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pmp logo 2016PMP (Paper Machinery Procuder) has announced today a dynamic development strategy entitled: “PMP Everest Strategy” for the next 3 years. The new Strategy is based on refreshed mission, vision and values, which are valid from the new financial year 2018 in all PMP’s divisions:

PMP’s Mission:

With Passion & Pride, We Create Success Together In The World Of Paper

PMP’s Vision:

To Be The Best Supplier of Advanced Technologies

PMP’s Values:

  • Passion
  • Pride
  • Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Team Work
  • Satisfaction

Along with the new Everest Strategy, PMP is launching a new marketing campaign for 2018, entitled ”Honoring Our Past – Empowering Our Future”, that is going to show a real value of its rich history. Year 2018 is unique for all papermakers, as it is a 220th anniversary of a paper machine invented by Nicolas Louis Robert. The entire campaign is based on heritage and experience that is fueling PMP to achieve even more. Company is proud that for over 160 years it has been a part of a papermaking history. PMP believes that heritage is its foundation, a spirit that drives to action and experience that brings knowledge. It is also its pride, from which PMP draws the strength every day to provide the best value to its partners.

“Honoring Our Past – Empowering Our Future” Campaign Movie:

About PMP:

PMP – a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting the pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. Company owns 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China and Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both paper & tissue industry (learn more: www.pmpgroup.com)

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PMP is proud to announce the beginning of a partnership with Rollmeister Inc. Rollmeister became PMP’s tier-one supplier for roll services in the US market, expanding PMP’s portfolio together with PMP Americas Inc.

PMP Americas is one of PMP’s divisions, located in Machesney Park, Illinois, USA. PMP’s US division expands its portfolio by offering new replacement simple felt, spool and wire rolls as well as more complex rolls such as suction rolls and cc rolls in the North American market place. PMP Americas is leveraging their manufacturing plants in Poland and Asia to get optimum cost solutions while at the same time maintaining the same high quality final product. A flexible approach and on time delivery are the main priorities for PMP Americas. Engineering is provided out of the Illinois office as the best way to ensure high quality service.

In addition to the new offerings, PMP Americas has signed an agreement with Rollmeister, Inc. located in Neenah, Wisconsin. This agreement provides a PMP Service Center for PMP's roll market.

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Rollmeister is a recognized service supplier in the Midwest of the USA with an excellent reputation for high quality service and competitive pricing and understands customers’ needs and expectations in the market. They have been serving the paper industry for the past 23 years. Rollmeister has expertise in precision roll grinding, suction roll maintenance, paper machine roll inspection and roll mechanical repairs for the paper industry. Their team is comprised of highly skilled personnel that have an average of over 25 years of experience.

“I am very excited with the new partnership with PMP. This will allow Rollmeister to service more rolls in the North American market. It also gives us the engineering expertise that we did not currently have in our offerings. We each bring our own specialties to this partnership which will benefit current and future customers.” Mike Waller – President Rollmeister, Inc.

An official announcement was made during an Open House that took place on the 26th of September 2017 at Rollmeister’s facility in Neenah, Wisconsin, USA. The event was a great opportunity to present Rollmeister’s capabilities and announce the partnership to local mills. The event was supported by government representatives including Neenah Mayor - Mr. Dean Kaufert, State Representative - Mr. Mike Rohrkaste and District Director - Mr. Bill Kloiber.

After signing and announcing the agreement, both companies are working toward the common goal of growing the business in North America by offering high quality products and services for the paper industry.

“It is my pleasure to announce the partnership between PMP and Rollmeister. I believe Rollmeister’s dedication and experience will bring exceptional value to PMP’s business in North America. The Rollmeister team has impressive capabilities and their work ethic and management style blends well with our company. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship.” – Rocky Matuska – General Manager PMP Americas, Inc.

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Monday, 11 December 2017 11:37

PMP Management Board Announcement

PMP Group (Paper Machinery Producer) Management Board today announces with deep regret the unexpected death of Mr. Aaron Braaten – PMP’s long standing and respected Chairman of the Board and co-owner/stockholder. Mr. Braaten passed away on November 9th, 2017 while on a business trip.

pmp logo 2016Mr. Braaten has been on the Supervisory Board, and has led PMP as its Chairman, since 2000. Prior to his role at PMP, he worked for the Beloit Corporation, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA as an engineer, in sales, and ultimately as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Europe.

