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Capital Projects Trends

Capital Projects Trends

The surge of capital projects in 2021 grew by 110.45% compared to 2020. Will that growth continue in 2022 and beyond? Paperitalo Research thinks so.

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IIOT and Energy

Sustainable Packaging Trends

Quality is King

Technology

Amcor announces strategic investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor

In its continuing efforts to discover and develop innovative technologies for the packaging industry, Amcor (NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC) announced its strategic investment in PragmatIC Semiconductor, a world leader in ultra, low-cost electronics.

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Paperitalo Interviews Pemble Consulting concerning the SMS2000 Soap Management System

Some exciting news for recovery operators--the SMS2000 Interface Systems.

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Spotlight

Can Paper Help Save the Planet?

Can Paper Help Save the Planet?

The recent United Nations global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, brought the world's leaders together again to try to reach agreement on further commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. High on the agenda was preserving the health of the world's forests - a critical natural resource for absorbing these emissions.

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Amcor: Delivering on the paper-based trend for confectionery

Amcor: Delivering on the paper-based trend for confectionery

Our consumer research uncovered that consumers expect ALL packaging to be recyclable, and many perceive paper-based packaging as a natural, easy-to-recycle solution.

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Canfor Calls on BC Government to Rethink Old Growth Deferral Process

Domtar: We're Beginning the Next Chapter

Jim's travels

Where is Jim this week?

As I travel, I am always looking for someone to go to dinner with, share a barbeque sandwich lunch and so forth.

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Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson
Devon Barnes (L) and Jim Thompson

Visit to Industrial Air, Inc.

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, I had the great pleasure visiting our client, Industrial Air, Inc., of Greensboro, North Carolina. This visit was a year in the making, given the travel restrictions of the lost year of Covid 19.

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A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Industree 4.0

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Verso Corporation Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection with BillerudKorsnäs Merger Agreement

Verso Corporation announced the filing of a preliminary proxy statement for a special meeting of stockholders, at which Verso stockholders will consider and vote upon various items related to the proposed and previously annou...

Early morning fire breaks out at Brownville, N.Y. Neenah paper mill

Officials said the bitter-cold temperatures slowed their efforts when water lines froze on their trucks.

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

If you are looking for goods and services in the pulp and paper industry, you need to check out the Paperitalo Directory!

Appvion Announces the Appointment of Laurie Andriate as CEO

Appvion, LLC, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., announced that it has appointed Laurie D. Andriate as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding George Wurtz upon his retirement.

Finnish paper workers extend UPM strike by two weeks

The Finnish Paperworkers' Union has issued a new strike announcement to UPM, declaring that their strike at UPM's Finnish mills will be extended by two weeks until 19 February 2022, unless new agreements are reached before th...

Greif, Inc. announces price hikes

These price increases are in response to strong demand across the Greif paperboard and converting network and inflationary cost increases in energy, labor, transportation, maintenance, chemicals and other raw materials.

R.R. Donnelley's Mystery Bidder Raises Offer to $11.50 Per Share

The news could upend R.R. Donnelley's agreement to be bought by Chatham Asset Management LLC for $10.85 a share.

Cascades Ranked 18th Most Sustainable Corporation in the World

For the third consecutive year, Cascades has been recognized as one of the world's 100 most sustainable corporations, according to the prestigious Global 100 index, produced by media, research and financial information produc...

Leading Stories

Verso Corporation Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection with BillerudKorsnäs Merger Agreement

Verso Corporation Files Preliminary Proxy Statement in Connection with BillerudKorsnäs Merger Agreement

Verso Corporation announced the filing of a preliminary proxy statement for a special meeting of stockholders, at which Verso stockholders will consider and vote upon various items related to the proposed and previously announced transaction with BillerudKorsnäs AB. If approved, all Verso stockholders will receive $27.00 per share in cash upon closing of the transaction, representing immediate and certain value at a significant premium.

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Early morning fire breaks out at Brownville, N.Y. Neenah paper mill

Early morning fire breaks out at Brownville, N.Y. Neenah paper mill

Officials said the bitter-cold temperatures slowed their efforts when water lines froze on their trucks.

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Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

If you are looking for goods and services in the pulp and paper industry, you need to check out the Paperitalo Directory!

