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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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Charmin® Unveils AI Digital Doppelganger for Video Calls

Charmin® Unveils AI Digital Doppelganger for Video Calls

Charmin BRB Bot stands in for people, so they don't miss a beat while on the seat.

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Spotlight

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

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

Ransomware attacks are making headlines with worrisome frequency. In May, 45% of the fuel supply for the east coast of the United States was disrupted when cybercriminals took Colonial Pipeline's computer network hostage. This latest digital exploit, which created massive commercial and consumer havoc, was international news. Missing from most reporting, however, were the facts that consumers are increasingly targeted as well - and simple steps like maintaining paper and offline backups of important records can greatly reduce the devastation.

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It Pays to Engage the News Media

It Pays to Engage the News Media

Popular Science Publishes More Balanced Article on the Sustainability of Paper Products

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DS Smith Survey: Who's Most Eager to Recycle? It's Baby Boomers

Consumers Ask: Have Even More Important Financial Notices Been Pushed Online?

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

A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

I just love to visit our clients. Today (13 May 2019), I was visiting Devon Barnes, President of Advanced Coil Technology, LLC in Owatonna, Minnesota. Advanced Coil makes liquid-to-air coils for any application.

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Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Jim Thompson asked to speak at Georgia Tech

Industree 4.0

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Resolute Announces $50 million in Lumber Investments

Resolute Forest Products Inc. declared a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share of common stock, payable on July 7 for holders of record at the close of business on June 28. The company also announced additional capital inv...

Paper Excellence builds Prince Albert team as work continues to restart pulp mill

Paper Excellence announced today that several key roles have been filled as work to restart the Prince Albert pulp mill ramps up.

Huhtamaki completes the asset acquisition of Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging Co. Ltd. in China

Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging Co. Ltd.'s assets. Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging is a privately owned manufacturer of paper bags, wraps and folding carton packaging in China. The acquisiti...

Georgia-Pacific breaks ground on $300M production facility near Sweetwater, Texas

Georgia-Pacific broke ground Tuesday on a state-of-the-art gypsum wallboard production facility near Sweetwater.

Twin Rivers Paper Company Demonstrates Commitment to Food Safety with Receipt of FSSC 22000 Certification for Food Packaging

The Food Safety Certification requirements provide a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry. Achieving certification is a stringent process.

Stora Enso invests in competitiveness of Anjala-Ingerois and Nymölla production sites

Stora Enso has decided to invest EUR 21 million to improve the competitiveness and environmental performance of the Anjala-Ingerois production sites. Stora Enso will also invest EUR 26 million in modernising the pulp producti...

Smurfit Kappa invests €12m to upgrade Spain bag-in-box facility

Smurfit Kappa's Bag-in-Box division has announced the completion of a €12 million investment in a new flexible material production facility at its plant in Ibi, Spain.

Norske Skog to close the Tasman mill in New Zealand and sell mill assets, 160 staff to lose jobs

The Tasman Mill commenced newsprint production in 1955 and has produced more than 15 million of tonnes of paper during its 66-year history.

Leading Stories

Resolute Announces $50 million in Lumber Investments

Resolute Announces $50 million in Lumber Investments

Resolute Forest Products Inc. declared a special cash dividend of $1.00 per share of common stock, payable on July 7 for holders of record at the close of business on June 28. The company also announced additional capital investments of $50 million in its wood products operations to support its continued growth, and it confirmed the repayment of all amounts outstanding under its revolving and term credit facilities, reducing debt by $180 million in the second quarter.

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Paper Excellence builds Prince Albert team as work continues to restart pulp mill

Paper Excellence builds Prince Albert team as work continues to restart pulp mill

Paper Excellence announced today that several key roles have been filled as work to restart the Prince Albert pulp mill ramps up.

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Huhtamaki completes the asset acquisition of Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging Co. Ltd. in China

Huhtamaki completes the asset acquisition of Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging Co. Ltd. in China

Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging Co. Ltd.'s assets. Jiangsu Hihio-Art Packaging is a privately owned manufacturer of paper bags, wraps and folding carton packaging in China. The acquisition strengthens Huhtamaki's position as the leading foodservice packaging provider in Asia and expands its product portfolio allowing it to better serve both existing and new customers in China.

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Georgia-Pacific breaks ground on $300M production facility near Sweetwater, Texas

Georgia-Pacific breaks ground on $300M production facility near Sweetwater, Texas

Georgia-Pacific broke ground Tuesday on a state-of-the-art gypsum wallboard production facility near Sweetwater.