Miroslaw Pietraszek, President – PMP Group, commented: “We are greatly saddened by Aaron’s passing. The Supervisory Board and the Company are indebted to Aaron for his strong leadership, boundless energy and significant contribution to PMP’s development during his tenure. The thoughts of the management and employees of PMP go out to Aaron’s wife, daughters and family.

Zbigniew Manugiewicz, a member of the Supervisory Board, has been appointed to take over the role of Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He will be supported by other Supervisory Board members and PMP’s Senior Operation Group. “Our tribute to Aaron will be to act wisely, stay focused and be agile. Customer focus will be our main priority. We are determined to stay strong and aim even higher than before.” said Zbigniew Manugiewicz.

In addition, based on previous decisions of the PMP Management and Supervisory Boards made in October this year, PMP Group corporation is in the process of executing a dynamic development strategy entitled: “PMP Everest Strategy” for the years 2017-2020. This strategy will focus on its mission to create success, together with its customers, in the Pulp & Paper Business worldwide.

About PMP:

PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) is a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology and has been supporting the pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, and in 34 countries. The Company has its headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland and has 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both the paper & tissue industry. Learn more about PMP at: www.pmpgroup.com

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On Sunday, 1 October 2017, the new Universal Paper Machine TM5 reached its first milestone of 10 000 tons of paper produced. The significant milestone was reached within 7 months after the plant was commissioned. This would not have been possible without the continued collaboration between the PMP team and UPM stakeholders.

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The project of a turn-key green field tissue mill was designed and delivered by PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) and started-up successfully on the 19th February 2017 at UPM’s Ga-Rankuwa mill in South Africa.

The goal of the new tissue line, TM5, was to double the annual capacity of UPM and to widen its product portfolio adding ultra-premium tissue products. The investment in tissue production was a logical step in the development of Universal Papers business, which started a new era not only for the company, but also for whole country’s tissue market. Today “Gold Eagle” is first new state-of-the-art tissue machine installed in South Africa in the last 20 years and at the same time it is the fastest tissue machine in the whole country!

About UPM:

Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM) – is one of Universal Paper’s business units and is the sister company to Universal paper & Plastics (UPP). Both companies are still family owned. UPP was established by the Sher family in 1950 and has operated successfully for over 67 years. The company started as a manufacturer of various paper and plastic products, and has grown significantly since inception. However, during this time, its direction has changed – with the discontinuation of product lines in the plastics industry, while continuing to supply the tissue paper industry. The company has vertically integrated, by manufacturing raw materials within the inks and paper industry. Today, the focus is on high quality printed serviettes and napkins, bathroom tissue, household towels and hankies. (learn more: www.upap.co.za)

About PMP:

PMP – a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. Company with headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland, owns 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). (learn more: www.pmpgroup.com)

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In January 2016, Smurfit Kappa signed another contract with PMP for a press part rebuild of PM1 in its Mill in Barbosa (Colombia). PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) has been chosen again as a strategic partner supporting Smurfit Kappa’s development. Thus, it is our pleasure to announce that PM1 has started-up successfully on 18th July 2017, at 21:45 of local time.

Project goals were focused on generating energy savings, improving PM1’s runnability, and increasing paper properties as well as its annual capacity by 31%. The main idea was to apply a state-of-the-art Intelli-TriNip® Press Section with an Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press. The shoe press technology played a key role in the final success, bringing ultra-high dryness (from 43.5% before rebuild, up to 52% after press). It is important to mention that 1% more dryness after press brings 4% steam saving in the dryer section. The shoe press technology enables significant improvement of paper properties (especially bulk & bursting strength) and significantly supports PM1’s runnability increase.

