Pulp-Paperworld.com / European News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Thu, 24 May 2018 08:16:17 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb A.Celli Nonwovens S.p.A. and Merkas Tekstil Sanayi VE Ticaret AS team up to develop a project for the market of hygiene products http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7747-a-celli-nonwovens-s-p-a-and-merkas-tekstil-sanayi-ve-ticaret-as-team-up-to-develop-a-project-for-the-market-of-hygiene-products http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7747-a-celli-nonwovens-s-p-a-and-merkas-tekstil-sanayi-ve-ticaret-as-team-up-to-develop-a-project-for-the-market-of-hygiene-products

A.Celli Nonwovens is delighted to confirm its collaboration with the important Turkish industrial company for the supply of a new generation STREAM® winder.

The Merkas Tekstil Sanayi VE Ticaret AS Company has once again chosen the technology of A.Celli Nonwovens to fulfil the order of a STREAM® winder.
In doing so, the company belonging to the Hassan Group has availed itself of A.Celli’s technological excellence for the manufacture of air through bonded nonwovens improved mainly to perform as Acquisition Distribution Layer and TopSheet components in disposable baby/adult diaper and feminine hygiene industries.
Gentle, soft and bulky texture of these multifunctional air through bonded nonwovens has met with considerable success in a number of sectors besides hygiene.

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The new STREAM® winder will have a working speed of 350 mpm.
The new generation HMI and the excellent performance of the new cutting system are the additional elements of technological excellence, the hallmark of the A.Celli Company whose offer perfectly meets the many disparate needs of the market in terms of experience and professionalism, and real added value for customers.

The start-up of the plant is scheduled for the beginning of the second half of 2018.

Merkas Tekstil Sanayi VE Ticaret COMPANY PROFILE
Merkas Tekstil Sanayi Ve Ticaret A S was founded in 2010 as a part of the Hassan Group.
The company’s line of business includes the manufacture of air through bonded nonwoven products.
The Hassan Group is well known in the global sector of nonwoven products, an industry that requires a very particular manufacturing process and specific areas of expertise. The group continues to grow thanks to the efficient management of the 2nd and 3rd generations of its founding family and the dedication of its professional workforce. Its mission, as always, is to share its values and products with Turkey and with the rest of the world.

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 23 May 2018 22:30:22 +0200
    BW Papersystems Reacts to Inline Sheeting Demand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7746-bw-papersystems-reacts-to-inline-sheeting-demand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7746-bw-papersystems-reacts-to-inline-sheeting-demand

    BW Papersystems, the world’s largest manufacturer of paper and board sheeting machinery have created a new product group focusing on Sheeters for pre, and post press inline operation.

    Inline Sheeters fall into 2 major groups:

    Pre-Press. To cut sheets from a reel and delivery directly into a Sheet Fed Offset Press.

    Post-Press. To install at the end of Digital, Flexo or Gravure web press.

    Talking firstly about Pre-Press, BW Bielomatik based in Nurtingen Germany, has produced Pre-Press Sheeters for over 20 years with more than 400 operating today. For the first time an Inline Sheeter suitable for large format Offset presses has been developed.

    The LFS 165 Sheeter can sheet reels up to 1650 mm wide with a range of 40-350 gsm. During recent tests the machine switched form 120 gsm paper to 40 gsm paper with no manual adjustment and no reduction in the 300 m/min speed.

    The LFS 165 is not just a wider version of existing machinery. It has far greater automation to match the fast order change features of modern press and the ability to run a wider range of materials at 15000 sheets per hour.

    The LFS 165 is available to all press manufacturers and to printers with existing large format presses.

    Pre-Press Sheeter users have explained that they enjoy many benefits including those listed below.

    • Higher speed and more reliable feeding when printing lightweight paper, plastic film or materials with high static charge
    • Lower price. (reels cost less than sheets)
    • Reduced inventory, as many sheet sizes can be cut from 1 roll
    • Elimination of double handling by removing the need to use a pile turner
    • Reduced paper store area as rolls can be stacked higher than pallets of sheets
    • Ability to source from a wider range of mills as a few roll sizes can cover all sheet sizes required.

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    Moving onto to Post-Press.

    At Drupa 2016 there was an increase of web fed, digital and analogue printing presses producing sheet based products. The manufacturers of these presses commented that there were few Sheeters specifically designed for inline operation and none that could allow them to maximise the performance of their equipment, particularly fast size changes.

    After 12 months of market consultations with OEM,s and printers, BW Papersystems will offer 2 families of sheeters in 106 cm and 165 cm widths. These models will have a flexible platform to cater for digital and analogue inline applications, inline /offline combination and offline configurations.

    These Sheeters will handle a material range of 60-400 gsm with speeds from 80-350 m/min

    All machines will have automatic size change, a non-contact sheet transport system and automatic sheet rejection. Optional features will include:

    • Automatic sample sheet collection
    • Non-stop pallet change
    • Web trimming and centre slitting
    • Smart register mark technology for sheet identification and routing

    For the first time a range of sheeters designed specifically for inline operation and the flexibility of modern presses is available to Press Manufacturers and Printers.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 23 May 2018 22:24:19 +0200
      PMP Presents the Paper Surface Functionality Concept! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7744-pmp-presents-the-paper-surface-functionality-concept http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7744-pmp-presents-the-paper-surface-functionality-concept

      PMP’s PSF Technology is aimed to generate cost savings and to increases profitability in paper making.

      pmp logo 2016The Paper Surface Functionality (PSF) concept was developed to support paper mills in improving the useful properties of paper or board. Combinations of various layers of barrier chemicals, coating colors and starches can be applied in a purposeful and selected sequence on the paper or board surface and in controlled amounts. PSF Technology utilizes a special spraying application technology and has an advanced process design for feeding and re-circulating the flow of material to the surface treatment units.

      PMP is developing the concept in close co-operation with Patrick Sundholm Ltd Oy. Pilot equipment is installed on a state-of-the-art pilot coater in KCL research plant in Otaniemi, Finland. Furthermore, a cylindrical laboratory coater (CLC) enabling pre-trials has been installed by KCL.

      The technology can be implemented as retrofits in existing paper machines or off line coaters.

      The pilot is a platform for developing enhanced and new paper and board grades. The trials are run with the clients in accordance with strict confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 23 May 2018 22:03:53 +0200
        Valmet AB, Fabio Perini S.p.A., Elettric80 S.p.A.: Smart Factory launch http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7742-valmet-ab-fabio-perini-s-p-a-elettric80-s-p-a-smart-factory-launch http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7742-valmet-ab-fabio-perini-s-p-a-elettric80-s-p-a-smart-factory-launch

        Smart Solutions for integrating the processes of the tissue value chain presented at Valmet Tissue Making Days 2018

        During Valmet Tissue Making Days 2018, Valmet, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 disclosed new digital solutions to implement the “ideal smart factory” resulting from the cooperation of three market leading companies.

        The conference has been hosted since 1983 by Valmet, the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp & paper industries. This year Valmet has involved Fabio Perini, leading company in the converting & packaging industry, and Elettric80, specialized in creating automated solutions for FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) as partners for the event.

        It has been three days of sharing ideas, technologies and market trends with the key tissue players and producers from all over the world.

        From left: Jenny Lahti-Samuelsson, Manager Global Tissue Technology, Valmet -  William Nelson, President of Elettric80 Inc & Elettric80 S de RL – Kent Nika, Valmet and Oswaldo Cruz, Fabio Perini CEOFrom left: Jenny Lahti-Samuelsson, Manager Global Tissue Technology, Valmet - William Nelson, President of Elettric80 Inc & Elettric80 S de RL – Kent Nika, Valmet and Oswaldo Cruz, Fabio Perini CEO

        The event theme, T-Evolution – Transforming Tissue Together, focused on the transformation of the business environment and how Industrial Internet and digitization are leveraging new strategies and solutions to satisfy the Customers.

        Valmet, Fabio Perini and Elettric80 are three individual companies, part of a unique value chain. They work as separate entities but can at the same time be integrated into one System. They are individually strong, worldwide established companies, but can make the difference within a tissue factory meeting the customers’ needs.

        “To continue to develop this industry we have identified and created new solutions with a more holistic approach. This is a proof that working together with our partners and utilizing the data from end to end can bring greater value for both the tissue industry and the development of new sustainable solutions” says Jenny Lahti-Samuelsson, Manager Global Tissue Technology at Valmet.

        “The complexity of the market - Oswaldo Cruz, Fabio Perini CEO, comments – calls for cooperation between companies like ours in supplying customers with solutions enabling them to go beyond their business objectives: improve overall equipment efficiency, maximize production output, look after environment sustainability, focus on safety and optimize overall cost, as well as a general and transversal efficiency, attainable only through integration”.

        "Elettric80 has totally changed the way of designing tissue factories, offering one of the most efficient and safe solutions available around the world that is able to respond quickly to customers’ needs and to changes in the market - says William Nelson, President of Elettric80 Inc & Elettric80 S de RL-. The solutions by Elettric80 cover the entire value chain because they enhance the reliability and safety of the entire plant as well as of the entire business life cycle. The results are a significant increase in factory efficiency, total traceability of handled products, significantly reducing spaces, maximum safety and cost-effectiveness. We work in close partnership with our customers around the world to solve the logistical challenges of the tissue industry; we do not offer our customers a single product, but solutions that are tailor-made, scalable, modular and efficient.

        Valmet, Fabio Perini, Elettric80: how process integration happens

        Product optimization, throughout machine digitization, starts right at the beginning of our ecosystem. The journey of the fibres from pulp to a dried tissue sheet is long and every step of the journey is important.

        Through the Valmet Advantage NTT machine all the parameters used to transform the fibers into a tissue web and the characteristics of the dried paper, are collected and controlled for immediate corrective actions. The wet end system is measured and controlled by a variation of different Valmet Analysers. Every centimetre of produced tissue is monitored for quality, by the Valmet DNA system, carrying all information on the jumbo roll’s excellence and flaws: chemicals used, softness and eventual damages.

        The Advanced Balance Control system (ABC) provides optimal and automatic balance control of hood and air system for any production range, boosts productivity while minimizing energy consumption, allows remote control of the parameters and enables a direct connection to Valmet experts for remote diagnostics on the drying process.

        When Jumbo rolls are stored and ready to be transformed on the conversion lines, an Elettric80 LGV Elephant system machine collects the right reel from the warehouse and takes it towards the Fabio Perini converting line. Elettric80’s Smart Decision Maker - the “decision making” logic that oversees all the logistic operations and material movements inside the factory- reads and collects all the information transmitted by Valmet.

        The main systems by Elettric80 and BEMA, the second company specialising in the manufacture of products that perfectly complete the Elettric80 value chain, designed according to the tissue customer’s needs are: a wide range of LASER GUIDED VEHICLES (LGVs); WOODPECKER pallet control system; DRAGON palletizer; SILKWORM stretch wrapper; ROBOTIC LABELLER and SMART STORE warehouses. SMART BOX is a unique, sturdy, modular and extremely efficient solution. Within a 12m x 7.5m space, it combines palletizing, stretch wrapping and labelling in a flexible and compact layout. SMART BOX offers multiple advantages such as high efficiency, reduced accumulations, low maintenance costs constant over time.

        The reel is automatically loaded on the new Fabio Perini Smart Unwinder (chuckless and crankless) with intelligent features, that allow to optimize manpower and prevent injuries.

        The next step is embossing: the Fabio Perini CATALYST smart embosser can change both steel rolls in just 10 minutes, without an overhead crane, thanks to its exclusive technology. Saving time helps to improve production and optimize cost, confirming that “Less is more”. The Active Exchange System allows adding or removing the steel rolls from the warehouse while the machine is running, granting flexibility and versatility.

        The Fabio Perini 179AX LOG SAW is able to change the Log Saw blade automatically, with no operator access inside the machine, thanks to its 5-slot warehouse feeding an automatic system that is able to change the worn blade in less than 3 minutes.

        More than 80% of machine downtime saving and 100% Reduction of Operator Intervention, during changeover procedures, can be attained thanks to the Fabio Perini A6T Wrapper with the Trolley One Touch.

        Throughout the whole production cycle, a factory is an assembly of complementary processes performed by different machines, each performing very unique activities. We may say that a factory, in many ways, is like an orchestra, each machine being like a musician creating its own sound, and all the coordinated sounds resulting in music.

        The whole process is managed centrally by a single software platform developed by Elettric80, named SM.I.LE80 (Smart Integrated Logistics), which ensures a "direct link" between systems and production processes, and the optimal and effective management of all internal and external plant operations: from incoming raw materials to complete warehousing and shipping management.

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 23 May 2018 21:31:43 +0200
          BUCKMAN INTRODUCES ECHOWISE [™] AT PULPAPER 2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7741-buckman-introduces-echowise-at-pulpaper-2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7741-buckman-introduces-echowise-at-pulpaper-2018

          Buckman, a global company that specializes in innovative chemical and smart solutions for the pulp and paper industry, will introduce ECHOWISE™, its newest non-invasive technology, at PulPaper in Helsinki, Finland. On 30 May, Buckman’s Mark Conyngham will discuss the advanced process control that ECHOWISE brings to the pulp and paper industry. The presentation will take place at 12:30-13:00 at the Forest Stage in the Exhibition Area.

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          In addition, Junai Maharaj, Buckman’s CEO, is serving on the Business Forum’s Leading Change panel on 29 May at 15:30-16:25, and Buckman’s Rob Miller will present on the topic of “Predicting the impact of wood fibers processing using fluorescent carbohydrate binding modules” on 29 May from 13:45-14:00 in the Future Square.

          Please visit Buckman’s booth 6e20 to learn more about its innovative chemistries, like Vybrant® enzymatic technologies for pulp brightness, Maximyze® enzymatic fiber refining, Busperse® 2454 deposit control, Oxamine® for paper mill influent and Recovery Boiler Advisor for leak detection.

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 22 May 2018 11:04:33 +0200
            Kemira celebrates one-year anniversary of its Wet Strength production site in Estella, Navarra Spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7739-kemira-celebrates-one-year-anniversary-of-its-wet-strength-production-site-in-estella-navarra-spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7739-kemira-celebrates-one-year-anniversary-of-its-wet-strength-production-site-in-estella-navarra-spain

            Kemira, a global leader in the manufacture of high quality wet strength resins, supplied under the FennoStrength name, celebrates the one-year anniversary of the best-in-class manufacturing site located in Villatuerta and known as the Estella site. The celebrations took place on May 17th, 2018 with customers and government officials joining the event.

            Logo slogan below kemiraStrength technologies, including wet strength, are critical in manufacturing paper and board and the strength chemical market is growing. The market also demands for high performance differentiating technologies as well as compliance with stricter environmental regulations. Kemira has consistently been investing into the development of new strength technologies and into modern manufacturing sites, most recently in wet strength resin production at Äetsä, Finland (2015), in dry strength resin production at San Giorgio, Italy (2015) and last year at Estella (2017).

            "This anniversary marks an important milestone for Kemira - says Mr. Tommi Kankkunen, VP of Manufacturing. Thanks to a multi-million investment and dedicated efforts from R&D, this state of the art facility with a large production capacity now produces a highly efficient wet strength resin."