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Twin Rivers Paper Company Demonstrates Commitment to Food Safety with Receipt of FSSC 22000 Certification for Food Packaging

Twin Rivers Paper Company Demonstrates Commitment to Food Safety with Receipt of FSSC 22000 Certification for Food Packaging

The Food Safety Certification requirements provide a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry. Achieving certification is a stringent process.

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Stora Enso invests in competitiveness of Anjala-Ingerois and Nymölla production sites

Stora Enso invests in competitiveness of Anjala-Ingerois and Nymölla production sites

Stora Enso has decided to invest EUR 21 million to improve the competitiveness and environmental performance of the Anjala-Ingerois production sites. Stora Enso will also invest EUR 26 million in modernising the pulp production at Nymölla in Sweden.

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	 Smurfit Kappa invests €12m to upgrade Spain bag-in-box facility

Smurfit Kappa invests €12m to upgrade Spain bag-in-box facility

Smurfit Kappa's Bag-in-Box division has announced the completion of a €12 million investment in a new flexible material production facility at its plant in Ibi, Spain.

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Norske Skog to close the Tasman mill in New Zealand and sell mill assets, 160 staff to lose jobs

Norske Skog to close the Tasman mill in New Zealand and sell mill assets, 160 staff to lose jobs

The Tasman Mill commenced newsprint production in 1955 and has produced more than 15 million of tonnes of paper during its 66-year history.

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Bill passes to assist in Verso Wisconsin Rapids mill purchase

Bill passes to assist in Verso Wisconsin Rapids mill purchase

On June 8, the State Assembly's Committee on State Affairs voted to pass Assembly Bill No. 367 (AB 367), which will provide state assistance to support the purchase of the former Verso paper mill in Wisconsin Rapids.

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Louisiana-Pacific breaks ground on $150M conversion of New Limerick, Maine mill

Louisiana-Pacific breaks ground on $150M conversion of New Limerick, Maine mill

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. said it will break ground this week on a $150 million conversion of its mill in New Limerick to turn out the company's flagship siding and trim product.

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Canfor to invest $160 million in new sawmill in Louisiana and halt greenfield project in Georgia

Canfor to invest $160 million in new sawmill in Louisiana and halt greenfield project in Georgia

Canfor Corporation says will invest approximately US$160 million to build a new sawmill near DeRidder, Louisiana. The company will receive state and local incentives in support of the project. The facility will have an annual production capacity of 250 million board feet on a two-shift basis and will directly employ about 130 people plus create significant additional indirect jobs.

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Job cuts: UPM has completed employee consultation process in Finland

Job cuts: UPM has completed employee consultation process in Finland

UPM has completed the employee consultation process in Finland started in April. The company will improve efficiency in global functions by reorganizing and streamlining the operations. As a result, the number of employments in Finland will decrease by 28. In Germany and Austria, the process is still on-going.

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Prairie Industries Becomes Truvant

Prairie Industries Becomes Truvant

Prairie Industries, along with its partner company Nu-Pak, announced its new name for the combined organization: Truvant. The announcement coincides with Prairie's recent acquisition of Sonoco's European contract packaging business.

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Columbia Pulp reopens mill

Columbia Pulp reopens mill

Columbia Pulp has officially reopened its Lyons Ferry mill, processing wheat straw for the creation of paper products such as food containers, towels and tissues, the company announced Thursday, June 3.

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IP targeting $700 million of debt reduction through a tender for several note issues

IP targeting $700 million of debt reduction through a tender for several note issues

The Offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 2, 2021 unless extended (such date and time, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Time") or earlier terminated.

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LSC Communications' Book Division Renamed Lakeside Book Company

Smurfit Kappa acquires corrugated operation in Peru, expanding footprint in Latin America

Wisconsin lawmaker asks for 50 million dollar loan for restarting idled papermill in Wisconsin Rapids

Ennis, Inc. to Acquire Assets of AmeriPrint Corporation

Significant investments in 2020-2022 to improve Kotkamills' operations

SWAPP® with BillerudKorsnäs to sustainable packaging

Industry News

Mondi and Hazeleger Kaas Launch Recyclable Cheese Packaging for Dutch Market

Mondi and Hazeleger Kaas Launch Recyclable Cheese Packaging for Dutch Market

Mondi and Dutch cheese packaging company Hazeleger have developed a mono-material solution for packaging Westland Kaas' Maaslander cheese slices.

