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Dysfunction and Workplace Culture

Dysfunction and Workplace Culture

I have personally experienced situations in the workplace where teams were extremely functional and worked together fluently with one common goal. I have also witnessed the antithesis of it, which is a train wreck.

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Paper Bottle Trends

The Future of European Forests

Supply Chain Issues

Technology

Paperitalo Interview with Lubrication Engineers

Paperitalo Interview with Lubrication Engineers

Paperitalo recommends you give Lubrication Engineers an opportunity to work with your mill.

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Via Separations & Graphic Packaging International Announce Successful Pilot Of Industrial Electrification Technology

Via Separations & Graphic Packaging International Announce Successful Pilot Of Industrial Electrification Technology

Via Separations, an MIT spinout company developing process intensification systems to reduce energy intensity, announced its first successful pilot with Graphic Packaging International (GPI) for black liquor concentration.

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Spotlight

Send a Card and Deliver a Smile! Celebrate Thinking of You Week with

Send a Card and Deliver a Smile! Celebrate Thinking of You Week with "Message Monsters" Stamps

Who doesn't feel a rush of joy when they open a handwritten card or letter received in the mail? Many of us rediscovered the simple, yet powerful pleasures of keeping in touch with pen, paper and a postage stamp during the pandemic.

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Mercer International: Sustainability Does Not Come for Free

Mercer International: Sustainability Does Not Come for Free

To meet the market demand for an increasing volume of labelled products, Mercer has committed to an ambitious goal: by 2030, at least 80% of the wood used to manufacture our products will be certified.

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North American paper industry merger sets off environmental alarms

Paper, Climate Change and Common Sense

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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Massive cryptocurrency mining operation planned at former Ponderay Newsprint mill

The new owners of the shuttered Ponderay Newsprint in Usk, Washington, have formally requested enough power to restart the mill and build what could be one of the largest cryptocurrency mining operations in the country.

Saica Group to invest $800 million in U.S. market

Saica Group, a leading manufacturer of recycled paper for corrugated board, recently announced it will be investing $800 million in the U.S. market, growing through strategic acquisitions or new plant construction during the ...

Metsä Group to invest Euro 200 million in new LVL mill in Äänekoski, Finland

Metsä Group is planning to construct a new Kerto LVL mill on its expanding mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. The final decision on the investment, the value of which is approximately Euro 200 million, is pending the complet...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces Glass-Gard® interleaving papers for automotive applications

Glass-Gard® interleaving papers protect automotive glass applications such as windshields, backlights, sunroofs, or side windows from scratching, breakage, abrasion and hazing prior to their installation in vehicles.

RR Donnelley plant in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to close

RR Donnelley issued notice it would permanently close its Lewisburg plant in November, with an estimated 70 employees losing jobs.

Carlyle looking to unload Novolex for $6 billion

The Carlyle Group has consulted banks about either selling or taking Novolex public in a deal that would value the South Carolina-based packaging company at around $6 billion, news outlets reported this week.

Paper titan Roger Stone dies at 86

Roger Stone, who built his family's paper firm into a $6 billion industry leader through leveraged acquisitions that ultimately forced its sale, died Sept. 12 at his Lake Forest home, according to his daughter, Karen Stone Ka...

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to temporarily idle paper machine

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced it plans to temporarily idle No. 8 paper machine in December 2021 at its Rhinelander mill. It will also idle its No. 20 supercalender and No. 21 rewinder in July 2022.

Leading Stories

Massive cryptocurrency mining operation planned at former Ponderay Newsprint mill

Massive cryptocurrency mining operation planned at former Ponderay Newsprint mill

The new owners of the shuttered Ponderay Newsprint in Usk, Washington, have formally requested enough power to restart the mill and build what could be one of the largest cryptocurrency mining operations in the country.

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Saica Group to invest $800 million in U.S. market

Saica Group to invest $800 million in U.S. market

Saica Group, a leading manufacturer of recycled paper for corrugated board, recently announced it will be investing $800 million in the U.S. market, growing through strategic acquisitions or new plant construction during the next five years. This growth follows last year's announcement of Saica's first U.S. corrugated plant in Hamilton, Ohio, scheduled to open in early 2022.

