May 3, 2018 – An agreement has been reached between Solenis and BASF to combine BASF's paper and water chemicals business with Solenis to create a joint customer-focused global specialty chemical company.
Apr. 13, 2018 - Grupo Gondi, a paper packaging company in Mexico, has entered into a contract with Voith to supply a new paper machine with an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tonnes.
Apr. 10, 2018 - Kemira has announced a multi-million-euro investment to expand production at its Joutseno chlor-alkali site in Finland, which it says will help address the growing need for sodium hydroxide in the country.
Apr. 3, 2018 - AkzoNobel announces the sale of its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for an enterprise value of €10.1 billion.
Mar. 29, 2018 - Valmet will supply a multifuel power boiler and auxiliary process equipment to Kipas Holding’s greenfield paper mill in Söke, Turkey.
Mar. 7, 2018 - Effective today, Solenis International has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Topchim NV. Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, Topchim is an ecological coating company for the paper, cardboard, and packaging converting industries in Europe. Solenis will integrate the Topchim business as part of its strategy to expand its offering to the pulp and paper market.
Feb. 26, 2018 - Valmet will supply three winders for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. According to the company, the capacity of the three winders will cover the production of two board machines. Start-ups of the winders are scheduled for the end of 2018.
Feb. 5, 2018 - BASF has completed the divestiture of the production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria, to Synthomer Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of the British specialty chemicals manufacturer Synthomer plc. The purchase price amounts to €30 million (roughly C$44 million); the 42 employees who work at the Pischelsdorf site have been taken on by Synthomer Austria GmbH, according to the company.
Jan. 30, 2018 - Valmet and Shanying International Holdings have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a mill waste-fired boiler plant to Shanying Huazhong Paper’s paper mill, in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China.
Jan. 22, 2018 - Emerson has acquired ProSys Inc., a global supplier of software and services designed to help increase production and safety for the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, and refining industries.
Jan. 16, 2018 - As part of a strategy to expand into the tissue segment, eucalyptus pulp producer Suzano Papel e Celulose has commissioned Voith Paper to supply complete production lines for the manufacture of sanitary (tissue) paper.
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