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Sappi North America, Boston, Mass., USA, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has received a Champion of Economic Development Award from the Maine Development Foundation. The award is given to individuals or organizations that are key to driving Maine's economy forward.
A Toscotec (Lucca, Italy) dryer section rebuild has been successfully started up at Sonoco Alcore’s paper mill in Ciriè–Torino, Italy. PM 1 in Ciriè, with a reel trim of 2,500 mm and a design speed of 350 m/min., is specialized for the production of high quality core board grades.
The biggest European steel yankee dryer for tissue production, a Toscotec TT SYD-18FT (5,600 mm wide), has been successfully started up at WEPA Cassino mill in Italy. The PM 3 rebuilding project was commissioned to Toscotec (Lucca, Italy), WEPA’s long-term partner, continuing the process of investments to upgrade the plant and to achieve the best available technology in tissue making.
Tembec's (Canada) specialty dissolving pulp mill in Tartas, France, has ordered a Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) and an expansion of its existing Valmet DNA distributed control system (DCS) for its pulp dryer. By complementing its current control system with this investment, the mill is targeting to improve process stability and reduce lost time during transition phases such as startups, breaks, and speed changes. Startup of the new QCS is scheduled for October 2016. Typically the order value of this kind of automation system deliveries is below EUR 1 million, according to Valmet.
Sappi North America, Boston, Mass., USA, a producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has entered into an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Sharklet Technologies Inc., Aurora, Colo., to manufacture and distribute casting and release paper featuring the ground-breaking Sharklet™ microtexture.
Company adds PEFC chain of custody certification, a third-party standard focused on sustainable fiber sourcing.
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Ottawa, Ont., and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) this past week announced that nominations are open for the 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award.
David Withers, president, announced that Coldwater has acquired the EZ eco smart cleaner technology for wires and press felts. The EZ eco smart cleaner is a quantum improvement in wire and press felt cleaning compared with oscillating showers.
According to a report today (Sept. 14, 2016) by the Port Townsend Leader (Port Townsend, Wash., USA), Port Townsend Paper, owned by Crown Group (Atlanta, Ga.) has become the first large manufacturer in the state to switch from oil to compressed natural gas (CNG). Mill officials say this conversion should reduce its current greenhouse gas emission levels by 25%.
Andritz (Graz, Austria) has received an order from Heinzel Group (Vienna, Austria) to rebuild PM 10 at its Laakirchen paper mill in Austria. Starting in Q3 of 2017, PM 10, which is currently producing SC paper, will be producing wastepaper-based lightweight containerboard. After full conversion, PM 10 will be among the most efficient paper machines in the lightweight containerboard sector with a working width of 7,500 mm and a design speed of 1,600 m/min.
Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance held its All-Members Meeting in conjunction with the NC State Pulp & Paper Foundation meeting in Raleigh, N.C., USA, on Sept. 8, 2016. Executive Director David Turpin presented an overview of the Alliance and its progress in implementing its five technology roadmaps. The leaders of the five teams then presented their ongoing and planned research projects and ways that faculty, students, and companies could engage in the process.
Domtar Corp., Fort Mill, S.C., USA, this week announced a plan to optimize fluff pulp manufacturing at its Plymouth, N.C., mill. The streamlining measures will strengthen the mill’s position in the global fluff pulp markets.
PT OKI is installing BTG (U.K.) inline sensors and analyzers at its world-class new fiberline in Indonesia.
Stora Enso, Finland, plans to consolidate manufacturing of corrugated packaging in Finland to its Lahti plant. The objective is to improve profitability and competitiveness by creating a center of excellence for corrugated packaging in Lahti.
Andritz, Graz, Austria, has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhegorodskaya oblast, Russia, to deliver a complete state-of-the-art ATMP (Advanced Thermo-mechanical Pulp) line, which will process 100% spruce for the production of softwood pulp. Startup of the new line, which will be combined with existing equipment, is scheduled for 2019.
Resolute Forest Products Inc., Montreal, Que., Canada, has announced the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of Tembec's sawmill located in Senneterre, Que.
Tak Investments Inc., owner of tissue mills in Oconto Falls, Wis., USA, and Franklin, Va., today (Sept. 28, 2016) announced an expansion of its Franklin facility to further support customers’ needs in the Away from Home (AfH) market.
Research and Markets, Dublin, Ireland, has announced the addition of the U.S. Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Market - Analysis and Forecast to 2020 report to its offering. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. paper bag and coated and treated paper market. It presents the latest data of the market size and volume, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics, and turnover in the industry.
Parenco’s rebuilt PM 2 at its Renkum, Netherlands, mill was successfully started up just 14 months after contract signing with Voith (Germany).. After a short optimization phase, the customer signed the official take-over document. The rebuild/conversion from newsprint to packaging paper increases the mill's capacity by approximately 385,000 metric tpy.
This week September 18-24, 2016, Canada is celebrating National Forest Week. The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) says the industry will mark the occasion by celebrating the industry's huge impact on the economy and jobs, contributions to tackling climate change, and sustainable forest practices.