Domtar Corporation announced today a plan to optimize fluff pulp manufacturing at its Plymouth mill. The streamlining measures will strengthen the mill’s position in the global fluff pulp markets.
The restructuring, which is expected to be completed by mid-2017, includes the permanent closure of the small pulp dryer and idling of related assets, in addition to a workforce reduction of approximately 100 positions. The streamlining process will also right-size the mill to an annualized production target of approximately 380,000 metric tons of fluff pulp. The Plymouth mill will continue to produce Lighthouse™ Fluff, the benchmark grade for high-quality fluff pulp.
BillerudKorsnäs innovation and design agency NINE wins gold and bronze in the concept category at Pentawards, the packaging world’s finest award. NINE is a subsidiary of BillerudKorsnäs and offers services within packaging innovation and design to brand owners, primarily within fast moving consumer goods.
The gold is awarded to a packaging concept for travel size organic beauty products, made by the extremely stretchable paper FibreForm from BillerudKorsnäs. This introduces a renewable material as an alternative to a product area today completely dominated by fossil materials. The bronze is awarded to a concept paper bottle for carbonated beverages, which is an ongoing innovation project within BillerudKorsnäs and an example of how the company is challenging conventional packaging for a sustainable future.
Resistance is building up across Europe against forcing citizens into digital communication. This was the central theme at the 59th Congress of the European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers (FEPE), held in Berlin from 15-17 September 2016.
The digital agenda may be spreading ever more rapidly across Europe but campaigns are now cropping up fighting for the citizen’s right to choose how they are contacted – by paper or digitally. FEPE was instrumental in supporting the campaign set-up across Europe and the discussion at the congress revealed the necessity as well as the potential to push the consumer’s right to choose.
São Paulo, Brazil : CMPC has signed a contract with Voith Paper for the supply of a complete VTM 4 double-width tissue machine, which will be installed in the new production facility of its subsidiary Protisa in Cañete, Peru.
The scope of supply covers the entire machine and provides energy-efficient technologies, including equipment for the approach flow system, MasterJet T headbox, CrescentFormer, NipcoFlex T shoe press, MasterReel reeler with automatic spool change, DCS (Distributed Control System), MCS (Machine Control System) and QCS (Quality Control System) automation systems, as well as the machine’s whole start up process.
Convene with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York
As part of its ongoing support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, leading global hygiene and forest products company SCA, in partnership with The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a United Nations entity devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable people around the world, announced the launch of a joint research report on hygiene practices worldwide, the Hygiene Matters report. The initiative was established by SCA in 2008 to raise awareness of the connection between hygiene, health and wellbeing.
Following recent investment at the mill in Finland, and as a result of extensive product development, Pankaboard is delighted to introduce a new Folding Boxboard to the product portfolio.
The Minister of Development and Environment of the Government of Castile and Leon, Juan Carlos Suarez-Quiñones, visited the Europac Group (Papeles y cartones de Europa, S.A.) paper and packaging factory in Dueñas this morning. During the visit, José Miguel Isidro, the company director, explained the investment projects planned for the facility in Palencia to Suárez-Quiñones. The investment planned by Europac for this facility until 2018 is up to 35 million euros..
Earlier this year, VPK commissioned a new rotary die cutter and a flexo folder gluer at its Rigid sites in Desborough, UK and Limerick, Ireland.
New high graphics rotary die cutter for Desborough
The 4-colour Göpfert Evolution installed at Desborough is one of the most accurate flexo die cutters on the market right now. It has a maximum speed of 15,000 sheets per hour, adding 14 million m² board to the site capacity. To ensure maximum productivity, the machine has been fitted with pre-feeder, breaker and palletiser.
Andrew N. Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Company, received the 2016 Appeal of Conscience Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation Monday evening at the Foundation’s awards dinner in New York. The Foundation, an interfaith organization founded by Rabbi Arthur Schneier in 1965, works on behalf of religious freedom and human rights throughout the world.
Södra is implementing structural changes in its hardwood sawmills to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of its sawmill operations. Negotiations with trade unions will be initiated with the intention of closing the hardwood sawmill in Djursdala with its 15 employees.
Calle Loikkanen (M.Sc.Econ) has been appointed Director, Investor Relations (IR) at Valmet. He starts in his new position on September 20, 2016 and reports to Kari Saarinen, CFO at Valmet.
Metsä Tissue has selected Valmet as supplier for the upgrades of tissue machine TM3 in Raubach, Germany and the tissue machine in Pauliström, Sweden.
