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A.Celli Paper is pleased to begin a valuable collaboration with the French company for the supply of a complete tissue production plant.

Global Hygiène has chosen to rely on A.Celli Paper technology for the order of a complete turnkey plant to be installed in Charavines, in southeastern France.
The French company has secured the A.Celli technological excellence, from the stock preparation to the roll handling system.

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The new iDEAL®1800S machine will have a 2850 mm format and an operating speed of 1800 mpm. The project also includes an E-WIND® T100 rewinder and a R-WAY® roll-handling system.
The Yankee supplied is the forged one of the latest A.Celli generation and has a diameter of 15’.

Luc Brami, CEO of Global Hygiène, said that the production of Charavines, estimated in 30.000 t/y, will cover the needs of the two Global Hygiène group’s converting plants, in Auxonne and Vern d’Anjou, consolidating the company’s leadership position in the market for hygienic products.

As usual A.Celli has given its total availability in experience and professionalism to the customer, with a full spirit of partnership.

The delivery is expected for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Södra is one of the main sponsors of Introduce a Girl to Engineering day (IGEday) — an initiative by the organisation Womengineer that aims to increase interest in technology and engineering among teenage girls.

Södra is a gold partner for IGEday and is throwing open the doors of its three pulp mills in Värö, Mörrum and Mönsterås as well as the head office in Växjö on 29 March. The participants encompass girls and non-binary teenagers aged 13–19. This initiative is fully aligned with Södra’s sustainability target — namely that by 2020, at least 30 percent of Södra employees should be women.

The issue affects the entire industry and several other companies are also IGEday partners. Currently, the percentage of Sweden’s engineering students at bachelor’s and master’s levels varies 20–25 percent.

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“This is far too low a share. As an industry, we need to act cohesively and promote equality at our workplaces. Inspiring teenage girls at an early age to choose a career in engineering, a traditionally male-dominated profession, is important for Södra’s and for Sweden’s future competitiveness. And this is where meeting platforms, such as IGEday, have an important role to play,” said Christer Thörn, HR Director at Södra. 

During the day, some 60 teenage girls will test various activities that showcase how to work with technology and engineering using an approach conducive to development and sustainability.  They will also gain insight into how we, on a daily basis, conduct research to develop new products, process wood and produce paper and dissolving pulp.

“Through the IGEday initiative, we want to be part of opening new possibilities for the female engineers of tomorrow,” said Christer Thörn.

Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of close to 52,000 forest owners. We engage in modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. Net sales in 2017 were 20.5 SEK billion and there were 3,400 employees. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the future of sustainable forestry.

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper to supply a new ATMP (Advanced Thermo Mechanical Pulp) line to their mill in Hagen, Germany. The ANDRITZ ATMP technology is a highly optimized process design with modular process steps that ensure enhanced fiber properties at reduced energy consumption. Start-up is scheduled for the final quarter of 2019.

ANDRITZ MSD Impressafiner, to be installed at Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.ANDRITZ MSD Impressafiner, to be installed at Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

ANDRITZ will refurbish second-hand machines that Kabel Premium bought from a former magazine paper production line in Germany. In order to meet Kabel Premium’s high demands with regard to energy efficiency and fiber quality, ANDRITZ will install several new, key equipment units: a new MSD Impressafiner to delaminate and impregnate chips even more gently and efficiently as well as new fiber centrifuges to guarantee superior fiber/steam separation. Two second-hand and refurbished ANDRITZ high-consistency refiners will form part of the first and second refining stages.The scope of supply also includes the DCS system, complete installation of the scope delivered, basic engineering, commissioning, and start-up.

The broad spectrum of ANDRITZ’s capabilities within the pulp and paper industry as well as its specialist know-how in the second-hand business were decisive in the Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper’s decision to place the order with ANDRITZ.

Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper has a long history as a well-known producer of top-quality printing paper. Established in 1896, the company has around 540 employees.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

Hamburger Rieger has engaged Voith to supply the complete stock preparation unit for its new PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany. Voith will deliver three separate stock preparation lines with a total capacity of 2,450 metric tons per day. Meri Environmental Solutions is responsible for the complete reject and water treatment facility.

