Monthly Archives: October 2023

Toscotec to supply drying section upgrade to Panda Paper Mills in Israel

Panda Paper Mills (1997), a subsidiary of Israeli leading manufacturer Sano Enterprises, has selected Toscotec for the supply of a complete drying section rebuild of PM1 at their Netanya production facility in Israel. PM1 produces high-quality tissue from recycled fibers for the Away from Home market. The upgrade aims to substantially increase the machine’s drying capacity […]

Valmet has received a major order of multiple technologies from Liansheng Pulp & Paper in China

Valmet has received a major order from Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) in Fujian Province in China covering multiple technology deliveries for the customer’s Zhangpu site. Valmet will supply a coated board making line (BM 2) with related automation systems, bleached chemi-thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) technology and two small size tissue machines (TM 5 and […]

Asia Symbol brings in ABB to provide manufacturing execution system at three tissue mills in China

As Asia Symbol Group, one of the biggest wood pulp producers in China, expands its pulp and paper business into tissue manufacturing, it has selected long-term strategic partner ABB to deliver the ABB Ability™ Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and system integration at three of its tissue mills in China.   This latest contract for mills […]

Stora Enso increases mixed forests by decreasing spruce density in Finland

Stora Enso has launched a new operating model at its logging sites in Finland to improve the vitality and biodiversity of forests. In practice, this is done by reducing the density of planted spruce from 1,800 seedlings per hectare to 1,600 seedlings per hectare. This will increase mixed-species forests, which is one of the overarching […]

International Paper reports Q3 2023 results

International Paper recently reported third quarter 2023 financial results. Q3 2023 highlights include: Net earnings of $165 million ($0.47 per diluted share); Adjusted operating earnings (non-GAAP) of $224 million ($0.64 per diluted share) $75 million of earnings achieved from Building a Better IP initiatives, bringing year-to-date to $195 million, exceeding full-year targets Cash provided by […]

Suzano to Invest R$1.66 billion in new tissue paper mill

Suzano, the world’s largest producer of market pulp, announces on October 26th a series of projects aimed at expanding its installed production capacity and which will enhance its operational efficiency. It will invest R$650 million in the construction of a tissue paper mill in Espírito Santo, where it will also invest R$520 million to replace […]

Essity reuses more than half of France’s recycled food and beverage packaging

The hygiene and health company Essity has inaugurated the world’s first production line for professional hygiene tissue products where the raw material consists of used food and milk packaging. The facility recycles 25,000 tons per year, equivalent to 60% of all collected, sorted and recycled food and beverage cartons in France. Since 2008, Essity’s plant […]

Höganäs Borgestad to build a new and advanced refractory production plant in Bjuv

Höganäs Borgestad AB has today announced the decision to build a new and advanced refractory plant that allows for more sustainable production while freeing up space for the municipality of Bjuv to develop its city center. The new plant is expected to commence production in three to five years. Höganäs Borgestad will continue to offer […]

Metsä Board commences change negotiations on possible temporary layoffs in Finland

Metsa Board, part of Metsa Group, will initiate change negotiations on possible temporary layoffs for its paperboard and BCTMP mills in Finland. The negotiations involve a total of approximately 1,100 employees at the Joutseno, Kaskinen, Kemi, Kyro, Tampere, Simpele and Äänekoski mills. The possible layoffs would last a maximum of 90 days and could be […]

Massimo Reynaudo appointed new President and CEO of UPM-Kymmene

Massimo Reynaudo has been appointed President and CEO of UPM-Kymmene Corporation as of 1 January 2024. Jussi Pesonen will continue as the President and CEO until 31 December 2023, after which he will work as an advisor to the Company and its management until he will retire from UPM on 30 April, 2024. Massimo Reynaudo […]