Metsä Board increases annual folding boxboard production capacity by 200,000 tonnes in Husum mill in Sweden. The investment value is approximately Euro 210 million, divided in 2021–2024 and mainly in 2022–2023.
Segezha Group launches pellet production facility in Sokol, Russia. The new facility will produce 65 thousand tons of pellets annually.
Stora Enso and Tetra Pak join forces to triple the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Poland. Stora Enso will invest Euro 17 million into a new repulping line that will recover the carton fibers. Tetra Pak along with Plastigram will invest a total of Euro 12.1 million to build an additional line.
Canfor Corporation is announcing the curtailment of approximately 115 million board feet of production capacity at its Canadian sawmills during the 3Q 2021.
U.S. containerboard production in June 2021 increased 9% compared to June 2020. It was up five percent when compared to the same six months of 2020. June 2021 production of containerboard for export decreased 15% compared to the same month last year; it was down 25% year-to-date.
U.S. boxboard production in June 2021 remained essentially flat (-0.1%) compared to June 2020. It was also essentially flat (-0.2%) when compared to the same six months of 2020. The boxboard operating rate was 92.7%, down 1.0 points from June 2020 and essentially flat (+0.4 pts.) year-to-date.
Shandong Huan Ge Decoration Co, Ltd produced the first board on a Siempelkamp line for ultra-thin MDF with a 9' x 28.8m ContiRoll® press. The annual production capacity of the new plant is 250,000 m3, with the plant being designed for a board thickness range of 1 up to 9 mm.
Canada's lumber production by sawmills decreased 8.2% from March to 5 170.3 thousand cubic metres in April. Production was 45.4% higher than in April 2020.
The BEST Nursery in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia, has received around 1 million radiata pine seedlings from Forestry Corporation of NSW in preparation for a bumper 2021 State forest planting program.
Junnikkala to launch the construction of a modern sawmill unit in Oulu, Finland. Euro 70 million investment will be the biggest investment in Junnikkalas’ history. This investment will lead to a significant increase in the export of timber products.
A new investment in Södra’s pulp mill at Mörrum will achieve a tenfold increase in Södra’s production capacity, while also increasing the proportion of recycled textile in the pulp.
Stora Enso has decided to invest Euro 21 million to improve the competitiveness and environmental performance of the Anjala-Ingerois production sites. Stora Enso will also invest Euro 26 million in modernising the pulp production at Nymölla in Sweden.
This year, Stora Enso will plant a total of more than 48 million tree seedlings in Finland, Sweden, Russia and Estonia. In northern forests, the planting season is typically about 150 days long, which means that, during this year’s planting season, about 320,000 seedlings are planted every day.
The Swedish gross felling remained high during 2020 and amounted to just over 93.3 million m3 standing volume, according to preliminary statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. This is a small increase compared to 2019.
SCA have planted over 1 million seedlings on its forest holdings in Latvia. Most of the seedling came from SCA's tree nursery in Sundsvall, Sweden.
Canada's lumber production increased 20.9% from February 2021 to 5 632.4 thousand cubic metres in March 2021. Production was 12.4% higher than in March 2020.
UK’s waste wood exports reduced from 190,000 tonnes in 2019 to 92,000 tonnes in 2020, but imports increased from 20,000 tonnes in 2019 to 82,000 tonnes last year. The total amount of waste wood collected in 2020 was 4,050,000 tonnes, approximately 10% lower than in 2019 when it was 4.5 million tonnes.
Mikhail Shamolin, President of Segezha Group (a Sistema company), and Arthur Parfenchikov, Head of the Republic of Karelia, Russia, signed a letter of intent for the implementation of the “Segezha West PPM Construction Project”. The investments are estimated at RUB 178 billion ($2.4 billion).
Red Leaf Pulp Ltd. announced the Company will locate its initial facility in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Company has secured properties on the west side of the City of Regina and will commence construction of the $350 million facility in early 2022.
Metsä Group has started a planning process with the City of Äänekoski in Finland with the aim of expanding the production of mechanical wood products at the Äänekoski mill site in the future. The planning process is estimated to last until early 2022.