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Failure Prevention Associates--A whole lot of shaking going on!

Failure Prevention Associates--A whole lot of shaking going on!

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Karl Hoffower, Founder and Executive Director, Failure Prevention Associates, LLC (FPA) (www.failureprevention.com). Failure Prevention is located in Houston, Texas. FPA is comprised of experienced staff certified in Vibration Analysis, Thermography, Ultrasound Inspection, Electric Motor Testing, Field Balancing, Laser Alignment and Reliability Centered Maintenance practices. If it vibrates, FPA can analyze the situation. If it is not supposed to vibrate, FPA can facilitate the solution.

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Amcor announces strategic investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor

In its continuing efforts to discover and develop innovative technologies for the packaging industry, Amcor (NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC) announced its strategic investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor, a world leader in ultra, low-cost electronics.

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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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Jim Thompson, left, is shown with Andy Cochrane, middle, and Allen Hunter.
Jim Thompson, left, is shown with Andy Cochrane, middle, and Allen Hunter.

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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Empire Recycled Fiber announces it will relocate containerboard project to Dayton, Ohio

Empire Recycled Fiber (ERF) says it has made the decision to relocate its recycled containerboard mill project from Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania to the Dayton, Ohio regional market.

Canfor Pulp and Canfor Jointly Release 2021 Sustainability Report with Additional Targets

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and Canfor Corporation jointly announce the release of the 2021 Sustainability Report which includes additional performance targets for Climate Change, Water Management, Waste Management, and Air Qua...

Fire at Georgia-Pacific facility

Investigators are still working to determine what started the overnight fire.

Twin Rivers paper machine fire causes mill workers to evacuate

The No. 7 paper machine had caught fire, filling the workspace with smoke, Madawaska Fire Chief Jim Soucy said. Workers had to be evacuated from the building while emergency workers put out the fire.

Fatal incident at Metsä Fibre Kemi bioproduct mill site

The accident took place at the installation site of the recovery boiler in the forenoon, the 25th of June, 2022.

Worker dies at Mercer mill

Mercer International Inc. is deeply saddened to announce that an employee has passed away at its Rosenthal mill in Germany on June 25, 2022. Mercer and local authorities conducted an investigation and so far determined that t...

IT Tech Packaging approves 1-for-10 reverse stock split to regain NYSE compliance

The reverse stock split is expected to become effective on July 7, 2022, and the shares are expected to begin trading on the split-adjusted basis on the NYSE at market open on July 8, 2022.

Progroup breaks ground on Euro 90 million corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Germany

The purchase agreement includes options for PalletOne to purchase the remaining 50 percent of Dempsey after three years.

Leading Stories

Empire Recycled Fiber announces it will relocate containerboard project to Dayton, Ohio

Empire Recycled Fiber announces it will relocate containerboard project to Dayton, Ohio

Empire Recycled Fiber (ERF) says it has made the decision to relocate its recycled containerboard mill project from Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania to the Dayton, Ohio regional market.

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Canfor Pulp and Canfor Jointly Release 2021 Sustainability Report with Additional Targets

Canfor Pulp and Canfor Jointly Release 2021 Sustainability Report with Additional Targets

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and Canfor Corporation jointly announce the release of the 2021 Sustainability Report which includes additional performance targets for Climate Change, Water Management, Waste Management, and Air Quality.

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Fire at Georgia-Pacific facility

Fire at Georgia-Pacific facility

Investigators are still working to determine what started the overnight fire.

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Twin Rivers paper machine fire causes mill workers to evacuate

Twin Rivers paper machine fire causes mill workers to evacuate

The No. 7 paper machine had caught fire, filling the workspace with smoke, Madawaska Fire Chief Jim Soucy said. Workers had to be evacuated from the building while emergency workers put out the fire.

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Fatal incident at Metsä Fibre Kemi bioproduct mill site

Fatal incident at Metsä Fibre Kemi bioproduct mill site

The accident took place at the installation site of the recovery boiler in the forenoon, the 25th of June, 2022.

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Worker dies at Mercer mill

Worker dies at Mercer mill

Mercer International Inc. is deeply saddened to announce that an employee has passed away at its Rosenthal mill in Germany on June 25, 2022. Mercer and local authorities conducted an investigation and so far determined that the tragic loss was not work related.

