MIAC 2014

THE MAGAZINE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY


MANUFACTURER NEWS

09/30/2014

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Stora Enso: Divesting its coreboard and core manufacturer

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Corenso business operations to the Finnish packaging materials company Powerflute Oyj. The enterprise value of the transaction is approximately EUR 90 million, and the expected all cash consideration approximately EUR 75 million. more...
09/18/2014

Lecta: OHSAS 18001 Certification for Almazán, Motril and Zaragoza Mills

Lecta continues making progress in securing OHSAS 18001 certification for all its mills before the end of 2014. more...
09/18/2014

Moody's: European industry starting to feel benefits of business transformation

Moody’s has published a Special Comment which states that H1 2014 results indicate that European paper and forest products companies are starting to feel the benefits of business transformation. more...


PEOPLE NEWS

09/30/2014

Lenzing: COO to step down from the management board

Friedrich Weninger, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lenzing AG, will not extend his Management Board contract which will expire on December 31, 2014. Weninger, who has been working for the company for more than 25 years and recently managed the company’s global production facilities with its more than 6,000 employees, decided for personal reasons that he would not seek a contract extension. more...
09/23/2014

Stora Enso: Juha Vanhainen, Executive Vice President, to leave

Juha Vanhainen, Executive Vice President, Energy, Logistics, Business Information Services and Wood Supply Operations in Finland and Sweden, will leave his position at Stora Enso as of 15 March 2015. He will take up the position of CEO with the Finnish food company Apetit Plc. more...
09/23/2014

Metsä Board: Mika Joukio starts as CEO on October 1

Mika Joukio (50), MSc (Eng), MBA, will start as the CEO of Metsä Board Corporation on 1 October 2014. Metsä Board’s current CEO Mikko Helander will still be available for special company assignments if needed until 1 December 2014. more...


SUPPLIERS NEWS

09/30/2014

Valmet: Biomass boiler handed over to RWE Innogy in the UK

Valmet handed over a new biomass boiler and flue gas treatment for RWE Innogy UK's Markinch combined heat and power plant (CHP) in July 2014 following a commissioning period and test-runs. The new plant in Fife, Scotland, provides the Tullis Russell Papermakers with steam and electricity to run the facilities. more...
09/30/2014

Andritz: Another tissue machine to Hebei Yihoucheng, China

Following successful start-up of the TM1 tissue machine, Andritz received a follow-on order from Hebei Yihoucheng Commodity, one of the leading producers of sanitary papers in China, to supply another PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with steel Yankee. more...
09/24/2014

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BASF: Reorganizing its paper chemicals business

BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business: As of January 1, 2015, the Paper Chemicals division will be dissolved. The headquarters of the division in Basel, Switzerland will be closed by the end of 2014. Overall, there will be a reduction of about 50 positions globally. more...

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