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CollectiveCrunch Announces Collaboration with Metsä Group

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Thursday, January 19, 2023 - Member
CollectiveCrunch, the creator of Linda Forest software solutions that provide forest inventories and climate analyses to global clients, announced a collaboration with Metsä Group, an international forest industry group and frontrunner in the sustainable bioeconomy, to provide the first continuous monitoring service for damage detection in forestry.
Valmet to Rebuild Cooking, Riberline and Evaporation Plant for Andhra Paper Limited in India
Valmet has been selected to rebuild the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant of Andhra Paper’s Rajahmundry unit in India. The delivery is scheduled to take place in December 2023, and the start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024.
Progroup Starts-up New Corrugated Sheet Feeder Plant in Poland
Progroup announced that production has officially started at its new sheet feeder plant (PW14) in Stryków, Poland.
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From The Experts
Tips for Approaching ESG Systems as an SME
Sustainable impact and innovation were top of mind for Jeffrey Crawford when he joined as vice president of sustainability at Sustana, a sustainable recycled fiber, and paper manufacturer that Blackstone recently acquired. Since the acquisition, the company has been taking a closer look at its ESG (environmental, social and governance) performance and strengthening its integration internally and throughout its value chain. 
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From 28-30 March 2023, Tissue World is setting up in Düsseldorf for the first time, bringing together thousands of industry professionals for three days of trading, learning, and networking in one of Europe’s most mature tissue markets. Only at the Tissue World trade show can you discover the very latest in tissue and paper manufacturing products and meet potential business partners face-to-face.

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Market Roundup
Mondi Completes Acquisition of Duino Paper Mill in Italy from Burgo Group
Mondi said that it has completed the acquisition of the Duino paper mill near Trieste (Italy) from the Burgo Group for a total consideration of EUR 40 million.
Central National Gottesman Acquires Business Products Wholesaler S.P. Richards
Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG) announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire S.P. Richards (SPR), an independent business products wholesaler based in Atlanta, Georgia. The closing is expected to take place on January 31, 2023.
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Pulp & Paper
Runtech Systems Delivers a Vacuum System Rebuild to Hamburger Hungaria
Hamburger Hungaria Kft, Dunaújváros, Hungary, will rebuild their PM7 vacuum system with RunEco EP Turbo Blowers. Delivery includes three EP600 Turbo Blowers with EcoDrop water separators.
Toscotec to Supply a Turnkey Tissue Line to GrandBay Papeles Nacionales in Colombia
GrandBay Papeles Nacionales has selected Toscotec for the turnkey supply of a new AHEAD 2.2 tissue line (PM5) at its Pereira production base in Colombia. This is Toscotec’s second project with GrandBay who is currently installing a complete AHEAD 2.2L tissue line at GrandBay Papelera Internacional in Guatemala.
Canfor Pulp to Permanently Close Kraft Pulp Line at Prince George Mill
Following extensive analysis of its operating footprint and the long-term supply of economic residual fibre, Canfor Pulp Products is announcing the decision to permanently close the pulp line at its Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill located in British Columbia, Canada.
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Mondi Celebrates Eight WorldStar Awards for Outstanding Packaging Solutions
Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper solutions, has received eight awards in five categories at this year’s WorldStar Global Packaging Awards. The WorldStar Awards recognise the best ideas, innovations and technologies on the market, with a focus on sustainability, product protection and end-user convenience.
Metsä Board Kaskinen Folding Boxboard Mill EIA Procedure has Started
Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure for a folding boxboard mill it is planning to build in Kaskinen, Finland. The company submitted an EIA programme to the South Ostrobothnia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) on 22 December 2022 in accordance with the Act on Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure.
Optimize Your Starch Cooking Capabilities
Hydro-Thermal Corp®
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New Products
Sonoco’s Newest Innovation Provides a Change in Paper and Board Winding and Unwinding Processes through its New Chuck Technology
“To meet today’s challenges of paper and board manufacturers and to offer significant productivity improvements in a cost inflation environment, we developed a new generation of chucks exclusively with our partner,” said Markku Ronnila, Product Manager Paper Mill Cores in Europe.
Ice Ice Baby! Sustainably packaged with Styropor® Ccycled™ by BASF
Imballaggi Alimentari, an Italian based company specialized in the production of ice cream packaging, has launched the Remaxigel boxes made of Styropor® Ccycled™. The boxes made of EPS (expandable polystyrene) boast excellent performance and were primarily designed for artisanal ice cream shops.
Amtech Software
New Paper Mill Sets Standard for Sustainability and Net-Zero Water Use
Rockwell Automation (NYSE:ROK) helped Green Bay Packaging open the first new papermill in Wisconsin in more than 35 years, providing power and process solutions that increase production capacity, improve reliability, and meet sustainability goals.
Trenton Corrugated Products Brings Green Tech to the Capital City
Trenton Daily reports that for over 50 years, Trenton Corrugated Products has been designing and manufacturing right in the heart of Trenton. Due to the reusability of wood fibers, corrugated products are inherently more sustainable than competing packaging options.
USDA Appoints 2023 Paper and Packaging Board Members
The Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB) announces three new board members appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose terms begin immediately.
Monadnock Paper Mills Names Brigitte O'Connor as Southeast Regional Sales Manager
Monadnock Paper Mills announced that Brigitte O'Connor has joined the Company as Southeast Regional Sales Manager.
Felix Schoeller Group Forms New Management Board for 2023
The Felix Schoeller Group has started 2023 with a newly formed Management Board. As part of the realignment, Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp has been appointed Chairman of the Management Board, effective Jan. 1. Previously, Gallenkamp was responsible for global sales.
Willamette Falls Paper Company Names Mary Beth McCabe as Director of Business Development
Willamette Falls Paper Company announced that Mary Beth McCabe will join the company as the Director of Business Development.
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