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PMP’s scope of delivery included the Intelli-TriNip® Press section with the Intelli-Nip® Shoe Module (design nip load 1400 kN/m, shoe press module type 1300). A compact design of a new press section IntelliTriNip® is ensuring reduction of open draws and is significantly increasing PM1’s runnability. Intelli-Nip® shoe press has been already appreciated by paper mills worldwide (just to mention recent PMP projects in USA, Mexico, China, Russia and Poland), due to its reliable performance confirmed by patented solutions, top sheet dryness level (up to 53%) resulting in significant steam consumption savings and user-friendliness. Scope of delivery in the case of the Smurfit Kappa project covered also Intelli-DCR® (Deflection-Compensation Roll), PM auxiliaries systems such as PM controls & panels, mechanical drives, press pulper, as well as base plates and spare parts. Structural machine components are designed for a design speed of 1000 m/min. PMP was also responsible for on-site services, including on-site erection and start-up supervision.

This particular project is an example where PMP’s technological knowledge combined with high-tech equipment can become a key factor to achieve common success. This project is also another step forward in partnership development between PMP and Smurfit Kappa.

About Smurfit Kappa:

Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 45,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 34 countries and with revenue of €8.2 billion in 2016. Smurfit Kappa is located in 21 countries in Europe, and 13 in The Americas. The Company is the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America. With their pro-active team, they relentlessly use extensive experience and expertise, supported by their scale, to open up opportunities for customers. Smurfit Kappa collaborates with forward thinking customers by sharing superior product knowledge, market understanding and insights in packaging trends to ensure business success in their markets. The Company has an unrivalled portfolio of paper-packaging solutions, which is constantly updated with our market-leading innovations. This is enhanced through the benefits of their integration, with optimal paper design, logistics, timeliness of service, and packaging plants sourcing most of their raw materials from their own paper mills. Smurfit Kappa products, which are 100% renewable and produced sustainably, improve the environmental footprint of their customers. (learn more: www.smurfitkappa.com)

About PMP:

PMP – a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. Company with headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland, owns 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). (learn more: www.pmpgroup.com)

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In April 2017, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Australian Paper for delivery of an Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox for their paper machine 2 (M2), located in Morwell, Australia.

pmp logo 2016The new headbox is an investment in the future operating performance of M2.

The project goal is to exchange the existing headbox for a PMP Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox. Australian Paper has chosen PMP’s Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox due to its high performance and impressive references. The project drivers are based on machine maintenance and quality, achieved through the application of state-of-the-art technology.

The scope of delivery is for a 5 meter Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox. PMP’s Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox technology has become an iconic solution in the Pulp & Paper industry. It is a part of PMP’s Intelli-Paper® platform for papermakers. There are 138 Intelli-Jet V® headboxes working successfully on 6 continents.

PMP looks forward to supporting Australian Paper through the entire project process. The delivery, installation, and start-up are scheduled for the 1st quarter of 2018.

About Australian Paper:

Australian Paper - owned by Nippon Paper Industries, is an Australian registered company with a long and proud history in local manufacturing of pulp, paper and packaging. Australian Paper’s Maryvale mill has been located in Gippsland, Victoria since 1937 and is a major employer in the region. The company is Australia’s leading manufacturer of office, printing and packaging papers. Learn more about Australian Paper at: www.australianpaper.com.au

About PMP:

PMP – PMP is a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology and has been supporting the pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. The Company has its headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland and has 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both the paper & tissue industry. Learn more about PMP at: www.pmpgroup.com

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PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) – a global provider of tissue, paper and board technologies for the Pulp & Paper industry as well as solutions for other heavy industries, today announced that it has appointed Miroslaw Pietraszek as President effective April 28th, 2017. Zbigniew Manugiewicz, PMP’s co-founder and former President, will continue to serve as a member of PMP’s supervisory board of directors.

2017 05 09 072006Miroslaw Pietraszek has spent over 45 years in the Pulp & Paper industry. Miroslaw Pietraszek has been connected with the company for his entire business career and most recently held a position of Vice President Operations. Miroslaw has demonstrated his range of management, experience and dedication that will be essential to PMP’s success in the years ahead.

PMP’s outgoing President, Zbigniew Manugiewicz will remain actively involved in the company as a member of the supervisory board. He will continue to assist the company with long-term strategy development. Zbigniew Manugiewicz joined the company in 1979 and served as PMP’s President for last 17 years. Under his leadership, PMP has become a recognized player in the Pulp & Paper industry worldwide. Today, PMP’s products and solutions can be found in 34 countries on 6 continents, including key references in a diverse array of pulp and paper corporations.

