Raute Corporation has signed a contract worth EUR 20 million with AmberBirch, SIA of Latvia for the technology delivery of a birch veneer production plant expansion of 60 000 m3/a capacity. The order for Raute’s technology includes all main production processes of veneer production:  log handling line, veneer peeling line, and veneer drying and grading line, visual- and moisture analyzers with extensive service package and MillSIGHTS MIS-software. The lines are of the lat

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Sappi Europe will increase prices for its Packaging & Speciality products by 5-8% effective on deliveries from 1 April 2024. This increase is necessary to maintain the viability of Sappi’s business, the actual amount will depend on the product. Sappi’s European sales team will be in further contact directly with customers to discuss the details of the implementation. About Sappi Sappi is a leading global provider of sust

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The "Global Market for Nanocellulose (Cellulose Nanofibers, CelluloseNanocrystals, Bacterial Nanocellulose) 2024-2034" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Despite being the most available natural polymer on earth, it is only over the past few years that cellulose has gained prominence as a nanostructured material, chiefly in the form of micro/nanofibrillar cellulose, nanocrystalline cellulose and bacterial nanocellulose. These materials are natu

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Valmet’s Board of Directors has appointed Thomas Hinnerskov President and CEO of Valmet and he will start in the position during the second half of the year and at the end of September 2024 at the latest. Thomas Hinnerskov succeeds Pasi Laine, who will continue as the President and CEO of Valmet until his successor starts.   Thomas Hinnerskov is a Danish citizen and was born in 1971. He joins Valmet from Mediq B.V.  where he has been working as the CEO since 2022. Pr

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Stora Enso has, as a forest industry forerunner, developed a science-based framework to verify net positive impact on biodiversity. Through combining science, technology and data, the framework enables forecasting of biodiversity impact, which allows operations to be adapted towards a net positive goal. The partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will provide external expert insights for further development and validation of the framework. Stora En

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Suffering from an adverse macro-economic context, production of pulp and paper in Europe has experienced a decline in 2023. It was due to several compounding external factors: a poor economic environment, destocking and still high energy costs, as shown by the Cepi preliminary statistics report published today. With mid-term global economic trends impacting the demand for paper and board and exacerbating destocking, consumption fell by 15.3% in 2023 and, in turn, production in the p

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Moorim P&P, South Korea, to upgrade an evaporation plant at its Ulsan mill, which produces bleached kraft pulp and different types of high-quality paper. The refurbishment will help to increase the mill’s efficiency and reduce consumption of resources. Mr. Kim Sangwoo, Project Director, Moorim P&P, says, “We have set ambitious energy saving targets for our Ulsan mill. This upgrade will increase the

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Toscotec has successfully launched a new generation design of its Distributed Control System TT Brain DCS, which offers a whole breadth of innovative functions and add-on customized tools. Numerous tissue producers are already efficiently operating their tissue machines through this upgraded DCS. Open system for maximum freedom TT Brain DCS is an open system developed on standard Advanced Process Libraries (APL) by Siemens. Based on specific customer reque

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