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The range of legal and responsible forest products available for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit has grown in a positive direction.
According to a report by Euwid, Hamburger Rieger, Germany, plans to increase the capacity of its plant in Gelsenkirchen, Germany by 70,000 metric tpy, to 250,000 metric tpy.
According to a report published this week by the Portland Press Herald, Portland, Me., USA, the president and CEO of Madison Paper Industries (Madison, Me.) said Tuesday (February 9) that he can’t confirm the details of a potential months-long curtailment at the paper mill, saying only that while production at the mill is down, the situation is changing on a weekly basis and layoffs have been avoided.
According to a report by The Daily News (Longview, Wash., USA) the North Pacific Paper Co. (NORPAC) mill in Longview will be the sole remaining Weyerhaeuser (Federal Way, Wash.) owned paper mill after its deal with Nippon is finalized by the end of the third quarter.
Weyerhaeuser Co., Federal Way, Wash. USA, announced that during a special shareholders meeting held this past week, its shareholders voted to approve the issuance of Weyerhaeuser common shares in connection with the pending merger with Plum Creek Timber Co.
According to a recent article in Food Safety News, Seattle, Wash., USA, a new study confirms what proponents of single-use corrugated containers have been saying for years, that “the corrugating process uses temperatures high enough to kill germs, ensuring that the boxes don’t introduce pathogens into the food supply chain.”
According to a report this past week by The Province (Vancouver, B.C., Canada), the development manager for Nova Scotia's Port Hawkesbury Paper Mill said more than half of the mill's 330 employees will be affected by layoffs starting this week.
The wood pellet industry keeps investing in new production capacity in the U.S. South because of higher pellet demand in the U.K.,
Verso Corp., Memphis, Tenn., USA, this week announced the closure of its paper mill in Wickliffe, Ky.
Suzano Papel e Celulose, São Paulo, Brazil, has contracted with Voith, Heidenheim, Germany, to deliver two tissue machines for installation at its mills in Imperatriz and Mucuri, Brazil.
The Rottneros Vallvik pulp mill on the east coast of Sweden has ordered a Valmet (Finland) white liquor filter for its chemical recovery process.
Solenis LLC, Wilmington, Del., USA, this week announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the shares in Lostris International B.V. and Wester Blend B.V., privately-held German companies primarily focused on supplying specialty chemicals to the pulp and tissue and towel markets.
In celebration of Earth Day this past week (April 22) , Boxed Water Is Better, Grand Rapids, Mich., USA, and the National Forest Foundation (NFF), Missoula, Mont., announced the return of ReTree, a partnership aiming to plant more than 200,000 trees in 2016.
The National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), Chicago, Ill., USA, the association for the paper distribution channel, will present the 2016 Stanley O. Styles Industry Excellence Award to Bill Koehn, VP, Printing & Publishing Papers, Domtar.
Tieto, Helsinki, Finland, has acquired Imano AB, a Swedish consulting company offering consulting services and helping its clients in the paper and forest industries digitalize their business processes.
Toscotec, Lucca, Italy, has started up two AHEAD-1.5M tissue machines at Vinda Sichuan and Vinda Shandong Paper in China. The two tissue lines came on stream according to schedule at Vinda’s tissue mills in Deyang, Sichuan, and Laiwu, Shandong. The tissue machines are already running at the maximum operating speed of 1,500 m/min., with fully satisfactory tissue quality and machine performance.
U.S. containerboard production was 1% lower this October compared with October of last year, as reported by AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) in its October 2015 U.S. Containerboard Statistics Report issued this past week.
Vinda, China, has signed an agreement with Futura, Lucca, Italy, for the supply of multiple high-performance converting lines for tissue roll products.
Further to the announcement of Feb. 19, 2016, regarding its intention to acquire 100% of SIMET S.A., Mondi Group (Austria) confirmed that all conditions have been satisfied and the acquisition has been completed as of Tuesday (April 26).
In addition to its announcement this past week regarding a greenfield tissue mill in the Columbus, Ohio, USA, area (see article above), Sofidel (Italy), further announced that it has acquired from Green Bay Converting Inc. a tissue converting plant and