LONDON, July 12, 2019 (Press Release) -The Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and Mondi Group have set up a strategic partnership oriented to research and education. At the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering and Biotechnology at TU Graz, Mondi will endow two professorships, one in Pulping and Paper Technology and one in Food Contact Materials. In addition to research, a further focus of the strategic partnership will be future-oriented teaching and the training of young talent in business and science.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, June 21, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -International Paper (IP) CEO Mark Sutton said this week that a planned machine conversion project at its Riverdale mill in Selma, AL, will allow North America's largest containerboard and corrugated producer to make unique high-quality boxes that will double as a shipping container and a highly colorful print product that can sell product at a retail store.
Sutton said such a "corrugated package almost becomes a consumer package," during his presentation at the Vertical Research Partners conference this week.Read more
TOKYO, June 3, 2019 (Nikkei Asian Review) -As the digital age gives people fewer reasons to use paper, the material has nevertheless found itself in the global spotlight.
Earlier this month more than 180 countries agreed to tougher rules for shipping non-recyclable plastic waste across national borders. This means more countries like Japan, the world's second-biggest producer per capita of plastic waste after the U.S., will have to deal with their non-recyclables at home instead of shipping it to other countries.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, May 31, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -A second major kraft linerboard project with global implications was confirmed this week.
Stora Enso said it would eliminate coated printing and writing output at its Oulu mill in Finland by September 2020 and convert one machine, the No. 7, by December 2020 to making 450,000 tonnes/yr of kraft linerboard. Stora Enso said PM No. 7's new output "will target global export markets."Read more
HELSINKI, May 31, 2019 (Press Release) -The shareholders of Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have finalised the previously announced restructuring of its ownership. Stora Enso’s forest holdings in Sweden will increase to 1.4 million hectares, of which 1.15 million hectares is productive forest land. Prior to the transaction, Stora Enso’s indirect share of Bergvik Skog’s productive forest land was 936 thousand hectares.Read more
LITOVEL, Czech Republic, May 28, 2019 (Press Release) -CEREPA paper mill in Cervena Recice has belonged to PAPCEL’s permanent customers for over 15 years. In 2019 both companies decided to extend their circle of cooperation by contract servicing of PAPCEL supplied equipment.Read more
TOKYO, May 10, 2019 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Industries") has agreed with Sojitz Corporation (President: Masayoshi Fujimoto; hereinafter "Sojitz") to jointly establish a power generation company "Yufutsu Energy Center, LLC" (hereinafter "Yufutsu Energy Center") and conduct a power generation business with biomass mono-fuel combustion, utilizing the feed-in tariff (FIT) system for renewable energy.Read more
SOLNA, Sweden, April 3, 2019 (Press Release) -Paper packaging materials- and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging solutions provider ALPLA today announced that they will embark on a joint venture. They do so with the vision to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle.Read more