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Delta Variant Upsets Paper Industry In Dongguan

The new and most contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is now upseting social lives and creating great difficulties to business in Southern China’s Guangdong Province. Latest reports from Dongguan – a municipality north of Shenzhen where the variant was earlier detected – said that transportation of inbound raw materials and outbound products of factories was […]

Smurfit Kappa posts solid results in pandemic year 2020

Packaging group Smurfit Kappa was able to improve its profits in the challenging pandemic year of 2020 thanks to demanding growth in the second half o the year, but also due to lower one-off costs. Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG) achieved a solid performance in the 2020 business year, thanks in part to a strong fourth […]

Surgical masks and biodegradable bamboo masks: a combination that is 99.8% effective against coronavirus

Increasing the protective effectiveness of surgical masks by ensuring 99.8% bacterial filtration and a surface that is always clean on the otherside: this is what is achieved through the combined use of two masks, “traditional” surgery and a biodegradable bamboo single-sheet, made with a Körber Tissue patent, which guarantees greater protection in the most crowded environments […]

Cost of packaging material to shoot up post-Covid-19 lockdown

The costs of kraft and other writing papers are expected to increase sharply post the Covid-19 lockdown due to a huge shortage of waste paper and a high penalty levied on consignments of imported raw material lying at ports. Kraft paper is largely used for making cardboard and packaging boxes. India is completely dependent on […]

Burgo restarts operations at Tolmezzo paper mill

Preparatory work for the restart began on Monday and both paper machines were up and running again, says Burgo. Burgo Group has resumed production at the Tolmezzo fine and specialty paper mill in Italy after more than 10 days of downtime. The group had to suspend operations at the Tolmezzo mill as of 5 November […]

Arjowiggins to cut jobs at Stoneywood mill

Arjowiggins does not expect that demand for its products will fully recover after the setbacks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has therefore announced layoffs at the Stoneywood mill. Arjowiggins’ Stoneywood woodfree paper mill in Scotland has been struggling with a difficult market environment since the Covid-19 outbreak. The company, therefore, announced its decision […]

Uncertainty is growing on cartonboard market in Germany as coronavirus cases rise

Although there was a slight upturn in demand on the German market for carton board and folding cartons in October, there is also growing uncertainty due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections. The German market for carton board and folding cartons experienced a slight upturn in demand in October. For the most part, board […]

Progroup Successfully Commissions Packaging Paper Machine Propapier PM 3 at its Sandersdorf-Brehna Facility

German paper manufacturer Progroup AG has successfully commissioned the PM 3, one of the most modern packaging paper machines in the world, at the company’s Sandersdorf-Brehna facility in Saxony-Anhalt. The PM 3 is set to produce 750,000 tons of test-liner and corrugated medium annually. A comprehensive sustainability concept ensures the least possible consumption of resources. […]