Monthly Archives: January 2021

What Is the Future of the Pulp & Paper Industry?

It’s no secret that the paper industry has experienced considerable change over the past 15 to 20 years. As I look back, several positive and negative reasons for the change come to mind, including advancements in digital technologies, environmental factors, rising energy costs, international demand for tissue, and fluff pulp. However, the biggest change was […]

Stora Enso starts ramping up new PM at Oulu mill

Stora Enso has completed the conversion of its Oulu paper mill for the production of kraftliner. The pulp mill has been in production since mid-January and the newly converted machine is in a start-up phase. The project was launched in May 2019 following a decision to invest €350m. It was completed within the budget frame, […]

Billerud Korsnäs to install new recovery boiler in Frövi

Billerud Korsnäs will invest SEK2.6bn (€257m) in a new recovery boiler at its Frövi mill in Sweden. The new recovery boiler is scheduled to become operational at the end of 2023. “The Frövi mill is a strategic asset for Billerud Korsnäs and the investment is a good platform for future development. A new recovery boiler […]

Fiskeby announces price increase for recycled cartonboard

 Fiskeby has announced a price increase for its Multiboard product range. More and more suppliers of recycled cartonboard are informing their customers of plans to increase prices. They are citing good demand and high costs particularly for recycled fiber as reasons. After Mayr-Melnhof and Reno de Medici had come out with such demands, Fiskeby has […]

Recovered paper deliveries between UK and EU stall at start of new year

Supply chains between the EU and the UK have run into serious problems from the end of the Brexit transition phase. Difficulties have emerged particularly with transborder lorry movement while traffic though sea ports is said to be faring partially better. Particularly hard hit are many recycling companies, often small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), who […]

German kraftliner prices might rise in February

Demand for kraftliner in Germany is strong at the moment, with e-commerce fuelling demand for packaging. This encourages suppliers to consider further price hikes, this time also for white-top kraftliner, from February. January was a steady month on the German kraftliner market with no price changes following the hike that was implemented in December. Now, […]

Demand for newspapers continues to plummet in the UK

Amid ever-decreasing newspaper circulation figures and consumption, prices for newsprint continued their downward trajectory on the British market in January. The downward trend on the British newsprint market does not seem to come to an end soon. Total newsprint consumption was down by 25-30 percent in the UK in 2020 as a whole. The slump […]

A new headquarters in Pinerolo (Italy) for A.Celli Paper

A.Celli Paper has opened a new operational headquarters in Pinerolo (Turin / Italy). “The new headquarters are located in a former industrial complex dating back to the end of the 19th century, renovated and converted for office and service use at the turn of the 2000s. After being the historical headquarters of textile industry for almost […]

Smurfit Kappa closes corrugated packaging plant in France

  Smurfit Kappa runs around 40 packaging plants in France. Now, the company has closed down a site that made customised corrugated packaging in Rennes. Smurfit Kappa Group in France is feeling the impact of the coronavirus crisis and has drawn its consequences. French trade union Filpac CGT as well as local media report that […]

Start-up of Voith’s first MG paper machine PM 40 in China

On January 8, the Voith supplied specialty paper machine PM 40 was successfully started up at Sun Paper’s Yanzhou site in Shandong Province, China. The new capacity will further enrich Sun Paper’s product portfolio, and help in strengthening Sun Paper’s leading position with a diversified paper business. The first roll has achieved the market standard with stable quality. […]