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US paper industry reaches record for containerboard production in 2021

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released preliminary 2021 data from U.S. paper and paperboard mills indicating record containerboard production, the material used to make cardboard boxes. The preliminary data indicates total containerboard production in 2021 increased 5.6 percent compared to 2020, the ninth increase in the past 10 years. “Paper products and […]

APPM to build second stage of tissue plant in Russia

Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill (APPM), one of Russia’s largest pulp and paper producers, plans to build a second stage of the plant for the production of sanitary and hygienic products in the Kaluga region in 2023, according to recent statements, made by the company and some local media reports. According to the company, the […]

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 […]

Norske Skog appointed Paperboard as containerboard agent in Poland

For the Polish market, Norske Skog has appointed Paperboard, based in Warsaw, as their exclusive representative for sales of containerboard in this fast-growing market. Although a relatively young company, the Paperboard- team has decades of experience and a large network in the Polish paper- and packaging industry. Marketing Director of Norske Skog Bruck, Michael Schramböck […]

Huhtamaki has acquired full ownership of its paper bag joint venture in Poland

Huhtamaki has acquired full ownership of its Polish joint venture company Huhtamaki Smith Anderson sp. z o.o. from Smith Anderson Group Ltd. (SA). The company manufactures and sells foodservice paper bags in Eastern Europe at Huhtamaki’s facility in Czeladz, Poland. Paper bags have become an increasingly important part of Huhtamaki’s product offering and the acquisition […]

New ‘Super Plant’ to be built in Fort Worth, TX

Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced they will begin construction of a new 600,000 square foot corrugator plant in Fort Worth, Texas.  Construction on the site is set to begin in the first quarter of 2022 and startup operation is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023. The new “super-plant” will be replacing GBP’s current […]

Ilim Group signs new strategic partnership agreements with Chinese companies

Ilim Group has signed two trilateral strategic partnership agreements with Shanghai High Hope Pulp and Paper, with the third parties to these agreements being Hengan Group and Mudanjiang Heng Feng Paper, which consume Ilim’s pulp and paperboard to produce their own P&P products. The largest service operator Shanghai High Hope Pulp and Paper Corporation has […]

Cellulose Valley, a new chair in industrial excellence

A new industrial excellence chair has been signed in the framework of the Grenoble INP Foundation. Dedicated to cellulose, the chair is held by Julien Bras, teacher at Grenoble INP – Pagora, UGA, and researcher at LGP2*. When it comes to cellulose, Julien Bras knows a thing or two! A graduate of ENSIACET, the chemical engineering school at Toulouse […]

Procemex to deliver OnePlatform solution for a folding box board machine in Europe

High class folding box board provider in Europe has placed an order for Procemex OnePlatform Web Monitoring &  Inspection System  for their board machine and Automatic Target Control (ATC) for a slitter winder. System will be commissioned in summer of 2022. This OnePlatform system order is a 60th repeat system order from this company during […]

Union Employees Begin Strikes at UPM Mills in Finland

Members of the Paperworkers’ Union, the Finnish Electrical Workers´ Union and the Trade Union Pro have [on Jan. 1] started strikes at UPM mills in Jämsänkoski, Kouvola, Lappeenranta, Pietarsaari, Rauma, Tampere and Valkeakoski. According to the unions, the strikes will continue until 6 o’clock on 22 January 2022 unless a new collective labour agreement is […]