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The truth about print and paper

(Canada, April 14, 2017) There are so many claims and falsehoods swirling around the blogosphere about the need to “save trees” that a false impression has been created about our forests being destroyed. The truth is that in North America, we grow many more trees than we harvest, thanks to sustainable forestry practices which constantly replenish this renewable resource. What other print and paper myths need to be busted? Everyone prefers to receive electronic communications. Wrong! When given a choice, 81% Read More...

Nippon Tokai Industrial Paper Supply to Hike Price for Linerboard and Corrugated Medium

(Japan, April 12, 2017) Nippon Tokai Industrial Paper Supply Co., Ltd. on April 4 announced a 20% minimum price increase for its linerboard and corrugated medium, effective May 21. In a press statement, the company said, “Linerboard and corrugated medium business of NTI, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. and Shin Tokai Paper Co., Ltd. have been facing a difficult earnings condition because of rising prices of a number of raw materials and fuels, including waste paper, since the second half Read More...

UPM expands its newsprint production in Austria

(Helsinki, April 13, 2017) UPM Paper ENA has a strong foothold all over Europe. Local presence and supply reliability of its improved newsprint offering will now be further strengthened by expanding regular production of the UPM Brite family to the UPM Steyrermühl mill in Austria. “We already have wide geographical coverage in Germany, France and Finland, but the latest product development initiatives enable us to increase and strengthen our local presence in Central Europe and to improve our service promises Read More...

Japan Pulp and Paper to expand footprint in Australia / NZ; BJ Ball and K.W. Doggett Fine Paper to combine operations

(Tokyo, April 12, 2017) Japan Pulp and Paper, the country’s largest paper trading house, plans to integrate operations of Auckland-based PagePack -- Oceania’s largest paper merchant and known for its BJ Ball brand -- with Melbourne-based K.W.Doggett, the region’s third largest, Nikkei reports. The merger may come as soon as July. BJ Ball and K.W. Doggett Fine Paper are leading Australasian paper, packaging and print media distributors. This new entity will become the largest, most diversified paper, packaging and Read More...

SCA to split in two listed companies

(Sweden, April 06, 2017) SCA’s shareholders voted in favour of the Board of Director’s proposal to split the Group into two listed companies. One of these will continue to operate as SCA, an efficient and well-invested forest products company that will include the forest products operations and all forest land currently owned by the Group. SCA’s hygiene business, including the current business areas of Personal Care and Tissue will become a leading global hygiene and health company operating under the Read More...

Rengo Group establishes new company in Thailand

(Japan, April 11, 2017) Japanese Rengo Company recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiaries Howa Sangyo Co., Ltd. and Nihon Matai Co., Ltd. have jointly established a sales company in Thailand. The new company will operate as a sales base both for Howa Sangyo’s flexible packaging business and for Nihon Matai’s heavy duty packaging business in Thailand and the Southeast Asia region, and will aim to improve the Group’s management efficiency and expand its business operations. (Source: press release) Read More...

Ariete chooses Toscotec for the installation of a new tissue machine

(Italy, April 06, 2017) Ariete S.r.l., Italian company producing high quality tissue paper, has ordered a new MODULO-PLUS machine from Toscotec for its paper mill in Cava dei Tirreni (Salerno), Italy. The new tissue machine replaces the exiting one and start-up is scheduled for July 2017. All the dismantling and assembly operations will be performed and synchronized in order to minimize the mill’s downtime. The scope of the supply includes a MODULO-PLUS in Crescent Former configuration with single-layer headbox. Approach Read More...

Eurosac highlights convincing arguments for paper sacks for food

(Paris, France, April 11, 2017) Numerous requirements in terms of hygiene, handling and storage practices have to be taken into account when packaging food products. The European paper sack and sack kraft paper industry has contributed many developments that make paper sacks the perfect packaging for food. “The food market is very interesting and complex at the same time,” explains Catherine Kerninon, General Delegate of EUROSAC, the European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers. “Our industry has managed to keep Read More...

Italian tissue paper machine maker seals Bolivian contract

(Italy, April 10, 2017) Italian tissue paper machine producer GapCon Tissue S.r.l. has obtained a contract from Bolivian paper manufacturer Copel S.A. to supply a new tissue paper machine. Under the plan, the new machine will be delivered to Copel’s production facility in the Santa Cruz de la Sierra industrial park, and it will be enabled to make some 85 tonnes per day. Production is scheduled to be launched in mid-2018. The amount of the latest deal was not disclosed. GapCon Read More...

Wepa starts up the new tissue machine at its Piechowice plant

(Poland, April 10, 2017) Wepa Group announces the successful start-up of the new Toscotec’s 32,000 tpy tissue line installed at Piechowice Mill, Poland. The machine went easily in operation on 9th February, eleven months after the beginning of the works and six days in advance of the official scheduled start-up. Following the almost twenty-year partnership in supplying new tissue machines, equipment and services for several well-known Wepa’s projects, the Italian manufacturer Toscotec was chosen to be the right supplier for Read More...

Valmet to supply Irving Consumer Products with TAD Tissue Machine

(Helsinki, April 7, 2017) Valmet announced that it will supply a new Advantage ThruAir (TAD) machine for Irving Consumer Products. The new machine increases Irving’s capacity for ultra-premium household paper products. The machine will be delivered in 2018. The value of the order will not be disclosed. “The new TAD machine will help Irving Consumer Products continue to grow and deliver ultra-premium quality tissue paper products to our customers,” said Robert K. Irving, President of Irving Consumer Products. Valmet’s delivery will Read More...

Thiele Kaolin Acquires Short Mountain Silica

(USA, April 7, 2017) Thiele Kaolin Company of Sandersville, Georgia today announced the acquisition of the silica and trucking operations of Short Mountain Silica. Short Mountain Silica produces high purity silica for a variety of applications in both industrial and consumer markets. With manufacturing operations located in Mooresburg, Tennessee, Short Mountain has provided outstanding service and quality products to a diverse customer base for over thirty years. Eric Tillirson, President of Thiele Kaolin Company, said, “The acquisition of Short Mountain Read More...

Andritz to upgrade wet lap plant for Thai Paper

(Graz, Austria, April 10, 2017) Andritz has received an order to upgrade the wet lap plant of Thai Paper Co., Ltd. at its Wangsala pulp mill in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for July 2017. Andritz will supply major components for an upgrade of the 2.4 m wide Andritz twin wire press, installed in 1990 and used in a wet lap application. The Andritz delivery also comprises erection work supervision and start-up of the plant. Thai Paper is part of the Read More...

PMP to supply hydraulic headbox to Sappi North America’s PM12 In Minnesota

(Poland, April 06, 2017) PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Sappi North America for delivery of an Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox for their paper machine 12 (PM12), located in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA. The project goal is to improve headbox functionality and to improve product quality and production. Sappi chose PMP’s Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox due to its high performance and impressive references. The project’s driving force is based on machine maintenance and quality, achieved through the application Read More...

Kyiv CPM started up a new shoe press at its PM2 in Ukraine

(Ukraine, April 11, 2017) Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill started up a new shoe press Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at its PM 2 in Ukraine. The target of the project is to reduce steam consumption by 25% thereby cutting testliner and fluting production energy costs. ABK Groupe, France made basis engineering and supervision over the project. JSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill is one of the biggest enterprises in Europe on cardboard and paper production, is part of the Austrian Pulp Mill Read More...
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