Pulp-Paperworld.com / European News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:16:52 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Better with Less – Design Challenge 2019–2020 announces an impressive jury of renowned packaging design experts http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8165-better-with-less-design-challenge-2019-2020-announces-an-impressive-jury-of-renowned-packaging-design-experts http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8165-better-with-less-design-challenge-2019-2020-announces-an-impressive-jury-of-renowned-packaging-design-experts

The Better with Less – Design Challenge arranged for the first time in 2017–2018 was an impressive success, with over 300 packaging designs submitted to the competition. This year’s Design Challenge is approaching, and the world-class jury of renowned packaging design experts has now been announced.

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Last year, Metsä Board’s Better with Less – Design Challenge inspired students and professional packaging designers from 38 countries to contribute their work showcasing more environmentally-friendly packaging solutions. This year, the Better with Less – Design Challenge will again have a world-class jury of renowned packaging design and branding experts:

Alissa Demorest, Editor in Chief of luxury packaging magazine Formes de Luxe, has extensive experience in the luxury-goods sector from both a brand and supplier perspective. Andrew Gibbs, Founder, CEO & Editor in Chief of Dieline has been called an “innovator in the world of design”. Charles Ng, Founder & Chief Brand Consultant of MCL Group Hong Kong / China, takes a holistic approach of brand design from brand auditing, brand analysis to brand strategy that provides creative works covering packaging, graphics, products, spatial and retail. Clark Goolsby, Chief Creative Officer of Chase Design Group, emphasizes the value of design, and the lasting cultural and financial impact it can have for products and organizations. Stefan Junge, Professor in Packaging Technology at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, has more than 20 years of experience in the field of packaging technology, having for example held the position of Corporate Packaging Manager at Sika and multiple positions at Nestlé.

“We are excited to have this multitalented international jury of renowned packaging design experts involved in the Better with Less – Design Challenge. Together we want to encourage packaging designers all over the world to create new, more environmentally-friendly solutions for everyday packaging,“ states the competition jury chairman and member of the competition jury Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director, EMEA and APAC at Metsä Board.   

Better with Less – Design Challenge 2019–2020 will be launched in September.

Metsä Board’s Better with Less – Design Challenge is an initiative to inspire packaging designers all over the world to create packaging solutions that create better brand experiences with less environmental impact. www.betterwithless.org #betterwithless  

Metsä Board
www.metsaboard.com

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.

The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2018, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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www.metsagroup.com

Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable and sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards as well as tissue and greaseproof papers. 

Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 billion in 2018, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners.

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:41:51 +0200
    New sustainable technologies for wood-to-textile value chain enables increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8164-new-sustainable-technologies-for-wood-to-textile-value-chain-enables-increased-production-of-man-made-cellulose-fibres-in-europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8164-new-sustainable-technologies-for-wood-to-textile-value-chain-enables-increased-production-of-man-made-cellulose-fibres-in-europe

    GRETE, the Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain project, has been granted EUR 2.6 million by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), which is partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium. The project will improve the existing wood-to-textile value chains by developing breakthrough technologies that can open up the identified bottlenecks and enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe.

    The GRETE project will tackle the bottlenecks of creating wood-to-textile value chains by developing innovative technologies for wood pulp modification, cellulose dissolution and fibre quality generation. Currently, the raw material base for the production of man-made cellulose fibres is limited as only dissolving grade wood pulps are used commonly. The project will tackle this by widening the sustainable raw material basis for man-made cellulose fibres.

    vtt logo 2019“More sustainable textile fibres are in high demand. A route of great potential, in this respect, is wood-based textile fibres. With the GRETE project we aim to find improved technologies for the wood-to-textile fibre value chain“, explains CEO Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Spring.

    The solvent systems used for the production of commercial man-made cellulose viscose and lyocell fibres are based on toxic and explosive chemicals, but the GRETE technologies will increase safety, sustainability and feasibility of man-made cellulose fibre manufacturing. Currently, there are several steps in the textile production value chain, e.g. finishing treatments and dyeing of textiles, which cause extensive freshwater pollution. Fibres with novel functional properties open up the possibility for targeted and water-scarce finishing treatments.

    The Executive Director for Innovation and Technological Development at Altri SA, Gabriel Sousa, describes their motivation for taking part in the project: “By participating in the GRETE project, Celbi SA - a subsidiary of Altri SA - will gain understanding on the pulp-regenerated cellulose-textile value chain and technologies and also understand the key requirements and specs for pulp on future markets. Celbi also aims to gain a clear view on the viability of ionic liquids use for cellulosic textile fibres.”

    The issues to be solved in the project play a significant role in developing sustainable and green technologies for the European industry. The industrial partners of the project are strongly committed to the project and a separate stakeholder group will provide assistance to strategic decision-making. The consortium is led by VTT, and is built around many of the most distinguished research centres and universities acting in this field.

    The project is coordinated by VTT. Partners: University of Helsinki, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Universidade de Aveiro, Metsä Fibre Oyj, Celbi SA, Material Connexion Italia SRL and Vertech Group.

    VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 268 M€.

    VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:25:53 +0200
      Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs intensify innovation collaboration http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8163-bosch-packaging-technology-and-billerudkorsnaes-intensify-innovation-collaboration http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8163-bosch-packaging-technology-and-billerudkorsnaes-intensify-innovation-collaboration

      The demand for sustainable packaging among consumers and brand owners all over the world is growing at an exponential rate, which in many cases drives a strong need to replace plastic packaging. Strong partnerships are required to bring about the development and innovation needed to meet this demand. A good reason for Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs to intensify their successful collaboration.

      Already in 2016, Bosch and BillerudKorsnäs presented their first major joint innovation - Sealed Paper Packaging on a vertical form, fill and seal machine (VFFS). The ZAP module from Bosch makes it possible to process mono-material Axello® ZAP paper from BillerudKorsnäs on VFFS technology with dust-tight sealing. Now Bosch Packaging Technology and BillerudKorsnäs are developing new sustainable paper-based packaging innovations. Both companies are further strengthening their approach to work closely with partners along the value chain to find better solutions for a sustainable future.

      bosch logo english“Developing sustainable packaging solutions is an urgent and challenging topic. New solutions must be sustainable and at the same time ensure efficient processing. By combining the expertise of BillerudKorsnäs in the field of paper-based packaging material with our technological know-how, we will be able to answer both challenges,” says Dr Stefan König, president of Bosch Packaging Technology.

      “The collaboration with Bosch Packaging Technology offers new perspectives for sustainable packaging. Bosch brings many years of experience in technology and implementation into the cooperation. By joining forces, we can realize our ideas in a more targeted way and shape the future of packaging together,” says Petra Einarsson, president and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

      The first concrete result of this enhanced collaboration is the development of a new packaging concept called Pearl. It aims to show how uniquely formed and right-sized small packages, called shaped paper pods, can contribute to a more sustainable future by utilising the unique formability of the FibreForm® material (the leading 3D-formable paper on the market, patented by BillerudKorsnäs). The material is processed on machinery from Bosch Packaging Technology, who not only contributes long-standing expertise in forming, filling and sealing of a wide variety of materials to the cooperation but also ensures the subsequent industrialization of the newly developed technologies for commercial production.

      In industries like beauty and personal care, bread spreads, savoury and confectionery, single-use plastic packaging is widespread. “The goal is to support these industries with a sustainable packaging system and replace plastic in product samples, inserts, refills, portion packs and disposable packaging,“ says Simon Johansson, project manager Packaging Solutions at BillerudKorsnäs. “We have already passed several milestones in the project,” Torsten Sauer, project manager sustainability at Bosch Packaging Technology adds. “Now we are inviting selected brand owners to join our journey towards a sustainable future.”

      The Pearl concept will be shown for the first time at FOOMA (International food & technology exhibition), South hall, booth 3C-34, in Tokyo July, 9 to 12, 2019.

      Together with further sustainable packaging solutions and developments, the Pearl concept will also be exhibited at the leading packaging tradeshows such as FachPack (September 24 to 26, 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany), PackExpo (September, 23 to 25, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA) and Interpack (May 7 to 13, 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany).

      About Bosch Packaging Technology

      Based in Waiblingen near Stuttgart, Germany, and employing 6,300 associates, the Bosch Packaging Technology division is one of the leading suppliers of process and packaging technology. At over 30 locations in more than 15 countries worldwide, a highly-qualified workforce develops complete solutions for the pharmaceuticals, food, and confectionery industries. These solutions are complemented by a comprehensive after-sales service portfolio. A global service and sales network provides customers with local points of contact. More information is available online at www.boschpackaging.com                                             

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:47:22 +0200
        Inapa authorized to conclude acquisition of Papyrus Deutschland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8162-inapa-authorized-to-conclude-acquisition-of-papyrus-deutschland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8162-inapa-authorized-to-conclude-acquisition-of-papyrus-deutschland

        German antitrust authorities have finalized their analysis and cleared the acquisition.  Inapa will become the leading paper distribution group in Western Europe after the transaction, expected to be completed within 30 days.

        German antitrust authorities have completed the verification of the sale of Papyrus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG (Papyrus) to the Inapa Group (Inapa). Inapa, which is already active on the paper wholesale market in Germany through its subsidiary Papier Union GmbH (Papier Union), taking over the shares previously held by OptiGroup.

        2015 06 15 080407On October 24, 2018, Inapa and Optigroup signed a binding agreement to combine their respective paper distribution operations in Germany, Papyrus and Papier Union, creating a stronger paper merchant in the German market. At this point, all conditions of the share purchase agreement have been met and it is expected that the closing of the transaction will happen in the next 30 days.

        By joining the two operations, Inapa Group will optimize synergies and complement the activity carried out by Papyrus, which had a turnover of 569 million euros in 2018, with its German subsidiary, Papier Union, which had a turnover of 380 million euros.

        ‘Of course we are pleased about the approval of the antitrust authorities, as the period of uncertainty is over. This transaction is a milestone for Inapa Group, due to its size and synergies potential. The closing of the transaction is planned to be quick, so that we can begin to shape the future, with a close cooperation between Papyrus and Papier Union’ states the Group CEO, Diogo Rezende.

        ‘This transaction is a milestone and will further strengthen the position of Inapa, growing the Group’s topline in more than 50% and becoming the leading Western European paper merchant. The Group will have a leading position in Germany, France and Portugal. Optigroup investment in the convertible bonds that it will be issued by Inapa, clearly shows that they also believe in the value creation potential of this transaction’’ comments Diogo Rezende.

        About Inapa Group

        Founded in 1965, the Inapa Group occupies a position of reference in the European paper distribution market and holds prominent positions in the  distribution of packaging and visual communication, with annual sales of 860 million euros. It is the only Portuguese multinational company listed in the paper distribution sector in Europe.

        With a team of 1350 employees, the Inapa Group operates in 10 countries - Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, the Netherlands, Turkey and Angola.

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:43:47 +0200
          ANDRITZ to rebuild OCC line and install newly developed PrimeScreens X at Cartiere del Polesine in Italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8161-andritz-to-rebuild-occ-line-and-install-newly-developed-primescreens-x-at-cartiere-del-polesine-in-italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8161-andritz-to-rebuild-occ-line-and-install-newly-developed-primescreens-x-at-cartiere-del-polesine-in-italy

          International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Cartiere del Polesine to rebuild an existing OCC line including reject treatment at the mill in Adria, Italy. In addition to all main process components, ANDRITZ will also install two newly developed PrimeScreens X for primary-stage fine screening as well as fractionation. Start-up is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020.

          The fluting and testliner production line will have a line capacity of 400 bdmt/d and process AOCC (American Old Corrugated Container) as well as special waxed waste paper as raw material.

          An ANDRITZ FibreFlow drum pulper with extended pulping and screening section will slush the difficult-to-handle raw material in order to ensure gentle pulping, high fiber yield, and reliable operation. Specific trials on the industrial-scale drum pulper at the ANDRITZ Stock Preparation Pilot Plant in Graz, Austria, confirmed future pulp properties and operating characteristics in advance.

          ANDRITZ PrimeScreen X with top-feed stock inlet. Photo: ANDRITZANDRITZ PrimeScreen X with top-feed stock inlet. Photo: ANDRITZ

          Different types of ANDRITZ ModuScreen pressure screens as well as two next-generation PrimeScreens X will be part of the screening processes. The innovative top-feed concept of the new screen was decisive for Cartiere del Polesine to order ANDRITZ’s new screening technology. The top-down design takes advantage of gravity to remove heavy contaminants quickly and minimize wear on rotor and screen basket. Top-down also improves the removal of light rejects, preventing their accumulation in the feed area, which again extends the life of wearing components.

          The scope of supply also includes reject treatment, basic engineering and site services.

          Cartiere del Polesine is a major player in the Italian and European containerboard industries and focuses on sustainable and innovative production. Four paper machines in two different mills produce around 300,000 tons of containerboard per year.

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

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:39:30 +0200
            Metsä Board to establish faster availability for white kraftliners http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8159-metsae-board-to-establish-faster-availability-for-white-kraftliners http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8159-metsae-board-to-establish-faster-availability-for-white-kraftliners

            Metsä Board – part of the Metsä Group - has announced the start of a new WKL Common Stock Service to help streamline and enhance the order-delivery processes of white kraftliners in continental Europe.

            As part of the commitment to develop customer focused services, Metsä Board has created this new service to improve the availability of white kraftliners and help corrugated converters be more responsive and competitive. The new Common Stock service, which was started in March, provides the converters with easy access and reliable availability to ready-made standard white kraftliner reels from Metsä Board’s warehouse in Lübeck.

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            This service enables a genuine just-in-time delivery service based upon improved availability of local stock. It includes a comprehensive fixed offering consisting of industry standard specifications and stock items, optimised to market requirements.

            “The service is designed to help corrugated converters become more competitive, win new business and manage special promotions as well as react to one-off orders and urgent jobs”, says Veijo Korkalainen, VP Sales, White Kraftliners. “We are delighted with the enthusiastic feedback we have received as our customers see Common Stock as a great solution to tighter deadlines.”

            Metsä Board
            www.metsaboard.com

            Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.

            The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2018, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

            Metsä Group
            www.metsagroup.com

            Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy utilising renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. Metsä Group focuses on wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards and tissue and greaseproof papers.

            In 2018, Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 5.7 billion, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and is owned by approximately 103,000 Finnish forest owners

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:31:53 +0200
              Stora Enso plans consolidation of spruce production to one sawmill in Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8157-stora-enso-plans-consolidation-of-spruce-production-to-one-sawmill-in-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8157-stora-enso-plans-consolidation-of-spruce-production-to-one-sawmill-in-finland

              Stora Enso plans to consolidate the Finnish spruce (whitewood) production to Varkaus sawmill. The plan includes a permanent closure of Kitee sawmill and production increase to Varkaus. The objective is to improve profitability and competitiveness by creating a fully integrated sawmill for spruce production in Varkaus, optimising the synergies from the existing LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), pulp and board mills.

              The consolidation plan is part of Stora Enso’s profit protection programme of EUR 120 million targeting reductions in variable and fixed costs. The possible consolidation is subject to completion of the co-determination negotiations at Kitee sawmill which will start in August. The production at Kitee sawmill is planned to be stopped gradually until the end of 2019.

              stora new 2017“The planned consolidation would enable us to optimise the full potential of Varkaus mill as an integrated mill, delivering a variety of value added wood products such as further processed sawn wood and LVL. This would provide us possibilities for improved product mix, stronger R&D and innovation as well as opportunities for efficient and automatised production. In Varkaus we also see strong synergies with Stora Enso’s pulp and board mills when it comes to shared raw material, logistics, infrastructure and energy usage. This consolidation would further enhance Stora Enso’s position as a global provider of high quality wood products and innovative wood-based solutions”, says Jari Suominen, Head of Stora Enso’s Wood Products division.

              At Kitee sawmill the planned closure would result in a reduction of maximum 85 FTEs (full-time equivalents). Varkaus sawmill and LVL mill currently employ a total of 105 people. An increased production in Varkaus would require an additional 20 FTEs. Decisions regarding the planned consolidation, closure and employee reduction will be taken after the co-determination negotiations have been concluded.