            Kemira's investments in manufacturing are complemented by investments in R&D, resulting in a successful outcome for the new wet strength offering. "We are proud to announce first deliveries of high solids wet strength resin in response to the current market demand. And in anticipation of the upcoming E.U. regulatory restrictions, lowering the limit of adsorbable organic halides (AOX) in the effluent, a new low AOX FennoStrength resin was developed with first deliveries taking place already in June," reports Dr. Vladimir Grigoriev, Sr. Manager, Applications & Marketing.

            After recent developments, the Estella site now offers a complete portfolio of wet strength resins with dedicated lines also for the latest product generations geared towards the most stringent regulatory profiles. Moreover, high performance Yankee coating adhesives are also produced at the site. "A focus of the Estella site," adds Mr. Roberto Zulian, Director of Tissue Sales, "is also directed towards the demands of the tissue industry, which include the needs for creping adhesives. The new R&D developments in this area and established manufacturing at Estella have addressed the tissue industry wishes for a complete Yankee coating portfolio with the most up-to-date regulatory profile. We are well positioned now to deliver our customers the strength aids and Yankee coating technologies they desire."

            "We are excited about the one-year anniversary, says Mr. Anibal Cermano, Site Manager. This investment demonstrates a strong commitment to our customers and partners. We appreciate the support given by the local authorities in the surrounding communities and the Navarra Government."

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 21 May 2018 10:36:59 +0200
              Valmet Tissue Technology Center upgraded to provide a wider range of opportunities http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7737-valmet-tissue-technology-center-upgraded-to-provide-a-wider-range-of-opportunities http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7737-valmet-tissue-technology-center-upgraded-to-provide-a-wider-range-of-opportunities

              Valmet has upgraded its Tissue Technology Center in Karlstad, Sweden, to give the world's tissue producers a wider variety of technical solutions and configurations to support the demands of tissue making today and tomorrow. It will also provide new ways to utilize the Industrial Internet and advanced automation solutions to bring new insights about tissue production, as well as to give more detailed analysis, and information about the end-product quality.

              The Tissue Technology Center is a unique resource for cultivation and realization of ideas, innovations and verifying new technology or machine configurations. It is used for both Valmet's own development and customer trials. Recently the center celebrated its 1,000th customer trial. The pilot center is also utilized by pulp, chemical and clothing companies supplying to the tissue industry.

              "The upgraded pilot center can offer a renewed and even more flexible pilot machine to support our customers in their ambition to develop solutions that will take this industry to the next level. It can easily be adjusted to cover tissue making processes for conventional, textured and structured grades" says Karl-Johan Tolfsson, Manager, Tissue Technology Center, Valmet.

              Tissue Pilot in Karlstad SwedenTissue Pilot in Karlstad Sweden

              Tools to monitor and improve quality, runnability and efficiency

              The current quality control systems on the pilot tissue machine have been replaced and complemented by the Valmet IQ quality management system. The new system contains online non-nuclear weight, moisture and softness measurements. It also includes two Valmet IQ Scanners and a dilution profiler with cross-direction control. Machine direction controls integrate fast responding wet end process and dry end feedback controls to achieve increased performance in tissue quality control. Valmet IQ Reporting provides users easy access to production and history data.

              "With the renewed quality management system, we are able to get faster and more accurate information. The addition of the web monitoring and inspection system also enables the monitoring of the visual end product quality that was not possible before," says Marko Toskala, Director, Quality Management Systems, Automation, Valmet.

              The Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System records video images of crucial events in the process, such as web breaks, tail feeding and defects triggered by the IQ Web Inspection System. Recorded images are available for playback, enabling operators to quickly find the origin of the event and correct the problem. This shortens downtime after breaks and improves runnability. Optimized machine efficiency delivers fast payback on investment.

              The upgrade includes stock preparation and wet end measurement solutions providing tissue makers with new tools to improve quality, runnability and efficiency. The Valmet Wet End Analyzer (Valmet WEM) combines all relevant wet end variables for a total wet end management solution. Measured variables include charge, chemistry (pH, temperature, conductivity and redox), total and ash consistency, total and ash retention and ash content, all in one analyzer. A Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5), designed for routine paper mill laboratory and laboratory research, offers a comprehensive set of automated fiber measurements and the possibility to make the information easily available and useful.

              Information about Tissue Technology Center

              Tissue Technology Center provides access to a full sized, flexible pilot machine, a well-equipped and organized paper and fiber testing laboratory as well as wide technology and process expertise. The Center can also provide support from a wide network of know-how in the field of tissue making, such as pulp, chemistry, felts, wires, belts, creping etc. The pilot machine and auxiliary systems are designed and equipped for full flexibility to meet the tissue makers' every need.

              The Tissue Technology Center is located in Karlstad, Sweden with Valmet's technology resources near at hand.

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 12:03:27 +0200
                Arjowiggins Graphic to Showcase the Performance of Digipeel at FESPA http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7736-arjowiggins-graphic-to-showcase-the-performance-of-digipeel-at-fespa http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7736-arjowiggins-graphic-to-showcase-the-performance-of-digipeel-at-fespa

                Arjowiggins Graphic, the leading manufacturer of environmental and specialist paper solutions, is collaborating with automatic screen printing machine manufacturer, INO, and digital printing system manufacturer Ricoh to demonstrate the print performance of their DigiPeel HD papers at this year’s FESPA Global Print Exhibition.

                One year since the product was launched at the same event, the qualities of DigiPeel HD will be displayed through live demonstrations on the INO semi-automatic screen printer machine VS6 500 and the Ricoh Pro C7100x. The demonstration will be supported by an exclusive viewing of a promotional video showing (below) the value of DigiPeel HD for industrial digital printing on textiles.

                argo print

                Arjowiggins Graphic’s DigiPeel HD has been designed to create the best results for industrial textile printers and garment manufacturers. Using heat transfer, with both cold and tepid peel to ensure smooth easy release, DigiPeel HD is ideal for printing logos and images onto textiles using digital press and screen printing. Full colour printing capabilities create photo realistic printing results with optimal reproduction of original colours, whilst the use of gang run printing customisation and no pre-printing or drying time create a much faster transition between jobs and efficient production. An added benefit, when screen printing on the INO automatic screen printing line with its optical registration, is that it enables the backing to deliver a precise and high quality print.

                Fabienne Cocheteau, Specialities Marketing Manager of Arjowiggins Graphic says: “A year since we launched DigiPeel HD, we’re delighted to be able to demonstrate the product’s performance using INO’s screen printing machine and Ricoh’s digital press, validating the product on some of the most advanced digital and screen printing technology available on the market.

                At FESPA we have been able to demonstrate the quality of the product. Designed to provide the flexibility and full colour brought by digital printing as well as the soft touch and washability resistance given by screen printing, our DigiPeel HD papers are the best paper solution for textile printers, graphic digital printers and garment manufacturers.”

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 11:53:08 +0200
                  Calling all heroes: Södra launches new ad campaign http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7735-calling-all-heroes-soedra-launches-new-ad-campaign http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7735-calling-all-heroes-soedra-launches-new-ad-campaign

                  Södra’s next major ad campaign will show that being a hero doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be as simple as actively choosing products from sustainably-managed forests - because consumers who make sustainable choices are heroes. Like previous campaigns, this latest initiative from Södra, recently nominated for the marketing award “100 Wattaren” in Sweden, seeks to be different and to make people sit up and think.

                  2018 05 18 111918By highlighting that products and services from the forest are environmentally sustainable, the “Act of a hero” campaign (#actofahero) is a counter message to those who try to make paper consumers feel guilty (“don’t print this e-mail” etc). This campaign applauds good behaviour and turns informed consumers into heroes.

                  “The campaign doesn’t put fibre-based products up against other materials. Its core message is simple: When (not if) you consume, choose a product based on a sustainably-managed forest raw material – that’s an act of a hero!” says Linda Ottosson, Communication Manager at Södra Cell.

                  Södra recognises the need to communicate the environmental credentials of pulp and paper further downstream in the value chain. That’s why the principal aim of #actofahero is not only to market Södra’s offering to its customers but also to reach its customers’ customers, and to some extent consumers.

                  “Communicating downstream in the value chain is new and exciting, and to ensure that the message hits home we have chosen to work with two important customers in the tissue and specialty paper segments, respectively. They connect us with their key stakeholders, who are brought in as additional target groups in the campaign,” explains Marcus Hellberg, Marketing Director at Södra Cell.

                  “The main channels for the campaign will be Södra’s own website and social media channels. But we are asking everybody – customers, colleagues and members – to be part of the campaign by helping to spread and share our material,” adds Ottosson.

                  Visit www.sodra.com/hero and share your stories!

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 11:20:31 +0200
                    ANDRITZ to supply bio-methanol plant for Södra’s Mönsterås mill in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7734-andritz-to-supply-bio-methanol-plant-for-soedra-s-moensteras-mill-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7734-andritz-to-supply-bio-methanol-plant-for-soedra-s-moensteras-mill-in-sweden

                    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Södra, Sweden, to supply a bio-methanol cleaning and purification plant for Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås.

                    The bio-methanol treatment plant supplied by ANDRITZ is designed to produce 5,000 tons of bio-methanol per year. The plant is a key part of a new process producing sustainable bio-methanol from renewable raw material. Bio-methanol can be used in shipping, for example, as a stand-alone fuel, as well as for the production of biodiesel (RME), as an additive in petrol, or as a raw material in the chemical industry. The methanol produced is compliant with the IMPCA Reference Specifications for merchantable methanol. Start-up of the plant is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.

                    Rendering of the ANDRITZ bio-methanol plant to be supplied for Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden. © ANDRITZ Rendering of the ANDRITZ bio-methanol plant to be supplied for Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden. © ANDRITZ

                    The global methanol production is in the order of 80 million tons per year and is generated mostly from fossil raw materials. In the chemical wood pulping process, methanol is formed as a by-product that contains many impurities. This raw methanol is purified to a merchantable bio-methanol, which is chemically identical to fossil-based methanol. The bio-methanol generated contributes towards reducing the amount of fossil greenhouse gas emissions.

                    The current target of the European Union is to have 10% of the transport fuel of every EU country coming from renewable sources, such as biofuels, by 2020. The new EU Renewable Energy Directive 2 currently in preparation will significantly increase the share of advanced biofuels by 2030. “If Sweden is to achieve the fossil-free climate targets, there must be viable alternatives to the fossil-fuel products that are currently available. The investment in the new bio-methanol cleaning and purification plant contributes towards reaching this target. It is also a major part of Södra’s own strategy to be totally fossil-free by 2030,” said Henrik Brodin, Business Development Manager Energy of Södra.

                    “We are pleased to help Södra in achieving their sustainablilty targets with our innovative products and technologies. This is further proof of our excellent cooperation and partnership with Södra,” says Kari Tuominen, President and CEO of ANDRITZ Oy, Finland.

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 11:15:48 +0200
                      Voith CleanLine: The effective solution for cleaning fabrics on all sections of the paper machine http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7732-voith-cleanline-the-effective-solution-for-cleaning-fabrics-on-all-sections-of-the-paper-machine http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7732-voith-cleanline-the-effective-solution-for-cleaning-fabrics-on-all-sections-of-the-paper-machine

                      Voith's innovative CleanLine traversing cleaning systems for fabrics provide additional benefits for customers compared to established cleaning methods.

                      With CleanLine, Voith has developed its systems to improve paper quality by thorough cleaning of the fabrics.  CleanLine systems are available for all sections of the paper machine either as new installations or as upgrades of existing Voith equipment to remove more contamination from the surface and structure of fabrics. The CleanLine systems work in combination with other Voith products to improve the productivity, runnability, safety and quality of the paper making process.

                      Voith has just introduced CleanLine Extract4D in the drying section for packaging and newsprint paper grades made from recycled fiber.Voith has just introduced CleanLine Extract4D in the drying section for packaging and newsprint paper grades made from recycled fiber.

                      Maintain Fabric Performance
                      Clean fabrics are essential for the removal of moisture from the paper web and for achieving the required properties of the finished paper. Voith CleanLine Systems are effective in maintaining the performance of the fabrics and are a cost effective solution to reduce the effects of contamination.

                      Leading Technology
                      CleanLine Excell – Forming: by cleaning in two directions with a close concentration of fine water jets the forming fabric is much cleaner. Uniform performance of the fabric is achieved because Excell can more easily remove different levels of contamination across the fabric width. The system uses only about 10 percent of the water volume compared to an oscillating high pressure shower and runs on key reference machines in Europe, America and Asia.

                      CleanLine Excell – Press: has a selection of different cleaning heads for additional cleaning of press fabrics and transfer belts to solve specific problems with contamination, cleaning chemicals or profiles.

                      CleanLine Extreme from Voith can automatically switch between on-line and off-line cleaning to keep the fabrics in good condition.

                      CleanLine Extract4D – Dryers: has just been introduced for packaging and newsprint paper grades made from recycled fiber. Up to four directions of water jets directly contact and remove more contamination from the fabric. This unique system has resulted in better runnabilitry on both packaging and newsprint machines due to cleaner fabric surfaces and higher permeability retention.

                      CleanLine Extreme – Coaters: is a new system for cleaning tensioning fabrics, running successfully on more than 20 top and bottom sections. Productivity is improved because the system can automatically switch between on-line and off-line cleaning to keep the fabrics in good condition. Highest quality of the coated paper is achieved by using an extended air-knife and option of a heated air blower to ensure that the fabric surface is dry when it contacts the coated paper.

                      Servolution
                      With Servolution, Voith is offering customized service packages to improve the performance of its customers and help them increase their productivity. The holistic approach, modular design and easy access to components in the CleanLine systems provides efficient servicing and management of spare parts from a single supplier. Voith provides a comprehensive support package to ensure the highest availability and performance of the cleaning equipment. 

                      The quality of raw material for making paper faces many challenges in the coming years. Voith’s process know-how, understanding of fabrics and wide experience of fabric cleaning systems makes CleanLine the complete solution for fabric cleaning.

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 11:05:00 +0200
                        ANDRITZ to optimize plant operations at Zellstoff Pöls pulp mill with Metris OPP http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7731-andritz-to-optimize-plant-operations-at-zellstoff-poels-pulp-mill-with-metris-opp http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7731-andritz-to-optimize-plant-operations-at-zellstoff-poels-pulp-mill-with-metris-opp

                        2018 05 18 110027International technology group ANDRITZ has been awarded an order by Zellstoff Pöls to optimize operations at its pulp mill in Pöls, Austria. The goal is to increase production, while stabilizing the pulp mill’s production process and optimizing chemical use at the same time. here.

                        The tried-and-tested Metris OPP system (OPP: Optimization of Process Performance) from ANDRITZ, which has been used successfully in reference plants all around the world, will be used here.

                        Metris OPP is an IIoT system developed by ANDRITZ and comprises a range of digitally supported tools based on big data analysis to improve industrial processes. The system has been modernized continuously in recent years, and new tools such as artificial intelligence, apps, and so on, have been added. More than 50 international groups are already working with Metris OPP successfully, many of which only began using it in the past two years. The overall net benefit generated by these companies so far with Metris OPP amounts to over 150 million euros.The OPP system, which is used above all in pulp and paper production, detects anomalies and deviations at an early stage by analyzing production data. As a result, countermeasures can be implemented in good time, guaranteeing reliable production and also optimizing operations, including the use of resources.

