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A.Celli developed the Dust Removal System with the aim of removing issues caused by dust loads in the slitting area

Nowadays dust issues are becoming more and more a prime concern, especially for hygienic fabric producers, high speed spunmelt production lines and other lines sensitive to the aforementioned issues, such as Spunlace, Airlaid and Meltblown ones.

In fact, dust deposition in the slitting area may reduce the cutting efficiency, contaminating the finished product and contributing to environmental pollution. In order to reduce the dust originated by the slitting processes in the rewinding section, A.Celli designed an efficient Dust Removal System.

A.Celli Dust Reduction System

This solution can be installed on in-line slitting winders, rewinders, spooling lines and printing lines, and it consists mainly of individual suction heads positioned on the knife holder and equipped with a blower system to remove dust accumulation on the knives. Other parts of the system are the suction line, a fan equipped with an inverter and a control unit, pipes and ducts to convey dust and air to the fan and a filter for dust/air separation.

There is also the possibility to add suction nozzles over the knives to increase the efficiency of the system.

The A.Celli Dust Removal System guarantees minimized dust loads on products and winders, expanded cleaning intervals, more production hours, the reduction of maintenance activities and the extension of the machinery useful life.

Furthermore, minimizing the dust in operational areas actually supports people’s health and safety.

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Customers in various process industries continued to trust in the valve services of Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, in 2019 to secure plant availability, reliability, safety and environmental compliance. Last year Metso’s flow control experts took part in around 250 major shutdowns globally.

Services that include specialized maintenance planning, on-time start-up and effective execution will ensure the safety and availability of the plant until the next planned shutdown. Unless you are prepared for the unexpected with the right partner and proper planning, an unexpected stop can happen affecting materials, schedules and resources.

metso”It is very important that customers can rely on our know-how during a tightly scheduled shutdown project. Having us as a reliability partner for shutdown planning secures that the right valves are maintained and that the correct materials and resources are available when needed,” says Sami Nousiainen, VP of Valves Services at Metso.

Metso delivers tag-specific service reports, test certificates and recommendations for future maintenance, upgrades and replacements to improve the plant’s process reliability and safety.

“We currently use diagnostic data, performance data and historical maintenance data to determine which valves need be maintained during shutdown. In the future, we want to be able to utilize this data even more effectively,” Nousiainen adds.

Metso has a broad valve maintenance experience and in-depth expertise in shutdowns around the world which brings customers significant benefits. Metso offers valve services through its 40 service locations around the world.

About future Neles Corporation

The future Neles Corporation is a well-known flow control solutions and services provider to the oil and gas refining, pulp, paper and bioproducts industry, chemicals and other process industries. Neles employs about 2,900 people and it has operations in more than 40 countries. Neles’ unaudited carve-out sales for full-year 2019 were EUR 660 million and its carve-out operating profit was EUR 93 million.

Neles Corporation is planned to be created in a partial demerger of Metso, in which Metso’s Flow Control business would become the independent Neles Corporation and it would continue Metso’s listing on Nasdaq Helsinki. Simultaneously, Metso’s Minerals Business would combine with Outotec to create Metso Outotec.

The closing of the transaction is currently expected to take place on June 30, 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. The Extraordinary General Meetings of both Metso and Outotec approved the transaction on October 29, 2019.

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 3.6 billion in 2019. Metso employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries.,

International Paper (NYSE: IP), a leading producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has named its first-ever chief sustainability officer as it prepares to advance its contributions to the circular economy. Sophie Beckham will lead the company's recently announced Vision 2030, which demonstrates its commitment to building a better future for people, the planet and the company.

Sophie BeckhamSophie Beckham"Customers, investors and employees depend on us to be leaders in environmental stewardship and to strengthen our people and communities; appointing a chief sustainability officer is the next step in our continuing progress," said Mark Sutton, chairman and chief executive officer. "Sophie is uniquely qualified to lead the pursuit of our Vision 2030 goals and drive sustainability efforts that create value for all of our stakeholders."

Beckham will lead the development and execution of the company's sustainability strategy, including efforts to integrate the Vision 2030 goals into the strategic, operating, people and financial plans across the company's global businesses. Through these goals, International Paper will advance its contributions to the circular, low-carbon economy while building on its commitments to its people and communities.

"For more than 120 years, forest stewardship has been at the core of how we have operated our company," said Beckham. "Today, we recognize the broader role we can play in advancing sustainable outcomes–both environmental and social. This is an important time for International Paper, and I'm extremely excited to amplify our ambition to be among the most successful, sustainable and responsible companies in the world."

Beckham joined International Paper in 2013 to manage the company's forest stewardship and sustainability efforts.

To learn more about the company's approach to sustainability, visit

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., employ more than 50,000 colleagues and serve more than 25,000 customers in 150 countries. Net sales for 2019 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit

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Valmet will supply a Defibrator system to Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd. in China. The start-up of the system is planned for the middle of 2020.

The order was 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.

