Pulp-Paperworld.com / Asian News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:50:29 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Voith builds new XcelLine board machine for Bohui Paper Group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7358-voith-builds-new-xcelline-board-machine-for-bohui-paper-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7358-voith-builds-new-xcelline-board-machine-for-bohui-paper-group

Jiangsu, China: In February 2017 Bohui Paper Group contracted Voith to supply a new board machine. The BM 4 will be built at Dafeng in the Chinese province Jiangsu and following completion will be one of the largest board machines in the world. Voith will supply the complete XcelLine process line from Wet End process to winder. This reduces the number of interfaces for the customer to a minimum and provides cost transparency for the entire project.

The order is the result of the long and successful cooperation between the companies to build the BM 1 and BM 3. The experts from Bohui Paper Group had already been impressed by the fast and smooth commissioning of these two machines in 2003 and 2013 respectively. The subsequent efficient production process also ensured a high degree of customer satisfaction.

2017 08 18 092550f.l.t.r. Andreas Endters, President Business Line Projects Voith Paper, Yang Yanliang, Chairman Bohui Paper Group, Thomas Holzer President Voith Paper Asia

From December 2018 the new BM 4 will operate at a speed of 1.200 m/min to produce folding box board with a basis weight of 250 g/m2. The production line offers a range of special technical features that both improve the quality of the finished paper and reduce energy consumption. The Wet End section of the BM 4 impresses with a new Clean Design concept that achieves particularly high runnability. In the BM 4, the use of a Triple NipcoFlex press not only ensures tremendous dewatering efficiency while preserving volume, but also achieves a smooth surface on the board. The scope of supply also includes three MasterJet Pro headboxes, a DuoFormer DII, four TurboDryers, and the energy-efficient qDry Pro non-contact drying system. Moreover the BM 4 is equipped with EcoCal Hard and EcoCal Soft calenders, a Sirius winding system as well as two VariFlex winders, MCS and DCS are completing Voith Paper’s scope of delivery.

Voith Financial Services also helped secure the project by developing and organizing an attractive financing concept tailored to the customer's needs. In this area, too, there was close collaboration with Bohui Paper Group based on a spirit of mutual trust.

About Voith Paper
Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

About Voith
For 150 years, Voith technologies have been inspiring its customers, business partners and employees all over the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. As a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets.

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:26:31 +0200
    ANDRITZ to supply a sludge handling system to Monalisa Co. Ltd., South Korea http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7353-andritz-to-supply-a-sludge-handling-system-to-monalisa-co-ltd-south-korea http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7353-andritz-to-supply-a-sludge-handling-system-to-monalisa-co-ltd-south-korea

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Monalisa Co. Ltd., Seoul, South Korea, to supply the key components for a new sludge dewatering process to be installed at its tissue production line in Jeonju. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2017.

    andritz logo smlThe tissue production line produces sanitary tissue products using mixed office waste and virgin pulp as raw material. In order to achieve optimum results in dewatering of the sludge coming from the recycled fiber processing line, ANDRITZ will supply a thickening drum and sludge screw press. As a result, the costs for transporting the sludge to a subsequent treatment facility will be cut significantly.

    The technological features of the dewatering equipment as well as information and impressions gained from a previous visit to a reference plant in Korea were decisive in the customer placing the order with ANDRITZ.

    Monalisa Co. Ltd. is an established producer of domestic hygiene products sold under several brand names, including "Bellagio", "The Rich House", and "Nox Premium". The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:01:33 +0200
      Voith Paper offers rebuilds of medium-sized paper machines to increase production capacity by up to 15% http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7351-voith-paper-offers-rebuilds-of-medium-sized-paper-machines-to-increase-production-capacity-by-up-to-15 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7351-voith-paper-offers-rebuilds-of-medium-sized-paper-machines-to-increase-production-capacity-by-up-to-15

      On June 10, 2017, Voith Paper, Huazhang Technology, Jianhui Paper and Jinzhou Paper reached an agreement to rebuild the headboxes and shoe presses of existing paper machines. Under this new contract, Voith Paper has been commissioned to rebuild the headboxes and shoe presses of Jianhui PM 3 and PM 4 as well as Jinzhou PM 3 and PM 4.

      2017 08 15 082151Attendees of the signing ceremony included President of Jianhui Paper, Mr. Li Guihua; Deputy General Manager of Jianhui Paper, Mr. Chen Bo; President of Jinzhou Paper, Mr. Li Huihua; President of Huazhang Technology, Mr. Zhu Genrong; President P&S of Voith Paper Asia, Dr. Gregor Wiche; Managing Director P&S of Voith Paper China, Mr. Frank Wu; and P&S Rebuilding Business Director of Voith Paper China, Mr. Jason Jiang.

      The rebuilds will lead to an increase in production capacity of 10 to 15% and a considerable improvement of the paper quality, such as an improved grammage profile and boost in paper formation. As a technology leader, Voith Paper continuously offers top performance in every sector over the entire life cycle of the paper machine while providing resource-saving solutions to ensure the sustainable success of our customers. Along with eight headboxes and two Tandem NipcoFlex, the scope of supply includes two CB turn, rolls, sleeves, press felts and services.

      This is not the first cooperation between Voith Paper, Jianhui Paper and Jinzhou Paper. This rebuild contract not only shows how much the clients recognize Voith’s high-quality products, technology and service, but also lays a solid foundation for long-term strategic cooperation between the parties. This new cooperation further demonstrates the position of strength Voith Paper has in the market for rebuilding medium-sized paper machines in China.

      About Huazhang Technology
      With a major market share in automation within the Chinese papermaking industry, Huazhang Technology Holding Ltd. provides research, development, design, manufacturing, sales and value-added services for premium comprehensive one-stop automatic systems and solid-liquid separation products.

      About Jianhui Paper
      Founded in 2002 with a total investment of 4.3 billion yuan, Jianhui Paper occupies an area of 480,000 square meters and is situated within the No. 1 Industrial Park in Huangchong Village, which is part of the Dongguan town of Zhongtang. The company specializes in manufacturing high-grade single-coated duplex boards and environmentally friendly kraftliner, boasting world-leading production capacity.

      About Jinzhou Paper
      Occupying an area of over 400,000 square meters, Jinzhou Paper was founded in 2002 with a total investment of 1.8 billion yuan. It is also located in the No.1 Industrial Park in Huangchong Village in the Dongguan town of Zhongtang, and is a leading paper manufacturer in China that specializes in packaging paper with recovered paper as raw material.

      About Voith Paper
      Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

      About Voith
      For 150 years, Voith technologies have been inspiring its customers, business partners and employees all over the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. As a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets.

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:11:51 +0200
        Vinda Paper (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd successfully starts up two Toscotec supplied tissue machines. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7330-vinda-paper-zhejiang-co-ltd-successfully-starts-up-two-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7330-vinda-paper-zhejiang-co-ltd-successfully-starts-up-two-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machines

        Vinda Paper Zhejiang fired up two Toscotec supplied tissue machines, TM 3 and 4, at its Longyou mill in Zhejiang province. The mill successfully achieved start-up according to schedule and thus increased its production capacity by 60,000 tons/year.

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        The new AHEAD-2.0M tissue lines are designed for the production of premium quality tissue products, including toilet paper and facial tissue. Vinda Zhejiang’s new mill currently has four Toscotec’s tissue machines, two AHEAD-1.5M fired up in 2014 and the new AHEAD-2.0M. In view of the superior performance of the first two, the Vinda Group chose to invest in Toscotec’s top-of-the-line tissue machines. The AHEAD-2.0M advanced technology delivers top quality products, in line with Vinda’s highest quality standards, and guarantees the lowest possible energy consumption, thanks to a comprehensive energy saving concept, the TT DOES solution (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving).

        “I was proud to see another Toscotec’s tissue machine start up at Vinda’s mill. Under the expert operation of Vinda Zhejiang’s technicians, the new AHEAD-2.0M lines will perform to meet the customer’s expectations. We also expect to achieve yet again great results in terms of reductions of the energy cost.” said Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec’s Sales Director.

        About Toscotec

        Toscotec is a turnkey projects supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects and individual machineries. The Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.      

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:03:35 +0200
          Voith: Excellent start-up of Lee & Man TM10 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7315-voith-excellent-start-up-of-lee-man-tm10 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7315-voith-excellent-start-up-of-lee-man-tm10

          At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time. Thanks to the great cooperation between Lee & Man and the Voith onsite team, it took only 30 minutes from “stock on wire” to “paper on reel”. From the very first parent roll produced the tissue was of saleable quality. All the components and parts of the TM10 are perfectly matched and integrated with each other. This state-of-the-art integration ensured a remarkable start-up performance and will continue to deliver excellent results for our customer over the entire lifecycle of the XcelLine tissue machine.

          2017 07 10 100401Harry Ng, General Manager Lee & Man (4th from left); Alfred Lai, Operation Manager Lee & Man (3rd from left) and Daniel Tam, Senior Production Manager Lee & Man (2nd from left) with Thomas Holzer, President Voith Paper Asia (4th from right) and Kurt Yu (3rd from right), Vice President Sales Voith Paper Asia.

          With a wire width of 5,600 mm, the TM10 is designed for a maximum operational speed of 2,000 m/min. It will produce 60,000 tons of household tissue annually from virgin fiber. The scope of supply includes the BlueLine stock preparation, approach flow system, broke handling, a white water system and the tissue machine. It features the perfect combination of a NipcoFlex T shoe press to offer remarkable energy savings, a 5.5-meter steel Yankee dryer cylinder to enhance drying efficiency through optimized heat transfer, and a high-performance steam-heated hood to provide the required tissue quality with lower energy consumption. Moreover, the Voith automation package with DCS, MCS and QCS also formed an integral part of the order.

          Just one week earlier, in the same factory, the Lee & Man TM9 supplied by Voith Paper successfully reached its operating speed of up to 1,905 m/min within only 14 days. Voith achieved start-up of the TM9 and TM10 in two days form the satisfied customer. Jiangxi is an important tissue production base for the Lee & Man Group, which covers the East Coast market in China. As a strong partner to Lee & Man, Voith helps to set the right course and offers ideal solutions for raising quality and efficiency to the next level.

          2017 07 10 100418At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time.

          Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited is one of the world’s leading paper manufacturers, mainly producing packaging paper and tissue paper with different grades and specifications. The company’s annual production volume in 2016 was up to 5.63 million tons. The company currently has five production locations in China, with a total of 6,500 employees.

          About Voith Paper
          Voith Paper is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

          About the company
          For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:05:00 +0200
            Xerium Hosts Customer Technical Seminar in Kunshan, China June 7-8, 2017 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7306-xerium-hosts-customer-technical-seminar-in-kunshan-china-june-7-8-2017 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7306-xerium-hosts-customer-technical-seminar-in-kunshan-china-june-7-8-2017

            Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently hosted over 120 customers for a technical seminar in Kunshan, China.

            xerium logo largeThe seminar titled, “Innovative Technology - Upgrade Your Paper Machine," was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kunshan, China June 7-8, 2017.

            Bob Burke, President of Xerium Asia commented, “More and more paper mills are looking for efficiency improvements in their existing machine assets. And Xerium is an expert at helping customers achieve those higher levels of performance. Xerium is always developing new technologies geared to saving fiber, energy and to improving the overall profitability of machines."

            Bill Butterfield, EVP and Chief Technology Officer, and Gary Kilbourne, Global VP Application Engineering were the keynote speakers sharing Xerium's latest technology in forming fabrics, press felts, and roll covers.

            The technical presentations addressed:

            • New TransForm forming fabrics, which combine enhanced sheet quality, improved stability, maximum dewatering performance and longest life potential due to its unique structure and proprietary polymer technology
            • Xerium’s new AnalytiX approach to full machine optimization
            • New designs of Formsoft tissue forming fabric technology
            • New triple layer single-base press felt technology, in both endless and seamed versions
            • New tissue seam felt technology
            • QS - quick saturation and Booster technology which greatly improve startup on modern press sections
            • Blue Diamond polyurethane roll cover engineered specially for paperboard and packaging
            • And, EnerSoft TS polyurethane cover which delivers superior performance on demanding tissue machines

            Numerous success stories were shared of how Xerium differentiates itself from other machine clothing and roll cover suppliers by helping customers overcome industry challenges of today, proving that major improvements in machine performance and profitability are achievable without spending millions of dollars.

            Since it came online in 2015, Xerium has significantly increased its competitive position in Asia with the Kunshan plant— first with press felt production and now finishing the most modern forming fabric technology from this same world-class facility.

            ABOUT XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES

            Xerium Technologies, Inc. (XRM) is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium, which operates around the world under a variety of brand names, utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 28 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 2,950 employees.

            Source: Xerium Technologies, Inc.

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:04:08 +0200
              Excellent start-up of Lee & Man TM 10 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7302-excellent-start-up-of-lee-man-tm-10 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7302-excellent-start-up-of-lee-man-tm-10

              At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time. Thanks to the great cooperation between Lee & Man and the Voith onsite team, it took only 30 minutes from “stock on wire” to “paper on reel”. From the very first parent roll produced the tissue was of saleable quality. All the components and parts of the TM 10 are perfectly matched and integrated with each other. This state-of-the-art integration ensured a remarkable start-up performance and will continue to deliver excellent results for our customer over the entire lifecycle of the XcelLine tissue machine.

              With a wire width of 5,600 mm, the TM 10 is designed for a maximum operational speed of 2,000 m/min. It will produce 60,000 tons of household tissue annually from virgin fiber. The scope of supply includes the BlueLine stock preparation, approach flow system, broke handling, a white water system and the tissue machine. It features the perfect combination of a NipcoFlex T shoe press to offer remarkable energy savings, a 5.5-meter steel Yankee dryer cylinder to enhance drying efficiency through optimized heat transfer, and a high-performance steam-heated hood to provide the required tissue quality with lower energy consumption. Moreover, the Voith automation package with DCS, MCS and QCS also formed an integral part of the order.

              2017 06 30 083521Harry Ng, General Manager Lee & Man (4th from left); Alfred Lai, Operation Manager Lee & Man (3rd from left) and Daniel Tam, Senior Production Manager Lee & Man (2nd from left) with Thomas Holzer, President Voith Paper Asia (4th from right) and Kurt Yu (3rd from right), Vice President Sales Voith Paper Asia.

              Just one week earlier, in the same factory, the Lee & Man TM 9 supplied by Voith Paper successfully reached its operating speed of up to 1,905 m/min within only 14 days. Voith achieved start-up of the TM 9 and TM 10 in two days form the satisfied customer. Jiangxi is an important tissue production base for the Lee & Man Group, which covers the East Coast market in China. As a strong partner to Lee & Man, Voith helps to set the right course and offers ideal solutions for raising quality and efficiency to the next level.

              Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited is one of the world’s leading paper manufacturers, mainly producing packaging paper and tissue paper with different grades and specifications. The company’s annual production volume in 2016 was up to 5.63 million tons. The company currently has five production locations in China, with a total of 6,500 employees.

              2017 06 30 083601At 1:55 pm on 13 June 2017, the new XcelLine TM 10 tissue machine in Jiangxi was successfully started up in a new record time.

              Voith Paper is a group division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-saving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

              For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:36:23 +0200
                Valmet receives a repeat order of two more containerboard machines from Nine Dragons in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7301-valmet-receives-a-repeat-order-of-two-more-containerboard-machines-from-nine-dragons-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7301-valmet-receives-a-repeat-order-of-two-more-containerboard-machines-from-nine-dragons-in-china

                Valmet will supply two more containerboard production lines with related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co., Ltd., China. The new production lines will be located in Hebei (PM 41) and Shenyang (PM 42) and are similar to the previous orders of PM 39 and PM 40 announced in March 2017.

                At this point, Nine Dragons also purchased steam and condensate systems for these new lines and for the previous board making lines (PM 39, PM 40, PM 41 and PM 42). All the board making lines will be designed to produce high-quality testliner grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The start-ups of PM 41 and PM 42 are scheduled only a few months apart for late 2018 and early 2019. The start-ups of the two previous production lines are also scheduled a few months apart starting from the middle of 2018.

                2017 06 29 113132Industrial design with led lighting and video screens increase safety and usability and have a positive effect on the customer's brand

                The orders are included in Valmet's second quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type and scale is typically valued around EUR 100-120 million.

                "Paper industry market in China is very active and our customers value sustainable and innovative paper and board making technology. The high activity is well demonstrated by this Nine Dragons' decision to purchase four-in-a-row energy and resource efficient containerboard machines within a very short time. Modern industrial design played an important role in this case, too," says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

                Technical details about the delivery

                Valmet's deliveries for PM 41 and PM 42 container board making lines are similar to the two previous ones. The deliveries will include steam and condensate systems, pulpers for stock preparation, a board machine from headbox to winder including a full scope automation package, chemical systems and process ventilation equipment.

                As in the previous orders of PM 39 and PM 40, the full scope automation packages comprise Valmet DNA process and machine controls and condition monitoring. Board final quality is managed with Valmet IQ quality control system, comprehensive range of profilers as well as web inspection and monitoring system. The deliveries include also an extensive package of modern analyzers from pulping and wet end to laboratory testing. "In addition to smoother project execution, integrated automation and process technology solutions enable faster start-up and faster optimization phase in terms of end-product quality and energy consumption," says Arto Rohola, Sales Manager, Automation Business Line, Valmet.

                PM 41 and PM 42 will produce testliner grades with a basis weight range of 75-140 g/m2.

                About the customer Nine Dragons

                Founded in 1995, Nine Dragons Paper Group is the world's largest in recovered paper based paper manufacturing in terms of production capacity. The company and its subsidiaries produce linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board. The group's paper machines in China are located in a number of locations. The group produces printing and writing paper in Dongguan and Taicang and packaging paperboard and specialty paper in Leshan, Sichuan Province. The group has also acquired 100% control equity interest in Hebei Yongxin Paper Co., Ltd.

                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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:31:34 +0200
                  ITC Limited chooses Pasaban to upgrade one of its sheeting machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7280-itc-limited-chooses-pasaban-to-upgrade-one-of-its-sheeting-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7280-itc-limited-chooses-pasaban-to-upgrade-one-of-its-sheeting-machines

                  The lifetime of your machines concerns us. PASABAN UPGRADES EXTEND THE LIFETIME OF YOUR MACHINES.  

                  In this case, the machine is a 1992 KDD 1900 paper and cardboard sheeter owned by ITC Limited (India).  

                  2017 06 21 095652Because of it being a highly automated sheeter and of a certain age, it presented various problems such as obsolete drives and controls, frequent stops for maintenance work, poor performance and an unsatisfactory final product.  

                  In pursuit of the most appropriate solution and with the aim of improving performance and solving these inefficiencies, Pasaban provided ITC with the Upgrades service. After a thorough analysis of the possibilities for updating the machine, a solution was proposed and it was completed in just three weeks.  

                  During the first two weeks, technicians completed the relevant mechanical and electrical work, replacing the damaged electrical parts of the original installation. They also installed new motors, photocells, detectors and other auxiliary elements.  

                  The “Pasaban drives software” system was also included, for verifying the new digital regulators and for using the online service through the TeamViewer software and an Internet connection supplied by the customer.  

                  Once these works were finished, the technical team continued with the set up of the machine, carrying out the relevant tests until the machine was in optimal operating condition.  

                  All these improvements guarantee that the machine will operate without any problems for a longer period of time, also improving the quality of the final product by minimising the outages arising from maintenance problems.

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:57:33 +0200
                    ANDRITZ successfully starts up second tissue machine with steel Yankee for Hebei Yihoucheng, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7263-andritz-successfully-starts-up-second-tissue-machine-with-steel-yankee-for-hebei-yihoucheng-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7263-andritz-successfully-starts-up-second-tissue-machine-with-steel-yankee-for-hebei-yihoucheng-china

                    International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the second tissue machine supplied to Hebei Yihoucheng, China.

                    The PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine has a design speed of 1,650 m/min and a width of 2.85 m. The Yankee, manufactured entirely of steel, has a diameter of 3.65 m. It is the “twin” of its predecessor, the TM1, that was started-up successfully in 2014.

                    2017 06 12 073004The start-up teams of Hebei Yihoucheng and ANDRITZ celebrate the first paper on reel. “Photo: ANDRITZ”

                    The order also included supply of the complete stock preparation plant, automation, and drives. The tissue machine and its components were manufactured at ANDRITZ production sites in Europe and China. With this turnkey delivery, ANDRITZ is once more strengthening its position as one of the leading suppliers of tissue machines and services to the Chinese paper industry.

                    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, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the 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, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 07:30:32 +0200
                      Bekaert Solaronics to install three infrared drying systems GemDryer® and three Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) at Dongda Paper, China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7249-bekaert-solaronics-to-install-three-infrared-drying-systems-gemdryer-and-three-energy-recovery-systems-ers-at-dongda-paper-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7249-bekaert-solaronics-to-install-three-infrared-drying-systems-gemdryer-and-three-energy-recovery-systems-ers-at-dongda-paper-china

                      Bekaert Solaronics will supply Hangzhou Dongda Paper Co. Ltd with a 3-rows infrared GemDryer® and one Energy Recovery System (ERS) for coat drying on its PM2. This order comes just after the installation in 2016 of two GemDryer® and two ERS after-press and existing coater on the PM1 of Zhejiang Dongda Paper Co., Ltd.  Dongda Paper manufactures coated recycled board.

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                      Bekaert Solaronics has a long-lasting experience in the optimization of non-contact drying systems. The combination of the GemDryer® with the ERS will help to increase the machine speed-up after press and coating stations and realize significant energy savings by using directly the exhaust from the infrared dryers as an energy source for the air dryer.

                      Moreover, thanks to their compactness and coupled with the high performance Gem12+ emitters, the GemDryer® systems meet the customer needs in terms of high power density, drying flexibility and efficiency and ease of maintenance.

                      About Zhejiang Dongda Paper Co.,Ltd
                      Zhejiang Dongda Paper Co. Ltd is a major producer of coated white cartonboard and paper in Zhejiang Province. The company was founded in 1999, and its annual production capacity is 400,000 tons.

                      About Hangzhou Dongda Paper Co., Ltd
                      Founded in 2003, Hangzhou Dongda Paper Co., Ltd is a top-grade coating white paper board’s manufacturer located at Spring River Street, Fuyang City in China. The paper mill produces duplex board with white or grey back and coated duplex board. Covering an area of more than 70,000 square meters, the annual production capacity is more than 100,000 tons.

                      About Bekaert and Bekaert Solaronics
                      Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with almost 30 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1967, Bekaert Solaronics supplies customized drying and heating systems based on gas and electrical infrared technology to a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1 000 systems have been installed worldwide. The company also provides maintenance services and is available to assist on upgrades or improved energy efficiency of existing systems.

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:47:26 +0200
                        South Africa's Jane Molony named President of the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7242-south-africa-s-jane-molony-named-president-of-the-international-council-of-forest-and-paper-associations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7242-south-africa-s-jane-molony-named-president-of-the-international-council-of-forest-and-paper-associations

                        The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) announced Jane Molony as its new president. Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA), will serve in this capacity for the next two years.    

                        cepi blue“Across the world, wood, paper and tissue products touch lives every day in ways that often go unnoticed. Without our industries’ products, many people would not be able to teach, read or learn; businesses would not be able to ship merchandise, or protect goods; nor would people be able to improve their lives through the basics of personal hygiene.

                        “Forest and paper products also have a great environmental and economic story to tell. It is a story that has been proudly told by the ICFPA for 15 years. I am particularly honoured to take charge of this group of leaders,” says Molony.

                        Molony was elected at the ICFPA’s annual meeting in Berlin, Germany last week. The meeting of 18 representatives from ICFPA members associations discussed future activities, cooperation and sustainability-related issues. 

                        Molony succeeds Elizabeth de Carvalhaes, president and CEO of the Brazilian Tree Industry, who served as ICFPA president for the past three years.

                        “It has been a privilege to help the ICFPA continue its legacy of advocacy on important issues of interest of this global industry, and I have put significant efforts in communication. I believe this industry has a remarkable story to tell and we are just scratching the surface when it comes to public awareness and understanding of the sustainable benefits of the global forest products industry,” said Carvalhaes. “It was a great pleasure and honour to be part of this important forum and network of leaders and Ibá will continue to advocate towards the global forest industry and the plantations based industry locally and globally.”

                        “On behalf of the entire ICFPA, I would like to thank Elizabeth for her leadership and guidance,” adds Molony. “I look forward to continuing to work with her and the other members of the steering committee to ensure a strong global forest products industry.”

                        The ICFPA represents more than 30 national and regional forest and paper associations around the world.

                        For more information about the sustainability of the forest and paper industry, visit www.thepaperstory.co.za and icfpa.org. www.forestryexplained.co.za is also worth a visit.

                        ABOUT PAMSA

                        The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is the local industry association for manufacturers of pulp, paper, board, tissue and recycled paper. PAMSA promotes the production, consumption and recovery of the renewable fibre that is paper, both locally and in collaboration with industry associations around the world.

                        Key to PAMSA’s agenda is upholding sustainable forest management and paper production as an efficient and cost-effective solution to climate change mitigation. Core focus areas include lobbying for fair and applicable legislation, boosting education and skills development as well as investing in research and innovation.

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 26 May 2017 09:41:37 +0200
                          Iran unchained: new opportunities for forest products trade? http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7232-iran-unchained-new-opportunities-for-forest-products-trade http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7232-iran-unchained-new-opportunities-for-forest-products-trade

                          Over a year has gone by since the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) verified Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement, and many of the economic sanctions against Iran were removed. During that time, the country’s relative isolation from international markets, especially those in the West, has led the country to establish an independent economy. While Iran has been successful in becoming self-sufficient, its open doors to much of the world has now put a spotlight on areas for investment where growth has faltered since the sanctions.

                          One of these untapped markets is Iran’s forest products – an area showing significant growth potential. Considering Iran’s raw material balances and demand prospects for forest products, probably the most obvious business opportunities for international players can be found in the wood raw material supply.

                          Forest Resources

                          poyry logo 2017Iran is located in the mid-latitude belt of arid and semi-arid regions of the earth. Consequently, Iran is sparsely forested with only some 7 million hectares of forest covering less than 5% of the nation’s land area. Most of Iran’s forests are found in the North in a region called the Hyrcanian forests and is the primary wood production region in the country accounting for about 30% (2.1 million hectares) of the country’s forest area. About 15% of the Hyrcanian forests are protected from harvesting. The main species of the Hyrcanian forests are hardwoods, including beech, hornbeam, maple, oak, alder, elm, ash and ironwood and a few softwoods including cypress, juniper and yew.

                          The second most important forest area is located to the west, accounting for about 40% of the Iranian forest area and comprising mainly oak. However, Zagros is not suitable for industrial production because much of the area has been converted to grazing but has been found suitable for forest plantations. The last major forest area is called Mangrove forests in the south and is protected from harvesting.

                          Growing Wood Products and Paper Market

                          At present, there are hardly any sawmills left due to the shortage of sawlog-sized wood and the shortage of adequate water resources is a major constraint to plantation development. The Iran Government is not placing any serious emphasis on securing domestic wood supply – instead, the industry’s sentiment is that the state encourages wood imports instead of domestic supply.

                          The development of wood-based panels industry has been quite divergent despite the fact that it shares upstream challenges similar to the sawmilling sector. The market size is not monumental, but the potential for growth is significant. The increasing demand for modern furniture, built-in-fitments and other home-furnishing products will keep the Iranian wood-based panels market in a growth track well into the future. Panel exporters will likely maintain their presence in the country, but in particular, suppliers of modern panel production lines will likely activate in the future, as Iranian companies will invest in new technologies in an attempt to become more competitive.

                          Reliable data on industry output and product demand for Iran’s pulp and paper market is lacking considerably. However, most Iranian paper industry players share the view of a growing domestic market. But they face many of the same challenges as the wood raw material industry; a costly and limited supply of wood or fiber; a need to modernize mill assets and the threat of strong international competition. Potential foreign investors should see the opportunity in those challenges; it opens doors for foreign capital and investment in a market with high demand and little production.

                          Several factors including the modernization of society and retail trade, along with the rise of the middle class will eventually lead to the rise of packaging industry in Iran. The packaging industry is seeking ways to modernize existing assets and invest in new production lines – including primary paperboard production and packaging converting through final products packaging. Historically, Chinese suppliers have been the main beneficiaries of the rise of the packaging machinery market in Iran. With the lift of the sanctions however, Iran is also looking for high quality machinery from regions outside China, eyeing markets that have been banned in recent years.

                          Another sector that has the potential for profitability for Western investors is the Iranian tissue and hygiene sector which up until now has been dominated by domestic suppliers, and one Turkish group, in the absence of strong international players. The industry has invested somewhat ahead of demand in the anticipation of rapidly growing market. In terms of per capita consumption, Iran is lagging far behind the large Middle East countries as well as its global peers of the same income level, but is quickly catching up with them in terms of demand level.

                          Dawn of a New Economic Era?

