Pulp-Paperworld.com / European News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:54:30 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Södra recognized as best pulp producer supplier and for best social sustainable project by Sofidel http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7919-soedra-recognized-as-best-pulp-producer-supplier-and-for-best-social-sustainable-project-by-sofidel http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7919-soedra-recognized-as-best-pulp-producer-supplier-and-for-best-social-sustainable-project-by-sofidel

Södra was awarded two prizes, as Best Supplier – Pulp Producer Category and for Best Sustainability Project – Social Category during the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award (3SAward). This year the prize ceremony took place in Columbus, Ohio

Sofidel, one of the leading manufacturers of paper for hygienic and domestic use worldwide, on occasion of its annual 3SAward, awarded Södra among its best suppliers.

2018 10 15 103027The Suppliers Sustainability Award organised every year by Sofidel aimed at its national and international suppliers to encourage, spread and highlight best practices and improvements carried out by suppliers in the field of social and environmental responsibility.

On this occasion Södra, the Sweden's largest forest-owner association, was nominated and won in two categories: in the Best Supplier – Pulp Producer for the sustainability performance of the mills in Mönsterås, Mörrum, and Värö, which between them produce close to 2 million tons of market pulp annually, was especially highlighted. Södra also won in the category The Best Sustainable Project – Social, for their campaign “Act of a Hero”.

“The prize for ‘Best Supplier – Pulp Producer Category’ shows that we at Södra maintain a high level in our sustainability efforts, thanks to the focus and commitment of our employees – this award is an honour and accolade for them. Our mills are well invested and expertly run for the benefit of customers, and for selected key sustainability targets we have” says Gunilla Saltin CEO at Södra Cell.

The “Act of a Hero” campaign was a social media expression of Södra’s belief in the sustainable role played by tissue and other paper products in society.

Paper production is a very resource demanding industry, both in terms of water, forest, and energy. For this reason, Sofidel works actively for a more sustainable paper and pulp industry. As of today, Sofidel has reduced direct emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere by 20.6% thanks to investments in energy efficiency, in the use of cogeneration plants and the use of renewable energy sources. Another fundamental area of action is the sourcing of pulp from independent certified sources with forest certification schemes (FSC®, FSC Controlled Wood, SFI®, PEFC™), which has reached a level of 100%. Moreover, Sofidel operates to safeguard water resources, limiting the consumption inside their production processes (the amount of water used in the production is distinctly lower than the industry benchmark: 7.1 l/kg vs. 15-25 l/kg)

Read more about Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Awards here

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 15 Oct 2018 10:22:58 +0200
    Fabio Perini S.p.A. presents its customer service 4.0 at MIAC http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7918-fabio-perini-s-p-a-presents-its-customer-service-4-0-at-miac http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7918-fabio-perini-s-p-a-presents-its-customer-service-4-0-at-miac

    Gianfranco Agnusdei, Global Customer Service Director: “More efficiency and less costs. This is the objective of customer service: help our customers in preserving over time the value of their capital asset”

    Fabio Perini S.p.A. took part in MIAC, where during the convention “Towards Converting Tissue 4.0” Gianfranco Agnusdei, Global Customer Service Director, disclosed the new company strategy and presented the best available technologies to enhance performances, quality and management of the production process.

    “Industry 4.0 for our company has its own application even in customer service, –Gianfranco Agnusdei comments – a field where the use and analysis of production data, together with the technical expertise of Fabio Perini’s people, allow customers to preserve over time the value of their capital asset and optimize the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of their lines. Digital services are not limited to lines and systems supplied by Fabio Perini, but they can be used on equipment by other producers as well."

    Gianfranco Agnusdei, Global Customer Service DirectorGianfranco Agnusdei, Global Customer Service Director

    Three years ago, Fabio Perini launched its Customer Service Portal, which has evolved becoming the customers’ digital touch point, with information on their installed base, the history of maintenance services, the suggested equipment modifications and a web shop for spare parts, placing orders directly online. Today the Portal becomes also the tool to activate and monitor line performance using two solutions, Tissue Data Cloud and Digital Shift Support.

    The Tissue Data Cloud processes data based on a wide set of performance indicators, so as to offer the customer immediate visibility of the process critical points. Thanks to the Web Dashboard, the values of the line are re-elaborated easily and intuitively and available in real time for the production manager.

    The second new feature is the Digital Shift Support, also activated from the Portal and available on the operator’s tablet. The Digital Shift Support is a smart application that collects, together with a minimal set of performance indicators, the production speed and the justifications of alarms by the operators.

