Pulp-Paperworld.com / Asian News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:19:32 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Toscotec to rebuild the dryer section of PM1 at Gulf Paper Manufacturing on a turnkey basis. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8203-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1-at-gulf-paper-manufacturing-on-a-turnkey-basis http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8203-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1-at-gulf-paper-manufacturing-on-a-turnkey-basis

Gulf Paper Manufacturing selected Toscotec for the rebuild of the dryer section of its PM1 at Mina Abdullah paper mill, Kuwait. The paper machine has a reel trim of 2,550 mm and produces fluting, test liner and white top grades from 100 to 200 gsm using 100% recycled fibres. Start-up is planned for the last quarter of 2019.

Toscotec will supply 24 TT SteelDryers, with a maximum operating steam pressure of 10 bar and a design speed of 800 mpm. The dryer section’s driving system with obsolete gears will be replaced by a silent drive system. The scope also includes the lubrication unit for the new dryer section and it will be especially designed for the high-temperature working environment of the mill. The supply is on a turnkey basis, including the erection, commissioning and start-up.

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The target of the rebuild is to boost the drying capacity, thanks to the TT SteelDryers. The dryer section’s length will remain unchanged.

Enrico Fazio, Toscotec’s P&B Head of Sales, comments, “This new project consolidates our presence in the Middle East region, where we have delivered over 100 TT SteelDryers since the mid-1990s. We are very happy to start this cooperation with Gulf Paper Manufacturing, who is a very well established producer and renowned company in the Middle East. I am confident that the rebuild will meet their production targets, thanks to TT SteelDryer’s advanced technology.”

Mr Ghaleb Al-Hadhrami, Gulf Paper Manufacturing Projects & Development Manager, says, “We had known each other for many years, but didn’t get the chance to cooperate. This is the first project that we do together, and we hope i twill be the first of many in the years to come. We were impressed by the remarkable reference list of TT SteelDryers and other equipment. We got to know the people and the company, including its ability to manage complex turnkey projects. This is why we decided to select Toscotec for this important rebuild, where we expect to exceed our targets.”

For further information, please contact:

Enrico Fazio, Head of Sales, Toscotec Paper & Board division, enrico.fazio@toscotec.com

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 13 Sep 2019 13:56:43 +0200
    Valmet to supply boiler diagnostics system to Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8184-valmet-to-supply-boiler-diagnostics-system-to-shandong-sun-paper-industry-joint-stock-co-ltd-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8184-valmet-to-supply-boiler-diagnostics-system-to-shandong-sun-paper-industry-joint-stock-co-ltd-in-china

    Valmet will supply boiler diagnostics system to Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. in China. The system will be installed in a new recovery boiler of Sun Paper, and it will optimize the recovery boiler availability and operation.

    The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2019. The system will be delivered during the last quarter of 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

    “Valmet is an important partner for Shandong Sun Paper. We trust their people, technology and solutions. We believe their combustion diagnostics and monitoring system will help to optimize our recovery boiler operation,” says Fei Da, project manager of Shandong Sun Paper.

    The Valmet Furnace Imaging System provides the most advanced integrated infrared (IR) imaging and temperature measurement capability for critical boiler areas.The Valmet Furnace Imaging System provides the most advanced integrated infrared (IR) imaging and temperature measurement capability for critical boiler areas.

    “We are very glad that we can now provide a wider range of offering to our pulp and paper customers. This high-tech combustion diagnostics meets well our customers’ needs, helps them to improve efficiency and safety, and provides possibilities to extend to advanced closed loop control to decrease the emissions of recovery boiler,” says Chenglin Si, Area Sales Manager, China, Automation, Valmet.

    Information about Valmet's delivery

    Valmet's delivery consists of a Valmet Furnace IR Camera System. Valmet Furnace IR boiler cameras provide superior image quality and depth of view, enabling comprehensive observation and analysis at full load. This real-time ability to identify problems and apply solutions can result in higher boiler availability, reduced risk of catastrophic failure, improved heat transfer efficiency, and lower maintenance costs.

    Information about the customer Shandong Sun Paper

    Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. is one of the subsidiaries of Shandong Sun Holdings Group. Founded in 1982, Shandong Sun Holdings Group is a leading cross-national papermaking group integrating timberland, pulping and paper making. Headquartered in Yanzhou District, Jining City of Shandong Province, it is a leader in Chinese papermaking industry and a top 50 papermaking company in the world. Shandong Sun Paper has six major product lines, namely premium coated packaging paperboard, high-class art paper, high-class cultural and office paper, specialty fiber dissolving pulp, household paper, and industrial paper.

    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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

    Read more www.valmet.com

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:28:28 +0200
      Sun Paper and Voith cooperation sets a new milestone http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8182-sun-paper-and-voith-cooperation-sets-a-new-milestone http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8182-sun-paper-and-voith-cooperation-sets-a-new-milestone

      Sun Paper, Voith’s long-term partner in China, recently awarded two new orders to the paper machine pioneer. This sets a new record for cooperation between Voith and Sun Paper with 11 paper machines having now been ordered in total. The new order includes PM 39, a graphic paper machine, and the major components for PM 40, an MG paper machine.

      • New record achieved with 10th and 11th order placement
      • Order comprised of PM 39 graphic paper machine and key components for PM 40 MG paper machine
      • Notable accomplishments achieved as a result of the Sun Paper and Voith collaboration

      voith logo 2013Both machines will be installed at Sun Paper’s Yanzhou facility, where PM 21, 24, 29, 36 and 37 are also located. With a width of 10.5 m and a design speed of 1,800 m/min, PM 39 has an annual capacity of 450,000 metric tons. The scope of supply for PM 40 includes a MasterJet Pro FB headbox with ModuleJet, a complete press section with a Single NipcoFlex press and an EcoCal Soft calender.

      Sun Paper is Voith’s long-term partner, with the deep cooperation between the two companies resulting in a remarkable accomplishment:

      • • Both PM 36 and PM 37 started-up ahead of schedule
        • PM 37 start-up set a new record for packaging machines with 1 hour 57 minutes for stock on wire to paper reel
        • Sun Paper’s first two paper machines to be located outside of China were also supplied by Voith

      Guangdong Ying, Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer at Sun Paper, emphasized his company’s trust for Voith: “Voith is the leading company in the papermaking industry, and its XcelLine paper machines have been supplied for many outstanding projects globally. At the same time, Sun Paper has contributed greatly to the development of the Chinese paper industry. In joint cooperation with Voith, our PM 36 and PM 37 had very successful start-ups. We like cooperating with Voith.”

      About Sun Paper
      Founded in 1982, Shandong Sun Holdings Group is a leading cross-national papermaking group integrating timberland pulping and paper making.

      To date, Shandong Sun Paper has RMB29.2 billion total assets and more than 10,000 employees, ranking the 306th among China's top 500 enterprises. It is a leader in Chinese papermaking industry and a top 50 papermaking company in the world. Shandong Sun Paper has six major product lines, namely premium coated packaging paperboard, high-class art paper, high-class cultural and office paper, specialty fiber dissolving pulp, household paper, and industrial paper. Main brands include Golden Sun (a famous brand in China, Huaxia Sun, Brilliant Sun, Weier, Lecopy, Koolprint and Sun Elements.

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

      The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:49:50 +0200
        T.CON is expanding to Asia – in partnership with Pacific Textiles http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8167-t-con-is-expanding-to-asia-in-partnership-with-pacific-textiles http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8167-t-con-is-expanding-to-asia-in-partnership-with-pacific-textiles

        T.CON has acquired a new implementation partner for products like its TRIM Suite: Chinese textile manufacturer Pacific Textiles. Businesses in the region generate considerable demand for specialized industry expertise for their SAP projects.

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        Hong Kong-based Pacific Textiles is one of the world’s biggest textile manufacturers. The company has 6,500 employees and is a longstanding SAP customer with extensive SAP expertise. Employees of the internal SAP team are working under the direction of CIO Hubert Tsang in a newly founded subsidiary, which is positioning itself as an implementation partner for other businesses in the region. The collaboration with T.CON provides the company access to comprehensive industry expertise – for example, for implementation projects in the paper industry. At the same time, the SAP subsidiary of Pacific Textiles is adding T.CON products like the TRIM SUITE to its portfolio.

        During a joint presentation at the Fastmarkets RISI Asian Conference in Shanghai, Hubert Tsang and T.CON’s International Business Development Manager Bradley Robb introduced the partnership to the circle of Asian participants. In front of a professional audience representing some of the most influential paper producers in Asia and the world, they explained the background and potentials of the collaboration. Together, in a packed room, they demonstrated how T.CON's full-scale optimization tool TRIM SUITE can generate and optimize slitting patterns for the pulp and paper industry. This enables them to support customers worldwide with innovative, SAP native solutions - custom tailored to the mill industry.

        “SAP is used for many scenarios in China. However, not all implementation partners in Asia are able to supply the industry expertise that is often needed for the projects”, said Gerhard Göbel, Senior Consultant SCM at T.CON. “Our implementation partner knows the market and opens doors for us. We make our software products and internationally-unique industry expertise available to them.”

        The partnership is an important milestone for T.CON’s internationalization strategy. Excellent, highly scalable products and a strong partner who is thoroughly familiar with the regional situation: this is T.CON’s formula for opening up markets in China and neighboring countries.

        About T.CON

        T.CON is a successful German SAP consulting and systems company. Its team of 300 SAP experts across five sites performs complete installations, carve-outs and optimization projects throughout the world. T.CON links up processes, systems and people, rethinks business processes and exploits the opportunities and possibilities in digitalization to benefit its customers. T.CON’s customers can achieve their corporate goals more easily and reliably, work more profitably and establish themselves even more successfully in the competitive environment. As an owner-operated business and SAP Gold Partner, T.CON has an emphasis on sustainable growth and pursuing long-term goals.

        For more information visit https://www.tcon-international.com/

        About Pacific Textiles

        Pacific Textiles Ltd is a leading manufacturer of customized knitted fabric in textile industry. The headquarters is located in Hong Kong, an international commercial hub in Asia Pacific, with its production base in Panyu, South China - heart of the Pearl River Delta Region. The production plant is well-equipped with advanced production facilities, including a scalable water treatment facility and cogeneration power plant, which are keys to production efficiency and flexibility. Providing integrated services of knitting, dyeing, printing and finishing, with an annual production capacity of approximately 87 million KG. More than 6,500 staff are employed in the production area and many of them are experienced professionals in textile industry. 

        It has collaborated closely with apparel brand owners to design fabrics that meet customized order particulars. Its finished fabrics comprise more than 5,000 designs and specifications to sell to the global market. The fabrics are used in a broad range of garments, including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, sportswear, swimwear and inner-wear. It has established relationships with owners and leading brands worldwide.

        http://www.pacific-textiles.com/aboutus.php

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:21:52 +0200
          Valmet to supply a board machine rebuild to ITC Limited in India http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8166-valmet-to-supply-a-board-machine-rebuild-to-itc-limited-in-india http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8166-valmet-to-supply-a-board-machine-rebuild-to-itc-limited-in-india

          Valmet will supply a board machine rebuild for ITC Limited at its Bhadrachalam Mill in India. The rebuild of board machine PM 7, currently producing folding boxboard, is designed to increase production capacity substantially and offer new quality features. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second half of 2020.

          The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed. The value of a rebuild of this type and scope is typically around EUR 10-15 million.

          valmet logo rgb"Our goal with this rebuild is to upgrade the machine with latest technology, enhance the machine performance and ensure our competitiveness in the market," says Mr. Sanjay Singh, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC PSPD & Member, CMC, ITC Limited.

          "ITC's coated board machine PM1A delivered by Valmet started up successfully in June 2018. Customer's satisfaction with Valmet's high performing technology and project execution helped us secure this rebuild order. The challenging objectives of the rebuild were addressed with a right combination of technology and process support via on-demand expert support of Valmet Performance Center," says Varun Jain, Director, India region, Valmet.

          Technical details about the delivery

          Valmet's delivery will include a new OptiFlo Foudrinier headbox, OptiCalender Compact hard nip calender with compact design, OptiCoat Roll coating station with OptiDry Coat air dryers, OptiReel Primary reel with primary reeling devices, improvements in the forming, press and drying sections. The hard nip calender equipped with Valmet IQ Induction profiler improves caliper control giving a better base for coating to achieve high quality.

          The delivery will also include a Valmet DNA machine control system and Valmet Performance Center (VPC) services with on-demand expert support. The on-demand expert support can be used for solving any process or automation related issue during the agreement period.

          The 3,600-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce superior folding boxboard, and after the rebuild also solid bleached board (SBS) grades with the basis weight range of 200-450 g/m2. The design speed of the new parts will be 600 m/min.

          Information about the customer ITC Limited

          ITC Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division is India's largest paper and paperboard company that manufacturers packaging and graphic boards accompanied by a diverse range of specialty papers and boards.  

