Pulp-Paperworld.com / European News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Thu, 25 May 2017 20:11:33 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Stora Enso and Aalto University to build special stage for public debate forum SuomiAreena http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7237-stora-enso-and-aalto-university-to-build-special-stage-for-public-debate-forum-suomiareena http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7237-stora-enso-and-aalto-university-to-build-special-stage-for-public-debate-forum-suomiareena

Aalto University and Stora Enso have joined hands in building Finland. The outcome of the co-operation is the Aika (Time) stage for the public debate forum SuomiAreena, in Finland, in honour of Finland’s centenary year of independence. The base of the stage is made up of 50 laminated veneer lumber frames with 100 legs symbolising Finland’s era of independence.

Students at Aalto University’s Department of Architecture were given the challenge of designing a stage using Stora Enso’s LVL material in just 100 hours. The design had to be of high architectural quality and innovative, and meet the technical requirements of SuomiAreena. Antti Hannula and Antti Rantamäki, students of landscape architecture were selected winners of the competition.

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“Stora Enso wants to promote the use of renewable materials and show what a tree can do. We have been involved in planning and organising several events that celebrate Finland 100 years. Through our participation in SuomiAreena, we can communicate the opportunities of building with wood as well as our other renewable solutions. The Aika stage will be implemented in the spirit of the centenary together with Aalto University, using high-quality Finnish wood material and design and processing expertise,” says Seppo Parvi, Stora Enso’s CFO and Country Manager Finland.

“At Aalto University, we are educating game changers who are able to see and combine science, arts and business in a new way. Aalto was recently ranked as one of world’s 55 technology challenger universities, and it maintains close contact with business and society at large. The Aika stage to be built for SuomiAreena is an outstanding piece of work, reflecting our values and ways of operating,” says Eero Eloranta, Aalto University’s Vice President of Education.

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“The Aika stage will be one of the highlights of the week-long SuomiAreena event. Visitors can see anything but traditional panel debates on the stage. During the week, there will be cooking, innovations, business pitches, hackathons and a cavalcade of the most interesting projects of the Finland 100 programme,” says Mari Haavisto, Executive Producer of SuomiAreena.

The surface area of the Aika stage is 285 square metres, and the spectator area contains 150 seats. The stage will be built of Stora Enso’s structurally strong LVL, which is manufactured in Varkaus, Finland. The stage is covered with translucent Vitrea profiled glass.

The Aika stage will be built in front of the Sokos Hotel Vaakuna, at Gallen-Kallelankatu 7, Pori, for the duration of the SuomiAreena forum (10‒14 July 2017). Once the event is over, the stage will be moved to Aalto University’s campus in Otaniemi, Espoo, to enrich the lives of students and the public.

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

Aalto University: Shaping the future. Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art are together with technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has 11 000 students and more than 400 professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 24 May 2017 09:53:10 +0200
    BillerudKorsnäs fluting production in Gruvön up and running http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7236-billerudkorsnaes-fluting-production-in-gruvoen-up-and-running http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7236-billerudkorsnaes-fluting-production-in-gruvoen-up-and-running

    billkorlogoAs communicated earlier BillerudKorsnäs experienced a major breakdown in the digester in the semi-chemical pulp production line in Gruvön. The problem has now been resolved. The pulp line and the fluting machine PM6 is back in production.

    The impact on EBITDA for the breakdown is estimated to approximately SEK 25 million after compensation from insurance.

    “The impact of the breakdown could be limited thanks to a very efficient work in the mill, and we could start up production relatively quickly. Now we have to limit the indirect damage in the form of missing deliveries and customer relations,” says Per Lindberg, CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

    Related article : BillerudKorsnäs production of semi-chemical pulp supplying PM6 in Gruvön experience breakdown

    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 4 300 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 (Administrator) European News Wed, 24 May 2017 09:47:26 +0200
      Mitsubishi HiTec Paper presents B.A.U.M. environmental prize 2017, "science" category http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7235-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-presents-b-a-u-m-environmental-prize-2017-science-category http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7235-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-presents-b-a-u-m-environmental-prize-2017-science-category

      Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, the Bielefeld producer of coated speciality papers, has presented the Environmental award, science category, to Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen at the annual meeting of B.A.U.M. on 17th& 18th May in Frankfurt a.M. / Germany.

      The German Working Group for Environmentally Conscious Management (B.A.U.M. eV ) has honoured company representatives, scientists and journalists who have made outstanding contributions to the environment and sustainability every year since 1993. In 2017, the focus was on sustainable investment.

      2017 05 23 100252Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen with the award certificate l to r: Dieter Brübach (B.A.U.M.), Dr. Thomas Holzmann (German Federal Environmental Agency), Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen (University of Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Maximilian Gege (B.A.U.M.), Martin Odeland (B.A.U.M.), Dr. Bernd Gerecht (Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH)

      "It is time to recognize the fact that we have the power to promote sustainable economic activity through investment," emphasizes Prof. Dr. Maximilian Gege, chairman of B.A.U. M. "Some of our award winners are involved in responsible investment scientifically, journalistically or practically within their companies."

      "As a long-standing B.A.U.M. member, we are pleased to present the environmental award in the science category to Prof. Dr. Bassen this year," says Dr. Bernd Gerecht from Mitsubishi HiTec Paper. "As an energy-intensive company, we attach particular importance to sustainable production, sustainable products and an appropriate company orientation. Sustainability and company success go hand in hand for us. "

      Prof. Dr. Alexander Bassen conducts research on the fundamentals and concepts of Responsible Investment, i.e. sustainable investment. He examines the link between sustainability successes and the financial success of companies. The professor of business administration at the University of Hamburg has been particularly interested in the relevance of climate data for many years. He also explores experimentally the behaviour of investment professionals in investment decisions in sustainable financial products. A further focus of his work is sustainability reporting and its impact on the performance of companies, as well as the importance of sustainability information for the efficiency of capital markets.

      Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty paper. The roughly 700 employees at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper produce high-quality direct thermal, digital imaging, carbonless, label and barrier papers at two tradition-rich locations in Bielefeld and Flensburg.
      Each factory stands out for own base paper production, state-of-the-art production machinery and innovative coating technologies. Through its dense global sales network, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper supplies a full range of specialty papers featuring a modular system for every application and printing technology – and is a highly capable partner whenever customized coated paper solutions are required.
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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 23 May 2017 10:23:19 +0200
        The industry’s first SIL 3 certified single controller for water and steam enables plants to protect valuable assets and improve worker safety http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7234-the-industry-s-first-sil-3-certified-single-controller-for-water-and-steam-enables-plants-to-protect-valuable-assets-and-improve-worker-safety http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7234-the-industry-s-first-sil-3-certified-single-controller-for-water-and-steam-enables-plants-to-protect-valuable-assets-and-improve-worker-safety

        The industry’s first sil 3 certified single controller for water and steam enables plants to protect valuable assets and improve worker safety

        Emerson’s Mobrey™ Hydratect™ 2462 provides proven, reliable detection of water or steam. It can now be used within an SIS loop to further reduce risk of dangerous failure.

        Emerson’s water and steam detection system is the world’s first single controller solution to be certified to IEC 61508 for safety instrumented functions up to SIL 3. The Mobrey™ Hydratect™ 2462 Water and Steam Detection System is used in a wide variety of applications where the detection of water or steam is vital for safe and efficient plant operation, such as boilers, steam drums and steam line drain pots. This helps to protect valuable plant assets, prevent downtime, save costs and improve worker safety.

        2017 05 23 095842The Mobrey™ Hydratect™ 2462 Water and Steam Detection System is certified to IEC 61508 for safety instrumented functions up to SIL 3.

        The functional safety assessment performed by Exida enhances Hydratect’s reputation for reliability and durability. Exida, world leaders in functional safety certification, have assessed Hydratect and determined that it meets the requirements of SIL 3. The Hydratect system is ideal for the most demanding applications within power generation, refineries, chemical, steel, pulp and paper plants. It can operate in process conditions of up to 300 bar and 560°C. Failure of equipment in such applications can have serious consequences – the Hydratect offers the benefit of SIL 3 approval guaranteeing its reliability.

        Hydratect is a modern replacement for conventional float switches, and consists of a compact twin-channel electronic unit, connected to a pair of electrodes. Each channel gives independent indications of the presence of water or steam that are more reliable than those obtained with electro-mechanical devices, which have the possibility of failing in an unsafe condition. By installing the electrodes in vessels or steam lines and measuring the resistance, the presence of water can be detected, allowing appropriate safety measures to be taken.

        By detecting low water level in steam drums, Hydratect helps to prevent boiler tubes overheating, which could lead to an explosion, while detecting high water level prevents the generation of wet steam which could cause costly turbine blade erosion. Using Hydratect to detect water in steam line drain pots, as part of a turbine water induction prevention system (TWIP), helps prevent damage to turbine blades, cylinders and the housing.

        The electronics unit provides a local indication of steam, water and fault states, and features configurable fault and trip outputs. Component failure, cable faults, ground faults and electrode problems are continuously self-monitored. Additional reliability is provided by triple redundancy of critical components, which ensures that failures result in a safe condition. An individual power supply to each channel further enhances reliability.

        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 (Administrator) European News Tue, 23 May 2017 09:59:01 +0200
          Metsä Board achieves EcoVadis Gold rating for its sustainability practices http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7233-metsae-board-achieves-ecovadis-gold-rating-for-its-sustainability-practices http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7233-metsae-board-achieves-ecovadis-gold-rating-for-its-sustainability-practices

          Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, has achieved the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for its approach to sustainability. Overall Metsä Board was ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis across all categories.

          “We are very proud to have achieved this level of ranking. The assessment further enforces Metsä Board’s continued commitment to sustainability. We recognise that sustainability must go beyond regulatory compliance to also focus on how companies manage their economic, social, and environmental impacts, as well as their relationships with stakeholders such as customers, employees, suppliers and government,” says Soili Hietanen, VP Sustainability and Energy at Metsä Board.

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          As part of the process, Metsä Board’s recent achievement of A-List recognitions in CDP’s Water and Climate programmes as well as Leadership status in CDP’s 2016 Forest and Supply Chain programmes were important considerations for the EcoVadis team.

          EcoVadis operates a platform allowing companies to assess the environmental and social performance of its suppliers on a global basis. The criteria include four themes; the environment, labour practices, sustainable procurement and fair business practices. The methodology and criteria used are in line with international Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Global Compact, and ISO 26000.

          Metsä Board
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          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 2016, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.7 billion, and it has approximately 2,500 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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          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 4.7 billion in 2016, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 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 (Administrator) European News Tue, 23 May 2017 09:55:46 +0200
            Standard HMIs used to reconfigure safety control functions http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7231-standard-hmis-used-to-reconfigure-safety-control-functions http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7231-standard-hmis-used-to-reconfigure-safety-control-functions

            Using ABB’s safety PLC, standard HMIs such as control panels and mobile devices can be used to alter functional safety control functions in industrial applications.

            ABB has developed a method of using standard human machine interface (HMI) products such as control panels, industrial PCs and mobile devices to reconfigure safety control functions.

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            Using ABB’s AC500-S safety programmable logic controller (PLC), operators of equipment such as harbor and factory cranes, hoists, elevators, airport passenger bridges, automatic guided vehicles (AGVs), robots, mining and pulp & paper machinery can select, modify and amend their safety control functions. This allows them to achieve high functional safety standard requirements while benefiting from the convenience and low costs of using standard HMIs.

            Operators of these industrial applications need to reconfigure their safety control functions to adapt to changed application conditions and to optimize machine productivity. These reconfigurations, known as safety actions, are often performed using mechanical or electro-mechanical mode selector switches connected to the digital safety inputs of a safety PLC.

            This method suffers from limited user-friendliness, inability to make modifications to switch layout and function, limited number of selection options and relatively high costs for the mode selector switches and digital safety input channels.

            ABB solves these challenges by allowing standard HMIs, such as control panels, industrial PCs and mobile devices to interface with an ABB AC500-S safety PLC to carry out these safety actions.

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            Standard HMIs that support at least two different Ethernet based communication protocols can be used. ABB recommends Modbus©/TCP and ABB ETH. A mean time between failures (MTBF) greater than 22.5 years is required for standard HMIs to satisfy PL d (ISO 13849-1) requirements. HMIs with lower MTBFs may only satisfy PL c (ISO 13849-1) requirements.

            Benefits of using standard HMIs include cost savings on safety I/O channels and mode selector switches. The ability to select from a wide range of HMI products offers the user independence from any one vendor, a larger range of input options and greater flexibility to adapt the connections and layout of the HMIs.

            The method allows connecting to high and low level safety systems remotely. One example is in the selection of a crane, allowing it to be controlled remotely using the emergency stop located on the operator desk. A network links the AC500-S safety PLC in the control room with the safety PLCs at the cranes. The user in the control room can select, using standard HMI equipment, which of the cranes will stop if the emergency stop button is activated on the remote operator control station. Pressing the remote emergency stop button on the operator’s desk will therefore stop the selected crane only. Independent of the remote emergency stop function, all cranes still have their own local emergency stop controls.

            ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. www.abb.com

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 23 May 2017 09:47:04 +0200
              James Cropper brings home a third award for sustainability initiative http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7230-james-cropper-brings-home-a-third-award-for-sustainability-initiative http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7230-james-cropper-brings-home-a-third-award-for-sustainability-initiative

              British master papermaker James Cropper has added another trophy to its award cabinet following its win of the prestigious Green Award at Luxe Pack New York.

              The company won the award at the exhibition for its support of the Burneside Community Energy (BCE) project, a social initiative that saw the installation of a 250KW Solar PV Array on the roof of James Cropper’s mill in the village of Burneside in the Lake District.

              The multi-award winning project, which launched in December 2015, generates clean, green electricity, and enables residents of the village – many of whom are also employees – to benefit from investment in renewable energy.

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              James Cropper recently won in the same category for this project at Luxe Pack’s Shanghai edition. This time, James Cropper was selected as a winner by an esteemed panel of judges comprising senior packaging consultants from brands including Elizabeth Arden, Bacardi and Estee Lauder, as well as the editor-in-chief of Beauty Packaging.

              Susan Wilson, group packaging director at James Cropper, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have picked up the Green Award again for a project so close to our hearts. The installation generates 200,000 kWh of renewable electricity per year, which is enough to offset the energy requirements of our specialist laminating and technical coating facility, or the equivalent of powering 50 UK homes. It’s also been calculated that the initiative will reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by 1.91 million kilograms over the next two decades.”

              As well as the positive impact on the environment, the BCE scheme delivers a five per cent annual dividend to investors, and an additional £50,000 for a community fund to deliver projects of social and environmental benefit to Burneside over a 20-year period.  The scheme has been widely praised as a sustainable, eco-friendly solution that benefits the local parish and demonstrates James Cropper’s long-term commitment to supporting sustainable initiatives in the community.

