Mondi plans to invest Euro 125 million at its semi-chemical fluting mill in Kuopio, Finland. The project includes an upgrade of the wood yard, fibre line, evaporation plant and paper machine. Start-up is planned for the 4Q 2023.
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has appointed David Oldfield, Commercial Director at Intelligent Door Solutions, as its new President. David has more than 30 years’ experience in the sector.
Metsä Fibre and Kelvion B.V. conclude an agreement on the supply of efficient cooling towers to the Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The company has previously supplied cooling towers also to Metsä Fibre’s Rauma sawmill.
Homag Group AG appointed Dr. Daniel Schmitt as a Board of Management member, responsible specifically for this business. From July 1, 2021, Dr. Daniel Schmitt will manage the Solid Wood Processing business unit.
Serra Maschinenbau GmbH in Rimsting, Germany, is gaining further production space with a new 560 m2 production hall, in order to efficiently realize all future orders. An old warehouse on the company site had to make way for this. Serra plans investments in interior fittings and machinery of around Euro 430,000.
Microtec (formerly FinScan) to deliver three Finscan sorting systems for dry sorting departments at ULK’s new Pinega sawmill to be constructed in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. The Pinega sawmill is expected to begin operations in 2023 and manufacture sawn softwood and pellets.
Valmet will supply recycled fiber lines for Umka Cardboard Mill rebuild in Serbia. The order is a continuation of Valmet’s board machine rebuild delivery, which will be started up during the second half of 2021.
EACOM Timber Corporation announced a multi-year commitment to the Local Services Board of Gogama to contribute towards the purchase of new boilers for the Community Centre building and a backup generator for the Gogama water treatment plant.
Andritz has received an order from Mayr-Melnhof Karton to rebuild its KM3 at the mill in Frohnleiten, Austria. The aim of the rebuild is to increase production as well as improve quality and the ecological footprint. Start-up is scheduled for 2023.
Andritz has successfully started up the new chemi-thermomechanical pulping systems at Dezhou Taiding New Material Science and Technology, Shandong in China.
Valmet and CMPC have signed a long-term agreement for maintenance development services at CMPC’s Santa Fe Pulp Mill, in Chile. Valmet will provide mill maintenance services for CMPC’s wood handling area. Valmet will be responsible for securing the reliability at the site through planning, leadership, management, develo...
Kadant Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG and its affiliates for approximately Euro 78 million in cash, subject to certain customary adjustments. Clouth is a leading manufacturer of doctor blades and related equipment used in the production of paper, packaging, and tissue.
ABB has been contracted by Arctic Paper Grycksbo to install a new drive and automation system for its Winder 10 at its mill in Grycksbo, Sweden. ABB’s Ability 800xA and ACS880 multidrive system will increase winder availability and productivity and ensure compliance with the latest legal requirements for safety.
Metsä Fibre has chosen LSAB Suomi Oy to deliver blades to its new Rauma sawmill in Finland. The agreement includes the blades delivered to the Rauma sawmill and their maintenance.
Valmet and Stora Enso have signed a three-year service agreement for the company's Beihai mill in China. The service agreement contains the following services: support with service visit, emergency service visit response time, on-site expert and remote support via Valmet Performance Center to improve availability and o...
Columbia Forest Products in Hearst, Ontario, Canada invests in the latest veneer drying technology by Raute. This dryer will be delivered early in 2022.
Kadant Lamort SAS, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc., started-up a Heli-Drum pulping system at Cartiere Saci, a leading European producer of 100% recycled shopping bags. The Heli-Drum system handles a broad range of recycled fibers and efficiently processes kraft paper, carrier board, and aseptic packages, among other furnis...
Valmet will deliver two Valmet Paper Labs, automated board and paper testing laboratories for Brigl & Bergmeister’s paper mills in Niklasdorf, Austria and Vevče, Slovenia. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Both analyzers are scheduled to be delivered during the 4Q 2021.
Andritz has received an order from Jiangxi Five Star Paper Co., Ltd., China to deliver four PrimeCoat Jet coaters for online coating for their mill in Hukou county (Jiujiang city), Jiangxi province. Start-up is scheduled for 2021.
Bruks Siwertell is completing the delivery of one of its largest Bruks drum chippers to an undisclosed US owner. This delivery is part of a suite of equipment from Bruks Siwertell including an automated woodyard, bark hog, various disc screens and conveyors, which are also destined to serve the plant.