Monthly Archives: December 2018

PMP to deliver two key technology items for South India Paper Mills

South India Paper Mills

In the second half of 2018, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has signed a contract with South India Paper Mills Ltd., for a delivery of two core technological items – Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headbox and two Intelli-Nip® Shoe Presses in Tandem configuration. Both items will be implemented on PM6 in mill in Nanjangud, India. The purpose […]

Has Online Shopping Changed How Much Cardboard We Use?


Has the increase in e-commerce had an impact on the cardboard industry? From groceries to gadgets, the home delivery of goods is depositing cardboard boxes on doorsteps across America, and we’ve collectively fallen in love with the convenience of it all. But what about the consequences of all that packing material? The number of e-commerce […]

Chinese imports of hardwood chips reached a record high in 3Q

hardwood chips

The 3Q/18 brought development in East Asia, as Chinese imports of hardwood chips reached a record high and Vietnam expanded its market share at Australia’s expense, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly In the 3Q/18, Chinese importation of hardwood chips reached a record high, and Vietnam substantially increased its shipment as compared to 2017, reports the […]

Koehler launches research partnership with TU Darmstadt

Koehler Paper Group

This January, Technische Universität Darmstadt and the Koehler Paper Group will kick off the Green Coating Collaboration, a research partnership aimed at developing functional surfaces from sustainable raw materials. Koehler has already laid the foundation with an investment of over 300 million euros in its Kehl mill, where the company plans to produce paper-based solutions […]

Cascades adds a US$175 million seven-year term loan


Cascades announces that it has increased its authorized credit facility to approximately CAN$1 billion to incorporate the addition of a US$175 million seven-year term loan. The term loan provides the Company with increased financial flexibility and will reduce financing costs. The agreement is supported by the Company’s existing banking syndicate and the term loan is […]

Stora Enso and FSC have signed an international partnership agreement

Stora Enso and FSC

Stora Enso and FSC have announced today a new partnership agreement that aims to increase FSC certification, especially among small- and medium-sized private forest owners in the Nordics, Baltics, and across Europe. The aim is to increase the FSC certified wood supply. The work undertaken within the partnership will make FSC certification more accessible, simpler […]

Catalyst Paper halts production at two graphic paper machines

Catalyst Paper

Canadian pulp and paper producer Catalyst Paper is currently taking downtime at its Port Alberni and Powell River mills. The company said that one paper machine each at the two mills had been temporarily idled. Production was stopped on 30 November and is expected to restart approximately ten days later. About 140 employees are affected […]

Prices for brown recycled containerboard declining in Germany and Poland in November

Prices for brown recycled containerboard

Signs of a weakening on the the European corrugated case material markets have become more prevalent over the past few weeks. Demand failed to live up to the industry’s expectations in August and September. At the same time, paper machines were running at full speed so manufacturers’ inventories were rising. In the past few months, […]

Adhesives and Chemicals – Key Ingriedients in Paper Industry

Adhesives and Chemicals

Paper industry is one of the largest users of Adhesives and chemicals. Overall world production of paper and paperboard is more than 100 million tons. The generic term “paper” includes a very wide range of products with very different coatings. Many of these products are produced with the help of adhesives and chemicals. Different products […]

Shredding spotlight – XR waste shredder single-handedly tackles pulper ropes

XR waste shredder

The shredding of pulper ropes is a complex, heavy duty operation which has traditionally required the efforts of two machines. But when UNTHA shredding technology was approached by recycled paper manufacturing specialist VPK Packaging Group, the team soon proved that a single XR3000C waste shredder was single-handedly up to the task! At international packaging manufacturer […]