Pulp-Paperworld.com / Asian News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:04:53 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Another two successful startups for Valmet and Lee & Man in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7695-another-two-successful-startups-for-valmet-and-lee-man-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7695-another-two-successful-startups-for-valmet-and-lee-man-in-china

Valmet recently made two successful Advantage DCT 200 tissue line startups at Lee & Man's tissue mill at Chongqing, China. The first machine in the startup queue was TM13, which started producing high quality paper right from the start on January 18. The second startup was on March 3, when just as good tissue paper hit the reel on TM15. 

"Valmet has sold a total of nine tissue machines to Lee & Man since 2014. All startups have been characterized by good collaboration, efficient installations and steady startup curves. Efficient project execution and tissue lines that deliver good results right from the first roll have become the trademarks of Valmet's and Lee & Man's winning co-operation," says Valmet's project manager Tomas Eklund. A big part of a successful delivery is trustworthy technology. Valmet's well proven Advantage technology has been designed with the success of tissue makers in mind.

Efficient teamwork forms another great part of the success that has been achieved by Valmet and Lee & Man in Chongqing. "We work as one to reach our mutual aims. At this point, we know each other so well that the machines, more or less, start with a push of a button," says Eklund.

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Valmet will start two more Advantage DCT 200 tissue production lines for Lee & Man during 2018. All at the same mill in Chongqing and with the same scope of delivery - complete tissue production lines featuring stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machines.

Technical information about the deliveries

All nine machines are equipped with OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy Yankee cylinders. The Advantage tissue technology includes ViscoNip press, steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and a SoftReel P reel. Basic engineering and site services are also included in the delivery. Valmet's automation package is also included, with Valmet DNA machine and process control system (DCS), as well as Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) and Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler.

The tissue machine has a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. Each machine has the capacity to produce 60,000 tons of toilet and facial tissue per year. Lee & Man uses virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.

About the customer Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing

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

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

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

Valmet's net sales in 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.

Read more www.valmet.com

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:03:45 +0200
    Toscotec’s TT SYD-18FT is running efficiently for reconstituted tobacco production at Fujian Jinmin, China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7692-toscotec-s-tt-syd-18ft-is-running-efficiently-for-reconstituted-tobacco-production-at-fujian-jinmin-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7692-toscotec-s-tt-syd-18ft-is-running-efficiently-for-reconstituted-tobacco-production-at-fujian-jinmin-china

    Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryer TT SYD-18FT was successfully fired up at Fujian Jinmin Reconstituted Tobacco Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Tobacco Corporation, at its Luoyuan mill, Fujian, China. The TT SYD reached top performance immediately after start-up at the end of March.

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    The advantages of TT SYD can benefit all grades and types of paper, not least reconstituted tobacco paper. After Toscotec’s successful reconstituted tobacco application in the U.S., the Chinese reconstituted tobacco paper producer Fujian Jinmin is now operating a big diameter TT SYD, which guarantees top drying efficiency at the lowest possible consumption cost.

    From the delivery of the first TT SYD in 2000 throughout 18 years of successful and safe applications and two generations of design, this achievement further reinforces Toscotec’s position as the number one supplier of steel Yankee dryers worldwide. The number of TT SYD sold in five continents around the globe has recently reached more than 200 units, way ahead of the competition. Based on its ever-growing experience, Toscotec has constantly been upgrading its design and it is currently in the process of honing the third generation of TT SYD.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:50:06 +0200
      Metso to acquire the valve automation division of India based Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7687-metso-to-acquire-the-valve-automation-division-of-india-based-rotex-manufacturers-and-engineers-pvt-ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7687-metso-to-acquire-the-valve-automation-division-of-india-based-rotex-manufacturers-and-engineers-pvt-ltd

      Metso has signed an agreement to acquire the valve automation division of the India-based valve technology company Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd (RMEPL). The company has a market-leading position in India in the actuator business and an advanced offering of switches, process valves, and valve automation products and solutions.

      The acquired division's sales in the last fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, were approx. INR 1,550 million (EUR 19 million) and it employs approximately 275 people. It has two manufacturing facilities in the Mumbai area and sales offices in Mumbai, Vadodara, Kolkata and Pune. 

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      The acquisition will complement Metso's actuation and valve automation offering and enable a full range of actuators for all major valve markets and a broader offering of limit switches for mid-market applications. It also introduces new products to Metso's process-valve portfolio for the oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, water treatment and other process industries. 

      "This acquisition represents an important strategic step for Metso's valves business. It expands our offering for the current customer segments, especially outside North America, and increases our presence in attractive new industries and application areas," says John Quinlivan, President, Valves business area, Metso. "In addition, the acquisition strengthens our capacities and our presence in the important Indian market."

      "We are confident that RMEPL's capabilities and technological solutions will align perfectly with Metso's offering and global valve network. This acquisition will benefit our customers and employees who have been the most important asset of the Rotex Group," says Amit Shah, Managing Director, RMEPL. 

      Closing of the acquisition is estimated to occur in July 2018 subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The parties have agreed to not disclose the value of the transaction.

      About Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers

      Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers is part of the privately-owned Rotex Group. It produces actuators, limit switches, valve automation components and valves. Its customers include major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of valves, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, and mainly India-based major end customers in the oil and gas and power industries. Rotex Group will continue to retain full ownership in other businesses, including solenoid valves, positioners, electro-hydraulic controls for actuators, and its German subsidiary, Magwen valves.

      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 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:25:35 +0200
        Valmet to supply automation technology to PT. Buana Megah in Indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7685-valmet-to-supply-automation-technology-to-pt-buana-megah-in-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7685-valmet-to-supply-automation-technology-to-pt-buana-megah-in-indonesia

        Valmet will supply automation technology to PT. Buana Megah's PM3 board machine in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. Valmet's delivery includes Valmet DNA automation system, Valmet IQ quality control system and consistency transmitters. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The delivery is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2018.

        valmet logoThe board machine will have an annual capacity of 62,780 tons of board. It will produce board and liner. The production is expected to start up in the end of 2018. With Valmet's automation solution for process and quality control and consistency transmitter technology, the mill will be able to optimize machine performance and achieve the set high-quality goals.

        "Valmet is capable of offering a complete automation package, including all process controls with Valmet DNA, quality control with Valmet IQ and consistency transmitters. Our long tradition of innovative automation solutions and professional project management are in our favor," says Pete Teh, Country Manager, Indonesia, Automation, Valmet.

        Information about Valmet's delivery

        Valmet's delivery comprises of Valmet DNA automation system with total of 2,150 I/Os and a Valmet IQ quality control system including a scanner with basis weight and moisture measurements as well as a standalone moisture measurement. Four Valmet Microwave Consistency Transmitters (Valmet MCA) and 14 Valmet Blade Consistency Transmitters (Valmet SP) ensure better measurements and controls. This comprehensive automation package will enable the mill to optimize its processes and achieve premium end-product quality.

        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.

        Read more http://www.valmet.com

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:18:21 +0200
          APP successfully starts up Toscotec’s Prodergy tissue machine at its Perawang mill. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7684-app-successfully-starts-up-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machine-at-its-perawang-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7684-app-successfully-starts-up-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machine-at-its-perawang-mill

          Toscotec’s new Prodergy tissue machine fires up at APP Group’s Perawang mill, in Indonesia. This start-up is part of a major APP order of Toscotec’s Prodergy machines, to be installed at APP Indonesian paper mills.

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          PRODERGY is Toscotec’s leading innovation: an AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine, 5.6 m width, 2,000 m/min operating speed, featuring a second generation TT SYD-22FT and steam-heated hoods. Toscotec’s 22 ft diameter steel Yankee dryer constitutes a world record: the biggest steel Yankee dryer ever manufactured worldwide for tissue application. This breakthrough equips Toscotec with a significant advantage in terms of technological innovation. Prodergy’s unprecedented drying efficiency is threefold, combining the benefits of the largest diameter TT SYD ever delivered worldwide, an efficient press configuration and steam-heated Yankee hoods. Each element of Prodergy’s drying equation contributes to the best possible energy efficiency of the tissue making process. The exclusive use of steam energy throughout the entire drying process ensures significant cost reduction compared with gas energy drying. The design of the TT SYD 22ft and the steam-heated Yankee hood system with multiple energy recovery stages deliver the highest dryness rate with minimum consumptions. The press configuration guarantees the highest possible degree of mechanical dewatering before entering the energy-based drying section of the AHEAD-2.0L.

