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Kemira increases prices of colorant products globally

Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increases for all colorant products globally. 

The price increase of 15-25% for all colorants will become effective for shipments made on or after April 15, 2018 or as contracts allow. While Kemira continues to take actions to mitigate the impact of increasing costs, it is necessary to adjust our pricing in order to compensate for the rapid and recurring increases in key raw materials and transportation costs.

2018-04-03  READ MORE...
Economic Value Report reveals £11.5 Billion Contribution of the UK’s Paper-based Industries

Confederation of Paper Industries seeks Industry Sector Deal with Government

Relevant to over 140,000 jobs, the Confederation of Paper Industries’ (CPI) firstever Economic Value Report has set out the importance of the UK’s Paper-based Industries to the UK economy.
The headlines of the Economic Value of the UK’s Paper-based Industries are :
• Nearly 1,500 companies
• 56,000 direct jobs and a further 86,000 indirect jobs
• £11.5 billion turnover
• £4 billion gross value added.
The scope of the report covers the manufacturing of paper, the conversion of paper into corrugated packaging, the conversion of paper into tissue for hygiene products and the recovery and recycling of paper from both business and households.

2018-04-03  READ MORE...
Aker ASA: Restructuring of Norske Skog

Reference is made to the stock exchange notice dated 23 November 2017 where Aker ASA announced that Aker Capital AS a wholly owned subsidiary of Aker, and Oceanwood Capital Management LP  had entered into an agreement to establish a company for the purpose of bidding for the shares in Norske Skog AS.

Aker Capital and Oceanwood have decided to terminate their agreement. The parties did not come to an agreement regarding the terms of a joint bid for Norske Skog. Oceanwood has informed Aker Capital that it has proceeded in the process without Aker Capital. Aker Capital will not place an independent bid for Norske Skog.

2018-04-03  READ MORE...
The new OMET ASV Line ready for IT’s Tissue 2018

A new line dedicated to interfolded tissue products and many other exclusive surprises will take center stage at the production plant in Lecco and the showroom in Lucca. This is how OMET gets ready for the next edition of IT’s Tissue, from 25 to 29 June, an opportunity to dive into a real Italian technology excellence.

2018-04-01  READ MORE...
ATIP, Norske Skog Golbey and Symop (OptimData) on the spotlight during RTE Customers’ day in Paris

These Customers’ Days were organized by Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) on March 29 in Cloud Business Center in Paris. During a panel discussion dedicated to Industry 4.0, ATIP, Alliance pour l’industrie du Futur, Symop (OptimData), Ademe and RTE shares their views on this hot topic. A pilot-demonstrator (electricity cut-off) specifically designed for Norske Skog Golbey has been described by Laurent Couillard (OptimData). Isabelle Margain (ATIP Managing Director) also explains that Industry 4.0 is a strategic issue for the French paper industry.

2018-03-30  READ MORE...
Voith and SEPAC: Successful partners in yet another tissue machine start-up in Brazil


São Paulo, Brazil : Voith Paper, world leader in innovation for the paper industry, completed the successful start-up of the TM 6 XcelLine machine at SEPAC, a company headquartered in the Brazilian state of Paraná that is among the country’s five largest manufacturers of tissue paper for sanitary purpose. Installed in the company’s Mallet plant in Paraná, the TM 6 machine went into service at the end of 2017 and produced paper within the necessary quality specifications from the very first day. The machine is capable of producing nearly 110 metric tons of paper per day and has a design speed of 2,000 meters per minute.

Voith’s scope of supply covered the entire tissue machine, which was fitted with a MasterJet Pro T headbox, a CrescentFormer, a NipcoFlex T shoe press, an EvoDry Y steel plate Yankee cylinder, a high-efficiency EcoHood T hood and a MasterReel winder. The project also included the ancillary systems, automation systems, as well as installation supervision, commissioning and complete start-up assistance.

The project’s main features are the NipcoFlex T shoe press and its 4.8 meter steel plate Yankee cylinder, which besides ensuring greater speed and quality, enables SEPAC’s machine to consume up to 20 percent less thermal energy.

The project is part of the growth strategy pursued by SEPAC, a company focused on manufacturing tissue paper from virgin cellulose fibers, and will increase its annual production capacity to approximately 180,000 tons, making it one of the country’s largest tissue manufacturers.

SEPAC’s growth strategy began in 2007, with the purchase of its TM 3 from Voith. Over the last ten years, Voith has supplied four tissue machines to SEPAC – a clear demonstration of the successful partnership built on trust and respect that the companies have developed over the period.

2018-03-30  READ MORE...
Valmet to supply a multifuel boiler to Kipas Holding's new paper mill in Turkey


Valmet will supply a multifuel power boiler and auxiliary process equipment to Kipas Holding’s greenfield paper mill in Söke, Aydin, Turkey. The boiler plant will provide steam for a paper machine currently under construction and additionally produce electricity. Its steam production capacity will be sufficient for a possible second paper machine. The start-up of the boiler plant is scheduled for March 2020.

The order is included in Valmet’s first quarter orders received in 2018. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

The agreement was signed with Kipas Holding’s subsidiary Maren Maras A.S. who is responsible for building and running the boiler plant. In 2013, Valmet supplied a containerboard machine to Kipas Holding’s board mill in southeastern Turkey.

"We chose Valmet to supply the boiler based on our earlier good cooperation and experience with Valmet’s state-of-the-art technology. The previous projects that we have carried out together have been successful," says Alaaddin Yalçinözü, General Manager of Kipas Kagit.

"Valmet’s flexible boiler technology is ideal for the combustion of all the fuels which the greenfield power plant will utilize. Our flue gas cleaning will efficiently reduce emissions," says Kai Janhunen, Vice President, Energy Business Unit, Valmet.

2018-03-29  READ MORE...
New refining line in Russia

In February 2018 the Czech PAPCEL Company finished preparatory works before putting a new refining unit at OOO PZBM into operation.

After the company technologists had started the unit up they carried out guarantee tests in order to set the equipment process parameters and characteristics. The new refining unit enables to increase performance and to improve quality of the physical and mechanical indicators.

