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October 05, 2022


Fluff Pulp

Ence plans investments at Navia, Spain, biofactory to produce fluff pulp for hygiene and care products; a bioplant it is considering in As Pontes, Spain, to produce recycled fiber and biomaterials would support its commitment to circular bioeconomy
CE Noticias Financieras (10/04)

European port inventories of woodpulp at the end of August increased month-over-month by 216,721 tonnes, or 22.2%, to reach 1,192,046 tonnes, which is 4.1% lower than a year earlier: Europulp
Industry Intelligence Inc. (10/04)

Paper Pulp

Tight wood fiber supply, low pulp inventories, high pulp prices have pushed up costs for pulplogs, woodchips in past year; WRI's global Hardwood Fiber Price Index in Q2 was up 13% year-over-year, while Softwood Fiber Price Index was up 7%: Forest2Market
Forest2Market Inc. (10/04)

European consumers' bleached or semi-bleached softwood kraft pulp stocks in July decreased 3.6% month-over-month to level 13.4% lower year-over-year; hardwood kraft pulp stocks increased 2.4% month-over-month to level 10.8% lower year-over-year: Utipulp
Industry Intelligence Inc. (10/04)

Swedish startup Reselo develops biobased rubber using suberin, a residue extracted from wood chips left over in pulp manufacturing; company has filed patent applications for the material and the production process
M-Brain Nordic News (10/04)

Cellulose/Specialty Cellulose

Scientists create spunlaced viscose, bacterial cellulose composite membrane for potential antibiotics wastewater treatment, wastewater recycling; membrane contains graphene oxide, removes sulphapyridine, sulfamethezine at 97% and 95% rates, respectively
Chemicals & Chemistry Daily (10/04)


Uncoated Freesheet (UCFS)

July graphic paper shipments in Europe decreased 12.0% year-over-year to 1.709 million tonnes, with all six grades decreasing and total exports down 10.6%: Euro-Graph
Industry Intelligence Inc. (10/04)

Publication/Fine Paper

Favini launches new paper, Tokyo, developed with Japan's Tokushu Tokai Paper mill; high-quality embossed paper available in seven colors, in 120 gsm embossed on one side only and 350 gsm embossed on both sides, and is FSC -certified with 40% PCR fibers
Favini SRL (10/04)

New 188-MW wind park in Pyhajoki, Finland, to provide renewable energy to UPM's Finnish paper mills; UPM signed PPA with German renewable energy company wpd in 2019 to build wind farm, which will begin operations this fall, reach full capacity in January
UPM Kymmene Oyj (10/04)

Pixelle to invest US$21M to upgrade and restart PM24 at Chillicothe, Ohio, paper mill; rebuilt machine will add 75,000 tons/year of capacity to serve customers in food packaging, commercial inkjet and other specialty paper segments
Business Wire (10/04)

Labels, Tags & Pressure-Sensitives

Minnesota-based Commerce Label goes hybrid with Mark Andy Digital Series iQ digital/flexo press to streamline manufacturing, maximize output; press combines Mark Andy's flexo platform with Domino N610i UV-inkjet digital print technology, inline converting
Mark Andy Inc. (10/04)

Mactac to highlight graphics, Spinnaker sheet products at PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21; Spinnaker stocks array of offset print products, options designed for demanding digital print systems, sells Mactac wide-format, sheet-fed products
Mactac Americas LLC (10/04)

Comexi will focus on sustainability, automation, digital printing during K 2022 Trade Fair in Germany, Oct. 19-26, will unveil new Digiflex, which offers digital variable data printing for flexible packaging, labeling
Comexi Group Industries SAU (10/04)

UPM Raflatac unveils new dynamic digital label material swatchbook for wine, spirits, beverage that allows designers to bring designs to life by downloading high-resolution images, utilizing selected label material in their preferred design software
UPM Raflatac Inc. (10/04)

Recovered Paper

Heidi Brock defends AF&PA's reported OCC recycling rates in US, averaging 82.1% in 2021; she says Bloomberg, Circular Ventures' lower estimates left out US exports of products in corrugated boxes, which exaggerated supply and artificially reduced rate
Resource Recycling Inc. (10/04)

Mpact Paper orders Bellmer shoe press for first nip at Felixton paper mill in South Africa to increase capacity, reliability; Mpact makes recycled-based packaging, industrial paper grades, such as containerboard, cartonboard
Bellmer GmbH Maschinefabrik (10/04)

 Paper Packaging


German papermaker Papierfabrik Palm succeeds in having route of hydrogen pipeline that is planned to run from Stuttgart to Ulm in Germany bypass Palm's corrugated case material mill in Aalen so that paper mill could also run on hydrogen in the future
Papierfabrik Palm GMBH & Co. KG (10/04)