              Stora Enso will record restructuring related costs and write-downs of EUR 11 million as an item affecting comparability (IAC) in the second quarter 2019 results. Approximately EUR 5 million of the provisions will have a cash impact.

              The planned closure would not have a significant impact on Group sales or operational EBIT this year.

              Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:20:10 +0200
                SEK 8.8 million to research projects http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8154-sek-8-8-million-to-research-projects http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8154-sek-8-8-million-to-research-projects

                The Södra Research Foundation has decided to grant an additional SEK 8.8 million to 12 research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry.

                The funding was awarded to projects including process development in the pulp industry, recycling textiles and controlling pulpwood flows. 

                södra logo“The linear life cycle for textiles needs to become circular, but the lack of recycling technologies is a major problem. One of the projects that has received funding will further develop a process to recycle mixed textiles that is compatible with today’s Swedish forest industry, which will be of interest to both our industry and the textile industry,” said Catrin Gustavsson, Senior Vice President Innovation and New Business at Södra. 

                Several forest-related projects were awarded funding, for example studying genetic gains, Douglas fir, damage to pine and better swarming forecasts for spruce bark beetles. 

                “There is a desire to increase the share of pine in young forests, not least given climate change.  However, we can see increasing problems with disturbance of growth in regeneration stands of pine, which is causing concern about the initiative. The Foundation’s funding for a research project that aims to clarify the cause-effect relationship will hopefully guide us in how we can address these problems,” said Göran Örlander, Forestry Strategist and Chairman of the Research Foundation.

                In conjunction with this autumn’s call for proposals, research into the “efficient utilisation of resources” in the forest industry is particularly welcomed. The call for proposals concerns both core forest industry products and by-products.  

                “The efficient use of wood raw material, by-products from harvesting, energy, water and chemicals keeps costs down and improves profitability. At the same time, it also benefits society, businesses and individuals by minimising environmental and climate-change impacts,” said Göran Örlander.

                Read more about the Södra Research Foundation.

                For more information, please contact:
                Göran Örlander, Chairman of the Södra Research Foundation and forestry strategist at Södra
                E-mail: goran.orlander@sodra.com

                Catrin Gustavsson, Board member of the Södra Research Foundation and Senior Vice President Innovation and New Business at Södra.
                E-mail: Catrin.Gustavsson@sodra.com

                Founded in 1938, Södra is Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, with nearly 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 2018, sales amounted to SEK 24 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.

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 12:11:09 +0200
                  Sappi and PerfectPattern boost print efficiency with OctoSprint http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8151-sappi-and-perfectpattern-boost-print-efficiency-with-octosprint http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8151-sappi-and-perfectpattern-boost-print-efficiency-with-octosprint

                  Sappi and PerfectPattern signed a global strategic alliance in an effort to roll-out AI driven dynamic print planning and ganging technology to print businesses worldwide.

                  The partnership aims to enable offset and digital printers the opportunity to make significant savings in paper waste, plate consumption and production time. The SaaS-based offer utilises PerfectPattern´s sPrint One technology.

                  OctoBoost is Sappi´s internal startup which develops innovative digital solutions for the print industry, well in-line with Sappi´s commitment to improve printers´ business and ultimately make print more efficient, attractive and sustainable.

                  Perfect Pattern GmbH is a Munich based company which creates industrial Artificial Intelligence solutions, using Reinforcement Learning, intelligent prediction models and other AI technologies to control and optimize industrial production processes.

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                  • Robert Meissner, Perfect Pattern Founder and COO
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                  • Anna Oñate, Sappi Europe -  Intrapreneur, OctoBoost CEO & Co-founder

                  Sappi´s first digital product, OctoBoost, was launched in October 2018 in the DACH region and further rolled out to the Benelux and Nordic markets this year. Based on the e-commerce platform Magento and sPrint One it combines future-proof online print with powerful dynamic planning and ganging technology. It also provides insightful metrics through print intelligence dashboards.

                  For those printers who are already advanced in the online print journey and need no web-to-print solution, Sappi has launched OctoSprint: The technology will be distributed exclusively by Sappi & the OctoBoost team through a flexible SaaS model.

                  Significant savings, higher productivity

                  The technology is compatible with all digital and offset printing machinery. It has proven to reduce paper waste (by up to 50%), plate consumption (by up to 40%) and increase print capacity (by up to 22%), while automating pre-press and planning efforts. Average net savings are up to 5% of a print house´s revenue. Print businesses can find out concrete savings potentials through an OctoDiagnosis simulation on www.octoboost.com.

                  “Sappi and PerfectPattern´s enhanced partnership is a natural match”, says

                  Anna Oñate, CEO and Co-Founder of OctoBoost. “Both companies are passionate about print with the ambition of transforming the industry through further co-developing print automation and efficiency technologies.”

                  “Manufacturing companies in all industries need to optimize their competitiveness – and Artificial Intelligence can unlock significant potential for value creation in industrial production”, says Fabian Rüchardt, CEO of PerfectPattern. “We are very pleased to extend our partnership with Sappi OctoBoost to enable the printing industry to take advantage of the benefits of artificial intelligence for their business in an straightforward manner.”

                  About PerfectPattern

                  PerfectPattern was established in 2012 as a technology and software company based in Munich. The team creates software solutions that combine unique, powerful algorithms for process optimization with artificial intelligence. The solutions enable the fully automatic planning of virtually any production process in real time, making the “smart factory” a reality. The three key objectives are flexibility, punctuality and the reduction of production costs.

                  PerfectPattern has developed two revolutionary KI technologies, PYTHIA and CORTEX. PYTHIA is a platform product for pattern recognition, time series prediction and anomaly detection in real-time data streams. Through the innovative combination of methods from deep learning, stochastic and quantum field theory, it unsupervised finds even the most hidden patterns. CORTEX is a decision making technology that reaches decisions based on the global objective functions through reinforcement learning. CORTEX is the basis of sPrint One.

                  Further information is available at www.perfectpattern.de, where you will also find a growing glossary of artificial intelligence terms

                  About Sappi

                  Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of Dissolving wood pulp, Printing papers, Packaging and speciality papers, Casting and release papers, Biomaterials and Bio-energy. As a company that relies on renewable natural resources, sustainability is at our core. Sappi European mills hold chain of custody certifications under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) systems. Our papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50 001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. We have EMAS registration at 8 of our 10 mills in Europe. 

                  Sappi Europe SA is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,500 employees and 18 production facilities on three continents in nine countries, 37 sales offices globally, and customers in over 150 countries around the world.

                  Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com.

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:59:21 +0200
                    Valmet introduces ultra-high definition optics to fiber analysis http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8150-valmet-introduces-ultra-high-definition-optics-to-fiber-analysis http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8150-valmet-introduces-ultra-high-definition-optics-to-fiber-analysis

                    Utilizing more than 35 years of experience in laboratory and online fiber measurements, Valmet has launched a completely redesigned optics module. The ultra-high definition optics can measure more fibers with much higher resolution in order to expand application areas and improve measurement precision.

                    Since its launch in 2013, the Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) has made precise standardized fiber morphology measurements possible without special training, sample preparation or laboratory facilities. Now, the new optics feature a wider measurement cell to allow improved shive particle measurement, a larger image area to measure more and longer fibers and an ultra-high definition camera providing faster fiber analysis and increased sharpness for better fibril and small particle detection. The new optical module is also available as an upgrade to existing Valmet FS5 analyzers.

                    "Our Research & Development team did it once again! The improvements in the optics allow our customers to see smaller particles, identify particles like parenchyma cells, and to be able to measure longer fibers or larger shives particles than before," says Tommi Niskanen, the Product Manager for Valmet FS5.

                    Valmet's redesigned optics module can measure more fibers with much higher resolution in order to expand application areas and improve measurement precision.Valmet's redesigned optics module can measure more fibers with much higher resolution in order to expand application areas and improve measurement precision.

                    Valmet FS5 is intended for use in regular mill testing while also meeting the requirements for research laboratories. The results are ISO standard compliant and fully traceable and provide a better understanding of the paper making potential of the pulp, helping papermakers to better manage the process to get targeted end product quality.

                    The upkeeping requirements for Valmet FS5 are minimal and each unit is calibrated with an accredited calibration tool at Valmet's production center in Kajaani, Finland.

                    "Valmet FS5 platform has been validated by over one hundred happy customers globally. The possibilities with the new optics have created positive feedback from both our old and new customers," says Tuomo Kälkäjä, Director for Valmet's analyzers, measurements and performance solutions.

                    Ultra HD technology detects smaller particles

                    The Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer enables pulp and paper mills to unlock the true value potential of their raw material for optimum end product quality. With the new compact and user-friendly unit, customers can benefit from a wider range of available measurements combined with improved usability and reliability resulting in savings in terms of both time and resources.

                    The analyzer requires no special facilities other than water, drain and electricity. It is transportable for use on the machine floor as well as shift laboratory, when and where needed for fast and accurate pulp property analysis. Easily programmed for customized analysis and reporting, the FS5 is provided with basic measurements of fiber dimensions (length & width), fines, coarseness and curl, with two optional measurement packages that add blend ratio, external fibrillation, kink and cell wall thickness as well as neural network classification of vessel cells, shives, parenchyma cells, fiber entanglements, and more.

                    Read more: www.valmet.com/fs5

                    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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 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.

                    Read more www.valmet.com

                    For further information, please contact:

                    Tommi Niskanen, Product Manager, Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer, Automation Business Line, Valmet, tel. +358 400 758 915

                    Tuomo Kälkäjä, Director, analyzers, measurements and performance solutions, Automation Business Line, Valmet, tel. +358 50 317 0803

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:56:00 +0200
                      Valmet introduces new stand-alone wet end control package for paper, board and tissue machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8148-valmet-introduces-new-stand-alone-wet-end-control-package-for-paper-board-and-tissue-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8148-valmet-introduces-new-stand-alone-wet-end-control-package-for-paper-board-and-tissue-machines

                      Valmet introduces new control product called Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control (Valmet RET) for retention and break-time headbox ash consistency management. It offers benefits for paper, board and tissue makers previously only available to the users of Valmet DNA process control and Valmet IQ quality control system. 

                      Utilizing the Valmet Retention Measurement (Valmet RM3), low consistency measurement and control hardware with state-of-art model predictive control, the product enables users to take control of the wet end to a new level.

                      valmet logo rgb"Both controls, based on the Valmet IQ MD Optimizer, already have a proven track record. We know that by stabilizing the wet end we can offer improved quality, chemical and energy savings as well as better runnability for virtually all grades," says Timo Rantala, Product Manager, Automation, Valmet.

                      Active wet end management for stability and runnability

                      Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control improves paper quality in the machine direction by reducing variations in basis weight, paper ash and moisture. Additional advantages include fewer wet end breaks, savings in chemicals and drying steam as well as better control of grade changes and start-ups - all leading to higher productivity.

                      As the very first pilot user of Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control mentioned: "Retention measurement and control are fully reliable solution, which both are used all the time. We can say they are standards at our paper machine."

                      Technical information about Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control

                      The goal of Valmet Stand-Alone Retention Control is to minimize consistency variations within the short circulation and stabilize wet end operation. It stabilizes white water consistency by controlling retention aid flow.

                      The goal of breaktime headbox ash control is to keep paper web ash content stable and thus make web threading easier, breaktime shorter and paper ash on target right after sheet break. Breaktime headbox ash consistency control becomes automatically operational during sheet break.

                      Both controls reside in Valmet hardware installed in the cross-connection room. This enables fast deliver, short implementation and tuning time of the control product in the mill. A secure remote connection to Valmet RET allows a fast response and remote help from Valmet locations around the world. Connection to mill system can be made with standard 4.20 mA I/O signals or optional digital links.

                      Read more: https://www.valmet.com/retention-control

                      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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 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.  

                      Read more www.valmet.com

                      For further information, please contact:

                      Timo Rantala, Product Manager, Automation, Valmet, +358 40 512 8278, timo.rantala@valmet.com

                      Jukka Nokelainen, Business Manager, Automation, Paper Analyzers, Valmet, +358 400 284 150, jukka.nokelainen@valmet.com

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:47:42 +0200
                        New management, ambitious plans – iT’s Tissue’s next steps http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8147-new-management-ambitious-plans-it-s-tissue-s-next-steps http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8147-new-management-ambitious-plans-it-s-tissue-s-next-steps

                        A new management structure marks the beginning of an ambitious three-year programme for iT’s Tissue, the Italian Technology Experience.

                        After seven years and three editions of the unique live technology open-house event, Marco Dell’Osso has been appointed Chairman, leading an independent management team to take the brand forward.

                        “Our network of founding members represents the best of Italian technology in the field of tissue,” said Dell’Osso. “We have also benefited from the involvement of high-level partners who have brought complementary expertise to our initiative. We intend to extend this relationship more widely to a group of companies with shared values and standards of excellence. As such we can enhance the experience of our visitors and partners and ensure we are offering the best the world has in terms of tissue technology, networking and vision for the future.”

                        Left to right: Stefano Bortoletto, CFO; Maddalena Marcone, Events and PR Manager; Marco Dell'Osso, ChairmanLeft to right: Stefano Bortoletto, CFO; Maddalena Marcone, Events and PR Manager; Marco Dell'Osso, Chairman

                        The iT’s Tissue management team includes Stefano Bortoletto, CFO, Maddalena Marcone, Events and PR Manager, and other experienced professionals.

                        The next iT’s Tissue in the heart of Italy’s “Tissue Valley” has been confirmed for June 2021 with the founding network members and the participation of a wider group of global partners.

                        On behalf of the founding members, Past President Massimo Franzaroli said: “We are delighted to hand the torch to a new management team with the experience and ability to support the growth of iT’s Tissue. The network will continue to give its enthusiastic support to the brand and the unique experiences it offers.”

                        iT’s Tissue also intends to apply its visionary approach to a new event in 2020, details of which will be announced in due course.

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:45:10 +0200
                          Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Stora Enso in Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8146-valmet-to-supply-an-extensive-paper-machine-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-stora-enso-in-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8146-valmet-to-supply-an-extensive-paper-machine-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-stora-enso-in-finland

                          Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Stora Enso at its Oulu Mill in Finland. In the project, originally Valmet-supplied paper machine PM 7, which is currently producing fine papers, will be rebuilt to produce high-quality virgin-fiber-based kraftliner grades.

                          The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

                          Happy faces after shaking hands after the deal (from left): Teemu Houhala, Kari Räisänen (both from Valmet), Ari-Pekka Määttänen, Rickard Arnqvist (both from Stora Enso), Jari Vähäpesola (Valmet), Ari Saarnio, Harri Metsärinne (both from Stora Enso), Kirsi Peltola, Marko Oinonen, Pasi Ronkainen (all three from Valmet), Janne Myllykangas (Stora Enso) and Kimmo Kyllönen (Valmet).Happy faces after shaking hands after the deal (from left): Teemu Houhala, Kari Räisänen (both from Valmet), Ari-Pekka Määttänen, Rickard Arnqvist (both from Stora Enso), Jari Vähäpesola (Valmet), Ari Saarnio, Harri Metsärinne (both from Stora Enso), Kirsi Peltola, Marko Oinonen, Pasi Ronkainen (all three from Valmet), Janne Myllykangas (Stora Enso) and Kimmo Kyllönen (Valmet).

                          The project is part of Stora Enso's investment plan to transform to higher profitability business with grade conversion projects. Oulu Mill will cease to produce wood-free coated papers by the end of 2020. The start-up of the rebuilt PM 7 is scheduled for the end of 2020.

                          "The conversion of Oulu Mill will enable Stora Enso to further improve its position in the growing packaging business and we are taking a major step forward in our transformation," says Project Director Ari Saarnio from Stora Enso. 

                          "Valmet and Stora Enso have had a long and successful cooperation over the years at all of Stora Enso's mills. Our strong experience in complicated projects and grade conversions is essential for this project. It is also an advantage that the paper machine was originally supplied by Valmet in 1997. It will smoothen the project execution further. The selected technology will enable high end-product quality and production capacity in a sustainable way," says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

                          Technical details about the delivery

                          Valmet's delivery will include a new world-class production line for virgin-fiber based kraftliner (both brown and white-top). All the equipment will be delivered with installation.

