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In the future, it will be possible to control a paper machine, for example, on the basis of its carbon footprint. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a software tool for on-line life cycle assessment that offers information to the operators of production equipment or an entire plant concerning the impacts of operational procedures on product-based environmental loading.

Climate change and increasing shortages of natural resources are encouraging business enterprises to clarify how their products and services are burdening the environment throughout their entire life cycle. Methods include the calculation of carbon footprints, acidification or eutrophication of waterways, use of fossil raw materials and rare minerals, and nitrogen and sulphur emissions. However, the means to understand the environmental impacts of emissions caused during production on a real time basis are still inadequate.

vtt logoThere are several advantages to monitoring production-based environmental impacts in real time. Not only can processes be optimised more precisely, but all employees participating in the control process can also see the effects on the environment resulting from their decisions. For example, the operator of a paper machine can see, in real time, how the running of the machine impacts its carbon footprint.

VTT is developing an on-line LCA software tool that provides data to the operators of production equipment, a process section or an entire plant concerning the impacts of procedures on production- and product-based environmental loading. The system reacts to changes made during production and provides its users with information on environmental loading related to these changes.

The system also takes the procurement of raw materials into consideration in the life cycle assessment.

VTT’s research scientists have tested the modelling tool by connecting it to a distillation column control system at Tampere University of Technology. The test indicated that the method is technically feasible. Introducing the modelling tool to the data transfer chain of the entire plant as well as to its historical materials data still requires cooperation with the process facilities and automation suppliers.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723661. 

Further information:

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Jouni Savolainen, Senior Scientist
tel. +358 40 8298982, jouni.savolainen@vtt.fi

Tiina Pajula, Principal Scientist
tel. +358 40 5899013, tiina.pajula@vtt.fi

VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together. VTT – beyond the obvious

Metsä Board operates Packaging Service teams on three continents – Europe, the Americas and APAC – to jointly, with customers, create lighter, more environmentally friendly and efficient packaging. Metsä Board is delighted to announce that the teams will be further strengthened with new design expertise following the appointments of Marko Leiviskä and Iiro Numminen.

Marko Leiviskä, Metsä Board’s new Graphic Packaging Designer, has a strong global background working for brand owners, converters and board mills. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how packaging can strengthen a brand and this role will allow him to combine his technical skills into design and brand strategy. He moves to Metsä Board from OneMusketeer Oy, where he worked as an entrepreneur and head of design. He has experience of designing and conceptualising global campaigns for companies like Metsä Board, Stora Enso, Kotkamills, Walki Group and Woikoski. Before OneMusketeer, he worked for Konsepti Advertising and Drum Communications.

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Iiro Numminen, Metsä Board’s new Structural Packaging Designer, has worked as a structural designer for almost eight years and has a deep knowledge of production methods related to the conversion of paperboard as well as digital tools. He constantly seeks new innovative ways to use the fibre based materials. His latest innovation ‘Stretching Inner Part’ was chosen as the winner of Metsä Board’s Better with Less – Design Challenge in 2018. He moves to Metsä Board from the packaging design team at Pa-Hu Oy, a manufacturer of corrugated board and packaging solutions.

Says Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director, EMEA: “We are pleased to have extended our global Packaging Services expertise with the appointments of both Marko and Iiro. Both are highly experienced designers with extensive knowledge of the requirements for sustainable, efficient and high impact branding and packaging.”

Metsä Board
www.metsaboard.com

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.

The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2017, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.8 billion, and it has approximately 2,350 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Metsä Group
www.metsagroup.com

Metsä Group is a forerunner in bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and cooking papers.

Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.0 billion in 2017, and it employs approximately 9,100 people. The Group operates in nearly 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners.

–An OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family solution that helps to prevent equipment degradation and improves the efficiency of plant maintenance–

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it has developed a cavitation detection system and has been available since January 31st. By detecting cavitation, quantifying information, and displaying the data in real time, this system provides an early indication of conditions that can result in a degradation in pump performance. By detecting problems early, before damage occurs which can cause an increase in both vibration and noise levels, this solution improves the efficiency of plant maintenance.

Development Background

Cavitation in fluids can cause damage to pumps. To minimise this damage, it is necessary to detect cavitation at an early stage and take corrective measures such as adjusting the flow rate. One issue, however, is that there has been no way to quantify cavitation. In addition, since cavitation occurs inside equipment, it is impossible to visually check whether this is occurring. Cavitation is usually detected by field personnel who rely on experience gained on the job to detect changes in vibration and noise levels that are caused by excessive cavitation. However, even highly experienced plant personnel and specialists can miss these early signs, and such problems may go undetected until the inevitable increase in vibration and noise occurs.

