The over ten-year partnership between A.Celli Paper and the great APP Group continues.

At the end of December, the APP Group management signed the purchase order for three A.Celli E-WIND® T200S (shaftless) tissue rewinders for Gold Hongye Paper factory in Xiaogan, in Hubei province, China.

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Two of the three rewinders are equipped with four unwinders, while the third has three; they will all handle mother rolls with diameter of 3000 mm and paper width of 5630 mm, having basis weights varying from 10.5 to 45 gsm, and with a maximum operating speed of 1100 mpm.

This order assigned to A.Celli Paper follows one of many tissue rewinders supplied in 2017 for APP Indonesia, confirming full customer satisfaction.

How does your pulp compare to others and which properties can be measured to improve quality?

emtec Electronic presents the TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer as well as the CAS touch! and the FPA touch! at this year's Tissue World Miami at booth G51 from March 11th to 13th in Miami, USA.

2017 03 30 092245The emtec TSATissue Softness Analyzer is a multi-functional measuring device for the objective assessment of softness, roughness and in-plane stiffness of tissue products and calculates the "Handfeel" value adapted to the respective market and product. These individually measured parameters are used for quality control, help in product and process optimization, and can also be used to develop new products. Participants at the trade show can have samples measured and evaluated directly at the booth using the TSA.

The CAS touch! Charge Analyzing System and the FPA touch! Fiber Potential Analyzer will both be presented at Tissue World Miami, too. The CAS touch! measures trash particles in the pulp, which helps to optimize the use of chemicals, to reduce costs and to improve both, product quality and runnability. 

The FPA touch! (Fiber Potential Analyzer) measures the surface charge of the fiber and helps the paper, tissue and corrugated board manufacturers, but also the chemical supplier, to optimize the use of chemicals. As a result, product quality can be improved and runnability and production output can be optimized. 

"I am looking forward to the exchange with our customers and to the feedback about their experiences with our measuring instruments. This is the only way we can further develop ourselves and our products. It is important to us that we improve and, above all, facilitate the daily work of our customers with our products", says Alexander Gruener, Area Manager at emtec Electronic. He will be supported by Eric Haagen from the emtec Sales Department at emtec Electronic. 

Further information about Tissue World Miami can be found on their website: https://www.tissueworld.com/miami/en-us

For further information about emtec Electronic please visit the website: www.emtec-electronic.de

The TADVISION® machine supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis to Essity Mexico started up at its tissue mill, in Ciudad Sahagun, Hidalgo. 

Designed for extra-premium product quality and superior energy efficiency, the TAD machine is equipped with a Steel Yankee Dryer, a successful pioneering innovation on this technology.

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Toscotec’s turnkey supply includes stock preparation, vacuum plant, complete electrification, extensive automation package, and all necessary auxiliary systems.

Toscotec also provided a skilful service package including detailed engineering, complete erection, commissioning, test runs, and start-up assistance supporting the vertical start-up of the TADVISION® machine.

Roberto Caballero, Vice-president Manufacturing Essity Latin America, says: “With our first TAD machine at Essity Mexico, we aim to increase the pace of innovation to deliver premium and more environmentally sound products to our customers and consumers in the region”.

Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec Sales Director, says, “The new TADVISION® machine is state of the art designed for efficient air-through drying. We are happy to see that the mill is achieving very good results both in terms of machine efficiency and of energy consumptions.”

Valmet will deliver cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. (TNPL) for their unit 2, located in Mondipatti in the Trichy District, India. The site has a 200,000 tons per year multilayer board machine, which has been in operation since 2016. The new pulp mill will have a capacity of 165,000 tons per year of bleached hardwood kraft pulp and the start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2021.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 20-30 million.

Managing Director and the mill management team of TNPL together with Valmet’s sales management team.Managing Director and the mill management team of TNPL together with Valmet’s sales management team.

Valmet has a long-term relationship with TNPL. Valmet has previously supplied two fiberlines based on hardwood and bagasse respectively to their unit 1, located in Kagithapuram in the Karur District, India.

