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The Future of European Forests

The Future of European Forests

Forestry.com, a Swedish forestry news source, stated in a recent article a draft of the EU commission's upcoming forest strategy regarding future forests has leaked and that a Swedish news source "Dagens Nyheter" made the forest community in Sweden aware of it.

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Supply Chain Issues

Canada's Move to Clean-Energy

Using IOT to improve safety

Technology

Paperitalo Interview with Lubrication Engineers

Paperitalo Interview with Lubrication Engineers

Paperitalo recommends you give Lubrication Engineers an opportunity to work with your mill.

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Via Separations & Graphic Packaging International Announce Successful Pilot Of Industrial Electrification Technology

Via Separations & Graphic Packaging International Announce Successful Pilot Of Industrial Electrification Technology

Via Separations, an MIT spinout company developing process intensification systems to reduce energy intensity, announced its first successful pilot with Graphic Packaging International (GPI) for black liquor concentration.

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Spotlight

Paper Communications Bridge the Digital Divide. So Why Are Companies and Policymakers Removing Them?

Paper Communications Bridge the Digital Divide. So Why Are Companies and Policymakers Removing Them?

If we care about closing the digital divide, we should also be concerned about the assault on paper options that millions need to cross over it.

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How Do We End the Myths About Paper Use and Forests? Everybody has a Part to Play!

How Do We End the Myths About Paper Use and Forests? Everybody has a Part to Play!

North American consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of the products they buy and use, and they want to do the right things. But when it comes to paper products, the right things are often buried under an avalanche of misinformation and outright falsehoods that are made to sound plausible. Environmental advocacy is too often wrapped in a veneer of misleading, science-sounding terminology, or worse, reduced to slogans like "paper equals deforestation" or "billions of trees are cut down every year to make paper packaging."

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DS Smith Survey on Shopper Struggles: Hard-to-open Products, Packages Are a Pain Point in Online Boom

Ransomware Attacks Target Companies and Consumers Alike: Having Paper and Offline Backups Can Reduce Harms and Risks

Jim's travels

Where is Jim this week?

As I travel, I am always looking for someone to go to dinner with, share a barbeque sandwich lunch and so forth.

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Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson
Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson

Visit to Industrial Air, Inc.

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, I had the great pleasure visiting our client, Industrial Air, Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina. This visit was a year in the making, given the travel restrictions of the lost year of Covid 19.

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A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Industree 4.0

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Interfor expects sawmill production disruptions in British Columbia

Interfor is expecting production disruptions at its British Columbia Interior, Canada, sawmills during the 3Q 2021 due to the ongoing impacts of wildfires and other factors on log supply.

Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition Of McGraw Hill For $4.5 Billion

Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, for a purchase price of approximately $4.5 billion.

Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG / Acquisition of Kotkamills successfully completed

MM strengthens its position in virgin-fiber based cartonboard and innovative barrier cartonboard solutions for plastic replacement.

Updated with additional info: Pratt Industries announces $400 million investment in new 100% recycled paper mill

"It will be the world's most advanced, environmentally-friendly 100% recycled paper mill," said company owner and executive chairman Anthony Pratt. "And it means Pratt Industries will have built 6 of the last 8 paper mills in...

Greif invests $10 million in Concord, North Carolina plant expansion

The company plans to acquire and install by the spring of 2022 an Engico Jumbo Flexo Folder Gluer from Haire Group that converts corrugated scored sheets into boxes.

Pratt to invest $400 million in new Henderson, Kentucky paper mill, create 320 jobs

Pratt Paper, a part of sustainable packaging company Pratt Industries, is planning to invest $400 million in a paper mill in Henderson, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday -- resulting in 320 high-paying full-time jobs.

Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

Stockholders of Domtar Corporation today approved a proposal to adopt a business combination with Paper Excellence B.V. whereby Karta Halten B.V., an affiliate of Paper Excellence, will acquire all of the issued and outstandi...

Metsä Board increases annual folding boxboard production capacity by 200,000 tonnes in Husum

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, invests EUR 210 million in increasing folding boxboard capacity at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is responding to growing demand for sustainably produced packaging materials that su...

Leading Stories

Interfor expects sawmill production disruptions in British Columbia

Interfor expects sawmill production disruptions in British Columbia

Interfor is expecting production disruptions at its British Columbia Interior, Canada, sawmills during the 3Q 2021 due to the ongoing impacts of wildfires and other factors on log supply.

