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Woodspin ramps up production of Spinnova fibre at new zero-emission factory

Finnish sustainable textile pioneer Spinnova and the world’s largest pulp producer Suzano have officially opened their first commercial-scale facility producing wood-based SPINNOVA® fibre. Operated by Woodspin – Spinnova and Suzano’s joint venture – the plant will produce 1,000 tonnes of sustainable, recyclable and fully biodegradable textile fibre from responsibly-grown wood each year. This facility marks […]

Valmet to deliver key pulp mill technology to Shandong Huatai Paper’s new pulp mill in China

Valmet will deliver key pulp mill technology to Shandong Huatai Paper’s new pulp mill in the Shandong province in China. Valmet’s delivery includes cooking and fiberline, a recovery boiler, a lime kiln and a lime mud filter. The new pulp mill will produce 700,000 tonnes per year and is scheduled to start up at the […]

Ahlstrom’s Aspa mill invests in new inspection system

Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Web Inspection System for pulp dirt count to Ahlstrom’s Aspa mill in Sweden. The dirt measurement will cover the full width of production. The target is to improve the line efficiency of pulp drying and to achieve high quality of the pulp. The order was included in Valmet’s orders […]

Metsä Group and Andritz plan a lignin product demonstration plant at Äänekoski

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is planning to build a demonstration plant for a modified lignin product in cooperation with ANDRITZ . The aim is to develop the process to separate lignin from black liquor in pulp production and to further process it for new end-uses.   The demonstration plant would have a capacity […]

UPM Fibres announces possible temporary layoffs at Kaukas, Finland

UPM Fibres business area begins consultations with employee representatives at the Kaukas pulp mill, sawmill and wood reception to prepare for possible temporary production adjustment to address the market situation. As the raw material streams of the Kaukas pulp mill and sawmill are closely linked, also the sawmill prepares to adjust production. UPM Fibres prepares […]

Domtar celebrating the Kingsport Mill grand reopening

Domtar executives and employees joined state and local dignitaries for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Kingsport Mill grand reopening celebration. The event marked the completion of the mill’s conversion into our first 100 percent recycled containerboard facility. The two-year project transformed the mill’s uncoated freesheet paper machine into the second-largest 100 percent-recycled containerboard machine in […]

Liansheng Pulp and Paper successfully starts up two tissue machines

Liansheng Pulp & Paper has successfully started up two ANDRITZ tissue machines including stock preparation and automation systems at its mill in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China. The tissue machines of the type PrimeLineTM W 2000 have a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a working width of 5.65 m. Both are equipped with energy-saving components […]

Kadant and Indevco collaborate to produce enhanced paper

Kadant Lamort SAS, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., and Unikpakhellas S.A., an affiliate of Invdeco Group, are implementing a new stock preparation system that yields high-quality paper from a wide range of materials while reducing fiber loss and freshwater consumption. Unikpakhellas selected a comprehensive Kadant service package that includes engineering, erection supervision, commissioning, training, and […]

Resolute to sell its Thunder Bay mill to Atlas Holdings

Resolute Forest Products Inc., a subsidiary of Domtar Corporation and a part of the Paper Excellence Group, recently announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to sell its Thunder Bay (Ontario) pulp and paper mill to an affiliate of Atlas Holdings. The transaction, expected to close in the second half of the […]

Kemira achieves EcoVadis Platinum level for the third consecutive year

Kemira has once again achieved the Platinum level rating for its sustainability performance by EcoVadis, the global sustainability rating platform, for the third consecutive year. Kemira remains among the top 1% of companies rated worldwide, with a score increase of 2 points to 80/100 (compared to 78/100 in 2022) due to its progress in sustainable […]