Tag Archives: wood pulp

Arauco’s Licancel Pulp Mill in Chile Shutdown Due to Storm-Related Flooding

Arauco announced that a storm in mid-August, which affected the central-southern area of Chile, forced the company to completely shut down its Licancel pulp mill, located in Licanten, in the Maule Region of Chile. The shutdown took place August 21 due to the overflowing of the Mataquito River. Arauco said it is “currently reviewing the […]

Arctic Paper expects lower Q2 result

Arctic Paper S.A. expects an EBITDA result for the Q2 2023 in the range of PLN 60-70 million ($14.7- 17.2 million), which is lower than current market estimates. The lower result is due to a significantly lower revenue of PLN 836 million ($205 million); this in turn is due to the general economic slowdown and […]

MM Board & Paper to modernize board machines at three mills in Austria, Germany and Slovenia

MM Board & Paper will rebuild the board machines in Frohnleiten, Austria; Neuss, Germany; and Kolicevo, Slovenia, during February-September 2023. The rebuild of board machine 3 in Frohnleiten, Austria, mill is scheduled from February to mid-March 2023. Fully automated and optimized production processes will significantly increase the efficiency of stock preparation while reducing specific energy consumption. […]

EU ready to reduce its dependence on Russia in its paper sector in 2023

Sanctions on the import of birch and other wood raw materials from Russia led to an increase in the price of paper in the majority of EU countries, however, at present, the such negative effect is being reduced to a minimum, according to recent statements, made by some leading EU analysts in the field of […]

Latvia became another EU state, which faces with sharp increase of paper prices

Latvia has become another country of the EU, which has faced with a significant increase of paper prices this year. According to some local media reports, prices for toilet paper rose from 30 euro cents to 60 per roll this year, while the growth of prices is ongoing. One of the major reasons for this […]

Tissue papers

Tissue paper is soft, feathery, lightweight, highly absorbent, tear resistant, disposable and relatively strong paper products. The tissue paper name originates from the French word “tissue”, which meaning cloth. Because of the tissue paper is as soft as cloth. It has become an important part in our daily life. Uses of this type of paper […]

Andritz starts up the first of two tissue machines delivered to Guangxi Sun Paper

Andritz has successfully started up one of the two PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machines delivered to Guangxi Sun Paper, China, for its mill in Beihai City, Guangxi Province. The second tissue machine (TM6) is expected to be started up by the end of this year. The tissue machine (TM5) has a design speed of 2,000 […]

Raw Materials For Papermaking

Here the Raw Materials or Cellulosic Raw Materials for papermaking are used interchangeably and only the Cellulosic Raw Material are discussed. Cellulosic/fibrous raw material are broadly divided between wood and nonwood.   Almost 90% of virgin fibers come from woody plants. In more and more region of world, recycled fiber is becoming major source of papermaking […]

Types of tissue paper

Tissue papers Tissue paper is soft, feathery, lightweight, highly absorbent, tear resistant, disposable and relatively strong paper products. The tissue paper name originates from the French word “tissue”, which meaning cloth. Because of the tissue paper is as soft as cloth. It has become an important part in our daily life. Uses of this type […]

Metsä Spring invests in startup producing valuable bioactive products from birch bark

Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd has made an equity investment in Innomost Ltd, a startup converting forest industry side streams into high-value bioactive products. The financing round totals approximately EUR 5 million, consisting of private investments and public financing from Business Finland and  ELY Centre for Central Finland. Metsä Spring is participating in […]