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Valmet strengthens its environmental systems business with two acquisitions

Valmet strengthens its environmental systems business with two acquisitions

Valmet has on June 9, 2021, entered into agreements to acquire EWK Umwelttechnik GmbH, a German company manufacturing and supplying air emission control systems and after-installation services, and ECP Group, a Finnish manufacturer and maintainer of air emission control systems. These acquisitions complement Valmet's customer offering in environmental technologies and related services.

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Verso Corporation Launches All-New Website

Verso Corporation Launches All-New Website

Verso Corporation announced the launch of its redesigned website, featuring all-new content that covers numerous topics and areas of interest, from its library of paper promotions to sustainability information and much more.

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Domtar marks safety milestones for national safety month 2021

Domtar marks safety milestones for national safety month 2021

As we enter National Safety Month 2021 in June, we're proud to say Domtar facilities are on a positive trend, with several sites or groups recently achieving safety milestones.

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Metsä Group intensifies its research and development activity

Metsä Group intensifies its research and development activity

Metsä Group is expanding the operations of its innovation company Metsä Spring that was established in June 2018. So far, Metsä Spring has been mainly involved in development activities outside the current business areas of Metsä Group. From now on, it will also support research and development related to Metsä Group's current business areas.

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DS Smith paper machine is setting new records in power-efficiency

DS Smith paper machine is setting new records in power-efficiency

These two papermaking machines at Kemsley mill account for over half of the mill's average annual production capacity of over 840,000-tonnes.

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Stora Enso joins WWF's Forests Forward impact platform

Stora Enso joins WWF's Forests Forward impact platform

Stora Enso has joined the new WWF platform, Forests Forward. The platform engages businesses and investors to deliver on forest related sustainability ambitions, such as biodiversity protection and forest restoration.

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DS Smith Targets Net Zero emissions by 2050

DS Smith Targets Net Zero emissions by 2050

DS Smith has announced a series of ambitious climate targets. This includes a science-based target which requires at least a 40% reduction of CO2 emissions per tonne of product by 2030, compared to 2019 levels, and a commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050.

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Weyerhaeuser CEO sees decade of strong wood demand but prices coming down

Weyerhaeuser CEO sees decade of strong wood demand but prices coming down

Weyerhaeuser CEO Devin Stockfish believes the home-building and renovation boom could keep wood demand strong for another decade.

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Cascades New York facility cited for noxious odor

Cascades New York facility cited for noxious odor

State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a Notice of Violation to Cascades Containerboard Packaging, Inc. after the agency determined the facility was generating a persistent noxious odor that resulted in dozens of complaints beginning in mid-May.

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Sappi Europe to hike containerboard prices by 8-10%

Lenzing welcomes clear positioning of the EU Commission in the fight against plastic waste

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Ahlstrom-Munksjö's FluoroFree® and ParaFree® products receive compostability certification

Mondi Signs New EUR750 Million Sustainability-Linked Facility

Verso Corporation Names Brian D. Cullen Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly-Clark announces eco-partnership that will yield marine degradable materials

Metsä Board's simulation and testing services help develop secure pharma packaging

American Eagle Paper Mills Announces New Employee Owners

Metsä Group plans to expand the production of mechanical wood products at the Äänekoski mill site

UPM launches collaboration with Aalto Design Factory to promote sustainable design

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 in 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

Families, education and COVID-19

Families, education and COVID-19

If you look at the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, we have another two years or so to deal with this pandemic. Crank down on your kids' educational activities because we're in this for the long run. We're behind in education but with tenacity and effort we'll catch up and maybe even be ahead when things return to normal.

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Saving energy

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

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People in the News

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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Sahil Tesfu joins Essity's Executive Management Team

Essity announced that Sahil Tesfu will join Essity's Executive Management Team in the newly created position Senior Vice President Group Function Strategy & Business Development.

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Sappi Europe announces the appointment of Flavio Froehli as Vice President, Marketing & Sales

Sappi Europe announces the appointment of Flavio Froehli as Vice President, Marketing & Sales with immediate effect for the entire Sappi Europe portfolio reporting to Marco Eikelenboom, Chief Executive Officer, Sappi Europe.

