Pulp-Paperworld.com / European News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Mon, 24 Sep 2018 21:22:02 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Valmet to supply new winding technology for Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel in Germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7882-valmet-to-supply-new-winding-technology-for-papier-u-kartonfabrik-varel-in-germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7882-valmet-to-supply-new-winding-technology-for-papier-u-kartonfabrik-varel-in-germany

Valmet will supply new winding technology and surrounding equipment for Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. The existing winder will be replaced with this new winder to meet the increasing line production of paper machine PM4. The start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2020.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 5-10 million.

A photo after the winder deal, from left: Esa Ananin (Valmet), Ulrich Lange (Varel), Sami Anttilainen (Valmet), Thomas Müller (Varel) and Dirk Petersen (Valmet).A photo after the winder deal, from left: Esa Ananin (Valmet), Ulrich Lange (Varel), Sami Anttilainen (Valmet), Thomas Müller (Varel) and Dirk Petersen (Valmet).

"We needed a reliable and high-capacity winder for our upcoming production capacity increases. Valmet's two-drum winder with Dual Unwinding technology were answers to these needs. Especially, the Dual Unwinding technology was a must to get to the required capacity level," says Thomas Müller, General Production Manager of Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel. "Papier u. Kartonfabrik Varel is a medium-sized family owned business. We produce cardboards and corrugated papers for our customers in the packaging industry on the basis of waste paper using state-of-the-art, highly available and reliable technologies. We were convinced of the large number of Valmet's references of both two-drum winders and Dual Unwinding," he continues.

Technical details about the delivery

Valmet's delivery for the new high-capacity winder area will include an OptiWin Drum two-drum winder with transfer rails, a parent roll turning table, a reel rebuild and an OptiSlush Broke pulper. The winder is equipped with a Dual Unwind two-unwind system. This feature makes it possible to change the parent roll in only one minute giving the winder more capacity. The Dual Unwind sequence is fully optimized and independent of a crane.

The winder with a web width of 5,600-mm will be designed for recycled testliner grades with a basis weight range of 100 - 280 g/m2. The production speed will be 2,700 m/min.

About the customer Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel 

Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel is a medium-sized family business with about 540 employees. It produces cardboard and corrugated board from waste paper for the German and international packaging industry, using the latest environmentally friendly technologies, which are at the heart of the packaging solutions of many well-known products. With an annual production capacity of over 850,000 tonnes on four modern production lines, Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel is one of the largest production sites of the European paper industry.

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:19:33 +0200
    PAPELEIRA COREBOARD acquires a Pasaban BM 2600 Winder http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7881-papeleira-coreboard-acquires-a-pasaban-bm-2600-winder http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7881-papeleira-coreboard-acquires-a-pasaban-bm-2600-winder

    Papeleira Coreboard S.A., a company that produces 220 tons per day of cardboard for the paper core and angle manufacturing industry, has acquired a BM 2600 Paper Winder as part of its machinery and facilities upgrade project.  

    Papeleira Coreboard is part of a group that includes Spiralpack and the paper core manufacturer Cicarsa. After a period of heavy investments to optimize their manufacturing process, they have become the benchmark for recycled paper in Portugal.  

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    With the cardboard production machine upgraded, the Pasaban BM winder contributes significantly to meeting the objectives set by the company: to produce and convert safely and efficiently 220 tons per day of recycled cardboard.  

    The winder is an off-line pope winder equipped with 39 automatically positioned slitters. It converts the cardboard produced by the main PM into narrow reels that will later be used to make “Coreboard” and “Coretissue” cardboard cores. And it has the capacity to process 180 to 700 gsm cardboard at an operating speed of 1500 m/min.  

    At Pasaban we continue to meet our commitment to provide our customers with customized solutions that help then position themselves as a quality benchmarks in their sector.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:19:14 +0200
      The arbitration proceedings between Valmet and Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. have ended http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7880-the-arbitration-proceedings-between-valmet-and-suzano-papel-e-celulose-s-a-have-ended http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7880-the-arbitration-proceedings-between-valmet-and-suzano-papel-e-celulose-s-a-have-ended

      Valmet announced on September 16, 2016, that Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. had filed a request for arbitration against Valmet Celulose, Papel e Energia Ltda, Valmet AB and Valmet Technologies Oy, subsidiaries of Valmet Oyj, claiming approximately EUR 80 million. Valmet disputed the claims brought by Suzano and pursued claims of its own against Suzano.

      valmet logoThe parties of the dispute have now reached an agreement and the arbitration proceedings have been closed. The outcome of the agreement will not have significant impact on Valmet's financial result for 2018.


      For further information, please contact:

      Rasmus Oksala, General Councel, Valmet, tel. +358 10 672 0026

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

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

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

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:24:27 +0200
        Toscotec Group’s service provider S.TO.R.I. expected to outperform its 2017 record-setting results http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7877-toscotec-group-s-service-provider-s-to-r-i-expected-to-outperform-its-2017-record-setting-results http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7877-toscotec-group-s-service-provider-s-to-r-i-expected-to-outperform-its-2017-record-setting-results

        S.TO.R.I., owned by the Toscotec Group, specializes in maintenance services for all minor and major rolls used in papermaking and converting machinery of the tissue and paper industry. In 2017, S.TO.R.I. set a record for turnover in its forty-five year history. This positive performance derives from the strategic synergies achieved with Toscotec, who acquired 100% of S.TO.R.I.’s shares in December 2011. In the period from 2012 to 2017, S.TO.R.I. sustained a 30% growth rate and interim results in 2018 have been confirming this trend, leading to expectations that it will outperform last year’s achievements.

        Since 2012, S.TO.R.I. and Toscotec have deepened their long-standing cooperation. By merging S.TO.R.I.’s specialization in rolls maintenance with Toscotec’s engineering capabilities, they accomplished full integration of expertise and higher efficiency in the design and services of roll refurbishing. S.TO.R.I.’s workshop and offices are located inside Toscotec’s headquarters, in Marlia (Lucca).

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        S.TO.R.I.’s professional experience was built over forty-six years, starting from its foundation in 1972, when it started providing maintenance for papermaking and converting machines. S.TO.R.I. focuses on the inspection, repair and overhaul of not only press rolls but all other rolls, such as forming roll, wire and felt rolls, pope reel drum, and spools. Its mission is to deliver highly specialized services on a continuous basis. The timing becomes important insomuch as customers aim to increase their OEE and reduce maintenance costs.

        S.TO.R.I.’s specialists make a precise assessment of the wear conditions of a roll and evaluate its expected performance and risk of failure, so that overhauling can be scheduled efficiently, maximising operation life and minimizing maintenance costs. The majority of S.TO.R.I.’s customers nowadays rely on predictive maintenance. Through regular vibration analyses, S.TO.R.I. estimates the performance trend of a given roll and the possibility of failure. Based on these results, it predicts the period before the next maintenance. This assessment is always a balance of different factors. Drawing on their vast experience, S.TO.R.I.’s specialists can provide the customer with a number of solutions, factoring in time, quality and cost. Based on the contingent needs of the mill, they apply the best-customized solution at a given moment in time. As a result, S.TO.R.I.’s skilled technicians know the components inside out, including their history, weak points and features, much like a doctor knows his patients.

        S.TO.R.I.’s range of highly specialized services include predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance, press roll revision and complete overhauling, dynamic balancing, upgrades and non-destructive examinations (NDE). For press roll overhauling, for instance, the company provides complete service packages, including inspection, repairs and spare parts.

        Production capacity exceeds 450 components per year, of which suction press rolls and blind drilled press rolls account for approximately 40%, while the rest is made up of various rolls of tissue, paper and converting machines.                                                  

        S.TO.R.I.’s client base is twofold. Toscotec-associated business accounts for approximately 20% of turnover and covers Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and South-East Asia. Italy-based paper mills and converting companies generate approximately 80% of turnover. Essity, Smurfit Kappa, Lucart, Sofidel, Wepa, Cartiere Carrara, Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti, Industrie Cartarie Pieretti, DS Smith, Renova, The Navigator Company are among its main customers. To this second client base, Stori provides maintenance for equipment supplied by any manufacturer. As a result, S.TO.R.I.’s expertise and experience encompasses a wide range of technical solutions designed throughout the years by all the main suppliers and it equips S.TO.R.I.’s experts with the ability to devise tailor-made upgrades for its customers.

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:05:45 +0200
          A.Celli Paper presents the new shell in seamless steel for the Yankee Dryer http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7875-a-celli-paper-presents-the-new-shell-in-seamless-steel-for-the-yankee-dryer http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7875-a-celli-paper-presents-the-new-shell-in-seamless-steel-for-the-yankee-dryer

          The Conference & Expo "Tissue 2018", organised by Tappi e Risi, has been scheduled again for this year.

          It will be held at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center (FCEC) in Appleton (WI) - USA between the 2nd and 5th of October.

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          The event brings together top-level speakers and professionals in the world of "Tissue", and the Product Manager for the Yankee Dryer at A.Celli Paper will be taking part this time. Mr Clive Butler has prepared a speech on the patented iDEAL® FORGED_YD: the possibility of making the shell of the Yankee dryer out of seamless steel.

          In addition to the obvious advantages of steel over cast-iron, the seamless shell has: high manufacturing quality, greatly reduced mechanical issues and maintenance, an undisputed increase in reliability, lower consumption, and enhanced operational safety. All these aspects will be covered during the conference.

          An overview of the production process involved in making these shells of the Yankee Dryer will also be presented.

          Please send an e-mail to request any further information.

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:57:44 +0200
            Environmental sustainability: Fabio Perini S.p.A. obtains the prestigious ISO 50001 certification http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7873-environmental-sustainability-fabio-perini-s-p-a-obtains-the-prestigious-iso-50001-certification http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7873-environmental-sustainability-fabio-perini-s-p-a-obtains-the-prestigious-iso-50001-certification

            Thanks to energy management the company has already saved over 1,530t. CO2, equivalent to saving 729 hectares of forest.

            Fabio Perini S.p.A has obtained the prestigious ISO 50001 certification for environmental sustainability. This milestone comes after a journey started in 2012 positioning Fabio Perini S.p.A. among the most cutting-edge companies in the converting sector and beyond.

            2018 09 19 173647The company makes a formal statement of its focus on energy issue in the Energy Management System (EMS) document, where it officially commits itself to deploy human, financial and technologic resources to undertake a process of continuous improvement of its energy performances.

            «In practice, what have we done? To start with – says Riccardo Signorini, Maintenance and Capex Manager of Fabio Perini S.p.A.– we deployed steps that can be defined “good housekeeping” such as switching off the overhead cranes at night and using our domotics to reduce waste of electric power and heating. Additionally, through the LSS methodology, we identified the best strategy for a more efficient energy management system, bringing Fabio Perini, as early as 2016, to be awarded the “Italia in Classe A”(Italy in A Class) prize by national Energy Agency ENEA».

            Subsequently, Fabio Perini S.p.A. introduced led lights in the workshops, solar heating to obtain warm water in summer, solar films for the windows facing south and west and finally, one of the air compressors was replaced by a new generation model with inverter.

            The results obtained are surprising: since 2015 the company has saved 12% power and 1,530t. CO2, equivalent to saving 729 hectares of forest.

            The energy management systems in accordance to the ISO 50001 standards make Fabio Perini S.p.A. a key partner for customers who rank sustainability high among their priorities, helping them in connecting their core business with this perspective.

            «The ISO 50001 certification process has been a hard task for us all – explains Riccardo Signorini – but among all our values we also count the pursuit of a sustainable, profitable development model. It’s an exciting challenge as well as a duty. For the next generations as well as for ourselves».

            “Obtaining the ISO 50001 certification is surely a prestigious milestone, but at the same time it is the beginning of a virtuous journey for Fabio Perini. This journey we have taken brought us to developing technical devices to be applied to our company’s products, aimed at optimizing energy performances, which at present represent an interesting plus for customers sensitive to sustainability, and a cutting-edge feature for the companies in our sector”, Alessio Galeotti, DNV GL Enterprise Customer Manager, commented.

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:38:53 +0200
              Valmet Advantage DCT tissue production line successfully started up at Velvet CARE's mill in Poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7871-valmet-advantage-dct-tissue-production-line-successfully-started-up-at-velvet-care-s-mill-in-poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7871-valmet-advantage-dct-tissue-production-line-successfully-started-up-at-velvet-care-s-mill-in-poland

              Velvet CARE's Klucze mill in Poland has successfully started up a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200HS tissue production line. As one of the largest and most modern tissue lines in Eastern Europe, it will help Velvet CARE to strengthen their position as a leader in tissue production in Poland, and Central and Eastern European markets.

              "This is a most joyful milestone in Valmet's and Velvet CARE's 's joint effort to boost tissue quantity and quality of Velvet's production," says Hans Englund, Project Manager, Valmet.

              "We want to ensure that our products meet the highest requirements in the homes of the Poles, every day. The reliable and efficient Advantage DCT technology from Valmet will help us accomplish that," says Artur Pielak, CEO, Velvet CARE.

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              "Just like Valmet, Velvet has its focal point set on future development," Marek Sciazko, Director of Klucze Mill, adds. "The Advantage DCT tissue making technology empowers that vision by setting the table for quality tissue grades fit for the future. We have already started to improve the cost efficiency of the production by changing the settings of the process and machine".

              Valmet's Advantage solutions are designed to meet tissue producers' challenges of today as well as of tomorrow. Valmet has until today delivered 80 Advantage DCT production lines. The concept is well-known for its high efficiency and ability to manufacture most types of conventional tissue with the highest quality - making it a popular choice for tissue professionals worldwide.

              Technical information of the delivery

              Valmet's scope of delivery includes a complete Advantage DCT 200HS tissue production line with a design speed of 2,200 m/min. The machine is 5.6 m wide, making it one of the largest machines in the Central Eastern European market.

              Stock preparation systems and auxiliary equipment were also included, and the machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. Furthermore, it features an Advantage ViscoNip, AirCap hood with Air system, WetDust system and a SoftReel. Valmet has also delivered basic and detailed mill engineering. An automation package including DCS (distributed control) and QCS (quality control) systems, was also a part of the delivery.

              About the customer Velvet CARE

              Velvet CARE is one of the largest manufacturers of hygiene products in Poland. The company was founded in 2013, but its roots go back to 1897. For the last over 20 years the Velvet brand has been a leader in the paper industry in Poland and is present in the homes of millions of Poles.

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:03:24 +0200
                BillerudKorsnäs strengthens its leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7869-billerudkorsnaes-strengthens-its-leading-position-in-the-dow-jones-sustainability-index http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7869-billerudkorsnaes-strengthens-its-leading-position-in-the-dow-jones-sustainability-index

                BillerudKorsnäs leads the containers and packaging industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) based on its total sustainability score in 2018.