                          The 9,000-mm-wide (wire) PM 7 will be producing kraftliner and white top liner grades with a basis weight range of 80-225 g/m2. The design speed of the new parts will be 1,300 m/min. The annual capacity will be 450,000 tonnes.

                          Information about the customer Stora Enso

                          Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. The company employs some 26,000 people in more than 30 countries. The Oulu Mill in northern Finland currently produces wood-free coated paper and bleached softwood pulp.

                          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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 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. 

                          Read more www.valmet.com

                          For further information, please contact:

                          Jari Vähäpesola, President, Paper Business Line, Valmet, tel. +358 40 558 6555

                          Kari Räisänen, Sales Director, EMEA and NA, Board and Paper Mills, Valmet, tel. +358 40 518 0567

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:35:55 +0200
                            From plastic to paper and bioplastics: Fabio Perini and Casmatic make eco-friendly tissue products packaging conversion possible http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8142-from-plastic-to-paper-and-bioplastics-fabio-perini-and-casmatic-make-eco-friendly-tissue-products-packaging-conversion-possible http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8142-from-plastic-to-paper-and-bioplastics-fabio-perini-and-casmatic-make-eco-friendly-tissue-products-packaging-conversion-possible

                            Replace plastic packaging with a new eco-friendly, combined paper and bio-plastic material on Casmatic packaging machines.

                            Plastics are the most used materials in the world of packaging, but they need to be limited in light of recent restrictions of the European Commission concerning disposable products. In response, Fabio Perini has developed a "green" primary and secondary packaging solution that can easily adapt to current systems and existing equipment. This provides cost efficiencies for Fabio Perini customers and helps them actively contribute to safeguarding the environment while keeping up with technology and productivity.

                            To accomplish this, Fabio Perini had to identify the most suitable alternative to plastic for primary packaging. This material had to be not only eco-sustainable, recyclable and/or compostable, but also as versatile as the polyethylene in terms of abundant availability, product protection, packaging options, printability, and resistance to production-related mechanical stress.

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                            Fabio Perini and a partner company conducted numerous materials tests on the latest generation packaging machines such as the CMW1000 and Carbon T, and ultimately developed an innovative, totally ecological material that combines paper and bioplastic to form properties that can be interchanged with normal polyethylene.

                            The new Paper Packaging Solution addresses the facts that paper alone is not strong enough and water-repellent for primary packaging and that bioplastic alone is not economically viable for use on an industrial scale. Paper Packaging Solution is a paper coupled with Mater-Bi, a totally ecological bioplastic having the same properties as plastic polymers, but with the added benefits of being recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable.

                            Two different types of Paper Packaging Solution products are available: a low-weight paper, 25 gm2, and a thicker paper, 40 gm2. Both are FSC-certified and are laminated or extruded with bioplastics with thicknesses ranging from 7 to 9 microns to ensure high pack weldability and an excellent product hygroscopic barrier.

                            Further, Paper Packaging Solution products are available in virgin paper or recycled paper. The 100% biodegradable virgin paper is certified "Vinicotte OK compost," which has the fibers closely joined to accommodate the higher heat needed for bioplastic fusion and perfect packaging seals, as well as being more resistant. The 100% recyclable and compostable paper has looser fibers. The

                            heat passes through it more easily to create package seals, but the looser fibers affect its resistance.

                            Paper Packaging Solution products are fully compatible with Casmatic's latest generation packaging machines — such as Casmatic A6T, CMW1000 and the new Carbon T — thanks to the "bio-pack kit." This innovative device makes it is possible to select the desired type of packaging material from the control panel and the Casmatic packaging machine automatically sets various parameters, including heat and time, required to perfectly seal the packages according to the packaging composition.

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:20:24 +0200
                              Jori Ringman becomes Director General of CEPI http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8141-jori-ringman-becomes-director-general-of-cepi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8141-jori-ringman-becomes-director-general-of-cepi

                              CEPI, the European association representing the forest fibre and paper industry, announces that Jori Ringman has unanimously been appointed by the CEPI Board as successor to Sylvain Lhôte at the helm of the Brussels-based organisation.

                              “I am honoured to be entrusted the role of leading a team of great professionals, representing a sector with fascinating potential. The growing demand for sustainable, recyclable products is increasing the importance of fibre-based products in a wide range of sectors. The European paper industry will enable the EU economy to transform itself and become a more sustainable and resilient society” said Jori Ringman, newly appointed Director General of CEPI.
                              He added “I am proud to take on this challenge and look forward to helping advance sustainability, innovation and opportunities for pulp and paper sector companies and workers across Europe.”
                              Kalle Sundström, CEPI Chairman and CEO of Stora Enso: “In this challenging time, with the sudden and unexpected death of Sylvain Lhôte, I am glad to be able to count on the experience and competence of Jori Ringman to efficiently deliver on what has been prepared by the CEPI team over the last months, and continue to shape the strategic presence of our industry at EU level.”

                              jrwpJori Ringman is an expert in sustainability, environment, circular economy and consumer protection. In 2016, he was appointed Deputy Director General of CEPI.

                              Prior to joining CEPI as Recycling Director in February 2005, he was a civil servant in the European Commission. He has also worked in the European Parliament Environment Committee as a political advisor (1999 – 2004), as a journalist and editor in Finland, and as Secretary General of a parliamentary group in the Finnish National Parliament in Helsinki.

                              Mr. Ringman has a background in Economics, Econometrics and Business Management and broad experience in communications, public administration and politics. He also holds an MSc in Environmental Decision-making.
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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:15:36 +0200
                                Detergent packaging now even more sustainable http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8140-detergent-packaging-now-even-more-sustainable http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8140-detergent-packaging-now-even-more-sustainable

                                Walki offers solutions made of 100 percent renewable raw materials and soon also made of circular polymers

                                Walki, a leading manufacturer of packaging solutions, offers cardboard-based laminate constructions for washing powders and other hygroscopic products that are particularly sustainable – while at the same time providing optimum product protection and allowing perfect processing. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, the company uses tall oil-based barriers instead of petroleum-based barriers and is already developing laminates with certified circular polymers to market readiness so as to close the material cycle.

                                walkilogoWalki®Pack D is a solution developed especially for packaging washing powders. "D" stands for detergent. It consists of a strong grey cardboard as the base material, a barrier layer for protection from water vapour and a thin, coated paper for printing and finishing. Conventionally, this type of water vapour barrier is manufactured from petroleum-based polymers. As an innovator and pioneer in the field of sustainability, Walki has also developed an even more sustainable concept called Walki®Wood Pack-D, which uses alternatives made from tall oil for the barrier. Tall oil is a by-product of pulp production. As such, it is obtained from vegetable raw materials, but it does not compete with food production. Tall oil can be used to produce coatings with the same properties and barrier levels as those produced from crude oil.

                                Identical properties to conventional coatings

                                The tall oil-based barrier protects the product just as effectively against clumping, keeps it dry and free-flowing and responds identically in the course of further processing. "The laminate construction with the alternative barrier layer is exactly the same as the previous one and can be replaced without having to adapt packaging production or filling lines. It consists of 100 percent renewable raw materials and is completely recyclable," says Stefan Erdmann, Technical Service & Development Manager Barrier Board at Walki. Walki®Wood Pack D can be used to package any type of powdery, hygroscopic product, such as wallpaper paste or tile adhesive.

                                Certified circular polymers for a zero-waste future

                                One step further is a concept that is currently close to market maturity and is expected to be available on an industrial scale from 2020: Walki is a pioneer in the use of certified circular polymers, which allow the material cycle to be closed. This is because they are produced in an innovative process from low-value, mixed plastic household waste that would otherwise be incinerated or landfilled. They are manufactured by SABIC, a long-term Walki partner. “Walki is a pioneer when it comes to sustainability. Today, more than 80 percent of our products are made from renewable or recycled raw materials. Our goal is to increase this to 100 per cent by 2030," says Leif Frilund, President and CEO Walki Group. "We have already taken an important step with our tall oil based barrier solutions. Another step will be the introduction of products with circular polymers.”

                                For additional information, please contact:
                                Stefan Erdmann
                                Technical Service & Development Manager Barrier Board
                                Tel. +49 2551 6863

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:40:22 +0200
                                  The Modern Man takes a greener approach http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8139-the-modern-man-takes-a-greener-approach http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8139-the-modern-man-takes-a-greener-approach

                                  Provider of premium grooming products adapts its packaging to reflect sustainable values and customer expectations

                                  The Modern Man has been sending luxury male grooming products to customers around the world since 2009 and as an e-commerce business, robust and impactful packaging has always been crucial. The company began collaborating with DS Smith in 2014 and, as a result, developed an eye-catching e-commerce pack, which guaranteed its high-end products arrived in perfect condition, no matter the destination.

                                  The original e-commerce pack had a real “wow” factor when opened as the inner liner of the box was printed with a striking design. While The Modern Man was delighted with the packaging, over time, it became more concerned about whether the packaging aligned with its green credentials.

                                  Matt Crowson, founder of The Modern Man, explains: “We were increasingly distributing a number of vegan and sustainable grooming products and it seemed incongruous for us to be using additional resources to print on the inside of the box. While telling our brand story has always been crucial, our approach to this narrative changed. Recyclable packaging, made with recycled materials, and resulting in minimal waste became a top priority. We got in touch with DS Smith and together began work on a new design.

                                  2019 07 08 095700

                                  “Once again, it was essential that the packaging solution secured and protected the products – many of our items are bottles and if they break in transit, our brand and sales will naturally suffer. Over the last few years, our customers’ average order value has grown and we have moved towards even higher-end products, so it’s crucial that the packaging looks good and reflects the quality of the products we sell. Finally, from an operational point of view, we wanted the boxes to be quick and easy to assemble for our teams in the warehouse.”

                                  DS Smith’s expert design team worked closely with The Modern Man to create a more sustainable e-commerce pack, made from recycled materials. It took the printing out of the inside and incorporated a recyclable, corrugated pad which secures the product without any need for void fill or packing materials. There is hardly any empty space so the company is not paying to ship air and the product is protected and safe. The box is self-locking, easy to assemble and tamper proof. The addition of an easy opening strip also ensures there is a seamless opening process for customers when receiving their package.

                                  Rob Carle, UK head of e-commerce sales, DS Smith comments: “Many of The Modern Man’s products are being shipped across the world. Therefore, Matt and the team needed to have 100 per cent confidence that its packaging could withstand the rigours of the supply chain. We were able to provide this peace of mind as the design was tested on our unique DISCS™ equipment.”

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                                  Named after the types of testing (Drop, Impact, Shock, Crush, Shake), DISCS™ is an industry leading process, which assesses whether packaging can survive the average e-commerce supply chain. Each piece of equipment replicates a part of the product journey and therefore provides real world testing.

                                  Matt Crowson adds: “The final piece of the puzzle for us is that DS Smith also takes away our waste cardboard and recycles it. This closed loop model means that old packaging is being turned into strong, high quality, recycled papers by DS Smith rather than going to landfill. We feel that this greener approach is vital for our brand integrity – it matters to us and it matters to our customers.”

                                  Speaking about his experience of working with DS Smith, Matt concludes: “Over the last five years, we have enjoyed a truly collaborative relationship with DS Smith, which has grown over time to include our two newer brands Calissa.com and salonwholesale.com. DS Smith are easy to work with and flexible. It has been such an encouragement that a large, international packaging company has been willing to work with us, a relatively small e-commerce start-up. We have a genuine, personal connection with the DS Smith team and share a deep passion for working sustainably and stewarding the earth’s resources effectively.”

                                  For more information on DS Smith, please visit https://www.dssmith.com/packaging

                                  For more information on The Modern Man, please visit https://www.themodernman.co.uk/

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:36:16 +0200
                                    Sappi Lanaken PM8 successful start-up after rebuild http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8138-sappi-lanaken-pm8-successful-start-up-after-rebuild http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8138-sappi-lanaken-pm8-successful-start-up-after-rebuild

                                    Sappi’s Lanaken mill in Belgium has recently undergone a two month long rebuild on its PM8. As of June, 12th 2019 the PM now has the ability to produce woodfree coated paper in addition to light weight coated paper. 

                                    sappi logoAfter a scheduled ramp-up and optimization this widened product capacity will provide excellent flexibility. Sappi will use this flexibility to meet the market demands.

                                    About Sappi
                                    Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions, in the fields of Dissolving wood pulp, Printing papers, Packaging and speciality papers, Casting and release papers, Biomaterials and Bio-energy. As a company that relies on renewable natural resources, sustainability is at our core. Sappi European mills hold chain of custody certifications under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™) systems. Our papers are produced in mills accredited with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50 001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. We have EMAS registration at 8 of our 10 mills in Europe.

                                    Sappi Europe SA is a division of Sappi Limited (JSE), headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with 12,500 employees and 18 production facilities on three continents in nine countries, 37 sales offices globally, and customers in over 150 countries around the world.

                                    Learn more about Sappi at www.sappi.com

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Jul 2019 09:50:44 +0200
                                      A.Celli and SINAMICS upgrade: stepping into the future! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8135-a-celli-and-sinamics-upgrade-stepping-into-the-future http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8135-a-celli-and-sinamics-upgrade-stepping-into-the-future

                                      Why migrating from SIMOVERT to SINAMICS will improve the safety and performance of your A.Celli plant:

                                      Starting in 1996, the Siemens SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES family of converters was sold and installed on a worldwide level and, of course, A.Celli adopted this innovative technology for its product range as a versatile and high-performance modular system for all the plants it manufactures.

                                      The colossus Siemens, strong of incisive research and evolution, has taken a further step forward on the market, by presenting the global industrial scenario with a new generation of converters for the most sophisticated demands: SINAMICS.

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                                      This new large family of converters maintains the identical spirit of innovation and production excellence typical of SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES. SINAMICS guarantees huge advantages in terms of performance, diagnosis and results. Additionally, all product variants – both cabinet and built-in units – stand out for their modular structure and easy maintenance.

                                      For this reason, the A.Celli Group is once again collaborating with this new family of Siemens products by installing excellence on its recent plants. In forthcoming maintenance operations, we strongly recommend replacing the old and obsolete components with the new SINAMICS G130/G150 or S120CM/S150 products.

                                      To support A.Celli’s choice is not just the strong factor of innovative excellence, but also a strictly practical reason: the supply of the older SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES spare parts technology is no longer guaranteed. Hence, without a parts stock at customers’ premises, exists a real risk of plant stoppage that could prove deleterious and entail negative consequences.

                                      So, contact A.Celli Service for a quick consultancy or a dedicated case study.
                                      A.Celli SINAMICS Upgrade: stepping into the future!

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:20:52 +0200
                                        Sustainable Sake-packaging winner of PIDA UK 2019 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8133-sustainable-sake-packaging-winner-of-pida-uk-2019 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8133-sustainable-sake-packaging-winner-of-pida-uk-2019

                                        For the first time, the British edition of PIDA – Packaging Impact Design Award – got its own event, held on 5 June in Leeds. This year, sustainability and recycling were in focus. The contesting design students presented creative and fun ideas on how to package flowers, drinks and accessories in a more environmentally friendly way. And the design that had the best concept according to the jury, was Ekitai Sake, created by students from Sheffield Hallam University.

                                        “We are surprised, chocked an honored. We made a recyclable, sustainable bottle and we’ve completely removed the glass. It’s the most sustainable product we could think of and we really tried to push it and make it look luxurious” says Will Sutton who together with teammates Chao-Lun Cheng and Jiaming Gong won the Gold Award of PIDA UK 2019. Their design Ekitai Sake is now qualified for the European final in Monaco this fall, at Luxe Pack - the world's largest luxury packaging fair.

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                                        High quality all around

                                        This year’s brief was "Bring the future" and the students’ challenge was to develop a sustainable packaging concept for the year 2030. The jury looked at the innovation, sustainability, user-friendliness, concept and communication of the contributions. Ekitai Sake received high marks on all points and the students were praised for their attention to detail, the branding and the functionality of the packaging.