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IT Tech Packaging approves 1-for-10 reverse stock split to regain NYSE compliance

IT Tech Packaging approves 1-for-10 reverse stock split to regain NYSE compliance

The reverse stock split is expected to become effective on July 7, 2022, and the shares are expected to begin trading on the split-adjusted basis on the NYSE at market open on July 8, 2022.

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Progroup breaks ground on Euro 90 million corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Germany

Progroup breaks ground on Euro 90 million corrugated sheetfeeder plant in Germany

The purchase agreement includes options for PalletOne to purchase the remaining 50 percent of Dempsey after three years.

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UFP Industries acquires a 50 percent stake in Dempsey Wood Products

UFP Industries acquires a 50 percent stake in Dempsey Wood Products

The purchase agreement includes options for PalletOne to purchase the remaining 50 percent of Dempsey after three years.

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Early morning fire contained at Weyerhaeuser facility

Early morning fire contained at Weyerhaeuser facility

No injuries were reported and the fire was contained to the site of origin.

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International Paper Featured on Upcoming Episode of Mike Rowe's

International Paper Featured on Upcoming Episode of Mike Rowe's "How America Works"

The episode will spotlight the day-to-day activity of International Paper's dedicated employees as they help to provide some of the biggest companies in the world with products made from renewable resources.

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Sonae Arauco inaugurates state-of-the-art particleboard production line at Beeskow plant in Germany

Sonae Arauco inaugurates state-of-the-art particleboard production line at Beeskow plant in Germany

Although the particleboard line was already commissioned in July 2020, it was only now possible to formally open the new production facility due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Canfor invests $25 million to modernize its Estill facility in South Carolina

Canfor invests $25 million to modernize its Estill facility in South Carolina

Canfor's investment is modernizing the facility with cutting-edge technology and equipment to position the company to meet growing global demand for its wood products. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

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CR Meyer Announces Leadership Succession Plan

CR Meyer Announces Leadership Succession Plan

With over 130 years of history and experience, CR Meyer's mission is to be a trusted expert in industrial contracting; to drive the success of our industry partners in safely visualizing, designing, and building their future.

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Ammonia leak reported at McKinley paper mill

Ammonia leak reported at McKinley paper mill

An ammonia leak from a tank at McKinley Paper mill was isolated in a containment area and did not drain into water or the environment, said Capt. Kelly Ziegler of the Port Angeles Fire Department.

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IT Tech Packaging, Inc. Announces Notification of NYSE American Continued Listing Deficiency and Intention to Complete a Reverse Stock Split

Fire breaks out at Ox Industries Paperboard Mill

Mayr-Melnhof Group acquires Essentra Packaging

Chile's Arauco to invest $3 billion to build pulp mill in Brazil

14 attorneys general say proposed EPA guidelines are an overreach

Allen Ennis Joins Mill Rock Packaging as CEO

Industry News

International Paper Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

International Paper Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

International Paper announced progress on its Vision 2030 sustainability targets and, for the first time, published reporting against the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) disclosures and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations.

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Atlantic Packaging Joins The Conservation Alliance

Atlantic Packaging Joins The Conservation Alliance

Atlantic Packaging is the first packaging company to join the more than 270 member companies whose collective annual membership dues are dispersed to grassroots environmental organizations that contribute to the long-term health of outdoor recreation and help ensure access for future generations.

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Quad/Graphics added to U.S. small-cap Russell 2000 index

Quad/Graphics added to U.S. small-cap Russell 2000 index

QUAD said its membership in the Russell 2000 index, which will be in place for a year, is based on its membership in the Russell 3000 index.

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Sappi North America partners with Girls Scouts to create new patch about pulp and paper technology

Sappi North America partners with Girls Scouts to create new patch about pulp and paper technology

The national Paper Scientist Patch program inspires girls to seek careers in STEM.

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Cascades is ranked 8th in Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

Cascades is ranked 8th in Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

This year marks the 20th anniversary of this prestigious ranking which Cascades entered 15 years ago.

