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Capital Projects Trends

Capital Projects Trends

Despite a recession and inflation, capital projects in the pulp and paper industry in 2022 were up from 2021.

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A new use for black liquor

Innovations in Sustainability

Quality in Service

Paperitalo Point of View

Avoid Capital Project Delays in Pulp and Paper Mills

Avoid Capital Project Delays in Pulp and Paper Mills

Surely you've completed one of those "simple" home projects that ended up requiring multiple trips to Home Depot. Once finished you likely breathed a deep sigh of relief as you quietly kicked yourself for your lack of planning. Similarly, the paper industry is a very capital intensive industry - referring to last month's article, many capital projects focus on reducing fossil fuel usage. But when your capital project ends up requiring multiple trips and delays due to forgotten items, results can be disastrous. So what are proven steps management can take to reduce these needless trips and delays?

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How to Make Steam Without Fossil Fuels or Producing CO2

Packaging Innovation and Strategy

How Returns and Allowances Boost Sales in the Mill

Management Best Practices

Stating it Clearly: WV vs. EPA

Technology

Failure Prevention Associates--Vibration Analysis Training Seminars

Failure Prevention Associates--Vibration Analysis Training Seminars

Failure Prevention Associates (FPA) will be conducting Vibration Analysis Training Seminars in Houston, Texas on April 25-28, Aug. 15-18 and Oct. 3-6 for Level 1 Certification Training, and Level 2 Certification Training on Nov. 7-10.

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Södra launches new high-tech timber truck - controlled with VR

Södra launches new high-tech timber truck - controlled with VR

A new timber truck without a crane cab and controlled with virtual reality is currently rolling in Götaland. It is the result of a development project between Södra and the suppliers Exte and Hiab to increase safety and at the same time strengthen efficiency. The project will be evaluated in 2023 and guide future investments.

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Spotlight

Why the Paper Industry Isn't Attractive (to Investors)

Why the Paper Industry Isn't Attractive (to Investors)

There's been a steady decline in the paper industry that we've all had front row seats to for years now. The play "Death of a Salesman" doesn't quite compare to the "Death of Print." To be more specific, printing and writing paper like magazines and newspapers. Unfortunately, labels get looped into this group, too.

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Why The North American Paper Market Rejects Glassine

Why The North American Paper Market Rejects Glassine

The North American label industry has taken hit after hit when it comes to availability of materials for release liner. While 87% of release liner is paper-based, recent events like the Pixelle mill closure have succeeded in removing large amounts of materials from the market. As alternative options are being utilized, there's one option we're not seeing much of: glassine.

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2022 in Review: The Label Industry

DS Smith survey: Holiday shoppers overflowing with bunting and bows support recycling but want more options

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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Todd Brooks of NORPAC in Longview, Washington, wins Capital Arguments Project Manager of the Year Award

Todd Brooks of NORPAC in Longview, Washington, wins Capital Arguments Project Manager of the Year Award

We had an opportunity to gather on the evening of 6 October 2022 and award the Capital Arguments Project Manager of the Year Award to Todd Brooks of NORPAC in Longview, Washington. Todd came in on budget on a tough project that was done entirely during the Covid Era. Todd learned the meaning of Force Majeure and still pulled it in on budget. Great job, Todd!

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International SAP Conference  For Forest Products, Paper and Packaging in Madrid

International SAP Conference For Forest Products, Paper and Packaging in Madrid

I am just from the SAP Conference in Madrid and I have to tell you my head is still spinning. One cannot understand the rapid advancement being made in business and process software unless one listens to the users.

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Industree 4.0

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Nordic Paper receives permit for increased production volume at Bäckhammar

At Bäckhammar, Nordic Paper manufactures unbleached kraft papers of different qualities primarily for packaging end-uses.

Northstar Recycling Acquires Sonoco Sustainability Solutions

Northstar is an asset-light provider of sustainability-oriented managed waste and recycling solutions to leading food, consumer packaged goods, and other industrial clients.

