Monthly Archives: May 2021

Andritz starts up an innovative reject handling line at Sun Paper Savannakhet, Laos

Andritz has successfully started up a complete, innovative reject handling line as well as key stock preparation equipment at Sun Paper Savannakhet, Savannakhet Province, Laos. ANDRITZ’s scope of supply includes a complete reject handling line that processes reject from the mill’s two OCC lines and the pulp drying line on-site and has a design capacity […]

Huhtamaki invests in new fiber packaging capacity in South Africa

Huhtamaki, a global key advanced manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions, is setting up a new manufacturing unit in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to serve its existing and new egg packaging customers in the KwaZulu-Natal area with a broad range of locally produced packaging solutions. The new facility will be located close to one of South […]

Logset and Green Projects signed a dealer agreement in South Africa

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Logset Oy and South African forest machine dealer Green Projects have signed a dealer agreement to market and sell Logset products in Southern Africa. For Logset this means claiming an area on a new continent: Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, the new dealer will provide sales, service, and parts […]

Södra to raise price of NBSK to USD 1,380/tonne

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe to $1,380, effective 1 June 2021. “In Europe a robust demand for NBSK is outpacing supply. This announcement reflects the overall market sentiment,” commented Henrik Wettergren, VP Marketing and Sales, Södra Cell.

Stora Enso divests its Sachsen Mill in Germany

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Sachsen Mill located in Eilenburg, Germany, to the Swiss-based family-owned company Model Group. Sachsen Mill has an annual production capacity of 310 000 tonnes of newsprint specialty paper based on recycled paper. Under the agreement, Model Group will own and operate Sachsen Mill after the transaction […]

Solidus Solutions to hike board price increases from 1 June

Dutch Solidus Solutions has announced price increases for the board and board packaging from 1 June 2021. According to Euwid, a price increase for all solid board and coreboard grades by €30/t and consequently all converted solid board packaging products by 3.5 percent, will both be effective for deliveries as of 1 June 2021. “The […]

Ahlstrom-Munksjö strengthens its filtration business in China

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed an investment in one of its filtration material production lines  in Binzhou, China. The machine rebuild adds production capacity and new capabilities that will further enhance the product portfolio. The production line will be able to deliver the highest performing oil, fuel, air and industrial filtration materials, which will strengthen Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering […]

Domtar, Kingsport, TN awards ProJet order for high pressure cleaners

ProJet won a tender for the supply of a total of 6 new high-pressure showers, 2 for the Forming Section, 4 for the Dryer Section. Domtar is converting the Kingsport, Tennessee, paper mill into the company’s first packaging facility – a transformation that is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2023. When […]

Russia’s Segezha Group prepares for building of 1 million tonne pulp and paper mill in Krasnoyarsk Territory

Segezha Group, one of the largest Russian vertically integrated timber holdings, plans to consolidate Novoeniseysky LHK, a major forest chemical asset in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, where it intends to build a 1 million tonne pulp and paper mill. On May 21, Segezha group announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake […]

Glennon Brothers acquires Balcas

Glennon Brothers, a third-generation family timber processing business, has entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to purchase Balcas Ltd, subject to approval from the Competition and Markets Authority in the UK and Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Ireland. Balcas operates a sawmill in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, producing quality sawn timber products […]