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Huhtamaki welcomes the latest scientific evidence on the environmental impacts of reusable packaging in takeaway services

Huhtamaki welcomes the latest scientific evidence on the environmental impacts of reusable packaging in takeaway services

Huhtamaki has welcomed the conclusions of a new report, which reviews 26 scientific studies comparing the environmental impact of single-use packaging vs. reusable tableware used in takeaway settings.

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Greif Adds Eleven Additional Sites Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill

Greif Adds Eleven Additional Sites Achieving Zero Waste to Landfill

Greif now counts 55 facilities achieving diversion of at least 99 percent of waste to landfills.

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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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Suzano outlines ESG milestone achievements and commitments at second annual ESG call

Suzano outlines ESG milestone achievements and commitments at second annual ESG call

The ESG Call spotlighted measurable progress and ambitions across three core areas of action: climate change, biodiversity and social development.

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Graphic Packaging International commitment to sustainability showcased in new documentary

Graphic Packaging International commitment to sustainability showcased in new documentary

The new film features a number of key personnel from Graphic Packaging.

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Georgia-Pacific Mills Recognized by the EPA For its Continued Commitment to Energy Efficiency

Sonoco raises profit guidance due to strong, sustained customer demand for packaging

Pactiv Evergreen Introduces Its 'Zero Waste Implementation Guide' as a Resource for Foodservice Operators

RRD Survey: Nearly 7 in 10 Packaging Decision Makers Forced to Reprioritize Amid Supply Chain Disruption, Inflation

Greif Certified as a Most Loved Workplace for 2022

Pactiv Evergreen Introduces Tamper Evident Fry Cartons to Its Offering of Innovative Packaging Solutions

Sonoco Participates in European Recycling Trials That Show Digital Watermarking Yields Accurate Container Sortation Results

Stora Enso leases part of the Veitsiluoto site to Infinited Fiber Company

Kimberly-Clark Named One of the Top 75 Companies for Executive Women by Seramount for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Stora Enso - Which do you prefer, an e-book or physical book

Metsä Board among the best of the best in EcoVadis 2022 rating

Academic Spotlight

Updated: Dr. Bill Scott, retired professor of Miami's Paper program, passes away

Updated: Dr. Bill Scott, retired professor of Miami's Paper program, passes away

Gary R. Rudemiller, PhD, Executive Director of the Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation, announced on Friday night, May 27: "Friends of Miami's Paper Program, I am saddened to share with you that today, Dr. Bill Scott, retired professor of Miami's Paper program, passed away in Oxford. I have no details to convey at this point. Please keep his wife Ginny in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I will share more information along with the scheduled funeral services in the coming days."

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Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Student Aitana Blevins

Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Student Aitana Blevins

Aitana Blevins shares her experiences at N.C. State.

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Student Spotlight: Rebecca Wolf of Miami University

Student Spotlight: Rebecca Wolf of Miami University

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Rebecca Wolf, who will graduate in May 2022. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at Miami.

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Interview with University of Maine senior Olivia Gervais

Interview with University of Maine senior Olivia Gervais

The University of Maine Pulp and Paper Foundation was incorporated in 1952 by 12 UMaine graduates financially supporting and preparing well-educated engineering students for careers in the pulp and paper and allied industries.

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Student Spotlight: Sophia Louden of Western Michigan

Metsä Group donates nearly one million euros in total to six universities

62nd Annual Miami Paper Science & Engineering Foundation Banquet & Annual Meeting is April 12

A random walk with Gene

Gees, Is This Ever Random

Gees, Is This Ever Random

Fleas and ticks seem particularly bad this year. If your cat or small dog seems lethargic, they may be overrun with fleas. They can literally drain the life out of a small animal. Our vet recommends a vet supplied topical treatment rather than OTC medicines from retail stores.

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Teaching and Dash Cams

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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SAP Selects

About SAP Selects

This section contains a collection of Paperitalo articles highlighted by SAP for their relevance to how the paper and packaging industry is evolving and how technology can help support that progress.

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Just around the corner now

Just around the corner now

A bit of technology five years in the making. It is about time.

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Could Industry 4.0 provide transparency for the recycled fiber markets?

