HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Oct. 8, 2013 (Press Release) - On October 2, the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) announced the winners of the fourth European Paper Recycling Awards. The LowEnergyFlotation (LEF) from Voith was the winner of the "Technology Improvement and R&D" category. The well-attended ceremony took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.Read more
MOSCOW, Oct. 9, 2013 (PRNewswire) - Honeywell announced today that it has been selected to provide the process control system for a new pulp mill under construction in the Chita region of southeast Russia - the first greenfield pulp mill to be built in Russia in 35 years.Read more
SKOWHEGAN, ME, Sept. 26, 2013 (Local News) - The company laying a section of the Summit Natural Gas pipeline will begin working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, starting Thursday to link Sappi Fine Paper Co. to the main gas line under construction in Fairfield.
Sappi, one of the state's largest employers, is among a handful of anchor tenants that made the $350 million gas pipeline possible in the Kennebec Valley.Read more
BROWNVILLE, NY, Sept. 17, 2013 (Watertown Daily Times) -Employees laid off at Florelle Tissue Corp. when it temporarily closed the last week of August because of a power failure won't be back to work at least until early October, company President Harry Minas said Monday.
The 16 employees, including 13 production workers, at the 1 Bridge St. plant are waiting for a failed power transformer to be repaired, but Mr. Minas said he is unsure how long that will take. Mr. Minas said Aug. 27 that he expected workers to be back on the job in three to four weeks.Read more
HELSINKI, Sept. 20, 2013 (Press Release) - Kemira has signed an agreement to acquire Soto Industries Inc, a privately owned company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Soto is a specialty chemicals and services supplier to the pulp and paper industry.
Soto supplies a broad range of specialty chemicals including digester scale control, silicone and oil-based defoamers, and polymers used in green liquor clarification and effluent treatment for pulp and papermaking.Read more
PORT ANGELES, WA, Sept. 6, 2013 (Peninsula Daily News) - After more than two years of construction and controversy,Nippon Paper Industries USA's expanded biomass cogeneration plant is stirring to life in preparation for going online in October.
"We're doing checkouts of various pieces of equipment," mill manager Harold Norlund said last week from his Ediz Hook office.
He sat in front of a picture window dominated by the cogeneration plant's conical biomass-fuel silo and related buildings.Read more
VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 13, 2013 (Press Release) - A brand new recovery boiler in Mondi Frantschach, Austria, started its working life this morning. The 60 million euro green investment in the power plant was launched at an opening ceremony attended by around 500 people.Read more