Tissue World 2015




UPM closes 675,000 tonnes of publication paper capacity

Employee negotiations concluded in Finland and the UK – UPM permanently closes down paper machine 2 at UPM Kaukas and paper machine 5 at UPM Jämsänkoski in Finland, along with paper machine 1 at the UPM Shotton mill in the UK. Production will be ceased by the end of March 2015 at the latest. more...

Stora Enso’s NRI in fourth quarter 2014 have EUR 225 million negative impact on operating profit

Stora Enso will record non-recurring items (NRI) with a negative net impact of approximately EUR 225 million on operating profit and a positive impact of approximately EUR 53 million on income tax in its fourth quarter 2014 results. The NRI will decrease earnings per share by EUR 0.22. more...

Waggeryd Cell completes 9 million USD investment

The long-term strategy for Waggeryd Cell is to continuously increase production up to 175,000 tonnes per year by gradual investments in order to remove bottle-necks. By investing more than 9 million USD in additional air to air heat exchangers and a new wash press, the mill’s production capacity has increased about ten per cent. more...



Henri Vermeulen takes on ERPC chairmanship

The European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Henri Vermeulen as chairman, taking over from Beatrice Klose (Intergraf). Mr Vermeulen is Vice President Paper for Recycling of the Smurfit Kappa Group and represents CEPI in the EPRC. His ERPC chairmanship began on 1 January 2015 and he will remain in this position until the end of 2016. more...

Petri Helsky appointed CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation

Petri Helsky, M.Sc (Chem. Eng.), M.Sc (Econ), 48, has been appointed CEO of Metsä Tissue Corporation. He will start in his new position and as a member of Metsä Group’s Executive Management Team latest on 1 July 2015. more...

Valmet: Changes in Executive Team

Bertel Karlstedt (MSc, 52) has been appointed President of Pulp and Energy business line at Valmet as of 1 February, 2015. He will be a member of Valmet's Executive Team and report to the President and CEO Pasi Laine. more...



Valmet-supplied OptiConcept M boardmaking line officially launched at SCG Paper's mill in Thailand

SCG Paper's Valmet-supplied containerboard production line, PM 16, successfully came on stream on October 01, 2014, 11 days ahead of the targeted date, at the Siam Kraft Industry Ban Pong mill in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The official Inauguration Ceremony at the Ban Pong mill took place on January 23, 2015, with over 400 guests celebrating the new well performing production line. more...

ANDRITZ successfully starts up tissue machine with steel Yankee for Zhejiang Jingxing Paper, China

ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the tissue machine with an 18-foot steel Yankee supplied to Zhejiang Jingxing Paper in Pinghu city, Zhejiang province, China. The PrimeLineST C8 machine, which is producing high quality facial wipes and toilet paper grades, has a design speed of 1,900 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 m. more...

ANDRITZ to upgrade fiberline at Mondi Frantschach’s pulp mill, Austria

ANDRITZ received an order from the Mondi Group to upgrade the continuous cooking plant at the Frantschach mill in St. Gertraud, Austria. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015. more...

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