                          The oil embargo and other economic sanctions have been the key reasons behind Iran’s flimsy economy during the current decade. However, the sanctions may have helped the country cope with the commodities slump by forcing it to diversify its economy. Iran is the third largest economy in the MENA region after Turkey and Saudi Arabia. It has the second largest population of the region after Egypt with an estimated 82.8 million people in 2016. Compared to most MENA countries, Iran is in a relatively good position in terms of oil dependency, thanks to the Government’s efforts to reduce dependency on oil and gas by focusing on expanding other sources of revenue.

                          Because of the sanctions and its relative isolation from the rest of the industrial world, Iran has had to make itself independent from the rest of the world. As a result, Iran has fostered a strong workforce – the country’s vast population is young, urbanized and highly educated and the country has an established manufactured commodities market. The opportunity for strong growth in key markets along with a reliable domestic workforce makes Tehran and other thriving metropolises attractive destinations for foreign businesses and set the stage for future investment post sanctions.

                          While many sanctions banning trade and finance remain in place due to concerns over Iran’s human rights record and military programs, the overseas business community should not lose perspective on the growing opportunities in the country. Iran has taken crucial steps to mend business relations with the West. It privatized its industrial sector and gives investment incentives for foreign capital. Most national and EU-level restrictions were eliminated after January 2016 and several European companies have taken advantage of this situation. These include European Airbus, Italy’s state rail company, the French car maker Renault and the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk to name a few. Further, a number of Asian firms are already making steady inroads to the Iranian markets.

                          China intends to fully exploit the potential for cooperation with Iran, predominately in infrastructural projects and manufacturing. China’s Silk Road Strategy provides the framework and encourages Chinese companies to increase their involvement in the opening Iranian market. This would be a reason good enough for the European businesses to take a closer look at hiding opportunities in one of the most stable Middle East markets at the moment.

                          Accessing the Market
                          Iran offers one of the few forest products markets that are showing significant growth potential which, owing to the country’s vast population base, can turn out considerable in terms of both volume and value. It is therefore recommended and meaningful for business developers and marketing managers to investigate the country’s existing and emerging opportunities.

                          Access to relevant market information is necessary for companies that want to discover trading and investment opportunities in Iran. The to-do list should include collection of market data and finding the right local partners in the country, as well as checking global compliance/sanctions lists to ensure that business is conducted by the book. All things considered, businesses need to understand the nature and extent of the current (remaining) restrictions and be prepared for possible challenges.

                          The Iranian wood processing, paper and packaging industry is currently modernizing its asset base. Investments that are enhancing cost competitiveness and product quality will be on the front burner, thus providing business opportunities for machinery and equipment vendors in Europe and Asia. New opportunities for packaging and converting firms will open up as FMCG companies have paved their way onto the market and started to form local and international partnerships in order to develop their offering in the country.

                           

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 23 May 2017 09:52:42 +0200
                            Valmet to supply an off-machine coater rebuild for Hansol Paper in South Korea http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7227-valmet-to-supply-an-off-machine-coater-rebuild-for-hansol-paper-in-south-korea http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7227-valmet-to-supply-an-off-machine-coater-rebuild-for-hansol-paper-in-south-korea

                            Valmet will supply an off-machine coater rebuild for Hansol Paper Co., Ltd., at its Shintanjin site in South Korea. The target of the rebuild is to convert the paper mill for thermal paper production, and to increase production and market share of high quality thermal grades. Today the off-machine coater is producing coated wood-free paper grades. The mill will gradually decrease the portion of printing papers and other low-profit products. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for 2018.

                            The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically EUR 10-20 million.

                            2017 05 22 111655OptiCoat Layer curtain coating station

                            "The making of thermal paper is quite challenging. Thermal coating color is very expensive and requires very sensitive drying. Valmet has a long history of providing successful thermal coating machines - our technology and process knowhow is on a very good level. The references and the knowhow about thermal process convinced Hansol Paper to choose Valmet", says Senior Sales Manager Pekka Jernberg from Valmet.

                            Technical information about the delivery

                            Valmet's delivery for the off-machine coater will include a new OptiCoat Layer curtain coating station, which gives a very good coverage even with thin layers, thus the amount of expensive thermal coating color can be kept low. The delivery includes also two calenders, a reel and coating air dryers. The capacity and the temperatures of the air dryers have been carefully calculated and optimized for high quality thermal paper. The delivery will also include a supply system for the curtain coater unit.

                            The 5,300 mm wide (reel) off machine coater will produce fine paper and thermal grades. The design speed for the new parts is 1,500 m/min. After the rebuild, the thermal paper production capacity of Hansol Paper will be approximately 320,000 tonnes/year.

                            Information about the customer Hansol Paper

                            Founded in 1971, Hansol Paper is a part of Hansol Group and it is the largest Korean paper maker. It produces a variety of products including printing and writing paper, carton board, fine paper, thermal paper and other specialty paper at its Janghang, Daejeon, Cheonan and Shintanjin mills. Hansol Paper announced its merger with Hansol Artone Paper at the beginning of 2017. The company is aiming for global markets.

                            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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 22 May 2017 11:17:17 +0200
                              ANDRITZ continues successful tissue machine start-ups for the Hengan Group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7226-andritz-continues-successful-tissue-machine-start-ups-for-the-hengan-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7226-andritz-continues-successful-tissue-machine-start-ups-for-the-hengan-group

                              International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up another tissue machine supplied to the Hengan Group, China, thus once again demonstrating ANDRITZ’s strong market position on the Chinese tissue market and confirming its excellent relationship with the Hengan Group.

                              2017 05 19 084328High-quality tissue rolls produced on ANDRITZ tissue machines supplied to the Hengan Group “Photo: ANDRITZ”..

                              The PrimeLineTM W8 tissue machine started up at Hengan’s Chongqing mill is the 13th ANDRITZ tissue machine supplied to the Hengan Group. It has a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a width of 5.6 m. The machine is equipped with an 18-foot steel Yankee for energy-efficient drying and safe operation. The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation plant with ShortFlow concept, which minimizes both the investment costs and energy consumption as well as ensures high flexibility for grade changes. The entire automation system was also supplied by ANDRITZ.

                              The Hengan Group was established in 1985 and is – with around 30,000 employees – one of the leading Chinese manufacturers of hygiene and sanitary products.

                              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, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the 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, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 19 May 2017 08:43:56 +0200
                                ANDRITZ AG to supply five circulating fluidized bed boilers to Nine Dragons Paper, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7218-andritz-ag-to-supply-five-circulating-fluidized-bed-boilers-to-nine-dragons-paper-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7218-andritz-ag-to-supply-five-circulating-fluidized-bed-boilers-to-nine-dragons-paper-china

                                International Technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Ltd. to supply a total of five circulating fluidized bed boilers (Powerfluid) for utilization of in-house residual materials. The boilers will be installed at the company‘s locations in Taicang, Quanzhou, Yongxin, Chongqing, and Dongguan. Start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2018.

                                2017 05 15 104737ANDRITZ circulating fluidized bed boiler for Nine Dragons Paper, China “Photo: ANDRITZ”.Only waste from recycling of waste paper (rejects, sludges) undergoes thermal utilization, and the high-pressure steam produced is used to generate electricity and supply the Nine Dragons paper mills with process steam.

                                Rejects and sludge are a considerable challenge in boiler operations due to the corrosive substances and impurities they contain, and they require a special design in this regard. As global market leader in this field, ANDRITZ has extensive know-how with numerous references worldwide and offers fluidized bed boilers for these special fuels.

                                Nine Dragons Paper is the largest paper producer in Asia and leads the field in resource-saving paper production, observing the most stringent environmental standards. The five plants ordered from ANDRITZ are also designed for significantly lower flue gas emissions than those required by European legislation. The order from Nine Dragons Paper confirms ANDRITZ’s leading position in circulating fluidized bed technology and is also ANDRITZ’s return to the Chinese power boiler market after an absence of almost 20 years.

                                The ANDRITZ GROUP
                                ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,200 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 15 May 2017 10:51:10 +0200
                                  Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement With PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7197-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-pt-indah-kiat-pulp-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7197-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-pt-indah-kiat-pulp-paper

                                  Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement With PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper, a Subsidiary of Asia Pulp & Paper Group, to Construct a 125,000 Metric-Ton Per Year Satellite PCC Plant in Indonesia, and to Expand an Existing Satellite to 140,000 Metric Tons

                                  Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) has just announced that it has signed an agreement with PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper (IKPP), a subsidiary of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to build a 125,000 metric-ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Perawang, Indonesia. As part of the agreement, Minerals Technologies will also expand its present satellite PCC facility at the Perawang mill by 40,000 metric tons to 140,000 metric tons. The facility will be operated by PT Sinar Mas Specialty Minerals, an existing joint venture with APP in Indonesia.

                                  2014 07 30 103250 min tech logo“We are extremely pleased to expand our relationship with this long-term partner and world-class paper manufacturer through this agreement to build a new satellite and provide additional capacity at the satellite we have had at Perawang since 1997,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, chief executive officer. “This customer is integral to our Asia growth strategy for PCC.” 

                                  These facilities are scheduled to begin operation in the second quarter of 2018.  Rand Mendez, senior vice president and managing director of Paper PCC, commented further: “APP is an innovative paper company, and we are pleased that they have confirmed the value of our PCC technology in their fine paper grades. Our PCC will be used as a paper filler to improve brightness, opacity and bulk, and to reduce the cost to the papermaker of higher-cost fiber.”

                                  PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting Minerals Technologies' PCC for more expensive wood fiber, customers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. In 1986, Minerals Technologies originated the satellite concept for making and delivering PCC on-site at paper mills, and the concept was a major factor in revolutionizing papermaking in North America. Today, the company has more than 60 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

                                  New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.638 billion in 2016.

                                  For further information about Minerals Technologies Inc. look on the internet at http://www.mineralstech.com/

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 04 May 2017 09:28:27 +0200
                                    ANDRITZ successfully starts up twelfth tissue machine for Hengan Group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7194-andritz-successfully-starts-up-twelfth-tissue-machine-for-hengan-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7194-andritz-successfully-starts-up-twelfth-tissue-machine-for-hengan-group

                                    International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the tissue machine supplied to the Hengan Group, China, at its Chongqing mill.

                                    The PrimeLineTM W8 tissue machine is the twelfth tissue machine supplied by ANDRITZ to the Hengan Group. It has a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a width of 5.6 m. The machine is equipped with an 18-foot steel Yankee for energy-efficient drying and safe operation. The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation plant with ShortFlow concept, which minimizes both the investment costs and energy consumption as well as ensures high flexibility for grade changes. The entire automation system was also supplied by ANDRITZ

                                    2014 07 27 151341 hebeiANDRITZ has started up its twelfth tissue machine for the Hengan Group, China. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                    The Hengan Group was established in 1985 and, with around 30,000 employees, is one of the leading Chinese manufacturers of hygiene and sanitary products.

                                    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, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the 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, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 03 May 2017 10:03:14 +0200
                                      ANDRITZ to upgrade wet lap plant for Thai Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7164-andritz-to-upgrade-wet-lap-plant-for-thai-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7164-andritz-to-upgrade-wet-lap-plant-for-thai-paper

                                      International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order to upgrade the wet lap plant of Thai Paper Co., Ltd. at its Wangsala pulp mill in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Start-up is scheduled for July 2017.

                                      ANDRITZ will supply major components for an upgrade of the 2.4 m wide ANDRITZ twin wire press, installed in 1990 and used in a wet lap application. The scope of supply includes the following:

                                      • Rebuild to floating wedge zone
                                      • Grooved stainless steel pre-press rolls
                                      • Newly designed split press roll system
                                      • Pressure loading device for the drive rolls
                                      • New drive system

                                      2017 04 12 084238ANDRITZ will upgrade the twin wire press at Thai Paper’s wet lap plant, Wangsala mill. Photo: Andritz

                                      The ANDRITZ delivery also comprises erection work supervision and start-up of the plant.

                                      Thai Paper is part of the packaging business section of the Siam Cement Group (SCG). The company is a leading manufacturer of high-quality packaging papers in Thailand and the biggest manufacturer of these paper grades in Southeast Asia. SCG Packaging has manufacturing locations in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia and generates annual sales of around 1.9 bn. euros.

                                      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, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the 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, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:44:58 +0200
                                        Valmet to supply process automation and quality control systems to Jiangxi Taison Paper's four tissue machines in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7162-valmet-to-supply-process-automation-and-quality-control-systems-to-jiangxi-taison-paper-s-four-tissue-machines-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7162-valmet-to-supply-process-automation-and-quality-control-systems-to-jiangxi-taison-paper-s-four-tissue-machines-in-china

                                        Valmet will supply Valmet DNA automation systems and Valmet IQ quality control systems to Jiangxi Taison Paper's four new tissue machines, TM7, TM8, TM9 and TM10, at its greenfield mill in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. By installing Valmet's advanced automation technology in these tissue machines, the mill will be able to optimize machine performance and end-product quality.

                                        valmet logoThe order is included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries ranges from below one million to three million euros.

                                        "Valmet is one of the top suppliers for the Chinese pulp and paper industry. The company has very good tissue machine and automation technologies, wide experience and many successful references in China. It's also very important for us that Valmet has a professional local service team close to us. We trust in Valmet," says Wu Jianxiong, General Manager, Jiangxi Taison.

                                        "Jiangxi Taison can count on highly efficient project management, on-time delivery and a successful startup when working with Valmet. Our proven technology for tissue making, such as non-nuclear measurements and the reliable Valmet DNA platform, will enable the mill to succeed and move its performance forward," says Andy Zhang, Area Sales Manager, Valmet.

                                        Information about Valmet's delivery

                                        Valmet's delivery will include Valmet DNA distributed control systems (DCS) to control the four tissue machines and Valmet IQ quality control systems (QCS) with scanning measurement sensors.

                                        One of the QCS highlights is Valmet IQ Fiber Measurement, which simultaneously measures fiber weight and moisture. It was specially developed to replace traditional nuclear basis weight sensors. Today, close to 200 sensors are in use on the machines with a furnish that ranges from virgin pulp to 100% recycled fiber. The combination of the two measurements in one sensor - fiber weight and moisture - considerably reduces investment and life-cycle costs as well as eliminates the need for nuclear licenses, safety training and handling procedures.

                                        About the customer Jiangxi Taison

                                        Jiangxi Taison Paper Ltd., a subsidiary of Taison Group, is located in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province. It will build a new plant with an annual production capacity of 480,000 tons of tissue paper. The new hygiene product lines will be capable of making 1.8 billion sanitary pads and diapers per year.

