American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman made the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule, issued this week:“The EPA’s action hurts rural communities by endangering family wage American jobs and…
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. has arranged, subject to regulatory approval, a non-brokered private placement consisting of the issuance of up to 1,400,000 units (each a "Unit") of the company, at a subscription price of $1.00 per Unit, to qualified investors,…
Metso has received an order to supply a recausticizing plant for Metsä-Botnia’s Kemi mill in the city of Kemi in Finland. The new plant will replace an existing recausticizing line and is scheduled to start up during autumn 2011. The…
Tamfelt has been a part of Metso Corporation since December 28, 2009. During the first months of 2010, Metso and Tamfelt have been integrating their operations. The market situation in Tamfelt’s line of business continues to be challenging.For economic and…
The FSC Director General has delivered a positive approval decision for the "Swedish FSC SLIMF Standard for Forest Certification”. The approval of the Swedish SLIMF (Small and Low Intensity Managed Forest) standard will have a major impact on Swedish forest…
A new Forest Products Industry Technology Roadmap released today by the Agenda 2020 Technology Alliance invites the global research community to engage in collaborative, pre-competitive research, development, and demonstration programs that will provide the foundation for deployment of new breakthrough…
UPM's Otepää Plywood Mill celebrates its 10th anniversary on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Otepää is the only plywood mill in Estonia and the second largest plywood maker in the Baltic Countries. Otepää manufactures birch plywood from local raw material. In…
Carsten Dybevig has been appointed vice president corporate communication in Norske Skog. Dybevig has 11 years' experience in the company, most recently as company secretary and financial manager at Norske Skog's Oxenøen headquarters.- We will remain open and accessible to…
The Tissue Technology Center of Metso, situated in Karlstad, Sweden, was hit by fire on April 28, 2010.The fire caused damages to the roof of the Technology Center building. The personnel was not endangered, nor were the tissue pilot machine…
Solvay Chemicals, Inc. has commissioned and brought online one of the world's only dedciated manufacturing facilities that reclaims and transforms sodium carbonate waste streams into a marketable grade of sodium bicarbonate. The new product, SOLVAir® Select 300, is ideally suited…
Södra Cell has now completed the investments which make its Värö mill the world's first fossil-fuel-free pulp mill.Södra has made extensive energy investments at Södra Cell Värö over the past few years. These investments mean that the pulp mill will…
Plenty of congratulations received the Heidelberg Print Media Academy (PMA) not only because of its tenth anniversary, but also for a top-class congress on learning from and with each other conducted on May 6, 2010 on the occasion of the…
Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers, will consolidate its nonwoven wiping fabrics manufacturing platform in Italy, with the aim of increasing capacity, efficiency and breadth of product range. The production…
Metso, the second largest company in the Tampere region, will relocate its more than one thousand energy and environmental technology experts currently working in Tampere to modern premises in the Rantaperkiö and Lahdesjärvi sections of Tampere. The target is to…
In February 2010, Voith Paper successfully rebuilt Kimberly Clark’s tissue machine TM 2 at the Enstra Tissue Mill in South Africa. The order covered structure refurbishment including installation and supervision service. To ensure improved operational reliability the framing was given…