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Why Everyone is Falling in Love with Print Again

(USA, March 14, 2017) In this incredibly convenient and efficient digital age, why are we still hung up on print? You might not believe that this is the case, but it’s true. Research shows that: • 46% of U.S. Internet users said they only read printed books [1] • 56% of all consumers trust print marketing more than any other advertising method [2] • The average reader of a branded magazine will spend up to 20 to 25 minutes with it, rather than the two Read More...

Installation of new containerboard machine at Stora Enso Ostroleka not yet decided

(Gernsbach, Germany, 16 Mar 2017) Stora Enso has not yet decided whether to build a new containerboard machine with a capacity of 500,000 tpy at the Ostroleka mill in Poland. The company has yet to conclude the corresponding feasibility study. Stora Enso has not yet concluded the feasibility study for a new paper machine to be installed at the company’s Polish Ostroleka site. A decision on the project has therefore not been made yet. The group originally expected to finalise Read More...

Ratings: Brazil pulpmakers — UBS sees short-term price steam reversing later; raise HW price forecast to $551 from $492

(Mumbai, March 16, 2017) According to UBS Securities analysts, pulp price support is likely to continue through the middle of this year, as channel checks suggest buyers’ inventory remain relatively low As such, the analysts, led by Andreas Bokkenheuser, raised their hardwood pulp price forecast to $551 a tonne this year from a prior estimate of $492; still, they lowered their price projections for 2018 to $480 a tonne from $500 previously. Shares in Fibria SA, the Brazilian firm that is Read More...

China Paper Corporation to invest in a new pulp & paper mill in Russian Far East

(Russia, March 03, 2017) China Paper Corporation has declared its readiness to invest more than $1 billion in the construction of a modern pulp and paper mill in the town of Amursk located in the Khabarovsk region, in the Russian Far East, Construction.RU recently reported. Construction.RU, quoting the press office of Russian Ministry of the Far East Development, said that the agreement was reached at the Day of Chinese Investor held in the city of Khabarovsk. The company will sign Read More...

Ciriè paper mill starts up new rewinder

(Italy, March 15, 2017) Sonoco Alcore recently started up A.Celli Paper rewinder model AC842 at Ciriè paper mill in Turin, Italy. In just 8 months, the order, that included not only the rewinder, but also a complete final product handling system (overhead crane -- wagon -- conveyor belts) was built, installed and started up at Sonoco Alcore’s Ciriè Paper Mill. “The choice of A.Celli Paper for the order of this new paper rewinder was well repaid by matching deadlines on deliveries Read More...

Norske Skog announces price increases

(NZ, March 15, 2017) Norske Skog, a global leader in production of newsprint and magazine paper, announces a price increase for all exports from Australia and New Zealand to Asian markets. The increase is necessary to address higher production and shipping costs, which has led to unsustainably low pricing in these markets. The price increase will be in the range of 5-10%, depending on the underlying cost increase applying to the relevant market and customer, and will take effect from Read More...

Huhtamaki unveils Adtone cup with digital content

(Finland, March 16, 2017) Huhtamaki Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania introduced AdtoneTM, a single-use paper cup with digitalized connection. The Adtone cup comes with a heat activated thermochromic label and a QR code with programmed link to customer’s website. The new digitalized connection makes the single-use paper cup a perfect media for smart device centered promotional campaigns. Consumers interact with a coffee cup for several minutes at a time and pay attention on what is printed on it. Adtone cup delivers the message Read More...

Munksjö launches Steralia

(Sweden, March 20, 2017) Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced specialty papers, announces the launch of Steralia™, a technical paper for the manufacturing of medical pouches used for the sterilisation of medical devices. Once sealed, such medical pouches help identify the sterilisation method used, and once sterilised, maintain the sterility of the contents until opening, reducing infection risk for maximum patient safety. SteraliaTM acts as a filter to form an efficient bacterial barrier. This uncoated paper delivers high performance during the Read More...

GTI received an order from Lake Utopia Paper

(Canada, March 17, 2017) Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) has been awarded a contract to cover a large anaerobic digester at with one of its innovative gas collection covers. Lake Utopia Paper, a J.D. Irving Company, manufactures approximately 185,000 tonnes of finished corrugating medium per year. The mill, which is located in New Brunswick, Canada, was an early adopter of anaerobic digestion technology. A plant expansion and upgrade of current infrastructure recently led the mill to invest in a new wastewater Read More...

Sonoco implementing price increase for paperboard tubes and cores in the U.S., Canada and Europe

(USA, March 13, 2017) Sonoco today announced it is implementing price increases for all paperboard tubes and cores in the United States and Canada by a minimum of 10 percent. The increase is effective with shipments beginning April 10, 2017. “This price adjustment is necessary to recover continuing cost inflation, particularly in uncoated recycled paperboard, our primary raw material,” said James Harrell, corporate vice president for Sonoco’s U.S. and Canada Tubes and Cores Division. Europe: Additionally, Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. has also announced that it Read More...

Deutsche Papier to close doors

(Gernsbach, Germany, 10 Mar 2017) Germany’s paper merchant Deutsche Papier Vertriebs GmbH is closing its doors. Paper merchanting operations will be ceased at the end of the first half 2017, EUWID reported. The decision to cease operations and retire from the market followed a thorough review of the market conditions and the company’s position. In this process the company’s management has come to the conclusion, that even investor-based solutions would not sustainable change the company’s situation, Deutsche Papier explained to Read More...

CEPI Says Establishment of ‘Real’ Recycling Rates in Europe Targets Where Investment is Needed Most

(USA, March 14, 2017) The European Parliament has today opted to follow the ambitious lead set by Environment committee’s vote on the Circular Economy package in January this year. The most important outcome from today’s vote is that MEPs moved in favour of one single calculation method that enshrines real and comparable recycling rates both in and for Europe. “Today, the European Parliament has fully grasped the opportunity to make the Circular Economy work for Europe by enabling industry and local Read More...

Lee & Man’s annual net profit soars 22.7% year on year

(Hong Kong, March 07, 2017) Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing, one of China’s leading containerboard producers and a huge consumer of recovered fibre sourced from around the world, has reported total sales volumes of 5.63 million tons in calendar year 2016 as compared to 5.44 million tons in the previous 12 months. The group’s annual net profit soared 22.7% year on year to HK$ 2.86 billion (US$ 372 million), roughly the same percentage increase as Lee & Man Paper achieved Read More...

Double success for Metsä Board at prestigious iF Design Awards

(Helsinki, Finland, 13 March 2017) Metsä Board’s highly creative designs achieved a double success at this year’s iF Design Awards. T2 Mini Fruit Tea packaging won an iF Design certificate for ‘Beverages’ and the company’s own innovative Elevated drink box won another iF Design certificate for ‘Independent Packaging’. Both packaging designs were created by Metsä Board’s design team. Cyril Drouet, Design and Innovation Director at Metsä Board, stated: “We are delighted with this level of recognition. iF Awards reflect our Read More...

Kyiv CPM starts production of cardboard KTU VP; for flat layers of corrugated cardboard

(Ukraine, March 14, 2017) Since March 2017 Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill starts production of cardboard KTU VP for flat layers of corrugated cardboard with increased wet strength characteristics. This cardboard will be used in the production of corrugated boxes for the packaging of chilled and frozen poultry meat. The finished trays have passed all the tests and received positive feedbacks from customers. Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, one of the largest European producers of paper-based products, is part of the Read More...
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