          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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

          Read more www.valmet.com

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 15 Jul 2019 19:48:31 +0200
            Valmet to supply automation system and measurements to Xuzhou Zhongxing Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8156-valmet-to-supply-automation-system-and-measurements-to-xuzhou-zhongxing-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8156-valmet-to-supply-automation-system-and-measurements-to-xuzhou-zhongxing-paper-in-china

            Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA automation system and measurements to Xuzhou Zhongxing Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The system and consistency transmitters will be installed on the company's paper machine PM1, enabling the line to increase production efficiency and obtain better measurements and controls for improving the process.

            The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The delivery will take place in the fourth quarter of 2019.

            valmet logo rgb"We already have Valmet's quality management solution on our machine, and now with Valmet DNA and consistency measurements, we believe that the comprehensive automation solution will help us to improve machine efficiency and end-product quality," says Hongliang Wang, General Manager, Xuzhou Zhongxing Paper.

            "Valmet has an extensive range of automation and solutions. We listened to our customer and provided the solutions they needed. Combined with our process know-how, we are happy that we can help our customer to move their performance forward," states Liang Zhou, Sales Manager, China, Automation, Valmet.

            Information about Valmet's delivery

            Valmet's delivery consists of a Valmet DNA automation system and Consistency transmitters based on various measurement technologies. Valmet's comprehensive and scalable automation solution is geared toward optimum productivity, efficiency and product quality.

            Information about the customer Xuzhou Zhongxing Paper

            Xuzhou Zhongxing Paper Co., Ltd. is one of the subsidiaries of Jianping Group, and mainly manufactures corrugated paper and whiteboard paper. Its annual production capacity is around 500,000 tons 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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

            Read more www.valmet.com

            For further information, please contact:

            Liang Zhou, Sales Manager, China, Automation, Valmet, tel. +86 21 3997 5000

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:17:14 +0200
              Maashan Huawang New Material Technology Co., Ltd. chooses A.Celli Paper for a paper rewinder E-WIND® P-100 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8145-maashan-huawang-new-material-technology-co-ltd-chooses-a-celli-paper-for-a-paper-rewinder-e-wind-p-100 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8145-maashan-huawang-new-material-technology-co-ltd-chooses-a-celli-paper-for-a-paper-rewinder-e-wind-p-100

              It is with great satisfaction that A.Celli Paper announces to have signed another contract with the Chinese customer for the purchase of a Paper Rewinder E-WIND® P-100, whose delivery is scheduled for the end of January 2020.

              The new rewinder is destined to the Hangzhou City plant, Zhejiang province, an important district, known for the production of decorative and printing paper.

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              The rewinder has been designed for a speed of 2300 mpm, with the mother roll paper width of 3860 mm and will be dedicated to the production process of Special Decorative Paper, with a basis weight range between 50 and 120 gsm.

              A further confirmation for A.Celli Paper technology, which is increasingly present on the Asian territory and capable to meet the needs of different customers, promptly answering to multiple production variables with flexibility and promptness.

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:32:50 +0200
                Valmet supplies a forming section rebuild for Ajin P&P in Korea - introduces innovative Sleeve Roll technology http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8144-valmet-supplies-a-forming-section-rebuild-for-ajin-p-p-in-korea-introduces-innovative-sleeve-roll-technology http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8144-valmet-supplies-a-forming-section-rebuild-for-ajin-p-p-in-korea-introduces-innovative-sleeve-roll-technology

                Valmet will supply a forming section rebuild introducing a novel Sleeve Roll technology to Ajin P&P's Dalseong mill in Korea. The rebuild of the paper machine PM 3 targets production increase and improved end-product quality. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for 2020.  

                The orders are included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The value of the orders will not be disclosed.

                "Ajin highly appreciates Valmet's know-how and strong focus on customer-centric research and development. Valmet has been continuously providing new and innovative solutions to the market targeting for example improved energy, water and raw material efficiency. The Sleeve Roll is an excellent example of this," says Dr. Jin-Doo Kim, Vice President of Ajin P&P.

                Shaking hands over the deal (from left): Timo Saresvuo (Valmet), Jin-Doo Kim, Yeon-Wook Jung (both from Ajin), Hannu T Pietilä, Sami Anttilainen and Tae-Yeon Kwon (all three from Valmet)Shaking hands over the deal (from left): Timo Saresvuo (Valmet), Jin-Doo Kim, Yeon-Wook Jung (both from Ajin), Hannu T Pietilä, Sami Anttilainen and Tae-Yeon Kwon (all three from Valmet)

                Technical details about the delivery

                The delivery for PM 3 will include modifications to forming section. The existing fourdrinier forming section will be rebuilt into OptiFormer Hybrid by adding a top forming unit that utilizes a novel and innovative Sleeve Roll technology. Sleeve Roll is a specially designed roll, which has a sleeve-like outer layer where dewatering pressure is created with a shoe. Because of Sleeve Roll, the top forming unit is vacuumless. This makes the technology especially suited for rebuilds as it enables unrivalled dewatering capacity and energy savings. All the rebuilt machinery will be automated with Valmet DNA Machine Control System.  

                The 5,900 mm-wide (wire) PM 3 produces recycled fluting grades in the design speed of 1,300 m/min and a basis weight range of 90-120 g/m².

                Information about the customer Ajin P&P

                Ajin P&P Co., Ltd. is a Korean corrugated board and packaging manufacturer founded in 1975. It values highly the importance of R&D and sustainability and wants to be the leader in recycling business.

                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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

                Read more www.valmet.com

                For further information, please contact:

                Hannu T Pietilä, Vice President, Corporate Sales, Asia Pacific, Valmet, tel. +358 40 5034085

                Sami Anttilainen, Director, Product Sales, Board and Paper Mills, Valmet, tel. +358 407687854

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:26:00 +0200
                  PMP to deliver Key Technological equipment’s to Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co., Ltd in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8136-pmp-to-deliver-key-technological-equipment-s-to-zhejiang-jingxing-paper-joint-stock-co-ltd-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8136-pmp-to-deliver-key-technological-equipment-s-to-zhejiang-jingxing-paper-joint-stock-co-ltd-in-china

                  PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has signed a contract for a delivery of Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headbox, Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press and Intelli-Sizer® Metering Size Press for Zhejiang Jingxing Paper Joint Stock Co., Ltd. The agreement has been established in April 2019. The items will be implemented on PM10 in Pinghu, Zhejiang, China.

                  logo pmp passionThe main goal of the rebuild is by adding the metering size press to increase the strength and paper surface quality, as well as the efficiency to lower the cost. The machine with new PMP key sections will produce kraftliner board with basis weight of 200-320 gsm, design speed of 550 mpm and sheet width on reel 4950 mm.

                  The New Intelli-Sizer® Metering Size Press with carbon fiber metering heads will ensure the uniform of starch application and dramatically increase the sheet strength and quality, reduce the sheet breaks for better runnability. The change of configuration for press section by adding new Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press with Intelli-DCR® as second press will maximize the amount of water removed from the sheet and optimize machine efficiency. The Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headbox will replace the current local cushion headbox which helps for better basis weight profile, sheet formation and fiber orientation.

                  The scope of supply includes design, supply and onsite services. The delivery and start-up is planned in the first quarter of 2020.

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:55:58 +0200
                    Valmet delivers a new recovery boiler to ITC in India http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8131-valmet-delivers-a-new-recovery-boiler-to-itc-in-india http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8131-valmet-delivers-a-new-recovery-boiler-to-itc-in-india

                    Valmet will deliver a new recovery boiler and ash leaching plant to ITC's Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India. The new boiler will replace three existing boilers. The start-up of the new recovery boiler is scheduled for late 2021.

                    The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2019. The value of the order of this scope is typically around EUR 50-60 million.

                    "The new recovery boiler investment is an essential part of increasing the mill's pulp production. Our main drivers for choosing a modern state-of-the-art recovery boiler were reliability, energy efficiency and environmental performance. With their offering Valmet was able to meet our goals," tells Sanjay Singh, Divisional Chief Executive of ITC.

                    "This recovery boiler represents a new era in Indian recovery boilers. It is significantly larger than the boilers previously delivered to India and has high power features which enable the mill to increase its energy production. With this project we are able to utilize our technology leadership and strong local presence in India. We are happy to continue our very good cooperation with ITC in upgrading their production fleet," says Jussi Mäntyniemi, Vice President, Recovery Business Unit, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

                    Contract signing at ITC in Secunderabad. From left NK Jain and Jussi Mäntyniemi from Valmet, Sanjay K Singh, Vadiraj Kulkarni and Nagahari K from ITC.Contract signing at ITC in Secunderabad. From left NK Jain and Jussi Mäntyniemi from Valmet, Sanjay K Singh, Vadiraj Kulkarni and Nagahari K from ITC.

                    Technical details about Valmet's delivery

                    The Valmet RECOX+ recovery boiler will have a capacity of 2,700 tDS/day. The boiler includes several high-power features for example high steam parameters, flue gas heat recovery, combustion air preheating, feed water preheating and vent gas heat recovery. This enables 20% higher steam production compared to conventional recovery boilers. The medium size and high steam parameters set specific requirements for material design.

                    The delivery also includes electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) which remove dust particles from recovery boiler flue gases.

                    Potassium and chloride levels in the ESP ash are controlled with two stage ash leaching system. Valmet AshLeach Duo is a well-proven, uniquely simple and effective system.

                    Illustration of the Valmet RECOX+ recovery boiler to be delivered to ITC Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India.Illustration of the Valmet RECOX+ recovery boiler to be delivered to ITC Bhadrachalam pulp mill in India.

                    Information about the customer ITC

                    ITC Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division is among the leaders in the paper and paperboard business with solutions to meet a diverse cross-section of packaging and communication needs. With emphasis on harnessing state-of-the-art technology, the company has emerged as the largest manufacturer of packaging and graphic boards in South Asia. ITC's Paper Board And Specialty Paper's Division has eleven machines at three locations with production capacity of 800,000 TPA. 

                    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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

                    Read more www.valmet.com

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:09:25 +0200
                      Lenzing Group builds world’s largest lyocell fiber plant in Thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8127-lenzing-group-builds-world-s-largest-lyocell-fiber-plant-in-thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8127-lenzing-group-builds-world-s-largest-lyocell-fiber-plant-in-thailand

                      Lenzing – The Lenzing Group is substantial increasing its production of lyocell fibers to meet the strong demand for these products and further strengthening its position as an industry leader in specialty fibers. Over the next years, it plans to invest more than EUR 1 bn in new production facilities for lyocell fibers. The first expansion phase of this ambitious growth plan, the construction of a state-of-the art lyocell fiber production plant in Prachinburi (Thailand), has now been approved. The plant will have a capacity of 100,000 tons and feature investments of approximately EUR 400 mn.

                      2019 06 26 104514The plant sets a new milestone in the history of lyocell fibers and will be the largest site of its kind. Site grading at Industrial Park 304 around 150 kilometers east of Bangkok has been completed successfully and the investment is fully supported by the Board of Investment (BOI) of Thailand. Construction will start this fall and production will commence towards the end of 2021.

                      “TENCEL™ lyocell fibers are considered a benchmark in ecologically responsible fibers. This expansion underscores Lenzing’s commitment to improve the ecological footprint of the global textile industry”, says Stefan Doboczky, Chief Executive Officer of the Lenzing Group. “This investment in Thailand represents the next consistent step in the implementation of our sCore TEN strategy and will help to further transform Lenzing into a specialty fibers company”, Doboczky adds.

                      Thailand has favorable trade agreements with the major Asian economic blocks. The selection of Industrial Park 304 in Prachinburi was based on its excellent overall infrastructure and the sustainable biogenic energy supply, which leads to low CO2 emissions to protect the climate. Over the coming years Lenzing will further expand at the site in Thailand, which has space for several plants. The investment in the first phase already includes the general infrastructure that will benefit future expansion. Lenzing will continue to look for potentially expanding lyocell production in other parts of the world as well.

                      “The project has received very good attention in the engineering market. Lenzing aims at implementing the project in a strategic partnership with an international engineering company also chosen for its capability to support Lenzing’s further organic growth worldwide. Integrated teams including an international and highly skilled Lenzing workforce will work together with the engineering contractor, which will be selected soon. Commissioning of the plant and start of production will take place in the second half of 2021”, says Heiko Arnold, Chief Technology Officer of the Lenzing Group.

                      About the Lenzing Group

                      The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.

                      The Lenzing Group’s high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from elegant ladies clothing to versatile denims and high-performance sports clothing. Due to their consistent high quality, their biodegradability and compostability Lenzing fibers are also highly suitable for hygiene products and agricultural applications.

                      The business model of the Lenzing Group goes far beyond that of a traditional fiber producer. Together with its customers and partners, Lenzing develops innovative products along the value chain, creating added value for consumers. The Lenzing Group strives for the efficient utilization and processing of all raw materials and offers solutions to help redirect the textile sector towards a closed- loop economy.

