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Forthcoming event will foster talks between land use competitors By Kerstin Reisdorf Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone who lives off the land just got along? If farmers could grow crops without irreversibly damaging the soil or cutting down forests to grow monocultures? If conservationists could ensure the biological diversity in the same area? If the chocolate factory could purchase […]
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Valutec has won contracts to supply timber kilns to two sawmills in western Finland with a distinguished heritage, namely Voma Oy and Westas Pihlava. The mills are investing in three batch kilns and one FB continuous kiln, with kiln commissioning planned for early 2017.
“Valutec is an experienced supplier. This investment will give us access to proven solutions combined with the latest technology,” says Pekka Luoma, owner and CEO of Luoman Puutote, which Voma Oy has been part of since 2014.
The mill is situated near Parkano, Finland and was operated under the previous owner as Marjolahden Saha until production at the mill ceased in 2008. Luoman, a company specializing in garden structures, has resumed operations at the mill. The company is now expanding its efforts by investing in three batch kilns, which are equipped with pressure frames and are designed to dry center cut pine in dimensions ranging from 32 to 50 millimeters. The total capacity is approximately 20,000 cubic meters per year.
“It’s also important to us that Valutec provide on-site service in Finland,” explains Pekka.
The second contract secured over the summer was with the Westas sawmill Pihlava, not far from Pori, about an hour’s drive from Parkano and Voma.
“Pihlava chose an FB continuous kiln with a capacity of about 55,000 cubic meters per year. Like with Voma, we aim to have the kiln up and running in January of next year,” says Mikko Pitkänen, General Manager at Valutec OY.
The contract with Westas also included Valutec’s Valmatics control system for ten of the sawmill’s existing kilns. For about three years now, the sawmill and Raunio are part of the relatively young company Westas Group, which is owned by CEO Pekka Kopra and A. Ahlström Kiinteistöt Oy.
“Both Pihlava and Voma have a long history and we appreciate the chance contribute to their continued development. An investment in kiln equipment is always long-term, and is also a matter of constantly refining the way of working. Here in particular, Valmatics is a powerful tool,” explains Mikko Pitkänen.
For further information, please contact: Mikko Pitkänen, General Manager, Valutec OY Tel. +358 400 889 806 email@example.com
Wood-Mizer LLC, the world’s leading portable sawmill manufacturer, introduces three new log splitters to their diverse line of wood processing equipment. Manufactured in the USA, Wood-Mizer’s new log splitter line is designed for farm operations, small businesses, and commercial wood splitting companies.
Offering three portable, heavy-duty log splitter models, the Wood-Mizer FS300, FS350, and FS500 Log Splitters offer many unique features to the log and wood splitting market. Portability, bi-directional splitting, uniform firewood production, and an efficient and ergonomic operator location make Wood-Mizer Log Splitters a profitable investment for firewood producers. “Throughout our history, Wood-Mizer has been committed to providing the best quality equipment to process logs into marketable wood products,” said Wood-Mizer COO Darryl Floyd. “The introduction of our log splitting product line now offers firewood producers a safe and efficient product backed by the high-quality and service you expect from Wood-Mizer.”
FS300 Log Splitter
Honda gas 390cc engine
29 ton splitting force
22 GPM, 2-stage hydraulic pump
1 full cord/hour production
FS350 Log Splitter
Honda gas 390cc engine
29 ton splitting force
22 GPM, 2-stage hydraulic pump
Up to 2 full cords/hour production
FS500 Log Splitter
Honda gas 630cc engine
42 ton splitting force
28 GPM, 2-stage hydraulic pump
Up to 3 full cords/hour production
The Wood-Mizer FS300, FS350, and FS500 Log Splitters are now available to order in North and South America. Visit http://www.woodmizer.com/logsplitters or call 800.553.0182 for more information.
Since 1982, Wood-Mizer has earned the reputation as the world’s largest manufacturer of portable band sawmills with tens of thousands of bandmills sold around the globe. Today, Wood-Mizer offers an extensive line of portable sawmills, industrial headrigs, resaws, edgers, kilns, log splitters, material handling equipment, bandsaw blades and blade maintenance equipment for woodworking hobbyists and forestry professionals all over the world. For nearly 35 years, Wood-Mizer has provided top quality wood processing equipment and exceptional customer service for people who want the freedom of sawing their own lumber for projects or production. For more information about Wood-Mizer, call 800.553.0182 or visit www.woodmizer.com.
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This document provides definitions of terms used in the European Paper Industry statistics reports, in particular CEPI's Annual and Key Statistics as well as its Sustainability Reports. It is for the use of both providers and users of European paper industry statistics. It is divided into nine sections covering all aspects of the industry, from its structure to the raw materials used and grades of paper produced. It also covers terms used for environmental, energy and social statistics. More information and details related to the definitions reported in this document can be found in additional annexes, listed on page 47.
To address rapid deforestation and degradation, Mexico’s National Forestry Commission operates the largest program of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Latin America. This activity is the first attempt at applying rigorous evaluation methods to a large-scale PES program, to extract valuable lessons learned for informing similar programs elsewhere.
The composite southern yellow pine lumber price inched down during week 38 of 2016 to the $373/mbf mark. While prices have remained fairly steady through the summer months, this number is 14 percent above its January 2016 starting point of $326/mbf, and 26 percent above its 2015 week 38 price of $297/mbf.
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The market leader in Steel Yankee Technology, Toscotec will rebuild the dry-end section and redesign the F-5 machine to convert it to dry crepe tissue.
The current paper machine configuration, consisting in a forming section, nip-press section, dryers section and Reel drum, will be converted to dry crepe tissue machine keeping the existing fourdrinier and redesigning the nip-press section to felt run arrangement which includes new Toscotec dry end equipment. Toscotec scope of supply includes TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR1045, an under machine broke pulper TT MachineBrokePulper-MBP75, and a TT SYD-12FT x 257” face width (6530 mm), the widest Steel Yankee Dryer ever manufactured.
The TT SYD-12FT, second generation rib design, fits the customer needs thanks to the high drying capacity performance and energy saving concept which includes Toscotec’s Patented Head Insulation.
All the existing drying drums will be removed, and a new Toscotec tail feeding system will be provided and installed between the Toscotec Steel Yankee and the existing pope reel.
Erection supervision, commissioning and start up will be performed by Toscotec Service Team. The PM5 conversion is part of a plan of investments that ST tissue has decided to implement with the aim to follow the market's demand.
About ST Paper & ST Tissue
Founded in 2007 by Sharad Tak and his son Sahil Tak, ST Paper & ST Tissue operate in Oconto Falls, WI and Isle of Wight, VA, respectively. In 2012 the Tak's purchased a portion of a shuttered paper mill in Isle of Wight, VA from International Paper and transformed it into a tissue mill by 2013. In the process, ST Tissue helped revitalized the surrounding communities by bringing back almost 90 direct jobs and hundreds more indirect jobs