2018-03-28  READ MORE...
Double A switches Lights Off for Earth Hour 2018

On Saturday 24 March 2018, Double A participated in Earth Hour 2018 by switch off lights and electronic devices at Double A Headquarter office for an hour from 8.30 - 9.30 PM. along with millions of people worldwide at the same way to show its commitment and support for our planet to fight climate change.

Apart from lights-off annual event, Double A always encourages its employees around the world to realize the importance of energy saving and energy efficiency including plastic usage reduction.

Double A is also committed to “go beyond the hours” through its unique Asian environmental initiatives, such as “Better World…Better Paper”. Thanks to Paper from KHAN-NA, Double A is self-sufficient in sustainable raw materials and electricity from renewable biomass, which is made of waste from its pulp production. Lastly, millions of trees planted by Double A on KHAN-NA absorb 6.7 million tons of carbon dioxide every year.

2018-03-28  READ MORE...
DS Smith celebrates 16 titles at the EFIA Print awards

DS Smith’s packaging division triumphed at the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Awards, claiming 16 awards, fifteen for the UK and one for Germany.

The packaging strategists were presented with 16 wins across six categories, including an impressive gold, silver and bronze in the Flexo Print on Paper category for its work with Nestle Kit Kat Chunky and T&B Containers 1kg Grape Tray.

The DS Smith team also led the way in the Corrugated Post Print-Uncoated Process category picking up gold and silver for its work with Diageo J Walker Chalice and Diageo J Walker Blue packs.

Another double was presented in the Flexo Print on Paper category with the Greene King IPA Pavilion Pack and Greene King Great British Ales achieving gold and bronze awards.

Simon Hamer, Print Director at DS Smith’s UK Packaging Division, said : ‘We’re very proud of DS Smith’s continued success at the EFIA awards. All these awards and nominations demonstrate the talent of our skilled teams in partnership with our customers.

This latest award success reflects DS Smith’s determination to deliver innovative solutions and invest in the latest print technology to provide our customers with the highest quality print, to ensure their products stand out at the moment of truth in store.

2018-03-28  READ MORE...
Lecta announces its new membership in leading North America Label Association


TLMI is the premier association for the label and package printing industry.

Lecta, the premier supplier of paper-based solutions worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has become a member of TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute), the North American leading association for the label and packaging industry, based in Milford, Ohio.

As a direct supplier of self-adhesive materials and specialty papers for wet glue labels and packaging, Lecta North America, branch of Lecta in the United States and Canada, believes it will benefit greatly from the market knowledge shared with TLMI members, in addition to taking advantage of the many industry networking opportunities that membership provides.

2018-03-28  READ MORE...
Double E Company LLC Acquires Convertech, Inc.

Double E Company LLC, West Bridgewater, MA, has acquired Convertech, Inc. Headquartered in Wharton, NJ, Convertech joins Appleton Manufacturing, Epoch Industries, and Double E Europe as part of the Double E platform of companies manufacturing mission-critical converting products.

“The Convertech acquisition continues Double E’s drive to provide the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of web handling solutions,” said Tom Pranka, Double E CEO. “We are excited to welcome Convertech into the Double E family. This year Convertech is celebrating its 40th anniversary manufacturing outstanding products and is considered the leader in the narrow-web segment of our industry. We are proud that Convertech has chosen partnering with Double E as the avenue to accelerating their growth in the coming years.”

2018-03-28  READ MORE...
Smurfit Kappa in Piteå, Sweden upgrades to next-generation monitoring system from SKF

Increased level of control over machines from vibrations to pressure and temperatures with SKF’s next generation IMx-8 monitoring system from SKF.

In order to avoid unplanned stoppages, the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in Piteå is upgrading to the next-generation IMx-8 monitoring system from SKF. The system measures simultaneously and emits an alarm at the slightest change in performance, thus increasing the level of control over the condition of the machinery. In addition to vibrations, the system can also incorporate other process parameters, such as pressure and temperatures, to further improve the insight of the machine health.

Smurfit Kappa is upgrading the existing LMU monitoring units from SKF to IMx-8 and is connecting the measurement units to the latest version of the monitoring software, @ptitude Observer from SKF. Over 1,000 measurement points in the PM1 and PM2 paper machines are continuously monitored. 

“Reactive maintenance is four times as expensive as planned maintenance, so the trend within the industry is towards planned maintenance,” says Hans Steding, Business Coordinator for condition monitoring at SKF in Luleå.

SKF is a pioneer in the development of advanced condition monitoring, with research activities in Sweden and tried-and-tested technology and documented performance in many industrial plants around the world.

“By identifying the source of a fault in machinery, it is possible to create the means to prevent a stoppage. This increases the life of the machine and saves huge sums in maintenance costs for the company,” says Hans.

Smurfit Kappa in Piteå is Europe’s largest kraftliner mill and every year manufactures 700,000 tonnes of kraftliner, a paper used to manufacture high-class corrugated cardboard. Kraftliner is made from new fibres, raw wood material that means that the paper has good printability, is very strong in humid environments and is chemically and biologically clean. Smurfit Kappa in Piteå has around 510 employees.

“Here at Smurfit Kappa in Piteå we are looking forward to the new system, which will help us to automate much of what is currently manual analysis of the condition of the machinery. This is a good next step in our digitalisation work,” says Jonas Snäll, maintenance engineer at Smurfit Kappa in Piteå.

2018-03-28  READ MORE...
BOBST builds innovative infrastructure in Lyon

BOBST, one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries, is expanding its factory in Bron and will open a new Competence Center in 2018.

2018-03-27  READ MORE...
First ever Valmet-delivered flash dryer started up at Stora Enso's Hylte Mill in Sweden


The first ever flash dryer for purely fiber delivered under the Valmet brand has been started up with fiber at Stora Enso’s biocomposite plant at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The project was completed according to schedule and all guarantees fulfilled.

Stora Enso decided to invest in full-scale production after seeing strong customer demand for higher volumes of pulp pellets production, to be used as a renewable replacement for plastics. Valmet’s scope included a complete flash dryer with drying stage, scrubber system, supporting and platform, construction, insulation, spare parts, basic engineering, mechanical and electrical erection, erection advising, checkout and start-up supervision and training. The dryer will dry from 43% to 93% dryness.

