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Inken Schoenauer
Dear ipw reader,

so Winter finally arrived. With those freezing temperatures we send you warm wishes for a successful and inspiring year 2016. The year is starting on a mixed note: new investments but also closures. There is more to come. Either way, we will keep you posted on the newest developments.

Here are the most recent news from our website.

your ipw team

ANDRITZ to supply equipment for recycled fiber system to Sonoco-Alcore, Finland

Andritz will supply pulping and de-trashing equipment for the OCC stock preparation line at the Karhula paper mill. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2016.
Valmet to supply grade conversion rebuild for Kruger Packaging in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada

Valmet will modernize a paper machine (PM10) at the Kruger paper mill in Trois-Rivières (Québec), Canada. Currently producing newsprint, PM10 will be rebuilt using some of the most advanced containerboard manufacturing and automation technology to produce 360,000 metric tonnes (MT) per year of 100% recycled lightweight and high strength linerboard. The rebuilt production line will start up in 2017.
Kemira continues to invest in the growing market for bleaching chemicals after successful ramp-up of the new capacity in Oulu, Finland

In 2014, Kemira announced a substantial capital investment in its Oulu plant to capture the growth potential in the tight bleaching chemical market. The new hydrogen peroxide production process was successfully started during the third quarter in 2015 and the new volume has been sold out.
Ari Saario appointed Director, Research & Development at Valmet

To strengthen Valmet's R&D operations Mr. Ari Saario (D.Sc. Tech.) has been appointed Director, R&D at Valmet as of January 18, 2016. He will report to Juha Lappalainen, Senior Vice President of Valmet's Strategy and Operational Development corporate function.
Ziegler Papier ceasing production of fine and special papers at the Grellingen site

The company will cease production of fine and special papers at the Grellingen plant. The decision to discontinue production was taken because of persisting overcapacities, the negative exchange rate situation and the major price pressure as a result. With the Swiss National Bank decision of 15 January 2015, the situation has worsened again.
Sappi Europe strengthens Logistics Footprint in Europe with EUR 12.6 million Investment

As part of Sappi Europe’s successful newly developed ‘go to market’ strategy, the green light has been given for the building of a state of the art multi-purpose paper storage logistics facility of approx. 20,000 m2 close to Wesel, Germany.
UPM celebrates inaugural opening of expanded Kymi pulp mill in Kuusankoski, Finland

UPM inaugurated its newly revamped Kymi pulp mill in Kuusankoski following a EUR 160 million investment in production expansion. Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipilä officiated the proceedings by signing the charter together with UPM President and CEO Jussi Pesonen.
WEPA Group puts two new paper machines into operation

Launch of both paper machines in France and Germany took place as planned in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2015; WEPA Group now has a production capacity of 720,000 tonnes per year.
BillerudKorsnäs strengthens competence in formable packaging

BillerudKorsnäs has strengthened its competence in formable packaging through a smaller investment in a 10 percent stake in the Danish packaging innovation company EcoXpac. The investment forms the foundation for collaboration and is part of BillerudKorsnäs commitment to innovation to solve the packaging challenges of the future.
Stora Enso Langerbrugge, PM#3 Top Former Rebuild

Stora Enso - Langerbrugge Mill, located in Gent – Belgium, has selected PMT for the rebuild of a Bel Bond Top Former in their PM#3. The PM#3, a 6,5 m wide machine producing SC paper, will be rebuilt in its Bel Bond Top Former in order to improve formation and profile stability.
Director General Marco Mensink to leave CEPI in March

CEPI Director General Marco Mensink will leave his role in CEPI on 15 March 2016 to take up the role of Director General in CEFIC (the chemical industry trade federation).
Model Group acquires P-WELL GmbH, Altenberge, Germany

Model Holding AG, CH-Weinfelden - Through its directly held subsidiary, Model Holding AG has acquired 100% of the P-WELL Group, which specialises in the production and sale of corrugated board formats and packaging.
KPA Unicon to supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Stora Enso sawmill in Sweden

Boiler plant will enable utilization of sawmill residue for sustainable heat production. Stora Enso Timber Ab and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract of a biomass-fired hot water boiler plant delivery to Stora Enso sawmill Ala in Ljusne, Sweden. The new Unicon Biograte 15 MWth boiler plant will utilize bark and wood residues from the Ala sawmill as fuel, and it will produce hot water to the sawmill´s drying kilns.

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