Tag Archives: coated unbleached kraft paperboard

Andritz to supply new debarking and chipping line to Nordic Paper Bäckhammar mill, Sweden

Andritz has received an order from Nordic Paper to deliver a new wood room with chip and bark handling for its Bäckhammar mill in Sweden. The new wood room contributes to meeting the very high pulp quality standards at the Bäckhammar mill. The plant will have the capacity to process over 1.4 million m³ sob […]

Smurfit Kappa and Westrock merger deal would create the largest containerboard producer in the world

Smurfit Kappa Group CEO Tony Smurfit said that the combination of Smurfit Kappa and WestRock is a promising and complementary deal. The two companies signed a definitive agreement to combine in what would create a $34 billion company with 23 million tons of mill capacity and 500 converting plants focused on containerboard, as well as a large […]

Graphic Packaging International Moving Its Bristol, UK, Packaging Operations to New Site

Graphic Packaging International is moving its Bristol, UK beverage packaging manufacturing operations to a new, state-of-the-art facility nearby, creating up to 30 new jobs in the process. The move to the 255,000-square-foot factory — twice the size of its current base in the Fishponds area — comes in response to increasing worldwide demand for fiber-based […]

Mayr-Melnhof Group sells two packaging sites in Russia

The Mayr-Melnhof Group (MM) has sold its two Packaging sites in Russia, St. Petersburg and Pskov, to the local investor Granelle following approval by the governmental authorities. The selling price amounts to approx. EUR 134 million. In 2021, the plants generated combined sales of approx. EUR 124 million. The transaction is expected to have a […]

Mondi reinvents the cooler bag with recyclable kraft paper alternative

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has worked with FRESH!PACKING, to design an innovative cooler bag, to protect and transport chilled or frozen goods home by consumers. The Fresh!Bag outer layer is entirely made from Mondi’s durable kraft paper replacing the traditionally used unrecyclable, multi-material packaging while improving cooling protection by up […]

Clearwater Paper Announces Revised Multi-Year Sustainability Goals in 2022 ESG Report

Clearwater Paper released its 2022 environmental, social, and governance (ESG) report. Along with a continued commitment to creating sustainable paper products, the report also highlights a significant increase in company-wide priorities to meet several key sustainability benchmarks. These include emissions reductions, resource conservation, and company representation, among others as part of revised, multi-year goals. “These […]

Sonoco puts into operation new paperboard machine at Hartsville mill in South Carolina

Sonoco announced that the new uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) #10 machine is operational as part of its previously announced Project Horizon – the $125 million investment to transform its former corrugated medium machine in Hartsville, South Carolina, to a state-of-the-art URB operation. Project Horizon was initiated, in part, to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of Sonoco’s 100-year-old Hartsville Mill […]

The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board introduce 100% recyclable paperboard lid

A long-term collaboration between Finnish startup The Paper Lid Company and Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has led to the development of a 100% recyclable paperboard lid for use with takeaway cups. The lid, which is made from fully recyclable dispersion barrier board, is suitable for use with both hot and cold beverages. It […]

ABB secures control system modernization contract for wood pulp mill in Chile

Global technology company ABB has been contracted by manufacturer of forest products, Arauco, to modernize its Licancel Cellulose Plant in Chile to deliver faster response times, greater cyber security, upgraded operator interfaces, enhanced process reliability and flexibility for remote working.   Arauco will continue to utilize ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system (DCS) and […]

Sonoco to hike price for paperboard tubes and cores by minimum of 8%

Sonoco will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by a minimum of 8%, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada, on or after September 10, 2021. “Significant market tightness and additional inflationary cost pressures to our primary raw materials (uncoated recycled paperboard and adhesives) make this increase necessary,” said Doug […]