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The first fully automatic plant installed at Fujiang Nanfang by A.Celli Nonwovens has been successfully commissioned.

The commissioning of the line on schedule is without doubt an important first step towards a close collaboration between A.Celli Nonwovens and this leading group.

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The scope of supply is a Master Roll Winder, a Rewinder with  Slittomatic® automatic knife positioning system, an Automatic Shaft Handling system and a fully automatic Roll Handling & Packaging system equipped with two robots.

The feather in the cap of this project is the innovative DSS (Defect Stop Management) system integrated with the Roll handling system for the segregation and removal of defects during the production cycle.

With this new supply, A.Celli Nonwovens has gone one step further in securing its success in China, and offers its client significant advantages in terms of quality and productivity of the line and conquering the Chinse market, which is of particular interest.

Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., Ltd. - Company Overview

Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells textile products in China. The company offers cotton yarns, cotton cloth, polyurethane (PU), leather fabrics, PU leather, and non-woven fabrics, as well as environmental filter materials and knitted fabrics. It is also involved in the provision of textile products technology services, as well as the import and export of textile accessories and textile products. The company is based in Nanping, China.

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:12:19 +0200
    Valmet to supply web monitoring systems to Shanying Huazhong Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7878-valmet-to-supply-web-monitoring-systems-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7878-valmet-to-supply-web-monitoring-systems-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china

    Valmet has received orders for next-generation web monitoring systems from Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry Co., Ltd. in China. The full-scale Valmet IQ Web Monitoring Systems will be installed on two paper machines at the company to improve and maintain machine productivity.

    The orders were included in Valmet's first and second quarter 2018 orders received. Typically, the order value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR one million.

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    "Shanying has a clear strategy for the Industrial Internet and developing the automation level of its machines, and we are now taking steps forward with this. We believe that with Valmet's solutions and services, we can improve our product quality and machine runnability, as well as optimize machine efficiency," says Liu Fubin, Purchasing Director of Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd.

    "Valmet is capable of offering complete automation packages, including process controls and quality controls. Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System plays a vital role in developing quality and total machine efficiency. We are delighted to be able to provide all the applications and services that our customer needs to achieve these demanding targets," says Zhutuan Guo, Sales Director, China, Automation, Valmet.

    Technical information about Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System

    Valmet IQ Web Monitoring System is a tool to improve the runnability of all production machines in the paper industry. Excellent image quality, synchronized video recordings and an easy-to-use operator interface ensure quick root cause analyses of web breaks. Spearhead technology utilized in system components, together with field-tested hardware and professional services, make Valmet the market leader of web monitoring systems.

    Information about the customer

    Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry Co., Ltd. is a part of Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., one of the largest industrial papermaking enterprises and packaging board manufacturers in China. Established in 1999, the company has been listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2001. In 2013, the company was restructured as part of Ji'an Group Co., Ltd. The company has subsidiaries in the Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Hubei and Tianjin provinces, among others. It has set up wholly owned companies, for example, in the US, UK, Netherlands Germany, Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. Shanying International has an annual yield of 3,050,000 tons of paper and 1 billion square meters of cardboard and paper carton, ranking top within the industry in terms of scale.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:08:42 +0200
      Crecia-Kasuga started up a Valmet Advantage Tissue machine in Japan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7853-crecia-kasuga-started-up-a-valmet-advantage-tissue-machine-in-japan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7853-crecia-kasuga-started-up-a-valmet-advantage-tissue-machine-in-japan

      Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd has successfully started up a new tissue line, jointly delivered by Valmet and Kawanoe Zoki Co., Ltd., at the company's new production facility in Fuji, Japan. The inauguration ceremony was held during summer and the line is now in full operation producing tissue products for the Japanese consumer market.

      The project has been very successful and the cooperation between Valmet, Kawanoe Zoki and Crecia-Kasuga has been smooth and efficient.

      "We at Valmet appreciate the fruitful cooperation between the three companies. This is the first tissue machine equipped with an Advantage ViscoNip press in Japan. Just like in all previous installations over the world, the result has been excellent in terms of product quality and energy efficiency," says Ingmar Andersson, VP Asia Pacific Sales, Tissue Mills business unit, Valmet.

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      "We are very impressed about the new tissue machine which combines the latest technology with joint know-how of three companies. It started successfully on schedule and the performance exceeds our expectations. We appreciate the support from Valmet and Kawanoe Zoki," says Mr. Hirofumi Narita, President, Crecia-Kasuga.

      "It is a great pleasure to contribute to the introduction of the latest tissue machine technology in the Japanese market. The Advantage DCT equipped with an Advantage ViscoNip press provides a unique value-adding performance," Mr. Takahiro Shinohara, Executive Managing Director, Kawanoe Zoki, adds.

      Valmet's delivery included an Advantage DCT 135HS machine with Valmet's key technologies OptiFlo Headbox, Advantage ViscoNip press, AirCap hood and steel Yankee dryer. Manufacturing of other equipment, site assembly and installation services were performed by Kawanoe Zoki. The new line has an annual production capacity of 36,000 tonnes.

      Information about the customer

      Crecia-Kasuga Co., Ltd. is a joint venture for household paper products established 2017 by Nippon Paper Crecia Co., Ltd and Kasuga Paper Industry Co., Ltd. By effectively utilizing the premises and facilities at Nippon Paper Industrie's Fuji mill they will produce tissue products sold by Nippon Paper Crecia and Kasuga Paper Industry respectively.

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:08:53 +0200
        Valmet to supply another OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7847-valmet-to-supply-another-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7847-valmet-to-supply-another-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china

        Valmet will supply yet another OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The new production line (PM 23) with a wide automation package is following the delivery of the previous OptiConcept M board machine (PM 21) announced in December 2017 and the three winders announced in February earlier this year. PM 23 is designed to produce high-quality fluting grades. By increasing its fluting and testliner production capacity, Shanying is aiming for bigger market shares. The start-up of PM 23 is scheduled for the end of year 2019.

        The order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 30-40 million.

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        "This is already the seventh Valmet-supplied paper and board making line for Shanying International. The latest ones are the order of the testliner machine PM 21 and the two container board lines in Ma'anshan. This highly-efficient containerboard making line ordered by Shanying will be Valmet's 17th OptiConcept M production line to be supplied globally. Compared to conventional production lines, both of the new production lines will be able to significantly reduce carbon emissions as well as energy consumption," says Timo Saresvuo, Senior Sales Manager at Valmet.

        Technical details about the delivery

        Valmet's delivery for PM 23 will be quite similar to PM 21 including a high-speed OptiConcept M containerboard making line from broke collection to reel. PM 23 producing fluting grades will include OptiFormer Gap former with shoe blade technology equipped with OptiFlo Gap headbox enabling high capacity at high speed, which is the key feature of efficient lightweight containerboard manufacturing. Former with shoe and blade technology gives good strength properties, uniform CD profiles and excellent board formation.

        The headbox and former are followed by OptiPress Center roll based press section, OptiRun Single dryer section, OptiSizer Film sizer, OptiCalender hard nip calender, OptiReel Pope reel and OptiCart Stream parent roll cart with transfer rails. The delivery will also include related ventilation equipment, runnability components, Valmet DNA machine control and process control systems, and Valmet IQ quality measurement system. The machine will be delivered with a Valmet fabrics package and an additional production support after take over.

        The 8,600-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce fluting grades. Design production values are the following: basis weight range 50-110 g/m2, design speed 1,300 m/min and daily capacity approx. 1,200 tonnes.

        About the customer Shanying International

        Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., formerly Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd., is a China-based company, principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of paper products. The company's main products consist of various packaging paper boards, newsprint paper, corrugated cardboard boxes, culture paper and other paper products, which are marketed under the brand name of Shanying. The company distributes its products within domestic markets, with eastern China as its main market.

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:07:01 +0200
          ANDRITZ receives order to supply two tissue machines to Taison Pulp, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7843-andritz-receives-order-to-supply-two-tissue-machines-to-taison-pulp-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7843-andritz-receives-order-to-supply-two-tissue-machines-to-taison-pulp-china

          International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Taison Pulp (Group) Co., Ltd. to supply two PrimeLineST W8 tissue machines, including stock preparation and automation systems, for their mill in Suzhou, Anhui province, China. The machines will produce up to 120,000 tons of tissue per year and are designed for grammages from 12 to 42 g/m2 used for facial and toilet paper. Start-up is scheduled for 2019.

          The two tissue machines have a design speed of 1,800 meters per minute and a paper width on reel of 5.6 meters, and they are equipped with the ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation system for an optimized production process.

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          The combination of an 18ft PrimeDry Steel Yankee with the steam-heated hood enables highly efficient drying with substantial energy savings compared to conventional dryer sections with cast Yankee dryers and gas-heated hoods. The steel Yankee will be manufactured at ANDRITZ China’s Yankee business center in Foshan, which offers customers state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and quality management.

          The scope of supply also includes the stock preparation system, comprising two lines to process short fiber pulp and a mixture of bamboo and long fiber pulp as raw materials, as well as the approach system and Disc Filter Savealls for fiber recovery. Market pulp bales are dissolved in ANDRITZ FibreSolve FSV pulpers, which enable efficient slushing without damaging the fibers. Six ANDRITZ TwinFlo double disc refiners achieve superior fiber properties with regard to fiber length and fibrillation. ModuScreen HBE screens protect the tissue machine and ensure highest runability.

          This order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s strong market position as one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems to the Chinese tissue industry.

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:36:11 +0200
            Pasaban supplies 2 new paper sheeters to Asia Symbol (Guangdong) in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7842-pasaban-supplies-2-new-paper-sheeters-to-asia-symbol-guangdong-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7842-pasaban-supplies-2-new-paper-sheeters-to-asia-symbol-guangdong-in-china

            Asia Symbol Paper Company has once again entrusted Pasaban with the design and manufacture of 2 paper sheeting machines which will become a part of the paper converting equipment at one of its plants.  

            This is not the first time that Pasaban manufactures a folio sheeter for this factory located in the province of Guangdong, south-east of China. Therefore, for one of their latest projects (PM12), the factory has once again chosen Pasaban's technology and machinery.  

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            The Guangdong factory belongs to the April group, one of the largest cellulose and paper manufacturers in the world. It has a cut-size conversion line for the production and sale of high-quality copy paper. In 2017, due to the purchase of a new paper machine capable of producing 1,700 tons of paper a day, they found it necessary to complete the equipment with the latest technology conversion machinery that ensured a high-quality finished product.  

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            KB sheeters are the right solution for paper and cardboard factories.  

            For the design of the cutters for the Asia Symbol factory, the characteristics of the manufactured paper were considered; high-quality copy and offset paper of 50 to 150 gsm. The result, a solution tailored to their needs, 2 KB 2000 cutters with 8 unwinders capable of producing at a speed of 320 m/min.  

            Once again Asia Symbol banks on Pasaban's paper converting equipment in order to continue offering a high-quality product that places them among the world's largest cellulose and paper producers.

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:14:13 +0200
              Vinda Personal Care fired up two new Toscotec-supplied AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7840-vinda-personal-care-fired-up-two-new-toscotec-supplied-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7840-vinda-personal-care-fired-up-two-new-toscotec-supplied-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines

              Two of Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines started up at Vinda Personal Care (Guangdong) in Yangjiang, Guangdong, PRC. They will increase the group’s annual production by over 60,000 tons. With these start-ups, Vinda kicked off production at its new Yangjiang mill, strategically located by Yangjiang Port in south-west Guangdong.

              Toscotec’s AHEAD-2.0M lines feature a second generation TT SYD-18FT of 5,486 mm diameter and state-of-the-art energy saving technology included in the profitable TT DOES package (Drying Optimization for Energy Savings). The two tissue machines started up on the same day at the same time, proving the high degree of proficiency of the start-up teams.

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              Throughout six years of close collaboration, Toscotec and Vinda have honed their synergy and consolidated their partnership. Toscotec’s Customer Care and Project Manager Stefano Raffaelli said, “Our teams have reached a very high efficiency of cooperation. Together we have optimized the project timing, during both installation and commissioning. We cut down the duration of tests at the mill, thanks to the thorough checks we perform during pre-assembly at our factory, as an integral part of our quality guarantee”.

              Vinda International’s Project Development Center Director, Mr. Liang Weixiong commented, “After three months of intensive work on site, it is a great satisfaction to see these start-ups hit the targets of the scheduled date and time. It is indeed the result of very careful preparation on all the machine’s functions”.

              Stefano Raffaelli added, “For all our Vinda’s machines we implemented an efficient use of steam and condensate with different levels of energy recovery. This carefully balanced system ensures the lowest possible energy consumptions. The dedication and competence of the Vinda and Toscotec teams bring out the best of our technology. We achieved good results in terms of energy usage, as well as production increase with speed-ups and optimizations, all of which exceed the original objectives of the projects”.

              Toscotec’s tissue lines are currently running at six of Vinda’s production bases across China, in Shandong, Hubei, Sichuan, Zhejiang and Guangdong.

              In the coming months, Vinda will fire up another four Toscotec’s lines at its new paper mill in Xiaogan, Hubei province.

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:31:00 +0200
                APP’s Perawang Mill, Indonesia: a successful start-up for A.Celli Paper! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7820-app-s-perawang-mill-indonesia-a-successful-start-up-for-a-celli-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7820-app-s-perawang-mill-indonesia-a-successful-start-up-for-a-celli-paper

                A.Celli Paper celebrates with great satisfaction the start-up of three E-WIND® winders for tissue, installed in Indonesia for the customer Asia Pulp & Paper (APP).

