Metsä Group's bioproduct mill in Äänekoski was started up on August 15, 2017. Valmet's delivery to the mill included a recovery boiler, pulp drying line, gasification plant, lime kiln, sulfuric acid plant, and mill-wide Valmet DNA automation system.
All the equipment delivered by Valmet represent the latest technology and are highly energy-efficient. The gasification technology and recovery boiler will maximize the use of bioenergy and make the pulp mill totally fossil fuel-free. The recovery boiler, pulp drying line and lime kiln are the largest in Europe.
HEIDENHEIM, Germany, 25 April 2016 (Press Release) - The Koehler Kehl paper mill has awarded Voith the contract for the rebuild of the PM1. The aim of the rebuild is to improve the profile quality of the specialty papers produced and also increase the energy efficiency of the production line. The modifications will also allow production to be stepped up on the PM1 in the future.Read more
WEINFELDEN, Switzerland, 27 November 2015 (Press Release) - In October 2015, the Model Obaly plant in Opava has launched the construction of a new finished goods warehouse. The building will have a floor plan of 60 x 100 metres and will be 18 metres high, providing storage space for approximately 12,600 pallets with finished goods. Pallet handling will be fully automated. The warehouse is planned to be finished and put into operation in mid-2016.
VAXJO, Sweden, Nov. 5, 2015 (Press Release) -Södra has learned many valuable lessons from the severe storms in recent years. This experience and knowledge has now been harnessed in new management instructions to reduce future storm damage to forests. Thinning at lower heights and earlier final harvesting for spruce-dominated stands are two of the important changes.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 16, 2015 (Press Release) -The European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme EMAS celebrated its 20th anniversary on 13th November by organising a high level conference at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The conference highlighted the best practice approaches to environmental management and the experiences of leading EMAS organisations.
UPM is among the companies who have been registering under the EMAS since it was established.Read more
JELENIA GORA, (Press Release) -In July 2015, PMP - a global provider of tissue, paper and board technology, signed a contract with Smurfit Kappa Mexico for a Phoenix ConceptTMrebuild of a reborn papermaking line that will be installed in Los Reyes mill.Read more
SETUBAL, Portugal, (Press Release) The Portucel Soporcel group, Portugal's third largest exporter and the leading European manufacturer of uncoated woodfree (UWF) printing and writing paper, today officially opened two of it latest capital projects at its industrial complexes in Cacia and Vila Velha de Ródão, representing total investment of € 95.3 million, and also announced plans to invest a further € 120 million through to 2017, in Cacia, on a new tissue paper production line.Read more
STOCKHOLM, (Press Release) -The nine organisations co-operating in GreenLight kicked off their work in Stockholm 22-23 September. The aim of the project is green and cost-efficient carbon fibre composites for light-weight cars.Read more