WestRock Paper Mill labor dispute resolved in Russell County, Alabama

The United Steelworkers Union at the Mahrt Mill announced on January 31 that they have officially accepted their contract with WestRock.

Holmen to invest in new CLT production plant in Sweden

The new plant is expected to be operational by spring 2024.

Western Forest Products' Port Alberni mill closes as company seeks viable path

The Alberni-Pacific Division facility has been closed since last fall, but the curtailment was only expected to last for six months, unless market conditions changed.

UFP Industrial Changes Name to UFP Packaging

Name better reflects company's business focus, products, opportunity.

WestRock holds job fair as 120 day Union lock-out continues

As more than 400 workers continue to be locked out of the WestRock paper mill in East Alabama, the company was looking to hire new employees Thursday during a job fair.

Port Hawkesbury Paper sister company pitches Guysborough County wind farm

Port Hawkesbury Paper Wind has submitted a proposal to the province to construct a 29-turbine wind farm.

Leading Stories

Nordic Paper receives permit for increased production volume at Bäckhammar

Nordic Paper receives permit for increased production volume at Bäckhammar

At Bäckhammar, Nordic Paper manufactures unbleached kraft papers of different qualities primarily for packaging end-uses.

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Northstar Recycling Acquires Sonoco Sustainability Solutions

Northstar Recycling Acquires Sonoco Sustainability Solutions

Northstar is an asset-light provider of sustainability-oriented managed waste and recycling solutions to leading food, consumer packaged goods, and other industrial clients.

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WestRock Paper Mill labor dispute resolved in Russell County, Alabama

WestRock Paper Mill labor dispute resolved in Russell County, Alabama

The United Steelworkers Union at the Mahrt Mill announced on January 31 that they have officially accepted their contract with WestRock.

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Holmen to invest in new CLT production plant in Sweden

Holmen to invest in new CLT production plant in Sweden

The new plant is expected to be operational by spring 2024.

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Western Forest Products' Port Alberni mill closes as company seeks viable path

Western Forest Products' Port Alberni mill closes as company seeks viable path

The Alberni-Pacific Division facility has been closed since last fall, but the curtailment was only expected to last for six months, unless market conditions changed.

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UFP Industrial Changes Name to UFP Packaging

UFP Industrial Changes Name to UFP Packaging

Name better reflects company's business focus, products, opportunity.

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WestRock holds job fair as 120 day Union lock-out continues

WestRock holds job fair as 120 day Union lock-out continues

As more than 400 workers continue to be locked out of the WestRock paper mill in East Alabama, the company was looking to hire new employees Thursday during a job fair.

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Port Hawkesbury Paper sister company pitches Guysborough County wind farm

Port Hawkesbury Paper sister company pitches Guysborough County wind farm

Port Hawkesbury Paper Wind has submitted a proposal to the province to construct a 29-turbine wind farm.

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Michigan legislature approves $200 million for Billerud paper mill

Michigan legislature approves $200 million for Billerud paper mill

The roughly $200 million in state tax dollars earmarked for the Escanaba Mill will supplement a $1.06 billion investment by Swedish parent company Billerud to expand paper product production at the mill. The project would help the mill retain nearly 1,200 jobs at the 2,000-acre site in Wells and Escanaba townships in Delta County.

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Norske Skog Skogn investing NOK 180 million

Norske Skog Skogn investing NOK 180 million

Norske Skog Skogn will invest around NOK 180 million, after NOK 40-50 million in grant funding from the NOx fund, in a new thermomechanical production line (TMP) that will replace expensive recycled paper with fresh fibre. The new TMP line will reduce variable costs, significantly reduce NOx and fossil CO2 emissions, and reduce landfilled waste. Start-up is expected in the first half of 2024.

