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Kadant Solutions is expanding its manufacturing capacity for Kadant’s new CeraEdge creping blade line used in tissue manufacturing. The additional production equipment, located in Auburn, Mass., allows for a quick turnaround time of ceramic-tipped blades compared to bringing the product in from Kadant’s European-based blade production facility.
Autopro Automation Consultants has joined the Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator Program. Qualified members of the program represent system integrators that meet program criteria for operational excellence, application expertise and customer focus.
Specialty chemicals producer Solenis has introduced a new equipment service team to service Solenis-owned chemical feed equipment at customer locations. The program was launched in North America in early 2016 and will begin rolling out in Europe, Middle East and Africa in mid-summer 2016.
FITNIR Analyzers Inc. is opening its doors to the Asian market. The Vancouver-based company recently secured its largest single online FT-NIR analyzer implementation to date with Asia Pulp and Paper’s newest mill site, PT OKI Pulp & Paper Mills, located in Southern Sumatra, Indonesia.
Voith Paper now has an SKF-certified bearing inspection facility. Voith Paper North America, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., has signed a strategic preferred service partner agreement with SKF USA, where SKF will supply its expertise, quality bearings, advanced tools and equipment in Voith’s Neenah, Wis., rolls facility.
Solenis has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Lostris International B.V. and Wester Blend B.V., Dutch distributors and manufacturers of specialty chemicals primarily used in the pulp and paper industry. The businesses will be integrated into Solenis as part of its strategy to broaden its process chemicals offering and expand its geographic presence.
A joint venture to promote the research and development of micro fibrillated cellulose (MFC) is being formed by Imerys S.A. and Omya AG. The two announced they are developing a 50:50 technology joint venture for MFC concerning a variety of applications and industries.
The Surface Inspection Systems Division (SISD) of Cognex Corp. was recently aquired by Ametek Inc. for approximately US$160 million.
Kadant Inc. has received orders totaling $7 million from two paper producers in North America.
Jason Burlage has been appointed president of TerraSource Global, a provider of advanced material handling and size reduction solutions.
The Voith Group is tapping in to new opportunities for growth in the realm of “Industry 4.0.”
BASF is reorganizing its paper, water, oilfield and mining businesses within the Performance Chemicals division to foster customer and industry focus and increase competitiveness.
Nov. 3, 2015 -- GL&V Pulp & Paper Group has signed an agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo North America to establish the company’s Baton Rouge shop to be GL&V’s authorized repair and rebuild center for the southern U.S.
Kadant Inc. has received an order totaling approximately US$7 million from a paper producer in Southern Europe for recycled fiber processing equipment to be used in conjunction with a paper machine conversion.
This year is a special one for Buckman, as it marks the company's 70th anniversary. Buckman is a global specialty chemical company serving the pulp and paper, water treatment and leather-making industries.

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