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Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition Of McGraw Hill For $4.5 Billion

Platinum Equity Completes Acquisition Of McGraw Hill For $4.5 Billion

Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, for a purchase price of approximately $4.5 billion.

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Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG / Acquisition of Kotkamills successfully completed

Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG / Acquisition of Kotkamills successfully completed

MM strengthens its position in virgin-fiber based cartonboard and innovative barrier cartonboard solutions for plastic replacement.

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Updated with additional info: Pratt Industries announces $400 million investment in new 100% recycled paper mill

Updated with additional info: Pratt Industries announces $400 million investment in new 100% recycled paper mill

"It will be the world's most advanced, environmentally-friendly 100% recycled paper mill," said company owner and executive chairman Anthony Pratt. "And it means Pratt Industries will have built 6 of the last 8 paper mills in the United States."

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Greif invests $10 million in Concord, North Carolina plant expansion

Greif invests $10 million in Concord, North Carolina plant expansion

The company plans to acquire and install by the spring of 2022 an Engico Jumbo Flexo Folder Gluer from Haire Group that converts corrugated scored sheets into boxes.

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Pratt to invest $400 million in new Henderson, Kentucky paper mill, create 320 jobs

Pratt to invest $400 million in new Henderson, Kentucky paper mill, create 320 jobs

Pratt Paper, a part of sustainable packaging company Pratt Industries, is planning to invest $400 million in a paper mill in Henderson, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday -- resulting in 320 high-paying full-time jobs.

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Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

Stockholders of Domtar Corporation today approved a proposal to adopt a business combination with Paper Excellence B.V. whereby Karta Halten B.V., an affiliate of Paper Excellence, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Domtar common stock for $55.50 per share in cash pursuant to an agreement and plan of merger dated May 10, 2021 (the "Merger").

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Metsä Board increases annual folding boxboard production capacity by 200,000 tonnes in Husum

Metsä Board increases annual folding boxboard production capacity by 200,000 tonnes in Husum

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, invests EUR 210 million in increasing folding boxboard capacity at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is responding to growing demand for sustainably produced packaging materials that support the circular economy. The investment strengthens Metsä Board's position as the leading producer of folding boxboard in Europe.

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BillerudKorsnäs aims to get rid of its Beetham mill in the United Kingdom

BillerudKorsnäs aims to get rid of its Beetham mill in the United Kingdom

BillerudKorsnäs is in a process with the aim of divesting the paper mill in Beetham, UK. The process is ongoing and no binding agreement to divest the mill has yet been entered into. Since BillerudKorsnäs' machine glazed (MG) paper business has primarily been focused in Skärblacka, the strategic importance of Beetham to the rest of the group has been reduced.

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CompanyBox Completes Major Expansion

CompanyBox Completes Major Expansion

As a minority partner, Green Bay Packaging is in full support of CompanyBox's growth.

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Pactiv Evergreen to Exit Coated Groundwood Paper Business Following Years of Market Decline

Pactiv Evergreen to Exit Coated Groundwood Paper Business Following Years of Market Decline

As a result, Pactiv Evergreen will permanently cease production of coated groundwood paper at its Pine Bluff, AR location by October 31, 2021.

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Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries Announce New Sawmill in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Hunt Forest Products and Tolko Industries Announce New Sawmill in Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Hunt Forest Products co-owner James D. Hunt and Tolko President and CEO Brad Thorlakson announced that the companies will develop a new $240 million sawmill in Bienville Parish. Resulting from the collaboration of these two companies, the joint venture company will create 130 direct new jobs, with an average salary of $57,400, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the new sawmill will result in 387 indirect jobs for a total of more than 500 new jobs in Louisiana's Northwest Region. Approximately 300 construction jobs will be created.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to restart existing saturator in its Turin plant in Italy to support demand for high performance filtration media globally

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to restart existing saturator in its Turin plant in Italy to support demand for high performance filtration media globally

This decision follows a series of investments announced by the group in the last few years to strengthen the company's industrial platform and support demand growth in the industrial and engine filtration industry globally. Recent investments to strengthen the platform include a new saturator in Madisonville, Kentucky, US; a machine rebuilt in Binzhou, China; capacity expansions in Fabriano, Italy and Malmedy Belgium; and a new micro glass line in Turin, Italy.

