2013-05-192013-05-19 Holmen has decided to build a wind farm in the municipality of Norrtälje in a jointly-owned company. The annual production is an estimated 165 GWh and the wind farm is planned to commence operation in autumn 2014.
2013-05-19Andritz recently announced it has received orders from Stora Enso Nymölla and Domsjö Fabriker, to modernize a recovery boiler and a sulfite liquor boiler. The modernizations supplied by Andritz Energy & Environment will raise the capacity of the two boiler plants by up to 20%. Both start-ups are scheduled for 2013.
Dr. Derek Gray of McGill University awarded prestigious 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for his cellulose nanocrystal research.
2013-05-15 UPM, VTT and VV-Auto Group will start fleet tests of renewable domestic diesel.
2013-05-072013-05-07 Metsä Boards result before taxes, excluding non-recurring items,
declined from 9,4 million to EUR 3,9 million, in January–March. Sales
reached EUR 535 million, from EUR 508,5 million. Cash flow of the Husum mill
has been positive even in the difficult market situation.
2013-05-072013-05-07 An increasing customer interest in evaluations of different pulp qualities and chemicals for tissue production is noticeable at MoRe Research.
2013-05-072013-05-07 An agreement has been signed with SwedPaper AB concerning divestment of a paper machine, PM2 at the Gävle production unit.
2013-04-302013-04-30 Södra Cell will be continuing production at its Tofte mill in Norway up to 15 June 2013.
2013-04-302013-04-30 Norske Skog Saugbrugs has signed a long-term agreement with Statkraft for the supply of electricity for the paper mill in Halden.
2013-04-302013-04-30 Stora Enso reported a first quarter loss before tax of 36 million euros, compared to profit of 90 million euros last year. Lower paper prices and smaller demand for renewable packaging
materials, mainly in Europe, had a negative impact.
2013-04-292013-04-29 SCA:s profit before tax, excluding items affecting
comparability, rose 29 % to SEK 1 941 million for the period 1
2013-04-29Birla Cellulose, Aditya Birla Group's umbrella brand for its cellulosic fibers under sub-brands Birla Viscose, Birla Modal, and Birla Excel, has adopted a unique means of promoting its viscose fabrics as a summer fashion choice.
2013-04-232013-04-22 Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power business is to initiate a global cost competitiveness program to adapt to changes in the marketplace and improve profitability. The underlying reasons for the
situation lie in the continuing downturn in demand for paper machinery
and the growing trend towards cheaper technology solutions.
2013-04-232013-04-23 The first full quarter as the new BillerudKorsnäs has come to an end
and the integration of the two companies is progressing very well.
2013-04-222013-04-22 Wacker Chemie AG officially ramped up its new production plant for vinyl acetateethylene copolymer, VAE dispersions, at its Nanjing site in Jiangsu province in China.
2013-04-222013-04-22 Rottneros income after net financial items amounted to SEK -4 million for the first quarter of 2013, compared with SEK -4 million for the first quarter of 2012.
2013-04-16Metsä Wood, part of Metsä Group, will initiate a cost savings programme. The reasons for this are the unsatisfactory development of profitability over the last few years and the declining sales on the main market areas, according to the company.
2013-04-092013-04-09 UPM and Element Power have established a wind power development joint
venture company in order to develop wind power production possibilities
on a number of sites throughout Finland on land leased from UPM.
2013-04-032013-04-03 Tembec announces that it has reached an agreement to sell its NBSK pulp mill in Skookumchuck, British Columbia, to Paper Excellence Canada Holdings for a purchase price of $89 million.
2013-04-032013-04-03 Sofidel and SCA have finalised the transaction related to former Georgia-Pacific businesses. SCA had to sell parts of the tissue operations to comply with competition rules.
2013-04-022013-04-02 SCA has now completed the previously announced divestment of the Laakirchen mill in Austria.
2013-04-022013-04-02 UPM has announced cooperation for release liner recovery with the French subsidiary of Aliplast, an Italian company specializing in the collection and treatment of recovered plastic films.
2013-04-022013-04-02 Forest industry CEOs fear overcapacity and cost savings, according to a report compiled by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on the global forest industry - CEO Survey FPP 2013.
2013-04-022013-04-02 Kemira will open a new AKD-emulsion line in Helsingborg, Sweden, to better serve big sizing clients. New
capacity will be available during summer 2013.
2013-03-282013-03-28 Norske Skog is temporarily suspending production of newsprint at PM2 in Skogn, Norway. However, the closure could be made permanent.
2013-03-272013-03-27 What direction is Europe taking? This is the big question that the Finnish forest cluster is asking itself. Recent Finnish economic reports have not given a clearcut answer.
2013-03-262013-03-26 North American pulp and paper company Domtar announced that it had started the operation of a facility for separating lignin from the process at its pulp mill in Plymouth, North Carolina.
- It would be fantastic if this were to represent a reversal of the trend, says Innventia´s Per Tomani.
2013-03-262013-03-26 Metso is studying the possible spin-off of its pulp, paper and power unit, saying the divestment could boost growth.
2013-03-202013-03-20 In order to avoid unnecessary build up of inventory, Norske Skog will temporarily idle PM2 at Norske Skog Skogn from June. PM2 has an annual production capacity of 150 000 tonnes. Skogn has an annual capacity of 550 000 tonnes.