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Kemira, a global chemicals company serving customers in the pulp and paper industry, announces price increases for sizing technologies globally. Effective immediately or as contracts allow, the price of FennoSize ASA and AKD based offerings will increase by up to 15%. The decision is triggered by continuous cost increases of…

Valmet has received the 250th order for its successful Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) for managing various applications regarding fiber furnish management at pulp and paper mills. The milestone analyzer will be installed at Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Co. Ltd in China. The delivery will include a Valmet Kappa QC…

Konecranes will deliver two industrial cranes with specially designed spreader clamps to CMPC Cellulose Riograndense, located in Brazil. The order was received in the second quarter of 2018. Celulose Riograndense produces pulp from eucalyptus short fibre cellulose. In the city of Guaíba, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Celulose Riograndense…

Toscotec launched its latest innovations during iT’s Tissue 2018. The advanced technologies it presented at its NOWNEXT open house include: Toscotec’s S-Crescent Former and the new TADVISION® machine. The S-Crescent is a high efficiency forming section, which significantly increases dryness before the pressing area, through optimized dewatering. The aim is…

Resolute Forest Products Inc  is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Commerce is formally revoking the countervailing duty order on supercalendered (SC) paper from  Canada, retroactive to August 3, 2015. Collection of cash deposits on imports of SC paper from Canada will cease, and all cash deposits…

The ANDRITZ pulp drying plant installed at UPM’s Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland, achieved a new record production capacity of 2,452 tons per day on May 31, 2018. In terms of specific drying capacity, this equals 389.2 tons per day and meter of working width on the 6.3 meter wide…

Kotkamills Oy and Kotkamills Absorbex Oy, subsidiaries of Kotkamills Group Oyj, have signed a long term service contract with Adven, a supplier of tailored corporate energy and water solutions, concerning improvement of the evaporation process in the Group's Kotka pulp mill. The service includes adding new evaporators and replacing obsolete…

The acquisition represents a transaction multiple, pre-synergies, of 6.4x Reparenco’s 2018 expected full year EBITDA of €72million. Reparenco’s strong strategic fit with SKG’s existing European businesses is expected to deliver synergies of in excess of €30 million. Including synergies, the acquisition multiple is less than 4.5x EBITDA. Smurfit Kappa, CEO,…

Valmet has received an order for a Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) from UPM in China. The Valmet MAP with freeness module and optional Fiber Image module will be installed with six sampling devices for UPM's PM 2 in Changshu. "We have been using the previous generation Valmet online freeness…

Lecta extends its portfolio of Metalvac products with the new Metalvac G paper, an extensive range of high substance papers (from 105 g/m2 to 170g/m2), especially designed for high-end graphic applications and premium packaging. Metallized papers are the perfect choice for these end uses where sophistication and exclusivity are the…

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