According to Acimall, the Confindustria member association of wood-furniture technology companies, international demand decreased 34.2% and domestic demand collapse 59.2%.
Saica Group is establishing its first North American facility near Cincinnati, Ohio. The company plans to build a state-of-the-art factory and expects to invest nearly $72 million once construction of the corrugated plant is complete. The construction is expected to start in September 2020 and take eighteen months to f...
UPM begins the construction of its third nursery in Uruguay, located in Central Uruguay, about 10 kilometers from Sarandí del Yí, Durazno. The investment is approximately $25 million. The nursery operation is scheduled to start in the first half of 2022 and the delivery of plants in the second half of the same year.
Ilim Group is finalizing its environmental project worth $91 million that involves construction of a new Evaporation Plant (EVAP 8) with the highest capacity in Russia at Ilim's Mill in Bratsk, Russia. Construction of EVAP 8 has been underway for three years (since 2017) and is scheduled to be completed in August 2020.
The new plant will be installed in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The four existing energy plants in Pine Bluff will be connected to four new, identical, directly heated drum dryers type 4.2 x 24 R.
At the end of this year, Arkhbum plans to start commissioning of the corrugator and in the 1Q 2021, two converting lines will be launched, which will produce the so-called American boxes and complex die-cut products – trays.
Ilim Group starts up a new woodroom at its Bratsk mill in Russia. The new woodroom includes three lines with an aggregate capacity of 5 million cubic meters of chips per year. The project investments amounted to $125 million.
Segezha Group put into operation scarfing line at its Sokol plant in the Vologda region, Russia. The line capacity is 25 m3 of laminated products per hour. As a result, the output of laminated products at Sokol WP will increase by 20%, up to 100 thousand cubic meters per annum.
Mondi Syktyvkar has completed a major step in the modernisation of its power plant, with the installation of a new bark boiler at its mill in Syktyvkar, Russia. The investment in the power plant, including a new bark boiler, new steam turbine and upgrade of power distribution network, further improves the environmental...
DS Smith and GE Gas Power, a world leader in natural gas power technology, extend their partnership at the Lucca paper mill in Italy. The new aeroderivative gas turbine is the latest configuration of GE’s dry low emissions technology offering higher output and increased efficiency, ultimately enabling the paper mill to...
Sappi Europe announces that its Alfeld site PM 3 is operational again as of the 20th of July, significantly ahead of the planned restart date. The largest area of reconstruction focused on the machine hall with limited damage to the machine. The procedures to start up PM 3 have gone to plan.
This action would result in annual savings of approximately Euro 11 million.
Valmet will supply the world’s largest bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) line to Guangxi Sun Paper Co., Ltd’s new Beihai mill in China. The start-up is scheduled for the 4Q 2021. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
International technology Group Andritz has received the Final Acceptance Certificate from Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry Co., Ltd in Yancheng, Dafeng, China, for its chemi-thermo-mechanical pulping system.With a total capacity of 2,250 admt/d, this system is the largest worldwide.
Core board manufacturer Papertech exceeded the targets of production increase originally set for the rebuild of its PM1 at Tudela mill, Spain.
Andritz has successfully started up the first of two OCC lines, each with a capacity of 1,000 bdtm/d, supplied to Shandong Wamat Paper Co., Ltd., Shandong province, China. Start-up of the second OCC line is scheduled for the end of this year. Both lines produce pulp for corrugated medium as the final product.
The Esk’etemc indigenous community in Alkali Lake, British Columbia, (BC) Canada installed biomass boilers to facilitate a transition from fossil fuel community-heating to a more stable, long-term biomass heating solution.
T&R Lumber had approximately $31 million in sales in 2019 and will become an affiliate of the UFP Industrial business segment. Phil Guardia, president of T&R, will continue to run the company.
CLT plant to be operational by 2023 with capacity of 50 thousand m3.
Watermans Printers, based in Cork, Ireland, has taken delivery of an Easymatrix 106 CS (cutting and stripping) die-cutter and a Diana GO 85 folder-gluer from Heidelberg at their premises.