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Modified lignins for bio-based inks

Fanny Bardot 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 Anne Blayo, Lecturer-Researcher (Grenoble INP-Pagora / LGP2). She presented the results of her research work entitled Modification of lignins from lignocellulosic pulps in order to incorporate them into ink formulations.

2016-07-01  READ MORE...
Appointment to BillerudKorsnäs senior management team

BillerudKorsnäs has recruited Mikael Andersson to the position of Senior Vice President for Business Area Corrugated Solutions. Mr. Andersson has a solid experience from international sales and he knows the business in depth as he until recently held the position of Sales Director within the business area.

2016-07-01  READ MORE...
Volga Pioneers the Production of Higher Brightness Paper

Volga’s paper makers with technical support from BASF (Germany) conducted a production experiment in pulp bleaching — the first of its kind in Russia — whereby a mixture of sodium dithionite and some modifying agents was added to the refiner to manufacture TMP with high brightness level. This TMP was then used in trial production of newsprint.

2016-07-01  READ MORE...
Sale of UPM Schwedt mill to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH finalised

According to the agreement announced on 26 April 2016 the UPM Schwedt mill site and relevant assets have been transferred from UPM to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH on 1 July 2016.

2016-07-01  READ MORE...
Nordic Paper - New web - new look

Nordic Paper continue the work of taking the company to the next level. Not only when it comes to production but also communicatively. The last month the company has released a new website and also a new branding movie.

The new web is supposed to make it easier for the visitors to keep track of the activities within the company. Also the web has got a "face lift" and has now been adapted as it is responsive in tablets and mobile phones.

2016-06-30  READ MORE...
International Paper Completes the Sale of Its Asian Corrugated Packaging Business

International Paper today announced that it has completed two previously disclosed transactions – the sale of its corrugated packaging business in China and Southeast Asia to Xiamen Bridge Hexing Equity Investment Partnership Enterprise ; and the acquisition of the Holmen Paper Madrid Mill in Spain. The Company plans to convert the newsprint machine to produce recycled containerboard during the second half of 2017.

2016-06-30  READ MORE...
International Paper Completes Acquisition of Holmen’s Madrid Paper Mill Conversion to Produce Recycled Containerboard Scheduled for 2017

International Paper announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Holmen’s Madrid, Spain paper mill as well as associated recycling operations (CARPA) and a 50-percent ownership interest in a cogeneration joint venture, following regulatory approvals.
“This significant investment is a clear sign of our commitment to our corrugated packaging customers in the EMEA region”, said John Sims, President of International Paper Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). “It is a unique opportunity to convert one of the best newsprint machines in Europe to making high-performance recycled containerboard and enable us to further enhance our value proposition and offer our customers even more choices in terms of innovative, tailored and high performing packaging solutions.”

2016-06-30  READ MORE...
APP Signs Partnership to Support Green Development in West Kalimantan

Since 2015, the Governor of West Kalimantan, Drs. Cornelis MH, assumed the responsibility as Coordinator of the Governor’s Climate and Forest (GCF) Task Force Indonesia. GCF is a global sub-national collaboration involving the provincial government from 29 countries, which aims to lower greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation. In support of the GCF Indonesia Task Force, the Governor of West Kalimantan today hosted a public meeting of GCF Indonesia in the Governor’s Office. This event was attended by the Governor of GCF member provinces in Indonesia and also the related stakeholders in West Kalimantan.

During the event the Governor of West Kalimantan signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) and the Belantara Foundation as partners to help strengthen its commitment in sustainable landscape development, further realizing their vision of green growth in West Kalimantan. This memorandum of understanding is focused on the prevention of forest fires, protection of forests and peat ecosystems, as well as the efforts of improving the well-being of local communities in an effort to reduce the local community’s dependency on forest land.

2016-06-30  READ MORE...
Klabin inaugurates its new pulp mill in Paraná state

Klabin, Brazil’s largest paper producer and exporterand the leading manufacturer of paper and board for packaging, corrugated board packaging and industrial bags, inaugurated today its new pulp mill located in Ortigueira, Paraná.The Puma Unit represents an important mark in the company’s new growth cycle.With the new mill, Klabin becomes a fiber solutions company by being the only one in Brazil to produce, at the same plant, bleached pulp from hardwood fibers, bleached pulp from softwood fibers and fluff pulp.