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

Molpus Woodlands Group Announces New President and Enhancements in its Senior Leadership Team

Winstead currently serves as Molpus's Executive Vice President. He previously served Molpus as its longtime Chief Financial Officer.

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Change in Stora Enso's Group Leadership Team

Kati ter Horst, Executive Vice President, Paper Division and a member of the Group Leadership Team, has decided to leave Stora Enso as of 1 July 2022. After more than 25 years with the Company, she will now pursue career opportunities outside of Stora Enso.

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Jeld-Wen names Julie Albrecht as new CFO

JELD-WEN Holding, Inc. announced Julie C. Albrecht will join JELD-WEN as executive vice president and CFO, effective July 18, 2022. Albrecht joins JELD-WEN from Sonoco.

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Hill Elected Lead Independent Director of Sonoco's Board of Directors

Sonoco announced that Robert R. Hill, Jr., has been elected Lead Independent Director of its Board of Directors. Hill succeeds James M. Micali who is retiring after 19 years of service to the Company's Board.

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Kim Poulsen appointed CEO of Spinnova, Janne Poranen appointed Chair and Harri Sundvik appointed Deputy Chair of Spinnova Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Spinnova Plc has appointed Kim Poulsen, M.Sc. (Econ.), as the Company's new CEO (b. 1966). He will assume his duties on 1 August, 2022.

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West Fraser UK appoints Dom West as new Sales Director

West Fraser, UK appoints Dom West as new Sales Director for UK and Ireland.

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Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. Announces New Sales Executive

Carol Hoffman Schoedinger has joined Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. as Senior Sales Manager. Ms. Schoedinger will have responsibility for selling Monadnock's full suite of sustainable printing, packaging and technical/specialty papers in the U.S. Midwest.

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International Paper announces senior leadership transition

International Paper announced that Sharon R. Ryan, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, will retire effective June 30, 2022.

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Autumn Bayles Named to Veritiv Board of Directors

Ms. Bayles is Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Aramark Corporation, a global food and facilities company.

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Boise Cascade Announces Board Member Changes

Boise Cascade Company announced that Craig Dawson and Amy Humphreys were elected to its Board of Directors (Board) following the Company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting held on May 5, 2022. In addition, Richard (Rick) Fleming retired from the Board after nine years of service.

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Boise Cascade Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

Boise Cascade Company announced the promotion of two of its business leaders.

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USDA appoints six members to serve on Softwood Lumber Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of six members to serve on the Softwood Lumber Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms, beginning immediately, to Dec. 31, 2024.

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International Paper Names Mark Nellessen Vice President, Investor Relations

Nellessen joined International Paper in 1992.

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Valmet names Katri Hokkanen as interim CFO

Ms. Katri Hokkanen has been appointed interim CFO at Valmet as of May 1, 2022.

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Södra's Nomination Committee proposes Magnus Hall as new Chair

The Nomination Committee proposes that Magnus Hall be elected new Chair of Södra's Board. Three new Board members are also proposed for election at the Annual General Meeting on 24 May.

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Metsä Group names Timo Lehesvirta as Group's Leading Nature Expert

Timo Lehesvirta, biologist, has been appointed Metsä Group's Leading Nature Expert. His task, which is completely new at Metsä Group, includes ensuring that Metsä Group's strategic targets for safeguarding nature's biodiversity are achieved and developing and implementing projects in his area of responsibility with various stakeholders.

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Mill Rock taps Feeser as senior partner

Feeser is former president of WestRock's consumer packaging business and has been a Director of Mill Rock Packaging since its inception.

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Paper Excellence appoints Stew Gibson as Chief Operating Officer

In the fourth decade of his career, Stew has worked within Catalyst Paper and its predecessors holding numerous positions including General Manager of Powell River, Vice President of Technology and Sourcing, and Vice President of Pulp Operations. He has also held a role in the solid wood sector.

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Sonoco Names Weeks Head of Investor Relations

Sonoco announced that Lisa Weeks has been named Vice President of Investor Relations, reporting to Howard Coker, President and CEO. Weeks succeeds Roger Schrum, who previously announced his intent to retire after a 16-year career with Sonoco and a more than 30-year career interacting with the global investment community. Schrum will stay on through June to help with the transition.

