Oji Holdings Corporation announces that Oji HD and ISHIZUKA GLASS Co., Ltd. have concluded a basic joint venture agreement on paper container-related business.
Södra and IKEA of Sweden are now partnering with Linnaeus University in a unique long-term and strategic investment in research and education to promote forestry and the forest industry.
The Lenzing Group and Duratex will build a 500,000 tons dissolving wood pulp plant in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The start-up is planned for the first half of 2022. In the joint venture, Lenzing holds a 51%, Duratex a 49% stake.
Domsjö Fabriker AB and Ecohelix AB have agreed to cooperate on establishing a demo scale plant for production of the hemicellulose copolymers developed and patented by Ecohelix.
The purpose of the project is to replace the plastic-based adhesives currently used in the nonwoven with OrganoClick biobased and biodegradable binders. During the project, binders will be adapted to the nonwoven used for various health and hygiene applications.
Oji Holdings Corporation has commenced joint procurement of imported woodchip, the main raw material of paper manufacturing business, through O&C Fiber Trading, a joint venture company with Chuetsu Pulp & Paper and Mitsubishi Paper Mills, both of which are equity-method affiliates of Oji Holdings.
Wood products company Setra and fuel company Preem are teaming up to produce pyrolysis oil from sawdust. The jointly owned company Pyrocell will manufacture raw material for the production of biofuels. Work is now beginning on construction of the plant alongside Setra’s Kastet sawmill in Gävle, Sweden.