Monthly Archives: March 2021

Ranpak earns full FSC certification for its paper packaging products

Ranpak Holdings Corp. (“Ranpak”), a global leader of environmentally sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions for e-commerce and industrial supply chains, announced that all of its European manufacturing facilities have obtained a Chain of Custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and that, going forward, packaging products produced by Ranpak for the European, Middle East and […]

Ukranian paper sector continues its recovery from crisis

The Ukrainian paper and cardboard sector is steadily recovering from the crisis, caused by the pandemic and its consequences, according to recent statements, made by some senior Ukrainian state officials and some local media reports.   According to data of the Ukrainian Association of Pulp and Paper Producers (UkrPapir) in January-February 2021, the production of […]

Valmet to improve container board production at Arkhangelsk pulp and paper mill

Valmet will supply Valmet IQ Quality Control System and Valmet IQ Moisturizer to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, Jsc, in Novodvinsk, Russia. The new system will be installed onboard machine BM1 to improve the overall quality of the cardboard and the cross-directional moisture profile, thus increasing productivity and profitability in operations.   The order was […]

Toscotec finalizes a drying section rebuild at Cartiera San Giorgio, Italy

Cartiera San Giorgio successfully started up its PM1 after the complete rebuilt of its dryer section by Toscotec. PM1 has a trim width of 2,500 mm, and produces wet creped tissue in the basis weight range from 30 to 50 gsm, using virgin cellulose and recycled paper. Following the installation of a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer that replaced PM1’s […]

Construction of Metsä Spring and Valmet’s demo plant for 3D fibre products progressing

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet are building a demo plant in Äänekoski. The plant will manufacture new 3D fiber products for food packaging and other purposes.   The demo plant reached its full height on 23 March 2021 with construction work proceeding as planned. The main equipment delivered by Valmet will be […]

New paper industry research project with climate protection target

Paper industry collaboration Modellfabrik Papier to research advanced process technologies and design solutions to meet the highest levels of sustainability, increase market competitiveness and secure employment   ABB will contribute its digital solutions, process expertise and data analytics as a founding member of Modellfabrik Papier – ‘Society for the Research Promotion of Sustainable Paper Technologies’, […]

GAW technologies announces new representative partnership with VCC Pty Ltd

GAW Technologies announces new representative partnership with VCC Pty Ltd in South Africa, the SADC, and Kenya. ”We are confident that the partnership lead by Dr. Raymond Lund, a well-known expert in the paper and pulp sectors and Mr. Jaco Human with extensive industrial experience will prove to be successful in demonstrating GAW’s renewed focus […]

Solenis to hike prices on wet strenght product lines in EMEA

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices by up to 20 percent on all wet strength resins in EMEA, effective immediately or as contracts allow. The price increase is necessary due to lack of raw material availability, escalating key raw material costs and a surge in freight costs that has led […]

Tight supply and rising prices on UK kraftliner market

After the first mark-ups in January, kraftliner prices in the UK have increased again in March. Suppliers benefit from lower kraftliner imports into the UK. On the kraftliner market in the UK, the absence of American and Russian suppliers is noticeable on the supply side. Although their share of the British market is relatively small […]

Pulp prices continue upward trend in March

Tight supply leaves little scope for pulp buyers to negotiate on prices. March has been another month with no signs at all of an imminent reversal in fortunes on Europe’s pulp market. Demand continues to be outstripping supply. The situation for hardwood and softwood pulp is equally strained, insiders said. If producers get their way, […]