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Russian plywood exports down 41% in 2022

Russian plywood exports decreased by 41% to 2 million m3 in 2022. The export value fell by 39% to $1,2 billion. Europe and the USA have been the main markets for Russian plywood exporters. However, exports to Europe were vastly reduced due to sanctions imposed on Russia in 2022, and U.S. export duty on Russian […]

Valmet to supply paper machine rebuild to Sappi North America’s Somerset facility

Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi’s Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Previously, Valmet rebuilt paper machine 1 (PM1) and with its success, Sappi has chosen Valmet again to rebuild paper machine 2 (PM2). The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. Its value will not […]

Global specialty pulp and paper chemicals market to reach $38.5 billion by 2027

Functional Chemicals, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 6.8% CAGR and reach US$20.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period. Taking into account the ongoing post pandemic recovery, growth in the Bleaching Chemicals segment is readjusted to a revised 5.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The […]

Cardbox Packaging invests over Euro 14 million to expand Wolfsberg site in Austria

Cardbox Packaging Group’s announcement of the site expansion in Wolfsberg is resulting in over Euro 14 million investment not only in the new premises but especially in new machinery and automatization. This operation will significantly affect both Austrian sites of Cardbox Packaging. After the previous years of growth, the need for a physical expansion was […]

Saur and Veolia signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Saur of MWS Europe from Veolia

In accordance with the press release , and following completion of the consultation process with the employee representative bodies, Saur announces that Veolia has exercised the unilateral put option for the sale of its European Mobile Water Services division (MWS Europe). Subsequently, Saur and Veolia signed an agreement for the acquisition by Saur of MWS […]

PulPac exopands global IP for Dry Molded Fiber

PulPac recently announced further patent grants for its pioneering cellulose forming technology that makes it possible to replace single-use plastics with competitive fiber-based alternatives. The company’s most general patent, that already has been granted in big parts of the world, is now also granted in Colombia. Furthermore, a new patent comprising hole punching of Dry […]

China Tariffs Hit Recycled Paper Imports

China Tariffs

China’s latest round of tariffs against the U.S. has hit the recovered fiber materials market. The tariffs come in the wake of China’s announcement that it would ban most plastics and other recycled goods from the United States earlier this year. China has been the top importer of U.S. recycled paper, importing 2.73 million tons […]

US printing-writing paper shipments down 6% in November

US printing-writing paper

U.S. printing-writing paper shipments decreased 6% in November 2018 compared to November 2017. Total printing-writing paper inventory levels increased 3% from October. Imports of printing-writing papers in October increased 27% compared to October 2017 imports, while exports declined 27% compared to October 2017, according to the American Forest & Paper Association. Net imports of coated […]

China’s pull-back drops export No. 12 by $50/ton FAS, leaves US mills full; domestic white grades fall again

china's export

China pulled back its buying of US recovered fiber in November as its import license quotas were filled for the year, flooding the domestic market with additional material. This left US mills full with old corrugated containers (OCC) and generation was high, contacts said in the last week. Export pricing dropped by $50/ton for double-sort […]

Spill from aging Maine pulp mill worries St. Croix conservationists


 A recent spill of two million litres of partially treated pulp-mill effluent into a tributary of the St. Croix River is raising concerns about the long-term health of the river dividing New Brunswick from the United States. One of the main lines of the Woodland Pulp mill in Baileyville, Maine, west of Calais, ruptured Aug. 10, sending […]