          Toscotec’s Sales Director Marco Dalle Piagge affirmed, “We are extremely proud of this incredible achievement. The first 22 ft TT SYD ever manufactured and delivered worldwide, and installed on a top performance tissue making line. We are making history and we expect Prodergy to set a new record for energy efficiency in tissue”.

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:14:48 +0200
            A.Celli is waiting for your at CIDPEX 2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7680-a-celli-is-waiting-for-your-at-cidpex-2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7680-a-celli-is-waiting-for-your-at-cidpex-2018

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            CIDPEX 2018, the 25th China International Disposable Paper Expo is the largest exhibition for tissue paper and disposable hygiene products industry in the world. It will take place in Nanjing, China, at Nanjing International Expo Centre (NIEC), from 18 - 20 April, 2018

            A.Celli Paper and A.Celli Nonwovens are participating at CIDPEX 2018 together with its staff from A.Celli Shanghai Machinery Co. Ltd. and will be pleased host you at booth number 8D21, to illustrate the latest novelties in system solutions for complete turn-key plants, with special attention focused on the new generation of iDEAL® Tissue Machines and the E-WIND® winders for tissue, flat papers and cardboard.
            Much attention will be dedicated also to system solution for nonwovens winding and rewinding; packaging lines, palletizing and reel handling for nonwovens including Multifunctional solutions in High Speed Lamination, Spooling.

            A.Celli's wide-ranging offer is completed by the developments dedicated to Printing Systems - IRIDIUM® and the range of services offered on the theme of industrial automation - Industry 4.0.

            In the course of the event, there will several opportunities for exchange of information through debates, technical conferences, seminars and in-depth views on the developments and latest novelties in the field: a must for all those involved in the industry!

            During CIDPEX we would also like to invite you to A.Celli's Open House "FROM TISSUE TO TISSUE" scheduled to take place in Lucca, during iT's Tissue main event, at our plant.

            For further information and/or to fix an appointment at the A.Celli stand, please contact our Sales Managers, Francesco Scatena and Riccardo Cattani, at the following email address: f.scatena@acelli.it; r.cattani@acelli.it.

            Come see us at stand number 8D21!

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:20:25 +0200
              Valmet and Ittihad Paper Mill agree on long term service co-operation at Ittihad Paper Mill, Abu Dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7667-valmet-and-ittihad-paper-mill-agree-on-long-term-service-co-operation-at-ittihad-paper-mill-abu-dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7667-valmet-and-ittihad-paper-mill-agree-on-long-term-service-co-operation-at-ittihad-paper-mill-abu-dhabi

              Valmet and Ittihad Paper Mill LLC have signed an agreement on a long-term service co-operation at the new Ittihad Paper Mill in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

              The Ittihad Paper Mill is in the process of constructing a 320,000 tpa (tons per annum) new fine paper machine, supplied by Valmet, which will be starting up in late 2018.

              According to the agreement, Valmet will provide the Mill with production support and productivity optimization, maintenance management with all maintenance systems and procedures, delivery and optimization of spare parts as well as paper machine parts and consumables.

              From left to right: Luca Marelli, Valmet; Ayman Makarem, Ittihad; Jukka Koiranen, Valmet; Omar Hourani, Ittihad; Rabih El Assadi, Ittihad; Amer Kakish, Itithad; Abdullah Alkhateeb, Ittihad; Mika Tolvanen, Valmet; Timo Harjunpää, ValmetFrom left to right: Luca Marelli, Valmet; Ayman Makarem, Ittihad; Jukka Koiranen, Valmet; Omar Hourani, Ittihad; Rabih El Assadi, Ittihad; Amer Kakish, Itithad; Abdullah Alkhateeb, Ittihad; Mika Tolvanen, Valmet; Timo Harjunpää, Valmet

              The objective of the agreement with Valmet is to ensure top productivity and competitiveness through world-class maintenance and service operations at the Ittihad Paper Mill. 

              "Valmet as the main supplier and technology partner of choice, combined with their expertise in maintenance management provides the best platform for the successful start-up and operation for this state-of-the-art project, the largest of its kind in the region," states Mr. Abdullah Al Khateeb, Ittihad Paper Mill General Manager.

              To ensure the highest possible equipment efficiency with cost optimization, Valmet's mill maintenance service will take full advantage of the following models: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Valmet's streamlined Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and condition-based maintenance.

              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 3.2 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 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:58:16 +0100
                Valmet receives orders for fifth and sixth successive containerboard machines from Nine Dragons in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7658-valmet-receives-orders-for-fifth-and-sixth-successive-containerboard-machines-from-nine-dragons-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7658-valmet-receives-orders-for-fifth-and-sixth-successive-containerboard-machines-from-nine-dragons-in-china

                Valmet will supply two more containerboard production lines with related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co., Ltd., China. The orders for the four previous machines were published in 2017 (PM 39 and PM 40, PM 41 and PM 42). The latest two production lines will be located in Dongguan (PM 43) and Quanzhou (PM 45) and are similar to the previous four containerboard production lines.

                The two new containerboard production lines will be designed to produce high-quality testliner grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials as the four production lines ordered last year. The start-ups of PM 43 and PM 45 are scheduled to take place within a few months' timeframe in 2019. The start-ups of the four previous production lines are scheduled to take place a few months apart from each other starting from mid-2018.

                The order of PM 45 is included in Valmet's first quarter 2018 orders received and the order of PM 43 was included in Valmet's third quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the orders will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type and scale is typically around EUR 90-110 million.

                "Nine Dragons is committed to produce high quality containerboard products. We can deliver this promise with Valmet's technically advanced board machines. Advanced technology and the modern and distinctive industrial design were certainly important factors in these decisions. I'm pleased that Nine Dragons has had such a good cooperation with Valmet in the negotiations of these six machines and all the previous projects," says Mr. MC Liu, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nine Dragons.

                Valmet's modern and distinctive industrial design is valued by paper and board producersValmet's modern and distinctive industrial design is valued by paper and board producers

                "Nine Dragons' decision to purchase six-in-a-row energy and resource efficient containerboard machines is quite exceptional. The company values our innovative, modernly designed and sustainable board making technology. We are pleased to continue the good cooperation with Nine Dragons," says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

                Technical details about the delivery

                Valmet's deliveries for PM 43 and PM 45 container board making lines are similar to the four previous ones. The deliveries will include steam and condensate systems, broke collection pulpers for stock preparation, a board machine from headbox to winder including a full scope automation package and process ventilation equipment.

                The containerboard machines will include OptiSizer Combi sizers combining both film and pond application for both sides. Film application is an optimal solution for lower basis weight grades. Pond application is for substantially higher basis weight grades needing higher penetration. This combination gives flexibility and opportunities to optimize the properties of different grades.

                As in the previous orders, the full scope automation packages include Valmet DNA process and machine controls and condition monitoring. Board final quality is managed with Valmet IQ quality control system, comprehensive range of profilers as well as web inspection and monitoring system. The deliveries comprise also modern analyzers from pulping and wet end to laboratory testing.

                PM 43 and PM 45 will produce testliner grades with a basis weight range of 75-140 g/m2.

                About the customer Nine Dragons

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

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

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

                Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 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 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:44:59 +0100
                  Valmet to supply a repeat order of three winders for Shanying International in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7647-valmet-to-supply-a-repeat-order-of-three-winders-for-shanying-international-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7647-valmet-to-supply-a-repeat-order-of-three-winders-for-shanying-international-in-china

                  Valmet will supply three winders for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The order is following the delivery of the Valmet OptiConcept M board machine (PM 21) announced in December 2017 and earlier winder deliveries to company's Ma'anshan site. The capacity of the three winders will cover the production of two board machines. The start-ups of the winders are scheduled for the end of the year 2018.

                  The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically EUR 10-20 million.

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                  "We have a long and good relationship with Shanying. Valmet is supplying or has delivered already six paper or board machines for this customer - the latest ones being the orders of the testliner machine PM 21 and two earlier started-up container board lines in Ma'anshan. Valmet has also just recently announced a waste-fired boiler delivery for Shanying International Holdings. These earlier projects and strong track record with winders convinced the customer to choose Valmet," says Mikko Osara, Vice President of Board and Paper Mills Business Unit at Valmet.

                  Technical details about the delivery

                  Valmet's delivery includes three high-capacity OptiWin Drum two-drum compact winders. They are repeat orders of three similar OptiWin Drum winders delivered at the Ma'anshan site in 2014. Valmet's winding concept brings flexibility for the mill's two production lines with high capacity potential as well as smart drive controls and optimization.

