Monthly Archives: June 2021

Mondi to upgrade and expand Kuopio mill in Finland

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has approved a €125 million capital investment project at its semi-chemical fluting mill in Kuopio, Finland. This investment will increase the facility’s capacity by around 55 thousand tonnes per annum to meet growing customer demand; enhance product quality and cost-competitiveness; and strengthen the mill’s environmental performance. […]

Södra to invest in new machinery at its Mörrum pulp mill

Södra’s OnceMore initiative – the world’s first process for industrial-scale recycling of textile waste of blended fibers – will now be even bigger. Södra has decided to invest in new machinery at Södra’s pulp mill at Mörrum, which will be commissioned in the first half of 2022. The new investment will increase the production capacity […]

Columbia Pulp resumed operations of its straw pulp mill after one year

Columbia Pulp, headquartered in Dayton, has reopened its Lyons Ferry plant. This comes more than a year after coronavirus concerns forced the plant to shut down in April 2020. “We’re excited in taking this next step,” Columbia Pulp CEO John Begley stated in a recent news release. The restart means more than 90 full-time employees […]

Andritz to rebuild board machine at Mayr-Melnhof Karton in Austria

Andritz has received an order from Mayr-Melnhof Karton, Austria, to rebuild its KM3 at the mill in Frohnleiten. The aim of the rebuild is to increase production as well as improve quality and the ecological footprint. Start-up is scheduled for 2023. The scope of supply comprises: – Rebuild of the wire section, including major modifications […]

Eacom pledges multi-year support for the Gogama local service board project

EACOM Timber Corporation announced a multi-year commitment to the Local Services Board of Gogama to contribute towards the purchase of new boilers for the Community Centre building and a backup generator for the Gogama water treatment plant. Home to over 300 residents and many EACOM employees, the community is a key partner in EACOM’s operations. […]

Stora Enso starts new dispersion barrier line in Forshaga

 Stora Enso has completed the installation of dispersion barrier technology at its Forshaga site in Sweden and production has now started. Completion of the installation follows the company’s EUR 10 million investment announced in 2020. The installation was carried out on time and the production of new products will be ramped up during the coming […]

Mayr-Melnhof to sell its Eerbeek and Baiersbronn virgin fiber cartonboard mills

The Mayr-Melnhof Group and a subsidiary of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. have reached a firm intention on the sale of MM’s virgin fiber cartonboard mills located in Eerbeek, Netherlands, and Baiersbronn, Germany, to Oaktree for an equity value of EUR 104.6 million and net debt subject to final closing accounts. Eerbeek and […]

Smurfit Kappa announces major €24 million investment in France

Smurfit Kappa has announced it will invest €24 million to expand its corrugated plant in Rethel, North-East France, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to its French customer market. The new investment will facilitate the consolidation of two existing facilities at that plant and the installation of a new state-of-the-art corrugator and conversion equipment.   This […]

SCA to hike kraftliner prices in Europe

SCA increases prices on brown and white kraftliner by Euro 50 per tonne in Europe. The new prices are valid from August, 1, 2021. “Driven by the continued strong market for transport packaging, the global demand for kraftliner remains high,” says Mikael Frölander, VP Sales & Marketing Containerboard. The core of SCA’s business is the […]

Russia may face with new paper shortage due to possible lockdown

Russia may face with a new wave of a sharp growth of prices for paper and products on its basis, due to a significant deterioration of the current situation with COVID-19 in the country, according to recent statements, made by some leading domestic producers and local media reports. According to analysts, the ever growing number […]