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Metsä Group to invest Euro 200 million in new LVL mill in Äänekoski, Finland

Metsä Group to invest Euro 200 million in new LVL mill in Äänekoski, Finland

Metsä Group is planning to construct a new Kerto LVL mill on its expanding mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. The final decision on the investment, the value of which is approximately Euro 200 million, is pending the completion of a local detailed plan for the area. The new Kerto LVL mill is expected to use around 375,000 m3 of log procured from Finland.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces Glass-Gard® interleaving papers for automotive applications

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces Glass-Gard® interleaving papers for automotive applications

Glass-Gard® interleaving papers protect automotive glass applications such as windshields, backlights, sunroofs, or side windows from scratching, breakage, abrasion and hazing prior to their installation in vehicles.

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RR Donnelley plant in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to close

RR Donnelley plant in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania to close

RR Donnelley issued notice it would permanently close its Lewisburg plant in November, with an estimated 70 employees losing jobs.

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Carlyle looking to unload Novolex for $6 billion

Carlyle looking to unload Novolex for $6 billion

The Carlyle Group has consulted banks about either selling or taking Novolex public in a deal that would value the South Carolina-based packaging company at around $6 billion, news outlets reported this week.

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Paper titan Roger Stone dies at 86

Paper titan Roger Stone dies at 86

Roger Stone, who built his family's paper firm into a $6 billion industry leader through leveraged acquisitions that ultimately forced its sale, died Sept. 12 at his Lake Forest home, according to his daughter, Karen Stone Kaplan. He was 86 and had been in failing health.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö to temporarily idle paper machine

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to temporarily idle paper machine

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced it plans to temporarily idle No. 8 paper machine in December 2021 at its Rhinelander mill. It will also idle its No. 20 supercalender and No. 21 rewinder in July 2022.

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Södra expands CLT business in Denmark

Södra expands CLT business in Denmark

Södra is now launching its complete offering for the assembly of cross-laminated timber (CLT) framing in Denmark. This is due to the high interest in Södra's products, and it represents the first step towards an establishment of the building systems in Europe. Kenny Holm will be Marketing Manager for the business in Denmark.

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Suzano Joins Global Initiatives to Drive Decarbonization of the World Economy

Suzano Joins Global Initiatives to Drive Decarbonization of the World Economy

By joining these initiatives, Suzano is also taking part in the United Nations-supported "Race to Zero" campaign, which rallies for a zero carbon recovery.

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P&G Accelerates Action on Climate Change Toward Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2040

P&G Accelerates Action on Climate Change Toward Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2040

P&G publishes Climate Transition Action Plan and sets new science-based targets.

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Sweden's best-selling sausages now wrapped in renewable paper-based packaging by Mondi

Sweden's best-selling sausages now wrapped in renewable paper-based packaging by Mondi

By switching from an unrecyclable plastic multi-layer material to paper-based packaging, the carbon footprint has been reduced significantly.

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Brazilian Suzano partners with SOSA & CNI to enhance Industrial IoT capabilities

Brazilian Suzano partners with SOSA & CNI to enhance Industrial IoT capabilities

Open innovation Company SOSA will run a four-month long program for Suzano, identifying growth opportunities and embedding advanced technologies in its Industrial IoT.

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Smurfit Kappa announces the launch of its Green Finance Framework

Smurfit Kappa announces the launch of its Green Finance Framework

An inaugural, green, EUR 1 billion, Regulation S, senior, unsecured, dual-tranche offering with 8-year and 12-year maturities is expected to follow, subject to market conditions.

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Paper Excellence secures fiber supply vital to the restart of its Prince Albert pulp mill

Paper Excellence secures fiber supply vital to the restart of its Prince Albert pulp mill

Paper Excellence has announced that its Prince Albert facility has been granted a softwood fibre allocation of 1,033,564 cubic meters per year by the provincial government.

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Workplace shooting at West Fraser mill, no injuries reported

Phoenix Paper/GWCC announces new President and CEO Michael Grimm

Graphic Packaging Announces Tax-Exempt Green Bond Offering

Phoenix Paper completes recommissioning project for pulp dryer

Mayr-Melnhof Group appoints Päivi Suutari as new Managing Director of MM Kotkamills

New OSB mill proposed for Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Industry News

Monadnock Paper Mills is Proud to #StandForForests

Monadnock Paper Mills is Proud to #StandForForests

So the next time you see the FSC logo on one of our printing or packaging papers, you'll know that it's helping to keep our forests for all forever.