                  The winders are designed for basis weight range of 80-170 g/m2 and design speed of 3,000 m/min.

                  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.

                  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 3.2 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 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:39:44 +0100
                    Seventh Valmet supplied tissue line successfully started up at Hengan's mill in China, with more to come http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7645-seventh-valmet-supplied-tissue-line-successfully-started-up-at-hengan-s-mill-in-china-with-more-to-come http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7645-seventh-valmet-supplied-tissue-line-successfully-started-up-at-hengan-s-mill-in-china-with-more-to-come

                    Valmet and Hengan joined forces on January 15, 2018, to successfully start a Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue line at Hengan's mill in Weifang, China.

                    PM21 is the third of four Advantage DCT 200 lines recently ordered by Hengan. When the startup of PM22 takes place at the same mill in Weifang later this year, Hengan will have a total of eight Valmet supplied tissue production lines in operation. The other two Advantage DCT 200 machines were started in Wuhu, China, with excellent results in 2016. All three startups have been well coordinated and performed in record time, which creates a great outlook for the upcoming PM22 premiere.

                    The investments support Hengan's aim of strengthening their leading market position in China, while the well proven Advantage DCT Technology ensures a stable production of high-quality tissue, in this case mainly used for facial, toilet and towel grades.

                    Hengan is China's leading tissue producer, with a current tissue production exceeding one million tons per year. The high-performance Advantage DCT 200 trio counts for an annual capacity of least 180,000 tons of tissue products, soon to be 240,000 tons once all four production lines are started and optimized.

                    Valmet's and Hengan's teams in front of the newly started Advantage DCT 200 line and the first jumbo roll, in Weifang, China.Valmet's and Hengan's teams in front of the newly started Advantage DCT 200 line and the first jumbo roll, in Weifang, China.

                    Technical information about the deliveries

                    Valmet's delivery comprises of four Advantage DCT 200 tissue production lines, featuring automation, stock preparation systems and the well-proven Advantage technology including OptiFlo headbox, Yankee, AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and SoftReel reel. The machines are 5.6 meters wide and operates at 2,000 m/min.

                    Information about Hengan

                    Hengan International Group Company Limited is an investment holding company mainly engaged in the trading of personal hygienic products. The company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of personal hygiene products, including sanitary napkins, disposable diapers and tissue papers products, food and snacks products and others in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and certain overseas markets.

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

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

                    Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 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 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:30:24 +0100
                      Toscotec will provide four new AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines to Vinda Hubei Xiaogan mill. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7619-toscotec-will-provide-four-new-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines-to-vinda-hubei-xiaogan-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7619-toscotec-will-provide-four-new-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines-to-vinda-hubei-xiaogan-mill

                      Vinda International Group purchased four new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines, to be installed in its new production base in Xiaonan district, Xiaogan, Hubei. Toscotec will deliver the first two lines in mid-March and the second two in mid-May 2018.   

                      PM1, PM2, PM3 and PM4 will have similar configurations, including second generation large diameter TT SYD and Toscotec’s most recent technological developments in dryness efficiency, taking its widely acknowledged energy saving results to the next level.

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                      The four AHEAD-2.0M are scheduled to come online by the end of 2018, leading to a total production increase of over 120,000 t/y for Vinda. This year the Italian supplier is also delivering two AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines to Vinda’s new Yangjiang mill in Guangdong. Overall, these six Toscotec-supplied lines will add a total of over 180,000 tons to Vinda International’s annual production output.

                      Toscotec Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alessandro Mennucci stated, “We know that this large project at the heart of China’s central region is of strategic importance to Vinda, and we are proud to be part of it. Toscotec will be there with today’s best available tissue technology, including our latest advancements. I am confident that Vinda will appreciate the benefits of the AHEAD-2.0M in terms of both tissue quality and consumptions.”

                      Located in the high-demand central China tissue market region, Vinda’s new Hubei mill will become another important strategic production base for Vinda Group.

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:53:09 +0100
                        Valmet to supply a waste-fired boiler to Shanying Huazhong Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7616-valmet-to-supply-a-waste-fired-boiler-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7616-valmet-to-supply-a-waste-fired-boiler-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china

                        Valmet and Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd. have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a mill waste-fired boiler plant to Shanying Huazhong Paper's paper mill, in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The new waste-to-energy boiler plant will supply electricity for the paper mill and enables the mill to utilize all of its mill waste in energy production.

                        The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

                        valmet logoShanying International Holdings' investment in waste-to-energy solution enables high overall efficiency with very effective heat and power generation and supports circular economy. Installation is scheduled to begin in June 2018. Heat and power production will start early 2019. 

                        "Valmet's boiler technology offers the highest steam parameters and overall plant efficiency. We expect to achieve high economic efficiency with reduced need for maintenance and production shut-downs," says Yi Shuai, Plant Director at power plant of Shanying Huazhong Paper. "The tailor-made boiler design meets our expectations of steam parameters which allows us to utilize standard turbine, and we believe it will help to optimize the entire plant," he continues.

                        "This boiler delivery will be the first paper mill waste-to-energy boiler which has the highest steam parameters. We have developed our waste-to-energy concept especially for this type of power plants. The solution will enable excellent efficiency through high steam parameters even when combusting demanding waste fuels. Utilizing waste in energy production will enable a significant reduction of CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel powered plants," says Kai Janhunen, Vice President, Energy business unit, Valmet.

                        Valmet announced in December 2017, that it will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings.

                        Technical information about the delivery

                        Valmet's delivery includes major parts of a CYMIC boiler island from fuel silo to boiler outlet. The boiler uses circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology.

                        The green field boiler plant will use mill waste (paper rejects, pulp rejects and pulp sludge) as its fuel totaling to 260,000 tons of waste annually. Light fuel oil is used only for start-ups. The chlorine and alkaline content in the waste derived fuel is relatively high, but using Valmet's circulating fluidized bed technology the emissions are controlled efficiently.

                        Information about Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd.

                        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, 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.

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

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

                        Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

                        For further information, please contact:

                        Xin Bo, Sales Manager, Energy, Pulp and Energy business line, China

                        tel. +86 13910107348, bo.xin@valmet.com

                        Sanna Röyskö, Director, Boiler and Gasification Plants, Energy, Pulp & Energy business line

                        tel. +358 40 821 1268, sanna.roysko@valmet.com

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:30:17 +0100
                          Infinity ToughLine: Time savings of 50 percent when changing fabrics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7611-infinity-toughline-time-savings-of-50-percent-when-changing-fabrics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7611-infinity-toughline-time-savings-of-50-percent-when-changing-fabrics

                          The Infinity ToughLine press fabric maintains its consistently high void volume even when exposed to high line load and substantial degree of wear. A constant water flow guarantees consistent performance over the entire life of the fabric.

                          • For use in particularly challenging environments
                          • Simple and fast seam closure
                          • Successfully tested at Chinese paper mill

                          ToughLine – as the name suggests, is the new range of press fabrics from the Voith Infinity family specifically designed for use in extreme environments. These conditions occur, for example, when manufacturing pulp, board and packaging papers, where the fabrics are continually exposed to heat or abrasive materials. Nevertheless, they have to reliably drain the paper webs and perform consistently in the process. Paper quality deteriorates as soon as fabric structures become compacted during operation.

                          Voith offers Infinity ToughLine with and without seam. The modular structure of the fabric means that it can be tailored precisely to customer requirements.Voith offers Infinity ToughLine with and without seam. The modular structure of the fabric means that it can be tailored precisely to customer requirements.

                          Voith uses the latest weaving technologies which produce a genuinely laminated structure to avoid this compaction in its Infinity ToughLine press fabrics. This enables the fabric to remain very stable in both MD and CD over its entire life and to constantly retain its high void volume. Good compressibility and excellent resiliency also give the press fabrics a high dewatering capacity. The stable high void volume of the fabric and its drainage capacity ensure minimal dirt deposits, creating the basis for a consistently high paper quality. Voith offers Infinity ToughLine with and without a seam. The modular structure of the fabric allows it to be tailored precisely to customer requirements.

                          Successfully tested
                          A Chinese paper manufacturer was one of the first of Voith's customers to test Infinity ToughLine with a seam. The company’s conclusion is that the time for changing the fabric is cut in half. Previously, the paper producer had used conventional endless fabrics. However, these are very time-consuming to change and also present safety risks. If a seamed fabric is used instead of an endless fabric, there is no need to open the whole machine. The new fabric can be easily joined with the old fabric and pulled into the machine where it can be closed. All Infinity ToughLine seam loops are of identical loop length, shape and spacing, joining the seam is quick and easy.