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              Luxe Pack is the premier exhibition for creative and innovative packaging and this year marked its 15th show in New York, which took place on 10 and 11 May at Pier 92 in the city. The event played host to over 250 leading global packaging manufacturers and suppliers within the beauty, fragrance, wine and spirit, and gourmet food markets.

              Susan added: “We’ve been loyal exhibitors at Luxe Pack for many years now and have witnessed more and more brands and suppliers plough investment into sustainability initiatives as green credentials become increasingly important to consumers. At James Cropper, we’ve always strived to innovate in this arena, and to be recognised within the packaging industry for this commitment means a great deal indeed.”

              James Cropper was also recently highly commended at Insider Media’s 2017 Made in the North West Awards in the Green / Sustainable Manufacturer category.

              For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com.

              About James Cropper

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

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

              About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

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

              About James Cropper 3D Products

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

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

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 23 May 2017 09:43:14 +0200
                Global Forest and Paper Industry CEOs Discuss Future http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7229-global-forest-and-paper-industry-ceos-discuss-future http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7229-global-forest-and-paper-industry-ceos-discuss-future

                The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) eighth biennial International CEO Roundtable has taken place in Berlin, Germany. More than 20 forest based industry CEOs and association leaders from around the world met to discuss industry innovation, sustainability aspects, current political aspects and future trends that may impact the industry at local and international levels.  

                cepi blue“The global forest and paper industry stands firm in achieving its sustainability commitments based on its common values. Today’s conference provides us with an opportunity to reaffirm these values in today’s interconnected and fast-paced world,” said Peter Oswald, Mondi Group CEO designate (from 11 May 2017), who chaired the roundtable.

                The CEOs discussed industry improvements in sustainability practices and innovation. They also watched the 3 global finalists of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovations Award presenting their projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain. The global finalists of the Award and their respective projects can be found at http://www.icfpa.org/who-we-are/blue-sky-young-researcher-and-innovation-award

                Keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Michael Huether, economist and director of the Institute der deutschen Wirtschaft, provided insights about the effects of Global Political Disruption on the forest based industry.

                The next ICFPA International CEO Roundtable will take place in Canada in 2019.

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

                For more information about the sustainability of the global forest and paper industry, visit icfpa.org.

                Winners of Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award

                Against the backdrop of these discussions, the ICFPA announced the winners of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award, a global award that aims to stimulate interest by young researchers carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products as well as process improvements or other innovation throughout the value chain.

                The theme of the 2016-2017 global competition was “Game Changing Technologies for the Forest and Paper Industries – Unfolding Potential of Forest, Paper and Wood-Based Products”. Each participating country nominated national candidates to compete internationally. This year, 12 projects were nominated by ICFPA members to the international phase. Based on the assessment of a jury composed of experts of different regions and organisations, three winners were selected:

                -       Koh Sakai, with the project ‘Cellulose nanofibres prepared by phosphorylation’

                -       Shuji Fujisawa, with the project ‘Biocompatible nanocellulose/polymer composite microparticles formed by emulsion-templated synthesis’

                -       Esthevan Gasparoto, with the project ‘Cutting-edge technologies for forest monitoring and measurement’

                Two South African students among finalists

                South Africa’s Sonja Boshoff and Ryan Merckel won the South African round and were counted among the 12 finalists. Boshoff’s work looked at the potential of biological and thermochemical technologies for the conversion of solid waste streams from paper and pulp mills into energy. She is currently a research engineer at Mpact Paper, Stellenbosch.

                Merckel pitched his research on Catalytic Pyrolysis for Upgrading of Bio-oil. He has recently been selected as an exchange student with Malardalen University in Sweden. He is doing his PHd through the University of Pretoria as part of the PAMSA co-funded project with the Department of Science and Technology. 

                “The ICFPA congratulates all the participants and the global winners of the first edition of this global competition. We believe it is important to foster knowledge and stimulate innovative research among young researchers.  Our industry is a vibrant and dynamic workplace for the future and therefore we will continue our support of students and young professionals”, said ICFPA President Elizabeth de Carvalhaes.  

                For more information on the award and researchers finalists: http://www.icfpa.org/who-we-are/blue-sky-young-researcher-and-innovation-award

                The ICFPA represents more than 30 national and regional forest and paper associations around the world. For more information about the sustainability of the global forest and paper industry, visit icfpa.org.

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 23 May 2017 09:37:55 +0200
                  Smurfit Kappa celebrates a decade of excellence in sustainability achievements http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7225-smurfit-kappa-celebrates-a-decade-of-excellence-in-sustainability-achievements http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7225-smurfit-kappa-celebrates-a-decade-of-excellence-in-sustainability-achievements

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                  Smurfit Kappa is well on its way to meeting its ambitious 2020 sustainability goals, according to its tenth annual sustainability report which was released today. In the decade since it started formally measuring its sustainability impact, Smurfit Kappa reached full Chain of Custody certification for its entire raw material supply chain. At the same time it has cut CO₂ emissions by 23% and the quality of its discharge water improved by 32%, both on track for its 2020 target of 25% and 33% respectively.

                  Smurfit Kappa’s sustainability report, which measures year-on-year progress with a focus on five priority areas (Forest, Climate Change, Water, Waste and People), shows that over the past ten years the packaging giant has also achieved a significant reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfill and has invested €60 million in water treatment plants.

                  Smurfit Kappa is also celebrating over ten years of investment in social and scientific projects with the aim of supporting the communities in which it operates. Over €30 million has been invested in projects ranging from providing improved facilities and play therapy at a school for children with disabilities in Italy, to working with Colombian universities to study and protect the flora and fauna in the company’s forests.

                  “Smurfit Kappa is playing its part in creating a sustainable future by building a profitable business based on sustainable principles. We will continue to pioneer innovative ways to be sustainable to create value for both our customers and shareholders,” said Tony Smurfit, Group CEO of Smurfit Kappa. 

                  Steven Stoffer, Group Vice President of Development, with responsibility for sustainability within Smurfit Kappa, said: “Compared to other packaging materials, paper is the most sustainable, therefore sustainability is within the very DNA of our company. These latest results are a testament to the contribution everyone at Smurfit Kappa makes to reach our ambitious goals. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made over the past decade, and very pleased to be on track to meet our 2020 sustainability goals.”

                  Key findings from the 2016 report include:

                  Forest

                  • Over 90% of packaging supplied to customers is Chain of Custody certified

                  Climate Change

                  • 22.9% reduction of fossil CO₂ emissions per tonne of paper produced (against 2005 baseline)

                  Water

                  • Completed mill-specific water risk assessments in eleven paper mills
                  • 31.9% reduction in relative amounts of COD in discharge water (compared to 2005)

                  Waste

                  • 13.3%  reduction in waste sent to landfill

                  People

                  • Health and Safety: Reduced the Lost Time Accident (LTA) frequency rate by 10% in 2016
                  • Implemented over 1,000 follow-up actions as a result of the MyVoice employee survey

                  Click here to download the 2016 report.

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 18 May 2017 10:54:46 +0200
                    Toscotec supplied AHEAD tissue machine started-up at Paper Prime S.A. in Vila Velha de Rodão, Portugal. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7224-toscotec-supplied-ahead-tissue-machine-started-up-at-paper-prime-s-a-in-vila-velha-de-rodao-portugal http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7224-toscotec-supplied-ahead-tissue-machine-started-up-at-paper-prime-s-a-in-vila-velha-de-rodao-portugal

                    Paper Prime, a company belonging to the Trevipapel Group, and Toscotec announce the successful start-up of the new TM1. The installation and commissioning were performed according to the scheduled time and the start-up went very smoothly.

                    Toscotec’s turn-key project for TM#1 includes a stock preparation plant for dry virgin pulp, AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine with Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD-16FT, machine auxiliaries including Milltech Gas fired Hood, steam & condensate and dust removal system, electrification starting from medium voltage cabinets  & control system, additional plants and complete engineering and erection activity. A three unwind stand rewinder TT WIND-H completes the supply.

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                    “This start-up is a good example of what the two teams can achieve thanks to the efficient combination of Toscotec’s latest technology and excellent team work. We finalized the installation and commissioning in time and only two weeks after start-up the new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0S has achieved the operating speed of 2,000 mpm. It has been a pleasure to be a part of PaperPrime's project and we wish them good luck for their new business." says Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director of Toscotec S.p.A.

                    Located in Lousã, district of Coimbra, Portugal, Trevipapel S.A also has 2 converting plants strategically located in the center of the country, where are converted 20.000 tpy, serving the internal market and exporting its Joker brand products to Spain, central Europe, Africa and South America.

                    About Toscotec

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

                    Trevipapel, S.A

                    Established in 1999 with the objective to convert part of the products sold by the company Socigene, Trevipapel S.A. has grown from a small private company into one of the leading manufacturer providers of professional hygiene products (AfH) in Portugal. www.trevipapel.com

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 18 May 2017 10:50:21 +0200
                      Tieto signs deal with SCA Forest Products to manage SAP environment http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7223-tieto-signs-deal-with-sca-forest-products-to-manage-sap-environment http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7223-tieto-signs-deal-with-sca-forest-products-to-manage-sap-environment

                      Tieto has signed a three-year contract with SCA, Europe's largest private forest owner, to handle SAP Application Lifecycle Management Services for its forestry business area. The deal means Tieto will be responsible for application management and support.

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                      "We are extremely pleased that SCA Forest Products has entrusted us with the management of their extensive SAP environment. Tieto takes great pride in helping the forest industry meet the challenges brought on by digitalization and we are excited for the opportunity to work with SCA over the coming years," says Christer Lindqvist, Customer Executive for forest industry Sweden at Tieto.

                      Under the contract, Tieto will provide application management within five major areas, including Incident Management, Problem Management, Event Management, Change Request Management and Change Control Management.

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                      Tieto will also support the implementation of Digital Core S/4HANA and increase the use of automatization and insights to business processes through SAP Solution Manager, while the use of offshore delivery centres is expected to help SCA cut costs. The contract also includes a framework agreement for further deals during the three-years period.

                      Tieto has 20 years of SAP experience and offers several specialised solutions for the forest and paper industries.  

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                      “This deal confirms Tieto’s position as a leading partner to the forest industry in the Nordics. Our aim is to help SCA follow industry best practices and at the same time ensure business continuity and lowering application maintenance costs,” says Christer Lindqvist. 

                      For more information about SAP S/4HANA:  https://campaigns.tieto.com/sap-solutions/sap-transformation

                      About SCA
                      SCA is Europe’s largest private forest owner, encompassing some 2.6 million hectares of forest land, and produces forest products with a strong environmental profile. Operations are based on in-depth customer insight, high innovative ability and a sustainability perspective at all levels. SCA sells paper for packaging and print, pulp, solid-wood products and renewable energy. www.sca.com

                      About Tieto
                      Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. www.tieto.com

                      • Tieto Corporation
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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 18 May 2017 09:47:04 +0200
                        AFT (Aikawa Fiber Technologies) receives Approach Systems order for new BillerudKorsnäs board machine in Gruvön, Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7222-aft-aikawa-fiber-technologies-receives-approach-systems-order-for-new-billerudkorsnaes-board-machine-in-gruvoen-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7222-aft-aikawa-fiber-technologies-receives-approach-systems-order-for-new-billerudkorsnaes-board-machine-in-gruvoen-sweden

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                        BillerudKorsnäs has selected AFT (Aikawa Fiber Technologies) to supply a compact POM System for all three layers of their new 550,000 tonnes per year board machine at the Gruvön mill in Sweden.

                        According to Timo Koivisto , Vice President, Process and Equipment Solutions for AFT, “Compact and highly efficient, POM® paper machine wet end and headbox screening will deliver superior cleanliness in a compact package. The simple POM System, with its small footprint, has become the de facto alternative to traditional complex approach flow, eliminating capital and high operating costs.”

                        The order includes a complete POM System for all three layers and headbox screening, including:

                        • 3 - POMix stock processors
                        • 9 - POMp degassers
                        • 3 - POMLock drop legs
                        • 11- MaxFlow Headbox screens
                        • Cascade cleaning system, process pumps and auxiliaries plus associated basic engineering.

                        The system will come on stream in early 2019, coinciding with the start-up of BillerudKorsnäs’ new board machine.

                        The BillerudKorsnäs’ board machine at the Gruvön site is the company’s largest investment ever, one of the largest in Sweden in recent years. The investment of SEK 5.7 billion includes the construction of the new board machine at the Gruvön site and rebuilds in the existing pulp mill. The board machine’s annual capacity of 550,000 tonnes will make it one of the largest of its kind in the world. The machine will produce liquid packaging board, cartonboard, food service board and liner.

                        AFT is a global supplier specializing in recycled fiber stock preparation, screening, refining and paper machine approach flow. With over 110 years of experience in manufacturing and supplying tailored solutions, AFT helps to improve performance with trademarked advancements: Finebar- ultra low intensity refining, Powerwave- energy efficient screening, MaxiPulper- advanced pulping technologies, POM Systems and more.

                        • aikawa fiber technologies
                        • AFT
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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 18 May 2017 07:28:08 +0200
                          BillerudKorsnäs production of semi-chemical pulp supplying PM6 in Gruvön experience breakdown http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7221-billerudkorsnaes-production-of-semi-chemical-pulp-supplying-pm6-in-gruvoen-experience-breakdown http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7221-billerudkorsnaes-production-of-semi-chemical-pulp-supplying-pm6-in-gruvoen-experience-breakdown

                          BillerudKorsnäs experienced a major breakdown in the digester in the semi-chemical pulp production line in Gruvön. The pulp line supplies the fluting machine PM6 with pulp and consequently no fluting from PM6 can currently be produced. The breakdown of the pulp line does not have an impact on the integrated chemical pulp mill, neither does it impact the production of kraft paper, liner or liquid packaging board at the mill.  

                          billkorlogo“At this point in time it is not possible to estimate the financial damage and consequences on customer deliveries, but it will have a significant impact on the current quarter financials. We will return with additional information when we know what the impact will be,” says Per Lindberg, CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

                          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 4 300 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 (Administrator) European News Thu, 18 May 2017 07:22:15 +0200
                            Valmet to deliver pulp dewatering equipment and automatic pulper feed system to BillerudKorsnäs's Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7220-valmet-to-deliver-pulp-dewatering-equipment-and-automatic-pulper-feed-system-to-billerudkorsnaes-s-gruvoen-pulp-and-paper-mill-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7220-valmet-to-deliver-pulp-dewatering-equipment-and-automatic-pulper-feed-system-to-billerudkorsnaes-s-gruvoen-pulp-and-paper-mill-in-sweden

                            Valmet will deliver dewatering equipment and an automatic pulper feed system to Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden. The order is part of the investment in a new board machine and rebuild of the existing pulp mill at the Gruvön site. The whole investment is the largest in the history of BillerudKorsnäs and one of the largest in Sweden in recent years.

                            valmet logoThe order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received and the value of the order will not be disclosed. The start-up of the new equipment is planned to first quarter 2019.

