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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.
An employee provided this overhead view of Kemira’s Marietta, Ga., plant, filmed with his DJI Phantom 3 Pro drone.
Sonoco and Caraustar Industries have both announced price increases for their paperboard tubes and cores, citing higher costs for raw materials. Sonoco’s vice president, global tubes and cores, Adam Wood, said: “The price increase is necessary due to the recent increase in the price of our primary raw material, uncoated recycled paperboard (URB). This URB price increase, combined with continued rising operating and other raw material costs, has put pressures on Sonoco which we cannot absorb.”
Maxcess has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Valley Roller Company of Appleton, Wisc. The company has a second state-of-the-art facility in Mansfield, Texas. Valley Roller joins Webex, Fife, Tidland and MAGPOWR under the Maxcess International umbrella.
Kim Poulsen is joining chemicals supplier Kemira as president of the company’s paper segment and APAC region. Poulsen will also be a member of the management board. He will start in the position on November 1, 2015. He joins Kemira from UPM, one of the world's leading fibre-based businesses.

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