With a network of pipes, joints and valves that can often seem complex, your compressor room can sometimes hide nasty surprises. But it's only air, you say? Although air is everywhere in your plant, it is distributed at a cost.

Recent raw material scarcity and cost inflation in the paper business have led to higher price hikes, while industry restructuring combined with economic recovery have caused overbooking. But the market outlook is more balanced, with Stora Enso having competitive and sustainable paper assets for the benefit of its customers.

In July, the European Commission set out its climate and energy policy. The proposals for emission reductions and zero-emission energy are most welcomed. UPM has been following this path for a long time, and our schedule is more ambitious than the Commission's. However, will the EU's policies generate green growth?

The paper, board and pulp manufacturing and converting industry worldwide is undergoing numerous changes, making it increasingly competitive, and the USA is a good example...

Some companies come on the scene and make a lot of noise. Others are a quiet but persistent force, becoming ingrained and indispensable partners thanks to their unique, personalized approach.

Canada’s leading manufacturer of quality tissue has redirected its strategy during the last three years. Chief Executive Dino Bianco has driven a focus on consumer insight… “to up our game at the front-end” … linked to an efficient production base. 

At Domtar, we are proud to be a part of the communities where we work, live and play. In many of these communities, the pulp and paper mill has influenced the development of the town and is often the area’s largest employer. Our Johnsonburg Mill is a great example of how a mill can shape a town.

Last year, Paper Advance got to know ESKO Pacific, a North American based instrumentation supply company specializing in the design, manufacture and marketing of flow monitoring and process control equipment. This year, ESKO Pacific talked to us about how this year’s unexpected developments have impacted their focus, their customers, and what they’re doing to respond to rapidly changing industry needs.  

Finland-based Kytola Instruments has developed and manufactured flow metering, monitoring and control devices for customers around the globe since 1945, but the company began with the simple recognition of a market need.

We offer a wide range of renewable and recyclable wood-based fibre solutions to EU citizens: from packaging to textile, hygiene and tissue products, printing and graphic papers as well as speciality papers, but also bio-chemicals for food and pharmaceuticals, bio-composites and bioenergy.

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