                The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. Each year over 3 400 listed companies around the world are analyzed, the top 10 percent are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. This year BillerudKorsnäs is the industry leader in the category Containers & Packaging and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. BillerudKorsnäs achieves industry top scores for its climate strategy, customer relationship management, supply chain management and talent attraction & retention.

                billkorlogo"Being named the most sustainable packaging company and, for the second consecutive year, one of the most sustainable companies in the world, is a great honor for us. Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do and with this position in the Dow Jones Index, we strengthen our position as a global driving challenger of conventional packaging solutions as well as working methods. This industry leadership is an excellent platform for our further pursuit of contributing positively to a sustainable future," says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

                BillerudKorsnäs sustainability work focuses on three areas: increasing customer value, responsibility throughout the value chain and contributing to a sustainable and bio-based society. In practice, that means to strengthen the customers sustainability work and competitiveness by developing smart packaging solutions based on renewable materials; to speed up the transition towards a sustainable and bio-based society by combating climate change throughout the entire value chain locally and globally; as well as to promote responsibility from raw material supply and production to recycling and provide engaging workplaces where safety, diversity and human rights are a priority.

                From the RobecoSAM/Dow Jones report:

                Containers and packaging companies are critical to the global economy and supply virtually every sector with tools to effectively protect, transport, market, and preserve their products for sale and use. Sustainable packaging continues to be a major industry trend driving innovation and differentiation. BillerudKorsnäs AB leads the Containers & Packaging industry in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment based on its Total Sustainability Score in 2018.

                Read the full report: http://www.robecosam.com/images/IndustryLeader_DJSI2018_BillerudKorsnas_AB.pdf

                About Dow Jones Sustainability Index
                Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), launched in September 1999, is the first global index on how companies perform within economically relevant environmental, social and economic governance factors (ESG, Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance). Annually, over 3,400 of the world's largest companies from developed and emerging markets are analyzed by RobecoSAM in cooperation with Dow Jones. www.sustainability-indices.com

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:26:03 +0200
                  Valmet maintains its position among the world's sustainability leaders http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7868-valmet-maintains-its-position-among-the-world-s-sustainability-leaders http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7868-valmet-maintains-its-position-among-the-world-s-sustainability-leaders

                  Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive year and thus maintains its position among the world's sustainability leaders. Valmet was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices.

                  valmet logoThe annual evaluation conducted by a Swiss investment specialist RobecoSAM comprehensively reviews the companies' performance with regard to social, environmental and financial factors. This year in total 317 companies are included in the DJSI World for 2018-2019.

                  "Maintaining our position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is an excellent achievement for Valmet. It proofs that our systematic work to integrate sustainability into our business processes has been successful and we have improved our performance year by year. We will now continue this work by implementing our updated sustainability action plans for the next three years emphasizing amongst other things sustainable supply chain and our R&D work," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

                  Valmet defined its sustainability agenda named Sustainability360º in early 2014. The agenda focuses on five core areas: sustainable supply chain; health, safety and environment; people and performance; sustainable solutions, and corporate citizenship.

                  About the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

                  The DJSI is a sustainability index family which includes the global sustainability leaders across industries. The company inclusion is based on a best-in-class approach, which means that the indices only include the top ranked companies within each industry. The index serves as a benchmark for investors who are committed to ethical investing and review companies' sustainability performance as part of their analyses.

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:22:38 +0200
                    Cristini Diagnostic Systems will be present at the MIAC Show in Lucca http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7866-cristini-diagnostic-systems-will-be-present-at-the-miac-show-in-lucca http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7866-cristini-diagnostic-systems-will-be-present-at-the-miac-show-in-lucca

                    SmartScan™ LM, a new compact microwave sensor for measuring the humidity in the sheet will be presented.

                    SmartScan™ LM is a sensor based on ultra-short microwaves, for the accurate measurement of humidity in the sheet on low weights and humidity, typical of post-size positions.


                    SmartScan™ LM complete the SmartScan™ family targeted for the press section already on the market, a success installed in numerous machines across Europe and North America. 

                    SmartScan™ sensors are engineered to overcome the typical limits of the NIR (Near Infrared) technologies. This new generation of sensors is characterized by the most compact construction on the market, with single side measurement. These characteristics and the absence of reflectors and/or sensors on the reverse side of the sheet, allows a wider freedom in installation solutions than all the sensors currently on the market.

                    Cristini Diagnostic Systems will be present at stand 110.

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:14:29 +0200
                      Innovative Testing Equipment for the Corrugated Board Industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7864-innovative-testing-equipment-for-the-corrugated-board-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7864-innovative-testing-equipment-for-the-corrugated-board-industry

                      Emtec Electronic attends the Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, USA

                      For the first time, emtec Electronic GmbH will attend the Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, USA from September 24th to 27th 2018, together with its US representative Technidyne Corporation. At exhibition booth no. 848 the company will present innovative testing instruments for the corrugated board industry.

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                      The special EST12 Surface & Sizing Tester determines those surface parameters of paper and board, which are relevant for the converting process, in particular the surface sizing / hydrophobicity and surface porosity. With its help, converting properties, such as printability, gluability, coatability and dusting tendency can be predicted. It enables the optimal runnability during the finishing or converting process of paper/board. An according modular system PDA.C02 Penetration Dynamics Analyzer for more applications is available.

                      Alongside with the EST12, emtec will have the CAS touch! and FPA touch! on display. These instruments represent the most-modern charge measuring systems for the wet-end in paper and board production and are used to measure the interaction between particles or fibers with additives and process chemicals in the pulp suspension. The use of both instruments in the production process helps to optimize the utilization of chemicals with the objective to stabilize the process, to improve the product quality and to reduce cost.

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                      The new measuring method to measure the mineral filler content of the ACA Ash Content Analyzer, is nondestructive, quick, easy and accurate. Typical mineral filler and pigment content in paper and board, such as calcium carbonate, kaolin/ talcum, titanium dioxide, and the total mineral filler content in percent are determined. It enables optimal process control due to instant availability of measuring results, and helps to narrow down the specifications for the filler content in the finished product and therefore to optimize the consumption of fillers.

                      Additionally, emtec Electronic will inform about its DSS Dimension Stability System, a modular measuring system for the investigation of the dimension stability of paper, board and foils in one-sided contact with temperature or liquids. The WSD module Wet Stretch Dynamics Analyzer measures the dynamics of the change in dimension of paper under one- sided liquid contact. And the HSA module Heat Shrinkage Analyzer predicts the dimension stability of paper, board and foils in contact with high temperature during the converting process.

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:57:32 +0200
                        Metsä Board invites you to experience the creative packaging design process live at Packaging Innovations – 13 September http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7862-metsae-board-invites-you-to-experience-the-creative-packaging-design-process-live-at-packaging-innovations-13-september http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7862-metsae-board-invites-you-to-experience-the-creative-packaging-design-process-live-at-packaging-innovations-13-september

                        Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, will present a live seminar showcasing an example of an award-winning design at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London on 13 September.

                        Metsä Board’s Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director and Mikko Spoof, Brand Director at Arctic Blue Gin will present a creative case study.This collaborative case study shows how packaging design should communicate with each part of the value chain and how it must be at the core of a brand. 

                        Visitors are invited to join The Drinks Forum for 11.50 at The Innovation Stage to hear how the packaging for the 2018 ‘Spirit of the Year’, Arctic Blue Gin, showcases an impressive design process which optimised all aspects of the paperboard to create a stunning solution.

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                        In addition, at its stand, Metsä Board will highlight its folding boxboards, white kraftliners and food service boards and full range of packaging analysis and design services – which encompass material and structural analysis as well as modification of existing packaging to a fully-customised design, complete with graphics. All these services aim to maximise packaging performance, sustainability and logistic efficiency throughout the entire value chain.

                        On display will be the latest addition to the range, the new eco-barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1, which is a unique product with a bio-based and biodegradable barrier treatment that is fluorochemicals-free.  Other innovative and award-winning designs will be presented including Metsä Board’s SkinCare 2.0 gift box which uses fibre-based materials to replace plastic.

                        Packaging Services Director Metsä Board, Ilkka Harju stated; “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our joint presentation on the 13 September, to show them how Metsä Board can help them to achieve truly innovative, vibrant and sustainable packaging. We want to inspire brand owners, converters and designers with our fresh fibre materials and our award-winning packaging designs.”

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:09:46 +0200
                          Invercote and Incada - when paperboard pros get to choose http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7860-invercote-and-incada-when-paperboard-pros-get-to-choose http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7860-invercote-and-incada-when-paperboard-pros-get-to-choose

                          Iggesund Paperboard, which is part of the Holmen Group, has the two most valuable paperboard brands in Europe. That’s the conclusion of a brand survey done by the analyst firm Opticom International Research.  Over 200 converters – companies that process paperboard into finished packaging – rank Invercote and Incada from Iggesund at the very top.

                          The survey encompasses converters in Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands in the packaging segments: pharmaceuticals & health care products, cosmetics & beauty, chocolate & confectionery, dry foodstuffs, frozen & chilled foods, and wines & spirits. The study has been done every second year since 2004 and Iggesund’s brands have consistently placed at the top.

                          “Every time we place highest in this survey we get confirmation that both our paperboard families offer what the market wants,” comments a satisfied Kenneth Nysten, Sales and Marketing Director at Iggesund. “Of course, it is particularly pleasing that the survey participants are converters, who make their living from transforming this white and lightweight paperboard into functional and elegant packaging.”

                          The Origin Box is made of three kinds of paper material, of which two, Invercote and Incada, are made by Iggesund Paperboard. Converter was Du Caju Printing & Packaging, Belgium.The Origin Box is made of three kinds of paper material, of which two, Invercote and Incada, are made by Iggesund Paperboard. Converter was Du Caju Printing & Packaging, Belgium.

                          The survey also concludes that high quality and sustainability characteristics are becoming more and more important as selection criteria. Converters also have high expectations on properties such as printability, runnability in the conversion process, and folding properties – all of which both Invercote and Incada achieve with ease.

                          Iggesund and Stora Enso are perceived as leading the paperboard market with regard to sustainability, even though the majority of the respondents do not see any clear leader within the industry.

                          “The converters’ opinion, not least the fact that they single out runnability and product quality, reinforces our view that we are heading in the right direction. Their appreciation of our sustainability work is also important and a strong argument in favour of our products,” Nysten concludes.

                          Europe’s most valuable paperboard brands according to the survey:

                          1.      Invercote (Iggesund)

                          2.      Incada (Iggesund)

                          3.      Tambrite (Stora Enso)

                          4.      Ensocoat (Stora Enso)

                          5.      Performa (Stora Enso)

                          6.      BillerudKorsnäs (BillerudKorsnäs)

                          7.      CKB (Stora Enso) NEW 2018

                          8.      MetsäBoard Pro (Metsä Board) NEW 2018

                          9.       Alaska Plus (International Paper)

                          10.  MetsäBoard Classic (Metsä Board) NEW 2018

                          11.  MetsäBoard Prime (Metsä Board) NEW 2018

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:48:28 +0200
                            BillerudKorsnäs has opened up one of Europe's largest and most efficient MG paper machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7859-billerudkorsnaes-has-opened-up-one-of-europe-s-largest-and-most-efficient-mg-paper-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7859-billerudkorsnaes-has-opened-up-one-of-europe-s-largest-and-most-efficient-mg-paper-machines

                            BillerudKorsnäs has opened one of Europe's largest and most efficient MG paper machines at Skärblacka production unit outside Norrköping in Sweden. The opening ceremony was held by BillerudKorsnäs President and CEO Petra Einarsson, retiring Governor of Östergötland County Elisabeth Nilsson, acceding Governor of Östergötland County Carl Fredrik Graf and Factory Manager of Skärblacka Production Plant Håkan Krantz. More than 500 people attended the ceremony at the Trozelli Gallery in Norrköping.

                            From left to right: Petra Einarsson President and CEO BillerudKorsnäs, Carl Fredrik Graf acceding Governor of Östergötland County, Elisabeth Nilsson , retiring Governor of Östergötland County and Håkan Krantz Manager of Skärblacka Production Plant.From left to right: Petra Einarsson President and CEO BillerudKorsnäs, Carl Fredrik Graf acceding Governor of Östergötland County, Elisabeth Nilsson , retiring Governor of Östergötland County and Håkan Krantz Manager of Skärblacka Production Plant.

                            The investment of approximately SEK 1.3 billion, partly in an upgraded existing paper machine and partly in a new machine for machine glazed kraft paper (MG paper), is part of BillerudKorsnäs venture to create a world-leading MG center in Skärblacka. The investment enhances BillerudKorsnäs product mix, lays the foundation for a broader product portfolio with higher value added and demonstrates that the company strengthens its leading position as global supplier of kraft paper for packaging purposes.

                            The applications for machine glazed kraft paper range from consumer goods to industrial products such as fat-resistant paper for consumer bags and fast food markets, barrier paper for dairy products such as butter packaging and paper for sealing medical disposable items.

                            Both the new MG machine and the capacity enhancement of existing machines opens new as well as enables growth in attractive market segments, while at the same time the investment as a whole provides a solid foundation for further development of Skärblacka as a world-leading MG center.

                            "It is with great joy and pride that we today have opened one of Europe's largest and most efficient MG machines. With this effort, we have strengthened our position as world leader in MG paper and also laid a solid foundation for further development of our product mix and offering," says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

                            Facts about BillerudKorsnäs MG Center at Skärblacka production unit:


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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (ipmj) European News Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:27:37 +0200
                              Hygienic Tissue Mills fired up a new TT WIND-P tissue rewinder supplied by Toscotec, in South Africa. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7858-hygienic-tissue-mills-fired-up-a-new-tt-wind-p-tissue-rewinder-supplied-by-toscotec-in-south-africa http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7858-hygienic-tissue-mills-fired-up-a-new-tt-wind-p-tissue-rewinder-supplied-by-toscotec-in-south-africa

                              On July 27, Hygienic Tissue Mills started up a Toscotec-supplied TT WIND-P tissue rewinder at its Pietermaritzburg mill, in eastern South Africa. This is a repeated order for Toscotec, following the supply of a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine, PM2, in 2017. The TT WIND-P slitter rewinder serves PM2, processing 100% virgin pulp and recycled paper parent rolls.

                              The TT WIND-P slitter rewinder features 2 unwind stands and handles parent rolls of 2750 mm sheet trim and 2500 mm diameter, with a design speed of 1500 mpm. The pneumatically loaded slitting system has a minimum width of 150 mm. Toscotec supplied the complete electrification and control system, and the sectional drive system. The scope of supply also included the erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance, and on-site training.

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                              Toscotec Start-up & Service Engineer David Ponte commented, “It was one of the fastest commissioning I have seen for a rewinder. The TT WIND reached its maximum speed in record time with a final product that was already sellable. Thanks to the great cooperation of Hygienic Tissue’s team, we completed fine tuning in two days with the machine running at top speed”.

                              Hygienic Tissue CEO Ashraf Jooma said, “On the day of start-up, we reached the maximum speed in a few hours. On this rewinder, we expect to get the same efficiency that we have on the MODULO-PLUS machine. High efficiency and consumption reduction are our priorities, and we are happy with the results we are getting in both areas”.

