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Following the successful Voith rebuild of PM 1 in 2016, Smurfit Kappa Roermond Papier, Netherlands has trusted Voith again, this time to supply and install a new forming section and headbox for PM 1. The main objective of the rebuild is to increase production. Speed will be increased, trim width…

Western Forest Products Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Hampton Lumber Mills-Washington, Inc.’s distribution and processing centre located in Arlington, Washington for USD $9 million. “We are pleased to complete this acquisition, which is aligned with our strategy of increasing the production of targeted, specialty products while providing…

WestRock Company has named James Armstrong vice president – Investor Relations. Armstrong brings more than 12 years of experience in investment analysis on both the sell and buy sides, specializing in the paper and packaging industry. Most recently, Armstrong covered the paper, packaging and building materials industry through his own…

Sonoco today announced it is implementing a $50 per ton price increase for all grades of uncoated recycled paperboard (URB) in the United States and Canada, effective with shipments beginning February 19, 2018. “A positive of the robust economy is solid backlogs at our mills. A challenge that the growing…

The leading Chinese producer of hygiene and sanitary products has successfully started up the second of two Toscotec-supplied tissue machines installed at its Changji mill. Hengan and Toscotec sealed their partnership at the end of a project that started one year ago with the order of two tissue machines, PM25…

Valmet has introduced a new compact moisturizer, Valmet IQ Converting Moisturizer, for self-adhesive laminating lines. This application-matched solution corrects all kinds of curl and cross-direction moisture profiles and complements Valmet's quality management system offering for self-adhesive laminators. "With IQ Converting Moisturizer, self-adhesive label manufacturers can control curl much faster and…

Koehler Paper Group, leading manufacturer of thermal paper is increasing prices for its thermal paper product range by 12-15 % for shipments from April 1st, 2018 onwards. This increase is essential in order to offset the extreme rise of specialty chemical costs, mainly colorformer as well as historically high pulp…

Toscotec is confirmed as global supplier of Steel Yankee Dryers, with installations across five continents. On October 19 2017, Encore tissue started up a new Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer on ET3 at its Laverton North mill, Melbourne, Australia. The rebuilt tissue machine started producing high quality tissue paper immediately after…

American Eagle Paper Mills has announced an important addition to the Eagle family of recycled printing papers, Eagle Inkjet™ 100. Eagle Inkjet 100 is engineered to deliver exceptional print performance across multiple high speed inkjet platforms. Produced from 100% post-consumer recycled fiber, Eagle Inkjet 100 offers a high quality, sustainable…

A new large volume chip storing system delivered by Valmet has improved the chip feeding into the cooking plant at The Navigator Company's pulp mill located in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. A more homogeneous chip feeding contributes to a stable process afterwards. It is the first chip storing system of…

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