2016-06-30  READ MORE...
Agribusiness Receivables Certificates (CRA) of Fibria total R$1.35 billion, the highest volume ever issued in the Brazilian market

Fibria, the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus pulp, announced today the closure of the issue of Agribusiness Receivables Certificates (CRA), which resulted in the subscription and payment of the total amount of R$1.35 billion, which includes the initial offering of R$1 billion plus a follow-on offering of an additional 35%, in accordance with the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM), due to heavy investor demand. The Fibria operation is the largest volume of CRAs ever issued in the Brazilian market.

2016-06-30  READ MORE...
Cascades renews its sustainable development commitment

Cascades, a leader in recovery and in the manufacturing of green packaging and tissue paper products, is pleased to launch its third sustainable development plan, which covers the 2016–2020 period. Building on the experience gained in producing the two previous plans, the company is confident that it will continue to improve its business practices and act as a leader while generating positive impacts for the planet, prosperity and its partners

2016-06-30  READ MORE...
4 tissue rewinders for Lee & Man Paper

A.Celli Paper has recently concluded an important agreement with the Chinese group Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited (“Lee & Man Paper”).

2016-06-29  READ MORE...
Metsä Group’s Finnish sawmills will become part of Metsä Fibre

Metsä Group’s Finnish sawmills will become part of the Group’s pulp industry Metsä Fibre in a group internal transaction.

2016-06-29  READ MORE...
New technology developed by Fibria helps reduce water consumption in eucalyptus planting

A new technology developed by Fibria aims to help reduce water consumption during the irrigation of seedlings after planting. The solution was created at the company’s unit in Aracruz, Espírito Santo, through a partnership between the Technology Center and the Forest Operational Development department.

2016-06-29  READ MORE...
Stora Enso evaluates expansion of Gruvön Mill

Stora Enso has decided to commence a study in order to assess the feasibility of building a cross laminated timber (CLT) production unit in connection with its Gruvön Mill in Sweden. The expansion would add a total annual capacity of approximately 75 000 m3CLT.

2016-06-29  READ MORE...
Niilo Hakkarainen and Juhani Strömberg named in the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame

Two former long-time directors from UPM and its predecessor United Paper Mills, Niilo Hakkarainen and Juhani Strömberg, have been named in the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame (PIIHF). The Board of Directors at PIIHF selects the new members from the group of nominated inductees.

2016-06-28  READ MORE...
DS Smith Plc, the leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Creo.

Creo is a specialist in Point of Sale and display products and services for in-store marketing, located in the South East of England and employs c.285 people.

2016-06-28  READ MORE...
Fruit stays fresh for up to three more days in corrugated trays, research shows

Corrugated trays keep fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, according to scientific research.

2016-06-28  READ MORE...
Arkema opens an Innovation Center in Korea

To support its growth in Asia, Arkema is strengthening its research network by opening an Innovation Center in Korea. Based within the highly reputable HanYang University in Seoul, this new laboratory embodies a partnership spanning many years between Arkema and the University.

2016-06-27  READ MORE...
Archroma launches a new concentrated OBA with reduced CO2 footprint

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, has extended its range of cost-effective, concentrated optical brightening agents (OBAs) for printing and writing papers.

2016-06-27  READ MORE...
ABB expands its offering for pulp measurements with L&W Crill

Add-on to fiber analyzers provides a complete range of fiber measurements, both image-based and non-image based, from one laboratory pulp sample for a truly holistic view of pulp fiber properties.

2016-06-27  READ MORE...
ANDRITZ to supply biomass boiler island to Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk A/S, Denmark

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the regional Danish municipality Helsingør Kraftvarmeværk A/S to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined heat and power plant. With the new boiler, natural gas is replaced by biomass in energy production.

2016-06-27  READ MORE...
Valmet selected to replace automation system at Papeterie du Bourray in France

Arjowiggins’ Papeteries du Bourray graphic papers mill in France has ordered a Valmet DNA distributed control system (DCS) for PM1 to replace an earlier control system that is reaching end-of-life. The new Valmet DNA system will replace an old system from another supplier.

2016-06-27  READ MORE...
Weyerhaeuser to sell Liquid Packaging Board business to Nippon Paper Industries for $285 million in cash

Weyerhaeuser Company  today announced an agreement to sell its liquid packaging board business to Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. for $285 million in cash. Weyerhaeuser expects to use a substantial portion of the estimated $225 million after-tax proceeds for repayment of debt.
The transaction includes one mill located in Longview, Wash., with an annual capacity of 280,000 tons.

2016-06-24  READ MORE...

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