                              Matteo Giorgio Marrano, Toscotec Area Sales Manager said: “the TT WIND-P rewinder completed the scope of supply of a MODULO-PLUS tissue line that has been running efficiently for nearly one year and a half. This is a new achievement for Toscotec in the South African market, which has been growing steadily in the last few years. Hygienic Tissue’s strong focus on energy savings matches our mission of tailoring the design of high performing tissue machines to the mill’s specific working conditions, in order to optimize energy usage. The good performance of the slitter rewinder goes into this direction”.

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:50:33 +0200
                                A.Celli Safety Upgrade: safety first! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7857-a-celli-safety-upgrade-safety-first http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7857-a-celli-safety-upgrade-safety-first

                                The best choice to manage the adaptation and compliance of industrial machinery or plants.

                                The A.Celli Group has always retained technological developments and the safety aspects of machines to be its key growth factors. The Group’s approach to occupational safety is a foundational theme for the company, and the high number of plants sold throughout the world in relationship with a practically inexistent history of accidents on the job is the most evident proof of this philosophy.

                                Today, the complexity of industrial systems requires increasingly attentive consideration of the theme of safety. Preventing accidents on the job is not a calculation based on a single machine but an outcome of the management logic adopted throughout the production process.

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                                And in addition to the normal risk factor, unpleasant unexpected events can arise from deficiencies at the operating phase, lack of clarity in procedures, negligence by operators or human errors. Without forgetting that year after year, international norms and directives to regulate the issue abound.

                                For this reason, A.Celli offers its customers the complete solution for plant modification, repair, verification and/or compliance.

                                The service offered includes:

                                • Analyses surveys and assessment of customer demands
                                • Engineering study on components sizing and on plant design with reference to binding norms in the country in question.
                                • Project management, document handling and issuing of certifications.
                                • Installation, commissioning and start-up
                                • Software modification and updating of electrical and pneumatic diagrams.
                                • Review of manuals and layout of new safety devices.
                                • 24/7 technical support hotline
                                • 12-month warranty from the date of completion of the modifications.

                                The best choice to manage the adaptation and compliance of industrial machinery or plants.
                                So what are you waiting for?

                                Contact A.Celli Customer Service (m.nottoli@acelli.it) for a quick consultancy or a dedicated case study.

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:24:49 +0200
                                  Mitsubishi HiTec Paper welcomes 25 new apprentices http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7856-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-welcomes-25-new-apprentices http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7856-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-welcomes-25-new-apprentices

                                  On August 1st 2018, twenty-five new trainees launched their professional career at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg. Among them are eleven paper technologists, six machine and plant operators, two industrial clerks, three industrial mechanics, two electronics technicians and one electronic for automation technology.

                                  Our new apprentices at the Bielefeld millOur new apprentices at the Bielefeld mill

                                  An exciting time awaits the new apprentices (15 at the Bielefeld plant and 10 at the Flensburg plant) with many new experiences over the next few years: whether it will be on the large paper machines, the ultra-modern coating machines or in the management and distribution of the globally acting manufacturer of coated specialty papers.

                                  Our new apprentices at the Flensburg millOur new apprentices at the Flensburg mill

                                  For Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, the training of young people has always been a high priority. "Competitive production and worldwide sales of our high-quality specialty papers is only possible with well-trained specialists" says Andreas Born, Head of Training in Bielefeld. “And we are pleased to provide this training in-house!”

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:21:44 +0200
                                    Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Burgo Group in Italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7849-valmet-to-supply-an-extensive-paper-machine-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-burgo-group-in-italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7849-valmet-to-supply-an-extensive-paper-machine-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-burgo-group-in-italy

                                    Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild and a wide scope of automation for Burgo Group S.p.A. at its Verzuolo Mill in Italy. In the project, originally Valmet-supplied paper machine PM 9 and related stock preparation systems currently producing lightweight coated (LWC) paper grades, will be rebuilt to produce recycled containerboard grades.

                                    valmet logoThe order is included in Valmet's third quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 40-60 million.

                                    The project is following Burgo Group's plan to keep the focus on containerboard grades and to continue its diversification strategy, ranging from publishing to packaging, from printing paper to paper for corrugators. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the end of 2019.

                                    "Valmet and Burgo have had a long and successful cooperation over the years at the Verzuolo mill. By having all the process equipment, process automation and mill engineering from one supplier, binds it all into a one. This assures a very good flow of information, a reliable project schedule, short installation time and an energy-efficient operation. Valmet's long expertise on grade conversions is essential for this project. It is also a great asset for Burgo, that this paper machine was originally supplied by Valmet in 2001, so we know it well," says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

                                    Technical details about the delivery


                                    Valmet's delivery includes a completely new Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) line and major modifications in the existing paper machine. The OCC line, which is called an OptiRefiber recycled fiber line, contains two bale handling and vertical pulper systems, extensive cleaning and screening systems with fractionation and disc filters for short and long fiber lines. The scope includes also new reject handling system for OCC rejects. Also, the existing broke system and approach flow system are modified. The delivery in the existing paper machine includes a headbox rebuild, modifications to forming section, press section and pre dryer section, a new after dryer section with a high humidity hood, modifications to the size press, a continuous cooking system for surface size starch, and relocation of the existing reel.

                                    The delivery also includes related air systems, a large Valmet paper machine clothing package, and changes and improvements in the automation including machine control, quality management, and process control and condition monitoring systems. The delivery includes mill engineering for both the OCC line and board machine. All the equipment will be delivered with installation and an additional production support package after start-up.

                                    PM 9 will be producing recycled liner and fluting grades at a trim width of 9,800 mm and with a basis weight range of 70-160 g/m2. The annual capacity will be 600,000 tonnes.

                                    Information about the customer Burgo Group

                                    Burgo Group is one of Europe's leading producers of graphic and specialty paper. The Group is developed around the world of paper: pulp and paper production, distribution, processing of forestry products, factoring and energy. The Group employs 3,663 people and has 11 plants in Italy and 1 in Belgium, and in total 16 continuous machines. In 2017, Burgo Group produced 2,057,000 tons of paper and had a consolidated turnover of EUR 2,008 million.

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:20:19 +0200
                                      BillerudKorsnäs appoints Senior Vice President Board http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7845-billerudkorsnaes-appoints-senior-vice-president-board http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7845-billerudkorsnaes-appoints-senior-vice-president-board

                                      BillerudKorsnäs announced today that Mikael Andersson is appointed Senior Vice President for Board, one of the company's three divisions in the new organisation. The new organisation takes effect on the 1st of October.

                                      Earlier this year, BillerudKorsnäs announced that the company will create three divisions with full profit and loss responsibility in order to more effectively realise the company's growth strategy. The three divisions will be Board, Paper and Solutions.

                                      Mikael AnderssonMikael AnderssonMikael Andersson, today Senior Vice President for the current business area Corrugated Solutions, is appointed Senior Vice President Board. Corrugated Solutions will when the new organisation takes effect be split and the parts integrated in respectively Board and Solutions. Mikael Andersson will be, and is already today, part of the company's senior management team.

                                      - "I am very happy that Mikael Andersson has accepted the offer to assume the role of Senior Vice President Board, one of our three divisions. Mikael has proven to be a strong leader as well as team player in the role of head of the business area Corrugated Solutions. I am convinced that Mikael is the right person to continue to develop and create growth in the Board division," says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO BillerudKorsnäs.

                                      - "It is with great excitement I take on the role as Senior Vice President for the Board division. BillerudKorsnäs is on a journey to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future and hence also a growth journey. On this journey, liquid board, carton board, liner, fluting and other product categories included in the Board division are essential pieces. I am looking forward to developing this part of BillerudKorsnäs´ business together with my new team", says Mikael Andersson.

                                      Mikael will take up his new position on October 1st, when the new organisation takes effect. The other two divisions´ Senior Vice Presidents are expected to be appointed within short.

                                      • BillerudKorsnäs
                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:46:09 +0200
                                        Valmet to upgrade the Ahlstrom-Munksjö Billingsfors pulp mill in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7844-valmet-to-upgrade-the-ahlstrom-munksjoe-billingsfors-pulp-mill-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7844-valmet-to-upgrade-the-ahlstrom-munksjoe-billingsfors-pulp-mill-in-sweden

                                        Valmet has been chosen as a supplier by Ahlstrom-Munksjö for the upgrade of the recovery boiler and surrounding systems in the Billingsfors mill in Sweden. The main objective is to increase the capacity of the recovery boiler. The upgrade will also result in a better boiler availability and environmental performance.

                                        The order was included in Valmet's second quarter 2018 orders received. The value of this kind of order is typically above EUR 10 million. The upgraded recovery boiler is planned to be started in the second half of 2019.

                                        valmet logoValmet will bring major upgrades to the pulp mill's recovery boiler. The lower part will be replaced with a new pressure vessel based on the latest designs for Valmet's high-performing RECOX recovery boilers. New heating surfaces will be installed to increase the boiler's heat economy and enable a higher production of steam. Surrounding systems for combustion air, black liquor, smelt and green liquor will be upgraded.

                                        Valmet has a very high focus on the management of health, safety and environment (HSE) and the delivery to Billingsfors also includes improvements that focus on worker safety and a better working environment in the boiler building.

                                        "We are very happy and proud to have been chosen as supplier for this important upgrade and are really looking forward to working together with Billingsfors. We will bring the knowledge and technology of Valmet and will combine this with a solid partnership approach that brings the mill's performance forward," says Marcus Grundevik, Sales Manager at Valmet.

                                        "We at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Billingsfors look forward to work with Valmet in the upgrade of our recovery boiler. This project is an important step for Billingsfors to meet the stricter environmental regulations through improved process combustion, reducing local air emissions. This investment is also key for improved efficiency in the mill including lower maintenance costs and higher pulp and insulation paper production," says Jonas Lindqvist, Plant Manager, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Paper AB Billingsfors.

                                        Information about the customer Ahlstrom Munksjö

                                        Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide. Its offerings include decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, nonwovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, food packaging and labeling, tape, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics. Ahlstrom-Munksjö's annual net sales are about EUR 2.2 billion and it employs 6,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:42:36 +0200
                                          Valmet will supply BCTMP plant conversion, slab press and conveyor systems to Estonian Cell pulp mill in Estonia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7841-valmet-will-supply-bctmp-plant-conversion-slab-press-and-conveyor-systems-to-estonian-cell-pulp-mill-in-estonia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7841-valmet-will-supply-bctmp-plant-conversion-slab-press-and-conveyor-systems-to-estonian-cell-pulp-mill-in-estonia

                                          Valmet has received an order from Estonian Cell which will be delivered in two stages. In the first stage, Valmet will supply a conversion of the existing bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp plant, which will increase production and reduce steam, fresh water and chemical consumption. In the second stage, Valmet will deliver a slab press and conveyor systems with connecting control system. The new machinery will boost production capacity and make the line more cost-efficient. The second stage will increase the annual production volume.

                                          Valmet's delivery is part of Estonian Cell's EUR 20 million growth investment program that will enable the company to achieve an annual production capacity of 185,000 tons and improve the plant's efficiency. In 2017, the production capacity of Estonian Cell was 171,708 tons of aspen pulp and all production was exported.

                                          valmet logoThe order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at EUR 5-10 million. The start-up is planned for the second quarter of 2019.

                                          "We are ready to start with the first stage of the investment program which focuses on liquidating the bottlenecks of the production and wastewater treatment and improving efficiency. In the second stage, we have chosen to invest in another slab press from Valmet to increase our production capacity. The good experience from the earlier installed slab press, which increased availability and stabilized production, makes us confident that this investment will make us reach our set production target," says Lauri Raid, Mill Manager at Estonian Cell.

                                          "We appreciate the long cooperation we have had around the BCTMP plant and the repeat order of a slab press. To see the plans being realized is something we are really looking forward to, as well as to be working together again in this new project," says Mikael Ehrnholm, Senior Product Specialist, Mechanical Fiber at Valmet.

                                          Details about Valmet's delivery

                                          The BCTMP plant conversion includes a mechanical steam separator, a new washing stage by a screw press with medium consistency pump and a new final washing stage before the flash dryer with heavy duty TwinRoll presses. Reconfiguration and reprogramming of the existing bleaching system with detailed automation engineering is also included. The new slab press is replacing the original slab press, which was a prototype that did not meet stability expectations. Mechanical installation of the slab press is included. Commissioning and start-up supervision are included for both stages.

                                          About the customer Estonian Cell

                                          Estonian Cell's Kunda aspen pulp mill launched production in 2006. With EUR 185 million, the facility boasts one of the biggest foreign greenfield investments made in Estonia over the course of the last decade. The company produces a high quality chemi-thermomechanical aspen pulp that is fully exported to different countries in Europe and Asia. The company employs 89 people directly and generates work for around 500 employees within its value chain. The sole owner of Estonian Cell is Heinzel Holding GmbH, a leading producer of market pulp and packaging papers from Austria.

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:34:06 +0200
                                            Fabio Perini S.p.A. only one in the tissue industry to obtain the prestigious AEO F certification, allowing simpler and faster export http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7836-fabio-perini-s-p-a-only-one-in-the-tissue-industry-to-obtain-the-prestigious-aeo-f-certification-allowing-simpler-and-faster-export http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7836-fabio-perini-s-p-a-only-one-in-the-tissue-industry-to-obtain-the-prestigious-aeo-f-certification-allowing-simpler-and-faster-export

                                            Fabio Perini S.p.A. obtained by the Customs Authority the award of the status of AEO F -– Authorized Economic Operator Full for customs simplifications and safety/security.

                                            The AEO authorization grants Fabio Perini the recognition of its status of customs reliability, valid at European level (but internationally recognized); the appointment is the result of a process of adjustment of internal procedures and successful audits, carried out by the certifying body, of the regulatory requirements related to customs compliance, keeping of accounting records, financial solvency and safety/security standards.

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                                            The direct and indirect benefits provided by AEO have an immediate, positive impact on the whole international logistic chain operated by Fabio Perini and its customers, such as:

                                            • fewer document and safety controls
                                            • priority shipment treatment
                                            • better relations with Customs authorities
                                            • rapidity in procedures
                                            • fewer delays of shipments at borders, resulting in less time and costs and also less risk of theft and loss of goods, and of safety-related accidents

                                            All this results in greater efficiency in customs procedures and, consequently, in the offer of customer services.

                                            “The path to this achievement has been going on for about a year - said Paolo Sodero, Fabio Perini S.p.A’s responsible for Digitalization and Export Control Manager – involving almost all the company departments, and aligning all employees to this key world-class goal.”

                                            This authorization, allowing the offer of better customer assistance, represents a major strength for Fabio Perini to keep its leading position in the global market of machinery for tissue production. In fact, Paolo Sodero commented: “Our Company is the only one in our sector to have achieved this type of authorization”.

                                            In fact, as of today, the recipients of AEO F authorizations - excluding companies exclusively dealing in shipments and logistic and customs services operators – amounts to 400 companies, all representative of Italian excellence.

