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Mondi starts up specialty kraft paper machine in Štětí

Mondi will concentrate more on kraft paper for shopping bags at its Czech Štětí mill. The company has concluded a PM conversion from containerboard to specialty kraft paper production. Mondi has commissioned a rebuilt machine for specialty kraft paper at its Czech mill in Štětí. The company said that the PM, which previously produced containerboard, […]

SCA starts capacity closures at its Ortviken mill

Another two paper machines are to be shut down in the next two months. As announced in August last year, SCA has started to close down output capacity for publication paper at its Ortviken mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The company said PM 5 at the mill was stopped on 20 January, producing its last roll […]

Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki are deepening research and student co-operation

Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki have entered into a partnership agreement for co-operation in academic research and teaching of developing and responsible forest industry. The aim is to effectively bring together the latest scientific knowledge and business needs. The objectives of the co-operation are to ensure future skills and the employability of experts, […]

Andrea Minguzzi resigns from all posts at Lecta

Alain Gaudré was appointed group CFO and Lecta Board member. Mr. Andrea Minguzzi has decided to resign from all offices held within the Lecta Group, effective as of 7 January 2021, the company says in a press release. Mr. Minguzzi played a key role in the creation of the Group and, in the last several […]

French publication paper prices tumble to historically low levels

With just a few exceptions, all price negotiations on the French newsprint and magazine paper market had been put to bed in France in the second week of January. The knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the European publication paper markets are clearly illustrated by prices negotiated in the latest round of talks in […]

Toscotec to supply an AHEAD 2.2S tissue line to Europap Tezol Kağit in Turkey

Europap Tezol Kağit will boost capacity with a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue machine at its integrated production base in Mersin, Turkey. This is a repeat order for Toscotec who already supplied a TT SYD steel Yankee dryer installed on their PM1 in 2012. The new line is scheduled for start-up in mid-2022. The AHEAD 2.2S machine has […]

AR Packaging buys British carton maker Firstan

Swedish AR Packaging group has announced the acquisition of British Firstan Holdings Ltd., including its subsidiary Firstan Limited. With this step, AR Packaging is now able to also offer locally produced folding cartons to UK customers. According to its website, Firstan is the UK’s leading independent packaging manufacturer, producing over 500 million cartons annually at its […]

Voith to supply a complete BlueLine OCC system to Papresa mill in Spain

Papresa, a leading producer of newsprint in Southern Europe, selected Voith to deliver a complete stock preparation system for its mill in Rentería, Spain. As a full-line supplier, Voith will provide the full scope BlueLine OCC system that is scheduled for start-up in the last quarter of 2021, with a total capacity of 700 tons/day. […]

Mondi celebrates eight wins at the 2021 WorldStar Packaging awards

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, received eight awards in three categories at this year’s WorldStar Packaging awards. In this annual competition of the World Packaging Organisation, judges from 55 countries recognised achievements in packaging innovation and technologies worldwide, with a focus on sustainability, product protection and end-user convenience.   “We are […]

A.Celli Paper to supply a new E-WIND® P100 Paper Rewinder to Kingdecor (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.

Kingdecor (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. is a joint venture established by Schattdecor AG from Germany and Zhejiang Xianhe Special Paper Co., Ltd from China. The company produces a large array of high quality and environmentally friendly paper types, with a production capability of more than 180,000 tons and more than 200 series of products exported to […]