Tag Archives: Australia

Paperworld China kicks off this Friday as industry players reunite for face-to-face business

Over 300 exhibitors are set to showcase a wide spectrum of stationery, office supplies as well as personalised, cultural and trendy products at this week’s Paperworld China, which takes place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. From 17 – 19 November 2023, the show will offer global buyers a well-rounded sourcing experience […]

The Importance of Paper in Learning and Literacy

Over the last two decades, technology has become part of almost every facet of our lives. The expansion of broadband, smartphones and portable technology has changed how we communicate, access information, work and learn. While many of these changes are positive, there is growing evidence that this isn’t always the case. In recent years, there […]

Norske Skog Bruck is Now Producing Strato Testliner and Strato Fluting on PM 3

Norske Skog announced that the newly converted paper machine, PM 3, at Bruck Mill in Styria, Austria, is now producing Strato Testliner and Fluting. Norske Skog said PM 3 ‘Emma’ produced her first reel of recycled containerboard at the end of May following a conversion that not only transformed the paper machine, but the entire […]

Landslide in Halden, Norway, Collapses Section of Norske Skog’s Saugbrugs Mill

Norske Skog said that a section of its Saugbrugs paper mill in Halden, Norway, has partially collapsed after rocks from a landslide slid into the building. The company said no one in the mill was injured. The landslide took place around 04:30 CET today. The part of the building that was heavily damaged houses paper […]

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 […]