“Valmet’s technology is proven to meet TNPL’s strict requirements for low water consumption and raw material efficiency, which have special importance in this region. Furthermore since the launch of our latest third generation continuous cooking system in late 2018, we have been well received by the market and this order is yet another acknowledgment of that. This will be Valmet’s first modern reference in India for a continuous digester system, so we are proud and grateful to be a part of the project together with TNPL,” says Eva Engelfeldt, Senior Sales Manager, Fiber Processing Business Unit, Valmet.

“The unit 2 is a leading manufacturer of pulp and paper board in India. The new pulp mill with Valmet’s cooking and fiberline technology will further strengthen our ambition to maintain the leading position,” says S J Varadarajan, General Manager (Projects), TNPL. “The Valmet fiberline brings the latest technology to the TNPL Unit 2 with thrust on water conservation and environment protection. This fiberline will go a long way in making the operations of our unit 2 profitable,” says S V R Krishnan, Executive Director (Operations), TNPL.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

The scope of Valmet’s supply includes main equipment and process design for continuous cooking, deknotting, screening, brown stock washing, oxygen delignification, a three stage ECF bleaching and DNCG systems including pressure vessels, instruments and pumps.

Information about Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd.

Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers is situated at Kagithapuram in the Karur District of the Tamil Nadu province in India. The company produces newsprint and printing & writing papers using hardwood and bagasse as the primary raw materials.

Valmet introduces a full range of new, data-driven Industrial Internet solutions to pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions combine advanced monitoring and prediction applications, Advanced Process Controls (APC), dynamic process simulators and remote services from Valmet Performance Centers into comprehensive solutions that provide tangible benefits to customers.

VII solutions are tailored for each customer industry

The new VII solutions have been created for the specific needs of pulp, board, paper, tissue and energy producers. The purpose is to efficiently utilize data and Valmet’s expertise to reduce energy consumption, improve chemical and environmental efficiency, optimize pulp and paper quality, increase process reliability, maximize production and enable efficient management of the customer’s equipment fleet.

Performance Centers and Valmet Customer Portal are key elements of the VII solutions

Remote services from Valmet’s eight Performance Centers are a key part of the VII solutions. The Performance Centers make Valmet’s expertise easily available for customers through remote connections and tools.  

valmet logo rgbCustomers can collaborate with Performance Center experts, access the Industrial Internet applications, follow-up their Key Performance Indicators and see performance reports via Valmet Customer Portal.

“Our customers’ needs have been the starting point of developing these data driven Industrial Internet solutions. We have integrated our process, automation and services know-how and extensive Industrial Internet application portfolio into a value-added solution offering. Ultimately, the aim is to empower our customers to move toward autonomous plants or mills, which will result in significantly more efficient production processes and operations. We want to engage our customers in a dialogue with data to move their performance forward,” says Jari Almi, Vice President, Industrial Internet, Automation business line, Valmet.

Valmet will supply a Defibrator™ system to Çamsan Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş in Turkey. The start-up of the system is planned for the middle of 2020.

valmet logo rgbThe order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 2-5 million.

"The EVO 64 system is specially designed for production levels up to 35 tons per hour, which will be perfect for Çamsan Entegre in this case. We are really pleased that Valmet was chosen as the supplier in this project," says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery
The scope of Valmet’s supply includes a complete EVO 64 defibrator system with a steam separator. This is the first steam separator delivery for Valmet in Turkey.

Information about the customer Çamsan Entegre Ağaç Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş
Çamsan Entegre is a Turkish Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) and laminated parquet flooring producer. Their paper impregnation capacity is 90.000.000 m² per year. Çamsan Entegre is a domestic leader and is mainly exporting to Iran, Egypt, Iraq, T.R.N.C., Azerbaijan, Kuwait, Greece, Albania, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Kosova, Georgia, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.

