Tag Archives: paper and pulp

Liquid-cooled drives: turning a new page for pulp and paper

Jarkko L. Mattila, and Roger Ekstrom, Global Product Managers, ABB System Drives explain why liquid-cooled drives are the ideal solution for challenging pulp and paper environments. The pulp and paper industry has long used variable speed drives (VSDs) to achieve greater energy efficiency and precise motor control. However, some places within a mill present challenges […]

Connected motors in action: driving efficiency and cutting emissions at two Swedish mills

The pulp and paper industry shares the twin challenge of high energy prices and a need to decarbonize. Across industry, over 90 percent of business leaders believe that rising energy costs threaten their business’s ability to compete, according to an ABB survey from March 2023. The data also reveals that businesses expect lower profitability and […]

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 […]

Paper Excellence announces market curtailment of its Catalyst Crofton plant

Paper Excellence announced that its Catalyst Crofton facility will take a market curtailment of about two weeks in November 2021. The curtailment is in response to on-going global logistics challenges and will be coordinated with a previously planned maintenance shutdown of the facility’s biomass power boiler. Because the boiler shutdown significantly impacts energy costs, both […]

Heinzel Group’s EBITDA down to Euro 126 million in 2020

Heinzel Group increased production in both the paper and pulp segments in the 2020 financial year, with total production rising to 1.6 million metric tons in 2020. Total sales volume amounted to 3.7 million metric tons and was slightly lower than in 2019 due to the corona pandemic. Coupled with lower market prices, Heinzel Group’s […]

GAW technologies announces new representative partnership with VCC Pty Ltd

GAW Technologies announces new representative partnership with VCC Pty Ltd in South Africa, the SADC, and Kenya. ”We are confident that the partnership lead by Dr. Raymond Lund, a well-known expert in the paper and pulp sectors and Mr. Jaco Human with extensive industrial experience will prove to be successful in demonstrating GAW’s renewed focus […]

UPM increases the fair value of its forest assets in Finland and changes the accounting policy of forest renewal costs


UPM increases the IFRS fair value of its forest assets in Finland, mainly due to higher forest growth estimates. In addition, the company adjusts its long-term wood price estimates slightly. The impact of these changes on the fair value of forest assets is approximately EUR 320 million and will be reported as an item affecting […]

Pulpmills in the US Northwest struggling to build log inventories for the winter


Sawmills and pulp mills in the US Northwest have been struggling to build log inventories for the winter season because of the unusually long fire season this year. Increased competition for small-diameter logs in the four states of the US Pacific Northwest has resulted in a higher share of logs being consumed by sawmills, thus […]

Market pulp: Tissue has become the biggest global buyer

Market pulp: Tissue has become the biggest global buyer

Consistent growth over the past 30 years has led the tissue sector to become the single-biggest consumer of market pulp, claiming an estimated 36% of global bleached chemical pulp (BCP) shipments in 2016, compared with just 25% in 2008. Thus for market pulp suppliers, tissue has become an important growth area, helping offset the decline […]