                      Key Facts & Figures Lenzing Group 2018
                      Revenue: EUR 2.18 bn
                      Nameplate capacity: 1,034,000 tons
                      Employees: 6,839

                      TENCEL™, VEOCEL™, LENZING™, REFIBRA™, ECOVERO™, LENZING MODAL™, LENZING VISCOSE™, MICROMODAL™ and PROMODAL™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:08:43 +0200
                        Two Paper Rewinders E-WIND® P100 for Liensheng Paper (Shanying Group) http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8119-two-paper-rewinders-e-wind-p100-for-liensheng-paper-shanying-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8119-two-paper-rewinders-e-wind-p100-for-liensheng-paper-shanying-group

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

                        The E-WIND® P100 Paper Rewinders, highly developed in terms of design, will have a paper width of 6660 mm and will guarantee a maximum production speed of 2500 mpm (operating speed).

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                        They are combined with sophisticated technological innovations including:

                        • Innovative Slittomatic® double motor cutting unit positioning system;
                        • Web-in technology, the automatic system that maximises the management of positioning cutting units without the need to break the web, with considerable time and safety savings for operators;
                        • Jumbo roll parking station and shuttle (mobile trolley on rail) for their handling.

                        These two rewinders have been selected by the Chinese group to process medium board paper, with basis weight range from 80 up to 160 gsm.

                        Liansheng Paper had already purchased two other rewinders, with the same width, in 2016 and Shanying Group, of which the paper mill is part, bought two large-width paper rewinders (8 meters) from A.Celli last year.

                        An important new confirmation of a consolidated partnership between Shanying Group and A.Celli, which underlines the success of the paper rewinders A.Celli E-WIND®.

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:25:35 +0200
                          International Paper Announces Agreement to Sell Its India-based Paper Business http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8115-international-paper-announces-agreement-to-sell-its-india-based-paper-business http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8115-international-paper-announces-agreement-to-sell-its-india-based-paper-business

                          International Paper (NYSE: IP) has entered into an agreement with West Coast Paper Mills Limited (NSE: WSTCSTPAPR) to sell its controlling interest in International Paper APPM Limited (NSE:IPAPPM | BSE:502330), an India-based paper business. International Paper currently owns approximately 30 million shares, or 75% of the outstanding shares, of International Paper APPM Limited (APPM).

                          2014 02 28 082945The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the year subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including obtaining required governmental approvals and West Coast Paper Mills Limited's (WCPM) launch of a tender offer. Pursuant to Indian securities law requirements, WCPM will launch a tender offer to acquire up to all of the APPM shares owned by public shareholders, which represents 25% of APPM's outstanding shares.  The closing of IP's transaction with WCPM will occur following the completion of the tender offer and receipt of antitrust clearance. Depending on the results of that tender offer, WCPM will acquire from IP between 51% and 60% of the outstanding APPM shares at a price per share of 275 Indian Rupees.  Once this transaction closes, WCPM will be responsible for the operations of APPM, and International Paper will be a passive investor until such time that IP has sold its remaining shares in APPM.

                          "As part of our strategic assessment of the IP portfolio, we have decided to exit our position in IP APPM," said Mark Sutton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "This decision is a reflection of our continued focus on growing our global packaging and cellulose fibers businesses.  Our paper business continues to perform well in India and we wish the team there the very best in the future."

                          About International Paper
                          International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, India and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ 53,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2018 were $23 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit
                          internationalpaper.com

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:41:41 +0200
                            ANDRITZ to supply a PrimeLineECO tissue machine with two stock preparation lines to Xuan Mai Paper in Vietnam http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8111-andritz-to-supply-a-primelineeco-tissue-machine-with-two-stock-preparation-lines-to-xuan-mai-paper-in-vietnam http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8111-andritz-to-supply-a-primelineeco-tissue-machine-with-two-stock-preparation-lines-to-xuan-mai-paper-in-vietnam

                            International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Xuan Mai Paper Co. Ltd. to supply a PrimeLineECO tissue machine for its mill in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for the production of high-quality tissue grades made of either 100% virgin or 100% deinked pulp (DIP). Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.

                            The new PrimeLineECO tissue machine for Xuan Mai Paper has a design speed of 1,300 meters per minute and a paper width of 2.85 meters. The scope of supply includes a separate DIP line, a stock preparation system for LBKP/NBKP market pulp, an approach flow system, a fiber recovery and broke handling system as well as basic and detail engineering. The entire line is equipped with an ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation package and an advanced Multi Motor Drive system.

                            Market pulp bales are dissolved in a FibreSolve FSV pulper that enables efficient slushing without damaging the fibers. The system is split into a short and a long fiber line and is equipped with an ANDRITZ Papillon refiner with a cylindrical refining zone for long fiber refining. The special geometry combines gentle and homogeneous fiber treatment. Thanks to the compact rotor design, the refiner concept offers significant improvements in energy consumption compared to competing refiners in similar applications.

                            ANDRITZ will deliver a new tissue machine with two stock preparation lines to Xuan Mai Paper, Vietnam Photo: ANDRITZANDRITZ will deliver a new tissue machine with two stock preparation lines to Xuan Mai Paper, Vietnam Photo: ANDRITZ

                            The 2-loop DIP line allows Xuan Mai Paper greater flexibility in raw material composition, resulting in lower production costs. The system consists of a drum pulper, two flotation units, one dispersing and screening/cleaning system as well as sludge handling. The FibreFlow Drum pulper disintegrates MOW/SOP with a minimum loss of fibers and removes most of the impurities right at the beginning of the line to reduce the workload of downstream equipment. The ANDRITZ SelectaFlot units are equipped with next-generation, energy-saving injectors.

                            The PrimeLineECO tissue machine is a new machine extending ANDRITZ’s product portfolio, focusing on emerging markets and their need for energy savings: The combination of a 15 ft. steel Yankee with a special steam-heated hood by ANDRITZ Novimpianti enables highly efficient drying with substantial energy savings.The specific hood design, proven and optimized with CFD-analysis and comprising optimized nozzle geometry, results in highly consistent and efficient drying performance.

                            ANDRITZ will also deliver 58 process pumps for water and pulp – single-stage centrifugal ACP series pumps and medium-consistency pumps. Depending on their application, the pumps achieve heads of up to 80 meters and flow rates up to 7,440 liters per minute. The pumps convey pulp with up to 4.5 percent b.d. consistency.

                            According to the customer, it was ANDRITZ’s innovative tissue technology, tailor-made for their needs, and the excellent performance of their ANDRITZ OCC line that were the decisive criteria for this order.

                            ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 21 May 2019 09:28:33 +0200
                              Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement with Century Pulp & Paper to Install and Operate a 45,000 Metric Ton Per Year Satellite PCC Plant in India http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8092-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-century-pulp-paper-to-install-and-operate-a-45-000-metric-ton-per-year-satellite-pcc-plant-in-india http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8092-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-century-pulp-paper-to-install-and-operate-a-45-000-metric-ton-per-year-satellite-pcc-plant-in-india

                              Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) (“MTI” or “the Company”) has just announced that it has signed an agreement with Century Pulp & Paper, Division of Century Textiles and Industries Limited, to install a 45,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Lalkuan, District Nainital, India. The facility is scheduled to begin operation in the second quarter of 2020.

                              2014 07 30 103250 min tech logo“We are very pleased that Century Pulp & Paper has selected Minerals Technologies to install and operate a satellite PCC plant that will provide our technology for their paper machine,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship with this excellent paper company.”

                              D.J. Monagle III, Group President, Specialty Minerals and Refractories, commented further, “Century Pulp & Paper is an innovative paper company, and we are thrilled 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, bulk and to reduce the cost to the papermaker of higher-cost fiber. This represents our sixth facility in India and continues our geographic growth in Asia.”

                              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, MTI has nearly 60 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

                              About Minerals Technologies Inc.
                              New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) 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 $1.808 billion in 2018. For further information, please visit our website at www.mineralstech.com. (MTI-G)

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 09 May 2019 08:48:24 +0200
                                Valmet to supply key board machine technologies to Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging in Vietnam http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8090-valmet-to-supply-key-board-machine-technologies-to-kraft-of-asia-paperboard-packaging-in-vietnam http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8090-valmet-to-supply-key-board-machine-technologies-to-kraft-of-asia-paperboard-packaging-in-vietnam

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                                Valmet will supply key board making technologies to Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging for its new containerboard making line, which will be located in Phu My, Vietnam.

                                The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

                                Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging is a new company established by Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni). By establishing the new company with a new board production line (PM 1), Marubeni aims to proactively expand its containerboard business in the growing Vietnamese market. Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging has received the permits for one million ton annual capacity and the company plans to invest in three board machines in the following 10 years. The start-up of the first machine (PM 1) is scheduled for the second half of 2020.

                                Technical details about the delivery

                                Valmet's delivery will include three OptiFlo Foudrinier headboxes for excellent profiles and good formation, and an OptiPress Linear press section to achieve excellent end product properties, high dewatering capacity and good runnability. The delivery will also include a start-up package of spare parts and consumables.

                                About the customer Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging

                                Kraft of Asia Paperboard & Packaging Co., Ltd. (KOA), is a new company established by Marubeni to start a containerboard manufacturing and packaging material sales business in Vietnam. Marubeni is engaged in importing, exporting and trading of domestic and overseas products and commodities, and also in production activity in various business fields. In pulp and paper business, Marubeni also operates afforestation and produces woodchip, pulp, printing & writing paper and containerboard all over the world.  

                                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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

                                Read more www.valmet.com

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 08 May 2019 10:02:59 +0200
                                  Shan Don Sun Honghe Paper Industry Co., Ltd and A.Celli Paper for a new E-WIND® P-100 paper rewinder http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8086-shan-don-sun-honghe-paper-industry-co-ltd-and-a-celli-paper-for-a-new-e-wind-p-100-paper-rewinder http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8086-shan-don-sun-honghe-paper-industry-co-ltd-and-a-celli-paper-for-a-new-e-wind-p-100-paper-rewinder

                                  The Chinese customer has confirmed its trust in the A.Celli Group, signing a new contract for the order of the E-WIND® P-100 paper rewinder, whose delivery is scheduled for July 2019.

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                                  The new rewinder is destined to the Shandong plant and will be installed downstream of the PM36 and PM37 paper lines; it has the design speed of 2500 mpm, with the mother roll width of 6660 mm and will be dedicated to the production process of Medium Liner Board paper. This product, having the weight range between 60 and 110 gsm, requires extremely precise control of the web tension and of the process stability. It is equipped with the Slittomatic Web-in automatic system, which allows the slitting units to be positioned without breaking the sheet, with considerable time savings.

                                  The partnership between A.Celli and Shan Don Sun Honghe Paper Industry, about rewinders,  dates back to the mid-2000s and was consolidated in 2014 with the supply of three E-WIND® P-100 rewinders, similar to the one sold recently in features and with the same paper format.

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 07 May 2019 12:10:03 +0200
                                    Valmet to supply automation and quality management systems to Suzhou Taison Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8079-valmet-to-supply-automation-and-quality-management-systems-to-suzhou-taison-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8079-valmet-to-supply-automation-and-quality-management-systems-to-suzhou-taison-paper-in-china

                                    Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA automation system and a Valmet IQ quality management solution to Suzhou Taison Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The systems will be installed on two tissue machines, enabling the mill to increase production efficiency and improve product quality.

                                    The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The delivery will take place in the third quarter of 2019.

                                    valmet logo"We have very good cooperation with Valmet. We already have Valmet's automation systems installed on four tissue machines in the Taison Group's Jiangxi mill, and their performance has exceeded our expectations. Valmet's advanced technology fits perfectly with our company's strategy to implement innovative solutions," says Shengyou Zhu, Deputy General Manager, Taison Paper.

                                    "Valmet ensures maximum and sustainable performance of production lines with its accurate and reliable process and product measurements. We are happy that the customer relies on us and are delighted to provide solutions to move their performance forward," states Andy Zhang, Area Sales Manager, China, Automation, Valmet.

                                    Information about Valmet's delivery

                                    Valmet's delivery consists of a Valmet DNA automation system and a Valmet IQ quality management solution. Valmet's comprehensive and scalable automation solution is geared toward optimum productivity, energy efficiency and product quality.

                                    Information about the customer Taison Group

                                    Suzhou Taison Paper Co., Ltd. is one of the subsidiaries of the Taison Group, a large and comprehensive international enterprise, which integrates forestry, pulp making, plastic packaging, timber processing, real estate and trading.

                                    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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

                                    Read more www.valmet.com

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Sat, 04 May 2019 23:22:18 +0200
                                      A.Celli iDEAL® TM6 has been successfully started up at Yibin Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8049-a-celli-ideal-tm6-has-been-successfully-started-up-at-yibin-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8049-a-celli-ideal-tm6-has-been-successfully-started-up-at-yibin-paper

                                      The fifth A.Celli iDEAL® Tissue machine “100% bamboo” has been successfully started up on March 11 2019.

                                      This is the last of five tissue machines ordered by Yibin Paper to A.Celli Paper in July 2017.

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                                      TM6-iDEAL®, which is using 100% bamboo slush pulp as raw material, is designed for operating speed of 1600m/min and paper width of 2850mm.

