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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.
Mike Soucy, president of Kadant Canada, is joining Kadant Johnson Inc. as vice-president, systems technologies, effective Aug. 3. Both companies are subsidiaries of Kadant Inc.
Kemira has completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business that was announced last July. The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million.
GE and Kemira have announced a formal distribution agreement, which combines GE's advanced water technology with Kemira’s on-site services to deliver a seamless offering to the global pulp and paper industry.
MAJIQ Inc., a developer of software solution for the pulp and paper industry, has announced the promotion of James (Jim) Rauch to vice-president, software development. Rauch will focus on software delivery for MAJIQ.
Electric motors make frequent appearances in reliability incident reports. For many companies, electric motor failures lead to a continual cycle of costly repairs and unplanned downtime, according to SKF Canada. And, says the company, since 40%...
Only a year after Metso split the company’s pulp and paper business from its process automation operations, the two will be reunited. Valmet Corp. (formerly Metso’s pulp and paper business) has agreed to purchase Metso's Process...
Kadant Inc. has completed the acquisition of the screen cylinder product line from J&L Fiber Services, Inc. This acquisition further extends Kadant’s stock preparation product offerings of screen cylinder products applied to recycled fiber lines, thick stock, broke, and other aggressive applications.
One of the founding families of GLV Inc. has offered to buy the company’s pulp and paper division, allowing the water treatment division to continue operations as “a pure water treatment company” under the name Ovivo.
BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business “to strengthen its competitiveness and better meet the needs of the paper industry,” the company explains. BASF offers a comprehensive range of chemical...
Due to the growing demand for pulp chemicals in Finland, Kemira is planning to make a multi-million euro investment in its hydrogen peroxide plant in Oulu. The improved efficiency and operational capabilities will enable Kemira to better serve...
A tissue competency center has been created at Evonik’s technical service centre in Hopewell, Virginia. The competency center will provide global support for the tissue industry with applications development, technical service, training...

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