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Leipa to take downtime during third week of June on PM 5, which makes white uncoated testliner at Schwedt mill in Germany; company cites weakening market, customers' inventory levels, says it may take more downtime on both PM 3, PM 5 in coming months

UK's James Cropper is giving used denim new life as paper for packaging with new Rydal Apparel range; the 100% recycled and globally recyclable paper comprises 20% post-consumer denim fiber, 80% recycled fiber from sources such as used coffee cups

Ibema showcases its Ritagli paperboard as a biodegradable solution at Bienal do Lixo 2022, May 26-June 5, Sao Paulo; the first post-consumer duplex and triplex paperboard on Brazilian market, Ritagli is made with 50% recycled fibers

Domtar charters its own ocean freighter to transport 43 dryer cans, other equipment from China to South Carolina port to avoid monthslong delay of its Kingsport, Tennessee, mill conversion project; mill will produce recycled linerboard, corrugating medium

European graphic paper shipments down 11.1% year-over-year to 1.95 million tonnes in March 2022, while newsprint shipments fall 11%; coated and uncoated mechanical down 18.8% and 11.9%, while coated and uncoated woodfree down 4.6% and 10%: Euro-Graph

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March 08, 2022


Paper Pulp

CEPI says Ukraine war's impact on European pulp/paper industry will depend on how conflict develops and how long it lasts; Germany, Sweden account for 55% of EU pulp exports to Ukraine, whereas Finland, Sweden account for 70% of EU pulp exports to Russia
Packaging Europe (03/07)

Lee & Man's 2021 profit down 11.0% year-over-year to HK$3.25B as result of rising input and transportation costs, tight supply of waste paper amid China's waste ban; revenue up 25.7% to HK$32.51B on rising pulp prices and demand for packaging paper
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (03/07)

Altri implements unique Andritz system to increase eucalyptus pulp production efficiency at its Celbi mill in Figueira da Foz, Portugal; system recovers fine waste from wood conversion process, reinforcing daily production capacity by 2.5%
Altri SGPS (03/07)

Kokusai Pulp & Paper to merge with ceramic products manufacturer Amica Terra; both companies are based in Japan
Marketline (03/07)

UPM II eucalyptus pulp mill project in Paso de Toros, Uruguay, currently employs 6,500 people, pays US$8M/month in total salaries, contributes 1 point of GDP to Uruguayan economy growth; after facility startup in Q1 2023, project will generate 10,000 jobs
CE Noticias Financieras (03/07)


Release Liner Paper

ISRI's board of directors will consider adding specialty grade 37-S silicone release liner to its paper stock guidelines; proposed changes were approved by ISRI's Paper Division on February 2022, and board will make a decision at its meeting on Mar. 21
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) (03/07)

Labels, Tags & Pressure-Sensitives

South Africa-based Blueprint Labelling adds Monotech Systems' JETSCI YUV high-speed industrial inkjet imprinting system for monochrome variable data printing; company wants to add personalization to labels at high speeds
Monotech Systems Ltd. (03/07)

Epson to present its digital label press technology at FTA's INFOFLEX 2022 in Texas, March 14-15, along with labels produced with its SurePress L-6534VW UV digital label press, SurePress L-4533AW short-run digital label press with water-based resin ink
Epson America Inc. (03/07)

US election industry is scrambling to get enough paper for ballots, envelopes and other materials critical to voting process; officials say paper used for instructional material, registration cards, 'I Voted' stickers is increasingly difficult to procure
USA Today (03/07)

Durst Group joins with several label printing companies to host Durst Expo 2022: Labels, an in-house event at Durst headquarters in Brixen, Italy, from April 26-29, that brings together; converters, press representatives, people who want to print labels
Durst Group AG (03/07)

Recovered Paper

IP invests 35M Moroccan dirham in its recycled containerboard mill in Kenitra, Morocco, to install new multi-fuel boiler, study feasibility of implementing other alternative energy options at mill; mill processes 90,000 tonnes/year of locally sourced OCC
International Paper Co. (03/07)

 Paper Packaging

Shipping Boxes

New York-based Packwire highlights its custom folding boxes, mailer boxes, rider boxes, shipping boxes; company says folding boxes are highly efficient, cost-effective for businesses looking to establish brand identity, feature eco-friendly construction
Digital Journal (03/07)

