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 Moisture Measurements to Suit Many Applications

Moisture Measurements to Suit Many Applications

MoistTech uses its 40 years of expertise to enhance clients' manufacturing processes and protect their products.

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Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

The United States Patent Office awarded Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. patent number 10,301,202 B2 on May 28, 2019. The title of the patent is "System and Method for Aeration by Air Infusion." The inventor is listed as Dean A. Caldwell, DeRidder, LA. Caldwell is the CEO of Airmaster Aerator.

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Spotlight

Domtar Joins American Forest Foundation's Family Forest Carbon Program

Domtar Joins American Forest Foundation's Family Forest Carbon Program

As an extension of our sustainable forestry principles, Domtar has joined the American Forest Foundation (AFF) as a partner in its Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP). This new initiative, designed to enhance carbon sequestration in family-owned forestland across the United States, includes other business partners and charitable foundations, as well as the Nature Conservancy.

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'Not fair, not equitable': Softwood lumber producers continue to press for free trade after U.S. duty cuts

'Not fair, not equitable': Softwood lumber producers continue to press for free trade after U.S. duty cuts

'Canada should stay strong and continue to pursue this, because anything less than free trade is not fair'

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How Chinese investors brought feng shui to Old Town, Maine

Escanaba, Michigan mill marks 100 years of making paper

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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Paperitalo Senior Editor Chuck Swann passes away

Paperitalo Publications Senior Editor Charles Edward "Chuck" Swann passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at the age of 87.

Södra first in the world with fossil-free biomethanol

Investment will mainly be focused on trimming and drying capacity, but also to some extent on log sorting as well as sawing and green sorting.

CEO of Ingevity ousted over 'personal conduct' issues

Ingevity Corp. announced Thursday that D. Michael Wilson agreed to resign as CEO, president and director, effective immediately.

Computer malware stalls operations at Vancouver Island pulp mills

Paper Excellence Canada owns the Catalyst mills in Port Alberni, Crofton and Powell River. The company confirms each of those mills has been affected.

West Virginia lawmakers requests DEP, governor work with Maryland on Verso lawsuit

The request comes after the Maryland Department of the Environment announced Wednesday that it intends to sue Verso Corp. in federal court over alleged seepages from the site into the North Branch Potomac River.

CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Acquires Minnesota-Based Wilcox Paper

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns a range of sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division h...

Maryland Department of the Environment says it'll sue Verso

The State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment, on Wednesday issued notice that it intends to bring a lawsuit in federal court against the owner of the Luke Paper Mill for seepages into the North Br...

Mondi joins forces with Cartro, Mexican corrugated packaging company, to deliver sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce

A strong, sustainable and humidity-resistant box design will allow for long-distance transport of food and aims to reduce food waste.

Leading Stories

 Paperitalo Senior Editor Chuck Swann passes away

Paperitalo Senior Editor Chuck Swann passes away

Paperitalo Publications Senior Editor Charles Edward "Chuck" Swann passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at the age of 87.

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Södra first in the world with fossil-free biomethanol

Södra first in the world with fossil-free biomethanol

Investment will mainly be focused on trimming and drying capacity, but also to some extent on log sorting as well as sawing and green sorting.

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CEO of Ingevity ousted over 'personal conduct' issues

CEO of Ingevity ousted over 'personal conduct' issues

Ingevity Corp. announced Thursday that D. Michael Wilson agreed to resign as CEO, president and director, effective immediately.

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Computer malware stalls operations at Vancouver Island pulp mills

Computer malware stalls operations at Vancouver Island pulp mills

Paper Excellence Canada owns the Catalyst mills in Port Alberni, Crofton and Powell River. The company confirms each of those mills has been affected.

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West Virginia lawmakers requests DEP, governor work with Maryland on Verso lawsuit

West Virginia lawmakers requests DEP, governor work with Maryland on Verso lawsuit

The request comes after the Maryland Department of the Environment announced Wednesday that it intends to sue Verso Corp. in federal court over alleged seepages from the site into the North Branch Potomac River.

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CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Acquires Minnesota-Based Wilcox Paper

CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Acquires Minnesota-Based Wilcox Paper

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns a range of sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division has acquired the business of Wilcox Paper, an independent paper merchant based in Champlin, Minnesota.

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Maryland Department of the Environment says it'll sue Verso

Maryland Department of the Environment says it'll sue Verso

The State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment, on Wednesday issued notice that it intends to bring a lawsuit in federal court against the owner of the Luke Paper Mill for seepages into the North Branch Potomac River that it claims threatens public health and the environment.

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Mondi joins forces with Cartro, Mexican corrugated packaging company, to deliver sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce

Mondi joins forces with Cartro, Mexican corrugated packaging company, to deliver sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce

A strong, sustainable and humidity-resistant box design will allow for long-distance transport of food and aims to reduce food waste.

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Atlantic Packaging Acquires Coastal Corrugated Customer Packaging Solutions in Charleston, SC

Atlantic Packaging Acquires Coastal Corrugated Customer Packaging Solutions in Charleston, SC

Wes Carter, President of Atlantic Corporation of Wilmington, has announced the acquisition of Coastal Corrugated, a 35-year-old family owned box company located in North Charleston, SC.