                                        The motivation of the jury:

                                        “A unanimous decision by the judges to give the PIDA Gold Award to this excellent innovative pack design, very strong in all categories. The combination of structure, branding and functionality proved a winning concept. The judges appreciated the attention to detail, the ergonomics of the bottle and use of the lid to drink with as a workable concept. Additional environmental impact reductions by replacing glass and reducing energy required to provide a stunning design that further enhanced the excellent packaging & product combined concept.”

                                        A glimpse into the future of packaging

                                        In addition to the PIDA Gold Award, winners were elected in three more categories. The prize for the Highest Level of Innovation went to the design Believers, dreamers and you for its unique playful design and great shelf impact. Winner of Highest Level of Sustainability and Highest Level of User Friendliness award was the design Lit Life for the economical use of the material and for the functionality of the packaging.

                                        “The projects catapulted us into the future of packaging innovation and design and previewed ideas and concepts that we will one day see on our shelves and have in our homes. All of the projects were great and it was a very proud day for all involved as it had been a dream for three years to hold this event in the UK”, says Gareth Fisher, project leader of PIDA UK at BillerudKorsnäs.

                                        Young talents become tomorrow’s packaging designers

                                        The international competition PIDA is arranged by BillerudKorsnäs and is carried out in collaboration with leading universities and colleges in Sweden, the UK, France and Germany. Each year, over 200 design students participate. In this year’s edition of PIDA UK, students from Sheffield Hallam University competed. The jury consists of a mix of industry professionals – designers, converters, brand owners and other specialists.

                                        “With PIDA we achieve several different purposes at the same time,” says Anders Gathu, Marketing Manager at BillerudKorsnäs. “We aim the spotlight on the importance of packaging for brands, consumer benefits and the environment. We want to shine light on the young talents who will become tomorrow’s packaging designers and bring them together with industry professionals. By offering a meeting place for ideas, innovation and inspiration, we help push industry development forward.”

                                        BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production sites in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.com

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 04 Jul 2019 09:26:12 +0200
                                          Voith PaperSchool: Customized training courses for the paper industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8132-voith-paperschool-customized-training-courses-for-the-paper-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8132-voith-paperschool-customized-training-courses-for-the-paper-industry

                                          The new website of the Voith PaperSchool is now online. The school offers comprehensive training courses covering all aspects of the paper manufacturing process. In addition to a wide range of existing training courses, participants can also access personalized training content – using the latest methods like computer-assisted training or virtual reality and with hands-on training on the actual machines and equipment. This allows them to achieve a sustained improvement in their skills and know-how.

                                          Whether employees from machine operation, maintenance or management, paper producers are constantly faced with the challenge of instructing and training new personnel and further developing existing employees. This is necessary to ensure safe and efficient plant operation across the entire paper manufacturing process. However, the resources and expertise needed to provide this kind of training are often lacking. As a full-line supplier with a broad range of services, Voith offers targeted training programs underpinned by the latest best practice experience through its well-established PaperSchool under the Servolution concept. In doing so, Voith can draw on its long-standing experience and expertise in this area; the long-established company conducted its first training for customers as far back as 1910.

                                          The Voith PaperSchool employs effective training methods and offers a tailored transfer of knowledge and skills for different needs.The Voith PaperSchool employs effective training methods and offers a tailored transfer of knowledge and skills for different needs.

                                          Customer-specific and standardized training modules
                                          The training courses are available at the Voith Training Centers around the world, on site at customer’s paper mill, as well as online. Participants can develop specialized knowledge under the guidance of Voith experts. The training is tailored to all needs and imparts basic, intermediate and advanced knowledge. The exact training plan can be put together according to specific personal requirements – a common definition and prioritization of training content and methods take place.

                                          The training courses cover various areas of paper production and stock preparation, maintenance such as example auxiliary systems, maintenance strategies and methodologies like communication, analysis and structured problem-solving.

                                          Effective training methods
                                          Different methods are used to impart knowledge and skills: classroom, hands-on, e-learning and virtual reality training. In classroom training, an expert provides the trainees with general knowledge about paper production and answers questions. In the case of hands-on training, trainees learn certain tasks in a controlled classroom setting under instruction. The training can be extended to include exposure to real-life conditions on the machines. The e-learning method, on the other hand, allows participants to learn according to their own timetable, regardless of location – and therefore is available 24/7. Learning outcomes is ensured by means of continuous testing and repetitions, and a support team is available 24/7 to answer any questions the trainee may have.

                                          Innovative virtual reality training
                                          One new kind of method is virtual reality training, an interactive training in a computer-generated environment. For training purposes, this cutting-edge technology makes it possible to simulate a virtual exploration of an entire paper machine or the behavior in a hazardous situation without actually endangering the people taking part. In addition, virtual reality training can be used to allow trainees to learn and practice various assembly operations, so they can subsequently perform proper maintenance on the actual machine.

                                          Further information and booking for available training courses can be found on the new website of the Voith PaperSchool: www.voith.com/paperschool. In the future, the trainings can also be easily booked via the Voith Paper Webshop.

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

                                          The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. 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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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:13:53 +0200
                                            ANDRITZ launches new StrataPressTM felt technology for enhanced press performance http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8130-andritz-launches-new-stratapresstm-felt-technology-for-enhanced-press-performance http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8130-andritz-launches-new-stratapresstm-felt-technology-for-enhanced-press-performance

                                            International technology Group ANDRITZ has officially launched its new StrataPress™ felt technology enabling unmatched performance on today’s most demanding press positions.

                                            Innovative StrataPress™ press felts provide a comprehensive new portfolio of high-performance technology specially developed to help maximize machine press performance. StrataPress™ is designed with a game-changing combination of materials, base fabric structures and unique batt concepts, which ensure highest sheet quality, faster machine speeds, and reduced energy consumption. The StrataPress™ portfolio offers both endless and seamed technology to enable any machine to run more efficiently with products specifically engineered for each application, with any grade and in every press configuration.

                                            The StrataPress™ press felt portfolio offers both endless and seamed technology to enable the press section to run more efficiently with products specifically engineered for each application with any grade and in every machine configurationThe StrataPress™ press felt portfolio offers both endless and seamed technology to enable the press section to run more efficiently with products specifically engineered for each application with any grade and in every machine configuration. Photo: ANDRITZ

                                            “Our innovative StrataPress portfolio of endless and seamed felts provides customers a comprehensive new platform specifically engineered to deliver unprecedented machine performance for improved sheet quality and reduced operating costs. It is available worldwide for machines producing all grades of containerboard, graphical papers, tissue, and pulp,” says Bill Butterfield, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls.

                                            With the new StrataPress™ technology, ANDRITZ once again confirms its position as one of the global market leaders for the supply of innovative fabrics, press felts, and roll technology solutions.

                                            For more information, please visit andritz.com/fabrics-and-rolls.

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

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:00:57 +0200
                                              T.CON earns SAP award for excellent mill expertise in Germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8129-t-con-earns-sap-award-for-excellent-mill-expertise-in-germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8129-t-con-earns-sap-award-for-excellent-mill-expertise-in-germany

                                              For the first time, SAP SE honors T.CON's excellent expertise for the mill process industry. As a demonstration of the outstanding expert know-how of T.CON in the industry, T.CON can now display the “SAP Recognized Expertise in the mill products industry in Germany” certificate.

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                                              SAP awards the “SAP Recognized Expertise” certificate to partners with impressive industry-specific or solution-specific expertise. There are currently over 15,000 SAP partners specialized in various industries across the globe, each with its own special features and characteristics. The mill products sector includes not just weaving mills but also businesses in the foil, paper, board, felt, textile and metal industries. The outstanding expertise T.CON has developed in the German mill products industry has now been recognized in the award.

                                              There are only four SAP partners in the world who have been certified with “SAP Recognized Expertise” for this sector. “We have a unique process knowledge and solution expertise in this industry, even when taken right across the globe”, explains Andreas Laschinger, T.CON’s Strategic Business Field Head for mill products.

                                              This expertise has led, among other things, to the development of the ERP solution package T.CON SMART FOR MILL. Its individual components cover the business and economic processes for producers of rolls and sheets: From development to procurement, through planning, production, quality management, maintenance, sales and shipping, and all the way to integrated accounting. All the functions in the T.CON solution packages are adapted to meet the needs of the mill industry.

                                              Industry expertise guarantees ROI

                                              “Our solution package is based on processes optimized for SAP S/4HANA and comprises applications for all aspects of reel and sheet based production. They can be seamlessly integrated into operative workflows”, explains Sasa Mihajlovic, Business Lead Production Mill Industries at T.CON. “They give our customers a real added value and make a huge contribution to making the business more competitive. What’s more, our industry expertise guarantees that the associated investments pay for themselves rapidly and sustainably.”

                                              The “SAP Recognized Expertise” award is issued as part of the SAP PartnerEdge program. SAP partners must meet high standards in order to receive the award. These include proof of industry expertise. The partner must also have successfully carried out a specified number of customer projects in the sector in that country.

                                              T.CON company profile

                                              T.CON is a successful German SAP consulting and systems company. Its team of 300 SAP experts across our five sites performs complete installations, carve-outs and optimization projects in German-speaking countries and throughout the world. T.CON links up processes, systems and people, rethinks business processes and exploits the opportunities and possibilities in digitalization to benefit its customers. T.CON’s customers can achieve their corporate goals more easily and reliably, work more profitably and establish themselves even more successfully in the competitive environment. As an owner-operated business and SAP Gold Partner, T.CON has an emphasis on sustainable growth and pursuing long-term goals.

                                              Links:

                                              The trim webinar recording:

                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72s_9Fx3GLk&feature=youtu.be

                                              TRIM explanatory video:

                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHlTwGaKxpc&feature=youtu.be

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:29:39 +0200
                                                ANDRITZ receives a major order for an extensive rebuild from Stora Enso in Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8125-andritz-receives-a-major-order-for-an-extensive-rebuild-from-stora-enso-in-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8125-andritz-receives-a-major-order-for-an-extensive-rebuild-from-stora-enso-in-finland

                                                International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Stora Enso to supply production technologies and key process equipment for rebuild of the fiberline and drying machine as well as for modernization of the stock preparation system at its Oulu Mill, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

                                                The order is part of Stora Ensoʼs project to convert the mill’s existing fine paper production to containerboard production based on virgin fiber kraftliner as well as to increase the capacity of the pulp mill and pulp drying line. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging.

                                                ANDRITZ will convert the existing fiberline to produce high-Kappa unbleached pulp, rebuild the pulp drying machine and modernize the stock preparation system at Stora Enso’s Oulu Mill. Photo: ANDRITZ ANDRITZ will convert the existing fiberline to produce high-Kappa unbleached pulp, rebuild the pulp drying machine and modernize the stock preparation system at Stora Enso’s Oulu Mill. Photo: ANDRITZ

                                                “Conversion of the Oulu Mill will enable Stora Enso to further improve its position in the growing packaging market and take a major step forward in our transformation. ANDRITZ has proven experience in similar rebuilds, and its strong position in pulp drying further contributed to this supplier selection,” says Ari Saarnio, Project Director, Stora Enso Oulu Conversion Project.

                                                ANDRITZ GROUP

                                                ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.

                                                A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, partnership, reliability, and integrity are core values to which ANDRITZ is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

                                                ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:37:23 +0200
                                                  Minerals Technologies Initiates ENVIROFIL® PCC Production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8122-minerals-technologies-initiates-envirofil-pcc-production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8122-minerals-technologies-initiates-envirofil-pcc-production

                                                  First Commercial Deployment for Innovative Minerals Recycling Technology

                                                  Technology Provides Environmental and Cost-Reduction Solutions for Customers

                                                  Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) (“MTI” or “the Company”) have just announced that it has completed the installation and deployment of ENVIROFIL® PCC at UPM-Kymmene Corporation’s (“UPM”) paper mill in Schongau, Germany. This is the first commercial deployment of ENVIROFIL® PCC and follows extensive collaboration with UPM. 50,000 dry metric tons of recovered pigments are scheduled for paper production annually at UPM’s satellite plant.

                                                  2014 07 30 103250 min tech logoENVIROFIL® PCC is a new, innovative recycling technology that allows papermakers to recover mineral pigments from deinking residue by converting these raw materials to ENVIROFIL® PCC. This process has proven to substantially improve waste paper yield, mitigating solid waste disposal costs and reducing the environmental impact of the deinking process.

                                                  “We are very pleased to work with UPM to deploy our newest recycling technology, which helps to address important sustainability challenges that our customers are facing at the paper mill,” said Douglas T. Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer of Minerals Technologies. “This collaboration with UPM demonstrates the value ENVIROFIL® PCC can provide our customers who are seeking ways to recover waste from the production process. We continue to develop innovative new solutions across our portfolio to meet evolving demands from customers, who require products geared towards environmental and recycling issues in addition to cost reduction solutions.”

                                                  Wolfgang Ohnesorg, General Manager of UPM Schongau, added, “The circular economy and resource efficiency offer solutions to the scarcity of natural resources, climate change and many other environmental challenges. Many of the challenges we face could be solved if materials and products were recycled and used more efficiently. In the value chain of forest industry products, UPM is involved in creating circular economy solutions.”

                                                  “UPM’s research into paper mill side streams aims to find more efficient ways to utilize by-products. In line with UPM’s Biofore approach, we continuously develop innovative ways to reduce our own waste and residues and to recycle waste into new products. The collaboration with MTI is an excellent example of our efforts to promote a circular economy. The project is part of UPM’s Zero Solid Waste target, which aims to develop solutions for recycling surplus materials to ensure that they produce added value. We already recycle or recover 90% of the process waste at UPM with our goal to further reduce the emissions and waste related to our production,” Mr. Ohnesorg concluded.

                                                  D.J. Monagle III, MTI Group President, Specialty Minerals and Refractories, commented, “We have a longstanding relationship with UPM, and we are excited to further strengthen our partnership. Through this new solution, we are providing an enhanced process for our customers to convert waste material that would normally be deposited to a landfill into a valuable pigment for producing paper. We see additional opportunities to commercialize ENVIROFIL® PCC to support our customers’ efforts to reduce process waste as well as to deploy our other high-value paper technologies.”

                                                  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 $1.808 billion in 2018. For further information, please visit our website at www.mineralstech.com. (MTI-G)

                                                  About UPM Communication Papers
                                                  UPM Communication Papers is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers' businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Communication Papers employs approximately 8,000 people. More about UPM Communication Papers and its products at www.upmpaper.com

                                                  About UPM
                                                  We deliver renewable and responsible solutions and innovate for a future beyond fossils across six business areas: UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. We employ around 19,000 people worldwide and our annual sales are approximately EUR 10.5 billion. Our shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. UPM Biofore - Beyond fossils. www.upm.com

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:39:01 +0200
                                                    ANDRITZ to supply two tissue production lines with stock preparation to MG TEC Industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8121-andritz-to-supply-two-tissue-production-lines-with-stock-preparation-to-mg-tec-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8121-andritz-to-supply-two-tissue-production-lines-with-stock-preparation-to-mg-tec-industry

                                                    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from MG TEC Industry to supply two complete tissue production lines for their mill in Dej, Romania. Start-up is scheduled for 2020 (TM1) and 2022 (TM2), respectively.

                                                    The turnkey order comprises two PrimeLineCOMPACT V tissue machines with steel Yankee as well as complete stock preparation systems, pumps, automation, hall ventilation, and electrification.

                                                    Photo: ANDRITZPhoto: ANDRITZ

                                                    Each production line will be equipped with an ANDRITZ stock preparation line including approach flow system and broke handling. The proven TwinFlo disc refiner technology is used in a separate long-fiber line to achieve optimum development of fiber properties. The approach flow systems feature the ANDRITZ ShortFlow concept, which allows a minimized number of equipment items and very low storage volume as well as fast grade changes at the tissue machine.

                                                    The ANDRITZ tissue machines have a design speed of 1,900 m/min and a width of 2.85 m. They are equipped with a 15 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee for energy-efficient and safe operation. The drying components PrimeDry Hood G, PrimeDustEXT dust extraction system, and PrimeMistEXT mist extraction system as well as the hall ventilation system will be delivered by ANDRITZ Novimpianti.

