Monthly Archives: November 2020

French brown recycled containerboard prices continue their climb in November

Surprisingly good demand combined with relatively limited supply on the corrugated case material market in France is boosting prices for brown grades. Brown recycled corrugated case material manufacturers managed to push through the remainder of the mark-up they were seeking after only instituting a portion in October. Most prices in France increased again in November. […]

Georgia-Pacific Completes $100 Million Expansion of Bowling Green Dixie Facility

A worldwide pandemic and 75 days of rainy weather in Kentucky couldn’t stop a dedicated team from completing a $100 million expansion at Georgia-Pacific’s Bowling Green Dixie facility. The investment created more than 70 new jobs and includes an 80,000-square-foot building, a new printer, and presses. GP will continue meeting the needs of customers as demand grows […]

Valmet to supply a fine paper making line to Asia Symbol XinHui in China

Valmet will supply a fine paper making line with stock preparation and extensive scope of automation to Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper in XinHui, China. The new high-capacity fine paper making line will be designed to produce top-quality woodfree uncoated paper (WFU) grades. The total value of an order of this type and delivery scope is typically around […]

Pro-Gest finally starts containerboard machine in Mantua

The 405,000 tpy recycled containerboard mill in Mantua, Italy is finally in operation. Pro-Gest started test runs yesterday. This marks the completion of a long journey. Pro-Gest’s subsidiary Cartiere Villa Lagarina has finally commissioned its new recycled corrugated case material machine at the Mantua mill in Italy. A company spokeswoman said that the PM was […]

First price hikes emerge for recovered paper in Italy

With new lockdown measures imposed and collection volumes tending to fall, Italian prices for ordinary recovered paper have increased somewhat in November. More hikes might follow in December. Decent demand, coupled with worries that collection volumes will decrease before long, was responsible for the upward pressure on prices for ordinary recovered paper grades in Italy […]

UK: Negotiations begin on publication paper prices

Buyers want further price reductions for newsprint and magazine paper. Negotiations for new prices and delivery terms as of January 2021 have started in the UK newsprint market and they are taking place under exceptional circumstances. In November, demand did not recover any further following its collapse in the spring and some recovery later on, […]

Hamburger Containerboard’s new paper machine 2 (PM2) launches its first tambour

The tambour of brown Testliner arrived on Sunday 14.11. at 15.00 local time and was celebrated accordingly after a two-year building phase of the new, state-of-the-art PM2 paper machine. Due to setbacks by Covid-19 and a fire in the stock preparation area earlier this year, the production start was a tough challenge for all parties […]

Valmet included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index among the world’s sustainability leaders

Valmet has progressed well with its Sustainability360º agenda emphasizing continuous improvement of even more sustainable business practices. As one indication of the good progress, Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) already for the seventh consecutive year. The company was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices. The total number of […]

A.Celli Paper & Aktül Kağit: only two weeks to start up the rewinder

Aktül Kağıt is a company that produces tissue paper from 100% virgin wood pulp, managing Private Label products for the main local and foreign chains. It also supplies high-quality jumbo rolls for numerous converting facilities, located both in Turkey and abroad. The collaboration between A. Celli Paper and Aktül Kağıt started at the beginning of September since the Turkish […]

Koehler Paper upgrades coating plant of the PM 5 in Oberkirch

  Koehler Paper has upgraded the coating plant of the PM 5 at its Oberkirch mill in southern Germany. The company produces carbonless copy paper and other specialties on that machine. The company replaced the entire coating plant including the non-contact drying section as part of the upgrade, which was carried out in August 2020. Koehler Paper […]