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Appvion Announces the Appointment of Laurie Andriate as CEO

Appvion Announces the Appointment of Laurie Andriate as CEO

Appvion, LLC, a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., announced that it has appointed Laurie D. Andriate as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding George Wurtz upon his retirement.

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Finnish paper workers extend UPM strike by two weeks

Finnish paper workers extend UPM strike by two weeks

The Finnish Paperworkers' Union has issued a new strike announcement to UPM, declaring that their strike at UPM's Finnish mills will be extended by two weeks until 19 February 2022, unless new agreements are reached before that. The Paperworkers' Union's strike at UPM Pulp, UPM Biofuels, UPM Communication Papers, UPM Specialty Papers and UPM Raflatac units in Finland started 1 January 2022.

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Greif, Inc. announces price hikes

Greif, Inc. announces price hikes

These price increases are in response to strong demand across the Greif paperboard and converting network and inflationary cost increases in energy, labor, transportation, maintenance, chemicals and other raw materials.

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R.R. Donnelley's Mystery Bidder Raises Offer to $11.50 Per Share

R.R. Donnelley's Mystery Bidder Raises Offer to $11.50 Per Share

The news could upend R.R. Donnelley's agreement to be bought by Chatham Asset Management LLC for $10.85 a share.

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Cascades Ranked 18th Most Sustainable Corporation in the World

Cascades Ranked 18th Most Sustainable Corporation in the World

For the third consecutive year, Cascades has been recognized as one of the world's 100 most sustainable corporations, according to the prestigious Global 100 index, produced by media, research and financial information products company Corporate Knights. Cascades ranks 18th among the 6,914 public companies analyzed worldwide with more than $1 billion in revenues and first among the 34 other organizations in the Packaging category.

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Smurfit Kappa announces USD33 million investment in Fortaleza, Brazil

Smurfit Kappa announces USD33 million investment in Fortaleza, Brazil

Investment will expand capacity and innovation capability at its production site in Ceará.

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Four fire departments respond to ND Paper mill in Biron, Wisconsin

Four fire departments respond to ND Paper mill in Biron, Wisconsin

The fire did not impact the mill's operation, said Brennan Burks, corporate communications director for ND Paper. Mill officials suspended work temporarily in the boiler house area for safety reasons, Burks said. There were no reported injuries.

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Overnight Fire Being Investigated at Pixelle Mill

Overnight Fire Being Investigated at Pixelle Mill

According to the Pixelle company on, 1/17/22 at 10:38 PM there was a fire in an outlying building in the back of the Chillicothe paper mill property. Mill resources were called and the City of Chillicothe Fire Department responded and quickly extinguished the fire.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Investment in Second Generation Bioethanol Plant, an Important Step in its BioFuture

Rayonier Advanced Materials Announces Investment in Second Generation Bioethanol Plant, an Important Step in its BioFuture

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc., a global leader in the production of high purity cellulose pulp, announced the introduction of a second generation (2G) bioethanol product for Europe's fast-growing biofuels market.

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Unifor and PPWC reach pattern deal with Canfor

Unifor and PPWC reach pattern deal with Canfor

Two of the country's largest pulp and paper unions, Unifor and the Public and Private Workers of Canada (PPWC), have reached a tentative deal with Canfor that establishes the pattern for Western Canadian forestry.

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World's first fully bio-based furniture board is born from the cooperation of Stora Enso and Koskisen Oy

World's first fully bio-based furniture board is born from the cooperation of Stora Enso and Koskisen Oy

Finnish plywood manufacturer Koskisen is the first company to start using the bio-based binder NeoLigno® by Stora Enso in its new sustainable product family. Koskisen and Stora Enso's co-operation has resulted in the world's first entirely bio-based furniture board, called Zero Furniture Board.

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Cancer-causing compound detected at South Carolina New-Indy paper mill

Cancer-causing compound detected at South Carolina New-Indy paper mill

In addition to causing cancer, the compound known as dioxin can also cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage to the immune system and interfere with hormones. It's sometimes produced by chlorine bleaching of pulp and paper.

