HELSINKI, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Kemira has received final authority permits and closed the deal announced on September 29, 2017. Kemira has formed a joint venture with an AKD producer in China. Kemira forms a joint venture – Kemira TC Wanfeng Chemicals Yanzhou (“NewCo”) – with Shandong Tiancheng Wanfeng Chemical Technology (“TC Wanfeng”).Read more
APPLETON, WI, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -Copamex recently installed a complete, new Voith VariFlex winder at its Chihuahua, Mexico, facility. With the new, reliable winder, the papermaker has increased its process capacity while making improvements to the plant’s safety.
“Voith has been a great partner to us and with this recent winder installation, we’re significantly improving our production capability, reducing overall maintenance requirements and increasing safety at our mill,” said Arturo Contreras, project manager, Copamex.Read more
KAUHAJOKI, Finland, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -SVEZA Group is planning to construct a modern pulp mill in the Russian Federation, Vologda region. SVEZA has selected Pesmel as a partner to execute the potential pulp mill’s basic engineering for an automated pulp shipping buffer for truck, train and container logistics.
In October 2018 Pesmel and SVEZA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of further cooperation in the planned pulp mill project. SVEZA is now proceeding with preparations, including environmental permits, for the prospective pulp mill.Read more
GRAZ, Austria, Dec. 3, 2018 (Press Release) -International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Melhoramentos Florestal to supply a high-consistency bleaching and wet lap system with a capacity of 125 admt/d to upgrade the existing thermo ground wood line at Fazenda Levantina Camanducaia, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.Read more
JULICH, Germany , Nov. 9, 2018 (Press Release) -A new academic study has verified the benefits of carbon fibre components for use in the printing, papermaking and related industries. Professor Dr. Lutz Engisch from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences presented the results of his research for the first time at the Packaging & Decorative Conference in Turin yesterday.
Trend towards carbon fibreRead more
OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 30, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -US box shipments are on track to grow for a fifth straight year in 2018, and corrugated packagers also are growing in a smaller, non-box segment involving direct sales of sheets to end users.
RISI VP for packaging Ken Waghorne pointed to sheets for in-store displays, and for mini-flute corrugated converted at folding carton plants, slip-sheets used for goods shipped shrink wrapped on pallets, single-face corrugated, and fan-fold corrugated used in box-on-demand or so-called automated box maker systems.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Nov. 30, 2018 (Press Release) -Buckman, a global company specializing in innovative chemical and smart solutions, announced global price increases for its paper division. The increases are being driven by rising raw materials, constraints from supply chain tightness and growing challenges associated with freight costs.Read more
MT. WAVERLY, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018 (Press Release) -Australian Paper is pleased to confirm that EPA Victoria has issued a Works Approval for its Energy from Waste proposal. The Works Approval Application is a key component of Australian Paper’s $7.5 million feasibility study into a $600 million EfW facility to be located at the Maryvale Mill. The study has been equally funded by the Australian Government, Victorian Government and Australian Paper.Read more