PKV names Rolf Bauer technical managing director of Varel board mill, succeeding Ulrich Lange, who will focus on projects, such as preliminary planning for additional site in Wilhelmshaven; Bauer was director of specialty paper at UPM Nordland Papier
Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel GmbH & Co. KG (10/04)

Paper Packaging

Seda supplies single-use paper cups, lids, containers from certified fully renewable and recyclable materials for Jova Beach Party 2022 in Italy; more than 385,000 used containers were separated, recycled via partnership with Seda, Comieco, WWF
Seda International Packaging Group S.p.A (10/04)

Foodservice Packaging Institute releases report for collecting food waste from foodservice venues; study finds venues that adopt compostable packaging can collect more food scraps, reduce contamination levels with stronger adoption of compostables
Waste360 (10/04)

Barilla to bring its plastic-free packaging to every European country, which will save 126 tonnes of plastic by end of 2022; Barilla had ditched plastic windows on its UK packaging in 2020
Grocer (10/04)

Attitude’s new Oceanly solid skincare line comes in push-up design packaging made of FSC-certified paperboard from eco-managed forests; the plastic-free packaging is fully biodegradable
PR Newswire (10/04)

Coveris' PaperBarrier Seal, MonoFlex receive Green Packaging Star Awards nominations; PaperBarrier Seal is fully recyclable and provides barrier against moisture, oxygen, grease and mineral oil, and MonoFlex is made from monomaterial and fully recyclable
Coveris Holdings S.A. (10/04)

 Tissue Products

Tissue Products

Bracell SP Celulose orders four PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue production lines from Andritz for its mill in Lencois Paulista, Sao Paulo, with start-up set for 2024; new tissue mill will be self-sufficient in steam and electricity consumption in drying process
Andritz AG (10/04)

P&G's CIO says company's digital transformation will make manufacturing smarter by enabling scalable predictive quality, optimizing use of resources; P&G is piloting projects to improve baby care, paper product production using Azure IoT Hub, IoT Edge
CIO (10/04)


Arizona Community Action Assn. secures US$1.2M grant under the new Diaper Distribution Demonstration and Research Pilot from the US HHS; group will partner with Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona to increase services for families in Arizona
States News Service (10/04)


Private label manufacturer Guy & O'Neill acquires Albaad's US wipes operations; Albaad’s wet wipe flat pack capabilities will complement Guy & O'Neill's manufacturing of core cleaning wipes and liquids for personal use, household and industrial cleaning
Guy & O'Neill Inc. (10/04)



HDT Global--an Ohio-based engineering company for defense, aerospace, government--acquires Massachusetts-based nonwoven air-supported products company Federal-Fabrics-Fibers; target specializes in lightweight specialty fabrics for expeditionary shelters
PR Newswire (10/04)

EURATEX says EU Energy Council's regulation to lower electricity prices by reducing power demand will trigger competition among member states instead of promote cooperation; group says regulation could de-industrialize EU, reduce industrial capacity
European Apparel and Textile Confederation (EURATEX) (10/04)

Global PP nonwoven fabric market to reach US$41.46B by 2027, after growing at 6.59% CAGR amid ongoing Covid-19 pandemic; Russia-Ukraine war expected to 'profoundly' affect global supply chain, raw material price system: Research Reports World
The Expresswire (10/04)


Scientists develop electrospun air filter media made with carbon black, polyvinylidene fluoride nanofibers; filter shows highest filtration efficiency of 99.99% with 12 wt% of carbon black, or 99.98% filtration efficiency for particle size of 0.3 μm
Nanotech Daily (10/04)

 Pulp & Paper Mills

Packaging Machinery & Technology

Constantia Teich, located in Weinburg, Austria, celebrates 110 years; nearly 70,000 tons of aluminum foil are rolled yearly at the site, and €34M will be invested in a new coating and laminating machine, including an extension
Constantia Flexibles Group GmbH (10/04)

PAC Machinery rebrands its Rollbag Bags and Materials business, previously known as Converting Technology, to PAC Machinery Bags and Materials; rebrand coincides with PAC's new website launch that unifies all of PAC's packaging equipment divisions, brands
GlobeNewswire (10/04)

GLS US adds automated sortation systems to Las Vegas and Ontario, California, hubs, with capabilities of processing over 5,000 packages/hour to sort lanes based on destination; COO says system to complete tasks in half the time without losing accuracy
PR Newswire (10/04)


