Tag Archives: COVID-19 pandemic

Clearwater Paper announces departure of CFO

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced the planned departure of Michael Murphy as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Murphy will continue to serve as the chief financial officer and assist the company in the transition through the second quarter of this year. “We thank Mike for his many contributions to Clearwater Paper, particularly in […]

Marcal Paper acquires von Drehle Corporation

New Jersey-based tissue producer Marcal Paper today announced that it has acquired von Drehle Corporation, a premier provider of quality towel and tissue products for the away-from-home market. Von Drehle Corporation will operate as a division of Marcal Paper. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Von Drehle Corporation, founded in 1974, is headquartered in […]

Arauco plans to start up new BEK pulp line in late October

Arauco’s MAPA project is close to completion. The new pulp line will have a capacity of 1.56 million tpy of bleached eucalyptus (BEK) pulp. The new bleached eucalyptus (BEK) pulp line of Chilean Arauco is expected to start up by the end of October. Empresas Copec, Arauco’s parent company, announced on 19 August that the […]

Survey Finds Generational Split Found Internationally with Young Consumers Confused about Recycling

New data from sustainable packaging leader, DS Smith, has revealed that the generational gap in recycling has gone global — with older people more than any other generation holding themselves accountable for responsibly recycling of boxes. While Gen Z members often are considered to be the most environmentally conscious, they have the least confidence among […]

Emtec Electronic helps achieve higher quality paper and tissue products

At the Paperex India convention at the Indian Expo Center in Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR from May 10 – 13 2022, emtec Electronic will present specific testing and measuring devices that help manufacturers avoid common issues in paper manufacturing and converting. Thousands of exhibitors and visitors will once again be able to gather for one of […]

Andritz successfully starts up a new HERB recovery boiler at JK Paper, India

Andritz has successfully started up a new 950 t/d HERB chemical recovery boiler at JK Paper Limited, Unit: CPM at Fort Songadh, in the Tapi District of Gujarat state, India. The boiler is designed to process hardwood black liquor and enables environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient operation compared to the direct-contact evaporator boiler currently used […]

Mercer solicits support for new sawmill project

Mercer International Inc. is in the planning stages of a new investment project in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Under the umbrella of Mercer Timber Products, which currently operates one of Germany’s largest sawmills out of the Thuringia region, there are plans to build another sawmill in Arneburg located near the Mercer Stendal (MS) pulp mill, one of […]

SWM to increase prices for its engineered papers portfolio

SWM International recently announced price increases of up to 15% across its engineered papers portfolio, effective July 1st. The increases are a direct result of sharp rises in raw material prices, with market wood pulp costs up by 50% in the past six months. Largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 saw a lower-than-expected demand […]

Saica Pack Thrapston produces over 1 million square metres of cardboard in 24 hours

Saica Pack successfully manufactured more than 1m square meters worth of corrugated cardboard at its Thrapston facility near Northampton.   Over 24 hours, a dedicated team of professionals oversaw the production of 1,150,000ms2 of corrugated cardboard. The event, called T1M (Thrapston 1 Million) abided by strict social distancing measures, reflecting the team’s commitment to achieving […]

U.S. recycled 65.7% of consumed paper in 2020

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that 65.7% of paper consumed in the United States was recycled in 2020, maintaining a recycling rate that has been consistently high for over a decade.  Since 2009, paper recycling has met or exceeded 63% – nearly double the rate the U.S. paper industry achieved in 1990. Meanwhile, U.S. mill consumption of old corrugated containers (OCC) reached a record level in 2020 of 22.8 million tons. The recycling rate for OCC was 88.8%, and the three-year average was 92.4%. “In an unprecedented and dynamic year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, almost two-thirds of paper was recycled and transformed into new sustainable […]