                In March, a set of new generation E-WIND® T200 winders was installed at APP’ s Perawang mill in Indonesia.

                The start-up and subsequent running-in all went smoothly, with the customer’s complete satisfaction. It is one of many other successful business machinery equipment partnership through the years that A.Celli Paper is achieving with the world-wide based International Group.

                The three new generation winders, being a partial delivery of a larger sizeable order currently under delivery e/o installation, consisting of two E-WIND® T200 winders, a calender and Slittomatic® automatic knives positioning system, and an additional E-WIND® T200 winder.

                With this project, A.Celli Paper has offered the customer a giant leap in quality for meeting high and ambitious production targets to increase and strengthen its presence in Indonesia and through the whole Asia.

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                About Asia Pulp & Paper
                Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), part of Sinar Mas, is a trade name for a group of pulp and paper manufacturing companies in Indonesia and China. APP is responsible for delivering quality products to meet the growing global demand for tissue, packaging and paper, with an annual combined pulp, paper, packaging product and converting capacity of over 19 million tons per annum. On any given day, APP’s products find their way into the hands of consumers in various branded forms from all over the world.

                Ensuring supply chain integrity and commitment to the Sustainable Roadmap Vision 2020 are crucial to APP’s operations.

                Learn more about APP’s path to operational excellence by reading our Sustainability Reports and Forest Conservation Policy at www.asiapulppaper.com

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 24 Jul 2018 11:10:17 +0200
                  Valmet receives the 250th order for its successful Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7806-valmet-receives-the-250th-order-for-its-successful-valmet-pulp-analyzer-valmet-map http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7806-valmet-receives-the-250th-order-for-its-successful-valmet-pulp-analyzer-valmet-map

                  Valmet has received the 250th order for its successful Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) for managing various applications regarding fiber furnish management at pulp and paper mills. The milestone analyzer will be installed at Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Co. Ltd in China. The delivery will include a Valmet Kappa QC Analyzer, too. The raw materials used in the mill's tissue production include bamboo.

                  valmet logoThe order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The solutions will be delivered in the third quarter of 2018.

                  "First, we trust Valmet and its advanced analyzer solutions. With accurate measurements, we will be able to get faster and more precise online updates of key fiber and papermaking furnish properties to improve runnability and productivity. Second, stabilizing the entire fiber line control will help us reduce variation, chemical usage and production costs. Also, easy-to-maintain Valmet analyzers will improve our labor efficiency and operator effectiveness as well," says Chuanping Zhou, General Manager at Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper.

                  "It is nice to cooperate with a customer who really wants to develop the mill's total pulp and tissue line performance. It means taking good care of basic issues. When the ultimate goal is clear both for the customer and the supplier, it is easy to find the right solutions and implement them. Performance improvement and development is a long-term project for which reliable analyzers and controls provide a solid foundation. It is easy for the mill and also for Valmet to take next steps towards more sophisticated solutions in the future when the foundation is reliable and in a good shape," comments Janne Määttä, Manager, Pulp & Paper Applications, Valmet.

                   

                  Valmet's existing installations at Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper include a Valmet Brightness Measurement (Valmet Cormec5 X) and a Valmet Residual Measurement (Valmet Polarox5). Valmet is currently delivering a Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) and consistency transmitters for the mill, too.

                  Information about Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) and Valmet Kappa Analyzer (Valmet Kappa QC)

                  Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) provides paper, board and tissue makers with fast and precise online updates of key fiber and papermaking furnish properties. It represents the state of the art in online fiber analysis, building upon continuous advancements by Valmet over the past thirty years. 

                  Valmet's online analyzer, Valmet Kappa QC, is a new-generation analyzer that not only measures pulp lignin content, brightness and fiber properties, but also fuses a unique stabilizing control capability and Valmet's decades of know-how.

                  Information about the customer Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper

                  Sichuan Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Co., Ltd. is located in Lingang Industrial Park, a new industrial development center in Leshan City, Sichuan province. The company was founded in 1958 and has a registered capital of 120 million yuan, with more than 450 employees. Fengsheng Paper is a national top 5 enterprise of bamboo pulp production. It is also the market leader of bamboo resources in Sichuan Province.

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:25:03 +0200
                  Greycon provides APRIL Group with new planning software to improve customer service http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7800-greycon-provides-april-group-with-new-planning-software-to-improve-customer-service http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7800-greycon-provides-april-group-with-new-planning-software-to-improve-customer-service

                  Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based and flat sheet industries.

                  2017 07 06 132140Greycon was recently appointed by the APRIL Group, one of the largest, most technologically advanced and efficient makers of pulp and paper products in the world, to further optimize its sales and operations planning by integrating Greycon sales and operations solution “opt-Studio” with APRIL’s

                  Enterprise Resource Planning and Manufacturing Execution Systems. Greycon worked together with the APRIL Group and Accenture to deliver this solution.

                  Praveen Singhavi, President, APRIL Group, said: “In order to continue to meet customer demand and deliver high levels of customer service, we have integrated opt-Studio with our existing solutions.

                  “opt-Studio has improved end-to-end visibility of our sales orders, while being able to better optimize paper production (block planning) and finishing area scheduling.”

                  Vassilis Gkamouras, Senior Consultant at Greycon said: “APRIL Group is one of the most efficient pulp and paper mills in the world. The project was divided in three phased roll-outs to enable quick deployment of capabilities and took 14 months to complete.”

                  “The roll-out required expertise in global project management, change management, supply chain enablement and systems integration. The project was delivered on-time, in-full and within budget due to excellent team work between the partners involved.”

                  About APRIL Group

                  APRIL Group is a leading producer of fibre, pulp and paper with manufacturing operations in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau Province, Indonesia. APRIL is a pioneer in the implementation of sustainability best practices in Indonesia’s pulp and paper industry, including the elimination of deforestation from its supply chain. APRIL Group is working towards conserving, protecting and restoring one hectare of high value conservation forest for every hectare of renewable plantation concession. Today, APRIL Group conserves more than 250,000 hectares with a further 150,000 hectares undergoing ecosystem restoration. For more information, visit www.aprilasia.com and follow twitter @aprilpulp.

                  About Greycon

                  Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon

                  operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting, Paper and Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:55:04 +0200
                    Young forestry and paper researchers urged to put South African bioproduct innovation on the map http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7797-young-forestry-and-paper-researchers-urged-to-put-south-african-bioproduct-innovation-on-the-map http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7797-young-forestry-and-paper-researchers-urged-to-put-south-african-bioproduct-innovation-on-the-map

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                    With the world’s attention focused on finding greener solutions and cleaner technologies, opportunity is ripe for young scientists and engineers in the forest product and paper sectors to step up to the challenge.

                    The International Council of Forests and Paper Associations (ICFPA) invites students and young researchers to submit their work for the 2018-2019 edition of the Blue Sky Young Researchers and Innovation Award. The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is co-ordinating the local leg of the competition which has now opened for entries. The entry deadline is 31 August 2018.

                    Only three candidates from around the world will have the chance to travel to Canada in May next year to present their ideas to global CEOs in the forestry and paper industry.

                    “In the new age of the bioeconomy, we want to stimulate competition among students and young researchers under the age of 30 who are doing exciting things with wood, paper and the process waste,” says PAMSA executive director and ICFPA president Jane Molony.

                    “The sky is the limit with wood fibre,” she adds. 

                    Projects could include a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements and other innovations throughout the value chain. 

                    Layered theme

                    “The theme for the 2018-2019 award is centred on disruptive technologies that are revolutionising the future for forest-based products and services,” says Molony. 

                    The overarching topic has been divided into two categories: ‘future generation forestry’ and ‘innovations in wood-based industries’. “However projects are certainly not limited to these two categories,” she explains.

                    • Future generation forestry could encompass forest tree breeding and biotechnology; precision forestry and measurements and inventory.
                    • Innovation in wood-based industries could cover the analysis and properties of pulp and paper; facilities, instrument and process control; bioproducts and wood chemistry; recycling, deinking and the environment; timber for construction; and material substitution with wood and recycled paper fibre.

                    The SA round

                    In the lead-up to next year, all countries represented in the ICFPA will hold their own regional round and selection process. PAMSA will receive local applications, carry out a selection process and then nominate up to three candidates to compete internationally. The national finalists will submit a short video clip describing their work,” adds Molony. 

                    The online application process

                    South African applications are open till 31 August and can be made on www.thepaperstory.co.za under The Research Story or here.

                    The international selection process

                    After a transparent and objective selection process, the winning submissions from around the world will have the opportunity to present their projects in front of an audience at the global CEO Roundtable.

                    Travel expenses to Canada and accommodation will be sponsored by the ICFPA.

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 09 Jul 2018 08:06:59 +0200
                      Valmet to supply a Valmet Pulp Analyzer to UPM in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7787-valmet-to-supply-a-valmet-pulp-analyzer-to-upm-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7787-valmet-to-supply-a-valmet-pulp-analyzer-to-upm-in-china

                      Valmet has received an order for a Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP) from UPM in China. The Valmet MAP with freeness module and optional Fiber Image module will be installed with six sampling devices for UPM's PM 2 in Changshu.

                      "We have been using the previous generation Valmet online freeness analyzer on PM 2 for ten years. With technological upgrading and innovation, we again selected the latest Valmet Pulp Analyzer for its fast and precise online fiber and furnish measurement to improve runnability and productivity," says Mr. Zhou Long, Production Manager for PM 2. Installation and start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2018.

                      Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP)Valmet Pulp Analyzer (Valmet MAP)

                      The Valmet Pulp Analyzer provides paper, board and tissue makers with fast and precise online updates of key fiber and papermaking furnish properties. It represents the state of the art in online fiber analysis, built on continuous advancements by Valmet for the past thirty years. Rather than waiting for infrequent, time-delayed laboratory tests, fast and decisive control actions can be achieved to manage furnish properties for better paper and improved production.

                      "Valmet MAP will be the ideal tool at PM 2 for furnish management, screening, blending and improving refining operations while providing energy savings as well," according to Jackson Sui, Senior Automation Sales Manager for Valmet in China.

                      Information about the customer UPM

                      UPM is a forest-based bio industry company that provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable materials and they are recyclable. They offer alternatives to replace non-renewable fossil-based materials.

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 02 Jul 2018 10:23:56 +0200
                        Two new Toscotec’s PRODERGY tissue machines start up at APP OKI mill, Indonesia. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7786-two-new-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machines-start-up-at-app-oki-mill-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7786-two-new-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machines-start-up-at-app-oki-mill-indonesia

                        Toscotec fired up other two AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines at APP’s OKI mill, in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

                        Following the start-up of two AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY at Perawang mill earlier this year, these two OKI machines started production in less than 3 months after the start-up of the first of a series of Toscotec’s PRODERGY machine ordered by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) for its Perawang and OKI mills in Indonesia. In the next few months, other four machines will start up at the same site.

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                        The AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY is Toscotec’s top of the line tissue machine, featuring 5.6 m width, 2,000 m/min operating speed, a second-generation steel Yankee dryer of 22 feet diameter and steam-heated hoods. Toscotec’s TT SYD-22FT is the biggest steel Yankee dryer ever manufactured in the world for tissue application. Toscotec’s energy saving innovations consolidate OKI mill’s optimized green process: the paper mill is fully integrated with a massive pulp mill of 2.8 million ton/yr estimated output.

                        Equipped with the most advanced environmental technology presently available, OKI production base is very much green-oriented. The mill will be powered by clean and self-sufficient energy generated from the pulp production process and wood bark gasification. Tissue production guarantees the highest standards in terms of tissue machine’s efficiency and energy consumption reduction, thanks to PRODERGY’s technological advantages.

                        Toscotec’s Chief Customer Service Officer Valter Di Nardo commented, “The erection, commissioning and start-up of OKI tissue machines was completed in record time. Toscotec’s technical team on site installed the first foundation plate on January 4. After just over one hundred days, we fired up the first AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY, and after one week, the second start-up followed suit. The mill expressed satisfaction for tissue quality starting from day one”.

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:55:32 +0200
                          PMP to supply (2) Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc 1600 Premium tissue machines for Baoding Yusen Health Supplies Co. Ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7774-pmp-to-supply-2-intelli-tissue-ecoec-1600-premium-tissue-machines-for-baoding-yusen-health-supplies-co-ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7774-pmp-to-supply-2-intelli-tissue-ecoec-1600-premium-tissue-machines-for-baoding-yusen-health-supplies-co-ltd

                          On 29th March 2018, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Baoding Yusen Health Supplies for the delivery of (2) Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc 1600 Premium lines.

                          pmp logo 2016The (2) Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc 1600 Premium will be characterized with 3500mm reel trim, operating speed of 1600 m/min, daily capacity 75 t/d and a basis weight 12.5-31 gsm each. This project will be based on a PMP Integrated Tissue Mill concept, which means 2 machines (left-hand and right-hand) in the same building, a shared control room as well as a warehouse. The same model of right and left hand machines layout in one building is the most compact solution and the two machines can share a common spare parts base. As a result, both space and costs are saved as well as number of personnel required to run the installations. At the same time high production flexibility plays a significant role in achieving top installations effectiveness.

