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Smurfit Kappa and Westrock merger deal would create the largest containerboard producer in the world

Smurfit Kappa Group CEO Tony Smurfit said that the combination of Smurfit Kappa and WestRock is a promising and complementary deal. The two companies signed a definitive agreement to combine in what would create a $34 billion company with 23 million tons of mill capacity and 500 converting plants focused on containerboard, as well as a large […]

Ilim Group Nearing Start-up of New Kraftliner Machine at Ust-Ilimsk Mill in Russia

Ilim Group has successfully completed the first water run of the Voith XcelLine kraft linerboard machine (KLB machine) at the company’s new KLB Mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia. A start-up of the KLB machine is scheduled for Q2 2023. According to Ilim, individual tests of its main equipment are underway. In December (2022), the KLB Mill […]

Ilim Group starts installation of main equipment at its new KLB Mill in Ust-Ilimsk

Ilim’s new KBL Mill in Ust-Ilimsk has become the largest greenfield project in the Russian pulp and paper industry over the past few years. Once fully ramped up, the KLB Mill will produce 600 thousand tons of containerboard per year. The new facility with a total installed cost exceeding USD 1 billion will create 850 […]

Russia’s largest pulp and cardboard plant to be commissioned in 2023

Russia’s largest pulp and cardboard plant will be officially commissioned in the city of Ust-Ilimsk by 2023, according to recent statements, made by an official spokesman of the Irkutsk regional authorities and some local media reports. The design capacity of the plant is 600,000 tonnes of cardboard per year, with a total investment of more […]