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Thomas Ott appointed new CEO for Mondi Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials

Thomas Ott, 54, has been appointed CEO of the Flexible Packaging and Engineered Materials business units at Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, earlier this year.

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Supplier News

Valmet to deliver two chip washing and defibrator systems to Siempelkamp

The start-ups of the systems are planned for 2023 and the beginning of 2024.

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Valmet adjusts its strategy to include Flow Control and aligns its financial targets with its financial reporting structure

Valmet's Board of Directors has decided to adjust Valmet's strategy to include Flow Control and align Valmet's financial targets with Valmet's financial reporting structure.

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Asia Symbol Group in China expands use of ABB's MES to increase productivity

Upgrade to extend productivity and profitability at the company's mill in Guangdong, China.

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Dieffenbacher to supply world's largest drum dryer to Berneck mill in Brazil

Berneck S.A., the largest wood-based panel exporting company in Brazil, has commissioned Dieffenbacher to supply an 84 MW energy system and the world's largest drum dryer for its medium-density particleboard (MDP) plant in Curitibanos, Santa Catarina.

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Middle East Paper Company taps SAP for digital transformation

The Middle East Paper Company, the largest paper manufacturer in the Middle East and Africa, is deploying solutions from global software company SAP SE in an effort to streamline its business processes and increase efficiencies as part of a regional and global expansion strategy.

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Toscotec to supply new tissue line to Saudi Paper Group in Saudi Arabia

The tissue machine will produce 60,000 tonnes/yr of premium quality tissue, bringing SPG's total capacity to 190,000 tonnes/yr.

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Valmet to supply two tissue machines to Liaoning Yusen Sanitary Products in China

The two tissue lines are scheduled to be in production in the middle of 2023.

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Sun Paper installed ABB distributed control systems at its Beihai pulp mill in China

Sun Paper, in close collaboration with ABB, has successfully launched another pulp mill, at the new Beihai location in Guangxi, China.

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Valmet to lay off 50% of its employees in Russia

Valmet to lay off 50% of its employees in Russia as part of its plan to leave the country. Company has a total of approximately 140 employees in Russia, working primarily in sales, engineering, maintenance and financial administration. Valmet does not have production in Russia.

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ABB to install automated paper testing solution at Cheng Loong's mill in Vietnam

ABB has built on its established relationship with Cheng Loong Corporation by securing a contract to bring its L&W Autoline automated paper testing solution to a mill in Vietnam.

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Andritz to renovate white liquor production plant at Suzano Aracruz in Espírito Santo, Brazil

Andritz Brasil Ltda., a member of the Andritz Group, will carry out partial modernization of lime kiln B for Suzano Aracruz, Brazil, as part of a customized project for the white liquor production plant. Lime kiln B has the capacity to process 580 tons of lime per day.

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Valmet launches mobile maintenance application

Valmet launches Valmet Mobile Maintenance (VMM) application to make maintenance data available at any time and to create smoother workflows in mill maintenance operations. VMM is a mobile application for both iOS and Android devices.

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Solenis Acquires Neu Kimya Anonim Sirketi, Providing Regional Expansion in High-Growth Southeastern Europe

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, closed on the acquisition of Neu Kimya Anonim Şirketi ("Neu Kimya") on May 26, 2022.

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Andritz starts up pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Sun Paper's new mill in Beihai, China

International technology group Andritz has successfully started up key pulping process equipment for Sun Paper's new pulp mill (Guangxi Sun Paper) in Beihai, China.

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Andritz successfully starts up dissolving pulp production plant for Bracell in Brazil

International technology group Andritz has successfully started up an environmentally friendly production plant for dissolving pulp at Bracell's "STAR" project in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Metsä Group's and Valmet's 3D fibre product demo plant is now operating

The operations at Metsä Group's and Valmet's 3D fibre product demo plant in Äänekoski has begun. At the end of 2020, Metsä Group's innovation company Metsä Spring and Valmet announced they would be investing a total of approximately 20 million euros in the demo plant.

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Andritz to supply LimeFlash-H lime kiln to Papelera Guipuzcoana de Zicuñaga in Spain

Start-up of the new lime kiln is scheduled for the second half of 2023.