"The design of the dryer system has been adapted to fit the new equipment into the existing plant and with other machinery in the production line. Adaptations are challenging but we are used to being flexible in rebuild projects even if the delivery times are short sometimes. We have utilized the knowhow we have from flash drying in the panelboard industry," says Marika Levander, Senior Project Manager at Valmet.

Lower investment costs with flash drying

Flash drying can be described as almost instantaneous evaporation. Small particles and single fibers with a large exposed surface area meet the hot air stream in the drying stages. Fibers carried by the hot air through the system stay in the drying zone for less than 30 seconds and are never heated higher than the wet bulb temperature. Exhaust gases from the cyclones are cleaned in a gas washing scrubber tower, which minimizes particle emissions into the atmosphere. The system represents a considerably lower investment cost than a conventional sheet dryer.

2018-03-27  READ MORE...
BillerudKorsnäs launches its first climate-positive packaging

As a result of innovative thinking based on decades of competence from papermaking, BillerudKorsnäs today proudly launches its first packaging with a climate-positive impact. D-Sack®, the dissolvable sack for cement and other construction materials, disintegrates in a conventional mixer and the bio-based carbon in the paper is captured in the construction itself.

The award-winning D-Sack, co-developed in a close cooperation between BillerudKorsnäs and LafargeHolcim, has several significant advantages over conventional cement sacks. The sack dissolves during the mixing process, which minimizes cement waste, eliminates packaging waste and saves time, whilst ensuring a cleaner, safer and healthier workplace.

In addition to the above benefits, D-Sack is superior to conventional cement sacks when it comes to climate performance. In a life cycle assessment conducted by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, D-Sack proves to capture CO2 over a one hundred-year perspective, meaning that it is climate positive. The reason is that the CO2 that was captured from the atmosphere during tree growth and then incorporated into the paper, is stored in the concrete structure.

D-Sack is an excellent example of the potential in challenging conventional packaging with a sustainable future as the target. By exploring the sustainability performance of BillerudKorsnäs products further ahead in the value chain, i.e. during and after the use of the packaging, new exciting opportunities for value creation appear. That is why BillerudKorsnäs successfully has built up a sack laboratory where D-Sack was developed.

“I am extremely proud of this achievement and very pleased that D-Sack has now been formally launched. It is an innovation that has been produced in our sack laboratory in close cooperation with LafargeHolcim designed to meet specific user needs and needs in the value chain. The sack laboratory has done an excellent job and set the standard for innovation in the packaging industry,” says Mark van der Merwe, Business Development Director, Sack Solutions at BillerudKorsnäs.

“We believe in the potential of developing existing solutions further, in our business as well as in the packaging industry. Concepts like D-Sack, i.e. results of innovativeness and cooperation, strengthen our contribution to a sustainable future,” says Henrik Essén, SVP Communication & Sustainability at BillerudKorsnäs.

2018-03-27  READ MORE...
Revised Proposal from International Paper Fails to Reflect Smurfit Kappa’s Intrinsic Value, Track Record and Superior Prospects as an Independent Business

The Board of Smurfit Kappa announces that it received a revised proposal from International Paper Company on Thursday evening, 22 March 2018. Under the terms of the Revised Proposal, Smurfit Kappa shareholders would receive €25.25 in cash (which would be reduced to €24.605 after payment of the final dividend of 64.5 cent recommended on 7 February 2018 and to be paid on 11 May 2018  and 0.3028 new shares of International Paper common stock for each Smurfit Kappa ordinary share held by them.

Based on International Paper’s closing share price on 23 March 2018 of $50.15 and a € :$ exchange rate of €1 :$1.2353, the Revised Proposal would value each Smurfit Kappa share at €37.54, reduced to €36.90 when the Final Dividend is excluded.

International Paper’s proposal announced and rejected by the Board on 6 March 2018 valued each Smurfit Kappa share at €36.46 (without reduction for the Final Dividend). The Revised Proposal represents an increase in value of only €1.08 per share, equivalent to less than 3%.

Following careful consideration, together with its financial advisers, the Board has unanimously rejected the Revised Proposal. The Board is resolute in its belief that the best interests of the Group’s stakeholders are served by pursuing its future as an independent company, operating as the European and Pan-American leader in paper-based packaging. The Revised Proposal also fundamentally undervalues the Group and remains significantly below the valuations set by recent industry transactions.

The Revised Proposal continues to include a significant proportion of the consideration in the form of International Paper shares which are US-listed, represent uncertain value, and would expose Smurfit Kappa shareholders to the risk of significantly greater leverage and the challenges of integrating two businesses with fundamentally different cultures.

Liam O’Mahony, Chairman of Smurfit Kappa, said : “On 6 March, the Board of Smurfit Kappa unanimously rejected International Paper’s unsolicited and highly opportunistic proposal. The Revised Proposal does not offer Smurfit Kappa shareholders much more than compensation for the fall in International Paper’s share price since that date and again entirely fails to value the Group’s true intrinsic business worth and future prospects. We delivered a record performance in 2017 and underlying trading momentum has continued into 2018.

Moreover, the Revised Proposal does not make strategic sense for Smurfit Kappa and its stakeholders. Smurfit Kappa has a distinct business model and culture as a customer-oriented, performance-led packaging leader and has already communicated a strong plan to accelerate development and performance with its 2017 year-end results.

The Board unanimously reaffirms its belief that it is in the best interests of the Group’s stakeholders for Smurfit Kappa to pursue its future as an independent company, headquartered in Ireland, operating as the European and Pan-American leader in paper-based packaging”

Shareholders are strongly advised to take no action with respect to the Revised Proposal.

This announcement is made without the consent of International Paper.

There can be no certainty that any firm offer will be made, nor any certainty as to the terms on which any firm offer might be made, by International Paper.