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Smurfit Kappa invests in expansion of its paper sack business in the Americas

Smurfit Kappa invests in expansion of its paper sack business in the Americas

Smurfit Kappa has announced its strategy to expand its paper sack business in the Americas in a $36 million investment.

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Klabin starts operations at its new industrial unit in Horizonte, Brazil

Klabin starts operations at its new industrial unit in Horizonte, Brazil

Klabin acquired the mill in September to expand its production in the region, anticipating the growing fruit industry in the Northeast region of Brazil.

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Fire crews quickly contain fire at ND Paper Old Town, Maine paper mill

Fire crews quickly contain fire at ND Paper Old Town, Maine paper mill

Officials say they don't yet know what sparked a fire inside the ND Paper mill in Old Town on Wednesday (Feb. 19).

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Saica Group announces £50m Scotland investment

Saica Group announces £50m Scotland investment

Saica Group announced it plans to establish a new, purpose-built production facility located in Livingston, West Lothian within its packaging business division, Saica Pack.

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Södra: Investments in sawmill at Värö

Södra: Investments in sawmill at Värö

Investment will mainly be focused on trimming and drying capacity, but also to some extent on log sorting as well as sawing and green sorting.

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Paper Excellence pulp and paper mill in B.C. faces 30-day closure due to lack of wood

Paper Excellence pulp and paper mill in B.C. faces 30-day closure due to lack of wood

Paper Excellence Canada of Richmond says it will curtail pulp and paper production for 30 days at its Crofton operation, south of Nanaimo.

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Former Weyerhaeuser CEO passes away

Mondi Appoints Andrew King As Group CEO, Succeeding Peter Oswald

UPM takes next step towards 65% CO2 emission reduction goal by 2030

Domtar Agrees to Purchase Appvion Point of Sale Business

Holmen develops analytical tool showing bark beetle damage

Neenah Paper Announces John P. O'Donnell to Retire as CEO; Julie A. Schertell Named as Successor

Industry News

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission greenlights Spicers' Direct Paper acquisition

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission greenlights Spicers' Direct Paper acquisition

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Direct Paper by Spicers. The move clears the way for Spicers to complete the merger next Friday.

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'Catastrophic' Loss of Amazon Forest Looms, Suzano CEO Warns

'Catastrophic' Loss of Amazon Forest Looms, Suzano CEO Warns

Suzano Papel e Celulose SA has started discussions with its relationship banks over potential green or sustainability-linked loans, a move that comes as the company looks to reduce its carbon footprint and drive the development of new products from renewable sources.

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Interfor CFO resigns

Interfor CFO resigns

Interfor announced that senior vice-president and chief financial officer Martin Juravsky has advised the company of his decision to resign from Interfor effective April 30, 2020, to pursue another opportunity with a Toronto-based publicly listed company.

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Veteran manufacturing exec joins Veritiv board of directors

Veteran manufacturing exec joins Veritiv board of directors

Macadam is the retired Vice Chairman of EnPro Industries, Inc., a niche manufacturer and provider of precision industrial components, solutions, and services.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches sustainable line of confectionary papers

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches sustainable line of confectionary papers

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has launched its enhanced line of sustainable and safe specialty papers geared towards the confectionary market, known as Delicitera® Confectionary Papers.

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DS Smith Sale of Plastics Division Update

DS Smith Sale of Plastics Division Update

DS Smith is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Justice has entered into a consent decree clearing the way for the completion of Olympus Partners and its affiliate Liqui-Box Holdings' pending acquisition of DS Smith's Plastics division.

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Western Forest Products, USW ratify five-year collective agreement

Western Forest Products, USW ratify five-year collective agreement

The new 5-year collective agreement is effective from June 15, 2019 and expires on June 14, 2024.

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Suzano considering green-linked bank debt

Suzano considering green-linked bank debt

Suzano Papel e Celulose SA has started discussions with its relationship banks over potential green or sustainability-linked loans, a move that comes as the company looks to reduce its carbon footprint and drive the development of new products from renewable sources.

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Weyerhaeuser adds Enbridge CEO to its board

Weyerhaeuser adds Enbridge CEO to its board

Monaco has served as president and CEO and a director of Enbridge Inc., a leading North American energy infrastructure company based in Calgary, Canada, since October 2012.

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Interfor Corporation Announces Resignation of CFO

Interfor Corporation Announces Resignation of CFO

Interfor announced that Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Martin Juravsky has advised the Company of his decision to resign from Interfor effective April 30, 2020, to pursue another opportunity with a Toronto-based publicly listed company.

