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Three scientific studies break stereotypes on reusable packaging

It is now scientifically proven that reuse should be considered on a case-by-case basis as it is not always the best environmental option. A peer-reviewed study shows that reusable packaging has a stronger impact on climate than recyclable corrugated. EU policies place a strong emphasis on the role of packaging in the circular economy and […]

Suzano acquires 2,000 sq km in Brazil

Suzano, the world’s largest hardwood pulp producer, has completed the purchase of over 2,000 square kilometers (206,000 hectares), for the total price of US$667 million. The land represents an area similar to the size of Tokyo and brings into Suzano’s direct ownership a number of eucalyptus plantation forests it currently manages under a long-term leasing […]

Steinbeis Papier GmbH invests in new stock preparation line

Andritz has received an order from Steinbeis Papier GmbH to supply a complete stock preparation line for conventional wastepaper and special grades, featuring a capacity from 78 to 200 t/d, for its mill in Glückstadt, Germany. Start-up is planned for the end of the first quarter of 2023. The new line will process various types […]

Valmet adjusts its strategy to include Flow Control

Valmet’s Board of Directors has decided to adjust Valmet’s strategy to include Flow Control and align Valmet’s financial targets with Valmet’s financial reporting structure. Valmet’s new strategy is: Valmet develops and supplies competitive and reliable process technologies, services and automation to the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet’s automation business covers a wide base of […]

Andritz acquires Bonetti Group, Italy

Andritz has signed an agreement to acquire the Bonetti Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy. Closing of the transaction took place on June 30, 2022. Established in 1923, Bonetti is a global manufacturer and supplier of doctor, creping and coater blades, as well as blade holders, and also provides services for paper machines. This acquisition extends […]

Valmet to deliver electrical folding machine for pulp bales to Södra Cell Mönsterås

Valmet will deliver the world’s first two electrical folding machines for pulp bales to Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The machines’ start-up is planned for the last quarter of 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Valmet’s scope of supply includes the release of the world’s first electrical folding machine […]

Successful start-up of PM 6 of Shanxi Qiangwei Paper in Jinzhong, China

At the beginning of June, the XcelLine PM 6 supplied by Voith was successfully started up at the Jinzhong site in the central Chinese province of Shanxi by the paper manufacturer Shanxi Qiangwei Paper. As the leading full-line supplier, Voith delivered the entire production line. The machine has a wire width of 7 m, a […]

ABB creates spare parts and maintenance program for Saigon Paper

ABB has successfully devised a spare parts and maintenance program for Saigon Paper, Vietnam’s leading paper manufacturer, enabling the company to drive productivity in their mills. The ABB team created a recommended spares and gap analysis using mySpareParts Manager, an ABB-facing tool that built a custom report with required distributed control system (DCS) spare parts […]

UPM begins commissioning phase for the future start-up of its Paso de los Toros pulp mill

The UPM Paso de los Toros pulp mill was recently granted approval by the Uruguayan environmental authorities for its commissioning plan enabling UPM to begin the testing phase for pulp production equipment at the new plant. The commissioning tasks, including mechanical, hydraulic and efficiency tests, and the respective adjustment of various production equipment, will be […]