Pulp-Paperworld.com / European News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:25:41 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Three Dow Innovations Named Finalists for 2017 ICIS Innovation Awards; Dr. Mei Li Finalist for Alpha Innovator of the Year http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7360-three-dow-innovations-named-finalists-for-2017-icis-innovation-awards-dr-mei-li-finalist-for-alpha-innovator-of-the-year http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7360-three-dow-innovations-named-finalists-for-2017-icis-innovation-awards-dr-mei-li-finalist-for-alpha-innovator-of-the-year

Three innovative technologies from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) are finalists for the 2017 ICIS Innovation Awards. In addition, Mei Li, a formulation scientist at Dow AgroSciences, is a finalist for the Alpha Innovator of the Year award in the Environment and Sustainability category. ICIS, the world’s largest petrochemical market information provider, presents these awards to companies and individuals that demonstrate high levels of innovation in products and processes, provide benefits to the environment and show progress toward sustainability.

dow logo“Dow is a company built on innovation and we are pleased to have our work recognized by ICIS with multiple finalists,” said A.N. Sreeram, senior vice president, Research & Development, and chief technology officer for Dow. “We continue to drive sustainable innovations working in close partnership with our customers to invent the products and processes that will define the solutions of tomorrow.”

Winners of the ICIS Innovation Awards and the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award will be announced in October 2017.

The three Dow finalists in innovation are:

Best Product Innovation:
UCON™ Oil Soluble Polyalkylene Glycols (OSP) are a new range of base oil and performance enhancing additive for demanding lubricant applications. UCON OSP have been designed to overcome the lack of hydrocarbon compatibility of conventional polyalkylene glycols while maintaining their key benefits such as deposit and friction control. When used as additives in hydrocarbon oil based engine lubricant formulations, UCON OSP fluids provide a way to reduce CO2 emissions through improved fuel efficiency performance, as well as deposit control that provides long term engine component protection. These features have been demonstrated across a wide battery of test conditions and engine designs for formulations containing UCON OSP developed through close collaboration of Dow and Total Lubricants.

Best Process Innovation:
Dow fluidized catalytic dehydrogenation (FCDh) Process: Both ethylene and propylene are valuable intermediates in the production of plastic and other products critical to everyday use. The shift to lighter cracker feedstocks from shale gas and slowing gasoline demand for refineries are leading to lower propylene production for traditional sources creating a propylene shortage when compared to demand. Dow has developed FCDh technology that is based on commercially available Fluidized Catalytic Cracking technology, selectively producing valuable propylene from abundant shale gas resources. The patent-protected Dow process design enables greater than 20 percent capital savings versus other commercial processes. It also reduces energy requirements per pound of propylene produced. The technology is flexible and can be easily integrated into existing or new ethylene crackers to increase production or tailor these facilities for the desired amount of ethylene and propylene production. It can be used in other aliphatic and aromatic production processes as well. Dow is exploring commercial options to advance this technology with favorable interest in the market.

Innovation With Best Benefit For Environment and Sustainability:
ROPAQUE™ NT-2900 Opaque Polymer for BLUE 4EST™ Thermal Paper is a more sustainable thermal paper option for applications such as cash register receipts, tickets, tags, and labels. The technology, which is compatible with existing printers, is free of chemical developers and removes chemicals of concern from production.

Alpha Innovator of the Year Award – Environment and Sustainability

Dr. Mei Li, formulation scientist, is named a finalist for her work in the design, implementation and commercialization of three novel agrochemical products. INSTINCT™ microcapsule nitrogen stabilizer with Optinyte™ technology protects nitrogen fertilizer and provides benefits to both the crop and the environment. Instinct™ nitrogen stabilizer and technology was awarded the 2016 U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. Dr. Li has also significantly advanced the formulation science of complex, multiple-active formulations to address the urgent agricultural and societal needs related to herbicide-resistant and hard to control weeds. Enlist Duo® Herbicide with Colex-D® technology is designed to land and stay on target with improved handling and reduced odor. The product won 2013 Agrow’s Best Formulation Innovation. Arylex™Active Herbicide products and technology won 2015 Agrow’s Best Formulation Innovation and 2016 R&D 100 Awards. Collectively, these innovations are helping to save energy and reduce the environmental impact of growing food for a hungry world. Dr. Li’s scientific achievements are great examples of Dow AgroSciences’ purpose to provide “Solutions for the Growing World”.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:13:07 +0200
    DS Smith supports classroom design programme to help children with asthma http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7359-ds-smith-supports-classroom-design-programme-to-help-children-with-asthma http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7359-ds-smith-supports-classroom-design-programme-to-help-children-with-asthma

    DS Smith develops prototypes for students as part of “Designing Our Tomorrow” classroom initiative.

    In partnership with the University of Cambridge, DS Smith has developed a number of prototypes from designs by secondary school students. The goal was to design a type of packaging which would contain everything a young child with asthma would need, whether they’re at home, at school or elsewhere; and one which would help reduce anxiety of children with asthma by using child-friendly design themes.

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    The programme, called Designing Our Tomorrow (DOT), was founded by researchers at the University of Cambridge, and brings real-world problems into classroom design and technology sessions in secondary schools, encouraging the next generation of UK designers and engineers.

    Themes included a monkey character where the inhaler and spacer become a banana that the child can ‘feed’ the monkey with and then copy themselves. Other themes include a pack shaped like a cat where the inhalers become mice that are stored in a smaller box shaped like a wedge of cheese; and a folding pack that can hang on a door for easy access at home but can be quickly zipped up and put in a bag to take out.

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    Five of the best designs were presented by the secondary school students at the British Paediatric Respiratory Society conference in Cambridge in June. Some of the designs were made into prototypes by DS Smith and will be piloted with the NHS in London through the Health London Partnership.

    Ian Hosking of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering, who co-leads the Designing Our Tomorrow (DOT) programme, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education said: “Students were tasked with not merely designing packaging but an experience. In other words, we wanted to make it fun and re-frame what education can be – projects like these start to form a broader evidence base of what’s possible. In addition, by working with industry, it takes the project beyond a competition to something that can make a difference to patients and help prevent avoidable asthma deaths in children.”

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    Russell Turner, Head of Ideation & Solutions of DS Smith’s UK Packaging Division said: “We have loved working alongside these Cambridgeshire school children to develop innovative prototypes that have the potential to radically transform the experience of children with asthma. We hope that working with us has helped them realise that ideas become more powerful when they become a reality, and shown them how exciting design and engineering can be as a career.”

    About DS Smith

    DS Smith operates in over 36 countries and employs around 26,000 people. Using the combined expertise of our four divisions – Packaging, Recycling, Paper and Plastics – we work with customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the Supply Cycle. For more information, visit www.dssmith.com.

    DS Smith is the UK’s leading supplier of corrugated packaging. Our comprehensive product range includes retail ready packaging, transit cases, consumer units, packs printed for gift and POS applications, and heavy duty packaging for industry. DS Smith’s national network of manufacturing plants service thousands of customers, from multinationals to local businesses.

    Using PackRight®, our unique way of working, our highly-skilled people work closely with customers to specify packaging that achieves real results. Typically, our customers achieve sales growth, or reductions in cost, waste and carbon at every stage of the Supply Cycle. For more information, visit www.dssmithpackaging.co.uk.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:22 +0200
      ANDRITZ successfully starts up key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill in Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7357-andritz-successfully-starts-up-key-production-technologies-for-metsae-group-s-new-bioproduct-pulp-mill-in-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7357-andritz-successfully-starts-up-key-production-technologies-for-metsae-group-s-new-bioproduct-pulp-mill-in-finland

      International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed start-up of the key production technologies for Metsä Group’s new bioproduct pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3°million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. All ANDRITZ processes were started up successfully according to the agreed schedules. The core equipment supplied by ANDRITZ originates mainly from Finland, with a significant part being fabricated at the ANDRITZ workshop in Savonlinna.

      logo andritz list ppWith the installation and smooth start-up of the equipment supplied, ANDRITZ once again demonstrated its outstanding technological capabilities. ANDRITZ supplied the following equipment to Metsä Group’s bioproduct pulp mill:

      • a wood processing plant, including three debarking and chipping lines, with the highest capacity in the world (pine/spruce/birch: 470/350/270 m3solid-over-bark per hour)
      • a flexible softwood/hardwood fiberline with the highest softwood capacity in the world (3,900 tons per day)
      • the world’s most energy-efficient black liquor evaporation with the highest capacity in Europe (1,650°tons/hour)
      • the largest recausticizing plant in Europe (white liquor production of 16,000 m3/day)

      With this major delivery, ANDRITZ is once more strengthening its position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of key equipment for pulp mills.

      “ANDRITZ is our long-term co-operation partner with whom we have developed our mills consistently. In the bioproduct mill project we have used an open-book project model, which has created good prerequisites for co-operation useful to both partners. The result is a world-class mill, which was built on time and on budget”, says Timo Merikallio, Project Director, from Metsä Group.

      The ANDRITZ GROUP

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

      ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:43:25 +0200
        Scotland's PG Paper Company Ltd to target south america exports following £10m in funding from Santander http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7356-scotland-s-pg-paper-company-ltd-to-target-south-america-exports-following-10m-in-funding-from-santander http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7356-scotland-s-pg-paper-company-ltd-to-target-south-america-exports-following-10m-in-funding-from-santander

        Greenock-based PG Paper Company Ltd, an international paper merchant and one of Scotland’s biggest exporters, is to target growth in South America following a £10 million funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

        2017 08 14 115133Established in 2003, PG Paper is an award-winning company created and driven by CEO Poonam Gupta OBE. The firm acts as a broker, buying paper directly from mills around the world. It exports hundreds of containers per month to buyers located in regions such as the Indian Sub-Continent, the Far East, Turkey and Africa.

        Already present in 52 countries, the PG Paper team is fast diversifying its product range into speciality and packaging paper and boards, as well as developing new markets. PG Paper has identified strong growth opportunities in economies such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

        In an indication of the success of the firm, turnover has grown to £36 million, up 50 percent year-on-year as at the end of March 2017. The £10 million from Santander includes a £3 million trade bills facility and £2 million foreign exchange line.

        Poonam Gupta OBE, Chief Executive Officer, PG Paper Co Ltd, said: “We are constantly developing our presence in new markets, and the comprehensive support from Santander has been key to our expansion plans in South America. We seek out new, on-going opportunities that offer a win-win situation to our partners and clients. Our local knowledge, multilingual abilities and understanding of the many paper grades we work with ensures we can offer paper for alternative and innovative uses across all our markets.”

        Narinder Baryah, Relationship Director, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “Santander has been able to deliver a very collaborative approach by really understanding the business and delivering an appropriate product suite that will allow Poonam and her team to achieve their ambition. We have supported our overall international sector approach with a range of value-added services such as the Santander Trade Portal and Trade Club and also introduced the business to our Latin America country specialist. Overall, our finance package will allow PG Paper to drive further sales by opening up a key new geography.”

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:52:05 +0200
          Rapid technology changes drive growth in speciality papers market, reaching almost 27 million tonnes in 2022 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7355-rapid-technology-changes-drive-growth-in-speciality-papers-market-reaching-almost-27-million-tonnes-in-2022 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7355-rapid-technology-changes-drive-growth-in-speciality-papers-market-reaching-almost-27-million-tonnes-in-2022

          The speciality paper industry is changing as fast as the markets are moving. New machinery and technology is entering the markets, as the commodity printing and writing market went through rapid decline and now is slowly shrinking in the developed countries. This will tend to disrupt the speciality paper makers, as new technology will enable faster and wider machines to effectively and economically produce more technical speciality grades.

          pira logoSmithers Pira’s latest report ’The Future of Speciality Paper to 2022’ projects the global market for speciality papers in 2017 to be 24.16 million tonnes, and forecasts it to reach 26.98 million tonnes in 2022. This represents a CAGR of 2.2% in the five-year period from 2017 to 2022.

          ‘The regulatory environment continues to be complicated, driving changes in materials for health, safety and sustainability’, says Bruce W Janda, author of the report.

          ‘Speciality papers enjoy many opportunities for new product development to create new demand. Replacement of plastics with sustainable paper-based materials is a large opportunity. Disruptive technologies are coming into the market to support plastics replacement’.

          Speciality papers have become even more important because commodity grades used for graphic communications, such as newsprint, freesheet and coated printing papers, have declined abruptly over the past ten years in Western Europe and North America. Recent trends suggest that this may also be starting to happen in more recently developed markets such as China. This trend is expected to continue and spread to the other regional markets as digitalisation of communications continues. As the global graphic commodity papermaking universe contracts, speciality paper grades are becoming one of the forces for growth in the industry, along with tissue and packaging.

          Several key common features of speciality papers are noteworthy. They tend to be higher added-value products owing to their unique characteristics. These features often allow speciality producers to charge a premium. Consequently, they are perceived to lead to a better financial performance for the manufacturer. Speciality papers are also seen as useful product portfolio extenders for risk spread over several markets. Often the introduction of speciality papers arises from the availability of, or need to make use of, small-scale output machinery that would otherwise be shut down. The premium charged on the added value allows a producer to work machinery that would otherwise be too costly when making large-scale commodity products, where price competition tends to be fierce.

          This landmark report quantifies and segments the specialty paper market globally across 14 major countries and identifies opportunities and threats facing suppliers.

          This market report was based on an in-depth combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research included telephone interviews used to generate an up-to-date and accurate picture of the market and to gather information on the specialty papers market that is not available from published sources. Secondary research was based on extensive literature analysis of published data and trends collected from leading players.

          With expert insight The Future of Speciality Papers to 2022 [http://www.smitherspira.com/industry-market-reports/paper/specialty-paper/the-future-of-specialty-papers-to-2022] provides a vital strategic planning tool for pulp and paper manufacturers, converters, and equipment manufacturers of specialty papers.