                                      This is yet another demonstration that A.Celli Paper is a precious and professional partner, able to support customers with long-lasting and stable relationships.

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:43:11 +0200
                                        Valmet to supply a containerboard line for GS Paperboard & Packaging in Malaysia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8025-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-line-for-gs-paperboard-packaging-in-malaysia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/8025-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-line-for-gs-paperboard-packaging-in-malaysia

                                        Valmet will supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line with automation solutions and a winder for GS Paperboard & Packaging (GSPP) Sdn., Bhd. in Selangor, Malaysia. With the new production line PM 3, GSPP will produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades as well as strengthen its position in the Malaysian market. The start-up of PM 3 is scheduled for 2021. 

                                        The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2019 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of order of this type is typically around EUR 60-70 million.

                                        valmet logo"We have built a strong and long-lasting relationship with Valmet, which set a very good base for the negotiations. Valmet's excellent references were another important cornerstone. OptiConcept M boardmaking lines stand out with their energy- and resource-efficient processes and high-speed production. We are convinced with Valmet's technology, which is reliable throughout the whole boardmaking line," says Sia Boon Soon, President of GS Paperboard & Packaging.

                                        "The customer had a clear idea about the machine concept from the very beginning. Thanks to our close cooperation and interactive discussions with the PM3 project team, we were able to find together a solution that fits well for the customer's needs," says Timo Puijola, Senior Sales Manager, Valmet.    

                                        Technical details about the delivery

                                        Valmet's delivery will include equipment for stock preparation system with broke and approach flow systems. The delivery for the new high-capacity containerboard machine will include an OptiConcept M containerboard machine, which is already the 26th OptiConcept M line sold globally. The delivery consists of a complete machine from headbox to reel followed by an OptiWin Drum two-drum winder with transfer rails. The delivery will also include an OptiAir Hood high humidity hood, OptiAir Recovery heat recovery with other related air and ventilation systems, a surface starch preparation system and supply system for sizer as well as Valmet Paper Machine Clothing package for start-up. The automation delivery includes Valmet DNA Automation System for process and machine controls and Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution.  

                                        The 7,250-mm wide (wire) containerboard machine will produce fluting and testliner grades with a design basis weight range of 70-180 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,200 m/min and the design daily capacity 1,445 tonnes.

                                        About the customer GS Paperboard & Packaging

                                        GS Paperboard & Packaging Group Sdn., Bhd. (GSPP) is the largest containerboard and integrated paper and packaging manufacturer in Malaysia with 2 paper machines and 18 converting machines. It operates as a subsidiary of Oji Holdings Corporation, which is Asia's biggest and the world's fourth largest pulp and paper company.

                                        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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

                                        Read more www.valmet.com

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 28 Mar 2019 08:13:35 +0100
                                          Thermal Paper Sales Witness Subdued Growth as Shift to Digital Payment Reduces Demand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7993-thermal-paper-sales-witness-subdued-growth-as-shift-to-digital-payment-reduces-demand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7993-thermal-paper-sales-witness-subdued-growth-as-shift-to-digital-payment-reduces-demand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:22:44 +0100
                                            Two 8-metre Paper Rewinders for Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry Co., Ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7988-two-8-metre-paper-rewinders-for-shanying-huazhong-paper-industry-co-ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7988-two-8-metre-paper-rewinders-for-shanying-huazhong-paper-industry-co-ltd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 30 Jan 2019 11:50:00 +0100
                                              Metso celebrates groundbreaking ceremony for new valve technology center in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7963-metso-celebrates-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-new-valve-technology-center-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7963-metso-celebrates-groundbreaking-ceremony-for-new-valve-technology-center-in-china

                                              Metso announced on October 26, 2018 its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant took place today. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets.

                                              "This is an exciting day for both Metso and our valve customers in various process industries globally - we are investing in improving service and delivery capabilities for them. China is an extremely significant market for our valve business, and the new technology center will have a strong role," says Kevin Tinsley, Senior Vice President for Valve Operations at Metso.

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                                              The new location is designed to be a workplace for a total of 400 valve technology professionals, and the focus is on producing high-volume standard products and parts for all Metso's valve plants. Metso's technology center in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai is continuing its operations, with a focus on highly engineered products.

                                              Metso has valve technology or production centers in locations around the world: in China, North America, Brazil, Germany, Finland, South Korea, and India.

                                              Metso employs more than 1,100 people at seven locations in China, serving all customer industries.

                                              Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries. metso.com

                                               

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:41:38 +0100
                                                Amazon Papyrus Chemicals announces new corporate structure http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7961-amazon-papyrus-chemicals-announces-new-corporate-structure http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7961-amazon-papyrus-chemicals-announces-new-corporate-structure

                                                Amazon Papyrus Chemicals Limited (APC), will see a leadership transition as part of a new corporate structure for the 18 year old specialty chemicals supplier.

                                                2019 01 09 090647APC today announced the promotion of the following personnel:

                                                Sales and Marketing Function

                                                • Ng Kok Heng, is promoted to the position of Group Sales and Marketing Director. Kok Heng will have responsibility for all Sales Regions, Marketing, Equipment and Regional Technical Support. In this role, Kok Heng will report to both the Chief Executive Officer, Mike Grundy and the Chief Operating Officer, Dr Jonathan Chan.
                                                • Dr Dinesh Mohta, is promoted to the position of Sales Director and will have responsibility for the businesses in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Middle-East.
                                                • The Eng Loe Djatinegoro, Sales Director for Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines, will expand his responsibilities to include Myanmar and Laos.
                                                • Felix Wan, Sales Director for non-Tissue segment, will continue to head the sales and technical organisation in China.
                                                • Daniel Sunotoredjo, is promoted to Country Manager for Indonesia and Myanmar.

                                                Technical Support Function

                                                • Tan Lai Hok, is promoted to the position of Technical Director. Lai Hok will have responsibility for Product Management, Regulatory and Quality Management, Environmental, Health & Safety and Research & Development.
                                                • Ravi Kumar is promoted to Product Manager for Pulp

                                                About Amazon Papyrus

                                                Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Amazon Papyrus is a specialty chemical company, which has established presence in 11 countries with more than 450 employees, serving over 350 pulp and paper, viscose and fiber cement manufacturers in Asia and Middle East. Learn more at Amazon Papyrus’ website www.amazon-papyrus.com

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:05:35 +0100
                                                  ANDRITZ successfully starts up turnkey tissue production line at Bashundhara Paper Mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7953-andritz-successfully-starts-up-turnkey-tissue-production-line-at-bashundhara-paper-mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7953-andritz-successfully-starts-up-turnkey-tissue-production-line-at-bashundhara-paper-mills

                                                  International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line – including stock preparation and automation system – delivered to Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh, India.

                                                  The ANDRITZ tissue machine – with a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 m – produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and napkins. The 16 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of steel, thus enabling high and efficient drying performance, and was manufactured at the ANDRITZ Steel Yankee Business Center in Foshan, China, which offers customers in Asia state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and comprehensive quality management. For ANDRITZ, it is the first high-speed tissue machine to be installed in Bangladesh.

                                                  Successful start-up of the ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line at Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.Successful start-up of the ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line at Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                                  The tissue production line is equipped with the ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation system for a high-performance production process. For the very first time, ANDRITZ has supplied a multi-motor drive (MMD) system with active line modules (ALM). The ALMs are designed for feeding energy back into the grid as a renewable energy solution, they offer low line harmonics that meet the demands of IEEE 519, and they enable stable operation of the motor, even with irregular power supply systems. All the tissue machine MMDs are powered from a common DC-busbar as are the approach flow and the air ventilation systems at times. The ANDRITZ LV motors are installed from fiber preparation to the tissue machine auxiliary system.

                                                  The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation plant with approach flow system, fiber recovery and broke handling. The system features the ANDRITZ ShortFlow concept, an overall and compact process design that significantly reduces the number of single machines and storage volumes. Market bales are dissolved in a FibreSolve FSV pulper, which enables efficient slushing without damaging the fibers. TwinFlo refiners ensure balanced and efficient operation as well as superior fiber properties. Fiber recovery is mainly handled by a RotoWash, which achieves low solids content in the effluent water. Two further pulpers from the FibreSolve product family are part of the broke system.

                                                  The successful start-up confirms ANDRITZ’s strong position as one of the global market leaders for supply of complete tissue production lines, key components, and services.

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

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:45:02 +0100
                                                    Four Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines began production at Asia Pulp and Paper’s OKI mill in Indonesia. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7952-four-toscotec-supplied-ahead-2-0l-prodergy-tissue-machines-began-production-at-asia-pulp-and-paper-s-oki-mill-in-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7952-four-toscotec-supplied-ahead-2-0l-prodergy-tissue-machines-began-production-at-asia-pulp-and-paper-s-oki-mill-in-indonesia

                                                    Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has begun using four AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines at its OKI mill, in South Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of a series of AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines.

                                                    These four machines, included in a major contract between Toscotec and APP, started production ahead of schedule, in just 60 days between August 14th and October 14th 2018.

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                                                    Thanks to the successful cooperation between APP and Toscotec, these eight start-ups have been completed over a total period of only 8 and a half months. The first two AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY machines were started up at Perawang mill in the first quarter of 2018, and the following six machines at OKI mill in the second and third quarters of 2018.

                                                    The eight AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY machines all have a paper width of 5,600 mm and an operating speed of 2,000 m/min. They feature a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer of 22 feet diameter, which represents the biggest diameter for tissue application worldwide. The energy saving design of the drying section relies entirely on steam, as the chosen energy source, including the steam-heated TT Milltech-DYH hoods.

                                                    Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec’s Sales Director, says, “The design of our PRODERGY machines is delivering the highest performance and energy efficiency currently available in the market. We knew that APP has very high standards when it comes to the environmental performance of its operations and production lines, with a focus on greenhouse gases and water footprint. We believe that Toscotec’s Energy Saving engineering design and advanced technology will make a significant contribution in this regard.”

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 06 Dec 2018 09:03:21 +0100
                                                      Valmet to supply a Valmet IQ Steam Profiler to Luzhou Yongfeng Pulp and Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7948-valmet-to-supply-a-valmet-iq-steam-profiler-to-luzhou-yongfeng-pulp-and-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7948-valmet-to-supply-a-valmet-iq-steam-profiler-to-luzhou-yongfeng-pulp-and-paper-in-china

                                                      Valmet will supply a Valmet IQ Steam Profiler to Luzhou Yongfeng Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd in China. The solution will enable the mill to increase production capacity as well as improve runnability and the economic efficiency of the pulp production line.

                                                      The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2018 orders received. The delivery will take place in the fourth quarter of 2018.

                                                      valmet logo"We have good long-term cooperation with Valmet, who is a leading supplier in the pulp and paper industry. IQ Steam Profiler has many good references with excellent performance around the world, and we believe the solution will help us improve reliability and product quality," says Zhou Zhengyin, Production Manager, Luzhou Yongfeng Pulp and Paper.

                                                      "With industry know-how and extensive application experience, Valmet is able to provide solutions that the customer wants. We are delighted to be able to work closely with Luzhou Yongfeng to improve the mill's production efficiency and achieve the desired end-product quality," states Bevin Li, Account Manager, China, Automation, Valmet.

                                                      Technical information about Valmet's delivery

                                                      The delivery includes a Valmet IQ Steam Profiler for a pulp production line with electro-mechanical actuators, full diagnostics features and actual position feedback. In addition, most of the auxiliary components, such as pneumatic retraction equipment and its control, main steam system components and an operator interface will be supplied by Valmet.

                                                      Information about the customer Luzhou Yongfeng Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd

                                                      Luzhou Yongfeng Pulp and Paper Co.,Ltd is a subsidiary of Sichuan Yongfeng Paper Group, which is the largest bamboo-pulp-paper group in Sichuan Province. Luzhou Yongfeng has two production bases in Leshan and Luzhou, and six subsidiaries and one provincial engineering and technology center. Yongfeng Paper has total assets of 3 billion yuan, the annual pulp and paper capacity reaching 600,000 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 2017 were approximately EUR 3.1 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

                                                       

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:02:58 +0100
                                                        ANDRITZ receives order to supply tissue machine to Berli Jucker Cellox, Thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7942-andritz-receives-order-to-supply-tissue-machine-to-berli-jucker-cellox-thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7942-andritz-receives-order-to-supply-tissue-machine-to-berli-jucker-cellox-thailand

                                                        International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Berli Jucker Cellox Ltd. to supply a PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue machine with shoe press, including stock preparation and automation systems, for their mill in Prachinburi, Thailand. The machine is designed for grammages from 13 to 40 g/m2 used for all kinds of high-quality tissue and towels.

                                                        The tissue machine has a design speed of 1,800 meters per minute and a paper width on reel of 2,800 mm. It is equipped with the ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation system for an optimized production process.

                                                        The combination of a 16 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee and the latest PrimePress XT Evo shoe press technology enables a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings and operational flexibility as well as improved product quality.

