Metsä Group’s tissue and greaseproof paper business is investing in three new state-of-the-art converting lines for folded and rolled tissue paper to its mill in Mariestad, Sweden.
The company aims to develop the mill’s production and environmental efficiency by investing in paper machine and converting line modernizations as well as improving the energy and water efficiency.
This new order involves an upgrade of the existing hybrid system configuration. In order to increase PM1’s drying capacity, Toscotec will install a TT Hood-Duo system with two separate circuits of heated air, one to the wet end hood and the other to the dry end.
In January, the unemployment rate was 3.7% for the third month in a row, and the number of unemployed people was little changed at 6.1 million.
The new tissue machine, with a width of 3.65 m and a maximum operation speed of 1,650 m/min, produces high quality household grades, including toilet paper, napkins, handkerchiefs, and facial tissue.
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The tissue making line, converting equipment and the biomass boiler will be installed at the Aracruz mill in Espírito Santo, Brazil. The start-up is scheduled for the Q1 2026.
Hengan has now 15 Andritz tissue machines in operation. The two machines of the type PrimeLineCOMPACT M 1600 have a design speed of 1,700 m/min and a working width of 3.65 m.
Q4 2023 operating profit was $670 million compared to $712 million last year, resulting in an operating margin of 13.5%.
Clearwater Paper is restarting equipment and production at the facility as weather conditions permit.
Final demand prices moved down 0.1% in November and 0.4% in October. On an unadjusted basis, the index for final demand rose 1.0% in 2023 after increasing 6.4% in 2022.
The newly acquired entity will operate under the name ‘WEPA Professional UK’.
The plant has a production capacity of 65 thousand metric tons per year and has 80 employees.
U.S. international trade deficit was $90.3 billion in November 2023, up $0.7 billion from $89.6 billion in October. Exports of goods for November were $165.1 billion, $6.2 billion less than October exports. Imports of goods for November were $255.4 billion, $5.5 billion less than October imports.
The AHEAD 2.2 line features a sheet trim width of 2,920 mm, an operating speed of 2,100 m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 40,000 tons.
Metsä Group’s tissue paper business aims to replace almost half of imported essential tissue products and bring locally produced, sustainable tissue products to the UK, increasing the country’s self-sufficiency in this sector by 30%.
Jarcrac has signed distributor agreements with Finnefjell Skog AS and Røsholt Maskin AS in Southern and Northern Norway.
Start-up is scheduled for the Q1 2024.
The price in the public offer will correspond to an equity value of Vinda of approximately HKD 28.3 billion ($3.63 billion).