                                        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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:20:54 +0200
                                          Yokogawa delivers next-generation plant network solution to the Oji Group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7160-yokogawa-delivers-next-generation-plant-network-solution-to-the-oji-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7160-yokogawa-delivers-next-generation-plant-network-solution-to-the-oji-group

                                          –First plant-wide implementation of software-defined networking (SDN) technology in Japan–

                                          Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, has completed the installation of a software-defined networking (SDN) solution at four paper plants in Japan that are operated by group companies of Oji Holdings Corporation (the Oji Group). This is the first-ever plant-wide implementation in Japan (based on a March 2017 Yokogawa market survey) of SDN, a software-based technology that enables the creation of virtual network environments. As part of this undertaking, Yokogawa assessed the company’s IT infrastructure, including its existing networks, and designed and deployed SDN-based networks at these facilities.

                                          2017 04 10 144728With conventional plant networks, network devices (i.e., routers, firewalls) must be installed and configured for each individual application, location, and facility. The software-based SDN technology enables flexible implementation of virtual networks for each individual application, linking network devices using the same physical network. This facilitates the integrated management, implementation, and reconfiguration of networks. Also, this helps to reduce the required number of network devices and the amount of wiring that needs to be performed, saving both operating and management costs. Furthermore, the visualisation of network status leads to enhanced security. Problems can be easily identified, and network operators can remotely shut down specific segments of the plant network in the event of an emergency.

                                          Yokogawa won this order because the customer highly valued its solid track record in delivering production control systems, wealth of production site knowledge, and experience in providing solutions that lead to enhanced productivity, safety, and product quality.

                                          For this project, Yokogawa chose to use a proven SDN network device solution, NEC Corporation’s UNIVERGE PF series of controllers and switches. While minimising impact on plant operations is usually difficult when replacing IT infrastructure, Yokogawa was able to do this by leveraging its abundant experience and knowledge of production sites. At each of this customer’s plants, Yokogawa assessed their IT infrastructure, including existing networks, and based on this assessment then designed and deployed its SDN technology solution.

                                          Yokogawa is also providing on a trial basis a security management service that monitors the status and health of the networks throughout these plants. While enabling timely preventive measures that help to maintain the health of the networks in these plants, this service also ensures that prompt actions can be taken in the event of an emergency.

                                          In plants around the world, there is an increasing need to improve productivity, safety, and maintenance efficiency, and this is being achieved through the introduction of Industrial IoT (IIoT) technology. Networks help to create new value by connecting various types of devices, but it is essential to be able to flexibly change their configuration, quickly respond to surges in data volume, and ensure more secure operations. For the optimal implementation of IIoT technology, attention is now increasingly turning to the use of SDN technology in plant IT infrastructure. This also will help company IT departments manage the IT infrastructure at their plants in a more integrated manner.

                                          Capitalising on its production site know-how, Yokogawa will continue in its endeavors to introduce SDN and other cutting-edge technologies that will enable the realisation of smarter plant IT infrastructure.

                                           

                                          About Yokogawa

                                          Yokogawa's global network of 114 companies spans 59 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.7 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit http://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.

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:45:59 +0200
                                            Toscotec has received in total 8 (eight) Tissue Machine order from APP http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7143-toscotec-has-received-in-total-8-eight-tissue-machine-order-from-app http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7143-toscotec-has-received-in-total-8-eight-tissue-machine-order-from-app

                                            Toscotec has received in total 8 (eight) Tissue Machine order from APP. Two of the Tissue Machines are scheduled to come on stream in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, respectively. In the meantime, the Italian supplier is manufacturing other 6 tissue machines which are planned for delivery between the Q3 2017 and the first half of 2018. Each tissue machine is capable of producing, among other tissue grades, 300 tpd or about 100,000 tpa of high gsm tissue.

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                                            Based on a continued strategic expansion, APP has decided to choose Toscotec’s state of the art technology, with the objective of using the most “green solution” available on the market and reducing energy costs. The scope of supply of this major order  includes AHEAD-2.0L crescent former tissue machines, with a net trim width of 5.6m, 22 FT diameter Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-22FT and Steam Heated Yankee Hoods.

                                            This is Toscotec’s most recent innovation, PRODERGY, a new concept developed from the Company’s successful line, the AHEAD-2.0, which significantly boosts production and cuts down on the energy costs. In fact, PRODERGY is the 1st tissue machine to combine top production performance and top product quality, with energy efficiency. Its unique configuration of the drying section has taken tissue technology to a whole new level and has set new records for the industry. The first record to be broken is the diameter of the Steel Yankee: 22 feet, the largest Steel Yankee Dryer ever built for tissue production. The second record pertains to the speed, and therefore to the production output, as Prodergy is the first tissue machine relying on steam energy only that can achieve a maximum operation speed of 2000 m/min. These features make Prodergy the most green cutting-edge technology available on the tissue market nowadays. Its use of steam energy in the hoods guarantees the lowest possible emissions and environmental impact.

                                            This major order confirms the long-standing cooperation between APP and Toscotec, which in the past has already provided APP with a significant number of Steel Yankee Dryers.

                                            About Toscotec S.p.A.
                                            Toscotec is a turnkey supplier to the global tissue industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects, and individual machineries. Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities. Key to the Group’s success is the engineering and R&D department, run by a team of highly qualified engineers.

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:31:41 +0200
                                              Valmet to supply a fine paper line for Ittihad International Investment in United Arab Emirates http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7133-valmet-to-supply-a-fine-paper-line-for-ittihad-international-investment-in-united-arab-emirates http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7133-valmet-to-supply-a-fine-paper-line-for-ittihad-international-investment-in-united-arab-emirates

                                              Valmet will supply a fine paper line for Ittihad International Investment L.L.C. in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The new greenfield production line (PM 1) with a wide automation package will be producing high-quality printing and writing paper grades for the growing domestic markets and the Middle East and North Africa region. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the end of year 2018.

                                              The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 45-70 million.

                                              The order was placed by China Light Industry International Engineering Co., Ltd, an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction work) company, which will be responsible for the complete turnkey delivery of the mill site.

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                                              "Ittihad enters the papermaking business for the first time with this new OptiConcept M machine. By guiding and supporting from the very beginning of the sales process, Valmet wanted to ease Ittihad in the complex investment puzzle. We were also able to display well our papermaking concept with good references. The OptiConcept M line enables high productivity and resource efficiency, excellent quality and low operating cost," says Antero Kunnari, Sales Director, Valmet.

                                              Technical details about the delivery

                                              Valmet's delivery includes a complete fine papermaking line from a stock preparation line and headbox to a reel followed by a parent roll cart and two winders. The delivery includes also a wide scope of automation. The selected technology and automation improve runnability, quality, and the cost, material and energy efficiency. It is possible to lower basis weight still maintaining stiffness and opacity, which results in raw material savings.

                                              The 7,100 mm wide (wire) paper machine will produce uncoated woodfree paper (WFU) grades. The design speed of the machine will be 1,700 m/min with daily capacity of 1,200 tonnes.

                                              About the customer Ittihad International Investment and EPC contractor CLIEC

                                              Established in 2008, Ittihad International Investment group governs several companies in the Middle East. Ittihad Paper Mill (IPM) is the first printing and writing paper production facility in the area of the Gulf Cooperation Council. IPM is located on a 230,000 square meter plot in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) and is the largest producer of printing & writing paper in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region covering around 10% of the MENA market.

                                              China Light Industry International Engineering Co., Ltd. (CLIEC) was founded in January 1953. CLIEC has provided engineering design, consulting and project general contracting services for more than 5,000 medium and large scale projects in China and more than 60 medium, and large scaled projects abroad in more than 20 countries.

                                              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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:37:26 +0200
                                                Xerium Ships First Forming Fabric from Its Kunshan, China, Plant http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7130-xerium-ships-first-forming-fabric-from-its-kunshan-china-plant http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7130-xerium-ships-first-forming-fabric-from-its-kunshan-china-plant

                                                Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, today announced that it recently shipped its first forming fabric from the Company’s Kunshan, China, machine clothing plant.

                                                “We are extremely excited to now be producing world-class forming fabrics for our customers here in China and the greater Asia-Pacific market,” said Bob Burke, President of Xerium Asia. “We are very proud of the entire team in Kunshan. Their dedication and hard work helped pave the way for Xerium to now be a local producer of forming fabrics in addition to press felts for the Asia-Pacific region from the new Kunshan plant. The technology transfer process from our Xerium Germany team has been extremely successful and we look forward to producing our newly launched high-performance TransFormTM portfolio in the near future.”

                                                Xerium’s Kunshan plant is located in the heart of the Yangtze River papermaking region of China at the very center of the largest and fastest growing papermaking region in the world. Xerium has significantly increased its competitive position with this plant, first with press felt production, and is now closely partnered with customers in China and the rest of Asia.

                                                2017 03 27 154002Xerium's Kunshan Team Celebrates Shipment of First Forming Fabric (Photo: Business Wire)

                                                The forming fabric on a papermaking-type machine is a continuous belt, or multiple belts on some machines, made of specially engineered synthetic mesh upon which various grades of fibrous products are formed. Forming fabrics essentially act as a high-tech filter media separating the fiber from water. Highly engineered weave patterns and multiple layering of modern forming fabrics are specially designed to meet stringent requirements for mechanical stability while running on the machine: resistance to abrasion, controlled water drainage rates, fiber retention, and overall quality of the paperboard, tissue, or paper being produced. Small differences in forming fabrics can be the difference between a machine running effectively, or having downtime due to inferior performance.

                                                “We are delighted to celebrate yet another important milestone with the expansion of the Kunshan plant that is now producing our industry-leading forming fabric technology. We have a strong Lean Six Sigma certified team leading the plant utilizing the latest product designs, best materials, and most modern manufacturing processes in the world,” said Mr. Harold Bevis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Xerium. “Customers have really welcomed Kunshan as the new local source of high-value press felts when we opened it in 2015. Now we can deliver the most modern forming fabric technology from this same facility, Xerium is locally positioned to deliver the most modern machine clothing products to the largest machines in the world,” adds Bevis.

                                                ABOUT XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES

                                                Xerium Technologies, Inc. (XRM) is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumable products used primarily in the production of containerboard, tissue, consumer packaging, pulp and paper. In addition, the Company also services nonwoven fabric manufacturers, building products producers, and other specialty industrial sectors. The Company’s products, machine clothing and roll covers, are installed on machines and perform critical roles in the manufacturing process by which raw materials are converted into finished products. The Company employs a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary product and manufacturing technologies, as well as extensive industry experience, to provide customers with tailored solutions designed to optimize the performance of their equipment and reduce the costs of their operations. XRM is a global enterprise selling to customers in 63 countries, with 28 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries and approximately 2,950 employees.

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:39:14 +0200
                                                  South Africa's forestry sector explained http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7126-south-africa-s-forestry-sector-explained http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7126-south-africa-s-forestry-sector-explained

                                                  Forestry South Africa heralds International Day of Forests with new infographic-rich website

                                                  The United Nations International Day of Forests on 21 March 2017 will be marked by Forestry South Africa with the launch of an information and illustration-rich website, ‘Forestry Explained’. The International Day of Forests is about celebrating all forests, indigenous and commercial.                                                         

                                                  Commercial forests are often forgotten despite the fact that they touch our lives in a myriad of ways. “From roof trusses and benches, to paper, packaging and tissue and the cellulose used in food and medicine, fibre from commercially grown trees plays an integral part in everyday life,” says Forestry South Africa executive director Michael Peter. “If we were to remove wood and paper-based products from our daily routines, we would soon appreciate the important function they perform.” 

                                                  An indispensable sector

                                                  He adds that there is also more to forestry than planting and harvesting trees. “Thorough research, planning and management goes into keeping trees, and the land on which they grow, healthy and productive. The sector also provides jobs and supports communities.” Add to this the diverse animal and plant species that call forestry-owned land home, and you have an environmetally conscious sector that delivers an array of renewable, carbon neutral and versatile end-products. 

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                                                  At a local and personal level, forestry touches people – through the products they use every day without even knowing it – and communities,  through education and skills development. Forestry also has a positive influence on climate change mitigation, provides a sustainable alternative to the deforestation of natural forests and is a renewable source of energy and construction materials. 

                                                  One-stop guide to forestry

                                                  The new portal www.forestryexplained.co.za offers itself as ‘a beginner’s guide to forestry in South Africa’ and caters for users of all ages. It covers the basics of forestry and forest products, and everything from water-use to recreation, pest control, ownership and end-uses. 

                                                  This one-stop resource offers in-depth but easy-to-read content supported by well-illustrated infographics and additional links for those who want to explore the industry further. It is ideal for learners and teachers. 

                                                  Sustainably managed commercial forests should be celebrated for the benefits they bring to our daily life. To do this we need to understand them and the complex ecosystems that they are. Forestry Explained does this. It’s well worth a visit.

                                                  The Forestry Explained website supplements Forestry South Africa’s long-standing online directory platform www.forestry.co.za

                                                  ABOUT FORESTRY SOUTH AFRICA

                                                  Forestry South Africa (FSA) is South Africa's largest forestry organisation representing growers of timber in South Africa. The Association’s membership includes all 11 corporate forestry companies active in the Industry, approximately 1 300 commercial timber farmers and some 20 000 emergent small scale growers who between them own or control no less than 93% of the total plantation area in the country.  Given these credentials FSA is regarded by Government and the private sector alike as being the Industry’s “representative body”. The Association’s structure mirrors its membership with three separate and distinct entities under the umbrella of an overall Executive Committee, namely:

                                                  ◦     Large Growers Group

                                                   (corporate timber growers)

                                                  ◦     Medium Growers Group

                                                   (commercial timber farmers)

                                                  ◦     Small Growers Group

                                                   (small-scale timber growers)

                                                  Each of these groups have their own committee structure with proportional representation on the Executive Committee. FSA was granted registration as a Non-Profit Organisation in terms of the Non-Profit Organisation Act (Act No. 71 of 1997), by the Department of Social Development. 

                                                  www.forestry.co.za

                                                  www.forestryexplained.co.za

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:23:19 +0100
                                                    Valmet to supply a winder for Shandong Chenming Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7120-valmet-to-supply-a-winder-for-shandong-chenming-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7120-valmet-to-supply-a-winder-for-shandong-chenming-paper-in-china

                                                    Valmet will supply a new winder for Shandong Chenming Paper Ltd. at its Zhanjiang site in Guangdong province, China. The board machine BM 4 producing folding box board (FBB) will be equipped with a new winder to increase winding capacity. The new winder will be started-up in 2018.

                                                    The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of orders of this type and scope is typically around EUR 5-10 million.

                                                    Technical details about the delivery

                                                    Valmet's delivery for BM 4 includes a high-capacity OptiWin Drum two-drum winder. The winder is easy to operate, has excellent web separation and its set changes are reliable and fast.

                                                    "The high-capacity winder with the latest two-drum technologies is designed for the widest and fastest paper and board machines. This is the third winder with same modern sub-floor concept for Shandong Chenming. The customer has been very happy with the previous two. In this winder model, the winding drums are located below floor level and special attention has been paid to the dynamical behavior of the winder ensuring excellent runnability," comments Senior Technology Manager Jaakko Haapanen from Valmet.