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Stora Enso signs an agreement to divest its Hylte paper site and will discontinue the Anjala site divestment process

Stora Enso signs an agreement to divest its Hylte paper site and will discontinue the Anjala site divestment process

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its paper production site in Hylte, Sweden and all its related assets to Sweden Timber, a Sweden-based sawmill and planing mill company. The enterprise value is approximately EUR 18 million. The completion of the transaction is expected in the first half of 2023. Concerning the Anjala paper site in Finland, Stora Enso has decided to discontinue the divestment process.

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Smurfit Kappa invests €6 million in solar panels at Spanish mill

Smurfit Kappa invests €6 million in solar panels at Spanish mill

Smurfit Kappa has announced a €6 million investment at its Sanguesa paper mill in Spain, which will see the construction and installation of up to 12,000 solar panels on land adjacent to the mill. The solar panels will reduce CO2 emissions by over 3200 tonnes annually and provide significant cost savings.

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Canfor shuts down operations in Chetwynd and Houston, B.C., cutting about 400 jobs

Canfor shuts down operations in Chetwynd and Houston, B.C., cutting about 400 jobs

Canfor has announced the permanent closure of its Chetwynd, B.C. operations, as well as a temporary closure of its Houston sawmill, creating further challenges for forestry industry workers.

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U.S. to raise tariffs for Canada's two largest lumber companies as trade fight persists

U.S. to raise tariffs for Canada's two largest lumber companies as trade fight persists

West Fraser has to pay a new duty rate of 9.38 percent compared to its current tariff of 8.25 per cent. Canfor will see growth for Canadian softwood sold in the United States to 7.29 percent, compared to the current 5.87 percent.

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Boise Cascade plans new door shop facility in Kansas City

Boise Cascade plans new door shop facility in Kansas City

Our Building Materials Distribution (BMD) division announced the planned addition of our 10th door shop. Located in Kansas City, this new 150,000 sq. ft. millwork facility is expected to begin production in June 2023.

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3M cutting about 2,500 manufacturing jobs globally

International Paper Company to Sell Stake in Ilim Joint Venture

Multi-Color Corp. will close its Menomonee Falls facility

Georgia-Pacific gives update on injured worker at Pineland, Texas facility

Tolko announces shutdown at Soda Creek, Armstrong Lumber divisions will continue

$50M in upgrades announced at Paper Excellence Vancouver Island mill, 100-plus employees to be brought back

Industry News

Metsä Group receives Finland's most startup-friendly company award for the second year running

Metsä Group receives Finland's most startup-friendly company award for the second year running

Metsä Group has been honoured for its support of startup communities, advancing sustainable innovations related to various wood-based materials with investments, R&D and production support, thus helping startups bring their innovation to the masses.

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Rayonier Advanced Materials Publishes 2022 ESG Progress Update

Rayonier Advanced Materials Publishes 2022 ESG Progress Update

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. announced the release of its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Progress Update (the "Update"), as a supplement to the Company's comprehensive 2021 ESG Report.

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Sofidel Participates in Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Sofidel Participates in Military Spouse Employment Partnership

MSEP gives partnering businesses priority access to a unique and talented group of professionals - military spouses. They are skilled, diverse and motivated, with a strong work ethic. When MSEP companies and organizations hire military spouses, they gain outstanding employees with 21st century skills.

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JD Irving to see property assessment increases for each of its four New Brunswick pulp, paper mills in 2023

JD Irving to see property assessment increases for each of its four New Brunswick pulp, paper mills in 2023

J.D. Irving, Limited will see property assessment increases for each of its New Brunswick pulp and paper mills in 2023, following increases in both 2022 and 2021. In 2023, approximately $4.9 million in provincial and municipal property taxes will be paid on pulp and paper mills located within Saint John alone, an increase of 19 per cent in three years.

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Stora Enso sees challenging year ahead

Stora Enso sees challenging year ahead

Stora Enso on Tuesday said higher costs would be likely to squeeze its margins in 2023 after the Finnish forestry group produced its strongest annual results in more than 20 years, although profit declined in the fourth quarter.

