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Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Cleaning and Conditioning of Dryer Fabrics

Dryer fabric contamination can affect sheet handling, threading, and drying rate -- as well as creating sheet defects and/or sheet breaks.

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Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

Deflection analysis for optimum creping performance

The limitations of tissue production at the doctor blade are determined by the weakest point of the sheet blade interface. This is the point where the sheet will break, corrugate, pick or tear causing the machine slow down to run. To optimize your tissue machine, periodic doctor blade alignment is usually made, however, very few machines have also performed a Deflection Analysis.

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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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State of the Industry talk--Automatic Handling International, Erie, Michigan

State of the Industry talk--Automatic Handling International, Erie, Michigan

Nathan Pienta of Automatic Handling International asked me to stop by and provide their engineers and managers with a talk on the state of the Pulp and Paper Industry. Naturally, I was delighted to do so and fulfilled his request on 12 Mar 19 at their facility in Erie, Michigan.

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A visit to Build Run Repair

If you are in greater Atlanta, join Jim Thompson for lunch

Crews Knock Down Flames At WestRock Recycling Facility In St. Paul, Minn.

Crews battled a fire early Thursday morning at a St. Paul WestRock recycling center.

CO2 Solutions begins commissioning of carbon capture unit at the Resolute pulp mill in Quebec

The project involves the deployment of a 30-tonne per day (tpd) CO2 capture unit and ancillary equipment at Resolute's pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Toundra ...

Pixelle lays off 80 employees after Sunday fire at Chilpaco mill in Ohio

Pixelle Specialty Solutions has laid off 80 employees assigned to a machine damaged by a late Sunday night fire at the Chilpaco mill.

Report: State of Maine has shortage of loggers, log truckers

Maine is facing a shortage of loggers and log truckers that will grow and could hinder the growth of the $8.5 billion forest products industry in the state if wage growth does not occur, an occupational analysis released last...

Firefighters respond to Essity Tissue facility

Firefighters from several local departments responded to a fire at the Essity Tissue mill in South Glens Falls late Sunday and early Monday, but the mill was up and running as of Monday morning.

E.ON to build power facility for DS Smith UK paper mill

E.ON says it will build an energy-efficient power plant for a DS Smith paper mill in Britain.

Resolute Forest Products rejects bid on idled paper mill

Resolute Forest Products has declined an offer from Repap to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

Ennis Will Acquire Assets of Integrated Print & Graphics

Ennis, Inc., announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Integrated Print & Graphics (IPG) in South Elgin, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

Leading Stories

Crews Knock Down Flames At WestRock Recycling Facility In St. Paul, Minn.

Crews Knock Down Flames At WestRock Recycling Facility In St. Paul, Minn.

Crews battled a fire early Thursday morning at a St. Paul WestRock recycling center.

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CO2 Solutions begins commissioning of carbon capture unit at the Resolute pulp mill in Quebec

CO2 Solutions begins commissioning of carbon capture unit at the Resolute pulp mill in Quebec

The project involves the deployment of a 30-tonne per day (tpd) CO2 capture unit and ancillary equipment at Resolute's pulp mill in Saint-Félicien, Quebec and the commercial reuse of the captured CO2 by the adjacent Toundra Greenhouse complex.

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Pixelle lays off 80 employees after Sunday fire at Chilpaco mill in Ohio

Pixelle lays off 80 employees after Sunday fire at Chilpaco mill in Ohio

Pixelle Specialty Solutions has laid off 80 employees assigned to a machine damaged by a late Sunday night fire at the Chilpaco mill.

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Report: State of Maine has shortage of loggers, log truckers

Report: State of Maine has shortage of loggers, log truckers

Maine is facing a shortage of loggers and log truckers that will grow and could hinder the growth of the $8.5 billion forest products industry in the state if wage growth does not occur, an occupational analysis released last week concludes.

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Firefighters respond to Essity Tissue facility

Firefighters respond to Essity Tissue facility

Firefighters from several local departments responded to a fire at the Essity Tissue mill in South Glens Falls late Sunday and early Monday, but the mill was up and running as of Monday morning.

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E.ON to build power facility for DS Smith UK paper mill

E.ON to build power facility for DS Smith UK paper mill

E.ON says it will build an energy-efficient power plant for a DS Smith paper mill in Britain.

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	 Resolute Forest Products rejects bid on idled paper mill

Resolute Forest Products rejects bid on idled paper mill

Resolute Forest Products has declined an offer from Repap to acquire the Fort Frances paper mill.

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Ennis Will Acquire Assets of Integrated Print & Graphics

Ennis Will Acquire Assets of Integrated Print & Graphics

Ennis, Inc., announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire the assets of Integrated Print & Graphics (IPG) in South Elgin, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

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Crews battle fire for hours at WestRock facility

Crews battle fire for hours at WestRock facility

Crews battled a fire for nearly four hours Monday at a WestRock facility in Florence County, S.C.