                            BillerudKorsnäs is investing in Gruvön mill to meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverages globally.

                            "Valmet's automatic pulper feed system, including bale storage, destacking and dewiring for baled pulp, will make the bale receiving line process efficient and safe, ensuring a good area working environment. With the new automatic system, based on Valmet's proven Bale handling with RoboSafety(TM) technology, BillerudKorsnäs will ensure the stock feed for the new board machine with a minimum of operator intervention," says Per Jangdal, Sales Manager at Valmet. 

                            "To adapt pulp production to the new requirements, TwinRoll presses will be placed in close vicinity to the new board machine stock preparation. Our presses will wash the pulp one last time before it moves to the new board machine," says Patrik Lidbäck, Sales Manager at Valmet.

                            Valmet announced earlier in May 2017, that Valmet will supply an upgrade of the evaporation plant at BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön pulp and paper mill.

                            About the customer BillerudKorsnäs

                            BillerudKorsnäs is a leading company within renewable packaging materials. Together with their partners, they create sustainable packaging solutions. The company has about 4,200 employees and eight production units, one of which is the Gruvön mill. BillerudKorsnäs head office is located in Solna, Sweden.

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

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

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

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 18 May 2017 07:19:48 +0200
                              Metsä Board launches its unified offering of products and services http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7217-metsae-board-launches-its-unified-offering-of-products-and-services http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7217-metsae-board-launches-its-unified-offering-of-products-and-services

                              The Better with Less initiative highlights the company’s aims to improve consumer experience and make packaging even more sustainable

                              Metsä Board launches its clarified product and service portfolio on May 4th at Interpack in Düsseldorf. The company presents its offering of premium paperboards and related services, with focus on contributing to even more sustainable, safe and efficient packaging, now found under one Metsä Board family.

                              The Better with Less initiative showcases Metsä Board’s aim to create, together with its customers, considered and innovative, renewable contemporary packaging solutions fitting brands and demands of the future world.

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                              “Consumers expect better experiences with less environmental impact. Brand owners are looking at how to optimise packaging to be more sustainable, safer and lighter in weight. We are known for our pioneering expertise in high-quality, lightweight paperboards and are committed to improving further. Now with our unified product portfolio and targeted services we can provide even stronger support to our customers to jointly improve sustainability and efficiency of packaging throughout the value chain,” says Mika Joukio, CEO of Metsä Board.

                              As part of the launch Metsä Board renews the product names of its premium quality lightweight paperboards to bring the offering to customers in a clearer way that makes product selection even easier. The three service areas – Packaging Analysis & Design, Availability Services and Technical Expertise and R&D – complement the products and provide collaboration initiatives for joint development with customers to develop better and lighter packaging.

                              While the company’s offering and product names will be harmonised, the products and their specifications will remain unchanged. All Metsä Board mills hold PEFC™ and FSC® Chain-of-Custody certificates, as well as the highest environmental and manufacturing quality standards. Metsä Board’s paperboards use fresh forest fibres from sustainably managed northern European forests.

                              The new brand imagery was created with a Stockholm based photographer and image maker Carl Kleiner. Kleiner is known for creating playful, high quality and eye-catching visuals for global companies such as Calvin Klein, Google, Hermès, H&M and Nike. The new brand visuals utilise the Metsä Group Moose symbol’s angular forms to design a striking category colour coded visual. All the images were crafted by hand, through precise printing, cutting, layering of Metsä Board’s board materials.

                              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 2016, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.7 billion, and it has approximately 2,500 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 4.7 billion in 2016, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 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 (Administrator) European News Mon, 15 May 2017 09:01:21 +0200
                                How is M&A activity shaping the European tissue industry? http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7215-how-is-m-a-activity-shaping-the-european-tissue-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7215-how-is-m-a-activity-shaping-the-european-tissue-industry

                                Pirkko Petäjä, Principal at Pöyry Management Consulting, and Mikko Helin, Senior Consultant

                                Since 2000, the European tissue volume has grown from 5.7 million tons to almost 8.5 million tons. A clear trend connected to this growth has been consolidation of the largest players.

                                Consolidation is a clear trend in the European tissue industry

                                poyry logo 2017The large producers have been growing through sizeable acquisitions, as well as by organic growth. The most active acquirers have been SCA, Sofidel and WEPA, while all of the mentioned, and in addition ICTTronchetti, have also been active builders of new capacity. The capacity share of the three largest players has grown from approximately 40% to 50%.

                                The business environment is better in a consolidated market. The impact of consolidation is also reflected in the performance of individual companies; after the consolidation steps in Europe, SCA’s tissue business experienced evidently higher and more stable margins. While large companies have been becoming even larger, there has been a continuous stream of new entrants to the tissue business, as barriers to entry are relatively low. The Eastern European industry especially is still fairly fragmented, and consolidation could significantly improve this business environment.

                                European tissue M&A over the last 15 years

                                The leading European tissue companies have targeted major strategic acquisitions, such as SCA’s acquisition of P&G and G-P, Sofidel’s acquisition of LPC and WEPA’s of Kartogroup. These deals have resulted in significant synergy benefits and positively impacted the business environment. There is, however, a limited number of opportunities for large acquisitions. Finding one buyer for all, or the majority of, assets has become difficult. This has led K-C to actively divest its less profitable units and locations, where it does not have ‘number 1 brand position’. Since 2000, K-C has divested some 300,000 t/a tissue capacity as individual mills to different buyers.

                                In the same time period, most of the largest companies in the industry have made a clear transformation through acquisitions. SCA, the clear leader in the M&A activity, has more than doubled its size in the last 15 years. Sofidel first expanded throughout Europe with new mills, and then through acquisitions. Sofidel has grown into a million ton company, and has recently started to expand outside of Europe. WEPA made one of the biggest leaps by first acquiring Kartogroup, and more recently through active organic growth and complementary smaller acquisitions. Kimberly Clark has been a clear exception - its capacity in Europe has reduced over 30%. Metsä Tissue has been stagnant. The last acquisition they made was ten years ago, and the company’s organic growth has been cautious, mainly replacing outdated capacity. Companies on the smaller end of this spectrum have grown steadily and have doubled their capacity since 2000. Lucart has made acquisitions and built mills in France and Italy, and Carrara in Italy.

                                Recent M&A ac tivities focused on small companies and individuals mills

                                In the last five years, since SCA’s G-P acquisition in 2012, European tissue acquisitions have been relatively small. Deals have included re-arrangements related to the aftermath of the G-P exit: Sofidel’s completion of its portfolio through purchase of selected targets, and WEPA’s strategic acquisitions in the UK and France, and divestment of two Italian mills. In addition, recent deals have involved acquisitions of individual single mills, or small companies, where the buyer is often a private equity fund and in many cases, the seller is K-C.

                                In some cases, there is distinct strategic benefit to the smaller deals. These are often concentrated to the CEE, currently a ‘hot’ area in European tissue. The Paloma deal, whereby the Slovenian company finally ended up with the Slovakian SHP, is one step towards Eastern European consolidation. Also, the Abris Capital acquisition of the Romanian Pehart Tec forms a future platform for further consolidation. In the Iberian Peninsula, strategic investments include Cominter acquiring Cellulosas de Hernani, and Portucel acquiring AMS. The acquisition by Portucel (now the Navigator Company) of AMS-Paper in Portugal anticipates a future significant move into the tissue sector. Other strategic acquisitions include purchase of independent converters or independent converters acquiring base paper mills.

                                Industrial buyers complement their portfolios with acquisitions and target stronger position, consolidation and synergy benefits. Financial investors have become more interested in tissue acquisitions than before. In many cases, there is a clear strategic intent behind these deals as well.

                                Characteristics of organic growth and new builds

                                A large share of the new tissue capacity in Europe has been built by larger companies that have renewed their assets or grown organically.

                                • Tronchetti has built 350,000 t/a new capacity in the last some fifteen years
                                • SCA has closed down 180,000 t/a obsolete capacity and built 275,000 t/a new
                                • Sofidel has grown outside Italian markets with 250,000 t/a new capacity WEPA has soon built 190,000 t/a new capacity, speeding up in the last few years

                                New capacity has also been built by small and medium size established players and by newcomers. The Iberian Peninsula specifically has seen many investments (AMS, Suavecel, Paper Prime, Renova) and more capacity increases are planned. Eastern Europe has also seen an increase of new investments. Part of these has been made by established large groups such as SCA and ICT. Russian companies such as Syassky and Syktyvkar Tissue Group have also grown to sizable players in a relatively short time. Pehart Tec investments have been supported by the new owner, Abris Capital.

                                There are various players adding single width machines to replace old capacity, or just to grow or start producing tissue. Only the largest industrial companies have added double width machines.

                                New Generation of Tissue Entry

                                Tissue capacity increase is not only by expansion of existing producers but there is versatile motivation for new entrants. This can be push or decline of their current businesses - for example, smaller pulp mills losing competitiveness and integrating to tissue or graphic paper sites, looking for new opportunity due to their declining market. There are also cost benefits for this type of entry in terms of both manufacturing and investment costs. For a newcomer the entry is often much easier to an existing site.

                                Entry into the tissue market often starts from converting. When capacity is high enough for a paper machine, many independent converters start to consider their own paper production. Margins are normally higher for an integrated player as the concept has many cost benefits, while the producer is also stronger and less vulnerable with its own base paper. Consequently, adding base paper production is attractive to sizable independent tissue converters.

                                Investors are currently active in the tissue sector making base paper additions possible, and enabling consolidation moves. Therefore, even investors can be considered a new entrant group.

                                Large family companies and financial owners increasing their share of the industry

                                In the 1990s large multinational paper or hygiene companies accounted for a large share of tissue companies in Europe. Family companies were small and more locally based. A significant share of tissue companies were private, local single mill companies.  The number of large listed and multinational companies has reduced from those days. Current major ones include SCA, K-C and Metsä Group (Metsä Tissue). The exit of North American companies from Europe has reduced the presence of multinationals and non-European companies significantly.

                                Family-owned companies have grown significantly, spreading across and even outside of European regions. New family companies have also become more visible. In addition, the industry has seen the reincarnation of family companies, such as Carrara Group carrying the family name of former Cartoinvest owners and the independent converter Leicester Tissue Company owned by the Tejani family (former owner of LPC).

                                Financial owners are also becoming more common in tissue, especially in growth areas such as Iberia and Eastern Europe. Local funds have been common participants in smaller deals, while large international funds have always shown interest when anything significant has been for sale, as now related to the recent split of SCA into two companies.

                                There are investors behind several tissue companies, either full or partial. In addition, there are various small privately or even state owned companies. For many small companies the ownership structure is not known.

                                The European top 100 tissue base paper producers’ capacity is broken down into different ownership categories. Family and private companies account for approximately 40% of capacity. Listed, large, and often multinational companies are the second biggest group.

                                Investor ownership of tissue base paper producers accounts for approximately 7% of ownerships. This analysis does not include independent converters, which are mostly private companies, but can also be owned by investor funds (e.g. Accrol Paper). Minority ownerships, such as the case of Syktyvkar Tissue Group (30% Venture Investments & Yield Management), are also excluded from this estimate. Considering all of this, it is fair to say that some 10% of the European tissue business is in the hands of financial owners. There are no large groups involved in this type of ownership at the moment, although in Eastern Europe this kind of players are developing.

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 12 May 2017 10:21:32 +0200
                                  Mondi launches new swatch book for BIO TOP 3® portfolio http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7212-mondi-launches-new-swatch-book-for-bio-top-3-portfolio http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7212-mondi-launches-new-swatch-book-for-bio-top-3-portfolio

                                  A strikingly original new swatch book for Mondi’s BIO TOP 3®, designed with the needs of creative industries in mind, is now available in Europe. A well-known brand in its 28th year on the market, BIO TOP 3® is already widely recognised as a premium uncoated off-white paper with a best-in-class environmental profile. The new swatch book, with the theme ‘by Nature’, shows off the quality and versatility of the BIO TOP 3® portfolio while highlighting its pure and authentic appeal.

                                  ‘It’s not a shade, it’s an attitude’ is the tagline of BIO TOP 3® -- and the new swatch book has plenty of attitude. The offset printed book provides beautiful examples of colour printing and blind embossing in a section entitled ‘inspired by Nature’. Another section called ‘versatile by Nature’, which is stitched to the cover of the swatch book, clearly explains the versatile applications and benefits of BIO TOP 3® in areas such as corporate communication, book printing, packaging and others.

                                  Jutta Wacht, Art Director at the Austrian creative agency Say Say Say, Inc., which designed the swatch book, explained the two-part concept: “BIO TOP 3®’s versatility and its natural shade inspired us to create a multidimensional swatch book that consists of a practical part showing the versatility of applications in a visual approachable way, and an emotional part – a detachable book – featuring the most fascinating landscapes on earth and its sublime colour shades that pay tribute to BIO TOP 3®’s natural shade.”

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                                  In touch with the needs of eco-conscious designers and printers

                                  Professional designers, printers and publishers who seek an authentic, natural, sustainable look and feel for their projects will find what they need in the BIO TOP 3® portfolio. Mondi offers BIO TOP 3® next in folio and reels for professionals in digital, preprint and offset printing; BIO TOP 3® high-speed inkjet in reels for full colour high-speed inkjet applications with special surface treatment for dye and pigment ink; BIO TOP 3® extra for all sustainable office printing needs; and matching BIO TOP 3® envelopes.

                                  The swatch book was printed in Austria by Holzhausen Druck GmbH. Hannes Fauland Jr., Customer Service at Holzhausen, was impressed by the paper’s printability and results: “The BIO TOP 3® book turned out to be exceptionally beautiful. The paper is really outstanding to print on – we used normal offset printing. I had left a sample of the swatch book in a meeting room and a regular customer of mine looked through it. He has already decided to use BIO TOP 3® for his next book.”

                                  Luděk Lorenc, Chief Technical Officer at the Czech printing house PB tisk, also believes in the paper’s advantages: “We used BIO TOP 3® next for printing the book Kmeny, as this paper fully met requirements given by the publisher. BIO TOP 3® next was the ideal choice for this project due to its natural shade, high bulk and trouble-free runnability. Based on our good experience with this paper, we have decided to include BIO TOP 3® next in our sample book of materials for book printing.”

                                  Sustainable. Every day.

                                  In addition to its unique off-white shade and high bulk, BIO TOP 3® also has an impeccable environmental profile that will appeal to those seeking credibility and authenticity in communication. It is totally chlorine free (TCF) bleached and made without optical brightening agents (OBAs) to retain its natural off-white shade and pleasant uncoated feel. The paper is produced exclusively at the ISO 14001 certified Mondi Neusiedler mill in Austria from FSC™ certified resources. BIO TOP 3® is part of Mondi’s Green Range and carries the EU Ecolabel as well as the Austrian Ecolabel and is available with a CO2 neutral option.

                                  BIO TOP 3® is a premium uncoated off-white paper that is inspired by nature and conveys a natural, sustainable attitude in whatever printed materials it is used for.