The orders were included in Valmet’s second quarter 2016, orders received. The value of the orders will not be disclosed.
Earlier this year Metsä Tissue started up its tissue machine TM1 in Raubach, Germany after Valmet’s extensive rebuild of the wet section, where a new OptiFlo II TIS headbox and an Advantage ViscoNip press were installed. The target of this rebuild was to enhance the product qualities as well as energy efficiency and process performance in a sustainable way.
British master papermaker James Cropper is set to take a bite of the food packaging industry by unveiling its first ever food contact approved range of papers at this year’s Luxe Pack exhibition in Monaco.
A new pretreatment plant for organic waste from Cellwood Machinery will replace the old pretreatment plant from 2007 at Skellefteå municipality. The new plant will be finished during 2017 and have a capacity of 14 ton/hour.
This year sees Papierfabrik Scheufelen exhibiting at the European trade fair for packaging, technology, processing and logistics for the first time. At the centre of its presentation is the company’s latest product development, the single or double-sided coated premium board phoenolux.
Lenningen, September 2016 - Papierfabrik Scheufelen, which is based in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is building on its long tradition and taking an innovative new direction with the development of its phoenolux premium board. By exhibiting at the FachPack trade show for decision-makers and all interested parties of every single packaging process chain, the Lenningen-based paper manufacturer is continuing to focus its activities on high-quality packaging.
ANDRITZ has received an order from ZAOR “Narodnoye Predpriyatie Naberezhnye Chelny Paper Mill named after S.P. Titov”, the leading packaging producer in Russia, to upgrade and modernize its PM K-28 paper machine in Chelny. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.
Within the context of Södra’s Group strategy, investments and restructuring are now being realised to increase competitiveness and long-term profitability. The results for 2016 will be impacted, and operating profit for the first eight months of the year totalled SEK 553 million (1,660). "Operating profit is in line with expectations, due to lower prices for market pulp and sawn timber, our transition and the change programme," said Södra’s CEO Lars Idermark.
Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. today announced it will raise prices by €40 per tonne on all recycled paperboard grades sold in the Company’s Nordic, Central European and Greek regions. The price change is effective with shipments on or after October 17th, 2016.
Dunapack Eurobox Polska acquires land to set up a new green-field corrugated packaging plant in Lubliniec, Poland. Dunapack Eurobox Polska Sp.z.o.o., a subsidiary of Austrian Prinzhorn Group,
invests into 12 ha real estate to set up a new green-field corrugated packaging plant in Poland. The Lubliniec plant will be the second location in Poland with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 2,8 m wide high-speed corrugator, several multi-color printing and die-cutting box-machines. This will support our group integration strategy and improve our environmental footprint through high resource and energy efficiency. The investment will allow the company to continue the success of Dunapack Eurobox, further improve the service and strengthen the regional coverage.
Papyrus announces that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its French business unit, including a possible divestiture. In that context, Papyrus is in discussions with Inapa regarding a possible sale of Papyrus France to Inapa. As part of these discussions, Papyrus and Inapa have entered into a non-binding letter of intent and, at the request of the French merger authority, authorized an early market test of a potential transaction.
Elsa Walger defended her University Grenoble Alpes doctoral thesis (specialty : Fluid Mechanics, Energy, Processes) prepared under the supervision of Gérard Mortha, Professor, and the co-supervision of Nathalie Marlin, Associate Professor (Grenoble INP-Pagora / LGP2). She presented the results of her research work entitled Study of the activation of hydrogen peroxide by the copper(II)-phenanthroline complex for the color-stripping of recovered cellulosic fibers.
Today, recovered papers are reused for the manufacture of bright paper after deinking and fiber bleaching, which generally starts with an alkaline hydrogen peroxide stage (H2O2). However, the efficiency of H2O2 is often limited due to its low reactivity on the azo groups of paper dyes contained in recovered papers. The goal of this study was to improve the removal of these azo dyes by H2O2.
Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. has filed a request for arbitration against Valmet Celulose, Papel é Energia Ltda, Valmet AB and Valmet Technologies Oy, subsidiaries of Valmet Oyj, claiming approximately Euro 80 million.
Three cartons using fresh fibre paperboards from Metsä Board have won at the 2016 Pro Carton ECMA Awards, including the award of the Carton of the Year. Metsä Board’s paperboards were used by the winners in Food and Beauty & Cosmetics categories.
F.I.L.A. -Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. -announces the full acquisition of St Cuthberts Holding Limited and its operating company (“St Cuthberts”). The economic value of the operation, in line with the price paid, was equal to GBP 5.4 million