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Segezha Packaging Romania moving forward with major expansion project

February 1, 2021 ` 16:46  
Segezha Packaging SRL (Segezha Group, part of Sistema JSFC) has announced a major investment project to significantly enhance manufacturing operations and its capacity in Romania. This will include a new production facility and warehouse, modernization of the existing...

Segezha Group to start the production of paper packaging in the Moscow region

January 28, 2021 ` 17:29  
Segezha Group to install four paper bag making lines produced by Holweg Weber and Garant Maschinen at the site in Lobnya. The design capacity of the new plant will be over 140 million pieces of packaging per year,...

Wood pulp production increased by 6.3% in Russia in 2020

January 27, 2021 ` 21:25  
According to the data of the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) in 2020, the output of Russian wood pulp grew by 6.3% YoY to 8.8 million tons. Paper and cardboard production increased over the reporting period as well...

SCA to stop PM5 at Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall

January 22, 2021 ` 16:52  
SCA stops paper machine 5 at Ortviken paper mill in Sundsvall, Sweden. PM5 produced uncoated publication paper for newpapers, magazines and commercial print and had a capacity of 255,000 tonnes per annum. The paper machine started production in...

Wood pulp export from Russia grew by 13.2% in January-November 2020

January 19, 2021 ` 18:52  
In January-November 2020, the volume of wood pulp export from Russia grew by 13.2% YoY, reaching 2.092 million tons, as reported by the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. The value of foreign supplies dropped from 3.6%...

Eco Pack Ural LLC to invest 752 million rubles in the construction of corrugated cardboard plant

January 18, 2021 ` 19:57  
The company is going to build a plant on the territory of EKAD Yuzhny Industrial Park in Chkalovsky district of Yekaterinburg. The construction is expected to be finished in 2023. The project cost is estimated at 752 million...

Sistema JSFC acquires Sibirsky Les

January 18, 2021 ` 19:45  
As RBC reports, Sistema JSFC hopes to acquire Sibirsky Les LLC and BackHill LLC. The purchase is attributed to the plans of Segezha Group (part of Sistema JSFC) to build a new pulp and paper mill in the...

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) released its December 2020 сontainerboard monthly report

January 18, 2021 ` 15:48  
In the U.S. total сontainerboard production in December 2020 increased 3% compared to December 2019. It was up 4% when compared to the same 12 months of 2019. December 2020 production of containerboard for export decreased 22% compared...

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russia: Priority Investment Project of APPM “Board Production Rebuild” is officially completed

January 15, 2021 ` 12:58  
On December 29, 2020 the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov signed an order, according to which the Priority Investment Project (PIP) in the field of forest exploitation of Arkhangelsk PPM, included into...

SCA to increase kraftliner price

January 12, 2021 ` 16:24  
SCA will increase the price of white and brown kraftliner by €50 per tonne. The new price is valid for deliveries from February 1, 2021. “The market is characterized by a very strong demand for kraftliner,” says Mikael...

Smurfit Kappa designed eco-pallets for the Russian market

December 25, 2020 ` 19:56  
The Russian division of the company has started the production of new eco-pallets from corrugated cardboard in compliance with the requirements of the quality standard; the products are completely biodegradable. Legs inside the pallet are made of cardboard...