2018-03-26  READ MORE...
Grenoble Alpes, where nanocellulose takes centre stage

"An American professor visiting the Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and Graphic Arts (LGP2) in 2016 told me how proud he was to be in Grenoble, the number one location in the world when it comes to nanocellulose research. I knew we were good, but I didn’t realise we were that good. So how do we rank ? What are our areas of expertise, our strengths, our weaknesses ? And most of all, how can we stay ahead of the rest and capitalise on our lead ?"
To help answer his questions, Julien Bras, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of LGP2, called upon the Grenoble Alpes National Technology Transfer Fund (FNV), which comprises Linksium and its four partners : Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble INP, Savoie Mont-Blanc University and the CNRS. A sectoral study was commissioned and launched as a technology transfer booster. At Grenoble INP-Pagora on 11 December 2017, the area’s scientific community, who attended in large numbers, heard its main conclusions.


The study had been entrusted to TKM, which is reputed for its data mining expertise. Its objective was threefold : "We were keen to establish a global map of the organisations currently working in the nanocellulose sector, position the Grenoble Alpes Cluster through an objective and quantified approach, and identify a few promising industrial contacts," explains Romain Billet, who led the study at TKM. By analysing the global database of scientific publications, patents and collaborative projects produced since 1980 - a body of around 15,000 documents - TKM reached a number of extremely interesting conclusions.


The Grenoble Alpes Cluster boasts numerous strengths
"The main results show that the Grenoble Alpes Cluster leads the world in terms of the number of citations and organisations with which it collaborates, and ranks second when it comes to the number of documents and collaborations," adds Romain Billet. This is a track record that Grenoble Alpes can be proud of ! The region’s importance is further amplified when we discover that nanocellulose is entering something of a golden age : "With a 1,400% increase in the number of bibliographic references made since 2004, the rise in interest in the field has been 3 or 4 times higher than that usually observed," says TKM. The first lesson to learn from this observation is that, in such a competitive sector, certain ideas inevitably need to be protected and transferred to industry. This is backed by the fact that the demand clearly exists, as highlighted by industry’s unusual level of involvement in research.


Strong technology transfer prospects
While our research can claim to lead the world, can the same be said for technology transfers ? Today, Grenoble Alpes is involved in a significant number of industrial collaborations (N.B. : this type of technology transfer was not covered by the study). The site has also filed numerous patents - some of which are of great interest to industry. However, these are relatively few compared to the number of articles published, as Carole Silvy, Head of the Linksium Maturation Cluster, points out. Reacting to this undeniably impressive rate of progress, Gilles Talbotier, President of Linksium, concluded : "This is a growth sector. We need to take advantage !"
"When we speak to industrial firms, this study will enable us to demonstrate our know-how and skills," says Julien Bras. Another factor that will make this task easier is the study’s findings that Grenoble Alpes works primarily on marketable applications and that 50% of its publications relate to composites, the sector’s most promising avenue.


The technology transfer possibilities offered up to the biomass experts of Grenoble Alpes are therefore huge. Thanks to the crucial support provided by the FNV via this sectoral analysis, other stakeholders working within the local technology transfer chain - at research establishments and at Linksium - will be able to take the baton from researchers while benefiting from tailored support and funding. "It is precisely because of the presence of this complete chain, from research to development and, ultimately, the transfer of technology to companies, that this can all work. The sector is incredibly vibrant here !" declares Gaëlle Calvary, Professor and Vice President of Technology Transfer at Grenoble INP.

2018-03-26  READ MORE...
The Blue Sky Young Researchers Europe Prize

Jahan Golestani, a PhD student at LGP2, received the Blue Sky Young Researchers Europe Prize at the CEPI’s European Paper Week.


European Paper Week was held in Brussels on 28-30 November 2017 by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). More than 300 participants - companies, universities, government associations, consulting groups and media outlets - attended the event.


The CEPI had invited young researchers to apply for a chance to win the Blue Sky Young Researchers Europe Prize. Among the eight finalists selected, three received the prize in November last year, including Jahan Golestani, who is currently in the 2nd year of her PhD at the Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and Graphic Arts (LGP2) under the supervision of Christine Chirat, Associate Professor with Accreditation to Lead Research, and Professor Dominique Lachenal.


Jahan presented her research topic, A process to purify wood cellulose by coupling enzymatic and chemical reactions. The process involves extracting hemicelluloses from kraft paper through enzyme treatment and characterising the oligomers extracted from the pulp. The main objective is to produce pure cellulose using a green process. The second is to obtain oligosaccharides for subsequent use in high-value-added projects.


Furthermore, as a result of this prize the CEPI will automatically put her forward for the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) contest, which takes place in 2019.

2018-03-26  READ MORE...
Valmet to supply a warp control system to Stora Enso Packaging's corrugated board plant in Ostroleka, Poland

Valmet will supply a warp control system to Stora Enso Packaging’s corrugated board plant in Ostroleka, Poland. The system will reduce warp of the final product and improve the corrugated board plant’s overall performance.

The order was included in Valmet’s fourth quarter 2017 orders received. The delivery will take place in late spring this year. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

"We have good cooperation with Stora Enso Packaging. Due to the positive experiences and results gained from earlier deliveries, Stora Enso decided to choose Valmet as the supplier of the automatic warp control system for its corrugator," summarizes Juha Mykkänen, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.

Information about the delivery

The warp control system, based on moisture measurement, is used to correct warping of all corrugated board types and to improve corrugated board box plant performance. The system consists of Valmet IQ Converting Scanners with moisture measurements, Valmet IQ Moisturizer and Valmet IQ Warp Measurement, which are integrated together with automatic MPC closed-loop controls. The moisture level of the final product plays an essential role in eliminating corrugated post-warping.

2018-03-26  READ MORE...
How working forests can support people and planet

Sustainable forestry and forest conservation go hand-in-hand with a landscape approach for working forests

On 21 March 2018, it was International Day of Forests – a great opportunity to talk about how we can ensure the future of the world’s forests, for the benefit of a living planet.

To say that forests are important for life is an understatement. We depend on them for food, medicines, shelter, biodiversity, fuel, pulp and paper, jobs, recreation, fresh water, clean air, and even the climate.

The biggest threats to the world’s forests today are deforestation and forest degradation. Both can be drivers of accelerated global warming, loss of biodiversity, and disruption of livelihoods, among other negative impacts.

