Monthly Archives: December 2023

Valmet and Saipem signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop integrated solutions to support decarbonization

Valmet and Saipem have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop joint solutions to decarbonize the industrial sectors that face significant challenges in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, also known as hard-to-abate industries. The companies will collaborate to offer effective solutions combining Saipem’s technologies for CO2 management with the heat recovery and flue gas treatment units engineered […]

Toscotec to supply major rebuild to Hamburger Containerboard Group

Toscotec will supply an entire dryer section rebuild to Hamburger Turkey, part of the Hamburger Containerboard Group, at their paper mill in Çorlu in Northern Turkey. The project focuses on their containerboard machine (PM3) and is planned for the end of 2024.   Targets: production increase and basis weight range expansion The rebuild has two main targets. […]

Andritz to deliver complete old corrugated containers line to Papel Prensa, Argentina

Andritz has received an order from Papel Prensa S.A. to supply a complete old corrugated containers (OCC) line including a reject handling system to its mill in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In its initial production phase, the new line will process 180 t/d of local OCC. The line’s processing capacity can be easily increased through a […]

Moelven Wood and Billerud Collaborate to Develop Paper-based Packaging to Replace Shrink Wrap

Moelven Wood and Billerud are joining forces to examine the possibility of developing a new sustainable packaging solution for Moelven’s interior panels. The goal is to create a paper-based solution to replace the current plastic shrink wrap. The collaboration stems from an innovation competition organized by Paper Province. In September, 19 companies submitted 22 solution […]

Valmet to Acquire Brazilian Wood Handling Equipment Company, Demuth

Valmet on December 21 entered into an agreement to acquire Demuth, a Brazilian company specializing in wood handling solutions for the pulp industry. This acquisition will strengthen Valmet’s wood handling technology offering and services presence in South America. The value of the acquisition will not be disclosed. The acquisition is subject to relevant competition authority […]

Klabin acquires Arauco’s forestry operation in Paraná, Brazil

The largest producer and exporter of packaging paper and sustainable paper packaging solutions in Brazil, Klabin announces the acquisition of Arauco’s forestry operation in Paraná. The investment of US$ 1.16 billion includes the purchase of 85,000 hectares of productive forest areas mostly in the State of Paraná and 31.5 million tons of standing wood (expected […]

BTG Group to acquire Fitnir Analyzers Inc

BTG Group announces its intention to acquire FITNIR Analyzers Inc.. The acquisition of FITNIR Analyzers Inc. will represent a strategic milestone for BTG Group, broadening the product offerings in the pulp market. FITNIR specializes in pulp liquor property measurement (on-line and bench top units), which complements BTG’s offerings in Cooking, Bleaching and Chemical Recovery. Sunny […]

ProJet receives order from Grünewald Papier, Kirchhundem, Germany

ProJet b.v. received an order from Grünewald Papier for 1 ProCleaner for the Forming Wire of their PM1 Paper Machine. The value of this order will not be disclosed. The ProCleaners is scheduled to be delivered in Q1, 2024 with commissioning later in 2024. The ProJet b.v. cleaning head is equipped with ProMax chemical spraying […]

Georgia-Pacific concludes 2023 with approximately $2 billion in capital improvements

Georgia-Pacific reinvested approximately $2 billion back into its business and operations in 2023. These capital improvement projects include launching and completing new facilities and enhancing existing operations. Each investment helps Georgia-Pacific better serve customers, and increase productivity and efficiency, while also creating greater economic opportunities for each facility’s local economy. Georgia-Pacific made several investments large […]

Andrei Krés Appointed CFO of Billerud

Andrei Krés has been appointed as the new CFO of Billerud. Andrei has been the acting CFO since August 2023 and will assume the permanent role immediately. Andrei Krés joined Billerud in 2011 and has since then held several different positions within the company including Head of Group Treasury, Vice President of Group Finance and […]