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Suzano makes a 4 per cent cut in pulp production

Brazilian company Suzano (SUZB3) has announced a 4 percent reduction in market pulp production volume for 2023 compared to its nominal capacity and historical volumes. According to the company, this move is based on the fact that this volume production would not bring adequate returns for the company during a more complex pulp market period. […]

Suzano and Sofidel join forces for a pilot program to protect biodiversity in the Amazon region

Suzano, the world’s largest producer of hardwood pulp, and Sofidel, a leading European tissue paper producer, today announced “Together we plant the future”, a landmark three-year pilot project which will advance ecological conservation and restoration, alongside supporting socio-economic development in the Amazon region in Brazil[1]. This will be delivered with support and on-the-ground implementation from […]

Russian packaging sector facing with the deepest crisis in its modern history

The Russian packaging sector is facing with the deepest crisis in its modern history, as the ongoing military conflict between Ukraine and Russia and unprecedented sanctions, imposed on the country have resulted in the massive exodus of global packaging producers from the local market and posed a threat of the shortage of packaging in the […]

Russia increases 51.3% newsprint supplies to China in 1Q 2023

The first quarter of 2023 has seen a year-on-year decrease of 4.5% in China’s newsprint imports, which totalled 103.1 thousand tons. The value of these imports has fallen by 18.4%, settling at $57.1 million. This contraction correlates with the average price of newsprint, which also witnessed a 14.5% decrease to $554.1 per ton. Despite the […]

US printing-writing paper shipments down 25 per cent in April

Total U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 25% in April 2023 compared to April 2022. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 21% in April compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels decreased 1% when compared to March 2023, according to the American Forest & Paper Association. U.S. shipments decreased in […]

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Despite a slight decline in the overall manufacturing sector in February, Canadian wood products manufacturing demonstrated resiliency in March 2023. According to Statistics Canada, the capacity utilization rate of the wood product manufacturing industry was 80.8% in March 2023, a significant rebound from 76.8% in February 2023. However, this represents a decrease when compared to […]

Cascades reports results for the first quarter of 2023

Cascades Inc. has reported its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2023. Q1 2023 Highlights: Sales of $1,134 million (compared with $1,135 million in Q4 2022 and $1,038 million in Q1 2022) Operating loss of $(80) million (compared with $(20) million in Q4 2022 and $(4) million in Q1 2022) Mario […]

Smurfit Kappa announces a €40 million investment in a significant expansion of its Pruszków plant

Smurfit Kappa has completed its latest investment project in Poland, resulting in a significant expansion of its Pruszków corrugated plant. The expansion makes the plant Smurfit Kappa’s largest in Poland and one of the most high-tech and modern packaging plants in Europe. In addition to the state-of-the-art machinery installed at the plant, it is expected […]

Paper Products Online Auction Features Liquidation of Kraft Linerboard Paper Rolls

Tiger Group online auction features 2,120 kraft linerboard paper rolls formerly owned by a global broker and distributor of pulp and paper products. “It is rare for this much high-quality kraft linerboard — about 3,700 metric tons in all — to become available on the secondary market,” said Chad Farrell, a Houston-based Tiger Group Managing […]

Billerud’s Q1 net sales increased by 55%

Billerud’s net sales for the Q1 2023 grew by 55% to SEK 11,495 million ($1.1 billion), compared to SEK 7,397 million ($721 million) in Q1 2022. Net sales excluding currency effects increased by 51%, mainly due to the acquisition of Verso, which was completed on 31 March 2022. Billerud North America (former Verso) had net […]