Monthly Archives: September 2020

PepsiCo Joins Recyclable Paper Bottle Consortium

PepsiCo has joined the consortium of global consumer goods companies, including Unilever, to further develop and scale the world’s first recyclable paper bottle, initially developed by Diageo and Pilot Lite. It is our belief at PepsiCo that no single organization or industry can solve the plastic waste challenge on their own. That is why we […]

Higher prices for brown containerboard grades on the cards?

Suppliers of brown corrugated case materials have announced plans to increase prices by up to €50/t from 1 October or 1 November. Prices for these grades have declined over the summer due to lower demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Paper manufacturers now claim that activity on the market has increased, not only […]

Port Hawkesbury Paper Celebrates 8 Years of Operation

Port Hawkesbury Paper LP (PHP) celebrates its 8th year of operation under the ownership of Stern Partners and Wayne Nystrom. Port Hawkesbury Paper has shown that it is a critical contributor to the economy of Nova Scotia by bringing well-paying jobs, tax revenues, provincial expenditures, quality products, and sustainable forestry management to the region. The […]

Sappi shelves plans to expand pulp production at the Gratkorn mill

Sappi has postponed plans to increase the pulp capacity of its Gratkorn mill. Instead, the company will invest in a boiler upgrade at the site. The company announced it would rebuild the boiler 11 with the goal of discontinuing the use of coal as an energy source. Instead, the boiler will use several sustainable and […]

Oji Fibre Solutions Breaks Ground for Construction of New Corrugated Packaging Plant in New Zealand

In November of 2019, Oji Fibre Solutions (OjiFS) announced that it would invest over $100 million to develop a new fit-for-purpose corrugated cardboard packaging facility in Christchurch, located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. All the “behind the scenes work” has been completed and the company is now breaking ground and entering […]

Monadnock Paper Mills Expands Alternative Fiber Offerings with Hemp Envi Performance Board

Monadnock Paper Mills announced the expansion of its alternative fiber offerings with Monadnock Hemp Envi™ Performance Board. Monadnock developed the tree-free bright white premium board with a continued focus on both performance and sustainability. Recyclable Hemp Envi Performance Board is Forest Stewardship Council certified (FSC® C018866) and composed of 30 percent hemp fiber and 70 […]

Impact of COVID-19 on America’s Forest Supply Chain

The global forest products industry has been making headlines since the COVID-19 pandemic struck at the beginning of 2020. First, the pulp & paper sector was the talk of the town during the widespread run on toilet paper that took place from March – June, and the lumber sector has been front-page news in recent […]

Engie seeks higher price for its stake in Suez

Recycling giant Veolia has recently made an offer to acquire a big part of Engie’s 31.7 percent stake in its competitor Suez. However, the parties do not agree on the takeover price. The French utility Engie has rejected Veolia’s initial offer for a nearly 30 percent stake in rival Suez. Veolia had planned to pay […]

Coveris buys German paper bags company HLB SFV

Coveris has acquired German paper bag manufacturer HLB SFV. Besides paper bags, the company also manufactures paper-based flexibles on reels and mainly supplies customers from the food, pet-food, and industrial segments in the DACH region. This transaction is part of the “Coveris 2.0” strategy to invest in high potential regions, capabilities, and products, Coveris announced. […]

Stora Enso reduces newsprint, deinking capacity

Stora Enso

Stora Enso, a global forest products company headquartered in Helsinki, has announced plans to reorganize one of its paper mills in Sweden and to permanently close one of its paper machines and a deinking plant at that mill. The company is in the process of codetermination negotiations with employees at its Hylte Mill in Sweden […]