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 11:00:55 +0200
                          BillerudKorsnäs initiates negotiations on new organisation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7728-billerudkorsnaes-initiates-negotiations-on-new-organisation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7728-billerudkorsnaes-initiates-negotiations-on-new-organisation

                          BillerudKorsnäs has just announced that negotiations with labour unions over a proposal for new organisation will be initiated within short. The proposal contains a full profit and loss responsibility in three divisions.

                          billkorlogo“During my first months with BillerudKorsnäs, it has become clear to me that we have great conditions for profitable growth. In order for us to take maximum advantage out of these conditions, we need to become faster and clarify accountability within the company. This we now want to accomplish through a new organisation in three divisions with full profit and loss responsibility”, says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.
                          The current organisation of BillerudKorsnäs is a matrix with three business areas, a production organisation and a number of supporting functions. The proposal for a new organisation, which will be subject to negotiations, contains an organisation in three divisions: sack and kraft papers, board and corrugated materials, and packaging solutions. The production units will be included in the division for sack and kraft papers and in the division for board and corrugated materials. All the details of the future organisation are not yet decided and will be worked out and negotiated going forward.

                          In parallel to this process, a review of the roles and composition of the senior management team of the company will also be carried out.
                          After finalised negotiations, the ambition is to staff the new organisation and fully implement it during the latter part of 2018. The external financial reporting of the company will be changed according to the new organisation by January 1st, 2019.

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:47:34 +0200
                            Valmet to supply a containerboard making line for Hamburger Rieger in Germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7726-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-making-line-for-hamburger-rieger-in-germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7726-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-making-line-for-hamburger-rieger-in-germany

                            Valmet will supply a containerboard making line for Hamburger Rieger GmbH at its Spremberg Mill in Germany. The new production line (PM 2) including Valmet's automation solutions will be designed to produce high-quality testliner grades based on 100% recycled paper.

                            With the new high performance boardmaking machine producing products of a wide basis weight range, Hamburger aims to further strengthen its position in the growing European containerboard business. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for mid-2020.

                            The order is included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 70-90 million.

                            "The ability to show good references is always an important factor when a customer chooses a supplier. This was also crucial for Hamburger when they decided to make an agreement with Valmet. Valmet's technology delivers high productivity, resource efficiency, excellent quality and low operating costs. We have built up a good and close relationship with Hamburger over the years. This forms an optimal foundation for an excellent project and a strong reference for Valmet in Europe," says Vesa Simola, EMEA Area President of Valmet.

                            After signing the contract, from left: Werner Ofenböck, Jan Hagen (both from Hamburger), Harri Heikkilä (Valmet), Harald Ganster (Hamburger), Vesa Simola (Valmet), Cord Prinzhorn (Hamburger) and Marko Oinonen (Valmet) After signing the contract, from left: Werner Ofenböck, Jan Hagen (both from Hamburger), Harri Heikkilä (Valmet), Harald Ganster (Hamburger), Vesa Simola (Valmet), Cord Prinzhorn (Hamburger) and Marko Oinonen (Valmet)

                            Technical details about the delivery

                            Valmet's delivery will include a new high-capacity containerboard machine from headbox to reel followed by an OptiWin Pro winder. The winder was selected because it gives high capacity due to its proactive winding geometry and faster sequences. The winder is equipped with Dual Unwind giving even higher capacity because the parent rolls can be changed in only one minute. The machine will be delivered with a fabrics package. The automation solution includes Valmet IQ quality measurement system and Valmet DNA process control system. The delivery will also include process support for six months after the start-up. The goal of the support period is production and quality development.

                            The 8,600-mm wide (wire) containerboard machine will produce uncoated white and brown testliner and white top testliner grades with a basis weight range of 90-180 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,500 m/min and the capacity 500,000 tonnes annually.

                            About the customer Hamburger Rieger

                            Hamburger Rieger is part of the Hamburger Containerboard Division within the Austrian Prinzhorn Group. Hamburger Rieger is the market leader in the segment of white coated corrugates base paper. With 2 million tonnes and seven plants, Hamburger Containerboard ranks among Europe's leading manufacturers of premium corrugated base paper. With its 6,600 employees in 15 countries, the Prinzhorn Group is a European market leader in the packaging, paper and recycling industry. The family owned and managed Prinzhorn Group has its headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:34:20 +0200
                              Valmet's new hard nip sizing technology started-up at Propapier in Germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7724-valmet-s-new-hard-nip-sizing-technology-started-up-at-propapier-in-germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7724-valmet-s-new-hard-nip-sizing-technology-started-up-at-propapier-in-germany

                              Valmet-delivered, a completely new type of a sizer, OptiSizer Hard, with related chemical systems were successfully started up at Propapier PM1 GmbH Burg mill in Germany a day ahead of schedule on April 19, 2018. The production line PM1 produces liner, fluting and kraft substitutes grades based on 100% waste paper. Thanks to a very good cooperation and a purposeful project work, all the produced containerboards have been saleable from the very start.

                              Good results from day one

                              A prototype product and a very tight shut-down schedule is a challenging combination. Despite the initial setup, most of the targets were achieved right after the start-up. The web passed through the nip smoothly and runnability was excellent. The new technology shows already a great potential to achieve the goals regarding strength properties and steam consumption.

                              "I was quite amazed to see the fast start-up of our new sizer. Earlier, high web tension levels were causing quite a bit of challenges to runnability. It looks like this obstacle no longer exists. We have achieved the targeted quality specification and now we can focus on the further benefits we are aiming at e.g. steam savings, higher strength levels or starch savings," says Phillipos Vrizas, Technology Manager at Propapier.

                              "The very first closing of the nip rolls is a moment telling a lot about any new sizer - especially a prototype sizer. It looked perfect. I couldn't see any web tension induced wrinkling in the web. The schedule was very tight with only a 11-day shutdown time. The fact that we were able to squeeze it into a 10-day break was quite amazing and a proof of an excellent cooperation and preplanning," says Jani Hakola, Development Manager at Valmet's Board and Paper Mills Business Unit.

                              The result of joint effort: First roll after the start-up of OptiSizer Hard at the Propapier's Burg MillThe result of joint effort: First roll after the start-up of OptiSizer Hard at the Propapier's Burg Mill

                              Technical information about the delivery

                              Valmet's delivery included a new sizer called OptiSizer Hard. Compared to conventional sizer, OptiSizer Hard has a pair of hard cover nip rolls. Starch is sprayed on the rolls which transfer the starch into the nip where it is further transferred into paper web.

                              Strength is among the most important benefits with OptiSizer Hard. Starch is dosed in the roll nip with higher nip pressure, which increases the density of fibers. This leads into better strength properties. To mention a few other benefits of OptiSizer Hard, the life cycle costs are lower due spray application and runnability is better due to better nip profile control.

                              The existing and outdated starch preparation system was replaced with Valmet's starch preparation system specially designed for OptiSizer Hard and its spray application method. The properties of produced starch have substantially lower range of variation, which helps to produce liner boards within the targeted quality specifications. The delivered supply system is fully automated and equipped with pressure screens.

                              To further improve the properties of liner and fluting grades Propapier is producing, a cooperation agreement of 20 weeks was made. The target of the agreement is to find the best practices with the new sizer e.g. by reducing energy consumption, and by further improving liner and fluting properties, such as the lighter basis weight of containerboards without compromising other important properties.

                              Information about the customer Progroup

                              Progroup AG is questioning the existing, developing completely new approaches and bringing trend-setting concepts to market readiness. The successful development of the group is based on a consistent greenfield strategy, technological leadership, network management and an advanced supply chain strategy. With currently two paper factories (Propapier in Burg and Eisenhüttenstadt), a combined heat and power plant (Propower), ten corrugated board plants (Prowell) and several service companies (Prologistik, Proservice, Profund), Progroup's core business is the production of containerboard and corrugated board sheets. With 1100 employees, in 2017 the company generated sales of around 804 million euros and is one of the top 3 companies in the sector in Central Europe. The brands of the Next Generation Products are synonymous with the use of less raw material and less CO2 emissions coupled with an increase in performance, and have come to epitomise sustainable thinking and a sustainable way of doing business in the industry.

                              Under the Progroup umbrella, the production facilities of Propapier in Burg and Eisenhüttenstadt produce containerboard to become less dependent from the volatile paper market. At the Burg site in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt the heavier kraft liner substitutes and test liner products weighing from 110 to 230 g/m2 are made. The first-time installation of the OptiSizer Hard is again a great example for Progroup's "Power of Innovation" philosophy and is further strengthening Progroup's quality, reliability and cost leadership.  

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:25:22 +0200
                                Voith NipcoFlex shoe press improves quality and production at BM 1 at MEL Macedonian Paper Mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7723-voith-nipcoflex-shoe-press-improves-quality-and-production-at-bm-1-at-mel-macedonian-paper-mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7723-voith-nipcoflex-shoe-press-improves-quality-and-production-at-bm-1-at-mel-macedonian-paper-mills

                                The installation of a new NipcoFlex shoe press was part of a comprehensive modernization of the Macedonian Paper Mills in Thessaloniki, Greece. With its help, the company was able to improve the quality and quantity of paper production. At the same time, the use of Voith technology reduced the plant's use of resources and therefore improved the company's competitiveness.

                                • Better board quality and runability a key criterion
                                • Voith's integrated overall concept impresses board manufacturer
                                • Detailed advance planning and close collaboration allow smooth rebuild and production start

                                The installation of a NipcoFlex shoe press was the first step in a comprehensive rebuild of the BM 1 at Macedonian Paper Mills (MEL) in Thessaloniki. This measure allowed the internationally operating manufacturer of board and packaging papers to increase machine production by 15 percent. But this increase is only one of the goals of the upgrade, as Georgios Georgiadis, the manager of the board factory, explains: “With the new press section we were able to improve board quality characteristics, reduce breaks and therefore significantly increase machine availability.” MEL mainly produces paper for packing foodstuffs on its BM1. In this segment, good printability is a major criterion. The investment in the new press section is therefore an important first step towards meeting customer requirements in the long term.

                                The NipcoFlex technology used on the BM 1 reliably corrects deviations in the CD profile and ensures a uniform thickness across the entire 4.110 millimeter wide paper web. A large Yankee cylinder and a coating system with drying function improve the smoothness of the surface.

                                Voith NipcoFlex shoe press at Macedonian Paper Mills BM1Voith NipcoFlex shoe press at Macedonian Paper Mills BM1

                                One challenge associated with modernizing the plant was the tight time frame. The Voith service team had just three weeks to complete the project. Thanks to good preliminary planning and the smooth collaboration between all participants the BM 1 could be restarted on 23 July 2017. As the team from MEL was not familiar with the shoe press technology, comprehensive training including visits to similar systems was conducted in the run-up to the rebuild.

                                As well as improved paper quality and increased production, the new press section offers another advantage: The BM 1 now needs much less steam, which reduces the energy consumption of the machine. Despite this saving in resources, the NipcoFlex technology also enables a higher dry content in the paper web.

                                Several factors prompted MEL to work with Voith on this project. One of the key aspects was that Voith has more than 150 years of experience in building paper machines, is a technology leader in many areas and is renowned for the high reliability of its products. In addition, MEL has already worked with Voith on numerous projects, the results of which have been consistently positive for the board mill team. Ultimately, Voith also convinced the customer with an overall concept that was integrated technically and financially. That this was the right decision was not just confirmed by the smooth start to production.

                                “The atmosphere between the individual teams was excellent. The close collaboration with the colleagues from Voith Tolosa even resulted in some friendships,” says Georgiadis, adding: “I will certainly recommend collaboration with Voith to colleagues in the paper and board industry.”

                                The project is part of a comprehensive upgrade by the board mill. For example, MEL is investing in its own biomass power plant, which not only supplies power to the paper machine but is also used for steam generation.

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:19:11 +0200
                                  Valmet's new solution enables accurate high dry solids measurement for industrial applications http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7722-valmet-s-new-solution-enables-accurate-high-dry-solids-measurement-for-industrial-applications http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7722-valmet-s-new-solution-enables-accurate-high-dry-solids-measurement-for-industrial-applications

                                  Valmet has launched a new Valmet High Solids Measurement (Valmet HS) that enables stable and accurate measurements for industrial wastewater treatment, pulp and paper production and a wide range of other industrial processes. Valmet HS measures for over 30% solids or 1-70% moisture.

                                  Originally designed for municipal waste water plants, Valmet HS is based on microwave technology and features a patented sensor structure. It extracts a continuous sample flow from a downfall or drop leg section in the process and returns it back to the process after the solids content has been measured.

                                  "We see high potential for this solution especially in the pulp and paper industry where an accurate high solids measurement provides many benefits, such as improved high consistency control, cost savings and higher quality," says Jarmo Havana, Product Manager, Automation, Valmet.

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                                  Cost and fuel savings lead to better sustainability

                                  The new measurement brings numerous benefits to its users. It helps to minimize transport costs of sludge in waste water applications and reduce supplementary fuel use where sludge fuels a boiler, thus improving the sustainability of industrial processes. Additionally, Valmet HS makes it possible to optimize total solids levels and follow up, in real time, the performance of dewatering or drying processes.

                                  Already in use after a high-consistency roll press, Valmet HS provides accurate pulp consistency control to refining and consequently more stable-quality pulp to the paper machine. Benefits include lower press energy consumption, reduced fiber crushing and the prevention of too high consistency causing damage to process equipment.

                                  Other proven applications of Valmet HS include wastewater sludge solids measurement after dewatering in pulp and paper applications, measuring sawdust moisture before pelleting in the wood processing industry and sludge moisture monitoring before incineration.

                                  "The solution has been so successful that new applications are coming up all the time. Ongoing development work in various industries includes the measurement of moisture with starch, sugar and gypsum as well control of a thermal drying processes," adds Havana

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:16:12 +0200
                                    Toscotec’s TT SYD-16FT is running efficiently at Cartiera di Pietramelara mill. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7721-toscotec-s-tt-syd-16ft-is-running-efficiently-at-cartiera-di-pietramelara-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7721-toscotec-s-tt-syd-16ft-is-running-efficiently-at-cartiera-di-pietramelara-mill

                                    The second generation TT SYD-16FT replaced a cast iron Yankee and it was started up on schedule in mid-January 2018. The scope of supply also included the complete Yankee steam and condensate system.

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                                    Toscotec is the inventor and the undiscussed market leader of steel Yankee dryers worldwide, supplying SYDs both for new tissue machines and in replacement of cast iron Yankees. This proves that paper mills across the globe acknowledge that TT SYD is the best technology currently available on the market in terms of energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

                                    Mr. Di Leva, CEO of Paperdi, said, “After monitoring the new TT SYD for a few months, we can say that it has been performing extremely well in terms of drying efficiency and allowed us to reach the top speed. We are particularly happy with the steam consumption figures, and we expect to bear the fruits of this replacement in the long run, by significantly cutting production costs”.

                                    About Cartiera di Pietramelara

                                    Located in the province of Caserta, Cartiera di Pietramelara mill belongs to the Italian tissue producer Paperdi srl. Since 1989, the mill has been producing tissue products such as industrial rolls, kitchen rolls, toilet jumbo rolls and towel tissue, with the household brand “Soavex” and the professional brand “paperdi”. The current annual production is 45,000 tonnes. Inspired by a strong ecological mission, Paperdi mainly utilizes recycled materials to reduce the environmental impact of the manufacturing process.

