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Södra: Strong sales of construction timber continue

The strong sales trend for Swedish construction timber is continuing. September marked yet another month for Södra of very high sales figures to the Swedish building materials market, and October is following a similar pattern.

2016-10-27 
Kemira reaches A- score in CDP Climate Change 2016 evaluation

Kemira has been recognized by the CDP for reaching the Leadership level and classified with A- score (range from A to D) for its actions on climate change.

2016-10-26 
BillerudKorsnäs yet again top-ranked for world leading action on climate change

BillerudKorsnäs’ has been recognised for its leadership in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A-list by CDP.

2016-10-26 
UPM receives acknowledgement for its climate actions

UPM has been included in the CDP Climate A List. UPM is featured in the CDP’s climate change program for the eight years in a row for its climate actions and transparent climate reporting.

2016-10-25 
Stora Enso given top rating by CDP for climate action

Stora Enso was today classified as a global leader in terms of combatting global warming by the international not-for-profit organisation CDP, which works to drive sustainable economy. CDP has included Stora Enso on its new 2016 Climate A List, in recognition of the company’s long-term actions and strategy to reduce emissions.

2016-10-25 
Valmet included in CDP's Climate A list for climate change actions

Valmet has been recognized for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change and awarded a position on the 2016 Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainability.

2016-10-25 
SCA recognized as world leader for corporate action on climate change

SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, has been identified as a global leader for its strategies and actions in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.

2016-10-25 
Metsä Board recognised as world leader for corporate action on climate change by CDP

Metsä Board has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), the international not-for-profit organisation that drives sustainable economies.

2016-10-25 
A Commitment to Sustainability Inspires Innovative Strength
  • Companies committed to sustainability have above-average innovative strength
  • Action needs to be taken above all in the development of environment-friendly products
  • Sustainable companies appeal more to entry-level professionals
2016-10-24 
BUCKMAN announces global price increase

Buckman announced a price adjustment on select product lines effective November 15, 2016.

2016-10-24 
Mondi pulp supports Melitta in making coffee an indulgence®

Over the past 22 years Mondi Frantschach has supplied Melitta with 200.000 tonnes of high-quality raw material for its Melitta® filter bags® – a milestone that the companies are celebrating together.

2016-10-24 
Mondi customer workshop: Digital printing will have a role to play in the future packaging paper sector

At FachPack 2016 Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, briefed the customers and press on a variety of technical printing options and services provided by the company through its Print Competence Centre – including a live lab show of some of the tests performed there.

2016-10-21 
BillerudKorsnäs Firm performance in line with plans

CEO Per Lindberg comments on the development during Q3 2016 :

”Once again we show a stable performance and I am happy to see that we deliver results as expected. Our production has stabilized and we have been producing in line with planned levels. The one issue for me is the lack of growth in Consumer Board. This is due to the production problems we suffered in previous quarters, but our view on the Consumer Board market has not changed and we expect to see the growth coming back as we catch up on inventory levels.”

2016-10-21 
Lecta Papers for Beverage Labels at BrauBeviale 2016

The world’s largest event for the beverage industry will be held in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 8-10

Lecta, a European leader in the manufacturing and distribution of specialty papers for labels and flexible packaging, will aga​in participate in the BrauBeviale trade show. This year’s event expects to gather over 1,000 exhibitors and 37,000 industry professionals. It will feature the latest developments and trends in raw materials, equipment, technologies, logistics and marketing for beer, water and other beverages. 

Lecta’s range of high-vacuum metallized papers, Metalvac, will be on exhibit with its 100% recyclable products designed for wet-glue and pressure-sensitive premium beverage labels :

 Metalvac E HWS : high moisture resistance wet-glue labels for returnable bottles, especially for beer, water and spirits.
 Metalvac E LWS : light moisture resistance wet-glue labels for one-way beer bottles and plastic beverage containers.
 Metalvac A HG : metallized paper for pressure-sensitive eye-catching labels with a high gloss finish.

2016-10-20 
Paper recycling in Europe now at 71.5% - exceeding voluntary commitment

The paper recycling rate in Europe reached an impressive 71.5% as announced by the European Recovered Paper Council (ERPC) in their final monitoring report for 2015. Compared to 2010, collection and recycling has increased by almost one million tonnes of paper. This is due in part to the excellent work of the ERPC.

