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The Future of European Forests

The Future of European Forests

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

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Supply Chain Issues

Canada's Move to Clean-Energy

Using IOT to improve safety

Technology

Paperitalo Interview with Lubrication Engineers

Paperitalo Interview with Lubrication Engineers

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

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

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

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

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Spotlight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jim's travels

Where is Jim this week?

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

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

Visit to Industrial Air, Inc.

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

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A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Industree 4.0

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

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

Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

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

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

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

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

BillerudKorsnäs is in a process with the aim of divesting the paper mill in Beetham, UK. The process is ongoing and no binding agreement to divest the mill has yet been entered into. Since BillerudKorsnäs' machine glazed (M...

CompanyBox Completes Major Expansion

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

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

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

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

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Hunt Forest Products co-owner James D. Hunt and Tolko President and CEO Brad Thorlakson announced that the companies will develop a new $240 million sawmill in Bienville Parish. Resulting from the colla...

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

This decision follows a series of investments announced by the group in the last few years to strengthen the company's industrial platform and support demand growth in the industrial and engine filtration industry globally. R...

Leading Stories

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

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

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

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Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

Domtar, Paper Excellence Merger Approved by Stockholders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CompanyBox Completes Major Expansion

CompanyBox Completes Major Expansion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Leaders oppose government funding for Northern Pulp

Leaders oppose government funding for Northern Pulp

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

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

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

Sylvamo is in the process of being spun off into an independent, publicly-traded company. It will produce a variety of paper materials.

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

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

Another milestone on the path to targeted reduction of wastewater emissions.

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New Owners: Roaring Spring Paper Mill May Have New Life

New Owners: Roaring Spring Paper Mill May Have New Life

A newly formed company, Roaring Spring Park, LLC, has just closed on the facility and has been actively involved in identifying and supporting potential uses for the plant and the site, including restarting the paper mill and/or repurposing the assets.

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Glatfelter will acquire Jacob Holm

Glatfelter will acquire Jacob Holm

Glatfelter Corporation announced that it plans to acquire Jacob Holm, the leading manufacturer of spunlace nonwoven fabrics, for approximately $308 million.

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Former Appvion mill In Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania bought

Former Appvion mill In Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania bought

Group of investors hope paper mill can resume operations.

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

Stora Enso's pilot plant for producing lignin-based carbon materials for batteries is now operational

Canfor to curtail production at Canadian sawmills due to extreme wildfire conditions

Update on impact of civil unrest in South Africa on Sappi's South African operations

Procter & Gamble Announces First Lenor Paper Bottle Pilot and Joins Paboco Community of Pioneer Brands

Pregis invests $80 million in new film extrusion facility in South Carolina

Industry News

Avery Dennison to Acquire Vestcom

Avery Dennison to Acquire Vestcom

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

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

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

Start-up is planned for the end of 2022.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Huhtamaki and Syntegon collaborate to launch paper-based blister pack

Huhtamaki and Syntegon collaborate to launch paper-based blister pack

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

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Smurfit Kappa Buys Containerboard Mill in Italy for EUR360 Mln

Smurfit Kappa Buys Containerboard Mill in Italy for EUR360 Mln

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

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

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

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

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Södra Cell invests in wireless vibration measurement over cellular network

Södra Cell invests in wireless vibration measurement over cellular network

The sensors will replace time-consuming manual measurements, thus making preventive maintenance more efficient.

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

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

The first wave of 15,000 trees will be planted in forests in Western Jutland, Denmark and in the Nucsoara commune of Argeș County, Romania. The remaining 14,000 trees for this year have been earmarked for other planting initiatives in Europe and North America.

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

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

Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced the release of OptiCycle™, a new, innovative line of non-polyethylene (PE) coated, single-use foodservice packaging that provides an alternative to traditional PE and polylactic acid (PLA) coated products.

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DS Smith Hits Key Sustainability Milestones

PotlatchDeltic Announces Temporary Closure of Public Access in Idaho

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

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

Sappi Europe to increase prices for speciality papers

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

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

DS Smith partners with Trimble

Sonae Arauco opens distribution centre in Büren, Germany

Sun Chemical Launches Two New Cosmetic Effect Pigments Based on Innovative Patent-Pending Process

Liquibox and WestRock team up to deliver the ultimate e-commerce solution for liquids

Academic Spotlight

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

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

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

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Student Spotlight: CJ Conroy of Western Michigan

Student Spotlight: CJ Conroy of Western Michigan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A random walk with Gene

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

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

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Families, education and COVID-19

TALOtech

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

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

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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

Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team

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

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Columbia Pulp hires director of business innovation

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

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PotlatchDeltic names Ashlee Cribb Vice President, Wood Products

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

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Huhtamaki appoints Marco Hilty as President, Flexible Packaging

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

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Gregory Morrison Named to Veritiv Board of Directors

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

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Metsä Spring names Mikko Himanen as Process Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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Toscotec to supply tissue line to GrandBay Papelera Internacional in Guatemala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Andritz completes multi motor drive upgrade at Hamburger Containerboard in Austria

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

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Norske Skog selects Voith for Golbey PM 1 conversion project

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

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

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

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

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

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Valmet to supply tissue line to Hayat Kimya in Russia

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

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

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

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Valmet and Neles Agree to Merge

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

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Valmet completes acquisitions of EWK Umwelttechnik and ECP Group

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

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

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

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Andritz to supply complete OCC line to United Paper in Thailand

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

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

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

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Voith to supply quality control system to Paraibuna Embalagens in Brazil

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

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

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

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Voith Joins Sustainability Alliance 4evergreen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DuPont Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

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

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

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

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

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

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Metsä Group and LSAB Suomi sign blade deliveries agreement

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

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

Start-up is scheduled for 2021.

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

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

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

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

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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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