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ACOEM Group opens two new subsidiaries in Germany and India

ACOEM Group, experts in monitoring environmental parameters including noise, vibration and air quality continues its rapid international growth by opening two new subsidiaries in Germany and India.
ACOEM Group has undergone continuous growth since it was founded in 2011, following Areva’s sale of its 01dB-Metravib activities. Today, the Group generates over €87 million in global sales annually, 70% of which comes from six international subsidiaries based in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Sweden and the United States. Pursuing its international growth strategy, ACOEM Group announced the opening of two new subsidiaries :

2017-06-26  READ MORE...
PulpEye No. 50 bought by Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk

PulpEye has now reached the milepost of 50 units sold as Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk in Sweden invests in a PulpEye system for pulp analyses online. Bleached and unbleached kraft pulp is produced at the Aspa mill and the PulpEye they have acquired contains modules for determination and measuring of kappa number, brightness, dots and pH.
“We are very pleased to have sold PulpEye unit No. 50,” says Öjvind Sundvall, MD PulpEye. “During the last few years we have seen an ever increasing demand for our analysis equipment for continuous monitoring of pulp quality, irrespective of pulp type. As we cooperate with leading research institutes we have been able to introduce entirely new technique and thus by and by satisfy customers’ need for quick and reliable pulp analyses. That Ahlstrom-Munksjö Aspa Bruk bought PulpEye No. 50 is no coincidence as they have a well-deserved image of embracing new technique in order to be able to be at the forefront.”

2017-06-26  READ MORE...
UPM launches a new, economical solution for the thin print market

The Biofore company UPM has launched a new solution for the thin print market. The revolutionary paper, UPM EcoLite, has been specially designed to meet the needs of customers printing pharmaceutical leaflets and religious literature as well as user manuals and instructions. By choosing this new paper, UPM’s customers will benefit from significant cost savings compared to a conventional paper solution.

2017-06-22  READ MORE...
Stora Enso’s SC paper machine (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden shut down

In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe. Co-determination negotiations with employees at the mill are still ongoing, but PM8 was permanently shut down yesterday. The number of people affected by the reorganization of the mill and shutdown will be determined during Q3 2017.

PM8 had an annual capacity of 100 000 tonnes of super-calendered uncoated magazine paper (SC). The closure of PM8 at Kvarnsveden Mill will not impact Stora Enso’s SC paper offering. In Europe, Stora Enso continues to produce SC paper at Kvarnsveden Mill PM12 as well at Maxau Mill in Germany and Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. The group also serves its SC customers from Dawang Mill in China.

Production at Kvarnsveden Mill will continue on two lines, PM10 for improved newsprint paper and PM12 for SC papers.

Stora Enso will make every effort in co-operation with the local community to help the affected personnel find new employment opportunities, and mitigate the impact of the reorganisation and PM8 closure through individual solutions. All job openings in other Stora Enso units will be available to those affected.

2017-06-22  READ MORE...
Mondi sack kraft print grade adds value to new HAVENS Horsefeed brand

Mondi’s Advantage Semi Extensible White Print is the perfect sack kraft paper for equine feed producer HAVENS Horsefeed. In 2016 HAVENS formulated a new award-winning feed for horses and ponies that suffer from digestive problems or stomach ulcers. To set the new product and its launch apart from the existing portfolio and raise market awareness, HAVENS was looking for an outstanding and unique packaging and upfront paper solution to promote the product, its quality and the brand design.
Describing the requirements to be met by the packaging, Hans Graat, plant manager HAVENS Horsefeed, says, “We wanted to give a final special touch to our new brand Gastro+, and created a unique brand visual with outstanding colours. This gave rise to the challenge of finding the right paper to make the desired impact. We were keen to reflect the high quality of our product on the outside of the packaging, and were therefore looking for high gloss and whiteness. On the other hand, the bag needed to be not only very strong to protect the feed against outside influences, but also cost-effective and easy to carry and use for our customers. Our supplier Mondi Industrial Bags, in cooperation with Mondi Sack Kraft Paper, supported us in the decision making process.”

