Tag Archives: Wisconsin.

Pixelle Invests $1.4 Million in Safety at Spring Grove Mill with Industry First Robotics

Pixelle Specialty Solutions said that it has improved safety and productivity at its specialty paper mill in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, by installing a smelt spout robot manufactured by Valmet. The smelt robot is essential for keeping recovery boiler spouts open and improving efficiencies in the liquor recovery cycle. The first smelt robot installation of its […]

Sofidel to Invest $185 Million to Expand Tissue Operations in Circleville, Ohio

At a groundbreaking in Pickaway County, just south of Circleville, on July 11, 2016, Sofidel committed to employing 300 Ohioans. Today, under a proposed expansion of their Circleville facility, that number could grow to nearly 600. Sofidel, a tissue paper manufacturer from Italy, first established operations in the United States in 2012. It was in […]

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 […]

Colbert Packaging installs new blanking die cutters

Colbert Packaging Corporation announced the installation of two new Eterna blanking die cutters. The Eterna Line ECUT 1060 Elite ER is a welcome addition to Colbert’s Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Elkhart, Indiana, production facilities, adding die-cutting capacity to complement recent printing press installations. The precision-tight registration of the Elite ER delivers precise cutting, especially critical to […]

PCA Tomahawk, Wi. orders Dry End Tail Cutter from ProJet

ProJet will deliver a new dry end Tail Cutter to PCA, Tomahawk, Wisconsin.. The order was included in ProJet’s December 2022 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The ProJet Radial Saw Tail Cutter are designed to be highly reliable and the Tail Width is adjustable from 20-300mm (0.8-12 in.) The […]

ND Paper Awarded $1 Million in Grant Funding for Efficiency Project at Rumford Mill in Maine

Maine Governor Janet Mills announced an award of $1 million from the final round of the Forest Recovery Initiative of her Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan to ND Paper for an upcoming project at the company’s Rumford Division to enhance the efficiency of its R15 packaging paper machine. “This financial support will greatly assist our […]

Appvion Completes Acquisition of Nekoosa Coated Products

Appvion, a Wynnchurch Capital portfolio company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Nekoosa Coated Products, LLC. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, Nekoosa is a leading provider of specialty engineered materials for the graphics and commercial print markets in North America and Europe. “We are bringing together […]

Andritz acquires Bonetti Group, Italy

Andritz has signed an agreement to acquire the Bonetti Group, headquartered in Milan, Italy. Closing of the transaction took place on June 30, 2022. Established in 1923, Bonetti is a global manufacturer and supplier of doctor, creping and coater blades, as well as blade holders, and also provides services for paper machines. This acquisition extends […]

Appvion Announces Large Capital Investment in New Coating Equipment

Appvion announced a significant investment in new curtain coater equipment and technology at its plant in Appleton, Wisconsin, that will improve safety and increase productivity. This new equipment will allow Appvion to make products more efficiently, allowing the company to optimize finished goods capacity and eliminating the need to secure pre-coated base in a consolidating […]

North America pulp and paper market to reach USD 65.10 billion by 2029

The North America pulp and paper market size garnered USD 64.32 billion in 2021. The market is estimated to rise from USD 64.51 billion in 2022 to USD 65.10 billion by 2029 at a 0.13% CAGR during the forecast period. Fortune Business Insights™ has elucidated these inputs in its latest research report, titled, “North America […]