Remshalden, 30. August 2021 – Klingele Paper & Packaging Group, one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and corrugated cardboard packaging, is continuing its successful expansion in West Africa with a new sheet plant near Dakar, Senegal.

Iñigo Urkullu, the President of the Basque Government- Lehendakari in Basque - and Arantxa Tapia, Councillor for Economic Development, Sustainability and the Environment, visited the Lucart tissue paper mill in Artziniega this morning for the opening of a new production line.

Oji Holdings (CEO: Masatoshi Kaku, Head Office: Tokyo) announces that Oji Group’s paper was adopted by Nestlé in Malaysia as 3rd market for replacement of plastic package to paper package as a solution to reduce plastic for one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today.

Segezha Group (MOEX: SGZH), a subsidiary of Sistema PJSFC and the leading Russian vertically integrated timber holding with a full cycle of logging and added-value wood conversion, is implementing a large-scale investment project to build a new paper machine (PM) at Sokol Pulp and Paper Mill (Sokol, Vologda Region).

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has acquired the electrotechnical paper business from German-based KÄMMERER. Through the transaction, Ahlstrom-Munksjö expands its electrotechnical paper offering in area of semiconductor papers used in special applications such as high-performing power cables and transformers.

Smurfit Kappa has announced it is investing $22 million to expand its corrugated plant in Culiacan, North-West Mexico. It demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to the Mexican market with expanded capacity, capabilities and products offerings for local customers in the fresh produce segment.

(UPM, Helsinki, 16 August 2021 at 12:45 EET) – Since spring, UPM has sought to enter into business-specific collective bargaining with the Paperworkers’ Union in the same way as UPM Timber and UPM Plywood businesses are negotiating with their employee representatives and the Finnish Industrial Union since May.

Several tributaries of the Gimån river in Jämtland are being restored in a project that aims to recreate habitats for freshwater pearl mussels, trout and otters. The initiative is part of the EU project Rivers of LIFE. SCA is involved as a landowner and is also carrying out its own measures.

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