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Metsä Board invests Euro 210 million in its Husum mill in Sweden

Metsä Board invests Euro 210 million in its Husum mill in Sweden

Metsä Board announced an investment of Euro 210 million in increasing folding boxboard capacity at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is responding to growing demand for sustainably produced packaging materials that support the circular economy.

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Leaders oppose government funding for Northern Pulp

Leaders oppose government funding for Northern Pulp

The company has not said how it would finance its proposed $350M reopening plan.

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International Paper subsidiary Sylvamo to put headquarters in East Memphis, Tennessee

Lenzing invests in state-of-the-art wastewater treatment at Grimsby site

New Owners: Roaring Spring Paper Mill May Have New Life

Glatfelter will acquire Jacob Holm

Former Appvion mill In Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania bought

Rayonier Sells Two Timber Funds to BTG Pactual's Timberland Investment Group

Industry News

Mondi rolls out its range of sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for growing online grocery delivery services across Central Europe

Mondi rolls out its range of sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for growing online grocery delivery services across Central Europe

Using its wealth of experience in eCommerce packaging, Mondi has created clever new solutions for the diverse needs of grocery retailers who can now deliver a variety of goods, from perishable food to wine bottles in fit-for-purpose packaging.

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RR Donnelley & Sons Responds to Recent Schedule 13D Filing by Chatham

RR Donnelley & Sons Responds to Recent Schedule 13D Filing by Chatham

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company issued the following statement regarding the Schedule 13D filed on July 28, 2021 by Chatham Asset Management, LLC ("Chatham") with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing, among other things, its current holdings of common shares and debt of RRD.

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Huhtamaki set to launch next generation tube laminates with ISCC certified renewable content in partnership

Huhtamaki set to launch next generation tube laminates with ISCC certified renewable content in partnership

Huhtamaki, a key global provider of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers around the world, has achieved an important technology breakthrough in developing next generation sustainable tube laminates.

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Avery Dennison to Acquire Vestcom

Avery Dennison to Acquire Vestcom

Avery Dennison announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Vestcom, a privately held market-leading provider of pricing and branded labeling solutions at the shelf-edge for retailers and consumer packaged goods companies, for $1.45 billion in a cash transaction, subject to certain closing and post-closing adjustments.

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ST Paper picks Andritz for new tissue machine at recently acquired mill

ST Paper picks Andritz for new tissue machine at recently acquired mill

Start-up is planned for the end of 2022.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Via Separations partner with the U.S. Department of Energy to enable energy efficiency

Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Via Separations partner with the U.S. Department of Energy to enable energy efficiency

The Ahlstrom-Munksjö Mosinee plant in Wisconsin is teaming up with Via Separations to pilot a cutting edge energy efficiency project. Together, they are validating Via Separations' Black Liquor Concentration System, which is driven by an innovation in membrane material and system design.

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Chatham Asset Management Sends Letter to R.R. Donnelley Board of Directors Strongly; Urges Board Not to Renew 'Value Destructive' Poison Pill

Chatham Asset Management Sends Letter to R.R. Donnelley Board of Directors Strongly; Urges Board Not to Renew 'Value Destructive' Poison Pill

Chatham recommends the Board engage an external advisor to undertake a strategic review of the Company's assets to unlock the intrinsic value of RRD and improve its share price.

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Huhtamaki and Syntegon collaborate to launch paper-based blister pack

Huhtamaki and Syntegon collaborate to launch paper-based blister pack

Huhtamaki launches Push Tab® paper, an industry-first sustainable renewable paper-based blister solution, ideal for the global healthcare industry.

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Smurfit Kappa Buys Containerboard Mill in Italy for EUR360 Mln

Smurfit Kappa Buys Containerboard Mill in Italy for EUR360 Mln

The 600,000 ton recycled containerboard Verzuolo mill in Northern Italy is complementary to SKG's existing business and is strategically positioned to serve both the Southern European region and other markets.

