ABB has enhanced its L&W Bending Tester with new features to deliver easier and more reliable operator-independent bending resistance and stiffness measurements. The L&W Bending Tester, which measures resistance to bending in paper and packaging, is a standalone benchtop instrument featuring a large touchscreen with a user-friendly interface and improved post-processing for ease-of-use and instrument […]
Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi’s Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Previously, Valmet rebuilt paper machine 1 (PM1) and with its success, Sappi has chosen Valmet again to rebuild paper machine 2 (PM2). The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. Its value will not […]
The joint efforts of A.Celli and Anhui Linping’s teams resulted in a smooth start up of the headbox, suction rolls and rewinder delivered to the production plant in Xiao County, Anhui province. In December 2022, A.Celli Paper and Anhui Linping Recycling Development Co., Ltd. have successfully started up the components supplied for the PM7 destined […]
Billerud announced that the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate has passed legislation approving an appropriation of up to USD 200 million in funding to support the company’s plans to convert its paper mill in Escanaba, Michigan, to the production of paperboard. The legislation must be approved by Michigan’s Governor, which is expected to occur […]
Weyerhaeuser Company reported Q4 2022 net earnings of $11 million, or 2 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion. This compares with net earnings of $416 million, or 55 cents per diluted share, on net sales of $2.2 billion for the same period last year and net earnings of $310 million for the […]
In December 2022, the average price for the logs exported from New Zealand decreased 6% compared to the previous month at $97 per m3. This is 6% less than a year ago when it was $103. The exports of logs from New Zealand increased 13% year-on-year to 1,672 thousand m3 in December.
Jartek Invest Oy delivers a modern dry sorting line to Pölkky Oy’s Kajaani production facility in Finland. The delivery consists of both a sticker stacker and a dry sorting line with peripherals. Automation for the sorting system is delivered by Jartek AI Oy. The dry sorting line is the biggest ever built in Finland, including for example […]
Kemira acquires the advanced process optimization start-up SimAnalytics. Kemira announced in August 2021 its investment in SimAnalytics and has now acquired the rest of the business. With the acquisition, Kemira strengthens its capability to support its customers’ business with data-driven predictive services and machine learning solutions. “Services are an integral part of our growth strategy, […]
In 2022, Japan’s imports of wood pellets expanded 42% year-on-year to 4.4 million tonnes. The value of imports jumped 60% to $895 million. the average price of wood pellets grew 13% to $203 per tonne. Vietnam’s share amounted to 54% of Japan’s total wood pellets imports in 2022. Vietnam is Japan’s biggest wood pellets exporter […]
In December 2022, the average price for wood chips imported to Japan downed 1.7% compared to the previous month at $217 per tonne. This is 21% more than a year ago when it was $179. The imports of wood chips from Japan grew 24% year-on-year to 995 thousand tonnes in December.