  • OnEfficiency.DIP ensures high raw material quality and low running costs
  • Efficiency concept used for the first time for the production of packaging papers
  • Automatic adjustment of flotation technology and input of chemical additives
  • Virtual sensors predict contamination areas

The key to the stock preparation concept is the OnEfficiency.DIP (deinked pulp: recycled waste paper without color residues) system from Voith, which has already proven effective for the manufacture of graphic papers based on recovered paper. The efficiency concept is now being used for the first time in the production of packaging papers. In the stock preparation unit of the new PM 2, ultra-modern sensors and actuators ensure consistent raw material quality and low running costs.

The system consists of two DIP yield control modules, two DIP bleach control modules and a DIP optimizer. The DIP yield control module uses online sensors to measure the ash content and whiteness of the DIP stock. Using actuators, the flotation technology automatically adjusts it as necessary to obtain the required degree of whiteness. The DIP bleach control module also measures the whiteness before and after a bleaching step. If necessary, actuators also regulate the flow of chemical additives here as well. The control modules are connected with the DIP optimizer, which defines optimum target values based on the optimization of running costs. The cost model takes account of relevant parameters such as energy, raw material and chemicals. This dynamic interaction between the individual components reduces quality fluctuations, which occur thanks to the heterogeneity of the raw material or production adjustments. This at the same time improves production costs.

In the PM 2 in Spremberg, Voith is also testing a new prototype of a virtual sensor which uses the measurements in the stock storage tower and the process parameters to predict contamination areas. The DIP optimizer uses the model calculated in this process to optimally adjust the variables. The self-learning system allows for automated controls, which means that the full potential of the system can be reached sooner.

OnEfficiency.DIP ensures consistent raw material quality and low running costs in the stock preparation unit.OnEfficiency.DIP ensures consistent raw material quality and low running costs in the stock preparation unit.

At present, only the OnEfficiency.DIP from Voith offers this kind of comprehensive performance. According to Hamburger Rieger this was a decisive factor in awarding the order for the stock preparation unit. With a tailored service package, Voith ensures that the OnEfficiency system will continue to perform optimally in the long term.

Following a groundbreaking ceremony on 26 September 2018, work began on Hamburger Rieger's new paper machine in Spremberg. From June 2020, the 7.8 m wide PM 2 will produce up to 500,000 metric tons a year of White Top Testliner with various basis weights. The two-loop DIP line produces the white top layer of the WTTL (White Top Test Liner). The paper manufacturer has opted for a particularly environmentally friendly de-inking system for stock preparation.

Hamburger Rieger is investing around EUR 370 million to build the PM 2 and is creating more than 200 new jobs in the Lusatia region. Hamburger Rieger is part of the Hamburger Containerboard Division of the Austrian Prinzhorn Group, whose annual production of more than two million metric tons makes it one of the market leaders in the segment for white uncoated and coated testliner.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group and a leading full-line supplier as well as pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations Voith is optimizing the paper manufacturing process and facilitating resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers as reliable partner tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. The company’s Papermaking 4.0 concept ensures that equipment is optimally networked, while the effective and secure use of the generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve their competitiveness.

Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion for Gasum's project at the Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland. As part of the project, the mill will replace liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with Gasum's low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the burners of the drying processes on its tissue machines.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received. The system renewal will be delivered in June 2019.

Valmet's automation system will be used to control the burners of the drying processes and manage a gas terminal that will be connected to Valmet's data collection application. The delivery will standardize and optimize the tissue drying process and quality management.

Valmet will supply an automation system update and expansion to Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland.  The automation system will be used to control the burners of the drying processes and manage Gasum's gas terminal.  Photo: Metsä GroupValmet will supply an automation system update and expansion to Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill in Finland. The automation system will be used to control the burners of the drying processes and manage Gasum's gas terminal. Photo: Metsä Group

"Valmet's flexible approach and familiarization with Metsä Tissue enabled us to offer a turnkey delivery to the customer," says Tommy Mattila, Sales and Marketing Director, Gasum.

