upm plattlingUPM culls coated mechanical machine
UPM plans to take out around 155,000 tonnes of magazine paper capacity by closing down a paper machine at its Plattling mill in Bavaria.
Plattling makes coated and uncoated LWC and SC magazine papers and currently runs three paper machines. Its capacity at present is 785,000tpa.
 
UPM intends to permanently close PM10, which it said was the lowest capacity coated mechanical machine across all of its European papermaking operations. It was also described as having the “highest technical age”.

foresta tineoLa Feria Asturforesta acogerá en junio el primer Torneo de Innovación Forestal
XII Feria Internacional Forestal de Tineo (Asturforesta) ha sido el espacio escogido por la Asociación Asturiana de Empresarios Forestales (Asmadera), Caja Rural y la Cámara de Comercio de Oviedo para celebrar el primer Torneo de Innovación Forestal, en el que el sector espera poner en contacto a los empresarios con las 'startup' que desarrollen tecnologías que puedan ser útiles y positivas para el sector.

COMBUSTIBLE COHETERocket fuel that's cleaner, safer and still full of energy
Research published this week in Science Advances shows that it may be possible to create rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still just as effective.
 
The new fuels use simple chemical "triggers" to unlock the energy of one of the hottest new materials, a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. MOFs are made up of clusters of metal ions and an organic molecule called a linker.

BOSQUES VIVIRForestería comunitaria: proyecto para vivir del bosque
En Cauca, Tolima, Valle del Cauca y Antioquia ya marcha la forestería comunitaria, programa que busca brindarles opciones a las comunidades para que hagan un uso sostenible de los bosques. La meta a 2030 es concretar 14 iniciativas locales en cinco millones de hectáreas boscosas.
Conservar y al mismo tiempo aprovechar el potencial que tiene el bosque en sus frutos, maderas, aceites, fibras y belleza paisajística, es posible. Varias comunidades indígenas, afrodescendientes y campesinas de Colombia ya están aprendiendo cómo hacerlo a través de la forestería comunitaria, una iniciativa que permite reducir la deforestación, fortalecer las capacidades locales y generar modelos productivos innovadores.

Paper PaperboardColbert Packaging installs state-of-the-art Signature Folder Gluer

Simon Matthis

Colbert Packaging Corporation, a premier provider of paperboard packaging solutions, announces its implementation of a new Signature™ Compact Folder Gluer in its Kenosha, Wisconsin facility. To satisfy growing demand for speed and accuracy, coupled with cost efficiency, the model 90 SLB includes a Sig Feed pre-feeder, Sig Pack auto carton packer, Leary glue system, overhead auto ejection system and more. This equipment will help Colbert employees meet and exceed the stringent quality expectations of its pharmaceutical and consumer product customers.

Pinnacle RenewablesPinnacle Renewable Energy and Sumitomo sign long-term contract

Simon Matthis

Pinacle Renewable Energy ("Pinnacle") has entered into a new long-term, take-or-pay contract with Sumitomo Corporation, a large, diversified trading company in Japan. Under the terms of the contract, Pinnacle will supply 200,000 metric tons per annum of wood pellets to Sumitomo starting in 2022.

These industrial wood pellets will be used to supply its customer in Japan. This will bring the Company's contracted regional sales into Asia to about 48% in 2022.