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Hengan Group starts up PM17

Hygiene and sanitary products producer Hengan Group has successfully started up its Andritz-supplied PrimeLineTM W8 tissue machine. The machine is the tenth tissue machine supplied by ANDRITZ to Hengan Group and has a design speed of 2,000m/min and a width of 5.6m. The scope of supply also included a Steel Yankee with a diameter of 18 ft., the complete stock...

Södra begins Värö expansion

Södra has started the expansion of its Värö pulp mill, an initiative in which the pulp producer has invested more than four billion Swedish kronor. The Land and Environment Court has now given Södra permission to begin the actual construction work and the expanded mill is scheduled to start up in the autumn of 2016. This expansion involves increasing the...

Hebei Yihoucheng Commodity boosts capacity

Hebei Yihoucheng has ordered an Andritz-supplied PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with Steel Yankee. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2015 and follows the start up of TM1. The machine has a design speed of 1,600m/min and a width of 2.85m. The steel Yankee’s diameter amounts to 3.66m. The scope of supply also includes the complete stock preparation...

Soundview Paper Company’s president and CEO steps down

Soundview Paper Company president and CEO George Wurtz has stepped down and been succeeded by pulp and paper industry executive Karl Meyers. Wurtz retired from his position at the Elmwood Park, New Jersey-based towel and tissue product manufacturer on 23 September. He will continue to be engaged with Soundview as its chairman and as a significant...

K-C announces details for completion of Health Care spin-off

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has announced the record date, distribution date and distribution ratio for the previously announced tax-free spin-off of its health care business. The spin-off will form the new publicly traded company, Halyard Health. K-C also increased its 2014 share repurchase programme to take into account expected proceeds as a result of the...

Metsä Tissue starts up new converting line, CHP plant at Katrinefors mill in Sweden

(News from RISI) Metsä Tissue is ramping up two new investment projects at its 81,000tpy Katrinefors tissue mill in Mariestad in central Sweden – a new tissue converting line for making toilet and household paper and a combined heat and power (CHP) plant. The Futura-supplied Euro 10 million converting line has a capacity of some 25,000tpy and will raise...

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