“Miroslaw is the right person to lead PMP to the next stage of growth.” said Manugiewicz.” I truly expect to continue to see great things from my successor, because I have the highest confidence in him and the rest of PMP’s management team.”

“I am honored to take the company’s leadership. My personal goal is to continue PMP’s strategy to be perceived as a technological integrator, strong and agile, and to increase PMP’s focus on being a customer driven supplier of investment goods that create opportunities and add value.” said Pietraszek.

Aaron Braaten, PMP Group Chairman of the Board said: “PMP has always been a pro-active, agile and flexible corporation. I am confident in Miroslaw’s vision for PMP and I am sure this change will empower our growth and create new opportunities for our customers.“

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In December 2016, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Sappi North America for delivery of an Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox for their paper machine 12 (PM12), located in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA.

The project goal is to improve headbox functionality and to improve product quality and production. Sappi chose PMP’s Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox due to its high performance and impressive references. The project’s driving force is based on machine maintenance and quality, achieved through the application of state-of-the-art technology.

pmp logo 2016The scope of delivery includes a 212” (5.38M) Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox that will significantly improve paper quality, including excellent formation. Other benefits of PMP’s technology include hydraulic and thermal stability, sheet edge quality, clean operation, improved headbox access and more. The headbox will be supplied with a sophisticated Consistency Profiling System to ensure excellent basis weight control, resulting in uniform paper web structure and better CD basis weight profiles. PMP’s Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox technology has become an iconic solution in the Pulp & Paper industry. It is a part of PMP’s Intelli-Paper® platform for papermakers. There are over 130 Intelli-Jet V® headboxes working successfully on 6 continents.

In addition to the headbox, PMP will provide stock approach equipment including the CP Pump and Screen, as well as basic engineering of stock approach items. The delivery also includes a thermal compensation system which will stabilize the thermal performance of the headbox by maintaining a uniform temperature of the most crucial headbox parts. The control of temperature of these parts will have a direct impact on CD flow profiles and will help minimize the time required to obtain quality production after start-up. PMP looks forward to supporting Sappi through the entire project process of engineering, installation, start-up, operator training, maintenance training and optimization. The delivery, erection, and start-up are scheduled for October 2017.

About Sappi:

About Sappi North America

Sappi 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.

About PMP:

PMP – PMP is a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology and has been supporting the pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. The Company has its headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland and has 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both the paper & tissue industry. At the end of December 2015, PMP introduced a new branding initiative including launching of a new logo & a new visual identity. Learn more about PMP at: www.pmpgroup.com.

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In December 2014, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM), part of the Universal Paper group, for a turn-key green field tissue mill based on Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 tissue making line. Thus it is our pleasure to announce that on the 19th of February 2017, 11:20 a.m. local time, TM#5 successfully started-up at UPM’s Ga-Rankuwa mill in South Africa!

In 2014 UPM made a decision regarding a significant expansion plan to shift its family-owned business to the next level by creating a green field tissue mill. Universal Paper’s biggest goal has been to become the preferred tissue supplier in the Southern Africa region, offering a wide span of ultra-premium, 100% virgin fibre tissue paper products. Its mission is to develop innovative products for the most demanding consumers adding flavors of creativity and education. Universal Paper branded products (FSC-certified) have already gained a significant number of enthusiasts who are fascinated with their uniqueness on a worldwide scale.  Universal Paper is the proud manufacturer of Dinu, one of South Africa's leading household tissue brands.

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The project was named “Gold Eagle”. Its goals were to double the annual capacity of UPM and to widen its product portfolio adding ultra-premium tissue products. PMP’s Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 Crescent Former tissue making line was the best response for UPM’s defined needs.

