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4evergreen alliance moves from guidance to action at Annual Conference: “The Pathway to Circularity”

More than 150 people joined in Brussels and online to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of 4evergreen at a conference recognizing the alliance’s achievements so far and exploring how to maximize industry uptake of 4evergreen’s circularity toolbox. “After three years of intense work, we have a set of resources that is open to everyone”, said Hans […]

European Commission extends anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Chinese coated fine paper imports

The European Commission (EC) has extended two punitive duties on imports of certain coated fine paper (CFP) from China, following conclusions in expiry reviews made on August 21. In the European Union (EU), Chinese exporters have been subject to anti-dumping duties of 8-35.1% and countervailing duties of 4-12% since May 2011. The product in question is CFP […]

Paper Excellence shares insights from discussion on EUDR

Paper Excellence participated in the “Wood you find it?” event hosted by FSC International in Brussels to discuss the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), approved in April by the European Parliament. Representatives of the European Commission responsible for the approved text, public policy makers, companies, NGOs and FSC leaders discussed together what are the biggest challenges […]

International Paper Reaches Agreement to Sell Ownership Interest in Ilim Joint Venture

International Paper today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 50% interest in Ilim SA, the holding company for its Ilim joint venture (JV), to its JV partners for US$484 million equity value. The sale is subject to regulatory approvals in Russia. This transaction indicates ~$3.5 billion in total enterprise value […]

Russian plywood production falls 38% in November

In January – November, Russia decreased plywood production by 28% y-o-y to 3.0 million m3. According to Rosstat, production of plywood in November fell 38%. Russian companies continue to export plywood to the U.S. despite high duties and low prices. In October, Russian producers exported 52 thousand m3 of plywood to the U.S., which is […]

Russia extends protective duties on rough-sawn lumber for three years

The Government of Russia has extended protective duties on rough-sawn lumber for three years until December 31, 2025, Interfax reported with reference to the Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko. The increased rates apply to the exports of lumber with a moisture content of more than 22%, a thickness and a width of more than 10 cm. Export […]

Ilim Group completes successful test run of kraft linerboard machine at Ust-Ilimsk mill in Russia

Ilim Group has successfully completed the first water run of the XcelLine kraft linerboard machine (KLB machine) – the key equipment of the company’s new KLB Mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia. A start-up of the KLB machine is scheduled for Q2 2023. Individual tests of its main equipment are underway. In December, the KLB Mill facilities were […]

Largest sawmill company in Northwest of Russia to stop all wood pellet plants

this should not come as a big surprise after our previous report on the condition of russian pellet export , now ULK Group, the largest sawmill company in the Northwest of Russia, will stop all of its pellet production facilities due to lack of sales. The company has already completely stopped the pellet plant in […]

Russia cannot compensate for stop of exporting wood pellets to Europe with deliveries to other markets

Since July, after the start of the EU sanctions, South Korea became the only export destination for Russian producers of wooden pellets. However, the volume of pellets sent to this country cannot compensate for the reduction in supplies to Europe. In November 2022, Russia tripled exports of fuel pellets to South Korea to 65 thousand […]

EC proposal on packaging and packaging waste could build a world class circularity model

A proposal for a revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, tabled today by the European Commission, builds on the performance of the EU industry’s recycling model for paper and board packaging. The paper industry now calls for a science-based evaluation of recyclable and reusable options. Recycling is today the first source of fibre for the […]