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:13:41 +0200
                                              ANDRITZ successfully starts up new production technologies and equipment for the extension of SCA’s Östrand pulp mill, Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7834-andritz-successfully-starts-up-new-production-technologies-and-equipment-for-the-extension-of-sca-s-oestrand-pulp-mill-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7834-andritz-successfully-starts-up-new-production-technologies-and-equipment-for-the-extension-of-sca-s-oestrand-pulp-mill-sweden

                                              International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of new production technologies and equipment for the extension of SCA’s Östrand pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden.

                                              ANDRITZ recovery boiler Photo: AndritzANDRITZ recovery boiler Photo: Andritz

                                              ANDRITZ supplied the following equipment for the SCA Östrand mill:

                                              • a complete debarking plant with two parallel debarking and chipping lines each consisting of a PowerFeed de-icing conveyor, a hydrostatically supported debarking drum for a capacity of 425 m3 sob/h and measuring 5.5 x 39 meters, and a horizontally fed, XL-size HHQ-Chipper operating with a TK-IV knife system. The delivery also includes two new-generation HQ-Press bark presses resulting in excellent bark dry content, as well as modernization of the existing chip handling system;
                                              • the new innovative EvoDry pulp drying system with its energy-saving technologies that substantially reduce the mill’s operating costs, including a boiler exhaust energy recovery system, fine screening, a twin wire dewatering system with a fully automatic tail threading system to meet strictest health, safety, and environmental regulations, a new-generation sheet dryer for lowest downtime and fast start up, as well as a cutter and two baling lines;
                                              • new recausticizing machinery including a LimeGreen green liquor filter enabling efficient green liquor filtration with a minimum of waste going to landfill, two LimeFree centrifuges for dregs, LimeSlake technology, LimeWhite white liquor disc filter to optimize white liquor quality, and LimeDry lime mud disc filter upgrade;
                                              • ANDRITZ LimeFlash technology, enabling a substantial increase in the capacity of the existing lime kiln without the need to invest in a new lime kiln. The delivery also included upgrade of the existing wood dust burning system, which ANDRITZ supplied in 2011 in order to support the new increased lime kiln capacity.
                                              • substantial increase in the recovery boiler capacity from 3,300 to 5,000 tds/d. The existing boiler was supplied by ANDRITZ in 2006 and had already been designed to enable a major extension by moving the boiler side wall and widening the heating surfaces of the superheater, boiler generation bank, and economizers. The boiler extension by moving the side wall allows optimum flue gas flux before and after the rebuild, which has great benefits compared to traditional technology for expanding the recovery boiler by moving its front wall. The total increase of the boiler width was 3.8 meters. In addition to boiler enlargement, one additional ESP°(electrostatic precipitator) chamber and feed water pump were added.

                                              The mill expansion was one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden and the largest ever in northern Sweden. SCA Östrand is doubling its annual production capacity from 430,000 to 900,000°tons, thereby becoming the largest mill in the world for softwood kraft pulp.

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:19:48 +0200
                                                Gomà-Camps boosts capacity with Voith XcelLine machine for Ejea de los Caballeros http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7833-goma-camps-boosts-capacity-with-voith-xcelline-machine-for-ejea-de-los-caballeros http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7833-goma-camps-boosts-capacity-with-voith-xcelline-machine-for-ejea-de-los-caballeros

                                                At the beginning of the year the new Tissue XcelLine TM 7 successfully started up at the Ejea de los Caballeros mill of Gomà Camps Consumer in Spain. The smooth startup of the tissue line was achieved thru the modern and efficient XcelLine concept.

                                                “From stock on wire, to paper on reel it took only 30 minutes and the TM 7 speed-up is over achieving the planned start up curve. This was a great team performance.” José Ignacio González Sarasúa, Mill Manager of Gomà Camps Consumer S.L.U., confirms. “With passion and technological knowledge all the specialists involved teamed up, resulting in the remarkable success of TM 7 project.”

                                                Voith TM 7 XcelLine Tissue Machine at Gomà-Camps Ejea de los Caballeros, SpainVoith TM 7 XcelLine Tissue Machine at Gomà-Camps Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain

                                                The TM 7 will have a working width of 2,800 millimeter and produces toilet paper and paper towels from 100 percent virgin pulp at a working speed of 2,000 meters per minute. Voith delivered the entire process line package to Gomà Camps: from BlueLine stock preparation and the double dilution approach flow system, the TM 7 XcelLine tissue machine, auxiliary equipment and system accessories all the way to the full automation, electrification and engineering. In addition, extensive services and replacement parts were included in the delivery, such as the entire clothing package, which is ideally coordinated with the requirements of shoe press technology. The entire new plant will be serviced 100 percent by Voith in an integrated maintenance and service concept.

                                                Voith's XcelLine machines feature seamlessly coordinated and integrated components, technologies and services that enable fast start-up, excellent performance and high added value for its customers' investments. The scope of supply includes technologies that enable increased productivity and a lower use of energy and natural resources, including the MasterJet Pro T headbox, the modern NipcoFlex T shoe press, the EvoDry Y steel plate Yankee cylinder, the high-efficiency EcoHood T drying hood and the EcoChange T reel with automatic reel spool exchange. The NipcoFlex T shoe press contributes to the low energy consumption as well as to high super soft tissue qualities.

                                                “With the integration in the Ejea site, the new TM 7 is a strategic step to strengthen our presence in the Iberian Peninsula and to deliver superior tissue quality with focus on sustainability,” explains Jordi Gomà-Camps, President of Gomà-Camps Group S.L., “From the very first minute of the project Voith was a true and reliable partner. With the latest Voith technologies installed in the process line, we ensure to have a competitive advantage for the best of our customers.”

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:14:28 +0200
                                                  Burgo Group chooses A.Celli Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7832-burgo-group-chooses-a-celli-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7832-burgo-group-chooses-a-celli-paper

                                                  The Italian company, a well-known producer of graphic and special papers, turned to A.Celli Paper for the supply of a high-tech Pope Winder to be used at its facility in Lugo di Vicenza.

                                                  A.Celli designs and develops technological solutions that meet or anticipate the needs of the target market and achieve the objectives set by its customers.

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                                                  In this case, the Customer Service team of A.Celli Paper will install, in line with a pre-existing plant for the production of special paper, a complete Pope Winder that includes, in addition to nip control and an assisted transmission system for secondary carriages and primary arms, the new A.Celli integrated supervision system which will interface with the current DCS system of the paper mill. The aim is to ensure the best and most consistent production performance over time, as well as complete safety and ease of operation.

                                                  During the It’s Tissue event (from the 25th to the 29th of June) the equipment, courtesy of the Burgo Group, was exhibited at the A.Celli Paper factory. Some of its features were demonstrated, arousing the interest of the many people present.

                                                  Delivery is underway, in compliance with the contractual agreements and to the customer’s complete satisfaction, while commissioning is scheduled for the end of August.

                                                  A.Celli Paper remains at the complete disposal of the Burgo Group, proud to be able to serve and assist a constantly evolving market.

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:10:52 +0200
                                                    Domtar Takes Next Step in Lignin Development with Prisma http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7830-domtar-takes-next-step-in-lignin-development-with-prisma http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7830-domtar-takes-next-step-in-lignin-development-with-prisma

                                                    Domtar’s Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could eventually serve as sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to petroleum and other fossil fuel–based products.

                                                    We recently took another step forward in lignin development and the process of commercializing lignin-based applications by investing in Prisma Renewable Composites, which is developing advanced materials from lignin and other natural resources. With this investment, we will help commercialize the process of using lignin to make engineered plastic compounds, such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and other high-value applications.

                                                    “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to partner with an industry-leading renewable composite company,” says Mark DeAndrea, Domtar’s vice president of Biomaterials. “This investment leverages Prisma’s scientific research capabilities and unique product development strategy with Domtar’s commercialization and lignin production expertise.”

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                                                    Lignin Development Gains Momentum

                                                    Lignin, the natural glue that holds wood fibers together, is a byproduct of the kraft pulping process. Traditionally, lignin has been burned to provide energy to a pulp and paper mill. However, it also has the potential for use in a wide range of industrial applications as a sustainable and biodegradable alternative to petroleum and other fossil fuels.

                                                    Lignin development and the use of lignin as a biomaterial has gained momentum in the past few years, beginning with our installation of a commercial-scale lignin separation plant in Plymouth, North Carolina, in 2013. Today, we use state-of-the-art extruding equipment to deliver commercial-grade lignin in dried, compounded and modified lignin granules/pellets, as well as lignin-polymer blends.

                                                    We also recently installed a demonstration plant at a mill in Ontario to showcase lignin pellets as a potential bioalternative to plastic, chemicals and other industrial products. This project has garnered interest from several industries, as well as support from provincial and federal governments, specifically through Natural Resources Canada’s Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program.

                                                    We’re learning more in the lab every day, and we hope to expand our research to understand the full potential, capabilities and commercial opportunities for lignin-based graphene and lignin-based carbon fiber.

                                                    “Innovation is core to Domtar Biomaterials’ growth strategy,” DeAndrea says. “Domtar Biomaterials is a bridge between science and commercialization, and we’re very excited by the numerous opportunities we see in lignin.”

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:01:10 +0200
                                                      A.Celli iDEAL® forged YD: the future of Steel Yankee Dryers http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7829-a-celli-ideal-forged-yd-the-future-of-steel-yankee-dryers http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7829-a-celli-ideal-forged-yd-the-future-of-steel-yankee-dryers

                                                      2018 08 06 095344A.Celli Paper presents a new revolutionary concept for the production of Yankee Dryer Shells.

                                                      The two goals were to minimise mechanical issues and maximise uniformity and heat transfer.

                                                      Both have been achieved with iDEAL® forged YD: the new production technology conceived and patented by A.Celli Paper to respond to these very needs.
                                                      iDEAL® forged YD is characterised by a shell made with a single piece of steel moulded and processed using hot forging and rolling systems.

                                                      The result is a highly innovative and seamless product that stands out for its exceptional quality of manufacture.

                                                      The homogeneous material and structure, free from residual stress, allow for greater variation in operating pressure and enhanced safety by reducing the risk of failure.

                                                      The conventional method, which requires welding, poses the risk of defects; therefore, regular maintenance and inspection is required throughout the life span of the vessel, reducing confidence and increasing cost from expensive inspections and loss of production due to periods of inactivity.

                                                      Furthermore, iDEAL® forged YD is innovative in terms of the shape of its internal grooves; the patented shell corner minimises deformation and stress at the edges resulting in a thinner root increasing drying capacity. No less innovative is the head insulation system; comprising of a patented ceramic layer reducing heat loss and steam consumption.

                                                      A.Celli Paper iDEAL® forged YD: the future of Steel Yankee Dryers!

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:52:39 +0200
                                                        Mondi transforms office paper portfolio focused on consumer needs http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7828-mondi-transforms-office-paper-portfolio-focused-on-consumer-needs http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7828-mondi-transforms-office-paper-portfolio-focused-on-consumer-needs

                                                        Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, is transforming its office paper portfolio, with focus on the needs of the consumer for a clearly structured premium and universal office paper offering. Therefore, instead of differentiating between B and C paper qualities, Mondi is launching a universal office paper that combines the best features of both grades and holds a unique position on the market in terms of whiteness.The new strategy applies to Mondi’s office paper brands IQ and MAESTRO®, which take two of the top five spots for paper mill brand awareness in Europe according to the latest EMGE cut-size and brand positioning survey.

                                                        “With our new approach, we are initiating a significant change in the office paper market,” says Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper. “Through our own market research, we have learned that our consumer care most about the whiteness, the runnability and the appeal of our paper. That was the driving force behind our new office portfolio strategy, which builds on the strengths of our Mondi mills.”

                                                        Mondi’s market research across several European countries showed that the difference between universal office papers, traditionally separated into B and C qualities, is becoming smaller and smaller, with the key differentiator being whiteness. Mondi’s new strategy disrupts this outdated classification and instead differentiates between premium papers and a single universal quality. Today’s end-users value premium quality paper for high-end company communication materials, while one universal product is sufficient for everyday office needs. Mondi’s new office portfolio offers customers the best of both worlds.

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                                                        High-bulk lightweight premium office paper launched

                                                        Within premium qualities, Mondi is launching another innovation with the new portfolio: A high-bulk office paper with a weight of 75 g/m2. The new product looks and feels like a high quality 80 g/m2 paper, offering great opacity and the high whiteness customers expect of a premium paper, combined with the efficiency of a lightweight sheet.

                                                        Produced by Mondi mills in Austria and Slovakia, both of the new products in the premium and universal segments are FSC or PEFC™ and EU Ecolabel certified.

                                                        Strong distribution partners for Mondi’s mill brands

                                                        In the B2B environment, Mondi cooperates with merchants partners throughout Europe and in overseas markets to sell its office portfolio. Mondi’s IQ portfolio is exclusively distributed by Europapier in Central Eastern Europe. “Feedback from our customers across Europe has been very positive towards Mondi’s new office range,” says Wolfgang Riedl, Purchase & Product Manager for office papers at Europapier. “IQ smart convinces with its above-average thickness, its perceptibly bulky feel and its fresh and cool white shade. Its excellent opacity is ideal for duplex printing and it offers superior quality in terms of inkjet printability. IQ economy+, on the other hand, is a very efficient office paper with great runnability and a new and improved high whiteness.”

                                                        In Germany, Mondi works closest with IGEPA, the exclusive distributor of MAESTRO® in that market. “Our customers appreciate the sharp focus of Mondi’s new portfolio,” says Bernd Loschelder, Business Unit Director Office & Packaging of IGEPA Germany. “The new MAESTRO® beat creates an 80 g/m² premium experience at 75 g/m² and thus offers more value per sheet, making it a very unique solution on the market. MAESTRO® standard+, on the other hand, is a multi-purpose paper for everyday office needs. It offers high whiteness, and it is smoother than the previous qualities.”

                                                        Mondi’s unique TRIOTEC® sandwich technology

                                                        The Group’s new strategy makes use of its assets in its paper mills, including the patented TRIOTEC® technology in Mondi Neusiedler. As its name indicates, TRIOTEC® technology combines three layers that are sandwiched together into one product. While the outer layer of all TRIOTEC® papers contain sustainably produced and certified virgin fibers, the middle layer can consist of various raw materials, such as recycled fibre or BCTMP (Bleached Chemi-Thermomechanical Pulp). The benefits include excellent bulk, high opacity and increased paper stiffness, enabling perfect runnability for high-volume print jobs and minimizing machine downtime, as well as reduced machine wear thanks to low dusting.

                                                        “With the customer always in focus and together with our strong merchant partners, we are convinced that the time is right to transform how we position and sell our office papers and make this change happen on the market,” concludes Johannes Klumpp.

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 09:49:25 +0200
                                                          Stora Enso invests EUR 25 million to boost green energy generation at Maxau Mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7827-stora-enso-invests-eur-25-million-to-boost-green-energy-generation-at-maxau-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7827-stora-enso-invests-eur-25-million-to-boost-green-energy-generation-at-maxau-mill

                                                          Stora Enso has decided to install a new steam turbine with a closed-loop cooling system and additional biomass storage at its mill in Maxau, Germany. The investment cost is approximately EUR 25 million and implementation of the project is scheduled to start during the third quarter of 2018 with completion in 2020.

