Monthly Archives: December 2021

IBS Paper Performance acquires VIT Papertec AG and VIT PapierMaschinen-Service GmbH

The international technology group IBS Paper Performance Group acquires V.I.T. Papertec AG and V.I.T. PapierMaschinen-Service GmbH, both based in Gerlingen, Germany. The specialist for paper machine optimization thus further expands its portfolio in the field of metering systems. The background for this investment is provided by the firm conviction that this will enable the IBS […]

Kruger Products doubles production of its future tissue machine in Sherbrooke

Kruger Products recently announced that it will double the size and production of its future LDC tissue machine in the Brompton borough of Sherbrooke. The machine is slated to be commissioned in 2024. After revealing on February 26, 2021, a $240-million expansion project to install the machine and add two converting lines, the Company announced […]

Stora Enso is investing EUR 23 million at its Varkaus site in Finland

Stora Enso invests EUR 23 million for increasing flexibility and capacity at the Varkaus containerboard mill, resulting also in expanded capacity of using recycled fiber. Preparatory work on the investment will commence immediately. Investment will be completed in the end of 2022. Stora Enso invests EUR 23 million in the Varkaus containerboard site. The aim […]

Junnikkala to build sawmill in Oulu, Finland

One of the biggest sawmill companies in Northern Finland, Junnikkala, is preparing for a big investment that will launch the construction of a modern sawmill unit in Oulu. Construction will begin in 2022 and will be finished by the end of 2023. The 70 million euro investment will be the biggest investment in Junnikkalas’ history. […]

Typical Paper densities

Paper density is a paper product’s mass per unit volume. The density can be calculated by dividing the grammage of paper by its caliper. The “ISO 534:2011, Paper and board — Determination of thickness, density and specific volume” indicates that the paper density is expressed in grams per cubic centimeter.  

BillerudKorsnäs to acquire Verso to ignite growth in North America

BillerudKorsnäs has entered into a merger agreement to acquire Verso Corporation, a leading producer of coated papers in North America. The acquisition of Verso is fully in line with BillerudKorsnäs’ strategy to drive profitable growth in paperboard, and the ambition to expand into North America. BillerudKorsnäs aims to build one of the most cost-efficient and […]

Suzano to install Ash ReCrystallization plant at Barra do Riacho mill

Andritz has received an order from the Brazilian pulp and paper company Suzano to deliver an energy-efficient Ash ReCrystallization (ARC) plant for the recovery boilers at its eucalyptus kraft pulp mill in Barra do Riacho, Brazil. The estimated start-up date for the ARC plant is the first half of 2022.   The Andritz ARC plant […]

Guangxi Becomes SBS Board Production Hub In China

Sun Paper successfully turned on its 3rd SBS board machine at its paper and board production center in Guangxi on December 4th. Designed and built by Voith, Germany, the machine has a trim width of 8.8 meters and is designed to run at 1,300m/min. Once in full operation, it may produce 1 million metric tons […]

US RCP Market Stays Firm On Rising Demand & Price

For a decade prior to 2017, China was the main buyer of US recovered paper. This was especially true in OCC as Chinese orders became the barometer of the market. The ban from imports by the Chinese government thereafter made some market analysts feel that US RCP market would undergo a period of instability. However, […]

Toscotec introduces energy-efficient innovation for Crescent Former

Toscotec has successfully introduced TT LowMistFormer, the latest innovation of the wire section of Crescent Former tissue machines. Originally designed by Voith, the system has been integrated into Toscotec’s design as part of the efficient know-how exchange between Voith and Toscotec following the acquisition. TT LowMistFormer technology has been applied on several AHEAD tissue machines manufactured by Toscotec. Enrico […]