Mondi Group completes acquisition of SIMET corrugated plant in Poland

The corrugated plant, to be called Mondi Simet, is located in Grabonóg in the region of Poznan, Poland. Mondi intends to expand and upgrade this operation to a high-efficiency box plant, including the addition of a corrugator line for on-site board production. more...

Borregaard receives EUR 25 million in EU funding for Exilva

Borregaard has received a funding commitment of EUR 25 million (NOK 232 million), for the development and commercialisation of Exilva, Borregaard’s microfibrillar cellulose. more...

UPM sells its Schwedt mill to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH

UPM has signed an agreement to sell its Schwedt newsprint mill site and relevant assets to LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH for the aim of a conversion into liner production. The entire personnel of Schwedt mill will transfer to LEIPA as old employees. The transaction price is EUR 70 million. The transaction is subject to customary third party approvals. more...



Hannover Messe: Internet of Energy will revolutionize the energy market

To ensure that the energy transition will be successful, the entire energy sector - and even some stakeholders from apparently unrelated industries - need to work together. What does Google have to do with this? And what progress have traditional electricity suppliers made? The experts at the Smart Grids Forum in Hall 13 discussed these and other questions at the Hannover Messe. more...

20% Capacity Increase of Corrugated Base Papers in Europe until 2019

The European Association of Makers of Corrugated Base Papers, Cepi ContainerBoard (CCB)/ Brussels, informs that the European market for corrugated base papers was relatively balanced during the last three years. For the years 2016 and 2017 the association also assumes a balanced market. more...

Two new appointments at Kotkamills

Pirjo Eteläinen has been appointed Director, Consumer Boards. She takes responsibility for the operating result of the business unit and will continue to develop the sales and support network ready for the launch of the new board machine at the end of June this year. In addition, David Ingham has been appointed Global Sales Director, Consumer Boards, and will take responsibility for the sales organisation and sales overall. more...



Voith: New MatchPress and MatchFlow Roll Covers

Tailored to the requirements of small and medium-sized paper machines; High dewatering performance through customized surface design; Improved material characteristics for reduced wear. more...

Xerium Announces New Rolls & Services Plant in Concepción, Chile

The Company is continuing to reposition assets from low-growth to high-growth markets. This new project is very capital efficient in that the Company already owns the majority of the equipment that will be installed in the new Concepción plant. more...

Obama and Merkel inspired by ABB at Hanover Fair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama were the first to experience ABB's groundbreaking new smart sensor digital technology at the Hanover Fair on Monday. The two leaders were shown how ABB’s smart sensor can improve the productivity of hundreds of millions of electric motors by connecting them for the first time to cloud-based services. more...

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