Monthly Archives: January 2019

Toscotec’s TAD innovation: the new TADVISION®


Recently, Toscotec has fully redesigned its TAD machine to achieve superior tissue properties (primarily bulk and absorbency) and outstanding results in energy consumption. Drawing on the experience of its successful installation in the U.S. market in 2004, the new TADVISION® machine ensures highly improved runnability and machine efficiency. Toscotec’s design fully exploits the specific features […]

Valmet and Kemira collaborate to bring significant improvements to wastewater treatment processes

Valmet and Kemira

Reliable real-time measurement data will increase the water treatment process visibility and enable predictive and proactive process management. The target is to bring significant savings and efficiency improvements to customers. The partnership combines Valmet’s comprehensive analyzer and measurement technology, process optimization know-how and on-site service network with Kemira’s strong chemistry and process optimization expertise in […]

International Paper again selected to FORTUNE’s list of World’s Most Admired Companies

International Paper

International Paper has been named again by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “Worlds Most Admired Companies.” International Paper has earned this recognition sixteen times in the last seventeen years based on scores achieved in the following categories: Ability to attract and retain talented people Quality of management Social responsibility to the community and the […]

Georgia-Pacific to exit Communication Papers business


Georgia-Pacific is exiting the communication papers business following an assessment of its long-term competitive position in a declining market. As a result, the company will permanently shut down the communication papers machines, related converting assets, as well as the woodyard, pulp mill and a significant portion of the energy complex at its Port Hudson, Louisiana, […]

BillerudKorsnäs scored A for protecting forests


Every year thousands of companies disclose data about their environmental impacts, risks and opportunities to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. In 2018, companies were requested to do so by over 650 investors. Companies receive scores of A to D- for how effectively they are tackling climate change, deforestation and water security, while […]

UPM is tendering for a pulp terminal in Montevideo deep sea port in Uruguay


UPM is taking part in the international public tendering process in the port of Montevideo organized by the National Ports Administration (ANP) of Uruguay. The scope of the concession tender is the building and operation of a port terminal specialized in the storage and shipping of pulp, chemicals and other inputs related to pulp production […]

VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels. The new approach uses […]

Georgia-Pacific completes $100-million lumber production facility in Talladega, Alabama


The plant currently employs more than 130 full-time employees and will generate an estimated $5 million in annual payroll. The new facility receives approximately 150 log trucks a day and produces approximately 230 million board feet of lumber a year, with plans to expand production to 300 million board feet per year in the near […]

Demand for Folding Paperboard Boxes to reach $12.8 Billion in 2022

Folding Paperboard Boxes

Demand for folding paperboard boxes is expected to grow 3.9% per year through 2022 to $12.8 billion. In 2018, the Trump administration levied a 10% tariff on folding cartons from China that was scheduled to increase to 25% on January 1, 2019; however, in December 2018, China and the US agreed on a temporary suspension of tariff increases. If tariffs continue to […]

Stora Enso announces startups selected for its second Accelerator Programme

Stora Enso

Stora Enso has chosen six startups to join its second Accelerator Programme, a joint startup initiative organised by Stora Enso, Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) and Vertical Accelerator. The Accelerator programme provides an exceptional opportunity for disruptive startups and Stora Enso to actively ideate and innovate new solutions. This year’s programme focuses specifically on the circular […]