                                                    The ANDRITZ pumps with efficiencies of up to 90% enable long life cycles at highest cost-effectiveness.

                                                    The ANDRITZ automation system combined with the latest drive technology ensures modern and efficient plant operation.

                                                    This order once again confirms ANDRITZ’s excellent position as a global tissue machine supplier. Ioan Tecar, Project Coordinator, says: “Decisive criteria for the order were the innovative technologies of ANDRITZ that enable easy and safe operation with high quality and the capability to deliver everything from a single source.”

                                                    MG TEC Industry is a newly formed company focusing on innovation and sustainable tissue production.

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

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:36:17 +0200
                                                      Voith CeraGuide B: Ceramic coating enhances run time and reduces wire wear at Schoellershammer PM 5 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8117-voith-ceraguide-b-ceramic-coating-enhances-run-time-and-reduces-wire-wear-at-schoellershammer-pm-5 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8117-voith-ceraguide-b-ceramic-coating-enhances-run-time-and-reduces-wire-wear-at-schoellershammer-pm-5

                                                      By changing from classic rubber covers to CeraGuide B ceramic roller coatings from Voith, Schoellershammer was able to significantly increase the efficiency of its PM 5. The new coatings not only reduced the regrinding frequency but also increased the service life of the wire, as well as reducing energy consumption on the drives.

                                                      • CeraGuide B ceramic roller coating surface prevents shape wear and deposits
                                                      • Longer grinding intervals improve paper machine productivity
                                                      • Results in 20 percent longer service life of the wire in the forming section

                                                      Until early 2016, Schoellershammer used rubber covers on PM 5 for drive, breast and guide rollers in the wire section. Due to the production conditions of the machine and the drive concept, the covers were subject to high edge wear. This deterioration had a direct effect on the service life of the wire. The worn edges of the rubber covers caused speed differences between the middle of the wire and its edges. This led to increased tension in the cross direction of the machine. In addition, there was edge rusting that frequently occurs with rubber covers. Over the course of time, they cause the covers to rise at the edges. To prevent damage to the paper machine, Schoellershammer had to stop production every five to seven months, remove the roll covers and regrind them.

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                                                      These downtimes significantly reduced the efficiency of the production line on which Schoellershammer produces half of its annual paper production, equating to around 500,000 tons of corrugated board.

                                                      Armin Vetter, Managing Director of Schoellershammer, therefore decided to replace the rubber covers with CeraGuide B ceramic coating from Voith at the beginning of 2016. CeraGuide B has been specially developed for the working conditions of drive and guide rollers in the wire section and has a dirt-repellent and abrasion-resistant surface. This prevents deposits while extending the grinding intervals.

                                                      In addition, the use of CeraGuide B reduces energy consumption. Shortly after installing the first drive roller in the lower wire position, the consumption of drive energy was reduced by five percent. In contrast, the service life of the wire increased significantly: After five months in operation, the service life of the wire increased by about 20 percent. In addition, the consistently homogeneous roll surfaces resulted in a better and more stable web profile.

                                                      Due to the positive experience, the Duerener paper manufacturer has now equipped all wire section rolls of PM 5 with CeraGuide B ceramic coatings. The company has also decided to apply Voith's innovation to PM 6, which produces about 250,000 tons of corrugated board per year.

                                                      About Schoellershammer
                                                      The Schoellershammer paper mill is part of Schoellershammer GmbH & Co. KG. It has existed since 1784 and today the company produces per year around 500,000 tons of corrugated base paper on two paper machines. The company employs 245 people and has an annual turnover of around 200 million euros.

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

                                                      The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. 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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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:28:50 +0200
                                                        Stora Enso will convert the Oulu paper mill into a packaging board mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8114-stora-enso-will-convert-the-oulu-paper-mill-into-a-packaging-board-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8114-stora-enso-will-convert-the-oulu-paper-mill-into-a-packaging-board-mill

                                                        Stora Enso has decided to invest approximately EUR 350 million to convert the Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production. The investment includes converting paper machine 7 into high-quality virgin-fibre-based kraftliner production, and the closure of paper machine 6 and sheeting plant. Production on the converted machine is estimated to start by the end of 2020.

                                                        “The conversion of Oulu Mill will enable Stora Enso to further improve its position in the growing packaging business and take a major step forward in its transformation. We have proven competence in running large conversion projects successfully, as we have already converted one paper machine at Varkaus Mill to produce kraftliner,” says Stora Enso’s CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström.

                                                        The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging. Production will target global export markets.

                                                        “Economic growth, sustainability and food safety are key market drivers in the packaging business. This conversion will allow us to provide customers with an innovative kraftliner product with high-performance qualities in terms of strength, printability and food safety,” says Gilles van Nieuwenhuyzen, EVP, Stora Enso’s Packaging Solutions division.

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                                                        To transform Stora Enso further from declining and low EBITDA business to growing higher profitability business, the Group will invest approximately EUR 350 million in the conversion during 2019–2022. This will increase the Group’s earlier estimated capital expenditure for 2019 from EUR 540–590 million to EUR 610–660 million. The market dynamics of woodfree coated paper have deteriorated further, and therefore Stora Enso must accelerate its transformation by increasing capital expenditure from the earlier estimate. Following the conversion, Oulu Mill’s EBITDA margin is expected to improve by 15–20 percentage points, once the kraftliner machine is running at full capacity approximately four years after start-up. At full capacity, the investment is expected to meet the Packaging Solutions division’s profitability target, operational return on operating capital (ROOC) of 20%.

                                                        The investment will include a new world-class line for virgin-fibre based kraftliner (both brown and white-top) with an annual capacity of 450 000 tonnes, the modification of the pulp mill and drying machine for unbleached brown pulp, as well as investments to enhance the mill’s environmental performance. The project will start with ground work in the summer of 2019, and about 200 contractors will work at the Oulu Mill site during the project.

                                                        The converted Oulu Mill will directly employ approximately 180 people. Wood consumption at the mill will increase by 0.5 million m3 to 2.4 million m3 annually. Wood will be purchased mainly from private forest owners in Northern Finland.

                                                        As an outcome of the co-determination process started on 25 March 2019, 365 people will be permanently laid off. The initial estimate on the maximum number of employee reductions was 400 people. The redundancies will mainly take place by the end of year 2020, when Oulu Mill will cease to produce woodfree coated papers. Stora Enso will provide support to the people who will not continue working at the Oulu Mill after the conversion. At maximum 20% of the redundancies can be managed through pension arrangements.

                                                        “We will be working closely together with other Stora Enso locations, the city of Oulu and other stakeholders to support in re-employment for those employees who will not have a position in the new organisation. Our support will include outplacement services as well as individual and group trainings for re-employment. We will also offer financial support for employees starting up their own companies,” says Kati ter Horst, EVP, Stora Enso’s Paper division.

                                                        Stora Enso will book a cost of EUR 31 million as an item affecting comparability (IAC) relating to layoffs, restructuring expenses, asset write-downs and impairment reversals, of which EUR 7 million will be recognised in the second quarter of 2019 and EUR 24 million in the following five quarters. The restructuring related costs will have a cash impact of approximately EUR 19 million when paper production at the mill ends.

                                                        Oulu Mill’s current capacity is 1 080 000 tonnes of woodfree coated papers annually. Typical end-uses for woodfree coated papers are e.g. high-quality advertising and magazines. Paper production is expected to continue until the end of September 2020.

                                                        Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). storaenso.com 

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 03 Jun 2019 06:34:44 +0200
                                                          Veolia’s concentration and evaporation technologies chosen by Smurfit Kappa to upgrade its Sangüesa Paper Mill in Spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8110-veolia-s-concentration-and-evaporation-technologies-chosen-by-smurfit-kappa-to-upgrade-its-sangueesa-paper-mill-in-spain http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8110-veolia-s-concentration-and-evaporation-technologies-chosen-by-smurfit-kappa-to-upgrade-its-sangueesa-paper-mill-in-spain

                                                          Veolia Water Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract by Smurfit Kappa to supply state-of-the-art HPD® systems at the Sangüesa mill in Northern Spain.

                                                          Smurfit Kappa is one of the world’s largest packaging goods providers and kraft paper manufacturers. Through its mill located in Sangüesa in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the northern Spanish province of Navarra, Smurfit Kappa provides the raw materials for producers of paper bags. Paper-based carrier bags provide a sustainable alternative to consumers’ use of plastic bags of which only less than 1% is recycled every year.

                                                          203 2031955 veolia logo veolia.pngTo increase its liquor treatment capacity and optimize the efficiency of recovery boiler operations, Smurfit Kappa Sangüesa has selected Veolia Water Technologies for the engineering, supply and mechanical installation of an HPD® concentration and evaporation system resulting in an upgrade of around 30% of present operations.

                                                          Veolia has a history of success in providing solutions to the global Pulp & Paper market. The project for Smurfit Kappa Sangüesa is another example of the use of proven technologies to efficiently achieve increased operational capacity” stated Klaus Andersen, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies Americas.

                                                          Critical to meeting the objectives of minimizing asset downtime, Veolia’s solution provided a forced-circulation low energy concentrator. Thanks to recent innovations in its design, this unit has minimal washing needs which create no disruption of production while achieving designed production rates. This competitive new design of the concentrator and peripheral equipment also addressed the need for a solution within constrained space requirements. With minimal recirculation piping, structural steel, and civil works, the concentrator has a reduced footprint that lowers overall site construction costs.

                                                          Veolia’s solution, which also includes two falling film evaporators with preheaters, condensers and a new vacuum system, will enhance the chemical recovery process by raising the liquor concentration up to 72% dry solids (virgin) to the recovery boiler while producing high-quality condensate for reuse leading to water conservation. The need for reduced energy consumption was also met through lower steam demands thanks to a design adapted to minimize fouling, foaming and scaling which increase heat transfer efficiencies in comparison with other alternative technologies.

                                                          Through unmatched technological expertise and a long track record of excellence in the design of chemical recovery processes, HPD®  Evaporation and Crystallization technologies helps global producers of high-quality paper such as Smurfit Kappa bring safety and efficiency to their operations around the world.

                                                          Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 171,000 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 2018, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 56 million megawatt hours of energy and converted 49 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of USD 30.6 billion in 2018. www.veolia.com

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 21 May 2019 08:47:39 +0200
                                                            Voith and Truetzschler Nonwovens win Living Standards Award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8108-voith-and-truetzschler-nonwovens-win-living-standards-award http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8108-voith-and-truetzschler-nonwovens-win-living-standards-award

                                                            At its New Year Reception in Vienna on January 24, 2019, Austrian Standards presented five companies, including the Voith Group, with the Living Standards Award for the development and use of innovative and practical quality standards. Through the development of a new quality standard, Voith and Truetzschler have managed to combine the expertise of the nonwoven and paper industries and in doing so have produced a customized international safety standard for wet-laid nonwoven machines that can be applied in both sectors.

                                                            Experts from Voith worked with Truetzschler Nonwovens to elaborate the content of the Voith standard VN 3260 and then develop it further to produce DIN EN ISO 22291 - safety requirements for wet-laid nonwoven machines.

                                                            The award winners from Voith and Truetzschler from left to right: Herbert Haydn, Quality Order Manager Voith Paper Rolls GmbH & Co KG, Manfred Gloser, Senior Vice President Quality J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG, Egon Krätschmer CFO Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Christian Knörzer Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH and Thomas Kastler, Group Standardization J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG.The award winners from Voith and Truetzschler from left to right: Herbert Haydn, Quality Order Manager Voith Paper Rolls GmbH & Co KG, Manfred Gloser, Senior Vice President Quality J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG, Egon Krätschmer CFO Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, Christian Knörzer Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH and Thomas Kastler, Group Standardization J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG.

                                                            The newly developed ISO 22291 now enables manufacturers to design and implement standardized safety equipment. This reduces the amount of engineering work involved, leads to a lower accident risk, boosts a company’s competitive position and thus helps it tap into new markets. In the course of the introduction of the new standard, Voith chaired the Technical Committee ISO/TC 72/SC 8/WG 3 in the segment textile machines.

                                                            As a hybrid machine, the webforming machine can be used in both the textile and the paper industries. As different safety requirements apply in these two sectors, it was necessary to produce a customized international safety standard. This was particularly necessary because customers had very different expectations. This standard now defines, in a readily comprehensible way, the requirements that these machines have to meet to ensure safe operation.

                                                            Voith and Truetzschler jointly developed the manufacturing process for wet-laid and hydroentangled nonwovens. The production lines on which these materials are produced consist partly of paper machine components and partly of components from nonwoven machines. The manufacturing process for wet-laid nonwovens is similar to that for producing paper.

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                                                            About Truetzschler
                                                            With a workforce of around 3,000, Truetzschler is one of the leading manufacturers of textile machines in the world. It specializes in machines, equipment and accessories for the slubbing (spinning preparation), nonwoven and man-made fiber industries. The more than 125-year-old company has its headquarters in Mönchengladbach, Germany, as well as other facilities in Germany, India, China, Brazil, the US and Switzerland.

                                                            Truetzschler Nonwovens is a division of Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and resulted from the acquisition and amalgamation of the long-established companies Fleissner, Erko/Hergeth and Bastian. It offers solutions for the entire nonwoven process chain, from fiber preparation, web formation, bonding and finishing to winding. The man-made fibers (filament) division provides solutions for the extrusion and spinning of carpet and industrial yarns.

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

                                                            The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. 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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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 21 May 2019 08:23:51 +0200
                                                              Valmet to replace process and quality controls at Delkeskamp mill, Germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8107-valmet-to-replace-process-and-quality-controls-at-delkeskamp-mill-germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8107-valmet-to-replace-process-and-quality-controls-at-delkeskamp-mill-germany

                                                              Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA Automation System and a Valmet IQ Quality Control System to Delkeskamp's cartonboard machine BM1 in Nortrup, Germany. The new systems will enable the mill to produce the desired end product quality more efficiently.

                                                              valmet logo rgbThe order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. Typically, the value of these kinds of automation system deliveries is below EUR two million.

                                                              "With experience gained from hundreds of installations and our papermaking knowledge, we were able to offer a complete solution to meet the customer's needs. Our quality control system is well integrated into the Valmet DNA Automation System. This makes operation and maintenance much easier for the customer, since only one user interface with the same tools is needed for both systems. Advanced applications, such as Valmet DNA Help, enhance the operation even more," says Martin Grundmann, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.

                                                              Information about Valmet's delivery

                                                              Valmet's delivery consists of a Valmet DNA Automation System for the process controls of the board machine and effluent treatment, partial wet-end machine controls, and a Valmet IQ Quality Control System (QCS) with one scanner, related measurements as well as machine- and cross-direction controls. Valmet DNA Help guides operators and indicates reasons for disturbances. These systems will replace the mill's existing obsolete systems and bring its automation to a new level by improving process reliability, runnability and end product quality.

                                                              Information about the customer Delkeskamp

                                                              Delkeskamp is a fourth-generation family-run company that produces testliner, fluting and kraftliner replacement paper as well as corrugated board with diverse combinations of corrugation types. The company's focus in paper production lies in high-grammage kraftliner replacement paper and a fast and flexible supply. Even with small volumes, the mill is able to fulfill individualized technical requirements along with other design and printability requests for the packaging during the paper production.

                                                              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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 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.

                                                              Read more www.valmet.com

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 21 May 2019 08:17:43 +0200
                                                                Burgo cartaceo#01 and illustri festival 2019 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8106-burgo-cartaceo-01-and-illustri-festival-2019 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8106-burgo-cartaceo-01-and-illustri-festival-2019

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                                                                Illustri Festival 2019 will be held in Vicenza from May 18th to June 23rd, with the collaboration of Burgo Group which will present its project Cartaceo#01, Paper: a never-ending material.

                                                                After the success of  BookCity  Milano 2018, the illustrations of  Emiliano Ponzi and the storytelling of Gabriella Greison arrive in Vicenza to tell us a story about the paper as an never-ending material, a material with endless possibilities, born form a machine that seems to never end, which throughout human history has taken our dreams and stories and propelled them into the future in a never-ending exchange, transforming over and again into new and different products.