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In its analysis of this problem, Yokogawa has focused on the principle that there is a direct relationship between differential pressure and cavitation, and has created a condition monitoring solution that involves the quantification of cavitation based on pressure data.

Product Features

  1. Real-time detection

The system that Yokogawa has developed consists of a STARDOMTM FCN-500 network-based control system, a Yokogawa cavitation detection logic program, and a highly accurate (±0.075%) DPharp EJX110A differential pressure transmitter, and relies on the FOUNDATIONTM Fieldbus industrial digital communication standard to link these components. At 100 ms intervals, the DPharp transmitter measures the pressure inside the target equipment, and this data is transmitted via the fieldbus network to the STARDOM FCN-500 system for processing in real time by the logic program. This system is therefore able to detect cavitation issues early on, allowing field personnel to take quick remedial action by, for example, reducing the flow rate to a level that suppresses cavitation without interfering with production line operations.

  1. Troubleshooting

Valves, pumps, and other types of plant equipment can all experience problems such as cavitation which are caused by anything from the opening/closing of a valve, a change in viscosity level or some other physical property of a liquid, or a change in the external environment. Field personnel have traditionally relied on their own experiences and the use of analytical tools to find out what is causing these problems. Thanks to the development of this new system, field personnel will now have a tool that will help them troubleshoot problems with greater efficiency by identifying and quantifying cavitation in plant equipment.

Major Target Markets

Oil, petrochemicals, chemicals, iron and steel, pulp and paper, water supply and wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals, food, etc.

Major Applications

Maintenance of plant facilities such as pumps that tend to deteriorate due to cavitation.

For more information

Note: There is no universal indicator for the extent of cavitation and these images are only rough descriptions of the different levels of cavitation.

About OpreX™

OpreX is the comprehensive brand for Yokogawa's industrial automation (IA) and control business. The OpreX name stands for excellence in the technologies and solutions that Yokogawa cultivates through the co-creation of value with its customers, and encompasses the entire range of Yokogawa's IA products, services, and solutions. This brand comprises the following five categories: OpreX Transformation, OpreX Control, OpreX Measurement, OpreX Execution, and OpreX Lifecycle. The real-time cavitation detection system is an OpreX Asset Management and Integrity family solution in the OpreX Transformation category, which delivers operational excellence throughout an enterprise's activities, from production through to supply chain optimisation and risk and business management.

With this brand, Yokogawa will deliver integrated solutions that address specific needs and support its customers in their efforts to transform and grow their businesses.

About Yokogawa

Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability. Yokogawa co-innovates with its customers through a global network of 112 companies spanning 61 countries, generating US$3.8 billion in sales in FY2017. For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com/ 

About Yokogawa Europe B.V.

The European headquarters of Yokogawa were founded in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in 1982.  Throughout Europe Yokogawa has its own sales, service and engineering operations.  This dedicated network has been extended to Central and East Europe to further enhance the coverage and support associated with serving the process control and automation market place.  Yokogawa develops and produces flowmeters at Rota Yokogawa in Germany and liquid analysers and industrial safety systems in the Netherlands.  In addition to this dedicated network of Yokogawa subsidiaries, a select organisation of Test & Measurement (T&M) subsidiaries and distributors is established in certain areas to support the specific customer needs of this continuously developing and specific market of T&M instrumentation.

Thermal papers market is likely to be complemented by steady demand from packaging and healthcare sectors.

In 2018, over 3.1 million tons of thermal papers were sold globally and the consumption is likely to grow at a subdued rate of 2.7% in 2019, according to Fact.MR’s latest study.  Retail industry continues to be the largest end-user, accounting for over half of global demand in 2018. Macro trends impacting the retail industry are also rubbing off on thermal papers demand, according to the study. Growing adoption of digital payment methods in retail stores is likely to result in declining demand.

“Thermal papers marketplace has been under the influence of a number of skirmishes wherein use of bisphenols has remained at the top of mind of thermal paper manufacturers and environmental protection agencies. However, product improvements and introduction of bisphenol-free thermal papers have sustained thermal paper utilization in traditional applications,” says a senior research consultant S N Jha at Fact.MR.