                          A Chinese paper manufacturer was one of the first of Voith's customers to test Infinity ToughLine with seam. As a consecence the time for changing the fabric was cut by 50 percent.A Chinese paper manufacturer was one of the first of Voith's customers to test Infinity ToughLine with seam. As a consecence the time for changing the fabric was cut by 50 percent.

                          Even though the use of seamed fabrics offers great savings in time and costs, many paper manufacturers continue to rely on endless fabrics. They are concerned that the seam will leave marks on the paper and therefore cause additional waste. Meanwhile, market experience with Infinity ToughLine shows that the new press fabric does not leave any marks on the paper web over their entire life and ensures a consistently high paper quality. Convinced of the results, the Chinese paper producer has converted its machine entirely to fabrics with seam in the meantime.

                          Infinity ToughLine is available with PeakElement the elastomer component available for all Voith press felt designs. Infinity is part of the PressMax range of Voith AdvancedPRODUCTS. Alongside individual products, PressMax offers papermakers the opportunity to enhance the performance of their paper machine through the ideal combination of perfectly matched products.

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

                          About Voith
                          Voith is a global technology group. 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, Voith 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 largest family-owned companies in Europe.

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:38:32 +0100
                            Hengan International celebrates the successful start-up of a new MODULO-PLUS PM26 at its Changji mill, Xinjiang – China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7608-hengan-international-celebrates-the-successful-start-up-of-a-new-modulo-plus-pm26-at-its-changji-mill-xinjiang-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7608-hengan-international-celebrates-the-successful-start-up-of-a-new-modulo-plus-pm26-at-its-changji-mill-xinjiang-china

                            The leading Chinese producer of hygiene and sanitary products has successfully started up the second of two Toscotec-supplied tissue machines installed at its Changji mill.

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                            Hengan and Toscotec sealed their partnership at the end of a project that started one year ago with the order of two tissue machines, PM25 (started up in November 2017) and PM26, producing a total increase of 50,000 tons per year to Hengan’s production.

                            Both tissue machines have a production speed of 1,600 m/min and a width of 2.8 m. They are equipped with single layer headbox, one large diameter TT SuctionPressRoll, second generation TT SYD with improved rib design, TT Milltech natural gas high efficiency hood and steam and condensate removal system. The scope of supply also includes DCS/MCS, as well as erection supervision, start up assistance and training programs.

                            Hengan project team stated: “We are excited to start this new project. Toscotec-supplied tissue machines have all the technology we need to produce high quality tissue and to reduce the operating cost of our mill. We want to thank all those who contributed to the success of this partnership project.”

                            Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director: “Now the two machines are running at their target operating speed and they are already producing marketable tissue. In spite of the environmental hardship of Xinjiang Autonomous Region in which the mill is located, everything goes fine and thanks to the good cooperation between our service team and the mill’s personnel, we achieved both start-ups in a very short time. It’s another success to add to our professional experience.”

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:22:45 +0100
                              A.Celli Rebuilding: a new paper winder for Muda Paper Mills Malaysia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7592-a-celli-rebuilding-a-new-paper-winder-for-muda-paper-mills-malaysia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7592-a-celli-rebuilding-a-new-paper-winder-for-muda-paper-mills-malaysia

                              Muda Paper Mills Malaysia, Tasek Mill: an old paper winder comes back into fashion!

                              In October 2017, A.Celli Paper's Customer Service team installed and successfully concluded the upgrade performed on an old paper winder with the final start-up.

                              The intervention, which entailed updating the winder's slitting section with a modern, fully automatic positioning system of the slitting units, allowed the customer to immediately increment production, substantially reducing the time loss during the production change, following all modern concepts of safety requirements for the operators.

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                              A.Celli Paper worked in close contact with the customer and the teamwork yielded optimal results. Indeed, the solutions applied were designed in advance, tested and then shared with the customer's work team. The new configuration kept into consideration the convenience of the operations to be performed on the one hand, and the needs of Muda Paper Mills on the other, in order to obtain the best results in terms of efficiency in the shortest possible installation times, turning an old winder into a superbly operating and productive system.

                              The customer was very appreciative of the project, acknowledging the high level of professionalism of A.Celli Paper's Customer Service team and its ability to always find functional, practical and intelligent solutions through engineering/design analyses, and always keeping the strategic-industrial demands of the individual customers in mind.

                              A.Celli Paper is capable of offering prompt & effective consultancy in-line with any type of investment and production demand

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:24:30 +0100
                                Kemira increases prices of process chemicals for pulp & paper industry in APAC http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7576-kemira-increases-prices-of-process-chemicals-for-pulp-paper-industry-in-apac http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7576-kemira-increases-prices-of-process-chemicals-for-pulp-paper-industry-in-apac

                                Kemira, the leading global chemicals company serving customers in pulp & paper industry and other water intensive industries, announces price increases of up to 25% for its process chemical product lines.

                                Logo slogan below kemiraThe price adjustment of process chemicals are a result of challenging key raw material and energy supply situation as well as the rising transportation cost of raw material and finished goods.

                                The price increases of the process chemicals will become effective on January 1st, 2018 or as contracts and other conditions allow.

                                For more information:

                                Nichlas Kavander

                                Senior Vice President, Head of Kemira Pulp & Paper APAC

                                nichlas.kavander@kemira.com

                                Jonathan Wei

                                Director, Product Lines, Kemira Pulp & Paper APAC

                                jonathan.wei@kemira.com

                                Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
                                www.kemira.com

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:31:57 +0100
                                  Valmet to supply three moisturizer systems to SCG Packaging in Thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7574-valmet-to-supply-three-moisturizer-systems-to-scg-packaging-in-thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7574-valmet-to-supply-three-moisturizer-systems-to-scg-packaging-in-thailand

                                  Valmet will supply three Valmet IQ Moisturizer systems to Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd and Thai Cane Paper Public Co., Ltd. Both companies are under SCG Packaging in Thailand. Three moisturizers with moisture CD control will be installed at PM6 and PM7 at Wangsala mill and PM11 at Prachinburi mill. With the new solution, the mills will be able to improve the board quality on paper machines.

                                  The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The deliveries are expected to take place during the first two quarters of 2018.

                                  The order is a natural continuation after Valmet IQ Moisturizers' success at SCG Packaging's other paper machines.

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                                  "We expect to improve the CD moisture 2-sigma variation at least by 40%, which is quite challenging. Other mills in our group that have been equipped with the latest Valmet moisturizer solution, such as Siam Kraft's PM1, PM3, PM5, PM8, PM16, PM17 and mill at Thai Paper Glassine, have been satisfied with Valmet IQ Moisturizer's performance. We believe this latest solution will help us to improve the moisture profiles overall and increase the production," says Mr. Suteephong Sumphaophok, Manager, Plant Reliability and Engineering, Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd.

                                  "SCG Packaging has trusted Valmet's moisturizer technology in various other projects we have done over the years. The repeat order of these three moisturizers show that our performance has met the customer need and they continue to invest in technology and service they trust," says Hannu Yrjölä, Sales & Service Manager, South East Asia, Automation, Valmet.

                                  Technical information about Valmet IQ Moisturizer

                                  Valmet IQ Moisturizers are part of the Valmet IQ product family for monitoring and optimizing process performance and end-product quality.

                                  Valmet IQ Moisturizer is the industry's most advanced family of moisturizing systems. The air-atomized micro-droplet nozzle, combined with a linear water control valve and an electromechanical actuator with position feedback, is an application-matched solution for all paper and board makers for moisture profile improvement, curl control and moisture level increase.

                                  Information about SCG Packaging

                                  SCG Packaging offers a diverse range of products and services to address every application need such as paper packaging, flexible packaging, food safety packaging, pre-print technology and an offset printing system. The company aims to deliver a broad spectrum of innovative products and services as well as packaging solutions for its customers.

                                  For further information, please contact:

                                  Hannu Yrjölä, Sales & Service Manager, South East Asia, Automation, Valmet, tel. +66817541286, hannu.yrjola@valmet.com

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

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

                                  Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:21:17 +0100
                                    Valmet to supply key solutions for three containerboard machines in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7571-valmet-to-supply-key-solutions-for-three-containerboard-machines-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7571-valmet-to-supply-key-solutions-for-three-containerboard-machines-in-china

                                    Valmet will supply board machine key technology and machine control systems for three new containerboard machines in China. Two of the machines will be producing liner and one will be producing fluting. The start-ups of the machines are scheduled for 2019.