2017-06-21  READ MORE...
Metsä Board's white kraftliner chose to package one of the world's finest gins

Metsä Board’s uncoated white kraftliner, MetsäBoard Natural WKL Bright, provided the ideal solution for Kyrö Distillery’s gift packaging for its premium Napue Gin brand. They were looking for a packaging solution that would truly reflect the spirit of the brand ; combining high quality and natural raw materials, simple design and simple technologies.

MetsäBoard Natural WKL Bright successfully met this demanding brief with its pure, natural and tactile feel. To help create a premium look MetsäBoard Natural WKL Bright was used both as a liner and fluting. The result was a simple and eye-catching white box on which text was stamped in black and silver foil. The foiling process generated a light debossing to increase consumer perception of a hand-crafted box.

2017-06-21  READ MORE...
Kimberly-Clark Corporation Names Jeffrey Melucci General Counsel

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE : KMB) today announced that Jeffrey Melucci has been elected by the company’s Board of Directors as senior vice president and general counsel, effective September 1, 2017. Reporting to Chairman and CEO Thomas J. Falk, Melucci will be responsible for all legal and governmental affairs for the company and will serve on the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Melucci succeeds Tom Mielke who will retire from the same role after 29 years with the company and 10 years leading the legal function.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Jeff’s experience and talent to lead our legal function. He is a proven change-oriented leader who has demonstrated abilities across our businesses," said Falk.

Melucci, who joined the company in 2013, has led Kimberly-Clark’s global legal operations, served as the company’s Corporate Secretary, and been responsible for leading the international legal team. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Melucci held a series of general counsel and operational roles for General Electric. He has more than 15 years of global leadership experience in driving winning business strategies, including leading extensive departmental transformations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of global legal functions, leading complex M&A transactions and regulatory matters, directing governmental affairs, and providing support to the board on a host of governance and other complex matters facing the company.

2017-06-21  READ MORE...
Michael Berggren appointed as mill manager of Vallvik Mill

Rottneros has appointed Michael Berggren as mill manager of Vallvik Mill. Michael most recently comes from Ahlstrom-Munksjö, where he has been chief of production at Aspa Bruk. He will take office no later than 21 September 2017 and will be part of Rottneros Group Management.

It is very pleasing that Michael has accepted the position as mill manager of Vallvik Mill. He is a solid leader with many years of experience from the pulp and paper industry in different positions, mainly within production. Michael is an excellent addition in the continued work of our long-term development plan, Agenda 500. Although we have achieved a great deal so far, we can develop the organization’s competence and increase capacity utilization even further. As a result, we will be able to maximize the output from our investments in the future, said Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros.

2017-06-21  READ MORE...
UPM highlights societal impacts in its EMAS reporting

UPM has taken the first steps to renew its reporting under The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). Four of the company’s mills have this year completed their EMAS Environmental Performance reports with locally relevant information on societal aspects and impacts. The mills are UPM Changshu paper mill in China, UPM Nordland paper mill in Germany, UPM Kaukas paper and pulp mills in Finland and UPM Fray Bentos pulp mill in Uruguay. The company will decide on its future EMAS reporting approach based on the feedback gained from its various internal and external stakeholders and the EMAS organisation.

"We see ourselves as an integral part of the local communities. Being transparent with the environmental information and the impacts of our operations is very important, but we also want to share the societal aspects and impacts with our stakeholders", says Gabriele Wende, Director, Reporting and product stewardship, UPM.

2017-06-20  READ MORE...
Ecofys study on Crude Tall Oil markets and availability: sufficient supply for advanced biofuels, biomaterials and energy usage

UPM Biofuels commissioned a study from leading international energy and climate consultancy Ecofys - A Navigant Company, entitled "Crude tall oil low ILUC risk assessment : comparing global supply and demand". The study looked into crude tall oil (CTO) availability, current usage, whether the feedstock creates an additional demand for land, and whether the use of CTO in advanced biofuels can cause distortive effects in the markets.

The recently conducted Ecofys study concludes that "the CTO market is not overly tight and potential surplus of about 850,000 tonnes of CTO is still available that could be tapped into". The total potential CTO supply is around 2.6 million tonnes. Current actual CTO demand is approximately 1.75 million tonnes, of which about 1.4 million tonnes is used by distillers and roughly 230,000 tonnes for biofuels. Ecofys also concludes that "CTO use for biofuels did not cause displacement effects elsewhere, and hence CTO, a non-land using process residue, is a low ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) risk material."

