Tag Archives: publication paper

UPM to close its Plattling paper mill

UPM Communication Papers announces plans to permanently close its Plattling mill in Germany, reducing the uncoated and coated publication paper capacity by 595,000 tonnes in Europe. These plans are a continuation of necessary steps to proactively ensure competitiveness of our operations and align graphic paper capacity to a profitable customer demand. Should the plans be […]

Norske Skog Bruck is Now Producing Strato Testliner and Strato Fluting on PM 3

Norske Skog announced that the newly converted paper machine, PM 3, at Bruck Mill in Styria, Austria, is now producing Strato Testliner and Fluting. Norske Skog said PM 3 ‘Emma’ produced her first reel of recycled containerboard at the end of May following a conversion that not only transformed the paper machine, but the entire […]

Norske Skog Bruck begins commercial deliveries of containerboard

Norske Skog Bruck announces successful commercial orders of the containerboard grades Testliner 3 and Fluting. This represents the introduction of 210,000 tonnes of competitive containerboard capacity to meet the growing demand for renewable and re-usable packaging. The production is based 100% on recycled fiber and will use steam from the waste-to-energy plant, which opened in April […]

Norske Skog Skogn invests NOK 180 million ($18.2 million) in new pulp production line

Norske Skog Skogn will invest around NOK 180 million ($18.2 million), after NOK 40-50 million ($4-5 million) in grant funding from the NOx fund, in a new thermomechanical production line (TMP) that will replace expensive recycled paper with fresh fiber. The new TMP line will reduce variable costs, significantly reduce NOx and fossil CO2 emissions, and […]

Norske Skog closes its Tasman newsprint mill in New Zealand by the end of June

The mill’s assets will be sold in the second half of this year Norske Skog to close the Tasman mill in New Zealand and sell the mill’s assets. Production will cease by 30 June 2021, reducing Norske Skog’s newsprint capacity by approximately 150,000 tonnes per annum. The Tasman mill has only produced very limited volumes during […]

Norske Skog will enter the European packaging markets in Q4 2022

Norske Skog’s board of directors has made the final investment decision to convert one machine at the Bruck (Austria) industrial site from newsprint to recycled containerboard production. This is the first major step of the two planned European conversion projects in the group’s strategy of establishing Norske Skog as a leading independent European producer of […]

Burgo announces price increase for coated magazine paper

Burgo Group is set to increase prices for its entire range of fine and publication papers on the European market. The decision was motivated by the ongoing production cost increases, especially pulp, energy and chemicals, Burgo said.   The company is asking for a 15 percent price hike for coated mechanical papers (LWC, MWC) for […]

SCA closes its last publication paper machine

SCA permanently closed paper machine LWC 4 at the Ortviken paper mill. This marked the end of SCA’s entire publication paper production. SCA started publication paper production at Ortviken in 1958. Since then, the mill had grown into one of the world’s largest publication paper production sites with an annual production capacity of 800,000 t. Structural […]

Publication paper prices hit all-time low in Germany and Italy

Market players believe that the latest price development will accelerate industry restructuring and lead to more capacity closures for newsprint and magazine paper. Newsprint and magazine paper prices reached hit rock bottom at the start of 2021: The latest price round for deliveries as of January 2021 resulted in historically low prices on the markets […]

SCA starts capacity closures at its Ortviken mill

Another two paper machines are to be shut down in the next two months. As announced in August last year, SCA has started to close down output capacity for publication paper at its Ortviken mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. The company said PM 5 at the mill was stopped on 20 January, producing its last roll […]