                                                          stora new 2017Stora Enso wants to secure the long-term profitable energy production in Maxau Mill by increased electricity generation and higher efficiency. The new 57 MW extraction-condensing turbine complements the existing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant which started up in 2010. The investment will reduce the energy cost and secure long term cost competitiveness of the paper mill. Once installed, the payback time will be around four years.

                                                          The investment contributes to Stora Enso’s carbon neutral roadmap and science-based targets through higher share of biomass and higher efficiency ( >50 000t CO2 savings per year). The closed loop cooling system will relieve the Rhine River significantly by less thermal output and considerably lower river water extraction.

                                                          “We are happy to announce this important investment which underpins our long-term commitment to serve our customers with high-quality paper products from cost-efficient and sustainable operations. It also highlights our ambition to replace fossil-based materials and to contribute to a greener economy,” says Kati ter Horst, EVP Head of Paper Division.

                                                          Maxau Mill
                                                          Located on the Rhine River near Karlsruhe in southwest Germany, Maxau Mill is the key pillar in the Uncoated Magazine Paper (SC) product segment. The mill is strategically and geographically well located to serve its customers, including major European publishers, retailers and printing houses. It has a short distance access to all raw materials and biofuels. The two paper machines produce approx. 530 000 tonnes of uncoated magazine papers per year. Paper for Recycling (PfR) serves as the main raw material for the paper production.

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:55:36 +0200
                                                            Global teamwork: AFT’s growing advantage http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7826-global-teamwork-aft-s-growing-advantage http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7826-global-teamwork-aft-s-growing-advantage

                                                            The Pulp and Paper Industry just gained an advocate for teamwork, naming Jacques Beauchemin as President and CEO of AFT. In his previous position as CFO, Jacques was instrumental in helping to acquire two of AFT’s largest innovations with Finebar and POM. He has built a reputation for fostering teamwork within the organization, travelling regularly to AFT’s five manufacturing sites and promoting global collaboration.

                                                            Jacques BeaucheminJacques BeaucheminSays Jacques: “My focus is to strengthen our teams, built around core capabilities. Each person in our company has the support to grow and continuously improve; together we have a strong work force. We are doing more to understand our customer’s needs and bring opportunities for personal growth to our employees. We want big picture thinkers who understand customer processes, good collaborators, and individuals who can multi-task. That’s the essence of a great team.

                                                            One recent example for key change has been to unify our global project management and service teams. This change presents a single face to our customers and strengthens our internal collaboration. It is at times a challenge to stay locally focused while being globally collaborative within the organization; my past leadership with our global information technology team will help. Our support needs to be at the same high level for customers located around the world."

                                                            Follow this link for more of Jacques interview as he steps in to lead AFT: http://ow.ly/JEa030kVnr1

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:42:02 +0200
                                                              KMMS announces strategic partnership with The Aaron Group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7825-kmms-announces-strategic-partnership-with-the-aaron-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7825-kmms-announces-strategic-partnership-with-the-aaron-group

                                                              Marketing activation specialist Konica Minolta Marketing Services (KMMS), announces a new partnership with The Aaron Group of Companies. Effective immediately, the partnership will see the businesses combining their offering to deliver more streamlined and lucrative results for new and existing clients.

                                                              The partnership will provide both companies with an enhanced ability to produce marketing materials around the world, capitalizing on combined print industry acumen. The timeframes of print production projects will be significantly reduced through The Aaron Group’s direct access to paper mills and suppliers. Similarly, the cost of projects will fall as third-party roles are brought in-house.

                                                              2018 07 27 113639Current clients of The Aaron Group will now have a breadth of additional services on offer to them through KMMS. As leaders in global marketing activation, KMMS will work with new and existing clients to offer a 360-degree service from multi-channel management and delivery through to customer insight, creative production and agency services.

                                                              Harris Atkins, KMMS CEO North America, said: “We are thrilled to bring The Aaron Group into the KMMS family. Our global reach and client base demands the best in print procurement, and this alliance adds to our ability to activate effective marketing across channels, at pace, with great efficiency.”         

                                                              Gene Aaron, Chairman of The Aaron Group, said: “The Aaron Group looks forward to all of our business partners enjoying the many benefits of this new streamlined, technologically advanced and extremely diversified team. We are not just focusing on paper and packaging for today and tomorrow but are looking towards the future of both organizations in an ever-changing retail environment.”

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 27 Jul 2018 11:35:22 +0200
                                                                100% of Engraving Solutions to Fabio Perini http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7823-100-of-engraving-solutions-to-fabio-perini http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7823-100-of-engraving-solutions-to-fabio-perini

                                                                Simec Group signs the agreement for the sale of the shares

                                                                Fabio Perini S.p.A. and NARA S.r.l. (Simec Group) have completed the transfer of all the investments in Engraving Solutions S.r.l. to Fabio Perini S.p.A. which already held 70% of the company's shares.

                                                                The consolidated industrial partnership between the two groups will remain active in the future for a better customer satisfaction and will continue to innovate following the needs of the market.

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                                                                Engraving Solutions was founded in 2003 thanks to the union of intentions of Fabio Perini and Simec Group, a leader in the production of rolls with surface machining for different application sectors. Thanks to the know-how and technological excellence of the two companies, it immediately distinguished itself in the market for its ability to develop new designs and to support the customer in the study of engravings for embossed products in the Tissue sector.

                                                                More than 4,000 rolls already produced, the creation of over 12,000 embossing graphics solutions and 15 patents active all over the world, are the assets of Engraving Solutions. Currently, 20 employees work at the Lucca plant. Among the most successful products at the international level, we mention the Softop, PP-Evo, 4D, and Pixel.

                                                                "This acquisition is in line with our growth strategy 2025 and strengthens our positioning on the Tissue Area business market - says Oswaldo Cruz, CEO of Fabio Perini S.p.A. - Engraving Solutions is an important and strategic resource for our tissue companies that will benefit from this consolidated experience and will be able to provide increasingly customized and innovative solutions to maximize the added value of our customers' finished products ".

                                                                “This experience - states Laura Della Torre, Member of the board of Simec Group - has made possible the exchange of knowledge between the parties involved and has enriched the background and the specific know-how of the sector. Simec Group has also been able to focus on other segments, strengthening its production assets and nowadays it is a leading company thanks to the wide range of applications available in its product portfolio”.

                                                                Fabio Perini S.p.A. with its five production sites in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it is the only company, on a global scale, capable of producing complete lines of tissue production, integrating converting and packaging, offering exceptional advantages in controlling the entire production process, optimizing performance, maximizing the quality of the finished product and reducing operating costs. An extraordinary value for customers who find solutions for their activities in a single partner.

                                                                The new way of interpreting Industry 4.0 has led Fabio Perini S.p.A. to define new solutions to manage the machines, lines, and production, processes, and activities that set the world of Digital Tissue™. All this helps to have intelligent structures that allow maximizing the production efficiency of the individual machines, the complete lines and even more the effectiveness of the production sites.

                                                                Today Fabio Perini companies have a total of 150,000 square meters dedicated to research, development, and assembly of machinery with the Bologna site exclusively devoted to packaging solutions. A total of around 1,100 employees, investments in R&D equal to 7% of annual turnover and 1,000 patents active internationally.

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 27 Jul 2018 10:17:35 +0200
                                                                  Sappi approves construction of demonstration plant for Xylitol & Furfural production in line with strategic biorefinery plans http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7822-sappi-approves-construction-of-demonstration-plant-for-xylitol-furfural-production-in-line-with-strategic-biorefinery-plans http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7822-sappi-approves-construction-of-demonstration-plant-for-xylitol-furfural-production-in-line-with-strategic-biorefinery-plans

                                                                  Sappi has just announced further progress in the development of its biorefinery capacity with the confirmation that it will construct a demonstration plant to further scale up its novel Xylex® technology for the production of Xylitol and Furfural. The plant will be located adjacent to the existing sugars and lignin extraction plant at Ngodwana Mill. It should be operational early in 2019. Pending successful results and further approvals it is anticipated that Sappi may construct commercial Xylitol and Furfural plants adjacent to our mills in the USA and South Africa.

                                                                  sappi logoCommenting on the decision Sappi CEO Steve Binnie said: "We are very happy with the progress being made by our biorefinery team, as well as with the value we are deriving from the acquisition and integration last year of the key biorefinery technologies and expert staff from Plaxica. Biomaterials and biochemicals are integral to Sappi’s strategy of extracting maximum value from wood fibre, our natural and renewable resource. We have taken a significant step towards generating meaningful revenue from this new business segment."

                                                                  Louis Kruyshaar, EVP for Sappi Biotech, explained: "Sappi’s biorefinery plans are focused on building a sustainable, profitable business from the manufacture and sale of food ingredients, materials and chemical intermediates derived from the C5 sugars produced as a co-product of our dissolving wood pulp production, and from the lignin produced in our global pulp production."

                                                                  The combination of Sappi’s operational excellence, the proposed co-location of the commercial plants at existing mill sites delivers strong integration synergies, and the cost advantages offered by Sappi’s scale and the Xylex® technology mean that Sappi will have a globally competitive cost base for sugars and xylitol and furfural production.

                                                                  Turning to the products which the demonstration plant will provide a platform for, Kruyshaar said: "Xylitol is a high value sweetener with exciting growth prospects - it is a low-calorie sweetener which has positive dental properties and produces no insulin response, so is suitable for diabetics. Furfual is a versatile green industrial chemical derived from C5 sugars with a diverse range of derivatives".  

                                                                  A quick overview of the development of Sappi’s sugars extraction capacity:

                                                                   In 2016 Sappi announced it would invest in demonstration capacity at its Ngodwana Mill in South Africa to extract hemicellulose sugars and lignin from its dissolving wood pulp (DWP) line for eventual beneficiation to higher value products

                                                                  • In 2017 this plant, built in partnership with Valmet, was commissioned. After operating for 12 months to demonstrate the extraction of C5 sugars from DWP production, the plant has exceeded all efficiency targets for cost, cycle time and yield.
                                                                  • Later in 2017 Sappi acquired the patented Xylex® technology for the hydrolysis and clean-up of these C5 sugars, as well as to produce a valuable lignin stream.
                                                                  • In April 2018, Sappi sanctioned a scale-up demonstration plant for the Xylex® technology to be located alongside the existing sugars plant at Ngodwana Mill. The plant will be commissioned in the first calendar quarter of 2019.
                                                                  • This plant will enable the demonstration of technologies for the production of Xylitol and Furfural.
                                                                  • Following successful commissioning of the Xylitol process, Sappi’s strategic intent is to enter the Xylitol value chain with a world-scale production plant.
                                                                  • As regards Furfural, sugars extraction from our DWP assets combined with our Xylex® and Furfural capabilities will allow Sappi to pursue various partnerships in the furan chemical value chain. The furan markets are showing strong market pull for new investments due to growth as well as replacing older and smaller unsustainable assets
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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:34:11 +0200
                                                                    Toscotec boosts its green performance through sustainable operations. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7821-toscotec-boosts-its-green-performance-through-sustainable-operations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7821-toscotec-boosts-its-green-performance-through-sustainable-operations

                                                                    Toscotec has successfully renewed its ISO 14001 certificate and EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) registration for the twelfth consecutive year since 2006. It thereby confirms its long-standing commitment to eco-sustainability, starting from its own environmental performance.

                                                                    In 2005, Toscotec began procedures to evaluate its internal processes according to the strictest international standards of environmental protection. This entailed undergoing an articulate and audited procedure, which led to the the draw up of an environmental management system and a three-year plan. Specifically for EMAS, the Italian supplier also issues an annual report, examined by private and public bodies, including external auditors and EMAS national Competent Body ISPRA.

                                                                    As a result, back in 2006, Toscotec became the first Italian supplier of tissue and paper machinery to obtain both the ISO 14001 and the EMAS registration and to this day, it remains the only one in Italy.

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                                                                    Toscotec strives to step up the eco-efficiency of its operations on an annual basis. In this view, EMAS is a guarantee vis-à-vis the community and the market at large, as it ensures a comprehensive set of corporate behaviours with environmental impact is kept under serious scrutiny.

                                                                    Andrea Marzaro, Toscotec’s Operations Director (COO), affirmed, “Toscotec is working towards a continued and tangible improvement of its environmental performance, on a voluntary basis. Full compliance with Italian laws and regulations is the minimum prerequisite for us. We are determined to go the extra mile, pursue the highest environment standards and achieve excellence. Eco-sustainability and environmental protection are our core values and as such inspire our operations. Energy reduction, in its widest sense, is a big part of it”.

                                                                    In recent years, Toscotec has partly redesigned its layout to become a fully integrated and compact production base, thereby optimizing its manufacturing efficiency. Inspired by lean production, it streamlined its logistic operations and achieved a concrete reduction of power consumption, due to the rationalization of handling and transportation processes.

                                                                    Toscotec’s headquarters currently include eight workshops, four of which dedicated to the pre-assembly of tissue and paper & board lines. Pre-assembly is one of the cornerstones of Toscotec’s quality guarantee. It aims to reduce the time, the energy and the costs of the erection at the mill and therefore achieve the performance guarantees in a shorter period. 

                                                                    Andrea Marzaro also pointed out “With respect to renewable energy, since 2011 we have been generating electric power from solar energy. In 2011, we implemented the first installation of solar panels on the roofs, covering an area of approximately 1,250 m2 and generating up to 190 kWh electricity, which we give back to the grid. Phase two was carried out in 2012, across 600 m2, with an output of 100 kWh. Phase three is currently underway”.

                                                                    Toscotec is committed to protecting the environment at local level through its operations, and globally through the design and manufacture of its cutting-edge technology. The Italian manufacturer manages both direct environmental aspects - pertaining to its own operations, like waste, emissions, use of raw materials, energy and water resources, etc. - and indirect aspects.

                                                                    With respect to its indirect environmental aspects, Toscotec’s Technical Director, Paolo Raffaelli pointed out, “through our advanced design and manufacturing process, we have achieved a significant reduction of the environmental impact generated by our machinery and process, confirmed by field data and positive customer feedback. Our engineering approach aims to enable paper mills to improve their overall performance, by reducing the need of fresh water, electricity and thermal energy, and minimizing their atmospheric emissions, including noise”.     

                                                                    From TT SYD and TT SteelDryers, to Energy Saving tissue lines, to TT SAF (Short Approach Flow) and TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving), Toscotec is the leading supplier of technology specifically designed for energy savings and with view to this, it is extensively investing in R&D and innovation.