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Winfried Schaur appointed as Executive Vice President, Technology and Mika Kekki as Executive Vice President, UPM Plywood

Winfried Schaur appointed as Executive Vice President, Technology and Mika Kekki as Executive Vice President, UPM Plywood

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Santiago Gowland Appointed CEO of International Non-Profit, the Rainforest Alliance

Gowland previously served as Executive Vice President for Latin America and Global Innovation at The Nature Conservancy. Before that, he spearheaded sustainability initiatives in the private sector, including at Unilever and Nike.

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Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team

Arup Basu, President, Flexible Packaging, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki. The process to find Arup's successor has been initiated.

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Kadant Johnson Promotes Jim Maggard to Lead Paper, Packaging and Tissue Sales

Kadant Johnson LLC, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. announced the promotion of Jim Maggard to director of sales for the paper, packaging, and tissue sector.

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Clearwater Paper Adds New Board Member

Clearwater Paper Corporation announced that Christine M. Vickers Tucker has been elected to the company's board of directors, effective May 18, 2021.

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Sustana Announces New Leadership Role, Director and Sustainability Ambassador

Sustana a manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber and paper products, announces the appointment of Emily Olson to Director and Sustainability Ambassador.

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Ennis Announces New General Manager of PrintXcel

Ennis, Inc. announced Jeff Monarch as the new General Manager of PrintXcel, located in Fairhope, Alabama. PrintXcel has more than 50 years of experience in printing products and services including checks and forms, direct mail, label form products, multipart mailers, online ordering and print procurement solutions and more.

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Supplier News

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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Kadant Supports Cartiere Saci's Efforts to Broaden Recycling Capabilities with Implementation of Foundations™ Technology

The Heli-Drum system handles a broad range of recycled fibers and efficiently processes kraft paper, carrier board, and aseptic packages, among other furnishes.

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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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Andritz to supply two chemi-thermomechanical pulping systems to Nine Dragons Paper Industries in China

Andritz has received an order from Nine Dragons Paper Industries to supply two chemi-thermomechanical pulping systems for their mills in China. The start-ups are scheduled for spring and summer 2022.

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Solenis to increase prices for all water treatment, process and pulp & paper product lines by 5-15%

Solenis will increase prices by 5-15% on all water treatment, process and pulp & paper product lines across the EMEA region, effective immediately.

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Andritz starts up reject handling line at Sun Paper Savannakhet in Laos

Andritz has successfully started up a complete, innovative reject handling line as well as key stock preparation equipment at Sun Paper Savannakhet, Savannakhet Province, Laos.

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Voith receives order from Nine Dragons Paper to deliver three XcelLine paper machines to China

The three lines will further strengthen the paper manufacturer's leading position in the packaging paper segment. The commissioning of the machines is planned for 2022 and 2023.

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Kemira opens new dry polymer production plant in Ulsan, South Korea

Kemira has opened a new dry polymer production plant in Ulsan, South Korea in May 2021. The plant produces high quality dry polyacrylamide (DPAM) products primarily for retention and drainage applications which are critical in modern, fast paper and board production. The investment is a joint venture between Kemira and Yongsan Chemicals.

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Andritz signs industrial maintenance contract with Smurfit Kappa Nervion in Spain

Andritz Ingeniería, SA, part of international technology Group Andritz, has received an order from Smurfit Kappa Nervion to provide industrial maintenance services for their mill in Iurreta, Spain.

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ABB received an order from Arauco in Chile

ABB has been contracted by manufacturer of forest products, Arauco, to modernize its Licancel cellulose plant in Chile to deliver faster response times, greater cyber security, upgraded operator interfaces, enhanced process reliability and flexibility for remote working.

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Valmet chosen as the third most attractive employer by the engineering students in Finland

Valmet has been chosen as the third most attractive employer by engineering students in Finland. The ranking was published in Universum's annual survey, which is the biggest employer survey in Finland. In 2020, Valmet was ranked fifth in the same category.

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Valmet to supply technology for Spinnova-Suzano joint venture textile fibre factory in Finland

The facility, producing SPINNOVA® fibre, is the first step towards scaling production volumes to one million tonnes annually within ten years. Spinnova's annual capacity could be 50,000 tonnes of textile fibre by 2024.

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Valmet receives an order from Zhejiang Jingxing Paper in China

Valmet will supply two Valmet Advantage DCT tissue lines, including automation system and three tissue rewinders, to Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co., Ltd. in China.

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Kadant Starts up OCC System at Tangshan Jiluan Paper

Kadant Fiberline (China) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., announced it successfully started up its OCC system on PM1 at the Tangshan Jiluan Paper Industry mill in Tangshan. The new line has a capacity of 900 tons per day.

