May 2018

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Mills and Technology Newsletter

Georgia Ports Authority surpasses 3.4 million TEUs in April

May 21, 2018 - 09:22
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SAVANNAH, GA, May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -The Georgia Ports Authority's busiest April ever pushed its fiscal year-to-date totals to more than 3.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units, an increase of 8.8 percent (280,000 TEUs) compared to the first 10 months of FY2017.

"We're on track to move more than 300,000 TEUs in every month of the fiscal year, which will be a first for the Authority," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We're also anticipating this to be the first fiscal year for the Port of Savannah to handle more than 4 million TEUs."

Spain's Pasaban upgrades laminating lines and KDD 1500 paper sheeter for customer in France

May 21, 2018 - 08:44

TOLOSA, Spain, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -The laminating line is now able to produce either laminate paper rolls or sheets depending on customer’s demand. 

With the objective of improving the performance of one of their laminating lines and their Pasaban KDD 1500 paper sheeter, Pasaban Upgrades service carried out two different projects. 

Spain's Pasaban upgrades laminating lines and KDD 1500 paper sheeter for customer in France

May 21, 2018 - 08:44
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TOLOSA, Spain, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -The laminating line is now able to produce either laminate paper rolls or sheets depending on customer’s demand. 

With the objective of improving the performance of one of their laminating lines and their Pasaban KDD 1500 paper sheeter, Pasaban Upgrades service carried out two different projects. 

Austria, Canada, UK and Uruguay successfully achieve PEFC re-endorsement

May 21, 2018 - 05:27
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GENEVA, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -The Austrian, Canadian, UK and Uruguayan national forest certification systems have successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks.

Combined, these four systems account for over 40 million hectares of sustainably managed forest. For both Austria and the UK, this is the fourth time these systems have achieved PEFC endorsement; it is the third time for Canada and the second for Uruguay.

The endorsement process

Kemira celebrates one year anniversary of its wet strength production site in Estella, Spain

May 21, 2018 - 05:08
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HELSINKI, May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global leader in the manufacture of high quality wet strength resins, supplied under the FennoStrength name, celebrates the one-year anniversary of the best-in-class manufacturing site located in Villatuerta and known as the Estella site. The celebrations took place on May 17th, 2018 with customers and government officials joining the event.

SCA partners with energy company St1 to open new production facility for renewable fuel from tall oil in Gothenburg, Sweden

May 21, 2018 - 04:20
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SUNDSVALL, Sweden, May 21, 2018 (Press Release) -The energy company St1 and the forest products company SCA have formed a partnership to develop large-scale production of renewable fuels from tall oil. The planned production site will be St1's refinery in Gothenburg. 

Solenis opens its new 37,000 sqm manufacturing site in Zhuhai City, China

May 18, 2018 - 09:33
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WILMINGTON, DE, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -A world leader in specialty chemicals, Solenis is investing in China, affirming the region’s strategic importance for business growth.

Solenis opened its new manufacturing site today in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, China. With approximately 37,000 square meters of space, Solenis (Zhuhai) Chemicals Company Ltd. will produce various product lines, including functional, water and process chemistries to support the key markets served throughout the Asia Pacific region.

BIR: China publishes official confirmation that import of high-grade PET does not need license

May 18, 2018 - 06:13
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BRUSSELS, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Further to our news dated 15 May 2018 BIR has received information that the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment has officially replied to the General Office of the General Administration of Customs, confirming that the import of high-grade PET as ordinary goods is allowed and in accordance with general trade regulation (please see attachedofficial document*).

Crecia-Kasuga holds completion ceremony for its new 36,000 tonne/yr household paper products production facility in Fuji, Japan

May 18, 2018 - 05:05
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TOKYO, May 16, 2018 (Press Release) -Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd. (President: Hirofumi Narita; headquartered in Fuji-shi, Shizuoka; hereinafter "Crecia-Kasuga"), a joint venture for household paper products established by Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd. (President: Yasunori Nanri; headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; hereinafter "Nippon Paper Crecia"), a Nippon Paper Group company, and Kasuga Paper Industry Co., Ltd.

Valmet upgrades its Tissue Technology Center in Karlstad, Sweden

May 18, 2018 - 04:42
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ESPOO, Finland, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet has upgraded its Tissue Technology Center in Karlstad, Sweden, to give the world's tissue producers a wider variety of technical solutions and configurations to support the demands of tissue making today and tomorrow. It will also provide new ways to utilize the Industrial Internet and advanced automation solutions to bring new insights about tissue production, as well as to give more detailed analysis, and information about the end-product quality.

Valmet upgrades its Tissue Technology Center in Karlstad, Sweden

May 18, 2018 - 04:42
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ESPOO, Finland, May 18, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet has upgraded its Tissue Technology Center in Karlstad, Sweden, to give the world's tissue producers a wider variety of technical solutions and configurations to support the demands of tissue making today and tomorrow. It will also provide new ways to utilize the Industrial Internet and advanced automation solutions to bring new insights about tissue production, as well as to give more detailed analysis, and information about the end-product quality.

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