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Significant decrease in Italy’s toilet paper export

In September 2023, exports of toilet paper from Italy contracted to 10K tons, reducing by -5.8% compared with the month before. Overall, exports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in May 2023 with an increase of 27% month-to-month. In value terms, toilet paper exports reduced to $23M […]

ABB signs €500 million EIB financing

ABB and the European Investment Bank (EIB), the lending arm of the European Union, have signed a €500 million financing agreement to support ABB’s research and development in its Electrification business area. Global demand for electricity is growing 10 times faster than other energy sources.1 Addressing this increasing demand in the context of the energy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carton Group builds multinational group focused on sustainable packaging solutions

Carton Group, a leading supplier of packaging solutions and a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity, has completed a successful refinancing and made three strategic acquisitions in Italy, Germany, and the UK. The company is further developing its position as a multinational player and underscoring its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and design. Carton Group started […]

VTT finds unprecedented extensible limits for formable cellulose-based food packaging to replace single-use plastic

Enabled by foam forming technology, VTT’s formable cellulose-based webs with 30% extensibility were used to make rigid packages using an industrial product packaging line. This opens up the manufacturing of a wide range of sustainable packaging solutions. In a pilot-scale study to find alternative raw materials for rigid plastic packages, VTT Technical Research Centre of […]

A.Celli starts up its tissue line at Kochavinska Paper Factory in Ukraine during war

Despite the extremely difficult situation created by the ongoing conflict, A.Celli and Kochavinska Paper Factory teams managed to start up the new iDEAL® tissue line provided for the plant located in the Lviv region. A.Celli and Kochavinska Paper Factory show the result of their joined forces: the first tissue paper roll produced with the new […]

Spain’s paper and paperboard imports decline slightly to $1.1M in July 2023

In July 2023, after two months of growth, there was significant decline in purchases abroad of paper and paperboard (creped, crinkled, embossed or perforated), when their volume decreased by -15.6% to 380 tons. In general, total imports indicated a pronounced increase from July 2022 to July 2023: its volume increased at an average monthly rate […]

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 […]

Heidelberg supplies WestRock with two longest sheetfed offset presses ever produced

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG has delivered the two longest sheetfed offset presses ever produced to leading global packaging manufacturer WestRock. The longest, delivered to WestRock’s Tczew, Poland facility, is a 42 metre, specially adapted custom configuration of a Speedmaster XL 106 with a total of 20 printing and coating units. This record-breaking press represents a key […]