At the beginning of April the Aberdeen mill extended a planned maintenance shutdown after the Scottish government said that non-essential businesses should close unless they were capable of operating in a way that was fully compliant with social distancing advice.
Essity, manufacturer of the Tork range of hygiene products, is dedicated to delivering urgent supplies and helping to protect the vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis. The company has streamlined its output and is now focusing on manufacturing those items that are in greatest demand, while working hard to safeguard the health of its employees and customers.
Iggesund Paperboard has stepped up to the mark during the current crisis and donated £10k to a local charity. Meanwhile, one of its staff, Ryan Glover, who in his spare time is also a volunteer firefighter, has done his own charity walk for the NHS. For information on both, read on...
Cardboard boxes, the world's favourite paper-based packaging medium, are a vital tool for helping to transport goods long distances. Therefore they have been in great demand by charities and logistics companies in the fight against COVID-19. Read below how DS Smith, International Paper and Smurfit Kappa have all donated product to help the worldwide fight against this pandemic.
Researchers at Saint Mary's University in Halifax are investigating whether Nova Scotia fir and spruce can be converted into pulp for use in medical masks, disposable gowns and even bedpans.
An update from David Brown Santasalo on how they continue to support paper mill gearboxes during the COVID-19 crisis, and a new antiviral product from Renaissance Chemicals which may help the fight against COVID-19.