"Valmet will enhance the Metsä Tissue mill's fuel switch to LNG, which is a safe form of energy with low emissions. At the same time, both Gasum and Metsä Tissue gain access to the latest software updates," remarks Juhani Tuomaala, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.


Information about Valmet's delivery

Valmet will update and expand the Valmet DNA automation system on the tissue machines to modernize burner controls and the drying process management. Valmet's delivery includes automation controls with DNA Modbus links to the burner and gas terminal PLCs as well as necessary DNA I/O expansions on the tissue machine automation systems. The delivery also includes DNA software updates and expansions in the process air systems and drying power control systems of the tissue machines.

Gasum will carry out the modifications needed for the fuel switch as well as all equipment installation.

Information about the customers Gasum and Metsä Tissue

Gasum is a Nordic energy company and the number one expert in the gas sector in Finland. Together with its partners, it promotes development towards a carbon-neutral future on land and at sea. www.gasum.com 

Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world's leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. With production units in five countries, Metsä Tissue employs a total of about 2,800 people, and its sales in 2017 amounted to EUR 1.0 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group. www.metsatissue.com

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

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

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

The future of the global freight and logistics industry will be shaped during a 3-day conference in London starting 9th July. The 6th Annual International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC) aims to provide an open forum for researchers, industry representatives, government officials and citizens to explore leading edge freight transport and logistics concepts, methodologies, projects, technological advancements and start-up initiatives. 

The Physical Internet concept takes freight and logistics services and aims to make them as accessible and connected as information and services are over internet. This represents a huge opportunity for the sector to improve efficiency and sustainability through connected, interoperable and shared used of resources and assets on a massive scale, whilst supporting the massive challenge of decarbonization.

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Conference topics include inter-connected logistics, cross-chain control, synchromodal transportation, open logistics networks, systems & technologies for interconnected logistics, supply chain coordination & collaboration, and urban freight transport and logistics. Through these areas IPIC will touch on exciting new areas such as automated transport, robotics, artificial intelligence, internet of things and blockchain.

IPIC provides a unique opportunity to learn and discuss the latest results of innovative projects and industry initiatives in the field. Participants from all over the world, including researchers, industrial and international institutions, local authorities and standardization committees will share practices, solutions and challenges.

Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE) said:

“We’re delighted to bring one of the Europe’s largest freight and logistics events, IPIC to the UK.  Freight and Logistics impact on almost all aspects of our modern interconnected lives and changes in the political landscape of Europe will only make novel approaches which increase efficiency, sustainability and improve collaboration more important. The novel approach of the Physical Internet has the potential to revolutionise the sector and this event will aim to forge the future with our colleagues in the UK.” 

The conference will take place from the 9th to 11th July and will be hosted by the Transport Systems Catapult on behalf of the ALICE and the Department for Transport. To find out more and book tickets go to https://www.pi.events/.

The Joinville, Santa Catarina, site honored with the prestigious award for 2018

Fabio Perini Brazil, a branch of Fabio Perini S.P.A., a leading global supplier of machinery and services for tissue converting and packaging, gained a place of honor in the authoritative ranking of US Institute “Great Place to Work® Certified” which since the ‘90s has been implementing the worldwide ranking of the best places of work all over the globe. Fabio Perini Brazil gained 11th place in the regional ranking of mid-range companies.

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The mission of the Great Place to Work Institute is evaluating companies’ working conditions and management of service suppliers. Through employee and employers’ surveys, the people management, the workplace and the employees’ confidence are evaluated, and a ranking is elaborated on the basis of indicators of credibility, respect, impartiality, pride to belong.

Silvana Dellacqua – Human Resources Manager of Fabio Perini – pointed out the company’s utmost attention towards human relations and resource development: “We keep investing in technical training and language support, in order to promote more effective communications among employees, and over the years we have developed an efficient network of relationships among different teams. In addition, the existing communications channels allow our employees to contribute their suggestions to enhance collaboration, therefore stimulating people’s interest and involvement.”