                          The PMP’s scope of supply will cover for each machine: the single layer Intelli-Jet V® hydraulic Headbox, 4-roll Intelli-Former® Crescent Former, Intelli-Press® equipped with Intelli-SPR® dia 1400 mm which will maximize the amount of water removed from the sheet, 16ft Steel Intelli-YD®, Intelli-Hood® (YD cap type) and Intelli-Reel®. In addition, PMP will provide mechanical drives, electrical drives, lubrication system, steam & condensate system, dust & mist removal systems (on machine parts only), DCS and control system. The PMP team will also provide erection supervision and technological start-up.

                          The new project will be implemented based on the Optimum Cost Solution philosophy by executing the tissue machine fully designed in Europe (PMPoland), manufacturing of the key components such as a hydraulic headbox and a steel Yankee in Europe, and the remaining manufacturing, as well as tissue machine pre-assembly and tests completed at the PMP Center of Excellence: PMP IB, Changzhou (China). This combination allows to lower a cost of investment for the customer, while maintaining the premium quality of the equipment supplied. Both machines will start-up by the end of 2019.

                          With the excellent performance of operating reference and continuous new orders, PMP Intelli-Tissue® EcoEc Technology has been recognized worldwide to be a high-quality, high-efficient and ultra-low consumption solution for tissuemakers.

                          Year by year, PMP increases its presence in China through implementation of projects for both tissue & paper customers. Only in the last decade in Mainland China, PMP provided 16 CF tissue machines and 28 capital machine rebuilds both in tissue and paper side, including core technological units such as Intelli-Jet V® Headboxes, Intelli-Nip® Shoe Presses, Intelli-Sizer® Size Presses, etc. Combination of a state-of-art technology and rich experience of PMP and convenient local service from PMP IB results in smart integration of assets & competences. This way PMP Intelli-Tissue® tissue solutions bring excellent support for its users daily.

                          About Baoding Yusen Health:

                          Baoding Yusen Health - a manufacturer specialized in the production and processing of domestic paper. It's located in Mancheng Daceying Papermaking Industial Zone, Baoding, China. After years of efforts, the company has established a modern enterprise system and has developed into a backbone manufacturing enterprise of domestic paper with an annual output value of 1.5 billion yuan and an annual production of 150,000 tons. The company focuses on product quality, and strictly implements the national industry standards, being innovative in succession and making development in innovation. Yusen Paper keeps challenging itself in the fierce market competition, perform its industry charm, creating well-known brands like Kangrou, Yusen and Baili as well as more than 80 single domestic paper products. All products are made of imported natural wood pulp, which is clean, white, soft, delicate, hygienic, super flexible, absorbent, easy to break, and easy to degrade. (learn more: www.yusenpaper.com)

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:45:53 +0200
                            SA’s paper recycling 2020 target of 70% reached three years early http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7765-sa-s-paper-recycling-2020-target-of-70-reached-three-years-early http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7765-sa-s-paper-recycling-2020-target-of-70-reached-three-years-early

                            The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) has announced the 2017 paper recycling rates. Last year the paper recycling industry along with conscientious consumers and thousands of collectors kept 1,3 million tonnes of paper and paper, boxes and liquid packaging out of landfill. This would fill 1,539 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

                            This tonnage represents 70% of the 1,8 million tonnes of paper available for recovery, which excludes books and archived records, and unrecyclable paper like toilet tissue.

                            “We are delighted with our latest statistics as it shows us that people are recycling more,” says Ursula Henneberry, PRASA operations director. In 2015, the association set a target of 70% by the year 2020, and this has been achieved three years early.

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                            In the past six years alone, more than seven million tonnes of paper and paper packaging have been recovered for recycling. If baled, this amount would cover the surface of 1,273 soccer fields, one metre deep. “The unsung heroes are our country’s recycling collectors along with industry players who operate collection and drop-off schemes as well as buy back centres,” notes Henneberry. 

                            “While our recovery rate has increased, there has been a drop in local consumption particularly in printing and writing grades, so much so that a newsprint paper machine was closed down last year,” remarks Jane Molony, executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA). This has resulted in a slight drop in the actual tonnage from 1,4 million tonnes to 1,3 million tonnes.

                            “This decline is however in line with international trends,” adds Molony. The average annual per person consumption in South Africa has dropped from around 50kg in 2011 to close to 40kg in 2017. Some of this reduction is attributable to cost saving, electronic media substitution and the country’s weak economic growth. 

                            The paper packaging industry does not need another tax

                            Commenting on the Section 28 notice1 (published on 6 December 2017) calling for Industry Waste Management Plans, PAMSA asserts that the private sector consistently invests in voluntary waste management initiatives without it being mandatory. “We would prefer not to have mandatory taxes as these will increase the price of packaging. And our economy and already cash-strapped consumers cannot afford additional costs,” explains Molony.

                            In addition the objectives of the notice will not be met through more taxes but rather through strengthening existing partnerships between industry, municipalities, the Department of Environmental Affairs and other public institutions. It is through partnerships with the likes of the Fibre Processessing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA that PRASA have trained over 6,000 recycling collectors and entrepreneurs since 2010. PRASA has also worked with the FP&M SETA and the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations to formalise the qualifications that these entrepeneurs receive.

                            According to Statistics SA, there has been a substantial increase of jobs in the paper recycling sector from 2016 to 2017, which has been buoyed by robust demand from paper mills.

                            Robust local beneficiation

                            The sector has the capacity to process all the waste paper it collects and less than 5% was exported in 2017. As a result, South Africa is less vulnerable to the vagaries of the international waste paper market and although China’s moratorium on waste paper imports did have some impact, it was neglible compared with the likes of that in the USA and the UK.

                            “As an industry, we embark on numerous awareness drives, promoting better separation-at-source to reduce the contamination of waste paper and provide a better quality fibre for paper manufacturers,” Molony concludes.

                            1 A notice in terms of section 28 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No 59 of 2008) (Notice) was published on 6 December 2017.  Each packaging waste stream will have to submit an Industry Waste Management Plan (IndWMP) to the Minister by September 2018. According to the Notice, the Waste Bureau will oversee these plans and a tax will be collected by SARS to implement the IndWMPs.

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:06:10 +0200
                              BW Papersystems expands corrugated line with historic acquisition of K&H Machinery http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7764-bw-papersystems-expands-corrugated-line-with-historic-acquisition-of-k-h-machinery http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7764-bw-papersystems-expands-corrugated-line-with-historic-acquisition-of-k-h-machinery

                              Partnership marks Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia

                              BW Papersystems, a Barry-Wehmiller company and capital equipment supplier for the paper industry, has acquired Dongguan K&H Machinery Co. Ltd. The transaction closed on May 31, 2018.

                              2018 06 11 090315K&H manufactures complete corrugators to create corrugated sheets; some of its well-known products include the N.C. Slitter Scorer and the Positive Pressure Singlefacer. With operations in Dongguan, China, and Taiwan, K&H has sold products in Asia, Central and South America, and Europe for the past 30 years.

                              For decades, BW Papersystems and K&H have often worked together on solution-driven projects for customers throughout China. Now, the two companies will join efforts to better serve the industry and increase their global market presence. BW Papersystems is pleased to welcome 145 team members to the company as a result of this collaboration.

                              “We have partnered with K&H for a long time,” said Neal McConnellogue, President of BW Papersystems. “By merging the two companies, BW Papersystems will step into our broader vision and open ourselves to new customer opportunities.”

                              Added Eddie Mun, newly appointed Managing Director of K&H in Dongguan: “K&H equipment, combined with the technology of our MarquipWardUnited brand, will meet the increasing demand for automation in Asia.”

                              “I look forward to continuing K&H’s and BW Papersystems’ progress in the global corrugated market,” said Wu Kuan Hsiung, President and Board Chairman of K&H, who will continue to consult on innovation and business matters, as the K&H and MarquipWardUnited product lines merge equipment and technology.

                              Tim Sullivan, Barry-Wehmiller Group President, Paper and Converting, noted: “With this being Barry-Wehmiller’s first acquisition in Asia, we are fortunate and honored to be partnering with K&H and Mr. Wu, and are excited by the opportunity to accelerate our growth.”

                              K&H is BW Papersystems’ 11th acquisition focusing on capital equipment in the paper industries, and is Barry-Wehmiller’s 105th acquisition.

                              “Reflecting on this historic partnership, I am thrilled about the opportunity to combine the talents and gifts of our teams in a new way,” said Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller Chairman and CEO. “This acquisition provides us not only with a great opportunity to expand our presence in the market but also to grow our people-centric culture with our new team members.”

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 11 Jun 2018 09:03:41 +0200
                                Sunshine Paper automates scheduling planning processes to improve efficiencies http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7755-sunshine-paper-automates-scheduling-planning-processes-to-improve-efficiencies http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7755-sunshine-paper-automates-scheduling-planning-processes-to-improve-efficiencies

                                China’s largest producer of coated and uncoated white top test liner and world-class preprint home base, Sunshine Paper, has automated its scheduling process for its five cutters by integrating opt-Studio with its SAP ERP solution. The system went live last month (April 2018).

                                2018 05 31 110139Shandong Century Sunshine Paper Group Company Limited, founded in 2000, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Market in 2007 owning total assets of RMB 10 billion. Sunshine Paper has a total paper capacity of 1.3 million tons per year, is one of China’s top 15 papermakers and a global top 100 papermaker.

                                Mr. Li Jinhai, CIO, at Sunshine Paper said: “In our endeavours to improve and optimise production processes to mitigate the increased environmental costs due to the new Environmental Protection Tax which has been implemented in China, we approached Greycon which implemented its X-Trim trim optimisation application for us in 2009, to review the planning functionality for our sheeting processes. Following its review, and based on the success of its trim solution X-Trim which they implemented for us in 2009, we requested Greycon integrate its advanced scheduling planning software, opt-Studio, with our ERP to schedule the sheet orders in our five cutters.

                                “The adoption of opt-Studio provides us with improved short and mid-term planning capabilities; we can refresh the schedule automatically on every machine in seconds, giving the planner and other users full visibility of the impact of the decisions or external events.”

                                Tian Jinlong, Business Development Director at Greycon said: “Rising environmental costs will intensify the competition in the paper industry and companies are implementing new solutions and upgrading existing products to ensure efficiencies are maximised. Profitable Chinese companies are finding it easier to invest in upgrading however, smaller companies are under more pressure and may even be squeezed out the market.

                                “Sunshine Paper approached us with a brief to optimise its planning functionality on its cutters. The integration of opt-Studio enables the optimisation of schedules, improving the production throughput. Since the system manages the scheduling of the orders, the effort of the planners will now be diverted to analysis and optimisation instead of the routine work to feed the orders and their sequence into the ERP-system. opt-Studio will also change decision-making from that of being based on past experience, to fact-based decision-making. The powerful what-if functionality allows the planners to perform different kind of analyses to determine the most efficient way forward.

                                “The integration was organised using Greycon’s standard methods, Integration Manager and schedule release to Microsoft SQL Server based database table,” said Jinlong.

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 31 May 2018 10:59:06 +0200
                                  Valmet iRoll technology reaches the milestone of 500 customer deliveries http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7752-valmet-iroll-technology-reaches-the-milestone-of-500-customer-deliveries http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7752-valmet-iroll-technology-reaches-the-milestone-of-500-customer-deliveries

                                  The 500th case to utilize Valmet iRoll technology took place at SsangYong C&B, one of the biggest tissue producers in South Korea. Valmet analyzed the nip loading and performance of their press equipment under dynamic conditions using its portable iRoll technology.

                                  Valmet iRoll technology and a Valmet press roll cover upgrade enabled SsangYong C&B to improve tissue dryness and felt profiles on their TM 4 machine, as well as to save energy and increase the machine's speed.

                                  "The results of our co-operation with Valmet have been satisfying in terms of energy savings and increased machine speed. We are looking forward to continuing the development to improve our energy and production efficiency even further and achieve more cost savings," says Jong-Dae Byun, Director & Mill Manager at SsangYong C&B.

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                                  The dry content and profiles improved, leading to energy savings through 5 percent less steam consumption. More energy savings came from a 5 percent decrease in roll drive loads. The machine speed increased by up to 30 meters a minute.

                                  Improvements in customers' process performance globally

                                  In addition to the case at SsangYong C&B's TM 4, Valmet iRoll technology has reached several global achievements and led to process improvements, such as an 80 percent reduction in reeling and winding broke, an increase of 30 meters a minute in the paper machine's running speed, 40% reduction in coat weight profile variation, and a 60 percent longer press felt lifetime.

                                  Due to the strong results and positive customer feedback, Valmet is continuously increasing the utilization of its iRoll technology globally with the aim of improving its customers' production efficiency, quality and runnability even further.

                                  About Valmet iRoll technology

                                  The iRoll product family is an advanced toolset for optimizing the efficiency and nip profiles of papermaking lines. Valmet's iRoll technology provides accurate online profile measurement and process control opportunities in press, sizer, coater, reel, and winder applications.

                                  "It is the fastest and most sensitive online profile measurement tool in the industry. In addition to nips, iRoll also measures parameters affecting paper quality, and it can be connected to a machine automation system for closed-loop process control," says Tatu Pitkänen, Global Technology Manager at Valmet.

