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

Kotkamills has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for engineering consultancy, laser scanning, 3D modelling, detail engineering and site services for the folding boxboard machine project at their Kotka Mill in Finland. The assignment is a continuation of the pre-feasibility services performed by Pöyry and it covers the majority of the…

news

A federal infrastructure funding announcement on May 15 included $5.6 million to upgrade the Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria, a research facility that supports Canada’s forest sector by advancing forest management policy and conducting important research in fields including forest pests, genomics and bioenergy. This year marks the 50th anniversary…

news

Mission completed. Metsä Board finalises divestment of its loss-making Gohrsmühle paper mill in Germany. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has completed the divestment of its German subsidiary Metsä Board Zanders to the German industrial holding company Mutares AG. Under the terms of agreement, Mutares has acquired 100% Metsä Board…

news

Iggesund Paperboard is expanding distribution in the US making its flagship product Invercote available coast to coast. Increasing interest in Invercote’s unique properties from brand owners on the West Coast, and some key new business acquisitions made expanding west a natural next step. Iggesund Paperboard has established an inventory position…

news

A whole raft of manufacturers have informed their customers that they intend to charge more for LWC and woodfree grades from 1 July onwards. However, the British market is in a unique position with its high prices for exchange rate-related reasons, making price increases much more difficult than in mainland…

news

GapCon, a fast-flying tissue machine manufacturer, and Fomat, highly experienced in the manufacturing of Yankee hood systems and auxiliaries, have entered into a long term cooperation agreement, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network. The Companies are cooperating closely on high efficient hood systems and…

news

It appears that the producers of recycled corrugated case material (CCM) failed again in May to implement their planned hike in Germany. Following tough negotiations, the most recently targeted mark-up as of 1 or 15 May seems to have been abandoned in most cases. The situation was not quite clear…

news

The price increase by Lecta will range from 6 to 8% and will be applied on its 2 side CWF papers. The price increase will be effective in paper deliveries from first July 2015. This price movement is unavoidable to offset rising manufacturing costs, particularly for raw materials. Lecta sales…

news

At the end of April 2015, the largest wood-based panel manufacturer in Thailand awarded the core package of a particle board plant to Dieffenbacher. The scope of supply includes the forming line including air spreading system with roller deck for surface layers, the new CPS+ 265–40.5 press as well as…

news

Interfor Corp. plans to curtail operations at its Tacoma, Washington, sawmill, effective at the end of the day May 22, as Random Lengths reports. A restart will be based on market conditions and the time frame for completing operational improvements. Interfor recently reduced hours at its mills in Port Angeles,…