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DS Smith Paper Mill in Georgia Saluted for Its Environmental Stewardship, the First U.S. Facility Certified by Industry Group for Energy Efficiency

DS Smith Paper Mill in Georgia Saluted for Its Environmental Stewardship, the First U.S. Facility Certified by Industry Group for Energy Efficiency

International Organization for Standardization honors Riceboro mill for its energy management, sustainability and efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

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Södra Cell invests in wireless vibration measurement over cellular network

DS Smith partners with One Tree Planted to plant more than 50,000 trees over next five years

Graphic Packaging launches OptiCycleTM line of non-PE coated foodservice packaging

DS Smith Hits Key Sustainability Milestones

PotlatchDeltic Announces Temporary Closure of Public Access in Idaho

Kimberly-Clark Earns Top Project of the Year Award From Environment + Energy Leader for Maverick Creek Wind Farm

Information picket sets out union issues at Paper Excellence Canada Catalyst Crofton mill

Sappi Europe to increase prices for speciality papers

Stora Enso and Tetra Pak join forces to triple the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Poland

Mondi and Unilever serve up aluminium-free paper-based packaging for Colman's Meal Makers

DS Smith partners with Trimble

Academic Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Dylan Shumway, May 2021 graduate of Miami University

Student Spotlight: Dylan Shumway, May 2021 graduate of Miami University

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Dylan Shumway, a May 2021 graduate of the program. We asked him a few questions about his experiences at Miami.

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Student Spotlight: CJ Conroy of Western Michigan

Student Spotlight: CJ Conroy of Western Michigan

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with CJ Conroy, a senior in the program. We asked him a few questions about his experiences at Western Michigan.

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Georgia Tech Student Internationally Recognized for Innovative Forest-based Industry Research

Georgia Tech Student Internationally Recognized for Innovative Forest-based Industry Research

Launched in 2016, the international contest recognizes, celebrates and promotes noteworthy innovations being developed in the global forest sector by students, researchers and engineers age 30 years and younger.

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Interview with University of Maine's Chelsea Pelletier, Class of 2022

Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Student Jared Hamrick

N.C. State's Women Leaders in Pulp and Paper

Two Sides Member Spotlight: Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation

A random walk with Gene

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

I hope this article helps you make your home safer and gets you better performance from your WIFI system.

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Families, education and COVID-19

TALOtech

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

The purpose of the TALOtech groups on LinkedIn is to provide a convenient forum for people working within the manufacturing part of this industry to share technical and operating related dialog to promote safe and competitive operations.

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People in the News

Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team

Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team, has decided to leave Huhtamaki in order to pursue another career opportunity.

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Columbia Pulp hires director of business innovation

Harding has already worked in partnership with Columbia Pulp the last two years while with the Willamette Falls Paper Company as its director of technology and sustainability, using the non-wood fiber produced at Columbia Pulp in the development of paper products.

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PotlatchDeltic names Ashlee Cribb Vice President, Wood Products

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced the appointment of Ashlee Cribb as Vice President, Wood Products effective July 28. Ashlee succeeds Tom Temple, who will be retiring later this year.

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Huhtamaki appoints Marco Hilty as President, Flexible Packaging

Marco Hilty, (49), Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), has been appointed President, Flexible Packaging and a member of the Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki as of September 1, 2021.

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Gregory Morrison Named to Veritiv Board of Directors

Morrison spent 18 years at Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company, where he retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in January 2020.

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Metsä Spring names Mikko Himanen as Process Specialist

Before joining Metsä Spring, Mr. Himanen worked at Metsä Tissue. His latest position at Metsä Tissue was as a process operator of the Mänttä mill. Before that Mikko has worked for years in PM operations at different UPM paper mills.

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Maija Pohjakallio appointed Metsä Group's VP, Climate and Circular Economy

In her new role, Pohjakallio supports Metsä Group's cooperation with key societal stakeholders and acts as the Group's representative in climate change and circular economy related working groups and forums.

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Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and Canfor Corporation Announces Appointment of Sandra Stuart to their Board of Directors

Ms. Stuart was the first female CEO of a major bank in Canada and has an international banking career spanning 40 years and three countries.

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Quad Appoints Former Ad Age President & Publisher Josh Golden to Chief Marketing Officer Position

Quad/Graphics Inc. has announced the appointment of Josh Golden as Chief Marketing Officer effective July 5, 2021. Golden most recently served as president and publisher of the advertising and marketing trade magazine Ad Age.

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New Vice President and General Manager to lead ND Paper's Rumford Division

A pulp, packaging and paper industry veteran, Pazdera brings three decades of experience with internationally recognized companies including International Paper, MeadWestvaco, Boise Paper and, most recently, as President and Unit Head of AV Terrace Bay, in Ontario, Canada, where he oversaw day-to-day operations of an 1,100 tons per day NBSK plant.

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Supplier News

Toscotec to supply steel yankee dryer to Sappi's mill in Stanger, South Africa

Toscotec has received an order from Sappi to supply a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer to their mill in Stanger, South Africa. The TT SYD was delivered in record time only 20 weeks after the order. The start-up is planned for the 3Q 2021.

