Production will expand to around […]

International Paper Reaches Agreement to Sell Ownership Interest in Ilim Joint Venture

International Paper today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 50% interest in Ilim SA, the holding company for its Ilim joint venture (JV), to its JV partners for US$484 million equity value. The sale is subject to regulatory approvals in Russia. This transaction indicates ~$3.5 billion in total enterprise value […]

Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz sells its only sawmill in Russia

Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz sold its sawmill MM-Efimovsky in Russia to Aspek-Les, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of Russia. Since December 30, 2022, the owner of 100% of the shares of Mayer-Melnhof Holz Efimovsky LLC has become Aspek-Les LLC, which belongs to Mikhail Pitkevich. MM-Efimovskiy is no longer listed on the Mayr-Melnhof Holz website. The production […]

Ilim Group Nearing Start-up of New Kraftliner Machine at Ust-Ilimsk Mill in Russia

Ilim Group has successfully completed the first water run of the Voith XcelLine kraft linerboard machine (KLB machine) at the company’s new KLB Mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia. A start-up of the KLB machine is scheduled for Q2 2023. According to Ilim, individual tests of its main equipment are underway. In December (2022), the KLB Mill […]

Voith successfully starts up world´s largest kraftliner machine for SCA in Obbola

Voith has successfully started up the world’s largest kraftliner machine for SCA, the Swedish forest industry company, at its Obbola site. The state-of-the-art machine features a design speed of 1,400 meters per minute and a wire width of 10,200 mm. The Voith XcelLine paper machine will produce 725,000 tons of high-quality kraftliner per year with […]

SCA to Establish New Renewable Energy Reporting Segment

SCA said that it will introduce a new reporting segment — Renewable Energy — from January 1, 2023. The decision is in line with SCA’s stated ambition to grow and realize business opportunities in the renewable energy sector. SCA is one of Europe’s leading renewable energy producers. Twenty per cent of Sweden’s wind power capacity […]

Stora Enso to Invest EUR 1 Billion for Conversion of Idled Paper Machine at Oulu Mill to Paperboard

Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 1 billion to convert the remaining idle paper machine at the Group’s Oulu site in Finland into a high-volume consumer board production line. The investment supports the Group’s growth strategy in renewable packaging by providing new volume for growing packaging segments. Production on the converted machine is […]

Ilim Group launches wastewater treatment system at new kraftliner mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia

Ilim Group is finalizing the construction of the largest kraftliner mill (KLB Mill) in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia. It is the first mill in the Russian pulp and paper industry to use a two-stage biological wastewater treatment system. The Ust-Ilimsk Mill will be the largest kraftliner production site in Russia with the output of 600 thousand tons of finished products […]