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Andritz to supply two semi-chemical fiberlines to Lee & Man Paper in China

The new fiberlines will have a capacity of 1,000 admt/d each and process eucalyptus wood chips to produce semi-chemical pulp, an intermediate grade between kraft pulp and mechanical pulp. Semi-chemical pulp provides excellent fiber properties for corrugated boards, such as fluting paper and other grades produced at the mill.

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ANDRITZ to supply a major expansion of the OCC line to NORPAC

ANDRITZ will install a FibreFlow drum pulper, type FFD450EE, as well as various fiber cleaning and reject handling equipment to upgrade the existing OCC line and expand the mill's production of lightweight recycled packaging papers. The stock preparation system features a capacity of 1,200 bdmt/d and processes a mix of OCC and mixed waste as raw material.

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Valmet to deliver defibrator system to Guararapes Caçador's MDF plant in Brazil

Valmet will supply a new Valmet Defibrator EVO system to the Brazilian company Guararapes. The system will be used for the company's medium density fiberboard (MDF) production as part of its major expansion at Caçador plant in Santa Catarina state.

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Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT): An innovative application to monitor sustainability of paper supply chains

The Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (www.epat.org) is a web-based platform that allows suppliers and buyers of paper and paper-based packaging to share key sustainability metrics.

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ANDRITZ to supply key pulp production equipment for Nine Dragons Paper mills in China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded orders from Nine Dragons Paper, China, to supply equipment and key process technologies for five of their mills.

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Kadant Successfully Starts Up OCC Systems at Sun Paper

Kadant Fiberline (China) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., announced it successfully started up two OCC systems at Sun Paper's PM1 and PM2 in Muang Phin, Laos. The OCC systems each have a capacity of 400,000 tons per year.

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Valmet Oyj: The new Valmet Fiberline Analyzer fulfills all major process control needs in the pulp mill

Valmet introduces the new Valmet Fiberline Analyzerto enable pulp makers to improve total pulp quality management, boost process stability and gain major savings in chemical costs from the digester blow line right up to final pulp storage.

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Valmet signs an extensive Industrial Internet services agreement with ARAUCO for new pulp production line in Chile

The target is to improve the overall efficiency and profitability of the entire mill by coordinating and optimizing across process islands.

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Voith to supply OnQuality Quality Control System to Simka Kagit in Turkey

Simka Kagit Sanayi VE Ticaret AS, a Turkish manufacturer of various converted paper and paperboard products, has commissioned Voith to supply its OnQuality Quality Control System (QCS) of scanners and sensors to the company's PM 1 in Kayseri, Turkey.

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Voith supply a complete paper production line to Modern Karton in Turkey

Paper manufacturer Modern Karton has commissioned Voith to build and deliver a high-speed production facility for the production of recovered corrugated containerboard base paper.

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Andritz to supply new HERB recovery boiler for BillerudKorsnäs' mill in Sweden

Andritz has received an order from BillerudKorsnäs to supply a HERB recovery boiler for its mill in Frövi, Sweden. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2023. The new boiler will replace the existing recovery boiler that has been in operation in Frövi since 1969.

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Voith Introduces AquaLine - A Sustainable Water Management Concept for Paper Production

In the field of AquaLine water management, with AquaLine Flex and AquaLine Zero, Voith is introducing two concepts that not only minimize fresh water consumption but, as is the case with AquaLine Zero, can also completely close water circuits.

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ABB Secures Control System Modernization Contract for Wood Pulp Mill in Chile

Global technology company ABB has been contracted by manufacturer of forest products, Arauco, to modernize its Licancel Cellulose Plant in Chile to deliver faster response times, greater cyber security, upgraded operator interfaces, enhanced process reliability and flexibility for remote working.

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Jartek delivers packaging plant to Kuhmo Oy

Jartek Invest Oy delivers a packaging plant to Kuhmo Oy. The total investment is approximately Euro 5 million. Construction work on the project begins in July and commissioning starts in February 2022.

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Minerals Technologies signs agreement with Zhumadianshi Baiyun Paper to build PCC plant China

Minerals Technologies Inc. ("MTI") has signed an agreement with Zhumadianshi Baiyun Paper Co., LTD ("Baiyun Paper") to build a 50,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate ("PCC") plant at its paper mill in Suiping County, Zhumadian City, China.