IP to install new equipment at its Tangier, Morocco, box plant with a 65M Moroccan dirham investment; site will have increased capacity for printed fresh fruit and vegetable trays, and capability to produce large American boxes for the automotive sector
International Paper Co. (03/07)


WhatTheyThink: February 2022 mergers, acquisitions and restructuring in printing, packaging, related industries; McKinley Paper buys Midwest Paper; BillerudKorsnäs buys Verso; in both deals, goal is to shift paper production further into packaging grades
WhatTheyThink (03/07)

Wells Fargo expects at least US$50/ton containerboard price hike, and given standard 60-90 day lag in contract recognition, March hike wouldn't begin to accrue until May/June; Ukraine/Russia crisis may temporarily boost demand for US export containerboard
Wells Fargo & Co. (03/07)


Power Paperboard's mill in Whakatane, New Zealand, to expand after nearly closing in 2021; expansion is set to start July 2023, will increase paperboard production by 40%, or 60,000 tonnes/year, and will employ more than 300 people
New Zealand Herald (03/07)

Stora Enso's paperboard mill in Fors, Sweden, is company's first fossil-free production site; Mill Director Linda Stinessen says site may be Europe's first paperboard mill to have fossil-free production, and it could even be first in the world
M-Brain Nordic News (03/07)

Paper Packaging

Klabin, Heineken Group, Hub Incriveis to host online event on Mar. 17 for pitching projects to make Telemaco Borba Brazil's first 100% circular city; project to ensure recycling of all packaging materials made from glass, paper, aluminum, metal, plastic
Klabin SA (03/07)

Cup and pot maker Paper Food, part of Argentina-based Grupo Estisol, has McDonald's, Burger King, Starbucks, Nestle, Grido among its customers; also, Estisol 100% manufactures for the domestic market but started exporting PP cups to Uruguay, Chile in 2022
CE Noticias Financieras (03/07)

Regulations in Santa Cruz, California--including a US$0.25 fee for disposable cups, a ban on single-use plastic straws, utensils, plates and cups, a requirement that disposables be fiber-based, a ban on food ware coated in PFAS--to take effect March 8
Santa Cruz Sentinel (03/07)

 Tissue Products

Tissue Products

Sofidel Poland is supplying products equal to 60,000 rolls of toilet paper to the Polish Red Cross and Caritas Poland; initiative aims to support the civilians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine
Sofidel Group (03/07)


K-C India's latest campaign for Huggies Nature Care targets millennial parents by highlighting chemical-free products with organic cotton; new Huggies Nature Care and Huggies Premium Soft also launched on e-commerce platforms, in line with buyer behaviors
Impact (03/07)

Nigeria pledges 2.5B naira to develop adjoining infrastructure leading up to K-C's newly opened factory site at Ikorodu; facility will produce Huggies diapers, Kotex sanitary pads
Premium Times (03/07)


Nice-Pak launches its Nice 'N Clean SecureFLUSH Technology Flushable Wipes in the UK market; plastic-free wipes said to break apart rapidly when flushed, carry 'fine to flush' accreditation
Grocer (03/07)

Elsner Engineering Works unveils Model ERS-180 One-Eighty Canister Stuffer to expand its wipes production converting machinery; stuffer is fully integrated with ENR-Series rewinder to provide a full production line from master roll to wipes in canisters
Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) (03/07)

Hygiene & Tissue Products

K-C announces Sylvia Mathews Burwell has been nominated for election to its board of directors at company's 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; current board member Ian Read will be retiring in 2022
PR Newswire (03/07)



Pet product wholesaler Huxley & Kent launches new line of neckwear for cats and dogs for spring and summer; collection features styles for Easter, Cinco de Mayo and July 4th and will be displayed for the first time at Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Florida
Huxley & Kent LLC (03/07)


Mann & Hummel's Air Filtration Americas moves to distributor-based model from prior direct sales approach for all three of its North American air filtration brands--Tri-Dim, Tri-Dim Hardy and Pamlico Air; transition expected to be completed in near future
Mann & Hummel GMBH (03/07)

Verdex secures funds to scale proprietary nanofiber technology with a commercial manufacturing unit in Richmond, Virginia; company focused on developing a three-dimensional nanofiber media that combines high submicron particle capture for HVAC/HEPA media
Nonwovens Industry (03/07)


Use of natural fibers in nonwovens forecast to see rapid growth in the next decade, driven by global plastics legislation, sustainability goals set by consumers and suppliers, overall reduction in synthetic or plastic-based fibers for biodegradability
American Hygienics Corp. (03/07)

