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Recent Environmental Pushes

Recent Environmental Pushes

It appears that the pendulum is swinging the other way and the word "environment" is no longer the stamp of approval it once was.

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Artificial Intelligence - the next logical step for procurement

Energy Price Uncertainty

New Safety Practices

Technology

 Essity Leans on Digital Tools to Fortify Their Manufacturing Supply Chain While Improving Machine Health and Productivity

Essity Leans on Digital Tools to Fortify Their Manufacturing Supply Chain While Improving Machine Health and Productivity

Augury, a leading AI-based Machine Health solution provider, announced that Essity, an innovative global leader in professional hygiene, consumer tissue and personal care products, has chosen Augury's machine health solutions to help drive the digital transformation of its supply chain.

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ABB launches new Optical Consistency Transmitter sensors

ABB launches new Optical Consistency Transmitter sensors

ABB has launched its KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family, a new range of sensors that provide accurate measurement of total and/or ash consistency for better wet end measurement and control in pulp and paper processes.

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Spotlight

Tetra Pak commits to net zero emissions

Tetra Pak commits to net zero emissions

Tetra Pak reconfirms its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations.

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Paperitalo Announces 2021 Mill Directories

Paperitalo Announces 2021 Mill Directories

Paperitalo Publications, LLC announced today it is releasing "Paperitalo's Pretty Good Pulp and Paper Mill Directories 2021 Interactive." This revolutionary 6 volume set covers all the pulp and paper mills in the United States.

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Celebrating Ten Years as Twin Rivers Paper Company

(Adv.) Allnorth Americas knows remote

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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Pratt Industries and Talo Analytic International celebrate 25 year relationship

Pratt Industries and Talo Analytic International celebrate 25 year relationship

Gary Byrd of Pratt Industries and Jim Thompson of Talo Analytic International recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the two companies' relationship. The relationship started in November of 1993.

For the occasion, Talo Analytic International commissioned a "tombstone" reminiscent of those typically prepared to celebrate a deal closing and presented it to Mr. Byrd.

Talo Analytic International began working with Pratt Industries when Pratt's Conyers, Georgia Mill was first financed. Talo Analytic International has been the principal technical adviser on the financing of every Pratt mill in the United States. Talo Analytic International was also a key adviser on the Visy Tumut Mill in Australia in the late 1990's.

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A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Industree 4.0

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Ponderay Newsprint mill closure involves 148 permanent layoffs, state says

Washington's Employment Security Department on Tuesday confirmed the Ponderay Newsprint Co. paper mill in Usk is permanently shutting down and laying off 148 workers.

Domtar's Kingsport mill to be idled through end of August

Kingsport's Domtar paper mill will continue to be idled by the COVID-19 pandemic through the end of August, the mill's manager told the Kingsport Economic Development Board on Tuesday.

Recycled pulp mill planned in Northeast United States

A $125 million recycled paper pulp mill in Pennsylvania will source more than 500,000 tons per year of mixed paper and OCC. The facility will ship its product to China.

Packaging Corp.: Jackson Mill Operations To Remain Temporarily Idled

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) said both paper machines and a majority of the converting operations at the Jackson, Alabama mill would continue to be temporarily idled during the months of July and August.

DS Smith producing recycled cardboard cutout sports fans to fill empty stadiums

DS Smith, a provider of sustainable corrugated packaging, has readied production of fully recyclable "replacement" fans, made from recycled cardboard, for use at U.S. sports arenas forced to limit attendance.

Equipment fire at Resolute facility destroys loader

The fire threatened a nearby building and wood supply and was difficult to extinguish due to large amounts of fuel and hydraulic fluid.

Attorney: Verso buyer search 'exhausted,' cleanup continues

According to an email received by Del. Gary Howell on Monday, representatives for Verso Corporation say they have "exhausted" efforts to find a buyer for the shuttered Luke mill, but will continue to work toward slowing the s...

Mondi invests 7 million euros to upgrade paper bag facility in Hungary

Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary.

Leading Stories

Ponderay Newsprint mill closure involves 148 permanent layoffs, state says

Ponderay Newsprint mill closure involves 148 permanent layoffs, state says

Washington's Employment Security Department on Tuesday confirmed the Ponderay Newsprint Co. paper mill in Usk is permanently shutting down and laying off 148 workers.

