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One Equity Partners to sell Walki to Japan’s Oji Group

One Equity Partners announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Walki Holding Oy, a pan-European supplier of sustainable and high-performing packaging and engineered materials solutions, to Oji Holdings Corporation, a Japanese paper products technology company.   Founded in 1930 and headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Walki is a specialty packaging materials manufacturer, […]

Nippon Paper Crecia continues its collaboration with Körber Business Area Tissue

 Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd. – leading manufacturer of tissue paper products for the Asia-Pacific area, part of the Nippon Paper Group – continues in its collaboration with Körber Business Area Tissue as a reliable partner to further strengthen its competitive position in the Family Care sector in Japan. Nippon Paper Crecia, active in family, […]

Nippon Paper starts cooperative marine transport with Daio Paper

Nippon Paper Industries started cooperative marine transport between the capital region and the Kansai area, Japan, in cooperation with Daio Paper Corporation. Nippon Paper Industries has provided long distance truck transport to supply the business communication paper produced at the Nakoso Mill to the Kansai region. Daio Paper uses the RORO ships of Daio Kaiun […]

Canadian lumber production down 6.1% in April

Lumber production in Canada decreased 14.9% from March to 4 074.0 thousand m3 in April. Production was down 6.1% from April 2022, reports Statistics Canada. Sawmills shipped 3 935.0 thousand m3 of lumber in April, down 8.2% from March and down 7.9% from April 2022. According to Analytics, in April 2023, Canada decreased exports of lumber to the United States by 4.4% year-on-year. Supplies to China increased by 54.9%, […]

Rengo to achieve zero use of coal at manufacturing sites by 2027

The Rengo Group will achieve zero use of coal at manufacturing sites in Japan by 2027. Currently, the Paperboard Production Group’s Kanazu Mill and Marusan Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd. use a total of approximately 125,000 tons of coal each year. Kanazu Mill will convert to the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for fuel in […]

Nippon Paper announces establishment of a new company in Hungary

Nippon Paper Industries Co., announces the establishment of a manufacturing and sales subsidiary in Hungary for CMC (carboxymethyl cellulose), which is one of the materials used for lithium-ion battery (LiB) anodes in electric vehicles (EV), to join its rapidly growing supply chain system in Europe. CMC is an anionic, water-soluble polymer derived from cellulose that […]

Three companies collaborate on bioethanol commercial plant in Japan

Nippon Paper Industries, Sumitomo Corporation and Green Earth Institute (“GEI”) agreed to begin trilateral consideration of the first commercial production of cellulosic bioethanol from woody biomass in Japan and its development into bio-chemical products. Bioethanol is currently attracting attention in countries worldwide striving for carbon-neutral societies as a renewable energy source and as feedstock for […]

Japan’s imports of wood pellets grow 42% in 2022

In 2022, Japan’s imports of wood pellets expanded 42% year-on-year to 4.4 million tonnes. The value of imports jumped 60% to $895 million.  the average price of wood pellets grew 13% to $203 per tonne. Vietnam’s share amounted to 54% of Japan’s total wood pellets imports in 2022. Vietnam is Japan’s biggest wood pellets exporter […]

Sodra Wood to expand lumber supplying to Japan

Sodra Wood, which is a Sweden’s largest forest owners association and an international forest industry group, will expand supplying lumber to Japan of 90,000 m3 as a total volume in a year or two years. About 60,000 m3 of 90,000 m3 will be JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standards) lumber. The company got a certification of JAS […]

Nippon Paper Announces Price Increase for Its Liquid Packaging Carton in Japan

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. has announced a price increase for its Liquid Packaging Carton in Japan. Prices will increase 18% or more for shipments on and after the 1st of April, 2023. In a press release, Nippon Paper said, “The increase is necessitated by the rapid decline in the exchange rate in addition to […]