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Finnish government lifts biofuel targets

Finnish government lifts biofuel targets

Finland's center-right government has said it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in transport fuel to 30 percent by 2030 to help meet the country's emissions reduction targets. The biofuels will mostly fall into the EU's "double-counting"...

09-12-2016 Hits:87 European News

Sonoco to Invest $20 Million in New Atlanta-area Packaging Center Supporting Duracell’s North America Operations

Sonoco to Invest $20 Million in New Atlanta-area Packaging Center Supporting Duracell’s North America Operations

Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced it will invest $20 million in the development of a new packaging center to support Duracell’s new North America battery packaging operation.  Sonoco’s Disp...

09-12-2016 Hits:80 North American News

ABB launches online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling freeness in pulp mixtures

ABB launches online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling freeness in pulp mixtures

L&W Freeness Online expands offering for pulp measurements to help improve quality and reduce costs for paper producers. ABB has launched L&W Freeness Online, a reliable, repeatable and cost-effective online system for measuring, monitoring and cont...

09-12-2016 Hits:99 European News

Xerium's New TransForm Forming Fabric Delivers Cost Reduction and Operational Improvements for Paperboard and Packaging Manufacturers

Xerium's New TransForm Forming Fabric Delivers Cost Reduction and Operational Improvements for Paperboard and Packaging Manufacturers

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), introduces TransForm, a revolutionary new generation of forming fabrics designed specifically for paperboard and packaging machines that lowers energy consumption and extends fabric life, among other considerable...

09-12-2016 Hits:127 European News

BillerudKorsnäs explores new technologies – launches full scale tests adding MFC to its paperboard

BillerudKorsnäs explores new technologies – launches full scale tests adding MFC to its paperboard

After promising initial tests, BillerudKorsnäs is now moving ahead with full scale trials adding microfibrillated cellulose, MFC, to its paperboard products. The initiative is made possible through a new cooperation with Norwegian biorefinery pioneer...

08-12-2016 Hits:140 European News

Paper bags are the low-carbon choice, new study finds

Paper bags are the low-carbon choice, new study finds

Plastic bags are commonplace in retail. But there’s an alternative that is much better for the climate. “Of the different carrier bags that we studied, the paper bag made by material from BillerudKorsnäs has the smallest carbon footprint,” said Lena ...

08-12-2016 Hits:84 European News

Valmet to supply automation technology to Nepa Limited in India

Valmet to supply automation technology to Nepa Limited in India

Valmet will deliver automation technology to Nepa Limited in India for its two refurbished paper machines and new deinking plant. The solutions enable the paper mill to increase productivity and improve product quality. The startup of the new system ...

08-12-2016 Hits:93 Asian News

Rottneros signs agreement on debt financing within the framework of the investment program Agenda 500

Rottneros signs agreement on debt financing within the framework of the investment program Agenda 500

As part of the previously announced long-term goal of changing the capital structure through increased borrowing, the Rottneros Group has signed agreements on debt financing within the framework of the investment program Agenda 500. The increased fu...

08-12-2016 Hits:88 financial News

Harvestia has chosen Tieto to modernize its wood supply system and integrate it with ecosystem services

Harvestia has chosen Tieto to modernize its wood supply system and integrate it with ecosystem services

Harvestia has chosen Tieto to modernize its wood supply system and related service environment. The renewal will enable more advanced and efficient steering of wood supply operations and enhance the usability and user experience of applications. Tiet...

07-12-2016 Hits:93 European News

LUCART wins the "NO WASTE" AWARD

LUCART wins the "NO WASTE" AWARD

The New Award for the Fiberpack® Project The project solves the waste disposal problem of beverage cartons and it has been awarded to the LUISS University in Rome The Fiberpack® Lucart Group project has won the “No Waste” Award in the "Business" se...

07-12-2016 Hits:98 European News

Toscotec to rebuild PM1 tissue machine at Correll Tissue, South Africa.

Toscotec to rebuild PM1 tissue machine at Correll Tissue, South Africa.

Toscotec has been awarded a contract to rebuild PM1 at Correll Tissue, in Durban, South Africa. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2017. Correll Tissue is the primary tissue paper manufacturing plant of Novus Hol...

07-12-2016 Hits:90 Asian News

Portable gas analyser from AMETEK Land for gas CHP, utilities, cement, glass, paper, pipelines, refineries

Portable gas analyser from AMETEK Land for gas CHP, utilities, cement, glass, paper, pipelines, refineries

AMETEK Land, a leading industrial combustion efficiency and environmental pollution emissions monitoring specialist, has made its Lancom 4 Portable Gas Analyser even more affordable with a Euro price reduction following Britain’s vote to exit the Eur...