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Former Clearwater Paper mill sold

Bast Fibre Technologies to acquire North Carolina based Lumberton Cellulose LLC from Georgia-Pacific

R. R. Donnelley & Sons says recent systems intrusion now contained

Up to 85 Jobs Possible as Georgia-Pacific Acquires Centralia, Washington Property

Verso holder Hoak comes out against sale to BillerudKorsnas, will vote against deal

Norske Skog, Nortømmer and Viken Skog to open new timber terminal in Norway

Industry News

United Steelworkers Statement on 10th Anniversary of Babine Sawmill Explosion

United Steelworkers Statement on 10th Anniversary of Babine Sawmill Explosion

Ten years ago, January 20, 2012, two workers went to work at the Babine Forest Products sawmill near Burns Lake, B.C., and didn't return home to their families. Twenty other workers were seriously injured.

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Sonoco Implementing Price Hike for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard

Sonoco Implementing Price Hike for Uncoated Recycled Paperboard

Sonoco said the price increase was in response to continued strong demand resulting in extended order backlogs, and inflationary pressures on freight, energy, paper making chemicals, labor and other manufacturing costs.

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Stora Enso Oyj: Cooperation on peatland restoration to enhance biodiversity

Stora Enso Oyj: Cooperation on peatland restoration to enhance biodiversity

Stora Enso and Tornator will restore 1,000 hectares of low forest cover peatland in eastern and southern Finland between 2022 and 2027. The land is owned by Tornator.

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Sappi North America's Ultracast Viva® Wins Awards for Sustainable Innovation

Sappi North America's Ultracast Viva® Wins Awards for Sustainable Innovation

Ultracast Viva was also selected by the International Design Awards Jury for an Honorable Mention for textile design.

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DS Smith Accelerates Carbon Reduction Plans With 1.5°C Temperature Alignment Commitment

DS Smith Accelerates Carbon Reduction Plans With 1.5°C Temperature Alignment Commitment

DS Smith North America will participate in the acceleration of the reduction of carbon emissions for its operations, as well as those of its partners and suppliers, by committing to reducing its Scope 1, 2 and 3 Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by 46% on an absolute basis by 2030, compared to 2019 levels.

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Neenah Joins Soteria Battery Innovation Group Consortium

Neenah Joins Soteria Battery Innovation Group Consortium

Neenah, a leading global manufacturer of specialty materials, is announcing that it has joined the Soteria Battery Innovation Group (BIG), a consortium of 100+ companies representing different developers and users across the lithium-ion battery ecosystem.

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Appvion sets sail for new 2030 sustainability ambitions to create a better tomorrow

Appvion sets sail for new 2030 sustainability ambitions to create a better tomorrow

In 2021, Appvion released its first sustainability report, highlighting many outstanding achievements, and now the Company is proud to launch its 2030 sustainability strategy and goals.

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Mondi: First to offer extensive portfolio of Cradle to Cradle Certified® uncoated fine papers from its European mills

Mondi: First to offer extensive portfolio of Cradle to Cradle Certified® uncoated fine papers from its European mills

Wide uncoated fine paper portfolio from Mondi´s Austrian, Slovak and Russian mills awarded with a Cradle to Cradle certification at Bronze level.

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Kimberly-Clark Named One of America's Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital

Kimberly-Clark Named One of America's Most JUST Companies by JUST Capital

The annual JUST 100 list recognizes U.S. corporations that outperform their peers on issues such as fair pay, worker health and safety, benefits and work-life balance, ethical leadership, cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and producing sustainable products.

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Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, Consumables and Adhesives in North America

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Inks, Coatings, Consumables and Adhesives in North America

The unprecedented pace of inflationary cost movements continues to impact the entire spectrum of raw material inputs and packaging components for the ink industry.

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Metsä Group selects the first projects to be funded as part of its nature management programme

Smurfit Kappa takes home 13 WorldStar Awards for its sustainable and innovative packaging

Smurfit Kappa receives SBTi approval for carbon reduction targets

Ahlstrom-Munksjö completes the acquisition of majority stake in Chinese decor paper producer Minglian

SWM Releases 2021 ESG Report

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Suzano inks 15-year agreement with Nouryon

Tetra Pak and Elvir join forces in a world first: carton packages using certified recycled polymers

Sappi Southern Africa dissolving pulp facilities complete the Higg FSLM self-assessment

Mondi sets ambitious science-based plans to transition to Net-Zero by 2050

Sonoco Prices Inaugural Green Bond Offering

Academic Spotlight

Glenville State College forest technology students benefit from Weyerhaeuser donation

Glenville State College forest technology students benefit from Weyerhaeuser donation

The Department of Land Resources at Glenville State College recently received a grant from Weyerhaeuser to support the College's Forest Technology program.

