Birgitta Sundblad has been appointed the new President of Innventia AB, a research and innovation company. She will take up her position on 1 July 2011, when the current President, Professor Gunnar Svedberg, is retiring. At present, Birgitta Sundblad is…
Global trade of wood chips was up in 2010 after a sharp decline in 2009 with China becoming a major importer, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Global trade of wood chips was up 25 percent in 2010 because of increased…
As part of the strategic realignment of the Paper Chemicals division, BASF will be closing down its production facility for the manufacture of basazol dyes at the Ludwigshafen (Germany) site. In future, the demand for paper dyes in Europe will…
ABB Ltd, the leading power and automation technology group today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Baldor Electric Company, a North American leader in industrial motors. The transaction, which was originally announced on November 30, 2010, was valued…
Liisa Nyyssönen (M.Sc. Econ) has been appointed Vice President, Corporate Communications at Ahlstrom Corporation as of 1 February, 2011. Her responsibility area includes external and internal communications as well as investor relations. She reports to Paula Aarnio, Executive Vice President,…
Visitors gained insight into upcoming developments in Mondi’s digital and environmental paper portfolios and areas for paper converting. With Mojito and Cuba Libre scented cocktail menus and food trays made from Mondi paper, this year Mondi enticed visitors to see,…
M-real’s customer magazine M-real Magazine has won gold in the ‘Best Overall Design, B-to-B’ category in Folio Magazine’s Eddies and Ozzies Awards. The international Folio Awards are the magazine industry’s largest competition, celebrating the best in both editorial quality and…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:45

Glocell's Fiber value chain optimization

We have now a new presentation of what our approach is. This includes some first shots of the new optimization software that is available soon. Please see the presentation behind the link. Presentation! The approach includes possibility to optimize parts…
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 11:30

Glocell's Innovation portfolio optimization

Do you really have quantitative data on your development and innovation portfolio, or are you just making decisions based on qualitative opinions? There is a way to make innovation evaluation more accurate with Modern Portfolio Theory application. Check out our…
Metso will supply the Harihar Polyfibers unit of Grasim Industries Limited with a recovery boiler to replace the two existing recovery boilers at the rayon grade pulp mill located in Kumarapatnam, Karnataka state, India. Start-up of the boiler is scheduled…
SCA R&D Centre normally supports SCA’s paper mills in their efforts to improve manufacturing processes and products. Since the growth rate in the demand for publication paper is falling all over the world, SCA R&D Centre is also working to…
Nalco, providing essential expertise for water, energy and air, is implementing a price increase for customers across the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region, effective Feb. 1 or as contracts permit. Increases will average from 5 to 15 percent,…
As of January 2011, Clariant’s entire range of Leucophor® optical brighteners (OBAs) on general sale in Europe comprises substances which are fully-registered under REACH. The first phase of REACH, the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances, was completed…
Metso will supply a new wash press to Mondi’s Richards Bay mill in South Africa. The Mondi Richards Bay mill, commissioned in 1984, produces more than 720,000 tonnes of bleached pulp per year, using mainly eucalyptus from own plantations as…
EPB Plus™ IBS Paper Performance Group Tradition presents the first innovation of the year 2011: EPB Plus™. The EPB Plus™ is equipped with innovative components in order to ensure a continuous and reliable vacuum control.   All-in-one     * Vacuum…