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Metsä Board Husum folding boxboard capacity expansion starts up

The project to expand folding boxboard production capacity has been completed at the Husum integrated pulp and paperboard mill in Sweden. With the modernisation of the board machine 1 (BM1), the annual production capacity of folding boxboard (FBB) will be increased by 200,000 tons to reach 600,000 tons. This will make the Husum BM1 the […]

Pioneering research into reducing water footprint paper industry in Eerbeek and Loenen

After more than a year of technical and practical preparations, the Eerbeek Water Roundabout (The Netherlands) pilot was officially launched in September. On the premises of Industriewater Eerbeek (IWE), a test installation of a closed, circular water management system will run until the end of 2023. This pilot will investigate whether a ‘full scale’ installation […]

PaperMind to represent Pankaboard in Denmark

Pankaboard announced that PaperMind will start to represent Pankaboard in Denmark. The representation covers the complete product range from high thickness folding boxboards to uncoated speciality cartonboards. Pankaboard manufactures high-quality cartonboards for packaging, various graphical and industrial applications and food service products.

U.S. boxboard production down 11% in Q2

U.S. boxboard production in Q2 2023 decreased 11% compared to Q2 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 86.6%, down 7.6 points from Q2, as the American Forest & Paper Association reports. Solid Bl. Plate, Dish & Tray–Domestic production decreased 6.4% compared to Q2 2022 and increased 0.7% for the year-to-date. Recycled Boxboard–Coated production was down 3% when […]

Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased Eleven Percent in Q2 2023

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its Q2 2023 Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q2 decreased 11% compared to Q2 2022. The boxboard operating rate was 86.6%, down 7.6 points from Q2 2022. Solid Bleached Plate, Dish & Tray – Domestic production decreased 6.4% compared to Q2 2022 […]

Whakatane Paper Mill’s investment to boost folding boxboard production

New Zealand’s Whakatane Mill Ltd (WML) announces a significant investment upgrade, and progress is already well underway. WML has successfully secured a substantial private investment of over NZD$70 million from its shareholders. This investment marks the most significant capital expenditure for WML since 2004 and is a testament to its commitment to growth. The infusion […]

Metsä Board starts change negotiations on possible temporary layoffs

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, will initiate change negotiations on possible temporary layoffs for its paperboard and BCTMP mills in Finland. The negotiations involve a total of 1,100 employees at the Joutseno, Kaskinen, Kemi, Kyro, Tampere, Simpele and Äänekoski mills. The possible layoffs would last a maximum of 90 days and could be implemented […]

Voith to convert Stora Enso’s former paper machine into board machine at Oulu site in Finland

Stora Enso has entrusted the leading full-line supplier Voith with the conversion of a former paper machine. The machine at the northern Finnish site in Oulu previously produced coated graphic papers. After the successful conversion, the machine will produce high-quality folding boxboard and coated kraft back (CKB). With a production volume of 750,000 tons per […]

Bellmer to rebuild board machine for Whakatane mill, New Zealand

Whakatane Mill Limited, New Zealand’s’ only Paperboard mill located on the North Island, have selected Bellmer as the Main Equipment Manufacturer for a major rebuild of the board machine #3. Both teams virtually “shook-hands” at the end of January 2022. The whole project sales phase was executed virtually due to travel restrictions. However, the team […]

Metsä Board Explores Increasing Its Folding Boxboard Capacity in Finland or Sweden

Metsä Board announced that it is exploring possibilities to increase its folding boxboard capacity in Finland or Sweden. The company said global demand for high-quality fresh fibre paperboards has grown by around 2-3% per year in recent years and is expected to continue to grow at least at the same rate in the future. Metsä […]