          About Smithers Pira
          Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, Smithers Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. For more information please visit www.smitherspira.com

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:55:33 +0200
            Responsible Care: Kelheim Fibres scores high points with Flushable Moist Toilet Tissue and Integrated Product Policy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7354-responsible-care-kelheim-fibres-scores-high-points-with-flushable-moist-toilet-tissue-and-integrated-product-policy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7354-responsible-care-kelheim-fibres-scores-high-points-with-flushable-moist-toilet-tissue-and-integrated-product-policy

            Kelheim Fibres was pleased to claim the Recognition Award in the Responsible-Care-Competition 2017 of the Bavarian branch of VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry e.V.) for its integrated product policy.

            The topic of the competition was "The Closed Circle Econom" relating to the areas of environmental protection, product responsibility and dialogue in respect of Responsible Care.

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            Kelheim Fibres, world-leading manufacturer of viscose speciality fibres, scored high points with their viscose short cut fibres VILOFT®, specifically developed for the production of increasingly popular moist toilet tissue; worldwide, the demand in this segment is increasing significantly. In contrast to traditional (spunlace) wipes, wet wipes made of Kelheim’s VILOFT® short cut fibres disintegrate rapidly and prevent the blockage of pumps in the waste water system.

            Again, in contrast to commercially available standard products, these wipes are completely biodegradable.

            Kelheim’s short cut viscose fibres therefore offer an enormous potential for savings with regard to energy and maintenance costs for regional waste water operations. At the same time, they offer a solution for the growing issue of increased pollution of water by micro plastics - a huge benefit for the environment

            This fact convinced the independent jury of experts, who judged the projects submitted by their quality, creativity, impact and exemplary character. The citation for VILOFT® states: „This project impresses with the integrated product policy outlined: Even at the product design stage the focus is on the complete system. A bio-persistent material is being replaced. This prevention of waste and residual materials results in a Germany-wide saving potential in municipal infrastructures.“

            Kelheim Fibres‘ Business Manager Horst Wörner is pleased: We have been pursuing the topic Flushability for years. With our VILOFT® fibre we offer the solution that has been sought by waste water authorities for years. Unfortunately, the dimensions of the problem and the corresponding saving potential is not universally known yet.

            This Responsible-Care-Award confirms that we are on the right path and I hope it helps to create more awareness at the consumer level.“

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:28:22 +0200
              The Navigator Company selects Voith XcelLine tissue machine for Cacia in Portugal http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7344-the-navigator-company-selects-voith-xcelline-tissue-machine-for-cacia-in-portugal http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7344-the-navigator-company-selects-voith-xcelline-tissue-machine-for-cacia-in-portugal

              The Navigator Company continues its expansion in the tissue sector and signs a contract with Voith for the supply of a new XcelLine tissue machine.

              voith logo 2013The production line is designed to sustainably produce high-quality tissue paper maximizing the usage of slush Eucalyptus pulp. The new tissue facility will be integrated in the existing Cacia site in Portugal, where the company operates one of the biggest pulp production plants in Europe.

              The scope of supply includes the latest Voith technologies to minimize energy consumption and achieve maximum efficiency in short fiber usage. Above all, the NipcoFlex T shoe press was a key factor in choosing Voith. With this technology, the need for thermal energy can be substantially reduced. The tissue machine is designed for an operating speed of 2,000 m/min. and will annually produce 70,000 metric tons of high-quality toilet and towel paper from pulp with a working width of 5,600 mm. Start-up is scheduled for second half of 2018. With this new investment the total tissue production capacity of The Navigator Company will raise to 130,000 tons per year.

              The new tissue production line will be equipped with further energy-efficient, operator friendly components and systems like the Pluralis refining technology, the MasterJet headbox, EvoDry T steel Yankee and the EcoHood T. A core part of the delivery will be the Papermaking 4.0 features including the innovative ComCore automation platform.

              The Navigator Company is one of Europe’s leading producers of pulp and paper. It has a total paper capacity of 1.6 million tons per year, largely integrated with pulp production, and more than 3,000 employees. As part of its development plan for a new cycle of growth, the Navigator Company in 2015 acquired an established tissue manufacturer: AMS-BR Star Paper, S.A.

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

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

              About The Navigator Company
              The Navigator Company is the new face of the former Portucel Soporcel group, after its rebranding in 2016. The Navigator Company is Portugal’s third leading exporter, and the exporter generating the highest level of national value added. The Group accounts for approximately 1% of Portugal's GDP, around 3% of the country's total exports of goods. In 2016, the Company set a new all-time record for paper output, with an annual turnover of approximately 1.6 billion euros.

              Having consolidated its position as the leading European manufacturer, and the fourth largest in the world, of uncoated woodfree (UWF) printing and writing paper, The Navigator Company is also Europe's top producer of BEKP (Bleached Eucalyptus Globulus Kraft Pulp), the fifth largest in the world, and has entered the tissue market, where it expects to become one of key players in the continent.

              As a vertically integrated forestry Company with its own forestry research institute RAIZ, it manages vast tracts of forest in Portugal certified under the FSC® and PEFC™ systems (FSC license C010852 and PEFC license 13-23-001), and boasts annual production capacity for 1.6 million tons of paper, 1.4 million tons of pulp (of which 1.1 million is integrated into paper) and power generation of 2.5 TWh, adding up to annual turnover of approximately 1.6 billion euros.

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 02 Aug 2017 10:53:29 +0200
                Voith's Servolution concept brings better performance and fewer production downtimes to Papel Aralar http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7342-voith-s-servolution-concept-brings-better-performance-and-fewer-production-downtimes-to-papel-aralar http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7342-voith-s-servolution-concept-brings-better-performance-and-fewer-production-downtimes-to-papel-aralar

                Through its "Servolution" concept, Voith offers comprehensive, tailor-made service expertise that covers all machine segments and supports customers from the planning phase over the entire service life of the machine and beyond. Under this kind of partnership, Spanish paper manufacturer Papel Aralar entrusted its entire service operations to Voith and is now benefiting from higher machine availability and improved paper quality.

                • Individually tailored service packages
                • Greater data transparency means more efficient operations on site
                • Reduced use of resources and better paper quality

                2017 08 01 084512Senen Amunarriz, Managing Director of Papel Aralar (right), and Mitxel Etxezarreta, Managing Director of Voith Paper Spain (left). The partnership between Papel Aralar and Voith includes the outsourcing of all service and maintenance works to Voith.

                "Voith's experts always have an overview of the entire process. They are familiar with the latest state-of-the-art and capable of determining when new technologies should be integrated," says Senen Amunarriz, Managing Director of Papel Aralar. This is why the paper manufacturer located to the east of Bilbao has outsourced all service and maintenance works to Voith. In doing so it is reaping the benefits of the expertise that Voith has accumulated in its 150 years of existence. And the outcomes prove that this was the right decision for Papel Aralar, because since partnering with Voith the company has experienced far fewer production downtimes. And Papel Aralar can go back to focusing on its core area of expertise – the production of paper.

                Voith has brought together its comprehensive, tailored service packages in the Servolution concept. A major feature of the concept is the close contact with customers. This means that Voith supports and advises its partners from the initial planning phase through the entire service life of the machine and beyond. In doing so Voith helps its customers increase machine availability, process reliability, paper quality and production speed. The maintenance and optimization services include proposing solutions for significantly reducing consumption of energy, water and raw materials. Apart from maintaining all machine components, Voith also provides Papel Aralar with IT support.

                A high level of data transparency and its availability at all times are key elements of the Servolution concept. Because not only do the data provide the basis for efficient operations on site, this digital support also supplies important information for predictive maintenance. At Papel Aralar, therefore, the partnership includes regular audits conducted jointly by Voith and the company's production team. In this context, Voith's service team proposes various options for improvements. Already, the consumption of energy, raw materials and chemicals could be reduced as a result. And at the same time, the cost efficiency and quality of the paper was increased, ''As the Voith team is permanently on site and knows the facilities inside out, any optimization proposals can be readily implemented in the short term,'' says Mitxel Etxezarreta, Managing Director of Voith Paper Spain.

                Papel Aralar is completely convinced of the success of its collaboration with Voith: Senen Amunarriz has already signaled that the papermaker wishes to extend the service contract, which is due to expire in 2019, by another five years.

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

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

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:47:10 +0200
                  Smithers Pira forecasts steady growth for liquid paperboard demand 2017-2022 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7338-smithers-pira-forecasts-steady-growth-for-liquid-paperboard-demand-2017-2022 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7338-smithers-pira-forecasts-steady-growth-for-liquid-paperboard-demand-2017-2022

                  There will be steady increases in demand for liquid paperboard materials across the next five years according to the latest in-depth industry study from Smithers Pira. 

                  pira logoExclusive data published in The Future of Liquid Paperboard to 2022, shows production of liquid packaging board (LPB) and food/cupstock (FCS) boards combined passed the 7 million tonne mark in 2015. This has grown by over 3% annually on average since 2012. Reaching 7.2 million tonnes in 2016, this segment of the packaging market was worth $9.5 billion to the paper mills.

                  Through to 2022, demand for LPB will accelerate significantly at 4.5% per year, driving a total market value of $4.69 billion in 2017 to reach $5.83 billion in 2022. The Smithers study segments this market and provides extensive value and volume figures by board type, end-use application, regional geographic and key national markets.

                  Production of liquid paperboard materials is highly concentrated; especially liquid packaging board, which is produced in only ten countries around the world. Consumption of converted board products is spread across all global regions; however, in contrast to some other packaging segments, three-quarters of all converted LPB is still used in the Americas and Europe, with Asia holding only a moderate 17% market share in 2016.

                  Demand for liquid paperboard is heavily dependent on a few segments, although there is scope to expand into new areas. In 2016, more than 70% of LPB consumption occurred in the dairy industry, with juice packaging accounting for a further 20% plus. Smithers Pira tracks how evolution in these core segments and new evolving end-use applications will impact the market across the next five years.

                  Stephen Harrod, author of the report, says: ‘Consumption of dairy products has slowed in Western Europe but Eastern Europe has enjoyed rapid growth in demand, sustaining volume demand for liquid paperboard. Globally, however, the industry is seeing growing competition from ‘alt-milk’ products, such as nut-based ‘milks’. However, these products may actually stimulate demand for LPB, as they open up new niche markets. LPB consumption will be maintained over the medium term, assisted by the healthy eating trend, together with growing consumption patterns in the emerging markets.’

                  In spite of increasing competition from other alternative beverages, including ready-to-drink (RTD) tea and coffee, energy drinks and the like – especially amongst younger consumers – demand for LPB in the dairy industry will see continued good growth, with nearly 400,000 tonnes of additional LPB materials needed to meet demand growth between 2017 and 2022.

                  An overall trend across the packaging industry is to minimise the environmental impact of packaging, which is stimulating both technical innovations and new business models across the value chain. This interest includes consumers, brand owners, converters and regulators and spans a number of different means to realise the goal of furthering the use of sustainable, recyclable and compostable packaging into the mainstream.

                  Marketing to more environmentally aware consumers will increasingly be an important differentiator for packaging suppliers and FMCG brand owners in the future. This is driving the development of more sustainable LBP products such as Tetra Pak’s Tetra Rex Bio-based, Tetra Brik Aseptic 1000 Edge with Bio-based LightCap 30, and the Tetra Top carton bottle, as well as the Combidome low-acid carton bottle from SIG Combibloc and Elopak’s Pure-Pak Sense Aseptic carton.

                  This latest Smithers Pira report The Future of Liquid Paperboard to 2022, analysing the key drivers of demand for the various liquid paperboard products. The liquid paperboard market includes food service products made from food and cupstock board (FCS) and liquid packaging board (LPB) materials used in various packaging applications. The major end-use markets for liquid packaging board are quantified and segmented, with discussion of the key trends affecting demand for the end-use products as well as the consumption of liquid packaging board in these markets

                  About Smithers Pira
                  Smithers Pira is the worldwide authority on packaging, paper and print industry supply chains. Established in 1930, Smithers Pira provides strategic and technical consulting, testing, intelligence and events to help clients gain market insights, identify opportunities, evaluate product performance and manage compliance. For more information please visit
                  www.smitherspira.com

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:44:44 +0200
                    W+D’s successful Direct Mail Days offered envelope insights http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7336-w-d-s-successful-direct-mail-days-offered-envelope-insights http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7336-w-d-s-successful-direct-mail-days-offered-envelope-insights

                    Conference in Neuwied, Germany, focused on adding value in the direct mail market

                    Direct Mail Days proved to be an exciting forum for those in the envelope, printing and supplier industries. Organized by Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D), in cooperation with the European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers (FEPE), the event attracted around 110 participants to Neuwied from June 28 to 29, 2017.

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                    Association and industry experts offered insights and spoke extensively about direct mail, as well as about the current market trends in Europe and the U.S. Above all, the focus of the event was on the enormous potential of envelopes to create added value for mailings, with haptics, layouts and personal approaches increasing open and response rates by more than 30 percent in recent direct mail examples.

                    “Advertisers are increasingly realizing that concentrating on digital media like email is not enough—successful campaigns require a clever combination of print and online media,” said Frank Eichhorn, Managing Director of W+D. “Direct mailing offers tremendous potential again, and W+D sees its future in this area.”

                    The event also showcased various creative envelopes, such as shape-cut formats, alongside demonstrations of the machines that created them. The W+D 410 Easy Enveloper, now equipped with two window patching stations, showed how fast and easy it can convert envelope formats, as well as implement printing changes with the newly developed inline flexo blank printing units for inside and outside envelope printing. Another helpful application was demonstrated by an innovative cloud solution that can create personalized envelopes on demand, which were printed on the W+D 234 dL printing machine display.

                    Direct Mail Days is a W+D initiative, in cooperation with FEPE, that promotes personalized direct mailings and presents creative future concepts. Due to widespread positive feedback from customers and exhibitors, the next Direct Mail Days will take place in 2018, with an exact date to be announced.

