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 Moisture Measurements to Suit Many Applications

Moisture Measurements to Suit Many Applications

MoistTech uses its 40 years of expertise to enhance clients' manufacturing processes and protect their products.

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Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. receives new patent

The United States Patent Office awarded Airmaster Aerator L.L.C. patent number 10,301,202 B2 on May 28, 2019. The title of the patent is "System and Method for Aeration by Air Infusion." The inventor is listed as Dean A. Caldwell, DeRidder, LA. Caldwell is the CEO of Airmaster Aerator.

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Spotlight

Domtar Joins American Forest Foundation's Family Forest Carbon Program

Domtar Joins American Forest Foundation's Family Forest Carbon Program

As an extension of our sustainable forestry principles, Domtar has joined the American Forest Foundation (AFF) as a partner in its Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP). This new initiative, designed to enhance carbon sequestration in family-owned forestland across the United States, includes other business partners and charitable foundations, as well as the Nature Conservancy.

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'Not fair, not equitable': Softwood lumber producers continue to press for free trade after U.S. duty cuts

'Not fair, not equitable': Softwood lumber producers continue to press for free trade after U.S. duty cuts

'Canada should stay strong and continue to pursue this, because anything less than free trade is not fair'

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How Chinese investors brought feng shui to Old Town, Maine

Escanaba, Michigan mill marks 100 years of making paper

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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Pratt Industries and Talo Analytic International celebrate 25 year relationship

Pratt Industries and Talo Analytic International celebrate 25 year relationship

Gary Byrd of Pratt Industries and Jim Thompson of Talo Analytic International recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the two companies' relationship. The relationship started in November of 1993.

For the occasion, Talo Analytic International commissioned a "tombstone" reminiscent of those typically prepared to celebrate a deal closing and presented it to Mr. Byrd.

Talo Analytic International began working with Pratt Industries when Pratt's Conyers, Georgia Mill was first financed. Talo Analytic International has been the principal technical adviser on the financing of every Pratt mill in the United States. Talo Analytic International was also a key adviser on the Visy Tumut Mill in Australia in the late 1990's.

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A visit to Advanced Coil Technology

Successful Road Trip to Louisiana and Texas

Industree 4.0

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Welch Packaging acquires PAX Corrugated Products from GP

Welch Packaging acquires PAX Corrugated Products, based in Lebanon, Ohio from Georgia-Pacific.

Boise Cascade to cease production at Roxboro, North Carolina facility

The shutdown will affect approximately 29 employees.

Norrskog and Norra Skogsägarna to merge and form new joint association Norra Skog

The forest owners' associations Norrskog and Norra Skogsägarna agreed to merge and form a new joint association under the group name Norra Skog. Norra Timber runs the manufacturing and marketing businesses within the group.

LSC Communications Receives Director Nominations from Sententia Group

LSC Communications, Inc. announced that Sententia Group, LP has nominated 6 individuals to stand for election as directors at LSC's 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

New Brunswick manufacturers anxious for end of rail blockades

Industry groups in New Brunswick are adding their voices to the chorus of those calling on the federal government to bring an end to the blockades that have paralyzed much of Canada's rail system.

Kimberly-Clark CEO Joins Texas Instruments Board

Michael Hsu, CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corp., parent company of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected to the board of directors for international technology firm Texas Instruments Inc. (TI).

Three construction labourers killed, five injured in accident at Sirpur Paper Mills

Three construction labourers died and five were injured at an accident around midnight Feb. 23 in the Sirpur Paper Mills (SPM) in Kagaznagar town of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. Loose soil from the top fell on the labourer...

Crofton Paper Mill Works to Resume Production After Malware Infection

Paper Excellence continues to work on eliminating a malware infection that's affecting production at the Catalyst Crofton mill, as well as mills in Howe Sound and Powell River on the Sunshine Coast.

Leading Stories

Welch Packaging acquires PAX Corrugated Products from GP

Welch Packaging acquires PAX Corrugated Products from GP

Welch Packaging acquires PAX Corrugated Products, based in Lebanon, Ohio from Georgia-Pacific.

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Boise Cascade to cease production at Roxboro, North Carolina facility

Boise Cascade to cease production at Roxboro, North Carolina facility

The shutdown will affect approximately 29 employees.

