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Canada's Move to Clean-Energy

Canada's Move to Clean-Energy

In March, ipolotics.ca announced that Canada was set to sign a new agreement with Germany to strategize on a "clean-energy transition" with hydrogen to be a key player.

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Using IOT to improve safety

Predictive Maintenance Trends

Trucker shortage

Technology

Charmin® Unveils AI Digital Doppelganger for Video Calls

Charmin® Unveils AI Digital Doppelganger for Video Calls

Charmin BRB Bot stands in for people, so they don't miss a beat while on the seat.

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Valmet delivers world's first fully virtual paper mill to Mondi's mill in Slovakia

Valmet delivers world's first fully virtual paper mill to Mondi's mill in Slovakia

Valmet has delivered the world's first fully virtual paper mill to Mondi's new production line at the Mondi mill in Ružomberok, Slovakia. Prior to the start-up of the Valmet-supplied Old Corrugated Container (OCC) line, the stock preparation and the containerboard machine, the new machinery's virtual design twin is being used to train operators and other personnel.

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Spotlight

Consumers Ask: Have Even More Important Financial Notices Been Pushed Online?

Consumers Ask: Have Even More Important Financial Notices Been Pushed Online?

Consumers who followed our coverage of new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) rules that allow employer-sponsored retirement plans to automatically switch from paper to digital notices without asking are now wondering if similar abuse of communications preferences is happening with individual investment accounts. The short answer is yes.

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Five Signs Those Anti-Paper Studies May Be Bogus ... And How to Spot Them

Five Signs Those Anti-Paper Studies May Be Bogus ... And How to Spot Them

You've seen them in popular periodicals, industry newsletters and in your email: some self-interested group announces the completion of a "scientific comparison" that "proves" the superiority of an alternative material or "environmentally friendly" substitute for paper or paper-based packaging. The study appears to have all the trappings and buzz words of legitimate research, but is it?

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Stora Enso Oyj : Working together for a carbon neutral future - the Stora Enso and Gasum collaboration at Nymölla biogas plant has been inaugurated

DS Smith and Solarenn : a zero plastic partnership

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

A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

I just love to visit our clients. Today (13 May 2019), I was visiting Devon Barnes, President of Advanced Coil Technology, LLC in Owatonna, Minnesota. Advanced Coil makes liquid-to-air coils for any application.

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Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Jim Thompson asked to speak at Georgia Tech

Industree 4.0

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Clearwater Paper sues Valmet

Clearwater Paper has filed a civil case in Nez Perce County District Court against Valmet, a company that sold it some equipment used in a $160 million upgrade at the company's Lewiston operations.

Plan to restart idled Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia to be redrafted, company says

Northern Pulp issued a statement Wednesday saying the company is instead drafting a new plan that calls for an overhaul of the mill near Pictou, N.S., and a more advanced treatment facility.

OSHA declines to issue fine in connection to Pixelle Jay mill explosion

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued Pixelle Specialty Solutions a hazard alert letter on Jan. 5 but did not fine the company in relation to a digester explosion on April 2020 because no OSHA standard appl...

Demolition of Menasha's Whiting Paper Mill has begun due to safety concerns

On Tuesday sections of the historic Whiting Paper Mill building in Menasha started to be demolished. But city leaders say the potential changes coming to the lakefront property could benefit the community.

Twin Rivers: Maintenance Project Concludes Successfully; Green Power Flowing Again

Twin Rivers Paper Company's Edmundston pulp mill recently completed a biomass cogeneration unit maintenance shutdown; a project which began in the middle of April. In planning for more than a year, the project was designed to...

Paper Excellence Response to Environmental Penalties Levied at Skookumchuck Pulp

Skookumchuck Pulp has recently received three different administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for non-compliance events that occurred between 2017 and 2020. S...

Rayonier Advanced Materials Expands Cellulose Technology Platform through its Strategic Investment in Anomera

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced a strategic investment in Anomera Inc. Anomera produces the highest quality Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) in the world under the brand names DextraCel™, ChromaPur™ and ChromAllur...

