Tag Archives: bleached eucalyptus kraft

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 […]

Komatsu Forest introduces new eucalyptus head

Komatsu Forest is introducing the Komatsu X164E, a robust head specially developed for efficient eucalyptus harvesting. A high-performance feed system ensures high productivity which, combined with smart solutions for reducing maintenance time and costs, makes the X164E a profitable head. The standout feature is the fact that the conventional chainsaw is replaced by hydraulic shears, […]

Brazilian paper, pulp producer boosts quarterly revenues

Latin America’s largest paper and pulp producer Suzano has reported operating cash generation of R$4.9 billion (US$940 million) for the second quarter of 2021. This represents an increase of 47% compared with the same period last year, and the best quarterly result since Suzano’s inception, the Brazilian company said in a statement.   The world’s […]

Beaver Paper installs largest robotic arm in the US

Beaver Paper Group, a leading manufacturer of sublimation media and cut and sew papers is pleased to announce the addition of one of the largest, state-of-the-art Robotic Arm and Precision Perforator to their newly remodeled production division.   The Dalmec Robotic Arm Manipulator will allow the operators to pick up and move large-scale paper rolls […]

ANDRITZ signs maintenance contract with UPM for the Paso de los Toros mill in Uruguay

ANDRITZ has received an order from UPM to provide industrial maintenance services for its new mill in the city of Paso de los Toros, Uruguay. The mill will have an annual production capacity of 2.1 million tons of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp when it starts up in the second half of 2022. The contract period will be 18 […]

Total US packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments up 5% in May 2021

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its May 2021 Packaging Papers & Specialty Packaging Monthly report. Total packaging papers & specialty packaging shipments in May increased five percent compared to May 2020. They were up two percent when compared to the same five months of 2020. – The operating rate was 87.6 percent, […]

Södra to raise price of NBSK to USD 1,380/tonne

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe to $1,380, effective 1 June 2021. “In Europe a robust demand for NBSK is outpacing supply. This announcement reflects the overall market sentiment,” commented Henrik Wettergren, VP Marketing and Sales, Södra Cell.

Suzano to invest R$14.7 billion in a new pulp plant

Suzano, a global reference in the production of bioproducts developed from the cultivation of eucalyptus, announces the construction of a new plant with an annual production capacity of 2.3 million tons of eucalyptus pulp. The unit will be built in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo, in Mato Grosso do Sul state, and should […]

Arauco to complete MAPA pulp mill expansion in October 2021

  Since summer 2020, Covid-19 related problems have been complicating and delaying the progress of the pulp mill expansion project. The modernization and expansion of Arauco’s MAPA bleached eucalyptus kraft (BEK) pulp mill in southern Chile was almost 75 percent complete by the end of January. In its annual report, the company said that the main […]