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 26 Jul 2018 09:08:53 +0200
                                                                      Terra incognita: missing maps in the tropical forestry sector hamper efforts to combat forest loss http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7818-terra-incognita-missing-maps-in-the-tropical-forestry-sector-hamper-efforts-to-combat-forest-loss http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7818-terra-incognita-missing-maps-in-the-tropical-forestry-sector-hamper-efforts-to-combat-forest-loss

                                                                      ZSL finds lack of transparency in tropical forestry sector restricts monitoring of corporate commitments

                                                                      Efforts to monitor and manage the impacts of the tropical forestry sector are being hindered, due to many companies failing to accurately disclose where they operate – leaving biodiverse forests at risk of unsustainable exploitation. This is just one finding of an in-depth evaluation of forestry companies, published today on 18 July 2018 by ZSL (Zoological Society of London).

                                                                      In assessing 50 of the world’s most significant tropical timber and pulp producers, ZSL’s SPOTT (Sustainability Policy Transparency Toolkit) found that most are failing to publish accurate maps of their operations. With 2017 the second worst year on record for tropical tree cover loss, the forestry sector must now move to publish maps that support independent monitoring of corporate commitments targeted at addressing risks to forests.

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                                                                      ZSL’s SPOTT assessments cover timber and pulp producers with combined land holdings of over 350,000 square kilometres, an area the size of Germany. In the latest annual assessments, only eight companies were found to publish clear and comprehensive maps of their forestry operations, while 27 companies disclosed incomplete information. A further 15 companies do not provide any suitable maps of their operations, meaning the location of over 45,000 square kilometres – or over six million football pitches – of forestry operations remains unclear.

                                                                      To increase accountability, the tropical forestry sector should freely publish digitised maps that allow the exact locations and boundaries of their operations to be identified. Certification schemes such as the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for Endorsement of Forestry Certification) should also take steps to encourage the publication of certified companies’ mapped boundaries.

                                                                      Chris Eves, ZSL Forestry Officer said: “A lack of spatial data pinpointing where forestry companies are operating makes it difficult for third parties to fully assess their impacts on the world’s remaining tropical forest. Certification schemes including the FSC and PEFC have a vital role to play in ensuring forest products are sustainably sourced. They can lead the way by making the publication of such information a requirement.”

                                                                      As the only forestry sector assessment of its kind, SPOTT scores companies against over 100 environmental, social and governance (ESG) indicators that measure company transparency. Issues covered by the assessments include biodiversity conservation, greenhouse gas emissions, land conflicts, and labour rights. The 2018 results emphasise the pressing need for improved transparency across the board: on average, companies scored just 31%. Only five of the 50 companies assessed, demonstrated higher levels of transparency (scoring more than 66%).

                                                                      Other key findings from the 2018 SPOTT assessments include inadequate commitments to conserve biodiversity within company concessions, putting Critically Endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) and Western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) at risk. Over a third of forestry companies assessed by ZSL lack a full commitment to conserve biodiversity, whilst over half are failing to disclose whether they have set aside any of their land for the benefit of wildlife. 

                                                                      Robert-Alexandre Poujade, ESG Analyst at BNP Paribas Asset Management, said: “Responsible investors and banking institutions are increasingly aware of the impact that unsustainable commodity production can have on forests globally. Tools relying on satellite imagery are already proving crucial in tracking deforestation, but the loop can only be closed when companies publicly disclose the exact location of their operations.”

                                                                      A summary of the latest SPOTT timber and pulp assessments can be found here: www.spott.org/timber-pulp-summary. Full details of all 50 timber and pulp producers assessed on SPOTT can be found here: www.spott.org/timber-pulp

                                                                      SPOTT (Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit)

                                                                      Developed by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), SPOTT is an online platform supporting sustainable commodity production and trade. By tracking transparency, SPOTT incentivises the implementation of corporate best practice.

                                                                      SPOTT assesses commodity producers and traders on the public disclosure of their policies, operations and commitments related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. SPOTT scores companies annually against sector-specific indicators, allowing them to benchmark their progress over time. Investors, buyers and other key influencers can use SPOTT assessments to inform stakeholder engagement, manage risk, and increase industry transparency. For more information, visit www.SPOTT.org

                                                                      ZSL (Zoological Society of London)

                                                                      Founded in 1826, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) is an international scientific, conservation and educational charity whose mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Our mission is realised through our ground-breaking science, our active conservation projects in more than 50 countries and our two Zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. For more information visit www.zsl.org

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 23 Jul 2018 09:41:02 +0200
                                                                        Toscotec and tissue industry leaders join forces at TAPPI to set guidelines for steel Yankee dryers. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7817-toscotec-and-tissue-industry-leaders-join-forces-at-tappi-to-set-guidelines-for-steel-yankee-dryers http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7817-toscotec-and-tissue-industry-leaders-join-forces-at-tappi-to-set-guidelines-for-steel-yankee-dryers

                                                                        Steel Yankee dryers have been operating since 2000, and in recent years, they have become the dominant trend in the tissue industry. At present, the estimated number of steel Yankee dryers in operation worldwide is almost 400 units.

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                                                                        However, to this day, there aren’t any official guidelines regulating their safe operation, proper inspection and maintenance. The National Board Inspection codes for pressure vessels (such as ASME, PED, CSEI, JIS etc.) regulate the design and construction of steel Yankees, but their domain ends with the delivery. End users often demand that SYD checks and services be performed according to TAPPI’s standards, pointing to the need for an internationally recognized set of guidelines.    

                                                                        In 2015, Toscotec first put forth the idea of creating an official set of standard practices for steel Yankee’s operations. TAPPI has since entrusted the Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Committee - Steel Yankee Subcommittee with the task of creating a new TAPPI TIP (Technical Information Paper) dedicated to Steel Yankee Dryers. In parallel, Toscotec has played a key role in helping update the TAPPI reference book Guidelines for Safe Operation and Condition Assessment of Yankee Dryers, which includes both updated contents for cast iron Yankees and steel Yankees. These publications are expected to become available in 2019.

                                                                        Toscotec North America’s Lead Technical Service Analyst, Troy Kapalczynski is Chairperson of TAPPI’s Steel Yankee Subcommittee. As he explained, “the subcommittee is composed of manufacturers and end users who collaborate to expand the knowledge of Yankee dryers and address key questions about what and how procedures should be done in order to safely operate, properly control and maintain one of the most important equipment of a tissue mill. We are working to give end users the answers they need to optimize their operations”.

                                                                        Riccardo Pierini, Toscotec’s Customer Care & Yankee Dryer Service Manager, added, “The subcommittee runs a peer-reviewed, highly specialized and technical project. Specifically for steel Yankees, we addressed issues such as inspection guidelines and principles, non-destructive examinations, routine and non-routine inspections, warm-up and cool-down procedures, and boiler water chemistry. In addition, we also developed maintenance and repair practices among other operating and reliability guidelines. These are all fundamental questions for Yankee managers worldwide”.  

                                                                        As the leading supplier of steel Yankee dryers worldwide, Toscotec is the leading provider of content for TAPPI’s Steel Yankee Subcommittee. In this respect, Toscotec North America’s Area Engineering Manager, Alessandro Rocchiccioli pointed out, “We have 18 years of experience in the design, manufacture, and operation monitoring and service of steel Yankee dryers. With over 200 references, we have TT SYD running across the globe under a wide range of different environmental, pressure and operating conditions. We want to share this experience with the entire tissue industry, because the market has confirmed that steel Yankees are the future and, as an industry, we need a clear regulatory framework, as cast iron Yankees had back in 1992”.  

                                                                        For more information about TAPPI's Steel Yankee Subcommittee, visit: 


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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:06:40 +0200
                                                                          Progroup selects Voith to supply new Propapier PM 3 packaging paper line http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7816-progroup-selects-voith-to-supply-new-propapier-pm-3-packaging-paper-line http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7816-progroup-selects-voith-to-supply-new-propapier-pm-3-packaging-paper-line

                                                                          German papermaker Progroup AG has chosen Voith’s XcelLine machine concept for its flagship greenfield plant, Propapier PM 3 GmbH. The site is scheduled to open in 2020 in Sandersdorf-Brehna in the northwest of Leipzig.

                                                                          • High performance XcelLine concept as decisive factor to receive contract
                                                                          • New PM 3 will produce 750,000 tons of testliner and corrugated medium annually
                                                                          • Start-up planned for 2020

                                                                          voith logo 2013Progroup contracted with Voith in July to deliver PM 3, a 10,000 millimeter wire width machine with an annual production capacity of 750,000 tons of testliner and corrugated medium. Voith will supply the feeding system, BlueLine stock preparation; reject system, paper machine with hood and process air system, hall ventilation, reel spool transport system and winder. The new machine will have an operating speed of 1,600 meter per minute.

                                                                          Voith Paper was selected because of the outstanding performance of its XcelLine machine concept, as well as the proven BlueLine stock preparation, clothing and roll covers, VariFlex XL winder, and mechanical roll service.

                                                                          Construction is scheduled to begin on the Propapier PM 3 plant in early 2019 with completion slated for the second half of 2020. Together with Progroup’s nearby facilities in Burg and Eisenhüttenstadt, the containerboard manufacturer will have a total annual production capacity of approximately 1.85 million tons.

                                                                          About the Company
                                                                          Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, the technology group is continually optimizing the paper manufacturing process and paving the way for resource-saving production. Thanks to Papermaking 4.0, paper manufacturers can interconnect their equipment in an optimum way and increase their competitiveness through the effective and secure use of generated data. With Servolution, Voith Paper offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process.

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

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:58:53 +0200
                                                                            Sappi to fund research on Artificial Intelligence and bringing carbon emissions to net zero in the paper and pulp industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7815-sappi-to-fund-research-on-artificial-intelligence-and-bringing-carbon-emissions-to-net-zero-in-the-paper-and-pulp-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7815-sappi-to-fund-research-on-artificial-intelligence-and-bringing-carbon-emissions-to-net-zero-in-the-paper-and-pulp-industry

                                                                            As one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme

                                                                            Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, speciality and packaging papers, graphic (printing and writing) paper and biomaterials, is pleased to announce its support as one of the founding partners of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme .

                                                                            The 3-5 year fellowships, announced last week by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), will attract academics from around the world to identify breakthrough solutions to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At launch eight Fellowships have been funded.

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                                                                            The Sappi supported Fellowship will focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goal “Reshaping the future of industry” (SDG9). It aims to build on Sappi’s current engagement with the CISL by investigating how trends of innovation and sustainability will come together to reshape the future of industry – looking at the paper and pulp industry as an initial example and examining drivers including the rise of artificial intelligence and the need to bring carbon emissions to net zero.

                                                                            Commenting on Sappi’s decision to become a Founding Partner of the Fellowship Steve Binnie, Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Limited, said:

                                                                            “We have been engaging at a group and European level with Dame Polly Courtice and the CISL team since 2013. They have helped and supported our European industry efforts related to the Green Growth Platform, the development of a new low carbon pulp technology (DES), exploring financing options to support industry’s transformation and investigating block-chain technology for timber certification.” He continued “The challenge for the pulp and paper industry is how to be much more effective than today, both in our journey towards durable sustainability and to the need for economic vitality and employment for future generations. This Fellowship programme and the research it will deliver will help take this work forward. We live in an age of hyper-innovation and we take responsibility for making it work positively. That is why we have chosen a subject which joins the desire and need for sustainable materials with the most revolutionary technology to appear for over a generation – that of Artificial Intelligence. We anticipate that the Fellowship programme will deliver students with a profound knowledge and understanding of these issues which will help drive new solutions for us and others, creating exciting opportunities far into the future.”

                                                                            CISL, a 30-year old Institute with 80 staff and a network of 8,000 alumni and 250 companies, will host the Fellowship Programme alongside its existing industry collaborations and executive education programmes to foster an exchange of knowledge and ideas.

                                                                            Speaking at the launch of the Fellowship, Dame Polly Courtice, Director of the CISL said: “The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme will create a rich intellectual space for collaboration between researchers and industry as we seek breakthrough ideas and leadership actions to towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals”.

                                                                            Over and above Sappi’s topic of Industrial Transformation, the other confirmed research topics include Social and Environmental Accounting; Investing in Sustainable Communities; Sustainable Health; Radical Innovation and Disruption; The Role of Responsible Business in the Community; Inclusive Growth; Pathways to a Circular Economy.

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 19 Jul 2018 09:21:44 +0200
                                                                              More transparency, efficiency and safety thanks to Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7814-more-transparency-efficiency-and-safety-thanks-to-virtual-reality-solutions-by-voith-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7814-more-transparency-efficiency-and-safety-thanks-to-virtual-reality-solutions-by-voith-paper

                                                                              On 26 June, during ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2018, Voith introduced its new smart service package, Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper. It offers paper manufacturers the opportunity to have their new machine modeled in virtual reality. This means that Voith customers can benefit from more transparency, efficiency and safety in paper production over the entire life cycle of the machine.

                                                                              Thanks to the new virtual reality technology a company can experience its own paper machine as early as the planning phaseThanks to the new virtual reality technology a company can experience its own paper machine as early as the planning phase

                                                                              • New paper machine can be brought to life as early as the planning phase
                                                                              • Better learning outcomes thanks to customized, interactive training programs for new and existing machines.
                                                                              • Staff can acquire proficiency in a safe virtual environment

                                                                              With Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper, paper manufacturers can obtain a digital representation of their very own new machine within a matter of days. The system allows the machine to be brought to life before it is even built, either on a monitor or for an even more realistic experience using virtual reality goggles. In the planning phase this makes it much easier to configure the machine and develop infrastructure e.g. for stock preparation, buildings and access routes in the planning phase. Providing information to stakeholders is also a much simpler matter if the characteristics and functions of individual components and the entire machine can be represented realistically at any location in the world.

                                                                              With Virtual Reality by Voith Paper, paper manufacturers can become familiar with their paper machine in the planning phaseWith Virtual Reality by Voith Paper, paper manufacturers can become familiar with their paper machine in the planning phase

                                                                              With Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper effective use can be made of the time available prior to commissioning of the machine. Operators, maintenance crews and managers can acquire proficiency and familiarize themselves with the machine and those inner workings that are not directly accessible in real life. Virtual training programs allow personnel to acquire experience with the operation even though their paper machine is not yet running. Training in a virtual reality environment is about more than just visual perception; there is also a realistic noise backdrop and controls allow the user to move along the entire machine and execute certain hand actions. Much better learning outcomes can be achieved by addressing several sensory perceptions at once.

                                                                              Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper also ensures more efficiency during operation itself. Staff can practice maintenance activities in advance in interactive training scenarios. The training not only includes all work processes, which are simulated step by step with the necessary tools, it also focuses on occupational safety. For example, the replacement of a press sleeve or screen basket can be simulated and practiced in a safe virtual environment before the task is due to be performed at the machine. The routine acquired in this way then leads to shorter downtimes in real-life maintenance, a lower error rate and a reduced risk of workplace accidents.