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:13:11 +0200
                                      New Voith OnCumulus offering brings proven industry applications with IIoT platform to the cloud http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7717-new-voith-oncumulus-offering-brings-proven-industry-applications-with-iiot-platform-to-the-cloud http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7717-new-voith-oncumulus-offering-brings-proven-industry-applications-with-iiot-platform-to-the-cloud

                                      With the launch of the new Voith OnCumulus offering, Voith customers can now benefit from an IIoT platform with specific visualization and analytics functionalities as well as the first industry-proven applications. OnCumulus enables paper producers to leverage data across the enterprise from all equipment within all facilities to optimize reliability, achieve targeted performance and increase savings that impact the bottom line.

                                      OnCumulus.Platform: one central data hub for digitalization
                                      The IIoT platform OnCumulus.Platform serves as the data hub for data from all kinds of sources – for example plants, production lines, machines and devices. Customers benefit from one central platform for their data from which they can launch their digitalization initiatives. The OnCumulus.Platform is based on open-source and highly standardized technologies. It provides fast, reliable and secure access to data from local machines and systems in the cloud as well as fast provisioning for value creation. The platform is scalable, flexible and extensible at any time.

                                      With OnCumulus, Voith brings value-adding industry-proven applications to the cloud, benefiting from a unique, modular offering of an IIoT platform.With OnCumulus, Voith brings value-adding industry-proven applications to the cloud, benefiting from a unique, modular offering of an IIoT platform.

                                      With OnCumulus, Voith offers an IIoT platform that meets the highest privacy, security and compliance industry standards and best practices, such as CSA, NIST and OWASP. Voith cybersecurity experts ensure end-to-end security, so that the full life cycle of data is secure at all times. OnCumulus customers stay in control of their data in every usage scenario and define the data access. Furthermore, Voith supports local control of the data by providing data centers in every region.

                                      OnCumulus.Suite: the first step towards visualization and analytics
                                      Besides the IIoT platform, the OnCumulus.Suite offering already provides the first possibilities to benefit from data intelligence: by prestructuring the available data using visualization and analytical functionalities, customers benefit from the first basic, easy-to-use tools, namely: Information Flow, Monitoring and Alarming Tool, as well as Analysis. Therewith, customers can access their data in near real time and take the first step for optimizing their operating process by using persona-based dashboards.

                                      Industry-specific applications: OnEfficiency and OnCare
                                      In addition to OnCumulus.Suite, Voith is offering further value to its customers by launching the first solutions from the existing product families OnEfficiency and OnCare as cloud-based OnCumulus applications. Examples from the paper production industry already show the efficient and value-adding use of the new IIoT platform OnCumulus.

                                      Applications in the Voith OnEfficiency product family:
                                      • OnEfficiency.Pulp: Achieving the required product quality along with reduced raw material costs can be provided thanks to integrated, real-time insights and continuous guidance along the production process.
                                      • OnEfficiency.Strength: Optimizing fiber utilization and strength agents result in a reduced off-spec production. Furthermore, the paper quality during grade changes is ensured by the reduction of fluctuations and peaks.
                                      • OnEfficiency.DIP: Rebuilding the flotation cell in combination with Papermaking 4.0, Advanced Process Controls and modern sensors, increases yield and reduces operating costs.
                                      • OnEfficiency.Dewatering: Using vacuum in the forming section as an actuator to stabilize the dry line will improve ply bond, increase runnability of the forming section and save energy.

                                      From the Voith OnCare product family:
                                      OnCare.Asset: Implementing tools for maintenance management increases the efficiency of maintenance activities, while at the same time reducing costs and saving resources. The next step is to anticipate and optimize the overall process.

                                      Using the applications on the same cloud-based technical platform, customers benefit from bridging information and data views cross-site and cross-app, and therewith leverage untapped correlation possibilities for more advanced insights and transparency. External information such as raw materials prices, weather data, or connections to webshops or warehouses, can be easily integrated and correlated with existing operational data.

                                      By combining the OnCumulus.Suite with the new cloud-based applications of the proven solutions, paper producers profit not only from the increase in efficiency, productivity and quality of the entire production supply chain, but also gain new additional possibilities.

                                      “Thanks to the enormous developments within information and communication technologies, customers can now take the chance to benefit from technologies that offer faster data exchange, big data analytics and cloud solutions,” says Dr. Roland Münch, CEO Voith Digital Solutions. “OnCumulus enables our customers to intelligently benefit from this digital transformation – with optimized processes, improved use of resources, flexibility and security – so that they improve competitiveness and achieve future viability.”

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 14 May 2018 10:39:32 +0200
                                        Business diversification for recycling firm keen to tackle plastic waste http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7716-business-diversification-for-recycling-firm-keen-to-tackle-plastic-waste http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7716-business-diversification-for-recycling-firm-keen-to-tackle-plastic-waste

                                        Riverdale Paper has invested in a new UNTHA QR shredder to support the company’s business diversification.

                                        The Gateshead firm quickly established itself as the North East’s leading paper recycler. But contracts with some of the UK’s largest commercial organisations in retail, financial services and public arenas, has seen demand for Riverdale’s wider expertise grow.

                                        Now, the team is being increasingly tasked with tackling plastic waste including polypropylene, HDPE and pre-consumer material from the automotive industry, to name just a few. With volumes of around five tonnes per week, the QR1700 therefore made for the perfect purchase.

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                                        With a current processing capacity of two tonnes per hour, the shredder is reducing the plastics to a 30mm fraction that is then sold on to reprocessors for granulation and recycling. The QR is also bein configured to suit different plastic grades.

                                        “The speed and simplicity of machine changeover is very impressive,” comments Riverdale’s assistant general manager Kevin Brown. “The QR is also very easy to clean down which reduces the risk of cross-contamination. This is crucial, given recyclate quality has never been so important.”

                                        Riverdale acknowledged the rising plastic challenges within industry and made the bold move into this recycling niche, in late 2017.

                                        “Plastic is a difficult material to handle, but despite the doom and gloom headlines, it is also a material rich with opportunity,” elaborates Kevin. “We knew that by recycling a ‘waste’ stream that many other firms shy away from, we could provide a better overall service to both existing and new customers.

                                        “By carefully segregating and processing plastics in the way that we do, we’re also able to attract larger rebates than if we were producing mixed bales.”

                                        This project marks the first QR installation since the ground-breaking new technology was introduced to the UK market last Autumn.

                                        Commenting on the project, UNTHA UK’s sales manager Dan Fairest said: “We were incredibly excited to unveil this shredder at the PPMA Show in October, and industry feedback has surpassed our expectations.

                                        “Interest in this machine is also high because of the extent to which plastic waste is dominating media headlines at present. China is pushing back on material quality, pollution in the oceans has never been so severe, and even Chancellor Philip Hammond raised the mounting single use plastic issue in his spring statement. The problem isn’t going to go away, so operators are looking for plastic recycling systems that will address this critical industry concern.

                                        “The QR has been successfully installed and is performing as specified. This is therefore a very exciting time for companies like Riverdale.”

                                        Developed in conjunction with recyclers worldwide, the QR was 18 months in the making. It can process an array of materials including plastics, film, mixed rigids, packaging waste, pallets and wood for biomass. It is available to trial, for free, in UNTHA UK’s North of England test centre.

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 11 May 2018 08:27:58 +0200
                                          Kristin Israelsson appointed as mill manager of Rottneros Mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7715-kristin-israelsson-appointed-as-mill-manager-of-rottneros-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7715-kristin-israelsson-appointed-as-mill-manager-of-rottneros-mill

                                          Rottneros has appointed Kristin Israelsson as mill manager of Rottneros Mill. Kristin most recently comes from BillerudKorsnäs, where she has been for the past 16 years, most recently as sectionhead in the pulp mill of Gruvön. She will take office no later than September 1, 2018 and will be part of the Rottneros Group Management Team.

                                          rott logoAs part of strengthening our organization, I am very pleased to welcome Kristin Israelsson to Rottneros Mill and the Group Management Team. With her solid experience in the pulp and paper industry, Kristin will contribute with her competence, leadership and energy in developing Rottneros to the next level. Agenda 500 is gradually coming to an end. Within its framework, we have successfully implemented major investments in Rottneros Mill to increase capacity, strengthen product quality, and significantly improve our environmental performance. As we are now entering the next phase, Kristin is the right person to lead the mill operations. We will focus even further on optimization and efficiency, at the same time as we have all employees' safety as top priority, says Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros.

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 09 May 2018 10:49:41 +0200
                                            Sixteen TT SYD are being manufactured at Toscotec’s Massa Technology Lab http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7714-sixteen-tt-syd-are-being-manufactured-at-toscotec-s-massa-technology-lab http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7714-sixteen-tt-syd-are-being-manufactured-at-toscotec-s-massa-technology-lab

                                            Since its inauguration in 2016, this fully integrated plant has been operating at full capacity, implementing the entire production cycle of Toscotec’s TT SYD, from metalworking, precision mechanical machining to thermal treatment and surface metallization, up to non-destructive tests and certifications.

                                            The sixteen TT SYD that are presently under construction feature different sizes, with diameters ranging from 3,650 mm to 6,705 mm and width from 3,100 to 6,050 mm. Toscotec has been manufacturing the world’s largest diameter steel Yankee dryers and their demand has been steadily going up to this day: 50% of the TT SYD currently under construction have diameters from 18 to 22 ft. In view of this, the strategic choice of the Technology Lab’s location offers a clear logistical advantage, by ensuring that large diameter Yankees get easy access to the seaport for expedite shipping operations.

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                                            The market’s demand for medium and large diameter TT SYD is far-reaching around the globe. The orders for these sixteen Yankee cylinders come from paper mills situated across four continents: Asia, North and South America, Europe and Africa, with Asia and the Americas together taking the lion’s share.

                                            Toscotec sustained operations in the manufacturing of TT SYD are testament to the success of Toscotec’s design, including large diameter Yankees. Feedback from the first installations of 18 ft Yankees and of 22 ft Yankees have been of substantial improvements in drying efficiency, attracting paper mills to the opportunity of cost savings. Toscotec’s global market share of steel Yankee dryers exceeds 60% and nearly all new steel Yankees currently installed in paper mills in Western Europe are Toscotec-supplied.

                                            Parallel to the success of its manufacturing operations, Toscotec is relentlessly striving for new breakthroughs with its R&D division. Following the engineering of the second generation TT SYD in late 2013, with improved rib design and metallization, as well as increased thermal exchange, Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryers are now looking into the future with their third generation’s design, which will be presented later this year.

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 09 May 2018 10:30:19 +0200
                                              BASF and Solenis to join forces by combining paper and water chemicals businesses http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7713-basf-and-solenis-to-join-forces-by-combining-paper-and-water-chemicals-businesses http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7713-basf-and-solenis-to-join-forces-by-combining-paper-and-water-chemicals-businesses

                                              On May 2, 2018, BASF and Solenis have signed an agreement to join forces by combining BASF’s paper wet-end and water chemicals business with Solenis. The combined entity with pro-forma sales of around €2.4 billion and around 5,000 employees in 2017 aims to deliver additional value for paper and water treatment customers. The goal is to create a customer-focused global solutions provider for the industry. For the paper industry, the product portfolio of the combined enterprise will cover the entire range of functional and process wet-end chemicals, solutions for the water cycle for paper mills, as well as comprehensive service capabilities. For the water treatment industry, the customers of the joint organization will benefit from Solenis’ high-quality service capabilities and BASF’s broad water treatment chemicals platform. Pending approval by the relevant authorities, closing is anticipated for the end of 2018 at the earliest. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

                                              2018 02 02 091647BASF will hold a 49% share of the combined entity that will operate under the Solenis name and be headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. BASF will nominate three out of seven shareholder representatives of the joint entity that will continue to be led by current President and Chief Executive Officer John E. Panichella of Solenis. 51% of the shares will be held by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

                                              “The transaction underlines BASF’s active portfolio management and enables us to share in the future success of this promising joint entity,” says Dr. Markus Kamieth, member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE and responsible for the Performance Products segment.

                                              The transaction comprises BASF’s global paper wet-end and water chemicals business with 2017 sales of around €800 million and around 1,300 employees globally. The transfer includes production sites and plants of the paper wet-end and water chemicals business in Bradford and Grimsby, UK; Suffolk, Virginia, USA; Altamira, Mexico; Ankleshwar, India, and Kwinana, Australia. BASF’s paper and water chemicals production plants strongly embedded in the Verbund in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and Nanjing, China, are not transferred, and will deliver products and raw materials to the combined entity under mid- to long-term supply agreements.

                                              BASF’s paper coating chemicals portfolio is not part of the transaction.  

                                              Strategic fit for future growth
                                              “We will remain committed to the paper and water treatment industries through our 49% ownership of the combined entity and bring our excellent technologies, products, and production processes. Combined with Solenis’ service capabilities, we will create additional value for our customers. They will benefit from our joint innovation activities, complementary state-of-the-art product portfolios, and dedicated service and application support,” says Anup Kothari, President of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division.

                                              “Together, we have a unique opportunity to create a customer-focused global specialty chemical company with an enhanced focus and expanded offerings. I am pleased that our cultures are closely aligned and that our companies share a strong common desire to create value for our customers. Together, as one team of experts, we will continue to strive towards excellence in innovation, sustainability and safety,” underlines John E. Panichella, CEO of Solenis.

                                              Customers to benefit from complementary range of products and services
                                              2018 04 24 070924Solenis is a global producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, the company has 35 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe with approximately 3,700 employees in 118 countries.

                                              BASF offers a comprehensive range of chemicals for the paper and water industry. Its paper chemicals portfolio comprises dry strength agents, fixing agents, retention and drainage aids, flocculants and coagulants for water management. Furthermore, BASF offers 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. BASF’s paper and water chemicals business supplies chemicals to purify the raw water used to produce drinking water, to treat waste water streams and industrial process water, to protect cooling towers, boilers and desalination plants. The paper and water chemicals business is part of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division reported in the Performance Products segment.

                                              BASF and Solenis will continue to operate as strictly independent companies until the completion of the transaction.

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 09 May 2018 10:26:47 +0200
                                                Metsä Board’s SkinCare 2.0 gift box design wins the Shanghai Luxe Pack 2018 green award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7709-metsae-board-s-skincare-2-0-gift-box-design-wins-the-shanghai-luxe-pack-2018-green-award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7709-metsae-board-s-skincare-2-0-gift-box-design-wins-the-shanghai-luxe-pack-2018-green-award

                                                Metsä Board is delighted to announce it has won the 2018 Luxe Pack Shanghai ’in green’ Award with its SkinCare 2.0 gift box Design. Created by Metsä Board’s packaging design team, the new SkinCare 2.0 gift box uses fibre based materials to replace plastic. The outer rigid box is made with a new pulp molding process. Each of three cartons are made of lightweight paperboard and offer a unique opening and reclosing experience combined with maximum runnability performance on automated packaging lines.

                                                Cyril Drouet, Design and Innovation Director at Metsä Board, comments; “We are extremely pleased with the recognition that the SkinCare 2.0 gift box design is currently getting globally. It is a great example of how we want to inspire packaging designers and brand owners with new innovative solutions in packaging design and using renewable materials.”

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                                                Metsä Board's Packaging Services team develops, together its customers, lighter, more environmentally friendly and more efficient packaging and helps to use the potential of lightweight fresh fibre paperboards in innovative way.