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Stora Enso announces up to 400 job cuts at Oulu mill

Stora Enso announces up to 400 job cuts at Oulu mill

New investment will be coming to the mill, which was first opened in 1935, but it's half of what the company had initially indicated it would spend.

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Paper Excellence finalizes deal to acquire Catalyst Paper

Paper Excellence finalizes deal to acquire Catalyst Paper

Paper Excellence now owns three pulp and paper mills owned by Catalyst Paper.

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Georgia-Pacific to invest $30 million in Rome, Georgia mill

Georgia-Pacific to invest $30 million in Rome, Georgia mill

Georgia-Pacific plans to invest $30 million to acquire and install new equipment at the company's Rome lumber mill.

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Crews respond to overnight fire at Resolute Forest Products facility

Crews respond to overnight fire at Resolute Forest Products facility

A structural fire at Resolute Forest Products was brought under control by the quick action of employees and help from firefighters.

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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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Six-month deal with Brazilian company Suzano could yield up to 120,000 tons of wood pulp shipments through port of Baltimore

Six-month deal with Brazilian company Suzano could yield up to 120,000 tons of wood pulp shipments through port of Baltimore

The Maryland Port Administration has signed a six-month contract with Brazil-based forestry giant Suzano Pulp and Paper to ship the company's pulp through the port's state-owned terminals -- a deal that could yield as much as 120,000 tons of wood pulp, officials announced Thursday.

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Six years later, Resolute lawsuit against Greenpeace continues

Merger Of Largest U.S. Printers Should Be Blocked By Justice Department, Advocacy Groups Say

Cascades Announces a Change in Leadership for its Tissue Group

Over 2,000 people sign Fort Frances mill petition

First wave of Georgia-Pacific layoffs in Louisiana begin Tuesday, affecting 270 workers

Rengo subsidiary Tri-Wall establishes new company in Mexico, Turkey

Industry News

Setra closing Rolfs facility in Kalix, Sweden

Setra closing Rolfs facility in Kalix, Sweden

Setra has started the process of closing down operations at Rolfs in Kalix, northern Sweden.

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Smurfit Kappa Launches DigiStar Paper

Smurfit Kappa Launches DigiStar Paper

Smurfit Kappa says it has harnessed its expertise and experience in paper to develop a unique and sustainable solution that can maximize the capabilities of digital print and work hand-in-hand with both digital and flexographic printers.

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LSC Communications Expands Multi-Year Supply Chain Services Agreement with Open Up Resources

LSC Communications Expands Multi-Year Supply Chain Services Agreement with Open Up Resources

LSC Communications announced an expanded multi-year agreement with Open Up Resources.

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Jujo Thermal develops a new biodegradable paper aimed at minimizing plastics in flexible packaging

Jujo Thermal develops a new biodegradable paper aimed at minimizing plastics in flexible packaging

Jujo Thermal is developing a totally new, environmentally friendly specialty paper, aimed at flexible and sustainable food packaging.

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D.C. Circuit Hears Twin Rivers' Arguments Against SEC Electronic Delivery Rule

D.C. Circuit Hears Twin Rivers' Arguments Against SEC Electronic Delivery Rule

Twin Rivers is leading a coalition that petitioned the court to vacate the rule as unlawful, arguing that the SEC failed to meet its statutory duty to consider comments and alternatives from the Investor Advisory Committee and that the SEC failed to properly consider the costs and benefits of the rule.

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Interfor Publishes 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

Interfor Publishes 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

Interfor announced that it has published its 2018 corporate sustainability report.

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Settlement agreement puts end to fight over who pays for Fox River PCB cleanup in Wisconsin

Settlement agreement puts end to fight over who pays for Fox River PCB cleanup in Wisconsin

The toxic PCBs were used in the production of carbonless copy paper in the 1950s and 1960s and were spread through wastewater discharges from the manufacturing of recycled paper products.

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Lecta Temporarily Stops Line 8 Production at its Condat Mill in France

Lecta Temporarily Stops Line 8 Production at its Condat Mill in France

Lecta has announced the temporary shutdown of line 8 production at its Condat mill, in the French town of Le Lardin Saint Lazare, from the end of April.

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Nippon Paper to invest in its liquid packaging board business Nippon Dynawave Packaging

Nippon Paper to invest in its liquid packaging board business Nippon Dynawave Packaging

Nippon Paper Industries announces its decision to conduct installation work at Nippon Dynawave Packaging Company, LLC, its consolidated subsidiary that operates a liquid packaging board business in the United States, to improve the subsidiary's earnings capacity by expanding pulp production and sales, improving print performance of paper board and production efficiency.