Paper machine starts rolling in Powell River, B.C.

General manager Krista Cuddy said the mill started making saleable paper at 12:15 pm on May 1.

Leading Stories

Clearwater Paper sues Valmet

Clearwater Paper sues Valmet

Clearwater Paper has filed a civil case in Nez Perce County District Court against Valmet, a company that sold it some equipment used in a $160 million upgrade at the company's Lewiston operations.

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Plan to restart idled Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia to be redrafted, company says

Plan to restart idled Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia to be redrafted, company says

Northern Pulp issued a statement Wednesday saying the company is instead drafting a new plan that calls for an overhaul of the mill near Pictou, N.S., and a more advanced treatment facility.

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OSHA declines to issue fine in connection to Pixelle Jay mill explosion

OSHA declines to issue fine in connection to Pixelle Jay mill explosion

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued Pixelle Specialty Solutions a hazard alert letter on Jan. 5 but did not fine the company in relation to a digester explosion on April 2020 because no OSHA standard applies.

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Demolition of Menasha's Whiting Paper Mill has begun due to safety concerns

Demolition of Menasha's Whiting Paper Mill has begun due to safety concerns

On Tuesday sections of the historic Whiting Paper Mill building in Menasha started to be demolished. But city leaders say the potential changes coming to the lakefront property could benefit the community.

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Twin Rivers: Maintenance Project Concludes Successfully; Green Power Flowing Again

Twin Rivers: Maintenance Project Concludes Successfully; Green Power Flowing Again

Twin Rivers Paper Company's Edmundston pulp mill recently completed a biomass cogeneration unit maintenance shutdown; a project which began in the middle of April. In planning for more than a year, the project was designed to maintain and refurbish the co-generation unit to ensure green power continues to flow to the grid uninterrupted.

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Paper Excellence Response to Environmental Penalties Levied at Skookumchuck Pulp

Paper Excellence Response to Environmental Penalties Levied at Skookumchuck Pulp

Skookumchuck Pulp has recently received three different administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy for non-compliance events that occurred between 2017 and 2020. Skookumchuck Pulp's performance has not changed significantly over the last two years; however, all the AMPs the mill has received in its 53-year history have occurred in the last two years.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Expands Cellulose Technology Platform through its Strategic Investment in Anomera

Rayonier Advanced Materials Expands Cellulose Technology Platform through its Strategic Investment in Anomera

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced a strategic investment in Anomera Inc. Anomera produces the highest quality Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC) in the world under the brand names DextraCel™, ChromaPur™ and ChromAllur™.

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Paper machine starts rolling in Powell River, B.C.

Paper machine starts rolling in Powell River, B.C.

General manager Krista Cuddy said the mill started making saleable paper at 12:15 pm on May 1.

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Domtar unlikely to see higher offer than Paper Excellence, analyst says

Domtar unlikely to see higher offer than Paper Excellence, analyst says

Domtar is unlikely to see a higher bid than the mid $50s/share that Paper Excellence is reported to have bid, according to KeyBanc.

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Jay paper mill owners file lawsuit against Florida company connected to 2020 explosion

Jay paper mill owners file lawsuit against Florida company connected to 2020 explosion

Pixelle Specialty Solutions and related companies claim that on April 15, 2020 a digester ruptured at the Androscoggin Mill as a result of failed welds, holding Trico Mechanical Contractors, Inc. responsible.

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Paper Excellence Explores Deal to Take Domtar Private

Paper Excellence Explores Deal to Take Domtar Private

Canadian paper and packaging company Paper Excellence is exploring a deal to acquire U.S. rival Domtar Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. Domtar rose as much as 21% in after-market trading.

