M-real Corporation, part of Metsäliitto Group, has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding a partial divestment of the Reflex mill to Metsä Tissue Corporation, also a part of Metsäliitto Group, for approximately EUR 10 million. The planned divestment…
Wednesday, 16 June 2010 10:00

Selig family buys back into print

Former Bluestar chief executive Geoff Selig has re-entered the print industry with the acquisition of Sydney-based web offset printer The Quality Print Group, which has begun trading under the newly created entity CaxtonWeb.Under the agreement, CaxtonWeb will continue to operate…
w101 - the DuraPulp biodegradable lamp, developed by Swedish lighting company Wästberg in close collaboration with Swedish forestry industy company Södra and Swedish architects and designers Claesson Koivisto Rune, has been awarded Design S 2010: the Swedish Design Prize.The lamp…
Stora Enso will start co-determination negotiations concerning possible temporary lay-offs at its Finnish sawmills, which are at Kitee, Uimaharju,Varkaus and Honkalahti. The planned lay-offs are in response to the threat that wood cost levels in Finland will become even more…
In a meeting with the M-real Husum department for process and product quality MoRe informed about the possibilities and limitations of different analysis methods. The meeting was initiated due to a mutual interest in creating an even closer cooperation regarding…
Toscotec has completed and started up in cooperation with Sipat S.A. the major rebuild of the two machines (#1 and #2 ) housed in the company facility in Meknes Morocco.Sipat S.A. - Societé Industrielle Des Papiers "Tissues" - born in…
Goldenrod Corporation has introduced a new line of lifting carts for easy handling of heavy airshafts, chucks or material rolls.GoldenLIFT carts are available in both fixed and movable designs and come equipped with customized tooling to handle airshafts, tissue core…
WACKER POLYMERS is to raise its prices in Europe for VINNAPAS® and VINNOL®  dispersions. Effective July 1st, 2010, prices for these dispersions will be increased by up to 80 € per ton, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has…
Italian tissue producer Sofidel has agreed to buy UK-based LPC Group, it was announced in late May. Completion of the deal will create Europe's second biggest tissue producer with a combined annual turnover of €1.3 billion, the companies stated in…
PEFC International is pleased to invite all stakeholders to comment on the enquiry drafts of its Tropical Natural Forest Management Standard by 10 August 2010. The consultation is part of PEFC's ongoing Standards Revision process, with the enquiry drafts of…
On June 1st, 23,000 Mondi employees worldwide were invited to take a special interest in their safety, health, environment and neighbouring communities.To mark the Day of the Earth, Mondi inaugurated a "Making a Difference Day“ initiative, its first unified employee…
High-quality kraft paper from the heart of EuropeMondi* has made investments at its Štetí paper mill in the Czech Republic to provide top-quality packaging paper from the heart of the European market. The new machine-glazed paper machine supplied by Voith…
Friday, 11 June 2010 10:25

Vacon reforms its organization

Vacon is developing its organization. The restructuring is a response to the needs brought about by growth. The parent company Vacon Plc is divided into two functional entities: The Vacon Drives Finland Profit Centre and Global Group Management. At the…
The 2010 Frost & Sullivan European Repair and Maintenance Welding Consumables Customer Service Leadership Award is presented to Castolin Eutectic. With end users becoming more aware of their welding requirements and also demanding a higher standard of service, Castolin Eutectic…
Dynamic servomotors for the food industry Beckhoff is expanding the AM3000 Synchronous Servomotor series with a new FDA-compliant model designed with a resistant, white surface coating. As a result, Beckhoff is introducing a high-performance servo solution for all applications in…