Monthly Archives: April 2018

Metsä Board’s SkinCare 2.0 gift box design wins the Shanghai Luxe Pack 2018 green award

Metsä Board is delighted to announce it has won the 2018 Luxe Pack Shanghai ’in green’ Award with its SkinCare 2.0 gift box Design. Created by Metsä Board’s packaging design team, the new SkinCare 2.0 gift box uses fibre based materials to replace plastic. The outer rigid box is made with a new pulp molding […]

Smurfit Kappa continues to invest in its Facture paper mill

An upgrade of the mill, which is in South West France, was successfully completed in March following a three-week shutdown and included the implementation of a new pulp washing line, and a complete overhaul of the black liquor recovery boiler. SKG next plans a series of improvements to the paper machine No. 5 commencing in […]

World Bank aims for 100% access to financial services

World Bank Chief Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday that he expected the progress and innovation in improving financial access in China will also happen in other countries, so that financial services become universally accessible. Nearly one-third of the world’s adult population doesn’t have access to financial services, according to the World Bank’s Global Findex […]

AB Grigeo’s FY 2017 sales increased by 24.6 per cent

During the twelve months of 2017, the Group consisting of AB Grigeo, UAB Grigeo Baltwood, AB Grigeo Klaipėda, PAT Mena Pak and UAB Grigeo Recycling achieved the consolidated sales turnover of Euro 130 million. It is by 26.7% more than during the same period of 2016, when consolidated Group’s turnover was Euro 102.5 million. During […]

US packaging papers shipments decreased 6.6 percent in March

U.S. total packaging papers shipments in March 2018 decreased 6.6 per cent compared to March 2017 and down 6.5% year-to-date, as the American Forest & Paper Association reported. Bag & sack shipments were down 8.3% year-to-date. Multiwall shipments were down 12.6%. Converting shipments were down 2.8% and food wrapping shipments remained essentially flat. The operating […]

Hardwood fiber costs for the Swedish pulp industry moved up in late 2017 after a six-year period of declining pulplog prices

Wood fiber costs for hardwood pulp manufacturers in Sweden are among the lowest in Europe after having been on a downward trajectory since 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. However, in late 2017 this trend reversed because of tighter log supply resulting from unfavorable logging and transportation conditions. Hardwood pulp manufacturers in Europe have some […]

European paper industry stands ready to defend Circular Economy in the context of Chinese waste import ban

CEPI, the European association representing the paper industy has been closely monitoring market developments in reaction to the material waste import ban by the Chinese authorities including paper for recycling. The import restrictions have caused disruption to the European markets and the countries where paper collection is comingled have been the first to be hit. […]

International Paper, Amazon and Starbucks join the recycling partnership to help create a sustainable future

International Paper, Amazon and Starbucks Coffee Company have joined on as new funding partners of The Recycling Partnership, a rapidly growing national nonprofit that leverages corporate investment to transform recycling for good in hundreds of communities across the country. By supporting The Recycling Partnership, these major brands along with 34 other companies including Coca-Cola, Target, Pepsi […]

Voith to build new XcelLine paper machine and BlueLine stock preparation for Grupo Gondi

Grupo Gondi has entered into a contract with Voith to supply a new paper machine with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tons. The new paper machine will be located in a facility in Monterrey in Northern Mexico. Voith will supply the complete BlueLine stock preparation and XcelLine paper machine from wet end process […]