Tag Archives: Chemical Industry Federation of Finland

VTT finds unprecedented extensible limits for formable cellulose-based food packaging to replace single-use plastic

Enabled by foam forming technology, VTT’s formable cellulose-based webs with 30% extensibility were used to make rigid packages using an industrial product packaging line. This opens up the manufacturing of a wide range of sustainable packaging solutions. In a pilot-scale study to find alternative raw materials for rigid plastic packages, VTT Technical Research Centre of […]

Sappi’s Kirkniemi paper mill switches to bioenergy

Sappi Europe’s Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland, has successfully made the switch from using fossil fuels to renewable energy to fuel the production of the Galerie paper range. A €16.5 million investment into state-of-the-art facilities and machinery for the reception, storage and handling of biofuels is the latest in a string of efforts by Sappi […]

Metsä Fibre Says Kemi Mill Construction On Schedule; Testing, Trials Underway

Metsä Fibre said construction of its Kemi bioproduct mill is progressing on schedule. Mill test run and trials are currently underway, as is installation work. Wood deliveries to the new mill began in April, transported by road and rail. The mill’s new electrified private track allows the wood to be brought right up to the […]

Kiilto ceased business activities in Russia

With the approval of the Russian authorities, Kiilto has now been able to sell all its Russian subsidiaries. After a transition period, Kiilto brands will no longer be sold in the Russian market. Kiilto began to look for a legally appropriate way to exit the Russian market in March 2022. In July 2022, Kiilto and […]

Kemira increases prices for all product lines in EMEA with immediate effect

Kemira will increase prices for all product lines in both of its segments in EMEA region effective immediately. Costs for electricity and natural gas have rapidly increased and add to the general inflationary trends of the recent months. Therefore the commercial conditions need to be adjusted accordingly. The price increases will be substantial and vary by […]

Valmet Investing EUR 18 Million in Press Felt Production in Finland

Valmet said that it is investing EUR 18 million to further develop its press felt production facilities in Tampere, Finland. The investment involves new press felt machinery and equipment, including a new pre-needling line and a new needling line. “We target to operate the most modern, efficient and sustainable press felt production unit in the […]

Valmet to move into new office building in Tikkurila, Finland

Valmet has signed an agreement with the property investment company Sponda Ltd on the renting of a new office building that will be designed and constructed in Tikkurila, Vantaa in Finland. The office building will be located in the immediate vicinity of the Tikkurila station at the address Lauri Korpisen katu 9. Valmet’s rented floor […]

Cornerstone laid at Kuopio mill

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, continues to make progress on its previously announced €125 million investment to expand and upgrade its Kuopio mill in Finland with expected start-up by the fourth quarter of 2023. This morning, regional and local officials joined Mondi’s Group CEO and other senior leaders at a ground-breaking […]

PulPaper 2022 enables networking in June

About 250 exhibitors will participate in the leading international event for the forest industry, PulPaper 2022. The program consists of the PulPaper Conference, the new Green Economy Business Summit, and a wide range of presentations at the Future Square Stage. The startup competition presents the most interesting innovations during the event. The three-day PulPaper will be […]