At FachPack 2016 Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, briefed the customers and press on a variety of technical printing options and services provided by the company through its Print Competence Centre – including a live lab show of some of the tests performed there.
CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q3 2016 :
”Once again we show a stable performance and I am happy to see that we deliver results as expected. Our production has stabilized and we have been producing in line with planned levels. The one issue for me is the lack of growth in Consumer Board. This is due to the production problems we suffered in previous quarters, but our view on the Consumer Board market has not changed and we expect to see the growth coming back as we catch up on inventory levels.”
The world’s largest event for the beverage industry will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 8-10
Lecta, a European leader in the manufacturing and distribution of specialty papers for labels and flexible packaging, will again participate in the BrauBeviale trade show. This year’s event expects to gather over 1,000 exhibitors and 37,000 industry professionals. It will feature the latest developments and trends in raw materials, equipment, technologies, logistics and marketing for beer, water and other beverages.
Lecta’s range of high-vacuum metallized papers, Metalvac, will be on exhibit with its 100% recyclable products designed for wet-glue and pressure-sensitive premium beverage labels :
Metalvac E HWS : high moisture resistance wet-glue labels for returnable bottles, especially for beer, water and spirits.
Metalvac E LWS : light moisture resistance wet-glue labels for one-way beer bottles and plastic beverage containers.
Metalvac A HG : metallized paper for pressure-sensitive eye-catching labels with a high gloss finish.
The paper recycling rate in Europe reached an impressive 71.5% as announced by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) in their final monitoring report for 2015. Compared to 2010, collection and recycling has increased by almost one million tonnes of paper. This is due in part to the excellent work of the ERPC.
Valmet Oyj has signed a new EUR 200 million syndicated revolving credit facility agreement. The new facility matures on January 14, 2022 with two 1-year extension options dependent on the approval of the banks concerned. The new facility refinances an existing EUR 200 million credit facility and will be used for general corporate purposes.
The Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners of the credit facility are Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, Citibank N.A. London Branch, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Helsinki Branch, Danske Bank A/S, Helsinki Branch, Nordea Bank Finland PLC, OP Corporate Bank plc, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) and Standard Chartered Bank.
ANDRITZ has received an upgrade order from Sappi North America for a high-capacity debarking line and woodyard equipment to be installed at Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. The new line will further reduce wood losses and enhance the mill’s reliability and performance. Commissioning of the new line, which has a design capacity of 300 t/h of hardwood chips and 270 t/h of softwood chips, is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.
SCA President and CEO Magnus Groth to address the power of public-private partnerships in achieving the Global Agenda and advancing hygiene awareness and standards globally
As part of its ongoing support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, leading global hygiene company SCA, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, today convenes the fourth annual Global Dialogue. The United Nations Foundation launched the Dialogue on the Global Agenda in 2012, bringing together business, government and NGO leaders to collaborate and work together to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Cellwood has once again been entrusted by Fábrica de Papel San Francisco to upgrade and increase dispersion capacity.
This time the order is for a major capacity upgrade of a previously delivered system.
The existing system will be upgraded to a full Krima HDS with a capacity of 310Tpd. The installation and start up is scheduled for the 2nd quarter 2017.
On October 12th, 2016, PCMC Italia S.p.A., part of the US multinational Barry-Wehmiller, inaugurated its new 14,000-m2 facilities in Fornaci di Barga.
Spurred by the corporate motto “People Care Moves our Company”, the inauguration ceremony was centred on the talents protagonists of PCMC’s development throughout the years. An event dedicated to the about 500 people working in the company and their families, customers, guests coming from the world over, with a special focus on the young generations part of the PCMC family.
Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced specialty papers, today announces the extension of its AderpackTM range with a 35 g/m² low basis weight paper for cooking and baking applications. This light paper grade enables a lower environment footprint while maintaining high release performance and temperature resistance.
Strong demand for Norske Skog’s products in all regions resulted in high capacity utilisation and net profit in the third quarter of NOK 190 million. This demonstrate the long-term trend of good performance. So far this year, the net profit is NOK 430 million.
Gross operating earnings (EBITDA) in the third quarter 2016 was NOK 251 million, which was a decrease from NOK 335 million in the second quarter, mainly due to somewhat higher energy and recovered paper cost and weaken pound. Net profit in the third quarter was NOK 190 million compared with a negative NOK 874 million in the third quarter 2015.