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Sofidel in the top 1% of companies rated by EcoVadis for sustainability in the tissue paper industry

Sofidel in the top 1% of companies rated by EcoVadis for sustainability in the tissue paper industry

Sofidel, one of the world's leading paper groups for the production of paper for hygienic and domestic use known particularly in Italy and Europe for its Regina brand, has again this year received Platinum recognition from EcoVadis for its approach to sustainability and therefore confirming its place among the top 1% of companies in its sector worldwide.

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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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Monadnock Paper Mills Announces Addition of Ultrahide PC 100 Blockout Poster to the Enviportfolio Line of Poster Substrates

Monadnock Paper Mills Announces Addition of Ultrahide PC 100 Blockout Poster to the Enviportfolio Line of Poster Substrates

Ultrahide is a high-performance, Forest Stewardship Council® Certified, 100 percent opaque blockout poster stock ideal for indoor retail, hospitality and event signage.

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Sealed Air Maintains A-Climate Change Score From CDP

Sealed Air Maintains A-Climate Change Score From CDP

Sealed Air has been awarded an A or A- for its work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the last nine years consecutively and has previously been recognized by CDP as a Supplier Engagement Leader.

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Ahlstrom's FluoroFree® Technology leads the industry in next generation grease-resistant packaging solutions

Ahlstrom's FluoroFree® Technology leads the industry in next generation grease-resistant packaging solutions

Ahlstrom has led the marketplace in the movement towards more sustainable solutions for fiber-based food packaging, and its new generation of FluoroFree® technology is achieving grease-resistance in the most challenging food packaging applications.

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British Columbia province launches new forestry program

B.C. valley of ancient trees, rare animals preserved in deal with forest firm

International Paper Supports Alabama Communities After Deadly Storms

Cascades launches new eco-friendly packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables

Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) Not to Pursue $325M Private Notes Offering

Rayonier Names Mark McHugh President & Chief Financial Officer and Doug Long Executive Vice President & Chief Resource Officer

Future of Espanola, Ont., paper mill uncertain as Domtar continues with plans to sell

Sofidel Awards Circleville Employee With Italy Trip

Södra hikes timber prices

Two Weeks Left To Submit a Nomination for Sofidel's Sustainable Hygiene Heroes Contest

Cascades ranked 20th most sustainable corporation in the world

Academic Spotlight

Georgia-Pacific Brings Paid Accounting Apprenticeship Program to Atlanta

Georgia-Pacific Brings Paid Accounting Apprenticeship Program to Atlanta

People from any background or experience level can get on the fast track to careers in accounting or as a tax analyst, with a flexible new option in Atlanta, where the Georgia-Pacific (GP) Apprenticeship Program is launching in partnership with WSU Tech.

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LP Building Solutions Partners with Vancouver Island University

LP Building Solutions Partners with Vancouver Island University

LP to support Indigenous People in Trades Training and Women in Trades programs

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Forestry Sector Contributes $2.5M Towards BCIT's New Trades and Technology Complex

Forestry Sector Contributes $2.5M Towards BCIT's New Trades and Technology Complex

A collection of forestry organizations including Canfor, West Fraser, Tolko, Hampton Lumber, Mosaic Forest Management, Paper Excellence, and Binational Softwood Lumber Council have come together to invest in trades programs through the new BCIT Trades and Technology Complex (TTC), made possible with funding from the Province of BC and industry partners.

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University of Maine researchers discover new uses for paper mill products

University of Maine researchers discover new uses for paper mill products

Following the September announcement of the mill in Jay closing, that leaves six mills still standing in Maine.

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Weyerhaeuser, American Forests Partner to Bring Tree Equity Program to Smaller, More Rural Communities

Updated: Dr. Bill Scott, retired professor of Miami's Paper program, passes away

Catching up with N.C. State Paper Science and Engineering Student Aitana Blevins

A random walk with Gene

Gees, Is This Ever Random

Gees, Is This Ever Random

Fleas and ticks seem particularly bad this year. If your cat or small dog seems lethargic, they may be overrun with fleas. They can literally drain the life out of a small animal. Our vet recommends a vet supplied topical treatment rather than OTC medicines from retail stores.