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Toscotec to supply tissue line to GrandBay Papelera Internacional in Guatemala

GrandBay Group placed an order with Toscotec for one AHEAD 2.2L complete tissue line to be installed at its subsidiary Papelera Internacional in Rio Hondo Zacapa, Guatemala.

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ANDRITZ introduces CircleToZero® - paving the way towards pulp production with zero emissions and zero waste

International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched CircleToZero®, a holistic program for the pulp-producing industry with the goal of providing strong support to customers in their efforts to achieve maximum, sustainable production, aiming at zero emissions and zero waste production.

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Andritz to upgrade world's largest BCTMP system at Shandong Huatai Paper in China

Andritz has received an order from Shandong Huatai Paper Industry Shareholding to upgrade an existing BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp) plant to become the world's largest mechanical pulping line for P&W (Printing & Writing) paper production at the mill in Dongying, Shandong province, China.

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Valmet to rebuild hardwood pulp line at Holmen's Iggesund mill in Sweden

The rebuild will cut variable costs and improve production stability. The work will be implemented during the second half of 2022.

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Andritz to supply equipment for power and recovery boiler conversions to Domtar in Kingsport, Tennessee

Andritz Inc., a member of international technology Group Andritz, has been selected by Domtar Corporation to provide equipment and technical services for conversion of a power boiler and a recovery boiler at their Kingsport paper mill, in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. This mill will be converted into Domtar's first packaging facility.

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Pulpex collaborates with Solenis to scale eco-friendly, PET-free paper bottle

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, is joining forces with Pulpex Limited and its global consortium partners to collaborate on the ongoing evolution of the Pulpex eco-friendly paper bottle.

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Valmet receives a repeat order for a tissue production line from Eczacibasi Consumer Products in Turkey

Eczacibasi Consumer Products has chosen Valmet as the supplier for their new tissue line, which will be installed at the company's Manisa Plant in Turkey. The new Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS line, including stock-preparation, automation and Focus rewinder will support the company's rapid growth in global tissue paper markets.

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Voith to rebuild and upgrade QCS scanner at Veracel Celulose's mill in Eunapólis, Brazil

Veracel Celulose S.A., one of the biggest pulp producers in Brazil and part of Europe's second largest paper producer Stora Enso, has commissioned Voith to upgrade its Quality Control System (QCS) of scanner and sensors for the company's PDM 1 in Eunapólis, Brazil. The upgrade comprises a complete rebuild of one of the biggest scanners supplied by Voith to a customer in South America.

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Valmet to deliver a semi-chemical pulp line to Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, Chongqing in China

The technology deliveries by Valmet will begin in 2022 and the start-up is planned for 2023.

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Andritz completes multi motor drive upgrade at Hamburger Containerboard in Austria

The installation and start-up of the Andritz scope took less than two weeks.

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Norske Skog selects Voith for Golbey PM 1 conversion project

Norske Skog has commissioned Voith to convert the PM 1 at its Golbey mill in France to the production of recycled packaging papers.

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Valmet to supply a boiler upgrade and a flue gas cleaning system to Stora Enso's Anjala-Ingerois sites in Finland

The goal of the investment is to reduce the emissions and to ensure flexible use of different fuel mixtures in heat production, as well as to achieve better boiler performance and higher boiler efficiency.

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Valmet to supply a conversion from paper machine to fluff pulp drying machine at Daio Paper Corporation's Mishima mill in Japan

The delivery will include new machinery, rebuilds and automation in the pulp drying line and reel system in the existing paper machine PM15.

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Valmet to supply tissue line to Hayat Kimya in Russia

The new line will add 70,000 tons of tissue to their current production of facial, toilet and towel tissues.

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ANDRITZ is supplying major pulp production technologies and key process equipment for the world's largest DP pulp mill

International technology group ANDRITZ is supplying major energy-efficient and environmentally friendly pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Bracell's Project "STAR" in the city of Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo state, Brazil.

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Valmet and Neles Agree to Merge

EWK Umwelttechnik is a German company manufacturing and supplying air emission control systems and after-installation services. ECP Group is a manufacturer and maintainer of electrostatic precipitators (ESP), focusing on power plants and pulp and paper industry, in Finland.

