August 2019

Pöyry to develop BOP for Bracell's Star Project at its mill in Lençóis Paulista, Brazil; to increase capacity to 1.5 million tons/yr

August 27, 2019 - 02:36
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HELSINKI, Aug. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Bracell has awarded Pöyry with an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management) assignment to develop the BoP (Balance of Plant) of the Star Project. The services include interconnections between all process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, the water cooling centre and other complementary systems.

Pöyry to develop BOP for Bracell's Star Project at its mill in Lençóis Paulista, Brazil; to increase capacity to 1.5 million tons/yr

August 27, 2019 - 02:36
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HELSINKI, Aug. 27, 2019 (Press Release) -Bracell has awarded Pöyry with an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Management) assignment to develop the BoP (Balance of Plant) of the Star Project. The services include interconnections between all process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, the water cooling centre and other complementary systems.

Kemira to increase prices for polymer products in water treatment applications by 2-7% in EMEA region from Sept 1

August 26, 2019 - 08:36
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HELSINKI, Aug. 23, 2019 (Press Release) -Kemira, a global chemicals company, is dedicated to supplying customers reliably with high quality polymer products and services.

Kemira is making all efforts to mitigate increased raw material prices and higher freight cost impacts in the EMEA region. Several key strategic raw materials have been sourced at much higher prices in order to safeguard the long-term future supply to our customers.  For these reasons selective price adjustments are necessary.

Brandtjen and Kluge to exhibit its latest advances in print finishing and package converting solutions at PRINT19 in Chicago, IL from Oct 3-5

August 26, 2019 - 07:25

ST. CROIX FALLS, WI, Aug. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Brandtjen & Kluge, the recognized industry leader in short to medium run print finishing and package converting solutions, is pleased to be back at Chicago's McCormick Place October 3-5 for PRINT19, where Kluge technical experts will demonstrate the latest advancements in die-cutting, foil stamping, embossing and folding and gluing.

UPM partners with Spliethoff Group's affiliates Bore and Wijnne Barends to design and build seven vessels for transport in Europe

August 26, 2019 - 07:23
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HELSINKI, Aug. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM enters into a long-term charter agreement with the Finnish Bore Ltd and the Dutch Wijnne Barends, both affiliates of the Dutch Spliethoff Group. Together, the companies will design and build seven state-of-the-art vessels for sustainable sea transportation for UPM in Europe.

“This arrangement is a consistent step in UPM’s logistics strategy. It will safeguard a sustainable, competitive and reliable shipping solution for our businesses and customers on long term,” says Lauri Rikala, Director, Global Break Bulk Shipping, UPM Logistics.

Metsä Board's Kyro mill to implement artificial intelligence on its Voith-supplied folding boxboard machine for quality management

August 26, 2019 - 07:03
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ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Metsä Board’s Kyro mill is to begin using artificial intelligence for quality management on its folding boxboard machine. Supplied by Voith, the software uses measurement results related to the quality properties of and the mill’s process data. By combining various process parameters and using statistical models the system can automatically predict quality values and adjust process parameters in real time. This improves the production efficiency of the folding boxboard machine and improves quality consistency.

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Kuehne + Nagel enhances overland network with the acquisition of the Jöbstl Group

August 23, 2019 - 06:09
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With the integration of the Jöbstl Group, Kuehne + Nagel is expanding its overland network and simultaneously strengthening the region as the gateway to Eastern Europe. In future, particularly those customers requiring European groupage services can benefit from the transport operations offered by the Jöbstl Group.

Germany is faced with oversupply of logs and declining sawlog prices

August 23, 2019 - 06:08
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Historically, Germany was a net exporter of softwood logs, but since 2009 the country has almost doubled import volumes, while exports have only grown modestly.

In 2018, softwood log imports were slightly higher than they were in 2017, reaching 8.3 million m3 (a new record high). Just two countries, Poland and the Czech Republic, together accounted for almost two-thirds of the import volume to Germany.

Log imports from Norway and Estonia fell substantially in 2018 from 2017, while Poland and the Czech Republic increased their shipments, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly.

DHL Freight announces average peak season surcharge of 4% for transport in Europe

August 23, 2019 - 06:07
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The surcharge of average 4% will apply to all full-truckload (FTL), part-truckload (PTL) and less than-truckload (LTL) transport in Europe. This enables DHL Freight to provide its customers with the highest quality of service even as demand continues to outpace available capacity.

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