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Finch Paper Reimburses SUNY Adirondack Tuition For Students Who Work At Company

Finch Paper Reimburses SUNY Adirondack Tuition For Students Who Work At Company

Finch Paper in Glens Falls is no exception to employers struggling to find workers nationwide. The manufacturer came up with a plan to remedy its labor shortage by offering tuition reimbursement for SUNY Adirondack students who work at their plant for two shifts a week for a semester.

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University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point paper science and engineering, chemical engineering programs accredited

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point paper science and engineering, chemical engineering programs accredited

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point bachelor's degree programs in paper science and engineering and chemical engineering have both been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

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Jon Kerr, longtime papermaker and Miami foundation director, passes away

Graphic Packaging International Leadership Supports UMPPF

Systems Automation Springboard to Internships (SASI) program at Miami University

Annual UWSP meeting, ceremony coming up

A random walk with Gene

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

Have a Better and Safer WIFI Router

I hope this article helps you make your home safer and gets you better performance from your WIFI system.

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Families, education and COVID-19

TALOtech

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

Check out TALOtech groups on LinkedIn

The purpose of the TALOtech groups on LinkedIn is to provide a convenient forum for people working within the manufacturing part of this industry to share technical and operating related dialog to promote safe and competitive operations.

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SAP Selects

About SAP Selects

This section contains a collection of Paperitalo articles highlighted by SAP for their relevance to how the paper and packaging industry is evolving and how technology can help support that progress.

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Just around the corner now

Just around the corner now

A bit of technology five years in the making. It is about time.

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Could Industry 4.0 provide transparency for the recycled fiber markets?

Directed Search

Directed Search

Frustrated when you search for "pulp" and come up with "John Travolta"? This should help:

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People in the News

Forest and Wood Products Australia appoints Andrew Leighton as new CEO

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) appoints Andrew Leighton as new CEO, Acting CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), Victor Violante said.

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Jussi Linnaranta continues as Chair of Metsäliitto Cooperative Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative has in its constituent meeting decided that Jussi Linnaranta continues as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Timo Saukkonen continues as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

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Weyerhaeuser: Armando Garza puts experience to work at Cottage Grove and in the community

If developing wide-ranging experience is the foundation of a successful career, Armando Garza is well on his way. He has loaded trucks, driven forklifts and learned how to operate every machine center in our lumber mill in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Now, as the mill's shipping clerk, he uses what he's learned along the way to help improve shipping efficiencies.

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PEFC announces departure of CEO

PEFC announces that Ben Gunneberg is departing PEFC after a long career as Secretary General/CEO. Mr Gunneberg has been the leading advocate for PEFC and for common objective of promoting sustainable forest management during his 22 years of service.

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KPA Unicon appoints Tomi Honkala as Vice President, Sales

KPA Unicon has appointed Tomi Honkala as a new member of the Management Team and as head of sales (Vice President, Sales). Tomi has previously worked as the CEO of Chempolis and before that he has had a long career at Metso / Valmet as a Sales Director, e.g. in Finland and China.

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Metsä Fibre announces management team changes

Timi Hyppänen is appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain of Metsä Fibre, and a member of the company's Management Team as of 1 January 2022.

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Metsä Fibre appoints Mikko Lintula as Mill Manager of Merikarvia sawmill

Mikko Lintula has been appointed Mill Manager of Metsä Fibre's Finnish Merikarvia sawmill as of 1 January 2022. Lintula currently works as Project Manager in Metsä Fibre's Rauma sawmill project.

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Clearwater Paper appoints Michael Urlick as SVP and consumer products leader

Urlick succeeds Joanne Shufelt, who will be retiring from the company in 2022./p>

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Changes in Ahlstrom-Munksjö's Executive Management Team

Mark Ushpol has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Food Packaging & Technical Solutions business area and succeeds Robyn Buss who is retiring.

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Voith Group appoints Stephanie Holdt as CFO

Most recently, Stephanie Holdt was CFO and Senior Vice President of USG Corporation, a US manufacturer of construction materials based in Chicago.