                                    The orders are included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, a project of this type and scope is valued at EUR 30-40 million.

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                                    "In containerboard manufacturing, headbox and press section are one of the most important key technologies to secure high production quality. Our expertise and our smooth project execution capabilities convinced the customer to choose Valmet to supply these key technologies for its three new containerboard machines," comments Timo Saresvuo, Senior Sales Manager from Valmet.

                                    Technical information about the delivery

                                    Valmet's delivery for the new containerboard machines will include altogether six new headboxes and three press sections. For the liner board machines, OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes were selected for improved product quality and increased productivity and two OptiPress Linear double-nip press sections with linear web run for excellent end product properties, high dewatering capacity and good runnability. The delivery for the machine producing fluting includes an OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox and a center roll based OptiPress Center press section with shoe press technology. All the delivered machinery will be equipped with Valmet DNA machine control system.

                                    For further information, please contact:

                                    Mika Ollikainen, Sales Director, Asia-Pacific and China, Valmet, tel. +358 45 271 1711

                                    Fan Ze, Vice President, Capital Sales in China, Valmet, tel. +86 10 6566 6600 3108

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

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

                                    Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:00:03 +0100
                                      Valmet to supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7555-valmet-to-supply-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7555-valmet-to-supply-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china

                                      Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. New production line (PM 21) with a wide automation package is designed to produce high-quality testliner grades. By increasing its production capacity, Shanying is aiming for bigger market shares. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for end of the year 2018.

                                      The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of order of this type is typically EUR 40-50 million.

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                                      "Valmet has a long and successful relationship with Shanying International. Shanying International has six Valmet-supplied paper and board making lines, the latest ones are the two containerboard lines in Ma'anshan. These earlier projects and our successful OptiConcept M references convinced the customer to choose our reliable and well-proven technology. I am very pleased to say that with this board machine, the number of delivered OptiConcept M machines will be more than a dozen," says Mikko Osara, Vice President of Paper Mills Business Unit at Valmet.

                                      Technical details about the delivery

                                      Valmet's delivery includes a high-speed OptiConcept M containerboard making line from broke collection to reel. PM 21 producing fluting grades will be equipped with OptiFlo Gap headbox with Aqua layering technology for two-layer sheet production with very good layer coverage using only one headbox and a forming unit, as well as OptiFormer Gap former with shoe and blade technology 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 and OptiCart Stream parent roll cart with transfer rails. The delivery will also include related ventilation equipment, runnability components and Valmet DNA machine control and process control systems, and Valmet IQ quality measurement system. The machine will be delivered with a fabrics package and an additional production and maintenance support after take over.

                                      The 8,600-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce test liner grades. Design production values are the following: basis weight range 80-130 g/m2, design speed 1,500 m/min and daily capacity approx. 1,600 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.

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

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

                                      Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:26:45 +0100
                                        WTO Panel Upholds the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Coated Paper from Indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7552-wto-panel-upholds-the-imposition-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duties-on-imports-of-certain-coated-paper-from-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7552-wto-panel-upholds-the-imposition-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duties-on-imports-of-certain-coated-paper-from-indonesia

                                        Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) and Sappi North America today praised the decision of a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel, which upheld the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports from Indonesia. The decision, released yesterday, confirms that the U.S. acted consistently with its WTO obligations when it imposed countervailing duties of 17.93 percent and antidumping duties of 20.13 percent.

                                        verso logo 2018Yesterday's decision means that countervailing duties that were imposed in November 2010 on certain types of coated paper from Indonesia will remain in effect. The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission determined in 2016 that the market situation warranted the continuation of the duties for an additional 5-year period. The paper products covered by the petitions include certain types of coated paper that use sheet-fed presses with a GE brightness rating of 80 or higher and weighing up to 340 grams per square meter. The papers are used in commercial printing to create magazines, books, direct mailing, and corporate collateral.

                                        Michael Weinhold, President of Graphic Papers at Verso Corporation said, "Verso is very pleased with the WTO Panel's decision in DS491, which will help ensure that duties remain in place to counter the dumping and subsidization of Indonesian coated paper. We also want to thank the U.S. Trade Representative's Office, and officials from the International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce, who worked diligently to defend these decisions and ensure strong enforcement of our trade laws."

                                        Mark Gardner, President and CEO of Sappi North America added, "We are very happy with the outcome of this dispute. Subsidized imports injure U.S. producers, and it is important to keep the offsetting duties in place."

                                        Parties have 60 days to appeal the ruling to the WTO Appellate Body.

                                        About Verso Corporation
                                        Verso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. The leading North American producer of printing and
                                        specialty papers and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso's passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This passion, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers and other end users. For more information, visit us online at www.versoco.com.

                                        About Sappi North America 
                                        sappi logoSappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a market leader in converting wood fiber into superior products that customers demand worldwide. The success of our four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world's leading suppliers of Release Papers with our Ultracast, PolyEX, Classics and Neoterix lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Our Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labeling industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.

                                        Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at: www.sappi.com.

                                        SOURCE Verso Corporation

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:37:21 +0100
                                          A new Toscotec supplied tissue machine fired up at Hengan Paper in China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7516-a-new-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machine-fired-up-at-hengan-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7516-a-new-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machine-fired-up-at-hengan-paper-in-china

                                          Xinjiang Hengan Paper’s tissue machine (PM25) was successfully started up at the company's Changji mill.

                                          The new line is part of Hengan’s expansion plan, according to which Toscotec supplied two new MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines to the leading Chinese producer. This start-up marks a success based on the great cooperation between the two technical teams.

                                          The installation and commissioning were performed in record time, the shortest in Hengan’s long history, and one of the most difficult ones, considering the environmental hardship of Xinjiang Autonomous Region in which the mill is located.

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                                          The MODULO-PLUS is one Toscotec’s ES line tissue machines and it includes the TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) solution, ensuring enhanced production at low energy consumption. The line will add 25.000 tons per year of high quality tissue to Hengan’s current production.

                                          Hengan Team would like to express its gratitude to all members of the Toscotec team. The professional skills and high dedication for work of the people involved led to the successful and very fast start up of this new machine.

                                          "We have developed great experience in managing installations, start -up and assistance services, in close partnership with the customer. Our Company is glad to support Hengan and be part of their expansion project." says Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales director of Toscotec.

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:20:15 +0100
                                            Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement with PT Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7485-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-pt-pindo-deli-pulp-and-paper-mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7485-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-pt-pindo-deli-pulp-and-paper-mills

                                            Minerals Technologies Inc. has just announced that it has signed an agreement with PT Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills, part of the Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), to build an 80,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Pindo Deli, Indonesia, located just east of the city of Jakarta. The facility will be operated by Pindo Deli Specialty Minerals (PDSM), a newly created joint venture in Indonesia.

                                            2014 07 30 103250 min tech logo“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with this long-term partner and world-class paper manufacturer,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer. “This agreement follows the signing of a new 125,000 ton per year PCC plant and 40,000 ton expansion with APP in Indonesia earlier this year.”

                                            This facility is scheduled to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2018.  D.J. Monagle III, Group President, Specialty Minerals and Refractories, commented further, “Asia Pulp & Paper is an innovative paper company, and we are pleased that they have confirmed the value of our PCC technology in their fine paper grades. Our PCC will be used as a paper filler to improve brightness, opacity and bulk, and to reduce the cost to the papermaker of higher-cost fiber.”

                                            PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting Minerals Technologies' PCC for more expensive wood fiber, customers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. In 1986, Minerals Technologies originated the satellite concept for making and delivering PCC on site at paper mills, and the concept was a major factor in revolutionizing papermaking in North America. Today, the company has 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 $1.638 billion in 2016. For further information, please visit our website at www.mineralstech.com

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:18:22 +0100
                                              BASF inaugurates enzyme-based production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide in Nanjing, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7476-basf-inaugurates-enzyme-based-production-plant-for-biocatalyzed-acrylamide-in-nanjing-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7476-basf-inaugurates-enzyme-based-production-plant-for-biocatalyzed-acrylamide-in-nanjing-china

                                              BASF celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide at its site in Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Nanjing, China.

                                              With this investment in its wholly-owned BioACM plant in Nanjing, BASF is strengthening its production set-up for reliable and high-quality supply of polyacrylamide to customers in Asia Pacific, especially in China. The plant has a capacity of more than 50,000 tons of biocatalyzed acrylamide per year.