2018-03-26  READ MORE...
Kemira supports WWF’s water work in Himalayas

The wide area of Himalayas is one of the water resources hotspot in Asia. The glaciers, lakes and rivers provide clean water for 1.5 billion people across Asia. At the same time, the Himalayas is incredibly fragile environment and it is threatened by variety of issues, like climate change, forest loss and infrastructure development, as they both effect on river flows and the amount of water streaming down.

“The best and most efficient way to secure the water resources is to protect the forests”, says Anne Tarvainen, the Head of International Development Program in WWF Finland. Forested catchments supply a high proportion of the water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and ecological needs in both upstream and downstream areas.

“Kemira´s donation helps WWF to secure the vital water resources for over a billion people in India, Nepal, Pakistan, China and Bhutan. We will e.g. set up new community forests with local people, promote sustainable forest management practices, promote good forest governance and policies”, says Tarvainen.

Provision of alternative sustainable livelihoods has a crucial role on WWF’s approach. In the past 4 years with WWF Finland support to Nepal and Bhutan more than 200,000 people have benefited by receiving safe drinking water, improved livelihoods and better opportunities to engage sustainable natural resources management.

WWF’s aim is that by 2021, community forests and protected forests are expanded and protected and that hundreds of hectares of degraded forest is under improved management and restoration.

WWF Finland partnership program in Himalayas is partially funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland 2018-2021 and co-funded by Finnish corporations and WWF supporters.

2018-03-26  READ MORE...
Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe to $1,170/tonne, effective 1 April.

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe to $1,170/tonne, effective 1 April.“We continue to see very strong global demand while supply remains tight,” commented Magnus Björkman, VP Marketing and Sales Södra Cell. “This latest increase is a reflection of the on-going imbalance in the global market.

2018-03-26  READ MORE...
Packaging Giant Smurfit Kappa Turns To Bio Fuels And Hybrid Trucks For Lower Carbon Emissions

As one of the world’s biggest names in packaging and Europe’s largest cardboard box maker, Smurfit Kappa, knows a thing or two about running mammoth transportation fleets and their resultant carbon emissions.

Aware of the need to lower its carbon footprint, in line with its stated corporate ambition of a 25% CO2 emissions cut target by 2020, the FTSE 100 company is turning to bio fuels and hybrid solutions for its fleet, with the logistics divisions of its plants in Scandinavia leading the way, according to Saverio Mayer, Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit Kappa (Europe).

Mayer says in October 2017, the company introduced "innovative new trucks" at its Pitea Paper Mill in Northern Sweden capable of carrying a heavier payload and running on a new bio fuel (HVO100), which allows for a reduction of fossil CO₂ emissions "by up to 90%."

2018-03-23  READ MORE...
Iggesund’s Mill Director leaves the company

As per 21 March Olov Winblad von Walter, Mill Director at the Iggesund Mill, leaves his position for a new job at Metsä Board Sweden.

"Olov Winblad von Walter has been an important cog in the work to strengthen Iggesund’s competitiveness during his four years with the company. We thank him for his fine contributions and wish him good luck", says Daniel Peltonen, Senior Vice President Paperboard.

The process of finding a replacement will start immediately and until a permanent solution is found, Gunnar Sjöblom, Head of Finance at Iggesund Mill, will act as Mill Director at the Iggesund Mill.

2018-03-23  READ MORE...
MegaPress R: Premium roll covers with optimum sheet release for high paper quality


The optimized rubber formulation for the new MegaPress R roll cover improves sheet release and is ideal for the production conditions of offset presses.

In the new MegaPress R roll cover the special micro-roughness of the surface optimizes the sheet release. This improves paper quality, reduces the risk of web breaks and therefore avoids costly unscheduled downtimes. Long service lives also increase machine availability.

With their excellent sheet release properties, the new MegaPress R roll covers are ideally tailored to the production conditions of smoothing presses. In these press systems the paper web comes into direct contact with the roll surface. A perfect sheet feed from the roll is therefore a key quality feature and basic prerequisite for very good paper quality.

In the MegaPress R the micro-roughness of the roll surface ensures that the paper web releases easily from the roll. This lowers the stress on the paper, reducing the risk of a web break and therefore of an unscheduled downtime. The easy sheet release due to the micro-roughness also leads to excellent paper quality as no fibers are torn from the paper. The new structure of the cover also allows particularly effective cleaning by the doctor blade, avoiding deposits on the roll surface and significantly improving the operational reliability of the machine.

But it is not just thanks to the excellent sheet release that the triple-layer roll cover makes production more efficient. Because of their particularly long service lives, MegaPress R covers have to be replaced less often. This increases the availability of the machine and reduces costs. The first roll covers installed at several paper manufacturers in Europe have confirmed these benefits. Manufacturers from the board and packaging segment in particular have responded very positively to the expansion of Voith’s roll cover range.

2018-03-23  READ MORE...
Balakhna Paper Mill “Volga” exceeded the newsprint production plan in 2017

Last year 217250,534 tons of the newsprint were produced in the Volga’s paper-making workshop No.3, that is 494 tons more than it was planned. A.V. Gurylev, Deputy General Director for Production informed us about it.

“We did well last year. First of all, this is made clear by the fact that in February 2017 we managed to adjust the new newsprint output in the world market : the newsprint made from 100% TMP of the lower substance - 40 gsm. In December last year this newsprint was ranked in Top-100 best goods of Russia,”- Andrey V. Gurylev told about the production results of the year.

He also mentioned that in 2018 the bar will be set even higher : the paper workers will have to produce 235133,470 tons of the finished product that is 18376,876 tons more compared to the previous year.

Moreover, Deputy General Director for Production shared the nearest plans for 2018 :
“Nowadays we negotiate with the companies-manufacturers of the paper-making equipment for increasing the TMP production volume and launching the former waste disposal unit of the Groundwood mill with the subsequent Paper machine №5 launch. Its test launch is planned to realize this summer in order to run diagnostics on the equipment being in long downtime.

And at the end of January we have planned to conduct the exploratory run of the unbleached newsprint on the PM 8 which is in demand in the Chinese market today. Time will tell which of these and other projects we manage to realize,” – A.V. Gurylev summarized.