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West Fraser plans Quesnel pulp mill shutdown during COVID pandemic

West Fraser plans Quesnel pulp mill shutdown during COVID pandemic

The company shared a statement outlining how they plan to complete the shutdown safely.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö invests in a new post-screening system at its Aspa plant, Sweden

Ahlstrom-Munksjö invests in a new post-screening system at its Aspa plant, Sweden

Ahlstrom-Munksjö invests in a new post-screening system at its Aspa pulp mill, in Sweden, in order to produce even cleaner ECF (Elementary Chlorine Free) and UKP (Unbleached Kraft Pulp) specialty pulp. The new post-screening is expected to be fully commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Fire breaks out at Enviva wood pellet plant in NC

Fire breaks out at Enviva wood pellet plant in NC

More than 50 firefighters, as well as the NC Forestry Service, were on the scene. No one was injured.

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No injuries after fire at former Whiting Paper Mill in Menasha, Wisconsin

No injuries after fire at former Whiting Paper Mill in Menasha, Wisconsin

The paper mill closed in 2016 after a 134-year history. The mill was known as the George A. Whiting Paper Co. for most of its history, dating to 1882.

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Officials question plan to use Ponderay mill for cryptocurrency mining and box production

DS Smith warns of rise in packaging prices due to COVID-19 as online shopping booms

Weyerhaeuser Announces Agreement to Sell 145,000 Acres of Timberlands in Washington's North Cascades, Completes Acquisition of Alabama Timberlands

UFP Industries acquires Endurable Building Products

Bankruptcy trustee announces winning bid for Ponderay; mill to reportedly produce OCC

Kruger Products Signs the Canada Plastics Pact

Industry News

UPM will close unexplained gaps in pay

UPM will close unexplained gaps in pay

UPM will close the unexplained gender pay gap that cannot be explained for example by person's performance, work experience, job grade or job location, i.e. the factors that typically determine a person's salary and its development. The pay equity review, carried out this year, applies to all of UPM's operating countries and is part of the company's fair remuneration policy.

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Metsä Board designs easy to recycle beverage packaging

Metsä Board designs easy to recycle beverage packaging

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has designed a light but strong, easily recyclable packaging for the new Chopin Organic Rye Vodka range at its Excellence Centre in Äänekoski, Finland./p>

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Investing in Climate Action at Resolute's Kénogami Mill

Investing in Climate Action at Resolute's Kénogami Mill

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at our Kénogami (Quebec) paper mill are set to decrease by approximately 10,000 tons of CO2 equivalent each year, thanks to a $5.5 million investment announced in March 2021. The Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources's ÉcoPerformance program contributed nearly $4.1 million in financial support toward the project.

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Sappi North America Releases 2020 Sustainability Report Highlighting Continued Commitment To Communities And Safety

Sappi North America Releases 2020 Sustainability Report Highlighting Continued Commitment To Communities And Safety

Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and pulp, released its 2020 Sustainability Report, illustrating Sappi's continued commitment to sustainable development. The report highlights the ways that Sappi remained innovative and prosperous during the COVID-19 pandemic; its commitment to employee safety and third-party collaborations for sustainability initiatives; and ambitious plans to meet its strategic business goals for 2025.

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Mondi packages potatoes in award-winning paper bag with Sustainex® bio-based coating

Mondi packages potatoes in award-winning paper bag with Sustainex® bio-based coating

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has partnered with SILBO, a Polish leading producer of compostable packaging, to create a paper-based high-strength packaging for the Irish farm potato business Meade Farm Group. The innovative bags replace hard-to-recycle plastic with paper, a renewable resource enhanced with a bio-based coating and are certified as compostable.

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Metsä Group and forest owners have planted 270 million trees in a decade

Metsä Group and forest owners have planted 270 million trees in a decade

Metsä Group and forest owners planted 270 million seedlings in Finnish forests between 2010 and 2020. This summer, the figure will increase by more than 35 million seedlings. Metsä Group supplies forest owners with native tree species that occur naturally in Finland.

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Stora Enso launches bio-based binder for safe and healthy everyday living

Stora Enso launches bio-based binder for safe and healthy everyday living

Stora Enso is launching its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno® by Stora Enso. NeoLigno is a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments.

