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UPM Fibres is preparing to temporarily adjust production at Kaukas, Finland, and initiates consultations with employee representatives concerning potential temporary layoffs

DS Smith, a leading packaging company, has announced a substantial investment of €11.35 million in expanding its Cartogal production plant located in Galicia, Spain.

A new partnership has come together aimed at creating sustainability in Kamloops-area forestry.

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is planning to build a demonstration plant for a modified lignin product in cooperation with ANDRITZ .

[Cohoes, NY — May 10, 2023] In September 2022, Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc., North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of fine papers and envelopes, and the Fedrigoni Group, the leading global player in the manufacture of high added value specialty papers for luxury packaging and other creative applications, premium wine labels and self-adhesive materials, announced that they had entered into a manufacturing agreement to expand reach of specialty papers globally.

Norske Skog, a paper manufacturing company, has reported that their SC paper machine PM 6, which has an annual production capacity of 260,000 tons, is projected to be inoperable for an extended duration.

In my last blog contribution I described the series of large investments that forest industry companies are doing in Sweden and Finland.

What do recent pulp and paper investments in the PNW tell us about the region’s future?

In recent months, the Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council (PPEC) has been seeing a concerning trend of some governments choosing to ban paper bags.

A pulp and paper production company recently found itself in a difficult situation when its 14-inch flowmeter for a critical pulp flow application malfunctioned, causing production to run blindly and potentially disrupting all production.

Asia has increased its share of global wood pellet imports to a record 32%. Worldwide trade of wood pellets was practically unchanged year-over-year compared to 2022.

If you’ve walked through a lot of paper mills you’ve probably seen a lot of waste heat emitted. Most paper mills try to recover some of this heat using heat exchangers.

Valmet will deliver two fiber line improvement projects to SCA Obbola mill in Sweden.

Together we are ready to offer production warranties, including a limited batch of ready-to-order production lines with fast-tracked delivery in six months.

As part of a larger expansion program – “Expansion Värö 2.0” – Södra Cell Värö implemented an extensive modification of the existing pulper in the spring of 2020. The upgraded pulper is more efficient, quieter and more reliable. Cellwood is awarded gold stars for everything from thorough planning to exemplary documentation.

As the world is trying to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change, Stora Enso is committed to playing a significant role in the work. Johan Holm, Head of Carbon Neutrality at Stora Enso, sat down to discuss the company's approach to climate action.

Pulp mills are heavily dependent on superheated steam for vital operations like drying, heating, and turbine power generation.

Recycled fibers are critical for sustainable paper and board production, but they are often contaminated with stickies and waxes from adhesives.

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