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July 19, 2022


Paper Pulp

Analyst roundup on Paper Excellence acquiring Resolute: BMO says deal bucks consolidation trend of last 30 years, as PE would be in pulp, paper, lumber, tissue; KeyBanc says deal could result in another containerboard conversion as global market weakens
Industry Intelligence Inc. (07/18)

Indonesia developing machine to use oil palm empty fruit bunches as alternative raw material for paper industry--a strategic step to address issue of imported recycled paper raw materials; Indonesia projected to have 51 million tons of EFB biomass in 2022
Indonesia Government News (07/18)

Portuguese forest owners, pulp industries call to increase eucalyptus, other fast-growing tree species in abandoned bushland areas to reduce fire risk, develop sector; groups say planting restrictions contribute to stands being abandoned after harvest
CE Noticias Financieras (07/18)

Sodra's Q2 operating profit up 43% year-over-year to SEK 2.33B--group's highest quarterly result to date--as net sales grow 23% to SEK 8.95B; Sodra to invest in lime kiln at Varo pulp mill to improve stability, equip mill for the future
Sodra Skogsagarna Ekonomisk Forening (07/18)



Norske Skog hires packaging veteran Jorn Steinecke to sales team in Augsburg, Germany, as company prepares to enter packaging market; Bruck mill in Austria makes last jumbo reel of newsprint on PM3 as it readies to begin recycled containerboard production
Norske Skogindustrier ASA (Norske Skog) (07/18)

Publication/Fine Paper

Georgia-Pacific, IP begin federally ordered remediation work to remove PCB chemicals from Kalamazoo River in Michigan where paper mills that recycled carbonless copy paper discharged waste into river; work focusing on Verburg Park, nearby river hotspots
Kalamazoo Gazette (07/18)

Labels, Tags & Pressure-Sensitives

Denny Bros introduces Print and Protect labels aimed at the health care, over-coding and clinical trials markets; product has been designed with an extra layer of laminate that can be applied over the top of the label to prevent print from rubbing off
Denny Bros Holdings Ltd. (07/18)

Recovered Paper

SCG Packaging to acquire Netherlands-based Peute Recycling for €78.2M; Peute Recycling is an international packaging materials recycling company covering both recovered paper and plastic
SCG Packaging Public Company Ltd (07/18)

 Paper Packaging


Wells Fargo: Domestic kraft linerboard prices hold steady in July, but market shifting more negative as potential for price declines pick up steam; underlying demand trends appear to have continued to slow in July, as contacts cite inventory correction
Wells Fargo & Co. (07/18)

Wells Fargo downgrades IP to equal weight given slowing demand, incremental non-integrated supply coming online; historically, domestic containerboard prices tend to break down six-to-nine months after export prices peak, which appears to be starting now
Wells Fargo & Co. (07/18)

Paper Packaging

ProAmpac to present its ProActive Sustainability approach to sustainable packaging innovation at SPC ENGAGE Montreal; company to showcase its new paper-based offering for fresh food to-go and display its complete line of ProActive Sustainability products
ProAmpac LLC (07/18)

Kraft Group subsidiary Unified2 Global Packaging Group moves into mixed-use facility in Massachusetts; company makes and sells packaging products, including foam, wood, air-packs, paperboard and protective cases for various industries and the military
Herald News (07/18)

Mill Rock Packaging Partners acquires Minnesota-based Impressions, a specialty packaging and printing company specializing in custom folding cartons and ancillary products for consumer staples, pharmaceuticals, health and beauty, other daily-use products
PR Newswire (07/18)

 Tissue Products

Feminine Hygiene

Sanitary napkins are most popular period products in India, mostly from cultural taboos, but rising awareness for women's health will boost alternatives; emerging brands note trends in eco-friendly/reusable products, holistic wellness, online availability
afaqs.com (07/18)

Hygiene brand English Browne names Rahul Mannan as Managing Director for its operations in India for the next three years; Mannan will work to expand the brands' products in feminine hygiene and welfare products
Best Media Info (07/18)


Pandemic-related trends will keep demand for surface disinfectant wipes elevated through 2026; growth boosted by industrial markets resuming pre-pandemic operations, consumer adoption of wipes with improved functionality, environmental profile: Freedonia
PR Newswire (07/18)

Thorne HealthTech relaunches Gut Health Test with patent-pending biodegradable polymer microbiome wipe that breaks down in testing solution that preserves user’s DNA; studies show wipe has higher efficacy than traditional stool collection methods
Nutra Ingredients (07/18)



Reifenhauser Reicofil delivers two nonwoven lines to Algeria-based industrial fabric producer SINAATEC; the two lines--a 3.20 meter-wide single-beam meltblown line, and a 3.20 meter-wide composite bico line--will target medical, hygiene sectors
Reifenhauser Inc. (07/18)