                                                                The exhibition inside the  Basilica Palladiana (Sala degli Zavatteri), curated by  Francesco Poroli, reproduces the unfolding  of a leporello, the paper object created by the collaboration between Ponzi and Greison, while the animations curated by Emiliano Ponzi run on a monitor togegher with the reading of the story Paper: a never-ending material.

                                                                The opening of all the exhibitions is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th from 10.00 am. The complete program and contents of the exhibitions are available at the following link:

                                                                www.illustrifestival.org

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 20 May 2019 19:41:51 +0200
                                                                  Leicester Tissue Manufacturer set to Expand with HSBC UK Support http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8105-leicester-tissue-manufacturer-set-to-expand-with-hsbc-uk-support http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8105-leicester-tissue-manufacturer-set-to-expand-with-hsbc-uk-support

                                                                  Leicester Tissue Company (LTC), a toilet and kitchen roll manufacturer, is set to increase its manufacturing capabilities by up to 100 per cent after securing a £6 million funding package from HSBC UK.

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                                                                  The business, which is currently operating at full capacity, is in the process of installing two new production lines that will complete later this year at its new 105,000  sq. ft. plant in Thurmaston, Leicester. The multi-million pound investment will create an extra 50 full-time jobs.

                                                                  LTC currently produces 20,000 tonnes of tissue per year and supplies to high-profile retailers, including Poundland, Aldi and Wilkinsons. Once the new lines have been implemented, LTC will generate an extra 20,000 tonnes of tissue per year, enabling the business to fulfill new interest from several supermarket brands.

                                                                  Ayaz Tejani, Managing Director of LTC, said:

                                                                  “As a manufacturer for some of the UK’s leading retail brands, it’s important that we regularly invest in new machinery to meet high consumer demands. We have a long-term vision for growth and these plans are currently underway with the installation of the new production lines. We’re incredibly grateful to our HSBC UK Relationship Director, Richard Parker, who understood our business and funding requirements. We look forward to working closely with him again as the business grows.”

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                                                                  Roger Pratt, Area Director for Corporate Banking in East Midlands, HSBC UK, said:

                                                                  “HSBC UK is committed to supporting ambitious SMEs with their expansion plans, and LTC is no exception. The tissue market is extremely competitive and due to rising consumer demand, Ayaz and his team have a great opportunity to grow the business. We’re excited about the business’s potential and we wish them the best for the future.”

                                                                  Established in 2013, LTC has experienced rapid growth. After six years trading, the business has increased its turnover to £20 million and employs 70 people. It prides itself on producing quality paper and with future capacity set to increase, LTC has the foundations to grow the business further. In the next 12 months, LTC hopes its new investment will increase annual turnover by 90 per cent to £38 million.

                                                                  HSBC Holdings plc

                                                                  HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of HSBC, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 66 countries and territories in our geographical regions: Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa. With assets of $2,659bn at 31 March 2019, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 20 May 2019 19:25:27 +0200
                                                                    Voith introduces online platform MyVoith for digital applications and services http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8104-voith-introduces-online-platform-myvoith-for-digital-applications-and-services http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8104-voith-introduces-online-platform-myvoith-for-digital-applications-and-services

                                                                    MyVoith is a global platform that brings together the company’s digital services and business related information in one location. The platform offers users personalized access to their applications, services, and data from the Voith world. These include industry-specific webshops, asset management solutions and further self-service applications, as well as the Voith IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications and services. Applications from different industries will be available for the global launch, further applications will be added over time. Voith implements the platform my.voith.com for customers, partners, and suppliers of the Voith Group.

                                                                    MyVoith as a global platform for digital applications and services
                                                                    MyVoith is consolidating Voith’s digital applications and services on one single platform – globally and across all of its industries based on latest security and data privacy standards. After logging in, registered users can configure and personalize the dashboard according to their individual needs. In the App Zone, users will have access to industry-specific apps such as the Voith webshop and service applications or IIoT solutions. The Voith IIoT platform OnCumulus is also integrated into MyVoith. This gives users the ability to control IIoT applications directly from the platform. Furthermore, the online platform MyVoith serves as a digital central point of contact for all communication with Voith – from order history to exclusive, personalized information.

                                                                    The dashboard of MyVoith is easy to use and offers the ability for personalization.The dashboard of MyVoith is easy to use and offers the ability for personalization.

                                                                    “During the development of MyVoith we have taken care to enhance and continuously improve the platform based on customer requirements and feedback. Consequently, we pay special attention to and rely on the comments and ideas from our customers and partners”, states Felix Holzer, Head of E-Business Operations at Voith.

                                                                    Single sign-on for all features for a consistent user experience
                                                                    MyVoith gives customers the possibility to have access to Voith applications or to use a quick and easy way to contact Voith specialists regardless of time zone or region. The platform is developed as a responsive web application and can easily be reached via smartphones and other mobile devices like tablets. My.voith.com will replace the existing collaboration platform, Voith Extranet, and offers customers and partners a state-of-the-art digital user experience in a highly secure environment. The underlining technologies and protocols feature single sign-on across all applications as well as dynamic and smooth integration capabilities.

                                                                    One platform instead of many different access points
                                                                    Customers, partners and suppliers benefit from a comprehensive platform compared to the previous individual access points for different Voith applications. “MyVoith is the next logical and systematic step in our digitalization strategy. It has the goal of providing innovative solutions and improving productivity through digital services,” explains Holzer. By bringing together all of Voith’s services on a central platform with a single login, Voith offers its customers a consistent, standardized, and user-friendly experience. “MyVoith creates the perfect framework for our customers and partners to fully exploit the potential of digitalization in their daily business,” says Holzer.

                                                                    If you are interested in more information about MyVoith please go to www.voith.com/myvoith

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

                                                                    The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. 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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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 20 May 2019 17:20:28 +0200
                                                                      Pulse production opens for the manufacturing of specialty paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8103-pulse-production-opens-for-the-manufacturing-of-specialty-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8103-pulse-production-opens-for-the-manufacturing-of-specialty-paper

                                                                      Producing paper is about large volumes. The step from manufacturing in lab to industrial production therefore faces great challenges. Uncertainty regarding supply, demand and price often makes new concepts stick to the "valley of death". You don't want to build a factory until you know that everything works.

                                                                      2019 05 20 170454Pilot facilities are a good way to bridge this gap. But even here, it can be difficult if the amount of pulp to be tested is small. At RISE, researchers and operating staff have now found a way forward through so-called pulse production.

                                                                      “Normally we need at least one ton of pulp to run the full-scale pilot paper machine, FEX. The fact that we have now managed to run the machine with as little as 40 kg is a breakthrough. This means that companies that are considering expanding their product portfolio with specialty paper can test this in full scale without having to produce large quantities of raw material,” says Mikael Magnusson, researcher in paper technology.

                                                                      In practice, the new method of pulse production means that the plant is started with ordinary pulp. Then switched to another chest with special pulp without disrupting production.

                                                                      “Manufacturing was extra challenging as the pulp contained fibres with very low bonding properties. The excitement was tremendous for both RISE and present customers to see if the web were to break or if the extremely short production would work. But with careful preparation and talented operating staff it all worked out well and the production pulse came to a cheer, says project manager Mikael Bouveng.

                                                                      The new method means that the threshold is significantly reduced for investments in narrow products with a high profit margin or where demand is low.

                                                                      Previously successful results with pulse production will be presented at the international conference PaperCon 5-8 May in Indianapolis, USA.

                                                                      For more information, please contact Mikael Magnusson, email mikael.magnusson@ri.se, tel. +46 76 876 71 92

                                                                      About RISE

                                                                      RISE is the Swedish Research Institute and innovation partner. In international collaboration with industry, academia and the public sector, we ensure the competitiveness of the business community and contribute to a sustainable society. Our 2,700 employees support and promote all manner of innovative processes. RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute that offers unique expertise and about 100 testbeds and demonstration facilities, instrumental in future-proofing technologies, products and services. www.ri.se

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 20 May 2019 17:05:45 +0200
                                                                        Toscotec to rebuild the dryer section of PM1 of Cartiera Marchigiana in Italy. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8102-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1-of-cartiera-marchigiana-in-italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8102-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1-of-cartiera-marchigiana-in-italy

                                                                        Cartiera Marchigiana selected Toscotec to completely rebuild the dryer section of its paper machine at Montelupone, Macerata, Italy. This is a repeated order for Toscotec, who has recently been entrusted with a turnkey rebuild project by Cartiera Cama, which has the same ownership of Cartiera Marchigiana. Thanks to the advantages of TT SteelDryer technology, the rebuild will boost PM1’s drying capacity and efficiency, without increasing the paper machine’s length.

                                                                        Toscotec will supply a new frame for several dryer batteries included in the rebuild and 23 TT SteelDryers, designed for an operating steam pressure of 10 barg, featuring bearing housings, steam fits and turbulence bars. The scope also includes stretchers, guides, doctors, canvas rolls and walkways, as well as an overhaul of the mechanical drives. The service package includes onsite erection, supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance.

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                                                                        The delivery is planned in two phases, from July through December 2019. PM1 has a reel trim of 2,340 mm and produces core board and carton board from 650 to 1,200 gsm, using 100% waste paper.

                                                                        Davide Bettanti, CEO of Cartiera Marchigiana, says, “Both for Cartiera Cama and for Cartiera Marchigiana we were looking to invest in the best available technology, because we rely on technological innovation to reduce the environmental impact of our mills. We placed two major orders together for our two production bases, because we want to ensure the same product innovation and quality upgrade across our mills, to ensure the flexibility we need to satisfy the demands of the market. Our expansion, in terms of production increase, must also go hand in hand with the rationalization of our energy consumption and with a significant efficiency boost. We have high expectations for the outcome of Toscotec’s rebuilds.”

                                                                        Enrico Fazio, Toscotec’s P&B Head of Sales, says “We are very pleased about this second order. Just like we are doing for Cartiera Cama, also for Cartiera Marchigiana we will design and implement the best solution, in order to deliver on the mill’s plans of production increase and energy use optimization.”

                                                                        About Cartiera Marchigiana S.r.l.

                                                                        Established in 1961 by Galbiati Giancarlo, Cartiera Marchigiana manufactures chipboard in sheets and laminated and printed cardboard, for a total capacity of 23,386 tons of cardboard in 2018, which is primarily absorbed by the board games and footwear sectors. Thanks to a strategic logistic position, almost 90% of its production is dedicated to the Italian market. Certified ISO 14001 since 2016, the company is focused on the reduction of its environmental footprint in the areas of water, paper and energy, using 100% recycled paper as raw material.

                                                                        www.cartieracama.it

                                                                        For further information, please contact:

                                                                        Enrico Fazio, Head of Sales, Toscotec Paper & Board division, enrico.fazio@toscotec.com

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 20 May 2019 16:31:26 +0200
                                                                          New study confirms non-recycled paper is better for the climate http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8101-new-study-confirms-non-recycled-paper-is-better-for-the-climate http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8101-new-study-confirms-non-recycled-paper-is-better-for-the-climate

                                                                          When produced where the environmental impact of producing electricity is low, and where the forest is sustainably managed, paper from fresh fibres has lower environmental impact than paper from recycled fibres. That’s the conclusion of a new life cycle study made by IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

                                                                          HolmenThe study uses a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, comparing 100% fresh fibre-based paper produced at Holmen Paper in Sweden with 100% recycled-based paper produced with German production conditions. The study shows that paper based on fresh fibre has a lower environmental impact than recycled paper, not least when it comes to emissions. The study was also subject to a third-party review. 

                                                                          “In Holmen, we are extremely focused on sustainability and it’s vital to know that when we embarked on this journey, we were studying our own environmental impact and were in no way interested in discrediting recycled paper. But the key findings in this study are very important because it shows that the general misconception that recycled paper is better for the climate is in fact wrong”, says Lars Lundin, CEO at Holmen Paper.

                                                                          An important variable in the findings of the study is the energy mix. Producing paper from fresh wood resources requires more energy than paper produced from recycled resources. However, the study shows that if low-emission renewable energy resources are used for the fresh fibre production, the environmental effects can be significantly reduced. One reason the Swedish scenario does so well is that the Swedish electricity mix has a lower environmental impact compared to the German.

                                                                          “The study shows that paper from fresh fibres has a lower environmental impact in several aspects. When comparing climate impact, eutrophication and acidification the difference between fresh and recycled fibres is significant in favour for the fresh fibre, despite higher energy consumption”, says Håkan Stripple from the Swedish Environmental Research Institute.

                                                                          Fresh fibre is also essential for the whole recycling process. The cellulose fibres in paper cannot be recycled more than about 5-7 times. After that, the fibre quality is so low you can no longer use it to produce paper. Therefore, the addition of fresh fibre is vital for the paper recycling process.

                                                                          “To combat climate change, we need to lower our emissions and replace fossil based materials. All paper is renewable, degradable and climate smart, but we need to acknowledge the fact that paper from fresh fibres is, in many cases, better for the climate and an essential prerequisite for recycled paper”, concludes Lars Lundin.

                                                                          The Whitepaper “Environmental benefits of fresh fibre” is available to download at www.holmen.com 

                                                                          Holmen’s business concept is to own and add value to the forest. The forest holdings form the basis of the business – an ecocycle in which the raw material grows and is refined into everything from wood for climate-smart building to renewable packaging, magazines and books. The forest is managed to provide a good annual return and stable value growth while our production operations are run with a focus on profitability and greater value added. In 2018 Holmen’s net sales were just over SEK 16 billion and the group has approx. 3 000 employees. Holmen’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. For more information, visit www.holmen.com

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 20 May 2019 16:28:42 +0200
                                                                            Kristin Israelsson leaves Rottneros AB http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8098-kristin-israelsson-leaves-rottneros-ab http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8098-kristin-israelsson-leaves-rottneros-ab

                                                                            The Mill Director of Rottneros Mill, Kristin Israelsson, has decided to take up a position outside Rottneros and will therefore leave her position as Mill Director. Kristin has six months' notice and remains in full capacity during this period.

                                                                            2019 05 04 225725The recruitment of a new Mill Director for Rottneros Mill will begin immediately.

                                                                            For more information please contact: 
                                                                            Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO, Rottneros AB, +46 (0)270 622 65, lennart.eberleh@rottneros.com

                                                                            Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 14 May 2019 08:31:26 +0200
                                                                              VariFlex Performance – High-capacity winding for demanding applications http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8095-variflex-performance-high-capacity-winding-for-demanding-applications http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8095-variflex-performance-high-capacity-winding-for-demanding-applications

                                                                              Developed for the highest customer requirements and specially designed for maximum output: With VariFlex Performance, Voith sharpens its portfolio of two-drum winders.

                                                                              VariFlex Performance is a new solution that has already been successfully launched on the market. With this leading-edge winder, Voith reinforces its position as a technology leader in the paper industry. It sets new performance standards in terms of high-capacity winding, thanks to a design speed of 3,000 meters per minute and a 25-second set change time. This results in a significant increase in both efficiency and productivity. VariFlex is designed for a working width of up to 10 meters.

                                                                              VariFlex Performance was developed to meet the highest customer requirementsVariFlex Performance was developed to meet the highest customer requirements

                                                                              “With VariFlex Performance, Voith has developed a new high-capacity winder that is designed from scratch to fulfill all customer demands. Consequently, this winder fully focuses on the best winding quality, reliability and maximum production,” says Christian Woelfel, Head of Application at Voith.

                                                                              “VariFlex Performance is our foundation for implementing full digitalization and connectivity in the end section,” adds Daniel Juergens, Global Product Manager at Voith. “In combination with our upcoming developments in the end section, this winder is a central element to bring key features – such as predictive winding, fully automatic process communication and highest winder throughput – to the next level.”

                                                                              State-of-the-art technology
                                                                              The unique Gecko OneStep system ensures reliable start and end gluing. Further boosting of the winding performance is achieved with SmoothRun technology. This active drum dampening system significantly reduces paper induced vibrations, leading to an increased capacity as well as brilliant winding results.

