December 2016

Stricter environment rules and fiercer competition in Vietnam threaten small paper firms

December 30, 2016 - 10:48
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HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec. 30, 2016 (Local News) -Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association (VPPA) general secretary Vu Ngoc Bao said more stringent criteria for environmental protection would be the biggest challenge for small paper companies, which do not usually treat their wastewater properly.

ABB releases new full-sheet Dirt Count System for pulp mills

December 30, 2016 - 10:42
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ZURICH, Switzerland, Dec. 27, 2016 (Press Release) -ABB’s HPINet WIS Dirt Count system provides full web width inspection, imaging and identification in real-time to improve pulp quality and production yield, as well as customer satisfaction.

Accurate dirt detection, imaging and classification all play a crucial role in quality control and process improvement for pulp production. ABB’s Dirt Count web imaging system meets today’s demands for increased quality and runnability, with 100% inspection of pulp and reduced customer claims.

Valmet to supply a white liquor pressure disc filter to Daio Paper pulp mill in Japan

December 30, 2016 - 10:40
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ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 30, 2016 (Press Release) -Valmet will deliver a white liquor pressure disc filter to Daio Paper Co. Ltd's Mishima pulp mill in Japan. The new filter is scheduled to start-up in September, 2017.

The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. The value of this kind of an order is typically less than EUR 5 million.

AF&PA statement on proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for kraft pulp mills

December 29, 2016 - 13:03
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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 29, 2016 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the proposed National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Kraft pulp mills, issued under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Residual Risk and Technology Review process.

Eska to highlight its paperboard portfolio at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from Jan 5-8, 2017

December 29, 2016 - 00:43

SAPPEMEER, The Netherlands, Dec. 22, 2016 (Press Release) -Eska USA is pleased to announce its participation at the Consumer Electronics Show, taking place on January 5-8, 2017 in Las Vegas Nevada

The Consumer Electronics Show is a 4 day event that takes over most of Las Vegas. It is the launching pad event for most new technologies and gathering place for anyone involved within the consumer electronics industry. Eska hosts several events in Las Vegas during the 50th anniversary of CES to continue building its network of partners and friends.

Nippon Paper to build demonstration plant at Fuji Mill to promote practical applications of CNF-reinforced resin

December 28, 2016 - 01:19
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TOKYO, Dec. 15, 2016 (Press Release) -Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (President: Fumio Manoshiro; hereinafter, "NPI") announced to build a demonstration plant at Fuji Mill (Fuji, Shizuoka) to promote practical applications of CNF-reinforced resin. CNF-reinforced resin is obtained by mixing CNF into resin, such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and nylon. The facility is scheduled to start its operation in June 2017. The annual production of CNF-reinforced resin will be more than 10 tons.

Valmet to supply automation system for Kemira's new sodium chlorate production line in Joutseno, Finland

December 27, 2016 - 23:29
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ESPOO, Finland, Dec. 28, 2016 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply an automation system for Kemira's new sodium chlorate production line under construction in Joutseno, Finland. The automation system will control the production process and ensure its reliable operation.

The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. The system will be delivered in April 2017.

APP wins "Special Commendation for Best Practice" award at 2016 Sustainability Reporting Awards

December 27, 2016 - 00:22
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 14, 2016 (Press Release) -For the fourth time, Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has picked up an award at the 2016 Sustainability Reporting Awards (SRA). This year, APP has been awarded the “Special Commendation for Best Practice” for its Forest Conservation Policy, which the company has implemented since 2013. The decision to present APP with this special award was made by a panel of judges led by the former Indonesian Minister of Environment, Sarwono Kusumaatmadja. 

APRIL issues statement on NGOs suspension from stakeholder advisory committee over Pulau Padang canal in Indonesia

December 27, 2016 - 00:12
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JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 21, 2016 (Press Release) -APRIL apologises unreservedly to its Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) and other stakeholders for incorrectly referencing specific clauses of the Forest and Land Fire Control regulation (PerMenLHK No.32 year 2016) in relation to a canal constructed in its forestry concession at Pulau Padang.

AF&PA supports D.C. Circuit Court ruling to remand EPA’s Boiler MACT Rule

December 23, 2016 - 11:04
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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 23, 2016 (Press Release) -American Forest & Paper Association President (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement in support of the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit Court’s December 23rd decision to remand the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule:

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