    “Up to now our path has been going through digitalization, from equipment alarm detection to production indicators analysis, so as to identify inefficiencies and be able to act on specific line sections. – Agnusdei goes on – But we at Fabio Perini are firmly convinced that no digital revolution can exist without the technical know-how accrued in our 50-years-long experience. Our Customer Service 4.0 is all about this: an extraordinary integration between technical expertise and the availability of data supplied by digital solutions”.

    In fact, the availability of data and the expertise of Fabio Perini’s technicians will allow to supply a real Digital Audit and remotely detect causes, establishing in advance actions to solve issues. In this framework, even the Wearable Glasses find their place: in its new “goggle” version, this technologic solution for remote, real-time technical assistance is more ergonomic and performing, with 3D interaction and Augmented Reality. For this device, too, the expertise of Fabio Perini’s technicians is a key factor.

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:13:56 +0200
      BlueLine technology convinces Lucart with significant increase in production capacity and energy savings http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7916-blueline-technology-convinces-lucart-with-significant-increase-in-production-capacity-and-energy-savings http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7916-blueline-technology-convinces-lucart-with-significant-increase-in-production-capacity-and-energy-savings

      Voith recently reached a deal with Lucart Group for the delivery of a BlueLine stock preparation system at the company’s paper mill headquarters in Porcari, Italy. 

      • Significant increase in production capacity
      • Energy savings of up to 25 percent
      • Maximum fiber cleaning and sustainable fiber utilization 

      The scope of supply includes all the latest Voith technologies to minimize energy consumption and achieve maximum efficiency in fiber usage. Above all, the Intensa technology was a key factor for Lucart in choosing Voith. With this pulping technology, based on a flow optimized vat and an eccentrically arranged rotor, Lucart will benefit from a significant increase in production capacity and energy savings of up to 25 percent compared to conventional technologies. The new stock preparation line will be equipped with additional energy-efficient components and systems – like ComMix, InduraHiClean and the Pluralis refining technology – which will help the mill to accomplish its goal of maximum sustainable fiber usage.

      Voith BlueLineVoith BlueLine

      “At Lucart, we’re continuously seeking to improve the sustainability of our operations,” said Franco Pasquini, Technical Director at Lucart. “Energy consumption reduction and efficient fiber usage are key targets in all our operations. The installation of the latest stock preparation technologies from Voith will contribute to accomplish our strategic goals.”

      “Lucart is well known for its focus on environmental sustainability and experience in raw materials usage,” said Roberto Buzzi, Sales Manager, Voith Paper. “We’re proud of having earned their trust with our stock preparation technologies.”

      About Lucart
      Lucart, a leading company in Europe in the production of MG paper, tissue products and airlaid products, was founded in 1953 by the Pasquini Family. Lucart’s production capacity is 395,000 tons/year of paper on 12 paper machines and 65 converting lines. Its consolidated turnover will amount to more than €450 million, with more than 1,500 employees in ten production plants and a Logistic Center in Italy.

      About Voith
      Voith Paper is a Group Division of Voith and the leading partner and pioneer in the paper industry. Through constant innovations, the technology group is continually optimizing the paper manufacturing process and paving the way for resource-saving production. Thanks to Papermaking 4.0, paper manufacturers can interconnect their equipment in an optimum way and increase their competitiveness through the effective and secure use of generated data. With Servolution, Voith Paper offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process.

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

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:37:25 +0200
        Södra’s sustainability achievements recognised with two Sofidel awards http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7915-soedra-s-sustainability-achievements-recognised-with-two-sofidel-awards http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7915-soedra-s-sustainability-achievements-recognised-with-two-sofidel-awards

        Södra received two of the 2018 Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Awards (3SAward) presented in Columbus, Ohio (USA) last week. Södra was named Best Supplier in the Pulp Producer Category and in the Best Sustainable Project, Social Category.

        The prestigious 3SAward is an accolade awarded each year by the tissue manufacturer Sofidel to the suppliers who have distinguished themselves through their environmental and social sustainability activities.

