Tag Archives: Australia

Nippon Paper’s Australian subsidiary to cease graphic paper production

Nippon Paper Industries has decided its Australian consolidated subsidiary Paper Australia Pty Ltd (“Opal”) will withdraw from the graphic paper business at the Maryvale Mill due to the recent suspension of timber harvesting in Victoria’s state forests. Opal manufactures and sells paperboard, kraft paper, graphic paper, corrugated board, and folding cartons in Australia and New […]

Opal Considers Closure of White Paper Operations at Maryvale Mill Due to Wood Fiber Supply Shortage

Opal Australian Paper announced that it is “seriously considering” closing the “white side operations” (inkjet, printing and copy paper) of its Maryvale pulp and paper mill due to a supply shortage of timber used for the production of pulp. The mill is located in Maryvale, Victoria, Australia. Opal said it has been working to address […]

Valmet and Opal Botany Mill sign mill maintenance agreement

Valmet and Opal have agreed to extend the Mill Maintenance Operations Agreement and thus continue the long-term co-operation for mill maintenance services at Opal’s B9 board making line in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Valmet-supplied B9 started up in 2012. After the start-up, Valmet took the responsibility of the establishment of maintenance operations, site […]

Global specialty pulp and paper chemicals market to reach $38.5 billion by 2027

Functional Chemicals, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 6.8% CAGR and reach US$20.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period. Taking into account the ongoing post pandemic recovery, growth in the Bleaching Chemicals segment is readjusted to a revised 5.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The […]

Chinese demand drove global trade of hardwood chips higher in early 2022

In 2021, the world’s shipments of wood chips reached almost 35 million m3, close to the highest on record. Significant expansion of pulp capacity in China combined with a lack of domestic wood fiber has driven the global increase in traded wood chips over the past decade (see chart). About four-fifths of the trade was […]

WestRock Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

WestRock today announced the publication of WestRock’s 2021 Sustainability Report, detailing the comprehensive efforts the company is making for, and with, customers to imagine and deliver on the promise of a sustainable future. The report reveals validation of WestRock’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) alongside its refreshed sustainability […]

Andritz starts up tissue production line delivered to Xuong Giang Paper mill, Vietnam

Andritz has successfully started up the tissue production line delivered to Xuong Giang Paper Mill, Vietnam, a subsidiary company of Bac Giang Import Export JSC. The PrimeLineCOMPACT S 1300 tissue machine has a design speed of 1,300 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 m, processing virgin pulp as raw material to produce high-quality facial […]

Andritz to supply chip storage system to Visy Pulp & Paper, Tumut mill, Australia

Andritz has received an order from Visy Pulp & Paper for a 243,000 m3 chip handling and storage system, including a Stacker Reclaimer RST360, for its Tumut mill in New South Wales, Australia. The Andritz 360° Stacker Reclaimer is a complete system that stores and reclaims wood chips in a continuous 360° radial configuration. It […]

Norske Skog closes its Tasman newsprint mill in New Zealand by the end of June

The mill’s assets will be sold in the second half of this year Norske Skog to close the Tasman mill in New Zealand and sell the mill’s assets. Production will cease by 30 June 2021, reducing Norske Skog’s newsprint capacity by approximately 150,000 tonnes per annum. The Tasman mill has only produced very limited volumes during […]

ABB delivers winder safety system for New Zealand paper mill

Oji Fibre Solutions selects ABB to install automation and winder systems to improve operator safety at Penrose Mill in Auckland Oji Fibre Solutions, a leading producer of market pulp, paperboard, and fiber-based packaging, has appointed ABB to supply a specially-designed winder safety system – the first of its kind in New Zealand – as well […]