Smurfit Kappa is continuing to focus effort on raw material innovations, especially by incorporating recycled or bio-based resins to taps and bags, where the food safety regulations allow it. One of the main steps of this initiative has been recently achieved with the ISCC PLUS certification.

Segezha launches 50,000 m3 per year capacity Sokol CLT plant in Russia. Segezha Group, a Sistema Company, has invested over RUB 3 billion ($40.5 million) in the new manufacturing facility. The plant has created 50 new jobs.

Sweden's stocks of softwood sawlogs increased at the end of 2020 to 3 million m3, but were 8% less than at the same time in 2019. The average stock of softwood sawlogs at year-end over the past five years is 2.9 million m3.

Mark Tibbetts will join APA– The Engineered Wood Association March, 15 to begin the transition to the president position on July 1, when Ed Elias will retire. Tibbetts was selected by the APA – The Engineered Wood Association Board of Trustees through a lengthy search process after Elias announced plans in 2020 to ret...

The Danish company DIN Forsyning and KPA Unicon have signed a contract for the turnkey delivery of a district heating plant in Esbjerg, Denmark. The boiler plant will produce heat for the local district heating network for nearly 100,000 inhabitants and will use wood chips as fuel. The plant will start its operation in...

Metsä Group has chosen VR Transpoint as the logistics partner for roundwood transports to the bioproduct mill under construction in Kemi, Finland. Annually, 5 million m3 of wood will be transported to the mill by rail, which means that an average of 9 trains will arrive at the mill every day.

Conifex Timber generated net income from continuing operations of $2.2 million, or $0.05 per share in 4Q 2020, compared to net income from continuing operations of $2 million, or $0.04 per share in the previous quarter and a loss of $10.2 million or $0.22 per share in the 4Q 2019.

The Schumacher Packaging Group has received the globally recognised BRC certificate for its plant in Forchheim, Germany. The BRC certificate firstly documents the strict adherence to hygiene regulations intended to prevent the contamination of packaging materials for food. Secondly, it verifies the detailed documentati...

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to lend Euro 7.5 million to Packhelp, a Polish tech start-up specialized in customized packaging. Through its dedicated online marketplace, Packhelp bridges the needs of SMEs looking for a proper package for their products and printing houses that work mainly for larger com...

Problems are often encountered with conventional rolls when processing pulp. The rolls cause high specific pressures as well as a short nip. To prevent this, Voith is now offering a new polyurethane (PU) roll cover that has been developed for press rolls: the IntensePress. This has been specifically designed for use in...