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The Mercer Fibre Centre – Access to fibre expertise and refining knowhow

Refining is the key process in papermaking to alter fibre characteristics and consequently to develop the required paper properties. Fibre morphology plays a decisive role in adapting the appropriate mill refining strategy.

Laboratory methods such as PFI mill, Jokro mill, and Valley Beater - still applied in many places - are mainly intended for quality control. However, these data cannot be applied to the industrial refining process. But this is exactly papermakers are looking for.

Selling market pulp requires to an ever increasing extent a deeper knowledge of the fibres’ impact on the products they are used for. Since especially Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK) is hardly ever used as the only furnish for manufacturing a certain product, understanding the interaction with other fibre types is very important, too.

For these reasons Mercer decided to invest in its own “Fibre Centre”. The main piece of equipment is a laboratory refiner. Its operating principle is based on refining intensity and refining energy. The refiner does not only simulate the industrial refining process but also offers a high degree of versatility and flexibility for carrying out very specific trials as well as projects with external partners. Both, disk and conical fillings are available. The filling design can be adapted to the specific refining objective. Repeatability is of utmost importance. The Fibre Centre is equipped with all standard devices for testing pulp and paper properties including specialized ones such as zero-span tensile tester and fibre morphology analysis.

The Fibre Centre serves the entire Mercer group with its two German pulp mills Rosenthal and Stendal and Celgar in British Columbia/Canada.

2018-03-23  READ MORE...
Valmet supplies baling line to Metsä Board's Kaskinen pulp mill in Finland


Valmet will deliver a baling line to Metsä Board’s pulp mill in Kaskinen, Finland. This is the second baling line Valmet installs at the mill and will be installed in parallel with the existing baling line. The new line will handle the increased capacity at the mill and is scheduled to start up in the end of 2018. The order was part of Valmet’s fourth quarter 2017 orders received.

The delivery consists of baling line main machinery including an automation solution to control the line. The existing line and the new line will share existing unitizer, which will gain increased speed. New wire cages will also be added along the existing line.

"We are waiting for Valmet’s newest technology to give us easier living and to help us to reach our goals," says Timo Rissanen, Mill manager at Metsä Board Kaskinen.

"We are looking forward to this project as we have had good cooperation with Metsä in earlier projects. We are very pleased that they chose to work with us also this time," says Ulf Thorén, Head of Baling Sales at Valmet.

2018-03-22  READ MORE...
Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for Lineo by Stora Enso

Lineo™by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018.

Shortlisted alongside products from Clean Plus Inc. and The Chemours Company, the judges recognised the potential of Lineo, made from versatile wood-based raw material lignin. Lineo can be used in a range of applications where fossil-based materials are currently used.

Markus Mannström, Executive Vice President of the Stora Enso Biomaterials division, says, “We are delighted that Lineo™ by Stora Ensohas been recognised as an innovative, important bio-based product. Made from lignin, an abundant product and one of the main building blocks of a tree, Lineo is a step towards replacing fossil-based products with renewable solutions. As we say at Stora Enso, ‘everything made from fossil-based materials today, can be made from a tree tomorrow’ and it is wonderful that this is being appreciated by key industry representatives.”

Officially launched earlier this year, Lineo by Stora Enso is a renewable, wood-based replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination and insulation material. Stora Enso has been industrially producing lignin since 2015 at its Sunila Mill in Finland. Sunila’s capacity is 50 000 tonnes per year, making Stora Enso the largest kraft lignin producer in the world.

2018-03-22  READ MORE...
Klippans Bruk AB chooses Recard for its facilities in Sweden

Recard will supply the new 30,000-tpy tissue machine to the historic company Klippans Bruk AB for its Klippan facilities in Sweden. Start-up of the complete turnkey plant, in a 3200-mm format and a speed of 1700 m/min, is scheduled for summer 2019.

The Klippan mill is specialized in the production of paper for colored table napkins that it supplies to customers worldwide. With the addition of the new machine by Recard – that will flank another machine already in operation – production will increase fourfold. A 15-million euro investment that will allow boosting the mill’s staff by 20-25 new employees and to strengthen the position of the Swedish company in the market.

For Recard, this is a great event, since it is the first tissue machine order signed for Sweden.

2018-03-21  READ MORE...
Decisions taken by Valmet Oyj's Annual General Meeting and Board of Directors


The Annual General Meeting of Valmet Oyj was held in Helsinki today on March 21, 2018. The Annual General Meeting adopted the Financial Statements for 2017 and discharged the members of the Board of Directors and the President and CEO from liability for the 2017 financial year. The Annual General Meeting approved the Board of Directors’ proposals concerning authorizing the Board to decide on repurchasing company shares and to resolve on the issuance of shares and the issuance of special rights entitling to shares.

  • Dividend payment

The Annual General Meeting decided to pay dividends of EUR 0.55 per share for the financial period ended on December 31, 2017. The dividend will be paid to shareholders who on the dividend record date of March 23, 2018 are registered in the company’s shareholders’ register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The dividends will be paid on April 5, 2018.

  • Composition of the Board of Directors

The Annual General Meeting confirmed the number of Board members as seven and appointed Bo Risberg as Chairman of Valmet Oyj’s Board and Aaro Cantell as Vice-Chairman. Monika Maurer and Pekka Kemppainen were appointed as new members of the Board. Rogério Ziviani, Tarja Tyni and Eriikka Söderström will continue as members of the Board. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors expires at the close of the Annual General Meeting 2019.

  • Remuneration of the Board of Directors

The Annual General Meeting decided that the annual remuneration payable to the members of the Board will be as follows : to the Chairman of the Board of Directors EUR 100,000 ; to the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors EUR 60,000 ; and to the other members of the Board of Directors EUR 48,000 each. Furthermore, the Annual General Meeting decided that a base fee of EUR 7,000 will be paid for each member of the Audit Committee, EUR 14,000 for the Chairman of the Audit Committee, EUR 4,000 for each member of the Remuneration and HR Committee, and EUR 6,000 for the Chairman of the Remuneration and HR Committee.

In addition, a meeting fee in the amount of EUR 700 will be paid for those members whose place of residence is in Nordic countries, EUR 1,400 for those members whose place of residence is elsewhere in Europe and EUR 2,800 for those members whose place of residence is outside of Europe for the Board meetings attended, including the meetings of the committees of the Board of Directors.

