Monthly Archives: July 2022

Valmet appoints chief financial officer

Key appointment Finland’s Valmet has appointed Katri Hokkanen as the company’s chief financial officer, effective as of 1 August 2022. She will report to the firm’s president and chief executive officer, Pasi Laine. Hokkanen has worked as Valmet’s interim CFO since 1 May 2022. She began her career at the company in 2006. “After a thorough […]

U.S. company launches new paper former

New product U.S. company BMG has unveiled the launch of the QuadPro paper former which the manufacturer says provides the industry’s highest production output and lowest scrap rate with the use of a patent-pending, continuous forming process. “This innovative system is the product of cooperation among three BMG companies, Brown Machine, Freeman Tooling and NAS Nalle Automation […]

Russian food producers ask government to help avoid paper, cardboard shortages

Industry proposal As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to impact on the country’s economy, Russian food industry players have requested the country’s authorities to approve new standards for food packaging which would reduce the required sizes of labels, and increase the sizes of packaging for particular products. The proposed changes are designed to help food producers […]

Australian cardboard box maker readies to open new factory

Investment to be launched Australian cardboard box producer Opal has announced its first regional factory in Wodonga is to be operational by October 2023, employing a workforce of 76. “We’ll run some training and development programs to help people come up to speed,” Chris Daly, the general manager of Opal, told local paper The Border Mail. […]

Hiab launches next generation of Loglift forestry cranes

Hiab, part of Cargotec, launches the next generation of Loglift forestry cranes with greater and safer performance, and improved uptime. The first crane available to order is the Z boom crane Loglift 18Z with a max outreach of 10.4 metres and a max lifting capacity of 18 tonne metre ™. “Our next generation of Loglift […]

Elopak to sell Russian operations to local management and exit market

Following Elopak’s decision to suspend operations in Russia in March 2022 the company undertook a thorough review of all possible options available. On this basis it has today reached an agreement to divest its Russian business (JSC Elopak) to local management, selling 100% of its shares. As of today, operational activities of the Russian business shall […]