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                                                    9,620 mm wide (trimmed web width) BM 4 produces folding box board grades with a basis weight range of 175-450 g/m2. The design speed for the winder is 3,000 m/min. The daily production is about 1,670 tonnes.

                                                    Information about the customer Shandong Chenming Paper Ltd.

                                                    Founded in 1958, Chenming Group is one of the leading enterprises in papermaking industry. The group's annual pulp and paper capacity is 8.5 million tonnes with a wide variety of pulp, paper and board grades. Its production sites are located in the provinces of Shandong, Guangdong, Hubei, Jiangxi and Jilin.

                                                    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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:51:27 +0100
                                                      South Africa’s 66% paper recovery rate exceeds global average http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7116-south-africa-s-66-paper-recovery-rate-exceeds-global-average http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7116-south-africa-s-66-paper-recovery-rate-exceeds-global-average

                                                      Paper Recycling Association of South Africa calls on citizens to do more to divert valuable ‘waste’ from going to landfill

                                                      Recovered paper fibre has been used in South Africa as a raw material since 1920 and is thus a well-established waste stream. Locally and sustainably produced paper is a renewable resource with recycling featuring as a key component in the lifecycle of many paper products. But how much is actually recovered for reuse by the paper and paper packaging sector?

                                                      In 2001, the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) reported a 38% paper recovery rate, rising to 59% in 2011. The association projected paper recycling rates to increase to 63% by the end of 2017 but by 2016 the paper and paper packaging industry well exceeded this with its 2015 figure of 66% of the nation’s recoverable paper and cardboard being recycled into new paper products. 

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                                                      “The 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper and paper packaging diverted from landfill in 2015 equated to 1,435 Olympic-sized swimming pools,” explains PRASA operations director Ursula Henneberry.

                                                      This means the country is well ahead of the global average of 57.9%as reported by the International Council of Forest and Paper Association (ICFPA) in its 2015 report.

                                                      Renewable and recyclable paper packaging - a prominent part of daily life

                                                      From sturdy fruit boxes and colourful cereal boxes to the classic toilet roll core, and from egg boxes to milk and juice cartons, a large proportion of paper packaging is recyclable. Once recovered, the paper fibre is repulped and made into new paper products that we use every day.

                                                      “Some paper products cannot be recovered for recycling because they are kept for long periods of time such as books or archived in the form of business and financial records; others are destroyed or contaminated when used like tissue and hygiene products,” comments Henneberry.

                                                      Promise for paper recycling

                                                      The growth in paper recovery rates is a promising trend for the country because of the environmental benefits to recycling. Recycling lessens the impact on already pressured landfill sites since the need for landfilling is avoided. One tonne of recovered paper saves three cubic metres of landfill space. 

                                                      Recycling also opens up entrepreneurial opportunities for unemployed or unskilled citizens and provides dignified work for informal collectors especially if residents and businesses separate their recyclables from non-recyclable and food waste.

                                                      South Africans can definitely do more by being more disciplined withoffice and home recycling programmes - by using free and paid collection services or supporting school and community centres with their fundraising recycling initiatives. 

                                                      “A very practical way to improve your paper recycling habits is to keep paper clean and dry, and separate from wet waste and other recyclables, and putting it on the pavement for an informal collector. This not only gives these people money in their pockets, but also gives them dignity,” says Henneberry.

                                                      South Africa shows progress in recycling

                                                      While the country does not have the same ease of recycling for the everyday consumer that exists in developed countries, such as recycling bins in every park or on every street corner, South Africa can be proud that it ranks firmly among the developed market rates. 

                                                      “Apart of industry-led programmes, South Africa’s successful paper recovery can be largely attributed to the informal collector sector,” notes Henneberry.  

                                                      Other BRICS countries, and even many developed countries, do not perform as well, such as Brazil at 47% and China at 44.7%. An article in The Hindu Times puts the level of recovery and utilisation of waste paper by paper mills in India at 27% of the total paper and paperboard consumed. On the top end of the scale, Australia recycles 85% of its paper and paper packaging.

                                                      PRASA is expected to release the 2016 paper recycling figures at the end of May 2017. A list of PRASA’s members and contact information is available on www.recyclepaper.co.za/prasa-members/

                                                      About PRASA
                                                      PRASA promotes paper recycling as one of the simplest ways to green our future, grow businesses and support job creation. Representing its members in the paper collection, sorting and processing sector, PRASA encourages paper recycling in homes, schools and businesses through a multitude of channels and activities.
                                                      www.recyclepaper.co.za
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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:21:31 +0100
                                                        Voith wins two new PM 36 and PM 37 XcelLine papermaking machine orders from Sun Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7100-voith-wins-two-new-pm-36-and-pm-37-xcelline-papermaking-machine-orders-from-sun-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7100-voith-wins-two-new-pm-36-and-pm-37-xcelline-papermaking-machine-orders-from-sun-paper

                                                        A signing ceremony was held on the morning of January 25, 2017 to mark Sun Paper’s order of two new XcelLine papermaking production lines from Voith. The orders are for the PM 36 production line with an annual production of 400,000 metric tons of low-grammage high-grade Testliner and the PM 37 production line with an annual production of 300,000 metric tons of high-quality corrugating medium paper.

                                                        The event was attended by the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer of Sun Paper, Mr. Ying Guangdong; the Director of the Packaging Paper Division, Mr. Fu Guoling; the President of Voith Paper Asia, Mr. Thomas Holzer; and Dr. Michael Trefz, the Senior Vice President Project Sales. The design speed of the two paper machines is 1200 m/min, with a working width of 6,660 mm at the reel. The two production lines will be built as part of the second phase of the Zoucheng Papermaking Industry Park, with foundation work planned to begin in May 2017 and startup scheduled for July and September 2018. The machines are based on the PM 31 and PM 32 paper machines of 2016. The resulting paper offers low basis weight, high ring crush strength, high strength and good  folding resistance. It also saves resources, and reduces packing costs and carbon emissions. These products are already widely used in domestic and overseas medium-quality and premium product packaging markets.

                                                        Voith is now deepening the implementation of its new "Papermaking. Next Level" concept of product transformation, in order to improve efficiency, increase production, ensure quality and create more intelligent, cost-effective and sustainable industrial processes throughout the entire papermaking chain.

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                                                        Front row f.l.t.r.: The signing ceremony, with Dr. Michael Trefz, Senior Vice President Project Sales Voith Paper; Mr. Thomas Holzer, President of Voith Paper Asia; Mr. Ying Guangdong, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer; and Mr. Fu Guoling, Director of Packaging Paper Division at Sun Paper

                                                        Voith Paper ensures that customers can save costs and achieve sustainable development through new resource-saving technologies. They can therefore achieve their best performance at lower prices through every papermaking step and paper grade, to better meet the challenges of "Industry 4.0". The concept of "Papermaking. Next Level" has opened up a new journey towards intelligent production for manufacturers using Voith technology. When the two production lines ordered by Sun Paper are put into operation, they will enrich its product mix and variety, enhance its core competitiveness and further promote Sun Paper’s strategic transformation.

                                                        Sun Paper was established in 1982 and is now a multinational papermaking group operating worldwide, specializing in forestry-pulp-paper integration and playing a leading role in the Chinese paper industry. With total assets of 29.2 billion yuan and more than 10,000 employees, the annual pulp and paper production capacity of Sun Paper is 5.7 million tons. Sun Paper ranks 312th in China's top 500 enterprises and ranks 48th in the world's top 100 paper-making enterprises.

                                                        About Voith Paper
                                                        Voith Paper is a corporate division of Voith and is one of the leading partners and pioneers in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, Voith Paper is optimizing the paper manufacturing process, focusing on developing resource-conserving products to reduce the use of energy, water and fibers. Furthermore, Voith Paper offers a broad service portfolio for all sections of the paper manufacturing process.

                                                        About the company
                                                        For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, business partners and employees around the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 07:23:16 +0100
                                                          Valmet to supply two containerboard machines for Nine Dragons in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7092-valmet-to-supply-two-containerboard-machines-for-nine-dragons-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7092-valmet-to-supply-two-containerboard-machines-for-nine-dragons-in-china

                                                          Valmet will supply two containerboard production lines and related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co., Ltd. in China. The new production lines (PM 39 in Quanzhou and PM 40 in Chongqing) are planned to produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials. The start-ups of the machines are scheduled for 2018.

                                                          The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2016 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type and scale is typically valued around EUR 110-130 million.

                                                          "The order is a continuation of the long and good cooperation between Nine Dragons and Valmet. We have done business together for many years. In a project of this magnitude, the customer needs to have a reliable partner to ensure fast start-up and good capabilities for continuous services and production support", says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

                                                          "The modern industrial design of the board machines proved to be important decision making criteria as well. The delivery will include led lighting and video screens located at the both ends of the machine. In addition to increasing safety and usability, they have a positive effect on the customer's brand. The board machines are also very energy and resource efficient and suitable for high-speed production", comments Senior Sales Manager Pekka Turtinen from Valmet.

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                                                          Technical details about the delivery

                                                          Valmet's delivery for the both board machines will include pulpers for stock preparation, two OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes to ensure higher productivity, OptiFormer Multi forming section, a center-roll based OptiPress press section, a dryer section with OptiAir high humidity hood combining systems for ventilation, runnability and heat recovery, OptiSizer Combi, a sizer with film and pond application, coating air dryers, OptiCalender Hard nip calender, OptiReel Center driven linear reel and OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder. The delivery includes also process ventilation equipment for the board machine and Valmet DNA machine control system.

                                                          With OptiReel center driven linear reel, the parent reel is moved and built up on solid rails. This new technology increases productivity and improves safety and usability. OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder has a high capacity to meet the production needs and it is also easy to operate. The winder is equipped with Dual Unwind enabling the parent roll change in only one minute. PM 39 and PM 40 will produce testliner and fluting grades with a basis weight range of 75 - 140 g/m2.

                                                          About the customer Nine Dragons

                                                          Founded in 1995, Nine Dragons Paper Group is the world's largest in recovered paper based paper manufacturing in terms of production capacity. The company and its subsidiaries produce linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board. The group's paper machines in China are located in a number of locations. The group produces printing and writing paper in Dongguan and Taicang and packaging paperboard and specialty paper in Leshan, Sichuan Province. The group has also acquired 100% control equity interest in Hebei Yongxin Paper Co., Ltd.

                                                          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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 09 Mar 2017 11:52:17 +0100
                                                            Valmet-supplied fine paper making line for Asia Symbol (GD) Paper started-up ahead of schedule in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7088-valmet-supplied-fine-paper-making-line-for-asia-symbol-gd-paper-started-up-ahead-of-schedule-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7088-valmet-supplied-fine-paper-making-line-for-asia-symbol-gd-paper-started-up-ahead-of-schedule-in-china

                                                            Valmet-supplied fine paper production line for Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co., Ltd. was successfully started up one month ahead of schedule on January 29, 2017. The new production line PM 12 produces top quality fine papers and it increases the company's capability to produce value-added products. All the produced paper has been saleable from the very start.

                                                            "The cooperation with the customer has been excellent. It has been a pleasure to work with the highly motivated and professional teams of both the customer and Valmet. These teams and the outsourced installation company worked well together to meet the revised start-up schedule. The start-up itself was smooth: the machine is operating well and the number of web breaks has remained very low. The start-up curve has proven to be excellent with high daily tonnages," comments Senior Project Manager Jari Laine from Valmet.

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                                                            Valmet-supplied fine paper making line PM 12 for Asia Symbol (GD) Paper started-up on January 29, 2017

                                                            Producing high quality fine paper

                                                            The project is representing the long-lasting and good cooperation between Asia Symbol and Valmet. Paper making line 11 (start up in 2012) has been producing fine paper at top speeds and maximum efficiency, and has also become a leading fine paper producing machine in China.

                                                            For the PM 12, Valmet's delivery includes a complete fine paper making line from stock preparation to reel with an approach flow system, white water systems, air systems, and clothing for the whole machine line as well as a winder. A comprehensive automation package comprises Valmet DNA process, machine and drive controls and conditioning monitoring as well as Valmet IQ quality control system and profilers. The delivery will also include wet end analyzers. With these automation solutions, the entire production process and the end product quality can be optimized for maximized business results.

                                                            The new 9.35 m-wide (wire) machine produces wood free uncoated paper grades in the basis weight of 80 g/m2. The production capacity of the machine is approximately 1,700 tons per day and the design speed 1,800 m/min.

                                                            Information about the customer Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper

                                                            Asia Symbol, is part of RGE (Royal Golden Eagle) Group, is a world-leading producer of pulp and paper. It has an annual production capacity of 1.8 million tons of pulp, 1.0 million tons of fine paper and 470,000 tons of paper board. Its products are sold in more than 20 countries. Asia Symbol's paper mill plant in Xin Hui, Guangdong province, has become a leading fine paper producer in China since its opening in July 2012. It produces stable fine paper quality grades, which set a reference grade quality for the global and Asian markets.

                                                            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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:38:26 +0100
                                                              James Cropper expands offering in China ahead of luxepack http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7084-james-cropper-expands-offering-in-china-ahead-of-luxepack http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7084-james-cropper-expands-offering-in-china-ahead-of-luxepack

                                                              British master papermaker James Cropper has expanded its offering in China with the launch of a new paper, Genuine UK Black, which will be showcased at LuxePack Shanghai on 12 and 13 April 2017.

                                                              The non-carbon, deep black paper, which has been designed especially for the Chinese market, has a very high rub resistance and the colour is bleed-fast. It is also FSC certified, and with 40 per cent of its composition being post-consumer waste, makes it an environmentally conscious choice.

                                                              Genuine UK Black is the latest in a sequence of paper innovations by internationally renowned James Cropper, who have been perfecting the art of papermaking in their English Lake District location for six generations.

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                                                              Maurice Tsang, regional manager for Asia at James Cropper, said: “With Genuine UK Black, we’ve harnessed technology, science and skill to create a unique black paper with a strong environmental pedigree. Matching dyes, pigments and fibres, we’ve created a paper that, being non-carbon, lends itself perfectly to creative work incorporating metallic foil printing.”

                                                              The new paper is suitable for a range of applications, including luxury goods, packaging, printing, advertising brochures and annual reports, and is available locally from the new James Cropper warehouse in Shenzen (Guangdong).

                                                              James Cropper has also launched to the Chinese market its existing Carvetian Suede range of papers, which mimics the luxurious look and feel of suede in paper form.

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                                                              Maurice added: “We’re delighted to be bringing to market both a brand new product in Genuine UK Black and what’s already become a popular choice among luxury packaging designers, Carvetian Suede. We’ve been making exceptional quality papers at our mill in Great Britain for over 170 years and are excited to be growing our presence in China with these new launches that are serviced by our team in China – we can’t wait to see how they’re received.”