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Sonoco Deploys Coupa Pay to Modernize Payments

Sonoco Deploys Coupa Pay to Modernize Payments

Coupa Software, a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), today announced that Sonoco, a global packaging solutions leader with more than $5 billion in annual revenue, has successfully deployed Coupa Pay and virtual cards across the organization to gain enhanced visibility and control into its spend and transform business processes.

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Huhtamaki receives EcoVadis gold medal for sustainability performance in 2021, ranking in the top 5% of 75,000 rated companies around the world

Huhtamaki receives EcoVadis gold medal for sustainability performance in 2021, ranking in the top 5% of 75,000 rated companies around the world

Huhtamaki scores rose from 65 (94th percentile) in 2020, to 71 points (97th percentile) this year. This significant improvement was driven by the company's environmental policy and actions towards energy efficiency and waste management, as well as sustainable procurement.

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Kimberly-Clark Elects Deirdre Mahlan and Jaime Ramirez to its Board of Directors

Kimberly-Clark Elects Deirdre Mahlan and Jaime Ramirez to its Board of Directors

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that it has elected Deirdre Mahlan and Jaime Ramirez to its board of directors, effective immediately. Ms. Mahlan and Mr. Ramirez each will serve on the company's Audit Committee.

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Smurfit Kappa: Consumers say sustainable packaging influences their purchasing decisions

Smurfit Kappa: Consumers say sustainable packaging influences their purchasing decisions

A new report by Drapers, the B2B publication covering the fashion retail industry, in partnership with Smurfit Kappa, the leading paper-based packaging company, has revealed that packaging matters to UK consumers and plays a significant role in the purchasing decisions of shoppers. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (64%) stated they are more likely to purchase from a brand or retailer if it uses sustainable packaging.

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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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Metsä Group to recruit 50 new specialists

Metsä Group to recruit 50 new specialists

Metsä Group is now inviting applications for its apprenticeship training programme that will begin in January 2022. Approximately 50 new jobs will be offered in its production units around Finland.

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The Nature Conservancy and the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group join forces to pursue climate action and conservation

The Nature Conservancy and the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group join forces to pursue climate action and conservation

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group (TIG), one of the world's largest timberland investment managers, are joining forces to leverage the potential of sustainably managed forests across the United States to address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.

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International Paper Company Board of Directors Declares Spin-Off Distribution of Sylvamo Corporation Common Stock

International Paper Company Board of Directors Declares Spin-Off Distribution of Sylvamo Corporation Common Stock

Each International Paper shareholder will receive one (1) share of Sylvamo common stock for every eleven (11) shares of International Paper common stock held on the record date. Following the distribution, International Paper will own approximately 19.9% of the outstanding shares of Sylvamo common stock.

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Foundation stone of Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill laid

Foundation stone of Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill laid

The Kemi bioproduct mill project of Metsä Fibre progressing according to plan and the mill's foundation stone was laid 13 September 2021. The foundation stone was laid to the area of fibre line of the new mill by Ismo Nousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre, Jari-Pekka Johansson, Project Director of the Kemi bioproduct mill project, and Mika Vuoti, the on-site contact person.

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Duncan K. Davies Named Chairman of the Board of Resolute

UPM Energy invests in an innovative ultracapacitor power system to enable more renewable energy within the electrical grid

Ahlstrom-Munksjö's sustainability work awarded with a fifth consecutive EcoVadis Gold rating

Borregaard: Growing yeast to animal feed from trees

Monadnock Paper Mill Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of EPA's Climate Partnership Programs

Mondi scores a hat trick at Austrian Green Packaging Star Awards

Metsä Board Oyj: 2021 Carton Excellence Awards Public Award and Platinum Award winners on Metsä Board paperboard

Sappi and Rovema partner to promote sustainable packaging

Sonoco Partners with AMP Robotics to Enhance Paper Can Recycling

Norske Skog gets grade A- in the ESG 100 report

SCA to increase kraftliner prices by Euro 50 per tonne

Academic Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Dylan Shumway, May 2021 graduate of Miami University

Student Spotlight: Dylan Shumway, May 2021 graduate of Miami University

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Dylan Shumway, a May 2021 graduate of the program. We asked him a few questions about his experiences at Miami.

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Student Spotlight: CJ Conroy of Western Michigan

Student Spotlight: CJ Conroy of Western Michigan

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with CJ Conroy, a senior in the program. We asked him a few questions about his experiences at Western Michigan.

