T’sai Lun should be a household name in our industry. He is the man, from the Hunan province of China, who is widely credited with inventing the paper making process on which today’s elaborate processes are still based. He did this back in A.D. 105 and I sometimes wonder how much we have evolved since then.Read more
HELSINKI, Aug. 20, 2013 (Press Release) - Mr Markku Honkasalo, LL.M., eMBA, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Valmet Corporation*. He will start in his new position on September 2, 2013 and will report to President and CEO Pasi Laine.
Markku Honkasalo has previously worked as CFO, Rautaruukki Corporation and Director, Administration, Legal & HR at Myllykoski Corporation. Prior to his career in industry, Honkasalo held a variety of positions in the banking sector.Read more
MONTREAL , May 6, 2013 (CNW) - Tembec supports the Guidelines for Sustainable Paper Products, released April 24 by GreenBlue, which provide the common language and framework the paper products industry needs to take practical and profitable steps toward sustainability.Read more
NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, May 14, 2013 (PRNewswire) - Bureau Veritas Certification has launched a dedicated Due Diligence Solution for the forest, pulp and paper, packaging and wood products industries in response to the recent entry in application of the European Union Timber Regulation 995/2010 (EUTR).
Forty clients in key areas such as China, South East Asia and Europe have already implemented the Due Diligence Solution.Read more
HELSINKI, May 8, 2013 (Press Release) - Metso has opened an extension to its Tianjin service center that manufactures forming, dryer and filter fabrics mainly for the Chinese and Asia-Pacific market. The Tianjin service center, located in the city of Tianjin, China, started with 45 employees in 2008 and today it employs 200 service professionals. An inauguration ceremony of the extension of the center was held in Tianjin on May 8, 2013.Read more
HELSINKI, April 23, 2013 (Press Release) - Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business is to initiate a global cost competitiveness program to adapt to changes in the marketplace and improve profitability. The program will target an annual cost reduction of approximately EUR 100 million by 2016.
"The program is aimed at improving our cost competitiveness in a market that is continuing to experience major structural changes," says Pasi Laine, President of Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business. "We are also aiming to improve our profitability with the help of the program."Read more