                                                SkinCare 2.0 also received recognition at the 29th Hong Kong Print Awards where it was named ‘Champion of Packaging Printing, Paper Packaging’ as well as winning a Merit Award for ‘Best Creative Printing’ and a further Merit Award for ‘Best Crafted Book’.

                                                The Luxe Pack ‘in green’ Award recognises new eco-friendly designed products which demonstrate a specific positive environmental and sustainable impact.

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 09 May 2018 09:46:32 +0200
                                                  TMC enters the IMA Group to create the largest hub for the packaging of Tissue and Personal Care products in the world. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7707-tmc-enters-the-ima-group-to-create-the-largest-hub-for-the-packaging-of-tissue-and-personal-care-products-in-the-world http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7707-tmc-enters-the-ima-group-to-create-the-largest-hub-for-the-packaging-of-tissue-and-personal-care-products-in-the-world

                                                  The agreement has been signed for IMA to take an important stake in TMC (Tissue Machinery Company).

                                                  2018 05 02 064919TMC (Tissue Machinery Company), the Italian leader in the manufacture of machines for the packaging and management of Tissue and Personal Care products, consolidates and strongly reasserts its leadership position thanks to its entry in the IMA Group, world leader in the design and production of automatic machines for the processing and packaging of pharmaceutical products, cosmetics, food products, tea & coffee, listed on the Italian stock exchange since 1995 in the STAR index.
                                                  TMC, the IMA Group’s choice for entering the field of packaging of Tissue and Personal Care products, is ready to place its experience at the disposal of the Group and to enhance its knowhow to create what will become a true hub and reference point in the field.

                                                  TMC’s undisputed international leadership in market niches such as primary and secondary packaging of kitchen towel rolls and toilet rolls and secondary packaging of personal care products, together with the strength of the IMA Group – 5,600 employees (2,800 of whom abroad), 42 production facilities in Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, UK, USA, India, Malaysia, China and Argentina, 29 branch offices with sales and assistance services and 50 agencies, covering 80 countries worldwide – will allow the TMC Group to accelerate its projects for growth, the development of innovation and the creation of superior-level partnerships.
                                                  The agreement entails an 82.5% stake by IMA in Tissue Machinery Company.
                                                  The TMC Group, with its subsidiaries, has a forecast turnover of about 80 million euro and an EBITDA of over 10 million euro with positive growth prospects, enhanced by the overall support it can provide thanks to its entry into the IMA Group.

                                                  Matteo Gentili President of TMC, commented:
                                                  This agreement is one of great satisfaction for us. In IMA we have found the best partner for the further development of our company to attain additional technological and commercial objectives in the field of Tissue and Personal Care products. Entering the IMA Group will enable a strong acceleration of our innovation, product development and geographical expansion projects. Personally, I will continue to play a leading role in the strategic management of the TMC group, with interests fully aligned with IMA, with the goal of consolidating and developing TMC as a global reference for technological innovation and customer service.”

                                                  Alberto Vacchi President and CEO of IMA, commented:
                                                  “The agreement is strategic for the IMA Group and the partnership with Matteo Gentili, with TMC as a platform for the development of the project, will allow us to create an international hub that is the undisputed leader in the field of Tissue and Personal Care products.  
                                                  With this operation, IMA continues along its path of enhancing and growing the leading market bands, further strengthening its industrial presence in Italy.”

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 02 May 2018 06:49:47 +0200
                                                    Twinsaver Group fires up Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine at Kliprivier mill. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7703-twinsaver-group-fires-up-toscotec-s-ahead-2-0s-tissue-machine-at-kliprivier-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7703-twinsaver-group-fires-up-toscotec-s-ahead-2-0s-tissue-machine-at-kliprivier-mill

                                                    PM5 project is a turnkey supply by Toscotec, which includes the stock preparation system, the AHEAD-2.0S tissue line, the electrification and control systems, the complete plant engineering, erection, and supervision for erection, commissioning, training and start-up.

                                                    The scope of supply also includes the dust and mist removal systems and the hall heating and ventilation systems. Overall, the plant benefits largely from the numerous stages of energy recovery of the gas-fired hoods and vacuum plant.  

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                                                    Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine is equipped with a second-generation TT SYD-15FT steel Yankee dryer of 15 ft diameter. It features Toscotec’s advanced shoe press technology TT NextPress. The AHEAD-2.0S is set to produce premium-quality super-soft toilet tissue, with a total production of over 30,000 t/y and it will deliver on Twinsaver’s plans to increase supply to the local and export markets and preserve its top position in the tissue industry.

                                                    Following the announcement of a R580 million (USD 42 million) investment earlier last year, the Twinsaver Group - the leading producer of branded tissue in South Africa - awarded this turnkey project to Toscotec, who presented the most compelling green solutions, in line with the Group’s high environmental standards.

                                                    We are very proud of the results of this turnkey project in South Africa. As Toscotec’s first turnkey in the country, building on the experience of other tissue machines in South Africa, we completed the supply according to schedule and started producing high quality tissue on the day of start-up. The substantial energy recovery advantages granted by the overall design of this plant are bound to exceed expectations,” said Toscotec’s Sales Director, Mr. Marco Dalle Piagge.

                                                    About Twinsaver

                                                    Twinsaver Group is the largest South African manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded tissue products. The product range includes toilet tissue, facial tissues, roller towels, house and leisure and away from home products. Twinsaver Group head-office is located in Bryanston, South Africa, with manufacturing and converting facilities in Kliprivier, Pretoria, and Cape Town.

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:03:16 +0200
                                                      From newsprint to packaging paper: Voith and LEIPA set new benchmark with the PM 5 in Schwedt http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7702-from-newsprint-to-packaging-paper-voith-and-leipa-set-new-benchmark-with-the-pm-5-in-schwedt http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7702-from-newsprint-to-packaging-paper-voith-and-leipa-set-new-benchmark-with-the-pm-5-in-schwedt

                                                      In Schwedt, Voith has converted the LEIPA Group’s PM 5 from a newsprint to a packaging paper machine. On 19 April 2018, the acceptance and handover of the machine of the Schwedt PM 5 project was signed early at LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH, with effect on 13 April. As a result, the Voith team on site managed to bring the entire machine, consisting of a BlueLine OCC stock preparation line, DIP stock preparation line and XcelLine paper machine up to handover quality just 19 days after ‘stock on wire’.

                                                      Perfectly matched components and an extensive automation system including OnQ quality control system make the machine a new benchmark in the industry. LEIPA can produce approximately 450,000 metric tons of white top testliner (WTTL) on the machine and is therefore the market leader in this segment. After taking over the UPM mill in Schwedt, the new owner, the LEIPA Group, decided to extensively rebuild the existing PM 11. Under the management of Voith, the conversion of the newsprint paper machine to a machine for the production of white top testliner (WTTL) began in October 2017. LEIPA invested over 160 million euros in the plant. Now known as PM 5, the machine is a new point of reference for packaging paper. Just a few machines worldwide surpass its 9,200-millimeter wire width. It also takes the top spot with its production speed of 1,200 meters per minute. LEIPA plans to produce 1,180 to 1,400 metric tons of white top testliner per day with the best surface properties and basis weights of 100 to 140 grams per square meter. LEIPA wants to manufacture a total of 450,000 metric tons of paper every year and thus expand its market position further.

                                                      LEIPA PM 5 project team, from left to right: Martin Kaltenegger, Project Manager LEIPA PM 5, Christian Merz, Chief Commissioning Engineer Voith Paper, Falk Friedrich, Plant Manager LEIPA Schwedt NordLEIPA PM 5 project team, from left to right: Martin Kaltenegger, Project Manager LEIPA PM 5, Christian Merz, Chief Commissioning Engineer Voith Paper, Falk Friedrich, Plant Manager LEIPA Schwedt Nord

                                                      Optimized for high speeds
                                                      To ensure the PM 5 can meet the desired output and quality requirements, Voith modified almost every component of the existing machine. A new hybrid former with two headboxes DuoFormer D and TopFormer F replaced the previous former, for example. Voith also developed a comprehensive solution for the transition to the press section and for the press, with a DuoCentri NipcoFlex shoe press in the center. These two components were designed to meet the requirements in high speed machines and enable outstanding product quality. Robust SolarPress roll covers assist in achieving this. The covers do not require any water cooling and help LEIPA to conserve resources. The SpeedSizer AT is also optimized for the uniform and faultless application of starch at high speeds.

                                                      During the rebuild, Voith separated the existing dryer section into a pre-dryer and after-dryer section. In the process, the pre-dryer section received a completely new TopDuoRun dryer group, while existing components were used for the after-dryer section. Thanks to a new MasterReel reel and the rebuild of the two existing DuoRollers, reel diameters of up to 3.5 meters can now be produced on the PM 5. The existing machine hall ventilation system was also expanded and integrated into the new process and quality control system.

                                                      15,000 recorded signals ensure optimum paper quality
                                                      Some of the existing motors were also used after the conversion. However, the Voith team integrated more than 333 new motors of different sizes into the PM 5, the most powerful of which has a capacity of 1.5 megawatts. Most of the motors are integrated into the automation concept developed by Voith. The system records more than 15,000 signals, monitors all the production steps from stock preparation to the reel, reports even the slightest deviations and levels out any fluctuations within a fraction of a second where needed. 29 state-of-the-art computer processors take care of processing the information. “The continuous data stream forms an important basis for us to maintain a consistently high paper quality at all times”, says Falk Friedrich, Plant Manager of LEIPA Schwedt Nord.

                                                      Increased efficiency for paper treatment
                                                      While the rebuild was taking place, a new machine for the efficient treatment of up to 1,400 metrics tons of fiber from recovered paper per day was also built. With a length of 50 meters, a diameter of 4.5 meters and a total weight of about 200 metric tons, the IntensaDrum pulping drum is the largest Voith has supplied to date. Much of the existing deinking system (DIP) was retained. Voith only had to modify it to cope with the characteristics of packaging papers. Among other measures, the technology group installed energy-saving components for bleach and flotation, which, along with the new cleaning system, reduce fiber losses.

                                                      “The engineers from Voith view the system from the apron conveyor to the winder, including measuring, automation and ventilation technology as a whole, and therefore develop perfectly compatible solutions”, emphasized Martin Kaltenegger, Project Manager for LEIPA PM 5.

                                                      Voith clothing for optimum performance
                                                      In addition, the order volume included start-up and a number of training sessions in which the LEIPA team became familiar with the intricacies of the PM 5. Voith will remain closely involved in the processes of the PM 5 after start-up too. In the next few years, the single-source supplier will deliver the clothing and doctor blades for the machine and thus ensure the optimum performance of the PM 5. The optimization of the machine within the first eight weeks after start-up is also part of the project – with an option to extend it for longer. “The entire project, from the shutdown of the PM 11 to the installation of the new components and start-up of the new PM 5 has gone very well. With their professionalism and dedication, the two project teams have ensured the success of the project”, says Robert Osswald, Project Manager Voith Paper.

                                                      About the company
                                                      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.

                                                      Voith is a global technology group. With its wide range of plants, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith today has more than 19,000 employees and earns 4.2 billion euros in sales. It has locations in over 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:53:57 +0200
                                                        Infinity FineLine: Seam felts for sensitive paper grades http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7701-infinity-fineline-seam-felts-for-sensitive-paper-grades http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7701-infinity-fineline-seam-felts-for-sensitive-paper-grades

                                                        High dewatering efficiency and long service lives have made press fabrics from the Voith Infinity series best-sellers for packaging papers, board and graphic paper grades. The technology group has now extended its product range. Infinity FineLine offers an ideal solution for sensitive applications like tissue or specialty papers. The modular structure of the press fabrics allows easy adaption to any requirement.

                                                        • Minimized seam loops at consistently good closability
                                                        • Highly durable when combined with twisted yarn
                                                        • Energy efficient through low grammage

                                                        With its new FineLine module, Voith is further expanding its successful range of Infinity fabrics. For the new products, a particularly fine loop structure was developed and the seam zone was further improved. FineLine is mainly used in the tissue and specialty paper segment. The new press felt is available as endless and seam product. Infinity FineLine debuts with remarkably minimized seam loops that reduce marking potential even in the finest papers. As with all Infinity products, the seam loops in FineLine also have an identical loop length, roundness and spacing. This makes the closure particularly simple and enables machine downtimes to be reduced by up to 25 percent.

                                                        For Infinity FineLine, an especially fine loop structure was developed and the seam zone was further improved. This is why these press fabrics are used above all in the tissue and specialty paper segment.For Infinity FineLine, an especially fine loop structure was developed and the seam zone was further improved. This is why these press fabrics are used above all in the tissue and specialty paper segment.

                                                        A combination of Infinity FineLine and twisted yarns has proven particularly advantageous in sensitive applications. The twisted yarns ensure better batt fiber anchorage. As a result, the paper producer benefits from consistent performance over the entire service life. At the same time, Infinity FineLine is specifically energy efficient through its low grammage.

                                                        Cohesive range for all requirements
                                                        Alongside FineLine, the Infinity series also includes the ToughLine range of fabrics which Voith designed specifically for extreme environments. These conditions occur, for example, when manufacturing board and packaging papers, where the felts are continuously exposed to heat or abrasive materials. The use of Infinity press fabrics for the production of graphic papers is also constantly increasing. “Our Infinity series offers the best press felts portfolio for all paper machine requirements”, says Anne Klaschka, Global Product Manager Press Fabrics at Voith. The modular structure of the fabrics means that they can be tailored optimally to customer requirements.

                                                        The Infinity series is part of the PressMax portfolio of the Voith AdvancedProducts range. It allows paper makers a combination of perfectly coordinated components to improve the performance of their paper machines.

                                                        About the company
                                                        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.

                                                        Voith is a global technology group. With its wide range of plants, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith today has more than 19,000 employees and earns 4.2 billion euros in sales. It has locations in over 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:49:31 +0200
                                                          Introducing the first deep dive into the BillerudKorsnäs Consumer Panel: Packaging Sustainability for Helpful Brands http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7700-introducing-the-first-deep-dive-into-the-billerudkorsnaes-consumer-panel-packaging-sustainability-for-helpful-brands http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7700-introducing-the-first-deep-dive-into-the-billerudkorsnaes-consumer-panel-packaging-sustainability-for-helpful-brands

                                                          Packaging is a clear point of contact with the consumer, regardless of sales channel, and therefore a strategic tool for a brand that is helpful in people’s increasing ambition to become more sustainable-oriented in everyday actions and choices. The BillerudKorsnäs deep dive Packaging Sustainability for Helpful Brands shows that brand owners who clearly empowers consumers to act more sustainable are in high demand among global consumers.

                                                          2018 04 26 194331In BillerudKorsnäs Consumer Panel Report 2017, the highest index score of all was on the opportunity for brands to differentiate by packaging sustainability, giving clear benefits to the consumer to act more sustainable. Be it easier recycling, reducing food waste or a beneficiary second and third use of packaging.

                                                          Those benefits, if communicated, would be powerful to show that you are a helpful brand. The long-term winners will be the brands and corporation that are perceived as really helpful. Because all consumer (and B2B customers) will feel sure that they are part of the solution – not the problem.