                                  We are Mondi: IN TOUCH EVERY DAY
                                  Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

                                  We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

                                  We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

                                  Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

                                  About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper
                                  Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is part of Mondi Group. In 4 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, and Russia Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

                                  Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3®, PERGRAPHICA® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 12 May 2017 10:06:50 +0200
                                    Toscotec finalizes a drying section rebuilding project including a new drive system and tail feeding for Smurfit Kappa Italia - at Ponte all’Ania, Lucca. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7211-toscotec-finalizes-a-drying-section-rebuilding-project-including-a-new-drive-system-and-tail-feeding-for-smurfit-kappa-italia-at-ponte-all-ania-lucca http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7211-toscotec-finalizes-a-drying-section-rebuilding-project-including-a-new-drive-system-and-tail-feeding-for-smurfit-kappa-italia-at-ponte-all-ania-lucca

                                    Smurfit Kappa Italia has successfully started up its PM3 at Ponte dell’Ania mill, after a dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec.

                                    The scope of the delivery was an advanced mechanical transmission section in “silent drive” with a new frame on the drive side for the whole machine, the installation of uni-run vacuum rolls in the first drying battery and an automatic air paper threading system in the first two drying sections and on the size press. The modification has completely changed the dryer section layout with the relocation of fabric rolls, improving machine runnability and reducing noise and vibration.

                                    logo optToscotec service specialists have provided the complete mechanical erection and supervision of the project and the commissioning and start up assistance for the fine-tuning of the new equipment.

                                    “The project was completed before the date agreed upon with SK and the performance was achieved immediately after start-up. The new drive technology exceeds all our expectations with regard to downtime improvements and it allowed a considerable reduction of noise and vibration that will reduce maintenance cost” - says Massimiliano Listi, Mill Manager of Smurfit Kappa Ania.

                                    “This project contributes to strengthening the partnership between Smurfit Kappa and Toscotec” - says Enrico Fazio, Toscotec Sales Manager – P&B division.

                                    “It is worth mentioning that, in addition to this project, which consolidates the long-standing collaboration with Lucca-based SK Ania, in the last two years Toscotec has taken part in almost all the projects developed by Smurfit in South America (Colombia, Mexico and Argentina) and it has just begun an important cooperation with the group in France. With this important rebuild project, Toscotec consolidates its leadership in the dryer section best available technology.”.

                                    About Smurfit Kappa Ania
                                    Smurfit Kappa Ania is one of the main producers of recycled paper jumbo rolls in Italy.
                                    The mill occupies an area of 100,000 sqm and employs 120 people.
                                    The annual production is over 200,000 tpy, with 100% recycled fibers.
                                    The mill operates two paper machines, which produce corrugated cardboard packaging in a wide range of paper grades out of recycled fibers.

                                    About Toscotec - The flexibility and intense activity of research and development enable Toscotec to supply equipment and machinery for all the paper industry and to meet customer requirements.

                                    Since 1948, Toscotec is a leader supplier offering proprietary solution from complete production lines to rebuilds, modernization projects and even single components.

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 11 May 2017 10:11:56 +0200
                                      ANDRITZ to supply tissue machine with steel Yankee and shoe press to PMI, Algeria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7210-andritz-to-supply-tissue-machine-with-steel-yankee-and-shoe-press-to-pmi-algeria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7210-andritz-to-supply-tissue-machine-with-steel-yankee-and-shoe-press-to-pmi-algeria

                                      International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Paper Mill Investment (PMI) to supply a tissue machine with steel Yankee and shoe press to Algeria. The new plant will produce high-quality facial wipes as well as toilet and towel papers. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.

                                      The new ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine has a design speed of 2,000 meters per minute and a paper width of 2.85 meters. The order includes a complete ANDRITZ stock preparation for virgin pulp with a capacity of 135 bdmt/day.

                                      2017 05 11 092706The ANDRITZ tissue machine for PMI, Algeria, is fitted with PrimePress XT Evo, the latest shoe press technology. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                      The tissue machine is equipped with the latest ANDRITZ shoe press technology (PrimePress XT Evo). Thanks to the energy-efficient design, improved dewatering, and reduced need for thermal drying, the shoe press minimizes energy consumption. The 16 ft. PrimeDry Yankee is made entirely of steel and enables a high drying capacity.

                                      Paper Mill Investment (PMI) is a new innovative paper manufacturing company founded by people with longtime and profound experience in the paper making industry. Its expansion plans include paper mills in several countries of the MENA region.

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

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 11 May 2017 09:28:12 +0200
                                        PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) Appoints New President http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7209-pmp-paper-machinery-producer-appoints-new-president http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7209-pmp-paper-machinery-producer-appoints-new-president

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 09 May 2017 07:20:27 +0200
                                          AEGLE Zero. The natural choice. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7208-aegle-zero-the-natural-choice http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7208-aegle-zero-the-natural-choice

                                          AEGLE Zero, a new uncoated folding boxboard with an uncoated reverse, has been added to the range of packaging materials offered by Kotkamills from their BM2 cartonboard machine in Kotka, Finland.

                                          2017 05 09 071541AEGLE Zero is a special uncoated packaging grade, suitable for food and non-food end-uses, where a natural look is as important as excellent printability and conversion properties. The grade is made from the same strong, virgin Nordic fibre that AEGLE Pro and AEGLE White are made from and offers the same opportunity for creative design. Printability, CD stiffness and value are all offered by this special new grade.

                                          “The tactile and natural looking surface of AEGLE Zero provides the opportunity for creative packaging design where values of pure, organic quality are implicit in the final product choice. It offers a real opportunity for packaging differentiation and is suitable for a range of printing processes and finishing techniques, like hot and cold foiling. A natural choice from Kotkamills AEGLE range of folding boxboards,” says David Ingham, Sales Director Consumer Boards at Kotkamills.

                                          AEGLE Zero is produced in the range of 305 to 615 micron and is available to order now.

                                          Kotkamills Group in brief

                                          Kotkamills is a responsible partner that delivers renewable products and performance to its customers' processes via product innovations created from wood, a renewable raw material. The key brands of the company include Absorbex® and Imprex®, both innovative laminating paper products for the laminate, plywood and construction industries. Moreover, Kotkamills offers ecological, technically sound and visually attractive wood products for demanding joinery and construction. In summer 2016, Kotkamills started up a new board machine producing AEGLE(TM) Folding Boxboard and ISLA(TM) Food Service Boards, including the capability to add barriers on-machine. All Consumer Boards material solutions are fully recyclable and repulpable.

                                          Kotkamills has two production sites in Finland, located in Kotka and Imatra. The majority shareholder of Kotkamills is MB Funds, a Finnish private equity firm.

                                          www.kotkamills.com

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 09 May 2017 07:16:30 +0200
                                            Burgo group celebrates twenty years of illustration http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7207-burgo-group-celebrates-twenty-years-of-illustration http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7207-burgo-group-celebrates-twenty-years-of-illustration

                                            From May 27th to June 25th, in the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza (Italy), Burgo Group opens to the public the precious artistic heritage that has gathered in twenty years of illustrated calendars. Visitors could appreciate the works of some of the most famous international illustrators, involved in the execution of the famous calendar since 1997:

                                            Jean Michel Folon, Emanuele Luzzati, Milton Glaser, Lorenzo Mattotti, Altan, Roberto Perini, Paul Davis, Moebius, Giorgio Maria Griffa, José Munoz, Loustal, Tullio Pericoli, Cecco Mariniello, Fabian Negrin, Alessandro Sanna, Luca Caimmi, Shout, Ping Zhu.

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                                            Paper as a key vehicle for spreading ideas, this is the message behind the ideal partnership between the Group and the art of Illustration.  This synergy began in 1997 with the unique vision of the man flying with paper wings by Jean Michel Folon, it traveled across different countries and continents and investigated many visual art techniques, and arrived nowadays with the freshness of the watercolors of a young American illustrator, Ping Zhu.

                                            To celebrate such a significant event Burgo made an artbook, Burgo Collection 1997 -2017, curated by Francesco Poroli and printed on Burgo coated paper R4 Next satin. The book will be  featured  on    May 31st, in association with Illustri Festival. Robert Newman, a famous American art director who signed the introductory text, will attend the event which is part of the extensive program of Illustri Festival 2017, the third edition of the two-year festival of illustration; a whole month of meetings, workshops and eight great exhibitions which will animate the most prestigious monuments in the city and will involve more than ninety illustrators.

                                            Burgo Group is one of Europe's leading producers of graphical and specialty papers. The Group is configured as a true 'system', developed around the world of paper: from the production, distribution, recycling of paper and the processing of forestry products, to study, planning, realisation and engineering of paper plants, as well as factoring and energy.

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 09 May 2017 07:11:50 +0200
                                              ABB AbilityTM Smart Sensor now available for the European market http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7205-abb-abilitytm-smart-sensor-now-available-for-the-european-market http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7205-abb-abilitytm-smart-sensor-now-available-for-the-european-market

                                              Based on smart sensing technology, ABB’s pioneering condition monitoring solution is set to convert millions of low voltage (LV) motors into intelligent, connected machines. It is now available in Europe, and will soon be released in the US.

                                              ABB Ability Smart Sensor is a remote condition monitoring solution that enables users to check the status of their LV motors from a smartphone or dedicated web portal. The compact sensor of the size of a smartphone can be attached to motors of many manufacturers to pick up operating and performance data. The data are transmitted to the cloud and processed to produce useful information on motor health and performance. This information is supplied to the user in an easy-to-understand format. The solution enables predictive analytics that can boost uptime while reducing energy consumption.

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                                              “We are extremely proud to announce that the ABB Ability Smart Sensor is now entering the European market, and will soon be available in the US. It has been successfully trialed with many of our customers around the world. This solution is truly a quantum leap for millions of LV motors”, said Otto Preiss, Managing Director of ABB's Motors and Generators business unit. “It enables plant operators to do effective maintenance planning for their motors, assess the efficiency of their operation and prevent costly downtime. We are confident that this solution will not only transform maintenance approaches but also create added operational value for our customers.”

                                              “Our pilot testers reported very positive results with the smart sensors”, said Jonas Spoorendonk, Global Product Manager of ABB Ability Smart Sensor. “In a typical example, a sensor at a chemical plant in Germany indicated that a pump motor was running in overload every time it started. The problem turned out to be the incorrect operation of a valve. This was causing high pressure in the system and a great deal of stress on the pump and seals – a situation that the plant’s regular maintenance had no way to detect. In many other cases sensors have provided early warnings of bearing problems, enabling motors to be replaced well before they failed.”

                                              It is estimated that predictive maintenance based on data from the solution can help to reduce downtime by up to 70 percent, extend motor lifetime by as much as 30 percent and cut energy consumption by up to 10 percent. The sensor units can be factory fitted on new motors or retrofitted on installed motors within minutes. They are available for both ABB and non-ABB motors.

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                                              The sensors in the first release are CE certified and compatible with safe-area induction motors for direct on-line S1 duty, ABB IEC sizes 160-450 and ABB NEMA sizes 140-449. Quick installation of the sensor unit is made easy as no additional wiring or machining is required. Initial monitoring functionality will cover bearing health, vibration, surface temperature, speed, supply frequency, and number of starts. Later releases will expand the range of functionality, and energy consumption monitoring is expected to be added during Q3 2017. A firmware update will be provided to bring this function to already installed sensor units. The first systems will utilize a smartphone app to transfer data. A gateway unit for automated data uploading will become available later in 2017.

                                              The smart sensor condition monitoring solution is part of ABB Ability, which brings together all of ABB's digital solutions and services, each built from a unique combination of sector knowledge, technology leadership and digital expertise. The smart sensor solution and ABB Ability will be highlighted on ABB’s stand at this year’s Hannover Messe in Hall 11, A35.

                                              About ABB

                                              In 2016, ABB Germany generated sales of EUR 3.28 billion with 10,540 employees. ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. www.abb.de

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 08 May 2017 09:08:26 +0200
                                                Metsä Board starts up the new extrusion coating line in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7203-metsae-board-starts-up-the-new-extrusion-coating-line-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7203-metsae-board-starts-up-the-new-extrusion-coating-line-in-sweden

                                                Metsä Board is delighted to announce the startup of its new extrusion coating line at its Husum mill in Sweden. The new state-of the-art coating line has an annual capacity of about 100,000 tonnes and represented an investment of EUR 38 million. At the same site Metsä Board operates a 270,000 tonnes efficient  linerboard machine and Europe’s most modern folding boxboard machine, which started production at the beginning of 2016 with yearly capacity of 400,000 tonnes. 

                                                The new extrusion coating line is now producing first orders and it will serve the global food service market and offer improved availability and competitive products. Metsä Board’s PE coated paperboards respond to the tight requirements of the food service market by providing product safety, purity and protection. The paperboards are made of pure and renewable fresh fibres and are a preferred alternative to plastics for cups, plates and other takeaway packaging as well as for frozen food packaging. The paperboards also offer great value for other consumer goods and food service packaging. Currently PE is the most common barrier against moisture and water for food and food service packaging.

                                                2017 05 05 110229Metsä Board Husum extrusion coating line 1

                                                “In developing the new PE coated grades we have utilised our longstanding board making expertise combined with the latest technology. We have an integrated facility at Husum which is a clear advantage. We are sourcing wood close to the mill and producing pulp, board and extrusion-coated board in the same facility with an excellent location near the harbour. This enables us to minimise transport and improve the efficiency and sustainability of the supply chain which is important to us and our customers,” states CEO Mika Joukio.

                                                Metsä Board is continuing development work on other innovative barrier solutions including the use of bio-based materials.

                                                Metsä Board
                                                www.metsabord.com

                                                Metsä Board is a leading European producer of folding boxboards and white linerboards made from fresh fibres. Its lightweight paperboards are developed as the perfect fit for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service packaging. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in northern forests.

                                                The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, converters and merchants. In 2016, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.7 billion, and it has approximately 2,500 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 05 May 2017 11:01:55 +0200
                                                  Voith and Trützschler introduce new Safety Standard for Wet-laid Spunlaced Nonwovens Machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7202-voith-and-truetzschler-introduce-new-safety-standard-for-wet-laid-spunlaced-nonwovens-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7202-voith-and-truetzschler-introduce-new-safety-standard-for-wet-laid-spunlaced-nonwovens-machines

                                                  In the shape of standard VN 3260/TN 0790, Voith Paper and Trützschler Nonwovens have developed a new safety standard for wet-laid spunlaced (WLS) Nonwovens machines. The standard will help producers of Nonwovens to ensure safe and reliable operation of their machines. It also provides the basic prerequisite for meeting expectations in respect of production and quality.