2016-10-20 
Valmet signed EUR 200 million syndicated revolving credit facility

Valmet Oyj has signed a new EUR 200 million syndicated revolving credit facility agreement. The new facility matures on January 14, 2022 with two 1-year extension options dependent on the approval of the banks concerned. The new facility refinances an existing EUR 200 million credit facility and will be used for general corporate purposes.

The Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners of the credit facility are Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited, Citibank N.A. London Branch, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank Helsinki Branch, Danske Bank A/S, Helsinki Branch, Nordea Bank Finland PLC, OP Corporate Bank plc, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) and Standard Chartered Bank.

2016-10-20 
ANDRITZ to upgrade woodyard systems at Sappi North America’s mill in Skowhegan, Maine, USA.

ANDRITZ has received an upgrade order from Sappi North America for a high-capacity debarking line and woodyard equipment to be installed at Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine. The new line will further reduce wood losses and enhance the mill’s reliability and performance. Commissioning of the new line, which has a design capacity of 300 t/h of hardwood chips and 270 t/h of softwood chips, is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.

2016-10-20 
SCA and the UN Foundation Convene Fourth Annual Dialogue on the United Nation’s Global Agenda

SCA President and CEO Magnus Groth to address the power of public-private partnerships in achieving the Global Agenda and advancing hygiene awareness and standards globally

As part of its ongoing support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, leading global hygiene company SCA, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, today convenes the fourth annual Global Dialogue. The United Nations Foundation launched the Dialogue on the Global Agenda in 2012, bringing together business, government and NGO leaders to collaborate and work together to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals

2016-10-19 
Cellwood entrusted to upgrade a previously delivered system

Cellwood has once again been entrusted by Fábrica de Papel San Francisco to upgrade and increase dispersion capacity.
This time the order is for a major capacity upgrade of a previously delivered system.
The existing system will be upgraded to a full Krima HDS with a capacity of 310Tpd. The installation and start up is scheduled for the 2nd quarter 2017.

2016-10-19 
PCMC Italia boosts capacity with new plant.

On October 12th, 2016, PCMC Italia S.p.A., part of the US multinational Barry-Wehmiller, inaugurated its new 14,000-m2 facilities in Fornaci di Barga.
Spurred by the corporate motto “People Care Moves our Company”, the inauguration ceremony was centred on the talents protagonists of PCMC’s development throughout the years. An event dedicated to the about 500 people working in the company and their families, customers, guests coming from the world over, with a special focus on the young generations part of the PCMC family.

2016-10-19 
Munksjö extends its range of baking papers with lightweight Aderpack 35 g/m²

Munksjö, a world-leading manufacturer of advanced specialty papers, today announces the extension of its AderpackTM range with a 35 g/m² low basis weight paper for cooking and baking applications. This light paper grade enables a lower environment footprint while maintaining high release performance and temperature resistance.

2016-10-19 
Norske Skog: Continued good performance

Strong demand for Norske Skog’s products in all regions resulted in high capacity utilisation and net profit in the third quarter of NOK 190 million. This demonstrate the long-term trend of good performance. So far this year, the net profit is NOK 430 million.

Gross operating earnings (EBITDA) in the third quarter 2016 was NOK 251 million, which was a decrease from NOK 335 million in the second quarter, mainly due to somewhat higher energy and recovered paper cost and weaken pound. Net profit in the third quarter was NOK 190 million compared with a negative NOK 874 million in the third quarter 2015.

2016-10-19 
Metso's upgraded PlantTriage software simplifies real-time performance management and strengthens cybersecurity

Metso Expertune PlantTriage(TM), a control loop monitoring system, oversees process control loops night and day, diagnoses and prioritizes opportunities for improvements, and pinpoints major economic paybacks.

As a tool of the digital world, PlantTriage leverages Metso’s decades of expertise in automation and control valves. It gathers process data from many different control systems, and monitors of thousands of control loops.

Metso’s profound understanding of smart positioners and valve position feedback systems has been incorporated into PlantTriage to meet customers’ needs for improved reliability. PlantTriage has also been tested intensively in different demanding industries, including refining, chemicals, and pulp and paper.

2016-10-18 
Successful start-up and Operation of OCC System with no Coarse Screening

Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill are pleased to report the upgrades to the new OCC system completed in cooperation with GL&V in August have achieved the 25t/h design capacity and end product quality requirements while minimizing power utilization. The improvements to the screening and reject removal system equipment, and controls update, provided almost fibre free rejects and improved operational stability

2016-10-18 

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