Tag Archives: France

Fiber Excellence to lease Chapelle-Darblay paper mill

The ecological transformation project of the Grand-Couronne paper manufacturing site in France, formerly Chapelle-Darblay, has reached a new stage in its implementation with the takeover of the operational management of the site by Fiber Excellence. Veolia, a major partner in the project, is committed to ensuring the supply of recycled paper and cardboard for the […]

ABB wins automation and drive system scope of supply for Gascogne Papier’s new paper machine project

ABB has been selected as a project partner for the installation of the world’s widest uncoated machine-glazed (MG) paper machine at Gascogne Papier’s kraft pulp and paper production plant in Mimizan, France. Replacing three older machines, the facility’s PM7 will be fully integrated and standardized using the ABB Ability™ System 800xA® distributed control system (DCS), […]

Lucart factories in Nyergesújfalu and Laval sur Vologne obtain ISO 45001 safety certification

After Porcari, Diecimo, Torre di Mosto, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Avigliano, Altopascio in Italy), Artziniega in Spain), Blackmore Park in UK) the factories of Nyergesújfalu in Hungary and Laval sur Vologne, in France, have also obtained ISO 45001:2018 certification on the health and safety management system. This is an important recognition, which brings the total number […]

Surge in Spain’s toilet paper exports reaches $13M in August 2023

In August 2023, overseas shipments of toilet paper increased by 24% to 5.6K tons for the first time since May 2023, thus ending a two-month declining trend. The total export volume increased at an average monthly rate of +1.0% from August 2022 to August 2023; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations […]

Higher wood fiber costs for pulp mills worldwide in 2023

Global pulp prices have fallen steadily since late 2022, when they reached record highs. The most significant decline has been for hardwood pulp, traded at a substantial discount to softwood pulp. Global pulp inventories were down during the summer, and there were signs that the market tightened, and pulp producers were starting to see opportunities […]

DS Smith announces a €90m investment at Rouen paper mill

DS Smith, a world leader in sustainable packaging solutions, recently unveiled a major investment to transform the paper mill’s energy supply at its site in Normandy, near Rouen. The project includes replacing the coal-fired boiler with a new biomass boiler that will reduce the site’s emissions by 99,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.   The […]

Paperworld China kicks off this Friday as industry players reunite for face-to-face business

Over 300 exhibitors are set to showcase a wide spectrum of stationery, office supplies as well as personalised, cultural and trendy products at this week’s Paperworld China, which takes place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. From 17 – 19 November 2023, the show will offer global buyers a well-rounded sourcing experience […]

Toscotec supplied a dryer section rebuild to Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine

Graphic paper manufacturer Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine started up PM6 after a dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec at its Etival Clairefontaine mill in France. The machine produces graphic paper in the basis weight range from 60 to 100 gsm. The project was focused on PM6’s pre-dryer section for which Toscotec supplied TT SteelDryers designed for an operating steam […]

Essity reuses more than half of France’s recycled food and beverage packaging

The hygiene and health company Essity has inaugurated the world’s first production line for professional hygiene tissue products where the raw material consists of used food and milk packaging. The facility recycles 25,000 tons per year, equivalent to 60% of all collected, sorted and recycled food and beverage cartons in France. Since 2008, Essity’s plant […]

Sofidel CEO named 2023 game changer by Store Brands

Luigi Lazzareschi, the CEO of Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, has been recognized as a 2023 Store Brands Game Changer. For the past three years, Store Brands has recognized private-label organization leaders and brands across the world whose innovative ideas are driving positive change in the industry. Lazzareschi […]