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Valmet to start personnel negotiations on temporary layoffs at its valve factory in Finland

The negotiations involve around 340 employees.

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Andritz to supply pressurized refining system to Kim Tin MDF Chon Thanh in Vietnam

The new pressurized refining system will feature a design capacity of 48 bdmt/h and process rubberwood chips for producing various types of MDF products.

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Valmet launches roll cover for tissue production

To broaden its offering for tissue machines, Valmet launches a new polyurethane roll cover, Valmet Press Roll Cover PL. The roll cover's wear-resistant material and adaptive structure are developed to cope with the harsh operating conditions in tissue production, thus leading to longer lifetime of roll cover and energy savings.

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Change in Kemira Oyj's Management Board: President, Segment Pulp & Paper, Kim Poulsen is leaving Kemira

President, Segment Pulp & Paper Kim Poulsen is leaving Kemira on Wednesday May 18, 2022. He has worked for Kemira and has been a member of Kemira's Management Board since 2015.

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Valmet delivers press technology upgrade to Natron-Hayat Pulp and Paper Mill in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Natron-Hayat Pulp and Paper Mill in Maglaj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, has ordered a press technology upgrade from Valmet. The delivery includes two refurbished Twin Roll Presses and additional equipment and services to secure the trouble-free operation of the presses.

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Valmet to complete biomass boiler and flue gas system works at Vilnius Heat and Power Plant in Lithuania

Valmet has been selected in a new public procurement process as the tenderer for completing the biomass boiler, flue gas cleaning and flue gas condensing system works for Vilnius Combined Heat and Power Plant (Vilnius CHP) in Lithuania, the company announced.

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Voith to supply OCC stock preparation system to B&B Triplewall Containers in India

The rebuilt plant is scheduled to start up before the end of 2022.

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ANDRITZ upgrades tissue machines at Sofidel, Sweden, to use bio-syngas in drying - a first in the tissue industry

This is the first-time that bio-syngas will be used in the paper industry for paper drying.

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ANDRITZ to rebuild bleach plant at Stora Enso's Skutskar Mill, Sweden

The investment in new bleaching technology will increase the capacity of the mill and support Stora Enso's ambitious climate targets.

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Valmet to supply a major delivery to Eren Paper's Shotton Mill in the UK including OCC, stock preparation and container board lines

The new container board making line (PM3) will produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades, and it will use 100% recycled paper. The start-up of PM3 is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

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BID Group partners with Canfor for its Urbana facility modernization

BID Group announces the continued partnership with Canfor to deliver a sawmill modernization project for its Urbana, Arkansas operation.

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Valmet to supply automation technology to Lemit Papers in Morbi, India

The target of the investment is to ensure a smooth start-up, to optimize the equipment efficiency and to achieve premium board quality, Valmet announced.

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Claw Forestry Services to build new sawmill in Gloster, Mississippi

BID Group has received an order from Claw Forestry Services to deliver its first greenfield sawmill complex project in the southern United States. BID will manage, design, build, equip, and provide full start-up services for the project, located in Gloster, Mississippi.

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Valmet to supply a fine paper making line to Asia Symbol (Shandong) in China

The start-up of the new production line PM14 is scheduled for 2023.

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Kadant Launches Customer Portal: Kadant Access Portal (KAP)

The portal offers users a comprehensive suite of information management tools through a secure online portal that is tailored to the specific wants and needs of each customer.

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Papierfabriek Doetinchem upgrades wet sections of special paper machines in Netherlands

The start-ups are scheduled for 2022.

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Valmet changes its financial reporting structure and provides comparative segment information for 2021

Starting from January 1, 2022, Valmet has decided to change its financial reporting structure to better highlight the performance of Valmet's businesses. The new reporting structure reflects Valmet's operational model, anticipates the integration of Neles into Valmet, and is aligned with the way Valmet management follows the operational performance of Valmet's businesses.

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Zume and Solenis Double Down on Existing Partnership to Accelerate the Adoption of Sustainable Packaging in the Global Food Industry

The companies are introducing a comprehensive line of 100% PFAS-free molded fiber packaging, including hot cup lids, bowls, egg cartons, protein trays and more.

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