2017-06-20  READ MORE...
OMET Tissue boosts production capability

OMET opened a new production site for the business unit dedicated to tissue converting machines manufacturing, which in the last year achieved a strong growth in sales. The new area, covering over 1000 m2 including outdoor and indoor space, is situated in Valmadrera (LC) and integrates the historical headquarter in Via Caduti a Fossoli in Lecco. It serves as complementary production site where a dozen operators work at tissue converting machines assembling and testing.

2017-06-20  READ MORE...
ANDRITZ and PulpEye enter into cooperation agreement

ANDRITZ and PulpEye have entered into a cooperation agreement to promote, market, and sell PulpEye analyzer technology exclusively in ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER package offerings.

This ANDRITZ and PulpEye cooperation will enable customers to benefit from improved online chip and fiber datalytics in order to optimize the right process parameters in fiberlines and pulping processes, for instance by improving yield and optimizing chemical consumption. Furthermore, ANDRITZ and PulpEye can also provide customers with a remote online platform for operations support through IoT solutions.

2017-06-20  READ MORE...
UPM continues developing Pulp Business by investing in efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill

UPM will further improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the Kaukas pulp mill in Lappeenranta, Finland, by upgrading the mill’s production process with a EUR 30 million investment. The upgrade will be targeted in the mill’s fibre lines, recovery boiler, evaporation, bailing and wood handling. Erection of the main equipment and start-up are scheduled for the spring of 2018.

"Last year at the Kaukas mill we successfully completed a EUR 50 million investment, where we renewed both the pulp drying machines. Now that we have met targets with drying, we can improve the production efficiency with these targeted upgrades," says Sami Saarela, Vice President, Finland Operations, UPM Pulp.

2017-06-20  READ MORE...
Valmet to supply an Advantage NTT tissue production line to Sofidel S.p.A in Spain

Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line to Sofidel’s Ibertissue mill in Buñuel, Navarra, in Spain. The delivery includes an Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line, stock preparation equipment and automation system. Start-up of the new line is scheduled for third quarter 2018.

The order was included in Valmet’s first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

The up-coming new line in Spain will be Sofidel’s fourth Valmet Advantage NTT tissue line in Sofidel’s machine fleet. Previously the company has bought one NTT machine to their Delitissue mill in Poland and two NTT machines to their new site, Circleville in Ohio, USA. All in all, this is the 15th tissue machine supplied by Valmet to Sofidel.

"What we have seen from the performance of the Advantage NTT lines started up so far, we are more convinced than ever that this is the technology for the future. It will give us the flexibility we need to get a competitive advantage in the market," says Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of Sofidel

2017-06-19  READ MORE...
DS Smith : Acquisition of DPF Groupe

DS Smith Plc, the leading provider of recycled corrugated packaging in Europe, is pleased to announce the acquisition of DPF Groupe.

DPF Groupe is a specialist in multi material packaging solutions for the industry and a well-invested corrugated producer. It operates two companies in France, DPF in Rives near Grenoble and Tout’Embal in Alès, and employs c. 80 people. DPF Groupe builds on our capability in growing markets and is complementary to DS Smith geographically.

“We are delighted to announce the acquisition of DPF Groupe and very much look forward to working with our new colleagues as we continue to enhance our leading customer offering in France.” — Miles Roberts, Chief Executive of DS Smith

2017-06-19  READ MORE...
A complete printing and die-cutting line in Rochechouart (France)

In accordance with its dynamic global investment policy for France and to strengthen its position as the leader of the French corrugated board market, DS Smith has invested in a complete packaging manufacturing line including a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 offset press and a Bobst Expercut 106 PER die-cutter. Installed on the Rochechouart site in Haute-Vienne in central France, the new line offers a considerable competitive advantage for the positioning of its consumer business as a leading supplier of premium packaging.

2017-06-19  READ MORE...
Sequana announces its exit from the preventive (sauvegarde) procedure and the completion of the listing of Antalis International

As anticipated on 15 February 2017 when the preventive (sauvegarde) procedure was opened, Sequana announces that the commercial court has now approved its preventive (sauvegarde) plan, thus bringing
an end to the preventive procedure. Sequana will still benefit from the court’s protection following this decision.
Antalis International was listed on the stock exchange on 12 June 2017, in accordance with the measures announced by Sequana on 15 February 2017. The market reacted positively to this operation.