                                                  • Basis for safe production of Nonwovens
                                                  • Combination of proven standards for paper and textile machines
                                                  • Standardization process by ISO initiated

                                                  Voith and Trützschler jointly developed the manufacturing process for wet-laid and hydroentangled Nonwovens. The machines on which the materials are produced consist partly of paper machine components and partly of components from Nonwoven machines. The manufacturing process for wet-laid Nonwovens is similar to that for producing paper: A suspension consisting of water and fibers up to 40 mm long is passed over a wire on which a homogeneous fiber mat forms. The hydroentangling or spunlacing process produces bonded Nonwovens that can be textured if required. Drying and winding of the Nonwovens are done on other machine components.

                                                  2017 05 05 105430Voith and Trützschler present new safety standard for WLS facilities (machines for wet-laid spunlaced nonwovens).

                                                  The newly developed standard combines various Voith and Trützschler safety standards for paper and textile machines in a new document and thus defines the safety requirements for new hybrid machines.

                                                  The safety standard has already been incorporated by the International Standardization Organization (ISO) as the basis for developing an international standard, so as to achieve greater impact at global level.

                                                  About Trützschler
                                                  With about 3000 employees, Trützschler is one of the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers. Trützschler specializes in machines, installations and accessories for spinning preparation, the nonwovens and man-made fiber industry. The headquarters of the more than 125 year old company is based in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Its main sites are located in Germany, India, China, Brazil, USA and Switzerland.

                                                  Trützschler Nonwovens is part of Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and was created through the merger of the long-established Fleissner, Erko and Bastian companies. The company provides solutions along the entire nonwovens process chain from bale opening, fiber blending, bonding down to finishing and winding, as well as for man-made filament spinning plants.

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

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

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 05 May 2017 10:55:12 +0200
                                                    ANDRITZ to supply equipment to BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden, for fiberline upgrade http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7200-andritz-to-supply-equipment-to-billerudkorsnaes-sweden-for-fiberline-upgrade http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7200-andritz-to-supply-equipment-to-billerudkorsnaes-sweden-for-fiberline-upgrade

                                                    International technology Group ANDRITZ has been selected to build a new brown stock washing sideline to produce extremely high-purity pulp for the new board machine at the BillerudKorsnäs’ Gruvön mill in Sweden. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019.

                                                    The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes a new DD-Washer, which ensures the production of high-purity pulp used for food packaging. The delivery also includes four MC pumps and a pulp Screw Press with ANDRITZ’s unique control system.

                                                    2017 05 05 104726ANDRITZ Drum Displacer Washer enables extremely high-end product quality. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                                    ANDRITZ has some hundreds of very successful DD-Washer installations around the globe. ANDRITZ DD-Washers are characterized by lowest operational costs and lowest emissions as well as extremely good washing efficiency based on the required number of displacement washing stages in a single unit. Washing capacities are over 6,000 admt/d/unit.

                                                    This order is part of BillerudKorsnäs’ investment at the Gruvön mill, which includes the construction of a new board machine and rebuilds in the existing pulp mill. The investment is the largest in the history of the company and one of the largest in Sweden in recent years.

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

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 05 May 2017 10:48:15 +0200
                                                      Valmet to upgrade evaporator train at BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön pulp & paper mill in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7199-valmet-to-upgrade-evaporator-train-at-billerudkorsnaes-gruvoen-pulp-paper-mill-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7199-valmet-to-upgrade-evaporator-train-at-billerudkorsnaes-gruvoen-pulp-paper-mill-in-sweden

                                                      Valmet will supply an upgrade of the evaporation plant at BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden. The evaporation plant in a mill concentrates black liquor from the pulp cooking process. The installation of the new equipment is scheduled for spring 2018. 

                                                      The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A project of this type and scope is typically valued below EUR 15 million.

                                                      2017 05 05 104327Evaporation plant at the BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön pulp and paper mill in Sweden

                                                      In this project, the existing evaporation train will be converted, from using medium-pressure steam as today's heating media, to become essentially low-pressure steam driven. This will optimize the overall steam balance at the Gruvön mill by making medium pressure steam available for the mill's new liquid board machine that will be installed at the mill.

                                                      "Valmet delivered the original evaporator train in 2001 and we are happy to cooperate with BillerudKorsnäs Gruvön also for this important plant modification. This upgrade will be beneficial in many ways for Gruvön mill. Besides ensuring medium pressure steam for the new board machine, we are adding washable heating surfaces in order to improve the availability and flexibility of the upgraded evaporation plant," says Thomas Norrgård, Product Sales Manager EVAPS at Valmet.

                                                      Details about the delivery

                                                      From the evaporation plant the evaporated water is brought back to the pulp process in order to minimize mill's water consumption. After evaporation the concentrated black liquor is fired in the recovery boiler for steam generation and recovery of cooking chemicals.

                                                      New equipment to be installed includes a TUBEL evaporator, two Tube Evaporators, two liquor preheaters, and Valmet's patented LP-steam boosting system. A substantial upgrade of the piping system will also be performed as part of the plant upgrade.

                                                      About BillerudKorsnäs

                                                      BillerudKorsnäs is a leading company within renewable packaging materials. Together with their partners, the company creates smart packaging solutions. It has about 4,200 employees and seven production units, one of which is the Gruvön mill. BillerudKorsnäs head office is located in Solna, Sweden.

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

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

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

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 05 May 2017 10:43:47 +0200
                                                        MiniGrinder: Voith's compact grinder for restoring the Yankee cylinder's ideal crown profile http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7191-minigrinder-voith-s-compact-grinder-for-restoring-the-yankee-cylinder-s-ideal-crown-profile http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7191-minigrinder-voith-s-compact-grinder-for-restoring-the-yankee-cylinder-s-ideal-crown-profile

                                                        Deformations on Yankee cylinders frequently result in production and quality deficiencies in tissue manufacturing. The MiniGrinder developed by Voith's OnSite Yankee Service enables easy, accurate removal of these kinds of irregularities restoring the Yankee cylinder's ideal crown profile.

                                                        The MiniGrinder also readily removes old coatings and chatter marks. What is special about the MiniGrinder is its size. It is so compact that it can be used on any tissue machine without the need to remove and re-install key machine parts, as is normally the case with conventional grinding machines. This reduces time and labor for the maintenance crew allowing production to restart much sooner.

                                                        2017 04 28 114706The MiniGrinder developed by Voith's OnSite Yankee Service enables easy, accurate removal of deformations on Yankee cylinders.

                                                        One Voith customer was able to reduce the downtime for his machine by 14 hours, because there was no need to dismantle machine parts. The exhaust air system used with the MiniGrinder removes the airborne dust that inevitably occurs during the grinding process. On the one hand this reduces the cleaning effort before restarting the machine, and on the other hand it protects the health of personnel working on and around the Yankee cylinder.

                                                        The design and shape of the MiniGrinder has been optimized so that the grinding bed has optimum rigidity. Although the grinding bed is smaller than conventional grinding machines the rigidity is significantly higher. The grinding force of the head is equivalent to that of conventional tangential grinding heads, ensuring maximum precision for all types of applications. The MiniGrinder is suitable for all kinds of metal surfaces.

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

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

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:47:57 +0200
                                                          Voith AdvancedPRODUCTS improve the paper production process – in the former, press and dryer sections http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7190-voith-advancedproducts-improve-the-paper-production-process-in-the-former-press-and-dryer-sections http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7190-voith-advancedproducts-improve-the-paper-production-process-in-the-former-press-and-dryer-sections

                                                          With FormMax, PressMax and DryMax, Voith achieves a higher level of performance for the paper machine by using the optimum combination of products in the paper production process. In the former, press and dryer sections, the Voith products combine perfectly with one another as AdvancedPRODUCTS to lower operating costs, increase productivity, improve quality and provide a safer workplace for operators.

                                                          2017 04 28 114052DuoCleaner Excell is an efficient cleaning system for consistent and uni-form cleaning of the surface and structure of forming and press fabrics.

                                                          • Optimized machine performance
                                                          • Lower operating costs
                                                          • Successful installation at Green Bay Packaging

                                                          The Green Bay Packaging mill team in Wisconsin, USA has found that the FormMax approach has realized all of these goals in their forming section. The drainage is more uniform, dry line on the wire is more level, sheet breaks have been halved, chemical cleaning and hazards are significantly reduced, and the paper strength target is achieved using a lower basis weight.

                                                          This FormMax solution includes the DuoShake to optimize fiber orientation through high-frequency shaking of the breast roll and to achieve good formation and a low tensile strength ratio. In addition the DuoCleaner Excell traversing cleaning system on both wires is significantly more effective than high-pressure showers. It gives more uniform cleaning of the surface and structure of forming fabrics. The Voith I-Series forming fabric will be installed later this year as part of the continuing optimization program.

                                                          2017 04 28 114105The DuoShake optimizes fiber orientation through high-frequency shaking of the breast roll. The result is good formation with all paper grades and a low tensile strength ratio.

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

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

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:41:20 +0200
                                                            James Cropper’s commitment to sustainability recognised with prestigious award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7189-james-cropper-s-commitment-to-sustainability-recognised-with-prestigious-award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7189-james-cropper-s-commitment-to-sustainability-recognised-with-prestigious-award

                                                            British master papermaker James Cropper has scooped this year’s Green Award at Luxe Pack Shanghai for its support of the Burneside Community Energy (BCE) project.

                                                            The project is a social initiative, which has seen the installation of a 250KW Solar PV Array on the roof of Cropper’s Burneside mill to generate clean, green electricity, and enables residents – many of whom are also employees – in the parish local to the business’ headquarters to benefit from investment in renewable energy.

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                                                            The multi-award winning project, which launched in December 2015, has been praised as a sustainable eco-friendly solution, while James Cropper was commended for its commitment to green energy and the local community.

                                                            The installation generates 200,000 kWh of renewable electricity per annum – enough to offset the energy requirements of James Cropper’s specialist laminating and technical coating facility, or the equivalent of powering 50 UK homes.

                                                            Susan Wilson, group packaging director at James Cropper, presented the scheme to a panel of industry experts, including British sustainability advisor, Charlie Mathews and Damien Parenteau, vice president of purchasing and development from Chanel.

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                                                            Susan said: “We’re thrilled that the Burneside Community Energy Scheme has been recognised by Luxe Pack. It’s just one of many green initiatives that we’re proud to be involved in. There is an enormous appetite for sustainability in the industry at the moment, from manufacturers like us to end clients and everyone in between. We’ve made a strong commitment to proactively innovate in this area, from ensuring our pulp supply is FSC® regulated to installing the a unique reclaimed fibre plant with the capability of recycling paper cups at our mill in 2013.” 

                                                            As well as the positive impact on the environment, the scheme delivers a five per cent annual dividend to investors, and an additional £50,000 for a community fund to deliver projects of social and environmental benefit to Burneside over a 20-year period. 

                                                            Julie Tomlinson, part of the James Cropper sustainability team, commented: “With BCE we set out to generate greener energy in a way that doesn’t compromise the special ecology or superb landscape of Burneside and Cumbria and the project also rewards the parish and its investors with ethical energy and financial benefits. It really is terrific to see that our efforts are paying off already. It’s estimated that the initiative will reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by 1.91 million kilograms over the next two decades.

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                                                            “The scheme will create an invaluable amount of environmental and social benefit for the community, ranging from help and advice for those in fuel poverty and support for young people and the school, to provision of community services and conservation and wildlife enhancement. It’s helping to create a positive, sustainable legacy for future generations in Burneside, while reducing our dependency on fossil fuels.”

                                                            The scheme profits will be generated through the Government’s feed-in tariff and from the sale of electricity to James Cropper PLC, as part of the manufacturer’s long-term commitment to supporting the community of Burneside and reducing its carbon dioxide emissions.  

                                                            Luxe Pack, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year, also acknowledged James Cropper as a loyal exhibitor since its inception at a special reception and award ceremony.

                                                            James Cropper has also recently been shortlisted for Insider Media’s Made in the Northwest Awards in its Green Manufacturer / Sustainable Manufacturer Award category.

                                                            For more information about James Cropper, visit www.jamescropper.com.

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:34:15 +0200
                                                              European paper industry lodges complaint against unfair Turkish import licensing on EU exports of office paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7187-european-paper-industry-lodges-complaint-against-unfair-turkish-import-licensing-on-eu-exports-of-office-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7187-european-paper-industry-lodges-complaint-against-unfair-turkish-import-licensing-on-eu-exports-of-office-paper

                                                              CEPI (the Confederation of European Paper Industries) has presented a Trade Barrier Regulation (“TBR”) complaint to the European Commission against the unfair non-automatic import licensing system established by Turkey concerning, inter alia, EU exports of uncoated wood free (“UWF”) paper, which includes office paper, books, envelopes and paper used for direct mail marketing.

                                                              cepi logoFollowing an inconclusive safeguard investigation on UCWF imports in 2014-2015, Turkey extended in 2016 an existing import licensing system which targeted €150 million of EU exports of UWF paper products.

                                                              The Turkish non-automatic import licensing system with regard to UWF paper is based on an arbitrary price threshold and creates a significant and unfair obstacle to EU-Turkey trade. As such, the contested system poses a clear violation of WTO and EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement which the Commission is currently seeking to strengthen. 

                                                              “The European pulp and paper industry exports more than 20% of its production worldwide. It is essential that the EU ensures with all its trading partners the full respect of free trade and fair competition rules we have in bilateral agreements like with Turkey and at WTO level” say Sylvain Lhôte

                                                              For more information, please contact Bernard Lombard at b.lombard@cepi.org or by phone at (+32) 2 627 49 22

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:23:21 +0200
                                                                A.Celli Slittomatic[TM] Upgrade: the ideal solution to every cutting demand! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7186-a-celli-slittomatic-tm-upgrade-the-ideal-solution-to-every-cutting-demand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7186-a-celli-slittomatic-tm-upgrade-the-ideal-solution-to-every-cutting-demand

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                                                                Choose A.Celli for a guarantee of the best technology when it comes to longitudinal cutting, for an extremely high quality production.

                                                                Today more than ever, the concept of production flexibility in the nonwovens market is embodied in the ability to automatically manage a number of different cuts.

                                                                Changing recipes in record times; adapting to different production cycles; being able to count on an operational programming flexibility. These are the standards that every company must guarantee.

                                                                These features have given rise to A.Celli SlittomaticTM Upgrade: the evolution in the longitudinal cutting system.

                                                                In turning to A.Celli technology, you will be able to benefit from a dedicated development and quotation for the replacement of any cutting system (on A.Celli machines as well as on machinery built by other manufacturers) in favour of SlittomaticTM technology

                                                                Fully automatic, highly flexible and completely modular, A.Celli SlittomaticTM is a cutting management system that allows:

                                                                • Increasing productivity, making knife positioning and precision faster based on the recipe;
                                                                • Enhancing operator safety and eliminating the “human error” variable;
                                                                • Augmenting knife performance (electrostatic bar) + dust removal;
                                                                • Knife life management system;
                                                                • Reducing machine downtime thanks to intelligent maintenance monitoring.

