Monthly Archives: February 2022

Junnikkala is building a new generation sawmill complex in Oulu

The family-owned Junnikkala Oy is building a new productivity sawmill in Oulu. – About 70 new jobs will be created in the Oulu region directly, and about 200 jobs indirectly. After the investment the total number of employees in the company will be about 700, taking the effect of the indirect employment into account. We […]

Stora Enso plans to convert idle paper machine at its Oulu site for consumer board

Stora Enso is starting a feasibility study for the possible conversion of an idle paper machine at its Oulu site in Finland for a high-volume consumer board line. On a successful completion of the feasibility study, an investment decision could be made by the end of 2022 with start-up in 2025. Stora Enso’s strategy is […]

Columbia Pulp announces that it will idle operations

Columbia Pulp announced today that it will idle operations, starting on February 18, 2022. The decision will affect approximately 80 employees that work primarily in its headquarters in Dayton and its plant located in Lyons Ferry. “We made this very difficult decision while continuing to evaluate our strategic options,” said Terry Ryan, Columbia Pulp’s Interim […]

Segezha Group invests in new paper machine

Segezha Group, a subsidiary of Sistema PJSFC, and machine manufacturer Bellmer have agreed to build a new paper machine at the group’s paper factory in Sokol, Vologda Region, Russia. The new machine will come online in 2023. This project is part of Segezha’s endeavour to modernize paper production at the Sokol factory and will increase […]

Fedrigoni finalizes acquisition of Divipa

The Fedrigoni Group, global leader in the production of high value-added special papers for packaging, publishing, and graphics, as well as premium labels and self-adhesive materials, announces the acquisition of Divipa, a Spanish company headquartered in Derio, a few kilometres from Bilbao, which develops, manufactures and distributes self-adhesive materials, with an estimated turnover of 24 […]

A.Celli will provide PMT technologies for Shanying Paper’s new paper machine

A.Celli announces that it will provide key equipments to Shanying Paper (Jilin) Co., Ltd. The scope of supply will include numerous PMT ÆGO™ branded solutions, such as the STREAM S headbox equipped with the SMARPRO dilution control system, the FORM T top former, the shoe press with Tri-nip configuration and the SIZER FO size press. […]

Canfor Pulp announces production curtailment at Taylor Pulp

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is announcing a minimum six-week curtailment of BCTMP production at Taylor Pulp in response to significant transportation shortages that have resulted in inventories at the pulp mill reaching capacity. “Taylor Pulp has been dealing with ongoing transportation challenges that have significantly impacted the facility’s ability to ship product,” said Don Kayne, […]

Printing-writing paper shipments in the US increased three percent in January 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) published its January 2022 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments increased three percent in January compared to January 2021. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers increased nine percent in January compared to the same month last year. Total U.S. printing-writing paper inventory levels […]

SCA to invest SEK 90 million at its Östrand pulp mill

SCA invests SEK 90 million in the pulp mill in Östrand. The investment will lead to cost savings but also increase the factory’s production capacity. The investment will also improve the local environment by reducing the risk of odour disturbances. With the new incinerator, Östrand’s pulp mill will burn strong gases and the surplus of methanol. […]

The Navigator Company increases UWP prices in Europe by 8-15 per cent

The Navigator Company announced today that it will increase again its Uncoated Woodfree Paper prices in Europe by 8-15%, following already implemented price increases during January and early February in USA, between 6 and 9%, and in overseas namely in Middle East, North Africa and Latin America, between 7 and 10%. New European prices will […]