                                  iRoll is part of Valmet Intelligent Roll Solutions, which offer a unique combination of Valmet's proven roll products and expert services. These technologies provide paper-, board- and tissue-makers with fast, sensitive online measurements, condition monitoring, data analysis, remote analytics and profile control applications - combined with Valmet's expertise and process know-how.

                                  Read more: 

                                  http://www.valmet.com/campaign/iRoll/

                                  http://www.valmet.com/board-and-paper/services-for-board-and-paper/roll-services/iroll-technology/

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 25 May 2018 08:49:49 +0200
                                    Valmet to supply a tissue machine restart-up package for Xiamen Sin Yang Paper Co., Ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7745-valmet-to-supply-a-tissue-machine-restart-up-package-for-xiamen-sin-yang-paper-co-ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7745-valmet-to-supply-a-tissue-machine-restart-up-package-for-xiamen-sin-yang-paper-co-ltd

                                    valmet logoValmet will supply a tissue machine restart-up package to Xiamen Sin Yang Paper TM1 in China. The delivery will include necessary project management, maintenance, spare parts and start-up of a tissue machine idled in 2014 and originally delivered by Valmet. The start-up is scheduled for July 2018.

                                    This order is first of the kind for Valmet in China area. Zihou Song, Senior Manager, Mill Improvements from Valmet says: "This is a very challenging project due to tight time schedule, but at the same time very exciting new kind of a project for us that strengthens our services to tissue customers in China."

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 23 May 2018 22:06:36 +0200
                                      Valmet to supply a containerboard making line for a customer in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7730-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-making-line-for-a-customer-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7730-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-making-line-for-a-customer-in-china

                                      Valmet will supply a high-speed containerboard making line for a customer in Zhejiang province, China. The board production line is designed to produce high-quality recycled fluting grades and the start-up is scheduled for the end of year 2019.

                                      valmet logoThe order is included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type and scope is typically around EUR 25-35 million.

                                      The customer's goal for the project is to increase its capacity and market share. "The customer is growing strongly and wants to achieve larger market share with more production capacity and a bigger production machinery. Valmet's strong references convinced the customer to choose our reliable and high-performing technology. One differentiating and decisive factor was Valmet's new type of a spray sizer," says Fan Ze, Vice President, Capital Sales, China, Valmet.

                                      Technical details about the delivery

                                      Valmet's delivery includes a complete containerboard making line with broke collection, approach flow system, an OptiFlo Foudrinier headbox, an OptiFormer Hybrid forming section with shoe and blade technology, an OptiPress Center press section, an OptiRun dryer section, OptiAir Hood high humidity hood, an OptiSizer Spray sizer with related supply system and surface size preparation system, ventilation equipment for board machine, and an OptiReel Pope reel. The delivery includes also Valmet IQ quality measurement system (QMS).

                                      The 7,250-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce recycled fluting grades with the basis weight range of 60-40 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 1,400 m/min.

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:55:57 +0200
                                        Two Toscotec’s TT SYD start up at Bataan 2020, Inc. in the Philippines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7729-two-toscotec-s-tt-syd-start-up-at-bataan-2020-inc-in-the-philippines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7729-two-toscotec-s-tt-syd-start-up-at-bataan-2020-inc-in-the-philippines

                                        The scope of supply also includes erection supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance, as well as onsite training programs on operation and maintenance.

                                        With this new double reference, Toscotec enters the growing Philippine market and strengthens its undiscussed leadership as global manufacturer of steel Yankee dryers. In Asia alone, Toscotec has sold over one hundred TT SYD, out of more than 200 units worldwide. Particularly in the segment of replacing cast iron Yankee with steel Yankee dryers, Toscotec is very far ahead of the game, with over 80 TT SYD replacements in five continents around the world.

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                                        Mr. Emmanuel Gaspar, Executive Vice President of Bataan 2020, Inc. declared, “At Bataan 2020, we are committed to responsible industrial production to protect the environment. Among other projects, we produce steam from renewable power sources. Toscotec’s TT SYD make it possible for us to actually reduce steam consumption and keep up the highest standard of efficiency on our operations. We are happy to say that the two TT SYD have been performing extremely well since start-up”.    

                                        Gabriele Martinelli, Toscotec’s Area Sales Manager Asia & Pacific replied, “We are very proud to see Toscotec’s cutting edge technology applied to a green project, such as Bataan 2020’s. The market is definitely moving toward the most efficient drying solutions, which deliver the best performances with the lowest ecological footprint. This is why we are confident that TT SYD and its continuous evolutions will play an increasingly important role in the years to come”.

                                        About Bataan 2020, Inc.

                                        Bataan 2020 is one of the leading manufacturers of fine quality paper, board and tissue in the Philippines. It operates paper mills in Samal, Bataan and Baesa, Quezon City to produce over 100,000 metric tons of paper annually. With roots in the paper industry dating back to 1956, Bataan 2020 has built on its papermaking experience and has grown to include businesses in renewable power generation and chemical manufacturing.

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 18 May 2018 10:52:36 +0200
                                          Another two successful startups for Valmet and Lee & Man in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7695-another-two-successful-startups-for-valmet-and-lee-man-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7695-another-two-successful-startups-for-valmet-and-lee-man-in-china

                                          Valmet recently made two successful Advantage DCT 200 tissue line startups at Lee & Man's tissue mill at Chongqing, China. The first machine in the startup queue was TM13, which started producing high quality paper right from the start on January 18. The second startup was on March 3, when just as good tissue paper hit the reel on TM15. 

                                          "Valmet has sold a total of nine tissue machines to Lee & Man since 2014. All startups have been characterized by good collaboration, efficient installations and steady startup curves. Efficient project execution and tissue lines that deliver good results right from the first roll have become the trademarks of Valmet's and Lee & Man's winning co-operation," says Valmet's project manager Tomas Eklund. A big part of a successful delivery is trustworthy technology. Valmet's well proven Advantage technology has been designed with the success of tissue makers in mind.

                                          Efficient teamwork forms another great part of the success that has been achieved by Valmet and Lee & Man in Chongqing. "We work as one to reach our mutual aims. At this point, we know each other so well that the machines, more or less, start with a push of a button," says Eklund.

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                                          Valmet will start two more Advantage DCT 200 tissue production lines for Lee & Man during 2018. All at the same mill in Chongqing and with the same scope of delivery - complete tissue production lines featuring stock preparation systems and Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machines.

                                          Technical information about the deliveries

                                          All nine machines are equipped with OptiFlo headbox and cast alloy Yankee cylinders. The Advantage tissue technology includes ViscoNip press, steam heated AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and a SoftReel P reel. Basic engineering and site services are also included in the delivery. Valmet's automation package is also included, with Valmet DNA machine and process control system (DCS), as well as Valmet IQ quality control system (QCS) and Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler.

                                          The tissue machine has a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. Each machine has the capacity to produce 60,000 tons of toilet and facial tissue per year. Lee & Man uses virgin wood pulp and bleached bamboo fiber as raw material.

                                          About the customer Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing

                                          Established in 1994, Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd has grown from a small company into a leading paper and pulp manufacturer. The company's 6,500 employees are located at the company's five production sites in China. The company had a capacity of 7 million tons of container board, duplex board and tissue paper as well as 180,000 tons of pulp in 2014.

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

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

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

                                          Read more www.valmet.com

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:03:45 +0200
                                            Toscotec’s TT SYD-18FT is running efficiently for reconstituted tobacco production at Fujian Jinmin, China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7692-toscotec-s-tt-syd-18ft-is-running-efficiently-for-reconstituted-tobacco-production-at-fujian-jinmin-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7692-toscotec-s-tt-syd-18ft-is-running-efficiently-for-reconstituted-tobacco-production-at-fujian-jinmin-china

                                            Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryer TT SYD-18FT was successfully fired up at Fujian Jinmin Reconstituted Tobacco Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Tobacco Corporation, at its Luoyuan mill, Fujian, China. The TT SYD reached top performance immediately after start-up at the end of March.

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                                            The advantages of TT SYD can benefit all grades and types of paper, not least reconstituted tobacco paper. After Toscotec’s successful reconstituted tobacco application in the U.S., the Chinese reconstituted tobacco paper producer Fujian Jinmin is now operating a big diameter TT SYD, which guarantees top drying efficiency at the lowest possible consumption cost.

                                            From the delivery of the first TT SYD in 2000 throughout 18 years of successful and safe applications and two generations of design, this achievement further reinforces Toscotec’s position as the number one supplier of steel Yankee dryers worldwide. The number of TT SYD sold in five continents around the globe has recently reached more than 200 units, way ahead of the competition. Based on its ever-growing experience, Toscotec has constantly been upgrading its design and it is currently in the process of honing the third generation of TT SYD.

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:50:06 +0200
                                              Metso to acquire the valve automation division of India based Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7687-metso-to-acquire-the-valve-automation-division-of-india-based-rotex-manufacturers-and-engineers-pvt-ltd http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7687-metso-to-acquire-the-valve-automation-division-of-india-based-rotex-manufacturers-and-engineers-pvt-ltd

                                              Metso has signed an agreement to acquire the valve automation division of the India-based valve technology company Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd (RMEPL). The company has a market-leading position in India in the actuator business and an advanced offering of switches, process valves, and valve automation products and solutions.

                                              The acquired division's sales in the last fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, were approx. INR 1,550 million (EUR 19 million) and it employs approximately 275 people. It has two manufacturing facilities in the Mumbai area and sales offices in Mumbai, Vadodara, Kolkata and Pune. 

                                              Rack & Pinion actuator is a competitive solution which can be used in several applications and industriesRack & Pinion actuator is a competitive solution which can be used in several applications and industries

                                              The acquisition will complement Metso's actuation and valve automation offering and enable a full range of actuators for all major valve markets and a broader offering of limit switches for mid-market applications. It also introduces new products to Metso's process-valve portfolio for the oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, water treatment and other process industries. 

                                              "This acquisition represents an important strategic step for Metso's valves business. It expands our offering for the current customer segments, especially outside North America, and increases our presence in attractive new industries and application areas," says John Quinlivan, President, Valves business area, Metso. "In addition, the acquisition strengthens our capacities and our presence in the important Indian market."

                                              "We are confident that RMEPL's capabilities and technological solutions will align perfectly with Metso's offering and global valve network. This acquisition will benefit our customers and employees who have been the most important asset of the Rotex Group," says Amit Shah, Managing Director, RMEPL. 

                                              Closing of the acquisition is estimated to occur in July 2018 subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The parties have agreed to not disclose the value of the transaction.

                                              About Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers

                                              Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers is part of the privately-owned Rotex Group. It produces actuators, limit switches, valve automation components and valves. Its customers include major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of valves, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, and mainly India-based major end customers in the oil and gas and power industries. Rotex Group will continue to retain full ownership in other businesses, including solenoid valves, positioners, electro-hydraulic controls for actuators, and its German subsidiary, Magwen valves.

                                              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

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:25:35 +0200
                                                Valmet to supply automation technology to PT. Buana Megah in Indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7685-valmet-to-supply-automation-technology-to-pt-buana-megah-in-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7685-valmet-to-supply-automation-technology-to-pt-buana-megah-in-indonesia

                                                Valmet will supply automation technology to PT. Buana Megah's PM3 board machine in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. Valmet's delivery includes Valmet DNA automation system, Valmet IQ quality control system and consistency transmitters. The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The delivery is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2018.

                                                valmet logoThe board machine will have an annual capacity of 62,780 tons of board. It will produce board and liner. The production is expected to start up in the end of 2018. With Valmet's automation solution for process and quality control and consistency transmitter technology, the mill will be able to optimize machine performance and achieve the set high-quality goals.

                                                "Valmet is capable of offering a complete automation package, including all process controls with Valmet DNA, quality control with Valmet IQ and consistency transmitters. Our long tradition of innovative automation solutions and professional project management are in our favor," says Pete Teh, Country Manager, Indonesia, Automation, Valmet.

                                                Information about Valmet's delivery

                                                Valmet's delivery comprises of Valmet DNA automation system with total of 2,150 I/Os and a Valmet IQ quality control system including a scanner with basis weight and moisture measurements as well as a standalone moisture measurement. Four Valmet Microwave Consistency Transmitters (Valmet MCA) and 14 Valmet Blade Consistency Transmitters (Valmet SP) ensure better measurements and controls. This comprehensive automation package will enable the mill to optimize its processes and achieve premium end-product quality.

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

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

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

                                                Read more http://www.valmet.com

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:18:21 +0200
                                                  APP successfully starts up Toscotec’s Prodergy tissue machine at its Perawang mill. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7684-app-successfully-starts-up-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machine-at-its-perawang-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7684-app-successfully-starts-up-toscotec-s-prodergy-tissue-machine-at-its-perawang-mill

                                                  Toscotec’s new Prodergy tissue machine fires up at APP Group’s Perawang mill, in Indonesia. This start-up is part of a major APP order of Toscotec’s Prodergy machines, to be installed at APP Indonesian paper mills.

