February 2017

Port authorities of Georgia and Virginia file East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement

February 28, 2017 - 22:28
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SAVANNAH, GA and NORFOLK, VA , Feb. 28, 2017 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority and the Virginia Port Authority filed on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to create the “East Coast Gateway Terminal Agreement.”

The agreement encourages voluntary cooperation in the areas of operational and supply chain efficiencies, safety, communications and customer service.

Converting equipment manufacturer American International Machinery installs new Signature Select 110SLB46 in Dallas, TX

February 28, 2017 - 09:42

OAK CREEK, WI , Feb. 28, 2017 (Press Release) -Wisconsin based, American International Machinery, Inc. announced the recent installation of a new Signature Select 110SLB46 in the Dallas, TX area. The Select is equipped with an inline ejector for inspection/quality control and new FastFold technology for higher speed production and less waste. American reported a 64% increase in new Signature folder gluer sales in 2016 compared to 5 years ago.

Italy's Recard to supply tissue turnkey plant to Star Paper Mill in Abu Dhabi, UAE

February 28, 2017 - 05:43
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LUCCA, ITALY, Feb. 28, 2017 (Press Release) -Recard lands once again in the United Arab Emirates thanks to the contract signed with Star Paper Mill Ltd. in Abu Dhabi for the supply of a turnkey plant for the production of high quality tissue. This is the sixth machine that Recard installs in the Arabian Peninsula following the one for Emirates Paper Mills Ltd and the four supplied to Saudi Paper.

Valmet to supply rebuild for PM 6 conversion at Sappi's Maastricht mill in the Netherlands

February 28, 2017 - 04:05

ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 28, 2017 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a paper machine rebuild for Sappi Maastricht in the Netherlands. With the rebuilt paper machine 6 (PM 6), Sappi will be able to improve the existing graphical board products and move into producing high quality solid bleached board (SBB) and folding box board (FBB) grades. Today PM 6 is producing coated woodfree (CWF) paper grades. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for early 2018.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

Valmet to supply rebuild for PM 6 conversion at Sappi's Maastricht mill in the Netherlands

February 28, 2017 - 04:05
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 28, 2017 (Press Release) -Valmet will supply a paper machine rebuild for Sappi Maastricht in the Netherlands. With the rebuilt paper machine 6 (PM 6), Sappi will be able to improve the existing graphical board products and move into producing high quality solid bleached board (SBB) and folding box board (FBB) grades. Today PM 6 is producing coated woodfree (CWF) paper grades. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for early 2018.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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Mills and Technology Newsletter

Finnish startup Paptic to invest in paper machine

February 27, 2017 - 08:40
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ESPOO, Finland, Feb. 27, 2017 (Press Release) -Finnish startup company Paptic Ltd is planning paper machine investment to upscale PAPTIC patented technology and material production. The demand for PAPTIC material on the market allows for the company's quick transition to industrial-scale production. Currently Paptic is negotiating the financing of the investment with a number of actors. The investment is scheduled to begin in 2018 and its impact on employment will be more than 30 people.

Smurfit Kappa and Sun Chemical develop new digital laser-based packaging coding solution

February 27, 2017 - 08:39
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DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 27, 2017 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa, a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions, continues to deliver game-changing innovations for its customers.

For its latest initiative, the company has collaborated with Sun Chemical, the leading producer of printing inks and coatings, to deliver the most robust and efficient, digital laser-based coding solution that supports customer packaging and labelling requirements.

Germany's Emtec Electronic to showcase its products at PaperCon 2017 in Minneapolis, MN from April 23-26

February 27, 2017 - 08:20
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LEIPZIG, Germany, Feb. 27, 2017 (Press Release) -The measuring device manufacturer emtec Electronic will also participate at this years’ PaperCon 2017 from April 23 – 26, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The German company can be found at the Technidyne booth, which is the US sales partner of emtec (booth no. 611).

Paper, board and tissue – starting from the pulp until the final product – it can all be measured with the special measuring devices by emtec:

Germany's Emtec Electronic to showcase its products at PaperCon 2017 in Minneapolis, MN from April 23-26

February 27, 2017 - 08:20
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LEIPZIG, Germany, Feb. 27, 2017 (Press Release) -The measuring device manufacturer emtec Electronic will also participate at this years’ PaperCon 2017 from April 23 – 26, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The German company can be found at the Technidyne booth, which is the US sales partner of emtec (booth no. 611).

Paper, board and tissue – starting from the pulp until the final product – it can all be measured with the special measuring devices by emtec:

DS Smith's bulk bumper shipper for Jaguar Land Rover wins 2017 WorldStar Award in transit pack category

February 27, 2017 - 08:00

LONDON, Feb. 23, 2017 (Press Release) -Jaguar Land Rover challenged DS Smith to develop a fully kitted and unitised Multi-Pack containing up to 5 or 7 individual automotive bumpers and stackable up to 12 packs high. It had to be easily assembled and allow individual bumpers to be delivered to dealers by courier.

We love a challenge and it turns out the WorldStar packaging awards do too because they awarded DS Smith a 2017 WorldStar Award (the most prestigious packaging awards) in the Transit pack category.

DS Smith's bulk bumper shipper for Jaguar Land Rover wins 2017 WorldStar Award in transit pack category

February 27, 2017 - 08:00
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LONDON, Feb. 23, 2017 (Press Release) -Jaguar Land Rover challenged DS Smith to develop a fully kitted and unitised Multi-Pack containing up to 5 or 7 individual automotive bumpers and stackable up to 12 packs high. It had to be easily assembled and allow individual bumpers to be delivered to dealers by courier.

We love a challenge and it turns out the WorldStar packaging awards do too because they awarded DS Smith a 2017 WorldStar Award (the most prestigious packaging awards) in the Transit pack category.

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