                                                          From the content:

                                                          • Helpful brands – a key to success
                                                            Being helpful is a general, holistic approach to your business model, encompassing both why and how you do business. It is also about operating close to your customers: listening, interacting and innovating to make it easier for them to act in a sustainable way.
                                                          • Helping the consumer be a hero
                                                            About brand owners and the support, inspiration and innovation they can provide to make it easier for consumers to do right.
                                                          • Packaging as a strategic tool
                                                            Brand owners that are able to activate and engage consumers, to communicate the value and functionality of the packaging and to make consumers feel their behaviour has a positive impact, will be rewarded through preference and loyalty.
                                                          • Packaging as a sustainability enabler
                                                            Food waste is the highest priority for consumers when discussing the global challenges that packaging can help solve in the future.
                                                          • Making recycling easy
                                                            Making it easy and rewarding to recycle is number one on consumers’ list of dream results of future packaging innovation.
                                                          • Going beyond the obvious
                                                            Consumers are asking for true innovation – new ideas that change the role of packaging in their everyday lives.

                                                          Download the report, read our story about how Helpful Brands have a huge opportunity to gain market shares and watch our video series about Packaging Sustainability at:
                                                          https://www.billerudkorsnas.com/media/news/2018/packaging-sustainability-for-helpful-brands

                                                          More reports and trends on Packaging Sustainability at www.billerudkorsnas.com/trends

                                                          About BillerudKorsnäs Consumer Panel
                                                          The survey was conducted online in May 2017 by Syno International / Cint on behalf of BillerudKorsnäs. A representative sample of 3,300 people based on age (18-65 years) and gender participated from 16 cities: Berlin, Delhi, Jakarta, Cairo, Karachi, Lagos, London, Los Angeles, Manila, Mexico City, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Stockholm and Tokyo. BillerudKorsnäs Consumer Panel and Packaging Sustainability Index is a recurring series of surveys to further explore citizens view on packaging sustainability globally and locally.

                                                          * The index used in BillerudKorsnäs Consumer Panel is NPA (Net Positive Attitude) and is calculated as the share of consumers answering with the two most positive alternatives out of six, detracted with the share of consumers with the two most negative alternatives. With an average of 54,1 NPA, packaging sustainability is valued high by our panel representing megacities around the globe. A megacity is defined by the United Nations as a metropolitan area with a total population of more than 10 million people. Some definitions also set a minimum level for population density (at least 2,000 persons/square km).

                                                          For further information, please contact:

                                                          Bernd Schmitz, Communications Manager, +46 (0)709 314 050, bernd.schmitz@billerudkorsnas.com

                                                          BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:44:03 +0200
                                                            ÅF awarded contract to expand world’s largest dissolving pulp mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7699-af-awarded-contract-to-expand-world-s-largest-dissolving-pulp-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7699-af-awarded-contract-to-expand-world-s-largest-dissolving-pulp-mill

                                                            ÅF has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Sappi Limited to improve the environmental footprint of the Saiccor Mill in South Africa and expand its capacity.

                                                            2017 10 17 090247The project is an equal effort joint venture between ÅF and the project, engineering and technical services company, Wood. The project is estimated to be 320 000 hours, which makes it the largest pulp and paper order ever secured by ÅF.

                                                            Saiccor Mill is situated south of the port of Durban and is the single largest producer of dissolving wood pulp, used in particular for viscose staple fibres in clothing and textiles.

                                                            “South Africa is one of our strongest pulp and paper markets and this contract further strengthens our position as an international engineering and design company with focus on end-to-end projects and solutions”, says Mikael Fränckel, Head of Process Industry at ÅF.

                                                            The project will be executed by an international ÅF-Wood team with engineers and designers from South Africa, Sweden, Finland and Brazil.

                                                            Upon completion of the expansion, the production capacity will be 890,000 tons per annum of sulphite chemical cellulose as bleached alpha 92 pulp - used for production of viscose staple, filament and lyocell fibres.

                                                            The mill will also be in line with European environmental legislations and standards with reduced carbon dioxide emissions and substantially reduced chemical oxygen emissions.

                                                            The project is expected to be completed by Q3 – 2020.

                                                            ÅF AB

                                                            ÅF is an engineering and design company within the fields of energy, industry and infrastructure. We create sustainable solutions for the next generation through talented people and technology. We are based in Europe and our business and clients are found all over the world.

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:39:07 +0200
                                                              ANDRITZ to refurbish dewatering equipment for TMP washing stage at Hallsta Paper Mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7698-andritz-to-refurbish-dewatering-equipment-for-tmp-washing-stage-at-hallsta-paper-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7698-andritz-to-refurbish-dewatering-equipment-for-tmp-washing-stage-at-hallsta-paper-mill

                                                              International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Holmen Paper, a part of the Holmen Group, Sweden, to refurbish and install dewatering equipment for a new TMP (thermo-mechanical pulp) washing stage at PM 12 in Hallstavik. Basic engineering, erection as well as commissioning and start-up, which is scheduled for the final quarter of 2018, are also part of the delivery scope.

                                                              ANDRITZ will refurbish two used ANDRITZ twin wire presses and relocate an existing ANDRITZ pulp screw press. After re-installation as the TMP washing stage, the dewatering equipment will improve the pulp quality, thus ensuring higher product quality on the paper machine. PM12 manufactures book paper and newsprint grades.

                                                              SCOPE OF SUPPLY

                                                              • Refurbishment of two used ANDRITZ twin wire presses.
                                                              • Relocation and overhaul of an existing ANDRITZ pulp screw press used in the former deinking plant at Hallsta paper mill.
                                                              • Installation of a new conveyor for pulp dilution and shredding after washing.
                                                              • Rebuild and relocation of two existing screw conveyors.

                                                              ANDRITZ’s broad know-how on refurbishment of dewatering equipment as well as its longstanding and excellent relationship with Holmen Paper were decisive for the order award. The Hallsta Paper Mill has relied on ANDRITZ dewatering technology for many years. After completion of this project, the mill will be operating 14 ANDRITZ twin wire presses.

                                                              ANDRITZ will refurbish and re-install two used ANDRITZ twin wire presses.ANDRITZ will refurbish and re-install two used ANDRITZ twin wire presses. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                                              ANDRITZ GROUP

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

                                                              A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 25,600 employees, and more than 250 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

                                                              HOLMEN GROUP

                                                              Holmen is a forest industry group that manufactures paperboard, paper and wood products and runs forestry and energy production operations. Holmen's business concept is to develop and run profitable business within three product-oriented business areas for paperboard, paper and wood products as well as two raw material-oriented business areas for forest and renewable energy.

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:43:25 +0200
                                                                HM The Queen recognises Greycon with award for International Trade http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7694-hm-the-queen-recognises-greycon-with-award-for-international-trade http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7694-hm-the-queen-recognises-greycon-with-award-for-international-trade

                                                                Gold Transparent colour logo 2018Greycon has won the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category in recognition of the company’s sustained success in overseas expansion. 

                                                                The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the UK’s most prestigious business accolade. The Queen’s Award highlights outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, international trade and sustainable development. The Award celebrates companies and individuals who are outstanding in their field. Greycon demonstrated successfully to the judging panel that its strategic diversification into new growth markets and geographies across the globe deserved recognition at the very highest level. 

                                                                Constantine Goulimis, Greycon’s CEO and founder, commented: “I’m delighted to announce Greycon’s important achievement in one of the most high-profile and celebrated awards for commercial success. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade is a wonderful validation of our achievements. I am immensely proud of the whole Greycon team for winning the highest business accolade that a UK company can receive. It is the peak of achievement in terms of recognition for our proactive, dedicated approach to championing international business growth. Greycon’s strong profile outside the UK is one of our key differentiators and winning the award is further proof that the strategy to diversify Greycon is working.”

                                                                Colleague David Mushin said: “Targeting growth, Greycon has proved highly responsive at aligning business with our target industry’s priorities such as Sustainability, Customer Service, geographies and buoyant global sectors that offer the greatest opportunities, such as the Plastic Film & Flexible Packaging, Nonwoven, Metals, Converting, and Paper & Board industries. We have combined our reputation with organic growth and new strategic appointments in key markets internationally, while QA Emblem IT 2018continuing to improve our position in the UK.”

                                                                About Greycon

                                                                Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting, Paper and Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.

                                                                www.greycon.com

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:42:01 +0200
                                                                  Unboxing - this year's theme for international packaging design competition PIDA http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7693-unboxing-this-year-s-theme-for-international-packaging-design-competition-pida http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7693-unboxing-this-year-s-theme-for-international-packaging-design-competition-pida

                                                                  For the fourteenth consecutive year, BillerudKorsnäs organizes the international packaging design competition Packaging Impact Design Award (PIDA). Together with approximately 200 students from leading design universities in Sweden, Germany, France and England, the packaging phenomenon unboxing will be challenged.

                                                                  Unboxing, the moment when a packaging is opened for the first time, is not only the consumer's first encounter with a product, but also increasingly critical for a brand's ability to make a first personal, and through social media, global impression. The possibility of differentiation through unboxing is the theme of the 2018 edition of BillerudKorsnäs design contest PIDA.

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                                                                  However, the brief to the contestants is more far-reaching than just embracing the first impression. It is about creating a sustainable, innovative and functional packaging concept with a unique unpacking experience that differs from the conventional solutions we see in stores and e-commerce today.

                                                                  "During the fourteen years we have worked with PIDA, the competition has succeeded in becoming an international institution and one of the most important meeting places for new generation packaging designers and the established industry with brand owners, converters and design agencies. PIDA is a way for us to push forward the development of sustainable packaging design and this year we want to challenge conventional packaging solutions by bringing unboxing to a new level where it can reach its full potential in terms of creativity, sustainability and innovation,"says Lena Dahlberg Manager Carton Solution at BillerudKorsnäs.

                                                                  Three competitions and new international "public award"
                                                                  The competition brief was sent to the participants during January and the concept presentation/announcement of winners will occur at three separate events; in Stockholm on May 22 for Swedish and English students, in Paris on June 21 for French students and in Ludwigsburg on November 8 for German students. A novelty this year is the addition of an international award, the Peoples Choice Grand Final Award, where the public is invited to designate a total winner via Facebook. The nomination of the respective winners from England, France, Sweden and Germany starts after all regional competitions have been settled, and the entry that receives the most likes and shares is then named as the total winner of Peoples Choice Grand Final Award.


                                                                  About PIDA
                                                                  BillerudKorsnäs Packaging Impact Design Award (PIDA), has been organized annually since 2005 in collaboration with leading colleges and universities in France, Germany and Sweden. The goal
                                                                  with the competition is to put the packaging at the center and show how significant packaging is for both the product and the environment. Every year, approximately 200 design students participate in the competition, which is an integral part of the education. Read more about PIDA at http://pida.billerudkorsnas.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/PIDAcommunity/

                                                                  BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:51:31 +0200
                                                                    ITM Announces Newest Release of Engineering Measurement Platform, iTestSystem http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7690-itm-announces-newest-release-of-engineering-measurement-platform-itestsystem http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7690-itm-announces-newest-release-of-engineering-measurement-platform-itestsystem

                                                                    Integrated Test & Measurement (ITM), a leading provider of structural test and measurement engineering software, test and monitoring systems, and related services, announces the latest release of its software platform, iTestSystem. Specifically designed for use with National Instruments (NI) cDAQ hardware, the iTestSystem software suite enables test engineers to organize, acquire, view and analyze important engineering data.

                                                                    This latest release contains a number of enhancements including support for additional data acquisition hardware along with advanced event triggering functionality.  These and other enhancements give engineers a tool to collect, analyze and trend data from sensors connected to their products and processes enabling them to predict failures, evaluate operating conditions and determine vibration levels.

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                                                                    iTestSystem v16 New Features & Enhancements:

                                                                    -       Automated Data Collection / Trending

                                                                    -       Expanded Data Acquisition Hardware Support

                                                                    -       Automated Data Analysis

                                                                    -       Enhanced Tools for Data Viewing & Analysis

                                                                    -       New Data Management and Email Notification Services

                                                                    iTestSystem Platform Manager, Chase Petzinger comments:

                                                                    “Our newest release of iTestSystem software contains a number of customer-driven enhancements and new functionality across the board.  Of note is an advanced triggering feature in MultiDAQ (iTestSystem’s data acquisition application) that will help ensure comprehensive data collection.  As a key unattended testing component, MultiDAQ is configured to collect data at regular intervals.  Our newest release takes this a step further by triggering data capture when certain conditions are met and only during times when the system is active. This ensures that anomalies and other key events are captured and made available to the test engineer without wasting disk space.”

                                                                    Information

                                                                    A complete list of software features and specifications, along with other ITM products and services, is available by calling 1-844-837-8797, e-mailing info@itestsystem.com or on the web at itestsystem.com.

                                                                    About ITM

                                                                    Headquartered in Milford, OH (USA), Integrated Test & Measurement, LLC (ITM) focuses on three vertical spaces: Industrial Monitoring, Testing Services, and Configuration-based Test Software, iTestSystem. Founded in 2001, ITM helps companies reduce costs and improve efficiencies in product development, manufacturing, and production activities. Today, ITM provides software development, structural and mechanical testing services, industrial monitoring, strain gauging, and data analysis solutions to clients on six continents. For more information on ITM, iTestSystem and ITM’s other products and services visit itestsystem.com

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:35:50 +0200
                                                                      Voith BrokeGo: Efficient transport of waste paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7689-voith-brokego-efficient-transport-of-waste-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7689-voith-brokego-efficient-transport-of-waste-paper

                                                                      With BrokeGo, Voith has developed a reliable fabric for broke conveyors which quickly and safely removes broke following a web break. The strong and highly wear-resistant belt transports the broke directly to a pulper for further processing.

                                                                      The ribbed surface of the Voith BrokeGo stops the paper slipping from the belt. The underside is made from wear-resistant material, which results in a longer service life.The ribbed surface of the Voith BrokeGo stops the paper slipping from the belt. The underside is made from wear-resistant material, which results in a longer service life.

                                                                      Web breaks cannot always be avoided. Generally, the broke paper drops into  an area underneath the machine. To remove this broke efficiently and safely, Voith has developed BrokeGo, which is suitable for all paper grades. The ribbed upper surface stops the paper slipping from the belt. The underside is made from wear-resistant material, which results in a longer service life.

                                                                      BrokeGo needs to have very different properties from the dryer fabrics that are often used as conveyor belts in the broke conveyor. BrokeGo was specially developed to meet the specific requirements of paper transport after web breaks in particular.

                                                                      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) European News Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:32:22 +0200
                                                                        Valmet receives orders for three Valmet IQ quality control systems from E.I.L http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7681-valmet-receives-orders-for-three-valmet-iq-quality-control-systems-from-e-i-l http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7681-valmet-receives-orders-for-three-valmet-iq-quality-control-systems-from-e-i-l

                                                                        Valmet will deliver three Valmet IQ quality control systems with Valmet IQ Fiber optical sensors to the Italian system integrator E.I.L to be installed on three new tissue machines in EMEA area during 2018. The orders are included in Valmet's first quarter 2018 orders received.

                                                                        valmet logo"These three new orders are a step forward in our partnership with Valmet. We established this partnership in 2012 with the aim of integrating Valmet's quality control systems in our tissue machine projects. Valmet's IQ quality control system has proven to be highly appreciated in many end-user's installations for the accuracy and reliability of its quality measurements and controls," says Andrea Poleschi, Sales Manager, E.I.L.