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                                                  PRODERGY is Toscotec’s leading innovation: an AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine, 5.6 m width, 2,000 m/min operating speed, featuring a second generation TT SYD-22FT and steam-heated hoods. Toscotec’s 22 ft diameter steel Yankee dryer constitutes a world record: the biggest steel Yankee dryer ever manufactured worldwide for tissue application. This breakthrough equips Toscotec with a significant advantage in terms of technological innovation. Prodergy’s unprecedented drying efficiency is threefold, combining the benefits of the largest diameter TT SYD ever delivered worldwide, an efficient press configuration and steam-heated Yankee hoods. Each element of Prodergy’s drying equation contributes to the best possible energy efficiency of the tissue making process. The exclusive use of steam energy throughout the entire drying process ensures significant cost reduction compared with gas energy drying. The design of the TT SYD 22ft and the steam-heated Yankee hood system with multiple energy recovery stages deliver the highest dryness rate with minimum consumptions. The press configuration guarantees the highest possible degree of mechanical dewatering before entering the energy-based drying section of the AHEAD-2.0L.

                                                  Toscotec’s Sales Director Marco Dalle Piagge affirmed, “We are extremely proud of this incredible achievement. The first 22 ft TT SYD ever manufactured and delivered worldwide, and installed on a top performance tissue making line. We are making history and we expect Prodergy to set a new record for energy efficiency in tissue”.

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:14:48 +0200
                                                    A.Celli is waiting for your at CIDPEX 2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7680-a-celli-is-waiting-for-your-at-cidpex-2018 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7680-a-celli-is-waiting-for-your-at-cidpex-2018

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                                                    CIDPEX 2018, the 25th China International Disposable Paper Expo is the largest exhibition for tissue paper and disposable hygiene products industry in the world. It will take place in Nanjing, China, at Nanjing International Expo Centre (NIEC), from 18 - 20 April, 2018

                                                    A.Celli Paper and A.Celli Nonwovens are participating at CIDPEX 2018 together with its staff from A.Celli Shanghai Machinery Co. Ltd. and will be pleased host you at booth number 8D21, to illustrate the latest novelties in system solutions for complete turn-key plants, with special attention focused on the new generation of iDEAL® Tissue Machines and the E-WIND® winders for tissue, flat papers and cardboard.
                                                    Much attention will be dedicated also to system solution for nonwovens winding and rewinding; packaging lines, palletizing and reel handling for nonwovens including Multifunctional solutions in High Speed Lamination, Spooling.

                                                    A.Celli's wide-ranging offer is completed by the developments dedicated to Printing Systems - IRIDIUM® and the range of services offered on the theme of industrial automation - Industry 4.0.

                                                    In the course of the event, there will several opportunities for exchange of information through debates, technical conferences, seminars and in-depth views on the developments and latest novelties in the field: a must for all those involved in the industry!

                                                    During CIDPEX we would also like to invite you to A.Celli's Open House "FROM TISSUE TO TISSUE" scheduled to take place in Lucca, during iT's Tissue main event, at our plant.

                                                    For further information and/or to fix an appointment at the A.Celli stand, please contact our Sales Managers, Francesco Scatena and Riccardo Cattani, at the following email address: f.scatena@acelli.it; r.cattani@acelli.it.

                                                    Come see us at stand number 8D21!

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:20:25 +0200
                                                      Valmet and Ittihad Paper Mill agree on long term service co-operation at Ittihad Paper Mill, Abu Dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7667-valmet-and-ittihad-paper-mill-agree-on-long-term-service-co-operation-at-ittihad-paper-mill-abu-dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7667-valmet-and-ittihad-paper-mill-agree-on-long-term-service-co-operation-at-ittihad-paper-mill-abu-dhabi

                                                      Valmet and Ittihad Paper Mill LLC have signed an agreement on a long-term service co-operation at the new Ittihad Paper Mill in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

                                                      The Ittihad Paper Mill is in the process of constructing a 320,000 tpa (tons per annum) new fine paper machine, supplied by Valmet, which will be starting up in late 2018.

                                                      According to the agreement, Valmet will provide the Mill with production support and productivity optimization, maintenance management with all maintenance systems and procedures, delivery and optimization of spare parts as well as paper machine parts and consumables.

                                                      From left to right: Luca Marelli, Valmet; Ayman Makarem, Ittihad; Jukka Koiranen, Valmet; Omar Hourani, Ittihad; Rabih El Assadi, Ittihad; Amer Kakish, Itithad; Abdullah Alkhateeb, Ittihad; Mika Tolvanen, Valmet; Timo Harjunpää, ValmetFrom left to right: Luca Marelli, Valmet; Ayman Makarem, Ittihad; Jukka Koiranen, Valmet; Omar Hourani, Ittihad; Rabih El Assadi, Ittihad; Amer Kakish, Itithad; Abdullah Alkhateeb, Ittihad; Mika Tolvanen, Valmet; Timo Harjunpää, Valmet

                                                      The objective of the agreement with Valmet is to ensure top productivity and competitiveness through world-class maintenance and service operations at the Ittihad Paper Mill. 

                                                      "Valmet as the main supplier and technology partner of choice, combined with their expertise in maintenance management provides the best platform for the successful start-up and operation for this state-of-the-art project, the largest of its kind in the region," states Mr. Abdullah Al Khateeb, Ittihad Paper Mill General Manager.

                                                      To ensure the highest possible equipment efficiency with cost optimization, Valmet's mill maintenance service will take full advantage of the following models: Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Valmet's streamlined Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and condition-based maintenance.

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

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

                                                      Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

                                                      Read more www.valmet.com

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 23 Mar 2018 10:58:16 +0100
                                                        Valmet receives orders for fifth and sixth successive containerboard machines from Nine Dragons in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7658-valmet-receives-orders-for-fifth-and-sixth-successive-containerboard-machines-from-nine-dragons-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7658-valmet-receives-orders-for-fifth-and-sixth-successive-containerboard-machines-from-nine-dragons-in-china

                                                        Valmet will supply two more containerboard production lines with related automation systems for Nine Dragons Industries Co., Ltd., China. The orders for the four previous machines were published in 2017 (PM 39 and PM 40, PM 41 and PM 42). The latest two production lines will be located in Dongguan (PM 43) and Quanzhou (PM 45) and are similar to the previous four containerboard production lines.

                                                        The two new containerboard production lines will be designed to produce high-quality testliner grades out of 100 percent recycled raw materials as the four production lines ordered last year. The start-ups of PM 43 and PM 45 are scheduled to take place within a few months' timeframe in 2019. The start-ups of the four previous production lines are scheduled to take place a few months apart from each other starting from mid-2018.

                                                        The order of PM 45 is included in Valmet's first quarter 2018 orders received and the order of PM 43 was included in Valmet's third quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the orders will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type and scale is typically around EUR 90-110 million.

                                                        "Nine Dragons is committed to produce high quality containerboard products. We can deliver this promise with Valmet's technically advanced board machines. Advanced technology and the modern and distinctive industrial design were certainly important factors in these decisions. I'm pleased that Nine Dragons has had such a good cooperation with Valmet in the negotiations of these six machines and all the previous projects," says Mr. MC Liu, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nine Dragons.

                                                        Valmet's modern and distinctive industrial design is valued by paper and board producersValmet's modern and distinctive industrial design is valued by paper and board producers

                                                        "Nine Dragons' decision to purchase six-in-a-row energy and resource efficient containerboard machines is quite exceptional. The company values our innovative, modernly designed and sustainable board making technology. We are pleased to continue the good cooperation with Nine Dragons," says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

                                                        Technical details about the delivery

                                                        Valmet's deliveries for PM 43 and PM 45 container board making lines are similar to the four previous ones. The deliveries will include steam and condensate systems, broke collection pulpers for stock preparation, a board machine from headbox to winder including a full scope automation package and process ventilation equipment.

                                                        The containerboard machines will include OptiSizer Combi sizers combining both film and pond application for both sides. Film application is an optimal solution for lower basis weight grades. Pond application is for substantially higher basis weight grades needing higher penetration. This combination gives flexibility and opportunities to optimize the properties of different grades.

                                                        As in the previous orders, the full scope automation packages include Valmet DNA process and machine controls and condition monitoring. Board final quality is managed with Valmet IQ quality control system, comprehensive range of profilers as well as web inspection and monitoring system. The deliveries comprise also modern analyzers from pulping and wet end to laboratory testing.

                                                        PM 43 and PM 45 will produce testliner grades with a basis weight range of 75-140 g/m2.

                                                        About the customer Nine Dragons

                                                        Founded in 1995, Nine Dragons Paper Group is the world's largest in recovered paper based paper manufacturing in terms of production capacity. The company and its subsidiaries produce linerboard, high performance corrugating medium and coated duplex board. The group's paper machines in China are located in a number of locations. The group produces printing and writing paper in Dongguan and Taicang and packaging paperboard and specialty paper in Leshan, Sichuan Province. The group has also acquired 100% control equity interest in Hebei Yongxin Paper Co., Ltd.

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

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

                                                        Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:44:59 +0100
                                                          Valmet to supply a repeat order of three winders for Shanying International in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7647-valmet-to-supply-a-repeat-order-of-three-winders-for-shanying-international-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7647-valmet-to-supply-a-repeat-order-of-three-winders-for-shanying-international-in-china

                                                          Valmet will supply three winders for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The order is following the delivery of the Valmet OptiConcept M board machine (PM 21) announced in December 2017 and earlier winder deliveries to company's Ma'anshan site. The capacity of the three winders will cover the production of two board machines. The start-ups of the winders are scheduled for the end of the year 2018.

                                                          The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically EUR 10-20 million.

                                                          OptiWin Drum winderOptiWin Drum winder

                                                          "We have a long and good relationship with Shanying. Valmet is supplying or has delivered already six paper or board machines for this customer - the latest ones being the orders of the testliner machine PM 21 and two earlier started-up container board lines in Ma'anshan. Valmet has also just recently announced a waste-fired boiler delivery for Shanying International Holdings. These earlier projects and strong track record with winders convinced the customer to choose Valmet," says Mikko Osara, Vice President of Board and Paper Mills Business Unit at Valmet.

                                                          Technical details about the delivery

                                                          Valmet's delivery includes three high-capacity OptiWin Drum two-drum compact winders. They are repeat orders of three similar OptiWin Drum winders delivered at the Ma'anshan site in 2014. Valmet's winding concept brings flexibility for the mill's two production lines with high capacity potential as well as smart drive controls and optimization.

                                                          The winders are designed for basis weight range of 80-170 g/m2 and design speed of 3,000 m/min.

                                                          About the customer Shanying International

                                                          Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., formerly Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd., is a China-based company, principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of paper products. The Company's main products consist of various packaging paper boards, newsprint paper, corrugated cardboard boxes, culture paper and other paper products, which are marketed under the brand name of Shanying. The Company distributes its products within domestic markets, with eastern China as its main market.

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

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

                                                          Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:39:44 +0100
                                                            Seventh Valmet supplied tissue line successfully started up at Hengan's mill in China, with more to come http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7645-seventh-valmet-supplied-tissue-line-successfully-started-up-at-hengan-s-mill-in-china-with-more-to-come http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7645-seventh-valmet-supplied-tissue-line-successfully-started-up-at-hengan-s-mill-in-china-with-more-to-come

                                                            Valmet and Hengan joined forces on January 15, 2018, to successfully start a Valmet Advantage DCT 200 tissue line at Hengan's mill in Weifang, China.

                                                            PM21 is the third of four Advantage DCT 200 lines recently ordered by Hengan. When the startup of PM22 takes place at the same mill in Weifang later this year, Hengan will have a total of eight Valmet supplied tissue production lines in operation. The other two Advantage DCT 200 machines were started in Wuhu, China, with excellent results in 2016. All three startups have been well coordinated and performed in record time, which creates a great outlook for the upcoming PM22 premiere.

                                                            The investments support Hengan's aim of strengthening their leading market position in China, while the well proven Advantage DCT Technology ensures a stable production of high-quality tissue, in this case mainly used for facial, toilet and towel grades.

                                                            Hengan is China's leading tissue producer, with a current tissue production exceeding one million tons per year. The high-performance Advantage DCT 200 trio counts for an annual capacity of least 180,000 tons of tissue products, soon to be 240,000 tons once all four production lines are started and optimized.

                                                            Valmet's and Hengan's teams in front of the newly started Advantage DCT 200 line and the first jumbo roll, in Weifang, China.Valmet's and Hengan's teams in front of the newly started Advantage DCT 200 line and the first jumbo roll, in Weifang, China.

                                                            Technical information about the deliveries

                                                            Valmet's delivery comprises of four Advantage DCT 200 tissue production lines, featuring automation, stock preparation systems and the well-proven Advantage technology including OptiFlo headbox, Yankee, AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and SoftReel reel. The machines are 5.6 meters wide and operates at 2,000 m/min.

                                                            Information about Hengan

                                                            Hengan International Group Company Limited is an investment holding company mainly engaged in the trading of personal hygienic products. The company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and sale of personal hygiene products, including sanitary napkins, disposable diapers and tissue papers products, food and snacks products and others in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and certain overseas markets.

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

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

                                                            Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 27 Feb 2018 09:30:24 +0100
                                                              Toscotec will provide four new AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines to Vinda Hubei Xiaogan mill. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7619-toscotec-will-provide-four-new-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines-to-vinda-hubei-xiaogan-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7619-toscotec-will-provide-four-new-ahead-2-0m-tissue-machines-to-vinda-hubei-xiaogan-mill

                                                              Vinda International Group purchased four new Toscotec AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines, to be installed in its new production base in Xiaonan district, Xiaogan, Hubei. Toscotec will deliver the first two lines in mid-March and the second two in mid-May 2018.   

