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Burgo Group S.p.A. announced the start of the reconversion plan of line 2 of the Avezzano (AQ) paper mill, from graphical paper to container board, with a view to making the mill a true national centre of excellence for cardboard production. In particular, the operation foresees a revamping of the…

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International Paper believes it will take up to three months to repair the large digester damaged by the January explosion. Last month, International Paper's (IP) Pensacola mill was rocked by a boiler explosion that had brought fluff pulp and containerboard production to a halt. Meanwhile, the mill has partially resumed…

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Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced papers products, launches Gerstar Mo, a specialty paper developed for packaging applications to protect food from potential contamination by mineral oils. This barrier paper will enable converters and brand owners to develop sustainable packaging made of renewable materials offering maximum consumer food safety. Made…

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Nippon Paper Industries to increase printing paper prices by minimum Yen 15/kg and communication paper prices by minimum 10%, effective April 1, 2017. Printing paper and communication paper have been facing a difficult earnings condition because of declining domestic demand and softening market. Furthermore, it has been put pressure on…

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In February, prices for all recovered paper grades increased in the UK amid low collection volumes, high demand and an expected sea container shortage in March. Shipping rates are also poised to go up, but experts believe that the Chinese mills will again absorb the increase. Collection volumes on the…

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Catalyst Paper has successfully launched a complete line of new lightweight flexible food packaging papers, branded LEAP, from their FDA-compliant Biron mill in Wisconsin. The LEAP family brands are uncoated and coated one side flexible packaging papers designed for food applications such as flat or pinch bottom bags, sugar packets,…

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
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Papyrus continues to restructure. After announcements that it was acquiring Inapa's Swiss business and selling its French operations to Inapa, the company now finalised the takeover of industrial safety products supplier Procurator. Swedish paper merchant Papyrus has finalised the acquisition of Procurator. "Procurator will help strengthen our customer offer by…

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Daniel Peltonen has been appointed the new head of business area Iggesund Paperboard. He will take up the post on 1 April 2017.Daniel Peltonen is currently mill manager at Hallsta Paper Mill, which is part of the Holmen Group. Over his long career at Holmen, he has also worked at…

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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group. This decision was taken by FSC’s International Board of Directors after additional information about possible violation of timber measurement standards, which will require further Policy for Association investigation to determine scope…

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Expera Specialty Solutions continues to expand its Grease-Gard® family of brands, including its Grease-Gard FluoroFree® papers. Grease-Gard FluoroFree® delivers outstanding grease resistance exceptional for food wraps, clamshells, microwave popcorn bags, and quick service restaurant bags without the use of fluorochemicals. "When there is a preference to have grease-proof products without…