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Georgia Tech Student Internationally Recognized for Innovative Forest-based Industry Research

Georgia Tech Student Internationally Recognized for Innovative Forest-based Industry Research

Launched in 2016, the international contest recognizes, celebrates and promotes noteworthy innovations being developed in the global forest sector by students, researchers and engineers age 30 years and younger.

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Interview with University of Maine's Chelsea Pelletier, Class of 2022

Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Student Jared Hamrick

N.C. State's Women Leaders in Pulp and Paper

Two Sides Member Spotlight: Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation

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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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

Kimberly-Clark Names Doug Cunningham to Lead its EMEA Consumer Business

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Doug Cunningham, currently Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand, has been named President of its EMEA consumer business, and report to Chairman and CEO Mike Hsu.

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Metsä Tissue appoints Tobias Lüning as SVP, Central Europe

Metsä Tissue appoints Tobias Lüning as Senior Vice President, Central Europe. Tobias has previously held various leadership positions within Metsä Tissue, latest as Vice President Supply Chain, West und Country Manager Germany.

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Kadant U.K. appoints Karl Wilkinson as Managing Director

Karl has been with Kadant U.K. for over 16 years supporting the fluid handling and doctoring, cleaning, and filtration product lines. During his tenure with Kadant U.K., he has held various management positions in engineering, commercial/customer care, marketing, and most recently in operations.

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Per Ivar Berg becomes new Managing Director at Norske Skog Saugbrugs

Per Ivar Berg (58) has been appointed new Managing Director at Norske Skog Saugbrugs AS from February 1, 2022. He has extensive experience from a number of positions in the pulp and paper industry, in addition to food industry.

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Weyerhaeuser appoints Travis Keatley as SVP of Timberlands

Weyerhaeuser has announced the appointment of Travis Keatley as senior vice president of Timberlands, effective Sept. 13. Keatley has served as vice president of Western Timberlands for the company since January 2020, and his appointment follows the planned retirement of Adrian Blocker, who will stay on through mid-October to serve as a senior advisor and aid in the transition.

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EY Announces Rusty Carter and Wes Carter of Atlantic Packaging as Entrepreneur of the Year® 2021 Southeast Award Winners

John Keppler and Enviva recognized for unstoppable leadership, bold vision, and unwavering commitment to mitigate the negative effects of climate change this decade.

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EY Announces John Keppler, Chairman and CEO of Enviva as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Mid-Atlantic Award Winner

John Keppler and Enviva recognized for unstoppable leadership, bold vision, and unwavering commitment to mitigate the negative effects of climate change this decade.

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Pregis announces key commercial leadership roles for its expanded blown film operations

David Timm, president of Pregis' performance flexible operations, has established several pivotal roles focused on creating a whole new customer experience model.

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Boise Cascade Announces Promotion of Tom Hoffmann

Boise Cascade Company announced the promotion of Tom Hoffmann to senior vice president. He currently leads the purchasing activities for the Building Materials Distribution (BMD) division.

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Truvant Announces Addition to Board of Directors

Beck is the owner of Biltmoore Consulting and has advised clients on operations, supply chain, logistics, and general management since 2016.

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Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team

Teija Sarajärvi, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Safety, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team, has decided to leave Huhtamaki in order to pursue another career opportunity.

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Columbia Pulp hires director of business innovation

Harding has already worked in partnership with Columbia Pulp the last two years while with the Willamette Falls Paper Company as its director of technology and sustainability, using the non-wood fiber produced at Columbia Pulp in the development of paper products.

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PotlatchDeltic names Ashlee Cribb Vice President, Wood Products

PotlatchDeltic Corporation announced the appointment of Ashlee Cribb as Vice President, Wood Products effective July 28. Ashlee succeeds Tom Temple, who will be retiring later this year.

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Huhtamaki appoints Marco Hilty as President, Flexible Packaging

Marco Hilty, (49), Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), has been appointed President, Flexible Packaging and a member of the Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki as of September 1, 2021.

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Gregory Morrison Named to Veritiv Board of Directors

Morrison spent 18 years at Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company, where he retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in January 2020.

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Metsä Spring names Mikko Himanen as Process Specialist

Before joining Metsä Spring, Mr. Himanen worked at Metsä Tissue. His latest position at Metsä Tissue was as a process operator of the Mänttä mill. Before that Mikko has worked for years in PM operations at different UPM paper mills.