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Smurfit Kappa accelerates CO2 emissions reduction in 2020

Smurfit Kappa accelerates CO2 emissions reduction in 2020

2020 Sustainable Development Report demonstrates continued year-on-year delivery on CO2 reduction of 7% and reinforced commitment to sustainability targets.

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Students compete in creating packaging for all five senses in BillerudKorsnäs' design competition PIDA

Students compete in creating packaging for all five senses in BillerudKorsnäs' design competition PIDA

What makes a packaging concept not only functional and visually appealing, but also able to interact with our senses when it comes to sound, touch, taste, or smell? That's the challenge for this year's design students in BillerudKorsnäs' Packaging Impact Design Award, PIDA.

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Pregis Announces 2K30 Sustainability Goals

Pregis Announces 2K30 Sustainability Goals

Pregis is formalizing its wide-ranging sustainability initiatives into seven concrete goals to be achieved by the year 2030.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö reactivates strategic review of its Decor business

Sonoco Announces Price Increase for Rigid Paper Containers and Closures

Kimberly-Clark Honors Students' Academic Excellence and Community Service With 2021 Bright Futures Scholarships

Sun Chemical to Increase Prices on Publication Inks in North America

Chatham Asset Management Sends Letter To R.R. Donnelley

Kotkamills and Pyroll awarded in the New Wood 2021 Competition

Pregis announces new Phantom Mask temporary protective surface film that eliminates costly, labor-intensive adhesive transfer

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Amcor develops breakthrough recyclable healthcare packaging

Ahlstrom-Munksjö signs marketing license for fiber-based separator for lithium-ion batteries

Monadnock Paper Announces New Envi Performance Board Portfolio

Academic Spotlight

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

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

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Chelsea Pelletier, in her third year of a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Maine, taking this semester off to complete her second term of co-op at Westrock's mill in West Point, Virginia. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at UMaine.

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

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

Jared Hamrick shares his experiences at N.C. State.

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

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

Finance Authority of Maine honors Pulp and Paper Foundation with 2020 Education at Work Award

Student profile: University of Washington senior Jackie Kobal

A random walk with Gene

Families, education and COVID-19

Families, education and COVID-19

If you look at the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, we have another two years or so to deal with this pandemic. Crank down on your kids' educational activities because we're in this for the long run. We're behind in education but with tenacity and effort we'll catch up and maybe even be ahead when things return to normal.

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Saving energy

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

Sustana Announces New Leadership Role, Director and Sustainability Ambassador

Sustana a manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber and paper products, announces the appointment of Emily Olson to Director and Sustainability Ambassador.

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Ennis Announces New General Manager of PrintXcel

Ennis, Inc. announced Jeff Monarch as the new General Manager of PrintXcel, located in Fairhope, Alabama. PrintXcel has more than 50 years of experience in printing products and services including checks and forms, direct mail, label form products, multipart mailers, online ordering and print procurement solutions and more.

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Metsä Group appoints Sari Pajari-Sederholm as EVP, Strategy

Sari Pajari-Sederholm has been appointed Metsä Group's EVP, Strategy as of 1 May 2021. She has worked within Metsä Group since 2007 e.g. as the Metsä Group's CIO and in various management positions in the paperboard business, Metsä Board. Pajari-Sederholm moves to her new role from the position of Metsä Board's SVP, Sales and Marketing.

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Södra names Malin Nordin as new Director of Strategy

A new strategy function is being formed within Södra and Malin Nordin has been recruited as Director of Strategy.

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Forests Ontario appoints Malcolm Cockwell as President

Steve Hounsell is stepping down as President and Chair of Forests Ontario, though will remain on the Board of the not-for-profit organization. Concurrently, Malcolm Cockwell of Haliburton, Ontario has been selected by the Board of Directors as the new President, effective immediately.

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Kemira appoints Terhi Kivinen as Chief Communications Officer

Kemira has appointed Terhi Kivinen as Chief Communications Officer of Kemira Oyj starting from May 1, 2021.

