Printing Papers

Arkhangelsk PPM received an Integrated Environmental Permit (IEP). The document contains environmental protection requirements and standards to ensure an integrated reduction of the negative impact of production activities on the environment.

Earnings momentum was positive at Iberpapel in the first half of 2021: revenue amounted to Euro 106.42 million, up 21.6% year-on-year. EBITDA came to Euro 14.30 million and net profit reached Euro 7.10 million, up 67% from the full-year 2020 profit of Euro 4.24 million.

SWM International announced price increases of up to 15% across its engineered papers portfolio, effective July 1st. The increases are a direct result of sharp rises in raw material prices, with market wood pulp costs up by 50% in the past six months.

ABB has been contracted by Arctic Paper Grycksbo to install a new drive and automation system for its Winder 10 at its mill in Grycksbo, Sweden. ABB’s Ability 800xA and ACS880 multidrive system will increase winder availability and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest legal requirements for safety.

Stora Enso has completed the co-determination negotiations concerning closing down the pulp and paper production at its Veitsiluoto site in Finland. The closure will take place during the 3Q 2021. As a result of the negotiations, 550 people will be permanently laid off. Some 28% of the redundancies can be managed throu...

The Navigator Company will increase paper prices in North America by about 8-10%. This measure includes Navigator Premium Inkjet and Soporset Premium Opaque Offset Printing Papers (Text & Cover & Digital), Navigator Copier, and Express Offset and Bond rolls.

Lessebo Paper has launched their environmental declaration for year 2021, based on 2020s data, and reports a continuous decrease of CO2 emissions. The production of pulp and paper emits only 19 kg CO2 per tonne of finished product, resulting in a decrease of 14% compared to last year’s historically low CO2 figure.

International Paper's 1Q 2021 net earnings (loss) was $349 million ($0.88 per diluted share), compared with $153 million ($0.39 per diluted share) in the 4Q 2020 and $(141) million ($(0.36) per diluted share) in the 1Q 2020.

Stora Enso initiates a plan to permanently close down pulp and paper production at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden and Veitsiluoto Mill in Finland. The planned mill closures would reduce Stora Enso’s paper production capacity by 35% to 2.6 million tonnes per year.