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Domtar's Kingsport mill to be idled through end of August

Domtar's Kingsport mill to be idled through end of August

Kingsport's Domtar paper mill will continue to be idled by the COVID-19 pandemic through the end of August, the mill's manager told the Kingsport Economic Development Board on Tuesday.

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Recycled pulp mill planned in Northeast United States

Recycled pulp mill planned in Northeast United States

A $125 million recycled paper pulp mill in Pennsylvania will source more than 500,000 tons per year of mixed paper and OCC. The facility will ship its product to China.

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Packaging Corp.: Jackson Mill Operations To Remain Temporarily Idled

Packaging Corp.: Jackson Mill Operations To Remain Temporarily Idled

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) said both paper machines and a majority of the converting operations at the Jackson, Alabama mill would continue to be temporarily idled during the months of July and August.

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DS Smith producing recycled cardboard cutout sports fans to fill empty stadiums

DS Smith producing recycled cardboard cutout sports fans to fill empty stadiums

DS Smith, a provider of sustainable corrugated packaging, has readied production of fully recyclable "replacement" fans, made from recycled cardboard, for use at U.S. sports arenas forced to limit attendance.

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Equipment fire at Resolute facility destroys loader

Equipment fire at Resolute facility destroys loader

The fire threatened a nearby building and wood supply and was difficult to extinguish due to large amounts of fuel and hydraulic fluid.

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Attorney: Verso buyer search 'exhausted,' cleanup continues

Attorney: Verso buyer search 'exhausted,' cleanup continues

According to an email received by Del. Gary Howell on Monday, representatives for Verso Corporation say they have "exhausted" efforts to find a buyer for the shuttered Luke mill, but will continue to work toward slowing the seepage of black liquor into the Potomac.

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	 Mondi invests 7 million euros to upgrade paper bag facility in Hungary

Mondi invests 7 million euros to upgrade paper bag facility in Hungary

Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary.

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Klabin operates Brazil's first folding truck

Klabin operates Brazil's first folding truck

This innovative truck was built by the Forestry Unit, which brought the technology from Australia and, in partnership with a specialist company, deployed it in the company's truck, adapting it to the area's daily routine. Initially, the truck will operate together with the traditional fleet but in the test phase.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches sustainable

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches sustainable "from Plastic to Purpose" campaign with launch of CelluSnack™ Papers

CelluSnack™ snack papers boast sustainable features and shelf presence, while offering grease and oil resistance with renewable properties. CelluSnack™ papers drive sustainable food packaging differentiation in today's marketplace.

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Ilim Group to plant over 6.5 million seedlings

Ilim Group to plant over 6.5 million seedlings

As part of its annual reforestation efforts in 2020, Ilim Group will plant trees in an area covering 55,000 ha in the Irkutsk and Arkhangelsk regions, Russia, using over 6.5 million seedlings and 4 tons of pine and spruce tree seeds. The number of seedlings planted grows every year.

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Georgia-Pacific to lay off 100 at Oregon mill

Georgia-Pacific to lay off 100 at Oregon mill

Citing the "same fluctuating economic conditions that prompted the mill's temporary closure May 21-27," GP expects to stop operation of two of the mill's three paper machines starting July 13 for seven to 10 days.

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Environment groups urge Nippon Paper to scrap Victorian timber from supply chain

Environment groups urge Nippon Paper to scrap Victorian timber from supply chain

More than 40 environment groups have called on Japan's Nippon Paper Group to remove timber logged in Victoria's native forests from its supply chain in the aftermath of bushfires and a landmark judgment that found a government forestry agency repeatedly breached conservation regulations.

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Georgia-Pacific mill in Perry, Fla. laying off 150 workers

Georgia-Pacific mill in Perry, Fla. laying off 150 workers

Georgia-Pacific's mill in Perry will be laying off 150 employees, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

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DS Smith showcases Circular Design Principles to help eliminate packaging waste

DS Smith showcases Circular Design Principles to help eliminate packaging waste

DS Smith was joined by its global partner the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for a virtual event to explore the packaging company's brand-new Circle Design Principles.