                                                                The service offered includes:

                                                                • Engineering;
                                                                • Supervision for electrical and mechanical installation;
                                                                • Commissioning & start-up;
                                                                • Project Management;
                                                                • Training;
                                                                • Software modification and issuing of licenses and SW Keys;
                                                                • Updating of electrical and pneumatic diagrams;
                                                                • Review of manuals and layout;
                                                                • 24/7 Technical Support Hotline;
                                                                • 12-month guarantee from the date of completion of the modifications.

                                                                So what are you waiting for?

                                                                Contact A.Celli Nonwovens for a quick consultancy or a dedicated study.

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:21:17 +0200
                                                                  Italian Cartiere Modesto Cardella enhances dryer section with repeated orders to Toscotec S.p.A. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7184-italian-cartiere-modesto-cardella-enhances-dryer-section-with-repeated-orders-to-toscotec-s-p-a http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7184-italian-cartiere-modesto-cardella-enhances-dryer-section-with-repeated-orders-to-toscotec-s-p-a

                                                                  In the last year, the partnership between the Italian machinery supplier and Cartiere Modesto Cardella, became closer with three important orders of advanced TT SteelDryers to rebuild the dryer sections of PM3 and PM4.

                                                                  2017 04 28 110545A first order of 8 TT SteelDryers and 4 TT Uni-Run Vac-Rolls were supplied and started up in 2014, a second order of 14 new TT SteelDryers in place of cast iron dryers were provided for PM3 in 2016 and already successfully started-up. A third order of 17 TT SDs has been repeated for the PM4.

                                                                  Toscotec Technical specialists will provide supervision, commissioning and start up assistance. The final start-up is scheduled for fall of this year, 2017.

                                                                  Toscotec Steel Dryer is a well-known and a proven solution with over 1200 Dryers running worldwide, providing extremely high drying capacity.

                                                                  The specific design of TT SteelDryer with flat heads welded to the shell allows to produce a wider and uniformed dried sheet. Toscotec was the first to introduce the revolutionary concept of Steel Dryers in the paper industry and it continues as the undisputed leadership worldwide.

                                                                  About Cartiere Modesto Cardella.

                                                                  The mill, whose location in San Pietro a Vico (Lucca) dates back to 1908, was taken over in 1946 by Cardella’s family. The company has invested progressively in rebuilding, technological upgrading and innovation, to achieve current levels of production for corrugated cardboard made from waste paper with a capacity of 200 thousand tonnes per year. Over the years new paper machines were continuously introduced, up to the current day capacity which sees the MC3 (size 250 cm) and the MC4 (width 280 cm) in production.

                                                                  About Toscotec.

                                                                  Since 1948, Toscotec offers complete production lines, plant retrofits, and individual machineries. Headquartered in Lucca, the nerve center of the Italian paper district, with offices in China and North America, the Group serves all the leading paper producers with customized solutions, leveraging on the experience gained in more than 60 years of activities.

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:04:20 +0200
                                                                    Unplanned shutdown of the Vallvik Mill has a negative impact on production during the second quarter http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7183-unplanned-shutdown-of-the-vallvik-mill-has-a-negative-impact-on-production-during-the-second-quarter http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7183-unplanned-shutdown-of-the-vallvik-mill-has-a-negative-impact-on-production-during-the-second-quarter

                                                                    Production in the Vallvik Mill has been affected by an unplanned shutdown due to leakage within the recovery boiler. The problem is now resolved and production is back to normal.

                                                                    2017 04 26 094503The shutdown represents an estimated production loss of about 4,500 tonnes in the second quarter, corresponding to approximately 7.5 percent of mill’s planned production for the quarter and about 4.5 percent of the Group's total planned production for the quarter.
                                                                     

                                                                    For further information, please contact:
                                                                    Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO Rottneros AB, +46 270 622 65

                                                                    Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company Rottneros Baltic SIA in Latvia. The Group has just over 280 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 1.7 billion in the 2016 financial year.

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:44:15 +0200
                                                                      Valmet introduces new and improved customer training offering - Valmet Learning Services http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7182-valmet-introduces-new-and-improved-customer-training-offering-valmet-learning-services http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7182-valmet-introduces-new-and-improved-customer-training-offering-valmet-learning-services

                                                                      Valmet launches a renewed customer training offering for its customers - Valmet Learning Services - to help improve the reliability and performance of its customers' processes. The new offering is complementing the company's new services approach - Shared Journey Forward - introduced in 2016.

                                                                      Valmet Learning Services offers organization-wide training solutions tailored to the customers' needs. The offering includes customized and standard courses, on-site, off-site, or via the Valmet Online Learning Portal. Furthermore, Valmet Training Simulators allow customers to safely practice hands-on procedures and scenarios to strengthen safe behavior and be prepared for troubleshooting and the handling of operational upsets.   

                                                                      "Today, the combined forces of globalization and digitalization are challenging companies to develop and continuously expand their expertise, and achieving business targets is not only about optimizing equipment and systems. We are launching Valmet Learning Services to better support our customers in training their employees so that they can stay competitive in today's challenging business environment. This is a concrete step toward our vision: to become the global champion in serving our customers," says Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President, Services, Valmet.

                                                                      2017 04 26 090727Valmet Online Learning provides 24/7 access to courses and training resources from computers, tablets, or mobile phones

                                                                      Valmet Learning Services helps customers design their learning paths to progress in their chosen area of interest. Reaching a higher knowledge level not only represents an important achievement for the employees themselves, but can have an impact on KPIs like reliability, productivity, and product quality.

                                                                      To make sure Valmet's customers get the most out of their training investment, Valmet Learning Services uses a four-step approach: identify individual skills gaps, design a program based on the customers' learning targets, deliver training using modern tools and methods, and secure the outcome through evaluation and assessment.

                                                                       "We are committed to moving our customers' performance forward. Reducing risks, improving productivity, and increasing profitability all start with the employees. Confident and skilled personnel ensure safe, stable, and efficient start-ups and operations with minimized environmental risks. We help our customers maximize their potential by training their employees," says Emmeli Olén, Director, Valmet Learning Services.

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

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

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

                                                                       

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:10:00 +0200
                                                                        James Cropper sponsors London Craft Week http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7179-james-cropper-sponsors-london-craft-week http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7179-james-cropper-sponsors-london-craft-week

                                                                        James Cropper is the official paper sponsor for London Craft Week 2017, an annual event that showcases the very best British and international creativity and craftsmanship. 

                                                                        The prestige paper innovator, based in the Lake District, has supplied London Craft Week with speciality paper made from coffee cup waste to create the London Craft Week guide. The up-cycled ‘Coffee’ papers, including Latte 350gsm in a textured Buckram finish and Latte 100gsm for the internal pages, are produced using fibre from the company’s unique coffee cup recycling facility.

                                                                        The third edition of the event, running from 3 to 7 May, brings together a programme of more than 230 design, fashion, art, luxury, food and culture events taking place at venues including the V&A, The Shard, RADA and The House of Lords, as well as ‘off the beaten track’ settings, many of which are not normally open to the public.

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                                                                        Steve Adams, managing director of James Cropper, said: “We’re proud to be a partner sponsor of London Craft Week again this year. Our paper technologists and craftspeople have a 170-year heritage of creating beautiful, tactile papers for modern and traditional applications in bespoke colours, weights and finishes.

                                                                        “Some of our papers can be seen in the creative innovation showcased at this event, which is a fantastic celebration of global creativity. Over the years we’ve worked closely with artists, designers, galleries and luxury brands and are committed to supporting the arts industry now and in the future.”

                                                                        The business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.

                                                                        Guy Salter OBE MVO, chairman of London Craft Week, said: “James Cropper papers exude the superior craftsmanship that is synonymous with London Craft Week. The lovingly crafted papers and high-quality finishes demonstrate an exceptional attention to detail, which is the epitome of what the event is all about.”

                                                                        For more information about James Cropper Paper, visit www.jamescropper.com

                                                                        About James Cropper

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

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

                                                                        About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

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

                                                                        About James Cropper 3D Products

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

                                                                        About London Craft Week

                                                                        From 3 - 7 May 2017, the third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery. The curated programme brings together over 230 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury, food, culture and shopping. An accessible and immersive cultural experience, London Craft Week’s visitors can eat, drink and view performances, meet artists, designers, makers and engineers, get a glimpse behind-the-scenes of famous brands and landmark buildings, see familiar products deconstructed, learn how things are made and even have a go themselves.

                                                                        London Craft Week, as a small private not-for-profit organisation, supported by our founding partner Vacheron Constantin and sponsors Grosvenor, Mulberry and St James's London.

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

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:37:20 +0200
                                                                          Valmet and Children and Youth Foundation launch a unique social responsibility program to enhance employment possibilities for young people in Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7174-valmet-and-children-and-youth-foundation-launch-a-unique-social-responsibility-program-to-enhance-employment-possibilities-for-young-people-in-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7174-valmet-and-children-and-youth-foundation-launch-a-unique-social-responsibility-program-to-enhance-employment-possibilities-for-young-people-in-finland

                                                                          To celebrate its 220 years of industrial history and the centenary of Finland's independence, Valmet is offering 100 young people an opportunity to develop their working life skills. The company will hire young people aged 16-29, who might for example have challenges in finding their paths in life or in working life skills, to complete practical work training and gain work experience in its Finnish units during the spring and autumn.

                                                                          "Valmet has strong roots in Finland, and the company has played a significant role in the development of the country throughout its long history. In this year of celebration, we want to remember the young people in Finland. We are offering an opportunity to practice working life skills especially to those young people who are still searching for their strengths and paths in life, and need support," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

                                                                          valmet logoValmet's program was planned and will be executed in cooperation with Children and Youth Foundation, Academic Work and Work Pilots. The Children and Youth Foundation is responsible for finding the right young people for the program and for coaching their Valmet mentors. Academic Work provides the participants with coaching in job searches and study-related issues as part of the program. Work Pilots is handling some of the worker compensations. 

                                                                          Ninety young people applied for the spring program, and the 46 who were chosen started today, April 18, in the following Valmet units: Tampere, Pori, Ulvila, Järvenpää, Kajaani, and Espoo. Another group of young people will start practical work training at Valmet's Jyväskylä, Tampere, Raisio, and Järvenpää units in the autumn.

                                                                          Each of the participants gets a personal mentor from Valmet, responsible for creating a safe and inspiring environment for the trainees and providing meaningful assignments that help them practice their working life skills and build self-confidence.

                                                                          "The transition to working life is a sensitive time of change in a young person's life. It may very well be an exciting - and even scary - moment for many. Therefore, positive working life experiences are extremely important at this stage, as they strengthen young people's self-esteem and relieve any fears they may have about working life. Now, Valmet's practical training program offers young people a unique opportunity to strengthen their working life skills in a safe environment in cooperation with their mentors," says Tuula Colliander from the Children and Youth Foundation.

                                                                          "Youth employment is close to our heart and the basis of all operations at Academic Work. When Valmet approached us with this great idea, it was obvious that we would join them in this project. We want to support young people in finding their best path in life, whether that involves a job, training, or a hint of inspiration and energy to proceed in a new direction," says Laura Korpilauri from Academic Work.

                                                                          Read more about Valmet's 220 years of industrial history www.valmet.com/220years

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

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

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

                                                                          The Children and Youth Foundation

                                                                          No society can afford to lose its young people. This is why the Children and Youth Foundation uses creative and active means to help young people who are in difficult situations in life. With these methods, young people can strengthen their life skills and find their place in the society. The Foundation operates in Finland, as well as in developing countries in cooperation with local experts. Read more: www.nuori.fi #nuori, #elämäntaidot

                                                                          Academic Work is the leading staffing and recruitment agency focused on young professionals in the Nordics. During 2016 we employed an impressive 1500 young professionals to our valued clients throughout Finland. The pillars of our recent success are our people, our contagious and energetic culture and our continuous desire to improve all areas of our business. Our website academicwork.fi and our social media channels are a great spot to see all our open positions as well as expert tips for job search and career progression.

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:02:38 +0200
                                                                            IT’s Tissue scoops Most Sustainable Exhibitor Award at Tissue World http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7173-it-s-tissue-scoops-most-sustainable-exhibitor-award-at-tissue-world http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7173-it-s-tissue-scoops-most-sustainable-exhibitor-award-at-tissue-world

                                                                            The Tissue Italy Network behind the iT’s Tissue event 2018 has received the Most Sustainable Exhibitor Award from the organisers of Tissue World Milan 2017 which took place this week.

                                                                            2017 04 18 095040The cooperation which has led 12 independent tissue technology companies to create an extraordinary technology experience in Lucca, also resulted in an award-winning approach at Tissue World Milan, where the iT’s Tissue area provided a unique visitor experience.

                                                                            Tissue Italy earned the award in the face of strong competition, thanks to the sharing of services including tranportation, low energy and rechargable electrics, re-usable stand materials, the use of sustainable, seasonal food and a number of other environmentally-considered initiatives.

                                                                            it’s Tissue Project Manager Maddalena Marconi, who accepted the award on behalf of iT’s Tissue, said: “The collaborative spirit which is set to provide a third exceptional Italian Technology Experience in 2018 has also enabled us to stand out from the crowd in Milan this year. We are delighted to receive the award as it acknowledges the serious attitude to sustainability taken by all network members. We also thank Tissue World for their recognition which is greatly appreciated.”

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:50:49 +0200
                                                                              Weareable: Comprehensive Remote Support http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7172-weareable-comprehensive-remote-support http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7172-weareable-comprehensive-remote-support

                                                                              Fabio Perini concretely interprets the extraordinary challenge proposed by the Industry 4.0 macro trend by presenting the device that bridges distances: Weareable.

                                                                              “We followed our vision: the customer at the center. We were looking for a solution that would allow us to be in immediate contact with our customers’ needs”, explains Francesco Maltagliati, Chief Customer Service Officer at Fabio Perini. “With Weareable, we acquire the ability to see, listen and react in a few minutes around the world, using our experience transversally, on every type of request, whether electronic or mechanical, and across our product range, limiting the presence of our hyper-specialized technicians to where and when the customer unquestionably needs them, yielding speed and efficiency. A wearable technology to share in real time videos, audio, diagrams and precise graphic indications between the operator on-board the machine and the pool of online Fabio Perini experts at our operational centers disseminated in the four continents where we are present with production sites”.

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                                                                              The device is comprised of bi-directional audio-video instrumentation. Thanks to the incorporated visor, the two Full HD support video cameras – one located directly on the helmet and one pivoting – to the integrated audio system and to the data connection, the technician at the operational center can precisely understand what the operator with the   Weareable helmet on is showing simply by directly facing the “problem”. And all this allows the technician to provide indications on how to proceed to promptly solve the issue.

                                                                              Activating the Fabio Perini technicians and receiving 50 years of experience and knowledge at one’s facilities is simply a matter of connecting to the Internet. Just a simple click of a button away!

                                                                              A few minutes, and Weareable - whether in New Caledonia or in Canada, passing through Nigeria or the Virgin Islands - becomes operational.