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Supplier News

Andritz to supply tissue line to Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper in Jiangmen Xinhui, China

Andritz has received an order from Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper to supply a complete tissue production line - from stock preparation to a double-width tissue machine (TM13), including automation - for energy-efficient production of high-quality grades at its mill in Jiangmen Xinhui, China. Start-up is planned for the end of 2022.

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Valmet to supply a container board making line to Kipas Kagıt in Turkey

The new board making line (PM 3) will produce high-quality fluting and liner grades.

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Voith Sets Course for Development of Sustainable Packaging Papers with World's Most Modern Pilot Coater

Eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based packaging have long been sought.

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Project Star: Evaporation and white liquor plants are delivered by Valmet in Brazil

The delivery includes equipment of high technological level, in terms of technical, energy and environmental performance.

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The Supreme Administrative Court has partly accepted Valmet's appeal of the reassessment decision it received

The decision will have a positive impact of about EUR 4 million on Valmet's third quarter 2021 profit for the period.

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Andritz to supply MDF production line for Kastamonu Entegre in Turkey

Andritz has received the second order in a row from Kastamonu Entegre to supply a disc chipper and a pressurized refining system for its MDF production line in Balikesir, Turkey. Start-up of the new equipment is planned for the end of 2022.

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Bellmer to supply upgrades for Sappi's kraft liner board machine at Ngodwana mill in South Africa

Bellmer to supply upgrades for kraft liner board machine at Sappi's Ngodwana mill in South Africa. Sappi Ngodwana is an integrated Paper Mill producing kraft pulp and kraft liner board. It is located in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

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Kemira invests in new production line of ASA in Nanjing, China

Kemira announces a significant investment in the production of alkenyl succinic anhydride sizing agent (ASA) in China. ASA is one of the most effective and cost-efficient sizing agents for improving water-resistance in paper and packaging board.

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Valmet Oyj signs an extension of the maintenance operation agreement for UPM's Plattling mill in Germany

Valmet and UPM have signed an extension of the existing maintenance operations agreement for UPM's Platting mill in Germany, for an additional three years.

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Valmet Oyj will supply IQ Scanners and IQ Dilution Profiler to Xinxiang Xinya Paper in China

Valmet will supply Valmet IQ Scanners and Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler to Xinxiang Xinya Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The systems will be installed on Xinxiang Xinya Paper's paper machine PM2 to improve production runnability and end-product quality.

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Kemira increases prices of pulp bleaching chemicals in EMEA

Kemira, a global chemicals company, announces 10-15% price increases across pulp bleaching chemicals hydrogen peroxide and sodium chlorate in the EMEA region. The adjustments will be effective immediately or as contracts allow.

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ANDRITZ to Supply Tissue Plant to Astrabel, Croatia

The turn-key project includes stock preparation, tissue machine with air systems and rewinder, complete electrification and automation, and pumps.

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Kadant to Supply Pulp Thickening Systems to Shanying's facilities in China

Eight disk filters will be installed at Zhejiang Shanying Paper's facilities in Jiaxing City, China. The others will be installed at Guangdong Shanying Paper in Zhaoqing City, China.

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Valmet to supply key paper machine technology to Muda Paper Mills in Malaysia

Valmet will supply key paper machine technology, which includes several upgrading works, to Muda Paper Mills Sdn. Bhd. for its PM 9 in Malaysia.

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Solenis Releases First Comprehensive Sustainability Report

Working with an independent consulting firm, Solenis prepared the report to increase transparency and outline its efforts to sustainably improve operational efficiency and productivity.

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Valmet to supply paper machine grade conversion rebuild to its customer in Indonesia

The value of an order of this type is typically around Euro 20-30 million.

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Kadant Awarded Order for OCC and Approach Flow System for Linping's Xiao Mill

The new equipment will be installed on PM7 at Linping's Xiao mill and startup is scheduled for 2022.

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Lehto to build wood-structured office for Metsä Fiber's future Kemi bioproduct mill

The operating office will have a high degree of Finnish origin, approximately 80%, Finnish wood and high-quality products made from it will play a major role in the construction project.

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Voith receives order from Shandong Huatai Paper to rebuild PM 11

Shandong Huatai Paper decided to rebuild and modernize PM 11 in order to progressively convert newsprint production to high-quality graphic paper.

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Valmet to invest in a new service center in Guangxi, China

Valmet's new Guangxi Service Center will be in operation by the fourth quarter in 2023.

