Tissue World 2015




Going back to our roots – Sappi HQ team continue tradition with Employee-led Tree-Planting Expedition

On the 27th of February 2015, employees from Sappi Europe’s Headquarters in Brussels headed out to the Forêt de Soignes with a batch of 1,400 saplings, ready to be planted. A further 2,600 will be planted by Natuur en Bos on behalf of Sappi. This will bring to over 12,000 the number of trees replanted by the group since the initiative started 5 years ago. more...

Metsä Group adjusts production at Kerto LVL mills

Metsä Wood, the wood products business area of Metsä Group, will initiate statutory labour negotiations at its Kerto® LVL mills in Punkaharju and Lohja in order to adjust production in response to decreased demand in main markets. The planned temporary layoffs concern the whole personnel at both mills. more...

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery wins the Commercial Scale Plant of the year award

UPM Biofuels won at the WBM Bio Business 2015 competition on 2 March in Amsterdam. UPM started commercial production in January. The winners were announced on a gala organised in the connection of the World Bio Markets event. more...



Stora Enso appoints two new members to the Group Leadership Team

Stora Enso has appointed Gilles van Nieuwenhuyzen as Executive Vice President of the Packaging Solutions division and Markus Mannström as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to head up the new Group Technology function. They will be members of the Group Leadership Team, with the appointments being effective as of 16 March 2015. more...

Up to 30% tax credit for French companies cooperating with the Ghent Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant.

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP), a leading pilot plant for bio-based products and processes located in the port of Ghent, has been recognised by the French Government as a research facility. French companies making use of the services of Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant can consequently obtain a tax credit of up to 30% on the invoice. more...

CEPI applauds European Commission’s Energy Union Package

CEPI especially welcomes the emphasis put on delivering competitive energy prices, investing in the bioeconomy and establishing synergies between the energy efficiency, resource efficiency and circular economy policies. “This package is the last chance to make energy markets in Europe work”, says Marco Mensink, CEPI Director General. more...



Valmet receives order from Holmen for softwood line rebuild at Iggesund mill

Valmet will deliver equipment and services for a rebuild of the soft wood pulp line at Holmen's Iggesund mill in Sweden. The rebuild will improve production stability, cut variable costs and increase pulp production capacity by 15 percent equally to 50,000 tonnes. The works will be implemented in two stages during 2015 and 2016. more...

Toscotec to supply two new tissue machines to Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Paper in China

Liuzhou Liangmianzhen Paper Product Co., Ltd. has placed an order with Toscotec for #2 MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines, which will be installed at its production site in Liuzhou, Guangxi. more...

Clariant completes the sale of its Energy Storage Business to Johnson Matthey

"The divestment of the Energy Storage business with its LFP technology is part of our focused portfolio management and reallocating capital towards our core areas Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics and Coatings," said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant. more...

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