OMET launches TV 840 Tronic

OMET has targeted the napkin market with the launch of its TV 840 Tronic machine.The supplier said the machine improves automation, offering a “cutting-edge machine that enhances ease of use and optimises waste”.OMET said: “TV 840 Tronic is a high-performance double-lane automatic napkins folding machine line that includes a wide range of high technology...

Valmet launches stand-alone wet end control package

Valmet has launched a stand-alone wet end control package for paper, board and tissue machines.The control product called Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control (Valmet RET) can be used for retention and break-time headbox ash consistency management.The supplier said it offers benefits for paper, board and tissue makers previously only available to the users of...

Kemira to help develop 100% bio-based chemicals

Kemira is to participate in the development of 100% bio-based chemicals for paper and cardboard production as part of an EU funded project.The company has joined a four-year EU funded project which aims to develop 100% bio-based chemicals, produced from renewable raw materials.In addition, the project aims to develop new means to improve production efficiency...

Metsä Tissue to book €107m review and focus on tissue

Metsä Tissue, part of Metsä Group, has announced a strategy update that includes an operational review with the target to improve internal efficiency, reduce complexity and focus on the tissue business.In the second quarter of 2019, the company will book a mainly goodwill related impairment of approximately €102m.In addition, it will book a restructuring...

Libang Group boosts capacity in Hebei and Hubei

The Libang Group has ordered four new tissue machines for its mills in China, according to domestic supplier Baotuo Paper Machinery Engineering.The supplier told TWM that the four new tissue machines will be provided successively during the next 12 months.Each will have a capacity of 20,000 metric tpy, a trim width of 3.55m, and a design speed of 1,300...

Cascades to acquire Orchids Paper

Cascades has boosted its US retail tissue offering after entering into an agreement to acquire Orchids Paper Products Company.The move will include the Barnwell, South Carolina, and Pryor, Oklahoma-based operations, as well as certain assets, the supply and other commercial arrangements with Fabrica de Papel San Francisco (“Fabrica”), based in Mexicali,...

Accrol finishes full-year 2019 in “much stronger position”

The UK’s Accrol Group Holdings has said the group “performed well” in the Q4 2018, following a “transformational” restructuring programme.Total revenues for the full year ended 30 April 2019 were c.£119m, largely unchanged on a like-for-like basis against the prior year, as the group exited a number of low margin contracts.The company said it is...

Essity’s Kostheim mill hit by small fire

Essity has said a small fire hit one of its paper machines at its Kostheim mill in Germany on 12 June.No body was injured, and the company said it was able to quickly extinguish the fire.The company told TWM that “a smouldering fire” occurred at the site, but added that the damage to the machinery was “very minor”. “The incident had no impact on our...

GP Muskogee tissue mill back up after 13 May fire

Georgia-Pacific (GP) has confirmed that production has restarted at its recycled-content tissue paper mill and converting operation in Muskogee, USA.A spokesperson for the company told TWM that: “The mill managed a safe and effective restart of various lines over several days and continues to ramp up production.”Start-up has been gradual and commenced in...

Cascades joins Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier network

Cascades has said it is now an official member of the Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier (APASS) network.The company said it views this participation with Amazon as a way of offering “creative and sustainable packaging solutions that comply with the e-commerce industry’s most rigorous requirements and specifications,thus creating value in our...

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