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Valmet completes acquisitions of EWK Umwelttechnik and ECP Group

EWK Umwelttechnik is a German company manufacturing and supplying air emission control systems and after-installation services. ECP Group is a manufacturer and maintainer of electrostatic precipitators (ESP), focusing on power plants and pulp and paper industry, in Finland.

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Voith to supply complete board production line to Asia Symbol in China

Start-up of the new high-speed line is scheduled for mid-2023.

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Andritz to supply complete OCC line to United Paper in Thailand

Andritz has received an order from United Paper Public Company Limited to supply a complete OCC line for its mill in Prachinburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for the 2Q 2022.

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PulpEye supplies online pulp analyser to Holmen's Hallstavik paper mill in Sweden

The PulpEyes in the TMP department are used to control the refiners such as quality control of the pulp as well as of the reject handling.

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Voith to supply quality control system to Paraibuna Embalagens in Brazil

Paraibuna Embalagens has commissioned Voith to supply its Quality Control System (QCS) OnQuality of scanners and sensors to the company's new paper production line in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Paraibuna is starting up its new PM 8 in Juiz de Fora in September 2021.

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Valmet and Red Leaf Pulp sign exclusive teaming agreement for new Pulp Technology

Red Leaf Pulp Ltd., developer of a proprietary low-carbon pulping process, and Valmet, Ltd. have signed a long-term Teaming Agreement to exclusively collaborate and pursue commercialization of Red Leaf's innovative ag-based pulping process in North America, employing Valmet's fiberline and other value-added equipment.

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Voith Joins Sustainability Alliance 4evergreen

As a member, Voith is committed to strengthening the contribution of fiber-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy.

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Valmet to supply two container board making lines to Zhejiang Shanying Paper in China

Valmet will supply two OptiConcept M container board making lines with extensive packages of automation, services and industrial internet applications to Zhejiang Shanying Paper in Jiaxing City, Zhejiang province, China.

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Valmet delivers recycled fiber lines for Umka Cardbord Mill rebuild in Serbia

Valmet will supply recycled fiber lines for Umka Cardboard Mill rebuild in Serbia. The order is a continuation of Valmet's board machine rebuild delivery, which will be started up during the second half of 2021.

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ABB to deliver new drive and automation system for Arctic Paper Grycksbo in Sweden

ABB has been contracted by Arctic Paper Grycksbo to install a new drive and automation system for its Winder 10 at its mill in Grycksbo, Sweden.

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ANDRITZ to rebuild board machine at Mayr-Melnhof Karton in Frohnleiten, Austria

The aim of the rebuild is to increase production as well as improve quality and the ecological footprint. Start-up is scheduled for 2023.

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DuPont Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

DuPont announced the release of its 2021 Sustainability Report - Thriving Together, providing a comprehensive overview of the company's progress made in its environmental, social and governance (ESG) journey, as well as efforts to achieve its 2030 Sustainability Goals.

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Valmet signs long-term maintenance operations agreement with CMPC Mill in Santa Fe, Chile

Valmet and CMPC have signed a long-term agreement for maintenance development services at CMPC's Santa Fe Pulp Mill, in Chile.

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Valmet signs service agreement with Stora Enso's Beihai mill in China

Valmet and Stora Enso have signed a three-year service agreement for the company's Beihai mill in China. The service agreement contains the following services: support with service visit, emergency service visit response time, on-site expert and remote support via Valmet Performance Center to improve availability and optimize process performance.

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Metsä Group and LSAB Suomi sign blade deliveries agreement

Metsä Fibre has chosen LSAB Suomi Oy to deliver blades to its new Rauma sawmill in Finland. The agreement includes the blades delivered to the Rauma sawmill and their maintenance.

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ANDRITZ to supply four jet coaters to Jiangxi Five Star Paper, China

Start-up is scheduled for 2021.

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Valmet to supply a major pulp and board technology delivery to Klabin in Brazil

The start-ups of PM 28, the BCTMP line and the fiberline are scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

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ABB Awarded Collaborative MES Agreement, Supporting Sappi's Digital Transformation Across its Entire Production Fleet

ABB has been selected by Sappi Limited (sappi.com) to support a major digital transformation project across its global manufacturing footprint in Europe, North America, and South Africa.

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Metsä Fibre chooses Caverion as maintenance partner at new sawmill in Rauma, Finland

Botnia Mill Service, part of Caverion, will start as maintenance partner at the Metsä Fibre's new sawmill at Rauma, Finland. The agreement covers all sawmill process phases.

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