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                                                        The scope of supply also includes the stock preparation system, with two lines in order to process both short-fiber and long-fiber pulp, and the option of adding recycled fiber. Additionally, it is equipped with an approach flow system and Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) for fiber recovery. The installed water system is designed to minimize water consumption, thus ensuring highest efficiency.

                                                        “Due to the intensive R&D activities at the new ANDRITZ PrimeLineTIAC tissue pilot plant in Graz, we believe that ANDRITZ is the right partner to provide the expertise and equipment for a high-quality tissue production line, for example the latest shoe press technology PrimePress XT Evo that provides high productivity and product quality as well as the PrimeDry Steel Yankee that enables high efficiency of resources,” says the senior management of Berli Jucker Cellox Ltd.

                                                        This order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong market position as one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems to the Asian tissue industry.

                                                        ANDRITZ GROUP

                                                        ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the international technology Group is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

                                                        A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

                                                        ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 22 Nov 2018 10:18:33 +0100
                                                          Vinda Personal Care (China) starts up two AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines supplied by Toscotec. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7941-vinda-personal-care-china-starts-up-two-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines-supplied-by-toscotec http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7941-vinda-personal-care-china-starts-up-two-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines-supplied-by-toscotec

                                                          On November 19th Vinda Personal Care (China) Limited started up two Toscotec supplied AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines in Xiaogan city, Hubei, China. With the start-up of these production lines, Vinda inaugurates its second production base in Xiaogan, located in the vicinity of its existing mill.

                                                          Both AHEAD-2.0M lines feature a second generation large diameter TT SYD, Toscotec’s shoe press technology TT NextPress and the energy-efficient TT DOES solution (Drying Optimization for Energy Savings). This new configuration will grant additional improvements of the finished product’s quality in terms of softness and basis weight uniformity, and an additional reduction of steam consumption. The two AHEAD-2.0M machines will increase the group’s annual production by over 60,000 tons.

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                                                          Anna Wang, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Vinda International Holdings says, “This is what we count on when we work with Toscotec, our long-term partner: a successful start-up, on time and on budget. Vinda Personal Care (China) is a very strategic production base for the Group, we are investing on its operations and therefore we expect efficient performances and very low consumptions on these new Toscotec’s lines.”

                                                          Stefano Raffaelli, Toscotec’s Customer Care and Project Manager, comments, “We achieved an important objective today. At Vinda’s new Xiaogan mill, we started up the first two of Toscotec’s machines with advanced technological features in China. We also delivered on the mill’s requirement to start up both machines at the same time, thanks to the great coordination of Toscotec’s and Vinda’s teams during the entire installation and commissioning period. We continuously support Vinda’s growth with our most advanced technology. We are currently installing another two tissue machines at Xiaogan mill that will feature significant upgrades both in the forming and pope reel sections.”

                                                          Toscotec is installing other two tissue lines at Vinda Personal Care (China), scheduled for start-up over the next few months.

                                                          For further information, please contact:

                                                          Gabriele Martinelli, Sales Manager Asia & Pacific, Toscotec Tissue division, Gabriele.Martinelli@toscotec.com

                                                          Michael Zhao, General Manager of Toscotec Paper Machine (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Michael.Zhao@toscotec.com

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 22 Nov 2018 10:16:43 +0100
                                                            Toscotec to supply one AHEAD-1.5S tissue line on a turnkey basis to C.A.S. Paper Mill in Thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7933-toscotec-to-supply-one-ahead-1-5s-tissue-line-on-a-turnkey-basis-to-c-a-s-paper-mill-in-thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7933-toscotec-to-supply-one-ahead-1-5s-tissue-line-on-a-turnkey-basis-to-c-a-s-paper-mill-in-thailand

                                                            Toscotec will act as a turnkey supplier and provide a complete AHEAD-1.5S tissue production line to C.A.S. Paper Mill in Sing Buri, Thailand. The delivery is scheduled for 2019 and the start-up for the first quarter of 2020.

                                                            The turnkey supply includes the AHEAD-1.5S tissue machine, equipped with a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s shoe press technology TT NextPress and steam-heated hybrid hoods TT Milltech-HYH. The paper width is 2,850 mm, the maximum operating speed is 1,850 m/min, with a daily production of over 90 tons.

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                                                            Toscotec will provide its proprietary Distributed Control System TT DCS and the Quality Control System (QCS), the machine’s dust and mist removal systems, an offline shaft puller and a jumbo roll wrapping system. A tissue slitter rewinder TT WIND-M is also part of the supply, along with its complete electrification & control system, and dust removal system. It features three unwind stands and it handles parent rolls of 3,000 mm diameter, with a design speed of 1,700 m/min.

                                                            The scope also includes the stock preparation equipment and accessories, the patented TT SAF (Short Approach Flow), and a fiber recovery system.

                                                            Toscotec will supply the tissue machine’s erection, and the supervision of erection, commissioning and start-up. As part of the service packages, the Italian manufacturer will also provide its new YES-CONNECT-VISION helmet camera system, which allows the mill’s maintenance technicians to connect remotely with Toscotec’s YES specialists, who guide them to solve the problem onsite.

                                                            This project follows C.A.S. Group’s plan to pursue its diversification by entering the tissue business. The Thai Group selected Toscotec to invest for the first time in the tissue industry, considering the Italian supplier’s 30-year experience in the design and management of turnkey projects, on almost 40 different plants across four continents.

                                                            Mr. Torpong Thongcharoen, Managing Director of C.A.S. Paper Mill, said: “As newcomers in the tissue business, we conducted a very thorough survey prior to the selection of the tissue machine supplier. Finally, we selected Toscotec, because they presented the most satisfactory design, in line with our requirements in the areas of available energy resources and final product range. We needed one turnkey line to produce top quality products, ranging from low basis weight to towel tissue. Toscotec offered a complete supply and the most compelling design, which was confirmed by what we saw while visiting their references in Asia”.

                                                            “We were happy to see that C.A.S. Paper Mill readily adopted the energy saving concept of our AHEAD-1.5S tissue machine. The energy saving technology at the core of this design has been successfully running in tissue mills for over a decade now, especially in Asia. TT NextPress gives the added value of the utmost flexibility, with high level of control automation for an easy regulation, and efficient maintenance” said Gabriele Martinelli, Toscotec Sales Manager Asia & Pacific.

                                                            About C.A.S. Paper Mill Co., Ltd.

                                                            C.A.S. Paper Mill Co., Ltd is part of the Charoen Aksorn Holding Group (C.A.S. Group). Established in 1963, C.A.S. group is a well-known paper trading company in Thailand. In 2013, the Group acquired a newsprint mill which had been operating since 1994, from Norske Skog (Thailand), and is now known as C.A.S. Paper Mill. C.A.S. Paper Mill operates Singburi mill, a pulp and paper mill in Sing Buri, Thailand. 

                                                            For further information, please contact:

                                                            Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director, Toscotec Tissue division, marco.dallepiagge@toscotec.com

                                                            Gabriele Martinelli, Sales Manager Asia & Pacific, Toscotec Tissue division, gabriele.martinelli@toscotec.com

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:54:06 +0200
                                                              ABB Ability™ Collaborative Operations helps leading paper producer in Indonesia to optimize mill operations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7929-abb-ability-collaborative-operations-helps-leading-paper-producer-in-indonesia-to-optimize-mill-operations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7929-abb-ability-collaborative-operations-helps-leading-paper-producer-in-indonesia-to-optimize-mill-operations

                                                              Advanced digital services help increase overall mill productivity through expert insights and analysis of mill data that improve business decisions

                                                              ABB recently added ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations to its service deliverables at a major paper mill in East Java, Indonesia. The site produces a variety of printing and writing paper, other paper-related products, and packaging products including cardboard boxes. With an annual capacity of 320,000 metric tons, the mill is one of the world’s largest single-site producers of writing stationery.

                                                              2015 10 07 184308Automating production requires processing large amounts of data. As complexity increases, so does the volume of data.  Collaborative Operations helps paper producers to make productive use of this data to identify and address production, quality and cost issues that can inhibit peak performance. This improves return on capital. Collaborative Operations helps to maximize business value by turning data insights into direct action.

                                                              At the mill, Collaborative Operations is reducing cycle times on product grade changes, resulting in higher production. It is also stabilizing moisture and other additive levels using multivariable predictive controls. Specific improvements include increased production due to higher equipment availability, fewer sheet breaks, lower chemical costs and reduced paper quality variation. These improvements all lead to better product quality and consistency, fewer rejects and more sales.

                                                              This project builds upon ABB’s 15-year history of delivering traditional and advanced services to the mill. Collaborative Operations enhances ABB’s ability to positively impact daily mill operations to ensure that results achieved over the years will continue and improve.

                                                              ABB has three Collaborative Operations Centers dedicated to pulp and paper industry customers in Finland, the United States, and now Singapore, as well as many more that serve other industry segments.  All three pulp and paper centers may be involved with delivering advanced services to this mill in order to leverage various skill sets in each region.

                                                              ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations is a true Internet-of-Things application and is part of the company's portfolio of ABB AbilityTM digital solutions. Collaborative Operations provides performance management, remote monitoring and preventive analysis technologies to improve security, efficiency and productivity in various industries. ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations Centers connect people in enterprise-wide production facilities and headquarters to ABB’s technology and expertise. 

                                                              Learn more:

                                                              https://new.abb.com/pulp-paper/abb-in-pulp-and-paper/collaborative-operations

                                                              ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 19 Oct 2018 09:18:43 +0200
                                                                Toscotec enters the Japanese market with two tissue lines for the Marutomi Group. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7925-toscotec-enters-the-japanese-market-with-two-tissue-lines-for-the-marutomi-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7925-toscotec-enters-the-japanese-market-with-two-tissue-lines-for-the-marutomi-group

                                                                Toscotec announced that it has been awarded a landmark contract by the Marutomi Group to supply two MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines. The machines will be installed at Marutomi Paper’s mill and at Ono Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Shizuoka, Japan, and are scheduled for start-up respectively in the first and second half of 2019. This is a repeated order for Toscotec, who supplied a Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-12FT to Marutomi Paper in 2013, to replace an old cast iron Yankee.

                                                                Toscotec will provide two MODULO-PLUS ES (Energy Saving) tissue machines, featuring a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, steam-heated hoods TT Milltech-DYH, and the shoe press TT NextPress. Each of the MODULO-PLUS ES machines has a sheet width of 2,850 mm, an operating speed of 1,500 m/min, and an annual production of over 22,000 tons.

                                                                The scope is the same for both machines and comprises Toscotec’s patented TT SAF (Short Approach Flow) system, a pope reel automatic shaft return system, an in-line shaft puller and the tissue machine’s dust and mist removal systems. Toscotec will supply its proprietary Distributed Control System TT DCS, which was developed specifically for these projects on a Mitsubishi platform, in cooperation with the Japanese Corporation. The production lines’ detailed engineering, erection supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance complete the supply.

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                                                                Mr. Takeo Sano, President of Marutomi Paper Co., Ltd., says, “We have been running a TT SYD for four years now and are very impressed with its performance. We immediately thought of Toscotec when we approved this new major investment project. Over the past few years we got to know the company, its people and services and we trusted in their technical expertise and vast experience. We have very high expectations in terms of both product quality and energy efficiency”.

                                                                “With this new order of two complete tissue production lines, we aim to strengthen our cooperation with the Marutomi Group and become a strategic partner for their expansion. We married the same philosophy of resource and environmental protection and I believe that they will be satisfied with the energy saving results of our MODULO-PLUS ES line. In recent years, we supplied three TT SYD to Japan and we are happy to get such a positive feedback from this demanding market” comments Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec.

                                                                The supply of these two important projects is being supported by Kobayashi Engineering Works, Ltd.

                                                                About Marutomi Paper Co., Ltd. and Ono Paper Co., Ltd.

                                                                Founded in 1955, Marutomi Paper is one of the main tissue producers in Japan, and acquired Ono Paper in 2006. The Marutomi Group today mainly specializes in toilet tissue from 100% recycled fiber, with an annual production output of 150,000 tons, of which 95% of toilet tissue and 5% of kitchen towel, and an estimated market share of 15%.

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:07:54 +0200
                                                                  Metsä Group and Itochu establish a joint venture that builds an industrial demo plant to produce wood-based textile fibres http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7893-metsae-group-and-itochu-establish-a-joint-venture-that-builds-an-industrial-demo-plant-to-produce-wood-based-textile-fibres http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7893-metsae-group-and-itochu-establish-a-joint-venture-that-builds-an-industrial-demo-plant-to-produce-wood-based-textile-fibres

                                                                  Metsä Group’s innovation company Metsä Spring Ltd. and Japanese Itochu Corporation establish a joint venture, which invests approximately EUR 40 million in building and operating a test plant, with the aim to demonstrate a new technology for converting paper-grade pulp into textile fibres. Business Finland, a Finnish governmental funding agency, participates in the financing of the demo project with an R&D loan. 