                                                                        "These three new orders from E.I.L are another key achievement in the long series of tissue quality control systems, which we have been successfully delivering in the EMEA area since 2012. Valmet is committed to developing and delivering innovative quality measurements, controls and reporting tools for the industrial digitalization of the tissue making industry. Our Valmet IQ quality control system has clearly a competitive advantage to improve the tissue makers' performances," says Luigi Caggiano, Country Manager, Italy, Valmet.

                                                                        Information about Valmet's delivery

                                                                        The three quality control systems to be delivered are based on the new tissue Valmet IQ 15 scanner, equipped with the optical sensor Valmet IQ Fiber and the advanced quality reporting tool Valmet IQ Reports.

                                                                        The Valmet IQ Fiber sensor is a non-nuclear fiber weight measurement that has been developed especially for tissue to provide accurate moisture and fiber measurement with high frequency across the sheet. It is one of the latest Valmet innovations to bring the latest advances in quality control to the tissue machine.

                                                                        About the customer E.I.L

                                                                        E.I.L was established in 1980 in Italy. Supported by advanced software, E.I.L is able to propose viable and effective solutions starting from the planning stage, thanks to its knowledge of the technological issues of the paper industry and the needs related to the electrical sector. E.I.L's high quality standards are applied for both the provision of single drive and for a complete turnkey systems.

                                                                        For further information, please contact:

                                                                        Luigi Caggiano, Country Manager, Italy, Automation, Valmet, tel. +39 346 502 62 68, luigi.caggiano@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 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) European News Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:45:33 +0200
                                                                          Speed record for a Recard machine: 2150 m/min http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7677-speed-record-for-a-recard-machine-2150-m-min http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7677-speed-record-for-a-recard-machine-2150-m-min

                                                                          Speed record attained: 2150 m/min! Holder of this record is the machine owned by M.C. Tissue produced by Recard for Cartiere Carrara for the Tassignano (Lucca) plant. A figure very close to the world record.

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                                                                          Already just 3 months after start-up, M.C. Tissue’s PM5 – the seventh machine supplied by Recard to the Lucca-based group and started up in the summer of 2017 – had shown great performance, running at 2130 m/min for 24 hours. The 2150 m/min were reached in February 2018 and there is ample margin to be able to exceed not just this personal record, but the world record, too.

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:22:05 +0200
                                                                            Sustainability and availability won the race for Incada http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7676-sustainability-and-availability-won-the-race-for-incada http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7676-sustainability-and-availability-won-the-race-for-incada

                                                                            After the Brexit referendum, Windles, one of the UK’s leading printers specialising in greeting cards and high end packaging, had cause to review its supply of paper and paperboard. After careful consideration, the company decided on the domestically produced paperboard Incada from Iggesund Paperboard, who have driven a powerful marketing campaign to create awareness of the product.

                                                                            “But the choice was not only nationalistic. We tried to look at all aspects – price neutrality, availability, quality and everything that is included in the concept of total cost of ownership,” explains Windles’ Managing Director Bruce Podmore.

                                                                            Windles, one of the UK’s leading printers specialising in greeting cards and high end packaging, chose Incada for both availability and excellent print result.Windles, one of the UK’s leading printers specialising in greeting cards and high end packaging, chose Incada for both availability and excellent print result.

                                                                            Windles moved into new premises in Thame, Oxfordshire, a couple of years ago. The factory was designed with long-term sustainability in mind. It is heated 80% with biomass, as the company extracts all the required energy from all the pallet wood it previously had to pay to get rid of. Nearby is another building designed to help the local bat population reproduce, a facility which Bruce Podmore calls “the bat cave”. Also on site is “the badger hotel”, a badger sett that was purpose built to house the local badgers.

                                                                            “The most important aspects of our decision to choose Incada as our house paperboard were our desire to reduce our carbon footprint, plus Incada’s availability. With alternative manufacturers offering lead times of about 15 weeks, we would have needed a buffer of stocks to compensate for disruptions in the supply chains. That costs money, and more than we had expected,” Podmore continues.

                                                                            “The lead times we can get for Incada with its production facility in Cumbria are significantly shorter than many of our previous supply arrangements,” he adds. “It’s also important not to underestimate the value of learning complete mastery of a material if it’s something you use often.”

                                                                            Windles buys its paperboard via the merchant Antalis, and the collaboration with Iggesund was cemented when the two companies jointly visited the mill at Workington for a review of Incada’s performance and environmental properties.

                                                                            Bruce Podmore at “the bat cave”, a building designed to help the local bat population reproduce, a requirement for Windles present location.Bruce Podmore at “the bat cave”, a building designed to help the local bat population reproduce, a requirement for Windles present location.

                                                                            “For us it’s ideal to have a high-quality paperboard that is made nearby,” Podmore says. “Minimal shipments, short lead times and very good print results are quite simply a winning combination. And from a British perspective it’s also positive that we are buying input goods whose manufacture creates jobs in the UK.”

                                                                            With regard to print properties, he says that Incada is one of the whitest paperboards on the market with an impressive surface smoothness, which also provides stability for creative cold foil, the process Windles is renowned for.

                                                                            “Printing will be a dream where you don’t have to think about the yellowness of a board when designing. Glossy and matt finishes, and true baby blues and pinks are achievable without compensation – and there’s a huge improvement in lead times and fantastic service from the mill, plus we can guarantee the quality,” he says. “In addition, at Windles we are always striving to act in the most environmentally responsible way we can, which is why the fit of Incada being produced in the UK and at a mill using biomass for its energy is so important to us. Quite simply, we believe it is the right thing to do.”

                                                                            Iggesund

                                                                            Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies listed on the United Nations Global Compact Index. Iggesund’s turnover is just over €500 million and its flagship product Invercote is sold in more than 100 countries. The company has two brand families, Invercote and Incada, both positioned at the high end of their respective segments. Since 2010 Iggesund has invested more than €380 million to increase its energy efficiency and reduce the fossil emissions from its production.

                                                                            Iggesund and the Holmen Group report all their fossil carbon emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The environmental data form an integral part of an annual report that complies with the Global Reporting Initiative’s highest level of sustainability reporting. Iggesund was founded as an iron mill in 1685, but has been making paperboard for more than 50 years. The two mills, in northern Sweden and northern England employ 1500 people.

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:57:09 +0200
                                                                              Valmet to supply a warp control system to Stora Enso Packaging's corrugated board plant in Ostroleka, Poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7675-valmet-to-supply-a-warp-control-system-to-stora-enso-packaging-s-corrugated-board-plant-in-ostroleka-poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7675-valmet-to-supply-a-warp-control-system-to-stora-enso-packaging-s-corrugated-board-plant-in-ostroleka-poland

                                                                              Valmet will supply a warp control system to Stora Enso Packaging's corrugated board plant in Ostroleka, Poland. The system will reduce warp of the final product and improve the corrugated board plant's overall performance.

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                                                                              The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2017 orders received. The delivery will take place in late spring this year. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

                                                                              "We have good cooperation with Stora Enso Packaging. Due to the positive experiences and results gained from earlier deliveries, Stora Enso decided to choose Valmet as the supplier of the automatic warp control system for its corrugator," summarizes Juha Mykkänen, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.

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                                                                              Information about the delivery

                                                                              The warp control system, based on moisture measurement, is used to correct warping of all corrugated board types and to improve corrugated board box plant performance. The system consists of Valmet IQ Converting Scanners with moisture measurements, Valmet IQ Moisturizer and Valmet IQ Warp Measurement, which are integrated together with automatic MPC closed-loop controls. The moisture level of the final product plays an essential role in eliminating corrugated post-warping.

                                                                              Information about the customer

                                                                              Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wood and paper on global markets. Its customers include packaging, joinery and construction industries, as well as publishers, printing houses and paper merchants. The Group has some 27,000 employees in more than 35 countries.

                                                                              Valmet IQ for corrugator

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

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

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

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 26 Mar 2018 10:25:31 +0200
                                                                                Olov Winblad von Walter appointed VP, Husum Board and Pulp Mill at Metsä Board http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7674-olov-winblad-von-walter-appointed-vp-husum-board-and-pulp-mill-at-metsae-board http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7674-olov-winblad-von-walter-appointed-vp-husum-board-and-pulp-mill-at-metsae-board

                                                                                Olov Winblad von Walter has been appointed VP, Husum Board and Pulp Mill. He will be responsible for managing Metsä Board’s integrated board and pulp mill at Husum. Winblad von Walter will start 20 September at the latest, and will report to Harri Pihlajaniemi, SVP Production at Metsä Board.

                                                                                Olov Winblad von Walter has extensive experience in the forest industry with companies including Iggesund Paperboard, Metsä Board, APRIL Fine Paper and MoDo Paper. He succeeds Pertti Hietaniemi, who will continue in his present position until Winblad von Walter’s start date.

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                                                                                Metsä Board’s Husum mill is an integrated board and pulp mill producing fresh fibre folding boxboard, food service board and white kraftliner as well as bleached market pulp.

                                                                                Metsä Board
                                                                                www.metsaboard.com

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

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

                                                                                Metsä Group
                                                                                www.metsagroup.com

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

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

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:36:31 +0100
                                                                                  Klippans Bruk AB chooses Recard for its facilities in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7673-klippans-bruk-ab-chooses-recard-for-its-facilities-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7673-klippans-bruk-ab-chooses-recard-for-its-facilities-in-sweden

                                                                                  Recard will supply the new 30,000-tpy tissue machine to the historic company Klippans Bruk AB for its Klippan facilities in Sweden. Start-up of the complete turnkey plant, in a 3200-mm format and a speed of 1700 m/min, is scheduled for summer 2019.

                                                                                  The Klippan mill is specialized in the production of paper for colored table napkins that it supplies to customers worldwide. With the addition of the new machine by Recard – that will flank another machine already in operation – production will increase fourfold. A 15-million euro investment that will allow boosting the mill’s staff by 20-25 new employees and to strengthen the position of the Swedish company in the market.

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                                                                                  For Recard, this is a great event, since it is the first tissue machine order signed for Sweden.

                                                                                  About Klippans Bruk AB
                                                                                  Klippan nurtures a long tradition of papermaking. It began in 1573 when renowned astronomer Tycho Brahe´s cousin started producing paper near the monastery at Herrevadskloster. In that time this area of Sweden belonged to Denmark and the mill was in fact Denmark’s very first paper mill. In 1658 it became Swedish through the peace at Roskilde.

                                                                                  In the 1700s the mill moved to new premises by the river Rönne, where it remains still today. In 1832 the country’s first paper machine was installed at Klippan Mill. It was soon followed by several more. Through the years the paper products have varied following the markets requests. Newspaper quality, paper for stamps, copy paper etc have all been produced here.

                                                                                  In 1962 the production of tissue for napkins started at Klippan Mill and with more than 50 years’ experience of producing it Klippans Bruk AB is today one of the world´s leading producers of deep-coloured tissue.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:33:18 +0100
                                                                                    Voith SpeedSizer AT means more speed for Smurfit Kappa's PM 6 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7672-voith-speedsizer-at-means-more-speed-for-smurfit-kappa-s-pm-6 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7672-voith-speedsizer-at-means-more-speed-for-smurfit-kappa-s-pm-6

                                                                                    A narrow time window, a size press operating at its maximum speed and the need for greater machine efficiency were the various challenges faced by the Voith team as it tackled the upgrade of the PM 6 at Smurfit Kappa. Thanks to excellent planning beforehand, the machine was restarted without problems one day ahead of schedule.

                                                                                    • SpeedSizer AT extends the operating window for packaging paper production
                                                                                    • Reconditioning of existing Nipco deflection compensation rolls
                                                                                    • Smooth startup with new components

                                                                                    “The startup of the new SpeedSizer has shown how expertise and dedication bring about an excellent outcome. The project simply flew by,” says Jochem Meier, Manager Operations at Smurfit Kappa in Zülpich.

                                                                                    Smurfit Kappa wanted to achieve a higher production speed through its modernization of the PM 6 at the Zülpich mill. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of packaging in Europe. At its facility in Zülpich it produces premium quality testliner and recycled fluting in basis weights of 100 to 150 grams per square meter from 100 percent recovered paper.

                                                                                    Martin Lehrner Voith Paper Global Product Manager at the SpeedSizer AT on the PM 6 in ZülpichMartin Lehrner Voith Paper Global Product Manager at the SpeedSizer AT on the PM 6 in Zülpich

                                                                                    Because the machine was only supposed to be shut down for a week for the conversion, detailed advance planning was absolutely essential for the success of the project. The excellent longstanding relationship between Voith and the customer facilitated this planning. For example, Voith’s service team had previously carried out maintenance on the PM 6 on an ongoing basis. However, the narrow time frame was just one of the challenges.

                                                                                    A key aspect of the project was the puddle-type size press. Equipped with a deflection compensation roll, it allowed an optimum CD profile of the nip load (linear contact pressure) and for a long time had guaranteed the high quality of the paper. But for technical reasons, the size press limited the production speed of the PM 6 to 1,150 meters per minute. Even though the size press was one of, or perhaps even the fastest in the world, it prevented the machine from being ramped up to the 1,225 meters per minute desired by the customer.

                                                                                    This is why Voith recommended installing a customized SpeedSizer AT with the existing Nipco deflection compensating roll system. This application system enables excellent coating and size profiles even at high speeds. Its use increases the operating window of the PM 6 and offers Smurfit Kappa more production flexibility. The SpeedSizer ensures an increase in the solids content of up to 17 percent and reduces the moisture ingress into the paper web. This results in a higher dry content downstream of the SpeedSizer AT, which helps substantially reduce drying energy and achieves much improved paper web running properties.

                                                                                    Voith SpeedSizer AT PM 6 Smurfit Kappa ZülpichVoith SpeedSizer AT PM 6 Smurfit Kappa ZülpichVoith used a Nipco roll that was already being used in the old puddle-type size press as a deflection compensation roll. Following comprehensive reconditioning, they now also ensure optimum CD profiles and consequently high paper quality in the new machine as well. The re-use of the previous rolls reduced the costs of the upgrade.

                                                                                    The new SpeedSizer AT plays a major role in reducing the energy consumption of the PM 6. Immediately, a 15 percent reduction in steam consumption could be achieved. The specific energy figures are of course also improved as a result of the higher production rate. A good startup is extremely helpful, because the completely closed water circuit at SK Zülpich Papier has to be evaporated again after a week of shutdown.

                                                                                    The use of the new UniFilm T applicator roll cover, which is very wear-resistant, ensures good metering rod service life and more efficient production. In the PM 6 they run for more than 400 hours, well above the average for comparable machines.

                                                                                    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) European News Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:23:57 +0100
                                                                                      ANDRITZ launches the world’s most modern research center for tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7671-andritz-launches-the-world-s-most-modern-research-center-for-tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7671-andritz-launches-the-world-s-most-modern-research-center-for-tissue

                                                                                      International technology Group ANDRITZ has officially launched the world’s most modern research center for tissue, the PrimeLineTIAC Tissue Innovation and Application Center, in Graz, Austria. The opening ceremony, attended by around 150 customers and other stakeholders from the tissue industry, was a great success. Together with the ANDRITZ experts and technical partner companies, the participants discussed the functions, designs, and features of the new PrimeLineTIAC and took a guided tour through the pilot plant. Several guest speakers also gave interesting inside views on developments in the tissue industry.