                                                                              The final experimentation phase on the field began in November 2016: Weareable was successfully used by our customers in the Middle East and then in Europe and the United States. “We are answering the concrete needs of our market”, continues Francesco Maltagliati, “through our propensity - consolidated in the course of the years - for technological innovation at the service of the true needs of all our customers”.

                                                                              And Weareable is not the only innovation that Fabio Perini S.p.A. is proud of: Web applications, upgrade programs, high quality original spare parts are our spearheads. For this market, for the market of the future.

                                                                              COMPANY PROFILE

                                                                              Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

                                                                              www.fabioperini.com

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:37:19 +0200
                                                                                Digital Tissue(™): Fabio Perini’s value proposition for industry 4.0 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7171-digital-tissue-fabio-perini-s-value-proposition-for-industry-4-0 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7171-digital-tissue-fabio-perini-s-value-proposition-for-industry-4-0

                                                                                In the era of Industry 4.0, managing the entire production process becomes the true added value for the tissue industry as a whole. Being able to define and map out a complete line to manufacture the finished product means fully understanding customers’ production needs.

                                                                                2017 04 18 093507Fabio Perini is the only company in the world capable of producing complete lines integrating converting and packaging, hence creating the product and the process together with the customer in order to optimize efficiency, reduce costs and maximize the quality of the finished product. An extraordinary value for customers, who find in Fabio Perini their one-stop interlocutor and all-in-one provider of production solutions for their business.

                                                                                “A holistic vision of the business is what the market demands”, comments Stefano Di Santo, CEO at Fabio Perini, “and it is in this direction that the technological and service development is projected at our company. We have used a very specific term to call this new way of considering our customers’ 4.0 facility by speaking of Digital Tissue™. It is not just a question of adding sensors to our technology or into the solutions we propose, but rather to create predictive and self-learning systems that allow maximizing the production efficiency of the individual machines and even more, the efficiency of the complete line.”   

                                                                                The concept of Digital Tissue™ has been our guiding light also in the recent innovations that Fabio Perini S.p.A. has brought about, such as All-In-One and Weareable: products that are already available as  concrete answers to converting, packaging and service demands.

                                                                                More evolution will follow, with the aim to always put our customers at the center and to deliver visible innovation to the eyes of the consumer.

                                                                                COMPANY PROFILE

                                                                                Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

                                                                                www.fabioperini.com

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:34:23 +0200
                                                                                  The Constellation(™) Effect http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7170-the-constellation-effect http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7170-the-constellation-effect

                                                                                  Constellation™ introduces a new era in tissue converting. Launched in June 2015, Constellation™ has quickly become a success on a truly global scale: in just 18 months, over 50 lines have been sold throughout the 5 continents. A result fruit of considerable investments in means and people: 3 Constellation™ lines in Italy, Brazil and the USA are dedicated to customers to perform tests and to confirm in an industrial production setting Constellation™’s exceptional performance in terms of product and production technology. All these benefits are certified by the new Pivot service. Pivot is much more than a laboratory for the characterization of the toilet roll or kitchen towel: it is the missing link between technology, the industrial process and the market. A holistic vision of business that allows generating true value in a commodities market such as tissue.

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                                                                                  Constellation™ is the technology patented by Fabio Perini S.p.A., a solution that offers unprecedented winding quality. An innovative geometry consisting of mobile rolls with independent drives accompany the log from first to last sheet with consistency and uniformity. Complete log control during its formation allows attaining production efficiencies unobtainable until today.

                                                                                  Log growth during winding is managed by an innovative algorithm that characterizes Constellation™ technology, eliminating variability in the quality of the finished product and ensuring a repeatability never experienced before, yielding clear advantages throughout the converting process.

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                                                                                  Additionally, the new Easy HMI operator panel makes managing the machine easier and more immediate, since it focusses on the parameters that characterize the finished product, such as internal core diameter, external roll diameter, meters of paper, perforation length. This means that thanks to the Easy HMI software, Constellation™ autonomously adapts to produce the perfect roll, exactly as it has been set on the operator panel. This simplicity of use is further underscored in product changes because all the operator needs to do is recall the recipe saved and the system begins producing immediately with no waste. This benefit translates into greater efficiency and unprecedented cost reduction. Easy HMI becomes a true assistant capable of supporting both less-experienced operators and department supervisors in guaranteeing consistent, qualitatively superior output.

                                                                                  “Constellation™ is a milestone for the tissue industry” comments Matteo Benedusi, CSO at Fabio Perini S.p.A. “because it represents perfect winding, something never attained with traditional technology until today. And also because it is oriented towards Industry 4.0. thanks to the on-board software and hardware that allow interacting and retroacting with the machines upstream and downstream of the rewinder. This means optimizing the production process and hence maximizing the competitive advantage for all our customers”.

                                                                                  COMPANY PROFILE

                                                                                  Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

                                                                                  www.fabioperini.com

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:22:54 +0200
                                                                                    Pro-Gest awards Kemira with a start-up contract at a green field board machine in Mantova, Italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7168-pro-gest-awards-kemira-with-a-start-up-contract-at-a-green-field-board-machine-in-mantova-italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7168-pro-gest-awards-kemira-with-a-start-up-contract-at-a-green-field-board-machine-in-mantova-italy

                                                                                    Kemira has been awarded a start-up contract at Pro-Gest Mantova in Italy, the only green field containerboard machine in Europe in recent years. Kemira will supply the start-up with all water treatment and wet end chemistries in line with its Total Chemistry Management (TCM) concept. The contract is signed for three years. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the second half of 2017, and the production capacity will be 550,000 tons of high-quality lightweight recycled board.

                                                                                    Logo slogan below kemira"Kemira is proud to have the opportunity to participate in the new Pro-Gest Mantova board machine start-up", says Kimmo Strengell, Marketing Manager, Strength Products, Export Manager, Kemira Pulp & Paper EMEA. "Our TCM model makes chemistry management carefree in all different phases of the mill lifecycle – from start-ups and conversions to day-to-day operations. With our expertise, service capability and broad portfolio of board making chemistries, we are able to support Pro-Gest in reaching the desired quality and productivity targets of the new board grade.”

                                                                                    “We are convinced that Kemira is the most capable partner for Pro-Gest to handle the chemistry on the board machine during the start-up period”, says Francesco Zago, General Manager and shareholder of Pro-Gest. “The whole team is very excited about the close cooperation in this high capacity and high quality board machine start-up.”

                                                                                    Pro-Gest is Italy’s leading vertically integrated producer of packaging in corrugated board, active in all fields, from the collection of raw materials to packaging production. It operates in 8 Italian regions with 22 production sites, employing over 1,100 people. In 2016 Pro-Gest generated a consolidated annual turnover of EUR 435 million.

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

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:07:35 +0200
                                                                                      A Valmet supplied demonstration scale plant for second generation sugar extraction officially opened at Sappi Ngodwana Mill in South Africa http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7167-a-valmet-supplied-demonstration-scale-plant-for-second-generation-sugar-extraction-officially-opened-at-sappi-ngodwana-mill-in-south-africa http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7167-a-valmet-supplied-demonstration-scale-plant-for-second-generation-sugar-extraction-officially-opened-at-sappi-ngodwana-mill-in-south-africa

                                                                                      In 2016 Sappi and Valmet agreed on a joint development project to deliver a demonstration plant to Sappi Ngodwana Mill in South Africa in order to explore and optimize the extraction of biorenewable chemicals.

                                                                                      The demonstration plant was officially opened on April 5, 2017. Guests from all over the world participated in the opening ceremony which included speeches from Sappi and Valmet management representatives.

                                                                                      The event was opened by Alex Thiel, Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Southern Africa and followed by SW Engelbrecht, General Manager Sappi Ngodwana Mill, who gave a mill perspective. Bertel Karlstedt, Business Line President Pulp and Energy, Valmet, highlighted the good cooperation between Sappi and Valmet and finally Luis Kruyshaar, leader of Sappi Biotech division, introduced the biotechnology concept.

                                                                                      "The plant continues Sappi's strategic move into the biomaterials and bio-energy business fields to extract more value from the production processes and in response to the global demand for renewable materials with a lower carbon footprint," commented Andrea Rossi, Group Head Technology from Sappi.

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                                                                                      "The development of solutions to replace fossil materials with renewable ones and to produce new high-value end products is one of Valmet's research and development focus areas. This project is a concrete example of new opportunities. By working together, we have been able to combine Valmet's leading technology knowledge with Sappi's process and market insight," said Bertel Karlstedt, Business Line President, Pulp and Energy from Valmet.

                                                                                      "New revenue opportunities include possibilities to extract biobased materials from the cooking plant such as hemicellulose sugars and lignin for beneficiation to higher value biochemicals. The products under development will expand Sappi's renewable biomaterials offering which include nanocellulose, biocomposites and lignosulphonate," said Louis Kruyshaar, leader of the new Sappi Biotech division.

                                                                                      The plant is close to industrial size and makes it possible to study the next generation dissolving cooking process and test new ideas in mill scale.

                                                                                      Information about the customer Sappi

                                                                                      South African headquartered Sappi is a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp and graphics, speciality and packaging papers. The company uses research and development to drive product innovation and to develop new uses for wood fiber, biomass and other residues from its production processes. One such area of investigation is in the field of biomaterials (nanocellulose and lignins), biochemicals and bio-energy forest products materials.

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

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

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

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:02:23 +0200
                                                                                        Hygienic Tissue successfully starts up a Toscotec-supplied tissue machine at its Pietermaritzburg plant, in South Africa. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7163-hygienic-tissue-successfully-starts-up-a-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machine-at-its-pietermaritzburg-plant-in-south-africa http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7163-hygienic-tissue-successfully-starts-up-a-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machine-at-its-pietermaritzburg-plant-in-south-africa

                                                                                        On 4th April, the South African tissue producer Hygienic Tissue started up their new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec.

                                                                                        With an annual production capacity of 27,000 tonnes, the unit will increase the total mill’s production capacity by threefold. Hygienic Tissue provides its customers with a wide range of products for hygienic use and AFH market, made from 100% virgin pulp as well as from recycled paper.

                                                                                        2017 04 12 083135Based on an intensive energy-saving concept, Toscotec’s scope of supply included the approach flow system, featuring the ultimate TT SAF® technology, a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine with single-layer headbox, single press configuration and TT SYD-12FT with TT Milltech-MYH (Monosystem gas heated hood), Turbo Blower and Core Extraction unit. The supply also included an electrification and controls package and the steam & condensate system. Toscotec’s TT WIND-P tissue slitter rewinder completed the scope of supply.

                                                                                        The excellent cooperation between Toscotec and Hygienic Tissue has allowed the South African tissue maker to achieve immediately high quality tissue paper, optimizing the production cycle, both in terms of performance and energy saving.

                                                                                        Hygienic Tissue Mill plays an important role in the South African tissue market, producing higher value disposable paper products, including toilet tissue, napkins, towels, facial and jumbo rolls. Since 2000 the company has been investing in state of the art manufacturing machinery. This is the first MODULO-PLUS tissue machine installed by Toscotec in South Africa and increases Hygienic Tissue Mill's capacity to make it the largest independent producer of Tissue in South Africa.

                                                                                        Toscotec S.p.A.

                                                                                        Leader in innovative solutions, Toscotec is the ideal partner for the tissue and paper industry. Since 1948 it designs and manufactures technological solutions for the world’s major paper industries: from complete production lines to rebuilds and upgrades, to individual components. With a global presence and a strong service offer, the company aspires to be a reference for its customers, distinguishing itself for quality and reliability.

                                                                                        Center of excellence in the production of TT SYD, the company stands for tradition of innovation, manufacturing quality and energy savings. Toscotec is market leader in the sale of tissue machines.

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:31:57 +0200
                                                                                          Valmet and Solar Turbines establish cooperation agreement to share expertise and experience http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7161-valmet-and-solar-turbines-establish-cooperation-agreement-to-share-expertise-and-experience http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7161-valmet-and-solar-turbines-establish-cooperation-agreement-to-share-expertise-and-experience

                                                                                          Valmet and Solar Turbines Incorporated (a Caterpillar company) have agreed to cooperate with a view to further develop integrated gas turbine cogeneration systems for the tissue industry. The target of the joint development of the energy optimizing systems is to contribute to the reduction of tissue mills' production costs and improve the energy efficiency of the production process.

                                                                                          valmet logoValmet and Solar Turbines share a long history in the development of cogeneration systems for tissue customers. Ever since the 1990s, the companies have been jointly working on the integration between cogeneration gas turbines and hood air systems for the tissue drying process. In 2016, a cooperation was established with Solar Turbines' Power Generation business unit and its subsidiary Turbomach to further enhance these solutions.

                                                                                          "The development cooperation between Valmet and Solar Turbines aims at providing the tissue producers with the ultimate integration of a cogeneration system to a tissue machine taking into account the different customer needs and the energy market where the tissue production is located" says Paolo DellaNegra, Sales Manager, Sales Department, Tissue Business Unit, Valmet.

                                                                                          "The target of the Valmet - Solar Turbines agreement is to introduce a game changer in the tissue mill energy management bringing together the best in class of tissue production and power generation" says Benoît Fécamp, Paper & Tissue Market, Global, Market Development, Power Generation, Solar Turbines.

                                                                                          Over the years, Valmet and Solar Turbines have been working on developing and optimizing integrated gas turbine cogeneration to tissue production and delivering the system worldwide. Integrated gas turbine cogeneration has been successfully applied to conventional and textured tissue production processes.

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

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

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

                                                                                          www.valmet.com, www.twitter.com/valmetglobal

                                                                                          Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 15,000 units and over 2 billion operating hours in over 100 countries. Solar Turbines' products include gas turbine generator and compressor sets (ranging from 1 to 22 megawatts).

                                                                                          www.solarturbines.com/, http://www.linkedin.com/company/solar-turbines

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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:50:57 +0200
                                                                                            WEPA starts up the new AHEAD-2.0S PM21 tissue machine at its Piechowice plant in Poland. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7159-wepa-starts-up-the-new-ahead-2-0s-pm21-tissue-machine-at-its-piechowice-plant-in-poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7159-wepa-starts-up-the-new-ahead-2-0s-pm21-tissue-machine-at-its-piechowice-plant-in-poland

                                                                                            WEPA group, based in the Westphalian city of Arnsberg, announces the successful start-up of the new Toscotec’s 32,000 tpy tissue line installed at Piechowice Mill, Poland. The machine went easily in operation on 9th February, eleven months after the beginning of the works and six days in advance of the official scheduled start-up.

                                                                                            Following the almost twenty-year partnership in supplying new tissue machines, equipment and services for several well-known WEPA’s projects, the Italian manufacturer Toscotec was chosen to be the right supplier for the new plant again. The Toscotec turn-key delivery includes a stock preparation system for virgin pulp and brokes, an AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine equipped with TT SYD-15FT and all auxiliaries, electrification & control system. Full engineering, erection, erection supervision, training, start-up and commissioning were also included in the scope of the supply.  

