Monthly Archives: June 2018

Ilim Group Management and Irkutsk Oblast Governor launch the Big Ust-Ilimsk project

Ilim Group Chairman Zakhar Smushkin and Irkutsk Oblast Governor Sergey Levchenko took part in the official launch of the integrated investment project Big Ust-Ilimsk at Ilim’s Mill in Ust-Ilimsk. The Big Ust-Ilimsk project includes construction of a new line for production of kraftliner and other packaging materials with a capacity of 600 thousand tons per […]

International Paper and WWF collaborate to develop science-based targets for forests in Brasil

How much forest land – and what quality – is needed to ensure forests can continue to provide people, plants and animals worldwide with clean air and water, food and the goods and services they need to thrive? Through a new collaboration between World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and International Paper, research will be undertaken to […]

Romanian paper packaging to create new jobs

Romanian paper packaging maker Barleta is investing in expanding its production capacities, and plans to recruit new workers to raise its factory’s output, according to senior company representatives. Barleta reported sales of RON 62 million (€13.5 million) for last year, a 19.2% increase compared with 2017, and in the first half of this year, it […]

Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper

Healthy gains in packaging and tissue outweighed the slide in graphic paper demand in 2016, allowing global paper and paperboard demand to grow by 1 percent, or 3.9 million metric tons. This expansion is somewhat subdued relative to the past 15 years’ average growth rate of 1.5 percent per year, but it represents an improvement […]

Voith shows sound developments over the first half of the fiscal year

Even better performance was limited mainly by negative currency effects; in addition the Voith Hydro Group proved to be weaker than expected. In contrast, the other Group Divisions constituting the core business, Voith Paper and Voith Turbo, developed according to plan, and Voith Paper, in particular, seamlessly followed up on the previous year’s successes, returning to […]

Unifor reaches tentative agreement with Catalyst Paper

A new four-year tentative agreement has been reached between Catalyst Paper and Unifor, representing approximately 750 workers in British Columbia. “This agreement achieves the pattern bargaining goals that Unifor set for the western pulp sector, which is helping to raise standards across the board,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “I congratulate the bargaining committee […]

ANDRITZ achieves remarkable results for premium tissue at its PrimeLineTIAC

The ANDRITZ PrimeLine Tissue Innovation and Application Center (PrimeLineTIAC) in Graz, Austria, has developed very successfully since its official launch in March 2018. Many international and renowned customers from the pulp and paper industry as well as from research laboratories and universities have visited the world’s most modern research center for tissue – with the […]

Japan Pulp & Paper established joint venture OVOL Fibre Solution India

With the aim of strengthening its paper recycling business in India, Japan Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. has established OVOL Fibre Solution India Private Limited in a joint venture with Papyrus Recycling Private Limited. The establishment of OFSI will enable the Japan Pulp & Paper Group to create a formidable system for the stable supply […]

Solenis and BASF to combine forces

Solenis and BASF signed an agreement to combine BASF’s paper and water chemicals business with Solenis to jointly create a customer-focused global specialty chemical company. The combined company intends to operate under the Solenis brand and will be positioned to provide expanded offerings and cost-effective solutions for customers in two specialty chemical businesses: paper technologies […]