                    ABOUT WINKLER+DÜNNEBIER GmbH (W+D)
                    2017 07 25 093128Winkler+Dünnebier GmbH (W+D) offers a wide range of highly efficient, integrated system solutions for the mail and postal industry, as well as for the tissue and hygiene industry. With more than 100 years of industry-shaping innovations, W+D has core competence in the converting and processing of thin and in-homogeneous materials—such as paper, tissue and nonwovens—at high speeds and tight tolerances. With innovative and tailor-made system solutions and services, W+D focuses on the entire internal value chain for its customers. Part of the Barry-Wehmiller family, W+D has production and distribution sites in Germany, Malaysia and the United States, with sales and service support around the world. For more, go to www.w-d.de

                    ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER
                    Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2.5 billion organization with more than 11,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to www.barrywehmiller.com

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:32:03 +0200
                      Nordic Paper to be acquired by Anhui Shanying Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7333-nordic-paper-to-be-acquired-by-anhui-shanying-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7333-nordic-paper-to-be-acquired-by-anhui-shanying-paper

                      Nordic Paper is a leading Swedish-based producer of kraft and greaseproof paper. Three of Nordic Paper’s mills are located in Sweden, and the fourth one in Norway.

                      nordicpaper logoA China-based pulp and paper company, Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., LTD (“Anhui Shanying Paper”), has entered into an agreement to  acquire 100 % of the shares in Nordic Paper Holding AB from Special Situation Venture Partner lll and Petek GmbH.

                      The new owner, Anhui Shanying Paper, is a part of Taison Group. The company is listed at the Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2001. Anhui Shanying Paper has communicated to the stock market its intention to expand and diversify, both in terms of product portfolio and geographically. Today its core business consists of recycled fibre trading, kraft paper manufacturing, packaging, design, printing and logistics.

                      Nordic Paper will remain as an independent European pulp and paper company and there will be no changes regarding the business or operations at the moment.

                      The transaction is subject to approvals by relevant Chinese authorities as well as the shareholders’ meeting of Anhui Shanying Paper.

                      We have been producing paper in Scandinavia since the late 19th century and continue to make top-quality paper and pulp that suits our customers’ needs today. We are an independent manufacturer and our modern paper and pulp mills are the heart of our business. Living and working in the heart of Scandinavia, we are surrounded by nature, where the vast forests of inland Sweden and Norway provide the raw materials for the premium Natural Greaseproof and Kraft paper we produce.We are your global paper partner; today we supply customers in more than 80 countries. We deliver the paper you want with the specifications you need. We work with you to develop and manufacture exactly the right paper to help you do better business.We have mills in Bäckhammar, Säffle and Åmotfors in Sweden, as well as in Greåker in Norway. Our headquarter is located in Bäckhammar.

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:47:47 +0200
                        OTR Precise: Accurate measurement and analysis of Yankee cylinders during operation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7331-otr-precise-accurate-measurement-and-analysis-of-yankee-cylinders-during-operation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7331-otr-precise-accurate-measurement-and-analysis-of-yankee-cylinders-during-operation

                        Deformations on the surface of a Yankee cylinder reduce the productivity of a tissue machine and impair the quality of the tissue paper. However, these manifestations of wear, which result primarily from continuous doctoring, are inevitable. With the OTR Precise Voith is offering tissue manufacturers a technology for reliably identifying these problem areas. Early detection of surface defects can extend the service life of the Yankee cylinder and is a means of achieving better quality and higher productivity in tissue manufacturing.

                        • Early detection of problem areas
                        • Basis for higher machine productivity
                        • Improved tissue quality

                        voithVoith installs the OTR Precise system during a scheduled machine shutdown and afterwards the measurements are conducted during normal operation of the Yankee. With the help of a precise tension measurement and 3D measuring process the system eliminates the influences of vibration, to produce a topographical map of the Yankee cylinder surface, whose precision is setting a new benchmark for the industry. By comparing the target state of the crown profile with its actual state, normal and abnormal deformations such as areas of wear can be interpreted. This data forms the basis for precise planning of maintenance cycles. Initiating countermeasures in this way extends the life of the cylinder. In addition, the analysis enables an optimum CD moisture profile to be produced and as a result, tissue quality is improved and machine efficiency increased.

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

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

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:06:20 +0200
                          FLIPPR research project identifies new possibilities for the paper industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7329-flippr-research-project-identifies-new-possibilities-for-the-paper-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7329-flippr-research-project-identifies-new-possibilities-for-the-paper-industry

                          At the beginning of March, Mondi hosted the closing event of a research project called FLIPPR (Future Lignin and Pulp Processing Research) at its headquarters in Vienna. The event marked the end of a collaborative research programme examining bio-refinery issues. FLIPPR’s main objective was to identify future business areas for companies in the fields of lignin and fibre utilization.

                          Research results benefit customers
                          2017 07 24 095942As a supplier, Mondi is determined to offer sustainable solutions, environmentally sound packaging and uncoated fine paper grades while minimising the amount of fossil-based chemicals in its products. Leo Arpa, Head of R&D Paper provides the following forecast: “Creating value from natural resources is one of the key challenges for Mondi’s R&D teams. Our participation in FLIPPR will enable us to build the next generation of pulp-based bio-refineries and thus develop new and improved bio-based products requiring less raw material and energy.”

                          Mondi will be part of FLIPPR² which started in April 2017 and is building on the research and activities from FLIPPR. FLIPPR² has the main objective to further develop the most promising findings from FLIPPR.

                          Thomas Timmel, director of the FLIPPR project, commented: “Projects such as FLIPPR, in which fundamental research is aligned with the needs of the industry, combine the development of advanced technical solutions – in this case based on cellulose and lignin – with an ecological and economical perspective. The project has delivered new and exciting findings relating to applications and analytical methodologies.”

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:59:38 +0200
                            The Voith Paper Webshop simplifies ordering of spare parts and provides comprehensive documentation options http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7327-the-voith-paper-webshop-simplifies-ordering-of-spare-parts-and-provides-comprehensive-documentation-options http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7327-the-voith-paper-webshop-simplifies-ordering-of-spare-parts-and-provides-comprehensive-documentation-options

                            Since January, papermakers around the globe have been able to purchase Voith products and services quickly and easily around the clock in the Voith Paper Webshop. But the new online platform offers more than just an easy way to purchase replacement parts. It also enables all information about a machine, from the original delivery to the order history and operating instructions, to be viewed at a glance.

                            Ordering matching replacement or wear parts for paper machines that have tens of thousands of technical components can often be very timeconsuming and is therefore a significant cost factor. Even if the machine documentation has been scrupulously kept, the ordering process often has to be preceded by extensive research with the manufacturer. It is estimated that searching for the required components can take up to 30 percent of the time needed to prepare for maintenance work.

                            2017 07 24 094813Fewer incorrect orders and faster processing thanks to Voith Paper Webshop: Alain Gafner, Maintenance Manager at Perlen Papier AG (middle), and Christian Stocker, Team Leader Technical Purchasing at Perlen Papier AG (right) talk about more efficient ordering processes with Michael Thoma, Director Global E-Business Solutions Voith Paper (Ieft).

                            Initial customers, such as Perlen Papier and Papierfabrik Palm, were the first to gather experience with the platform during a test phase. On the basis of their experience Voith continued to refine the platform, focusing on making it more user-friendly.

                            • Readily accessible, clearly structured machine Information
                            • Order tracking and integration into customer ERP System simplifies planning and implementation
                            • Perlen Papier and Papierfabrik Palm among the first satisfied customers

                            For example, customers can opt to search for the spare parts they need using a clearly arranged tree structure or the order number, which may also be a customer-defined internal part number. "A search based on our own part numbers makes the order process much simpler and helps us to avoid ordering the wrong parts," says Christian Stocker, Team Leader Technical Purchasing at Perlen Papier. In the meantime, the Swiss paper manufacturer is ordering around 90 percent of its replacement parts from the Voith Paper Webshop.

                            A few clicks are all it takes to access prices, delivery times and availability. For Michelle White, Senior Purchaser for the UK at Papierfabrik Palm, the Voith Paper Webshop has meanwhile become one of the most important platforms used by the company: “The Webshop shows me all information on component specifications and sizes – and also, exactly where the part is located in the machine." She believes that the benefits of the Voith Paper Webshop are much greater than those of other online shops she is familiar with.

                            "Thanks to order tracking the person placing the order can see exactly when a part arrives at the plant, allowing for highly accurate scheduling of maintenance works. Being able to see the current availability of parts also allows paper manufacturers to maintain a leaner spare parts inventory," explains Michael Thoma, Director Global E-Business Solutions Voith Paper.

                            A seamless integration of the Webshop into the customer's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system allows ordering and order processing to be realized effectively without system interruptions. As a result, ordering history and tracking are rendered transparent for both parties, the ordering process is easier to plan and is much simplified for all participants.

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

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

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:46:15 +0200
                              ÅF acquires Eitech’s automation business http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7325-af-acquires-eitech-s-automation-business http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7325-af-acquires-eitech-s-automation-business

                              ÅF has acquired Eitech’s automation business, thereby strengthening our range of services in the field of automation for industrial clients throughout Sweden. This acquisition is part of ÅF’s strategy to meet the strong demand in this area.

                              af logo newEitech’s business currently offers automation services to customers in automotive manufacturing, the pulp and paper industry, mines and steel mills, as well as infrastructure and energy companies. Eitech works with customer’s such as ABB, Teracom, Olofsfors, Trafikverket and Wipro. Eitech has specialist competence in automation and at the same time a large proportion of project commitments. This complements ÅF’s current business and creates opportunities to continue to commit to large projects.

                              “We are pleased to welcome Eitech’s automation specialists to our organisation. The acquisition will further reinforce our position in the fields of industrial digitalisation, automation and robotics. We look forward to working together and to exchanging expertise and experience,” says Jonas Gustavsson, President and CEO of ÅF.

                              “In ÅF, the automation division will find an owner with high ambitions and the potential to develop the business. At the same time, ÅF is considered to be an attractive workplace that offers engineers excellent development opportunities, something that has been an important aspect in our decision to choose ÅF,” explains Olle Backman, CEO of Eitech.

                              Eitech’s automation business has an annual turnover of approximately SEK 90 million and 42 employees based in Umeå, Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg.

                              The company will be consolidated from 1 September 2017 and integrated with ÅF’s Industry Division.

                              Corporate Communication
                              ÅF AB (publ)

                              ÅF is an engineering and consulting company for the energy, industrial and infrastructure markets, creating progress for our clients since 1895. By connecting technologies we provide profitable, innovative and sustainable solutions to shape the future and improve people's lives. Building on our strong base in Europe, our business and clients are found all over the world.

                              ÅF – Innovation by experience

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:32:55 +0200
                                Sonoco-Alcore to Implement Additional Price Increases for Tubes & Cores in Europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7324-sonoco-alcore-to-implement-additional-price-increases-for-tubes-cores-in-europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7324-sonoco-alcore-to-implement-additional-price-increases-for-tubes-cores-in-europe

                                Sonoco-Alcore S.a.r.l. has just announced it will again raise prices for paper-based tubes and cores, effective from shipments beginning on 24th July 2017.

                                IMG 4444"Prices of coreboard continue to rise, driven by fundamental changes in recovered paper markets. As this trend continues, we are forced to keep pace and apply a further increase to our tubes and cores," said Karsten Kemmerling, Director of Sales and Marketing - Tubes and Cores, Europe. "We continue to invest in our operations to generate manufacturing productivity, but this will not cover the significant increase in material costs. The outlook for the second half of this year could well be a further tightening of material availability and inevitably further price increases for our base raw material."

                                Sonoco Alcore S.a.r.l. is wholly-owned by Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and operates 29 tubes and cores plants and four paperboard mills in Europe.

                                Source: Sonoco Products Company via Globenewswire

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:13:02 +0200
                                  European paper industry’s perfomance resilient in 2016, demonstrates CEPI’s latest key statistics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7323-european-paper-industry-s-perfomance-resilient-in-2016-demonstrates-cepi-s-latest-key-statistics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7323-european-paper-industry-s-perfomance-resilient-in-2016-demonstrates-cepi-s-latest-key-statistics

                                  In the background of increasingly uncertain global markets, European production of paper and board demonstrated resilience in 2016. This not only continues the trend of recent years but exceeds the performance of other key paper-producing regions including the United States and Canada.

                                  cepi logoEuropean consumption of paper and board has exhibited a rise for the third consecutive year, growing by 0.3% in 2016, driven by stronger demand for certain categories of paper products particularly sustainable packaging, hygiene and speciality papers. The rise in consumption has also had a knock-on effect on imports into CEPI countries which rose by 4.5% in 2016 (7.2% of total European paper consumption). Despite this trend and increased competition globally the industry remains a net exporter, exporting approximately 21% of its production.

                                  On another positive note a 2.7% increase was witnessed in pulp production putting a halt to recent years of decline. This was buoyed by an increase (17.8%) in the export of market pulp to non-CEPI countries, particularly Asia (20.8% increase).

                                  Utilisation of paper for recycling has remained relatively stable as in previous years exhibiting a slight increase in 2016.  The collection of paper for recycling has also moved in the right direction, displaying a modest increase of 1.0%. At the same time, exports of paper for recycling have increased by 5.6% the majority of which reached Asian markets (91.7%).

                                  Additional information:

                                  CEPI’s key statistics, audited by Deloitte, are the primary publication of reference for the most up-to-date statistics on European industry production and market developments. The statistics are a compilation of data received by CEPI members (national associations with pulp and paper companies as members) under the auspices of CEPI’s Statistics Network. Some additional sources, such as Eurostat, have been used where necessary and relevant.

                                  Extra statistical information is accessible to members on CEPI’s Members Area and to non-members by subscription. To subscribe for our extensive statistics offer for non-members please visit our website here.

                                  About CEPI:

                                  The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry. Through its 18 national associations CEPI gathers 495 companies operating more than 900 pulp and paper mills across Europe producing paper, cardboard, pulp and other bio-based products. CEPI represents 22% of world production, €81 billion of annual turnover to the European economy and directly employs over 175,000 people. 

