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Fedrigoni Group to acquire Papeterie Zuber Rieder

Fedrigoni Group, a producer of high-end papers for luxury packaging and other creative applications, premium labels, and self-adhesive materials, has signed an agreement with Papeterie Zuber Rieder, one of the world’s leading producers in these segments, aimed at joining forces and creating the first global player in premium papers for wine & spirits. The execution […]

Kruger Packaging opens $114 million facility in Elizabethtown

Kruger Packaging, with base operations in Montreal, Canada, has opened an over 475,000-square-foot building in Elizabethtown in Kentucky, USA. The $114 million state-of-the-art facility will manufacture environmentally sustainable packaging products, creating nearly 150 new jobs. The plant will produce more than two billion square-feet of 100% recycled corrugated boxes annually — the equivalent of over 40,000 […]

Brazilian plywood exports to US fall 62% in July

In July 2022, Brazil’s plywood exports to the U.S. fell by 62% year-on-year to 66 thousand m3. Plywood deliveries from Brazil to Mexico decreased by 14% to 15 thousand m3, deliveries to Italy fell by 38% to 11 thousand m3. In July, the total volume of plywood exports from Brazil fell by 40% year-on-year to […]

Suzano acquires 2,000 sq km in Brazil

Suzano, the world’s largest hardwood pulp producer, has completed the purchase of over 2,000 square kilometers (206,000 hectares), for the total price of US$667 million. The land represents an area similar to the size of Tokyo and brings into Suzano’s direct ownership a number of eucalyptus plantation forests it currently manages under a long-term leasing […]

Feldmuehle continues to invest in the future – in 2021/2022 almost EUR 4m

In recent months, Feldmuehle has managed the extreme and previously unknown fluctuations on the energy and raw materials markets, stabilised the business and order situation and initiated future investments. In the current challenging circumstances, various projects have been continued as planned since October 2021 and the implementation of investments amounting to approx. 4 million euros has […]

Testing devices for accurate & reliable measurement of particle charge, zeta potential at PulPaper 2022

Knowing the particle charge and the zeta potential of pulp suspensions is key to determining the right amount of additives needed in the wet end of the paper making process. Precise testing systems, such as the CAS touch! and FPA touch! from emtec Electronic GmbH, allows manufacturers and chemical suppliers to achieve greater control over […]

UPM deepens the scientific knowledge on its products’ climate impacts

A scientific report “Fossil carbon emission substitution and carbon storage effects of wood-based products” has been published today by The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the German Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg (IFEU). The report focuses on carbon storage in forest products and avoided fossil-based CO2 emissions when using wood-based raw materials to replace non-renewable raw […]

Moscow city posts significant growth of paper production in 2021

The volume of paper production in the Russian city of Moscow grew by almost 30% during the period of January-November, 2021 year-on-year basis, according to recent statements and data, provided by Moscow regional authorities. The achieved growth was confirmed by Vladimir Yefimov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations, according […]

UPM Raflatac collaborates with WWF Poland to promote sustainable forestry

UPM Raflatac and WWF Poland have renewed their contract to build a smarter future beyond fossils together. During the new three-year contract period the collaboration will focus on promoting circular economy including waste management as well as sustainable forestry practices. To increase the engagement and support for both of these important initiatives facing today’s challenges, […]

Essity acquires advanced wound care company in US

Hygiene and health company Essity has acquired the company Hydrofera. The company offers technology and products within advanced wound care. The purchase price amounts to USD 116m (approximately SEK 1.1bn) with a potential additional earnout amount of USD 15m (approximately SEK 137m) on a cash and debt free basis. The acquisition supports Essity’s strategic priority […]