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NEWS: Antti Jääskeläinen appointed Executive Vice President, UPM Raflatac

Antti Jääskeläinen has been appointed Executive Vice President responsible for UPM Raflatac as of 1 July 2016. He will become a member of UPM's Group Executive Team as of the same date. He will be based in Helsinki and reports to Jussi Pesonen, President and CEO.

NEWS: Södra is implementing structural changes in its sawmill and planing operations

Södra will focus on enhanced competitiveness in sawn timber to strengthen the company’s long-term competitiveness. Trade union negotiations have been initiated prior to closure of the softwood sawmills at Ramkvilla and Torsås. At the same time, major strategic investments are being planned for the remaining sawmills. The hardwood sawmill at Djursdala is currently undergoing a divestment process.

NEWS: Valmet to deliver Valmet IQ to new extrusion coating line at Metsä Board Husum

Metsä Board has ordered Valmet IQ quality control systems (QCS) for the new extrusion coating line to start in the first half of 2017 at its Husum mill. This order follows the recent startup of Valmet IQ QCS on Husum's new BM1 board machine and off-line coater.

Global know-how for the paper industry


Paper is the future – even if there are millennia of tradition lying behind it. The chemical pulp and paper industry is more alive now than ever before, growing and delivering solutions for assignments in many different sectors. Right in the heart of all the action in Germany, Europe and the world, the ZELLCHEMING association acts as a technical-scientific association for the forest-based industries. It is an active partner in the network of worldwide fellow associations, the institutes of higher education, research establishments and industry.

In hardly any other sector of industry does involvement in a technical-scientific association offer members such a rich opportunity to engage in a constructive exchange of opinions with highly knowledgeable colleagues from within Germany and abroad. This produces valuable benefits for the members and the companies for which they work.

The ZELLCHEMING association offers

  • 14 technical committees on current topics covering every aspect of paper making and the fibre industry
  • attractive, regional programmes from the 7 district groups
  • a training and career portal within the network
  • our expo and congress series as a marketplace for the paper industry

Immerse yourself in our work

You will find that we offer global knowledge covering every aspect of paper and fibre, from skilled members from the worlds of research and industry. And work with us, as a member that wants to be positioned right in the heart of the paper business. And help to shape the future in a sector that is very much alive.


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