RICHMOND, VA, March 20, 2014 (Business Wire) - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Mercury Paper, one of North America's fastest-growing tissue converting operations, will invest $25 million to expand its paper converting operations which will create 96 additional jobs by early 2015 at its headquarters in Strasburg, VA.Read more
VIENNA, Austria, March 7, 2014 (Press Release) - CRUSH is a revolutionary environmental paper range by Italian manufacturer Favini. At the heart of its innovation is the use of agro-industrial waste, which replaces up to 15% of traditional wood pulps derived from trees. After hundreds of hours of research and fine tuning, Favini has managed to transform by-products of corn, citrus fruits, kiwi fruit, olives, almonds, hazelnuts and coffee beans into high quality paper.Read more
LUCCA, Italy, Feb. 14, 2014 (Press Release) - Forest Papir of Hungary has started up a technologically advanced new converting line supplied by Futura. The line was officially inaugurated at a ceremony at the company's Lábatlan headquarters in December.
Dedicated to roll products, the Futura installation comprises the usual key converting elements and includes a JOI embosser. The investment will allow Forest Papir to expand its range of roll products, enhance quality and increase production flexibility.Read more
LECCO, Italy, Feb. 17, 2014 (Press Release) - From March 18 through 21, Tissue World Miami will gather the tissue people with a Trade Show and Conference.OMET is among the participants to the show at booth 840 and speaker at the Conference during the morning session of Friday, March 21st. Technically prepared staff will welcome visitors on booth and will introduce them to OMET's extensive range of tissue converting equipment.Read more
FRANKFURT, Germany, Feb. 4, 2014 (Press Release) - The German printing and paper technology industry looks back on a weak 2013 business year. The sales volume of the total industry decreased by eight per cent compared to 2012. The order intake fell ten per cent. "Our cautiously positive expectations have not come true," said Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director of the Printing and Paper Technology Association of VDMA, at the annual press conference of his association in Frankfurt on Tuesday.Read more
LUCCA, Italy, Jan. 16, 2014 (Press Release) - ICT Group announced today that it is considering a new investment for its ICT Poland mill located in the town of Kostrzyn, just 90 km east of Berlin.
The investment would comprise of a new 70,000 TPY tissue machine, additional converting equipment, and necessary logistic and civil infrastructure.Read more
CRAWLEY, UK, Dec. 9, 2013 (Press Release) - Disposable nappies have always ended up in landfill or incineration. But now there's a new solution to this big environmental problem.
Envirocomp, a New Zealand company owned by international facilities management services group, OCS, is opening a plant at Rochester, Kent, to turn nappies into compost. It's a first for the UK.
Nappies are shredded, combined with green waste and composted. The plastics are then removed, leaving the compost.
Karen Upston, the New Zealand mother of two who founded the company, said:Read more
BRUSSELS, Nov. 20, 2013 (Press Release) - Sappi Fine Paper Europe and Swiss Karton + Papier AG (KAPAG) are joining forces to launch Sappi's bright white cellulose carton brands Algro Design and KAPAG's Algro Duo to the French printing and packaging market. In the spirit of "Total Brand Consistency", the purpose of this collaboration is to harness the power and expertise of both companies, enabling them to enhance the product portfolio and service levels for companies in France that are in the premium printing and packaging sectors.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 22, 2013 (Press Release) - Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has signed an agreement to sell the converting operations of its West Carrollton plant in Ohio, USA, to West Carrollton Parchment and Converting Inc., an Ohio-based family-owned company. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.Read more