Tag Archives: Europe

Evergreen Hill Enterprise acquires SWM International

SWM International has been successfully acquired by Evergreen Hill Enterprise. The company will now operate as an independent privately owned business with its headquarters located in Luxembourg. SWM International is a leading supplier of premium, highly engineered lightweight materials. The company serves various industry segments, including tobacco, cannabinoids, battery, surface protection, packaging and medical. With […]

Higher wood fiber costs for pulp mills worldwide in 2023

Global pulp prices have fallen steadily since late 2022, when they reached record highs. The most significant decline has been for hardwood pulp, traded at a substantial discount to softwood pulp. Global pulp inventories were down during the summer, and there were signs that the market tightened, and pulp producers were starting to see opportunities […]

ABB to expand its EUREC center serving the pulp and paper industry

ABB’s European Regional Execution Center (EUREC), which provides project management and strategy support to the technology leader’s pulp and paper teams across the continent, has reached its 10th anniversary of operations and benefited from an expansion to meet growing customer demand. With regional project governance and lead execution resources in the Czech Republic, EUREC teams […]

Sustainable packaging fuels growth and innovation in specialty papers, new Smithers data reveal

Demand for more greener packaging is aligning with innovation in industrial applications to future drive sales of specialty papers, according to the latest Smithers research. Data from its new study – The Future of Specialty Papers to 2028 – show  production of these engineered premium paper grades will reach 26.52 million  tons in 2023, up […]

Iberpapel Gestión reports a net profit of €34.96 million

Iberpapel reported operating profit of €13.77 million in the first nine months of the year, compared to €6.2 million in the same period of 2022. Having successfully defended its sales prices and margins, the company managed to eke out growth of 122% in a complicated environment marked by slowing demand in Europe and growing imports […]

One Equity Partners to sell Walki to Japan’s Oji Group

One Equity Partners announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Walki Holding Oy, a pan-European supplier of sustainable and high-performing packaging and engineered materials solutions, to Oji Holdings Corporation, a Japanese paper products technology company.   Founded in 1930 and headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Walki is a specialty packaging materials manufacturer, […]

UPM to close its Plattling paper mill

UPM Communication Papers announces plans to permanently close its Plattling mill in Germany, reducing the uncoated and coated publication paper capacity by 595,000 tonnes in Europe. These plans are a continuation of necessary steps to proactively ensure competitiveness of our operations and align graphic paper capacity to a profitable customer demand. Should the plans be […]

Sofidel opens new automated warehouse in Poland

Sofidel has opened an automated warehouse at its plant in Ciechanów, Poland. The new 11,000 m2 warehouse can handle 32,000 pallets of goods and is designed to ensure higher efficiency and safety standards. The automated warehouse in Ciechanów, whose project was coordinated by Sofidel’s technical department, is the second one built in Europe, the first […]

Smithers announces P&P 2023 conference agenda

In Amsterdam, across the 12-13 December 2023 the Plastics and Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs 2023 conference promises to be an exceptional gathering of the whole food contact supply chain, who look to address all topical concerns in the food contact industry and develop their knowledge on how to best comply with all the latest […]

Metsä Board’s Kemi mill increases white kraftliner production capacity to 465,000 tonnes

The development program for Metsä Board’s white kraftliner mill in Kemi has been completed in parallel with Metsä Fibre’s new bioproduct mill. Metsä Board and Metsä Fibre are part of Metsä Group. In addition to increasing the mill’s capacity by 40,000 tonnes per year, the development program will reduce the mill’s energy consumption by 5% […]