                                                                                      PrimeLineTIAC

                                                                                      The Tissue Innovation and Application Center comprises a complete, state-of-the-art tissue production line, including laboratory facilities for tests and trials to develop new products and processes in the tissue sector. It is available to tissue producers and suppliers, research and development companies, and universities. Thus, customers and developers can conduct tests and trials under many different conditions, for example to optimize fibers for a specific product, improve product qualities, increase dryness, and reduce energy consumption. The impact of variables such as stock preparation, chemicals, vacuum, machine clothing, pressing, and drying with hot air and steam can all be measured and evaluated accurately.

                                                                                      For ANDRITZ, data security and confidentiality have a high priority. To run the trials in a highly professional and confidential environment, ANDRITZ experts from R&D, the stock preparation, machine design and engineering, automation, and pumps departments are available for collaboration and discussions. Customers can also bring along their own team of specialists.

                                                                                        The ANDRITZ GROUP’s PrimeLineTIAC in Graz, Austria. © ANDRITZThe ANDRITZ GROUP’s PrimeLineTIAC in Graz, Austria. © ANDRITZ

                                                                                      The PrimeLineTIAC has its own complete stock preparation line together with the approach flow system. Many different kinds of pulp can be processed in one production line, which is split into a separate short fiber and a long fiber line. In addition, all units are available in small industrial scale, creating an excellent environment for best possible fiber treatment and tests according to the individual needs of customers and products.

                                                                                      The tissue production line offers utmost flexibility for the production of conventional, textured, and structured (TAD) tissue. It currently features various configurations that are also available on the market as single-machine concepts. This means customers can run extensive trials with what could potentially be their future machine configuration. With a design speed of 2,500 m/min and a sheet width of 600 mm, the machine can be operated with either a suction press roll or a shoe press, a regular CrescentFormer or a vertical CrescentFormer, and with a 16 ft. steel Yankee or two 14 ft. TAD drums.

                                                                                      The Metris PrimeControl E automation hardware and software developed by ANDRITZ provides utmost flexibility in monitoring and controlling the various machine configurations as well as the stock preparation system, including alarm management, online documentation, and eco-monitoring for example.

                                                                                      Custom-tailored pump solutions convey stock suspensions with the required consistencies in all production stages. The pumps are equipped with sensors to obtain detailed measurements and provide precise pump control and regulating.

                                                                                      ANDRITZ collaborated with many key partners on this project, including Albany International Corp., Danfoss Drives, Fibria, IBS Paper Performance Group, Nash, Södra, Solenis, as well as Flowtec, Lantier, EDELVENT, and the Kumera Corporation. The PrimeLineTIAC is sponsored by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG as part of its R&D infrastructure promotion program.

                                                                                      For more information, please visit andritz.com/tiac

                                                                                      ANDRITZ GROUP

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

                                                                                      A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, reliability, and integrity are the central values to which ANDRITZ commits. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With over 160 years of experience, 25,600 employees, and more than 250 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

                                                                                      ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:18:34 +0100
                                                                                        New service brand launched. Introducing Orange Board – Containerboard Support by Mondi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7668-new-service-brand-launched-introducing-orange-board-containerboard-support-by-mondi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7668-new-service-brand-launched-introducing-orange-board-containerboard-support-by-mondi

                                                                                        We are excited to announce the launch of our new service brand: Orange Board – Containerboard Support by Mondi. All three existing services have now been incorporated under one brand, making this service package unique in the industry. The existing “seminars and coaching” and “AAA academy” service pillars were augmented by the newly created “corrugated-paper-expert” web platform at the end of 2017.

                                                                                        Closing the gap between papermakers and corrugated board makers became the goal when Mondi’s first seminar “From fibre to corrugated board” was held in 2002. Ever since, customers have been benefitting from Mondi’s expertise in papermaking and corrugating.

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                                                                                        Over the years Mondi’s technical sales service specialists have constructed three service packages: seminars and coaching for large audiences right down to small local sessions and individual coaching; the AAA academy, offering the same quality of coaching for the overseas region; and the newest addition, the corrugated-paper-expert web platform, offering 24/7 support for customers.

                                                                                        Now this 360-degree service package has a new brand: Orange Board – Containerboard Support by Mondi stands for support wherever and whenever the customer needs it.

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 23 Mar 2018 11:01:47 +0100
                                                                                          Valmet launches new chrome free Yankee cylinder metallizing coating http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7666-valmet-launches-new-chrome-free-yankee-cylinder-metallizing-coating http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7666-valmet-launches-new-chrome-free-yankee-cylinder-metallizing-coating

                                                                                          Valmet has developed a chrome-free Yankee cylinder coating, Valmet Infinikote-2 Yankee Metallizing, to improve work safety in the coating process and sustainability of the coating as well as to comply with potential future legislation both in the EU and the US. The new coating developed by Valmet is the environmentally safest Yankee metallizing coating available.  

                                                                                          High performance thermal spray coating increases Yankee cylinder efficiency and lifetime. The thermal spraying process of the new coating is the same as in Valmet's previous Yankee cylinder metallizing coating but now the material being applied is completely chrome free. The new material does not contain any chrome and does not generate any hexavalent chrome during its application.

                                                                                          Valmet's new Yankee metallizing process is chrome free.Valmet's new Yankee metallizing process is chrome free.

                                                                                          Valmet has over 20 years of experience in Yankee cylinder thermal spray coating. A recognized risk of metallizing has been that during the process potentially harmful hexavalent chromium is created. Chromium is a fundamental component of almost every ferrous based hard-facing alloy.

                                                                                          Yankee metallizing is often carried out on-site at the customer's premises. "With the new chrome free Yankee cylinder coating we enhance work safety and are ready to comply with stricter environmental legislation," says Marko Heino, Director, Field Services, Valmet.

                                                                                          Valmet's new generation of Yankee cylinder metallizing alloy contains no chromium-bearing constituents. "Test results with the new material are convincing, demonstrating significantly improved application characteristics and meeting or exceeding all our key objectives," says Andrew Cross, Senior Operations Manager, Global Yankee Services, Valmet.

                                                                                          In addition to being chromium free, the new Valmet Infinikote-2 Yankee Metallizing coating also boasts the following improvements: reduced dust production and fumes during its application and increased heat conductivity. It also provides a tougher and more wear resistant surface which prolongs the expected life time of the cylinder.

                                                                                          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) European News Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:29:17 +0100
                                                                                            Emerson’s New Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter Simplifies Installation, Maintenance and Operation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7657-emerson-s-new-magnetic-flow-meter-transmitter-simplifies-installation-maintenance-and-operation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7657-emerson-s-new-magnetic-flow-meter-transmitter-simplifies-installation-maintenance-and-operation

                                                                                            Emerson has introduced the Rosemount 8712EM Wall Mount Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter with additional protocols, powerful diagnostic capabilities and usability features to help users in the pulp and paper, metals and mining, and other industries gain quick and easy insight into their processes.

                                                                                            Rosemount 8712EM wall mount transmitter provides easy navigation in the field and additional protocols for increased measurement confidence

                                                                                            Rosemount 8712EM Wall Mount Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter.Rosemount 8712EM Wall Mount Magnetic Flow Meter Transmitter.The meter’s local operator interface was designed using Human Centered Design concepts, making it easier and faster for technicians to navigate in the field. According to Scott Dudek, product manager for Rosemount magnetic flow meters, “The Rosemount 8712EM melds usability pioneered by Emerson’s Human Centered Design Group with the quality, capabilities, and reliability that customers have come to trust from Emerson.”

                                                                                            The Rosemount 8712EM’s diagnostic suite includes high process noise detection and ground fault detection. The electrode coating diagnostic offers two set points to alert when coating is present and when it is affecting flow measurement, enabling preventative maintenance. Smart Meter Verification continuously monitors the health and performance of the meter for ultimate measurement confidence.

                                                                                            Universal transmitter capability allows the 8712EM to operate with any existing magnetic flow meter sensor and allows backwards compatibility with all Rosemount magnetic sensors. This feature not only makes the transmitter easier to integrate with older units, but it also enables the use of the 8712EM’s advanced diagnostic features.

                                                                                            The Rosemount 8712EM supports HART 7 for 32-character-long tag capability for reduced start-up time, as well as options for intrinsically safe HART outputs and Modbus RS-485.

                                                                                            For more information, visit www.Emerson.com/magneticflowmeter

                                                                                            About Emerson

                                                                                            Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximise production, protect personnel and the environment while optimising their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit www.Emerson.com

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:44:55 +0100
                                                                                              Metsä Board’s Lidloc design gains further recognition with an iF Design Award 2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7656-metsae-board-s-lidloc-design-gains-further-recognition-with-an-if-design-award-2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7656-metsae-board-s-lidloc-design-gains-further-recognition-with-an-if-design-award-2018

                                                                                              Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, is pleased to announce that its revolutionary paperboard cup design, ‘Lidloc’, has won an iF Design Award at a prestigious awards ceremony held at the BMW Welt in Munich on 9 March.

                                                                                              The Lidloc design has broken new ground in paperboard cup design and recognises the increased focus upon developing sustainable packaging. The design has a patent pending and is based upon an extension to a standard cup structure that folds and locks into an integrated lid.

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                                                                                              Cyril Drouet, Metsä Board’s Design & Innovation Director has worked closely on this exciting project with his design team. He explains the benefits of this innovative design: “We have designed this to be a one-piece construction that removes the need for a separate plastic lid. It is easy to fold and assemble with a secure lid-locking design. The integrated lid is spill proof and offers extra branding power as it can be printed as one piece with the rest of the cup. The lid also contains an integrated ‘sip’ mechanism for hot beverages as well as being ideal for cold drinks with a straw.”

                                                                                              Lidloc is an example of how Metsä Board develops lighter, more environmentally friendly and more efficient packaging and helps to use the potential of lightweight fresh fibre paperboards in an innovative way.

                                                                                              For over 60 years, the iF Design Award has been recognised the world over as a label for design excellence. The international high-profile jury assessed more than 6,400 entries from 54 countries to determine who would receive this coveted seal of design excellence.

                                                                                              Metsä Board
                                                                                              www.metsaboard.com

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

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

                                                                                              Metsä Group
                                                                                              www.metsagroup.com

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

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

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:13:09 +0100
                                                                                                Energy savings and high product quality in Metsä Board Kyro http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7655-energy-savings-and-high-product-quality-in-metsae-board-kyro http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7655-energy-savings-and-high-product-quality-in-metsae-board-kyro

                                                                                                Energy savings and high product quality in Metsä Board Kyro: goals achieved with Energy Recovery System and GemDryer® Infrared drying system

                                                                                                Metsä Board Kyro produces coated folding boxboard for packaging. It was decided to replace the existing gas infrared equipment on board machine n°1 with the goals of higher reliability, higher efficiency and significant energy savings.  The start-up took place in September 2017.

                                                                                                Metsä Board and Bekaert Solaronics share a long history of partnership and Metsä Board counted on the experience of Bekaert Solaronics in the upgrade and optimization of non-contact drying systems.

                                                                                                Bekaert Solaronics supplied a 4-row GemDryer® infrared drying system equipped with Gem9E emitters. The exhaust air from the GemDryer® is used as make-up air for the existing air-dryer via the ERS link. This reduces the gas consumption of the air dryers and thereby the energy efficiency of the total drying is significantly improved as well.

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                                                                                                Significant energy savings and optimal product quality

                                                                                                Energy savings guarantees of 300 kW have been achieved while keeping the good drying strategy from quality point of view. The combination of the new Bekaert Solaronics Gem9E emitters and the ERS energy link implemented after the coating station increases the efficiency while keeping the same drying capacity. As a result, the cost of drying is decreased by 30% for the coating station compared to the situation before the rebuild.

                                                                                                The solutions meets also the customer needs in terms of flexibility, reliability and ease of maintenance.
                                                                                                According to Petri Huiko, Production Manager in Kyro mill, all the goals have been fulfilled: “we are very satisfied by the performance of the Bekaert Solaronics solution”.

                                                                                                About Metsä Board
                                                                                                Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has approximately 2,350 employees and totals €1.8 billion of combined sales.
                                                                                                Metsä Board Kyro mill produces high-quality fully coated folding boxboard for packaging and graphic applications.

                                                                                                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 (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Sat, 10 Mar 2018 00:06:28 +0100
                                                                                                  Solenis Completes the Acquisition of Topchim NV http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7654-solenis-completes-the-acquisition-of-topchim-nv http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7654-solenis-completes-the-acquisition-of-topchim-nv

                                                                                                  Effective March 7, 2018, Solenis International, L.P. (“Solenis”) completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of Topchim NV (“Topchim”).  Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, Topchim is a leading ecological coating company for the paper, cardboard, and packaging converting industries in Europe. Solenis will integrate the Topchim business as part of its strategy to expand its offering to the pulp and paper market.

                                                                                                  2017 12 04 184100“The purchase of Topchim represents Solenis’ commitment to new and innovative technologies,” stated John Panichella, Solenis president and CEO. “The acquisition will enable Solenis to serve the growing barrier coatings market while maintaining our commitment to environmental sustainability.”

                                                                                                  “Through the development of proprietary technologies based on bio-renewable materials, Topchim has created a distinct competitive advantage in the barrier coatings market,” said Ludwig Krapsch, vice president, Solenis Pulp and Paper EMEA.

                                                                                                  “We are excited to join the Solenis family,” stated Eric Jӧnsson, managing director, Topchim. “The combination of Topchim’s pioneering technologies and talented team with Solenis’ global network and reputation of service excellence provides a unique platform to grow sustainable products globally.”

                                                                                                  About Solenis
                                                                                                  Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 34 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 3,700 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit www.solenis.com

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:56:57 +0100
                                                                                                    Gardner Denver Acquires Runtech Systems http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7653-gardner-denver-acquires-runtech-systems http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7653-gardner-denver-acquires-runtech-systems

                                                                                                    Gardner Denver Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GDI), a leading global provider of mission-critical flow control and compression equipment, announced that it has acquired Runtech Systems Oy for a net purchase price of approximately $93 million funded by cash on hand. Based in Kolho, Finland, Runtech is a leading global manufacturer of turbo vacuum technology systems and optimization solutions for use in a variety of process-oriented industrial end markets. Runtech will be part of Gardner Denver’s Industrials Segment.

                                                                                                    Runtech byGD logo“Runtech is a market-leader with a history of innovation, excellent customer relationships and strong talent with deep market expertise,” said Vicente Reynal, Gardner Denver’s CEO. “This transaction is aligned with our strategy of leveraging core, mission-critical technologies to drive growth and build additional value at acquired companies. Runtech’s technology will enable expansion into new and attractive markets. It is a great addition to the Gardner Denver family,” added Reynal.

                                                                                                    “This is an exciting time for our customers and employees,” said Kimmo Loippo, Chairman and co-founder of Runtech. “Both companies are aligned, with an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for developing innovative customer-focused solutions,” added Loippo. Juha Karvinen, co-founder and developer of EcoFlow™ and Eco-Pump™ said, “Together our combined capabilities will further expand the technology to broader flow control, vacuum and pressure solutions for the betterment of our customers.”

                                                                                                    For more information, visit: www.gardnerdenver.com

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:50:32 +0100