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Norrskog and Norra Skogsägarna to merge and form new joint association Norra Skog

Norrskog and Norra Skogsägarna to merge and form new joint association Norra Skog

The forest owners' associations Norrskog and Norra Skogsägarna agreed to merge and form a new joint association under the group name Norra Skog. Norra Timber runs the manufacturing and marketing businesses within the group.

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LSC Communications Receives Director Nominations from Sententia Group

LSC Communications Receives Director Nominations from Sententia Group

LSC Communications, Inc. announced that Sententia Group, LP has nominated 6 individuals to stand for election as directors at LSC's 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

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New Brunswick manufacturers anxious for end of rail blockades

New Brunswick manufacturers anxious for end of rail blockades

Industry groups in New Brunswick are adding their voices to the chorus of those calling on the federal government to bring an end to the blockades that have paralyzed much of Canada's rail system.

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Kimberly-Clark CEO Joins Texas Instruments Board

Kimberly-Clark CEO Joins Texas Instruments Board

Michael Hsu, CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corp., parent company of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected to the board of directors for international technology firm Texas Instruments Inc. (TI).

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Three construction labourers killed, five injured in accident at Sirpur Paper Mills

Three construction labourers killed, five injured in accident at Sirpur Paper Mills

Three construction labourers died and five were injured at an accident around midnight Feb. 23 in the Sirpur Paper Mills (SPM) in Kagaznagar town of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. Loose soil from the top fell on the labourers who were working at the bottom of a pit, resulting in some of them being buried.

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Crofton Paper Mill Works to Resume Production After Malware Infection

Crofton Paper Mill Works to Resume Production After Malware Infection

Paper Excellence continues to work on eliminating a malware infection that's affecting production at the Catalyst Crofton mill, as well as mills in Howe Sound and Powell River on the Sunshine Coast.

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Fire Breaks Out At JK Paper Mill In Rayagada

Fire Breaks Out At JK Paper Mill In Rayagada

The loss of the assets of the mill in the mishap is yet to be ascertained.

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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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 Paperitalo Senior Editor Chuck Swann passes away

Paperitalo Senior Editor Chuck Swann passes away

Paperitalo Publications Senior Editor Charles Edward "Chuck" Swann passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at the age of 87.

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Södra first in the world with fossil-free biomethanol

Södra first in the world with fossil-free biomethanol

Investment will mainly be focused on trimming and drying capacity, but also to some extent on log sorting as well as sawing and green sorting.

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CEO of Ingevity ousted over 'personal conduct' issues

CEO of Ingevity ousted over 'personal conduct' issues

Ingevity Corp. announced Thursday that D. Michael Wilson agreed to resign as CEO, president and director, effective immediately.

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Computer malware stalls operations at Vancouver Island pulp mills

Computer malware stalls operations at Vancouver Island pulp mills

Paper Excellence Canada owns the Catalyst mills in Port Alberni, Crofton and Powell River. The company confirms each of those mills has been affected.

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West Virginia lawmakers requests DEP, governor work with Maryland on Verso lawsuit

West Virginia lawmakers requests DEP, governor work with Maryland on Verso lawsuit

The request comes after the Maryland Department of the Environment announced Wednesday that it intends to sue Verso Corp. in federal court over alleged seepages from the site into the North Branch Potomac River.

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CNG's Lindenmeyr Munroe Acquires Minnesota-Based Wilcox Paper

Maryland Department of the Environment says it'll sue Verso

Mondi joins forces with Cartro, Mexican corrugated packaging company, to deliver sustainable packaging solutions for fresh produce

Atlantic Packaging Acquires Coastal Corrugated Customer Packaging Solutions in Charleston, SC

Smurfit Kappa invests in expansion of its paper sack business in the Americas

Klabin starts operations at its new industrial unit in Horizonte, Brazil

Industry News

Graphic Packaging International Launches PaperSeal Innovation To Increase Food Tray Recyclability

Graphic Packaging International Launches PaperSeal Innovation To Increase Food Tray Recyclability

Paul Tye, business development director, Graphic Packaging Europe said, "The transition to fiber-based packaging is a priority for many of our customers, and it's clear that sustainable paperboard packaging solutions must meet the functionality and performance of existing tray designs."