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Kadant acquires Balemaster for $54 million

Kadant Inc. has completed its acquisition of Balemaster for $54 million in cash, subject to certain customary adjustments. Balemaster will become part of Kadant's Material Handling reporting segment.

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ABB/Voith Alliance Helps SCA to Drive Bold Investment Program Forward

ABB's appointment by Voith to deliver end customer electrification package enables SCA to transform kraftliner production capabilities at Swedish pulp and paper mill.

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Kadant Receives OCC and Approach Flow System Orders for Jintian's Yancheng Mill

The OCC and approach flow systems are for its PM20 and PM21 and are scheduled to start up in 2022.

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Valmet to deliver key pulp technology to Nine Dragons' new Beihai mill in China

The deliveries will be done in phases and the start-ups are scheduled for 2023.

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Valmet to supply multifuel boiler to Kipaş Kağit Sanayi Isletmeleri's paper mill in Turkey

Valmet will supply a multifuel power boiler and auxiliary process equipment to Kipaş Kağit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.Ş.'s paper mill in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. The new boiler will improve the reliability of the paper mill's steam and electricity supply. Additionally, its steam production capacity will be sufficient for the mill's future paper machine PM 4.

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Valmet's climate program targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative

This approval means that Valmet´s climate targets support the Paris Climate Agreement's goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C and are based on the latest climate science.

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ANDRITZ to supply chip storage system to Visy Pulp & Paper, Tumut mill, Australia

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Visy Pulp & Paper for a 243,000 m3 chip handling and storage system, including a Stacker Reclaimer RST360, for its Tumut mill in New South Wales, Australia.

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Valmet to upgrade recovery boiler for Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing's Chongqing mill in China

Valmet will offer recovery boiler upgrade service to Lee & Man Pulp Manufacturing Limited's Chongqing mill in China.

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Zume Partners with Solenis to Open Up PFA-Free Molded Fiber Packaging and Manufacturing Playbook to Global Food and CPG Brands

In an unprecedented move, the companies are open-sourcing the recipe and playbook to encourage all brands to leverage the breakthrough in their manufacturing processes.

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ABB signs contract with RAK Mill in Indonesia

ABB has won a first order for its recently-launched Sheet Break Performance as part of a major digital transformation project at PT. Riau Andalan Kertas mill (RAK) in Indonesia, part of Asia Pacific Resources International Limited.

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Andritz AG appoints Joachim Schönbeck as new President and CEO

At the end of the Annual General Meeting deciding on the discharge for the 2021 business year (scheduled for April 12, 2022), Wolfgang Leitner will end his functions on the Andritz AG Executive Board - after 34 years of successful work there, thereof 27 years as President and CEO.

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Toscotec to supply steel yankee dryer to Sappi's mill in Stanger, South Africa

Toscotec has received an order from Sappi to supply a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer to their mill in Stanger, South Africa. The TT SYD was delivered in record time only 20 weeks after the order. The start-up is planned for the 3Q 2021.

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Toscotec to supply tissue line to GrandBay Papelera Internacional in Guatemala

GrandBay Group placed an order with Toscotec for one AHEAD 2.2L complete tissue line to be installed at its subsidiary Papelera Internacional in Rio Hondo Zacapa, Guatemala.

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ANDRITZ introduces CircleToZero® - paving the way towards pulp production with zero emissions and zero waste

International technology Group ANDRITZ has launched CircleToZero®, a holistic program for the pulp-producing industry with the goal of providing strong support to customers in their efforts to achieve maximum, sustainable production, aiming at zero emissions and zero waste production.

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Andritz to upgrade world's largest BCTMP system at Shandong Huatai Paper in China

Andritz has received an order from Shandong Huatai Paper Industry Shareholding to upgrade an existing BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp) plant to become the world's largest mechanical pulping line for P&W (Printing & Writing) paper production at the mill in Dongying, Shandong province, China.

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Valmet to rebuild hardwood pulp line at Holmen's Iggesund mill in Sweden

The rebuild will cut variable costs and improve production stability. The work will be implemented during the second half of 2022.

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Andritz to supply equipment for power and recovery boiler conversions to Domtar in Kingsport, Tennessee

Andritz Inc., a member of international technology Group Andritz, has been selected by Domtar Corporation to provide equipment and technical services for conversion of a power boiler and a recovery boiler at their Kingsport paper mill, in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. This mill will be converted into Domtar's first packaging facility.