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Conifex Timber to restart operations at Mackenzie, B.C. sawmill on July 6 on two-shift

Ponderay Newsprint shuts down paper mill in Usk, Washington

Södra announces further expansion of Värö

Metsa Fibre to begin project engineering for its bioproduct mill in August 2020

International Paper Co. investigating after noose found at Escambia County, Florida mill

IT Tech Packaging, Inc. to Launch Construction of Biomass Combined Heat and Power Generation Project

Industry News

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

If you are looking for goods and services in the pulp and paper industry, you need to check out the Paperitalo Directory!

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö filter media included in the new face masks manufactured by sport and lifestyle brand BUFF®

Ahlstrom-Munksjö filter media included in the new face masks manufactured by sport and lifestyle brand BUFF®

Ahlstrom-Munksjö establishes a partnership with Spanish sports and life style accessories company BUFF® to provide filter media for face masks.

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J.D. Irving, Limited 2019 Sustainability Report Released

J.D. Irving, Limited 2019 Sustainability Report Released

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has released its 2019 Sustainability Report for its Forestry and Forest Products Operations.

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Paper Excellence Announces Corporate Knights Best 50 Win for Catalyst

Paper Excellence Announces Corporate Knights Best 50 Win for Catalyst

Paper Excellence Canada announced that Catalyst Paper Corporation (wholly owned by Paper Excellence) has been voted amongst Canada's Best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate Knights.

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WestRock Honored for Outstanding Merchandising Achievement

WestRock Honored for Outstanding Merchandising Achievement

The OMAs celebrate merchandising and design excellence in the retail space. They are presented by SHOP! Association, a global non-profit trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences.

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Kimberly-Clark Professional and AHE to Honor Frontline Environmental Services Professionals

Kimberly-Clark Professional and AHE to Honor Frontline Environmental Services Professionals

This monthly spotlight program is designed to highlight and lift up outstanding environmental services professionals who are going above and beyond during these very challenging times to make a positive impact on the overall patient experience.

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Holmen completed new sustainable industrial space made of recycled materials at Iggesund mill

Holmen completed new sustainable industrial space made of recycled materials at Iggesund mill

A new sustainable industrial space spanning 10 000 m² has just been completed at Iggesund Mill. Similar hard surfaces are already being used at Braviken Sawmill and Paper Mill.

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BillerudKorsnäs launches Pure Performance

BillerudKorsnäs launches Pure Performance

BillerudKorsnäs and UPM have entered into an agreement that will extend the supply agreement for pulp, steam and electricity for the production at BillerudKorsnäs' mill in Pietarsaari.

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RRD Introduces Innovation Platform to Help Businesses Accelerate Transformation and Stay Relevant in the Digital Era

RRD Introduces Innovation Platform to Help Businesses Accelerate Transformation and Stay Relevant in the Digital Era

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has introduced The_Loft@RRD, a new innovation platform that connects companies with people, technologies and strategies to accelerate their digital transformation and achieve innovation at scale.

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Lecta Introduces its New Adestor Laser 60 LB DFE Product

Lecta Introduces its New Adestor Laser 60 LB DFE Product

Lecta expands its offering of Adestor self-adhesive products for the healthcare industry with the launch of Adestor Laser 60 LB DfE.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö's sustainability work awarded with fourth consecutive EcoVadis Gold rating

CatchMark's Triple T joint venture and Georgia-Pacific amend wood supply agreement

Smurfit Kappa starts up new recovery boiler at Nettingsdorf mill in Austria

New start-up program launched to support entrepreneurs building circular economy

International Paper Makes Top 10 in 100 Best Places to Work Survey by IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld

Fort Frances mill equipment sale set for August

International Paper confirms two COVID-19 cases at North Carolina facility

Enviva Partners, LP Announces Transformative Acquisitions and Increases 2020 Guidance

WestRock Foundation joins American Forest Foundation

UPM Plywood introduces new water repellent plywood

Södra: Continued investment in research

Academic Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Geordin Craun of Western Michigan

Student Spotlight: Geordin Craun of Western Michigan

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Geordin Craun, a senior in the program. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at Western Michigan.

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NC State Names New Dean of College of Natural Resources

NC State Names New Dean of College of Natural Resources

Myron Floyd has been named dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University after a nationwide search. His appointment becomes effective April 1.

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As Paper Days approaches, we catch up with University of Maine Senior Eliza Hosford

As Paper Days approaches, we catch up with University of Maine Senior Eliza Hosford

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Eliza Hosford, a senior in the program. Miss Hosford is from Bucksport, Maine and graduated in 2016 from Bucksport High School as valedictorian. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at UMaine.