The Annual General Meeting resolved that, as a condition for the annual remuneration, the members of the Board of Directors are obliged, directly based on the Annual General Meeting’s decision, to use 40 percent of the fixed annual remuneration for purchasing Valmet Oyj shares from the market at a price formed in public trading and that the purchase will be carried out within two weeks from the publication of the interim review for the period January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018.

  • Election of the auditor

The Annual General Meeting appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, authorized public accountants, as the company’s auditor for a term expiring at the end of the next Annual General Meeting. The responsible auditor will be Jouko Malinen, APA.

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting

The minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be available as of April 4, 2018 on the company’s website www.valmet.com/agm.

  • Decisions of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Valmet Oyj held its organizing meeting after the Annual General Meeting. The Board of Directors noted that all Board members are independent of the company. With the exception of Aaro Cantell, all other board members are independent of the company’s significant shareholders. Valmet’s definition of Board members’ independence complies with the Finnish Corporate Governance Code.

In its organizing meeting, the Board of Directors of Valmet Oyj elected the members of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and HR Committee from amongst its members.

The members of the Audit Committee are Eriikka Söderström (Chairman), Tarja Tyni and Pekka Kemppainen.

The members of the Remuneration and HR Committee are Bo Risberg (Chairman), Aaro Cantell and Monika Maurer.

  • Personnel representation

Riina Vilander will participate in the meetings of Valmet’s Board of Directors as the personnel representative elected by Valmet’s personnel groups in Finland. She will participate in the meetings of Valmet’s Board of Directors as an invited expert, and her term of office is the same as the Board members’ term.

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Luigi Lazzareschi has been awarded the 2018 Radical Green Award

his accolade was granted to the CEO of the Sofidel Group
“for the merits attained by the company in terms of eco-sustainability and green thinking”.

The 2018 edition of the Radical Green Award went to Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of the Sofidel Group, with the award ceremony held on Friday in Trento, during Green Week, the festival-laboratory on the green economy promoted by Fondazione Symbola and ItalyPost, in collaboration with the Comune of Trento, Autonomous Province of Trento, University of Trento, Edmund Mach Foundation, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, MUSE Science Museum and Trentino Sviluppo.

The award was granted “for the merits attained by Sofidel in terms of eco-sustainability and green thinking over the years”.

“Sofidel is honoured by this accolade, which drives us towards even greater commitment to promoting fully sustainable development capable of guaranteeing shared value throughout the entire value creation chain” commented Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of the Sofidel Group. “Events such as Green Week are important occasions for dialogue and exchange and represents another major occasion that helps us to raise awareness on the future and the themes of responsible development”.

The Radical Green Award “was created to raise local and national awareness of successful eco-practice in our industrial fabric”. Several companies have received the award in previous editions, including Acqua San Benedetto, Gruppo Alì, Fiamm, GrisDainese, Gruppo Pedon and Wärtsilä Italia.

Sofidel sees sustainability as a strategic growth leverage. This commitment has intensified since 2008, through participation in the WWF Climate Savers programme, with which Sofidel took on particularly ambitious climate-changing emission reduction targets. In 2017, Sofidel reduced its carbon intensity by 20.6% compared to the 2009 base values per kilogram of paper produced.

Sofidel’s commitment to sustainability is also related to the procurement of pulp certified by independent third parties with responsible forest management schemes (100% in 2017, FSC®, FSC® Controlled Wood, PEFC™, SFI®) and the safeguard of water resources, with specific management and investment measures that have permitted water consumption in production processes well below the sector benchmark (7.1 l/kg vs. 15–25 l/kg).

Susanna Bellandi, Sofidel Global Creative, Communication & CSR Director, took part in the ceremony and received the award.

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ANDRITZ has received the ISO 19600 certificate for "Compliance Management Systems" and 37001 "Anti-Bribery Management Systems”.

For many years, the top management of the ANDRITZ GROUP has made it crystal clear to all directors, managers and employees that business must be conducted in an ethical manner and in compliance with laws and internal rules.

We also consider it a key part of our social responsibility to incorporate sustainability goals into our products and the way we operate our businesses. In other words : our business culture requires that our integrity be maintained beyond a doubt at all times.

"Compliance is a firmly rooted and very important part of the ANDRITZ GROUP’s corporate culture that is indispensable for the company’s long term success."

"To us, compliance is not merely obeying all legal provisions. It also means integrity, fairness, transparency, and reliability in our day-to-day work. All employees and all business partners must commit to these values, which are defined in our Code of business conduct and ethics, and also live these values in daily business. We actively support and demand this commitment and conduct, and also take appropriate measures to implement an effective compliance management system within the ANDRITZ GROUP."  Wolfgang Leitner CEO of the ANDRITZ GROUP

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The Sofidel Group announces a new strategic greenfield investment in Oklahoma

The Sofidel Group, one of the global leaders in tissue paper production for sanitary and household uses, strengthens its position in the US by announcing a new investment.

The company announced today a new “greenfield” investment for an integrated plant (tissue production and converting facilities) in Oklahoma. The new production site will be located in Inola, Rogers County, near the town of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Thanks to its South-Central position in the US, the area offers well-established logistics as well as affordable sources of energy and an expert workforce.

“I am glad to announce this new greenfield investment – the second one, after the first made in Ohio. This new investment will support our growth in the US significantly, being the American market one of the crucial ones for our Group” commented Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of Sofidel Group.

"Sofidel will build here a new, modern integrated plant to serve the South-Central and Central-Western areas of this great country, where we have been operating since 2012 and we have been growing year after year at a very fast pace. I would like to thank all the partners that have supported us in making this new project, they have played an integral role in helping us achieve this goal".

The investment refers to the installation of two tissue paper machines for an overall production capacity of 120,000 tonnes per year each, with related converting lines.

One machine will be dedicated mainly to toilet tissue production, while the second one will be used mostly to produce towels.

As a whole, Sofidel is committed to investing $ 360 million over three years (2018 – 2019 – 2020).