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Teaching and Dash Cams

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

USDA Appoints International Paper's Santiago Arbelaez to the 2023 Paper and Packaging Board

The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) announced that Santiago Arbelaez, Vice President, Strategy, Industrial Packaging, International Paper has been named to the P+PB Board of Directors for a three-year term, appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.

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Novolex Appoints Daniel L. Rikard as General Counsel

Novolex® announced that Daniel L. Rikard has been appointed General Counsel, effective today. In this capacity, Rikard will manage Novolex's legal matters and risks and will lead the company's legal organization.

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Enviva Announces Four Senior Officer Appointments

Enviva Inc., the world's leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, announced the appointments of a Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Administrative and People Officer, and General Counsel.

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Jussi Linnaranta continues as Chairman of Metsäliitto Cooperative Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative has in its constituent meeting decided that Jussi Linnaranta continues as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mikko Mäkimattila was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Roseburg welcomes Cory Boydston to Board of Directors

Ms. Boydston recently retired after 13 years as CFO at Ashton Woods, one of the nation's largest private homebuilders.

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Boise Cascade Announces Retirement of Senior Executive Rich Viola

Boise Cascade Company announced the retirement of Rich Viola, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Building Materials Distribution (BMD) division, effective March 1, 2023.

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Mary Beth McCabe to Join the Willamette Falls Paper Company Sales & Executive Leadership Team

Ms. McCabe brings considerable industry experience to Willamette Falls Paper Company. Previously, she was the Specialty Account Director for ND Paper, Catalyst Paper and NewPage Corporation throughout North America. Ms. McCabe has also held sales management roles at other paper and printing companies, managing territories in Texas, the Western U.S., and Canada.

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UPM appoints Christian Librera to lead Biofuels

UPM appointed Christian Librera as Senior Vice President Biofuels to lead the company's Biofuels business platform as of 1 January 2023.

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USDA elects new members to Softwood Lumber Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of four members to serve on the Softwood Lumber Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms, effective immediately, through Dec. 31, 2025.

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IFP announces promotion of Michael Collins to Senior Vice President

Michael joined IFP in 2008 and has served in a wide variety of roles, including logistics, sales operations and trading.

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GreenFirst CEO Rick Doman Retires

GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. announces the retirement of its Chief Executive Officer, Rick Doman, for personal reasons effective December 31, 2022.

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Smurfit Kappa elects Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh to Board of Directors

Smurfit Kappa Group plc announces the appointment of Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh to the Board of Directors as an independent, non-executive director, effective 5 January 2023.

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Graphic Packaging CEO joins board of directors of Regal Rexnord

Regal Rexnord Corporation announced that Michael P. Doss has joined the Company's Board of Directors. His initial term on the board is slated to continue until the 2023 annual shareholders meeting.

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Crown Paper Group Announces Will Lindsay as Chief Executive Officer

Crown Paper Group announced that Will Lindsay has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective December 19, 2022. Lindsay most recently served as Senior Director, Global Papers Strategy and Product Optimization at WestRock and brings to this role extensive experience across the paper and packaging industry.

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Steven L. Boyd Appointed to Sonoco Board of Directors

Boyd is a seasoned executive with over 35 years of experience with global Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies.

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Change to Essity's Executive Management Team

Joséphine Edwall Björklund, Essity's Senior Vice President, Communications, and member of the company's Executive Management Team, will adopt a new role at Essity and will therefore be leaving the Executive Management Team.

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Graanul Invest appoints Nicholas Dottino as new CEO

Recently, Mr. Dottino was the CEO of Cosmo Specialty Fibers Inc, a leading dissolving wood pulp business and portfolio company of The Gores Group.

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Stora Enso appoints Minna Björkman as Head of Sourcing and Logistics

Stora Enso has appointed Minna Björkman as Head of Sourcing and Logistics and a member of the Group Leadership Team. She will start in January 2023.