                                                              PM1, PM2, PM3 and PM4 will have similar configurations, including second generation large diameter TT SYD and Toscotec’s most recent technological developments in dryness efficiency, taking its widely acknowledged energy saving results to the next level.

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                                                              The four AHEAD-2.0M are scheduled to come online by the end of 2018, leading to a total production increase of over 120,000 t/y for Vinda. This year the Italian supplier is also delivering two AHEAD-2.0M tissue machines to Vinda’s new Yangjiang mill in Guangdong. Overall, these six Toscotec-supplied lines will add a total of over 180,000 tons to Vinda International’s annual production output.

                                                              Toscotec Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alessandro Mennucci stated, “We know that this large project at the heart of China’s central region is of strategic importance to Vinda, and we are proud to be part of it. Toscotec will be there with today’s best available tissue technology, including our latest advancements. I am confident that Vinda will appreciate the benefits of the AHEAD-2.0M in terms of both tissue quality and consumptions.”

                                                              Located in the high-demand central China tissue market region, Vinda’s new Hubei mill will become another important strategic production base for Vinda Group.

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:53:09 +0100
                                                                Valmet to supply a waste-fired boiler to Shanying Huazhong Paper in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7616-valmet-to-supply-a-waste-fired-boiler-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7616-valmet-to-supply-a-waste-fired-boiler-to-shanying-huazhong-paper-in-china

                                                                Valmet and Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd. have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a mill waste-fired boiler plant to Shanying Huazhong Paper's paper mill, in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. The new waste-to-energy boiler plant will supply electricity for the paper mill and enables the mill to utilize all of its mill waste in energy production.

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

                                                                valmet logoShanying International Holdings' investment in waste-to-energy solution enables high overall efficiency with very effective heat and power generation and supports circular economy. Installation is scheduled to begin in June 2018. Heat and power production will start early 2019. 

                                                                "Valmet's boiler technology offers the highest steam parameters and overall plant efficiency. We expect to achieve high economic efficiency with reduced need for maintenance and production shut-downs," says Yi Shuai, Plant Director at power plant of Shanying Huazhong Paper. "The tailor-made boiler design meets our expectations of steam parameters which allows us to utilize standard turbine, and we believe it will help to optimize the entire plant," he continues.

                                                                "This boiler delivery will be the first paper mill waste-to-energy boiler which has the highest steam parameters. We have developed our waste-to-energy concept especially for this type of power plants. The solution will enable excellent efficiency through high steam parameters even when combusting demanding waste fuels. Utilizing waste in energy production will enable a significant reduction of CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel powered plants," says Kai Janhunen, Vice President, Energy business unit, Valmet.

                                                                Valmet announced in December 2017, that it will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings.

                                                                Technical information about the delivery

                                                                Valmet's delivery includes major parts of a CYMIC boiler island from fuel silo to boiler outlet. The boiler uses circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology.

                                                                The green field boiler plant will use mill waste (paper rejects, pulp rejects and pulp sludge) as its fuel totaling to 260,000 tons of waste annually. Light fuel oil is used only for start-ups. The chlorine and alkaline content in the waste derived fuel is relatively high, but using Valmet's circulating fluidized bed technology the emissions are controlled efficiently.

                                                                Information about Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd.

                                                                Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., formerly Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd., is a China-based company, principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of paper products. The Company's main products consist of various packaging paper boards, corrugated cardboard boxes, culture paper and other paper products, which are marketed under the brand name of Shanying. The Company distributes its products within domestic markets, with eastern China as its main market.

                                                                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.

                                                                For further information, please contact:

                                                                Xin Bo, Sales Manager, Energy, Pulp and Energy business line, China

                                                                tel. +86 13910107348, bo.xin@valmet.com

                                                                Sanna Röyskö, Director, Boiler and Gasification Plants, Energy, Pulp & Energy business line

                                                                tel. +358 40 821 1268, sanna.roysko@valmet.com

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:30:17 +0100
                                                                  Infinity ToughLine: Time savings of 50 percent when changing fabrics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7611-infinity-toughline-time-savings-of-50-percent-when-changing-fabrics http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7611-infinity-toughline-time-savings-of-50-percent-when-changing-fabrics

                                                                  The Infinity ToughLine press fabric maintains its consistently high void volume even when exposed to high line load and substantial degree of wear. A constant water flow guarantees consistent performance over the entire life of the fabric.

                                                                  • For use in particularly challenging environments
                                                                  • Simple and fast seam closure
                                                                  • Successfully tested at Chinese paper mill

                                                                  ToughLine – as the name suggests, is the new range of press fabrics from the Voith Infinity family specifically designed for use in extreme environments. These conditions occur, for example, when manufacturing pulp, board and packaging papers, where the fabrics are continually exposed to heat or abrasive materials. Nevertheless, they have to reliably drain the paper webs and perform consistently in the process. Paper quality deteriorates as soon as fabric structures become compacted during operation.

                                                                  Voith offers Infinity ToughLine with and without seam. The modular structure of the fabric means that it can be tailored precisely to customer requirements.Voith offers Infinity ToughLine with and without seam. The modular structure of the fabric means that it can be tailored precisely to customer requirements.

                                                                  Voith uses the latest weaving technologies which produce a genuinely laminated structure to avoid this compaction in its Infinity ToughLine press fabrics. This enables the fabric to remain very stable in both MD and CD over its entire life and to constantly retain its high void volume. Good compressibility and excellent resiliency also give the press fabrics a high dewatering capacity. The stable high void volume of the fabric and its drainage capacity ensure minimal dirt deposits, creating the basis for a consistently high paper quality. Voith offers Infinity ToughLine with and without a seam. The modular structure of the fabric allows it to be tailored precisely to customer requirements.

                                                                  Successfully tested
                                                                  A Chinese paper manufacturer was one of the first of Voith's customers to test Infinity ToughLine with a seam. The company’s conclusion is that the time for changing the fabric is cut in half. Previously, the paper producer had used conventional endless fabrics. However, these are very time-consuming to change and also present safety risks. If a seamed fabric is used instead of an endless fabric, there is no need to open the whole machine. The new fabric can be easily joined with the old fabric and pulled into the machine where it can be closed. All Infinity ToughLine seam loops are of identical loop length, shape and spacing, joining the seam is quick and easy.

                                                                  A Chinese paper manufacturer was one of the first of Voith's customers to test Infinity ToughLine with seam. As a consecence the time for changing the fabric was cut by 50 percent.A Chinese paper manufacturer was one of the first of Voith's customers to test Infinity ToughLine with seam. As a consecence the time for changing the fabric was cut by 50 percent.

                                                                  Even though the use of seamed fabrics offers great savings in time and costs, many paper manufacturers continue to rely on endless fabrics. They are concerned that the seam will leave marks on the paper and therefore cause additional waste. Meanwhile, market experience with Infinity ToughLine shows that the new press fabric does not leave any marks on the paper web over their entire life and ensures a consistently high paper quality. Convinced of the results, the Chinese paper producer has converted its machine entirely to fabrics with seam in the meantime.

                                                                  Infinity ToughLine is available with PeakElement the elastomer component available for all Voith press felt designs. Infinity is part of the PressMax range of Voith AdvancedPRODUCTS. Alongside individual products, PressMax offers papermakers the opportunity to enhance the performance of their paper machine through the ideal combination of perfectly matched products.

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

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

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:38:32 +0100
                                                                    Hengan International celebrates the successful start-up of a new MODULO-PLUS PM26 at its Changji mill, Xinjiang – China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7608-hengan-international-celebrates-the-successful-start-up-of-a-new-modulo-plus-pm26-at-its-changji-mill-xinjiang-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7608-hengan-international-celebrates-the-successful-start-up-of-a-new-modulo-plus-pm26-at-its-changji-mill-xinjiang-china

                                                                    The leading Chinese producer of hygiene and sanitary products has successfully started up the second of two Toscotec-supplied tissue machines installed at its Changji mill.

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                                                                    Hengan and Toscotec sealed their partnership at the end of a project that started one year ago with the order of two tissue machines, PM25 (started up in November 2017) and PM26, producing a total increase of 50,000 tons per year to Hengan’s production.

                                                                    Both tissue machines have a production speed of 1,600 m/min and a width of 2.8 m. They are equipped with single layer headbox, one large diameter TT SuctionPressRoll, second generation TT SYD with improved rib design, TT Milltech natural gas high efficiency hood and steam and condensate removal system. The scope of supply also includes DCS/MCS, as well as erection supervision, start up assistance and training programs.

                                                                    Hengan project team stated: “We are excited to start this new project. Toscotec-supplied tissue machines have all the technology we need to produce high quality tissue and to reduce the operating cost of our mill. We want to thank all those who contributed to the success of this partnership project.”

                                                                    Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director: “Now the two machines are running at their target operating speed and they are already producing marketable tissue. In spite of the environmental hardship of Xinjiang Autonomous Region in which the mill is located, everything goes fine and thanks to the good cooperation between our service team and the mill’s personnel, we achieved both start-ups in a very short time. It’s another success to add to our professional experience.”

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 26 Jan 2018 07:22:45 +0100
                                                                      A.Celli Rebuilding: a new paper winder for Muda Paper Mills Malaysia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7592-a-celli-rebuilding-a-new-paper-winder-for-muda-paper-mills-malaysia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7592-a-celli-rebuilding-a-new-paper-winder-for-muda-paper-mills-malaysia

                                                                      Muda Paper Mills Malaysia, Tasek Mill: an old paper winder comes back into fashion!

                                                                      In October 2017, A.Celli Paper's Customer Service team installed and successfully concluded the upgrade performed on an old paper winder with the final start-up.

                                                                      The intervention, which entailed updating the winder's slitting section with a modern, fully automatic positioning system of the slitting units, allowed the customer to immediately increment production, substantially reducing the time loss during the production change, following all modern concepts of safety requirements for the operators.

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                                                                      A.Celli Paper worked in close contact with the customer and the teamwork yielded optimal results. Indeed, the solutions applied were designed in advance, tested and then shared with the customer's work team. The new configuration kept into consideration the convenience of the operations to be performed on the one hand, and the needs of Muda Paper Mills on the other, in order to obtain the best results in terms of efficiency in the shortest possible installation times, turning an old winder into a superbly operating and productive system.

                                                                      The customer was very appreciative of the project, acknowledging the high level of professionalism of A.Celli Paper's Customer Service team and its ability to always find functional, practical and intelligent solutions through engineering/design analyses, and always keeping the strategic-industrial demands of the individual customers in mind.

                                                                      A.Celli Paper is capable of offering prompt & effective consultancy in-line with any type of investment and production demand

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:24:30 +0100
                                                                        Kemira increases prices of process chemicals for pulp & paper industry in APAC http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7576-kemira-increases-prices-of-process-chemicals-for-pulp-paper-industry-in-apac http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7576-kemira-increases-prices-of-process-chemicals-for-pulp-paper-industry-in-apac

                                                                        Kemira, the leading global chemicals company serving customers in pulp & paper industry and other water intensive industries, announces price increases of up to 25% for its process chemical product lines.

                                                                        Logo slogan below kemiraThe price adjustment of process chemicals are a result of challenging key raw material and energy supply situation as well as the rising transportation cost of raw material and finished goods.

                                                                        The price increases of the process chemicals will become effective on January 1st, 2018 or as contracts and other conditions allow.

                                                                        For more information:

                                                                        Nichlas Kavander

                                                                        Senior Vice President, Head of Kemira Pulp & Paper APAC

                                                                        nichlas.kavander@kemira.com

                                                                        Jonathan Wei

                                                                        Director, Product Lines, Kemira Pulp & Paper APAC

                                                                        jonathan.wei@kemira.com

                                                                        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 around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
                                                                        www.kemira.com

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:31:57 +0100
                                                                          Valmet to supply three moisturizer systems to SCG Packaging in Thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7574-valmet-to-supply-three-moisturizer-systems-to-scg-packaging-in-thailand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7574-valmet-to-supply-three-moisturizer-systems-to-scg-packaging-in-thailand

                                                                          Valmet will supply three Valmet IQ Moisturizer systems to Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd and Thai Cane Paper Public Co., Ltd. Both companies are under SCG Packaging in Thailand. Three moisturizers with moisture CD control will be installed at PM6 and PM7 at Wangsala mill and PM11 at Prachinburi mill. With the new solution, the mills will be able to improve the board quality on paper machines.

                                                                          The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The deliveries are expected to take place during the first two quarters of 2018.

                                                                          The order is a natural continuation after Valmet IQ Moisturizers' success at SCG Packaging's other paper machines.

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                                                                          "We expect to improve the CD moisture 2-sigma variation at least by 40%, which is quite challenging. Other mills in our group that have been equipped with the latest Valmet moisturizer solution, such as Siam Kraft's PM1, PM3, PM5, PM8, PM16, PM17 and mill at Thai Paper Glassine, have been satisfied with Valmet IQ Moisturizer's performance. We believe this latest solution will help us to improve the moisture profiles overall and increase the production," says Mr. Suteephong Sumphaophok, Manager, Plant Reliability and Engineering, Siam Kraft Industry Co., Ltd.

                                                                          "SCG Packaging has trusted Valmet's moisturizer technology in various other projects we have done over the years. The repeat order of these three moisturizers show that our performance has met the customer need and they continue to invest in technology and service they trust," says Hannu Yrjölä, Sales & Service Manager, South East Asia, Automation, Valmet.

