Kemira has increased the price of its pulp and paper chemicals by up to 15%. The hike took affect in November 2013 on selected product lines between 5-15%. The company said the increase is a result of “increases in all major cost drivers including key feed stocks and raw material, energy and transport”.
Tissue World 2013 Project Survey additions: PMP’s Henan Hulijia Paper machine runs at a speed of 1,200mpm. Voith’s Wausau ATMOS machine is a new machine; SCA Mexico’s project from Voith is a shoe press rebuild with no capacity change, and Voith’s CMPC Talagante project is a rebuild and so has no capacity change.
Södra Cell will open a European service center in Munich to help its sales organisation prepare to manage the expected increase in pulp volumes. The existing national offices will be phased out, but the sales directors will retain their respective key customer contacts and their geographic responsibilities
Zhejiang Jingxing Paper clarification: The picture accompanying the “China’s Zhejiang Jingxing Paper enters tissue market” article in the last issue concerned a previously announced deal. The company has ordered a new OptiConcept M container board production line from Metso (future Valmet). The new production line is targeted to produce high-quality containerboard grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for 2014.