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With N.C. State foundation's annual meeting and banquet nearing, we interview junior Claire Hammontree

Interview with UWSP Paper Science and Engineering Senior Austin Jackson

Packaging Corporation of America donates $1 million to Miami University

Q&A with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Junior Michael McKenzie

A random walk with Gene

Saving energy

Saving energy

Saving energy was a topic Jim Thompson discussed a few weeks back. With fuel prices at record lows, it seems a weird time to discuss saving energy. But back in the day, when Union Camp was an entity in the 70s and 80s, the company leadership were geniuses at forecasting the paper industry fortunes six months to a year in advance. It seemed when everyone else was doing one thing we were doing another. And some time later, our approach was usually proven the best.

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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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Directed Search

Directed Search

Frustrated when you search for "pulp" and come up with "John Travolta"? This should help:

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People in the News

Kadant Appoints Bilal Mehmood President of Kadant Solutions Division

Kadant Solutions, a division of Kadant Inc., announced that Bilal Mehmood has been named president. Mr. Mehmood is currently Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Kadant Inc. and will join Kadant Solutions Division in his new capacity on July 1, 2020.

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DuPont Appoints Kimberly Markiewicz, Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In this role, Markiewicz will advance DuPont's global DE&I programs and initiatives to help fuel innovation that leads to business success.

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DS Smith appoints Rogier Gerritsen new Managing Director of Recycling Division

DS Smith appoints Rogier Gerritsen as Managing Director of its Recycling Division. Reporting to Colin McIntyre, Divisional CEO for Paper & Recycling, Gerritsen will be responsible for the Group's recycling operations across Europe - managing around 6 million tonnes annually of paper for recycling into DS Smith's own and partner mills.

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GP Monticello names new vice president, general manager

Jeff Joyce was recently added to the team. He has worked for the company since 2000, coming in with prior experience having worked as vice president and general manager at the company's branch in Brewton, Alabama, for 12 years.

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Kimberly-Clark Professional's Stephen Becker Named CABA Chairman of the Board

Kimberly-Clark Professional and the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) are pleased to announce Stephen Becker as the CABA Chairman of the Board.

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Clearwater Paper Announces Joanne P. Shufelt as New Consumer Products Leader

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced a key divisional executive appointment. Joanne P. Shufelt is named senior vice president and general manager of the consumer products division, effective immediately.

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International Forest Products appoints Dan Stebbins as Director of Export Containerboard Sales

International Forest Products LLC (IFP) appoints Dan Stebbins as Director of Export Containerboard Sales.

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DS Smith Hires New Head of Sustainability

The FTSE100 sustainable packaging leader has announced the appointment of Wouter van Tol as Head of Sustainability and Government Affairs.

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Supplier News

Valmet completes 14.9% ownership acquisition of Neles

Valmet has completed the acquisition of 22,374,869 shares of Neles Corporation from Solidium Oy, representing 14.88% of all Neles' shares and votes.

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Peter Greven and Solenis Sign Exclusive Distribution Agreement

Effective immediately, Solenis will be the authorized distributor for Peter Greven's calcium stearate dispersions for paper coating applications in the European Union,the United Kingdom and Russia.

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Toscotec to rebuild dryer section of PM1 at Cartiera di Ferrara's in Italy

Cartiera di Ferrara selected Toscotec for a complete dryer section rebuild of its coreboard machine at Ferrara mill in Italy. The paper machine produces coreboard in the range of 220 to 620 gsm, processing 100% recycled paper.

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Valmet to provide advanced process control and service agreement to Asia Symbol Pulp and Paper

Valmet will supply Valmet Recovery Boiler Optimizer advanced process control (APC) solution to Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp and Paper in China.

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Valmet to supply new off-machine coater to Oji Papéis Especiais in Brazil

Valmet will supply a new off-machine coating machine to Oji Papéis Especiais (OPE) in Piracicaba, Brazil. With the new off-machine coater PC4, OPE is seeking to increase thermal paper production capacity and strengthen its competitiveness globally, focusing on the Brazilian, South American and North American markets.

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Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement with Phoenix Paper to Rebuild and Operate a 35,000 Ton Per Year Satellite PCC Plant in U.S.

Minerals Technologies Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Phoenix Paper LLC to re-establish a 35,000 ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Wickliffe, Kentucky.