                                                              James Cropper will be showcasing these products – along with its first range of food contact-approved papers, Dolcelicious, and its Tailor Made service offering bespoke papers in customer-specified colours, weights, textures and finishes – at the creative packaging exhibition LuxePack Shanghai.

                                                              James Cropper will be at stand E12.

                                                              For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com. For more information about Genuine UK Black, contact maurice.tsang@cropper.com.

                                                              About James Cropper

                                                              James Cropper are prestige paper innovators based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers. Celebrating 170 years of high quality paper production in 2015, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

                                                              A network of global sales and production facilities from Europe to the Far East provides local customer service to international clients, while its historic base in the village of Burneside retains nearly two centuries worth of papermaking expertise.

                                                              About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

                                                              As well as paper products, James Cropper plc also incorporates Technical Fibre Products (TFP), manufacturers of non-woven materials from carbon, glass and polymer fibres, which play a key part in production of composites in the automotive, energy and aerospace sectors.

                                                              About James Cropper 3D Products

                                                              With James Cropper 3D Products, James Cropper plc has created the next generation of sustainable moulded paper packaging. Available in a wide variety of colours and with a naturally tactile finish, the product has a clear focus on quality and is design-engineered to suit all packaging needs. Features to improve product value and packaging integrity, such as personal embossing, natural hinges and cut-outs, enhance brand impact. All packaging products are recyclable and made from 100 per cent renewable natural fibres.

                                                              For further information visit: www.jamescropper.com , www.jc3dp.com and www.tfpglobal.com.

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:49:42 +0100
                                                                Taking Advantage of the US$400 Billion Dollar Industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7076-taking-advantage-of-the-us-400-billion-dollar-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7076-taking-advantage-of-the-us-400-billion-dollar-industry

                                                                A government official in China, Ts'ai Lun was a figure who worked closely under Emperor Han of the Han Dynasty. In these ancient times, when inscriptions or writings were needed, they would be made on tablets of bamboo or on pieces of silk. With silk being costly, and bamboo heavy, written word was not common.

                                                                Ts'ai Lun was not happy with these options. One day as he watched outside his window, he noticed a swarm of wasps making their nests on a large Mulberry tree. With fibers from dead wood and plant stems, the small wasps would mix the fibers with saliva to construct their nests.

                                                                As he observed the wasps working, his mind hinted at an idea. The next morning he strolled over to the Mulberry tree. He collected bark from it and finely chopped it. Mixing it with hemp rags and water, he mashed it flat, pressed out the water and let it dry in the sun. Ts'ai Lun had invented paper.

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                                                                Paper has come a long way since the Han Dynasty. In Australia, the industry is over 100 years old but certain sectors have been in a state of decline. Tim Woods is the Managing Director of IndustryEdge, which provides independent analysis for the Australian paper industry. He notes that "newsprint and some communication and advertising papers are experiencing decline, but office papers used in homes and offices remains very strong. It will be a long while before that changes dramatically."

                                                                "Paper really is a part of everyday life and that will continue into the future. In Australia, consumption of packaging papers (boxes, cartons, bags and so on) is increasing, and the same is true for tissue products."

                                                                The industry's main focus is on packaging. "Globally paper and paper board accounts for approximately one third of all packaging. The growth is linked to GDP and as a result, if a country is doing well, then there will be growth in the industry." tells Tony Johnson, a Technical Director at Beca AMEC. The packaging market is worth over US$400 billion globally and Australia is poised to take a slice.

                                                                However the industry is negotiating the challenges posed by the increased use of digital communications and cheaper imports. By placing their focus on innovation, they hope to drive investment, sustainability and productivity. With the competitive advantages of relatively inexpensive resources, a highly skilled labour force and strong regulatory frameworks, industry leaders are confident in the future. Australia has one other advantage up its sleeve. "What we've got in Australia and New Zealand is Virgin Softwood Fibre and that's really positive because Asia is short Virgin Fibre" adds Tony. The fibre gives Australia a boost, providing certain characteristics (fibre length and coarseness to name two) that add excellent strength properties to packaging papers.

                                                                2017 03 01 084004Foreign investors have seen this opportunity and capitalised on it in the last 25 years. "These investors are very switched on when it comes to making the best use of their assets and from an outsiders point of view it is a very strategic move getting access to the Virgin Softwood Fibre" says Tony. Tim remarks that "global owners from Europe, the US and especially Japan, has been profound and ultimately healthy for the industry. At the same time, the rise of the privately owned local businesses has been little short of remarkable. Visy are the stand-out in this regard, but in many respects, ABC Tissue is the next company to watch."

                                                                But with manufacturing competing in this cut-throat environment, industry leaders feel that they have been left without government support. "It always surprises me that Governments in home countries do not mandate local procurement of their paper supplies in Australia. It certainly happens elsewhere in the world and there is plenty of independent evidence that shows the net cost of local procurement is lower than when imported products are purchased, even at the same price. That's because local businesses pay wages and suppliers and taxes locally." says Tim.

                                                                . Jim Stanford of the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute agrees with this sentiment. "Australia’s manufacturing downturn is partly the result of major policy errors by government — which accepted too readily the idea that Australia doesn’t really need manufacturing. The costs of those errors will be long-lasting and broad (felt not just by displaced manufacturing workers, but by the whole national economy)." Many in the industry believe that if there is no support, " things will get worse, not better". 

                                                                We've come a long way from Ts'ai Lun and the Mulberry tree. The Paper Industry is innovating, using its competitive advantages to capitalise on big markets like packaging. With a focus on innovation, investment, sustainability and productivity, Australia's paper industry is poised to grow in the future. But with subsidised competitors, it will be a difficult tree to climb.

                                                                About

                                                                Tony Johnson is Technical Director at Beca AMEC and was recently recognised as a TAPPI Fellow. TAPPI is the Technical Association of the pulp & paper industry, based in the USA. It has >7,000 members worldwide. He is the 3rd recipient for NZ in TAPPI ’s 100 year history. Australia and New Zealand have previously each only had 2 TAPPI fellows.

                                                                Tim Woods is the Managing Director of IndustryEdge, which provides independent analysis for the Australian paper industry.

                                                                Trent Torkar is the General Manager at Document King, which specialises in document scanning, destruction and process automation.

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:40:52 +0100
                                                                  Valmet receives an order for an online condition monitoring system from Anhui Shanying Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7056-valmet-receives-an-order-for-an-online-condition-monitoring-system-from-anhui-shanying-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7056-valmet-receives-an-order-for-an-online-condition-monitoring-system-from-anhui-shanying-paper-in-china

                                                                  Valmet has received an order for an online condition monitoring system from Anhui Shanyin Paper Industry Co., Ltd. in Ma'anshan, Anhui province, China. The new system will be installed on the mill's paper machines 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 to secure high process availability, efficient maintenance and safety.

                                                                  valmet logoThe order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million. The system will be delivered in March 2017.

                                                                  "This investment is in line with our plan for Paper Industry 4.0 to improve the paper machines' automation level and running efficiency. We will proceed toward smart manufacturing step by step. First, we will utilize advanced technology and solutions to get data from our processes and machines. Then, we will benefit from advanced analytics and performance optimization. We believe that through cooperation with Valmet, we will be able to take the automation level of our production lines to the next level," says Liu Wenming, Vice President of Anhui Shanyin.

                                                                  "The Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring system will increase the reliability of the mill's production equipment by automatically detecting mechanical faults and giving early warnings to operators and maintenance personnel. Additionally, the mill will be able to optimize its maintenance process and reduce costs as corrective actions can be planned well ahead based on accurate machine condition information," notes Harri Mustonen, Director, Automation Systems Product Group, Valmet.

                                                                  Technical information about Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring

                                                                  Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring offers condition information for process operators and maintenance personnel through one common user interface. The displays can be viewed both in the control room and the maintenance office. Operators are immediately alerted if there is a risk of severe machine failure. Tools for more detailed signal analysis are available for maintenance personnel.

                                                                  Process control and condition monitoring are fully integrated in the Valmet DNA automation system. Process data and machinery condition information can be easily combined for efficient analysis and problem solving. Collecting pieces of information from several sources or building data links between separate systems is no longer needed.

                                                                  Valmet DNA Machine Monitoring is a central element of the reliability solutions in Valmet's Industrial Internet portfolio. It offers modern tools for onsite predictive maintenance as well as an efficient platform for remote condition monitoring services by Valmet experts.

                                                                  Information about the customer Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd.

                                                                  Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is one of the largest industrial papermaking enterprises and packaging board manufacturers in China. The company was established in 1999 and is listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2001. In 2013, the company was restructured as part of Ji'an Group Co., Ltd.

                                                                  The company has successively established subsidiaries in Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei and Tianjin provinces, among others. It has set up wholly owned companies, for example, in the US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. The company has an annual yield of 3,050,000 tons of paper and 1 billion square meters of cardboard and paper carton, ranking top within the industry in terms of scale.

                                                                  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 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:30:40 +0100
                                                                    Bekaert Solaronics to install an infrared drying system UniDryer® at Kingdecor (Zhejiang) Co. Ltd, China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7043-bekaert-solaronics-to-install-an-infrared-drying-system-unidryer-at-kingdecor-zhejiang-co-ltd-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7043-bekaert-solaronics-to-install-an-infrared-drying-system-unidryer-at-kingdecor-zhejiang-co-ltd-china

                                                                    Bekaert Solaronics supplied Kingdecor (Zhejiang) with two hoods of 6-rows infrared UniDryer® for drying of laminating papers on its Paper Machine 1.

                                                                    Thanks to its high energy efficiency and flexibility, the UniDryer® will achieve a uniform total drying after the size press while maintaining the high-quality levels of the specialty paper.

                                                                    lgo bekaertThe system UniDryer® consists of high velocity air flotation nozzles for an optimal convective heat transfer, high performance gas infrared emitters and integrated blowing fans. The combination of these features results in a fast heat-up, a high evaporation rate and ultimately in better paper quality. The system will be equipped with Gem12E, the latest generation of Bekaert Solaronics emitters that allow an increased drying efficiency by approximately 10 % compared to the regular Gem12 emitters.

                                                                    About Kingdecor (Zhejiang) Co., LTD

                                                                    Founded in 2004, Kingdecor (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. is a joint venture established by Schattdecor AG from Germany and Zhejiang Special Paper Co. Ltd from China, with a registered capital of 32.6 M$. The paper mill has an annual production capacity of 180.000 tons of decor base paper, which is being exported to Asia, North America and Australia. 

                                                                    About Bekaert and Bekaert Solaronics

                                                                    Bekaert is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with almost 30 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in annual revenue.

                                                                    Founded in 1967, Bekaert Solaronics supplies customized drying and heating systems based on gas and electrical infrared technology to a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1 000 systems have been installed worldwide. The company also provides maintenance services and is available to assist on upgrades or improved energy efficiency of existing systems

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:08:37 +0100
                                                                      Investors turn back on Phuong Nam pulp mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7032-investors-turn-back-on-phuong-nam-pulp-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7032-investors-turn-back-on-phuong-nam-pulp-mill

                                                                      The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been calling for investors to participate in a multi-million-dollar pulp mill but to no avail, according to Le Tan Dung, vice chairman of Long An Province, at a review meeting on Wednesday.

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                                                                      The main entrance to the Phuong Nam pulp mill in Thanh Hoa District, Long An Province. Many potential investors have turned their back on the plant - PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH

                                                                      He said the State-owned Phuong Nam plant is under the administration of the Vietnam Paper Corporation and that the Ministry of Industry and Trade is trying to restructure the project after huge amounts of capital have been poured into the project in the Mekong Delta province.

                                                                      Local authorities have introduced the project to many potential investors so far but no investors have shown interest.

                                                                      The ministry is seeking to equitize the poor-performing pulp mill project. However, many investors have turned their back on the project, according to Nguyen Xuan Hong, deputy director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

                                                                      Trillions of Vietnam dong has been poured into this paper pulp project owned by the Transport and Communication Development Investment Company (Tradico), but the plant still could not be commissioned. The Prime Minister has decided to transfer it from Tradico to the Vietnam Paper Corporation.

                                                                      The new investor has upgraded the mill and sought to start operation again as directed by the Government. However, the whole production chain failed to work properly during the pilot period, resulting in long delays.

                                                                      Even though foreign experts have been invited to inspect the plant, they still could not fix the problem.

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:23:00 +0100
                                                                        Four Valmet supplied tissue lines started up within three months at Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7022-four-valmet-supplied-tissue-lines-started-up-within-three-months-at-lee-man-paper-manufacturing-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7022-four-valmet-supplied-tissue-lines-started-up-within-three-months-at-lee-man-paper-manufacturing-in-china

                                                                        Four Valmet supplied tissue lines has been successfully started up at Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing's Chongqing mill in China within three months. The new lines, which are designed for production of high quality tissue products with low energy consumption, were all producing sellable paper from the very start.

                                                                        Previously Valmet has installed an Advantage DCT 200 tissue line at the same mill in 2015. All five machines are equipped with advanced tissue technology to reach high quality with lowest possible energy consumption.

                                                                        "The new lines bring a welcome contribution of 240.000 tons of new capacity to our production of consumer products. They will fulfill our requirements for new capacity. The Valmet Advantage DCT Technology's capability to produce high quality tissue with low energy consumption will also support our targets of environmental efficiency and providing high quality tissue products on the market" says Raymond Lee, Chairman, Lee & Man Paper.

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                                                                        Lee & Man tissue line start-up team

                                                                        "To start-up four machines in three months was a big challenge and is a record hard to beat.  Thanks to the well proven technology, great team work and hard effort from everyone involved the machines started up efficiently and even ahead of schedule," says Svenerik Olsson, Director China Tissue, Valmet.

                                                                        Technical information

                                                                        Valmet's scope of delivery comprised four complete tissue production lines featuring stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machines. The machines are equipped with OptiFlo headboxes and cast alloy Yankee cylinders. They are also featured with the well proven Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and a SoftReel P reel. Stock preparation equipment, basic engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning were also included in the delivery. The delivery also included an automation package with Valmet DCS and QCS process control systems.

                                                                        The new tissue machines have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. They will have an annual production of 60.000 tons each of toilet and facial tissue per year, using virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.

                                                                        About the customer Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing

                                                                        Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd has grown from a small company into a leading paper and pulp manufacturer. The company's 6,500 employees are located at the company's five production sites in China. The company had a capacity of 7 million tons of container board, duplex board and tissue paper as well as 180,000 tons of pulp in 2014.