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:10:57 +0200
                                    EU launches trade investigation against Turkey following complaint by the European paper industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7322-eu-launches-trade-investigation-against-turkey-following-complaint-by-the-european-paper-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7322-eu-launches-trade-investigation-against-turkey-following-complaint-by-the-european-paper-industry

                                    The EU has decided to launch investigations against Turkey for breach of EU-Turkey Customs Union and WTO rules confirming the validity of a complaint lodged by the European paper industry.

                                    cepi logoCEPI, the independent voice of the paper industry in Europe, presented a trade complaint (Trade Barrier Regulation (“TBR”)) to the European Commission on the 24 April 2017. The complaint concerned the unfair non-automatic import licensing system established by Turkey concerning, inter alia, EU exports of certain varieties of paper including office paper, books, envelopes and paper used for direct mail marketing (otherwise known as uncoated wood free (“UWF”) paper). This is both the first time a TBR complaint has been launched in almost ten years and the first time CEPI as an industry association has lodged a trade complaint.

                                    "Today’s launch of this investigation is an indictment of the Turkish authorities’ reluctance to maintain a level-playing field when it comes to free trade. Turkey should withdraw, in the spirit of the EU-Turkey Customs Union and its WTO commitments, any unfair trade barriers” say Sylvain Lhôte, Director General at CEPI.

                                    The unfair non-automatic import licensing system puts at risk over €150 million worth of EU exports of these varieties of paper. At a time when global free trade is under increasing pressure the European paper industry urges the Turkish authorities to stand on the side of free trade. The paper industry already exports 22% of its entire produce outside the EU and will continue to remain an advocate for free trade and take a firm stance where this is put at risk.

                                    What can be expected next? Within a five to seven month period the Commission will now engage in a detailed investigation of the concerns raised by CEPI resulting in a report which may warrant the launch of WTO proceedings.

                                    Background to the trade complaint: Following an inconclusive safeguard investigation on UWF imports in 2014-2015, Turkey extended in 2016 an existing import licensing system which targeted €150 million of EU exports of UWF paper products. The Turkish non-automatic import licensing system with regard to UWF paper is based on an arbitrary price threshold and creates a significant and unfair obstacle to EU-Turkey trade. As such, the contested system poses a clear violation of WTO and EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement.

                                    Publication in the Official Journal of the European Union: the link to the publication can be consulted here.

                                    About CEPI:

                                    The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) is the pan-European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry. Through its 18 national associations CEPI gathers 495 companies operating more than 900 pulp and paper mills across Europe producing paper, cardboard, pulp and other bio-based products. CEPI represents 22% of world production, €81 billion of annual turnover to the European economy and directly employs over 175,000 people. 

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:07:38 +0200
                                      ABB launches image-based online system for monitoring fiber properties to help control pulp mixture quality http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7321-abb-launches-image-based-online-system-for-monitoring-fiber-properties-to-help-control-pulp-mixture-quality http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7321-abb-launches-image-based-online-system-for-monitoring-fiber-properties-to-help-control-pulp-mixture-quality

                                      2017 07 13 085900L&W Fiber Online for advanced analysis of fiber quality and fiber dimensions – measures fiber properties such as ‎ width, length, shape factor, two classes of fines (P and S) and macro fibrillation.ABB has launched L&W Fiber Online – a reliable, repeatable and cost-effective online system for measuring, monitoring and controlling significant fiber quality variables in paper stock preparation and pulp production. This helps pulp and paper customers to save production costs by optimizing fiber usage, as well as reducing energy consumption through elimination of over-refining, and to improve quality by generating uniform pulp furnish for the paper, board or tissue machine.

                                      • L&W Fiber Online expands ABB’s offering for pulp measurements to help improve quality and reduce costs for paper producers
                                      • Compared with other traditional indirect measurements, L&W Fiber Online provides paper makers with complete information on fiber properties, refining effect and fiber mix, to help them monitor and control pulp quality

                                      Compared with traditional indirect measurements such as Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) and Schopper-Riegler (SR), the measurements based on fiber images provided by L&W Fiber Online provide a more detailed and accurate information on the status of pulp quality. Fiber properties are categorized and presented as mean values and statistical distributions of width, length, shape factor, two classes of fines (P and S) and macro fibrillation.

                                      L&W Fiber Online mitigates the problem of detecting late in the production process quality issues caused by fiber variations. By discovering variations earlier in the process, and as early as in stock preparation, it becomes feasible to take corrective actions in time to produce paper, board or tissue that meets the specifications. This system is based on ABB’s well-known L&W Fiber Tester Plus, a laboratory instrument which is used by hundreds of papermakers to track their pulp quality, and is a preferred tool by research centers and universities around the world. The system also allows for multiple sampling points with a single instrument, reducing initial investment and ongoing maintenance costs. For mixed furnishes,  the optional Blend software analyzes the ratio of reference fiber species in a fiber mix, making  it possible to save raw materials when switching grades or during start-up.

                                      “We can now offer a robust unit that tells the complete story of the fibers in real time, which gives our customers an easy way to pinpoint and follow trends on furnish quality, and at the same time help them to reduce variations in stock preparation or pulp production, as well as saving energy” says Anna Schärman, Global Product Manager, ABB Pulp & Paper products.

                                      About ABB

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

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:59:21 +0200
                                        ANDRITZ to supply tissue production line with the latest shoe press technology to Vajda Papír http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7320-andritz-to-supply-tissue-production-line-with-the-latest-shoe-press-technology-to-vajda-papir http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7320-andritz-to-supply-tissue-production-line-with-the-latest-shoe-press-technology-to-vajda-papir

                                        International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Vajda Papír to supply a complete tissue production line for its mill in Dunaföldvár, Hungary. Start-up is scheduled for March 2018.

                                        The order comprises a PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue machine with steel Yankee and shoe press as well as a complete stock preparation system, including pumps, automation, electrification, all auxiliaries, and services.  

                                        2017 07 13 085024PrimePress XT Evo, the latest ANDRITZ shoe press technology. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                        The stock preparation system includes an FSV pulper, which is equipped with the latest design of energy-saving rotor, three proven ANDRITZ double-disc TwinFlo refiners, a ModuScreen CP protection screen with rotating cylinder, and a low-energy ModuScreen HBE headbox screen.

                                        The ANDRITZ tissue machine has a design speed of 2,200 m/min and a width of 2.74 m. It is equipped with a PrimePress XT Evo, the latest ANDRITZ shoe press technology. PrimePress XT Evo ensures both improved dewatering and better product quality, thus reducing the need for thermal drying. As a result, the energy demand of the tissue machine with shoe press is substantially lower. Perfect edge control is provided by a new, patented control system. The 16 ft. Yankee is made entirely of steel, thus enabling safe operation and efficient drying.

                                        This order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s excellent position as one of the global innovation drivers in the tissue market. ANDRITZ has numerous successful reference plants across the globe, thus demonstrating its strong market position as one of the world market leaders for supply of complete tissue production lines, key components, and services.

                                        Vajda Papír is one of Europe’s most dynamically expanding tissue producers. The 100% Hungarian-owned private company operates tissue production mills in Hungary and Norway and covers the complete tissue product range. Vajda Papír, with its top-quality “Ooops!” brand and many other retail brands that are also supplied to international customers, has gained a leading position as supplier in Hungary as well as playing an acknowledged and dominant role in the Scandinavian markets. During its history covering almost two decades, the company has also won several regional and national awards for its business and product quality and strongly focuses on environmentally friendly tissue production, while meeting the highest standards for all internationally known certificates, such as Nordic Ecolabel and BRC.

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

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

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:51:20 +0200
                                          ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre successfully perform joint program to eliminate fossil fuel use in lime kiln at Joutseno mill, Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7319-andritz-and-metsae-fibre-successfully-perform-joint-program-to-eliminate-fossil-fuel-use-in-lime-kiln-at-joutseno-mill-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7319-andritz-and-metsae-fibre-successfully-perform-joint-program-to-eliminate-fossil-fuel-use-in-lime-kiln-at-joutseno-mill-finland

                                          2017 07 13 084705Metsä Fibre’s CFB gasification plant in Joutseno, Finland “Photo: ANDRITZ”.ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre have successfully collaborated on a program to maximize reduction of the use of fossil fuels, as well as improve the overall performance of the lime kiln at the Joutseno mill in Finland. The goal of the program, entitled “Gasification Plant 100% Utilization Rate”, was to maximize the availability of all equipment, including the wood processing plant, dryer, gasification plant, and lime kiln, as well as the lime kiln burner and its heat transfer system.

                                          As a result of the program, the Joutseno mill has now replaced 95% of natural gas being used in the lime kiln with biomass (bark) derived gas. Moreover, the quality of lime product has markedly improved. The cooperation between the two companies will continue with Overall Production Efficiency (OPE) agreements to further fine tune the systems.

                                          The Joutseno 48 MW gasification plant is based on the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology developed by ANDRITZ. Other CFB references include a 65 MW CFB gasification plant supplied to Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper mill in China; which replaces the heavy fuel oil it used earlier in the lime kiln; and a repeat order from Chenming Group in 2015 with a 80 MW CFB gasification plant for its new greenfield pulp mill, Shouguang Meilun in China.

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

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

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:45:43 +0200
                                            Bekaert Solaronics supplies infrared drying system GemDryer® and Energy Recovery System to Metsä Board Kyröskoski, Finland. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7318-bekaert-solaronics-supplies-infrared-drying-system-gemdryer-and-energy-recovery-system-to-metsae-board-kyroeskoski-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7318-bekaert-solaronics-supplies-infrared-drying-system-gemdryer-and-energy-recovery-system-to-metsae-board-kyroeskoski-finland

                                            Bekaert Solaronics will supply Metsä Board Kyröskoski mill with a GemDryer® system for coat drying on their BM1, linked with one Energy Recovery System (ERS).

                                            lgo bekaertThe GemDryer® infrared system replaces existing gas infrared equipment. The new drying system from Bekaert Solaronics offers higher input power, higher efficiency and helps to decrease the total running costs.

                                            Bekaert Solaronics and Metsä Board share a long history of partnership and Metsä Board counted once more in the considerable experience of Bekaert Solaronics in the upgrade and optimization of non-contact drying systems. In this new project, the GemDryer® together with Gem9E emitters will increase the drying performance by 20%. They will also meet the customer needs in terms of high power density, high efficiency, flexibility and ease of maintenance.

                                            In addition, the combination of the infrared drying system and ERS ensures significant energy savings by recirculating the final exhaust from the IR hood into the existing air dryer.

                                            About Metsä Board
                                            Metsä Board, previously known as M-Real Corporation, is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has approximately  2 500 employees and totals €1.7 billion of combined sales.
                                            Metsä Board Kyro mill produces high-quality fully coated folding boxboard for packaging and graphic applications.

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

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:28:48 +0200
                                              Refreshed looks for Lumi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7316-refreshed-looks-for-lumi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7316-refreshed-looks-for-lumi

                                              Stora Enso’s woodfree coated paper brand, Lumi, has updated its appearance. For 20 years, Lumi’s brand identity and recognition have relied heavily on its visual elements, black and white colour and round shaped logo with the brand name in it. Now the old Lumi logo has been updated and also includes an endorsement by Stora Enso. The new identity looks more modern while Lumi’s familiar black and white pattern still remains.

                                              “Lumi has got a refreshed look, still keeping the same great benefits. Lumi has set customer needs first and has modified the product range in order to meet market requirements in the best possible way. Lumi papers offer best-in-class functionality in combination with excellent image reproduction. For applications with exceptionally high demands for strong impact, long-lasting impressions and impeccable quality, there is no better paper than Lumi,” says Heli Ristola, VP, WFC Papers, Stora Enso, Division Paper.

                                              2017 07 10 100822

                                              All its well-known and recognized characteristics are there. The optimal combination between printability and runnability. Natural whiteness. The even surface you can fell with your fingers. The best folding properties in the market. An excellent choice for high end magazines, luxury catalogues and art books. It’s known as Lumi.

                                              Lumi’s new brand elements will be seen in its communication and marketing materials, such as sample folders and other sales support tools, adverts and giveaways as well as wrapper papers on reams and pallets in transportation and warehouses.

                                              Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper on global markets. Our aim is to replace fossil based materials by innovating and developing new products and services based on wood and other renewable materials. We employ some 25 000 employees in more than 35 countries, and our sales in 2016 were EUR 9.8 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on the Helsinki and Stockholm stock exchanges. storaenso.com

                                              Paper division provides best-in-class paper solutions for print media and office use. The wide selection covers papers made from recycled and fresh wood fibre. Our main customer groups include publishers, retailers, printing houses, merchants, converters and office suppliers. Our mills are located predominantly in Europe, and in China. Three of the mills produce paper based on 100%-recycled fibre.

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:08:40 +0200
                                                Finally – a plastic-free blister pack http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7314-finally-a-plastic-free-blister-pack http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7314-finally-a-plastic-free-blister-pack

                                                One of the world’s most widely used forms of packaging – the blister pack – can now be made totally in paperboard. Two major benefits are reduced environmental impact and less consumer rage and self-injury. Blister packs are made to hang on a holder in the retail store and often consist of a paperboard backing plus a moulded transparent plastic front section to display the product to the consumer. The Norwegian converter Moltzaus’s ingeniously designed Cefapac improves both the pack’s environmental performance and its openability, and has already won awards.​

                                                “Our development work had two starting points – environmental impact and ease of opening,” explains Eirik Faukland, the packaging veteran in charge of R&D at Moltzau. “To get around the well-known problem of the extreme difficulty of opening plastic blister packs, the basic concept was to replace the plastic with paperboard. What’s unique with the Cefapac solution is that we chose to replace all the traditional creases with perforations, which gives the desired openability.”

                                                2017 07 10 081238Ski wax from the global leader Swix in an easily opened, plastic-free pack. The pack could just as well hold a deodorant or skin cream from a manufacturer who wants to move from a fossil-based packaging material to a renewable, non-fossil-based one. © Iggesund

                                                However, when perforations replace creases, the risk is that they cannot protect the pack’s contents well enough. The choice of which paperboard to use is therefore crucial. 

