Andritz has successfully started up the new chemi-thermomechanical pulping systems at Dezhou Taiding New Material Science and Technology, Shandong in China.
In April 2021, Euro 4.4 million of roundwood was purchased from private owners in Slovenia, which is 46% less than in the previous month and 74% more than a year ago.
Valmet and CMPC have signed a long-term agreement for maintenance development services at CMPC’s Santa Fe Pulp Mill, in Chile. Valmet will provide mill maintenance services for CMPC’s wood handling area. Valmet will be responsible for securing the reliability at the site through planning, leadership, management, develo...
Kadant Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG and its affiliates for approximately Euro 78 million in cash, subject to certain customary adjustments. Clouth is a leading manufacturer of doctor blades and related equipment used in the production of paper, packaging, and tissue.
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.
Atlas Engineered Products provides an update on the Company's organic growth initiatives at its newest acquisition, Novum Building Components location, in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
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...
Metsä Fibre has chosen LSAB Suomi Oy to deliver blades to its new Rauma sawmill in Finland. The agreement includes the blades delivered to the Rauma sawmill and their maintenance.
Oji Fibre Solutions appointed Mr Azumi Kawabe (Kawabe-san) as new Chairman and Director. Kawabe-san has been involved in the Oji Groups wood and paper business in North America and Japan for many years, and has extensive experience relating to Oji Fibre Solutions.
The coronavirus pandemic caused global disruption to raw material production and also to international shipping. All of these factors are now resulting in cost increases, some of them substantial, including in the paper industry, and Koehler Paper is also being affected by these.
This week the wholesaler price of benchmark construction framing dimension North American softwood lumber item Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr, for the week ending June 11, 2021, dropped dramatically to US$1,275 mfbm (net FOB sawmill), down by -$325, or a full -26%, from last week.
Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp Products Inc. appoint the companies’ newest board member, Sandra Stuart. Ms. Stuart was the first female CEO of a major bank in Canada and has an international banking career spanning 40 years and three countries.
Michelman announces Dr. Richard (Rick) I. Michelman will become the organization’s next President & CEO, effective January 1, 2022. At that time Steven J. Shifman, President & CEO since 2003, will assume the role of Executive Chairman.
During the week of June 21, 2021, the Forest Practices Board in British Columbia, Canada, will examine the activities of the BC Timber Sales (BCTS) program and timber-sale licence holders in the Coast Mountains Natural Resource District portion of the Skeena Business Area.
Valmet and Stora Enso have signed a three-year service agreement for the company's Beihai mill in China. The service agreement contains the following services: support with service visit, emergency service visit response time, on-site expert and remote support via Valmet Performance Center to improve availability and o...
The historic climb for U.S. lumber prices, combined with delays and higher costs for other building materials, is a significant limiting factor for home building in 2021. Lumber prices are now falling with an expectation that prices will decline below $1000 per thousand board feet in the coming weeks.