                                                                              Maintenance operations can be tried out in advance in a safe environment by means of virtual training programsMaintenance operations can be tried out in advance in a safe environment by means of virtual training programs

                                                                              With Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith Paper the company is taking its next step on route to Papermaking 4.0. “Our aim is to combine the potential offered by digitalization with the physical manufacturing process and in this way optimize paper production,” explains Thomas Holzer, President Business Line Projects Voith Paper. In doing so, Voith is once again offering its customers a tailored, intelligent service solution based on customer requirements that will significantly increase machine availability and process reliability

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:00:35 +0200
                                                                                Swedish research breaks new ground – closer to a commercial paper battery http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7812-swedish-research-breaks-new-ground-closer-to-a-commercial-paper-battery http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7812-swedish-research-breaks-new-ground-closer-to-a-commercial-paper-battery

                                                                                BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University are making paper batteries a reality, paving the way for energy storage in packaging materials.

                                                                                BillerudKorsnäs and researchers at Uppsala University have together taken an important step towards the future’s paper batteries. Together they have taken basic research based on pure cellulose from algae and developed it to work with the same type of fibre that BillerudKorsnäs usually uses to manufacture packaging material. This development opens up for both inexpensive and eco-friendly batteries. The long-term aim is to enable large-scale production and the future use of paper batteries for applications in areas such as smart packaging.

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                                                                                Technology for large-scale production processes
                                                                                The development work is being carried out by one of Sweden’s foremost research teams under Maria Strömme, collaborating with BillerudKorsnäs, as a leading company in the development of sustainable packaging technology, in a completely new form.

                                                                                “What’s special in this case is the model for collaboration between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala University that has resulted in technology adapted to large-scale production processes. We’re combining the deep theoretical expertise of the researchers with our understanding of innovation and production technology. By successfully creating a joint platform, we can focus our work on the future, on creating an advanced product that can still be produced in an effective way,” says Lars Sandberg, project manager for innovation at BillerudKorsnäs.

                                                                                Smart, connected packaging
                                                                                In the long term, the paper battery opens up possibilities for developing packaging that is both smart and more sustainable. Small paper batteries with sensors can in the future open up for packaging that can be traced through the entire transport chain. This includes, for example, packaging that measures temperature or position in real time and provides information on what is happening with an item during transport.

                                                                                A paper battery entails many new ways of using packaging and can thus offer exciting opportunities for the packaging industry and BillerudKorsnäs customers that wish to establish systems that safeguard quality and delivery reliability. For example, a light sensor along with a BillerudKorsnäs paper battery could provide information on where in the transport chain a product disappeared from its packaging.

                                                                                With electrodes based on cellulose from wood fibre, the ambition is that in the future, it will be possible to recycle batteries along with their boxes and make them into new boxes or paper batteries.  

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                                                                                “The paper battery is a key piece of the puzzle in efforts to produce smart packaging that requires small, sustainable power sources. By enabling this type of sustainable packaging, the work on the paper battery is fully in line with BillerudKorsnäs’ vision of challenging conventional packaging for a sustainable future. Storing energy in paper instead of in lithium batteries, for example, allows for bio-based batteries that can form part of a circular system, which provides major sustainability benefits,” says Magnus Wikström, technical director at BillerudKorsnäs.

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:20:31 +0200
                                                                                  Valmet to supply a third Advantage tissue production line to Lila Group in Turkey http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7811-valmet-to-supply-a-third-advantage-tissue-production-line-to-lila-group-in-turkey http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7811-valmet-to-supply-a-third-advantage-tissue-production-line-to-lila-group-in-turkey

                                                                                  Valmet will supply a complete Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue line to the Turkish tissue manufacturer Lila Group in Corlu, 100 km west of Istanbul. The TM3 line will be equipped with all state-of-the-art options available including stock-preparation and an extensive automation package to achieve production with high efficiency and low energy consumption. Start-up is planned for 2020.

                                                                                  valmet logoValmet has previously delivered two Advantage DCT 200 tissue lines to the same mill. TM1 started up in 2007 and TM2 in 2012. In addition to the new tissue line, Lila Group also ordered a rebuild of their TM1 and TM2 to Advantage ViscoNip press configuration.

                                                                                  The orders were included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

                                                                                  "For us it is important to collaborate with a supplier who understands our demands and has the capability to deliver equipment that can meet our targets for efficient production, low energy consumption and high tissue quality. From our experience, we know that Valmet provides the best technology for our needs. In addition to the new tissue machine, we also have high expectations to improve our operations on TM1 and TM2 with the rebuild of the press sections," says Orhan Ogucu, Chairman of Lila Group.

                                                                                  "The Valmet Advantage DCT 200 concept with the Advantage ViscoNip press has become standard in the Turkish tissue market. We are happy to once again be trusted as a partner, supporting Lila Group's expansion plans and are looking forward to working together realizing their targets," says Björn Magnus, Sales Director, EMEA, Valmet.

                                                                                  Technical information about the delivery

                                                                                  Valmet's tissue machine delivery will comprise of a complete Advantage DCT 200 tissue production line with stock preparation equipment and the Advantage tissue technology. The scope will also include an extensive automation package with DCS, QCS and Softness sensor. Start-up, commissioning and training are also part of the delivery.

                                                                                  The new machine TM3 will add a capacity of 70,000 tons of tissue products for the domestic and export market.

                                                                                  About Lila Group

                                                                                  Lila Group is a leading Turkish industrial enterprise headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. The group operates in four different sectors in tissue paper, FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), energy and textile. The factory in Corlu is set to become the biggest tissue manufacturing facility under a single roof in Turkey and Middle East and North Africa. It employs nearly 1,000 people.

                                                                                  Read more www.lilagroup.com, https://www.linkedin.com/company/lilagroup

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:02:26 +0200
                                                                                    ANDRITZ acquires Diatec, Italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7807-andritz-acquires-diatec-italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7807-andritz-acquires-diatec-italy

                                                                                    International technology Group ANDRITZ has acquired a 70% stake in Diatec S.R.L., a leading manufacturer of converting machines for the hygiene and food packaging industries based in Collecorvino in the region of Pescara, Italy. The remaining 30% will stay in the hands of the two current shareholding families.

                                                                                    2018 07 12 082807Diatec designs and manufactures a wide range of special machines and technological solutions, mainly for the production of baby diapers and other absorbent hygiene products, but also for food packaging. With this acquisition, ANDRITZ complements its product portfolio in Nonwoven and is now able to offer the complete supply and value chain, from the raw material, to webfoming, finishing, and converting.

                                                                                    Diatec was established in 1992 and has developed very favorably since then, with many international references and renowned customers around the the world. The company is known for its innovative spirit, providing flexible and sophisticated solutions for the hygiene sector.

                                                                                    The Diatec owners and managers, who will continue to work in the company, acknowledge that ANDRITZ is the best partner to support the company’s long-term growth and – together with employees and suppliers – to create synergies that can satisfy the demands of its customers.

                                                                                    Andreas Lukas, Division Manager for ANDRITZ Nonwoven, says: “We are very excited about this complementary acquisition that extends our market coverage, process technology, and product range within the nonwovens industry.”

                                                                                    Diatec’s General Manager, Luigi Mancini, comments: “With ANDRITZ, we have found our ideal partner to strengthen our international market position and we are looking forward to growing further within this collaboration.”

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:28:39 +0200
                                                                                      Paperboard is replacing plastic to reduce climate impact http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7803-paperboard-is-replacing-plastic-to-reduce-climate-impact http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7803-paperboard-is-replacing-plastic-to-reduce-climate-impact

                                                                                      A number of global companies have replaced or are doing trials to replace the material in their gift cards – from plastic to paperboard. Sweden’s largest cinema chain, SF Bio, has taken the plunge and is now replacing all its cards.

                                                                                      “When our card supplier, Megacard, suggested we could make our gift cards from paperboard and thereby drastically reduce their environmental impact, it was self-evident to us to switch,” explains Anna Marcusson, product manager for gift cards at SF Bio.

                                                                                      :“When we could have just as impactful cards in paperboard as in plastic we didn’t hesitate to switch – for the environment’s sake,” says Anna Marcusson, product manager for gift cards at SF Bio.:“When we could have just as impactful cards in paperboard as in plastic we didn’t hesitate to switch – for the environment’s sake,” says Anna Marcusson, product manager for gift cards at SF Bio.

                                                                                      “In plain language, it means we’re phasing out the use of 10 tonnes of PVC a year by phasing out the plastic and replacing it with cards made of Invercote from Iggesund Paperboard,” she continues.

                                                                                      Replacing plastic with a non-fossil material is a clear trend, not least in the packaging industry. Switching from fossil plastic to an alternative material such as paperboard reduces companies’ climate impact. Changing an established infrastructure takes time, though, especially if it means that the packaging must be redesigned, the packing equipment modified or replaced, and the distribution from manufacturer to consumer is affected. The UK food company Iceland has attracted widespread attention with its pledges to eliminate plastic in its packaging within five years. Many people with packaging experience say five years is a fairly short time given the challenges faced by Iceland.

                                                                                      In light of these factors, the switchovers by IKEA and SF Bio have occurred very quickly, and there is reason to believe that many more companies will follow their example.

                                                                                      “Because the cards’ format is identical, it’s easy to make the switch. Apart from the actual production process for making the cards, very few other components of companies’ existing equipment need to be modified. So this is a very simple step to take compared with redesigning a plastic packaging solution, where complex and fully automated packing lines must be modified,” explains Johan Granås, Head of Sustainability at Iggesund Paperboard, who was closely involved in developing the solution that IKEA finally chose.

                                                                                      Another example of this packaging industry trend is Apple, where packaging developers are focusing on reducing the use of plastic. This is clear from Apple’s Paper and Packaging Strategy, which the company published in October 2017. Among other things, the report details how Apple succeeded in reducing the plastic content of the iPhone 7 packaging by 84 per cent compared with that of the iPhone 6s.

                                                                                      The cord holder for Apple’s smart speaker HomePod, which was launched at the beginning of 2018, is a clear example of the trend to replace plastic with paperboard. Ten years ago plastic would have been the obvious choice – but not today.The cord holder for Apple’s smart speaker HomePod, which was launched at the beginning of 2018, is a clear example of the trend to replace plastic with paperboard. Ten years ago plastic would have been the obvious choice – but not today.

                                                                                      Apple’s smart speaker, HomePod, launched at the beginning of 2018, is a clear example of this approach. An incredibly complex paperboard construction with closures holds the speaker cord in place and there is also a setup to secure the plug.

                                                                                      “Ten years ago, any manufacturer would have solved this issue with plastic,” Granås says. “But now we’re seeing time and again how companies are investing strongly to create alternative solutions in paperboard – not only Apple but many, many others.”

                                                                                      Granås is careful to say that plastic is still an important material in both today’s and tomorrow’s packaging market. Traditional paperboard packaging for food often needs a plastic barrier to create a seal that protects against grease, moisture and aromas. Making the packaging’s construction out of paperboard and then creating the barrier with the thinnest possible plastic coating is already a good example of good materials management.

                                                                                      “The development of fossil-free plastic materials is happening very quickly and I predict we will soon have bioplastics with less and less fossil content, which will significantly reduce the climate impact of food packaging in particular,” Granås concludes.


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

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

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:55:04 +0200
                                                                                        Argynnis Group acquires French Solaronics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7801-argynnis-group-acquires-french-solaronics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7801-argynnis-group-acquires-french-solaronics

                                                                                        Argynnis Group AB acquires the French company Solaronics SA. Consequently, the Group can now offer its customers a complete range of products and services in the non- contact drying based on infrared (IR) heating technology.

                                                                                        Argynnis Group AB, formerly Binar AB, develops niche companies with unique products and technologies for professional customers. One of the companies is Ircon Drying Systems AB, which expertise is in industrial heating based on infrared and microwave technology.

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                                                                                        Ircon is today one of the world's leading companies in non-contact drying based on electric IR technology. The products are, for example, used in the paper and board industry, contributing to both increased capacity and improved quality of the customers’ products.

                                                                                        Solaronics is a global leader in gas driven infrared drying combined with air technology for a wide range of industries: Paper & Board, Metal, Glass processes and other applications. Solaronics develops and markets infrared products and has been active for more than 50 years.

                                                                                        With this acquisition, Argynnis Group can now offer an enriched range of products and services in

                                                                                        Paper & Board and all other markets where both companies are active.

                                                                                        "As many large paper and board mills around the world have access to gas, we are happy to complete our range with gas driven IR products. Now our customers have access to non-contact drying based on IR heating - regardless of their energy supply” says Leif Gustavsson, Deputy CEO of Argynnis Group AB.

                                                                                        Solaronics is located near Lille in the North of France and has about 60 employees. The company previously belonged to the Bekaert Group, a global market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coatings.

                                                                                        “We are very happy to have found in Argynnis an acquisition partner who by combining Solaronics’ leadership in gas IR drying with Ircon’s outstanding competence in electric IR drying will create new opportunities for future successful growth” says Oliver Forberich, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President Stainless Technologies of Bekaert.

                                                                                        Argynnis Group now forms a new business unit that works with industrial heating and drying, including both Ircon and Solaronics.

                                                                                        "This is an acquisition that feels very logical and fits well with our acquisition strategy. Since previously we have operations in France and our experience from working with French companies is that it works very well for us” says Jan Bardell, CEO, Argynnis Group.

                                                                                        For further information, please contact:

                                                                                        Leif Gustavsson, Deputy CEO, Argynnis Group AB, tel: +46 702-630158

                                                                                        Argynnis Group (formerly Binar AB), with headquarters- in Trollhättan Sweden develops niche companies with unique products or technologies for professional customers. We operate within four main areas: First Responder Technology (FRT), Binar Handling, Industrial Solutions and Heating & Drying. The group has around 330 employees in Sweden, Germany, France, and Finland.

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 09 Jul 2018 16:02:40 +0200
                                                                                          Toscotec launches its key innovations at iT’s Tissue 2018. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7799-toscotec-launches-its-key-innovations-at-it-s-tissue-2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7799-toscotec-launches-its-key-innovations-at-it-s-tissue-2018

                                                                                          Toscotec launched its latest innovations during iT’s Tissue 2018. The advanced technologies it presented at its NOWNEXT open house include: Toscotec’s S-Crescent Former and the new TADVISION® machine. 

                                                                                          The S-Crescent is a high efficiency forming section, which significantly increases dryness before the pressing area, through optimized dewatering. The aim is to reduce the burden of water removal for the press and consequently the drying section, by boosting dewatering in the wet section of the tissue machine.

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                                                                                          Drawing on the experience of its successful installation in the U.S. market in 2004, Toscotec entirely redesigned its TAD machine to achieve superior tissue properties, including bulk and absorbency, and outstanding results in energy consumption. The new TADVISION® ensures improved runnability and machine efficiency thanks to its unique serpentine TAD section, composed of three TAD honeycomb coated drums. A detailed Computational Fluid Dynamic analysis ensures a highly optimized airflow in the air-system ducts leading to the TAD section and Yankee hoods. Overall, TADVISION® ensures a more effective use of energy, bringing consumption down to 4.5-5.5 MWh/ton, a significant decrease compared to the consumption of current TAD machines, which is estimated in the range of 6.0-7.5 MWh/ton. Toscotec is continuing its energy reduction program and is committed to further reducing the overall consumption to less than 4.5 MWh/ton for a plant of the same production capability over the next few years.

