Tag Archives: paper

Essity’s straw pulp plant to start running in summer

  Essity plans to start producing straw pulp at its Mannheim mill in Germany in the summer. Work on the mill whcih makes pulp and tissue is proceeding according to plan. Work on the new production plant at Essity’s German site in Mannheim is proceeding on schedule. The traditional German roofing ceremony was held on […]

French recovered paper prices stable despite strong demand from Germany

Recovered paper prices have been rising recently everywhere in Europe. But while they are still doing so in many countries, French prices have remained stable for now in February. February was a quiet month for France’s recovered paper market. But industry insiders, especially those located close to the Franco-German border, were surprised and sometimes a […]

Pixelle to acquire Appvion speciality paper businesses

Pixelle continues to grow. The company plans to take over two of Appvion’s businesses, which will strengthen its position as a leading player on the US specialty paper market. US company Pixelle Specialty Solutions will acquire two business units of fellow American specialty paper producer Appvion Operations. Pixelle announced it had signed a definitive agreement […]

Progroup to boost capacity at Stryków corrugated board plant in Poland

Progroup plans to expand Stryków corrugated board site at a cost of €72m to strengthen its position in the market in Central and Eastern Europe Paper and packaging producer Progroup will invest €72m to build a new corrugated sheet feeder plant at the existing corrugated facility site in Stryków, Poland. According to Progroup, the new […]

China imports almost 7 million t of recovered paper in 2020

China’s recovered paper imports have been shrinking year after year since the country announced a ban on recovered paper imports from 2021. But Chinese paper mills have found ways to deal with this new situation. Chinese paper mills went on one last buying spree for recovered paper in Europe just before the country’s ban on […]

Price surge continues on recovered paper market in Germany

Recovered paper grades Coloured letters and Multi printing buck upward trend with price dip in January. Strong demand from the packaging paper segment, declining collection volumes, and fears about future supply have led to another rise in recovered paper prices in Germany. After prices for the ordinary grades took a considerable hop in December and […]

Mayr-Melnhof to take over International Paper’s Kwidzyn pulp, paper and board mill

With the acquisition, Mayr-Melnhof will expand its virgin fiberboard business and enter flexible packaging and woodfree uncoated paper operations. Austria’s Mayr-Melnhof and International Paper (IP) have entered into a purchase and sale agreement on IP’s pulp, paper, and board mill in Kwidzyn, Poland. Mayr-Melnhof puts the purchase price at €670m on a cash and debt-free […]

Metsä Group to grow in pulp and kraftliner

New Kemi softwood and hardwood pulp mill is to be built at a cost of €1.6bn. Metsä Fibre, part of the Metsä group, has made the final investment decision to build a new bioproducts mill in Kemi, Finland. The company puts the value of the investment at €1.6bn. The new pulp mill is geared for […]

Le Bourray mulls production of recycled market pulp

 Tissue company CGMP acquired Le Bourray in 2019 from insolvent Arjowiggins and produces virgin and recycled fiber-based tissue on two machines. French tissue producer Le Bourray plans to enter the production of recycled market pulp at its mill near Le Mans. Le Bourray is considering converting a former Arjowiggins recycled graphic paper machine into a […]

Most players on Polish paper and board markets coping with coronavirus crisis

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Poland and the partial lockdown introduced by the Polish government in November have had less of an impact on the paper and board industry than was initially feared. In the worst case, incoming orders in recent months were described as unspectacular. In the best case, market participants […]