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Metsä Fibre and Eltel sign agreement to build power line for new bioproduct mill in Finland

Metsä Fibre and Eltel have signed an agreement to build a power line from the new bioproduct mill being constructed in Kemi to the Keminmaa substation via the Pajusaari-Isohaara-Keminmaa route. The new 110 kV power line will be about 15 kilometres long.

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Valmet to deliver new evaporation line to Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden

Valmet will deliver a new evaporation line 3 for Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The new line will replace the oldest evaporation line 1 at the mill. The new evaporation plant is scheduled to start-up in the 1Q 2023.

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Valmet to supply metering size press and size kitchen to Emami Paper Mills in India

Valmet will deliver a metering size press with sizing starch preparation and sizer supply system to Emami Paper Mills for its paper making line (PM3), which is located at its Balasore mill in Odisha, India.

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Solenis Recognized as a US Best Managed Company

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices by 5 to 15 percent on all paper and process product lines across the EMEA region, effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.

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Voith rebuilds Papresa's PM 5 at Rentería mill in Spain

Papresa commissioned Voith to completely rebuild PM 5 at the Rentería mill in Spain. The start-up of the ambitious project is scheduled for the 1Q 2022.

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Solenis to Increase Prices on all Paper and Process Product Lines Across Europe, Middle East and Africa

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices by 5 to 15 percent on all paper and process product lines across the EMEA region, effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.

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Toscotec upgraded PM1 at Cartiera di Ferrara's mill in Italy

After a complete dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec, Cartiera di Ferrara fired up PM1 at its mill in Ferrara, Italy.

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Andritz signs industrial maintenance contract with LD Celulose S.A. in Brazil

Sindus Andritz Ltda., part of international technology Group Andritz, has received an order from LD Celulose S.A. to provide industrial maintenance services for their new mill in the city of Indianópolis, Brazil. The contract has a contract term of approximately six years and covers full maintenance of all mill areas.

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Andritz signs maintenance contract with UPM for the Paso de los Toros mill in Uruguay

The mill will have an annual production capacity of 2.1 million tons of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp when it starts up in the second half of 2022.

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Solenis to Increase Prices on All Process and Water Treatment Product Lines Across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

The price increase is necessary due to the tightening of raw material supplies globally and escalating energy, packaging and transportation costs.

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Valmet supplies world's first AI based machine vision system to Progroup in Germany

The new machine vision system targets to increase the containerboard machine speed even further.

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Valmet to supply IQ moisturizer to DS Smith Contoire-Hamel in France

The target of the investment is to improve the moisture profile of the board for better corrugated performance.

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Valmet receives the third tissue line order from Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama in Turkey

The new Advantage DCT 200 tissue line will be installed at the company's mill in Pamukova, Sakarya Province in Turkey. The start-up is planned for the second quarter 2022.

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Siempelkamp received an order from Guararapes in Brazil

The Brazilian wood-based materials producer Guararapes Paineis, S/A. placed an order for an MDF plant with Siempelkamp.

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Valmet to supply Quality Control System and IQ Moisturizer to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia

Valmet will supply Valmet IQ Quality Control System and Valmet IQ Moisturizer to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, JSC, in Novodvinsk, Russia.

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Andritz starts up complete LC pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard in Portugal

Andritz has successfully started up a complete continuous low-consistency (LC) pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard in Portugal.

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Solenis to Increase Prices on Wet Strength Product Lines Across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

The price increase is necessary due to lack of raw material availability, escalating key raw material costs and a surge in freight costs that has led to additional pressure on our global supply chain.

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Andritz to supply biomass boiler plant to Fjernvarme Fyn Produktion in Denmark

Andritz has received an order from the Danish energy company Fjernvarme Fyn Produktion A/S to deliver a new biomass boiler plant complete with auxiliary equipment for their "Bio Blok 2" project..

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ABB to deliver new Ability System 800xA drives and quality control solutions to Iggesund Paperboard in Sweden

Global technology company ABB is leading a major installation of new drives, control systems and quality control solutions (QCS) for Iggesund Paperboard in Sweden, driving increased safety, higher availability and more stable operations for the board mill.

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Andritz successfully starts up new disc filter technology at Malaysia Lee & Man Paper

Andritz has successfully started up next-generation disc filter technology with eight PrimeFilter D disc filters at Malaysia Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited in Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

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The fine print...

At your service

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Steve Roush
Vice President, Publisher and Editor
Paperitalo Publications
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