Tag Archives: South America

Valmet to Acquire Brazilian Wood Handling Equipment Company, Demuth

Valmet on December 21 entered into an agreement to acquire Demuth, a Brazilian company specializing in wood handling solutions for the pulp industry. This acquisition will strengthen Valmet’s wood handling technology offering and services presence in South America. The value of the acquisition will not be disclosed. The acquisition is subject to relevant competition authority […]

Microline for the South American tissue market

Microline, an Italian company specialising in the design and development of packaging solutions for tissue products, has excelled for over twenty years in the dynamic South American market, where it has a reputation for providing versatile, high-performance and high-quality machines. The Tissue market consists in paper products in various forms, such as rolls and parallelepipedal […]

Multiple awards in the Americas demonstrate Smurfit Kappa’s continued excellence in innovation

Smurfit Kappa was honored with the 2023 Strategic Supplier Innovation Award from the Chamberlain Group (CG), a recognition of its efforts to improve supply chain efficiency through groundbreaking technologies and sustainable packaging solutions. Smurfit Kappa’s investment in cutting-edge technology, along with its 1000 designers worldwide, enables the creation of customized packaging solutions that showcase customers’ […]

WestRock Announces Plans to Close Pulp and Paper Mill in Tacoma, Washington

WestRock today announced it will permanently cease operating its paper mill in Tacoma, Washington, and will conclude production by September 30, 2023. WestRock is committed to improving its return on invested capital as well as maximizing the performance of its assets. The combination of high operating costs and the need for significant capital investment were […]

The Importance of Paper in Learning and Literacy

Over the last two decades, technology has become part of almost every facet of our lives. The expansion of broadband, smartphones and portable technology has changed how we communicate, access information, work and learn. While many of these changes are positive, there is growing evidence that this isn’t always the case. In recent years, there […]

ABB Opens Its Mexico technology and engineering center

ABB has established a new regional operations center for North America, bringing technology expertise closer to customers and building on its similar resources globally. An initial $1 million investment has been made for the new Mexico Technology and Engineering Center (MXTEC) in the city of Merida, Yucatan, to help the technology leader to reach higher […]

Toscotec starts up two tissue machine rebuilds in North and South America on the same day

Toscotec has started up two tissue machine rebuilds at the production facilities of two major producers in North and South America. On both projects, the scope of the modifications was extensive, covering the wet and dry sections of the two lines. The tight periods of machine stops have been executed according to schedule.   Andrea Paganucci, […]

WestRock to Acquire Remaining Interest in Grupo Gondi for $970 Million

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining interest in Grupo Gondi for $970 million, plus the assumption of debt, representing an estimated implied enterprise value of $1.763 billion. Upon completion of this transaction, WestRock will further enhance its leading position in the growing Latin American […]

WestRock Publishes 2021 Sustainability Report

WestRock today announced the publication of WestRock’s 2021 Sustainability Report, detailing the comprehensive efforts the company is making for, and with, customers to imagine and deliver on the promise of a sustainable future. The report reveals validation of WestRock’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) alongside its refreshed sustainability […]

Irani Papel e Embalagem invests in new automation and control systems

Valmet will supply Valmet DNA Automation System and Valmet IQ Quality Control System to Irani Papel e Embalagem (Irani) for their Gaia Platform at Vargem Bonita Mill, located in Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Irani selected Valmet’s automation system based on good references in technology, service support and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to […]