Paper360 - November/December 2012 - (Page 6)
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Arjowiggins will close their Dalum Papir plant in Denmark, Ivybridge plant in the U.K., and Witcel plant in Argentina. Asia Pulp & Paper will source 100 percent of its pulpwood from plantations by 2012, as part of its Sustainability Roadmap for 2020 and beyond. Cascades has permanently closed the Cascades Tissue Group plant in Toronto. Catalyst Paper will permanently close its Snowflake, Ariz., recycle mill, and its subsidiary the Apache Railway Company. It will also sell its Elk Falls site in Campbell River, Vancouver Island, B.C. FutureMark Paper Group is the new umbrella name for FutureMark Paper and Manistique Papers. Ilim Group will start up the new softwood pulp line at Bratsk, Russia, in December. International Paper plans to refurbish its Bogalusa, La., containerboard mill’s wastewater treatment plant. Mondi has acquired Nordenia, a German manufacturer of flexible packaging, plastic films and film-based products, and Duropack’s operations in Germany and the Czech Republic. Mayr-Melnhof Packaging, Austria, has acquired Plegacol, a Colombian folding carton producer located in Santiago de Cali. Norske Skog will convert a machine to coated grades at the Boyer, Australia mill, and shut down one newsprint machine at the Tasman New Zealand, mill. Orchids Paper Products received Dollar General’s 2012 Pride Award - Private Label Vendor of the Year. The $33-million sale of the Port Hawkesbury paper mill to Pacific West Commercial is complete. The mill plans to restart in October under the name Port Hawkesbury Paper. SCA has divested its 50% holding in the UK-based Aylesford Newsprint to the private equity company Martland Holdings. It will also likely close its Jönköping, Sweden, tissue mill. Smurfit Kappa Group will acquire Orange County Container Group for US$340 million. Södra will make 260 people redundant as part of its drive to reduce the group’s costs. Södra Cell will divest their mill at Follafoss. Sofidel has acquired U.S.-based Cellynne Holdings Inc. Sonoco has completed a $2 million upgrade at its Onslow County, N.C., materials recovery facility.
UPM has completed the sale of its closed Papierfabrik Albbruck GmbH mill in Germany to the German Karl Group. The U.S. Forest Ser vice Forest Products Laboratory opened its $1.7 million nanocellulose pilot plant in Madison, Wis.
AkzoNobel will close sizing chemicals plants in Trollhättan and Borås, Sweden. Andritz: • Acquired Allied Environmental Solutions, Inc., Columbia, MD. • Will supply a PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with steel Yankee to Hebei Yihuocheng Commodity Co., China. • Will supply stock preparation systems for the new board machine to Fujian Liansheng Paper Co., in Longhai, Zhangzhou City, China. • Will supply a new Jetlace nonwovens production line for Precot Meridian Ltd., Coimbatore, India. • Has successfully started-up four tissue machines for Hengan Group, China, including the world’s largest steel PrimeDry Yankee (4.9 m diameter and 6.2 m shell length) in PM15 in Jinjiang. • Has received an order to supply a raw material preparation system for a new MDF production line being built by LLC Kastamonu Integrated Wood Industry, Russian Federation, a subsidiary of Kastamonu Integrated Wood Industry, Turkey. Cristini Diagnostic Systems announces PermFlowDUO, the world’s first portable felt moisture and permeability meter that integrates a microwave meter, a water permeability meter, and a temperature sensor. Fisher International has introduced MarketIntel News, a unique content management system to harness the power of news with market intelligent context and relevance. Gamajet Cleaning Systems has been acquired by Alfa Laval. The new company will operate as Gamajet Cleaning Systems and Robert Delaney has been appointed President. Isra Vision Parsytec will install a web break monitoring system at the SCA mill in San Nicolás de Los Garza, Monterrey, Mexico. Kelheim Fibres has developed a new viscose fiber called Umberto, with a varying letter-shaped cross section, for nonwoven and textile applications.
Metso: • Will begin personnel reductions and layoffs in Finnish units that will affect about 630 employees, with about 150 positions to be outsourced. • Will supply a PaperLab to JK Paper Ltd’s Rayagada paper mill in India. • Will rebuild a coater for Hansol Paper, South Korea • Along with Tieto will provide advanced control and optimization systems for the fiber lines at Mondi’s Syktyvkar mill in Russia. • Will supply Chenming Jilin, part of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd., with the relocation and rebuild of a paper machine for the company’s new mill site in Jilin Province, China. • Has launched PressPolar, a new polyurethane roll cover for press rolls. • Will sell mechanical seals from Swedish seal manufacturer Huhnseal, under the brand of SealMax. Toscotec: • Will supply two new tissue machines to C&S Paper, China. • Has begun building the first 18 ft-dia Yankee dryer at its workshop in Marlia, Lucca (Italy). Voith: • Launched NipVision, an online and realtime measurement tool using the latest roll cover technology. • Has rebuilt Eilenburg PM 1 at Stora Enso Sachsen, Germany. • Will supply a new sack paper machine for Klabin’s Correia Pinto, Brazil, mill. • Will supply two bank note paper machines to Bank Note Paper Mill India, Mysore, India. • Has announced ProTect to bring safety to the measurement of press fabrics. • Has introduced the new Revolution press felt for board and packaging paper. • Will provide two tissue machines for the mill expansion of Metsä Tissue’s Krapkowice, Poland mill.
Harold C. Bevis has been appointed CEO, president and director of Xerium Technologies. David Lindsay is assuming the role of president and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC).
Paper360º NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2012
Over the Wire
Achieving Zero Landfill of Fiber
Creating a Monument to Safety
Keeping the Paper Flowing
Transforming an Industry
Supporting the Community
David Paterson Takes the Reins at Verso
New Tissue Fabric, Felt, and Roll Cover Technology
TAPPI JOURNAL Summaries
Protecting Your Mill Against Cyber Threats
TAPPISafe Takes a Page from Other Industries
Paper360° Online Exclusives
Paper360 - November/December 2012