                                                                          Technical information about Valmet IQ Moisturizer

                                                                          Valmet IQ Moisturizers are part of the Valmet IQ product family for monitoring and optimizing process performance and end-product quality.

                                                                          Valmet IQ Moisturizer is the industry's most advanced family of moisturizing systems. The air-atomized micro-droplet nozzle, combined with a linear water control valve and an electromechanical actuator with position feedback, is an application-matched solution for all paper and board makers for moisture profile improvement, curl control and moisture level increase.

                                                                          Information about SCG Packaging

                                                                          SCG Packaging offers a diverse range of products and services to address every application need such as paper packaging, flexible packaging, food safety packaging, pre-print technology and an offset printing system. The company aims to deliver a broad spectrum of innovative products and services as well as packaging solutions for its customers.

                                                                          For further information, please contact:

                                                                          Hannu Yrjölä, Sales & Service Manager, South East Asia, Automation, Valmet, tel. +66817541286, hannu.yrjola@valmet.com

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

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

                                                                          Valmet's net sales in 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 (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 20 Dec 2017 09:21:17 +0100
                                                                            Valmet to supply key solutions for three containerboard machines in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7571-valmet-to-supply-key-solutions-for-three-containerboard-machines-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7571-valmet-to-supply-key-solutions-for-three-containerboard-machines-in-china

                                                                            Valmet will supply board machine key technology and machine control systems for three new containerboard machines in China. Two of the machines will be producing liner and one will be producing fluting. The start-ups of the machines are scheduled for 2019.

                                                                            The orders are included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Typically, a project of this type and scope is valued at EUR 30-40 million.

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                                                                            "In containerboard manufacturing, headbox and press section are one of the most important key technologies to secure high production quality. Our expertise and our smooth project execution capabilities convinced the customer to choose Valmet to supply these key technologies for its three new containerboard machines," comments Timo Saresvuo, Senior Sales Manager from Valmet.

                                                                            Technical information about the delivery

                                                                            Valmet's delivery for the new containerboard machines will include altogether six new headboxes and three press sections. For the liner board machines, OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes were selected for improved product quality and increased productivity and two OptiPress Linear double-nip press sections with linear web run for excellent end product properties, high dewatering capacity and good runnability. The delivery for the machine producing fluting includes an OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox and a center roll based OptiPress Center press section with shoe press technology. All the delivered machinery will be equipped with Valmet DNA machine control system.

                                                                            For further information, please contact:

                                                                            Mika Ollikainen, Sales Director, Asia-Pacific and China, Valmet, tel. +358 45 271 1711

                                                                            Fan Ze, Vice President, Capital Sales in China, Valmet, tel. +86 10 6566 6600 3108

                                                                            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 (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:00:03 +0100
                                                                              Valmet to supply OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International in China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7555-valmet-to-supply-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7555-valmet-to-supply-opticoncept-m-containerboard-making-line-for-shanying-international-in-china

                                                                              Valmet will supply an OptiConcept M containerboard making line for Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., in the city of Jingzhou in Hubei province, China. New production line (PM 21) with a wide automation package is designed to produce high-quality testliner grades. By increasing its production capacity, Shanying is aiming for bigger market shares. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for end of the year 2018.

                                                                              The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of order of this type is typically EUR 40-50 million.

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                                                                              "Valmet has a long and successful relationship with Shanying International. Shanying International has six Valmet-supplied paper and board making lines, the latest ones are the two containerboard lines in Ma'anshan. These earlier projects and our successful OptiConcept M references convinced the customer to choose our reliable and well-proven technology. I am very pleased to say that with this board machine, the number of delivered OptiConcept M machines will be more than a dozen," says Mikko Osara, Vice President of Paper Mills Business Unit at Valmet.

                                                                              Technical details about the delivery

                                                                              Valmet's delivery includes a high-speed OptiConcept M containerboard making line from broke collection to reel. PM 21 producing fluting grades will be equipped with OptiFlo Gap headbox with Aqua layering technology for two-layer sheet production with very good layer coverage using only one headbox and a forming unit, as well as OptiFormer Gap former with shoe and blade technology enabling high capacity at high speed, which is the key feature of efficient lightweight containerboard manufacturing. Former with shoe and blade technology gives good strength properties, uniform CD profiles and excellent board formation.

                                                                              The headbox and former are followed by OptiPress Center roll based press section, OptiRun Single dryer section, OptiSizer Film sizer, OptiCalender hard nip calender, OptiReel Pope and OptiCart Stream parent roll cart with transfer rails. The delivery will also include related ventilation equipment, runnability components and Valmet DNA machine control and process control systems, and Valmet IQ quality measurement system. The machine will be delivered with a fabrics package and an additional production and maintenance support after take over.

                                                                              The 8,600-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce test liner grades. Design production values are the following: basis weight range 80-130 g/m2, design speed 1,500 m/min and daily capacity approx. 1,600 tonnes.

                                                                              About the customer Shanying International

                                                                              Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd., formerly Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., Ltd., is a China-based company, principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of paper products. The Company's main products consist of various packaging paper boards, newsprint paper, corrugated cardboard boxes, culture paper and other paper products, which are marketed under the brand name of Shanying. The Company distributes its products within domestic markets, with eastern China as its main market.

                                                                              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 (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:26:45 +0100
                                                                                WTO Panel Upholds the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Certain Coated Paper from Indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7552-wto-panel-upholds-the-imposition-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duties-on-imports-of-certain-coated-paper-from-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7552-wto-panel-upholds-the-imposition-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duties-on-imports-of-certain-coated-paper-from-indonesia

                                                                                Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) and Sappi North America today praised the decision of a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel, which upheld the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports from Indonesia. The decision, released yesterday, confirms that the U.S. acted consistently with its WTO obligations when it imposed countervailing duties of 17.93 percent and antidumping duties of 20.13 percent.

                                                                                verso logo 2018Yesterday's decision means that countervailing duties that were imposed in November 2010 on certain types of coated paper from Indonesia will remain in effect. The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission determined in 2016 that the market situation warranted the continuation of the duties for an additional 5-year period. The paper products covered by the petitions include certain types of coated paper that use sheet-fed presses with a GE brightness rating of 80 or higher and weighing up to 340 grams per square meter. The papers are used in commercial printing to create magazines, books, direct mailing, and corporate collateral.

                                                                                Michael Weinhold, President of Graphic Papers at Verso Corporation said, "Verso is very pleased with the WTO Panel's decision in DS491, which will help ensure that duties remain in place to counter the dumping and subsidization of Indonesian coated paper. We also want to thank the U.S. Trade Representative's Office, and officials from the International Trade Commission and Department of Commerce, who worked diligently to defend these decisions and ensure strong enforcement of our trade laws."

                                                                                Mark Gardner, President and CEO of Sappi North America added, "We are very happy with the outcome of this dispute. Subsidized imports injure U.S. producers, and it is important to keep the offsetting duties in place."

                                                                                Parties have 60 days to appeal the ruling to the WTO Appellate Body.

                                                                                About Verso Corporation
                                                                                Verso Corporation is the turn-to company for those looking to successfully navigate the complexities of paper sourcing and performance. The leading North American producer of printing and
                                                                                specialty papers and pulp, Verso provides insightful solutions that help drive improved customer efficiency, productivity, brand awareness and business results. Verso's long-standing reputation for quality and reliability is directly tied to our vision to be a company with passion that is respected and trusted by all. Verso's passion is rooted in ethical business practices that demand safe workplaces for our employees and sustainable wood sourcing for our products. This passion, combined with our flexible manufacturing capabilities and an unmatched commitment to product performance, delivery and service, make Verso a preferred choice among commercial printers, paper merchants and brokers, converters, publishers and other end users. For more information, visit us online at www.versoco.com.

                                                                                About Sappi North America 
                                                                                sappi logoSappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a market leader in converting wood fiber into superior products that customers demand worldwide. The success of our four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world's leading suppliers of Release Papers with our Ultracast, PolyEX, Classics and Neoterix lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Our Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labeling industries. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.

                                                                                Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at: www.sappi.com.

                                                                                SOURCE Verso Corporation

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:37:21 +0100
                                                                                  A new Toscotec supplied tissue machine fired up at Hengan Paper in China. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7516-a-new-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machine-fired-up-at-hengan-paper-in-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7516-a-new-toscotec-supplied-tissue-machine-fired-up-at-hengan-paper-in-china

                                                                                  Xinjiang Hengan Paper’s tissue machine (PM25) was successfully started up at the company's Changji mill.

                                                                                  The new line is part of Hengan’s expansion plan, according to which Toscotec supplied two new MODULO-PLUS ES tissue lines to the leading Chinese producer. This start-up marks a success based on the great cooperation between the two technical teams.

                                                                                  The installation and commissioning were performed in record time, the shortest in Hengan’s long history, and one of the most difficult ones, considering the environmental hardship of Xinjiang Autonomous Region in which the mill is located.

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                                                                                  The MODULO-PLUS is one Toscotec’s ES line tissue machines and it includes the TT DOES (Drying Optimization for Energy Saving) solution, ensuring enhanced production at low energy consumption. The line will add 25.000 tons per year of high quality tissue to Hengan’s current production.

                                                                                  Hengan Team would like to express its gratitude to all members of the Toscotec team. The professional skills and high dedication for work of the people involved led to the successful and very fast start up of this new machine.

                                                                                  "We have developed great experience in managing installations, start -up and assistance services, in close partnership with the customer. Our Company is glad to support Hengan and be part of their expansion project." says Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales director of Toscotec.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:20:15 +0100
                                                                                    Minerals Technologies Signs Agreement with PT Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7485-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-pt-pindo-deli-pulp-and-paper-mills http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7485-minerals-technologies-signs-agreement-with-pt-pindo-deli-pulp-and-paper-mills

                                                                                    Minerals Technologies Inc. has just announced that it has signed an agreement with PT Pindo Deli Pulp and Paper Mills, part of the Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), to build an 80,000 metric ton per year satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its paper mill in Pindo Deli, Indonesia, located just east of the city of Jakarta. The facility will be operated by Pindo Deli Specialty Minerals (PDSM), a newly created joint venture in Indonesia.

                                                                                    2014 07 30 103250 min tech logo“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with this long-term partner and world-class paper manufacturer,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer. “This agreement follows the signing of a new 125,000 ton per year PCC plant and 40,000 ton expansion with APP in Indonesia earlier this year.”

                                                                                    This facility is scheduled to begin operation in the fourth quarter of 2018.  D.J. Monagle III, Group President, Specialty Minerals and Refractories, commented further, “Asia Pulp & Paper is an innovative paper company, and we are pleased that they have confirmed the value of our PCC technology in their fine paper grades. Our PCC will be used as a paper filler to improve brightness, opacity and bulk, and to reduce the cost to the papermaker of higher-cost fiber.”

                                                                                    PCC is a specialty pigment for filling and coating high-quality paper. By substituting Minerals Technologies' PCC for more expensive wood fiber, customers are able to produce brighter, higher quality paper at lower cost. In 1986, Minerals Technologies originated the satellite concept for making and delivering PCC on site at paper mills, and the concept was a major factor in revolutionizing papermaking in North America. Today, the company has nearly 60 satellite plants in operation or under construction around the world and continues to lead the industry with consistent quality and technical innovation.

                                                                                    About Minerals Technologies Inc.
                                                                                    New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.638 billion in 2016. For further information, please visit our website at www.mineralstech.com

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:18:22 +0100
                                                                                      BASF inaugurates enzyme-based production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide in Nanjing, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7476-basf-inaugurates-enzyme-based-production-plant-for-biocatalyzed-acrylamide-in-nanjing-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7476-basf-inaugurates-enzyme-based-production-plant-for-biocatalyzed-acrylamide-in-nanjing-china

                                                                                      BASF celebrated the opening of a new state-of-the-art production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide at its site in Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, Nanjing, China.

                                                                                      With this investment in its wholly-owned BioACM plant in Nanjing, BASF is strengthening its production set-up for reliable and high-quality supply of polyacrylamide to customers in Asia Pacific, especially in China. The plant has a capacity of more than 50,000 tons of biocatalyzed acrylamide per year.

                                                                                      • Efficient, environmentally friendly production at BASF’s first biocatalyzed acrylamide (BioACM) plant in Asia Pacific
                                                                                      • Focus on reliable and high-quality supply with capacity of more than 50,000 tons per year

                                                                                      Acrylamide is used in the production of water-soluble flocculation aids that make wastewater treatment and papermaking, as well as mineral processing and enhanced oil recovery, more efficient and less resource-intensive. This new plant further strengthens BASF’s position in the region and will help expand cost-competitive supply to meet the growing demand of these water-intensive industries.

                                                                                      BASF has been producing biocatalyzed acrylamide in Suffolk, USA, since 2014 and started operations at its European BioACM plant in Bradford, England, in 2016. With this successful start-up in China, BASF now has three state-of-the-art production facilities located in key markets worldwide.

                                                                                      2017 10 31 091945BASF inaugurates enzyme-based production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide in Nanjing, China

                                                                                      “The completion of the BioACM plant in Nanjing is an important milestone. The construction of a new polyacrylamide production line is currently underway and is expected to go on stream in 2018. With investments into upstream and downstream plants, we continue to strengthen our position as a leading partner for the paper and water treatment industries,” explained Andreas Tuerk, Senior Vice President Paper and Water Chemicals from BASF.