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Metsä Group appoints Katariina Kemppainen as SVP, Group R&D

Metsä Group continues to accelerate its investments into research and development. A new Group R&D function was set up in summer of 2021 and the consequent build-up phase has integrated the function well into the larger Metsä Group entity.

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Ahlstrom names Jorn P. Jensen as CFO

Ahlstrom appoints Jorn P. Jensen as new CFO and a member of the Group Executive Management Team, effective December 1, 2022. Jorn has 27 years of experience as CFO, most recently at Dyson Ltd and earlier at Carlsberg A/S.

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DS Smith names Biffa's Pike as new finance boss

Biffa PLC said Friday that Richard Pike has resigned as chief financial officer to join DS Smith as group finance director.

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Rayonier Announces the Election of Gregg A. Gonsalves to its Board of Directors

Gonsalves is an Advisory Partner at Integrated Capital, a leading, hotel-focused, private real estate advisory and investment firm. Prior to joining Integrated Capital, Mr. Gonsalves served at Goldman Sachs for 20 years, most recently as a Managing Director in its Real Estate Group and Merger Leadership Group; he was also the Partner responsible for Goldman's Real Estate Merger & Acquisition Business.

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Lionel Bonte Named New President of Mativ's Healthcare and Wellness Business Unit

He is joining Mativ from Ahlstrom where he led its Medical Business unit.

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Supplier News

Stora Enso Commissions Voith to Convert A Former Paper Machine into Europe's Largest Board Machine At its Oulu Site in Finland

With an annual production volume of 750,000 tons of folding boxboard and coated kraft back (CKB), the machine will be one of the largest of its kind in Europe after conversion.

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Valmet to deliver key technology and automation solutions for the expansion project of Stora Enso's Oulu mill in Finland

The delivery is part of Stora Enso's approximately EUR 1 billion investment to convert the remaining idle paper machine at their Oulu site into a high-volume consumer board production line.

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Valmet to rebuild Sappi's PM2 at Somerset mill in Maine

Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi's Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Previously, Valmet rebuilt the paper machine 1 (PM1) and with its success, Sappi has chosen Valmet again to rebuild the paper machine 2 (PM2).

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Voith acquires stake in Swedish start-up Yangi

Yangi has developed a manufacturing process and is pioneering a new technology to produce 3D-formed, cellulose-based packaging.

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Voith and Toscotec Join Forces to Optimize Stock Preparation Portfolio for Tissue Production

Based on the joint know-how of Voith and Toscotec, solutions adapted specifically for the tissue sector are newly developed.

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ANDRITZ to Supply SulfoLoop Plant for Commercial Grade, Concentrated Sulfuric Acid to the New Suzano Mill in Ribas do Rio Pardo, Brazil

The plant is part of ANDRITZ's CircleToZero product portfolio that focuses on eliminating unused side streams, create new added value products and lay a foundation for zero emissions and zero waste production.

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Valmet to deliver bamboo fiber fractionation system to Sichuan Tianzhu Bamboo Resource in China

The project is scheduled to be executed in the fall 2023.

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Valmet to rebuild cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant for Andhra Paper Limited in India

The delivery is scheduled to take place in December 2023, and the start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024.

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Andritz to supply energy-saving wastepaper processing systems to Lipy Paper Mills in Bangladesh

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Lipy Paper Mills Ltd. to supply wastepaper processing systems to the mill in Changine, Modonpur, Kanchpur, Sonargaon.

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Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper starts up Andritz tissue production line in China

The first paper on reel was achieved 16 days ahead of schedule.

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Andritz to supply pressurized refining system to Wisewoods in Thailand

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Wisewoods Co., Ltd to supply another pressurized refining system - the second from Andritz - to its mill in Phetchaburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for the first half year in 2024.

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Södra Cell buys PulpEye analyzers for its pulp mills in Sweden

It is the second largest order ever signed by PulpEye.