                                              • Efficient, environmentally friendly production at BASF’s first biocatalyzed acrylamide (BioACM) plant in Asia Pacific
                                              • Focus on reliable and high-quality supply with capacity of more than 50,000 tons per year

                                              Acrylamide is used in the production of water-soluble flocculation aids that make wastewater treatment and papermaking, as well as mineral processing and enhanced oil recovery, more efficient and less resource-intensive. This new plant further strengthens BASF’s position in the region and will help expand cost-competitive supply to meet the growing demand of these water-intensive industries.

                                              BASF has been producing biocatalyzed acrylamide in Suffolk, USA, since 2014 and started operations at its European BioACM plant in Bradford, England, in 2016. With this successful start-up in China, BASF now has three state-of-the-art production facilities located in key markets worldwide.

                                              2017 10 31 091945BASF inaugurates enzyme-based production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide in Nanjing, China

                                              “The completion of the BioACM plant in Nanjing is an important milestone. The construction of a new polyacrylamide production line is currently underway and is expected to go on stream in 2018. With investments into upstream and downstream plants, we continue to strengthen our position as a leading partner for the paper and water treatment industries,” explained Andreas Tuerk, Senior Vice President Paper and Water Chemicals from BASF.

                                              The enzyme-based biocatalytic production method results in less waste than conventional high-pressure, energy-intensive copper catalysis. The process takes place at room temperature and under normal atmospheric conditions, resulting in energy savings and greater environmental compatibility. It also generates fewer by-products.

                                              “The BioACM plant at Nanjing is built according to BASF’s high global standards of safety and environmental protection. BASF provides training to employees and safety experts to ensure the same high safety standards as in all other production facilities,” said Bradley Morrison, Senior Vice President, Operations and Site Management Greater China.

                                              For more information, see https://www.basf.com/bioacrylamide

                                              About BASF Paper and Water Chemicals
                                              BASF offers a comprehensive and customer-centric range of chemicals for the paper and water industry. Our paper chemicals portfolio comprises dry strength agents, fixing agents, retention and drainage aids, deaerators, flocculants and coagulants for water management. Furthermore, we offer basic dyes, direct dyes, sizing agents, pigment preparations, wet strength agents and color developers for thermal paper. The water chemicals portfolio includes products used in the key processes of industrial and municipal water treatment. We are a leading supplier of chemicals to purify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, to treat waste water stream and industrial process water, to protect cooling towers, boilers and desalination plants. We are fully committed to the future topic water. Further information can be found at:  www.basf.com/paper and  www.basf.com/water

                                              About BASF
                                              At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at  www.basf.com

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:20:42 +0100
                                                ANDRITZ starts up second tissue machine with 20-foot steel Yankee successfully at Guizhou Chitianhua, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7458-andritz-starts-up-second-tissue-machine-with-20-foot-steel-yankee-successfully-at-guizhou-chitianhua-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7458-andritz-starts-up-second-tissue-machine-with-20-foot-steel-yankee-successfully-at-guizhou-chitianhua-china

                                                International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the TM6 tissue machine delivered to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry Co., Ltd. (Taison Group), Guizhou Province, China. The new PrimeLineST tissue machine, with a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a paper width of 5.6 meters, will produce high-quality facial wipes and toilet paper, as well as paper tissues based on bamboo furnish. This delivery follows the supply of TM5, which was started up successfully at Guizhou Chitianhua’s location in Chishui in September 2016.

                                                  First paper on reel of the TM6 at Guizhou Chitianhua © ANDRITZ First paper on reel of the TM6 at Guizhou Chitianhua © ANDRITZ

                                                Like the TM5, the TM6 is currently unique on the Asian market because it combines a high-performance Yankee with a steam-heated hood. The PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of steel, has a diameter of 20 feet, and hence is among the largest in the world. The combination of steam-heated hood and steel Yankee enables a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings compared to systems operated with gas because it uses steam. The steel Yankee’s evaporation rate is 15-20% higher than cast-iron models, which results in 8-10% better machine performance.

                                                “The two high-speed tissue machines from ANDRITZ contribute to a substantial reduction in operating costs compared to traditional concepts due to their innovative, energy-saving solutions. Moreover, with the large steel Yankees we produce high-quality tissue paper at high speed from the mill’s own bamboo pulp,” says Wu Mingxi, President of the Taison Group.

                                                The Yankee was manufactured at the ANDRITZ workshop in Foshan, Guandong Province, China, which offers customers state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and quality management.

                                                The ANDRITZ GROUP

                                                ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,400 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

                                                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, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:28:42 +0200
                                                  Södra increases exports to China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7446-soedra-increases-exports-to-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7446-soedra-increases-exports-to-china

                                                  Demand for products from the Swedish forest is on the increase in China. In 2017, Södra increased sales of paper pulp by more than 50 percent. At the same time, Södra’s sales of sawn timber in the country have increased steadily since 2010.

                                                  2017 10 16 081435Södra’s core markets for both paper pulp and sawn timber are located in Europe. However, China is currently one of the fastest expanding markets. In January–September this year, Södra’s sales of paper pulp increased by more than 50 percent to the country compared with the same period in 2016. Uses for paper pulp include cardboard packaging, and toilet and kitchen paper.

                                                  “Growth in China is robust. With the increased volumes provided by our investments we can tap into this growth. Demand for raw material from certified forest is on the increase with a clear focus on sustainability, and this is something we can contribute towards,” said Magnus Björkman, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Södra Cell International.

                                                  The market is showing no signs of slowing in the near future and there is also strong pressure for sawn timber to China. Södra began delivering sawn timber to the country in 2010 and sales have grown each year. Södra established a sales office for sawn timber in Shanghai in 2015. To meet rising demand in the region, an additional sales office was opened in Hong Kong on 1 October.

                                                  Starting in 2018, Södra’s position in China will be further strengthened when a new purchasing office is established in Shanghai, under the name of Södra International Trading. Focus will be on purchasing indirect materials, such as machinery and processing equipment.  

                                                  Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of more than 50,000 forest owners. We engage in modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the next generation of forestry.

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:17:54 +0200
                                                    Pasaban manufactures two new paper sheeters for the Naini Group paper mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7432-pasaban-manufactures-two-new-paper-sheeters-for-the-naini-group-paper-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7432-pasaban-manufactures-two-new-paper-sheeters-for-the-naini-group-paper-mill

                                                    Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Managing Director of the Naini Group and Chairman of the Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (IPPTA) has once again chosen Pasaban sheeters to meet his objective of providing a quality finish to the paper produced in the company’s two plants; Naini Tissues and Naini Papers.

                                                    pasaban logotipoNaini Group belongs to the medium-size pulp and paper manufacturing sector. Four years ago it hired Pasaban to design and manufacture a paper sheeting equipment in order to provide a higher quality finish to the paper it produces. The good results achieved were key to the manufacture and commissioning of two more high output sheeters.

                                                    To the 8 unwind stand KB 2400 sheeter, another KB 1900 was added. Including an automatic pallet change at maximum speed and a 6 unwind stand Compact CX145 sheeter with low speed pallet change without sheet reject. Those machines are to be the perfect complement to the first KB.

                                                    As for the type of paper, the sheet cutting machines are designed for sheeting 70 and 80 g/m2 light-weight printing and writing papers.

                                                    Mr Agarwal describes his experience with Pasaban with these words in an article for the Papermart magazine:

                                                    […] Naini then shifted its focus to finishing paper. It installed a Synchro Fly Sheeter from Pasaban in 2014 for giving a quality finish to the paper it produced.

                                                    “We felt sheeting was not as per the market requirement and there were certain wastages at the end of the end-consumers. All this was because of not so good quality of sheeting. Installation of Pasaban sheeter again was an instant hit and we got very good new customers. So, that was again a turning point for us”.

                                                    Pasaban is committed to providing customers with customised products that contribute to positioning their companies as a benchmark for quality and as market leaders.

                                                    www.pasaban.com

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:42:48 +0200
                                                      Valmet will supply a new tissue production line to Crown Paper Mill in Abu Dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7415-valmet-will-supply-a-new-tissue-production-line-to-crown-paper-mill-in-abu-dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7415-valmet-will-supply-a-new-tissue-production-line-to-crown-paper-mill-in-abu-dhabi

                                                      Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line, including Focus rewinder and an extensive automation package to Crown Paper Mill (CPM) in Abu Dhabi. The new Advantage DCT 200HS line will fulfill the company's demand of new capacity of high quality tissue products for the Middle East market. Start-up is planned for the second half of 2018.