                                                                  The textile fibre demo plant will be located next to Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland. Construction of the demo plant, with an annual capacity of about 500 tonnes, begins in October 2018 and it is planned to be started up in late 2019. The general engineering partner is Sweco.

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                                                                  ”With the plant, and the demonstration project related to it, we aim to prove the technical feasibility of the new textile fibre production technology. Based on the results of the demonstration project, we can then evaluate the technical and economic realities of building a clearly larger plant in Finland in the future. During the demonstration project, which is expected to last two to three years from the start-up of the plant, we will also gather customer feedback related to the new fibres,” comments CEO of Metsä Spring Niklas von Weymarn.

                                                                  The new technology to be studied and further developed in the demo project is based on direct dissolution using a novel solvent for the pulp dissolution stage. Metsä Group’s wet paper-grade pulp will be used as the raw material. The new technology is estimated to be more environmentally-friendly than the textile fibre production technologies currently in use. The basis for the new technology has been developed in joint research programmes, starting in 2009. The main collaborators, in terms of development of the technology, include Aalto University, University of Helsinki, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and TITK from Germany. Metsä Group’s own active development work started in 2012.

                                                                  The textile fibre demo plant is the first investment of Metsä Spring, established in May 2018. Metsä Spring invests together with partners in new endeavours with the target to identify and develop new business opportunities within the sustainable forest-based bioeconomy and circular economy.

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

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

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 01 Oct 2018 10:05:14 +0200
                                                                    Successful start-up of the Yibin Paper TM2-iDEAL® Tissue Machine http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7887-successful-start-up-of-the-yibin-paper-tm2-ideal-tissue-machine http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7887-successful-start-up-of-the-yibin-paper-tm2-ideal-tissue-machine

                                                                    The TM2-iDEAL® Tissue machine at Yibin Paper was successfully started-up on September 15, 2018, after an intense period of installation and commissioning. The TM2 is designed for a design speed of 1800m/min, an operating speed of 1600 m/min, and an untrimmed roll width of 2850 mm.

                                                                    The scope of supply for the tissue machine consists of an Approach Flow system, acomplete set of Cresent Former tissue machines, a MCS control system, an Air system and a Dust Removal system.

                                                                    The start-up and subsequent running-in all went smoothly. Yibin expressed great satisfaction with the result and were also very praising of A.Celli's professional work.

                                                                    The TM2 which was successfully started-up was the first in a big order for five sets of iDEAL® Tissue machines. The remaining four sets are scheduled to be started up by the end of 2018.

                                                                    By that time, the production capacity of tissue paper will be 120,000 tons/year.

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                                                                    YIBIN PAPER INDUSTRY CO. LTD COMPANY PROFILE

                                                                    Yibin Paper Co.,Ltd. founded in 1944, which was formerly known as "China Paper Mill".

                                                                    The main products include high-grade paper cup base paper (high bulk, medium bulk) and bamboo pulp board.

                                                                    Yibin Paper New Zone has built a new 200,000 tons/year bamboo pulp production line, a 200,000 tons/year paper cup base paper production line and there is another production line of 120,000 tons/year of tissue paper to be built.

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:04:09 +0200
                                                                      A.Celli Nonwovens & Fujian Nanfang textile for a project of great success http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7879-a-celli-nonwovens-fujian-nanfang-textile-for-a-project-of-great-success http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7879-a-celli-nonwovens-fujian-nanfang-textile-for-a-project-of-great-success

                                                                      The first fully automatic plant installed at Fujiang Nanfang by A.Celli Nonwovens has been successfully commissioned.

                                                                      The commissioning of the line on schedule is without doubt an important first step towards a close collaboration between A.Celli Nonwovens and this leading group.

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                                                                      The scope of supply is a Master Roll Winder, a Rewinder with  Slittomatic® automatic knife positioning system, an Automatic Shaft Handling system and a fully automatic Roll Handling & Packaging system equipped with two robots.

                                                                      The feather in the cap of this project is the innovative DSS (Defect Stop Management) system integrated with the Roll handling system for the segregation and removal of defects during the production cycle.

                                                                      With this new supply, A.Celli Nonwovens has gone one step further in securing its success in China, and offers its client significant advantages in terms of quality and productivity of the line and conquering the Chinse market, which is of particular interest.

                                                                      Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., Ltd. - Company Overview

                                                                      Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells textile products in China. The company offers cotton yarns, cotton cloth, polyurethane (PU), leather fabrics, PU leather, and non-woven fabrics, as well as environmental filter materials and knitted fabrics. It is also involved in the provision of textile products technology services, as well as the import and export of textile accessories and textile products. The company is based in Nanping, China.

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:12:19 +0200
                                                                        Valmet to supply web monitoring systems to Shanying Huazhong Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7878-valmet-to-supply-web-monitoring-systems-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7878-valmet-to-supply-web-monitoring-systems-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china

                                                                        Valmet has received orders for next-generation web monitoring systems from Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry Co., Ltd. in China. The full-scale Valmet IQ Web Monitoring Systems will be installed on two paper machines at the company to improve and maintain machine productivity.

                                                                        The orders were included in Valmet's first and second quarter 2018 orders received. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

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                                                                        "Shanying has a clear strategy for the Industrial Internet and developing the automation level of its machines, and we are now taking steps forward with this. We believe that with Valmet's solutions and services, we can improve our product quality and machine runnability, as well as optimize machine efficiency," says Liu Fubin, Purchasing Director of Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd.

                                                                        "Valmet is capable of offering complete automation packages, including process controls and quality controls. Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System plays a vital role in developing quality and total machine efficiency. We are delighted to be able to provide all the applications and services that our customer needs to achieve these demanding targets," says Zhutuan Guo, Sales Director, China, Automation, Valmet.

                                                                        Technical information about Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System

                                                                        Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System is a tool to improve the runnability of all production machines in the paper industry. Excellent image quality, synchronized video recordings and an easy-to-use operator interface ensure quick root cause analyses of web breaks. Spearhead technology utilized in system components, together with field-tested hardware and professional services, make Valmet the market leader of web monitoring systems.

                                                                        Information about the customer

                                                                        Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is a part of Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the largest industrial papermaking enterprises and packaging board manufacturers in China. Established in 1999, the company has been listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2001. In 2013, the company was restructured as part of Ji'an Group Co., Ltd. The company has subsidiaries in the Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei and Tianjin provinces, among others. It has set up wholly owned companies, for example, in the US, UK, Netherlands Germany, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. Shanying International 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.

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:08:42 +0200
                                                                          Crecia-Kasuga started up a Valmet Advantage Tissue machine in Japan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7853-crecia-kasuga-started-up-a-valmet-advantage-tissue-machine-in-japan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7853-crecia-kasuga-started-up-a-valmet-advantage-tissue-machine-in-japan

                                                                          Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd has successfully started up a new tissue line, jointly delivered by Valmet and Kawanoe Zoki Co., Ltd., at the company's new production facility in Fuji, Japan. The inauguration ceremony was held during summer and the line is now in full operation producing tissue products for the Japanese consumer market.

                                                                          The project has been very successful and the cooperation between Valmet, Kawanoe Zoki and Crecia-Kasuga has been smooth and efficient.

                                                                          "We at Valmet appreciate the fruitful cooperation between the three companies. This is the first tissue machine equipped with an Advantage ViscoNip press in Japan. Just like in all previous installations over the world, the result has been excellent in terms of product quality and energy efficiency," says Ingmar Andersson, VP Asia Pacific Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet.

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                                                                          "We are very impressed about the new tissue machine which combines the latest technology with joint know-how of three companies. It started successfully on schedule and the performance exceeds our expectations. We appreciate the support from Valmet and Kawanoe Zoki," says Mr. Hirofumi Narita, President, Crecia-Kasuga.

                                                                          "It is a great pleasure to contribute to the introduction of the latest tissue machine technology in the Japanese market. The Advantage DCT equipped with an Advantage ViscoNip press provides a unique value-adding performance," Mr. Takahiro Shinohara, Executive Managing Director, Kawanoe Zoki, adds.

                                                                          Valmet's delivery included an Advantage DCT 135HS machine with Valmet's key technologies OptiFlo Headbox, Advantage ViscoNip press, AirCap hood and steel Yankee dryer. Manufacturing of other equipment, site assembly and installation services were performed by Kawanoe Zoki. The new line has an annual production capacity of 36,000 tonnes.

                                                                          Information about the customer

                                                                          Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd. is a joint venture for household paper products established 2017 by Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd and Kasuga Paper Industry Co., Ltd. By effectively utilizing the premises and facilities at Nippon Paper Industrie's Fuji mill they will produce tissue products sold by Nippon Paper Crecia and Kasuga Paper Industry respectively.

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:08:53 +0200
                                                                            Valmet to supply another OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7847-valmet-to-supply-another-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7847-valmet-to-supply-another-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china

                                                                            Valmet will supply yet another OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The new production line (PM 23) with a wide automation package is following the delivery of the previous OptiConcept M board machine (PM 21) announced in December 2017 and the three winders announced in February earlier this year. PM 23 is designed to produce high-quality fluting grades. By increasing its fluting and testliner production capacity, Shanying is aiming for bigger market shares. The start-up of PM 23 is scheduled for the end of year 2019.

                                                                            The order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 30-40 million.

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                                                                            "This is already the seventh Valmet-supplied paper and board making line for Shanying International. The latest ones are the order of the testliner machine PM 21 and the two container board lines in Ma'anshan. This highly-efficient containerboard making line ordered by Shanying will be Valmet's 17th OptiConcept M production line to be supplied globally. Compared to conventional production lines, both of the new production lines will be able to significantly reduce carbon emissions as well as energy consumption," says Timo Saresvuo, Senior Sales Manager at Valmet.

                                                                            Technical details about the delivery

                                                                            Valmet's delivery for PM 23 will be quite similar to PM 21 including a high-speed OptiConcept M containerboard making line from broke collection to reel. PM 23 producing fluting grades will include OptiFormer Gap former with shoe blade technology equipped with OptiFlo Gap headbox enabling high capacity at high speed, which is the key feature of efficient lightweight containerboard manufacturing. Former with shoe and blade technology gives good strength properties, uniform CD profiles and excellent board formation.

                                                                            The headbox and former are followed by OptiPress Center roll based press section, OptiRun Single dryer section, OptiSizer Film sizer, OptiCalender hard nip calender, OptiReel Pope reel and OptiCart Stream parent roll cart with transfer rails. The delivery will also include related ventilation equipment, runnability components, Valmet DNA machine control and process control systems, and Valmet IQ quality measurement system. The machine will be delivered with a Valmet fabrics package and an additional production support after take over.

                                                                            The 8,600-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce fluting grades. Design production values are the following: basis weight range 50-110 g/m2, design speed 1,300 m/min and daily capacity approx. 1,200 tonnes.

                                                                            About the customer Shanying International

                                                                            Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., formerly Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd., is a China-based company, principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of paper products. The company's main products consist of various packaging paper boards, newsprint paper, corrugated cardboard boxes, culture paper and other paper products, which are marketed under the brand name of Shanying. The company distributes its products within domestic markets, with eastern China as its main market.

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:07:01 +0200
                                                                              ANDRITZ receives order to supply two tissue machines to Taison Pulp, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7843-andritz-receives-order-to-supply-two-tissue-machines-to-taison-pulp-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7843-andritz-receives-order-to-supply-two-tissue-machines-to-taison-pulp-china

                                                                              International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Taison Pulp (Group) Co., Ltd. to supply two PrimeLineST W8 tissue machines, including stock preparation and automation systems, for their mill in Suzhou, Anhui province, China. The machines will produce up to 120,000 tons of tissue per year and are designed for grammages from 12 to 42 g/m2 used for facial and toilet paper. Start-up is scheduled for 2019.

                                                                              The two tissue machines have a design speed of 1,800 meters per minute and a paper width on reel of 5.6 meters, and they are equipped with the ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation system for an optimized production process.

                                                                              “Photo: ANDRITZ”.“Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                                                              The combination of an 18ft PrimeDry Steel Yankee with the steam-heated hood enables highly efficient drying with substantial energy savings compared to conventional dryer sections with cast Yankee dryers and gas-heated hoods. The steel Yankee will be manufactured at ANDRITZ China’s Yankee business center in Foshan, which offers customers state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and quality management.

                                                                              The scope of supply also includes the stock preparation system, comprising two lines to process short fiber pulp and a mixture of bamboo and long fiber pulp as raw materials, as well as the approach system and Disc Filter Savealls for fiber recovery. Market pulp bales are dissolved in ANDRITZ FibreSolve FSV pulpers, which enable efficient slushing without damaging the fibers. Six ANDRITZ TwinFlo double disc refiners achieve superior fiber properties with regard to fiber length and fibrillation. ModuScreen HBE screens protect the tissue machine and ensure highest runability.

                                                                              This order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong market position as one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems to the Chinese tissue industry.