                                                                                      The enzyme-based biocatalytic production method results in less waste than conventional high-pressure, energy-intensive copper catalysis. The process takes place at room temperature and under normal atmospheric conditions, resulting in energy savings and greater environmental compatibility. It also generates fewer by-products.

                                                                                      “The BioACM plant at Nanjing is built according to BASF’s high global standards of safety and environmental protection. BASF provides training to employees and safety experts to ensure the same high safety standards as in all other production facilities,” said Bradley Morrison, Senior Vice President, Operations and Site Management Greater China.

                                                                                      For more information, see https://www.basf.com/bioacrylamide

                                                                                      About BASF Paper and Water Chemicals
                                                                                      BASF offers a comprehensive and customer-centric range of chemicals for the paper and water industry. Our paper chemicals portfolio comprises dry strength agents, fixing agents, retention and drainage aids, deaerators, flocculants and coagulants for water management. Furthermore, we offer basic dyes, direct dyes, sizing agents, pigment preparations, wet strength agents and color developers for thermal paper. The water chemicals portfolio includes products used in the key processes of industrial and municipal water treatment. We are a leading supplier of chemicals to purify the raw water used for the production of drinking water, to treat waste water stream and industrial process water, to protect cooling towers, boilers and desalination plants. We are fully committed to the future topic water. Further information can be found at:  www.basf.com/paper and  www.basf.com/water

                                                                                      About BASF
                                                                                      At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at  www.basf.com

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:20:42 +0100
                                                                                        ANDRITZ starts up second tissue machine with 20-foot steel Yankee successfully at Guizhou Chitianhua, China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7458-andritz-starts-up-second-tissue-machine-with-20-foot-steel-yankee-successfully-at-guizhou-chitianhua-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7458-andritz-starts-up-second-tissue-machine-with-20-foot-steel-yankee-successfully-at-guizhou-chitianhua-china

                                                                                        International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the TM6 tissue machine delivered to Guizhou Chitianhua Paper Industry Co., Ltd. (Taison Group), Guizhou Province, China. The new PrimeLineST tissue machine, with a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a paper width of 5.6 meters, will produce high-quality facial wipes and toilet paper, as well as paper tissues based on bamboo furnish. This delivery follows the supply of TM5, which was started up successfully at Guizhou Chitianhua’s location in Chishui in September 2016.

                                                                                          First paper on reel of the TM6 at Guizhou Chitianhua © ANDRITZ First paper on reel of the TM6 at Guizhou Chitianhua © ANDRITZ

                                                                                        Like the TM5, the TM6 is currently unique on the Asian market because it combines a high-performance Yankee with a steam-heated hood. The PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of steel, has a diameter of 20 feet, and hence is among the largest in the world. The combination of steam-heated hood and steel Yankee enables a high drying capacity and achieves remarkable cost savings compared to systems operated with gas because it uses steam. The steel Yankee’s evaporation rate is 15-20% higher than cast-iron models, which results in 8-10% better machine performance.

                                                                                        “The two high-speed tissue machines from ANDRITZ contribute to a substantial reduction in operating costs compared to traditional concepts due to their innovative, energy-saving solutions. Moreover, with the large steel Yankees we produce high-quality tissue paper at high speed from the mill’s own bamboo pulp,” says Wu Mingxi, President of the Taison Group.

                                                                                        The Yankee was manufactured at the ANDRITZ workshop in Foshan, Guandong Province, China, which offers customers state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and quality management.

                                                                                        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 25,400 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 (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:28:42 +0200
                                                                                          Södra increases exports to China http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7446-soedra-increases-exports-to-china http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7446-soedra-increases-exports-to-china

                                                                                          Demand for products from the Swedish forest is on the increase in China. In 2017, Södra increased sales of paper pulp by more than 50 percent. At the same time, Södra’s sales of sawn timber in the country have increased steadily since 2010.

                                                                                          2017 10 16 081435Södra’s core markets for both paper pulp and sawn timber are located in Europe. However, China is currently one of the fastest expanding markets. In January–September this year, Södra’s sales of paper pulp increased by more than 50 percent to the country compared with the same period in 2016. Uses for paper pulp include cardboard packaging, and toilet and kitchen paper.

                                                                                          “Growth in China is robust. With the increased volumes provided by our investments we can tap into this growth. Demand for raw material from certified forest is on the increase with a clear focus on sustainability, and this is something we can contribute towards,” said Magnus Björkman, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Södra Cell International.

                                                                                          The market is showing no signs of slowing in the near future and there is also strong pressure for sawn timber to China. Södra began delivering sawn timber to the country in 2010 and sales have grown each year. Södra established a sales office for sawn timber in Shanghai in 2015. To meet rising demand in the region, an additional sales office was opened in Hong Kong on 1 October.

                                                                                          Starting in 2018, Södra’s position in China will be further strengthened when a new purchasing office is established in Shanghai, under the name of Södra International Trading. Focus will be on purchasing indirect materials, such as machinery and processing equipment.  

                                                                                          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 (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:17:54 +0200
                                                                                            Pasaban manufactures two new paper sheeters for the Naini Group paper mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7432-pasaban-manufactures-two-new-paper-sheeters-for-the-naini-group-paper-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7432-pasaban-manufactures-two-new-paper-sheeters-for-the-naini-group-paper-mill

                                                                                            Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Managing Director of the Naini Group and Chairman of the Indian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (IPPTA) has once again chosen Pasaban sheeters to meet his objective of providing a quality finish to the paper produced in the company’s two plants; Naini Tissues and Naini Papers.

                                                                                            pasaban logotipoNaini Group belongs to the medium-size pulp and paper manufacturing sector. Four years ago it hired Pasaban to design and manufacture a paper sheeting equipment in order to provide a higher quality finish to the paper it produces. The good results achieved were key to the manufacture and commissioning of two more high output sheeters.

                                                                                            To the 8 unwind stand KB 2400 sheeter, another KB 1900 was added. Including an automatic pallet change at maximum speed and a 6 unwind stand Compact CX145 sheeter with low speed pallet change without sheet reject. Those machines are to be the perfect complement to the first KB.

                                                                                            As for the type of paper, the sheet cutting machines are designed for sheeting 70 and 80 g/m2 light-weight printing and writing papers.

                                                                                            Mr Agarwal describes his experience with Pasaban with these words in an article for the Papermart magazine:

                                                                                            […] Naini then shifted its focus to finishing paper. It installed a Synchro Fly Sheeter from Pasaban in 2014 for giving a quality finish to the paper it produced.

                                                                                            “We felt sheeting was not as per the market requirement and there were certain wastages at the end of the end-consumers. All this was because of not so good quality of sheeting. Installation of Pasaban sheeter again was an instant hit and we got very good new customers. So, that was again a turning point for us”.

                                                                                            Pasaban is committed to providing customers with customised products that contribute to positioning their companies as a benchmark for quality and as market leaders.

                                                                                            www.pasaban.com

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:42:48 +0200
                                                                                              Valmet will supply a new tissue production line to Crown Paper Mill in Abu Dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7415-valmet-will-supply-a-new-tissue-production-line-to-crown-paper-mill-in-abu-dhabi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7415-valmet-will-supply-a-new-tissue-production-line-to-crown-paper-mill-in-abu-dhabi

                                                                                              Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line, including Focus rewinder and an extensive automation package to Crown Paper Mill (CPM) in Abu Dhabi. The new Advantage DCT 200HS line will fulfill the company's demand of new capacity of high quality tissue products for the Middle East market. Start-up is planned for the second half of 2018.

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

                                                                                              valmet logo"Besides the well-known fact that Valmet is a global leader in the pulp and paper industry, Valmet ensures that their machines are equipped with the latest technology, which is why Crown Paper Mill opted for the DCT 200 tissue machine.  CPM believes that after the successful completion of the factory's expansion, CPM will anchor its position as the leading tissue jumbo roll manufacturer in the region," Mr. Abdullah Al Khateeb, Managing Director of CPM.

                                                                                              "We are proud that our capability to supply complete tissue mill equipment with superior technology, e.g. Advantage ViscoNip press and Advantage ReTurne energy recovery system, were considered as important success factors for customer's future expansion plans.  We are excited to support CPM's expansion plans and their ambition to provide high-quality products to their customers," Kent Nika, Sales Manager, Valmet.

                                                                                              Technical information about the delivery

                                                                                              The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min and will add 65,000 tons tissue paper per year to Crown Paper Mill's current production of high-quality facial, toilet tissue and kitchen towels.

                                                                                              Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine and Focus Rewinder line. The machine is equipped with OptiFlo headbox and Valmet cast alloy Yankee cylinder as well as the Advantage technology including ViscoNip press, ReTurne energy recovery system, AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and SoftReel reel. The delivery also includes an extensive automation package with Valmet DNA, process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete engineering, installation, supervision, training, start-up and commissioning is also included in the delivery.

                                                                                              Information about the customer

                                                                                              Crown Paper Mills LLC is a producer of Jumbo tissue paper rolls. The mill has an annual production capacity of 35,000 tons of tissue for facial, toilet, kitchen, towel, napkin, C-fold and carrier grades for the UAE market and surrounding region.

                                                                                              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 (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:24:42 +0200
                                                                                                Xiangdong Zhu appointed Area President, China at Valmet's Executive Team http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7414-xiangdong-zhu-appointed-area-president-china-at-valmet-s-executive-team http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7414-xiangdong-zhu-appointed-area-president-china-at-valmet-s-executive-team

                                                                                                Mr. Xiangdong Zhu (B.Sc. (Eng.), MBA) has been appointed Area President of Valmet's China area as of 1 October, 2017. He will be a member of Valmet's Executive Team and report to President and CEO Pasi Laine.

                                                                                                2017 09 28 081127Xiangdong Zhu is currently employed at Valmet as Vice President, Services in China. He has a long background at Valmet spanning in total 17 years in different management positions. During his career he has also worked in management positions at Stora Enso and Voith Paper in China. Xiangdong Zhu has gained wide experience from the businesses and customer industries that are at Valmet's strategic core - large process technology projects, automation and services to pulp, paper and energy industries. He has a good track record in managing and developing local teams and competences as well as in growing a profitable business.  

                                                                                                "It is a pleasure to welcome Xiangdong Zhu to our Executive Team to develop Valmet's China operations and customer relations further. He has a good background in versatile line management positions, strong experience from our core businesses and an excellent China market understanding," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

                                                                                                As announced in July, Mr. Aki Niemi, the current Area President, China will start as Business Line President, Services at Valmet as of October 1, 2017.

                                                                                                Xiangdong Zhu's CV

                                                                                                Xiangdong Zhu has been appointed China Area President as of October 1, 2017. Prior to that he has been employed as Vice President, Services, China at Valmet (2013-2017), Vice President, Automation at Voith Paper China (2011-2012) and Vice President, Capital Sales and Application at Voith Paper China (2012-2013). Mr. Zhu has worked in many management positions at Valmet Automation in China: Country Manager (2007-2011), Sales Director (2004-2006) and Sales Manager (1998-2003).  Mr. Zhu worked as Department Manager, Automation and Electrification at Stora Enso (Suzhou) Paper Co. Ltd (1992-1998) and as Engineer in Suzhou Signal and Communication Department of Shanghai Railway Bureau (1989-1992). Mr. Zhu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Automation and Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) Asian News Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:48:24 +0200
                                                                                                  Valmet strengthens its presence in Asia Pacific by opening new service center in Indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7411-valmet-strengthens-its-presence-in-asia-pacific-by-opening-new-service-center-in-indonesia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/asian-news/item/7411-valmet-strengthens-its-presence-in-asia-pacific-by-opening-new-service-center-in-indonesia

                                                                                                  Valmet has opened a new service center in Cikarang, located 30 kilometers from Jakarta on the island of Java in Indonesia to serve its customers in the Asia Pacific area. The inauguration ceremony was held on September 27th, 2017 and was attended by customers, local authorities and Valmet's management.

                                                                                                  "Indonesia and the whole Asia Pacific area is a fast-growing market and Valmet has many big projects ongoing in the area. Establishing a service center close to customers is an important step in strengthening our local presence. We are now able to serve our customers in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific area better than ever before," states Hannu T. Pietilä, Area President, Asia Pacific at Valmet.

                                                                                                  2017 09 27 181133Inauguration ceremony at Cikarang Service Center

                                                                                                  Valmet's Indonesian service center offers services to improve the reliability and performance of the customers' processes in the energy, pulp and paper industries. Through the center Valmet provides its customers also with new technologies to take their production to the next level. The Indonesian service center's range of offering comprises among others roll services, fiber line services, field services, machine section upgrades and improvement projects.

                                                                                                  "The Indonesian service center supports Valmet's strategy to be close to customers and growth markets and to move our customers' performance forward in line with Valmet's new services approach called Shared Journey Forward.  We can provide significant customer benefits by utilizing our expertise in process technology, automation and services, and by continuously developing our local and remote services," says Jukka Tiitinen, Business Line President, Services at Valmet.

                                                                                                  2017 09 27 181207Cikarang. Indonesia Service Center

                                                                                                  The new service center is the latest addition to Valmet's global network of over 100 service centers. The new center employs more than 100 Valmet professionals.

                                                                                                  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 (Ianadmin) Asian News Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:13:18 +0200