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CEPI: European paper and board production decreases by 3% in 2019

CEPI: European paper and board production decreases by 3% in 2019

The European paper and board production has decreased by 3% in 2019 (European Paper Industry countries covered by the data: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), compared to the previous year, according to the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI).

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Canadian police clear indigenous rail blockade, make arrests

Canadian police clear indigenous rail blockade, make arrests

Police on Monday made multiple arrests and cleared a rail blockade by an indigenous group in eastern Canada that had been stopping freight and passenger traffic for 19 days on one of the country's busiest lines.

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American Forest Foundation Welcomes International Paper as a Family Forest Carbon Program Partner

American Forest Foundation Welcomes International Paper as a Family Forest Carbon Program Partner

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced that International Paper, one of the world's leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has joined AFF and its partner, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in supporting the newly-created Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) to enhance carbon sequestration in family owned forest land across the U.S.

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Waterville, Maine union members overwhelmingly approve new contract at Huhtamaki

Waterville, Maine union members overwhelmingly approve new contract at Huhtamaki

Members of United Steelworkers Local 449 have voted overwhelming to ratify a new five-year contract that raises wages, improves benefits and increases the number of union jobs at the Huhtamaki paper packaging mill in Waterville.

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Graphic Packaging to float new senior notes

Graphic Packaging to float new senior notes

Graphic Packaging intends to use the proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the outstanding credit facility borrowings and for general corporate purposes.

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DS Smith CFO to leave company

DS Smith CFO to leave company

DS Smith Plc announced that Adrian Marsh, CFO, will leave the Group to become CFO of William Hill PLC.

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Pulp and paper unions, Nippon Dynawave to start contract negotiations

Pulp and paper unions, Nippon Dynawave to start contract negotiations

Two pulp and paper union locals representing nearly 300 workers will begin contract negotiations next week with Nippon Dynawave, and the talks may be thorny.

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UPM Specialty Papers cooperates with Cycle4green to boost a circular economy in self-adhesive label industry

UPM Specialty Papers cooperates with Cycle4green to boost a circular economy in self-adhesive label industry

To boost the collection of used release liners, UPM Specialty Papers has announced a cooperation with Cycle4green who specialises in recycling release liners.

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Lenzing ramps up production in Nanjing, China to full capacity

Lenzing ramps up production in Nanjing, China to full capacity

Recently supply shortages of important raw materials arose as a result of intense transport controls in connection with the current situation surrounding the coronavirus.

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission greenlights Spicers' Direct Paper acquisition

'Catastrophic' Loss of Amazon Forest Looms, Suzano CEO Warns

Interfor CFO resigns

Veteran manufacturing exec joins Veritiv board of directors

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches sustainable line of confectionary papers

DS Smith Sale of Plastics Division Update

Western Forest Products, USW ratify five-year collective agreement

Suzano considering green-linked bank debt

Weyerhaeuser adds Enbridge CEO to its board

Interfor Corporation Announces Resignation of CFO

DuPont CEO and CFO to leave company

A random walk with Gene

Testing...

Testing...

I’ve been working with kids preparing for the ACT/SAT for over 10 years. Through this time, I’ve come to some conclusions. I hope you find them of interest.

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Environmental Science

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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People in the News

Shan Cooper Named to Veritiv Board of Directors

Cooper is Executive Director for the Atlanta Committee for Progress, which provides leadership on key issues important to economic growth and inclusion for the citizens of Atlanta.

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Lenzing appoints two new members to its management board

The Supervisory Board of Lenzing AG has appointed two new members to the company's Management Board.

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Glatfelter Elects Marie T. Gallagher to Board of Directors

Glatfelter announced Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President and Controller of PepsiCo, Inc. ("PepsiCo"), has been elected to the Board of Directors.

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International Paper names Sophie Beckham first Chief Sustainability Officer

International Paper has named its first-ever chief sustainability officer as it prepares to advance its contributions to the circular economy. Sophie Beckham will lead the company's recently announced Vision 2030.

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Rodger Fuller Named Executive Vice President Overseeing Sonoco's Global Operations

Sonoco announced the elevation of Rodger Fuller to the position of Executive Vice President, where he will be responsible for all Industrial and Consumer operations globally, which also includes the Company's Display and Packaging and Protective Solutions segments.

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Huhtamaki appoints Thomasine Kamerling as EVP, Sustainability and Communications

Huhtamaki appoints Thomasine Kamerling as Executive Vice President, Sustainability and Communications and a member of Global Executive Team as of March 1, 2020.

