Monthly Archives: September 2022

Ahlstrom Munksjö Billingsfors installs pulp analyzer from PulpEye

Another milestone has been passed in that PulpEye no. 80 has been sold to Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s specialty paper mill in Billingsfors in Sweden. It is a successful and niche specialty paper mill with large customers in, among other things, steel and furniture manufacturing. With the help of PulpEye, measurement of kappa number, shives, dots and fibre […]

EU exports of recovered paper to third countries hit historic lows in first half of 2022

Less recovered paper was shipped from the European Union in the first half of 2022 than at any other time in nearly 20 years. At the same time, the EU was importing increasing volumes of recovered paper from third countries (non-EU states). The latest data published by the European statistical office Eurostat is consistent with […]

Coreboard prices in Italy on the rise in spite of cooler demand

Lecta to take temporary downtime at several mills The coreboard market in Italy has cooled down. Market players report a dent in demand. Producers nevertheless managed to raise prices in September. However, a part of the initial, significant mark-up was cancelled in some cases in the course of the month due to lower energy prices, […]

Andritz introduces performing technology solutions at MIAC

Andritz will be presenting its innovative technologies for sustainable paper production at MIAC 2022, booth #72, in Lucca, Italy, October 12-14, 2022. The Andritz main motto for this year’s MIAC is Sustainability in Practice. Andritz will be presenting innovative technologies that enable customers to save energy, water and raw materials. The product portfolio ranges from […]

Höpperger successfully starts up Andritz ADuro G granulator for e-scrap recycling

Umweltschutz Höpperger has successfully completed the start-up of an ANDRITZ ADuro G-1600S granulator at its e-scrap recycling mill in Pfaffenhofen, Austria. The new ADuro G-1600S granulator is equipped with additional wear protection for higher lifetime. The machine can be maintained easily, reducing downtimes to a minimum and thus achieving higher production. The granulator replaces an […]

AF&PA released its August 2022 packaging papers monthly report

Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in August remained essentially flat (-0.1%) compared to August 2021. They were essentially flat (+0.1%) when compared to the same eight months of 2021.   The unbleached packaging papers operating rate was 94.4%, up 1.1 points from August 2021 and up 1.7 points year-to-date. Shipments of bleached food […]

Sustainability, Consumer Demand Drive Paper Packaging Innovation

When it comes to packaging innovation, the industry is seeing something of a revival in paper and paper-based packaging, thanks to growing consumer demand for plastic alternatives, increased urbanization and an uptick in extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation related to packaging. The great news is that paper and paper-based packaging, such as the recycled containerboard […]

Kemira announces energy surcharge for all product lines in North America

Kemira is implementing a 4% energy surcharge for all Pulp and Paper process and functional chemistries across North America for all non-contract customers, effective October 1, 2022. The surcharge announced in April for inorganic coagulants sold through our Industry & Water segment remains in effect. As direct and indirect energy costs continue to rise, Kemira […]

Stora Enso sells Swedish paper plant

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New deal Finland’s Stora Enso has signed a contract to sell its Nymölla paper production site in Sweden and all related assets to Sylvamo, a US-based uncoated paper maker. “The enterprise value is EUR 150 million. Closing is expected in the beginning of 2023, subject to regulatory approvals,” Stora Enso said in a statement. The Nymölla plant […]

Mondi launches new sustainable alternative to plastic shrink wrap

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has launched Hug&Hold, a recyclable, paper-based solution to replace plastic shrink wrap for PET bottle bundle packs.   FMCG brands, including beverage producers, aim to reduce their use of unnecessary plastic. These aims are matched by consumer expectations, with global consumers looking for less plastic when purchasing […]