Metso Expertune PlantTriage(TM), a control loop monitoring system, oversees process control loops night and day, diagnoses and prioritizes opportunities for improvements, and pinpoints major economic paybacks.
As a tool of the digital world, PlantTriage leverages Metso’s decades of expertise in automation and control valves. It gathers process data from many different control systems, and monitors of thousands of control loops.
Metso’s profound understanding of smart positioners and valve position feedback systems has been incorporated into PlantTriage to meet customers’ needs for improved reliability. PlantTriage has also been tested intensively in different demanding industries, including refining, chemicals, and pulp and paper.
Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill are pleased to report the upgrades to the new OCC system completed in cooperation with GL&V in August have achieved the 25t/h design capacity and end product quality requirements while minimizing power utilization. The improvements to the screening and reject removal system equipment, and controls update, provided almost fibre free rejects and improved operational stability
SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, has joined the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), an Ellen MacArthur Foundation program established to enable organizations to develop new circular opportunities. The transition to a circular economy – powered by renewable energy and in which resources and energy are used as effectively as possible – is the core of any low-carbon society. The CE100 membership will help accelerate SCA’s circular economy ambitions and further enhance SCA’s ability to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 12 : Responsible Consumption and Production, and Goal 13 : Climate Change.
Valmet will supply a multifuel power boiler and flue gas cleaning system to the Japanese company JFE Engineering (JFEE). This is Valmet’s first multifuel boiler delivery to the Japanese market.
The order is included in Valmet’s fourth quarter orders received in 2016. The value of the order is about EUR 40 million. Installation work is scheduled to start in 2017, and the plant will start up during the first half of 2019.
In 2015, Valmet and JFE Engineering signed a long term cooperation agreement to enable joint growth in Japanese energy market. The agreement combines Valmet’s high efficiency technology solutions with JFEE’s strong market presence and capability to supply EPC power plants.
Valmet has developed a totally new concept for quality oriented process control of corrugating machines. This includes cost- and space-efficient Valmet IQ Multipoint Moisture Measurement system and a new camera based Valmet IQ Warp Measurement for the combined board flatness control.
Previously, corrugating machine process control has been based on sheet temperatures due to a lack of suitable moisture sensors built for the tight confines of corrugating machines. Valmet’s experience from paper machine processes has shown that temperature measurements alone are not sufficient when controlling fiber based web processes and moisture measurements are needed to maximize productivity and decrease quality defects.
Hamburger Rieger GmbH, part of the Austrian Prinzhorn Group, has applied for a new permission to set up a second paper machine at its Spremberg location in Germany.
The already granted permission runs out in January 2017.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) recently recognized International Paper with an FSC Leadership Award for forest certification commitment and program innovation. The FSC Leadership Awards celebrate organizations and people who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to responsible forest management and FSC. Winners were selected by a jury panel of professionals, FSC staff, and board members and were announced at the FSC Leadership Awards ceremony on Oct. 5, 2016 at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
Alain Dufresne, a professor at Grenoble INP-Pagora, was recently handed the 2016 International Nanotechnology Division Award and the FiberLean® Technologies Prize by the US-based Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). According to the Elsevier Scopus database, he is also one of the 300 most frequently cited researchers in the field of Materials Science & Engineering in 2016, in a list developed for Shanghai Ranking.
Sofidel America is continuing its expansion in USA and recently announced their plans for a new greenfield plant in Circleville, Ohio. Valmet will deliver two Advantage NTT tissue lines including stock preparation equipment and automation systems to the new mill. Both lines will be started up during 2018.
Today’s vote in the European Parliament marks a major stepping stone for the ETS review.
Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE : WY) today announced the exploration of strategic alternatives for its timberlands and manufacturing operations in Uruguay. The company intends to consider a broad range of alternatives, including continuing to hold and operate the business, or a sale.
Effective October 12, 2016, Solenis LLC completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Nopco Holding AS and related subsidiaries (“Nopco”), a producer and supplier of advanced chemical solutions for the pulp and paper industry.
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of JSC Solikamskbumprom, ANDRITZ was awarded a certificate of recognition as the company’s "Best Business Partner". The celebration was held on July 20, 2016, in Berezniki, Russia, with around 300 guests attending, including government officials, customers, suppliers, and other business partners of Solikamskbumprom.