                                                                              Innovative and user-friendly automation system
                                                                              Live condition monitoring and a clear system analysis are features of the automation system. In addition, the system provides an easy data exchange to the mill system and enables the integration of automatic jumbo roll identification.

                                                                              Before delivery, the two-drum winder is extensively tested at VoithBefore delivery, the two-drum winder is extensively tested at Voith

                                                                              Short assembly and start-up time
                                                                              VariFlex Performance will be delivered in only five main assembly modules. All modules are placed on common foundation rails, which simplifies alignment work as well as the civil engineering process. Voith handles the entire setup. Thorough in-house testing ensures that the system operates reliably right from the beginning.

                                                                              For more information about VariFlex Performance, visit the Voith website: www.voith.com/variflex-performance

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

                                                                              The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. 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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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 09 May 2019 15:59:28 +0200
                                                                                Stora Enso explores recycling of paper cups for magazine paper production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8094-stora-enso-explores-recycling-of-paper-cups-for-magazine-paper-production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8094-stora-enso-explores-recycling-of-paper-cups-for-magazine-paper-production

                                                                                Stora Enso aims to start recycling used paper cups on a large scale at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. Based on production trials, Stora Enso possesses the technical feasibility to recycle paper cups for use in other paper applications. Stora Enso is now looking into partnerships for the collection and sorting of used paper cups to ensure that this high-quality fibre material is captured and given a second life.

                                                                                Recycled fibre is an important raw material for Stora Enso as it is aligned with the company’s commitment towards a renewable and circular business. The paper board for cups is made of high-quality, renewable fibres, which can have several lives due to recycling. Recycling a paper cup can reduce its life cycle carbon footprint by half. Stora Enso sees this as an opportunity for driving more effective paper cup recycling by developing circular models with partners across the value chain.

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                                                                                “With efficient recycling processes, food service companies using wood fibre-based cups can improve their environmental footprint. Recycling must be made easy for consumers, that is why we want to invite partners and customers to jointly develop business models for collecting paper cups,” says Annica Bresky, Executive Vice President of the Stora Enso Consumer Board division.

                                                                                In recycling trials at Langerbrugge Mill, half a million baled post-consumer paper cups collected from fast food restaurants and coffee houses were re-pulped and recycled into magazine paper. The result confirmed that paper cups can be recycled at the mill without any additional process equipment, and that the fibres are well suited for other paper applications, such as magazine paper production.

                                                                                Stora Enso’s Langerbrugge Mill is one the largest paper mills in Europe, producing 540 000 tons of recycled newsprint and magazine papers annually. The production is exclusively based on paper for recycling. The mill is conveniently located in Continental Europe with about 80 million people living within 300 kilometres of the mill, thus providing a large enough source for recycled raw materials.

                                                                                “We see paper cups as a valuable raw material for our process. Used paper cups provide a potential source of high-quality fibre for the production of magazine paper. Langerbrugge Mill has the technical readiness to accept billions of used cups for recycling within our sourcing area. The challenge is more about getting these cups to us on the industrial scale that our production would require,” says Rik Van Bostraeten, Sourcing Manager, Multifuel & Business Innovation, Stora Enso Langerbrugge Mill.

                                                                                As part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper globally. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from wood tomorrow. Stora Enso has approximately 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). The company’s shares are traded in the USA as American Depositary Receipts (SEOAY). www.storaenso.com 

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 09 May 2019 15:49:01 +0200
                                                                                  Valmet to deliver second tissue production line to Faderco in Algeria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8093-valmet-to-deliver-second-tissue-production-line-to-faderco-in-algeria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8093-valmet-to-deliver-second-tissue-production-line-to-faderco-in-algeria

                                                                                  Valmet will supply a complete Advantage DCT 100HS tissue production line to Faderco in Algeria. The order also includes a rewinder and an extensive automation package including process and quality control solutions.

                                                                                  The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

                                                                                  The new line will be installed at the company's mill, Warak, in Setif, Algeria. The start-up is planned for June 2020. Valmet has previously supplied an Advantage DCT100+ tissue line to the mill, started up in 2015. 

                                                                                  The new tissue line will fulfill Faderco's need of new capacity for tissue products. The Warak mill currently produces baby diapers, sanitary napkins, adult diapers and tissue paper for the domestic market and surrounding countries. The new line will support Faderco's ambition to consolidate its position as the Algerian leader in the sector by reaching 35 percent of market share in 2019. With an addition of 30,000 annual tons, Algeria will move from importer to exporter of tissue products.

                                                                                  Valmet Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machineValmet Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine

                                                                                  "The investment in Valmet's Advantage DCT technology, the new complex, will boost our production and support our ambition to reach the position as the 5th exporter in the Mediterranean region. We are already present in Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal, Togo, Mali, Guinea Conakry and Qatar, among others," says Amor Habes, CEO, Faderco.

                                                                                  "With this new, high-quality tissue making installation, we are very pleased to continue the journey together with Faderco; a journey which started in 2013. Valmet's leading Advantage DCT technology as well as it's Reelite ENS Winder will support Faderco's ambition for first class tissue paper production," says Bernhard Glifberg, Sales Manager, Tissue Mills Business Unit, Valmet. 

                                                                                  Technical information about the delivery

                                                                                  The new tissue machine line will have a width of 2.8 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min. It will add 30,000 tons tissue paper per year to Faderco's current production of tissue products.

                                                                                  Valmet's scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring bale handling, stock preparation system, the Advantage DCT 100HS tissue machine, a rewinder and auxiliaries. The tissue machine will be equipped with an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, a cast alloy Yankee cylinder, the Advantage technologies ViscoNip press, the AirCap hood and WetDust dusthandling systems as well as a F(O)CUS Rewinder with its unique ENS technology. The stock preparation line includes OptiSlush pulper, OptiFiner conical refiners and deflaker and OptiScreen technology.

                                                                                  The delivery also includes an automation package with the Valmet DNA process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete installation supervision, training, start-up and commissioning are also part of the delivery. The supply is based on total mill engineering by Valmet.

                                                                                  About the customer Faderco Warak

                                                                                  Faderco is an Algerian company active in the industrial hygiene field, through cotton derived products and hygiene items with absorbent pads. The company was founded in 1986 and became a joint stock company in 2009. Today, with more than 1,800 employees, 11 brands in 7 strategic business areas and 2 subsidiaries, Faderco continues to strive for a well-established international ambition.

                                                                                  The company produces baby diapers, adult diapers and paper products in the industrial Complex at Setif, opened in July 2012. In addition, the company has another production facility in Algiers. With both wholesale and direct sales, Faderco's commercial coverage is 80% of the Algerian national territory. The company exports products to other countries in Northwest Africa and sub-Sahara.

                                                                                  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 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 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.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 09 May 2019 10:02:34 +0200
                                                                                    2018 Global TIA winners and finalists turn ideas into profits http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8089-2018-global-tia-winners-and-finalists-turn-ideas-into-profits http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8089-2018-global-tia-winners-and-finalists-turn-ideas-into-profits

                                                                                    Good ideas become great solutions when they address problems in a novel way and yield tangible results. In line with the 2018 Global Technical Innovation Awards’ theme, ‘Thinking together’, the winning team from Sappi Maastricht Mill collaborated to bring about a packaging machine improvement that will impact our bottom line.

                                                                                    From left: Gary Bowles (Group Head Technology), Steve Binnie (CEO Sappi Limited), Tjerk Boersma (member of the Global TIA winning team) Berry Wiersum (CEO Sappi Europe) and Jos Daniels (member of Global TIA winning team).From left: Gary Bowles (Group Head Technology), Steve Binnie (CEO Sappi Limited), Tjerk Boersma (member of the Global TIA winning team) Berry Wiersum (CEO Sappi Europe) and Jos Daniels (member of Global TIA winning team).

                                                                                    At the global awards ceremony held in Venice on 06 May 2019, Multilayer Headbox project team - Tjerk Boersma, Jos Daniels, Rob de Koning, Jean Peerlings and Peter Pijpers - were named the 2018 winners for designing a completely new ‘three layers in one headbox’ for paper board packaging that combines good printability with high bulk and good creasability.

                                                                                    This step-change technology was successfully applied to the rebuild of PM6, making Maastricht Mill the only producer worldwide to use this novel concept for its packaging product range. An added benefit is that it opens the possibility to develop other grades.

                                                                                    “With innovation must come delivery and successful management of concepts – from idea generation through to completion and a meaningful impact on our profitability,” said Sappi CEO Steve Binnie. He stressed that innovation is at the heart of Sappi’s strategy. No growth is possible without innovation. He reminded the audience that for Sappi, innovation is not an end in itself, but rather it must provide a sustainable, competitive advantage that will make a significant difference. He praised the excellent collaboration which the projects displayed, and encouraged even closer collaboration between R&D, Sales and Marketing, HR and all other functions.

                                                                                    Global TIA finalists

                                                                                    The powerful combination of innovative thinking, teamwork and turning a good idea into a workable solution, also led to success among our regional Global TIA finalists.

                                                                                    In Sappi North America, the team from Cloquet Mill, the SNA Technology Center and the SSA Technology Centre – Lester Li, Dan Menor, Nelson Sefara and Brad Yliniemi – developed a near-infrared technique to reduce pulp transition waste at Cloquet Mill.

                                                                                    From left: Mark Gardner (CEO Sappi North America), Dan Menor (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Cloquet Mill, the SNA Technology Centre and the SSA Technology Centre), Nelson Sefara (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Cloquet Mill, the SNA Technology Centre and the SSA Technology Centre), Brad Yliniemi (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Cloquet Mill, the SNA Technology Centre and the SSA Technology Centre). Not pictured: Lester Li.From left: Mark Gardner (CEO Sappi North America), Dan Menor (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Cloquet Mill, the SNA Technology Centre and the SSA Technology Centre), Nelson Sefara (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Cloquet Mill, the SNA Technology Centre and the SSA Technology Centre), Brad Yliniemi (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Cloquet Mill, the SNA Technology Centre and the SSA Technology Centre). Not pictured: Lester Li.

                                                                                    In South Africa, regional winning team from Tugela Mill - Ricky Singh and Ernst Vos - managed to increase neutral sulphite semi-chemical (NSSC) digester capacity to meet the growing demand for the mill’s Ultraflute product.

                                                                                    From left: Alex Thiel (CEO Sappi Southern Africa), Ernst Vos (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Tugela Mill) and Ricky Singh (member of the Global TIA finalist team – Tugela Mill).

                                                                                    “The global marketplace – together with existing and future customers – makes it an absolute necessity to drive innovation that creates value and continued sustainability,” said Gary Bowles, Group Head Technology. “The finalists for 2018 reflect the breadth of topics that innovation covers at Sappi. The 2018 TIA finalists have contributed to these goals by developing products and processes with exceptional qualities in line with our values. Well done and thank you for contributing to Sappi’s success.” He also indicated that a pilot project will be launched to expand the drive for innovation in Sappi beyond technical innovation, to ensure that we capture even more opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

                                                                                    Other TIA finalists in each of the regions were:

                                                                                    Europe

                                                                                    • The Material flow forecast team from Gratkorn Mill - Franz Fleck, Walter Fulterer, Kadvael Le Boulch Rauno Timperi and Eric Zeyringer
                                                                                    • The CTMP refiner segments team from Lanaken Mill – Jajal Alajdi El Idrissi and Frans Rondags

                                                                                    North America

                                                                                    • The McCoy Gift Card team from Cloquet Mill and the SNA Technology Center – Barry Beyer, Nikki Colborn, Ken Jewett and Jeff Whittum
                                                                                    • The Odin project team (fibre reductions on text weights) from Cloquet Mill and the SNA Technology Center - Jessica Adams, Brad Browers, Joe Fernandez, Raynelle Meseroll and Jeff Whittum

                                                                                    South Africa

                                                                                    • Project Rufus and Ngodwana Mill and the SSA Technology Centre – Berdine Coetzee, Hunphrey Landman, Rendani Madula, Sanet Minnaar and Johann Wauts
                                                                                    • The PM2 project improvements team from Tugela Mill – JP Cillie, Devan Perumal and Atish Singh
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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 08 May 2019 09:55:52 +0200
                                                                                      For Sale - Complete 3600 mm Paper Machine with Finishing equipment or Ideal for conversion to produce Packaging Grades http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8087-for-sale-complete-3600-mm-paper-machine-with-finishing-equipment-or-ideal-for-conversion-to-produce-packaging-grades http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8087-for-sale-complete-3600-mm-paper-machine-with-finishing-equipment-or-ideal-for-conversion-to-produce-packaging-grades

                                                                                      We now have available a complete 3600 mm paper machine with all of the finishing equipment including sheeter as well as ream and reel wrapping lines.

                                                                                      The paper machine has been manufacturing printing and writing paper grades but could also be converted to manufacture waste paper based packaging grades, with the addition of a waste paper stock preparation system.

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                                                                                      The paper machine has a maximum operating speed of 840 m/min and was producing 250-300 TPD of 50 to 170 gsm coated and uncoated paper. The equipment includes the following items

                                                                                      • Wire section
                                                                                        • Sulzer headbox
                                                                                        • Top wire former
                                                                                        • Wire table cantilevered
                                                                                      • Press section with 4 felted presses
                                                                                      • 31 drying cylinders in pre dryer with hood
                                                                                      • Twin HSM coater/size press with coating kitchen
                                                                                      • 10 drying cylinders in after dryer with hood
                                                                                      • Sulzer Twim NipcoMAT MOL calendar stack
                                                                                      • Reel up
                                                                                      • Winder
                                                                                      • Pasaban Sheeter
                                                                                      • Wrapmatic ream wrapper
                                                                                      • BUMA reel wrapping line

                                                                                      Details of the paper machine can be seen on our website by using the link below

                                                                                      http://www.linnmachinery.com/paper-machinery/3600mm-complete-paper-machine-suitable-for-p-w-or-conversion-to-packaging-papers

                                                                                      We will add the details of the finishing equipment in the next few days, but please contact me if you want more information.

                                                                                      If you require any further information about this or any other equipment on the web site then please email me on john@linnmachinery.com

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 07 May 2019 20:26:39 +0200
                                                                                        SmartBasket: The game-changing solution for asset and lifecycle management of screen baskets http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8083-smartbasket-the-game-changing-solution-for-asset-and-lifecycle-management-of-screen-baskets http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8083-smartbasket-the-game-changing-solution-for-asset-and-lifecycle-management-of-screen-baskets

                                                                                        For more than 30 years, Voith has been supplying highly efficient and durable screen baskets for various screening applications in the stock preparation unit – with the aim of continuously improving screening efficiency. With SmartBasket, Voith is now offering an intelligent screen basket add-on tailored to customer requirements that is unique in the market. Thanks to the integrated RFID chip, customers have all the important information related to inventory, location and lifecycle status of their screen baskets at all times.

                                                                                        Given the large number of screen baskets used in the stock preparation unit and that are regularly exchanged, re-chromed or stored in the warehouse, it is a challenge for paper manufacturers to maintain an overview of their inventories in one or several paper mills. Manual documentation of the screen baskets in use and in stock, which has been the usual practice until now, is time-consuming, susceptible to error and results in high costs for inventory management. With SmartBasket, Voith is now offering an efficient, user-friendly solution for asset and lifecycle management of screen baskets, providing paper producers with maximum transparency and availability across all their manufacturing facilities.

                                                                                        Using a hand scanner, the RFID chip integrated into the screen basket is scanned and the data transferred to the mobile SmartBasket app via Bluetooth.Using a hand scanner, the RFID chip integrated into the screen basket is scanned and the data transferred to the mobile SmartBasket app via Bluetooth.

                                                                                        SmartBasket: Tracking with RFID chip
                                                                                        The new Voith screen baskets are equipped with an RFID chip. The baskets are scanned with a special hand scanner that is connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet and the associated SmartBasket app. This allows all relevant information – like the storage location, running time and condition of every single basket – to be added to a database. The data can be easily viewed in the user-friendly mobile app or in more detailed form via a cockpit solution, a web-based application with more extensive functions including Excel export.

