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Södra to raise price of bleached softwood kraft pulp

September 7, 2020 ` 14:08  
Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe by $ 40 / tonne to $ 880, effective 1 October 2020. “We do recognize the challenges presented in the wake of...

Valmet to supply new bleach plant and upgrade of batch cooking and fiberline to ITC’s Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India

August 31, 2020 ` 14:16  
Valmet will deliver a new bleach plant and upgrade of the batch cooking and fiberline to ITC’s Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2020. The order value...

GS Group announced its plans to invest up to half a billion rubles in the production of packaging from cast paper pulp at First Cardboard Factory

August 28, 2020 ` 18:18  
GS Group announced its plans to invest up to half a billion rubles in the development of production of packaging from cast paper pulp at First Cardboard Factory (part of Technopolis GS Innovation Cluster, the town of Gusev,...

Stora Enso builds pilot facility for packaging foam material

August 28, 2020 ` 17:11  
Stora Enso will build a pilot facility for producing Cellufoam by Stora Enso, a lightweight, fiber-based foam material for protective packaging and cushioning. The pilot plant will be located at Stora Enso’s Fors Mill in Sweden. The sustainable...

Kama PPM started producing base paper for wallpaper production

August 27, 2020 ` 18:38  
The company’s press office informs that papermaking machine No. 7 of Kama PPM (Krasnokamsk, Perm region) produced the first batch of base paper for wallpaper production weighing 80 g/m². New products in batches of 40, 100, and 160...

UPM to restructure several paper businesses

August 27, 2020 ` 18:02  
To ensure future competitiveness of UPM Communication Papers, UPM announces plans for permanent closing of UPM Kaipola paper mill in Finland, sale of UPM Shotton paper mill in Wales and streamlining Communication Papers business function teams. In addition,...

SCA intends to invest in pulp production and initiates consultations to discontinue publication paper

August 26, 2020 ` 18:43  
SCA intends to invest SEK 1,45bn (US $165 million) in the production of chemically pre-treated thermo-mechanical pulp (CTMP) at the Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall. In parallel, SCA is initiating consultations with trade unions and employee representatives to discontinue...

Wood pulp production increased by 6.4% in Russia in Jan-Jul 2020

August 18, 2020 ` 17:13  
According to the data of the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in Jan-Jul 2020, the output of Russian wood pulp grew by 6.4% YoY to 5.1 million tons. Paper and cardboard production increased over the reporting period as...

Segezha PPM sets a record of paper shipments in July 2020

August 14, 2020 ` 16:30  
In July 2020, Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill (Segezha Group, part of AFK Sistema) increased paper shipments by 50% YoY to 36.000 tons, the press service of Segezha Group reports. The company’s management notes that this is a...

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, proposes to combine the powers of forestry and timber industry in one federal body

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production, interview with the head of Rozas LLC, an OSB production newcomer; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime...

COVID-19 impacts revenue and earnings of the Lenzing Group in 1H 2020

August 13, 2020 ` 10:20  
In 1H 2020, the Lenzing Group faced a historically difficult market environment with increased pressure on prices and volumes resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, revenue declined by 25.6% from EUR 1.09 billion to EUR 810.2...