“We set many evaluation indicators when selecting the suppliers, and Valmet’s score was the highest. It is not difficult to reach our capability demands, but it is a difficult to reach our quality requirements. Our main product is ultra-thin board, which requires extra high-quality fiber, and that is Valmet’s advantage. Valmet’s technology know-how, equipment performance, reputation and references also received high scores. We are confident that our future cooperation will be very fruitful, and this project will be very successful,” says Zheng Shengjun, President at Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

From left: Jansen Shang, Senior Sales Mangager, China (Valmet), Zheng Shengjun, President (Guangxi Shangsi Hualin), Lin Guicheng, President (Guangxi Forestry Product Group) and Pontus Nilsson, Senior Process Engineer (Valmet) From left: Jansen Shang, Senior Sales Mangager, China (Valmet), Zheng Shengjun, President (Guangxi Shangsi Hualin), Lin Guicheng, President (Guangxi Forestry Product Group) and Pontus Nilsson, Senior Process Engineer (Valmet)

“We are facing a tight schedule, but with close collaboration we can make it. We expect to receive technical support and service from Valmet, not only for the project period, but also for after sales services. We are aiming for long term partnership,” says Chen Yuankun, Technical Manager at Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

“This is an important prestige order for Valmet, since it is the first project with Guangxi Forest Group. The delivery will give us important references in China and Asia,” says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Pulp and Energy, Valmet.

Information about Valmet’s delivery

Valmet’s scope of supply includes the newly released second generation Defibrator system. The new system is a further refinement of the Valmet Defibrator EVO, already known for the reliable performance and high fiber quality.

With the Defibrator EVO 64, Valmet will further strengthen its position as a supplier of the highest performing fiberboard front-end system.

Information about the customer Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

Guangxi Shangsi Hualin Forestry Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004. Main business of the company is forestry and products including wood, timber, and panel. The company is a state-owned company and belongs to Guangxi Forestry Product Group.

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 2019 were approximately EUR 3.5 billion. Our more than 13,000 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.

Södra has built the world’s first plant for commercial biomethanol, a sustainable fuel from forest biomass, at Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås. Over the next few days, a first pilot delivery will go to Emmelev A/S, a customer that will be using biomethanol in its biodiesel production.

Södra decided to invest in a biomethanol production facility in 2017. This initiative shows that Södra is working towards a circular economy, resource-efficiency and being fossil-fuel free.

“It is with pride that we have now started up the first commercial plant in the world for biomethanol. The transition to a bioeconomy means that all raw materials must be used efficiently. Biomethanol is produced from the crude methanol recovered from the manufacturing process at Södra’s pulp mills. It is part of the circular process that already exists in Södra’s mills, in which all parts of forest products are used for the best possible effect. With this step, we are showing the way to a fossil-free society, and it is fully in line with our own strategy for fossil-free transportation by 2030,” said Henrik Brodin, Strategic Business Development Manager at Södra.

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The investment is also broadening Södra’s product portfolio with a new bioproduct.

“More and more people are realising why we need to switch to fossil-free alternatives. That’s why it feels so great that we can bring biomethanol to the market as a substitute for fossil methanol in the transport sector as well as a chemical base. Demand for bio-based products is favourable and we have long experience in delivering other bioproducts to the fuel and chemical industries. As we now continue to build on that, it feels particularly gratifying to have made a first pilot delivery to our customer Emmelev A/S. We are now looking forward to continuing the development of the product together with our customers,” said Viktor Odenbrink, Sales Manager at Södra Cell Bioproducts.

Emmelev A/S is a Danish family-owned agricultural company that has developed large-scale biodiesel production from local canola, but uses fossil methanol as a raw material in production.

“Biodiesel will play a key role in the transition to a fossil-free Denmark and we are very happy that Swedish biomethanol will now be used in production. Our biodiesel will be 100% renewable and based on locally sourced raw materials. Biodiesel produced from Danish canola and Swedish forests can secure fuel supplies for heavy road transport, as well as buses and construction machinery. This will be crucial for a transformation of the energy sector. We emphasise local and regional production and consider Sweden part of our local area, and we have good relationships with Swedish companies. It therefore feels natural to be entering into an agreement with Södra,” said Morten Simonsen, co-owner of Emmelev A/S.

Founded in 1938, Södra is Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, with 52,000 forest owners as its members. We conduct modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. In 2019, net sales amounted to SEK 23 billion and employees totalled 3,100. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra shows the way for the next generation of forestry.

Papeterie Le Bourray selected Toscotec to rebuild its PM4 tissue machine at Saint-Mars-la-Brière, near Le Mans, France. The start-up is scheduled for mid-2020.

The rebuild scope includes the modification of the existing Approach Flow System with a new fan pump and a fully hydraulic TT Headbox designed to operate in Tisco Former configuration, but capable of being upgraded into Crescent Former configuration in the future. Toscotec will provide full beginning to end support consisting of the detailed engineering, dismantling of the existing components, and installation of new components, commissioning, start-up supervision, and training. The estimated overall shutdown time will be less than a week.

The target of the rebuild is to improve sheet formation quality and CD basis weight profile, as well as increasing the machine speed. The tissue line is dedicated to the production of towel tissue using chemical pulp and waste paper.

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Francois Bourdin, CEO of Papeterie Le Bourray, says, “We are glad to work with Toscotec, who is a leader in the manufacture of tissue machines. This headbox is our first major project since we restarted the mill in April 2019, and it will allow us to improve our quality and seek new markets.

Riccardo Gennai, Toscotec Sales Manager for Europe, says, “We are glad to have been selected as the supplier of this important rebuilding project. Toscotec is well positioned in Western Europe for new projects, but also for major rebuilds, which require a high degree of customization and flexibility, as well as a very tight schedule, where you coordinate all aspects of the project in order to reduce the machine downtime to a minimum. Over the last ten years, we completed more than 20 rebuilds in Western Europe.”

For further information, please contact:

Marco Dalle Piagge, Sales Director, Toscotec Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Riccardo Gennai, Sales Manager, Toscotec Tissue division, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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:

For further information about emtec Electronic please visit the website:

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.

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