                                                                                          The other advanced technologies presented at Toscotec’s NOWNEXT open house include new upgrades of Toscotec’s rewinding line, TT WIND-H and TT WIND-L, and an overview of Toscotec’s excellence in tissue drying, with TT SYD and the Yankee Hood and Air System plants. In particular, Toscotec’s rewinders feature improved performances through a newly perfected automatic web tension control, fast cycles, operator friendly automation and the automatic shaft handling system. The Energy and Environment department presented the most comprehensive range of drying configurations presently available in tissue making, designed to suit all needs and operating conditions, with state-of-the-art heat recovery technology, including up to six energy recovery stages in one single plant.

                                                                                          Finally, Toscotec’s YES (Your Expert Service) division launched its 24/7 service catering for customers round the clock all over the world, with a very special tool, YES – CONNECT-VISION, the new helmet enabling fully integrated communication and problem-shooting excellence.

                                                                                          This year visitors concluded their experience of NOWNEXT open house in the newly inaugurated canteen, a brand-new building within the expanded perimeter of Toscotec’s headquarters, which includes recreational space for employees, such as a fitness center and two lounges.

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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 09 Jul 2018 08:28:47 +0200
                                                                                            ANDRITZ pulp drying plant achieves new world record at UPM’s Kymi mill, Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7795-andritz-pulp-drying-plant-achieves-new-world-record-at-upm-s-kymi-mill-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7795-andritz-pulp-drying-plant-achieves-new-world-record-at-upm-s-kymi-mill-finland

                                                                                            The ANDRITZ pulp drying plant installed at UPM’s Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland, achieved a new record production capacity of 2,452 tons per day on May 31, 2018. In terms of specific drying capacity, this equals 389.2 tons per day and meter of working width on the 6.3 meter wide sheet drying machine, which is a new world record for drying of bleached birch and pine kraft. The mill was started up successfully in 2015 and has achieved several production records since then.

                                                                                            ANDRITZ pulp drying lineANDRITZ pulp drying line

                                                                                            The ANDRITZ high-capacity pulp drying line enables efficient and very quick switches between birch and pine pulp production within less than 23 minutes and handles the wide production range of 1,550°to 2,452 tons per day perfectly.

                                                                                            ANDRITZ high-capacity pulp drying lines feature:

                                                                                            • Highest capacities at highest operational reliability for any pulp grade thanks to proven pulp drying technology, including the ANDRITZ Twin Wire Former and shoe press equipment.
                                                                                            • Maximum production flexibility and adaptability for large production windows and short grade changing times.
                                                                                            • Stable operation and low maintenance due to high degree of automation.

                                                                                            This impressive production record is the result of ANDRITZ's leading and proven pulp drying technology and of the excellent cooperation and partnership with UPM.

                                                                                            UPM Kymi is one of the world's most efficient producers of softwood and birch pulp and is recognized worldwide for its high-quality products and excellent customer service, which makes the company a benchmark producer in Europe.

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:33:35 +0200
                                                                                              A.Celli Paper has presented from Tissue to Tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7794-a-celli-paper-has-presented-from-tissue-to-tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7794-a-celli-paper-has-presented-from-tissue-to-tissue
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                                                                                              Evolution, innovation and ongoing research.

                                                                                              These are the main elements on which the clear vision of A.Celli Paper is based.

                                                                                              During the third edition of iT’s Tissue (Lucca, 25-29 June 2018), A.Celli Paper welcomed visitors to discover the great path it has chosen, inviting them to see for themselves the 11 technology stations representing the same number of system solutions for complete turnkey plants.

                                                                                              The FROM TISSUE TO TISSUE tour was a unique experience, offering a special opportunity to view a complete Tissue production line.

                                                                                              It was an occasion to present the new generation of the iDEAL® Tissue Machine, the E-WIND® winders and the innovative R-WAY® Roll Handling & Packaging system.

                                                                                              But this was just the beginning, because the journey planned for the visitor also included a look at Research and Development and the new solutions in the context of the Yankee Dryer, with our FORGED YD®; the revolutionary iREEL® data traceability and analysis system; and the latest R-WAY® reel management system with automated guided vehicles (AGVs): all in the name of efficiency, safety and automation.

                                                                                              The visitors were impressed by this direct contact with the world of A.Celli equipment solutions, which is all about the best in production efficiency, reduced consumption and costs, and excellence in terms of both quality and technology.

                                                                                              We would like to thank all those who came, and hope to see you again next time.

                                                                                              A.Celli is on a roll!

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:12:37 +0200
                                                                                                Mondi offers new digital formats in Color Copy and PERGRAPHICA® papers http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7793-mondi-offers-new-digital-formats-in-color-copy-and-pergraphica-papers http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7793-mondi-offers-new-digital-formats-in-color-copy-and-pergraphica-papers

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                                                                                                Mondi has recently enhanced the portfolio of its key paper brands Color Copy and PERGRAPHICA® in new digital formats to offer bulk-packed paper options saving its professional printing customers time and money while increasing speed and efficiency.

                                                                                                The market leader for digital colour printing Color Copy is now offered with new digital formats as SRA3, SRA3+, A3+ and 33 x 48.3 cm, all of them available in long grain (LG) and short grain (SG). The SG format is the standard format for A4 brochure printing or book-on-demand printing and is now available bulk-packed, with reams on the pallet with or without a box enabling high-volume, long-run print jobs to run more smoothly. The offer specifically targets professional printing businesses looking for best possible printing results with satisfaction guaranteed, and getting the benefits of the finishing options.

                                                                                                Mondi’s premium design paper PERGRAPHICA® has also extended its offer to the creative and premium print industries, and is now available in a bulk-packed and reamed on pallet SRA3 format in both long grain and short grain options. The recent SRA3 update allows designers to digitally print and review their work on PERGRAPHICA® paper thus testing it, before actually going to (offset) print. In line with the brand’s promise and thanks to the product’s versatility, this addition supports designers to achieve outstanding printing quality turning their vision into reality.

                                                                                                “Customer satisfaction and flexibility are key drivers in our strategic planning,” says Mondi Marketing and Sales Director Johannes Klumpp. “For designers and printing professionals, grain direction in paper is critical, as it influences the paper’s creasing and folding behaviour. Our new folio line offers perfect cutting quality and accuracy direct from the mill, which together with our fully automated pallet stacking offers a clear competitive advantage for our flagship brands Color Copy and PERGRAPHICA®.”

                                                                                                About Color Copy

                                                                                                Color Copy is the leading brand for digital colour printing and is CO2 neutral. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of digital printing and guarantees true-to-life, brilliant colour copies and perfect print results every time. Color Copy has an elegant and smooth feel and its soft white hue gives accurate colour reproduction that emphasises your image. It also has an exceptional environmental profile, being CO2 neutral in addition to having FSC®, EU Ecolabel and ISO 9706, ISO 14001 and ISO 18001 certifications. Color Copy is part of Mondi’s Green Range of sustainably produced products.



                                                                                                About PERGRAPHICA®

                                                                                                PERGRAPHICA® is Mondi’s premium design paper range that covers the needs of the creative and premium print industries. PERGRAPHICA® fulfils the most demanding requirements for sophisticated and elegant printed documents while meeting top sustainability standards. The portfolio provides excellent printability and it is available in two textures (Rough and Smooth), three shades (High White, Classic and Natural) and six grammages between 90 and 300 g/m2. Customers in many European countries can purchase PERGRAPHICA® through local distribution companies.



                                                                                                About Mondi

                                                                                                Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. Mondi is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain – from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is embedded in everything Mondi does. In 2017, Mondi had revenues of €7.10 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.44 billion.

                                                                                                Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker MND, and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker MNDI. Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.


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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:43:59 +0200
                                                                                                  Winder upgrade by Voith: 15 percent increase in capacity thanks to SmoothRun damping bearing system http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7792-winder-upgrade-by-voith-15-percent-increase-in-capacity-thanks-to-smoothrun-damping-bearing-system http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7792-winder-upgrade-by-voith-15-percent-increase-in-capacity-thanks-to-smoothrun-damping-bearing-system

                                                                                                  The new SmoothRun hydropneumatic damping bearing system for winders effectively reduces vibrations occurring during the winding process. Hydropneumatic damping allows for higher operating speeds and better winding results. Overall, capacity increases of up to 15 percent are possible. This compact upgrade solution is suitable for Voith and Jagenberg two-drum winders.

                                                                                                  In conventional winders without special damping, vibrations can occur at higher production speeds for certain paper grades, and these vibrations can impair winding quality. To minimize the disruptive effect of vibrations during the winding process, the production speed and accelerations rates are reduced below the maximum capability of the winder. The solution: With SmoothRun hydropneumatic damping bearings from Voith the vibrations can be effectively reduced even at high speeds, allowing the equipment to operate at consistently high production speeds. At the same time, SmoothRun improves the winding results and reduces the overall mechanical stress on the machine.

                                                                                                  SmoothRun helps achieve higher operating speeds and improved winding results.SmoothRun helps achieve higher operating speeds and improved winding results.

                                                                                                  Eliminating bottlenecks through capacity upgrades
                                                                                                  Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel (PKV) based in Lower Saxony, produces high-quality corrugating medium and testliner on its PM 5. Until now, the existing VariFlex M had to be run at a lower speed when producing paper grades sensitive to vibrations. The result is the winder could barely keep up with the production of the paper machine.

                                                                                                  The purpose of the hydropneumatic damping bearings was to allow the winder to be operated at the maximum speed. “Following commissioning of the new bearing system we were able to reduce vibrations for all paper grades and increase speeds. We are currently optimizing the settings of the bearing system with intensive support from Voith,” explains Michael Wolff, Line Manager Equipment at PK Varel. “Following this optimization phase we assume that the speed of the winder can be increased. While further enhancements together with Voith are being made the winder can keep pace with the production of the PM 5,” says Wolff. Voith is helping the company achieve this goal by providing intensive support, e.g. by performing vibration measurements.

                                                                                                  Wide range of winder upgrades
                                                                                                  Voith offers a wide selection of upgrades enabling existing winders to be specifically adapted to today's requirements. For further information have a look at http://voith.com/winder-upgrades

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 04 Jul 2018 09:15:40 +0200
                                                                                                    Voith TerraSpeed Supreme: New thermal coating impresses at Hamburger Austria and Mondi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7791-voith-terraspeed-supreme-new-thermal-coating-impresses-at-hamburger-austria-and-mondi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7791-voith-terraspeed-supreme-new-thermal-coating-impresses-at-hamburger-austria-and-mondi

                                                                                                    TerraSpeed roll coatings from Voith have been used successfully for many years. The product range now has a new addition – TerraSpeed Supreme, featuring new and impressive design parameters that give the coating outstanding performance values. TerraSpeed Supreme is already being used successfully in more than 15 installations worldwide.

                                                                                                    The new functional coating of TerraSpeed Supreme ensures very stable roughness values and outstanding sheet release. Thanks to its improved coating structure, TerraSpeed Supreme minimizes web breaks and can reduce the open draws. In addition, TerraSpeed Supreme enables much longer roll service lives.

                                                                                                    The new functional coating of TerraSpeed Supreme ensures very stable roughness values and outstanding sheet release.The new functional coating of TerraSpeed Supreme ensures very stable roughness values and outstanding sheet release.

                                                                                                    Improved operational reliability at Hamburger Austria
                                                                                                    There are already more than 15 successful installations operating worldwide. Voith customers are impressed by the new coating and have already placed follow-up orders. One such customer is renowned corrugated base board manufacturer Hamburger Pitten. Josef Krenn, Operations Director and Markus Ungersböck, Head of Mechanical Maintenance at Hamburger Pitten in Austria explain the success story of TerraSpeed Supreme as follows: “At Hamburger Austria we produce a high-quality, diverse range of corrugating medium, packaging papers and plasterboard on our PM 4 in Pitten. The sophisticated use of different raw materials, auxiliaries and operating supplies imposes stringent requirements on the Nipco-P roll, the key position in the press section. Following the expansion of our range of paper grades, performance and doctoring using standard ceramic roll covers for this position became very unstable. A greater number of web breaks, and in some cases even sheet passing under the doctor blade, as well as premature roll changes to re-machine surfaces after relatively short periods of service, were suddenly day-to-day occurrences.”

                                                                                                    Voith engineers also recognized the challenge and helped the customer to select the best coating in combination with suitable doctor blades, as Krenn and Ungersböck confirm: “Since we have been using the new TerraSpeed Supreme from Voith Paper operation has been absolutely reliable at this critical position. In combination with Voith's SkyTerra S doctor blades, we have now been operating the unit for more than 2 years without interruptions and there has been no need to re-machine the roll surface. Web breaks originating from the Nipco-P roll have dropped significantly, sheet passing does not occur anymore and performance has been very stable over the entire operating time. The newly developed ceramic-coating TerraSpeed Supreme from Voith Paper has significantly improved our production but above all has made it operationally reliable again.”

                                                                                                    The SkyTerra S blade with negative facet was specially developed for use with TerraSpeed Supreme.The SkyTerra S blade with negative facet was specially developed for use with TerraSpeed Supreme.

                                                                                                    Mondi impressed by TerraSpeed Supreme and SkyTerra S
                                                                                                    Basically, the high wear resistance of Voith's TerraSpeed Supreme enables continuous doctoring at maximum load. The SkyTerra S blade with negative facet was specially developed for use with TerraSpeed Supreme. But the successful use of TerraSpeed Supreme at Hamburger Pitten is not an isolated example. The Mondi production facility in Frantschach, Austria, has also had a similar experience. Andreas Petschenig, maintenance engineer at the Mondi paper mill in Frantschach, is also impressed by the premium coating: “In Frantschach we produce high-quality sack kraft paper grades on our PM 6 and PM 8. The sophisticated use of materials including chemical auxiliaries and operating supplies means that the press has to meet fairly exacting production engineering requirements. For example, following the installation of the shoe press at the PM 6 the doctoring on the ceramic covers of the shoe press counter roll became unreliable. A greater number of web breaks, sheet passing, and high web draws were almost part of the daily routine, as were roll changes to re-machine surfaces after relatively short periods in operation.”

                                                                                                    Thanks to the new coating there has been a considerable improvement in performance at Mondi in Frantschach as well, as Petschenig reports: “All these problems have been solved since we started using TerraSpeed Supreme from Voith Paper. In combination with the Voith doctor blades SkyTerra and SkyTop, the cover service lives could be substantially increased. There is no more sheet passing and web draws could be reduced. The newly developed ceramic cover TerraSpeed Supreme from Voith has considerably simplified our production.” In the meantime, TerraSpeed Supreme has also been running successfully for a year in the shoe press of the PM 5 at Mondi Steti.

                                                                                                    Now that numerous other Voith customers have had a similar positive experience with TerraSpeed Supreme. Taylor designed doctor blades like SkyTerra S and SkyTop S can even enhance that high performance level.

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 04 Jul 2018 09:10:22 +0200