                                                      The order is included in Valmet's third quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

                                                      valmet logo"Besides the well-known fact that Valmet is a global leader in the pulp and paper industry, Valmet ensures that their machines are equipped with the latest technology, which is why Crown Paper Mill opted for the DCT 200 tissue machine.  CPM believes that after the successful completion of the factory's expansion, CPM will anchor its position as the leading tissue jumbo roll manufacturer in the region," Mr. Abdullah Al Khateeb, Managing Director of CPM.

                                                      "We are proud that our capability to supply complete tissue mill equipment with superior technology, e.g. Advantage ViscoNip press and Advantage ReTurne energy recovery system, were considered as important success factors for customer's future expansion plans.  We are excited to support CPM's expansion plans and their ambition to provide high-quality products to their customers," Kent Nika, Sales Manager, Valmet.

                                                      Technical information about the delivery

                                                      The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min and will add 65,000 tons tissue paper per year to Crown Paper Mill's current production of high-quality facial, toilet tissue and kitchen towels.

                                                      Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine and Focus Rewinder line. The machine is equipped with OptiFlo headbox and Valmet cast alloy Yankee cylinder as well as the Advantage technology including ViscoNip press, ReTurne energy recovery system, AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and SoftReel reel. The delivery also includes an extensive automation package with Valmet DNA, process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete engineering, installation, supervision, training, start-up and commissioning is also included in the delivery.

                                                      Information about the customer

                                                      Crown Paper Mills LLC is a producer of Jumbo tissue paper rolls. The mill has an annual production capacity of 35,000 tons of tissue for facial, toilet, kitchen, towel, napkin, C-fold and carrier grades for the UAE market and surrounding region.

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

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

                                                      Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:24:42 +0200
                                                        Xiangdong Zhu appointed Area President, China at Valmet's Executive Team http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7414-xiangdong-zhu-appointed-area-president-china-at-valmet-s-executive-team http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7414-xiangdong-zhu-appointed-area-president-china-at-valmet-s-executive-team

                                                        Mr. Xiangdong Zhu (B.Sc. (Eng.), MBA) has been appointed Area President of Valmet's China area as of 1 October, 2017. He will be a member of Valmet's Executive Team and report to President and CEO Pasi Laine.

                                                        2017 09 28 081127Xiangdong Zhu is currently employed at Valmet as Vice President, Services in China. He has a long background at Valmet spanning in total 17 years in different management positions. During his career he has also worked in management positions at Stora Enso and Voith Paper in China. Xiangdong Zhu has gained wide experience from the businesses and customer industries that are at Valmet's strategic core - large process technology projects, automation and services to pulp, paper and energy industries. He has a good track record in managing and developing local teams and competences as well as in growing a profitable business.  

                                                        "It is a pleasure to welcome Xiangdong Zhu to our Executive Team to develop Valmet's China operations and customer relations further. He has a good background in versatile line management positions, strong experience from our core businesses and an excellent China market understanding," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

                                                        As announced in July, Mr. Aki Niemi, the current Area President, China will start as Business Line President, Services at Valmet as of October 1, 2017.

                                                        Xiangdong Zhu's CV

                                                        Xiangdong Zhu has been appointed China Area President as of October 1, 2017. Prior to that he has been employed as Vice President, Services, China at Valmet (2013-2017), Vice President, Automation at Voith Paper China (2011-2012) and Vice President, Capital Sales and Application at Voith Paper China (2012-2013). Mr. Zhu has worked in many management positions at Valmet Automation in China: Country Manager (2007-2011), Sales Director (2004-2006) and Sales Manager (1998-2003).  Mr. Zhu worked as Department Manager, Automation and Electrification at Stora Enso (Suzhou) Paper Co. Ltd (1992-1998) and as Engineer in Suzhou Signal and Communication Department of Shanghai Railway Bureau (1989-1992). Mr. Zhu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Automation and Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:48:24 +0200
                                                          Valmet strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific by opening new service center in Indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7411-valmet-strengthens-its-presence-in-asia-pacific-by-opening-new-service-center-in-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7411-valmet-strengthens-its-presence-in-asia-pacific-by-opening-new-service-center-in-indonesia

                                                          Valmet has opened a new service center in Cikarang, located 30 kilometers from Jakarta on the island of Java in Indonesia to serve its customers in the Asia Pacific area. The inauguration ceremony was held on September 27th, 2017 and was attended by customers, local authorities and Valmet's management.

                                                          "Indonesia and the whole Asia Pacific area is a fast-growing market and Valmet has many big projects ongoing in the area. Establishing a service center close to customers is an important step in strengthening our local presence. We are now able to serve our customers in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific area better than ever before," states Hannu T. Pietilä, Area President, Asia Pacific at Valmet.

                                                          2017 09 27 181133Inauguration ceremony at Cikarang Service Center

                                                          Valmet's Indonesian service center offers services to improve the reliability and performance of the customers' processes in the energy, pulp and paper industries. Through the center Valmet provides its customers also with new technologies to take their production to the next level. The Indonesian service center's range of offering comprises among others roll services, fiber line services, field services, machine section upgrades and improvement projects.

                                                          "The Indonesian service center supports Valmet's strategy to be close to customers and growth markets and to move our customers' performance forward in line with Valmet's new services approach called Shared Journey Forward.  We can provide significant customer benefits by utilizing our expertise in process technology, automation and services, and by continuously developing our local and remote services," says Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President, Services at Valmet.

                                                          2017 09 27 181207Cikarang. Indonesia Service Center

                                                          The new service center is the latest addition to Valmet's global network of over 100 service centers. The new center employs more than 100 Valmet professionals.

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

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

                                                          Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) Asian News Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:13:18 +0200
                                                            Voith builds another two paper machines for banknotes in Mysore, India http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7401-voith-builds-another-two-paper-machines-for-banknotes-in-mysore-india http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7401-voith-builds-another-two-paper-machines-for-banknotes-in-mysore-india

                                                            Since the beginning of the year, the Government of India has been producing for the first time large volumes of paper for its rupee banknotes through the Indian Central Bank. For this purpose, Voith supplied two complete production lines to Mysore – Bank Note Paper Mill India (Pvt.) Ltd., in Southern India. The scope of supply included the water mark wire workshop, cotton, stock and broke preparation and two paper machines as well as the entire finishing unit with two rewinders, three cross-cutters and fully automated packaging lines. The two paper machines have an annual capacity of up to 12,000 metric tons of banknote paper for the local market. To house the production facilities new facility were erected adjacent to the banknote printing works. Among other things the new lines will produce the base paper for the new 500 and 2,000 rupee banknotes.

                                                            Mysore – Bank Note Paper Mill India (Pvt.) Ltd..Mysore – Bank Note Paper Mill India (Pvt.) Ltd..

                                                            • Annual production capacity 12,000 metric tons
                                                            • Production of base paper for all denominations, predominantly the new 500 and 2,000 rupee banknotes
                                                            • Order includes transfer of expertise on producing banknote paper

                                                            Thanks to the two machines in Mysore, India can now produce in its own country a substantial part of its requirement for around 28,000 metric tons of banknote paper per year. As the customer in Mysore did not have any previous experience in producing banknote paper, the necessary expertise was transferred by Voith through appropriate training and long-term support on site. This included the preparation of the embossing stamps for the watermark, the necessary chemical formulations, as well as the operation of the entire plant, up to the packaging of the banknote sheets. Today the Bank Note Paper Mill India runs the entire system very successfully and completely independent.

                                                            The first banknotes produced on the two production lines included the new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes. The Indian government took a long time to announce the issue of the newly designed banknotes. To curtail corruption and the black economy, all old banknotes with a value of more than 100 rupees were declared invalid virtually overnight in November 2016 and a deadline of the end of December was announced for exchanging the old banknotes. At the same time, banks were instructed to issue a limited amount of the new notes which now had comprehensive security features.

                                                            Caption: Mysore – Bank Note Paper Mill India (Pvt.) Ltd..

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

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

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) Asian News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:40:39 +0200
                                                              ANDRITZ to supply Thailand’s first bubbling fluidized bed boiler for thermal utilization of production residue from the paper industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7399-andritz-to-supply-thailand-s-first-bubbling-fluidized-bed-boiler-for-thermal-utilization-of-production-residue-from-the-paper-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7399-andritz-to-supply-thailand-s-first-bubbling-fluidized-bed-boiler-for-thermal-utilization-of-production-residue-from-the-paper-industry

                                                              International technology group ANDRITZ has received the order from Marubeni, Tokyo, Japan, to supply an EcoFluid fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a waste-to-energy power plant at SCG Packaging’s Ban Pong paper mill, located in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The equipment and technologies supplied by ANDRITZ will be used to generate electricity from thermal utilization of residue occurring in production operations using a recycled paper furnish. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.

