Facts&figures

Mergers

KapStone acquires Associated Packaging Incorporated (API)

The US board, corrugated board and wrapping paper KapStone Paper and Packaging, has recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Associated Packaging and Fast Pak (together, API). The terms of the…

Business strategies

Personnel cuts by Upm in Germany and Austria

Upm  has decided to cut 305 thousand tonnes in the production of graphic paper in Europe. The company will definitively close the paper machine no. 3 in the Austrian plant of Steyrermühl and…

Tissue

Pehart Tec grows thanks to major financing

The Romanian tissue producer Pehart Tec has recently obtained a financing of about 24 million Euros by a group of three local banks. The funds, provided by Banca Comerciala Romana, Eximbank and Banca…

Paper mills

Mantua paper mill ready to start again

The Mantua paper mill, formerly owned by Burgo and today part of the Venetian paper group Pro-Gest, has been delivered the first components of its new paper machine that goes under the name…

Appointments

Three aces for James Crooper

The British paper producer James Cropper assigned top jobs inside his company. Steve Adams (in the picture), who was formally appointed as managing director of the paper division in September 2016, has now…

Piero Ceccon, Futura VP for International Operations.

Tissue

A record year for Futura

Futura closed 2016 with an increase in its market share in the high-end tissue sector. Futura’s innovative Andromeda technology has been highly in demand in Europe and the United States, while additional lines…

Printing paper

Mondi does huge investments in the Czech Republic

Mondi has announced its intention to carry out a 470 million Euro investment in the modernisation and expansion of its Štětí plant in the Czech Republic. The project involves the setting up of…

Lars Idermark, Sodra Ceo.

Trends

Södra´s operating profit SEK 452 million for third four-month period

Södra’s operating profit for the third four-month period amounted to SEK 452 million (502). The full-year profit is in line with expectations and the board proposes a distribution of profit totalling SEK 602…

Malin Bendz, the new Executive Vice President of human resources and a member of the Leadership Team Group of Stora Enso.

Business Strategies

Stora Enso gives up the Kabel paper mill in Germany…

Stora Enso has signed an agreement with Hagen-Kabel Pulp & Paper, a company owned by a group of German investors, to sell the Kabel site in Germany, which produces coated paper using wood….

Acquisitions

Historic British paper mill in Italian hands

F.I.L.A., Fabbrica Italiana Lapis e Affini S.p.A., has announced the acquisition of 100% of St Cuthberts Holdings Limited and of the operating company held by it. St Cuthberts, founded in 1907, is a…

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