Tag Archives: Belgium

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 […]

Sofidel CEO named 2023 game changer by Store Brands

Luigi Lazzareschi, the CEO of Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use, has been recognized as a 2023 Store Brands Game Changer. For the past three years, Store Brands has recognized private-label organization leaders and brands across the world whose innovative ideas are driving positive change in the industry. Lazzareschi […]

Sofidel Investing $185 Million to Increase Capacity of Its Circleville, Ohio Tissue Mill

Sofidel announced that it is investing $185 million to increase production capacity at its tissue mill in Circleville, Ohio. The project involves the construction of a new building that will house a new Valmet DCT 200 tissue machine. The new machine will have the capacity to produce 70,000 metric tons per year. The Circleville plant, […]

Saica Group acquires minority share of Pacapime in Belgium

Saica Group has reached an agreement to acquire a minority share of Pacapime, the Belgian corrugated cardboard company. Pacapime generated revenues of Euro 61 million in 2022, and provides direct employment to 109 people. The company also shares Saica’s focus on sustainability, with a heavy use of recycled paper, its own solar panels that cover a […]

Sappi Europe to Maintain Prices of Woodfree Coated Paper for Remainder of 2023

In an effort to address prevalent supply chain uncertainties and to maintain the commercial viability of its Graphic Paper business, Sappi Europe will keep prices for its Woodfree Coated Paper grades stable at today’s level for the remainder of 2023. This commitment facilitates customers’ ability to commit to business in advance of the traditionally busier […]

Albany International to Acquire Heimbach Group for EUR 153 Million

Albany International on June 14 announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Heimbach Group, a leading supplier of paper machine clothing, in an all cash transaction valued at approximately EUR 153 million, including the assumption of EUR 21 million net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Albany […]

Paper Excellence shares insights from discussion on EUDR

Paper Excellence participated in the “Wood you find it?” event hosted by FSC International in Brussels to discuss the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), approved in April by the European Parliament. Representatives of the European Commission responsible for the approved text, public policy makers, companies, NGOs and FSC leaders discussed together what are the biggest challenges […]

Stora Enso to Sell Hylte Newsprint Mill to Sweden Timber for EUR 18 Million

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its paper mill in Hylte, Sweden, and all its related assets to Sweden Timber, a Sweden-based sawmill and planning mill company. The enterprise value is approximately EUR 18 million. The Hylte Mill in southwest Sweden is one of the largest newsprint mills in the world, and has […]

Sappi Europe Announces Major Paper Machine Modernization Project at Its Gratkorn Mill

Sappi Europe announced an upgrade and modernization project at its Gratkorn mill in Austria. The project will focus on Paper Machine 11 (PM11), which will undergo extensive modernization of automation and electrical equipment including drives, control systems, quality control and inspection systems as well as upgrades to the coating profile and other areas. The amount […]

Stora Enso and Huhtamaki Welcomes First Partners in Paper Cup Recycling Initiative

The Cup Collective, a programme founded by Stora Enso and Huhtamaki to capture the value of used paper cups through recycling at an industrial scale, has welcomed its first partners. The new partners include McDonald’s, SSP – The Food Travel Experts, C2 Centre, and the National Railway Company of Belgium (SNCB), all further supporting the […]