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DuPont CEO and CFO to leave company

Metsä Spring and Valmet collaborate to develop new wood-based 3D product

Pixelle Introduces Aspect® Lightweight 2.1mil Release Liner Paper

Biomass, Recycling, Regulatory Reform, Transportation Infrastructure Top AF&PA 2020 Advocacy Priorities

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Metsä Board's emissions reduction targets meet the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative

Stora Enso's Annual Report 2019 Published

International Paper Announces Vision 2030 Goals Focused on Building a Better Future for People, the Planet and the Company

Rengo invests in paperboard business in the Philippines

American Forest & Paper Association Responds to Introduction of the "Trillion Trees Act"

Cascades applauds the government's commitment to improve recovery in Québec

A random walk with Gene

Testing...

Testing...

I’ve been working with kids preparing for the ACT/SAT for over 10 years. Through this time, I’ve come to some conclusions. I hope you find them of interest.

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Environmental Science

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

Glatfelter Elects Marie T. Gallagher to Board of Directors

Glatfelter announced Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President and Controller of PepsiCo, Inc. ("PepsiCo"), has been elected to the Board of Directors.

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International Paper names Sophie Beckham first Chief Sustainability Officer

International Paper has named its first-ever chief sustainability officer as it prepares to advance its contributions to the circular economy. Sophie Beckham will lead the company's recently announced Vision 2030.

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Rodger Fuller Named Executive Vice President Overseeing Sonoco's Global Operations

Sonoco announced the elevation of Rodger Fuller to the position of Executive Vice President, where he will be responsible for all Industrial and Consumer operations globally, which also includes the Company's Display and Packaging and Protective Solutions segments.

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Huhtamaki appoints Thomasine Kamerling as EVP, Sustainability and Communications

Huhtamaki appoints Thomasine Kamerling as Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications and a member of Global Executive Team as of March 1, 2020.

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WestRock Announces Election of Suzan Harrison to Board of Directors

WestRock Company announced that Suzan F. Harrison, former president of Global Oral Care for Colgate-Palmolive Company, has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Russ Torres as President, Kimberly-Clark Professional

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Russ Torres has been named President, Kimberly-Clark Professional, effective March 9, 2020.

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Changes in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team

Arup Basu, (52), PhD (Technology), has been appointed President, Flexible Packaging and a member of Global Executive Team as of February 1, 2020.​

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Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team​

Leena Lie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki to pursue other career opportunities.​

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Metsäliitto Cooperative elects Jussi Linnaranta as Chairman of Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative elected in its constituent meeting Jussi Linnaranta as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Benjamin McLean appointed to UFPI Board of Directors

UFP Industries, formerly known as Universal Forest Products, announced that Benjamin McLean, CEO of Des Moines, Iowa-based Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc., was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 10, 2020.

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Stora Enso's EVP, Human Resources Malin Bendz leaves company

Malin Bendz, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, will leave her position at Stora Enso as of 15 January 2020. After 20 years in the company, she will now pursue new career opportunities outside Stora Enso.

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Mayr-Melnhof Karton names Peter Oswald as new CEO

Wilhelm Hörmanseder, CEO of Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG for the past 18 years will hand over to Peter Oswald on May 1, 2020 after 30 years with the MM Group and 25 years thereof on the Management Board.

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Drax Biomass names Matt White as new head of US operations

Drax Biomass, Inc. announced that Matt White will become its new Senior Vice President and run Drax's US biomass operations from its headquarters in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team

As of January 1, 2020, Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team.

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Supplier News

Valmet to supply a new evaporation line to Century Pulp and Paper in India

The new evaporation line is planned to start up during latter part of 2020.

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ABB to Deliver its Latest Digital Solutions to the Double A Pulp Mill in Thailand

Double A, one of Asia's leading pulp and paper producers, has selected ABB Ability™ Advanced Process Control (APC) for its pulp mill in Prachinburi, Thailand.

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Graphic Packaging International Selects Voith to Supply OCC System for New CRB Machine

Graphic Packaging International has selected Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for its new Coated Recycled Board (CRB) machine being built in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Valmet to deliver defibrator system to Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood in China

Valmet will supply a Defibrator™ system and a Steam Separator PV system to Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood Co., Ltd. in China. The start-up of the system is planned for autumn 2020.

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Solenis Dedicates New Global Headquarters

Solenis, a producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, dedicated its new world headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. The 90,000-square-foot office replaces the company's previous headquarters on Beaver Valley Road.

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Valmet to supply cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. in India

Valmet will deliver cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. (TNPL) for their unit 2, located in Mondipatti in the Trichy District, India.

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Valmet introduces a full range of Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers

The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.

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Valmet to deliver defibrator system to Çamsan Entegre in Turkey

An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of Euro 2-5 million.

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Valmet to deliver key pulp mill technology and automation for LD Celulose's mill in Brazil

The value of a delivery of this size and scope is typically around Euro 200-250 million.

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Valmet to supply a board machine rebuild to Umka in Serbia

The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine PM 1 is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

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Valmet launches new microwave consistency measurement for pulp and paper makers

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement - Valmet MCA (patent pending) for pulp and paper makers.

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Commission approves Synthomer's acquisition of Omnova, subject to conditions

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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BASF completes the divestiture of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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Valmet and Fabio Perini start Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership

Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry.

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Valmet will supply a new Advantage DCT tissue production line to Alas Doradas in El Salvador

The start-up is planned for the first half of 2021.

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