Valmet will deliver key process islands for Lenzing’s and Duratex’s joint venture named LD Celulose S.A. The new 500,000 ton/year dissolving pulp mill is located in the cities of Indianópolis and Araguari in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. Valmet’s delivery includes a fiber line, a pulp drying and baling line, an evaporation plant, a white liquor plant and a mill-wide automation system.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed. The value of a delivery of this size and scope is typically around EUR 200-250 million.

Valmet’s delivery is part of the Lenzing and Duratex joint venture investment of approximately USD 1.3 bn in the 500,000 tonnes dissolving wood pulp mill where Lenzing holds a 51 percent and Duratex a 49 percent stake. The start-up of the new mill is planned for the first half of 2022 and will create approximately 8,000 direct jobs during the construction phase. When it is ready, LD Celulose S.A. will employ approximately 1,100 people to operate the industrial plant and the plantations that will supply it. The dissolving pulp is a key raw material for manufacturing Lenzing’s wood-based textile and speciality fibers.

“Wood-based cellulosic fibers offer an important contribution to enhance sustainability in the textile industry and this investment is in line with our growth strategy and a key milestone to structurally strengthen our cost leadership position. In planning the new production facility, particular importance was given to sustainability aspects. The plant will be among the most productive and energy-efficient mills in the world,” states Stefan Doboczky, CEO of the Lenzing Group.

“LD Celulose S.A. will bring a positive socioeconomic impact throughout the region. We are working with the best environmental practices and with leading companies in the pulp industry, such as Valmet,” emphasizes Luís Künzel, CEO of LD Celulose S.A.

“With our good references in dissolving pulp production technology and strong presence in Brazil we were able to meet the customer’s needs of high quality and energy efficiency as well as supporting high productivity and reliability with our automation solutions. We are happy to be a key partner in delivering a world class mill for Lenzing and Duratex and thus being part of turning renewable raw materials for sustainable textile fibers,” says Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy Business Line, Valmet.

The new 500,000 tonnes dissolving wood pulp mill is being built in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.The new 500,000 tonnes dissolving wood pulp mill is being built in Minas Gerais state, Brazil.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet will supply key process islands with an extended scope of supply. Valmet’s technology is proven for dissolving pulp production with several references. The equipment for this project is tailored for high availability and energy efficiency resulting in low operating costs.

The fiber line features Valmet TwinRoll technology for high washing efficiency with low chemical and water consumption. The pulp drying and baling line secures flexibility and high-quality pulp with easy operation supported by Valmet Quality Control System. The evaporation plant features Valmet Tubel technology for high availability and produces clean condensate quality for 100% reuse in the mill. The white liquor plant includes recausticizing and lime kiln and is designed for high reliability and less maintenance.

The mill-wide automation system, Valmet DNA, offers unique integration with process solutions including process analyzers. In addition, the delivery includes Valmet Industrial Internet solutions for Operator Training Simulator for the whole plant as well as basic hardware for connectivity for Performance Center services.

Information about the customers Lenzing and Duratex

The Lenzing Group headquartered in Austria is an international company of wood-based cellulose fibers. These high quality fibers are used in the textile industry, in the nonwovens industry for hygiene products and are also used in work and protective wear and in industrial applications. Dissolving wood pulp is subsequently processed from the raw material wood and marketed under the brands TENCEL™ for textile applications, VEOCEL™ for nonwovens and LENZING™ for special fiber applications in other areas and other products. The annual turnover of the Lenzing Group is above EUR 2,000 million.

Duratex is the largest producer of industrialized wood panels in the southern hemisphere. The company has three business areas: Wood, Ceramic tiles and Sanitary ware, metals, electric showerheads and faucets. The Wood division covers wood products and forestry, producing eucalyptus in more than 251 thousand hectares of forests. Duratex’s head quarter is located in the city and state of São Paulo and it has seven forestry units and 16 industrial facilities in Brazil and three production facilities in Colombia.

The state-of-the-art chloride removal system is designed by Veolia Water Technologies to optimize the recovery process in the industry of transformation of hardwood cellulose into pulp for textile fibers and fine paper making.