                                                “Invercote’s superior tear strength is a prerequisite for a good-quality pack,” Faukland says. “Both the strength and how it performs in the various stages of converting and filling are crucial.” He says another benefit is that in the packs Moltzau has produced so far, the perforations have allowed the customer to increase the speed of the filling lines compared with those using creased packaging blanks.

                                                The world-leading manufacturer of ski wax, Swix, is currently packing some of its waxes in Cefapacs and plans to expand the trial. Other products in Cefapacs already on the market are dressings for wounds and non-prescription medicines. In the autumn of 2015 Cefapac was honoured with a Scandinavian packaging award, Scanstar, and in 2017 will receive the WorldStar award from the World Packaging Organisation.

                                                As the pack’s designer, Eirik Faukland has also been warmly praised by representatives of the Swedish and Norwegian Rheumatism Associations, which represent rheumatism sufferers. The associations actively encourage the packaging industry to develop more easily opened forms of packaging.

                                                Iggesund

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

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

                                                Iggesund Paperboard

                                                SE-825 80 Sweden

                                                Tel: +4665028256

                                                www.iggesund.com

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:13:02 +0200
                                                  Rabobank: Europe's corrugated packaging industry set for consolidation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7312-rabobank-europe-s-corrugated-packaging-industry-set-for-consolidation http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7312-rabobank-europe-s-corrugated-packaging-industry-set-for-consolidation

                                                  Europe’s fragmented corrugated packaging industry is expected to enter a period of consolidation prompted by slim margins and firms’ need for a wider geographical presence, according to Rabobank.

                                                  Analysts at the specialist food and agribusiness bank have predicted that the number of mergers in the sector is expected to remain at record high levels. Some ten deals have been completed or announced between January and June 2017 – more than three times the number in all of 2011. Next to high activity levels within Europe, the bank expects large European producers will continue looking for opportunities overseas, as demonstrated by DS Smith’s recent agreement to acquire Interstate Resources in the US.

                                                  • European market following example set by US 20 years ago, but at slower pace
                                                  • 109 notable M&A deals in the sector since 2010
                                                  • Top five players only account for 33% of installed containerboard capacity

                                                  2017 07 07 082111Such consolidation is similar to trends in the US market witnessed during the last two decades. However, a number of factors mean consolidation is not expected to take place as fast in Europe, according to Rabobank.

                                                  In its paper, The European corrugated packaging industry – moving towards the US market structure?, the bank highlights the key drivers behind the consolidation of the fragmented European market.

                                                  The first of these is increased margin pressure, which is forcing European players to operate more efficiently and seek to increase their market power.

                                                  Second, a consolidated customer base means buyers are increasingly looking for pan-European coverage from their suppliers, including packaging companies.

                                                  Finally, the location of production plants, which must be near customers, is driving change. Corrugated board sheets are typically economically viable for a distance of up to 400km, but preferably within 200km. This has led to larger players acquiring smaller competitors in more convenient locations.

                                                  Natasha Valeeva, report author and supply chains analyst at Rabobank, said: “The European market has witnessed some notable M&A deals in recent years, but we expect more in the future as firms respond to headwinds in what is still a very fragmented sector.

                                                  “We don’t, however, expect this consolidation to happen quite as quickly as in the US. The rate of M&A is being slowed by factors such as high valuations and family-owned companies not ready to sell yet.”

                                                  The scope is there for further consolidation. The five largest producers, Smurfit Kappa, DS Smith, Saica, Mondi and Prinzhorn Holding have about a third of the market share in Europe. It is far more fragmented among its competitors: roughly 46% of the market is supplied by containerboard producers who have less than 2% of the market.

                                                  Tjard Westbroek, global sector head of supply chains at Rabobank, said: “As market trends, such as environmental footprint, sustainability, access to recycled material and food safety make it more difficult for smaller players to cope with growing investment necessities, it is inevitable that further market consolidation will happen.

                                                  “We’re now seeing companies seeking to balance containerboard production and its conversion, while driving vertical integration at the same time.

                                                  “Over the coming years we expect smaller producers to be acquired by the bigger players, especially if they’re based across key customer locations on the continent. We think the key aim for larger companies is to be strategic in their locations, making sure they’re able to benefit from economies of scale and avoid unnecessary transportation costs.”

                                                  Rabobank serves the global packaging industry providing a full suite of financial services to over 60 leading companies in the sector, and banks more than half of the listed names among them.

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:19:28 +0200
                                                    James Cropper goes back to black for packaging innovations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7311-james-cropper-goes-back-to-black-for-packaging-innovations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7311-james-cropper-goes-back-to-black-for-packaging-innovations

                                                    Prestige paper innovator James Cropper is set to take attendees of Packaging Innovations London to the dark side as it showcases its extensive range of black papers.

                                                    2017 07 07 081445At the exhibition, taking place from 13 to 14 September at Olympia in London, the company will also shine a light on its Tailor Made service, which allows brands to develop unique, custom-made paper solutions.

                                                    James Cropper holds recipes for over 50 different shades of black, with four ready-to-order FSC®-certified black ranges available from stock and other blacks developed as custom projects.

                                                    Amongst those on show at the event include: Liquorice and Black Lentil from the Dolcelicious range, which are luxurious food contact-approved non-carbon papers made from pure fibre; Black Bowston, made from 100 per cent recovered fibre; and the Black from Vanguard, James Cropper’s leading colour range, which has a smooth finish ideal for promotional print.

                                                    Susan Wilson, group packaging director at James Cropper, said: “Our Tailor Made service offers a wide range of bespoke solutions, with clients able to choose everything from the individual fibres used to make paper to the ways they’re engineered, embossed and converted. Naturally, a huge part of this comes down to colour – something we’re internationally renowned for.

                                                    “Most people take this to mean our specialism lies in the colours of the spectrum and imagine reds, blues, greens and so on. Of course, these are important, but when it comes to packaging, black paper is like a wardrobe essential – it brings an air of sophistication and class, and has timeless appeal.”

                                                    2017 07 07 081504Retailers at the exhibition looking to boost their environmental credentials are set to learn more about James Cropper’s policy on fresh fibre being sourced from sustainably managed forests, as well as its use of ingredients such as coffee cup fibre or post-consumer waste.

                                                    Susan added: “We’re looking forward to demonstrating the versatility of paper packaging and how it can be used to elevate the product within, while satisfying sustainability credentials. And when it comes to colour, more and more luxury brands are turning to the darker palette for their packaging, and black certainly offers great contrast to many types of printing foils, enhancing that premium effect and giving fantastic shelf appeal!”

                                                    James Cropper will be at Stand H14.

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

                                                    About James Cropper

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

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

                                                    About Technical Fibre Products (TFP)

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

                                                    About James Cropper 3D Products

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

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:15:51 +0200
                                                      Stora Enso divests the rigid paperboard business Re-board in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7310-stora-enso-divests-the-rigid-paperboard-business-re-board-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7310-stora-enso-divests-the-rigid-paperboard-business-re-board-in-sweden

                                                      Stora Enso has just signed an agreement to divest the business and assets of its Swedish subsidiary Stora Enso Re-board AB, a producer of rigid paperboard for expositions and displays, to Culas AB, which is partially owned by the current managing director of Stora Enso Re-board AB, John-Åke Svensson.

                                                      stora new1“Stora Enso’s focus within packaging is on developing and delivering fibre-based solutions throughout the value chain. Re-board delivers a niche product and we believe that a new owner can better give this business the attention it deserves and develop it further,” says Peter Torstensson, SVP and Head of Corrugated Nordics, Stora Enso’s Packaging Solutions division.

                                                      The transaction is expected to be closed during Q3/2017 and will have no significant impact on Stora Enso sales and operational EBIT. The transaction is subject to negotiations under the Swedish Co-determination Act (MBL). Once the divestment is completed, the employees of Stora Enso Re-board AB will be offered to transfer to the new owner.

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

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:12:25 +0200
                                                        BOPP Producer Tatrafan Selects Greycon to Improve Production Efficiency http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7309-bopp-producer-tatrafan-selects-greycon-to-improve-production-efficiency http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7309-bopp-producer-tatrafan-selects-greycon-to-improve-production-efficiency

                                                        Greycon were appointed by Tatrafan to implement a trim optimisation solution after a careful evaluation of the current slit optimisation system at Tatrafan’s plant in Svit, Slovakia. Tatrafan is a BOPP (Bi-Oriented Polypropylene) packaging film producer part of the Terichem Group and produce 17,000 tonnes of packaging film per annum.

                                                        2017 07 06 132140After a successful pilot where some of the benefits from Greycon’s solution included; reduction of trim waste and optimisation of knife changes. Tatrafan could see the benefits to implementing Greycon’s trim optimisation solution, X-Trim. X-Trim was integrated with Tatrafan’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, SAP.

                                                        Jari Kaukiainen, Sales Manager for EMEA states; “Tatrafan represents a great example where the benefits became obvious through a small pilot project before the implementation. This is one of those supercool aspects with the X-Trim solution, as it is possible to run X-Trim as a stand-alone solution for a period and afterwards integrate it seamlessly with SAP, showing Tatrafan a significant improvement almost from day one.”

                                                        “We were very happy to continue on from the successful pilot project and move Greycon’s state of the art optimising tool into daily production at Tatrafan. It is the combination of the various efficiency improvements such as waste minimisation, optimisation of knife changes, minimisation of number of patterns as well as managing different winder types combined with the easy-to-use trim solution which make a difference in Tatrafan’s daily production processes” comments Martin Lach, Managing Director at Tatrafan.

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

                                                        www.greycon.com

                                                        About Tatrafan/Terichem
                                                        More than 80 years of tradition of packaging film and BOPP film production in Slovakia and Finland created the foundations on which Terichem was built.

                                                        Terichem is the joint venture of Finnish company Ab Rani Plast Oy and the Slovak company CHEMOSVIT, a.s. with production sites in Slovakia, Finland and Ukraine.

                                                        For the last 20 years Terichem has been operating successfully in the global market of BOPP film manufacturers and suppliers under the brand TERICHEM.

                                                        Since 1.1.2017 Terichem operates in the market of BOPP film for packaging of tobacco, food and other products under the brand TATRAFAN. The division for BOPP film for production of capacitors is separate and operates today under the brand Tervakoski film.
                                                        www.terichem.sk

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:22:25 +0200
                                                          AiroGuide – long-lasting guide roll cover for universal use http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7308-airoguide-long-lasting-guide-roll-cover-for-universal-use http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7308-airoguide-long-lasting-guide-roll-cover-for-universal-use

                                                          With the addition of AiroGuide to its product range, Voith is offering a guide roll cover in a modern fiber composite material suitable for all paper machines. Voith is producing the AiroGuide with a composite material which is very light but highly durable. 

                                                          2017 07 05 110813The specification of the roll coating will always be optimized to the requirements of the application in terms of cover thickness, temperature resistance, and electrical conductivity.

                                                          • Guide roll cover suits all types of paper machines
                                                          • High cover abrasion resistance helps to ensure a constant fabric service life
                                                          • Low total cost of ownership thanks to stable service life

                                                          Endurance tests in the field showed that the new guide roll covers were able to increase the replacement intervals also in positions suffered from high wear using standard rubber covers. This reduces downtimes and results in lower total cost of ownership. The high wear resistance of the cover helps to ensure that the fabric wear profile stays straighter for a longer period, because the roll wear will not be transferred to a higher fabric wear. Like all composite roll covers from Voith, AiroGuide covers can also be repaired in the case of minor damage, avoiding the need for a complete replacement.

                                                          The purpose of guide rolls is to guide or redirect wires, felts or paper in a paper machine.  AiroGuide is a highly versatile modular cover concept that can be used for every guide roll position in every section of the paper machine: wire guide rolls, felt guide rolls, paper guide rolls. AiroGuide roll covers offer excellent value for money and can be precisely adapted to any machine. The specification of the roll cover will always be optimized to the requirements of the application in terms of cover thickness, temperature resistance, and electrical conductivity. AiroGuide can be readily matched with other Voith products, which also improves the performance of the paper machine.

                                                          2017 07 05 110836The high wear resistance of the cover helps to ensure that the fabric wear profile stays straighter for a longer period and the roll wear will not be transferred to a higher fabric wear as a result of the speed differences.

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

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

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:08:52 +0200
                                                            Two new startups in Bangladesh and Mexico for Recard http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7305-two-new-startups-in-bangladesh-and-mexico-for-recard http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7305-two-new-startups-in-bangladesh-and-mexico-for-recard

                                                            2017 06 30 085433From the end of May to the beginning of June 2017, Recard was involved in two new startups outside national boundaries.

                                                            As scheduled, the Easy Crescent plant for Meghna Group of Industries was started up in Bangladesh on May 20th. PM1 (sheet width 2850 mm, production capacity 50 ton/ day, speed 1200 m/min) produced its first reel of high quality paper immediately upon startup, which took place smoothly and with no interruptions. Recard thus strengthens its presence in the country after the plant supplied to another customer, Bashundhara Paper Mills, which was started up in 2010.

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                                                            Another welcome return was Mexico for the startup of the machine supplied to Convertipap: the turnkey plant (sheet width 2850 mm, production capacity 90 ton/day, speed 1500 m/min) was successfully started up on June 2nd.

                                                            The machine began producing 24/7 immediately and after a week attained maximum guaranteed speed. Since 1992, Recard has installed four machines in Mexico and a total of eighteen throughout Latin America, underscoring once again that this is an important reference market for the Lucca company.

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:55:48 +0200
                                                              Page Overton Expanding Specialist Recruiter. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7303-page-overton-expanding-specialist-recruiter http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7303-page-overton-expanding-specialist-recruiter

                                                              Page Overton is happy to announce that Paul Freeman will be joining the team with immediate effect. He will be heading up recruitment on the paper manufacturing and allied industries side. This is a further addition of an industry expert that will strengthen our service to this industrial sector.