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Application in Point of Sale (POS) Receipts Accounts for Hefty Demand

Application in point of sale (POS) receipts continues to account for a significant share in the thermal papers market. The study shows that use of thermal papers in the point of sale receipt application accounted for nearly 71% of the global demand in 2018. Point-of-sale commerce is the prime platform of bill exchange in multiple industries where cash and sometimes card-based transactions are involved.

While estimating the future prospects of thermal papers market, the study has considered increasing penetration of e-commerce platform and digital payment methods in the retail industry leading to decreasing demand for point of sale commerce in the future.

The thermal paper industry has witnessed a number of skirmishes in the past decade. Bisphenols used in thermal paper manufacturing and associated harmful effects have been in limelight. While a handful of manufacturers have introduced bisphenol-free thermal papers, the industry witnessed a significant shift from bisphenol A to bisphenol S. And the use of bisphenol S continues to bemuse governments as its impact remain unanalyzed.

Thermal Papers with 60-80 Microns Thickness Remain Preferred among End-users

The study evaluates that demand for 60-80 micron thick thermal papers remains higher among end-users. In 2018, over 70% of the thermal papers consumed were of the thickness range 60-80 microns.

As 60-80 micron of thickness falls in the optimum range of end-user requirement of durability and more paper on each roll, Fact.MR finds its considerable consumption across end-users. Rest of the volume consumption was on account of demand for thermal papers with 80-90 microns thickness whose application remain restricted to specific uses.

Fact.MR finds that technology-wise, direct thermal technology as well as thermal transfer technology witness equal penetration, however, higher demand for direct thermal printing has resulted in greater volume share of thermal papers made for direct thermal printing. Affordability and convenience of use are prime factors that favored the greater share of direct thermal printing papers.

Thermal transfer technology is highly sought after in applications that demand a high level of product differentiation such as marketing, brand image, compact and detailed barcodes and certification labels.

Demand for thermal papers remains consolidated in North America. The estimates find that North America accounted for nearly one third of the global thermal papers consumption in 2018. Europe and APEJ followed suit in and generated comparable demand for thermal papers in 2018. Buoyancy in the end-use industries and a strong distribution network of prominent thermal paper provides in these regions are factors driving the sales of thermal papers.

According to the report, the thermal papers market is projected to grow at 2.7% CAGR through 2027.

The insights presented here are from a research study on Thermal Papers Market by Fact.MR

Valmet takes key steps to continue the reshaping of its internal Information Technology (IT) services aimed at shifting focus towards planning, building and deploying new IT-enabled, value-adding capabilities and supporting businesses. The set of actions to be taken include a business transfer agreement signed with Capgemini.

valmet logoUnder the agreement Valmet IT's application development and maintenance services, including application maintenance and support services, application development services and platform management services, will be moved from Valmet and its current partners to Capgemini.

The transfer agreement concerns a total of 38 current Valmet IT employees in Finland, Sweden and Portugal. Today, Valmet IT employs about 150 IT professionals. Employees in scope will be offered to transfer to Capgemini with similar terms. The transfer is targeted to become effective on March 1 and the full transfer project is to be closed by the end of July 2019.

The transfer together with connected organizational changes and other initiatives will enable Valmet IT to clearly shift its focus from running existing IT services towards creating and deploying new IT-enabled services and products. These can, for example, be related to Industrial Internet, product lifecycle management (PLM) and field service capabilities. In addition, the transfer of IT application development and maintenance services will further enhance Valmet's IT services and supplier management.

"With these actions we will continue to shift our focus towards more strategic, value-adding activities, and thus support Valmet's businesses and contribute to Valmet's future success. Transferring the IT application development and maintenance services, after a careful evaluation process, to Capgemini is one of the key steps in executing our IT transformation," says Janne Puustinen, Vice President, Information Technology, Valmet.

About Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients' opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion.

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.1 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

Wolverhampton-based Task Consumer Products, a family-owned paper converter and manufacturer, has purchased a new 80,000 sq ft site with support from a £7.8 million HSBC UK loan.

2019 02 14 091808The HSBC UK funding has allowed Task Consumer Products to complete this purchase to enable the business to further increase its production capabilities by 15,000 tonnes per year, as the new facility creates the opportunity to install further production lines and store a larger quantity of products. This increase in output will in turn create 10 new jobs on the factory floor.