Forisk's 2022 North American Timber Market Rankings Study scores 37 local markets in US South and Pacific Northwest for timberland investors, wood-using mills; data covers forest and wood supplies, wood demand and competition, log prices, risk factors
Forisk Consulting (10/04)

Industry Roundup

Commercial Printing

Long Island, N.Y.-based Oliver adds KBA Rapida 145 57-inch, seven-color press, its ninth KBA press; Rapida press has more than doubled throughput of Oliver's previous press, now processes 60% of company's total volume processed
Koenig & Bauer AG (KBA) (10/04)

Europe's printing industry threatened by soaring energy and paper prices, pandemic; energy crisis threatens supply of printed products such as schoolbooks, advertising, newspapers, magazines, labels for food, pharmaceuticals, packaging of all kinds
WhatTheyThink (10/04)

New Jersey-based Hatteras achieves SGP certification by demonstrating its commitment to exceeding sustainability targets by reducing waste, conserving energy, sourcing sustainable materials, lowering carbon footprint, creating safe workplace
WhatTheyThink (10/04)

PRINTING Untied Alliance appoints 2023 Board of Directors, including Chair Michael Marcian, CEO, Corporate Communications, First Vice Chair Dean DeMarco, senior VP temporary displays, Rapid Displays, Second Vice Chair Brooke Hamilton, president, CEO, NPI
PRINTING United Alliance (10/04)

Italian offset printer Tipografia Tommasi expands prepress workflow by adding Agfa's packaging module to its Apogee workflow enabling operators to import CAD die files in CF2, DXF formats, create step and repeat schemes that combine various jobs
Agfa-Gevaert NV (10/04)

Printing Technology

Procolored launches L805 DTF A4 digital printer that comes with PRO RIP printing software that allows users to print multiple designs on workbench at one time; direct-to-film printer makes it simple for shops to print t-shirts
WhatTheyThink (10/04)

Sweden-based Plockmatic Group unveils MPS XL Multi-Purpose Stacker, cost-effective stacking solution designed to attach to Xerox production printing systems; system provides simple docking/undocking system to enable easy transport of printed work
WhatTheyThink (10/04)

X-Rite, Pantone debut eXact 2 Spectrophotometer, color measurement technology, digital color workflows at PRINTING United Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21; eXact uses Mantis video targeting technology that allows operators to see what they are measuring
X-Rite, Inc. (10/04)

Software developer Enfocus to exhibit PitStop Pro, Switch automation software at PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas, Oct. 19-21
Enfocus BV (10/04)

Epson introduces affordable EcoTank ET-2400 All-in-One Supertank cartridge-free printer designed for easy, everyday home printing at lower price point; users save up to 90% on ink with replacement ink bottles instead of ink cartridges
Epson America Inc. (10/04)

Fujifilm used its Peak Performance Print Experience in Brussels to show a new print mode option for its JetPress 750S B2 inkjet digital press, High Speed models; Value mode is available as an on-site upgrade, maintains resolution but prints without primer
Digital Printer (10/04)

Epson to construct new 3.5B Japanese yen factory on Akita Epson lot to increase production capacity of printheads for inkjet printers; construction to be completed in December 2023, factory will triple current printhead production capacity
Seiko Epson Corp. (10/04)

Publications & Books

Federal judge dismisses two antitrust lawsuits accusing Amazon.com, five large publishers of illegally conspiring to fix US prices of electronic, traditional books, causing consumers, bookstores to pay more; judge cites lack of evidence of collusion
Indian Technology News (10/04)

Companies in the News

Resolute Forest Products launches new careers website designed to reach potential job applicants, showcase company, culture; website simplifies application process, provides information on compensation and benefits, workplace safety, sustainability, DEI
Resolute Forest Products Inc. (10/04)

Sappi announces cash tender offer for its 3.125% Senior Notes due 2026
Sappi Ltd. (10/04)

Paper, Pulp & Cellulose

WestRock faces potential strike at Russell County, Georgia, coated paper mill on Oct. 6 as contract talks stall with United Steelworkers locals representing nearly 465 employees
CBS - 3 WRBL (10/04)


Latest: Oct, 04 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
International Paper (IP) 33.25 32.54 2.18% -38.23%
Klabin S.A. (KLBN4) :BVMF 3.74 3.64 2.75% -17.98%
Resolute Forest Products (RFP) 20.39 20.32 0.34% 70.91%
Sappi Ltd. (SAP):JSE 44.16 44.02 0.32% 9.93%
Stora Enso Oyj (STEAV) :HEL 15.90 13.90 14.39% -0.31%
UPM-Kymmene Oyj (UPM):HEL 33.46 32.58 2.70% 10.14%
Verso (VRS) 26.99 26.99 0.00% 31.40%