New York-based synthetic fibers specialist Stein Fibers partners with Aterian Investment to execute mutual growth plan; Stein produces fibrous filtration, construction, automotive products, and is the fourth investment from Aterian's US$834M Fund IV
PR Newswire (07/18)


Tennessee-based Techmer PM receives ISO 13485 certification for medical devices at Batavia, Illinois, site, to bolster production of expanded healthcare portfolio; company has 'extensive expertise' in plastic-, fiber-related processes, including nonwovens
Business Wire (07/18)

Nonwovens & Engineered Materials

Spinnova's wood-based fiber is used for making at least 30% of Adidas's new Terrex HS1 hoodie; Spinnova and JV partner Suzano aim to scale global production to 1 million tonnes of sustainable fiber annually within the next 10 to 12 years
Spinnova Ltd. (07/18)

RadiciGroup publishes 2021 sustainability report, covering over 30 sites across Asia, North and South America, Europe; company cut emissions by 60% since 2011, used 51.7% renewable energy, invested €3.1M to improve emissions abatement, energy efficiency
RadiciGroup SPA (07/18)

 Pulp & Paper Mills


Forest2Market: Creative ways for Southern timberland owners to incrementally increase cash flows during and in-between harvests include poles, pulpwood thinnings, pine straw, carbon credits, hunting/mineral rights lease, and landowner incentive programs
Forest2Market Inc. (07/18)

Industry Roundup

Commercial Printing

US Navy installs Xerox's ElemX liquid metal additive manufacturing machine onboard USS Essex; ElemX printer uses standard aluminum wire, requires no hazardous metal powders, so sailors can print ship parts anywhere, any time, without wearing PPE
Xerox Corp. (07/18)

RRD applies to cease being reporting issuer under securities laws in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec; if granted by Ontario Securities Commission, some of RRD's outstanding securities may be subject to Canadian resale restrictions
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (07/18)

Printing Technology

Tokyo-based flexographic printer Seikodo becomes third company worldwide to install Asahi Photoproducts' CrystalCleanConnect; 'clean,' automated process does not use VOC-based washout solvents due to use of Asahi’s AWPT CleanPrint water-washable plates
Asahi Kasei Corp. (07/18)

Azonprinter widens production capacity at more than 4,000-sq.-meter Zegreb, Croatia, facility after receiving record number of orders for DTF printers; company announces Pronto Plus Neon X A1-sized model, which offers a combination of neon, CMYK+W colors
WhatTheyThink (07/18)

Fedrigoni to acquire Istanbul-based automotive self-adhesive wrap producer UNIFOL; target company's PVC UNICAST films are used to protect vehicle's body, change a vehicle’s color, or apply graphics, 3D applications to the vehicle
Fedrigoni SPA (07/18)

Bobst CEO says company is developing more in the realm of connectivity, meaning using data or exchanging data to make its machines smarter, and its next step will be in predictive maintenance; Bobst also targeting Mouvent technology for folding cartons
Print Week (07/18)

Publications & Books

BookTok and Hollywood adaptations propel books to bestseller lists in 2022, including five books by Colleen Hoover, Delia Owens' perennially bestselling Where the Crawdad Sing, and two of three books from Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty series
Publisher's Weekly (07/18)

FP Newspapers names Mike Power as president and CEO, effective July 25, replacing CEO and President Bob Silver, Publisher Bob Cox; Power was previously publisher of Toronto Sun, VP of editorial and sales operations at Postmedia's Atlantic Canada division
Winnipeg Free Press (07/18)

Paper, Pulp & Cellulose

Mercer International releases its first sustainability report, highlighting company's environmental, sustainability ambitions; Mercer 'Fit for Future' 2021 Sustainability Report introduces company's SBTi-validated 2030 goal to reduce Scope 1 GHG emissions
Mercer International Inc. (07/18)

European envelope products company Bong reports Q2 operating profit of SEK19M, up from year-ago result of SEK2M, as net sales increase 27% year-over-year to SEK517M; H1 net sales up 20% to SEK1.04B
Bong AB (07/18)


Latest: Jul, 18 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
International Paper (IP) 41.42 41.92 -1.19% -29.95%
Klabin S.A. (KLBN4) :BVMF 3.70 3.75 -1.33% -26.15%
Resolute Forest Products (RFP) 20.09 20.14 -0.25% 74.85%
Sappi Ltd. (SAP):JSE 55.34 53.94 2.60% 28.22%
Stora Enso Oyj (STEAV) :HEL 15.90 16.00 -0.62% -4.50%
UPM-Kymmene Oyj (UPM):HEL 29.56 28.62 3.28% -10.02%
Verso (VRS) 26.99 26.99 0.00% 37.84%