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Stora Enso Oyj is a Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer, formed by the merger of Swedish mining and forestry products company Stora and Finnish forestry products company Enso-Gutzeit Oy in 1998. It is headquartered in Helsinki, and it has approximately 29,000 employees. Following the merger, English became the lingua franca of the company, with implications for the effectiveness of internal business communications. In 2002 it was the fifth largest pulp and paper manufacturer in terms of revenue and in 2005 it was the world's largest pulp and paper manufacturer in terms of production capacity. Solidium is the biggest owner in the company. The Wallenberg family through their foundation asset management company FAM is the second biggest shareholder in the company. Wikipedia.

Upm Kymmene Corporation and Stora Enso | Date: 2013-03-26

A method and a system for preparing xylan and calcium carbonate, xylan, a cellulose fibre, and precipitated calcium carbonate. The method includes extracting xylan from cellulose fibres with sodium hydroxide to form a mixture containing cellulose fibres and an extract solution containing xylan; removing the cellulose fibres from the mixture to isolate the extract solution; adding carbon dioxide to the isolated extract solution to form a mixture containing a liquid brightener and precipitated xylan; separating the brightener from the mixture to isolate the precipitated xylan; adding calcium hydroxide to the separated brightener to form a mixture of precipitated calcium carbonate and liquid sodium hydroxide; and removing the sodium hydroxide from the mixture to isolate the calcium carbonate.

The present invention relates to a method for treating a food product in order to preserve the product wherein the food product is treated with a solution comprising a nanofibrillated polysaccharide. The invention further relates to a food product being treated with a solution comprising a nanofibrillated polysaccharide.

The present invention relates to a method of deoxygenating tall oil pitch, yielding aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. The invention even comprises turning the aliphates into polymerizable olefins by steam cracking, and turning the aromates into polymerizable terephthalic acid by oxygenation and, as necessary, rearrangement. The monomers can be used for the production of polymers of partially or completely biologic origin. According to the invention, tall oil pitch is first heated to turn it into liquid, which is then fed into a catalyst bed and catalytically deoxygenated with hydrogen. The deoxygenation catalyst is preferably a NiMo catalyst and, in addition, a cracking catalyst can be used, such as an acidic zeolite catalyst. The deoxygenated product stream is cooled down so as to obtain a liquid, which is distilled for separation of the aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons for use in the production of the respective monomers and finally polymers.

The present invention provides a method for production of cellulose ethers in a high solids process substantially without use of organic solvents as reaction and/or washing medium. In the method of the invention the first alkalization step is carried out by using high solids content cellulose pulp and solid sodium hydroxide. This is followed by an etherification step where the solids content is preferably further increased and the use of solid etherification reactant is preferred. As no organic solvents are used as reaction media the invented method enables production of cellulose ethers directly from never dried pulp with significant savings in energy and investment costs. The method is especially suitable for the production of carboxymethyl cellulose sodium salt (CMC) with low degree of substitution (DS<0.3). The use of the resulting none or low water soluble carboxymethylated cellulosic fibres is suitable for example for producing microfibrillated cellulose.

A deep-drawn paper tray made of paper material, a method and an apparatus for manufacturing the tray, and a closed product package comprising the tray. The tray having a bottom and upwardly expanding side walls around the bottom, the side walls of the tray being shaped to expand through a plurality of circumferential steps dimensioned low enough for obtaining wrinkle-free side walls for the tray. The outermost step is a flat, wrinkle-free rim flange, which enables liquid and gas proof heat-sealing of a lid to form the package. The apparatus may comprise upper and lower moulding tools with concentric movable frames for forming the tray bottom and side wall steps from paper blanks, and moulding tools may be mounted onto a rotating turret carrying a paper blank through working stations arranged along the turret circumference, to shape the tray bottom and the side wall steps at the consecutive stations.

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