PMP’s scope of delivery covered: collaboration with the building design engineers, a tissue making line (starting from stock preparation, a broke line, stock approach, baseplates, a tissue machine itself and a shaft puller), all auxiliary systems (a lubrication system, a steam & condensate system, a dust removal system, DCS, QCS, mechanical drives), field installations (pre-piping and pre-conduit) as well as a rich scope of engineering services (pre-erection, erection and start-up supervision). UPM’s Intelli-Tissue® Advanced 1600 has a total capacity of 28 000 tpa (operating speed 1600 m/min, reel trim 2670 mm), depending on the tissue grade (basis weight at reel from 13 to 40 gsm). An applied technology (PMP Intelli-Jet V® single layer hydraulic headbox, a Crescent Former Intelli-Former®, Intelli-Press® with a single press configuration, equipped with a 16’ steel Yankee Dryer - Intelli-YD® a steam heated hood and PMP Intelli-Reel® is focused to ensure the best quality of the final product - softness at a premium level and excellent hand feel to open the door to new market niches. In addition applied state-of-the art PMP Intelli-Tissue technology ensures ultra-low media consumption. Thanks to a unique partnership, TM#5 today has a bright future, ensuring high flexibility and world-class performance.

It is worth mentioning that the “Gold Eagle” project was implemented based on a philosophy of Premium Quality & Reliability. The investment has been the biggest in UPM’s entire history taking its value and scope into account. Also it is the 1st new high speed tissue line installed in South Africa within last 20.

After a successful and smooth start-up, both companies are ready to say that “Gold Eagle” has spread its wings empowering the future of UPM and bringing all involved pride and satisfaction.

About UPM:

Universal Paper Manufacturers (UPM) – is one of Universal Paper’s business units and is the sister company to Universal paper & Plastics (UPP). Both companies are still family owned. UPP was established by the Sher family in 1950 and has operated successfully for over 67 years. The company started as a manufacturer of various paper and plastic products, and has grown significantly since inception. However, during this time, its direction has changed – with the discontinuation of product lines in the plastics industry, while continuing to supply the tissue paper industry. The company has vertically integrated, by manufacturing raw materials within the inks and paper industry. Today, the focus is on high quality printed serviettes and napkins, bathroom tissue, household towels and hankies. (learn more: www.upap.co.za)

About PMP:

PMP – a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. Company with headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland, owns 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both paper & tissue industry. At the end of December 2015, PMP introduced new branding initiative including launching a new logo & visual identity. (learn more: www.pmpgroup.com)

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In August 2016, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Zhe Jiang Huachuan for a delivery of key technological units for PM8, located in Yiwu mill, Zhejiang Province, China.

A new PM8 (operating speed 700 m/min, reel trim 3460 mm) will be equipped with world class new technological items provided by PMP and will produce glassline papers. The project driving force is based on energy saving solutions & quality through application state-of-the-art technology.

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PMP will deliver solutions from its Intelli-Paper® platform concept for papermakers. PMP will provide its first Intelli-Shaker® ever, which bring excellent formation and at the same time impressive paper quality. It enables PM capacity increase due to higher consistency in the headbox and it is proper to any paper grades.

A scope of delivery includes also a state-of the-art, 3 channel Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic headbox which will also bring excellent formation and production flexibility for the mill (basis weight range from 28 to 90 g/m²). The headbox will include sophisticated Consistency Profiling System to ensure excellent basis weight control, resulting in uniform paper web structure and better CD basis weight profile. PMP Intelli-Jet V® Hydraulic Headbox Technology has become iconic – it is today a leading solution in the Pulp & Paper industry. It is a part of PMP Intelli-Paper® platform for papermakers. There are over 130 units working successfully on 6 continents.

In addition PMP will provide Intelli-Top® Former - a proved solution which assures the perfect formation and proper dewatering effectiveness as well as a new Intelli-Sizer® Metering Size Press, which will result with strong paper web & perfect printability.

The delivery, erection and start-up are scheduled for the second half of 2017.

About Zhe Jiang Huachuan:

Zhe Jiang Huachuan - Zhe Jiang Huachuan Industrial Group Co., Ltd. is located in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province, China. Company is working in several business areas such as: papermaking, printing and dyeing, chemical, technology, investment and more. Zhe Jiang Huachuan owns 6 wholly-owned and and holding companies in China. At present, the company covers an area of ​​more than 20 million square meters and hires more than 1,600 employees. (learn more: www.huachuangroup.net)

About PMP:

PMP – a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. Company with headquarters in Jelenia Góra, Poland, owns 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both paper & tissue industry. At the end of December 2015, PMP introduced new branding initiative including launching a new logo & visual identity. (learn more: www.pmpgroup.com)

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