FSC is honoured to announce the election of new members to its Board of Directors. Ms. Ana R. Young Downey was elected in March 2010 to represent the Southern Economic Chamber. Ms. Downey has been a member of FSC since…
The Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has granted UPM Silvesta a state subsidy of EUR 40,000 for a development project titled “Towards new operating culture and cost-effective nature conservation – burning retention tree groups in privately owned forests”. The…
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 09:28

Manroland and WIFAG call off negotiations

Manroland AG and WIFAG have agreed to call off negotiations aimed at manroland AG acquiring WIFAG. It was not possible to harmonize the interests of both parties. However, manroland and WIFAG remain open for cooperation on a technical level.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 08:34

Overtime ban comes into force

The Swedish Paper Workers Union's overtime ban, ban on employing new staff, and ban on hiring temporary staff will come into force at 6 pm on 12 April 2010.   The overtime ban may have major consequences for Billerud, chiefly…
Monday, 12 April 2010 09:19

The New L&W Moisture Tester

Correct moisture content is of absolutely vital significance for all grades of paper. The accurate measurement values assist the machine crew in keeping an even and high product quality. Alternations, which influence the quality, are quickly traced before leading to…
Friday, 09 April 2010 11:02

MM Karton to close Swiss Board Mill

Due to a significant deterioration of the industrial framework conditions in Switzerland, MM Karton will discontinue cartonboard production at its Deisswil site. A drastic increase in Swiss emission levies made an impairment of EUR 14.2 million already necessary by year-end…
Moulded fibre packaging company Brødrene Hartmann A/S has decided to extend its operations in the Innventia Cluster Research Programme for 2010 and 2011 by signing a Partner Customer agreement. The company has participated as a so-called Invitee in the Wood-derived…
“Use of wood must have the same criteria of sustainability and efficiency whether it is used for paper manufacturing, furniture or energy,” stated Teresa Presas, CEPI Managing Director, at the Forest Protection Conference of the EU Presidency in Spain that…
Gardner Denver Nash Germany supplied the complete vacuum system for dewatering in the forming and press sections of the new PM7 paper machine in Dunaujvaros. This technology has already proven itself in every other paper machine within the Hamburger Group,…
SCA today named Camilla Weiner as its new Senior Vice President Corporate Communications. Camilla Weiner has extensive experience from senior positions in communications. She currently holds the corresponding position at Axfood. Camilla Weiner’s former employers include Ahlsell and Securitas, where…
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 08:02

Possible strike by the Swedish Paperworkers

The Swedish Paper Workers Union alerted on Tuesday a total stoppage of six companies from 16 April, The filing of approximately 3000 employees. The companies involved are SCA Packaging in Munksund, Iggesund works, Korsnäs Gävle, Stora Enso Skoghall, Värö Bruk…
Nautilus® SuperWhite CO2 Neutral – 100% recycled paper that lets customers offset CO2 emissions Vienna, April 6th, 2010 – As a global leader in the manufacturing of paper and packaging, Mondi maintains its steadfast commitment to the development of sustainable…
Catalyst Paper announced that it will restart the second line of pulp production at its Crofton NBSK kraft mill in early May, taking advantage of a stronger market. The first line of pulp production was restarted in October 2009 following…
The Print Media Academy (PMA) of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will run the English-language  "Print Buyer University" for the third time from June 15th to 18th 2010.The four-day program in Heidelberg is tailor-made for marketing, purchasing and production professionals in…
For over a year now, the Trulli print shop in Vence has been using a Speedmaster XL 105 ten-color press with perfecting device. The press was ordered at drupa 2008 and was at that time the first press with this…