Nonwovens & Engineered Materials

Hollingsworth & Vose faces appeal from community group in Corvallis, Oregon, over its application for higher-level emissions permit; group says application will legalize increased pollution, as the glass fiber plant has been out of compliance since 2015
Corvallis Gazette-Times (03/07)

 Pulp & Paper Mills

Paper Machinery

Lecta's EraCup Natural papers for making paper cups obtain level A concession according to Aticelca 501/19 system; papers are totally recyclable, biodegradable, PE-free, and their effectiveness has been proven in most widely-used converting machines
Lecta SA (03/07)

Packaging Machinery & Technology

Schott says its remaining investment of several million euros for plant technology to produce glass pharmaceutical vials in Zavolzhye, Russia, has been put on hold due to the situation in Ukraine; Schott had announced the full €10M investment in 2021
Schott AG (03/07)


Mercer Forestry Services looks to address driver skill shortage affecting log, woodchip hauling services with participation in Professional Industry Driver Training Program; Okanagan College program is funded by British Columbia Forest Safety Council
ENP Newswire (03/07)

Industry Roundup

Commercial Printing

Mark Andy reports record sales in LATAM region with nearly 30 press installations of flexo, digital, hybrid technology in 12-month period; Mexico boosted its sales with appointment of Kenjiro Celaya as sales manager for the country
Mark Andy Inc. (03/07)

Printing Technology

MPS appoints Grafik.net as its local agent in Croatia, and its sister company Bisson grafik as the sub-agent in Slovenia; MPS hopes to establish an MPS Authorized Technical Service Center for the complete region in the near future
MPS Systems B.V. (MPS) (03/07)

Linx Printing Technologies strengthens its range of TIJ coders with launch of Arabic language option for its TJ20, TJ50 thermal inkjet printers; customers use coders to print machine readable DataMatrix, 1D barcodes with database connectivity
Linx Printing Technologies Ltd. (03/07)

HP celebrates 100th install of its Indigo 100K Digital Press at Solopress, announces worldwide availability of its HP Indigo 15K Digital Press, new capabilities for Indigo 100K Digital Press-Auto Pallet Replacement, fifth color station
HP Inc. (03/07)

Canon introduces new web version of PosterArtist, making in-house design and print easier with wide range of templates, images, fonts, Clipart and icons; web app is compatible with Canon printers, including large format imagePROGRAF series, iSENSYS models
Canon Inc. (03/07)

Publications & Books

Evansville Courier & Press stops delivering Saturday print newspaper, directs readers to its Saturday e-Edition; newspaper revamps puzzle, horoscope section of print, e-Editions, adds Sudoku-style game called Challenger, new advice columnist
Evansville Courier & Press (03/07)

Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt says 2021 was 'another year of solid growth' despite omicron surge, credits some of its growth in foot traffic to popularity of BookTok getting young people interested in books; he hopes to have net gain in stores in 2022
Publisher's Weekly (03/07)

One of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's largest shareholders sends letter to company board opposing Veritas Capital's US$21/share tender offer, saying he won't tender his shares because offer significantly undervalues company, deprives shareholders
Business Wire (03/07)

San Francisco-based Chronicle Books says increased foot traffic in brick-and-mortar retail shops, new accounts, backlist sales translated into good year for 2021 book sales, despite difficulties getting work printed, shipped on time
Publisher's Weekly (03/07)

Companies in the News

IP is named Best Companies to Work in women, diversity, millennials categories by Women's Choice Award for fifth year in a row; company notes 2030 goals for women to represent 30% of workforce, with 50% on salary, and 30% minority representation in US
CSRwire (03/07)


Latest: Mar, 07 2022

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
International Paper (IP) 40.98 42.21 -2.91% -24.32%
Klabin S.A. (KLBN4) :BVMF 4.62 4.43 4.29% -22.87%
Neenah Paper (NP) 32.66 33.84 -3.49% -43.66%
Resolute Forest Products (RFP) 12.05 12.64 -4.67% 25.91%
Sappi Ltd. (SAP):JSE 48.09 51.53 -6.68% 3.37%
Stora Enso Oyj (STEAV) :HEL 15.05 15.85 -5.05% -9.88%
UPM-Kymmene Oyj (UPM):HEL 26.52 27.92 -5.01% -18.70%
Verso (VRS) 26.60 26.65 -0.19% 99.70%