Tag Archives: paper machine

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 […]

Toscotec to rebuild press section of PM1 at Cartiera Pirinoli’s Roccavione site in Italy

Italian carton board manufacturer Cartiera Pirinoli selected Toscotec for the rebuild of the entire press section of PM1 at its Roccavione site in Northern Italy. The project is planned for the second half of 2023. In order to ensure the highest operation flexibility across a wide range of basis weights, Toscotec will supply both a first nip composed of […]

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 […]

Billerud Gains Funding Approval from Michigan Legislators in Support of Escanaba Mill Conversion

Billerud announced that the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate has passed legislation approving an appropriation of up to USD 200 million in funding to support the company’s plans to convert its paper mill in Escanaba, Michigan, to the production of paperboard. The legislation must be approved by Michigan’s Governor, which is expected to occur […]

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, […]

Domtar’s Kingsport Mill resumes operation; produces first containerboard roll

Domtar’s Kingsport Mill recently produced its first 100% recycled containerboard. The milestone marks the culmination of a two-year, $350 million investment project to convert the former uncoated freesheet paper mill into Domtar’s first 100% recycled packaging facility. “This is a monumental day for Domtar that marks our official entry into the containerboard market,” said Steve Henry, […]

Valmet to rebuild cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant for Andhra Paper Limited in India

Valmet has been selected to rebuild the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant of Andhra Paper’s Rajahmundry unit in India. The delivery is scheduled to take place in December 2023, and the start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024. The order is included in Valmet’s order received of the fourth quarter 2022. The value of […]

Packaging Corporation of America Resuming Production at Jackson Mill

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) reportedly is resuming production at its Jackson, Alabama paper mill, bringing about 400 employees back to work. According to local news reports, PCA last week informed workers that the mill would resume production Monday, Jan. 9. PCA has not issued a press release about the restart. In mid-November, PCA temporarily […]

Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

Packaging Innovations & Empack, Featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment is set to kick off the packaging industry’s 2023 with a bang, after it announced the first batch of speakers hosting talks at the triple-bill event. The timetable of talks, spread across three stages throughout the event at Birmingham NEC on 15 & 16 February, brings […]