2017-06-16  READ MORE...
Changes to the forest products company SCA’s Executive Management

As a final step in the split of the SCA Group into two listed companies, the Board has today – in connection with Magnus Groth being relieved of his duties as President and CEO – appointed Ulf Larsson as President and CEO of SCA. Magnus Groth has been appointed President and CEO of Essity Aktiebolag (publ), which has today been admitted for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm.

2017-06-15  READ MORE...
Valmet launches new Industrial Internet offering and starts partnership with Tieto

Valmet takes its Industrial Internet services to the next level by launching a new offering and opening four Performance Centers for energy, pulp, paper and board and tissue customers. At the same time, Valmet has signed a partnership agreement with Tieto, which is the first step in building a leading Industrial Internet ecosystem bringing the key players together. 

"Valmet is the leading process technology, automation and services provider for pulp, paper and energy industries globally. The technologies we provide to our customers are equipped with advanced sensors and measurement devices that gather important data from machines and processes. Furthermore, Valmet’s automation systems that many of our customers have provide a solid data source. Combining the data from these sources with data from customers’ other mill and plant systems creates an enormous amount of data. The core benefit to our customers is that our experts know which data to analyze and how to utilize it. This know-how is built into our Industrial Internet applications and services," says Jari Almi, Director, Industrial Internet, Valmet.

2017-06-14  READ MORE...
Stora Enso announces startups selected for its Accelerator Programme

Stora Enso has chosen six startups to join its Accelerator Programme, a joint startup initiative organised by Stora Enso, Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) and Vertical Accelerator.

The Accelerator Programme combines an executive education programme with a startup accelerator, in collaboration with dedicated partners from Vertical and Aalto ENT. The programme invited startups from all over the world to pitch their business idea, especially within the areas of smart factories, supply chain track and trace, and customer experience – or any other compelling idea with a clear connection to the renewable materials industry.

2017-06-14  READ MORE...
Sonoco Expands Clear Barrier Flexible Packaging Line to Include Liquid Pouch Structures Suitable for Hot Fill and Retort Applications

Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has expanded its popular ClearGuard™ portfolio of flexible packaging to include pouches for liquid or more viscous products. The expanded product line, able to withstand the rigors of the hot fill and retort cooking processes, will be on display at the Global Pouch Forum in Miami starting June 14.

2017-06-13  READ MORE...
Futura announces new board and CEO

Futura enters its next stage of development with a new Board of Directors and the promotion of Piero Ceccon to Chief Executive Officer.

“Together with Faper Group President Fabio Boschi we have worked hard over the last few years to provide Futura with a strong and capable leadership, and we are now extremely happy to announce this important step in the company’s growth”, said Fabio Perini, founder of Futura, who has taken the position of Honorary President, with Boschi Chairman.

The Futura board is completed by two other key managers : Giovacchino Giurlani, who oversees innovation and product development, working closely with Mr Perini and the rest of the team at FuturaLab ; and Giulio Simonelli, who has been instrumental in implementing the highest operational standards at Futura over the years.

Ceccon joined Futura three years ago to head up the company’s international operations, overseeing sales of technology and the ProCare service division. During this time the Lucca, Italy-based business has seen particularly strong growth worldwide, including numerous Andromeda line deliveries through which Futura has asserted its technical leadership in the field.

2017-06-13  READ MORE...
Minimising chemical waste and costs with Walki’s soft foam solution

Cost efficiency, compliance with environmental regulation and safety are important for soft foam manufacturers.
Soft foam is used in furniture, car interiors, mattresses and other technical applications. Chemical waste account for as much as 97 % of the production costs of soft foam. Minimizing chemical waste is thus a top priority for customers.

2017-06-13  READ MORE...
ANDRITZ to rebuild board machine for Knauf Petroboard

ANDRITZ has received an order from AO Knauf Petroboard to rebuild the KM 2 board machine at its mill in Kommunar, Russia. The board machine – with a basis weight range from 100-320 g/m2, a working width of 4,260 mm, and a design speed of 700 m/min – has an annual capacity of 155,000 t/a for production of gypsum board made of 100% waste paper raw material. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018.

2017-06-13  READ MORE...

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