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Valmet introduces new lime kiln flame profile application for pulp mills

Valmet introduces a new flame profiling application that enables real-time flame detection and monitoring in a pulp mill's lime kiln environments. At the same time, the Valmet Furnace Imaging System, IR is updated with new optics and a port rodder, improving the overall Valmet Boiler Diagnostics Systems offering.

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Valmet to deliver a coating section upgrade with electric heated air dryers to Stora Enso in Finland

The upgrade will bring energy savings and reduce emissions.

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Runtech supplies vacuum system rebuild to Norske Skog Golbey in France

With the new RunEco vacuum system, PM1 will gain significant energy and water savings.

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C-Green wins CMPC Pulp Mill Sludge Efficiency Challenge

C-Green has been selected by CMPC, one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, and Foresight Canada, Canada's cleantech accelerator, as winner of the Pulp Mill Sludge Efficiency Challenge, a competition seeking innovative solutions to handling wastewater sludge.

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Andritz to supply VIB moisturizing technology for Xianhe Group in China

The equipment installation is expected to be completed during the second half of 2023.

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Valmet Oyj and Opal Botany Mill extend the Mill Maintenance Operations Agreement in Australia

Valmet and Opal have agreed to extend the Mill Maintenance Operations Agreement and thus continue the long-term co-operation for mill maintenance services at Opal's B9 board making line in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Valmet's climate work recognized in CDP's climate listing

CDP's evaluation is based on the company's disclosure about its strategy, targets, governance, risks and opportunities, risk management and actions in the last reporting year related to climate change mitigation and development of low-carbon technology and solutions.

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Valmet to supply complete automation solution for Melitta Europa's paper mill in Germany

Valmet will supply a complete automation solution to Melitta Europa for its paper production plant in Minden, Germany.

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Valmet to supply automation and quality control systems to Schumacher Packaging in Poland

The installation is scheduled to start in May 2023.

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Valmet launces two new scanner models

Valmet launces two new scanner models, Valmet IQ Scanner XL and Valmet IQ Scanner S. Both are designed for optimal production efficiency and superior performance in paper, board, nonwoven, and paper converting industries.

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ANDRITZ to supply key components for broke handling to Sappi Austria, Gratkorn mill

ANDRITZ has received an order from Sappi Austria Produktions GmbH & Co KG to supply key components for a new broke handling system for its mill in Gratkorn, Austria.

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Andritz to supply tissue machine to Xuan Mai Paper's mill in Vietnam

Start-up is scheduled for 2024.

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Voith Successfully Starts Up World's Largest Kraftliner Machine for SCA in Obbola

With a design speed of 1,400 meters per minute, the high-performance machine will produce 725,000 tons of kraftliner per year sustainably and efficiently.

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Valmet to supply steam profiler to Zhejiang Jingxing Paperboard in China

Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Steam Profiler to Zhejiang Jingxing Paperboard Co., Ltd. in China. The system optimizes moisture profile and improves end-product quality.

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Voith to rebuild Laakirchen Papier's PM 11 at Laakirchen site in Austria

Austrian paper manufacturer Laakirchen Papier AG has commissioned the leading full-line supplier Voith to implement the comprehensive rebuild of PM 11 at its Laakirchen site.

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Solenis opens two new centers

Solenis has opened two new international centers of excellence to help drive more sustainable solutions for the consumer paper packaging industry.

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TIME Selects the PFAS-Free Packaging Line from Zume and Solenis as One of The Best Inventions of 2022

Zume, the global sustainability solutions company creating molded-fiber substitutes for single-use plastics, has been named one of TIME's Best Inventions of 2022 for its line of PFAS-free packaging developed in partnership with Solenis, a leading global producer of specialty chemicals.

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Valmet to rebuild Koehler Paper's power boilers in Oberkirch and Kehl, Germany

Valmet will rebuild Koehler Paper's power boilers at its Oberkirch and Kehl paper mill sites in Germany to increase the production of sustainable energy from renewable sources

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Voith's XcelLine Paper Machine Nominated for German Sustainability Award

The DNP is one of the most important sustainability awards in Europe.

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