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“I wish to congratulate everybody for this achievement – commented Dineo Silverio, Company President for Brazil and South America - People are what makes the difference in growing a business. A high level of internal satisfaction reflects itself automatically in the satisfaction of the customers in our market. Employee management is a strategic factor for the evolution of our business, because the satisfaction to be working for a company translates into greater efficiency and better quality of the final product”.

This important milestone confirms the high quality of Fabio Perini S.p.A., which enters with full rights in the international community of the “Great place to work” certified companies.

Metso announced on October 26, 2018 its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant took place today. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets.

"This is an exciting day for both Metso and our valve customers in various process industries globally - we are investing in improving service and delivery capabilities for them. China is an extremely significant market for our valve business, and the new technology center will have a strong role," says Kevin Tinsley, Senior Vice President for Valve Operations at Metso.

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The new location is designed to be a workplace for a total of 400 valve technology professionals, and the focus is on producing high-volume standard products and parts for all Metso's valve plants. Metso's technology center in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in Shanghai is continuing its operations, with a focus on highly engineered products.

Metso has valve technology or production centers in locations around the world: in China, North America, Brazil, Germany, Finland, South Korea, and India.

Metso employs more than 1,100 people at seven locations in China, serving all customer industries.

Metso is a world-leading industrial company offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. With our unique knowledge and innovative solutions, we help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.7 billion in 2017. Metso employs over 12,000 people in more than 50 countries. metso.com

 

SCA’s Christmas gift to the company’s employees in 2018 was a donation of SEK 1.5m to three recipients. Cancer Research Foundation Northern Sweden received the largest donation.

logotype horizontalSCA’s employees decided how the donation was to be divided between the three recipients by voting for the three alternatives on the company’s intranet. As a result, Cancer Research Foundation Northern Sweden will receive SEK 880,000, the WWF’s Save the Baltic Sea project will receive SEK 316,000 and Médecins Sans Frontières SEK 304,000. 

The donations are being transferred to the three organizations with warm greetings for a happy new 2019 from SCA’s employees.

The core of SCA’s business is the forest, Europe’s largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, we have built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from our own and others’ forests. We offer paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions.
In 2017, the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and sales amounted to approximately SEK 16.7bn (EUR 1.6bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. More information at www.sca.com

Amazon Papyrus Chemicals Limited (APC), will see a leadership transition as part of a new corporate structure for the 18 year old specialty chemicals supplier.

2019 01 09 090647APC today announced the promotion of the following personnel:

Sales and Marketing Function

  • Ng Kok Heng, is promoted to the position of Group Sales and Marketing Director. Kok Heng will have responsibility for all Sales Regions, Marketing, Equipment and Regional Technical Support. In this role, Kok Heng will report to both the Chief Executive Officer, Mike Grundy and the Chief Operating Officer, Dr Jonathan Chan.
  • Dr Dinesh Mohta, is promoted to the position of Sales Director and will have responsibility for the businesses in India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Middle-East.
  • The Eng Loe Djatinegoro, Sales Director for Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines, will expand his responsibilities to include Myanmar and Laos.
  • Felix Wan, Sales Director for non-Tissue segment, will continue to head the sales and technical organisation in China.
  • Daniel Sunotoredjo, is promoted to Country Manager for Indonesia and Myanmar.

Technical Support Function

  • Tan Lai Hok, is promoted to the position of Technical Director. Lai Hok will have responsibility for Product Management, Regulatory and Quality Management, Environmental, Health & Safety and Research & Development.
  • Ravi Kumar is promoted to Product Manager for Pulp

About Amazon Papyrus

Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Hong Kong, Amazon Papyrus is a specialty chemical company, which has established presence in 11 countries with more than 450 employees, serving over 350 pulp and paper, viscose and fiber cement manufacturers in Asia and Middle East. Learn more at Amazon Papyrus’ website www.amazon-papyrus.com

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