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Tasowheel Systems wins order for Stora Enso rebuild project

Valmet has agreed to acquire 22,374,869 shares in the future Neles Corporation from Solidium Oy, representing 14.88% of all Neles' shares and votes. The transaction between Valmet and Solidium is expected to take place on July 1, 2020.

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Valmet acquires 14.9% ownership in the future Neles

Valmet has agreed to acquire 22,374,869 shares in the future Neles Corporation from Solidium Oy, representing 14.88% of all Neles' shares and votes. The transaction between Valmet and Solidium is expected to take place on July 1, 2020.

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Obituary: Oscar C. Boldt, 96, Pushed Family Firm to Top Markets, High Standards

Oscar C. Boldt, 96, who steered his once near-bankrupt family building business to become the $1-billion diversified construction giant Boldt Group Inc., died June 9 from complications of pneumonia and kidney failure, according to current CEO Tom Boldt, his son.

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Valmet to supply cooking and fiberline to Sun Paper's Beihai mill in China

Valmet will supply cooking and fiberline to Guangxi Sun Paper Co., Ltd's new Beihai mill in China. The pulp mill will have a capacity of 800,000 air dried tonnes per year of bleached hardwood kraft pulp.

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Solenis to Expand Production for Next-Generation Color Developer for Thermal Paper

Solenis is expanding production at its Ankleshwar facility in India to manufacture its next-generation Pergafast™ 425 color developer for the thermal paper market.

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Kadant Johnson Introduces New PT2X™ Steam Joint; Propels the Company's Leadership Position in Paper Drying

This enables paper mills to increase operating pressures, plan maintenance, and improve uptime.

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Tieto partners with Turck Vilant Systems

TietoEVRY is partnering with Turck Vilant Systems to generate more value for data in the logistics ecosystem. Turck Vilant is the leading RFID solutions provider in the pulp and paper industry.

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Kadant starts up three OCC systems at Chaozhou Hefengte and Anhui Linping in China

Kadant Fiberline (China) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., started up three OCC systems at China's Chaozhou Hefengte and Anhui Linping.

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Valmet to supply a complete steam boiler plant to Norske Skog in Austria

Valmet will supply a complete steam boiler plant to Norske Skog's paper mill in Bruck an der Mur, Austria.

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Solenis Completes the Acquisition of the Paper Business of Chemsystems

Effective June 1, 2020, Solenis LLC closed on its previously announced acquisition of the paper business of ChemSystems, a division of AECI Ltd.

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Cellwood receives order from Södra Cell Mörrum

Södra Cell Mörrum decided to place an order with Cellwood for an additional grubbens horizontal pulper 2W25-64/51S to the press section of TM2.

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ABB and Metsä Fibre Sign Agreement to Supply Electrification and Drive Technology for New Finnish Bioproduct Mill

ABB and Metsä Fibre (metsafibre.com), part of Metsä Group, have signed a preliminary, binding agreement according to which ABB Finland will deliver electrification and drive technology solutions for Metsä Fibre's planned bioproduct mill in Kemi, northern Finland.

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Kemira signs extension of bleaching chemicals supply contract with UPM for pulp mills in Uruguay

Kemira has signed a long-term agreement with UPM-Kymmene Corporation extending and expanding its current bleaching chemicals supply contract in Uruguay, pending required environmental permitting.

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PMP to deliver two new Intelli-Jet V Hydraulic Headboxes to Smurfit Kappa Uberaba mill in Brazil

Recently (Paper Machinery Producer) has signed a contract for the delivery of 2 new Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headboxes for Smurfit Kappa's paper machine (PM5) located in the Uberaba mill in Brazil.

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Valmet to supply ash treatment system to L.D. Celulose in Brazil

The value of a delivery of this size and scope is typically around EUR 10-15 million.

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Valmet receives the seventh tissue line order from Hayat Kimya in Turkey

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

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Valmet to supply automation technology to Stora Enso in Oulu, Finland

The automation technology will be delivered for the start-up of the rebuilt PM 7 which is scheduled for the end of 2020.

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Valmet and Metsä Fibre have signed a preliminary agreement for key technology and automation delivery to the planned Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

Valmet and Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, have signed a preliminary agreement according to which Valmet will deliver key technology covering all main process islands and automation systems to Metsä Fibre's planned Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland.

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