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Smurfit Kappa Announces Intention to Launch a Tender Offer to Acquire the Minority Shares in Cartón de Colombia S.A.

Smurfit Kappa Announces Intention to Launch a Tender Offer to Acquire the Minority Shares in Cartón de Colombia S.A.

Smurfit Kappa Group plc announced that it intends, subject to the approval of the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, to launch a tender offer to acquire the minority shares in Cartón de Colombia S.A. for cash.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö coated products extends their product line of Aerobak™ liners for advanced composites

Stora Enso invests in next-generation renewable, recyclable and biodegradable formed fiber solutions

Graphic Packaging International Approved to Join Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network

Metsä Wood starts statutory labor negotiations at Suolahti and Punkaharju mills in Finland

Weyerhaeuser Attempts to Suppress Evidence in Severe Workplace Injury Case, Lawsuit Alleges

3-way spinoff of DowDuPont begins this month

Veritiv Obtains Exclusive Distribution Rights for Asia Pulp & Paper's Coated Sheets in Canada

Arctic Paper signs agreement on sustainable energy supply in Munkedal

Sappi Announces Commercial Availability of Paperboard Packaging Products

Have you tried the Paperitalo Supplier Directory lately?

Twin Rivers appeals to state of Maine after Madawaska denies $100 million abatement

Academic Spotlight

Catching up with Miami University Senior Riley Docherty

Catching up with Miami University Senior Riley Docherty

The Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University was founded in 1960 through the donations of several local paper mills and corporations who wanted to ensure the education of future paper engineers.

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Paper Science Engineers Are Always in Demand

Paper Science Engineers Are Always in Demand

Even in a digital world, the paper industry is thriving because paper products continue to be an essential part of our daily lives. As a result, career options are booming for paper science engineers.

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Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Catching up with University of Maine Senior Elaina Gilman

Paperitalo Publications was able to catch up with Elaina Gilman, a senior in the program. Miss Gilman is from Enfield, Maine and graduated from Penobscot Valley High School in 2015 as valedictorian. We asked her a few questions about her experiences at UMaine.

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Paper Science & Engineering Foundation at Miami University names Julie Bischoff Assistant Director

Catching up with University of Washington BSE Senior Daaniya Iyaz

A random walk with Gene

A passion for cars

A passion for cars

I'm convinced kids should learn to drive as early as possible in order to develop the muscle memory for routine tasks behind the wheel. Also, we should put our kids in the safest vehicles we can afford. These may or may not be the coolest ones on the road. Probably not.

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Recounting a Trip to Poland: May 18-26, 2002

Energy costs

CO2 containers

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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Perspectives

Global Recycling Day 2019 - Let's Focus on the Youth

Global Recycling Day 2019 - Let's Focus on the Youth

Today marks Global Recycling Day, the second anniversary of the global effort headed up by the Global Recycling Foundation to promote the importance of recycling and underscore its benefits.

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Employee Engagement Makes Domtar a Great Place to Work

Employee Engagement Makes Domtar a Great Place to Work

At Domtar, we value our employees and want them to enjoy their work. It's why we invest in measuring employee engagement and satisfaction and use employee feedback to improve how we do business.

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A Reflection on Women in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

A Reflection on Women in the Paper and Wood Products Industry

The month of March is dedicated to the celebration of women and the remarkable contributions they make to our world.

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Forest Products Workers Discuss Policies that Jeopardize Manufacturing Jobs, Environment on Capitol Hill

Forest Products Workers Discuss Policies that Jeopardize Manufacturing Jobs, Environment on Capitol Hill

Their goal was to educate officials on the impacts of legislative and regulatory decisions on the environment as well as the families and communities that depend on forest products manufacturing for their livelihood.

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Nip Impressions to Go

February 2019

Download Audio File of the February 2019 Nip Impressions columns.

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January 2019

Download Audio File of the January 2019 Nip Impressions columns.

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December 2018

November 2018

Energy & the Environment

Energy & the Environment News

Your contributions are welcome in this department, regardless of point of view. A few criteria--if you send us a copyrighted piece, also provide a permission to publish statement from the owner. We will not publish overtly political pieces or anonymous pieces.


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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

Fred Phaswana, joint chair of boards of Mondi Ltd. and Mondi plc, to retire

Mondi Group announces that Fred Phaswana, Joint Chair of the boards of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc, will retire.

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Mohawk hires new CFO

Mohawk Industries has appointed a new chief financial officer and executive vice president.

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Gunilla Saltin leaving Södra

Gunilla Saltin, President of Södra Cell, is leaving Södra for a new role as Technical Director at the packaging and paper company Mondi, based in Vienna.

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WestRock Announces Jeff Chalovich as Chief Commercial Officer; Pete Durette to Lead Container Business in Corrugated Packaging

WestRock Company announced that Jeff Chalovich, president, Corrugated Packaging, has assumed the role of chief commercial officer in addition to his leadership role of the Company's Corrugated Packaging segment.

