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18.09.2019

Valmet builds a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall

Valmet invests in a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall to strengthen the company’s research and development capabilities related to bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals. The new pilot facility will start up in October 2020.

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17.09.2019

The first Grand Finale winner of PIDA (Packaging Impact Design Award) will be elected at Luxe Pack Monaco

For the first time there will be a total European winner of the packaging design competition PIDA. On 30 September the four finalists from Sweden, the UK, Germany and France will compete for the title Grand Finale winner of PIDA 2019. The festive award ceremony will be held at 15.00 at the BillerudKorsnäs exhibition stand at the “world’s leading trade show for creative luxury packaging” – Luxe Pack Monaco.

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17.09.2019

Metsä Group trains 50 new forest industry professionals with an apprenticeship contract

Metsä Group is kicking off apprenticeship training in its production units across Finland once again. The company is looking for some 50 people with vocational training, who will gain a qualification for versatile and responsible production tasks at Metsä Group’s mills during their 18-month apprenticeship. The training is set to begin in January 2020.

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17.09.2019

Valmet included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index among the world's sustainability leaders

Valmet has progressed well with its Sustainability360° agenda emphasizing continuous improvement of sustainable business practices. As one proof of the good progress, Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) already for the sixth consecutive year. The company was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices. The total number of companies included this year in the DJSI World for 2019-2020 is 318. The comprehensive ranking evaluates companies’ economic, environmental and social performance.

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17.09.2019

Clariant introduces innovative halogen- and cobalt dichloride-free Type 2 Non-reversible Humidity Indicator Cards

Advanced technology is an integral part of society, with electronic and digital devices becoming ubiquitous. To ensure the integrity of devices ranging from personal electronics, including computers and cell phones, to industrial automation solutions, it is critical that these moisture-sensitive components such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and surface mount devices (SMDs) are carefully transported and stored. SMDs for instance, are comprised of many powerful and essential processors, chipsets, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits that power today’s digital devices and products. These components are very sensitive and can easily fail when exposed to moisture, due to cracking, delamination and “popcorning”.

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16.09.2019

Setting trends with sustainable solutions

To be close to the market and to anticipate customers’ needs: this is what Sappi, manufacturer of innovative sublimation, printing and speciality papers, is known for. At this year’s Printing United tradeshow in Dallas, Texas (USA), Sappi is going to present its new Transjet Drive dye sublimation paper at booth 5123 from 23 to 25 October as well as different papers for large format inkjet printing. In addition, Sappi’s Ultracast casting and release papers will be shown. These products deliver superior textures with 100% replication for a wide range of aesthetic and functional applications.

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16.09.2019

Improved paper quality and increased production capacity with Voith BlueLine products at Umka in Serbia

Increasing production capacity by over 90 percent and switching to more economic raw materials while increasing cleanliness of the end products – these were the two goals of the Serbian paper manufacturer Umka d.o.o. when upgrading its cardboard machine BM1. Part of the project was thereby an upgrade of the stock preparation with an InjectaCell Compact flotation unit and InfiltraDiscfilter disc filter from Voith’s BlueLine portfolio. Due to the excellent performance of the new products, the company has laid the groundwork to achieve these goals.

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13.09.2019

Climate change, forest management and bio-plastics take center stage at the World Bioeconomy Forum held in Ruka, Finland

The second World BioEconomy Forum held in the Finnish resort town of Ruka ended today with eight declarations agreed upon by delegates from across the globe. The three-day event kicked off with a update on the latest European Bioeconomy Strategy and action plan launched last year from Elisabetta Balzi, head of the Bioeconomy Unit at the European Commission. The latest strategy, with funds of Euro 10 billion for research into food and natural resources for the years 2021-27, is now in full swing in its implementation and Balzi gave a comprehensive, detailed presentation of where resources are being allocated.

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13.09.2019

A Toscotec-supplied tissue machine comes online at Marutomi mill in Japan.

The Marutomi Group started up a Modulo-Plus ES tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its Marutomi Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka, Japan. This is the first of two tissue lines ordered by the Japanese producer. The second line is scheduled for start-up in 2020 at Ono Paper’s mill.

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13.09.2019

Valmet to supply a board machine to JK Paper Limited in India

Valmet will supply a board machine with an extensive automation and Industrial Internet package for JK Paper Limited’s Fort Songadh Mill in India. By investing in the latest coated board technology, JK Paper targets to increase its market share on a growing Indian market and to serve the market with more local supply. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the end of 2020.

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