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:36:11 +0200
                                                                                Pasaban supplies 2 new paper sheeters to Asia Symbol (Guangdong) in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7842-pasaban-supplies-2-new-paper-sheeters-to-asia-symbol-guangdong-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7842-pasaban-supplies-2-new-paper-sheeters-to-asia-symbol-guangdong-in-china

                                                                                Asia Symbol Paper Company has once again entrusted Pasaban with the design and manufacture of 2 paper sheeting machines which will become a part of the paper converting equipment at one of its plants.  

                                                                                This is not the first time that Pasaban manufactures a folio sheeter for this factory located in the province of Guangdong, south-east of China. Therefore, for one of their latest projects (PM12), the factory has once again chosen Pasaban's technology and machinery.  

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                                                                                The Guangdong factory belongs to the April group, one of the largest cellulose and paper manufacturers in the world. It has a cut-size conversion line for the production and sale of high-quality copy paper. In 2017, due to the purchase of a new paper machine capable of producing 1,700 tons of paper a day, they found it necessary to complete the equipment with the latest technology conversion machinery that ensured a high-quality finished product.  

                                                                                Pasaban's 
                                                                                KB sheeters are the right solution for paper and cardboard factories.  

                                                                                For the design of the cutters for the Asia Symbol factory, the characteristics of the manufactured paper were considered; high-quality copy and offset paper of 50 to 150 gsm. The result, a solution tailored to their needs, 2 KB 2000 cutters with 8 unwinders capable of producing at a speed of 320 m/min.  

                                                                                Once again Asia Symbol banks on Pasaban's paper converting equipment in order to continue offering a high-quality product that places them among the world's largest cellulose and paper producers.

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:14:13 +0200
                                                                                  Vinda Personal Care fired up two new Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7840-vinda-personal-care-fired-up-two-new-toscotec-supplied-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7840-vinda-personal-care-fired-up-two-new-toscotec-supplied-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines

                                                                                  Two of Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines started up at Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) in Yangjiang, Guangdong, PRC. They will increase the group’s annual production by over 60,000 tons. With these start-ups, Vinda kicked off production at its new Yangjiang mill, strategically located by Yangjiang Port in south-west Guangdong.

                                                                                  Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0M lines feature a second generation TT SYD-18FT of 5,486 mm diameter and state-of-the-art energy saving technology included in the profitable TT DOES package (Drying Optimization for Energy Savings). The two tissue machines started up on the same day at the same time, proving the high degree of proficiency of the start-up teams.

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                                                                                  Throughout six years of close collaboration, Toscotec and Vinda have honed their synergy and consolidated their partnership. Toscotec’s Customer Care and Project Manager Stefano Raffaelli said, “Our teams have reached a very high efficiency of cooperation. Together we have optimized the project timing, during both installation and commissioning. We cut down the duration of tests at the mill, thanks to the thorough checks we perform during pre-assembly at our factory, as an integral part of our quality guarantee”.

                                                                                  Vinda International’s Project Development Center Director, Mr. Liang Weixiong commented, “After three months of intensive work on site, it is a great satisfaction to see these start-ups hit the targets of the scheduled date and time. It is indeed the result of very careful preparation on all the machine’s functions”.

                                                                                  Stefano Raffaelli added, “For all our Vinda’s machines we implemented an efficient use of steam and condensate with different levels of energy recovery. This carefully balanced system ensures the lowest possible energy consumptions. The dedication and competence of the Vinda and Toscotec teams bring out the best of our technology. We achieved good results in terms of energy usage, as well as production increase with speed-ups and optimizations, all of which exceed the original objectives of the projects”.

                                                                                  Toscotec’s tissue lines are currently running at six of Vinda’s production bases across China, in Shandong, Hubei, Sichuan, Zhejiang and Guangdong.

                                                                                  In the coming months, Vinda will fire up another four Toscotec’s lines at its new paper mill in Xiaogan, Hubei province.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:31:00 +0200
                                                                                    APP’s Perawang Mill, Indonesia: a successful start-up for A.Celli Paper! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7820-app-s-perawang-mill-indonesia-a-successful-start-up-for-a-celli-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7820-app-s-perawang-mill-indonesia-a-successful-start-up-for-a-celli-paper

                                                                                    A.Celli Paper celebrates with great satisfaction the start-up of three E-WIND® winders for tissue, installed in Indonesia for the customer Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).

                                                                                    In March, a set of new generation E-WIND® T200 winders was installed at APP’ s Perawang mill in Indonesia.

                                                                                    The start-up and subsequent running-in all went smoothly, with the customer’s complete satisfaction. It is one of many other successful business machinery equipment partnership through the years that A.Celli Paper is achieving with the world-wide based International Group.

                                                                                    The three new generation winders, being a partial delivery of a larger sizeable order currently under delivery e/o installation, consisting of two E-WIND® T200 winders, a calender and Slittomatic® automatic knives positioning system, and an additional E-WIND® T200 winder.

                                                                                    With this project, A.Celli Paper has offered the customer a giant leap in quality for meeting high and ambitious production targets to increase and strengthen its presence in Indonesia and through the whole Asia.

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                                                                                    About Asia Pulp & Paper
                                                                                    Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), part of Sinar Mas, is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper, with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. On any given day, APP’s products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world.

                                                                                    Ensuring supply chain integrity and commitment to the Sustainable Roadmap Vision 2020 are crucial to APP’s operations.

                                                                                    Learn more about APP’s path to operational excellence by reading our Sustainability Reports and Forest Conservation Policy at www.asiapulppaper.com

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 24 Jul 2018 11:10:17 +0200
                                                                                      Valmet receives the 250th order for its successful Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7806-valmet-receives-the-250th-order-for-its-successful-valmet-pulp-analyzer-valmet-map http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7806-valmet-receives-the-250th-order-for-its-successful-valmet-pulp-analyzer-valmet-map

                                                                                      Valmet has received the 250th order for its successful Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) for managing various applications regarding fiber furnish management at pulp and paper mills. The milestone analyzer will be installed at Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Co. Ltd in China. The delivery will include a Valmet Kappa QC Analyzer, too. The raw materials used in the mill's tissue production include bamboo.

                                                                                      valmet logoThe order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The solutions will be delivered in the third quarter of 2018.

                                                                                      "First, we trust Valmet and its advanced analyzer solutions. With accurate measurements, we will be able to get faster and more precise online updates of key fiber and papermaking furnish properties to improve runnability and productivity. Second, stabilizing the entire fiber line control will help us reduce variation, chemical usage and production costs. Also, easy-to-maintain Valmet analyzers will improve our labor efficiency and operator effectiveness as well," says Chuanping Zhou, General Manager at Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper.

                                                                                      "It is nice to cooperate with a customer who really wants to develop the mill's total pulp and tissue line performance. It means taking good care of basic issues. When the ultimate goal is clear both for the customer and the supplier, it is easy to find the right solutions and implement them. Performance improvement and development is a long-term project for which reliable analyzers and controls provide a solid foundation. It is easy for the mill and also for Valmet to take next steps towards more sophisticated solutions in the future when the foundation is reliable and in a good shape," comments Janne Määttä, Manager, Pulp & Paper Applications, Valmet.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Valmet's existing installations at Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper include a Valmet Brightness Measurement (Valmet Cormec5 X) and a Valmet Residual Measurement (Valmet Polarox5). Valmet is currently delivering a Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) and consistency transmitters for the mill, too.

                                                                                      Information about Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) and Valmet Kappa Analyzer (Valmet Kappa QC)

                                                                                      Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) provides paper, board and tissue makers with fast and precise online updates of key fiber and papermaking furnish properties. It represents the state of the art in online fiber analysis, building upon continuous advancements by Valmet over the past thirty years. 

                                                                                      Valmet's online analyzer, Valmet Kappa QC, is a new-generation analyzer that not only measures pulp lignin content, brightness and fiber properties, but also fuses a unique stabilizing control capability and Valmet's decades of know-how.

                                                                                      Information about the customer Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper

                                                                                      Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Co., Ltd. is located in Lingang Industrial Park, a new industrial development center in Leshan City, Sichuan province. The company was founded in 1958 and has a registered capital of 120 million yuan, with more than 450 employees. Fengsheng Paper is a national top 5 enterprise of bamboo pulp production. It is also the market leader of bamboo resources in Sichuan Province.

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:25:03 +0200
                                                                                      Greycon provides APRIL Group with new planning software to improve customer service http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7800-greycon-provides-april-group-with-new-planning-software-to-improve-customer-service http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7800-greycon-provides-april-group-with-new-planning-software-to-improve-customer-service

                                                                                      Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based and flat sheet industries.

                                                                                      2017 07 06 132140Greycon was recently appointed by the APRIL Group, one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world, to further optimize its sales and operations planning by integrating Greycon sales and operations solution “opt-Studio” with APRIL’s

                                                                                      Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems. Greycon worked together with the APRIL Group and Accenture to deliver this solution.

                                                                                      Praveen Singhavi, President, APRIL Group, said: “In order to continue to meet customer demand and deliver high levels of customer service, we have integrated opt-Studio with our existing solutions.

                                                                                      “opt-Studio has improved end-to-end visibility of our sales orders, while being able to better optimize paper production (block planning) and finishing area scheduling.”

                                                                                      Vassilis Gkamouras, Senior Consultant at Greycon said: “APRIL Group is one of the most efficient pulp and paper mills in the world. The project was divided in three phased roll-outs to enable quick deployment of capabilities and took 14 months to complete.”

                                                                                      “The roll-out required expertise in global project management, change management, supply chain enablement and systems integration. The project was delivered on-time, in-full and within budget due to excellent team work between the partners involved.”

                                                                                      About APRIL Group

                                                                                      APRIL Group is a leading producer of fibre, pulp and paper with manufacturing operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. APRIL is a pioneer in the implementation of sustainability best practices in Indonesia’s pulp and paper industry, including the elimination of deforestation from its supply chain. APRIL Group is working towards conserving, protecting and restoring one hectare of high value conservation forest for every hectare of renewable plantation concession. Today, APRIL Group conserves more than 250,000 hectares with a further 150,000 hectares undergoing ecosystem restoration. For more information, visit www.aprilasia.com and follow twitter @aprilpulp.

                                                                                      About Greycon

                                                                                      Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon

                                                                                      operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting, Paper and Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.

                                                                                      www.greycon.com

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:55:04 +0200
                                                                                        Young forestry and paper researchers urged to put South African bioproduct innovation on the map http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7797-young-forestry-and-paper-researchers-urged-to-put-south-african-bioproduct-innovation-on-the-map http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7797-young-forestry-and-paper-researchers-urged-to-put-south-african-bioproduct-innovation-on-the-map

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                                                                                        With the world’s attention focused on finding greener solutions and cleaner technologies, opportunity is ripe for young scientists and engineers in the forest product and paper sectors to step up to the challenge.

                                                                                        The International Council of Forests and Paper Associations (ICFPA) invites students and young researchers to submit their work for the 2018-2019 edition of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is co-ordinating the local leg of the competition which has now opened for entries. The entry deadline is 31 August 2018.

                                                                                        Only three candidates from around the world will have the chance to travel to Canada in May next year to present their ideas to global CEOs in the forestry and paper industry.

                                                                                        “In the new age of the bioeconomy, we want to stimulate competition among students and young researchers under the age of 30 who are doing exciting things with wood, paper and the process waste,” says PAMSA executive director and ICFPA president Jane Molony.

                                                                                        “The sky is the limit with wood fibre,” she adds. 

                                                                                        Projects could include a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements and other innovations throughout the value chain. 

                                                                                        Layered theme

                                                                                        “The theme for the 2018-2019 award is centred on disruptive technologies that are revolutionising the future for forest-based products and services,” says Molony. 

                                                                                        The overarching topic has been divided into two categories: ‘future generation forestry’ and ‘innovations in wood-based industries’. “However projects are certainly not limited to these two categories,” she explains.

                                                                                        • Future generation forestry could encompass forest tree breeding and biotechnology; precision forestry and measurements and inventory.
                                                                                        • Innovation in wood-based industries could cover the analysis and properties of pulp and paper; facilities, instrument and process control; bioproducts and wood chemistry; recycling, deinking and the environment; timber for construction; and material substitution with wood and recycled paper fibre.

                                                                                        The SA round

                                                                                        In the lead-up to next year, all countries represented in the ICFPA will hold their own regional round and selection process. PAMSA will receive local applications, carry out a selection process and then nominate up to three candidates to compete internationally. The national finalists will submit a short video clip describing their work,” adds Molony. 

                                                                                        The online application process

                                                                                        South African applications are open till 31 August and can be made on www.thepaperstory.co.za under The Research Story or here.

                                                                                        The international selection process

                                                                                        After a transparent and objective selection process, the winning submissions from around the world will have the opportunity to present their projects in front of an audience at the global CEO Roundtable.

                                                                                        Travel expenses to Canada and accommodation will be sponsored by the ICFPA.

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 09 Jul 2018 08:06:59 +0200
                                                                                          Valmet to supply a Valmet Pulp Analyzer to UPM in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7787-valmet-to-supply-a-valmet-pulp-analyzer-to-upm-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7787-valmet-to-supply-a-valmet-pulp-analyzer-to-upm-in-china

                                                                                          Valmet has received an order for a Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) from UPM in China. The Valmet MAP with freeness module and optional Fiber Image module will be installed with six sampling devices for UPM's PM 2 in Changshu.

