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Valmet Strengthens Business by Acquiring Pulp and Paper Tech Supplier GL&V

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The acquisition is estimated to be completed at the earliest on April 1, 2019. February 26, 2019 Valmet has entered into an agreement to acquire North American-based GL&V, a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry. The enterprise value of the acquisition is approximately EUR...
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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Acquires Caieiras Specialty Paper Mill in Brazil

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EUR 98 million acquisition significantly strengthens Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering in South America and provides further growth opportunities. October 18, 2018 Ahlstrom-Munksjö has completed the acquisition of MD Papéis’ Caieiras specialty paper mill in Brazil for a debt free purchase price of about EUR 98 million. The acquisition significantly strengthens Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s offering...

CMPC to Get a New Tissue Machine from Voith

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A complete VTM 4 double-width tissue machine will be installed in the new production facility of CMPC subsidiary Protisa in Cañete, Peru. September 21, 2016 The scope of supply covers the entire machine and provides energy-efficient technologies, including equipment for the approach flow system, MasterJet T headbox, CrescentFormer, NipcoFlex T...

IPPTA: Paper Industry’s Footsteps Towards Cutting-Edge Technology

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The Indian paper industry seems to have understood that key growth drivers are sustainability and competitiveness through technology and proper investment decision making. IPPTA’s zonal seminar on the theme ‘Technological Advancement in Pulp/Paper Making Using Agro, Recycled and Other Raw Materials’ was conducted on the 4th and 5th August, 2016...

Stora Enso Gives up LWC Production in Brazil

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The company will sell its majority stake in the Arapoti mill to Papeles Bio Bio January 11, 2016 Stora Enso announced plans to part with its 80 percent ownership in the Brazilian Arapoti magazine paper mill. The stake is to be sold to Papeles Bio Bio for a total of...

Two Sides Asks Corporations to Stop Saying “Go Green – Go Paperless”

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Launches new global initiative to stop the use of misleading environmental slogan March 4, 2015 New research, commissioned by the international non-profit organization Two Sides, has revealed that major global corporations are still using inaccurate and misleading environmental claims to encourage consumers to ‘go paperless’ and switch from paper-based to...

Global Challenges for Paper Industry: BASF’s Cost-Optimisation Strategies

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This write-up focuses on reduction of total costs of operation through enhancement of paper machine runnability and paper formulation sustainability. Some of the key driving actions in this context involve substitution of higher-cost fibre sources by lower-cost fibre sources, optimisation of coating formulation and improvement of the production output of...

Valmet started one of the world’s largest pulp mills in Brazil

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January 7, 2014 Suzano Papel e Celulose’s new pulp mill located in Imperatriz, Maranhão, Brazil, was started in December 2013. The mill is the first complete pulp mill supplied by Valmet in South America. The project was started in April 2011. Valmet delivered the main parts of a green field...

A Positive Prognosis about Indian Paper Industry’s Future

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Day 1 Newsletter, 24th October 2013 Mr. Yogesh Agarwal gives an optimistic forecast about paper industry in India During a technical session – an important part of the 52nd annual conference of Federation of Paper Traders Association held during 21-23 September 2013 – Mr. Yogesh Agarwal, Managing Director and Chief...

Forecasting is always dicey, but everybody has to do it…..

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Forecasting is always dicey, but everybody has to do it, to know where the screw needs to be drilled, in order to grab the opportunities and face the challenges. People will have to think about strategy differently because the old style of industry analysis will not help. So, to make...
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