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KaiCell Fibers and CHTC Group intensify collaboration

A CHTC Group delegation visited Finland April 8 to 11, 2017, lead by Vice President Wang Dongxing, who heads the fiber section within the group. CHTC Group is an influential leading edge company in the textiles field and wood based viscose in particular, and contains divisions for engineering, machinery manufacturing and viscose production. China is the world’s biggest viscose producer with almost 4 million tons annual output. The delegation was hosted by KaiCell Fibers top management.
During the visit, mutual cooperation between the companies was further strengthened through the signing of a Collaboration Agreement as a logical follow-up to, and extension of, a Memorandum of Understanding signed in China in October 2016.

2017-04-18 
Valmet & Children & Youth Foundation launch a unique social responsibility program to enhance employment possibilities for young people

To celebrate its 220 years of industrial history and the centenary of Finland’s independence, Valmet is offering 100 young people an opportunity to develop their working life skills. The company will hire young people aged 16-29, who might for example have challenges in finding their paths in life or in working life skills, to complete practical work training and gain work experience in its Finnish units during the spring and autumn.

"Valmet has strong roots in Finland, and the company has played a significant role in the development of the country throughout its long history. In this year of celebration, we want to remember the young people in Finland. We are offering an opportunity to practice working life skills especially to those young people who are still searching for their strengths and paths in life, and need support," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

2017-04-18 
OMET celebrates success in tissue market with prestigious customers

Tissue World in Milan and Open House in Lecco. Three days focused on networking and sharing knowledge, culminated in the great gala dinner "OMET Night Out - Tissue Over Milan" at the restaurant UNICO in Milan, exclusive location completely reserved for OMET and its important guests.

The panoramic terrace at the 20th floor of the renowned Milanese restaurant, with unmatchable view on the entire Milan skyline. It was the perfect location for the exclusive event organized by OMET the 11 April, where nearly 100 people among which historic customers, suppliers and important journalists of the sector, enjoyed a gourmet dinner and shared a pleasant night.
During the gala night, OMET wanted to demonstrate sincere gratitude to its partners with a simple gift, sign of long-lasting collaboration through the years. Their trust in OMET technology is the best prove of the quality and reliability of the products and the support offered by the Italian company, worldwide leader in this market

2017-04-18 
Madison Paper Industries to sell its hydro power facilities in North America to Eagle Creek Renewable Energy

Madison Paper Industries, a partnership of UPM and Northern SC Paper Corp., a subsidiary of The New York Times Company, has signed an agreement on the sale of its hydro power facilities to Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, a hydroelectric power producer, based in Morristown, NJ, USA.

The transaction is still subject to third party approvals. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

"Eagle Creek is a well-known and experienced operator of hydroelectric power facilities in North America. The company focuses on CO2-friendly power production and has a long term focused business strategy in this sector. As an integral part of an energy company the hydro power facilities can be operated and developed in an optimal way," says Ruud van den Berg, Senior Vice President, Magazines, Merchants & Office, UPM Paper ENA.

"Eagle Creek is very pleased to broaden our footprint in central Maine. The Madison Paper Industries hydroelectric portfolio represents an excellent opportunity to build out our operations in the region through the acquisition of a well-maintained, high quality set of hydro facilities," says Bud Cherry, CEO of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy.

2017-04-18 
New CPI standard targets fresh produce sector

The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) has introduced the Common Footprint Quality (CFQ) standard for the UK’s fresh produce industry.

2017-04-14 
Paper Factory Launched at Amirabad Port
According to the Financial Tribune journal, a paper production factory was launched by President Hassan Rouhani at Amirabad Port in the northern Mazandaran Province.

2017-04-14 
Japan Pulp and Paper Company acquired PagePack in Australia

Japan Pulp and Paper Company (JP) informed that the company’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution formally approving acquisition of shares of PagePack (AU) Pty Ltd.