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Boise Cascade Vice President Frank Elfering to leave company

Mr. Elfering joined the company in 1998 as a product manager and accepted increasing leadership roles in the areas of sales, marketing, and purchasing within BMD. He was named a vice president in 2013.

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Leipa Group appoints Mike Petersen as Head of Sales Packaging Paper

Leipa Group appoints Mike Petersen as Head of Sales Packaging Paper, effective May 1, 2021. In this capacity, Mr. Petersen will report to Leipa Group's Chief Sales Officer, Dr. Fabian Gaus.

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FSC Canada elects Etienne Vezina to its Board of Directors

FSC Canada welcomes Etienne Vezina, Resolute Forest Products, to the FSC Canada Board of Directors. Etienne will replace Andre Gravel (economic chamber) who has decided to resign from his position.

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Rottneros appoints Pia Ohlson as new CFO

Rottneros has appointed Pia Ohlson as the new CFO of the Group. She will take office in mid August and succeeds Monica Pasanen, who will leave the post in the autumn.

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Joakim Westerlund joins Woodio's Board of Directors

Metsä Group's innovation company Metsä Spring's portfolio company Woodio has appointed Joakim Westerlund as a new Board member.

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Phil Riebel to Retire as Two Sides North America President

After starting Two Sides North America nearly a decade ago and building it into the highly successful organization it is today, Phil Riebel will retire as president of the organization effective April 1. Kathi Rowzie, who has been running the day-to-day operations of Two Sides since last March, will become president.

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Björn Wahlroos continues to chair the Board of Directors of UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Björn Wahlroos was re-elected as Chair, and Berndt Brunow as Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors of UPM-Kymmene Corporation at the Board of Directors' constitutive meeting that took place following the Annual General Meeting.

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Metsäliitto Cooperative elects Nina Pärssinen to its Board of Directors

The Supervisory Board of Metsä Group's parent company, Metsäliitto Cooperative, elected Nina Pärssinen as a new member of the cooperative's Board of Directors.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Paula Ramos as Chief Strategy Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Paula Ramos has been named Chief Strategy Officer, effective March 15, 2021, with global responsibility for the company's enterprise strategy.

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Western Forest Products appoints two new directors to its board

Western Forest Products Inc. ("Western") announced that Mr. James Arthurs and Mr. Lee Doney will not be standing for re-election as directors at Western's Annual and Special Meeting on May 6, 2021, and that Mr. Randy Krotowski and Mr. John Williamson have been appointed as independent directors to Western's Board of Directors.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Robert Long as Chief Research and Development Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Robert Long has been named to the newly created role of Chief Research and Development Officer, effective March 15, 2021, with global responsibility for the company's research, development, innovation and quality functions.

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Nordic Paper appoints Henrik Essén as new Head of IR and Strategy

Nordic Paper has appointed Henrik Essén to a position as Head of IR and Strategy. He will assume his position on March 1st 2021 and will be part of the executive management team of the company.

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Graphic Packaging Announces New Board Member

In her more than four-decade career with Johns Manville (JM), a leading manufacturer of premium-quality building and specialty products, Ms. Rhinehart held various executive roles and continues to serve as Chairman of the company.

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Rottneros' CFO Monica Pasanen to leave the company

Rottneros' CFO Monica Pasanen will leave her position in the autumn of 2021. Thus, the recruitment of her successor will begin immediately.

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Supplier News

ANDRITZ to supply a major expansion of the OCC line to NORPAC

ANDRITZ will install a FibreFlow drum pulper, type FFD450EE, as well as various fiber cleaning and reject handling equipment to upgrade the existing OCC line and expand the mill's production of lightweight recycled packaging papers. The stock preparation system features a capacity of 1,200 bdmt/d and processes a mix of OCC and mixed waste as raw material.

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Valmet to deliver defibrator system to Guararapes Caçador's MDF plant in Brazil

Valmet will supply a new Valmet Defibrator EVO system to the Brazilian company Guararapes. The system will be used for the company's medium density fiberboard (MDF) production as part of its major expansion at Caçador plant in Santa Catarina state.

