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Norske Skog Skogn invests NOK 180 million ($18.2 million) in new pulp production line

Norske Skog Skogn will invest around NOK 180 million ($18.2 million), after NOK 40-50 million ($4-5 million) in grant funding from the NOx fund, in a new thermomechanical production line (TMP) that will replace expensive recycled paper with fresh fiber. The new TMP line will reduce variable costs, significantly reduce NOx and fossil CO2 emissions, and […]

Types of Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated board is widely used in the packing industry. The main advantages are lightness, recyclability, and low cost. This makes the material the best choice to produce containers devoted to the shipping of goods. Furthermore, examples of structure design based on corrugated boards can be found in different fields. Structural analysis of paperboard components is […]

Total U.S. Boxboard Production Decreased Three Percent in Q4 2022

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has released its Q4 2022 U.S. Boxboard report. According to the report, total boxboard production in Q4 decreased 3% compared to Q4 2021, but 2022 production was up 1% when compared to the same 12 months of 2021. The boxboard operating rate was 87.8%, down when compared to […]

ABB launches newest generation of LW bending tester

ABB has enhanced its L&W Bending Tester with new features to deliver easier and more reliable operator-independent bending resistance and stiffness measurements. The L&W Bending Tester, which measures resistance to bending in paper and packaging, is a standalone benchtop instrument featuring a large touchscreen with a user-friendly interface and improved post-processing for ease-of-use and instrument […]

Valmet to supply paper machine rebuild to Sappi North America’s Somerset facility

Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi’s Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Previously, Valmet rebuilt paper machine 1 (PM1) and with its success, Sappi has chosen Valmet again to rebuild paper machine 2 (PM2). The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. Its value will not […]

Jartek to delivery dry sorting line to Pölkky in Finland

Jartek Invest Oy delivers a modern dry sorting line to Pölkky Oy’s Kajaani production facility in Finland. The delivery consists of both a sticker stacker and a dry sorting line with peripherals. Automation for the sorting system is delivered by Jartek AI Oy. The dry sorting line is the biggest ever built in Finland, including for example […]

Kemira acquires Finnish start-up SimAnalytics

Kemira acquires the advanced process optimization start-up SimAnalytics. Kemira announced in August 2021 its investment in SimAnalytics and has now acquired the rest of the business. With the acquisition, Kemira strengthens its capability to support its customers’ business with data-driven predictive services and machine learning solutions. “Services are an integral part of our growth strategy, […]

HS Timber sells its pellet distribution company in Austria

HS Timber Group GmbH announces the sale of PelletsOne GmbH to RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG. The closing for the purchase was completed on 20 January, 2023 following approval by the relevant competition authority. The parties agreed not to disclose the contractual details. PelletsOne is a direct sales company for pellets in Austria, based in Wiener […]

Arauco Mill Produces First Bale of Pulp on New Production Line in Chile

Arauco on January 20 produced the first bale of eucalyptus kraft pulp by the new production line (Line 3) at Arauco Mill in southern Chile. The construction of the new production line is part of Arauco’s MAPA Project, which also includes major improvements to Line 2 and the closure of Line 1 — the last […]

Sinclar Group announces temporary production curtailments at lumber operations

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. announced it is curtailing its lumber operations at Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, Lakeland Mills in Prince George, and Nechako Lumber Co. in Vanderhoof, for two weeks, effective January 30th. “There are factors outside of our control that are having a detrimental impact on our business,” said Sinclar […]