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01.04.2019

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...
29.03.2019

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...
28.03.2019

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...
20.03.2019

Voith Installs MasterJet Pro Headbox at Unionpel Mill in San Justo, Argentina

Unionpel, one of Argentina's leading packaging paper manufacturers, chose Voith to supply its new MasterJet Pro headbox fitted with EdgeMaster format limiters for its paper machine (PM1) that operates at its San Justo mill, located in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. more...
20.03.2019

Valmet to supply a containerboard line for GS Paperboard & Packaging in Malaysia

Valmet will supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line with automation solutions and a winder for GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) Sdn., Bhd. in Selangor, Malaysia. With the new production line PM 3, GSPP will produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades as well as strengthen its position in the Malaysian market. The start-up of PM 3 is scheduled for 2021. more...
20.03.2019

Skjern Papirfabrik A/S, Denmark selects Toscotec to rebuild the dryer section of its PM1

Skjern Papirfabrik A/S chose Toscotec for the complete rebuild of its paper machine’s dryer section at Skjern mill, Denmark. The delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019. PM1 has a wire width of 3,200 mm and produces core board from 90 to 450 gsm using 100% recycled fibres. more...
19.03.2019

Koepala and Kemira test new renewable packaging formats

Koepala, a sustainable packaging company providing innovative solutions for on-the-go food, and global chemistry expertise company Kemira are pleased to announce a cooperative partnership. This partnership is a result of the recent "Food for Thought" innovation challenge, which Koepala won. The challenge looked for new business models and alternatives to single-use plastics in food packaging. As a result, the two companies started to work collaboratively to test their solutions. more...
14.03.2019

Eluding the rising cost of silicone

These days, the word 'silicone' frequently comes with a sign of exasperation as thoughts turn to how hard the bottom line is going to be as prices for the material continue to rocket. Silicone is a base material used to facilitate the production of everyday items across a vast range of industries including, medical, household electrical and many more. The rising cost of electricity in China, a major global provider, plus the price of crude oil, means silicone suppliers are finding that their profit margins are being squeezed. This, along with increasing pressure to meet growing global demand, has seen the price of silicone soar by over 50%. more...
20.02.2019

Valmet to supply cooking, fiberline and recausticizing technology, as well as a new lime kiln to Naini Papers in India

Valmet has been selected to deliver the key process technology for a new cooking, fiberline and recausticizing plant, as well as a new lime kiln, at Naini Papers' mill in India. The new plant is expected to produce approximately 100,000 tons bleached hardwood pulp per year, and start-up is scheduled by the end of the first quarter in 2020. more...
20.02.2019

BASF’s investment into Alchemist Accelerator promotes digital innovations in the chemical industry

BASF Venture Capital is investing $2 million into Alchemist Accelerator’s fund, allocating at least half towards investments in 3D printing, agtech, material informatics, nutrition, and technology game-changers. This investment supports BASF’s strategy to leverage digital technologies to drive business growth. more...

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