Smurfit Kappa will invest Euro 24 million to expand its corrugated plant in Rethel, North-East France. The new investment will facilitate the consolidation of two existing facilities at that plant and the installation of a new state-of-the-art corrugator and conversion equipment.
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.
Huber Engineered Woods to build new OSB manufacturing facility in Cohasset, Minnesota. The new plant is projected to provide more than 150 new jobs to Itasca County area.
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.
Rengo Co., Ltd. announces that the logistics warehouse being constructed jointly with Sumitomo Corporation has been completed. The logistics warehouse is constructed on the location of the previous Yodogawa Mill (Fukushima-ku, Osaka-shi), which closed on March 31, 2018. Operations are expected to commence in Septembe...
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...
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.
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.
Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box division completed Euro 12 million investment in a new flexible material production facility at its plant in Ibi, Spain. The new state-of-the-art production facility commenced operations, on a phased basis, earlier this year and will be one of the most advanced Bag-in-Box manufacturing plants...
Valmet will upgrade Mercer Rosenthal’s mill’s Valmet IQ Quality Control System with the new scanner and related measurements. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The commissioning will take place in September 2021.
The Black Sea Trade and Development bank (BSTDB) has provided a 7-year Euro 75 million loan to the Turkish Hayat Kimya Group for the construction of a new factory in Kaluga, Russia, producing cleansing tissue and towel paper. The total project cost is Euro 134.5 million.
Lemit Papers LPP has awarded Cellwood Machinery to supply its Krima Disperser model KD-710 to their new Duplex Board machine in Ahmedabad, India. The start-up is scheduled for May 2022.
The new facility will have an annual production capacity of 250 million board feet on a two-shift basis and will directly employ about 130 people plus create significant additional indirect jobs.
At the new Bois Factory 70 in Demangevelle, France, the Poujoulat Group is now using a Mühlböck progressive kiln with fully automated feed system for drying its firewood.