Monthly Archives: October 2021

Paper Excellence announces market curtailment of its Catalyst Crofton plant

Paper Excellence announced that its Catalyst Crofton facility will take a market curtailment of about two weeks in November 2021. The curtailment is in response to on-going global logistics challenges and will be coordinated with a previously planned maintenance shutdown of the facility’s biomass power boiler. Because the boiler shutdown significantly impacts energy costs, both […]

Andritz successfully starts up a P-RC APMP fiberline at Dezhou Taiding, China

Andritz has successfully started up the new chemi-thermomechanical pulping systems at Dezhou Taiding New Material Science and Technology, Shandong, China. The new P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) fiberline features a capacity of 400 t/d and processes poplar as raw material. The fiber produced is being used on the company’s own paper […]

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper increases prices for the entire range of specialty papers

Mitsubishi HiTec Paper is forced to increase prices by up to 14% for deliveries from January 1, 2022 for the entire range of specialty papers (thermoscript, jetscript, giroform, supercote, barricote). The price increases are inevitable due to the inexorable rise in costs for energy, chemicals and logistics. Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German […]

Rottneros and Arctic Paper to build fiber tray factory in Poland

Rottneros and Arctic Paper have signed a Letter of Intent regarding a 50/50 joint venture in Kostrzyn, Poland with the aim of building a moulded fiber tray factory. The start-up of the new factory is planned for the end of 2023. The investment is expected to amount to 12-15 MEUR, corresponding to approximately 120-150 MSEK. […]

Schumacher Packaging commissions Voith to rebuild PM 2 in Myszków

Schumacher Packaging, a corrugated board producer and full-range supplier of paper-based packaging solutions, has commissioned Voith to rebuild PM 2 at its Myszków site in Poland. The line is scheduled to start up again in mid-2023 after a short rebuild period. After the rebuild, the line will double its production capacity of light weight containerboard […]

Total US printing-writing paper shipments up 14 Percent in August

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has published its August 2021 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased 14 percent in August compared to August 2020. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased 12 percent in August compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels […]

Italy surpasses EU paper recycling plan this year

Italy surpasses EU paper recycling plan after its reported about recycling of 85% of paper and cardboard, according to recent data, announced by Rai, citing data from a profile business association.   In 2020, paper and paperboard recycling plants in Italy produced 6.8 million tonnes of products. It is reported, that during the coronavirus crisis, […]

SP Maskiner appoints new authorized dealer in Brazil

SP Maskiner announces that Lion Equipamentos has been appointed as authorized SP dealer for the Brazilian states of Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Headquartered in Curitiba/PR, Lages/SC, and Guaiba/RS, Lion performs its activities with 20 years of experience in the forestry business.Within its varied areas of performance, Lion stands out in the […]

Mercer solicits support for new sawmill project

Mercer International Inc. is in the planning stages of a new investment project in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Under the umbrella of Mercer Timber Products, which currently operates one of Germany’s largest sawmills out of the Thuringia region, there are plans to build another sawmill in Arneburg located near the Mercer Stendal (MS) pulp mill, one of […]

Valmet has signed a EUR 300 million syndicated revolving credit facility

Valmet has signed a new EUR 300 million sustainability-linked syndicated revolving credit facility (RCF) agreement. The new RCF refinances an existing EUR 200 million credit facility and will be used for general corporate purposes. The facility has a tenor of 3 years with two 1-year extension options dependent on the approval of the banks concerned. […]