The new premises will be Task Consumer Products second site, the primary site being a 250,000 sq ft site based on Stafford Rd, Wolverhampton. It will initially be used as a storage and warehouse facility, with plans for an entirely new production line to be housed on-site in the near future. The production line will modernise the firm’s manufacturing capabilities, with the implementation of state-of-the-art equipment in the new factory.

Ravi Patel, Managing Director at Task Consumer Products, said: “The opening of our second site is an important milestone. Increasing our production and storage capabilities will be vital to the continued growth of our business. I’d like to thank our HSBC UK Relationship Director, Jack Turner, for his continued support throughout this process.”

Task Consumer Products, which was founded by Ravi Patel in 2007, purchases kitchen and toilet roll in large reels that it then converts into finished retail products for the supermarkets and leading brands. The new site will service multiple retail locations and supermarkets, increasing the efficiency of the firm’s distribution network.

David Ramsden, West Midlands Corporate Banking Area Director at HSBC UK, said: “We are glad to be able to support a growing family brand in the West Midlands. As one of the largest independent converters in the UK, Task Consumer Products has already delivered impressive results and we are looking forward to seeing the impacts of the new facility.”

HSBC UK:

HSBC UK serves around 14.5 million customers across the UK, supported by 32,000 colleagues. HSBC UK offers a complete range of retail banking and wealth management to personal and private banking customers, as well as commercial banking for small to medium businesses and large corporates.

HSBC UK Bank plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, which is part of the HSBC Group – one of the world’s largest banking and financial services groups with assets of US$2,603bn at 30 September 2018. Linked by advanced technology, the HSBC Group serves customers worldwide from around 3,800 offices in 66 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from JSC Volga in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod Region, Russia, to rebuild the existing groundwood reject line into a TMP (thermo-mechanical pulping) line. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.

The new 180 bdmt/d TMP line will process spruce as raw material to feed existing paper machines. In order to increase the capacity of newspaper production significantly, ANDRITZ will rearrange the existing parallel layout of high-consistency (HC) refiners to a two-stage HC refining set-up and install a new chip washing and HC refiner feeding system with a new plug screw feeder and an ANDRITZ DiscFilter.

ANDRITZ plug screw feeder used in the new  high-consistency refiner feeding system. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.ANDRITZ plug screw feeder used in the new high-consistency refiner feeding system. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

The project also comprises modernization of the existing screening and low-consistency refining system and includes the complete automation and electrification equipment with DCS system. Engineering, training, advisory services for mechanical installation work, commissioning, and start-up are also part of the scope.

JSC Volga is one of the largest Russian newsprint producers and uses 100% TMP as furnish. The company is one of the top 200 exporting companies in Russia, also ranking among the top 50 companies in the Russian forestry industry and the top 100 companies in the Nizhnij Novgorod Region.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, board, and tissue. The technologies cover processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; recovery and reuse of chemicals; preparation of paper machine furnish; production of paper, board, and tissue; sizing, calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam and recovery boilers for power production, gasification and flue gas cleaning plants, systems and plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area.

OPTIMA at Tissue World Milan

With machines like the OSR, Optima is offering what is currently technically feasible in terms of performance and flexibility. The company will also be showcasing its extensive range of the latest machines and digital services at Tissue World Milan.

Optima Nonwovens offers cutting-edge technologies for packaging paper hygiene products. The OPTIMA OSR, which is just one of the machines that visitors can find out more about in Milan, is specifically designed to process kitchen and toilet rolls. The machine can be used to produce single-layer and multi-layer packaging. The OPTIMA OSR covers the entire spectrum, from small to large pack sizes (min. 100 mm x 150 mm x 95 mm up to max. 650 mm x 650 mm x 300 mm). The product is packed in prefabricated plastic bags, including those with user-friendly carrying handles and perforations for easier opening. The performance of the two-lane version can reach up to 150 packs a minute.

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At Tissue World, Optima Nonwovens will also be presenting leading packaging solutions for other paper hygiene products such as paper towels, napkins, wet wipes, and cotton pads. Thanks to their modular design, Optima machines can be easily adapted to meet specific customer requirements. They are also characterized by their format flexibility and quick and easy format changes.

In order to achieve fully automated lines, control stations and secondary packaging machines can be integrated into the systems. The issue of “sustainability” is also one of the focal points of the fair – Optima is particularly interested in what paper hygiene product manufacturers want in this regard. Feedback from visitors will be collected at the Optima booth.

