Lessebo Paper publishes all-time low CO2 figures

Lessebo Paper has launched the environmental declaration of year 2020, based on 2019-year data, and reports a drastic decrease of CO2 emissions. The production of pulp and paper emits only 22kg per tonne finished product from Lessebo Paper, resulting in placing the company as one of the lowest CO2 emitters in the entire paper industry.
As a Swedish producer of paper, Lessebo Paper is committed to developing high-performance and environmentally responsible papers and boards to the international market. The environmental figures of 2019 mark a progression in  the company’s strong focus on  the responsible management of emissions to both air and water.

The production of pulp and paper emits 22 kg per metric ton finished product from

Sona Commercial ties up with IBERBOARD to offer specialty grade grey board

Sona Commercial LLC, a regional provider of specialty grade fine paper products, has tied up with Spanish mill IBERBOARD to offer a range of exclusive products, including grey board, in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Dubai-based Sona Commercial is a decade-old organisation marketing and distributing fine papers. “We are very pleased to announce this partnership,” said Monalo Biz, export area manager, IBERBOARD. “This association will enable us to extend our reach and make our grey

Sappi Europe begins consulting alternatives for Paper Machine 2

Sappi Europe has started a consultation process with employees at its Stockstadt mill to identify viable alternatives for its Paper Machine 2, as it aims to “adjust its capacity in line with market demand”.

The company said the “continuing and accelerating structural drop in demand” for coated papers in Europe and elsewhere has made it “impossible” for it to fill its capacities adequately and to be sufficiently profitable in its current form. “Importantly, the current unfavourable market

Sappi extends price increases to Europe from next month

Sappi Europe is to increase woodfree coated and woodfree uncoated paper prices by 5%-8% from April.

The increase mirrors Sappi’s notice in the second week of February, which announced an identical, immediate increase for the same grades, but only applied to export markets outside Europe, the US and Canada.

In a statement on the latest increase, Sappi said: “Decreasing profitability combined with further cost increases makes a 5%-8% price increase in all Sappi’s European markets

Bargain ends Finnish paper mill strikes

The strikes at paper mills in Finland have come to an end after a collective bargaining agreement was reached on 10th February.

About 9,000 paper mill workers went on strike after pay talks broke down.

After two weeks of no progress, and with the threat of the strikes moving into a fourth week, the ongoing mediation of the labour dispute between paper union Paperiliitto and the Finnish Forest Industries Federation has  resumed and both sides approved the proposal made by national mediator