Tag Archives: Russian pulp and paper industry

ARKHBUM-UPAK LLC eyes to become leading producer of paper bags in Russia

ARKHBUM-UPAK LLC, which is part of the Austrian group of companies Pulp Mill Holding GmbH, increased the production of bags from paper by 162% up to 71 million units in 2021, which became one of the record figures for the market. The company has also expanded its export range, while its share in the overall […]

Kemira increases prices for all product lines in Pulp & Paper Americas

Kemira to increase prices for all product lines in Pulp & Paper, Americas effective March 15, 2022. Costs for all main raw materials, energy (direct and indirect), packaging materials and freight have massively increased during recent months and continue to rise. Significant price increases in the range of 15% to 30% are necessary and will […]

Ilim Group Reviews 2021 Performance, Plans to Expand Exports to China

Ilim Group recently published a report on its performance in 2021. The company produced 3.64 million tons of finished products, and pulp continues to make-up the major share (2.16 million tons) of Ilim’s production volumes. Ilim continued to increase the share of packaging materials in its product portfolio. Last year this segment accounted for about […]

International Paper to explore strategic options for ownership interest in Ilim Group

International Paper announced its intention to explore strategic options, including the possible sale, of its 50% ownership interest in Ilim Group. International Paper has no intention to seek suspension of operations or initiate any liquidation or bankruptcy proceedings with respect to Ilim Group. In October of 2006, International Paper and Ilim Pulp announced the signing […]

International Paper to consider stake sale in Russia’s Ilim Group

International Paper recently announced that it was exploring options for Russian paper producer Ilim Group, including a possible sale of its 50% stake. International Paper said it has no intention to seek the suspension of operations or initiate any liquidation or bankruptcy proceedings with respect to the group. Ilim Group, a 50/50 joint venture between […]

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts the European pulp and paper industry

A viewpoint from Alejandro Mata, Director of European Packaging and Graphic Paper It has been almost a week since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For many of us, the sheer shock of what is happening makes us realize how fragile our way of living is, and how fast things can change. Without minimizing the suffering […]

Russian paper producers continue modernization despite sanctions’ pressure from West

Despite the ongoing military conflict between Russia and Ukraine and associated with it negative economic environment in Russia, most of leading local paper producer plan to continue implementation of their previously announced investment projects.   One of them is the Perm Pulp and Paper Mill Group of Companies, which has recently announced the start of […]

Kemira discontinues deliveries to Russia

Kemira has decided to discontinue deliveries to Russia and Belarus starting March 1, 2022 until further notice due to the ongoing situation in the region. The decision to discontinue deliveries will primarily impact pulp and paper customers in Russia. In 2021, Russia represented around 3% of Kemira’s total revenue. Kemira is a global leader in […]

Russia experiences sharp demand for sanitary and hygienic paper products

The demand for sanitary and hygienic paper products as well as paper packaging in Russia is steadily growing with a simultaneous decline of demand for newsprint, according to some leading Russian paper producers and local media reports.   According to analysts, there is a trend towards the re-profiling of specialized enterprises in paper sector of […]

Selenginsky pulp and paper mill eyes to become leading paper and cardboard producer in Russian Siberia

Selenginsky pulp and paper mill (SCCC), one of Russia’s largest paper mills, located in Buryatia Republic will be modernized with the cost of the project more than RUB2 billion (US$26 million), according to press service of the government of the republic. The main purpose of the planned modernization is to improve the quality of finished […]