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Billerud Appoints Ivar Vatne as President and Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Billerud has appointed Ivar Vatne as President and CEO of the company. Ivar Vatne has been acting President and CEO since July 2023 and enters the permanent position with immediate effect. “The Board has conducted a thorough recruitment process and has evaluated both internal and external candidates,” said Jan Svensson, Chairman of […]

Billerud Gains Funding Approval from Michigan Legislators in Support of Escanaba Mill Conversion

Billerud announced that the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate has passed legislation approving an appropriation of up to USD 200 million in funding to support the company’s plans to convert its paper mill in Escanaba, Michigan, to the production of paperboard. The legislation must be approved by Michigan’s Governor, which is expected to occur […]

BillerudKorsnäs Simplifies Name to Billerud

As of today, BillerudKorsnäs is simplifying its name to Billerud to cater to its international customers. As a leading supplier of virgin fiber-based paper and packaging materials, the name change is fully in line with the company’s strategy to expand into North America and continue driving sustainable growth in global markets. It is simply easier […]

BillerudKorsnas and Viken Skog to establish pulp mill in Norway

The Norway’s Prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre and the Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre visited Viken Skog’s Follum mill in Hønefoss. The plan of BillerudKorsnäs and the Norwegian forest owner group Viken Skog to establish production of bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) in Norway attracts large interest. Viken Skog and the Swedish packaging manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs […]

Andritz to supply LimeDry lime mud filter to BillerudKorsnäs’ Frövi mill in Sweden

Andritz has received an order from the Swedish pulp and paper producer BillerudKorsnäs to deliver a LimeDry lime mud filter for the recausticizing plant at its Frövi/Rockhammar pulp mill in Örebro, Sweden. Start-up for the new LimeDry lime mud filter is scheduled for the second half of 2022. The ANDRITZ lime mud disc filter LimeDry […]

PulpEye participates in Industry 5.0 research project

Industry 5.0 is a recently started Swedish pilot project in which PulpEye is project owner. It is a two-year project aiming at finding more efficient and secure ways for remote monitoring of mills’ processes. Industry 5.0 is financed by the Swedish strategic innovation programme “Process Industrial IT and Automation”, and the participating partners. The project consists […]

Predictions for the Global Pulp and Paper Industry in 2022

Similar to 2020, the Pulp and Paper industry underwent some significant changes in 2021—some expected, some unexpected. However, despite the uncertainty every year brings, our predictions from last year were pretty spot on. Some of those predictions included accelerated capital flow into packaging and allied segments, the rise of pulp prices off the bottom following a year of lows, and the opportunities environmental regulations have […]

Andritz starts up new wash press at BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön mill in Sweden

Andritz has successfully started up the first Andritz COMPACT PRESS wash press at BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön mill located in Värmland, Sweden. Final acceptance was received in September 2021. Successful start-up and completion of the project was a result of the ongoing, close cooperation between Andritz and BillerudKorsnäs. Andritz also supplied a DD-Washer, MC pumps and a […]

BillerudKorsnäs to acquire Verso to ignite growth in North America

BillerudKorsnäs has entered into a merger agreement to acquire Verso Corporation, a leading producer of coated papers in North America. The acquisition of Verso is fully in line with BillerudKorsnäs’ strategy to drive profitable growth in paperboard, and the ambition to expand into North America. BillerudKorsnäs aims to build one of the most cost-efficient and […]

BillerudKorsnäs presents new strategy

Tomorrow, BillerudKorsnäs will arrange a Capital Markets Day in Stockholm, during which the company’s new strategy will be presented. “BillerudKorsnäs has an incredible opportunity at the sweet spot of trends supporting a growing demand for our renewable, high-quality products made of primary fibres. We have developed a strategic direction around how to reach a profitable […]