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01/24/2020

Valmet to start co-determination negotiations in the Fabrics Business Unit in Finland

Valmet is planning changes in the Fabrics Business Unit which is part of the Services Business Line in order to secure the unit’s profitability and future competitiveness. The most important action in the preliminary plan is to move the dryer fabric and wide filter fabric production from Tampere in Finland to Valmet’s unit in Portugal. The possible actions will have employee impacts. The functions under consideration are part of Valmet Technologies Oy.

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01/24/2020

Toscotec Tadvision machine comes to live at Essity Mexico

The Tadvision® machine supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis to Essity Mexico started up at its tissue mill, in Ciudad Sahagun, Hidalgo. Designed for extra-premium product quality and superior energy efficiency, the TAD machine is equipped with a Steel Yankee Dryer, a successful pioneering innovation on this technology. Toscotec’s turnkey supply includes stock preparation, vacuum plant, complete electrification, extensive automation package, and all necessary auxiliary systems.

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01/23/2020

ZELLCHEMING-Expo to focus on bioeconomy

In the Science Year of bioeconomy, the sustainable use of natural resources will be a key topic at the upcoming ZELLCHEMING-Expo from 24 - 25 June 2020 in Frankfurt/Main. This topic can be experienced at the exhibition itself and will also be an integral part of the lecture program.

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01/23/2020

Voith extends its Measurement and Diagnostic Services with MobiLab, SpeedUp Certificate and 3D Scan

Voith is adding three new products to its range of Measurement and Diagnostic Services. MobiLab is a mobile analysis laboratory to investigate and optimize stock quality on site. With the SpeedUp Certificate, Voith is examining the possibilities for paper manufacturers to operate their paper machines above the original design speed, in consideration of the machine-dynamic behavior. And 3D Scan produces high-precision digital images of the current condition of the production facilities.

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01/22/2020

Smurfit Kappa supports international wine contest

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box and Vitop, experts in comprehensive Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions, are official sponsors of the Concours International ‘Best Wine in Box’ contest once again this year. Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has supported the prestigious wine contest since it began in 2015 when a strategic partnership was born. The innovative concept of this contest has proved to be a real success as it has become a benchmark for consumers from all over the world, bringing together over 100 producers from different countries.

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01/22/2020

JK Paper selects BTG to supply all specialty process measurements for their pulp mill

JK Paper, pulp & paper producer in India, has selected BTG to supply all the specialty process measurements in the planned relocation of pulp mill and the new board machine project at their Central Pulp mill, Songadh, Gujarat site.

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01/21/2020

Valmet receives the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year

Valmet has been recognized for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change by receiving the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year. CDP's evaluation is based on the company's 2019 disclosure about its actions in the last reporting year to develop the low-carbon technology and solutions, cut emissions and mitigate climate risks.

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01/21/2020

Wood-based alternative: Feminine hygiene fibres from Kelheim

Kelheim’s premium tampon fibre Galaxy® has proven effective in sanitary pads: It can substitute up to 70% of the synthetics in ADL (Acquisition-Distribution-Layers) in feminine hygiene pads. The amount of feminine hygiene waste is enormous – and often the time it takes for these products to degrade is “hundreds of years longer than the lifespan of the woman who used it” [sic], because the synthetic components are not bio-degradable. Changing consumer behavior drives the need for environmentally friendly yet safe alternatives.

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01/20/2020

Resolute invests $38 million in its Kénogami mill in Quebec

Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced the construction of a commercial plant specializing in the production of cellulose filaments, a new sustainable biomaterial derived from wood fiber, at its Kénogami paper mill in Quebec as well as the optimization of the mill, at a total cost of $38 million.

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01/17/2020

Valmet launches a new microwave consistency measurement for pulp and paper makers

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement – Valmet MCA (patent pending) for pulp and paper makers. Valmet MCA is now provided by digital electronics and the new Direct Sweep Detection measurement to offer higher performance measurement sensitivity and accuracy than competing analog designs.

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