                                                                                        Integrated lifecycle tracking and re-ordering
                                                                                        SmartBasket therefore provides an overview of the entire supply chain and paper manufacturers can optimize their inventory, as the lifecycle status can be tracked at all times. Another advantage of SmartBasket and the app for the customer is the direct connection to the Voith Paper Webshop. Just one click is all it takes to buy screen baskets online from the Webshop.

                                                                                        For intelligent paper manufacturing of the future
                                                                                        “The smart technology not only creates transparency at all levels; it also allows inventories and costs to be reduced,” says Christian Gommeringer, Strategic Global Product Manager at Voith. “The product reflects our forward-looking vision of making paper manufacture even more efficient using smart solutions. In this context, SmartBasket is the next important step toward Papermaking 4.0.” Voith will be adding other smart products to its range in future.

                                                                                        The SmartBasket app is available for mobile devices or as a web-based version with extended functionality.The SmartBasket app is available for mobile devices or as a web-based version with extended functionality.

                                                                                        For more information about SmartBasket, visit the Voith website: www.voith.com/smartbasket

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

                                                                                        The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. 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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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 May 2019 15:06:43 +0200
                                                                                          Rottneros changes clothes after 47 years http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8077-rottneros-changes-clothes-after-47-years http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8077-rottneros-changes-clothes-after-47-years

                                                                                          Rottneros is now taking another step to meet the future. In conjunction with the Annual General Meeting on May 2 in Sunne, Värmland, the company’s new logo is presented. A symbol that clarifies the company’s focus on climate and environmentally smart products and equality.

                                                                                          ”With our new graphic profile, we want to show the forward-looking Rottneros. Now we harvest the fruits of our investments in the facilities, focusing on efficiency and sustainability - both ecologically, socially and economically”, explains Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros AB.

                                                                                          2019 05 04 225725Rottneros was founded in 1887. Over the years, a number of logos have passed by. The existing one has been around for 47 years. In 2018, Rottneros had sales of SEK 2.3 billion with about 300 employees and the operating profit was record high of SEK 295 million.

                                                                                          Products that are smart for the planet

                                                                                          Rottneros has factories for high quality pulp in Rottneros, Värmland, and Vallvik, Hälsingland. Of sustainable and renewable forest raw materials, fibres are produced with specific properties that are demanded worldwide. The pulp is used, for example, for products such as air filters, transformers, tissue and cardboard.

                                                                                          The newcomer in the group is Rottneros Packaging, a newly-started factory in Sunne, which manufactures climate-smart packaging for primarily food. The packaging is made from pure forest raw material and replaces the traditional fossil-based plastic packaging.

                                                                                          ”Much of our success depends on our ability to be innovative and develop in step with time. Our corporate culture is based on the fact that we respect everyone, are committed and are professionals. Rottneros can and wants to offer products that are smart for the planet. We also want to clarify this by renewing our logo”, explains Lennart Eberleh.

                                                                                          Rottneros is an independent producer of market pulp. The Group comprises the parent company Rottneros AB, listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, and its subsidiaries Rottneros Bruk AB and Vallviks Bruk AB with operations involving the production and sale of market pulp. The Group also includes Rottneros Packaging AB, which manufactures fibre trays, and the wood procurement company SIA Rottneros Baltic in Latvia. The Group has about 300 employees and had a turnover of approximately SEK 2.3 billion in the 2018 financial year.

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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Sat, 04 May 2019 22:59:20 +0200
                                                                                            Zanders Paper with new co‐investor http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8075-zanders-paper-with-new-co-investor http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8075-zanders-paper-with-new-co-investor

                                                                                            Production of all core poducts continues

                                                                                            JOOL Invest AB has become a co‐investor in Zanders Paper GmbH. The Swedish company with subsidiaries mainly within paper, wood products and finance industries, has a clear industrial mindset and will be an active partner bringing further experience and capital creating a strong foundation for the planned growth of Zanders Paper.

                                                                                            Zanders Paper: Chrome cylinder for Chromolux productionZanders Paper: Chrome cylinder for Chromolux production

                                                                                            Zanders Paper will continue with all core products Chromolux, Zanlabel, Zanbarrier, Zanpack, Zanjet, Silver Digital and RX Nature. In addition, it is planned to introduce further grades in the coming months.

                                                                                            About Zanders Paper

                                                                                            Zanders Paper is a German manufacturer of high‐quality specialty papers and cartons for labels, packaging and graphic applications. Founded in 1829 by Johann Wilhelm Zanders in Bergisch Gladbach, the company still operates the Gohrsmühle paper mill with about 310 employees.

                                                                                            The portfolio includes high‐gloss label papers and premium board qualities of the traditional brand Chromolux, one of the world's leading paper brands, as well as high quality variants with extra smooth or naturally napped surfaces. These include Zanlabel label papers and Zanpack packaging board qualities.

                                                                                            Especially designed for digital printing, Zanders Paper offers the premium range of Chromolux digital and Silver digital brands as well as Zanjet, a double‐sided coated paper for commercial high‐ speed inkjet printing.

                                                                                            The portfolio is rounded off by Zanbarrier, the barrier paper for flexible food packaging, which is available in the variants Zanbarrier OGR (Oil and Grease Resistant) and Zanbarrier NGR (Natural Grease Resistant – a barrier function completely without fluorocarbon or other chemicals).

                                                                                            The company's customers are manufacturers of beverages such as spirits; sparkling wine, wine, beer or water, food and luxury foods, tobacco products, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Sat, 04 May 2019 22:40:00 +0200
                                                                                              Emtec Electronic presents its innovative testing equipment in Graz http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8073-emtec-electronic-presents-its-innovative-testing-equipment-in-graz http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8073-emtec-electronic-presents-its-innovative-testing-equipment-in-graz

                                                                                              From June 05th to 06th, the Paper & Biorefinery Conference 2019 takes place in Graz, Austria and people from the pulp, paper and biorefinery sector come together. The German developer and producer of innovative testing equipment, emtec Electronic GmbH, will showcase a variety of its instruments. From the wet end to the finished product, the application of the equipment enables an efficient process, to get the best possible quality with the lowest possible costs.

                                                                                              2019 03 29 083852The smallest, lightest and most-modern charge measuring systems for the wet-end in paper and board production are the CAS touch! and the FPA touch! The use of both instruments in the production process helps to optimize the utilization of chemicals with the target to stabilize the process, to improve the product quality and to reduce costs.

                                                                                              Besides this, the EST12 emtec Surface & Sizing Tester is shown. A useful tool to determine those surface properties of paper and board, that are relevant for the converting process, in particular the surface hydrophobia (sizing) as well as the surface porosity. Both parameters help to predict the converting behavior while printing, coating and gluing and enable the optimal runnability during the converting processes of paper and board.

                                                                                              2018 10 26 071855The ACA Ash Content Analyzer enables the determination of the mineral filler content of paper and board within seconds, and without combustion, that means without destruction of the samples. Both, the total mineral filler content, as well as the individual filler components (e.g. calcium carbonate, kaolin/talcum, titanium dioxide, iron oxide) and their percentage distribution are given.

                                                                                              Especially for tissue and nonwoven products, the popular TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer gives reliable and objective information about the three basic parameters, which determine the human feeling: the softness, roughness and stiffness. From these three, an overall hand feel value can be calculated. The availability of these values opens a huge amount of chances to optimize the tissue production and converting processes. New for hand sheet measurements: an updated version of the TSA and an improved measuring method for hand sheets (made in the lab) enables a reliable prediction of the final product quality in the lab without expensive trials at the tissue machine.

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:24:55 +0200
                                                                                                Another success for A.Celli: the commissioning of a winder and rewinder in Poland! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8072-another-success-for-a-celli-the-commissioning-of-a-winder-and-rewinder-in-poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8072-another-success-for-a-celli-the-commissioning-of-a-winder-and-rewinder-in-poland

                                                                                                A Stream winder and Rapid rewinder have been installed with success!

                                                                                                A.Celli Nonwovens has proven once again to be a benchmark company in the global market of non-woven fabric with the installation of a winding and rewinding system for Spunlace products at the plants of Novita S.A. in Poland, and the commissioning of the system on February 7th.

                                                                                                Novita S.A. has operated on the non-woven fabrics market for over 40 years, offering high-quality hygiene, industrial, medical and home products created by applying the best technologies to its production processes of which A.Celli machines now form a part.

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                                                                                                In detail, A.Celli supplied:

                                                                                                – a Stream winder of 3600 mm that handles reels up to 2500 mm in diameter, with basis weights from 25 to 100 gsm and designed specifically for carded products. It is highly reliable and requires minimum maintenance, and has a maximum operating speed of 350 m/min;

                                                                                                – a Rapid Rewinder of 3600 mm, calibrated for reels up to 1200 mm in diameter, with basis weights from 25 to 100 gsm and an operating speed of 800 m/min. It is equipped with the “DSS” (defect stop system) that monitors the reel and signals any defects to be removed. The system also has a second metal detector installed on the rewinder for the purpose of avoiding metallic contamination. An automatic shaft handling unit for management of the shafts and positioning of the cardboard cores was also supplied with the rewinder.

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:21:22 +0200
                                                                                                  Metsä Board and its associated company Metsä Fibre to launch pre-engineering phases for three major investments http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8071-metsae-board-and-its-associated-company-metsae-fibre-to-launch-pre-engineering-phases-for-three-major-investments http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8071-metsae-board-and-its-associated-company-metsae-fibre-to-launch-pre-engineering-phases-for-three-major-investments

                                                                                                  Metsä Board and its associated company Metsä Fibre, both part of Metsä Group, will launch pre-engineering phases for three major investments. All three investments will further develop the competitiveness of pulp and energy production for both companies, and move them towards fossil-free production.

                                                                                                  Development of Metsä Board Husum mill in Sweden

                                                                                                  2014 01 30 083551Metsä Board has carried out a prefeasibility study on renewing the Husum pulp mill in phases. In the first phase, the existing two old recovery boilers would be replaced with one new recovery boiler, and the old turbines replaced with one new turbine. Metsä Board will launch a pre-engineering phase for the investment in recovery boiler, which includes, among other things, the necessary regulatory processes, the technical design and a competitive tender for the main equipment. The timing of the final investment decision depends on the duration of the regulatory processes. The investment decision is expected to be made in the fourth quarter of 2019, at the earliest. The capacity of the planned recovery boiler would correspond to an annual production of up to 750,000 tonnes of pulp, in accordance with the current environmental permit. If realized, the size of the investment would be approximately EUR 300 million, divided between years 2019-2022. The recovery boiler would be in operation roughly two years after the final investment decision.

                                                                                                  The planned investment in the recovery boiler will reduce the energy costs of the mill, improve the reliability of production and decrease the duration of the annual maintenance shutdown. Own electricity generation, entirely based on renewable biomass, will double and increase the self-sufficiency in electricity of the integrate to over 80 per cent. In addition, the use of fossil oil in the integrate will reduce by approximately 5,000 tonnes per year.  

                                                                                                  The investment in the recovery boiler would enable the long-term development of the Husum integrated mill. In the second phase, during the 2020’s, the existing two fibre lines of the mill would be replaced by one new. During that period, potential investments to increase paperboard capacity can be based on a cost efficient long-term energy production solution.

                                                                                                  Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland

                                                                                                  Metsä Board’s associated company Metsä Fibre, of which Metsä Board owns 24.9 per cent, will launch a pre-engineering phase for the construction of a bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. When realised, the size of the investment would be approximately EUR 1.5 billion and the annual pulp capacity of the mill approximately 1.5 million tonnes. In addition to pulp, the mill would produce several other bioproducts. The new bioproduct mill would replace the existing pulp mill in Kemi of approximately 0.6 million tonnes in annual capacity. The financing structure of the project will be specified during the pre-engineering phase. Metsä Board produces white kraftliner in Kemi. In connection with the construction of Metsä Fibre’s planned bioproduct mill, Metsä Board would make certain own investments in order to ensure the prerequisites for profitable kraftliner production in the long-term.

                                                                                                  The final investment decision by Metsä Fibre is estimated to be made in the summer of 2020, at the earliest.

                                                                                                  Metsä Fibre’s sawmill in Rauma, Finland

                                                                                                  Metsä Fibre will launch a pre-engineering phase for the construction of a new pine sawmill with approximately 750,000 cubic meters of annual capacity in connection with Rauma pulp mill. The size of the investment would be approximately EUR 200 million and the sawmill line, when realised, would be the most modern and efficient in the world. The aim is to increase the utilisation of new technology and data of the sawmill to a clearly higher level compared to existing sawmills. The investment would enable Metsä Fibre to significantly increase the amount of products that store carbon dioxide for a long time.

                                                                                                  The final decision on Metsä Fibre’s investment is estimated to be made in the beginning of 2020.

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                                                                                                  Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards including folding boxboards, food service boards and white kraftliners. Our lightweight paperboards are developed to provide better, safer and more sustainable solutions for consumer goods as well as retail-ready and food service applications. We work together with our customers on a global scale to innovate solutions for better consumer experiences with less environmental impact. The pure fresh fibres Metsä Board uses are a renewable resource, traceable to origin in sustainably managed northern forests.

                                                                                                  The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2018, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.9 billion, and it has approximately 2,400 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:19:02 +0200
                                                                                                    Global unions target safety at work in pulp, paper, graphical and packaging in a year of action http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8070-global-unions-target-safety-at-work-in-pulp-paper-graphical-and-packaging-in-a-year-of-action http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8070-global-unions-target-safety-at-work-in-pulp-paper-graphical-and-packaging-in-a-year-of-action

                                                                                                    Workers in the pulp, paper, graphical and packaging sectors, represented globally by IndustriALL Global Union and UNI, are using this 2019 Workers Memorial Day to kick off a yearlong campaign around the three fundamental worker rights needed to make work safe: (1) The Right to Know – workers must know the hazards and risks in their workplace; (2) The Right to Act (commonly known as the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work Without Punishment) ; and (3) the Right to Participate in the safety programs and structures that manage safety in the workplace.  Each of these Rights will be highlighted with action by workers across the global pulp, paper, graphical and packaging sectors.

                                                                                                    uni global europa logoMay and June 2019 will focus on a Worker’s Right to Know. Right to Know know laws typically focus on a workers right to know the hazardous substances and dangerous chemicals they work with but workers require information on so much more that that could endanger us at work.  Workers require:

                                                                                                    • Information on all workplace hazard information, including dangerous chemicals and materials but also hazardous tools, equipment, work processes and the way work is organized;
                                                                                                    • An accurate evaluation of hazards.  Where gaps in knowledge exist they should be filled.
                                                                                                    • Hazard and risk assessment done with workers participation:  the only people with the moral authority to assess a risk are those who must face it.
                                                                                                    • This means industrial hygiene surveys belong to workers.  Toxicology studies belong to workers.  Ergonomic surveys belong to workers.

                                                                                                    “We invite the global pulp, paper and packaging sectors to work with workers and their representatives to fully facilitate the right to know and by doing so build safer and healthier workplaces,“ said Joaquina Rodriguez, President, UNI Graphical and Packaging.

                                                                                                    “All health and safety standards exist because of trade union action and we invite the pulp, paper, graphical and packaging industries to share information and build safety programs together with their workers who know the work and its hazards better than anyone one else, “ said Leeann Foster, IndustriALL Pulp and Paper Working Group Co-Chair.

                                                                                                    Similar international mobilizations will be conducted in September/October 2019 around the Right to Act (commonly known as the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work Without Punishment);  and focusing March/April 2020 on the Right to Participate, culminating with Workers Memorial Day 2020.

                                                                                                    Workers Memorial Day, observed by unions across the globe on April 28 of each year, is a day dedicated to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the struggle for safe jobs.  Worldwide, each year more than 380,000 workers die tragically at work and another 2.4 million die from work-related illness.  The pulp, paper, graphical and packaging sectors are extremely dangerous, with a number of fatalities and even more life altering injuries occurring across the globe annually. Transparency with workers on information relating to their health and safety and employer engagement with workers and their unions is fundamental to address loss of life and limb in the industry.

                                                                                                    The two international unions, IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union bring together unions on all continents across these four industries. See more on the two global union websites: www.industriall-union.org and www.uniglobalunion.org.

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:16:27 +0200