Rising paper consumption in Asia and growing global demand for more environmentally friendly fibers for the apparel industry are driving the increase in pulp making capacity to convert renewable fibers into a variety of fine paper products and viscose staple.

In tropical Indonesia, the Riau province is a major hub for the forestry industry and is home to the operations of the Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) Group, the world’s second-largest producer of bleached hardwood kraft pulp.

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APRIL-owned Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper (RAPP) produces pulp of the highest purity at one of the world’s largest paper mills in Kerinci (Riau). As a result, RAPP performs pulping washing and cleaning steps which produce an organics-rich liquid stream. When this liquor is burned in the recovery cycle, it generates renewable power that helps the mill become energy self-sufficient. Over time, however, the process creates chloride and potassium accumulation which, if not tightly controlled, causes corrosion and boiler fouling increasing maintenance costs.

Hence, to prevent efficiency losses and boiler downtime, these chemicals need to be managed. To this end, Veolia will treat 550 tons per day of precipitator ash through its Enhanced Chloride Removal Process (ECRP™). Featuring best-in-class HPD® crystallization technology, this advanced system is designed to yield the best control of sodium recovery and chloride and potassium removal steps while minimizing energy consumption and related emissions.

“Once again, we are pleased to work with APRIL and build on the success we have achieved together over the years. Veolia’s chemical-saving HPD® technologies will be key components in the expansion of this important production site in Riau helping its pulping operations become more resource-efficient and sustainable” stated Jim Brown, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies Americas.

Through the continuous improvements in HPD® evaporation and crystallization systems, Veolia provides the safest, most-efficient solutions to pulp and paper mills around the world to further reduce their environmental impacts and create economic value derived from the responsible management of closed-loop industrial processes.

Veolia Water Technologies provides the complete range of services required to design, deliver, maintain and upgrade water and wastewater treatment facilities and systems for industrial clients and public authorities. The company's extensive technology portfolio features everything from online diagnostic solutions to evaporation and crystallization, energy-producing sludge treatment, state-of-the-art desalination, laboratory-grade water and mobile water services. By optimizing both processes and monitoring, Veolia Water Technologies helps clients reduce their water footprint while generating considerable savings in energy and chemical consumption. www.veoliawatertechnologies.com 

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With nearly 169 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2017, the Veolia group supplied 96 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 55 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 47 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of €25.12 billion in 2017. www.veolia.com 

source: www.veoliawatertech.com/asia/

Big data has been a buzzword for a few years now, as computer capabilities increase and data acquisition grows.

In the manufacturing sector, industries are seeing massive increases in the amount of data coming from their production lines, thanks to Industry 4.0 technology that makes use of machines embedded with sensors and wirelessly connected to the cloud for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communication.

However, along with these massive amounts of data comes the need to effectively manage them, and this links directly to the concept of data as an asset.

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A data point is only a number which, considered in isolation, may have no value, and the same reasoning can also be extended to an entire data set. The concept of Data as an asset that implies that data acquire value when put in relation to other data and to business operations. In other words, these data, when analyzed together, increase their total value by helping inform business and factory decisions and strategy more effectively than they could do if considered by themselves

Read more: How to set up data driven production processes in tissue & nonwovens industries

How to manage Data as an Asset

Traditionally, a tissue and nonwovens company collected data that would provide a view into the productivity and profitability of a production line. This might be data such as costs, the production volume and the demand for the product.

Now, thanks to the Industry 4.0, the companies are provided with detailed machine data (speed and tension) and environmental data (temperature and humidity).

  • The first step in managing data as an asset is to combine the traditional data with the operational ones to come up with a complete picture of the operations and the productivity.
  • The next step is to ensure that all data is accessible via a machine-and software-independent platform. This platform must provide features such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze the data and recognize patterns, thanks to which the companies can enjoy fully automated adjustments to the production processes and predictive maintenance scheduling.
  • Finally, these data must be accessible to and well-managed by everyone at the company. It should be everyone’s responsibility to ensure these data are used to balance corporate operations for maximum profitability. This allows every worker at the company, from the top down, to optimize the data for their needs, while still recognizing the needs of the company as a whole.

