Letter of intent for the detailed engineering of Metsä Group's bioproduct mill is signed

Metsä Fibre Oy signed a letter of intent for the detailed engineering of its planned bioproduct mill with Sweco Industry Oy and Sweco Rakennetekniikka Oy. Final delivery contracts will be signed if Metsä Fibre decides to build the mill. If the prerequisites for the investment are met, the decision on the construction of the bioproduct mill will be made this spring. more...

Sappi to build ground-breaking nanocellulose pilot plant

Sappi will locate a pilot-scale plant for low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils (nanocellulose) production at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen in the Netherlands, after a global review of potential sites. The pilot plant is expected to be operational within nine months. more...

Smurfit Kappa Group to acquire Grupo CYBSA

CYBSA is a non-integrated corrugated, folding cartons and flexible packaging manufacturer with operations in El Salvador and Costa Rica.Following the completion of over €160 million of acquisitions in the Americas in 2014, the acquisition of CYBSA will further enhance SKG’s presence in the region, providing us with an unrivalled packaging footprint across 12 countries from the southern United States to Argentina. more...



Global Forest and Paper Industry Celebrates International Day of Forests

The theme of the 2015 United Nations International Day of Forests is “Forests and Climate Change.” The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry and its commitment to climate change mitigation all along the value chain. more...

Valmet Tissue Technology Award granted to modification of hard wood pulp for tissue production

The focus area for the award this year was environmental efficiency. The objective of Mr. Salam's work was to develop a method to provide unique tissue characteristics using only natural materials. By modifying hardwood pulp, it can be cross-linked with a biodegradable product to greatly improve absorbency properties. The modified fibers are elastic, very soft, highly porous and durable, and also have microbial properties. more...

Petri Helsky starts as the CEO of Metsä Tissue on April 16

Petri Helsky, M.Sc (Chem. Eng.), M.Sc (Econ), 48, will start as the CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation and as a member of Metsä Group’s Executive Management Team as of 16 April 2015. Metsä Group published a stock exchange release concerning Helsky’s appointment on 12 January 2015. more...



Eurovast starts up the new tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at Cartiera della Basilica, Lucca

The Italian producer Eurovast successfully started up a new Toscotec tissue machine at Cartiera della Basilica, Bagni di Lucca. The MODULO-PLUS crescent former with double press configuration and steel Yankee dryer TT SYD-3200MM with a maximum speed of more than 1500 mpm. more...

GE and Kemira Create Global Alliance to Bring Water technology to the pulp and paper industry

The formal distribution agreement, which combines GE's advanced water technology with Kemira’s on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry. For the first time, GE’s newest and most advanced boiler and utility area cooling product technologies as well as membrane cleaning chemistry and the entire chemistry water portfolio is now available to the pulp and paper industry. 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...

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