Tag Archives: European market

Toscotec to rebuild press section of PM1 at Cartiera Pirinoli’s Roccavione site in Italy

Italian carton board manufacturer Cartiera Pirinoli selected Toscotec for the rebuild of the entire press section of PM1 at its Roccavione site in Northern Italy. The project is planned for the second half of 2023. In order to ensure the highest operation flexibility across a wide range of basis weights, Toscotec will supply both a first nip composed of […]

Packaging Europe: 4evergreen alliance releases guidance on designing packaging for recycling

The cross-industry initiative, 4evergreen alliance, has released its Circularity by Design guideline aimed at providing the packaging value chain with clear recommendations for designing fibre-based packaging for recycling from the start of its lifecycle. According to the guidelines, “the amount of variety of fibre-based packaging on the market is continuously growing and becoming more complex. Innovative solutions are […]

Laakirchen Papier announces price increase for graphic paper

The Austrian paper producer Laakirchen Papier AG is announcing an increase in its prices for publication papers by € 100 per ton by April 1st 2022. The new prices shall apply to all new business as well as to additional deliveries. Laakirchen Papier AG, located in Laakirchen (Upper Austria) specializes in the production and development […]

Intergraf calls on UPM to quickly settle strike

The strike in the Finnish paper mills aggravates the current lack of paper on the European market and will have severe repercussions in the supply of print products in the coming weeks, Intergraf says. While during the past two years graphic products have clearly witnessed a decline, demand is now almost back to pre-pandemic levels. […]

IBS Paper Performance acquires VIT Papertec AG and VIT PapierMaschinen-Service GmbH

The international technology group IBS Paper Performance Group acquires V.I.T. Papertec AG and V.I.T. PapierMaschinen-Service GmbH, both based in Gerlingen, Germany. The specialist for paper machine optimization thus further expands its portfolio in the field of metering systems. The background for this investment is provided by the firm conviction that this will enable the IBS […]

Sawmills in Europe and North America enjoyed record profits in 1H/21

Sawmills in Europe and North America enjoyed record profits during the first half of 2021, but fell in the 3Q when lumber prices plunged Sawmill profits in North America and Europe continued to rise in the spring and early summer of 2021, surging to all-time highs on both continents. With lumber prices reaching unprecedented levels […]

Avery Dennison receives HDPE recycling endorsement from RecyClass for its films portfolio

In a market first, RecyClass has approved products from Avery Dennison’s film portfolio for complying with HDPE recycling guidelines. Label producers and brand owners across the home and personal care and food sectors will benefit from this accomplishment, which can help them increase recycling rates.   Currently, RecyClass guidelines state that for packaging to be […]

Sappi invests in fully transparent, customer centric supply chain

Sappi Europe, the leading European producer of coated graphic paper and packaging and specialty papers, has partnered with Shippeo, the European leader in real-time transportation visibility solutions. This partnership will create a fully transparent supply chain helping to boost efficiency and customer satisfaction through innovative digital supply chain capabilities. Sappi Europe employs 5,600 people across […]

Zeus announces €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue

Irish-owned Zeus Packaging, Europe’s leading independent packaging manufacturer and distributor, has today announced a €15 million investment in Aldar Tissue, the Dublin-based tissue manufacturer. Zeus acquired Aldar Tissue in 2019, as part of a three-year €40million acquisition strategy which concluded in February of this year. Zeus will invest €10 million in the construction of a […]

Sappi continues recovery in results for second financial quarter 2021

Commenting on the group’s results, Sappi Chief Executive Officer Steve Binnie said: “I am pleased with the steady recovery from the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. EBITDA continued to improve quarter-on-quarter from a low of US$26m in our third quarter of 2020 through US$98m in the previous quarter to US$112 for the current quarter, […]