Tag Archives: Latin America

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 […]

Pulp Exports from Brazil Climb to USD 4.1 Billion in First Half 2023; China, North America Main Destinations

The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) reported that for the first half of 2023, pulp exports from Brazil increased by 8.2%, totaling USD 4.1 billion, driven by sales to China and North America (United States and Canada). The balance generated by pulp exports to China increased by 25.4% and to North America by 19.9% in the […]

Sylvamo Names Tatiana Kalman as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Latin America

Sylvamo is announcing a senior leadership change for its Latin America division. Tatiana Kalman has been elected senior vice president and general manager, Latin America, effective June 1. Kalman joins Sylvamo from BASF, most recently serving as managing director and senior vice president, Business Unit Personal Care Europe. “We welcome Tatiana to our company. She will […]

Lumin to invest $136 million in new plywood mill in Uruguay

Lumin, a leading timberland, and forest products company, will invest approx. US$ 136 million to build its third industrial plant in Uruguay, which is expected to create more than 300 jobs and significantly increase the country’s sustainable plywood production. Following approval by Lumin’s Board of Directors, which includes representatives of the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment […]

International Paper announces senior leadership transition

International Paper announced today that Sharon R. Ryan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will retire effective June 30, 2022. “Sharon has been an exceptional business partner and mentor throughout her 34 years of service,” said International Paper Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Sutton. “I appreciate all her accomplishments and contributions […]

The Navigator Company increases UWP prices in Europe by 8-15 per cent

The Navigator Company announced today that it will increase again its Uncoated Woodfree Paper prices in Europe by 8-15%, following already implemented price increases during January and early February in USA, between 6 and 9%, and in overseas namely in Middle East, North Africa and Latin America, between 7 and 10%. New European prices will […]

BillerudKorsnäs to acquire Verso to ignite growth in North America

BillerudKorsnäs has entered into a merger agreement to acquire Verso Corporation, a leading producer of coated papers in North America. The acquisition of Verso is fully in line with BillerudKorsnäs’ strategy to drive profitable growth in paperboard, and the ambition to expand into North America. BillerudKorsnäs aims to build one of the most cost-efficient and […]

International Paper to build a new packaging plant in Atglen, Pennsylvania

Internetional Paper recently announced it will build a state-of-the-art corrugated packaging plant in Atglen, Pennsylvania. The facility will employ approximately 150 team members. “We are excited to expand our footprint and continue serving our customers with the highest level of safety, quality, operational excellence and customer service,” said Greg Wanta, senior vice president, North American […]

Brazilian paper, pulp producer boosts quarterly revenues

Latin America’s largest paper and pulp producer Suzano has reported operating cash generation of R$4.9 billion (US$940 million) for the second quarter of 2021. This represents an increase of 47% compared with the same period last year, and the best quarterly result since Suzano’s inception, the Brazilian company said in a statement.   The world’s […]