NEWS

For our visitors who seek the latest industry news and updates to keep abreast with the goings-on of the business on a global scale, Plant Automation Technology portal grants a dynamic and diverse feed of news items.

news

Dee Paper Box Company, a leading folding carton design, printing, and manufacturing firm located in Chester, PA, is broadening its pressroom capabilities with the installation of a new KBA Rapida 145 57-inch seven-color double-coater UV press with a host of unique automated KBA technology. The firm took delivery in late…

news

Toscotec has been awarded a contract to deliver a dry end rebuilding of the Van Houtum B.V. PM 4 tissue machine in Swalmen, The Netherlands. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015. Van Houtum is an independent producer of hygienic paper products and…

news

Stora Enso will record non-recurring items (NRI) with a negative net impact of approximately EUR 225 million on operating profit and a positive impact of approximately EUR 53 million on income tax in its fourth quarter 2014 results. The NRI will decrease earnings per share by EUR 0.22. The NRIs…

news

Controlled Wood National Risk Assessment (NRA) was approved for Brazil. Once the completed NRA had been approved at national level, it was given final approval by the policy and standards unit of FSC International. The assessment provides the risk designations to be used by organizations sourcing Controlled Wood in Brazil,…

news

UPM Biorefining BA appoints Anssi Klinga as Senior Vice President, Pulp; Esa Retva as Senior Vice President, Timber; Sauli Brander as Senior Vice President, Wood Sourcing and Forestry, effective 1 February 2015, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. UPM Biorefining business area leverages the…

news

An international firm with offices in Mumbai, Singapore and New York City wants to buy the closed Verso mill and operate it as a papermaking facility, according to a letter filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. Rahul Kejriwal, the head of Kejriwal Singapore International, sent the letter, dated…

news

The Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper mill redevelopment project is 80 percent through the first phase of demolition, with three more phases to complete. Local officials including representativesfrom the Lewis County Board of Legislators, Lewis County Development Corp., Lewis County Industrial Development Agency, Development Authority of the North Country and…

news

In 2014 Brazilian exports of pine sawnwood totaled almost 1 million cubic metres year on year, representing a 30% growth compared to the previous year. Pine plywood exports also increased by 10% to around 1.2 million cubic metres in the same period, ITTO reports. This performance was underpinned by growth…

news

Arauco of Chile this week lowered its bleached radiata pine (BKP) pulp price $30/tonne in China on January business, market participants told RISI. Arauco dropped its BKP price to $650 net CFR with the $30/tonne decline, contacts said. An industry source said Friday that the Santiago-headquartered firm had closed both…

news

Construction of a proposed pellet plant at Tolko’s Lavington mill will begin later this month, Tolko Industries Ltd. and Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced. The decision follows a significant consultation and review process, and permit approval from the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the District of Coldstream. The plant will employ…