                                                              2017 06 30 084115Paul Freeman is a highly motivated chartered chemical engineer who has worked in the Paper Industry for the past 27 years.  He gained his first degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, his masters at Aston University and then later a diploma in Engineering Management.  After an initial period in the chemical industry, he first entered the Paper Making Industry by joining Smith Stone & Knight Ltd. in 1990.  This was just after PM4 had been built and started up and he joined as a Shift Manager.  This was a short lived position as he then held several operational management positions until he became the Operations Director of Smurfit Kappa SSK in 2007.  He has extensive experience in the operation of a Paper Mill and has overseen many safety, environmental, PM technology, efficiency, IT system and personnel changes in his long career there.  He has gained much experience and skills in leadership, operational management and control, business improvements, employee engagement and communications.  With a passion for excellence, he strives to achieve the very best in any assignment, recognising the power of people to make a difference in whatever field they work.

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:41:39 +0200
                                                                Developing fully biodegradable food packaging http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7300-developing-fully-biodegradable-food-packaging http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7300-developing-fully-biodegradable-food-packaging

                                                                Södra and Svenskt Butikskött have now signed a cooperation agreement to develop fully biodegradable, fibre-based packaging for Svensk Butikskött’s meat products. Södra’s renewable material Durapulp is to be used as the packaging and it is hoped that the new packaging solution will be available on store shelves in as little as a year’s time.

                                                                Many Swedes purchase meat at least once a week. To ensure that the meat they buy retains its quality, packaging is required that meets the high sustainability and safety demands placed on foodstuffs. Svenskt Butikskött now wants to take this further and develop packaging that also lives up to the company’s own demands for ecological sustainability. This is why it has become involved in a new, major packaging project in cooperation with Södra.

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                                                                Renewable materials from forest raw material
                                                                DuraPulp has been developed by Södra from forest raw material. It is a biodegradable and renewable material that can replace fossil-based products. The material is stable, water resistant and highly durable. It is malleable and can be used for every type of product, from manufacturing materials to sophisticated design.

                                                                "We are very pleased and excited about our new cooperation with Södra," said Thomas Östlund, owner of Svenskt Butikskött. "We are passionate about ecological sustainability and we hope that the new agreement will enable us to develop 100-percent biodegradable, fibre-based packaging for our products. Our current packaging solution is recyclable, but not biodegradable and compostable – which is not sufficient for a company with our ecological profile."

                                                                "Both producers and consumers are demanding sustainable alternatives to packaging made from fossil-based materials like plastic," said Erik Bengtson, business developer at Södra. "This is where the forest and the forest industry have a lot to offer. We have a fantastic, renewable commodity and we have the knowledge and experience to develop new solutions that are required for a climate-smart future. DuraPulp is a 100-percent sustainable alternative that is well-suited for packaging intended for sensitive substances such as food."

                                                                The agreement implies that the development and prototype production will commence already during the summer and is expected to be completed in the autumn. If there is a positive result for the prototype, the work will continue to pre-industrial production and initial customer testing before the end of the year. It is hoped to develop packaging that can already be used within about a year.

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

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:07:08 +0200
                                                                  Xerium Celebrates Shipment of 1000th Huycon Process Belt for Nonwoven Fabrics Production from Gloggnitz, Austria Facility http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7299-xerium-celebrates-shipment-of-1000th-huycon-process-belt-for-nonwoven-fabrics-production-from-gloggnitz-austria-facility http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7299-xerium-celebrates-shipment-of-1000th-huycon-process-belt-for-nonwoven-fabrics-production-from-gloggnitz-austria-facility

                                                                  Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently celebrated the shipment of its 1000th Huycon process belt from its plant in Gloggnitz, Austria.

                                                                  Xerium’s Huycon portfolio of high-performance process belts for the Nonwoven industry continues to deliver broad success on some of the most demanding spunmelt/meltblown production lines in the world.

                                                                  2017 06 29 085637Xerium Celebrates Shipment of 1000th Huycon Process Belt for Nonwoven Fabrics Production from Gloggnitz, Austria Facility (Photo: Business Wire)

                                                                  “Huycon process belt technology has steadily built a reputation for quality and reliability among nonwoven producers,” said Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “We are extremely proud to celebrate the shipment of our one thousandth Huycon belt from the Gloggnitz Plant. Huycon is now the preferred technology on some of the world’s newest and most advanced nonwoven machines. Now that we have developed an innovative untreated Huycon belt design for high demanding applications, we are excited to see new performance reports coming in from all over the world. Our total product range of belts, roll technology, wire mesh, and SMART Technology are the best in the industry.”

                                                                  The Huycon product line offers tailor-made solutions for all kinds of Nonwoven spunbond/meltblown production processes and materials like PP, PE, PET, BiCo and other newer polymers, running at speeds over 1000 meters per minute. Sophisticated weave structures combined with specific surface treatments guarantees maximum production efficiencies and excellent web properties.

                                                                  ABOUT XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES

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

                                                                  Source: Xerium Technologies, Inc.

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:56:31 +0200
                                                                    DS Smith solves e-commerce supply chain challenges http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7298-ds-smith-solves-e-commerce-supply-chain-challenges http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7298-ds-smith-solves-e-commerce-supply-chain-challenges

                                                                    DS Smith, Europe’s leading packaging strategist, has revealed details of two major technological developments at one of Europe’s largest e-commerce events, #Deliver2 in Berlin.

                                                                    1. DISCS

                                                                    An industry first, DISCS tests whether packages can survive the bumps and scrapes of the average e-commerce supply chain. Online orders sometimes need to survive up to 50 touch points, so packaging must be durable but also sustainable.

                                                                    Named after the different types of testing (Drop Impact Shock Crush Shake), the system consists of five pieces of equipment, each replicating a part of the product journey and therefore providing real world testing.

                                                                    Isabel Rocher, head of e-commerce solutions at DS Smith, commented: “Finding the balance between protecting packaging and limiting the amount of materials used is a constant source of concern for retailers. Likewise, shoppers do not want to receive broken goods or have to deal with excess packaging. Our new DISCS technology enables us to scientifically assess our customers’ requirements and get this balance right.”

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                                                                    DS Smith has been pioneering and refining DISCS confidentially over the last year in the UK. The engineers used insight from customers and the logistics industry to design tests which accurately replicate the stresses and strains of the ecommerce supply chain.

                                                                    There are three test levels for customers to choose from, depending on whether a package is delivered straight to customer first time, delivered and returned or delivered with three failed attempts and then returned. This final option can include up to 50 touchpoints, and replicates the most severe damage a pack can receive.

                                                                    An initial three testing suites are planned, based in the UK, France and Germany.

                                                                    1. Made2fit

                                                                    DS Smith is also launching new technology called Made2fit, to enable the creation of right size packaging. This innovation has been developed to specifically tackle the e-commerce challenge of void space, as shipping air is a waste of resources. Creating a right size pack lowers costs for e-tailers by reducing both operational and shipping costs: saving storage space, cutting labour costs and order administration, and significantly cutting assembly and packing times. It also significantly reduces product movement, helping to reduce damage.

                                                                    There is both a manual and an automated version. The manual Made2fit solution, is designed to work for lower volume orders, creating 39 possible box size combinations from just three blank sizes of cardboard.

                                                                    The automated version of Made2fit is for larger volume orders, with the capability to manufacture more than 10 million box size combinations, in a process that is omnichannel ready.

                                                                    Isabel comments: “Our two new offerings should revolutionize the industry, giving our customers access to state-of-the-art technology that will meet all their e-commerce packaging needs. The investment is great for our customers and great for us as a company as once again we are at the forefront, investing in world class technology and pushing the industry to embrace new standards. With e-commerce predicted to continue its dramatic growth over the coming years, this will be vital in helping retailers and manufacturers stay ahead and target growth.”

                                                                    DS Smith launched both DISCS and the automated version of Made2fit at #Deliver2 in Berlin. Made2fit automated will then launch to the rest of Europe from October 2017 until early 2018. Made2fit manual is officially launching in September 2017 and will be rolled out across Europe in the months to follow.

                                                                    About DS Smith:

                                                                    DS Smith operates in over 36 countries and employs around 26,000 people. Using the combined expertise of our four divisions – Packaging, Recycling, Paper and Plastics – we work with customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the Supply Cycle. For more information, visit www.dssmith.com.

                                                                    DS Smith is the leading supplier of recycled corrugated packaging. Our comprehensive product range includes retail ready packaging, transit cases, consumer units, packs printed for gift and POS applications, and heavy duty packaging for industry. DS Smith’s European network of manufacturing plants services thousands of customers, from multinationals to local businesses.

                                                                    Using PackRight®, our unique way of working, our highly-skilled people work closely with customers to specify packaging that achieves real results. Typically, our customers achieve increased sales, reduced costs and managed risk at every stage of the Supply Cycle. For more information, visit www.dssmith.com/packaging.

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:50:12 +0200
                                                                      Metso signs distribution agreement with Process Control Equipment to develop customer presence and service levels in the UK, Benelux and Spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7296-metso-signs-distribution-agreement-with-process-control-equipment-to-develop-customer-presence-and-service-levels-in-the-uk-benelux-and-spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7296-metso-signs-distribution-agreement-with-process-control-equipment-to-develop-customer-presence-and-service-levels-in-the-uk-benelux-and-spain

                                                                      Metso has signed a distribution agreement for its valve products with Process Control Equipment, PCE, to cover UK, Benelux and Spain. Under the non-exclusive agreement, PCE will add to its current portfolio of Metso's Neles and Jamesbury product families for all process industries in all countries. PCE has been distributing Metso's Jamesbury valves in the UK since 2012.

                                                                      "The new agreement brings benefits for Metso's customers in UK, Benelux and Spain to ensure better availability and service support for them. The expansion of distributors in these countries will bring additional value, including more local support, local inventories, and faster deliveries of our products," states Kyle Rayhill, Director of Global Distribution, Flow Control, Metso.

                                                                      Metso Neles globe valve with Neles NDX intelligent valve controller"We are excited to expand our cooperation with Metso. Our business has seen significant growth in recent years in supplying manual and actuated valves to a wide range of clients in numerous sectors. We see that there is great synergy between our current offering and Metso's valve product range. This new partnership will help ensure that PCE and Metso continue to grow into the future," comments Richard Jackson, Managing Director of Process Control Equipment Ltd.

                                                                      Distribution channel expansion calls for recognized partners    

                                                                      Development of the distribution channel is one the most important strategic growth initiatives in many key markets for Metso's Flow Control business. Metso has a strong direct sales organization and an extensive service network globally to serve its flow control customers. The target for distribution development is to strengthen Metso's presence in the traditional core areas and to open new markets. In North America, Metso's Flow Control business already has a well-established distribution network serving the process industries.

                                                                      "We have a strong global presence and installed base, and our reliable and well-known Neles and Jamesbury valve solutions are demanded by customers. We are looking for distributors who are already recognized players in their markets, who see the specific value of our products and are willing to make the investment to promote our products. In addition, they should have the ability to carry the inventory and have proven closeness with their customers," concludes Kyle Rayhill.

                                                                      Experienced in valves

                                                                      Metso's extensive flow control services offering covers expert services from maintenance planning and execution to performance solutions. Metso's valve technology centers and valve production facilities are in Finland, the United States, Germany, China, South Korea, India and Brazil. Metso over 40 valve and field device service centers worldwide.

                                                                      Metso has a solid experience in delivering engineered performance and reliability to the oil & gas, pulp & paper and process industry customers through its leading product families Neles® and Jamesbury®.

                                                                      About PCE

                                                                      PCE is amongst the largest, independently owned stockists and distributors of valves, actuators, pipes, fittings and instrumentation in Europe. Founded and headquartered in North East England, PCE has locations in Scotland, Spain, and the Netherlands, as well as a sister company HT-PCE based in North West England. http://www.processcontrolequipment.co.uk/

                                                                      Metso is a world-leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

                                                                      Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

                                                                      Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:14:03 +0200
                                                                        Valmet receives its sixth tissue line order from Hayat Kimya http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7295-valmet-receives-its-sixth-tissue-line-order-from-hayat-kimya http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7295-valmet-receives-its-sixth-tissue-line-order-from-hayat-kimya

                                                                        Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT machine including the flexible ViscoNip press and an extensive automation package to Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya. The company has decided to invest in a second machine at their mill in Yelabuga in Tartaristan, Russia, to meet the increasing demand for their high-quality tissue products.  The new line will add 70,000 tons of tissue to Hayat Kimya's current production of facial, toilet and towel tissue.

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

                                                                        Valmet receives its sixth tissue line order from Hayat KimyaFrom left: Massimiliano Corsini, Paolo Vezil (Valmet), Lütfi Aydin (Hayat), Björn Magnus, Jan Erikson (V), Yahya Kigili (H), Haluk Arican (V), Avni Kigili, Ibramih Güler, Kemal Arslan (H)

                                                                        This will be the seventh project where the Valmet's and Hayat's teams are working together. Previously Valmet has delivered five Advantage DCT 200TS tissue production lines to Hayat, which have started up at Hayat's mills in Turkey 2010 and 2015, Iran 2013, Russia 2014 and Egypt 2016.  Furthermore, Valmet conducted an extensive rebuild of their TM1 machine in Turkey during 2015.

                                                                        "We feel very comfortable with Valmet by our side and are convinced that we will be successful together. We also feel that Valmet has trust in our own technical people and our company. This is a good base for future cooperation," says Lütfi Aydin, Director, Paper Group, Hayat Kimya.

                                                                        "Hayat Kimya have clearly set at new quality standard for Russian tissue products, manufactured by the Advantage DCT technology. The results from the Advantage ViscoNip press installations as such and the rebuild of Hayat's TM1 including the new AirCap Heli hood, have met all expectations regarding efficiency and quality. We are convinced that the new tissue machine TM7 will further strengthen Hayat Kimya's market leading position," says Björn Magnus, Sales Director, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet.  

