Rayonier Inc. has sold the rights to manage two timber funds (Fund III and Fund IV) that were previously managed by its Olympic Resource Management (ORM) subsidiary, as well as its co-investment stake in both funds, to BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group (TIG) for an aggregate purchase price prior to closing costs of $35.9 million. The transaction will be reflected in third quarter financial results.
Stora Enso's pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials from lignin has started operations. This follows the company's EUR 10 million investment announced in 2019. Pilot production of Lignode® by Stora Enso, wood-based carbon for batteries, is currently being ramped up. Applications include electric vehicles and consumer electronics as well as large-scale energy storage systems.
Sappi said earlier it's not pleased over the mayhem going on, so the Sappi Saiccor, Tugela and Stanger Mills in KwaZulu-Natal temporarily ceased production as of Monday 12 July. They will resume once it is safe and practical to do so. Work on the nearly completed Saiccor expansion and upgrade project was suspended as of Friday 9 July.
Procter & Gamble's Fabric & Home Care division aims to reduce plastic faster in journey to create fully bio-based bottle along with group of innovators to become part of the solution for sustainable packaging.
Hygiene and health company Essity presents new and updated sustainability targets including a commitment to develop targets to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. This includes raising the ambition level of Essity's current Science Based Targets. Other updated targets include sustainable innovations, occupational safety and responsible sourcing.
After a period of time to ramp up production, the machine is expected to resume full operation in January 2022, allowing Domtar to add 185,000 tons of uncoated freesheet capacity to its manufacturing network. The strategic initiative will help the company maintain its leadership position in the North American uncoated freesheet paper market and deliver the service and quality its customers expect. The company estimates the restart will cost approximately $10 million.
International Paper has released its 2020 Global Citizenship Report. One of the world's leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, the company shares the final progress it made against its 2020 goals and outlines its approach to sustainability across its value chain.
Sappi says it's not pleased over the mayhem going on, so the Sappi Saiccor, Tugela and Stanger Mills in KwaZulu-Natal temporarily ceased production as of Monday 12 July. They will resume once it is safe and practical to do so. Work on the nearly completed Saiccor expansion and upgrade project was suspended as of Friday 9 July.
Verso does not intend to make any additional comments regarding the proposal or any other related matter or potential transaction unless and until it is appropriate to do so or a formal agreement has been reached.
Atlas Holdings LLC, in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said the company is offering $20 per share for Verso's outstanding stock shares, buying out Verso entirely. The estimated value of the company is $866 million, according to Atlas Holdings.
Interfor Corporation has completed the previously announced transaction to acquire four sawmill operations from Georgia-Pacific, located in Bay Springs, Mississippi; Fayette, Alabama; DeQuincy, Louisiana and Philomath, Oregon.
Paper Excellence, a global diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers, announced that Paper Excellence and its subsidiaries ("Paper Excellence") have received a debt commitment letter from leading financial institutions for the commitment of an aggregate of $1.95 billion of financing.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer wrote a joint letter to Mario Plourde, president and CEO of Quebec-based Cascades, saying "the contractual negotiations must be done in good faith in the effort to forge a fair contract and working conditions."
According to a release from the Governor, the bill would require the governor to allocate $65 million in federal funds under the American Rescue Plan Act to finance the purchases of the Verso Paper Mill in Wisconsin Rapids and the Park Falls Pulp and Paper Mill in Park Falls.
Based on the progress of Project Horizon, the Company now expects to permanently shut down its Hartsville #1 and #9 URB cylinder machines which will reduce annual capacity by approximately 70,000 tons. The exact timing of the closures will depend on market conditions as well as the start-up of the converted Hartsville #10 machine.