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WestRock Announces Election of Suzan Harrison to Board of Directors

WestRock Company announced that Suzan F. Harrison, former president of Global Oral Care for Colgate-Palmolive Company, has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors.

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Kimberly-Clark Names Russ Torres as President, Kimberly-Clark Professional

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Russ Torres has been named President, Kimberly-Clark Professional, effective March 9, 2020.

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Changes in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team

Arup Basu, (52), PhD (Technology), has been appointed President, Flexible Packaging and a member of Global Executive Team as of February 1, 2020.​

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Change in Huhtamaki's Global Executive Team​

Leena Lie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, and a member of Huhtamaki Global Executive Team has decided to leave Huhtamaki to pursue other career opportunities.​

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Metsäliitto Cooperative elects Jussi Linnaranta as Chairman of Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative elected in its constituent meeting Jussi Linnaranta as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Benjamin McLean appointed to UFPI Board of Directors

UFP Industries, formerly known as Universal Forest Products, announced that Benjamin McLean, CEO of Des Moines, Iowa-based Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc., was appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 10, 2020.

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Stora Enso's EVP, Human Resources Malin Bendz leaves company

Malin Bendz, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, will leave her position at Stora Enso as of 15 January 2020. After 20 years in the company, she will now pursue new career opportunities outside Stora Enso.

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Mayr-Melnhof Karton names Peter Oswald as new CEO

Wilhelm Hörmanseder, CEO of Mayr-Melnhof Karton AG for the past 18 years will hand over to Peter Oswald on May 1, 2020 after 30 years with the MM Group and 25 years thereof on the Management Board.

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Drax Biomass names Matt White as new head of US operations

Drax Biomass, Inc. announced that Matt White will become its new Senior Vice President and run Drax's US biomass operations from its headquarters in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team

As of January 1, 2020, Huhtamaki appoints two new members to the Global Executive Team.

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Supplier News

Valmet to deliver Defibrator system to Guangxi Shangsi Hualin in China

Valmet will supply a Defibrator system to Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry in China. The start-up of the system is planned for the middle of 2020.

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Valmet to supply a new evaporation line to Century Pulp and Paper in India

The new evaporation line is planned to start up during latter part of 2020.

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ABB to Deliver its Latest Digital Solutions to the Double A Pulp Mill in Thailand

Double A, one of Asia's leading pulp and paper producers, has selected ABB Ability™ Advanced Process Control (APC) for its pulp mill in Prachinburi, Thailand.

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Graphic Packaging International Selects Voith to Supply OCC System for New CRB Machine

Graphic Packaging International has selected Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for its new Coated Recycled Board (CRB) machine being built in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Valmet to deliver defibrator system to Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood in China

Valmet will supply a Defibrator™ system and a Steam Separator PV system to Qinzhou Lvyuan Wood Co., Ltd. in China. The start-up of the system is planned for autumn 2020.

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Solenis Dedicates New Global Headquarters

Solenis, a producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, dedicated its new world headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. The 90,000-square-foot office replaces the company's previous headquarters on Beaver Valley Road.

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Valmet to supply cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. in India

Valmet will deliver cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. (TNPL) for their unit 2, located in Mondipatti in the Trichy District, India.

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Valmet introduces a full range of Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers

The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.

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Valmet to deliver defibrator system to Çamsan Entegre in Turkey

An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of Euro 2-5 million.

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Valmet to deliver key pulp mill technology and automation for LD Celulose's mill in Brazil

The value of a delivery of this size and scope is typically around Euro 200-250 million.

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Valmet to supply a board machine rebuild to Umka in Serbia

The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine PM 1 is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

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Valmet launches new microwave consistency measurement for pulp and paper makers

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement - Valmet MCA (patent pending) for pulp and paper makers.

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Commission approves Synthomer's acquisition of Omnova, subject to conditions

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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BASF completes the divestiture of its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont).

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Valmet and Fabio Perini start Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership

Valmet and Fabio Perini have established an Industrial Internet ecosystem partnership to strengthen collaboration in the tissue industry.

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Valmet will supply a new Advantage DCT tissue production line to Alas Doradas in El Salvador

The start-up is planned for the first half of 2021.

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