                                                                        Technical information

                                                                        The new tissue machine TM7 will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,200 m/min.

                                                                        The raw material to be used in the tissue production will be virgin fiber and the new production line is optimized to save energy and to enhance the quality of the final product.

                                                                        Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems and a Valmet Advantage DCT 200 TS tissue machine. The machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including ViscoNip press, an AirCap Heli hood and air system prepared for co-generation, WetDust dust system, sheet transfer system and a SoftReel L reel. The line also includes a Valmet Focus Rewinder. The stock preparation line will consist of OptiSlush pulpers, OptiFiner conical refiners and OptiScreen machine screens.

                                                                        Furthermore, the delivery will include an extensive Valmet automation package with Valmet DNA machine controls, process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete engineering, installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery.

                                                                        The order also includes upgrade of Hayat Kimya's Advantage ViscoNip presses, to next generation, for TM1, 5 and 6.

                                                                        Information about Hayat Kimya

                                                                        Hayat Kimya A.S. is part of the Hayat Group. The Hayat Group primarily operates in the home care, hygiene and tissue categories consumer goods industry. Hayat has continued to invest significantly, since their entrance into the tissue category 11 years ago and today The Group carries "The Largest Tissue Manufacturer of Africa, Middle East and Eastern Europe" title with 420,000 tonnes production capacity/year.

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

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

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

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:02:35 +0200
                                                                          Valmet to supply a complete tissue production line to ICT Iberica in Spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7294-valmet-to-supply-a-complete-tissue-production-line-to-ict-iberica-in-spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7294-valmet-to-supply-a-complete-tissue-production-line-to-ict-iberica-in-spain

                                                                          Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line with an extensive automation package to ICT Iberica in Spain. The new Advantage DCT 200HS tissue line will be installed at the company's mill in Burgo and will fit the company's intention to adopt state of the art technology for their highest quality tissue production. The start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2018.

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

                                                                          Valmet has previously delivered four tissue lines to ICT companies in Italy, France and Poland. The latest started up at the Kostrzyn mill in Poland in December 2015.  

                                                                          "The results from our most recent tissue machine installation in Poland have convinced us that the Advantage DCT with the ViscoNip press technology is the solution also for the Burgo mill. We expect to reach the same high production efficiency and target to supply ULTRA quality tissue products to the Spanish market," says Riccardo Baccelli, Executive Director, ICT.

                                                                          "The flexibility of Valmet's Advantage ViscoNip press makes it possible to adjust the production to fit current and future market needs, from production of tissue with high bulk and softness to energy- and cost-efficient products with high quality, only within minutes. This will be Valmet's 43rd ViscoNip installation and we are happy to work together with the ICT team for the fifth time and make this a successful project," says Jan Erikson, VP Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet.

                                                                          Information about Valmet's delivery

                                                                          2017 06 28 100747Valmet's Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine

                                                                          Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise of a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine with the latest technology for highest quality consumer tissue. The production line will be optimized to save energy and enhance final product quality.

                                                                          Complete engineering, training, start-up and commissioning are also included in the delivery. The delivery will also include an extensive Valmet automation package.

                                                                          The new line will add 70,000 tons a year of high-quality toilet, towel, facial, and napkin grades for the European market. The raw material for the new line will be virgin fiber.

                                                                          Information about ICT

                                                                          ICT Group, has been in the tissue business since 1978 and is a European market leader that specializes in premium products. The Group's range of toilet rolls, kitchen towels, napkins, facial tissues and handkerchiefs is marketed both through its own brand Foxy, and through retailer's private labels. The business also includes the sales of parent reels to converters and diapers and personal hygiene products. ICT Group operates ten paper machines in four European countries: five in Italy, three in Poland, one in France and one in Spain. The global production capacity currently amounts to about 540,000 tons per annum which will increase to 610,000 tons by the end of 2018, when a new investment that will double capacity in Spain will be completed. The ICT Group, has a revenue approximatively EUR 700 million and employees just over 1,400 people. For more information: www.ictgroup.net

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

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

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

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:06:10 +0200
                                                                            Successful start-up of a strength resin plant at Kemira Estella site http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7293-successful-start-up-of-a-strength-resin-plant-at-kemira-estella-site http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7293-successful-start-up-of-a-strength-resin-plant-at-kemira-estella-site

                                                                            Kemira has successfully started up production in its new strength resin plant located in Estella, Spain. The high-efficiency and premium quality strength resins produced at the plant are used in tissue, laminate, specialty and packaging as well as food and liquid packaging boards.

                                                                            Logo slogan belowProduction of these tissue, paper and board grades is growing in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East region, and the new plant is well suited to serve Kemira’s highly valued customers in these markets.

                                                                            “Estella plant utilizes the most advanced production technologies, ensuring the highest purity and efficiency wet strength resins on the market”, says Eric Padovani, Senior Manager, Marketing, Pulp & Paper, EMEA. “This is vital for meeting the present and upcoming standards required by the tissue, paper and board industry in even the most stringent countries such as Germany.

                                                                            Kemira is a global leader in the production and supply of chemicals for the pulp and paper industry. The strength resin production investment responds to the growing demand of tissue, packaging boards and specialty papers, and strengthens Kemira’s capabilities for future growth.

                                                                            Kemira continues to invest in growing markets and value-adding product lines, and is committed to serve the pulp and paper industry.

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

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:14:22 +0200
                                                                              The aim is set on paper batteries in collaboration between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala university http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7292-the-aim-is-set-on-paper-batteries-in-collaboration-between-billerudkorsnaes-and-uppsala-university http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7292-the-aim-is-set-on-paper-batteries-in-collaboration-between-billerudkorsnaes-and-uppsala-university

                                                                              BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala university has initiated a multi-annual collaboration to develop paper-based electrode materials. Based on achievements at Uppsala university in combination with BillerudKorsnäs competence in industrial production and packaging development, the future's sustainable fiber-based packaging will be explored.

                                                                              billkorlogoThe co-operation, which lasts three years, has been agreed between BillerudKorsnäs and Uppsala university Holding and aims to further develop research knowledge from Uppsala university to create energy storage in fiber structures by coating cellulosic fibers with electrically conductive polymers.

                                                                              Behind the interdisciplinary research stands professors Maria Strömme and Albert Mihranyan at the department of nanotechnology and functional materials, as well as professor Leif Nyholm at the department of Inorganic Chemistry at Ångström Laboratory,

                                                                              Techniques for energy storage in fiber structures could enable storage of electrical energy in a paper or cardboard sheet - a paper battery simply expressed!

                                                                              "Future packaging solution will offer consumers more features than today. With electrical energy stored in the paper itself, new opportunities are being opened to create these new features – the prerequisites for this we want to explore in collaboration with Uppsala university," says Magnus Wikström, CTO of BillerudKorsnäs.

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:11:24 +0200
                                                                                Futura announces new board and CEO http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7290-futura-announces-new-board-and-ceo http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7290-futura-announces-new-board-and-ceo

                                                                                Futura enters its next stage of development with a new Board of Directors and the promotion of Piero Ceccon to Chief Executive Officer.

                                                                                “Together with Faper Group President Fabio Boschi we have worked hard over the last few years to provide Futura with a strong and capable leadership, and we are now extremely happy to announce this important step in the company’s growth”, said Fabio Perini, founder of Futura, who has taken the position of Honorary President, with Boschi Chairman.

                                                                                2017 06 26 084859From the left: Piero Ceccon, Fabio Boschi, Giovacchino Giurlani, Giulio Simonelli

                                                                                The Futura board is completed by two other key managers: Giovacchino Giurlani, who oversees innovation and product development, working closely with Mr Perini and the rest of the team at FuturaLab; and Giulio Simonelli, who has been instrumental in implementing the highest operational standards at Futura over the years.

                                                                                Ceccon joined Futura three years ago to head up the company’s international operations, overseeing sales of technology and the ProCare service division. During this time the Lucca, Italy-based business has seen particularly strong growth worldwide, including numerous Andromeda line deliveries through which Futura has asserted its technical leadership in the field.

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:49:20 +0200
                                                                                  Price increase for thermal and carbonless papers http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7288-price-increase-for-thermal-and-carbonless-papers http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7288-price-increase-for-thermal-and-carbonless-papers

                                                                                  Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, the Bielefeld based manufacturer of coated speciality papers, is increasing prices for THERMOSCRIPT thermal paper and GIROFORM carbonless paper by 6 - 7%. The price increase will be applied worldwide, for deliveries from 1 September 2017.

                                                                                  g logo titel kleinFurther increases in costs for pulp, chemicals and logistics make this adjustment necessary. Customers will be contacted directly by the Mitsubishi sales team.

                                                                                  Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty paper. The roughly 700 employees at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper produce high-quality direct thermal, inkjet, carbonless, label and barrier papers at two tradition-rich locations in Bielefeld and Flensburg.

                                                                                  Each factory stands out for own base paper production, state-of-the-art production machinery and innovative coating technologies. Through its dense global sales network, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper supplies a full range of specialty papers featuring a modular system for every application and printing technology – and is a highly capable partner whenever customized coated paper solutions are required.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:42:36 +0200
                                                                                    Stora Enso’s SC paper machine (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden shut down http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7285-stora-enso-s-sc-paper-machine-pm8-at-kvarnsveden-mill-in-sweden-shut-down http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7285-stora-enso-s-sc-paper-machine-pm8-at-kvarnsveden-mill-in-sweden-shut-down

                                                                                    In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe. Co-determination negotiations with employees at the mill are still ongoing, but PM8 was permanently shut down yesterday. The number of people affected by the reorganization of the mill and shutdown will be determined during Q3 2017.

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                                                                                    PM8 had an annual capacity of 100 000 tonnes of super-calendered uncoated magazine paper (SC). The closure of PM8 at Kvarnsveden Mill will not impact Stora Enso’s SC paper offering. In Europe, Stora Enso continues to produce SC paper at Kvarnsveden Mill PM12 as well at Maxau Mill in Germany and Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. The group also serves its SC customers from Dawang Mill in China.

                                                                                    Production at Kvarnsveden Mill will continue on two lines, PM10 for improved newsprint paper and PM12 for SC papers.

                                                                                    Stora Enso will make every effort in co-operation with the local community to help the affected personnel find new employment opportunities, and mitigate the impact of the reorganisation and PM8 closure through individual solutions. All job openings in other Stora Enso units will be available to those affecte.

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

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:22:50 +0200
                                                                                      Higher bulk with lower raw material usage: Voith’s EcoCal Plus reduces production costs in board manufacturing http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7284-higher-bulk-with-lower-raw-material-usage-voith-s-ecocal-plus-reduces-production-costs-in-board-manufacturing http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7284-higher-bulk-with-lower-raw-material-usage-voith-s-ecocal-plus-reduces-production-costs-in-board-manufacturing

                                                                                      With the new EcoCal Plus calender, Voith is ensuring that papermakers can produce high-grade board products with high stability and lower basis weight. The special thermal smoothing of the EcoCal Plus allows raw material savings of up to 3.5 percent. In addition, the process results in an improved surface structure of the paper.

                                                                                      The demand for board grades with maximum possible bulk has been growing steadily over the last few years. With lightweight and stable board products, significant cost savings can be achieved for example in the mail-order business. At the same time, board packaging products are increasingly important for advertising of consumer goods by focusing attention on the package contents which indirectly support its sales. Good printability and surface quality are just as important as stability and low weight. Both properties are positively influenced by the EcoCal Plus calender.

                                                                                      For the production of these board grades, the manufacturers usually use high fresh fiber content. Secondary fibers are only added in some cases. Lower basis weights and maintaining or improving board properties are therefore crucial for lowering resource consumption and production costs on the manufacturer side.

                                                                                      2017 06 22 112039The new Voith EcoCal Plus calender is ensuring that papermakers can produce high-grade board products with high stability but with low raw material use. It can be integrated into existing plants as part of an upgrade.

                                                                                      Thermal smoothing key to paper quality
                                                                                      The hard nip calender plays a decisive role in the manufacturing of high-quality, stable board with low basis weight. It smoothes the paper surface and gives the board a uniform surface. This is where Voith’s EcoCal Plus comes in. The machine calender used for pre-calendering makes use of the fact that surfaces can be smoothed more easily when moisturized and warm. Voith thus equipped the EcoCal Plus with an external induction-heated system that additionally heats the thermo roll to a temperature of up to 260°C. This is considerably higher than the temperatures of conventional systems with 200°C. The EcoCal Plus also has an additional nozzle moisturizer for intensifying the bulk-preserving smoothing effect by regulating the paper web temperature.

                                                                                      More bulk and better surface structure
                                                                                      With thermal smoothing, less mechanical force must be applied to the paper web. As a result, the bulk loss is much lower than with conventional calendering. Paper smoothed with the EcoCal Plus thus has a higher specific volume. The process has another advantage: through the optimum interplay between temperature, moisture, and line load, the board surface structure is optimized. This is especially important for the packaging of high-grade foodstuffs, cosmetics, electronics, and medical products. The uniform surface and the higher stiffness greatly ease the tasks of board finishing and printing.

                                                                                      Cost savings through lower fiber consumption
                                                                                      The moisture and temperature gradients used in calendering with the EcoCal Plus require only a negligible amount of additional energy. However, this is more than balanced by the economic advantages offered by the EcoCal Plus. The EcoCal Plus technology allows papermakers to reduce their fiber consumption. This saving greatly improves the cost efficiency of the plant: an annual production of 500,000 tonnes with a one-percent saving in raw materials use translates into savings of around 250,000 euros per month for the manufacturer. In practice, the savings potential is much higher: EcoCal Plus calenders have been in operation since 2011 and have achieved bulk savings of up to 3.5% due to the uniqueness of the technology. Thus, the break-even point for investment in the technology can be reached after half a year, depending on the machine size. Alternatively, with the EcoCal Plus, lower-cost raw materials can be used to achieve the same board quality, which also drastically lowers production costs.