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Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (EPAT): An innovative application to monitor sustainability of paper supply chains

The Environmental Paper Assessment Tool (www.epat.org) is a web-based platform that allows suppliers and buyers of paper and paper-based packaging to share key sustainability metrics.

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ANDRITZ to supply key pulp production equipment for Nine Dragons Paper mills in China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded orders from Nine Dragons Paper, China, to supply equipment and key process technologies for five of their mills.

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Kadant Successfully Starts Up OCC Systems at Sun Paper

Kadant Fiberline (China) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., announced it successfully started up two OCC systems at Sun Paper's PM1 and PM2 in Muang Phin, Laos. The OCC systems each have a capacity of 400,000 tons per year.

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Valmet Oyj: The new Valmet Fiberline Analyzer fulfills all major process control needs in the pulp mill

Valmet introduces the new Valmet Fiberline Analyzerto enable pulp makers to improve total pulp quality management, boost process stability and gain major savings in chemical costs from the digester blow line right up to final pulp storage.

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Valmet signs an extensive Industrial Internet services agreement with ARAUCO for new pulp production line in Chile

The target is to improve the overall efficiency and profitability of the entire mill by coordinating and optimizing across process islands.

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Voith to supply OnQuality Quality Control System to Simka Kagit in Turkey

Simka Kagit Sanayi VE Ticaret AS, a Turkish manufacturer of various converted paper and paperboard products, has commissioned Voith to supply its OnQuality Quality Control System (QCS) of scanners and sensors to the company's PM 1 in Kayseri, Turkey.

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Voith supply a complete paper production line to Modern Karton in Turkey

Paper manufacturer Modern Karton has commissioned Voith to build and deliver a high-speed production facility for the production of recovered corrugated containerboard base paper.

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Andritz to supply new HERB recovery boiler for BillerudKorsnäs' mill in Sweden

Andritz has received an order from BillerudKorsnäs to supply a HERB recovery boiler for its mill in Frövi, Sweden. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2023. The new boiler will replace the existing recovery boiler that has been in operation in Frövi since 1969.

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Voith Introduces AquaLine - A Sustainable Water Management Concept for Paper Production

In the field of AquaLine water management, with AquaLine Flex and AquaLine Zero, Voith is introducing two concepts that not only minimize fresh water consumption but, as is the case with AquaLine Zero, can also completely close water circuits.

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ABB Secures Control System Modernization Contract for Wood Pulp Mill in Chile

Global technology company ABB has been contracted by manufacturer of forest products, Arauco, to modernize its Licancel Cellulose Plant in Chile to deliver faster response times, greater cyber security, upgraded operator interfaces, enhanced process reliability and flexibility for remote working.

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Jartek delivers packaging plant to Kuhmo Oy

Jartek Invest Oy delivers a packaging plant to Kuhmo Oy. The total investment is approximately Euro 5 million. Construction work on the project begins in July and commissioning starts in February 2022.

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Minerals Technologies signs agreement with Zhumadianshi Baiyun Paper to build PCC plant China

Minerals Technologies Inc. ("MTI") has signed an agreement with Zhumadianshi Baiyun Paper Co., LTD ("Baiyun Paper") to build a 50,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate ("PCC") plant at its paper mill in Suiping County, Zhumadian City, China.

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Metsä Fibre and Eltel sign agreement to build power line for new bioproduct mill in Finland

Metsä Fibre and Eltel have signed an agreement to build a power line from the new bioproduct mill being constructed in Kemi to the Keminmaa substation via the Pajusaari-Isohaara-Keminmaa route. The new 110 kV power line will be about 15 kilometres long.

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Valmet to deliver new evaporation line to Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden

Valmet will deliver a new evaporation line 3 for Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The new line will replace the oldest evaporation line 1 at the mill. The new evaporation plant is scheduled to start-up in the 1Q 2023.

