Norske Skog CEO steps down

Niels Petter Wright has decided, in full agreement with the board and with immediate effect, to step down as the CEO of Norske Skog AS. The Chair of the Board, Sven Ombudstvedt, will fill the interim CEO role until a permanent replacement is in place. more...

UPM and Carbodeon developing cellulose and nanodiamond materials for 3D printing

UPM and Carbodeon are developing cellulose and nanodiamond reinforced raw materials for 3D printing. The nanodiamond additives provide the product not only improved stiffness and strength but also higher heat deflection temperature. The product novelties will be available both for Fused Granular Fabrication (FGF) and for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). more...

Holmen chooses Green Cargo’s climate-smart trains

Holmen has taken a new step in its sustainable strategy work. Holmen’s largest forest holdings are located in northern Sweden, while much of its industrial production takes place in the south. To secure its wood supply and add value to its own forest, Holmen is now going to be transporting its wood south on trains from Green Cargo. more...

Thimm pack'n'display: the new brand for the packaging and presentation

Thimm is combining two well-established business divisions under the new brand Thimm pack'n'display. The ensuing synergies will create a unique technology mix in the market and offer completely new opportunities for the customers. More than 1,500 employees working together will now be better able to identify and meet our customers’ requirements. With this decision, the family business is further expanding its leading role in the market for packaging and displays. more...

Tetra Pak and ABB pioneer digital energy assessment programme to help food producers reduce their environmental impact and cut costs

Tetra Pak has today announced it is developing an energy assessment programme in collaboration with ABB to help food and beverage producers lower their environmental impact and cut costs. These solutions are being showcased in the Swedish Pavilion at Hannover Messe 2019 between April 1st and 5th. more...

UPM Communication Papers plans to reduce coated mechanical paper capacity in Germany

UPM plans to permanently close paper machine 10 at UPM Plattling, Germany, reducing the annual capacity of coated mechanical paper in Europe by approximately 155,000 tons. Paper production on paper machines 1 and 11 is planned to continue at the mill site. more...

Valmet completes the acquisition of GL&V

Valmet has today completed the acquisition of GL&V, which was announced on February 26, 2019. GL&V is a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry. The enterprise value of the acquisition is approximately EUR 113 million on a cash and debt free basis subject to ordinary post-closing adjustments. more...

Carl Macher Invests in Logistics and Resource Efficiency

Carl Macher GmbH & Co. KG in Brunnenthal, Germany, a member of Kunert Group is continuing to expand its production capacity. Together with its sister company Papeteries du Rhin, production capacity is expected to exceed 300,000 tonnes per year by 2020. The company has invested over 10 million euros in automation and logistics technology in order to secure the internal supply of Paul & Co's paper core plants and to guarantee its capacity to deliver premium-quality core board to numerous bulk purchasers throughout Europe. more...

ANDRITZ to supply wood processing plant for Ilim Group in Russia

Andritz has received an order from the Ilim Group to supply a wood processing plant with two debarking and chipping lines, chip and bark handling equipment, and a SmartWoodyard advanced control system to the Koryazhma mill in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2021. more...

Valmet to deliver fifth tissue production line to Papel San Francisco in Mexico

Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT 100TS tissue production machine to Papel San Francisco in Mexico. The new machine will be installed at the company's mill in Mexicali and the start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2020. more...

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