                                                                                      The EcoCal Plus calender can be integrated into existing plants as an upgrade. Especially practical is the ability of the calender to be installed in a short period of time during a planned shutdown. In new plants the technology provides great efficiency right from the start.

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

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

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:19:48 +0200
                                                                                        Michael Berggren appointed as mill manager of Vallvik Mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7283-michael-berggren-appointed-as-mill-manager-of-vallvik-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7283-michael-berggren-appointed-as-mill-manager-of-vallvik-mill

                                                                                        Rottneros has appointed Michael Berggren as mill manager of Vallvik Mill. Michael most recently comes from Ahlstrom-Munksjö, where he has been chief of production at Aspa Bruk. He will take office no later than 21 September 2017 and will be part of Rottneros Group Management. 

                                                                                        2017 04 26 094503It is very pleasing that Michael has accepted the position as mill manager of Vallvik Mill. He is a solid leader with many years of experience from the pulp and paper industry in different positions, mainly within production. Michael is an excellent addition in the continued work of our long-term development plan, Agenda 500. Although we have achieved a great deal so far, we can develop the organization's competence and increase capacity utilization even further. As a result, we will be able to maximize the output from our investments in the future, said Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros.

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

                                                                                        This information is information that Rottneros AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 09.45 CET on 21 June 2017. 

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

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Wed, 21 Jun 2017 10:08:15 +0200
                                                                                          AEGLE Zero. The natural choice. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7279-aegle-zero-the-natural-choice http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7279-aegle-zero-the-natural-choice

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

                                                                                          2017 06 20 093827AEGLE Zero is a special uncoated packaging grade, suitable for food and non-food end-uses, where a natural look is as important as excellent printability and conversion properties. The grade is made from the same strong, virgin Nordic fibre that AEGLE Pro and AEGLE White are made from and offers the same opportunity for creative design. Printability, CD stiffness and value are all offered by this special new grade.

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

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

                                                                                          Kotkamills Group in brief

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

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

                                                                                          www.kotkamills.com

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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:37:30 +0200
                                                                                            ANDRITZ and PulpEye enter into cooperation agreement http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7278-andritz-and-pulpeye-enter-into-cooperation-agreement http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7278-andritz-and-pulpeye-enter-into-cooperation-agreement

                                                                                            International technology Group ANDRITZ and PulpEye have entered into a cooperation agreement to promote, market, and sell PulpEye analyzer technology exclusively in ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER package offerings.

                                                                                            This ANDRITZ and PulpEye cooperation will enable customers to benefit from improved online chip and fiber datalytics in order to optimize the right process parameters in fiberlines and pulping processes, for instance by improving yield and optimizing chemical consumption. Furthermore, ANDRITZ and PulpEye can also provide customers with a remote online platform for operations support through IoT solutions.

                                                                                            2017 06 20 092141PulpEye sampling and analyzing cabinet

                                                                                            PulpEye is an innovative measurement technology company focusing globally on online pulp quality analysis applications for the pulp and paper industry. The PulpEye equipment is used to control the quality of any kind of pulp – sulfate and sulfite pulps, both short and long fiber, bleached and unbleached, TMP, CTMP and BCTMP as well as NSSC, OCC, and de-inked pulps. Recent product launches include modules measuring vessel cells and fiber wall thickness, as well as a fast consistency calibration module.

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

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:22:06 +0200
                                                                                              ABB’s pulp & paper Network Platform 800 scanner wins Red Dot design award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7277-abb-s-pulp-paper-network-platform-800-scanner-wins-red-dot-design-award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7277-abb-s-pulp-paper-network-platform-800-scanner-wins-red-dot-design-award

                                                                                              ABB’s recently introduced Network Platform 800 scanner has been recognized with the prestigious Red Dot award in the groundbreaking design category. This completely new scanner’s structure provides customers with a stable, solid foundation for precision measurements of product quality and consistency during the process of making pulp or paper. The scanner detects the slightest imperfections in the paper web to ensure that on-spec product is made for and delivered to end customers. ABB worked with Irish product design firm Dolmen to design the scanner to be durable, accurate, and perform flawlessly in rough mill environments.

                                                                                              “We are delighted to be honored with this prestigious design award,” said Jim Fisher, Global Product Group Manager for Pulp and Paper, “This underscores ABB’s ongoing commitment to continuously improving our customers’ experience and delivering products that help to be more successful.”

                                                                                              • Red Dot design award recognizes the most innovative product designs from around the world
                                                                                              • Network Platform 800 scanner awarded with Red Dot for high design quality
                                                                                              • Completely new scanner design provides pulp and paper customers with solid, stable foundation for precision measurements of product quality and consistency

                                                                                              Manufacturers and designers from around the globe are invited each year to enter their products in the competition. The jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists test, discuss and assess each individual product. The year’s competition included more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries. The Network Platform 800 received the “Red Dot for high design quality”.

                                                                                              2017 06 20 080731Network Platform 800 is a right-sized scanner for today’s small-to-mid size paper machines.

                                                                                              The Network Platform 800 is a high-performance scanner correctly-sized for today’s small-to-mid size paper machines of up to 6.2 meters (244 inches) sheet width. When combined with ABB’s leading-edge paper sensors and controls, Network Platform 800 is a critical component of the ABB quality control (QCS) system for improving paper quality, optimizing paper machine stability and improving process efficiency. Its combination of powerful processing and real-time data acquisition provides precise sensor and frame coordination, fast signal processing and world-class measurement accuracy.

                                                                                              Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, stated “The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognized that good design and economic success go hand in hand. The award by the critical Red Dot jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy.”

                                                                                              About the Red Dot Design Award:

                                                                                              In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. More information is available at www.red-dot.org

                                                                                              About ABB

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

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:08:11 +0200
                                                                                                More Efficiency in stock preparation: InfiltraDiscfilter with new HiCon 2.0 technology from Voith http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7276-more-efficiency-in-stock-preparation-infiltradiscfilter-with-new-hicon-2-0-technology-from-voith http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7276-more-efficiency-in-stock-preparation-infiltradiscfilter-with-new-hicon-2-0-technology-from-voith

                                                                                                In the BlueLine stock preparation product portfolio, the InfiltraDiscfilter with new HiCon 2.0 technology from Voith satisfies two of the key customer requirements for modern paper manufacturing, enabling efficient and resource-conserving production, an increase in fiber yield and water consumption may be reduced. The improved efficiency in the stock preparation offers a potential capacity increase of up to 20 percent at the disc filter and savings in pump energy of maximum 50 percent.

                                                                                                • Prevents vat thickening
                                                                                                • Minimizes maintenance and operating costs
                                                                                                • Up to 20 percent capacity increase and 50 percent less pump energy

                                                                                                Conventional disc filters not only necessitate a high level of monitoring and maintenance; especially in the event of process fluctuations they can cause malfunctions that result in costly machine downtimes. These kinds of problems are triggered above all by uncontrolled highs in stock consistency in the disc filter. If such highs go undetected this often results in a thickening in the vat, especially in high freeness ranges. In these circumstances the disc filter clothing is exposed to high mechanical stresses and can readily become damaged. In the worst-case scenario the entire filter is damaged. To prevent such difficulties, the stock flow is diluted upstream of the disc filter, which is associated with a considerable increase in pump energy and loss of drainage capacity.

                                                                                                2017 06 19 100820The InfiltraDiscfilter with new HiCon 2.0 technology from Voith is used in the BlueLine stock preparation unit at Schoellershammer PM 6.

                                                                                                For its HiCon 2.0 technology Voith is also relying on the proven bagless system but has added two new decisive innovations: Firstly, the HiCon disc filters are fitted with a solid system which safely guides the discs. As a result the new disc filters are much more robust and have even longer service lives. In addition, the flow pattern in the vat is reversed, by feeding each individual disc with the flow of stock separately from the others. The patented innovative technology from Voith's BlueLine range prevents the occurrence of critical areas in which the pulp thickens. This allows production to be run with a stock consistency that is up to two percent. Disc filters with HiCon technology can optionally be integrated into existing machines during an upgrade.

                                                                                                With the launch of its BaglessPlus technology in 2012, Voith had already eliminated a large number of vulnerabilities in conventional filters and had thus set a new benchmark for disc filters. On the one hand because the bagless filters reduced maintenance and operating costs, and on the other because they can better withstand critical situations and therefore reduce the number of costly shutdowns.

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

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

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:10:25 +0200
                                                                                                  Valmet to supply an Advantage NTT tissue production line to Sofidel S.p.A in Spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7275-valmet-to-supply-an-advantage-ntt-tissue-production-line-to-sofidel-s-p-a-in-spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7275-valmet-to-supply-an-advantage-ntt-tissue-production-line-to-sofidel-s-p-a-in-spain

                                                                                                  Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line to Sofidel's Ibertissue mill in Buñuel, Navarra, in Spain. The delivery includes an Advantage NTT 200 tissue production line, stock preparation equipment and automation system. Start-up of the new line is scheduled for third quarter 2018.

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

                                                                                                  The up-coming new line in Spain will be Sofidel's fourth Valmet Advantage NTT tissue line in Sofidel's machine fleet. Previously the company has bought one NTT machine to their Delitissue mill in Poland and two NTT machines to their new site, Circleville in Ohio, USA. All in all, this is the 15th tissue machine supplied by Valmet to Sofidel.

                                                                                                  "What we have seen from the performance of the Advantage NTT lines started up so far, we are more convinced than ever that this is the technology for the future. It will give us the flexibility we need to get a competitive advantage in the market," says Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of Sofidel

                                                                                                  2017 04 07 074900Valmet Advantage NTT tissue machine

                                                                                                  "We are of course excited that Sofidel once again decided to go for the Advantage NTT technology to support their path toward future tissue making. It is a perfect match for Sofidel's ambition to produce high quality tissue products with low energy consumption supporting their goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," says Jan Erikson, Vice President, Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet. 

                                                                                                  Technical information of the delivery

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

                                                                                                  Valmet's scope of supply comprises a complete tissue production line including an Advantage NTT tissue machine, with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. It will also be featured with the Advantage tissue technology including, an AirCap hood with Air system, WetDust system and a SoftReel B reel. Valmet will also deliver detailed mill engineering, stock preparation equipment as well as an automation package including DCS (distributed control) and QCS (quality control) systems.

                                                                                                  About the customer Sofidel S.p.A

                                                                                                  The Sofidel Group is one of the leading manufacturer of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide. Established in 1966, the Group has subsidiaries in 13 countries - Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Turkey and the USA - with more than 5,500 employees, a consolidated turnover of 1,842 million Euros (2016) and a production capacity of over one million tonnes per year. Sofidel is a member of UN Global Compact and the international WWF Climate Savers programme.

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

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

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

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:05:32 +0200
                                                                                                    HexaSolutions invests in eCon synchro knife sheeter from BW Papersystems to double yearly output http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7273-hexasolutions-invests-in-econ-synchro-knife-sheeter-from-bw-papersystems-to-double-yearly-output http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7273-hexasolutions-invests-in-econ-synchro-knife-sheeter-from-bw-papersystems-to-double-yearly-output

                                                                                                    French paper converter will also highly improve cut and stack quality

                                                                                                    HexaSolutions, a paper and board converter based in Château-Thierry, Champagne province, in the heart of France, refer to themselves as firefighters. Firefighters for their customers: offset printers. No matter if they urgently need a specific paper grammage or a certain sheet size or if they want to use their existing rolls but in a smaller width, HexaSolutions is dedicated to serving their customers, offering customized solutions in superior quality.

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                                                                                                    For providing such around-the-clock services, the company heavily relies on its equipment. Having started their business 5 years ago, HexaSolutions sees a permanent growth especially in their folio sheeting business. With the rising demand for high quality stacks, with grammages ranging from 100 g/m2 in paper up to 400 g/m2 in board, their existing sheeting equipment no longer meets the high requirements in cut quality.

                                                                                                    By investing now, in a new eCon synchro knife folio sheeter from BW Papersystems’ brand MarquipWardUnited, HexaSolutions will be able to provide their customers with press ready stacks with superior cut and stack quality and the quick delivery they need.

                                                                                                    "The cut quality and the wide spectrum of production capacities of the eCon sheeter were really the key factors of this investment," said Christophe Kopp, Managing Director of HexaSolutions. "As a converter, we should provide the best stack quality and the best delivery time for our customers based around Paris, so we were convinced to make the right choice with BW Papersystems equipment." His new eCon folio sheeter has a 1650 mm working width, is equipped with 4 unwinds and features the industry leading MarquipWardUnited knife technology with a maximum knife load of 1000 g/m² for flexibly converting a wide range of products. This new sheeter ideally supports HexaSolutions’ mission to be their customers’ firefighters.

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                                                                                                    But HexaSolutions does not only want to improve its product quality with the addition of a new synchro knife sheeter from BW Papersystems, they also expect to double their production output from 5,000 tons to 10,000 tons per year. Their ambitious goal: HexaSolutions wants to become the Number 1 paper and board converter for Paris, the capital city of France, and its suburbs. "Our eCon sheeter will be the most modern sheeter installed in a paper converting plant in France, and so with this new investment our target is to establish ourselves as a premium folio sheet supplier," concludes Kopp.

                                                                                                    HexaSolutions’ decision for an eCon sheeter from BW Papersystems and MarquipWardUnited continues its global success story. Since its launch in September 2014, the eCon has been sold more than 40 times. The sheeter in France marks the 7th installation in Europe, with more installations to come in the next months.

                                                                                                    ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS
                                                                                                    BW Papersystems incorporates nine of the strongest brands in the industry: BW Bielomatik, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik and Wrapmatic. Market leading technology is available for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials, plus stationery, passport production, RFID processing, Book-on-Demand finishing and specialized paper converting applications.  For the corrugating industry, we offer full corrugators, rotary die cutters, flexo folder gluers and starch mixing systems. www.bwpapersystems.com 

                                                                                                    ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER
                                                                                                    Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $2-plus billion organization with 11,000-plus team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his new book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family  To learn more, go to www.barrywehmiller.com

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Administrator) European News Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:17:59 +0200