Optima at Tissue World Milan (Italy): March 25 to 27, 2019, Hall 3, booth no. E10

A.Celli Paper is pleased to confirm its ongoing and valuable collaboration with the Chinese group Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry Co., Ltd., enshrined in the agreement for the supply of two latest generation E-WIND® P100 rewinders, for the mill located in Jingzhou District, China.

The E-WIND® P100 Paper Rewinders, highly developed in terms of design, will have a paper width of 7960 mm and will guarantee a maximum production speed of 2500 mpm (design speed).

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They will be able to accommodate large reels on the unwinder, with diameters up to 3800 mm and weighing about 65 t.

In addition, they are combined with sophisticated technological innovations including:

  • Web-in technology, the automatic system that maximises the management of positioning cutting units without the need to break the web;
  • Built-in spool-parking.

The machines, with start-up scheduled for the third quarter of 2019, will allow the Chinese group to process high-quality flat-paper and test-liner paper of the lowest grammage (from 50 to 110 gsm).

This new investment by Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry is further confirmation of how technologically reliable and evolved Paper A.Celli E-WIND® Rewinders can prove to be, and now A.Celli Paper is considered a valuable and expert partner, able to constantly support its customers, building and cultivating important professional relationships.

With the opening of its new production facility in Krasnokamsk on September 28, 2018, the Russian Goznak Group has commenced operation of one of the world's most modern paper machines for banknotes and specialty papers. The entire plant was developed under the direction of Voith.

  • Voith supplies complete production facility to Krasnokamsk paper mill in Russia
  • New banknote production line allows the Goznak Group to produce paper with the latest security features
  • High level of automation improves quality, security and efficiency

The Russian Goznak Group has been developing and producing various products that are important for the state’s ability to function and for the citizens’ everyday life since 1818. To coincide with its 200th anniversary, the manufacturer of security products like banknotes, coins, passports, postage stamps, revenue stamps, ID cards, secure documents, government orders and medals, security and specialty papers successfully commissioned the PM 7, one of the world's most modern production facilities for banknotes and specialty papers, at one of its eight locations in Krasnokamsk in central Russia.

The guests at the official opening ceremony included Alexej Moiseev, Deputy Russian Finance Minister and Chairman of the Board of Goznak, and Alexej Chibisov, Minister of Industry, Economic Affairs and Trade for the Perm region. In his address, Arkady Trachuk, General Director of Goznak, pointed out: “Within a few years, we worked with the designers, equipment suppliers and contractors to create a production complex that is one of the best in the world.”

From left to right: Wolfgang Neuss, Purchase Director Mr. Kozlov, Günther Meuser, Senior Project Manager Voith Paper. In the background, the MasterVat and ShortFormer, which are the centerpiece of the new facility in Krasnokamsk. The technology they use forms the basis for the production of specialty papers with the strictest security features.From left to right: Wolfgang Neuss, Purchase Director Mr. Kozlov, Günther Meuser, Senior Project Manager Voith Paper. In the background, the MasterVat and ShortFormer, which are the centerpiece of the new facility in Krasnokamsk. The technology they use forms the basis for the production of specialty papers with the strictest security features.

And Voith was on board from the very start. The technology group was responsible for the overall planning of the facility, providing expertise and technologies that were a crucial factor in the outstanding success of the new facility. Highly efficient machines from Voith, the integration of the group's innovative solutions and a high degree of automation allow Goznak to produce paper with cutting-edge security features.

One of the key components of the paper machine is the forming section. It contains a MasterVat, an optimized uniflow vat in which the watermark is created at the same time as the banknote paper, and the ShortFormer for the first ply of the two-ply papers. Both of these components ensure the high quality of the products. At the same time, they allow the integration of reliable security features or multi-colored watermarks.

The high degree of automation in Krasnokamsk is the cornerstone for the security of the papers. For example, there is an automatic quality control in all phases of paper production. At the same time, this increases the efficiency of the plant and helps to substantially reduce raw material losses and running costs.

Through their very close collaboration based on a spirit of trust and partnership, Voith and Goznak have created a benchmark for future plants with the facility in Krasnokamsk, says Wolfgang Neuss, Director Sales and Technology Banknote and Security Paper Machines at Voith.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations Voith is optimizing the paper manufacturing process and facilitating resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers as reliable partner tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. The company’s Papermaking 4.0 concept ensures that equipment is optimally networked, while the effective and secure use of the generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve their competitiveness.

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