Tag Archives: paper

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 […]

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 […]

ABB invests in new QCS ASM program to provide new features for pulp and paper mills

ABB has introduced its new QCS Automation Software Maintenance (ASM) program that not only allows system evolution from older versions to the latest, but also provides continuous improvements between versions through access to regular software updates, therefore helping pulp, paper, packaging and tissue mills to maximize their system investment. The new QCS ASM means that […]

Premier Paper Group acquires Dublin GPMI in Ireland

Premier Paper Group acquires Dublin-based GPMI in Ireland. Michael Beever, CEO of the Premier Paper Group says: “GPMI is an exciting addition to the Group and opens up a new geographical market for Premier. These latest acquisitions are consistent with our strategy of achieving good organic growth, based on our traditional paper merchanting foundations, together with […]

New generation of matt coated inkjet papers from Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

For many years, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s matt inkjet papers have established themselves as the standard in the market. Now the Bielefeld-based specialty paper manufacturer has revised the entire matt portfolio of its jetscript inkjet media. The new generation of matt inkjet papers with basis weights from 70 to 228 g/m² impresses with a whole range […]

USDA Appoints 2023 Paper and Packaging Board Members

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the appointment of three members to serve on the Paper and Packaging Board. The appointees from the South Region will serve three-year terms beginning immediately to December 31, 2025, and one appointee from the Rest of the U.S. Region will serve a one-year term beginning immediately to December 31, […]

Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz sells its only sawmill in Russia

Austrian Mayr-Melnhof Holz sold its sawmill MM-Efimovsky in Russia to Aspek-Les, according to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of Russia. Since December 30, 2022, the owner of 100% of the shares of Mayer-Melnhof Holz Efimovsky LLC has become Aspek-Les LLC, which belongs to Mikhail Pitkevich. MM-Efimovskiy is no longer listed on the Mayr-Melnhof Holz website. The production […]

Asia Symbol Paper successfully starts up Andritz tissue production line

Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper, China has successfully started up its tissue production line delivered by ANDRITZ for its mill in Xinhui district, Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China. The complete line order includes the stock preparation system with low-consistency refiners, a PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machine and the automation system. The tissue machine has a speed […]

Andritz to supply pressurized refining system to Wisewoods in Thailand

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Wisewoods Co., Ltd to supply another pressurized refining system – the second from Andritz – to its mill in Phetchaburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for the first half year in 2024. The new fiber preparation system will feature a capacity of 30 tons per hour and process rubber […]