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SCA Acquires Wind Farm with 36 Turbines in Piteå, Sweden

SCA has acquired its first wind farm with the purchase of 36 wind turbines in Markbygden in Piteå municipality, northern Sweden. The acquisition is in line with the company’s previously stated goal of becoming one of the Sweden’s leading providers of fossil-free electricity generated by wind power. Twenty percent of Sweden’s installed wind power capacity […]

Suzano to invest R$14.7 billion in a new pulp plant

Suzano, a global reference in the production of bioproducts developed from the cultivation of eucalyptus, announces the construction of a new plant with an annual production capacity of 2.3 million tons of eucalyptus pulp. The unit will be built in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo, in Mato Grosso do Sul state, and should […]

Metsä Group and forest owners have planted 270 million trees in a decade

Metsä Group and forest owners planted 270 million seedlings in Finnish forests between 2010 and 2020. This summer, the figure will increase by more than 35 million seedlings. Metsä Group supplies forest owners with native tree species that occur naturally in Finland.   Under the Finnish Forest Act, a new forest must always be established […]

SCA to increase kraftliner prices in Europe

SCA increases the prices on white and brown kraftliner in Europe by Euro 50 per tonne. The new price is valid from June 1, 2021. “The global demand for kraftliner continues to be high”, comments Mikael Frölander, VP Sales and Marketing Containerboard. “The capacity is limited to increase kraftliner deliveries and increasing costs for raw […]

US containerboard production up two percent in November

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its November 2020 Containerboard Monthly report. According to the report, total containerboard production in November increased two percent compared to November 2019, and four percent when compared to the same 11 months of 2019. November 2020 production of containerboard for export went down six percent compared […]

Metsä Board to sell 30% stake in Husum pulp mill to Norra Skog

The Metsä company is to release capital from its pulp business and to focus on growth in paperboard. Metsä Board has made the final decision on the renewal of its Husum pulp mill and simultaneously signed an agreement to sell a 30% stake in the mill to Swedish forest owner cooperative Norra Skog. The company […]

Canada’s Forest sector key to Canada’s economic recovery

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources to speak with Members of Parliament about how government can work with forest sector workers and communities to advance economic recovery and help grow a lower carbon economy for tomorrow. FPAC’s remarks outlined several potential solutions to stimulate the […]

Total U.S. Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Decreased 21 Percent in September 2020

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its September 2020 Printing-Writing Monthly report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 21 percent in September compared to September 2019. U.S. purchases of total printing-writing papers decreased 20 percent in September compared to the same month last year. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels […]

Stora Enso is changing its forest assets valuation method

Stora Enso has decided to start using a valuation method for its forest assets in the Nordics based on market transaction data and change the accounting policy from the fourth quarter of 2020 onwards. Preliminary estimations, based on transactions in those areas in which Stora Enso has forest land, indicate that the value of the Group’s forest assets, […]

Cascades launches a recyclable thermoformed cardboard food tray

The Cascades is launching the first 100% recycled and recyclable thermoformed cardboard tray designed for fresh food packers using automated equipment in North America. This thermoformed tray delivers a unique innovative food packaging solution that was developed entirely using a circular economy approach and ecodesign principles. The tray is composed of 100% recycled fibers, mostly […]