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Valmet to supply metering size press and size kitchen to Emami Paper Mills in India

Valmet will deliver a metering size press with sizing starch preparation and sizer supply system to Emami Paper Mills for its paper making line (PM3), which is located at its Balasore mill in Odisha, India.

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Solenis Recognized as a US Best Managed Company

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices by 5 to 15 percent on all paper and process product lines across the EMEA region, effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.

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Voith rebuilds Papresa's PM 5 at Rentería mill in Spain

Papresa commissioned Voith to completely rebuild PM 5 at the Rentería mill in Spain. The start-up of the ambitious project is scheduled for the 1Q 2022.

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Solenis to Increase Prices on all Paper and Process Product Lines Across Europe, Middle East and Africa

Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals, will increase prices by 5 to 15 percent on all paper and process product lines across the EMEA region, effective immediately or as customer contracts allow.

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Toscotec upgraded PM1 at Cartiera di Ferrara's mill in Italy

After a complete dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec, Cartiera di Ferrara fired up PM1 at its mill in Ferrara, Italy.

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Andritz signs industrial maintenance contract with LD Celulose S.A. in Brazil

Sindus Andritz Ltda., part of international technology Group Andritz, has received an order from LD Celulose S.A. to provide industrial maintenance services for their new mill in the city of Indianópolis, Brazil. The contract has a contract term of approximately six years and covers full maintenance of all mill areas.

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Andritz signs maintenance contract with UPM for the Paso de los Toros mill in Uruguay

The mill will have an annual production capacity of 2.1 million tons of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp when it starts up in the second half of 2022.

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Solenis to Increase Prices on All Process and Water Treatment Product Lines Across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

The price increase is necessary due to the tightening of raw material supplies globally and escalating energy, packaging and transportation costs.

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Valmet supplies world's first AI based machine vision system to Progroup in Germany

The new machine vision system targets to increase the containerboard machine speed even further.

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Valmet to supply IQ moisturizer to DS Smith Contoire-Hamel in France

The target of the investment is to improve the moisture profile of the board for better corrugated performance.

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Valmet receives the third tissue line order from Aktül Kagit Üretim Pazarlama in Turkey

The new Advantage DCT 200 tissue line will be installed at the company's mill in Pamukova, Sakarya Province in Turkey. The start-up is planned for the second quarter 2022.

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Siempelkamp received an order from Guararapes in Brazil

The Brazilian wood-based materials producer Guararapes Paineis, S/A. placed an order for an MDF plant with Siempelkamp.

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Valmet to supply Quality Control System and IQ Moisturizer to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill in Russia

Valmet will supply Valmet IQ Quality Control System and Valmet IQ Moisturizer to Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill, JSC, in Novodvinsk, Russia.

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Andritz starts up complete LC pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard in Portugal

Andritz has successfully started up a complete continuous low-consistency (LC) pulping system at Papeleira Coreboard in Portugal.

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Solenis to Increase Prices on Wet Strength Product Lines Across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

The price increase is necessary due to lack of raw material availability, escalating key raw material costs and a surge in freight costs that has led to additional pressure on our global supply chain.

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Andritz to supply biomass boiler plant to Fjernvarme Fyn Produktion in Denmark

Andritz has received an order from the Danish energy company Fjernvarme Fyn Produktion A/S to deliver a new biomass boiler plant complete with auxiliary equipment for their "Bio Blok 2" project..

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ABB to deliver new Ability System 800xA drives and quality control solutions to Iggesund Paperboard in Sweden

Global technology company ABB is leading a major installation of new drives, control systems and quality control solutions (QCS) for Iggesund Paperboard in Sweden, driving increased safety, higher availability and more stable operations for the board mill.

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Andritz successfully starts up new disc filter technology at Malaysia Lee & Man Paper

Andritz has successfully started up next-generation disc filter technology with eight PrimeFilter D disc filters at Malaysia Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited in Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

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The fine print...

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Steve Roush
Vice President, Publisher and Editor
Paperitalo Publications
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