05-12-2016 Hits:107 European News

Lenzing Number One in the World for Sustainable Wood Sourcing

Lenzing Number One in the World for Sustainable Wood Sourcing

Lenzing - The Lenzing Group was rated number one globally with respect to the procurement of wood, the key raw material in cellulose fiber production. This was the conclusion of the latest global ranking compiled by the Canadian non-profit environmen...

05-12-2016 Hits:114 European News

Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

Metsä Board achieves Leadership status in CDP 2016 Forest programme

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has achieved Leadership status in the materials sector of CDP’s 2016 Forest Programme for the second year in a row. This follows swiftly on the news that CDP recently recognised Metsä Board’s management of water secu...

05-12-2016 Hits:130 European News

European News

Finnish government lifts biofuel targets

Finland's center-right government has said it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in transport fuel to 30 percent by 2030 to help meet the c...

ABB launches online system for measuring, monitori…

L&W Freeness Online expands offering for pulp measurements to help improve quality and reduce costs for paper producers. ABB has launched L&W Freenes...

Xerium's New TransForm Forming Fabric Delivers Cos…

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), introduces TransForm, a revolutionary new generation of forming fabrics designed specifically for paperboard and...

BillerudKorsnäs explores new technologies – launch…

After promising initial tests, BillerudKorsnäs is now moving ahead with full scale trials adding microfibrillated cellulose, MFC, to its paperboard pr...

American News

Sonoco to Invest $20 Million in New Atlanta-area Packaging Center Supporting Duracell’s North America Operations

Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, today announced it will invest $20 million in the development of a new p...

International Paper Finalizes Purchase of Weyerhaeuser's Pulp Business

International Paper (NYSE: IP) has just announced that it has completed its acquisition of Weyerhaeuser's pulp business for approximately $2.2 billion...

Clearwater Paper to Close Oklahoma City Tissue Converting Facility and Restructure Neenah Mill

Clearwater Paper Corporation (NYSE:CLW) has just announced the permanent closure of its Oklahoma City converting facility and permanent shutdown of tw...

NIR Technology Now Measures Kappa Number of Kraft Pulp

Cost effective approach could save mills up to $150,000 in chemical costs  FPInnovations, in partnership with FITNIR Analyzers Inc., announced the su...

Oceania News

Australia Pulp Expansion Now Possible: Pulp & …

Australia could be on the cusp of a pulp production expansion over the coming years, as domestic demand for pulp increases. Australia's pulp consum...

Paper Consumption in Australia to Rise

Paper Consumption to Rise 4.9% to 2020 Latest research and analysis by IndustryEdge demonstrates that Australia's consumption of paper and paperboard...

Valmet and Australian Paper sign a multi-year main…

Valmet and Australian Paper have signed a multi-year agreement for Valmet to provide maintenance technical support at the Maryvale Mill in Victoria, A...

Research and Markets: Australian and New Zealand P…

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/njhjqk/pulp_and_paper) has announced the addition of the "Pulp & Paper Edge" report t...

Asian News

Valmet to supply automation technology to Nepa Lim…

Valmet will deliver automation technology to Nepa Limited in India for its two refurbished paper machines and new deinking plant. The solutions enable...

Toscotec to rebuild PM1 tissue machine at Correll …

Toscotec has been awarded a contract to rebuild PM1 at Correll Tissue, in Durban, South Africa. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for t...

CEO dismisses environmental concerns over Taiwan p…

The chief executive of a Taiwan-invested paper project in Tien Giang has directly addressed allegations that his facility may pollute one of the most ...

Paper made from stone tempts Japan’s top printer t…

The nation’s biggest printing company is funding a startup that makes paper out of rock, in a bid to diversify into new materials and as environmental...

Financial News

Rottneros signs agreement on debt financing within…

As part of the previously announced long-term goal of changing the capital structure through increased borrowing, the Rottneros Group has signed agree...

Kemira increases prices of polymer products in Eur…

Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries, announces price increase for its polymer product line across all E...

Catalyst Paper Announces Principal Securityholder …

Catalyst Paper Corporation have just announced that it has received an alternative recapitalization proposal to be implemented if the previously annou...

Global pulpwood prices were up in the 2Q/16 after …

Wood fiber costs currently account for almost 60% of the cash costs when manufacturing wood pulp. Prices for both wood chips and pulplogs have trended...

Energy News

Income and diversification appeals to northern UK …

When Iggesund Paperboard’s Workington Mill in Cumbria, UK, took the decision to invest in a bio mass boiler in order to switch its energy sourcing f...

Sun and wind instead of gas

Fossil fuels will become increasing scarce in the future. So we are investigating the possibility of using all kinds of alternatives to gas as an ener...

Kemira shortlisted in the EU Sustainable Energy Aw…

Kemira's site in Helsingborg, Sweden has been shortlisted in the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2016 for industrial symbiosis that facilitates sharing r...

Emerson announces new energy management informatio…

Energy Advisor helps process manufacturers reduce energy costs by up to 10% annually through improved energy targeting and utilization Emerson Proces...