Oil and chemicals company VKG mulls building a pulp mill in Estonia

22 Jul 2021 − VKG says it was looking to create added value for Estonia's pulpwood, while serving additional domand for renewable energy and bioproducts.» more

Caustic soda prices surge in response to downtimes at chlorine plants

20 Jul 2021 − The caustic soda market is tight given the planned and unplanned stoppages at produciton plants that occurred in the past months. Prices have therefore risen and are poised to increase further.» more

Sale of UPM's Chapelle Darblay mill delayed again

19 Jul 2021 − The former newsprint mill Chapelle Darblay is to become a hydrogen plant, if UPM gets its way. However, the trade union is not happy with this decision and has found a way to delay the sale for a few more months.» more

De Jong Packaging buys DS Smith paper mill

16 Jul 2021 − Dutch De Jong Packaging Group will buy DS Smith’s De Hoop paper mill in The Netherlands for a cash consideration of €50m. » more

Domtar to restart fine paper machine at Ashdown mill

16 Jul 2021 − During the pandemic last year, Domtar slashed 655,000 t of woodfree paper capacities. Now, the company sees first signs of a market recovery and has decided to restart its fine paper in Ashdown, USA.» more


RDM finalises takeover of Eska group

15 Jul 2021 − Eska group runs two board mill in the Netherlands and three sheeting and warehouse centres in Italy, Spain, and the United States. » more

Paperboard production at Metsä Board Husum back to normal

14 Jul 2021 − Production of FBB and white-top kraftliner at Metsä Board's Husum mill has returned to normal levels following a fire at the pulp mill's woodchip conveyor on 18 June.» more

Norske Skog: Voith and Bellmer convert PM 1 and PM 3 to RCCM production

13 Jul 2021 − Engineering companies Voith and Bellmer will support Norske Skog's conversion plans at the Golbey and Bruck mills.» more

Fresh price demands for kraftliner

13 Jul 2021 − Buyers in Germany report that a number of kraftliner suppliers have announced fresh price increases for August. » more