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Stora Enso appoints Johanna Hagelberg as Head of Biomaterials division

Johanna Hagelberg joined Stora Enso in 2013 and has been a member of the GLT since 2014 as Head of Sourcing and Logistics.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Ehab Abou-Oaf as President, K-C Professional

Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Abou-Oaf spent nineteen years in senior management roles with Mars, Inc, including President, Mars Wrigley Confectionery for Asia, Australia, Middle East & Africa, based in Singapore.

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Clearwater Paper Announces Michael Urlick as New Consumer Products Leader

Michael (Mike) Urlick has been named senior vice president and general manager of the consumer products division, effective January 1, 2022. Mr. Urlick succeeds Joanne Shufelt, who will be retiring from the company in 2022.

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Huhtamaki appoints Ingolf Thom as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety

Most recently, Ingolf was the Chief Human Resources Officer for K+S Group, a publicly traded minerals company headquartered in Germany.

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Jean-Michel Ribiéras Appointed to U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum

Ribiéras joins chief executives of U.S. and Brazilian companies who develop joint policy recommendations to the U.S. and Brazilian governments to increase bilateral trade and commerce.

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PotlatchDeltic Corporation Elects Anne L. Alonzo to Board of Directors

Alonzo most recently served as Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer for Corteva Agriscience.

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PotlatchDeltic President and CEO to Lead AWC Board of Directors

The American Wood Council (AWC) announced the election of PotlatchDeltic President and CEO Eric Cremers as the Chairman of the AWC Board of Directors for a two-year term, effective January 1, 2022.

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Jose A. Bayardo Appointed to LP Building Solutions Board of Directors

Bayardo is Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NOV Inc. (NYSE: NOV), a leading global provider of technology and equipment to the energy industry.

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Huhtamaki appoints Fredrik Davidsson as Executive Vice President, Digital and Process Performance

Fredrik Davidsson (52) has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Digital and Process Performance and a member of the Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki as of June 1, 2022 at the latest.

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Greif, Inc. Mourns Loss of Board Member Judith D. Hook

Mrs. Hook joined Greif's Board of Directors in 2003 and provided valuable knowledge and insights of Greif from her life-long affiliation with the company.

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Ilkka Hämälä will be the new Chairman of Cepi, the Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry

Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group, has been appointed the new Chairman of Cepi, the European Confederation of the Paper and Pulp Industry as of January 1, 2022. Hämälä's mandate will last for two years.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Hires Joshua C. Hicks To Lead High Purity Cellulose Business

Hicks brings nearly 20 years of business leadership experience in the chemical and advanced materials industries, most recently as Vice President, Global Industrial Solutions for Univar Solutions, a global chemical and ingredients distributor and provider of value-added services.

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Two Sides North America Announces the Election of New Board Members

The Two Sides North America (TSNA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the election of four new Board members to serve two-year terms beginning January 1, 2022.

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Former WestRock CEO Steven Voorhees Accepts Lifetime Achievement Award at PPC's Fall Meeting

The Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) recently presented its most prestigious accolade, the Robert T. Gair Award for lifetime achievement, to former President and CEO of WestRock, Steven C. Voorhees, during the association's Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference in Savannah, Georgia.

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Jean-Michel Ribiéras Nominated to AF&PA Board of Directors

Sylvamo, the world's paper company, is proud to announce Jean-Michel Ribiéras, chairman and chief executive officer, will serve on the American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA) board of directors.

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Metsä Fibre appoints Tomi Saine as Mill Manager of Vilppula sawmill

Tomi Saine has been appointed Mill Manager of Metsä Fibre's Vilppula sawmill and will start in his new position on 1 January 2022. Saine currently works as District Manager of Metsä Forest's Seinäjoki sourcing district.

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Stora Enso appoints Rene Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications

Stora Enso has appointed Rene Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications and a member of the Group Leadership Team. He will start in February 2022 and be based in Stockholm.

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Jari Tikkanen appointed SVP of Metsä Fibre's Sawmill Business

Jari Tikkanen has been appointed Senior Vice President of Metsä Fibre's Sawmill Business and Member of the Metsä Fibre´s Management Team as of 1 December 2021.

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Sonoco Announces Thompson Retirement; Haynes, Grissett Elected Corporate Officers

Thompson has headed Sonoco's marketing efforts since 2013.

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LP Building Solutions' SVP of Manufacturing Services Elected to the American Wood Council's Board of Directors

As a board member, Blosser will carry out AWC's mission to develop public policy and education for the advancement of wood products.

