Lecta and Sappi announce price increases for specialties

30 Jul 2021 − Sappi and Lecta announce price increases of 8 to 10 per cent for their specialty paper grades.» more


Billerud Korsnäs to sell Beetham kraft paper mill

29 Jul 2021 − Billerud Korsnäs is concentrating its MG kraft paper operations in Skärblacka in Sweden. » more

Burgo to sell Verzuolo containerboard mill to Smurfit Kappa

28 Jul 2021 − The 600,000 tpy containerboard mill in Verzuolo, Italy will change hands. Burgo plans to sell the site to the Smurfit Kappa Group. Burgo's Avezzano mill remains unaffected by the move.» more

Metsä Board greenlights capacity expansion at Husum board mill

28 Jul 2021 − Metsä Board plans to sell 200,000 t in additional capacity mainly to the North American and European markets.» more

The future of Fibre Excellence Tarascon is secured

27 Jul 2021 − The 250,000 tpy pulp mill in Tarascon, France can now be taken over by Paper Excellence. The commercial court gave its approval. The buyer wants to make substantial investments at the mill.» more


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