Monthly Archives: December 2020

Smurfit Kappa launches new recycling company in Germany

Packaging leader Smurfit Kappa has launched a new company called Recycling Dual GmbH to help German manufacturers and retail businesses reduce costs and improve their sustainability efforts, in line with the updated legislation. Recycling Dual offers an innovative and integrated holistic solution to track the entire life cycle of paper, cardboard, and carton packaging. The […]

Pulp and paper production in Russia continues its growth this year despite pandemic

Pulp production in Russia for 11 months of 2020 grew by 6.7%, compared to the same period of last year, while the growth is currently ongoing, according to recent data, provided by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).   According to Rosstat’s data, the volume of industrial production of wood pulp as well as […]

De Iuliis to supply four couch roll projects

Despite the difficult year due to well known Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020 De Iuliis has been involved in several paper machine modification projects. Some of these projects concern the wet section with the supply of number four DJM couch rolls. This gave De Iuliis the opportunity to improve his technology knowledge on this critical equipment […]

Leading Ukranian paper producer Kokhavinskaya Paper Mill eyes massive expansion next year

The EBRD has approved the provision of €14 million loan to Kokhavinskaya Paper Mill”, one of Ukraine’s largest and pulp and paper producers this year, according to some statements, made by representatives of the factory and some local media reports.   It is planned, most of these funds will be allocated in the construction of […]

Uzbekistan to use technical cannabis for papermaking in years to come

Uzbekistan plans to replace imported paper products on the domestic market within the next several years, that will be achieved through the development of local paper production, including those on the basis of technical cannabis, according to recent statements, made by some senior officials of the Uzbek government and local media reports.   At present […]

Analysts expect decline of global paper demand in years to come

Global demand for paper is steadily declining, which is mainly due to the decline of its consumption both in emerging markets and Western world, according to recent statements, made by representatives of some leading global paper producers and analysts in the field of paper business.   The main reason for this is the current trend […]

Toscotec successfully completes a dryer section rebuild at Aviretta in Germany

Toscotec successfully completed a post dryer section rebuild at German containerboard producer Aviretta. The project was executed according to the original schedule, despite Covid-19 restrictions. The paper machine (PM4) produces fluting from 60 to 130 g/m². Toscotec supplied nine TT SteelDryers of over 7 m face width equipped with insulation system. One TT SteelDryer also features a […]

Chinese government suspends operations of some domestic paper mills due to ecology issues

High level of harmful emissions continues to be one of the major problems of the Chinese timber processing complex, despite the efforts, which have been taken by the government to solve the problem in recent years, according to recent statements of some Chinese media and local analysts in the field of paper business.   As […]

Sonoco-Alcore to hike prices for tubes & cores by 7 percent

Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. will raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores by 7%. The increases will be applied individually and depending on product category, effective from shipments beginning on 18th, January 2021. “These adjustments are critical to managing continued increases in cost across the business. To date, we have absorbed these costs by further manufacturing footprint […]

Belarus paper producer Shklov Newsprint Plant launches largest production of base paper in the country

The Shklov Newsprint Plant, one of the largest paper producers in Belarus, is launching a large-scale production of base paper for decorative facing materials at its capacities this year, according to the company.   It is planned, most of the future output will be supplied for the needs of the local industry laminated wood-based panels, […]