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                                                                                            The new machine has a width of 2.8 m and will run at a maximum speed of 2,000 m/min, producing, among the other grades, super soft toilet paper from virgin pulp as well as recycled fibre as a raw material.

                                                                                            The new paper machine is already working efficiently, in particular from an energy point of view, and contributes in reducing the ecological footprint of the WEPA Group by reducing CO2 emissions. 

                                                                                            The new project will allow the WEPA to optimize the existing logistics structures of all European sites, thus enhancing the competitiveness of the entire group.

                                                                                            ABOUT WEPA _ The WEPA Group, which is based in Arnsberg (NRW), Germany, is a family business which manufactures high quality tissue paper. With 11 plants in Europe, WEPA produces toilet paper, kitchen roll, pocket tissues, cosmetics tissues, serviettes, industrial rolls and paper towels. www.wepa.de

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:42:08 +0200
                                                                                              Valmet to supply an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line to Irving Consumer Products http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7157-valmet-to-supply-an-advantage-thruair-tissue-production-line-to-irving-consumer-products http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7157-valmet-to-supply-an-advantage-thruair-tissue-production-line-to-irving-consumer-products

                                                                                              Valmet will supply a new Advantage ThruAir (TAD) machine for Irving Consumer Products. The new machine increases Irving's capacity for premium household paper products. The machine will be delivered in 2018, and will support Irving's ambition to provide premium products to the North American market.

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

                                                                                              Valmet and Irving share a long history of partnership and this will be their fifth project together. Valmet has previously delivered ThruAir machines to Irving in Fort Edward, New York, and Toronto, Ontario, as well as major rebuilds of TM1 and TM2 tissue machines in Saint John, New Brunswick.

                                                                                              "The new TAD machine will help Irving Consumer Products continue to grow and deliver premium quality tissue paper products to our customers," said Robert K. Irving, President of Irving Consumer Products.

                                                                                              "We are happy to continue our relationship with Irving Consumer Products, working together to continuously improve their operations and performance. This new Advantage ThruAir Drying machine will increase Irving's production capacity for bath tissue with superior bulk and softness, and for towel products with excellent performance strength and absorbency," says Jan Erikson, VP for Sales, Tissue mills business unit, Valmet.

                                                                                              Technical information about the delivery

                                                                                              Valmet's delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line with stock preparation equipment. The new line will include an Advantage ThruAir tissue machine, including an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, ThruAir Dryers and Air system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The delivery also includes mist and dust systems, automation systems, basic mill engineering, and advisory services.

                                                                                              2017 04 10 092709Valmet Advantage ThruAir tissue machine

                                                                                              Information about the customer Irving Consumer Products

                                                                                              Irving Consumer Products is one of North America's leading manufacturers of household paper and baby diaper products. Irving Consumer Product companies include Irving Tissue and Irving Personal Care. Irving Tissue produces premium household store brand paper products for many of North America's top retailers, in addition to some of the top-selling tissue brands in the marketplace. Irving Personal Care is the only manufacturer of baby diapers and training pants in Canada. Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology, they produce premium quality private label products for major North American customers. Read more at www.irvingconsumerproducts.com.

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

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

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

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:27:36 +0200
                                                                                                Tissue World Milan: Efficient production with Voith XcelLine tissue machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7156-tissue-world-milan-efficient-production-with-voith-xcelline-tissue-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7156-tissue-world-milan-efficient-production-with-voith-xcelline-tissue-machines

                                                                                                2017 04 10 091511XcelLine: In the last few months, Voith has sold 15 XcelLine tissue machines to customers from all over the world.

                                                                                                Tissue World in Milan will be the ideal place to see Voith’s XcelLine tissue machines, new solutions to increase the efficiency and quality of the entire tissue production process supply chain. In addition, Voith will be showcasing Papermaking 4.0 solutions, the new InfiltraDiscfilter – the latest generation in dewatering without filter bags. Furthermore Voith presents the new SkySoft ceramic coated creping blades, the ProTect for safe press fabric measurements and new Yankee service options. The show is taking place in Milan, Italy from April 10 to 12, trade visitors will find Voith at stand F 500 in Hall 3 and have the chance to listen to Voith presentations during the conference.

                                                                                                2017 04 10 091452OnCare: Voith is presenting its networked solutions like OnCare to increase the efficiency, productivity and quality of the entire paper production process supply chain.As a strong partner, Voith helps Tissue producers to set the right course and offers the ideal solutions for raising profitability and efficiency to the next level. In October 2016 the new generation of XcelLine tissue machines was launched. XcelLine paper machines enable Voith customers to reach the next level of tissue production. All technologies, components, and services are perfectly coordinated and integrated with each other. This interplay guarantees excellent performance over the entire lifecycle of the paper machine. The excellent design, coordination and reliability of all secondary systems also form part of Voith’s scope of supply. In the last few months Voith has sold 15 XcelLine tissue machines to customers from all over the world.

                                                                                                Papermaking 4.0 for higher productivity and quality
                                                                                                The Voith XcelLine tissue machines and working environments are going digital. Fast and highly available internet connections are the prerequisite for systematic integration of digital process tools into the supply chain.

                                                                                                Voith is presenting its networked solutions to increase the efficiency, productivity and quality of the entire paper production process supply chain. Systems like OnCare and OnEfficiency are solutions that stem from the Papermaking 4.0 concept. As a general expert on the entire paper manufacturing process, Voith ensures that its customers benefit from practical experience in papermaking process management.

                                                                                                New technologies for higher efficiency and safety
                                                                                                New tissue machines can be equipped with the new InfiltraDiscfilter. The InfiltraDiscfilter has been built since more than 30 years. Due to the BaglessPlus technology holes in filter bags are history. Likewise the InfiltraDiscfilter reliably produces excellent filtrate quality which allows to maintain water consumption at a minimum. No additional cost for process chemicals needs to be spend. Very low solids content are a prerequisite to achieve long lifetimes of felts and fabrics. This is why leading tissue makers rely on Voith save all technology.

                                                                                                Another breakthrough technology is behind CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) lightweight rolls. Unlike steel, the strength and rigidity of CFRP rolls can be adapted to the specific requirements without altering the installation space required. Moreover, the much lower density ensures a significant weight reduction. CFRP components also offer a range of other benefits, like low thermal expansion or stable running properties and higher operating speeds for a given roll geometry.

                                                                                                The new SkySoft ceramic coated creping blades offer state-of-the-art technology for tissue production and contribute to increase productivity through more consistent tissue quality over the blade lifetime. The highly wear resistant material contributes to longer overall blade lifetime and higher machine uptime. Additionally, SkySoft reduces friction with the Yankee cylinder surface and infinitely adjustable, customizable bevel angles are possible to deliver.

                                                                                                Press felt measurements are essential to guarantee efficient paper production. The operator has to ensure the safety of the personnel. The ProTect system is designed to take reliable press felt measurements at various positions in the press section of the paper machine. ProTect consists of carriage, fixture and any number of traverse beams and can be operated with all available standard portable measurement devices for all kinds of press felt measurements.

                                                                                                OnSite Yankee Service
                                                                                                With OTR Precise and MiniGrinder, Voith extends its OnSite Yankee Service portfolio. With its OTR Precise system, Voith is offering tissue manufacturers a technology for reliably identifying deformations on the surface of a Yankee cylinder. The system uses a precise measurement of tensile force and a 3D measuring process to eliminate the influences of vibration producing a topographical map of the Yankee cylinder surface, at a precision that sets a new benchmark for the industry.

                                                                                                This data forms the basis for precise planning of maintenance cycles, to initiate countermeasures and in this way extend the service life of the cylinder. The MiniGrinder developed by Voith's OnSite Yankee Service enables easy, accurate removal of irregularities and thus restores the Yankee cylinder's ideal crown curve. What is special about the MiniGrinder is its size. It is so compact that it can be used on any tissue machine.

                                                                                                2017 04 10 091426OTR: With OTR Precise and MiniGrinder, Voith extends its OnSite Yankee Service portfolio.

                                                                                                Voith Paper conference presentations
                                                                                                Laslo Monte, Director Sales Tissue EMEA, Voith Paper Rolls GmbH & Co. KG, will provide further insights into “New Yankee Metallizing Technology” and will explain how to reduce the amount of thermal energy consumed for a given production rate, alternatively realizing higher production rates. April 11, session “Yankee Operations and Energy Optimization“ from 8:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

                                                                                                Magnus Bengtsson, Development Manager at Duni AB, Bernhard Kohl, Vice President Project Sales at Voith Paper, and Jan Achterman, Global Grade Owner Tissue at Voith Paper, will give a presentation together about “The next level of environmental friendly tissue production” and give some details on the co-operation agreement made to develop quality, productivity and operating cost. April 12, from 8:50 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. session “Improvements & Innovations: Efficiency Enhancing and Energy Saving Technologies”.

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

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

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:17:01 +0200
                                                                                                  First Valmet Advantage NTT machine in Europe successfully started at Renova in Portugal http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7153-first-valmet-advantage-ntt-machine-in-europe-successfully-started-at-renova-in-portugal http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7153-first-valmet-advantage-ntt-machine-in-europe-successfully-started-at-renova-in-portugal

                                                                                                  In late January Portuguese tissue manufacturer Renova produced its first jumbo roll on the first Valmet Advantage NTT tissue line in Europe. The Renova 2 mill, near Torres Novas, Portugal, will utilize the flexibility of the hybrid machine to produce both plain and textured tissue for their typical tissue products in bold colors.

                                                                                                  "We are welcoming the production of a new generation of appealing paper at our new PM 7. Now we are eager to discover what we can achieve with the combination of Renova's proactive approach to innovation and Valmet's sustainable Advantage NTT technology. We believe its flexibility can provide us with endless possibilities to produce specially designed textured tissue products," says Mr. Paulo Pereira da Silva, Renova, CEO.

                                                                                                  2017 04 07 074900Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine

                                                                                                  "It's been an exciting project and we are happy to support Renova in taking their tissue products to the next level. Advantage NTT technology is recognized as providing great opportunities to develop premium products with very high softness. We are excited to follow Renova's journey forward," says Jan Erikson, VP Tissue Sales, Valmet.

                                                                                                  Technical information about the delivery

                                                                                                  The new tissue machine has a design speed of 1,800 m/min in textured mode and 2,000 m/min in plain mode. The production line is optimized to save energy and fiber, as well as to add the possibility for product differentiation and increase the capacity for premium-quality products.

                                                                                                  Valmet's scope of delivery comprised a complete tissue production line, including an Advantage NTT tissue machine, with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It also features Advantage tissue technology, including an AirCap hood with a WetDust system. The delivery also included basic and detailed mill engineering, complete stock preparation, process and a Valmet DNA Automation system.

                                                                                                  Information about the customer Renova

                                                                                                  Renova is a European brand of high quality and innovative products. Available in more than 60 countries it offers colorful designs and new functional solutions through stylish and environmental friendly tissue consumer products.

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

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

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

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:45:22 +0200
                                                                                                    Arjowiggins graphic and Ovendens deliver ‘eggsellent’ Easter campaign to showcase the capabilities of teknocard http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7152-arjowiggins-graphic-and-ovendens-deliver-eggsellent-easter-campaign-to-showcase-the-capabilities-of-teknocard http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7152-arjowiggins-graphic-and-ovendens-deliver-eggsellent-easter-campaign-to-showcase-the-capabilities-of-teknocard

                                                                                                    Arjowiggins Graphic, the leading manufacturer of environmental paper solutions, and independent paper merchant Ovendens has just launched a playful Easter campaign to showcase the versatility and technical attributes of the Teknocard board range.

                                                                                                    The campaign will see printers receive an e-mail call to action to receive a mini chocolate Easter egg, showcased in a customised Teknocard box. Printed on Teknocard 2 sided 280gsm/310 micron, the box is in a striking red and black design with a serrated tear-out band mid-height, showcasing the exceptional surface smoothness for superb printability of Teknocard.

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                                                                                                    The lucky recipients of the Teknocard Easter egg will also have the opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win an Apple watch – a playful reference to the signature watch motif of Teknocard’s branding. Entrants have until Good Friday to enter the exclusive prize draw.

                                                                                                    The Teknocard board range, available from Ovendens, offers a new direction in premium SBS boards in response to recent market trends. Teknocard is engineered to provide superior bulk, stiffness and outstanding converting performance for graphical and packaging applications and a vivid blue-white shade for stunning print contrast and product impact.

                                                                                                    Ovendens is a UK stockist of Teknocard 1 (one-side coated) and Teknocard 2 (two-side coated), both FSC certified virgin fibre grades and also available on demand in 100% recycled FSC certified versions.

                                                                                                    The range offers a broad, contemporary choice in premium boards to meet the growing demand for environmentally sensitive solutions, yet still delivers an outstanding look and performance with the option of a tactile feel in cards, covers and luxury packaging. Teknocard is also an extremely strong and versatile performer in digital print across the full range.

                                                                                                    As part of the campaign, Ovendens will share a selection of swatches and provide customers with the opportunity to receive samples and trial sheets of SRA2.

                                                                                                    Charles Eaton, Marketing Manager, Ovendens, said “We are delighted to launch this playful Easter campaign with Arjowiggins Graphic. It not only gives us the opportunity to reward our customers with an Easter treat and chance to win a state of the art Apple watch, but also showcase the exciting versatility and capability of the Teknocard range, which we are proud to stock.”

                                                                                                    John MacDonald, Operations Director at Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3), a leading provider of global print, technology, and visual communication services, said: “Teknocard is a superb sheet which provides us with the versatility to produce items of quality and innovation for our clients, across digital and Litho presses. Used on applications such as light packaging and greeting cards, it surpasses the incumbent as its ready and available in a wide range of sizes and weights on a same day service from our suppliers Ovendens.”

                                                                                                    About Arjowiggins Graphic
                                                                                                    Arjowiggins Graphic is a leader in the development of innovative environmental paper solutions, offering consistently high quality coated and uncoated recycled papers. The branch is part of Arjowiggins, the world's leading manufacturer of creative high-tech materials and papers. With over 3,500 employees and 16 paper mills around the world, Arjowiggins generates sales of around €905 million.  Arjowiggins is the manufacturing arm of Sequana.

                                                                                                    About Ovendens
                                                                                                    Ovenden Papers is the leading independent paper merchant in the South East of England supplying a wide range of paper, board and envelope products to the commercial print sector.  A family run business for over 70 years, Ovendens was built on solid foundations and provided the highest levels of customer service to local customers, fondly referred to as ‘The Ovenden Way’.  Now in its fourth generation and with offices in Harlow, Ipswich and Croydon, the company has seen continued growth through consistently providing printers with an exceptional choice of materials at competitive prices, backed-up with locally held stocks available for same day or next day delivery.  This is supported by a personable, reliable and responsive service from the dedicated sales team who understand their customers and work tirelessly to ensure their requirements are met.

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:41:09 +0200