2017-04-14 
JSC Volga saved more than 8,400 kWh of electric energy during Earth Hour 2017

This year, within the period of 20.30 pm to 21.30 pm on the 25th of March a part of the technological equipment – the “mill” of the 3rd TMP refining stage, in the TMP workshop was disconnected that consequently allowed to save 1,230 kWh of electric energy.

2017-04-14 
VPK and Klingele join forces to invest in Peterson

Six months after the acquisition of Peterson by VPK Packaging Group, Klingele and VPK have announced that they will join forces to continue investing in the Scandinavian business unit.

2017-04-14 

Lecta announces a price increase for its thermal paper orders, effective mid-May, 2017. The increase will range from 6 to 7%.

2017-04-14 
Cellwood will supply Sun Paper with four Hot Dispersing Units

Cellwood Machinery was awarded a contract from Shandong Sun Paper - China for their new PM 36 and PM 37 project.
The contract includes four Krima Hot Dispersing units and are based on the success of Sun Papers PM 31 and PM 32 project.
Sun Paper was founded in 1980 and today is one of the largest paper manufacturers in China to be privately owned, with approx. 10,000 employees.

The delivery will take place during 2018.

2017-04-13 
Södra retains some operations at the Torsås sawmill

Södra will retain one planing line plus the tongue and groove board line at the Torsås sawmill.

2017-04-12 
Valmet revises upwards its net sales guidance for 2017

Due to positive development of orders received, Valmet revises upwards its net sales guidance for 2017.

2017-04-12 
ICE South East Asia launched to the overwhelming acclaim of the global converting industry

Dates announced for South East Asia’s first exhibition dedicated to the paper, film and foil converting industry.

2017-04-12 
Pro-Gest awards Kemira with a start-up contract at a green field board machine in Mantova, Italy

Kemira has been awarded a start-up contract at Pro-Gest Mantova in Italy, the only green field containerboard machine in Europe in recent years.

2017-04-12 
Arkema successfully launched a €700 million bond issue

Arkema successfully completed today a €700 million bond issue with a ten-year maturity at a coupon of 1.50%.

2017-04-12 
UPM to strengthen its improved newsprint offering: Production of UPM Brite family expands into Austria

UPM Paper ENA has a strong foothold all over Europe. Local presence and supply reliability of its improved newsprint offering will now be further strengthened by expanding regular production of the UPM Brite family to the UPM Steyrermühl mill in Austria.

2017-04-11 
Sonoco Launches PromoPeel™ Integrated Label Technology

Product to debut at Industry Coupon Conference April 18-20

2017-04-11 
Hygienic Tissue successfully starts up a Toscotec-supplied tissue machine at its Pietermaritzburg plant, in South Africa.

On 4th April, the South African tissue producer Hygienic Tissue started up their new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec.

2017-04-11 
LC Paper from Spain awarded at Tissue World Milan

The Spanish tissue manufacturer LC Paper received the award of Energy Aware Mill ar the gala dinner of the Tissue World event being held this week in Milan.

2017-04-11 
Good results and prospects in tissue announced by Valmet

During a press conference held on the occasion of Tissue World in Milan, Valmet showed its confidence in the tissue segment.

2017-04-11 
Valmet to supply process automation and quality control systems to Jiangxi Taison Paper's four tissue machines in China

Valmet will supply Valmet DNA automation systems and Valmet IQ quality control systems to Jiangxi Taison Paper’s four new tissue machines, TM7, TM8, TM9 and TM10, at its greenfield mill in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. By installing Valmet’s advanced automation technology in these tissue machines, the mill will be able to optimize machine performance and end-product quality.

2017-04-11 
Valmet and Solar Turbines establish cooperation agreement to share expertise and experience

Valmet and Solar Turbines Incorporated (a Caterpillar company) have agreed to cooperate with a view to further develop integrated gas turbine cogeneration systems for the tissue industry.

2017-04-10 
CCE South East Asia shows exceptionally strong growth trend for 2018

Latest stand bookings show a 40% increase in floor space with still a full 18 months until the show opens

2017-04-10 

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