HELSINKI, April 10, 2018 (Press Release) -Ahlstrom-Munksjö has decided on two investment projects, totaling EUR 27 million, both with attractive financial returns and improved environmental performance and employee safety. This supports Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s strategic ambition to maintain a leading position in selected niches of the global fiber-based solutions market that offer positive growth outlook and are supported by sustainable market drivers.Read more
SEATTLE, April 9, 2018 (The Olympian) -A federal judge in Seattle has finalized a nearly $4 million settlement with three companies over habitat damage caused by mill and manufacturing operations in Everett that date to the early 1900s.
Weyerhaeuser Corp., Jeld-Wen Inc. and Kimberly Clark Corp. have operated pulp and paper mills, machine shops, casket builders and other endeavors in the Port Gardner Bay area near the mouth of the Snohomish River.Read more
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 27, 2018 (Press Release) -Following its restructuring three years ago to decentralize the organization, Greenpeace International has decided to decentralize its membership in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as well. As a result, Greenpeace International will allow its FSC membership to expire in 2018, with its national offices determining if and how to best engage with FSC and forest management more broadly.
HEIDENHEIM, Germany and MEXICO CITY , April 9, 2018 (Press Release) -Grupo Gondi has entered into a contract with Voith to supply a new paper machine with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tons. The new paper machine will be located in a facility in Monterrey in Northern Mexico. Voith will supply the complete BlueLine stock preparation and XcelLine paper machine from wet end process to winder, which should minimize the number of interfaces for the customer and maximize the operating efficiency of the project.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, April 9, 2018 (Press Release) -Valmet will deliver three Valmet IQ quality control systems with Valmet IQ Fiber optical sensors to the Italian system integrator E.I.L to be installed on three new tissue machines in EMEA area during 2018. The orders are included in Valmet's first quarter 2018 orders received.Read more
JOHANNESBURG, April 6, 2018 (Local News) -Sappi has signed an agreement with the Department of Energy to build a renewable energy plant at its mill in Mpumalanga.
Sappi and consortium partners KC Africa and African Rainbow Energy and Power would spend a combined R1.8bn on a 25MW biomass energy unit at the company’s Ngodwana mill, said Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel.
Sappi will have a 30% stake in the facility, which is expected to contribute to the national grid from July 2020.Read more