Author Archives: Tony Yang

Voith is ready for the future of papermaking with DuoShake Digital Generation

Voith DuoShake DG.

With its new DuoShake DG (Digital Generation), Voith is taking the next step on its journey to Papermaking 4.0. The control and automation functions of the shaking unit for optimum fiber orientation during sheet formation have been comprehensively upgraded to equip the system for the future of paper production. The new features significantly improve process reliability and […]

Stora Enso exits Chinese paper market

Stora Enso Dawang

Stora Enso has announced it will sell its 60 percent stake in the Dawang publication paper mill in Dongying, China. The mill is operated by a joint venture. The company’s joint venture partner Shandong Huatai Paper is said to take over the entire mill. The transaction is scheduled to be completed by the end of […]

European pulp and paper industry created 2,000 jobs in 2018

CEPI members produced 92.2 million tonnes of paper and board, keeping the same level of production than in 2017, and benefiting from a healthy economic environment. For the first time since 1990s, the sector opened 9 new mills and created 2,000 more jobs with a total increased turnover of +3%. While there continued to be an […]

BillerudKorsnäs and The Paper Straw Co are going to launch the first U-Bend paper straw

Paper Straw

Together with the Paper Straw Co, BillerudKorsnäs has developed the first functional 180° U-Bend straw, made out of paper. The straw is made to be used for individual drink cartons such as juice, milk, and water. The long term market potential, as well as positive sustainability impact, is extensive. BillerudKorsnäs has just filed a patent of […]

Relatively sizeable price cuts emerge for newsprint on the British market

price cuts

The reversal in fortunes on the newsprint market is certainly primarily connected to a chronic downturn in paper consumption amidst virtually unchanged manufacturing capacity. Another factor in international trade is that more material is staying in Europe than last year when a lot was exported at attractive conditions. What is more, a few market players […]

Ittihad Paper Mill kicks off production on new fine paper PM

Ittihad Paper

Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM), a company of the Abu Dhabi based industrial conglomerate Ittihad International Investment, fired up its first fine paper machine in mid July. The first batch of uncoated woodfree paper was produced on 17 July, according to the company. The IPM site in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi houses a Valmet-supplied […]

UPM to invest $2.7bn in Uruguay pulp mill

UPM

The mill investment of $2.7bn will boost UPM’s pulp capacity by more than 50 percent. The mill is scheduled to become operational in the second half of 2022. The eucalyptus supply for the mill will be secured through UPM’s own and leased plantations, comprising 382,000 ha, and wood sourcing agreements with private partners. They will […]

Pasaban completes the expansion of its corporate facilities

Pasaban

The building works, which were completed at the beginning of 2019 have allowed implementing a new layout, to expand the offices by one floor and to renovate the building’s façade. Focused on obtaining greater added value projects, Pasaban concentrates on improving its organizational efficiency and banks on innovation and close customer service. Immersed in a […]

Voith is ready for the future of papermaking with DuoShake Digital Generation

DuoShake

With its new DuoShake DG (Digital Generation), Voith is taking the next step on its journey to Papermaking 4.0. The control and automation functions of the shaking unit for optimum fiber orientation during sheet formation have been comprehensively upgraded to equip the system for the future of paper production. The new features significantly improve process reliability and […]

Ahlstrom-Munksjö developed highly functional and sustainable wax alternative papers

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches ParaFree™ Wax Alternative Papers, a new generation of eco-friendly food packaging papers, arming the quick-service restaurant industry with a new fiber-based solution to meet the demanding sustainability needs of the food market. As a global supplier of specialty paper products, Ahlstrom-Munksjö dedicates vast resources to continuously pursue sustainability initiatives. The launch of ParaFree™ Papers […]