Read more: How to manage data governance in an Industry 4.0 system

Using Data as an Asset for intelligent collaboration

With Industry 4.0 technologies and proper management of data as an asset, tissue and nonwovens companies can ensure intelligent collaboration between the production line and the converting line. Each machine on these two lines, as we previously said, will be outfitted with sensors capable of transmitting operational data in real-time, and all of these data will flow to a single platform where they can be integrated and analyzed by AI.

The advantage of this setup is that the AI will be able to detect anomalies and small changes in the operation of any single machine or one of its part that might disrupt the flow of production and converting.

An example might be when the master roll rewinder is not moving at a speed fast enough to accommodate the rolls coming off the production line. The data will reflect this inconsistency and the speed of either the toilet roll rewinder or the production line will be adjusted automatically by the AI program.

Another example could be when there is a faulty part in the paper log cutter, resulting in the need to take the converting line offline. The data analysis will result in the automatic redirection of the roll coming off the production line to a functioning converting line.

Read more: How to measure tissue and nonwovens mill machinery performance with real time analytics

A.Celli Digital Solutions for Data as strategic Asset

A.Celli Digital Solutions has been designed to fully and automatically manage data as an asset. This cloud-based platform provides:

  • a distributed real time monitoring system called “Machine Monitoring”;
  • a business intelligence platform called “Efficiency 4.0”;
  • a Product Passport methodology called “iREEL”. 

iREEL is particularly important when it comes to intelligent collaboration between the production and converting lines, because it provides a fully integrated framework that enables communication between the data that comes from the different machines on each line and the data coming from industrial and business applications.

Data is no longer something companies can afford to collect and store somewhere they will gather virtual dust, but they must be viewed as an asset that can be used to positively impact production and corporate operations. In the tissue and nonwovens industry, data as an asset is a critical component in ensuring the smooth flow of product from the production line to the converting line and the optimal efficiency of the production process.

For more information about one of the best Industry 4.0 solution that can boost productivity on your tissue and nonwovens production line, download our free eBook "A.Celli Digital Solution: Your Fellow Traveller on Your Journey Through Industry 4.0"!

Hayat Kimya Alabuga TM 4 sets a new world record by using Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT sleeve on the ViscoNip application in Russia. The paper mill produces virgin fiber-based toilet paper, paper napkins and kitchen towels.

  • New sleeve world record with a running time of 661 days
  • Voith’s QualiFlex extends its leading position for shoe press applications

In December 2017, a QualiFlex CrownT sleeve was installed at Hayat Kimya TM 4 maintaining stable machine production during the entire sleeve lifetime. Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT sleeve reached a world record life of 661 days and 473,810,000 nip cycles. The former world record sleeve on such an application was set in China, achieving 585 days.

Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT sleeve.Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT sleeve.

The customer was very satisfied with the result. “My congratulations to the whole Voith team for this excellent result and belt quality. My personal thanks to Voith for the support and proper service during the runtime of this belt,” says Mr. Lenar Safin, Tissue Production Chief at Hayat Kimya.

Press sleeves for every requirement
With QualiFlex CrownT, Voith offers a superior press sleeve for tissue shoe press applications which enables stable machine operating conditions and optimum efficiency. Selected polyurethane materials ensure the highest possible abrasion resistance under challenging high temperature conditions.
Compared to the conventional press sleeves, QualiFlex CrownT is especially designed for tissue applications. Conventional press sleeves show strong reactions to harsh conditions, and often suffer from hydrolysis, higher wear and reduced void volume.

Hayat Kimya Site in Tatarstan, Russia.Hayat Kimya Site in Tatarstan, Russia.

With Voith’s QualiFlex CrownT, open area and void volume can be designed exactly to the customer’s needs. The special heat-resistant material formulation makes this press sleeve the perfect choice for very demanding applications.
Voith QualiFlex press sleeves extend the leading position for shoe press applications in the tissue sector.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

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