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Jussi Vanhanen to join Metsäliitto Cooperative's Board of Directors

The Supervisory Board of Metsä Group's parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected Jussi Vanhanen as a new member of the cooperative's Board of Directors during the three year period of 2022-2024.

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Suzano appoints Cristina Gil as Executive Director of Sustainability

Prior to her role at Suzano, Cristina was Vice President of Sustainability at Orbia, a community of companies bound by a shared purpose

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Supplier News

Solenis acquires German chemical manufacturer

Solenis, the Wilmington-headquartered global producer of specialty chemicals used in water-intensive industries, acquired a German product supply manufacturer for an industry it's targeting for growth.

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Solenis Announces Global Diversity Scholarship

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, has launched the Global Diversity Scholarship to build a stronger pipeline of diverse employees through development and training.

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Holmen Iggesund Paperboard to install effluent and sludge treatment line at Workington mill, UK

The mill will completely replace the existing primary effluent treatment plant to improve the efficiency of the system and reduce the level of total suspended solids (TSS) in the outfall.

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Valmet to supply a board machine rebuild to increase production capacity at Stora Enso's Skoghall mill in Sweden

Valmet will supply a board machine rebuild to Stora Enso's Skoghall mill in Sweden. The main goal of the project is to increase the production capacity of the board machine 8 (BM 8). The two-step project is planned to be completed at the second half of 2023.

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Asian Paper Producer Sun Paper Recently Successfully Started Up PM 2 At its Site in Beihai in Southeast China

With a design speed of 1,400 m/min, the new PM 2 produces over one million tons of folding boxboard per year.

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Conmark and Radix Announce Partnership to Deliver ESG Solution to Pulp & Paper Industry

Conmark Systems Inc. announced a global strategic partnership with Radix, an engineering, automation, software, and ET/ OT/ IT consulting company. Both companies share a vision for advancing worldwide manufacturing solutions with innovative integrated technology and services, focused on the pulp & paper and other process industries.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up a new HERB recovery boiler at JK Paper Limited, India

The boiler is designed to process hardwood black liquor and enables environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient operation compared to the direct-contact evaporator boiler currently used at the mill.

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ANDRITZ tissue production line at MG TEC Industry in Romania delivers top quality - repeat order placed

ANDRITZ has successfully completed all the performance test runs for the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line delivered on turnkey basis to MG TEC Industry for its mill in Dej, Romania.

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Valmet launches intelligent fiber furnish control to secure better refiner operation

Valmet introduces the Valmet Fiber Furnish Control application package for board and papermakers to stabilize refiner operation for maximized production efficiency with ensured furnish quality.

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Metsä Board to install core handling and roll handling systems at Husum Mill

Core Link has been awarded a combined contract by Metsä Board for new Core Handling and Roll Handling systems, to ensure the planned production capacity increase on BM1 at the Metsä Board Husum Mill.

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Sustainability milestone reached: Voith will be operating climate neutrally at all its sites as of January 1, 2022

Voith has achieved an ambitious sustainability goal: As of the beginning of 2022, Voith has successfully reduced the CO2 emissions at all its sites to "net zero." Therefore, the Group's operations will be climate neutral from January onwards.

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Valmet to supply new IntelliJet V hydraulic headbox to Andhra Paper Ltd. in India

The start-up of the equipment is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.

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Valmet Oyj and Klabin complete a year of partnership in a maintenance contract at the Pilot Plant Park in Telêmaco Borba in Brazil

Maintenance availability reached 94%, and generated savings in stipulated costs in areas under Valmet's responsibility.

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Model Paper to convert newsprint machine to containerboard production in Eilenburg, Germany

Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild with an automation package to Model Paper Eilenburg in Germany.

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SCA to install microwave consistency measurements at Ortviken mill in Sweden

Valmet will supply eleven Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurements (Valmet MCA) to SCA's Ortviken mill in Sweden. The mill is currently being converted from paper to market pulp production.

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Oy Essity Finland Ab to install quality control system

The delivery will take place in the first half of 2022.

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Valmet to supply oxygen delignification system to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia

The start-up of the new systems is scheduled for the second half of 2022.

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ANDRITZ to supply evaporation plant upgrade to Mondi Frantschach, Austria

Start-up is scheduled for October 2023.

