KP Tissue Inc. and Kruger Products L.P. announced that certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of KPLP have closed financing transactions to fund the previously announced expansion of its Sherbrooke operations. The financings, totalling $240 million, include the previously announced $165 million in investments by Investissement Québec, as well as a credit agreement between Kruger Products SB Inc. and National Bank of Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia and CIBC who acted as co-lead arrangers and joint bookrunners. The credit agreement includes senior credit facilities in an amount of $75 million to be made available to KPSB. In connection with the financings, KPLP’s credit agreement with National Bank of Canada (acting as administrative agent) was amended to, amongst other things, increase the amount of permitted debt.
Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE: CLW) today introduced NuVo® withBioPBS™, a sustainable cup stock that provides foodservice operators with a compostable alternative to hot cups coated with low-density polyethylene.
NuVo® withBioPBS™ is the first cup stock to combine a compostable barrier, 35% post-consumer fiber, Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) chain-of-custody certification (FSC-C008402), and a high-definition print surface.
“When we launched the NuVo® brand in 2019, we made a promise to continually innovate to maximize product differentiation and sustainability. We are pleased to continue delivering on that commitment by introducing NuVo® withBioPBS™, a next-generation cup stock that we believe will allow our customers to be at the forefront of growing trends in sustainability,” said Steve Bowden, senior vice president and general manager of the pulp and paperboard division.