                                                                                          "We have been using the previous generation Valmet online freeness analyzer on PM 2 for ten years. With technological upgrading and innovation, we again selected the latest Valmet Pulp Analyzer for its fast and precise online fiber and furnish measurement to improve runnability and productivity," says Mr. Zhou Long, Production Manager for PM 2. Installation and start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.

                                                                                          Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP)Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP)

                                                                                          The Valmet Pulp Analyzer provides paper, board and tissue makers with fast and precise online updates of key fiber and papermaking furnish properties. It represents the state of the art in online fiber analysis, built on continuous advancements by Valmet for the past thirty years. Rather than waiting for infrequent, time-delayed laboratory tests, fast and decisive control actions can be achieved to manage furnish properties for better paper and improved production.

                                                                                          "Valmet MAP will be the ideal tool at PM 2 for furnish management, screening, blending and improving refining operations while providing energy savings as well," according to Jackson Sui, Senior Automation Sales Manager for Valmet in China.

                                                                                          Information about the customer UPM

                                                                                          UPM is a forest-based bio industry company that provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable materials and they are recyclable. They offer alternatives to replace non-renewable fossil-based materials.

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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:23:56 +0200
                                                                                            Two new Toscotec’s PRODERGY tissue machines start up at APP OKI mill, Indonesia. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7786-two-new-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machines-start-up-at-app-oki-mill-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7786-two-new-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machines-start-up-at-app-oki-mill-indonesia

                                                                                            Toscotec fired up other two AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines at APP’s OKI mill, in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

                                                                                            Following the start-up of two AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY at Perawang mill earlier this year, these two OKI machines started production in less than 3 months after the start-up of the first of a series of Toscotec’s PRODERGY machine ordered by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) for its Perawang and OKI mills in Indonesia. In the next few months, other four machines will start up at the same site.

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                                                                                            The AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY is Toscotec’s top of the line tissue machine, featuring 5.6 m width, 2,000 m/min operating speed, a second-generation steel Yankee dryer of 22 feet diameter and steam-heated hoods. Toscotec’s TT SYD-22FT is the biggest steel Yankee dryer ever manufactured in the world for tissue application. Toscotec’s energy saving innovations consolidate OKI mill’s optimized green process: the paper mill is fully integrated with a massive pulp mill of 2.8 million ton/yr estimated output.

                                                                                            Equipped with the most advanced environmental technology presently available, OKI production base is very much green-oriented. The mill will be powered by clean and self-sufficient energy generated from the pulp production process and wood bark gasification. Tissue production guarantees the highest standards in terms of tissue machine’s efficiency and energy consumption reduction, thanks to PRODERGY’s technological advantages.

                                                                                            Toscotec’s Chief Customer Service Officer Valter Di Nardo commented, “The erection, commissioning and start-up of OKI tissue machines was completed in record time. Toscotec’s technical team on site installed the first foundation plate on January 4. After just over one hundred days, we fired up the first AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY, and after one week, the second start-up followed suit. The mill expressed satisfaction for tissue quality starting from day one”.

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:55:32 +0200
                                                                                              PMP to supply (2) Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc 1600 Premium tissue machines for Baoding Yusen Health Supplies Co. Ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7774-pmp-to-supply-2-intelli-tissue-ecoec-1600-premium-tissue-machines-for-baoding-yusen-health-supplies-co-ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7774-pmp-to-supply-2-intelli-tissue-ecoec-1600-premium-tissue-machines-for-baoding-yusen-health-supplies-co-ltd

                                                                                              On 29th March 2018, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Baoding Yusen Health Supplies for the delivery of (2) Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc 1600 Premium lines.

                                                                                              pmp logo 2016The (2) Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc 1600 Premium will be characterized with 3500mm reel trim, operating speed of 1600 m/min, daily capacity 75 t/d and a basis weight 12.5-31 gsm each. This project will be based on a PMP Integrated Tissue Mill concept, which means 2 machines (left-hand and right-hand) in the same building, a shared control room as well as a warehouse. The same model of right and left hand machines layout in one building is the most compact solution and the two machines can share a common spare parts base. As a result, both space and costs are saved as well as number of personnel required to run the installations. At the same time high production flexibility plays a significant role in achieving top installations effectiveness.

                                                                                              The PMP’s scope of supply will cover for each machine: the single layer Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic Headbox, 4-roll Intelli-Former® Crescent Former, Intelli-Press® equipped with Intelli-SPR® dia 1400 mm which will maximize the amount of water removed from the sheet, 16ft Steel Intelli-YD®, Intelli-Hood® (YD cap type) and Intelli-Reel®. In addition, PMP will provide mechanical drives, electrical drives, lubrication system, steam & condensate system, dust & mist removal systems (on machine parts only), DCS and control system. The PMP team will also provide erection supervision and technological start-up.

                                                                                              The new project will be implemented based on the Optimum Cost Solution philosophy by executing the tissue machine fully designed in Europe (PMPoland), manufacturing of the key components such as a hydraulic headbox and a steel Yankee in Europe, and the remaining manufacturing, as well as tissue machine pre-assembly and tests completed at the PMP Center of Excellence: PMP IB, Changzhou (China). This combination allows to lower a cost of investment for the customer, while maintaining the premium quality of the equipment supplied. Both machines will start-up by the end of 2019.

                                                                                              With the excellent performance of operating reference and continuous new orders, PMP Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc Technology has been recognized worldwide to be a high-quality, high-efficient and ultra-low consumption solution for tissuemakers.

                                                                                              Year by year, PMP increases its presence in China through implementation of projects for both tissue & paper customers. Only in the last decade in Mainland China, PMP provided 16 CF tissue machines and 28 capital machine rebuilds both in tissue and paper side, including core technological units such as Intelli-Jet V® Headboxes, Intelli-Nip® Shoe Presses, Intelli-Sizer® Size Presses, etc. Combination of a state-of-art technology and rich experience of PMP and convenient local service from PMP IB results in smart integration of assets & competences. This way PMP Intelli-Tissue® tissue solutions bring excellent support for its users daily.

                                                                                              About Baoding Yusen Health:

                                                                                              Baoding Yusen Health - a manufacturer specialized in the production and processing of domestic paper. It's located in Mancheng Daceying Papermaking Industial Zone, Baoding, China. After years of efforts, the company has established a modern enterprise system and has developed into a backbone manufacturing enterprise of domestic paper with an annual output value of 1.5 billion yuan and an annual production of 150,000 tons. The company focuses on product quality, and strictly implements the national industry standards, being innovative in succession and making development in innovation. Yusen Paper keeps challenging itself in the fierce market competition, perform its industry charm, creating well-known brands like Kangrou, Yusen and Baili as well as more than 80 single domestic paper products. All products are made of imported natural wood pulp, which is clean, white, soft, delicate, hygienic, super flexible, absorbent, easy to break, and easy to degrade. (learn more: www.yusenpaper.com)

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:45:53 +0200
                                                                                                SA’s paper recycling 2020 target of 70% reached three years early http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7765-sa-s-paper-recycling-2020-target-of-70-reached-three-years-early http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7765-sa-s-paper-recycling-2020-target-of-70-reached-three-years-early

                                                                                                The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) has announced the 2017 paper recycling rates. Last year the paper recycling industry along with conscientious consumers and thousands of collectors kept 1,3 million tonnes of paper and paper, boxes and liquid packaging out of landfill. This would fill 1,539 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

                                                                                                This tonnage represents 70% of the 1,8 million tonnes of paper available for recovery, which excludes books and archived records, and unrecyclable paper like toilet tissue.

                                                                                                “We are delighted with our latest statistics as it shows us that people are recycling more,” says Ursula Henneberry, PRASA operations director. In 2015, the association set a target of 70% by the year 2020, and this has been achieved three years early.

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                                                                                                In the past six years alone, more than seven million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered for recycling. If baled, this amount would cover the surface of 1,273 soccer fields, one metre deep. “The unsung heroes are our country’s recycling collectors along with industry players who operate collection and drop-off schemes as well as buy back centres,” notes Henneberry. 

                                                                                                “While our recovery rate has increased, there has been a drop in local consumption particularly in printing and writing grades, so much so that a newsprint paper machine was closed down last year,” remarks Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA). This has resulted in a slight drop in the actual tonnage from 1,4 million tonnes to 1,3 million tonnes.

                                                                                                “This decline is however in line with international trends,” adds Molony. The average annual per person consumption in South Africa has dropped from around 50kg in 2011 to close to 40kg in 2017. Some of this reduction is attributable to cost saving, electronic media substitution and the country’s weak economic growth. 

                                                                                                The paper packaging industry does not need another tax

                                                                                                Commenting on the Section 28 notice1 (published on 6 December 2017) calling for Industry Waste Management Plans, PAMSA asserts that the private sector consistently invests in voluntary waste management initiatives without it being mandatory. “We would prefer not to have mandatory taxes as these will increase the price of packaging. And our economy and already cash-strapped consumers cannot afford additional costs,” explains Molony.

                                                                                                In addition the objectives of the notice will not be met through more taxes but rather through strengthening existing partnerships between industry, municipalities, the Department of Environmental Affairs and other public institutions. It is through partnerships with the likes of the Fibre Processessing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA that PRASA have trained over 6,000 recycling collectors and entrepreneurs since 2010. PRASA has also worked with the FP&M SETA and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations to formalise the qualifications that these entrepeneurs receive.

                                                                                                According to Statistics SA, there has been a substantial increase of jobs in the paper recycling sector from 2016 to 2017, which has been buoyed by robust demand from paper mills.

                                                                                                Robust local beneficiation

                                                                                                The sector has the capacity to process all the waste paper it collects and less than 5% was exported in 2017. As a result, South Africa is less vulnerable to the vagaries of the international waste paper market and although China’s moratorium on waste paper imports did have some impact, it was neglible compared with the likes of that in the USA and the UK.

                                                                                                “As an industry, we embark on numerous awareness drives, promoting better separation-at-source to reduce the contamination of waste paper and provide a better quality fibre for paper manufacturers,” Molony concludes.

                                                                                                1 A notice in terms of section 28 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No 59 of 2008) (Notice) was published on 6 December 2017.  Each packaging waste stream will have to submit an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) to the Minister by September 2018. According to the Notice, the Waste Bureau will oversee these plans and a tax will be collected by SARS to implement the IndWMPs.

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:06:10 +0200
                                                                                                  BW Papersystems expands corrugated line with historic acquisition of K&H Machinery http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7764-bw-papersystems-expands-corrugated-line-with-historic-acquisition-of-k-h-machinery http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7764-bw-papersystems-expands-corrugated-line-with-historic-acquisition-of-k-h-machinery

                                                                                                  Partnership marks Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia

                                                                                                  BW Papersystems, a Barry-Wehmiller company and capital equipment supplier for the paper industry, has acquired Dongguan K&H Machinery Co. Ltd. The transaction closed on May 31, 2018.

                                                                                                  2018 06 11 090315K&H manufactures complete corrugators to create corrugated sheets; some of its well-known products include the N.C. Slitter Scorer and the Positive Pressure Singlefacer. With operations in Dongguan, China, and Taiwan, K&H has sold products in Asia, Central and South America, and Europe for the past 30 years.

                                                                                                  For decades, BW Papersystems and K&H have often worked together on solution-driven projects for customers throughout China. Now, the two companies will join efforts to better serve the industry and increase their global market presence. BW Papersystems is pleased to welcome 145 team members to the company as a result of this collaboration.

                                                                                                  “We have partnered with K&H for a long time,” said Neal McConnellogue, President of BW Papersystems. “By merging the two companies, BW Papersystems will step into our broader vision and open ourselves to new customer opportunities.”

                                                                                                  Added Eddie Mun, newly appointed Managing Director of K&H in Dongguan: “K&H equipment, combined with the technology of our MarquipWardUnited brand, will meet the increasing demand for automation in Asia.”

                                                                                                  “I look forward to continuing K&H’s and BW Papersystems’ progress in the global corrugated market,” said Wu Kuan Hsiung, President and Board Chairman of K&H, who will continue to consult on innovation and business matters, as the K&H and MarquipWardUnited product lines merge equipment and technology.

                                                                                                  Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Paper and Converting, noted: “With this being Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia, we are fortunate and honored to be partnering with K&H and Mr. Wu, and are excited by the opportunity to accelerate our growth.”

                                                                                                  K&H is BW Papersystems’ 11th acquisition focusing on capital equipment in the paper industries, and is Barry-Wehmiller’s 105th acquisition.

                                                                                                  “Reflecting on this historic partnership, I am thrilled about the opportunity to combine the talents and gifts of our teams in a new way,” said Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO. “This acquisition provides us not only with a great opportunity to expand our presence in the market but also to grow our people-centric culture with our new team members.”

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:03:41 +0200