PEFC International is pleased to invite all stakeholders to comment on the enquire drafts of three of its core standards by 30 June 2010. With more than two-thirds of the world's certified forests managed in compliance with PEFC's Sustainability Benchmarks,…
ABB announced it is to engineer, deliver and commission the electrical systems to a new tissue production line supplied by Metso to SCA's new factory in Mexico. The delivery includes intelligent control and monitoring systems for power distribution, the new…
Georgia-Pacific announced that it intends to make significant investments, which could total more than $500 million, in an advanced, proprietary tissue-papermaking technology. The company expects this and subsequent investments to further strengthen its commitment to being the leader in tissue,…
Metso acquires Viconsys web inspection and web break system business. The acquired business, comprising around 30 persons, will be affiliated to Metso’s Energy and Environmental Technology Segment as of today.The target of the acquisition is to complement Metso’s product and…
Thursday, 22 April 2010 08:15

New issue of Heidelberg News

Lean manufacturing - getting fit to combat the recession While some branches of industry are already seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, the consequences of the financial crisis are still very much in evidence in the printing…
Verder has designed a complete new series of Verderair diaphragm pumps, based upon the existing reliable trustful Verderair VA concept. Key words for this new pump series are: • Lower pulsation • Less air consumption • Higher fluid output •…
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 09:33

UPM Kymi pulp mill hit by strike

Paper workers at the UPM Kymi paper and pulp mill in Finland started a strike today at 6 am. The reason for the strike is a dispute concerning the amount of lay offs announced at the mill last Friday. The…
Mondi Group confirms that it has signed an agreement with the Smurfit Kappa Group for the acquisition of its western European industrial and consumer bag operations, which consist of 4 plants in France, 3 in Spain, and 1 in Italy…
Södra confirmed today its decision to invest in a new sawmill in Värö. This project will be expedited through the acquisition of machinery and equipment from the German sawmill company Klausner Group's plant in Adelebsen, Germany. The expansion means that…
Four of Europe's largest retailers - Carrefour, Kingfisher, IKEA and Marks & Spencer - have announced that they are setting up the Timber Retail Coalition (TRC).The TRC supports the European Commission’s efforts to create EU-wide regulation as a crucial step…
Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. will invest approximately $4 million in its uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) mills in Italy and Greece to improve product range, energy efficiency and overall cost competitiveness. The projects will be completed in the third quarter of 2010. "Our…
Friday, 16 April 2010 09:59

Södra hit by a strike

Södra is hit by a strike that broke out this morning at 6.00 a.m. Because of the strike we had to stop the pulp mill Södra Cell Värö. The strike hits a number of different mills in Swedish forest industry…
Thursday, 15 April 2010 13:18

DS Smith PLC confirms new CEO

Further to the announcement made on 3 November 2009, DS Smith Plc, the international packaging manufacturer and office products wholesaler, is pleased to confirm that Miles Roberts will be appointed to the Board as an Executive Director and Group ChiefExecutive…
If the members of the Swedish Paper Workers Union decide to carry out their notice of total stoppage of work at Billerud's paper mill in Skärblacka at 06.00 CET tomorrow, 16 April, production at Skärblacka will come to a complete…
Metso will supply a complete tissue production line to AK GIDA SAN ve TİC A.Ş, Turkey. The tissue line will be installed in the company’s new mill in Pamukova, which is located in Sakarya province. Start-up is planned for the…