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Arctic Paper appoints Fabian Langenskiöld as new Executive Vice President Sales

Fabian Langenskiöld has been appointed as new Executive Vice President Sales at Arctic Paper S.A.

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Voith appoints Scott Knapp as Vice President of Operations for Voith Paper North America

Fabian Langenskiöld has been appointed as new Executive Vice President Sales at Arctic Paper S.A.

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Keweenaw Land Association, Limited appoints Claudio Nicoletta as CFO

Keweenaw Land Association, Limited appoints Claudio Nicoletta as CFO, effective February 11, 2019.

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Bernd Eikens appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Biorefining

Bernd Eikens has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Biorefining as of 1 March 2019.

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DeLoach to retire as executive chairman of Sonoco

Sonoco announced Wednesday that Harris E. DeLoach Jr. will retire as a director and as executive chairman of the company in April.

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Lindsay Murphy Joins American Forest & Paper Association as Executive Director, Strategic Communications

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has selected Lindsay Murphy as its Executive Director, Strategic Communications.

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Changes in Valmet's executive team

Juha Lappalainen, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operational Development (SOD) has successfully lead Valmet's Strategy and Operational Development corporate function since 2015.

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Graphic Packaging Announces New Board Member

Graphic Packaging Holding Company announced that Laurie Brlas has joined its board of directors, effective January 10.

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LP Names Alan Haughie as Chief Financial Officer

Haughie brings more than 25 years of financial expertise and significant leadership experience to LP.

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Supplier News

Koehler receives largest Yankee cylinder for new paper machine at its Kehl site in Germany

Koehler receives Voith's Yankee cylinder in Kehl, Germany.

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Valmet to supply a containerboard line for GS Paperboard & Packaging in Malaysia

Valmet will supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line with automation solutions and a winder for GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) Sdn., Bhd. in Selangor, Malaysia.

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Klabin Becomes South America's First Papermaker to Place An Order via OCI At The Voith Paper Webshop

Following a worldwide trend, Klabin has become South America's first papermaker to integrate its ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system to the Voith Paper Webshop digital platform and place an order via OCI (Open Catalog Interface).

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Andritz to convert former groundwood reject system to TMP line at JSC Volga in Russia

Andritz has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod region, Russia, to rebuild the existing groundwood reject line into a TMP (thermo-mechanical pulping) line.

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Cellwood to rebuild PM1 couch and press pulper at Arctic Paper's mill in Poland

Cellwood Machinery AB to supply rebuild of PM1 couch- and press pulper at Arctic Paper Kostrzyn mill in Poland. The delivery will take place in the summer of 2019.

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Valmet and Uni Viridas sign ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Croatia

Valmet and Uni Viridas have signed a ten-year operation and maintenance agreement for the biomass power plant in Babina Greda, Croatia.

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Valmet to supply a new wood handling line to Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill in Finland

Valmet has received an order for a new wood handling line from Metsä Group's Joutseno pulp mill.

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Valmet to supply cooking, fiberline and recausticizing technology plant, and new lime kiln to Naini Papers in India

Valmet has been selected to deliver the key process technology for a new cooking, fiberline and recausticizing plant, as well as a new lime kiln, at Naini Papers' mill in India.

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Valmet strengthens its business in Asia Pacific by opening new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Japan

Valmet has recently opened new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Sapporo, Japan to further strengthen its operation and local presence in Asia Pacific.

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Voith Announces New Spreader Roll Capabilities in North America

Voith's West Monroe, Louisiana facility now offers rebuild and repair services.

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Andritz starts up modernized board machine successfully at R.D.M. Arnsberg

Andritz started up the modernized BM3 board machine successfully in Arnsberg, Germany, for R.D.M. Arnsberg GmbH at the beginning of January 2019 after a delivery time of just eight months.

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Toscotec's steel Yankee dryer starts up at CMPC in Argentina

Papelera del Plata, part of CMPC Tissue Latam group, fired up a TT SYD-12FT supplied by Toscotec.

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Valmet to supply automation for Gasum's liquefied natural gas delivery to Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland

Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Gasum's project at the Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland.

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Voith to supply complete stock preparation unit for Hamburger Rieger's PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany

Hamburger Rieger has engaged Voith to supply the complete stock preparation unit for its new PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany.

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Kemira forms a joint venture in South Korea

Kemira has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture - Kemira Yongsan Chemicals Co. Ltd ("NewCo") in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a privately-owned chemicals company in South Korea.

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Toscotec to rebuild dryer section of Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin's PM 5 in France

Toscotec has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin in France to rebuild the entire dryer section of its 6m wire PM5 at Facture, Aquitaine, France.

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