                                                              andritz logo smlThe fluidized bed boiler will be Thailand’s first of its kind that operates with 100% waste fuel and also the first boiler at SCG Paper Energy Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of SCG Packaging.

                                                              The ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises the engineering work, equipment delivery, and supervision services for erection work and start-up of the fluidized bed boiler, including a flue gas cleaning system and auxiliary equipment.

                                                              ANDRITZ is one of the leading global suppliers of boiler technologies and systems for generating steam and electricity from renewable and fossil fuels, with a large number of very successful references worldwide.

                                                              The ANDRITZ GROUP

                                                              ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,400 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) Asian News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:26:10 +0200
                                                                Stora Enso has completed the divestment of Bulleh Shah Packaging in Pakistan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7395-stora-enso-has-completed-the-divestment-of-bulleh-shah-packaging-in-pakistan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7395-stora-enso-has-completed-the-divestment-of-bulleh-shah-packaging-in-pakistan

                                                                Stora Enso has completed the divestment announced on 26 July 2017 of its 35% holding in the equity accounted investment Bulleh Shah Packaging (Private) Ltd. in Pakistan to the main owner Packages Ltd.

                                                                stora new 2017The total cash consideration for the divestment of the shares is EUR 6 million. The loss on disposal amounts in total to approximately EUR 19 million and it will be recorded as an item affecting comparability in Stora Enso’s third quarter 2017 results.

                                                                With this transaction, Packages Ltd. achieves full ownership of Bulleh Shah Packaging.

                                                                Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil-based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 people in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2016 were EUR 9.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) Asian News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:16:01 +0200
                                                                  ANDRITZ: Tissue machine with 20-foot steel Yankee started up successfully at Guizhou Chitianhua, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7377-andritz-tissue-machine-with-20-foot-steel-yankee-started-up-successfully-at-guizhou-chitianhua-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7377-andritz-tissue-machine-with-20-foot-steel-yankee-started-up-successfully-at-guizhou-chitianhua-china

                                                                  International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the TM5 tissue machine delivered to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry Co., Ltd. at its location in Chishui, Guizhou Province. The new PrimeLineST tissue machine, with a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a paper width of 5.6 meters, will produce high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and paper tissues based on bamboo furnish.

                                                                  The machine is currently unique on the Asian market because it combines a high-performance Yankee with a steam-heated hood. The Yankee is made entirely of steel, has a diameter of 20 feet, and hence is among the largest in the world. It enables a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings compared to systems operated with gas because it uses steam.

                                                                  2017 09 08 070651 Leaving the ANDRITZ Foshan workshop – the giant steel Yankee on its way to the customer. © ANDRITZ

                                                                  The Yankee was manufactured at the ANDRITZ plant in Foshan, China, which offers customers state-of-the-art manufacturing there, local field service, and quality management.

                                                                  The ANDRITZ GROUP

                                                                  ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,400 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

                                                                  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, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and second-hand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) Asian News Fri, 08 Sep 2017 07:12:53 +0200
                                                                    Paperworld China 2017 to feature Eastern cultural designs and products at Oriental Sense Zone http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7365-paperworld-china-2017-to-feature-eastern-cultural-designs-and-products-at-oriental-sense-zone http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7365-paperworld-china-2017-to-feature-eastern-cultural-designs-and-products-at-oriental-sense-zone

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                                                                    Debut of Young Talent programme looks to nurture emerging designers

                                                                    Prominent speakers to lead thought provoking industry seminar

                                                                    Paperworld China, the leading trade fair for the stationery and office supplies industry in China, will take place from 21 – 23 September 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. In addition to its strong display of trendy stationery products and successful retail business models, the fair will once again feature the Oriental Sense Zone, to help integrate traditional craftsmanship with contemporary Eastern design and elements.

                                                                    In line with the strong market demands for Asian designs, along with the support of Art Exhibitions China, the Oriental Sense Zone has been an integral aspect of Paperworld China for three consecutive years. At the 2017 fair, the zone will feature 65% more exhibitors than the previous edition. Nearly 70 renowned museums, emerging designers, design brands and quality manufacturers will gather in the zone including the Nanjing Museum Administration, the Ningbo Museum and the Shenzhen Museum.

                                                                    Discussing the Oriental Sense Zone, Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd commented: “Through this special zone, we not only strive to promote Eastern cultural design, but are also dedicated to advocate oriental culture and lifestyle. Thanks to the continued support from the industry, this zone has become one of the most comprehensive sourcing platforms for creative cultural products.”

                                                                    Debut of Young Talent programme looks to nurture emerging designers

                                                                    To promote the development of cultural and licensing products through cross-sector collaboration, the organisers have launched a variety of special programmes and concurrent events that bring decision makers from museums and high potential designers all into one place. One of the special programmes is Young Talent – a debut project at Paperworld China that aims to gather talented designers’ creativeness and offers tailor-made design solutions for museums.  

                                                                    In cooperation with the Nanjing Museum Administration, this programme has successfully attracted over 30 emerging designers from Asia. Each of them have created their own cultural products inspired by Nanjing's famed "Porcelain Tower". A number of the outstanding designed products will be selected and placed on display during the course of Paperworld China 2017.

                                                                    Ms Cheung added: “This programme can set an excellent example for the industry on how to develop cultural products through collaboration. We are also delighted that through this opportunity, we have been able to discover and help promote so many ingenious emerging designers across Asia.”

                                                                    Prominent speakers to lead thought provoking industry seminar

                                                                    Another highlight of the Oriental Sense Zone is the “Seminar on Enhancing Design and Marketing for Chinese Museums’ Creative Products”. This seminar features a strong line-up of industry leading experts who together, will share the stories behind their successful product designs and effective business models for museums. Some of the topics and their corresponding speakers include:

                                                                    • Mr Shiro Aoki, Senior Consultant and former Executive Director COO of the Japan Institute of Design Promotion: How integrating traditional culture and contemporary design helps improve the quality of life
                                                                       
                                                                    • Ms Akie Kawagoe, Professor, Bunkyo Gakuin University: Sharing cultural product developments from the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
                                                                       
                                                                    • Ms Helen Chang, Deputy General Manager, Tittot: Cultural product development through cross-sector collaboration
                                                                       
                                                                    • Mr Jun Wang, Chief, Art Exhibitions China: The current situation and future development of China’s creative and culture industry
                                                                       
                                                                    • Ms Ning Hu, Deputy Curator, Nanjing Museum Administration: The introduction of the “2017 – 2018 Nanjing Museum Administration cultural products development plan”

                                                                    In addition to Oriental Sense Zone, Paperworld China 2017 will also feature “Small yet Beautiful” – a special showcase to demonstrate the most effective business model for maximising stationery retailers’ business performance. The three day show is expected to welcome over 500 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions.

                                                                    Paperworld China is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, the China Chamber of Commerce for I/E of Light Industrial Products & Arts-Crafts and Guangzhou Foreign Trade South China Exhibition Corp Ltd.

                                                                    For more information about the show, visit www.paperworldchina.com or email stationery@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com. Other shows under the Paperworld brand include:

                                                                    • Hong Kong International Stationery Fair
                                                                      8 – 11 January 2018, Hong Kong
                                                                    • Paperworld
                                                                      27 – 30 January 2018, Frankfurt am Main
                                                                    • Paperworld Middle East
                                                                      27 February – 1 March 2018, Dubai

                                                                    For more details about these fairs, please visit www.global.paperworld.messefrankfurt.com

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) Asian News Wed, 30 Aug 2017 08:39:23 +0200
                                                                      Voith builds new XcelLine board machine for Bohui Paper Group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7358-voith-builds-new-xcelline-board-machine-for-bohui-paper-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7358-voith-builds-new-xcelline-board-machine-for-bohui-paper-group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                            About Toscotec

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                The technical presentations addressed:

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

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

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

                                                                                ABOUT XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES

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

                                                                                Source: Xerium Technologies, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                    Technical details about the delivery

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

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

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

                                                                                    About the customer Nine Dragons

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

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

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

                                                                                    Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                            ABOUT PAMSA

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              Forest Resources

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

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

                                                                                              Growing Wood Products and Paper Market

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                              Dawn of a New Economic Era?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                               

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                Technical information about the delivery

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

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

                                                                                                Information about the customer Hansol Paper

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

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

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

                                                                                                Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) Asian News Mon, 15 May 2017 10:51:10 +0200