                                                                        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 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:37:42 +0100
                                                                          Taison Group reconfirms A.Celli technology. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7021-taison-group-reconfirms-a-celli-technology http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7021-taison-group-reconfirms-a-celli-technology

                                                                          By early 2017, Shanghai Taison Pulp-Making (Group) CO., LTD. (Taison Group) and A.Celli Paper will be in cooperation once again. Taison Group ordered 4 of Tissue Rewinders from A.Celli to be installed in its Jiangxi mill site.

                                                                          These new Tissue Rewinders have a 5600-mm format and aworking speed of 1000 mpm; they are equipped with 4 unwind stands, calendar, slitter system, winding system, dust removal system, etc. Just a year after the order of 3 Tissue Rewinders of the same model by Taison Group, this new repeat order is a further confirmation that A.Celli Paper is a reliable, expert and professional partner.

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                                                                          So far, A.Celli Paper has supplied 1 Tissue Machine Line and 14 Rewinders to Taison Group. The Tissue Machine Line, with its 2850-mm format and a design speed of up to 2000 mpm, is located in the Chongqing Tongnan mill and is running smoothly; 5 Paper Rewinders are located in the Zhejiang Haiyan mill; two 5800-mm Paper Rewinders are located in the Anhui Maanshan mill; three 5600-mm Tissue Rewinders will soon be installed in its Guizhou Chishui mill, and these 4 newly ordered ones will be installed in its Jiangxi Jiujiang mill in 2017.

                                                                          Shanghai Taison Pulp-Making

                                                                          Shanghai Taison Pulp-Making (Group) Co., Ltd based in Shanghai, China, is a large comprehensive international group enterprise integrating forestry, pulp-making, plastic packaging, timber processing, real estate and trading.

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:41:34 +0100
                                                                            China’s Guangdong Shaoneng orders new 26,000 tpy tissue unit from A.Celli Paper. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7020-china-s-guangdong-shaoneng-orders-new-26-000-tpy-tissue-unit-from-a-celli-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7020-china-s-guangdong-shaoneng-orders-new-26-000-tpy-tissue-unit-from-a-celli-paper

                                                                            In the fourth quarter of 2016, A.Celli Paper won the chance to cooperate with GuangDong ShaoNeng Group Co., Ltd.

                                                                            For the first time, ShaoNeng Group ordered a Tissue Machine line from A.Celli Paper, the scope of supply including a stock preparation system, electrical & drive system, DCS & QCS, accessory equipment and the Tissue Machine itself, in a 2850-mm format and operation speed up to 1600 mpm. Capacity is up to 26,000 tpy.

                                                                            2017 01 27 073729

                                                                            This new Tissue Machine will be located in Nanxiong Shaoneng Group’s subordinate mill, Nanxiong Zhuji Paper Mill, as its TM02, using virgin wood pulp or bamboo pulp as raw material. During the offer process, after a thorough reference survey, internal discussions that deeply studied and compared all suppliers’ technical and performance capabilities and supplier reliability, Shaoneng Group executives chose A.Celli as its partner.

                                                                            A.Celli Paper will adopt the most advanced technology and leading edge manufacturing process design to deliver this Tissue Machine line. This project is expected to be placed into operation in the second half of 2017.

                                                                            GuangDong ShaoNeng Group

                                                                            GuangDong ShaoNeng Group Co., Ltd. is a Listed Public Company based on renewable energy and investments in clean energy development. It was founded in June 1993, and since then, the development strategy of the company has been committed to investing in clean and renewable energy development.

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:37:53 +0100
                                                                              Two new Toscotec’s tissue machines delivered to Vinda Paper (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7011-two-new-toscotec-s-tissue-machines-delivered-to-vinda-paper-zhejiang-co-ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7011-two-new-toscotec-s-tissue-machines-delivered-to-vinda-paper-zhejiang-co-ltd

                                                                              In December 2016, the Italian supplier Toscotec S.p.A. has delivered two tissue machines, TM 3 and 4, to Vinda Paper (Zhejiang) to be installed at its Longyou mill. The machines are scheduled to begin installation in the spring and complete start-up in mid-2017.

                                                                              Vinda Zhejiang mill, catering for east China area market with Shanghai in the proximity of which is strategically located, has registered a sustained growth, since the first two Toscotec supplied tissue machines, TM 1 and 2, were fired up in the last quarter of 2014.
                                                                              Building on the outstanding results of the previous machines, Vinda has decided to invest again in Toscotec’s technology in Zhejiang province and in the second half of 2016 has sealed the new orders with the Italian supplier. With these two new machines, TM 3 and 4, Vinda Zhejiang mill is expected to achieve a total production capacity of 210,000 tons/year.

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                                                                              Following start-up in 2016 of other three Toscotec supplied machines in Guangdong and Shandong provinces, with a total production increase of 90,000 tons/year, the Vinda Group continues uninterrupted its strategic growth in a period of slowdown for the Chinese market. The new tissue machines delivered to Vinda Zhejiang will bring a further increase of 60,000 tons/year.

                                                                              In line with the long-established and fruitful cooperation between Toscotec and Vinda, Vinda Zhejiang’s TM3 and TM4 also present superior technological advantages, benefiting from a wide-ranging energy saving concept, the TT DOES solution (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving), as well as delivering premium quality tissue.

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:32:41 +0100
                                                                                Stora Enso reconsiders its plans to build a chemical pulp mill in Beihai, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7000-stora-enso-reconsiders-its-plans-to-build-a-chemical-pulp-mill-in-beihai-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7000-stora-enso-reconsiders-its-plans-to-build-a-chemical-pulp-mill-in-beihai-china

                                                                                Stora Enso has initiated a process with the Government of Guangxi with the target to remove the authorisation for the hardwood chemical pulp mill from its investment permit. Stora Enso has previously announced that it considers building a chemical pulp mill at its Beihai Mill site, once the consumer board machine is up and running. The final decision is still subject to the decision of Stora Enso’s Board of Directors.

                                                                                stora new 2017“The market demand for high-quality food packaging board will continue to grow in China and neighbouring Asian markets. Our investment in a consumer board mill in Beihai is ideally placed to serve this market. Meanwhile, the supply-demand of the global pulp market has been negatively impacted by new investments in hardwood pulp production. At the same time, we consider the wood costs to supply the potential chemical pulp mill to be too high, which reduces the competitiveness of such a mill. Therefore, sourcing the chemical pulp to Beihai Mill from the market or utilising our current captive global hardwood supply is a viable option for us,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.

                                                                                This decision would not affect Stora Enso’s operations at Beihai Mill, which cover the consumer board machine with an annual capacity of 450 000 tonnes, a polyethylene extrusion (PE) coating line and a bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp (BCTMP) plant. Stora Enso’s current investment permit covers also a second board machine at the site in Beihai, but the group has not made any decisions regarding it.

                                                                                As a consequence of the change in scope, Stora Enso would decrease the area of its leased forest lands in the Guangxi region. The scope and schedule for the reduction of fibre base will be decided later. The group will keep parts of the plantations to supply raw material for the BCTMP plant. Stora Enso leases currently some 84 000 hectares of forest land in the region.

                                                                                Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 26 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2015 were EUR 10.0 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:37:28 +0100
                                                                                  ANDRITZ to supply main production technologies and equipment for a new pulp mill in Lao PDR http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6993-andritz-to-supply-main-production-technologies-and-equipment-for-a-new-pulp-mill-in-lao-pdr http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6993-andritz-to-supply-main-production-technologies-and-equipment-for-a-new-pulp-mill-in-lao-pdr

                                                                                  andritz logo smlInternational technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Sun Paper Holding Lao Co. Ltd. to supply main production technologies and equipment for a new pulp mill located in the city of Xepon, Lao People's Democratic Republic. Start-up is expected in mid-2018.

                                                                                  The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes:

                                                                                  • main process equipment for the woodyard, including HHQ-Chipper, chip screening, and bark processing, MC equipment for the complete fiberline, as well as the screening plant and ozone bleaching stage
                                                                                  • a complete pulp drying line with a TwinWirePress pulp machine, airborne dryer, cutter-layboy, and bale finishing system, the largest High Energy Recovery Boiler (HERB) ever installed in the Lao PDR
                                                                                  • a LimeWhite white liquor filter for the recausticizing plant
                                                                                  • a methanol liquefaction system to produce additional fuel for the recovery boiler and lime kiln from gases from the evaporation plant.

                                                                                  The main reasons for Sun Paper to select ANDRITZ as supplier of main technologies for its new pulp mill were both the positive experience from previous joint projects and the state-of-the-art technologies supplied by ANDRITZ to ensure reliable operation and high availability of the pulp mill. Both companies have been business partners for many decades.  

                                                                                  The ANDRITZ GROUP
                                                                                  ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,500 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.

                                                                                  ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
                                                                                  ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of equipment, systems, and services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service range includes modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, service and maintenance, as well as machine transfer and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboards (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also allocated to the business area.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:17:05 +0100
                                                                                    Kemira invests in expansion of ASA capacity in Nanjing, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6982-kemira-invests-in-expansion-of-asa-capacity-in-nanjing-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6982-kemira-invests-in-expansion-of-asa-capacity-in-nanjing-china

                                                                                    Kemira will make a multi-million euro investment in the production line expansion of sizing agent (ASA) at its Nanjing site in China. Sizing agents are used for improving water-resistance in middle to high end paper and in packaging board. This investment in the most modern ASA production facility globally and the only major ASA production unit in APAC, will expand Kemira’s ASA production capacity substantially. The new capacity is expected to be available from December 2017 onwards.

                                                                                    Logo slogan below kemira“Kemira is the leading producer and supplier of sizing agents (ASA) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market. In order to further strengthen our leading position we are expanding our production in Nanjing for the future growth. The Asian pulp and paper market is growing around 3% in a year in total and even faster for consumer board. This is linked to the increased living standards and the growth of online shopping. There are also new investments of printing and writing paper machines in China, India and the rest of South East Asia. ASA is an important product in our TCM (Total Chemistry Management) strategy and we see growth opportunities all over the Asia-Pacific to provide cutting edge ASA technology and replace older sizing technologies” says Nichlas Kavander, Head of regional business unit, Pulp & Paper, APAC.

                                                                                    “Integration of additional capacity is expected to be smooth as the production technology is well proven over the past 3 years at our Nanjing site. It is safe, reliable and robust. In addition, we are already preparing for the next generation ASA-technology to further increase performance and sustainability to our sizing customers” says Hanspeter Enzmann, Head of manufacturing, APAC.

                                                                                    The Nanjing site is located in the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park, Jiangsu Province. It provides a wide range of functional and process chemicals for water-intensive industries such as the pulp and paper industry. The total estimated annual capacity at the site is approximately 100,000 tons. Nanjing site is equipped with cutting-edge facilities offering the highest quality, featuring a high degree of automation and use of sophisticated IT-systems in the production process. The site operations are supported by Kemira’s global expert teams with strong R&D capabilities, the Asia-Pacific R&D Center in Shanghai and local laboratories. The site conforms to the highest EHS (environment, health and safety) standards in the industry, striving to be the leader in the sustainable development of China’s chemical industry.

                                                                                    For more information, please contact

                                                                                    Kemira Oyj

                                                                                    Nichlas Kavander, Head of Regional Business Unit, Pulp & Paper, APAC

                                                                                    Tel.  +86 1852 1319 966

                                                                                    Tero Huovinen, Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Responsibility

                                                                                    Tel. +358 10 862 1980

                                                                                    Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water-intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas, mining and water treatment. In 2015, Kemira had annual revenue of EUR 2.4 billion and around 4,700 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

                                                                                    www.kemira.com

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:57:00 +0100
                                                                                      Valmet to supply a white liquor pressure disc filter to Daio Paper Co. Ltd. in Japan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6979-valmet-to-supply-a-white-liquor-pressure-disc-filter-to-daio-paper-co-ltd-in-japan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6979-valmet-to-supply-a-white-liquor-pressure-disc-filter-to-daio-paper-co-ltd-in-japan

                                                                                      Valmet will deliver a white liquor pressure disc filter to Daio Paper Co. Ltd's Mishima pulp mill in Japan. The new filter is scheduled to start-up in September, 2017.

                                                                                      The order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. The value of this kind of an order is typically less than EUR 5 million.

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                                                                                      "Daio Paper planned for a new white liquor filter to be installed in parallel with the existing two lines of white liquor filters. This investment is done in order to be able to increase the white liquor production, which was limited in the existing lines. Daio selected the Valmet OptiDisc WL filter as the preferred technology for this de-bottlenecking project," says Jiro Nakamura, Product Sales Manager at Valmet.

                                                                                      Technical details about the delivery

                                                                                      White liquor filters are used at pulp mill's chemical recovery process to secure a consistent quality of the white liquor, with an optimal strength suitable for the plant. Modern digesters need a high and consistent quality of white liquor to produce the optimal pulp quality and yield in cooking.

                                                                                      Valmet's delivery includes a new OptiDisc WL filter, pumps piping, valves, platforms, erection and start-up services. The OptiDisc WL filter produces completely clear white liquor and washes the lime mud. The very high white liquor yield increases upstream capacity and eliminates the potential process disturbances that increased amount of dregs, and other non-process elements (NPE's) in the white liquor, can cause in the pulp cooking process.

                                                                                      About the customer Daio Paper Co. Ltd.

                                                                                      Daio Paper Co. Ltd's Mishima mill was established in 1943 and today has a pulp production of 2.3 million tonnes/year and a paper and paperboard production of 2.3 million tonnes/year. In addition the company has a power generation capacity of 500 MW. Daio Paper ranks third in Japan as a full-range paper manufacturer, engaged in manufacture of more than 20,000 kinds of paper, including newsprint, printing and publication paper, communication paper, wrapper paper, corrugated containers, household paper products, and other paper, from pulp.

                                                                                      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 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:41:54 +0100
                                                                                        Toscotec to supply two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue machines to Hengan Group. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6972-toscotec-to-supply-two-modulo-plus-es-tissue-machines-to-hengan-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6972-toscotec-to-supply-two-modulo-plus-es-tissue-machines-to-hengan-group

                                                                                        hengen logoThese MODULO-PLUS ES are the first two tissue machines supplied by Toscotec to Hengan Group. They have a production speed of 1,600 m/min and a net sheet width of 2.8 m. They are equipped with TT Headbox SLT full hydraulic single layer headbox, TT SuctionPressRoll-SPR1200 big diameter suction press roll, TT SYD-12FT 2°GENERATION  steel yankee with optimized rib design, TT Milltech high efficiency natural gas heated hybrid hood,  Steam and Condensate System. The scope of supply also includes complete control system and electrical plant (MSC,DCS and Drive system), as well as erection supervision, commissioning, start up assistance and training programs. Hengan Group has favored the advantages of Toscotec’s well known TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) solution at the dry end, as well as the latest design at wet end including headbox, which ensures the highest drying capacity at the lowest energy cost for the mill, and the high quality finished product. These two MODULO-PLUS ES machines are scheduled for start-up within 2017. With this Hengan order, Toscotec becomes the unique supplier in the market who is able to serve all the top four tissue players in China.

