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Voith and SEPAC: Successful partners in yet another tissue machine start-up in Brazil

Voith Paper completed the successful start-up of the TM 6 XcelLine machine at SEPAC, a company headquartered in the Brazilian state of Paraná that is among the country’s five largest manufacturers of tissue paper for sanitary purpose. Installed in the company’s Mallet plant in Paraná, the TM 6 machine went into service at the end of 2017 and produced paper within the necessary quality specifications from the very first day.
Sofidel for natural capital safeguard with a debate in collaboration with WWF and Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

Sofidel continues to pursue its commitment to raising the awareness of the public opinion concerning the effects of climate change, and in this case in particular the value of natural ecosystems. After having been WWF Italia main partner for “Earth Hour”, the global mobilisation event from the environmental association on the theme of climate change.
AkzoNobel to sell Specialty Chemicals to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1 billion

AkzoNobel announced the sale of 100% of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion. This transaction creates two focused and high performing businesses – Paints and Coatings, and Specialty Chemicals – as part of its strategy announced in April 2017. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of 2018.
BillerudKorsnäs launches its first climate-positive packaging

As a result of innovative thinking based on decades of competence from papermaking, BillerudKorsnäs today proudly launches its first packaging with a climate-positive impact. D-Sack®, the dissolvable sack for cement and other construction materials, disintegrates in a conventional mixer and the bio-based carbon in the paper is captured in the construction itself.
First ever Valmet-delivered flash dryer started up at Stora Enso's Hylte Mill in Sweden

The first ever flash dryer for purely fiber delivered under the Valmet brand has been started up with fiber at Stora Enso's biocomposite plant at Hylte Mill in Sweden. The project was completed according to schedule and all guarantees fulfilled.
Smurfit Kappa rejects revised bid from International Paper

The Board of Smurfit Kappat received a revised proposal from International Paper Company. Under the terms of the Revised Proposal, Smurfit Kappa shareholders would receive €25.25 in cash (which would be reduced to €24.605 after payment of the final dividend of 64.5 cent recommended on 7 February 2018 and to be paid on 11 May 2018 (the “Final Dividend”)) and 0.3028 new shares of International Paper common stock for each Smurfit Kappa ordinary share held by them.
Valmet to supply a warp control system to Stora Enso Packaging's corrugated board plant in Ostroleka, Poland

Valmet will supply a warp control system to Stora Enso Packaging's corrugated board plant in Ostroleka, Poland. The system will reduce warp of the final product and improve the corrugated board plant's overall performance.
Food protection by barrier paper: Kölln oatmeal packaging with MOB paper inlay by Feldmuehle.

With its barrier papers Feldmuehle Uetersen GmbH offers food producers the possibility to protect their products effectively against pollutants by mineral oil residues. Peter Kölln GmbH und Co. KGaA relies on this solution and uses the material in the packaging of its oat flakes – without any visible changes to the classic paper bag.
Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for LineoTM by Stora Enso

LineoTM by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018.
Corenso announces investment in a new multi-knife cutter to strengthen its product offering

Corenso is pleased to announce completion of the latest in a series of investments in its core converting operations in Germany. The core plant in Krefeld is now equipped with a new in-line high-speed multi-knife cutting system which will enable it to better meet the ever-increasing quality requirements of customers, especially those in the film and flexible packaging markets.
Andritz launches most modern research center for tissue

The opening ceremony, attended by around 150 customers and other stakeholders from the tissue industry, was a great success. Together with the ANDRITZ experts and technical partner companies, the participants discussed the functions, designs, and features of the new PrimeLineTIAC and took a guided tour through the pilot plant. Several guest speakers also gave interesting inside views on developments in the tissue industry.

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New way of producing useful compounds from birch for the cosmetics industry

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has used plant cell culture technology to develop new types of ingredients for the cosmetics industry. Cell cultures, which originated from birch leaves and seeds, produce pigments, as well as compounds that help to preserve products and inhibit the growth of harmful microbes. Cell culture technology is a natural and environmentally friendly production method.