Tag Archives: Asia-Pacific

Global specialty pulp and paper chemicals market to reach $38.5 billion by 2027

Functional Chemicals, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 6.8% CAGR and reach US$20.4 Billion by the end of the analysis period. Taking into account the ongoing post pandemic recovery, growth in the Bleaching Chemicals segment is readjusted to a revised 5.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The […]

Katri Hokkanen appointed interim CFO at Valmet

Ms. Katri Hokkanen (M.Sc. Econ) has been appointed interim CFO at Valmet as of May 1, 2022. In this position she will report to President and CEO Pasi Laine. Katri Hokkanen joined Valmet in 2006 and is currently working as Vice President, Finance in Valmet’s Pulp and Energy business line. Prior to her current position, […]

April Group invests in new paperboard packaging mill in Indonesia

Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL Group) has strengthened its commitment to supporting the growth of the green economy in Indonesia. The company is set to expand its product portfolio in the downstream sector by investing IDR33.4 trillion in a sustainable paperboard production facility. The construction of the new facility – which will be located […]

First Runtech EP turbo blower in New Zealand started up at Essity AustralAsia

Runtech Systems-supplied vacuum system rebuild has been successfully started up at Essity AustralAsia (formerly Asaleo Care), New Zealand. “This is an exciting project for our site. Our previous vacuum system was oversized, inefficient and had reached the end of its life. The new Runtech system has reduced our power consumption by over 700kW and we […]

BillerudKorsnäs develops innovative solution for Oatly

In partnership with BillerudKorsnäs, Oatly has implemented an innovative secondary packaging solution for products produced in Oatly’s Singapore Factory, enabling a reduction in secondary packaging material by up to 35% and an estimated reduction of CO2 emissions from secondary packaging by up to 50%*, compared to conventional packaging solutions.   BillerudKorsnäs, one of the leading […]

Kemira invests in a new production line of ASA sizing agents in Asia-Pacific

Kemira, a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries, announces a significant investment in the production of alkenyl succinic anhydride sizing agent (ASA) in China. ASA is one of the most effective and cost-efficient sizing agents for improving water-resistance in paper and packaging board.   This investment into an additional, third production […]

Valmet to supply key paper machine technology to Muda Paper Mills in Malaysia

Valmet will supply key paper machine technology, which includes several upgrading works, to Muda Paper Mills Sdn. Bhd. for its PM 9 in Malaysia. The start-up is scheduled for the second quarter 2022. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second and third quarters 2021. The value of the order will not […]

Kemira invests in water treatment chemicals to serve the growing APAC market

Kemira is increasing production capacity of water treatment chemicals in Yanzhou, China. These investments are another step forward in the execution of Kemira’s growth strategy and serve the growing water treatment demand in China and the Asia-Pacific region.   Kemira continues to strengthen its position in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market and announces two investments to […]

Voith receives order to supply a complete board production line to Asia Symbol

Voith has received another order to build and supply a complete paper production line. The pulp and paper manufacturer Asia Symbol commissioned Voith to supply the BM 13 board machine for the Rugao site, located 180 km north-west of Shanghai, China. The efficient, state-of-the-art production line will achieve an annual production volume of up to […]