The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support The Navigator Company, a major Portuguese industrial group and Europe’s leading pulp and paper manufacturer, with a €27.5 million loan for the construction and operation of a new biomass boiler at their integrated mill facility located in Figueira da Foz, a cohesion region in Portugal.
HYFLEXPOWER : The world’s first integrated power-to-X-to-power hydrogen gas turbine demonstrator
With the HYFLEXPOWER project, a consortium made up of ENGIE Solutions, Siemens Gas and Power, Centrax, Arttic, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and four European universities are implementing a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation (Grant Agreement 884229).
German paper and pulp company exploring geothermal for energy needs
Paper and pulp production is a heat-intensive issue, so it is not surprising for a company producing paper and pulp in Germany to look for green energy and at geothermal in particular to fuel its heating demand with a green energy source.
Forestry businesses in “unimaginable distress” over successive government ‘fire alerts’
Forestry businesses are demanding “solutions” following over a week of successive government ‘fire alerts’ which have stopped them all working.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö to invest in its plant in Binzhou to produce abrasive backing papers locally in China
Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces a further investment in its Binzhou plant to be able to produce abrasive backing papers locally in China. Through this investment the company will further strengthen its leading position in abrasive backings globally.
Forest trade Pulp value growth is a significant query mark for the forest trade – the collapse in paper demand may have a significant influence on forest corporations, analyst estimates
Weight- and the collapse in demand for writing papers during the coronavirus pandemic is almost inevitably reflected in the price of pulp and, at the same time, extensively in the Finnish forest industry.
Cementing the deal: Mondi acquires two paper bag lines and signs exclusive supplier agreements with leading cement producers in Egypt
Mondi Paper Bags, part of Mondi Group, a leading global packaging and paper manufacturer, has acquired two paper bag lines from Helwan Cement Company and InterCement Sacs, two major cement producers in Egypt.
Germany's forests decimated by insects, drought
Rising temperatures and droughts have made trees in Germany more vulnerable to attacks by bark beetles and other insects. That's led to a nearly sixfold jump in trees destroyed by pests over the past two years.
Completion of the acquisition by Kokusai Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd (“KPP”) of all Antalis shares formerly held by Sequana and Bpifrance Participations
Antalis has been informed of the completion of the acquisition by KPP on 21 July 2020 of all Antalis shares held by Sequana at a price of 0.10 euros per share, and of all Antalis shares held by Bpifrance Participations at a price of 0.40 euros per share, representing 83.7% of the share capital of Antalis (based on a share capital of 71,000,000 shares).
Confederation of Paper Industries Publishes its Annual Review 2019-2020
The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is pleased to announce the publication of its Annual Review 2019-2020 – Primed for Growth.
Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium partner up to promote circular economy solutions
Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium have signed a partnership agreement to develop low-carbon, eco-friendly operations at the stadium by promoting the use of renewable materials and circular economy solutions.
Mondi helps Dune Packaging to grow its market share
Dune Packaging Ltd has partnered with Mondi to grow its market share by offering more complex, multicolour designs on its open mouth paper bag packaging. Working with Mondi, Dune Packaging is now using Mondi's Advantage Kraft White Print paper to produce high quality packaging for consumer food produce including flour, maize and grain.
SCA has confirmed a new harvesting plan
SCA has confirmed a new harvesting plan which shows that the harvesting level in the own forest will increase over the coming five years by an additional one million cubic meters per year more than the current level.
KaiCell Fibers Ltd.’s Paltamo pulp and bioproducts mill’s environmental and water usage permit greenlighted by Finnish authorities
The positive decision by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland (AVI) opens for the planned 600 000 t/a capacity mill in northeastern Finland.
Sofidel among the top 3 Italian companies by reputation
The tissue paper Group particularly well-known for its Regina brand ranked 11th overall and the 3rd among Italian companies in the Italy RepTrak® ranking measuring companies’ reputation among Italian consumers.
Innovation in the UK Paper Sector
The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is pleased to publish its new report highlighting innovation in the UK Paper Industry.
Canada log export plunge emerges as first possible TPP violation
TOKYO -- Log exports from Canada to Japan have dropped in recent months despite a side deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership designed to ensure stable supply, raising concerns of a possible first violation of the regional trade pact.
Paper-based Packaging The Obvious Choice
Statistics on the environmental impact of plastic speak for themselves. It is estimated we are on track to lose 90% of marine bird life, while the weight of plastic in the ocean will exceed the weight of fish by 2050.
Holmen acquires Martinsons
Today Holmen signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products. The purchase price is SEK 1.0 billion for 100 per cent of the shares.
European recycling rate increased to 72% in 2019
The European paper recycling rate has increased from 71,7% in 2018 to 72% in 2019 due to a stable utilisation of Paper for Recycling (PfR) in the European paper industry.
Paper industry’s recycling performance reaches highest level ever in 2019
Brussels, 17 July 202 - In 2019, Cepi members produced close to 90 million tonnes of paper and board, of which 54.6% were based on recycled fibres - compared to 53.1% in 2018 - as indicated by the utilisation rate of Paper for Recycling (PfR).
Smurfit Kappa launches innovative solar energy initiative in Colombia
Smurfit Kappa has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art solar panel system in its Colombian Forestry operation.