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Nine Dragons invests in new OCC line

International technology group Andritz has received a repeat order from Nine Dragons Paper Industries to supply a complete OCC line to China.

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Suzano to install energy-efficient Ash ReCrystallization plant at Barra do Riacho mill Brazil

The estimated start-up date for the ARC plant is the first half of 2022.

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Valmet to supply an extensive recycled fiber line and paper machine grade conversion rebuild to Model Paper Eilenburg in Germany

The start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2024.

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Minerals Technologies Announces Two New Satellite Contracts in Asia

Minerals Technologies Inc. announced that it has entered into two separate long-term agreements.

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VPK to rebuild paper machine at Alizay mill in France

The start-up is scheduled for the end of 2022.

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Valmet to supply Old Corrugated Containers, stock preparation and OptiConcept M container board lines to Kıvanç Tekstil Sanayi Ve Ticaret in Turkey

The start-up of PM 1 is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Andritz starts up new Compact press at BillerudKorsnäs' Gruvön mill in Sweden

Andritz has successfully started up the first Andritz COMPACT PRESS wash press at BillerudKorsnäs' Gruvön mill located in Värmland, Sweden. Final acceptance was received in September 2021.

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Valmet to collaborate with Metsä Board Husum in Sweden to increase folding boxboard production

The main goal is to increase board machine BM 1's Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) and annual folding boxboard (FBB) capacity by 200,000 tonnes.

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ANDRITZ receives repeat order to supply key process equipment for Klabin's Ortigueira pulp mill in Brazil

Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2023.

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Valmet to supply quality control system to Ahlström-Munksjö Ställdalen in Sweden

Valmet will supply IQ quality control system to Ahlström-Munksjö Ställdalen AB in Sweden. The new system will replace the old third-party system and will be installed on nonwoven machine FM2 to improve productivity and final quality.

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The 100th latest generation Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer will be delivered to Domtar's Hawesville pulp and paper mill in the United States

Valmet will deliver the 100th latest generation Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer to Domtar's Hawesville integrated pulp and paper mill in the United States. Throughout the years, Valmet has supplied over 300 liquor analyzers to pulp mills.

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Andritz starts up pressurized refining system at Biyang Huifeng's plant in China

International technology group Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of a pressurized refining system supplied to Biyang Huifeng Wood Industry Board at its MDF production plant in Biyang, Henan province, China.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up P-RC APMP line delivered to Guangxi Sun Paper, China

International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a chemi-thermomechanical pulping system delivered to Sun Paper for its mill in the city of Beihai, Guangxi, China.

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Bruks to supply mobile chipper to J.D. Irving's plant in New Brunswick, Canada

Irving Woodlands will benefit from the ability to turn existing slash piles, tops, branches, and forest residuals into mini chips for wood pellet production or into boiler fuel chips, generating energy from forest materials that would typically have been left in the forest to decompose.

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Valmet included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index among the world's sustainability leaders

Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the eighth consecutive year. The company was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices. The total number of companies included this year in the DJSI World for 2021-2022 is 322.

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ANDRITZ to Supply A Complete Pulp Mill to Suzano In Brazil

Start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2024.

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Valmet and CMPC have finalized the agreement for major technology and automation delivery for Guaíba pulp mill's modernization project in Brazil

The upgraded mill is expected to start operation in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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AFT stock prep and approach flow equipment for JK Paper new multi-layer board machine

JK Paper Limited, one of the largest pulp and paper producers in India, selected AFT to supply a POM® approach flow and stock preparation system for their latest packaging board expansion project. PM5 is a 170,000 tpa multi-layer board machine at CPM, Fort Songadh in Gujarat, India. The new machine successfully ran its first paper reel in early September to begin commercial production this quarter.

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Voith to rebuild Schumacher Packaging PM 2 in Myszków, Poland

The line is scheduled to start up again in mid-2023 after a short rebuild period.

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Kadant Starts up Approach Flow Cleaner Systems at Bracell's Lençóis Paulista Mill

Kadant Noss AB, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI), announced it successfully started up two approach flow cleaner systems for production of bleached hardwood kraft.

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Valmet chosen as the second most attractive employer by the engineering professionals in Finland

Valmet has been chosen as the second most attractive employer by the Finnish engineering professionals. The ranking was published in Universum's annual survey, which is the biggest employer attractiveness survey in Finland.

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