The facilities building is expected to start in March 2018 and will be completed by Q2 2020, while the converting lines and the warehouse functions will be in place by the end of Q2 2019.

The new production plant, once completed, will employ 300 full-time workers.

2018-03-20  READ MORE...
Valmet launches new chrome free Yankee cylinder metallizing coating


Valmet has developed a chrome-free Yankee cylinder coating, Valmet Infinikote-2 Yankee Metallizing, to improve work safety in the coating process and sustainability of the coating as well as to comply with potential future legislation both in the EU and the US. The new coating developed by Valmet is the environmentally safest Yankee metallizing coating available. 

High performance thermal spray coating increases Yankee cylinder efficiency and lifetime. The thermal spraying process of the new coating is the same as in Valmet’s previous Yankee cylinder metallizing coating but now the material being applied is completely chrome free. The new material does not contain any chrome and does not generate any hexavalent chrome during its application.

Valmet has over 20 years of experience in Yankee cylinder thermal spray coating. A recognized risk of metallizing has been that during the process potentially harmful hexavalent chromium is created. Chromium is a fundamental component of almost every ferrous based hard-facing alloy.

Yankee metallizing is often carried out on-site at the customer’s premises. "With the new chrome free Yankee cylinder coating we enhance work safety and are ready to comply with stricter environmental legislation," says Marko Heino, Director, Field Services, Valmet.

Valmet’s new generation of Yankee cylinder metallizing alloy contains no chromium-bearing constituents. "Test results with the new material are convincing, demonstrating significantly improved application characteristics and meeting or exceeding all our key objectives," says Andrew Cross, Senior Operations Manager, Global Yankee Services, Valmet.

In addition to being chromium free, the new Valmet Infinikote-2 Yankee Metallizing coating also boasts the following improvements : reduced dust production and fumes during its application and increased heat conductivity. It also provides a tougher and more wear resistant surface which prolongs the expected life time of the cylinder.

2018-03-20  READ MORE...
Valmet to supply a linerboard production line for WestRock Florence, South Carolina Mill in USA


Valmet will supply a linerboard production line with a wide automation package for WestRock Company at its mill in Florence, South Carolina, United States. The delivery will include a state-of-the-art kraft linerboard machine to replace three older, narrow-width paper machines.

The company anticipates the new machine will produce 644,000 metric tons (710,000 short t) of kraft linerboard annually. The investment will significantly increase the mill’s efficiency, end-product quality and service levels. When coupled with the recently completed modern woodyard, the Florence mill will become one of the lowest cost kraft linerboard mills in North America. Start-up of the new machine is scheduled for the first half of 2020.

The order is included in Valmet’s first quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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PCMC is ready to surprise you in June 2018 for the all-important IT’s Tissue - The Italian Technology Experience event.

During IT’s Tissue 2018, PCMC will feature an exclusive world preview of the concept of Carevolution.

Sustainability, innovation, evolution and care : these are the company’s benchmarks summed up in a new term : Carevolution – We’ve got the real Tissue Solution.

Two are the main protagonists of PCMC’s Open House : technology always focused on continuous evolution, and also and above all the finished product. A new roll that after attentive research has finally become a reality and that unites all the inimitable characteristics of made-in-Italy technology signed by PCMC.

But there’s more. PCMC’s new Carevolution has applied the same innovation and sustainability criteria also to packaging, and during the IT’s Tissue Open House, a new concept of primary and secondary packaging will be on demonstration, so be prepared to see something unique in the world of consumer rolls.

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Start of construction of Paper Machine 2 at Hamburger Rieger GmbH in Spremberg. Approval procedures completed successfully.

In March 2018, Hamburger Rieger GmbH will start the scheduled construction of its second paper machine at its Spremberg location.
Following the project start and the first constructive measures as well as obtaining all permits last year, the start of construction was now approved. Containerboard’s successful development at the location as well as the continuously growing market were decisive factors in running this expansion project. The new plant’s commissioning is scheduled for summer 2020.
With an investment volume of around 370 million Euros, the scheme will create 200 jobs, 15 of which will be apprenticeships. The planned product range includes white and brown corrugated base papers (testliner) based on 100% recycled paper. With a width of 7.80 metres, the machine will produce 500,000 tonnes of paper per year. For the preparation of white base materials an environmentally friendly deinking section will be installed. It combines innovative resource-conserving raw material processing and the paper machine’s patented mode of operation.
“Since the start Paper Machine 1 we have consistently carried out all the necessary preparatory work for further expansion. Paper Machine 2 will allow us to further strengthen our ‘leadership in white’ positioning to more than one million tonnes of white corrugated base paper per year,” said Harald Ganster, Managing Director of Hamburger Containerboard.
As a sustainably operating paper, packaging and recycling enterprise, the Prinzhorn Group has a significant responsibility towards society. “In recent years we have invested some 420 million Euros into Hamburger Rieger, Dunapack Spremberg and SpreeRecycling at the Spremberg location and have thus directly created 500 jobs. Now, with our second paper machine, we increase our commitment to the location even further,” stated Cord Prinzhorn, CEO of the Prinzhorn Group.
Albrecht Gerber, Brandenburg’s Economy and Energy Minister, declared “Brandenburg has become one of the most important paper and packaging locations in Germany. In this context, the Prinzhorn Group in Spremberg stands for a world-class production site.”

With the construction of Paper Machine 2, the Prinzhorn Group supports its long-term growth strategy of doubling its size following the “Grow2030” Group vision. Since 2015, this strategy has repeatedly led to strategic investments in Germany and abroad. In the course of the approval procedures, Hamburger Rieger GmbH was awarded the EMAS Certificate.

EMAS (Eco-management and Audit Scheme) stands for the European Union’s voluntary environmental management system based on the requirements of DIN EN ISO 14001:2015. It supports companies and organisations in determining and improving their environmental performance in a continuous and sustainable way. After successful validation, the registration certificate represents the highest seal of quality for operational environmental protection.

2018-03-20  READ MORE...
Suzano and Fibria: From dream to paper, from paper to reality

Suzano Papel e Celulose announces the signing of an agreement that will result in the combination of assets and shares of Suzano and Fibria Celulose S.A.

2018-03-19  READ MORE...

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