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Pulpex collaborates with Solenis to scale eco-friendly, PET-free paper bottle

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, is joining forces with Pulpex Limited and its global consortium partners to collaborate on the ongoing evolution of the Pulpex eco-friendly paper bottle.

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Valmet receives a repeat order for a tissue production line from Eczacibasi Consumer Products in Turkey

Eczacibasi Consumer Products has chosen Valmet as the supplier for their new tissue line, which will be installed at the company's Manisa Plant in Turkey. The new Valmet Advantage DCT 200TS line, including stock-preparation, automation and Focus rewinder will support the company's rapid growth in global tissue paper markets.

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Voith to rebuild and upgrade QCS scanner at Veracel Celulose's mill in Eunapólis, Brazil

Veracel Celulose S.A., one of the biggest pulp producers in Brazil and part of Europe's second largest paper producer Stora Enso, has commissioned Voith to upgrade its Quality Control System (QCS) of scanner and sensors for the company's PDM 1 in Eunapólis, Brazil. The upgrade comprises a complete rebuild of one of the biggest scanners supplied by Voith to a customer in South America.

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Valmet to deliver a semi-chemical pulp line to Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, Chongqing in China

The technology deliveries by Valmet will begin in 2022 and the start-up is planned for 2023.

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Andritz completes multi motor drive upgrade at Hamburger Containerboard in Austria

The installation and start-up of the Andritz scope took less than two weeks.

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Norske Skog selects Voith for Golbey PM 1 conversion project

Norske Skog has commissioned Voith to convert the PM 1 at its Golbey mill in France to the production of recycled packaging papers.

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Valmet to supply a boiler upgrade and a flue gas cleaning system to Stora Enso's Anjala-Ingerois sites in Finland

The goal of the investment is to reduce the emissions and to ensure flexible use of different fuel mixtures in heat production, as well as to achieve better boiler performance and higher boiler efficiency.

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Valmet to supply a conversion from paper machine to fluff pulp drying machine at Daio Paper Corporation's Mishima mill in Japan

The delivery will include new machinery, rebuilds and automation in the pulp drying line and reel system in the existing paper machine PM15.

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Valmet to supply tissue line to Hayat Kimya in Russia

The new line will add 70,000 tons of tissue to their current production of facial, toilet and towel tissues.

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ANDRITZ is supplying major pulp production technologies and key process equipment for the world's largest DP pulp mill

International technology group ANDRITZ is supplying major energy-efficient and environmentally friendly pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Bracell's Project "STAR" in the city of Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo state, Brazil.

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Valmet and Neles Agree to Merge

EWK Umwelttechnik is a German company manufacturing and supplying air emission control systems and after-installation services. ECP Group is a manufacturer and maintainer of electrostatic precipitators (ESP), focusing on power plants and pulp and paper industry, in Finland.

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Valmet completes acquisitions of EWK Umwelttechnik and ECP Group

EWK Umwelttechnik is a German company manufacturing and supplying air emission control systems and after-installation services. ECP Group is a manufacturer and maintainer of electrostatic precipitators (ESP), focusing on power plants and pulp and paper industry, in Finland.

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Voith to supply complete board production line to Asia Symbol in China

Start-up of the new high-speed line is scheduled for mid-2023.

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Andritz to supply complete OCC line to United Paper in Thailand

Andritz has received an order from United Paper Public Company Limited to supply a complete OCC line for its mill in Prachinburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for the 2Q 2022.

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PulpEye supplies online pulp analyser to Holmen's Hallstavik paper mill in Sweden

The PulpEyes in the TMP department are used to control the refiners such as quality control of the pulp as well as of the reject handling.

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Voith to supply quality control system to Paraibuna Embalagens in Brazil

Paraibuna Embalagens has commissioned Voith to supply its Quality Control System (QCS) OnQuality of scanners and sensors to the company's new paper production line in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. Paraibuna is starting up its new PM 8 in Juiz de Fora in September 2021.

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Valmet and Red Leaf Pulp sign exclusive teaming agreement for new Pulp Technology

Red Leaf Pulp Ltd., developer of a proprietary low-carbon pulping process, and Valmet, Ltd. have signed a long-term Teaming Agreement to exclusively collaborate and pursue commercialization of Red Leaf's innovative ag-based pulping process in North America, employing Valmet's fiberline and other value-added equipment.

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Voith Joins Sustainability Alliance 4evergreen

As a member, Voith is committed to strengthening the contribution of fiber-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy.

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The fine print...

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Steve Roush
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