                                                                                        About Toscotec
                                                                                        Toscotec is a turnkey projects supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects and individual machineries. The Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.  

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:54:49 +0100
                                                                                          Valmet to supply key technology for Sun Paper's new dissolving pulp mill in Laos http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6968-valmet-to-supply-key-technology-for-sun-paper-s-new-dissolving-pulp-mill-in-laos http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6968-valmet-to-supply-key-technology-for-sun-paper-s-new-dissolving-pulp-mill-in-laos

                                                                                          Valmet will deliver key technology for a new green field dissolving pulp mill to Sun Paper's new investment in Laos. The mill site, Muang Phin, is located in the southern province of Savanakhet. The target is to start pulp production during the 2nd quarter of 2018.

                                                                                          The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2016 orders received. The value of the order is around EUR 20 million.

                                                                                          valmet logo"This is our first international investment where we are expanding beyond China. Laos has shown to be a good location for this mill from where we will supply high profit dissolving to China. China is an important market for dissolving pulp and we expect to gain higher profits from dissolving pulp compared to kraft pulp in China," says Liu Yanbo, Mill Manager at Sun Paper".

                                                                                          "We are very pleased to start this dissolving pulp mill project together with Sun Paper. Valmet has long experience and a wide scope of technologies in supplying equipment and processes for the production of dissolving pulp for various end products. Together with our customer we will create a mill producing pure high-quality pulp," says Pasi Mäkelä, Vice President, Pulp Mill Sales at Valmet.

                                                                                          Valmet has strong market position and is systematically increasing its presence at the Asia Pacific region. All of Valmet's businesses are present in the area and in 2015 it represented about 13% of Valmet's net sales, excluding China that represented another 10 % of Valmet's net sales. Valmet has 10 service points in the area and is opening a new services center in Indonesia in 2017.

                                                                                          Technical details about the delivery

                                                                                          Valmet delivery to Sun Paper's new 250 kt/year dissolving pulp mill in Laos includes key technology for various process areas. Valmet's scope of supply includes batch cooking with engineering package, brown stock and bleaching presses for the fiber line, wood powder firing, belt dryer and lime kiln. Valmet also establishes site services for all goods delivered.

                                                                                          The batch cooking is an ideal fit for this kind of dissolving pulp production. In batch cooking the process can utilize raw materials with varying quality. The wood powder firing solution provides fuel for the lime kiln solution and reduces the need for fossil fuels. This wood power firing implementation is first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region.

                                                                                          About the customer Sun Paper

                                                                                          Sun Paper is one of the biggest private enterprises in China, the biggest high class coated wrapping board production base and the leading enterprise of food wrapping paper board. The business of Sun Paper covers many fields such as papermaking, chemical industry, foreign trade, power, scientific research, forestry and paper industry, hotel, investment, textiles, and food. The company has more than 10,000 employees, and the annual pulp and paper production capacity of Sun Paper is around 5.7 million tons.

                                                                                          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 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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. 
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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:42:29 +0100
                                                                                            Paper sector’s growth slows down http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6967-paper-sector-s-growth-slows-down http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6967-paper-sector-s-growth-slows-down

                                                                                            The growth of the paper sector has slowed down recently in terms of consumption, production, export and import, according to the Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association (VPPA).

                                                                                            VPPAThe slowdown went against the rises in consumption (5 percent), production (5.4 percent), imports (4.3 percent), and exports (1.7 percent), recorded in the first half of this year, reported the association.

                                                                                            It added that sales of paper for printing newspapers dropped 46 percent year on year, while that of printing paper went down for the first time.

                                                                                            Meanwhile, sales of tissue paper still enjoyed high and stable growth at 16.5 percent, while its production rose 11 percent and imports increased 71 percent.

                                                                                            The VPPA attributed the rise to the improvement of people’s living standards and their higher requirements of high-quality tissues.

                                                                                            Many enterprises held that the domestic paper businesses are less competitive compared to foreign and FDI firms, forcing many domestic factories to operate under their capacity.

                                                                                            The association proposed that authorised agencies should design support policies for paper firms to assist them in capital and technology transfer and trade promotion in line with the Government’s Resolution 35/CP on supporting the paper sector’s growth to 2020.

                                                                                            The aid is expected to help the firms expand their market, improve products’ quality and access low-cost materials, thus re-gaining their market share amidst challenges from the current strong international integration, added the VPPA.

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:13:34 +0100
                                                                                              UAE packaging paper industry set for 5pc growth http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6966-uae-packaging-paper-industry-set-for-5pc-growth http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6966-uae-packaging-paper-industry-set-for-5pc-growth

                                                                                              UAE paper and packaging industry is the fastest in terms of growth in the Mena region, reaching a market valued at $ 2.3 billion and will maintain an annual growth rate of 5 per cent till 2019, said a report.

                                                                                              2016 12 16 071233In the light of the rapid growth of paper and paper related products’ market in the Mena region, Paper Arabia 2016, the 9th edition of the international exhibition for paper, tissue and converting industry will take place from December 13 to 15 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition centre, DWTC.

                                                                                              “The exhibition is a unique platform and this edition brings together manufacturers, buyers and traders from 30 countries .Strong presence of participants representing Europe, a Canadian engineering and manufacturing company and Morocco as well. Also exhibiting are the renowned Saudi Paper Group from KSA and Fine Hygienic Paper FZE, UAE,” said Satish Khanna, general manager of Al Fajer Information and Services, the show’s organisers.

                                                                                              “Paper Arabia 2015 witnessed the attendance of more than 8,500 trade visitors from 60 countries, concluding deals that reached more than AED 800 million and our expectations are higher for the 2016 edition. In addition to the tissue industry, the focus will be on the corrugated and carton industry, with new technologies and trends and the latest machinery which will be on display,” added Lamyae Zafati, exhibition manager.

                                                                                              The focus in the UAE is a sustainable future and one will witness that the paper industry is already adopting greener and smarter solutions to allow the use of sustainable paper and environmental friendly packaging.

                                                                                              China which remains the world’s largest retail consumer tissue and disposable hygiene market is very significant at the event.

                                                                                              According to Euromonitor, the population growth in UAE remains a major factor influencing sales of tissue and hygiene products. Other factors include the increasing number of retail outlets and malls and shopping centres across the country.

                                                                                              The market is set to continue witnessing the introduction of new products and innovations, especially from the leading multinational brands. This event is an opportunity for local and global providers and buyers to find out about the latest industry trends, sources, to negotiate and strike deals.

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:10:25 +0100
                                                                                                Valmet to supply automation technology to Nepa Limited in India http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6947-valmet-to-supply-automation-technology-to-nepa-limited-in-india http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6947-valmet-to-supply-automation-technology-to-nepa-limited-in-india

                                                                                                Valmet will deliver automation technology to Nepa Limited in India for its two refurbished paper machines and new deinking plant. The solutions enable the paper mill to increase productivity and improve product quality. The startup of the new system is scheduled for the end of February 2017.

                                                                                                valmet logoThe order was included in Valmet's third quarter 2016 orders received. Typically the order value of this kind of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

                                                                                                "Cooperation with Valmet will significantly improve the performance of our mill and the equipment, also enabling us to optimize our resources and boost sustainability. With Valmet's advanced technologies, we will be able to improve quality and increase productivity," says Mr. R. Alagesan, General Manager, Projects & Works, Nepa Limited.

                                                                                                "The customer's decision to have only one platform for the process and quality controls provides us with an excellent opportunity to show our expertise in paper industry automation. This decision enables a good start for the mill's development plans and will take our cooperation forward," says Pravin Tripathi, Head of Sales & Service, India, Automation business line, Valmet.

                                                                                                Technical details of the delivery

                                                                                                Valmet's delivery to Nepa Limited includes a mill-wide Valmet DNA automation system to control the two paper machines, PM 1 and PM 2, as well as the deinking plant.

                                                                                                The delivery also includes a complete Valmet IQ quality control system with scanning measurements and state-of-the-art multipredictive cross direction and machine direction controls. The scanning system includes new scanners with basis weight, moisture, caliper and ash measurements. Valmet IQ X-Ray Ash Measurement represents a new generation in ash measurement and is the first one to be delivered to India.

                                                                                                Information about Nepa Limited

                                                                                                Nepa Limited is one of the leading newsprint producers in India and operates two paper machines with a total annual capacity of approximately 88,000 tons. Nepa Limited, Nepanagar is a public sector undertaking under the administrative jurisdiction of Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in India. The company will expand its product offerings to writing and printing paper grades after installing a new deinking system as well as refurbishing its paper machines and power plant under its renovation, maintenance development plan.

                                                                                                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 2015 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 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.

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:10:12 +0100
                                                                                                  Toscotec to rebuild PM1 tissue machine at Correll Tissue, South Africa. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6943-toscotec-to-rebuild-pm1-tissue-machine-at-correll-tissue-south-africa http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6943-toscotec-to-rebuild-pm1-tissue-machine-at-correll-tissue-south-africa

                                                                                                  Toscotec has been awarded a contract to rebuild PM1 at Correll Tissue, in Durban, South Africa. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2017.

                                                                                                  csm CT Company 20Line Logo 222b9253a8Correll Tissue is the primary tissue paper manufacturing plant of Novus Holdings, one of the most technologically advanced print manufacturing operations in Africa. The plant, located in Phoenix Industrial Park, harnesses the potential of waste paper, produced by the extensive printing operations of the Group, to make domestic tissue paper. With the plant’s sufficient converting capacity, investment in recycling processes has been made which sees a large quantity of the plant’s water requirements being reprocessed.

                                                                                                  The scope of supply will include a major rebuild of the existing fourdrinier tissue machine into a MODULO crescent former with a new TT Headbox-SLT. The delivery also includes a rebuilding of the existing approach flow system and the felt run, as well as the YD doctoring system.

                                                                                                  Electrification and control system for the new parts, erection supervision, start-up assistance and training will complete the Toscotec’s package. The new machine parts will be designed for a future speed of 1000 mpm with a reel width of 2460 mm.

                                                                                                  “Partnering with a credible supplier on this project is of key importance and we are confident in the service Toscotec provides. We look forward to achieving great results on the rebuild,” says Conrad Rademeyer, Group Executive: Coldset and Tissue at Novus Holdings.

                                                                                                  Toscotec has previously supplied Correll Tissue with another key component: the TT SYD in 2006.

                                                                                                  This new project consolidates Toscotec's capabilities to provide, not only a wide range of new machinery but also complex rebuild projects based on turn-key concept.

                                                                                                  About Toscotec

                                                                                                  Toscotec is a turnkey projects supplier to the global paper industry. Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, turnkey projects and individual machineries. The Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.

                                                                                                  For more info: www.toscotec.com   

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:22:06 +0100
                                                                                                    CEO dismisses environmental concerns over Taiwan paper mill in southern Vietnam http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6933-ceo-dismisses-environmental-concerns-over-taiwan-paper-mill-in-southern-vietnam http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/6933-ceo-dismisses-environmental-concerns-over-taiwan-paper-mill-in-southern-vietnam

                                                                                                    The chief executive of a Taiwan-invested paper project in Tien Giang has directly addressed allegations that his facility may pollute one of the most important waterways in the southern province and Mekong Delta.

                                                                                                    Chiang Ming Jui, CEO of the Dai Duong Vietnam Co. Ltd., the developer of the namesake paper mill in Tien Giang’s Long Giang Industrial Park, rushed from Taiwan to Vietnam immediately following the negative comments directed at the company’s plan.

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                                                                                                    Dai Duong Vietnam Co., a subsidiary of Taiwan’s Chang Yang Holding, obtained the investment license for the US$220 million project in April.

                                                                                                    Assoc. Prof. Le Trinh, head of the Institute for Environmental Science and Development, said in a petition earlier this month that the Dai Duong project should be stopped over fears that its wastewater will be discharged into the Tien River, affecting millions of households who depend on the waterway.

                                                                                                    The 250-kilometer long Tien (Front) River and 200-kilometer Hau (Back) River are the two most important waterways in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

                                                                                                    The Hau River is also under threat from another paper mill run by Hong Kong’s Lee & Man Paper.

                                                                                                    CEO’s defense

                                                                                                    In an interview with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, Chiang said he understands the concerns over pollution from Vietnamese authorities, scientists and the public, but asserted that the paper mill project in Tien Giang presents little ground for those fears.

                                                                                                    The CEO said the company’s board of directors has insisted that no paper plant will ever be built by the company at the expense of the local environment, and the Dai Duong project will stick to that policy.

                                                                                                    Chiang asserted that developer specifically chose the most modern wastewater treatment technology despite its cost in order to ensure adherence to environmental regulations.  He also acknowledged that it is the company’s responsibility to prove that their project will do no harm to the local surroundings and the Tien River.

                                                                                                    According Assoc. Prof. Trinh’s petition, the paper making process requires a number of chemicals for production and wastewater from the process contains various hard-to-treat toxic materials.

                                                                                                    Among those toxins are organic chlorides such as dioxin, which can be absorbed by fish and other aquatic animals before they are served at the dinner table.

                                                                                                    While Chiang agreed that producing paper from pulp may cause pollution, he reassured that the Dai Duong plant only uses scrap paper as its raw material, rather than wood pulp and the sodium chloride used to bleach it.

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                                                                                                    The CEO pressed that the company is serious in its bid to meet all environment requirements from the Vietnamese government and is committed to staying pollution-free once the plant is commissioned.

                                                                                                    Asked on which ground the company can be so sure they will not pollute the environment, Chiang said their wastewater treatment system is expected to cost $4 million in the first phase alone, enabling them to treat wastewater better than some other paper plants in the country.

                                                                                                    Despite these reassurance and assertion, the developer has yet to have an environmental impact assessment approved by Vietnam’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

                                                                                                    Chiang said the company is having a Ho Chi Minh City-based consultant prepare the environmental impact assessment and is expects to submit the results for approval later this year.

                                                                                                    The CEO, acknowledging that Vietnam has grown more cautious toward approving new projects that may affect the environment in the wake of the Formosa scandal in central Vietnam, reiterated that the company’s view is to take business effectiveness and environmental protection equally serious.

                                                                                                    The Dai Duong paper mill is expected to produce four types of paper, including the double-ply Duplex and Kraf paper from scraps, with a total capacity of 175,000 metric tons a year in its first phase.

                                                                                                    The developer has leased as many as eight land plots, spanning a total of 227,530 square meters in the Long Giang Industrial Park, to build its plant.

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) Asian News Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:17:21 +0100