        L to r: Marcus Hellberg, sales director, Södra; Andrea Piazzolla, chief purchasing officer, Sofidel; Gunilla Saltin, CEO Södra Cell; Luigi Lazzareschi, group chief executive, SofidelL to r: Marcus Hellberg, sales director, Södra; Andrea Piazzolla, chief purchasing officer, Sofidel; Gunilla Saltin, CEO Södra Cell; Luigi Lazzareschi, group chief executive, Sofidel

        In the Pulp Producer Category, Södra was recognised for the sustainability performance of its Swedish mills, Mönsterås, Mörrum and Värö, which between them produce close to 2 million tons of market pulp annually. The Best Sustainable Project, Social Category, was awarded for Södra’s ground-breaking “Act of a Hero” social media campaign.

        Södra Cell CEO Gunilla Saltin said: “The prize for ‘Best Supplier’ shows that we at Södra maintain a high level in our sustainability efforts, thanks to the focus and commitment of our employees – this award is an honour and accolade for them. Our mills are well invested and expertly run for the benefit of customers, and selected key sustainability targets have the same status as financial ones.”

        Södra’s strategy until 2020 is based on being a value-generating and cohesive Group with profitable growth, inspired by the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact. “Our ambitions on fossil free operations are high,” said Saltin. “Fossil-free and climate-positive operations are at the top of our agenda, as are sustainable forestry, sustainable innovation, resource efficiency and responsibility to our employees and those throughout the value chain.”

        The “Act of a Hero” campaign was a social media expression of Södra’s belief in the sustainable role played by tissue and other paper products in society. Sofidel explained the winning formula: “For realizing an "out-of-the-box" communication approach, through a campaign developed by a b2b company and dedicated to a wide targeted audience of final customers, based on active involvement of retailers, and effective in influencing consumers' choice in favour of sustainable fibre/paper.”

        “We thought out of the box for sure,” said head of marketing communications Linda Ottosson. “Our aim was to reach not only our customers, who know the sustainability credentials of our pulp, but to our customers’ customers and consumers who in many cases don’t. Through a simple but unexpected message delivered with humour and a strong human touch, the result was a level of targeted engagement beyond our most optimistic expectations, with more than 1.6 million impressions in the first three months.”

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:31:12 +0200
          A.Celli E-WIND® T80S: flexibility close at hand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7914-a-celli-e-wind-t80s-flexibility-close-at-hand http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7914-a-celli-e-wind-t80s-flexibility-close-at-hand

          A.Celli Paper presents a new rewinder of high production flexibility.

          The two goals were to optimise production and increase line productivity.

          Both have now been achieved, limiting investment to a minimum, with E-WIND® T80S: the new rewinder designed by A. Celli Paper to respond to these very needs.

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          A.Celli Paper E-WIND® T80S is a modular and fully automatic entry level rewinder, with built-in electrical cabinets, capable of managing products that involve a specific volume, diameter and cutting format while also guaranteeing extra capacity during production peaks.

          It is customisable, plug-and-play, perfectly adaptable and compatible with any standard rewinding system or complete line in the tissue sector.

          A.Celli Paper E-WIND® T80S: flexibility for everyone!
          For more information, please contact us

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:26:38 +0200
            Fabio Perini S.p.A. presents at MIAC the digital revolution of Customer Service http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7913-fabio-perini-s-p-a-presents-at-miac-the-digital-revolution-of-customer-service http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7913-fabio-perini-s-p-a-presents-at-miac-the-digital-revolution-of-customer-service

            The new platform of services and technical solutions that optimizes production efficiency, reduces operating costs and helps customers maintain the value of their production assets over time.

            Fabio Perini chooses MIAC for the worldwide launch of digital solutions for Customer Service and the improvement of production efficiency, consolidating its role as a 360° business partner through the new dimensions of Industry 4.0.

            If initially the Digital Tissue™ was aimed only for new installations, today, a few months after its launch, the most important innovation is that the suite of digital solutions can also be implemented for the installed base not only of all Fabio Perini customers but also of machinery from other manufacturers.

            In this way, Customer Service becomes 4.0 where the use and analysis of production data, combined with the technical expertise of Fabio Perini's staff, allows customers to maintain the value of their capital assets over time and optimize the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of the lines.

            Here are the solutions presented in detail:

            Tissue Data Cloud  

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            The data processing through different performance indicators gives immediate visibility to the customer of the critical points of the process. Through the use of a Web Dashboard, directly accessible from the Customer Service Portal of Fabio Perini, the data of the line are processed simply and intuitively. Thanks to the analysis of these values and the competence of the Company's technicians, it is possible to offer to customers a real Digital Audit that will allow, even remotely, to detect the causes of line malfunction and establish in advance the actions to solve them.


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            Two years after the launch of WEAREABLE - the technological solution for remote and real-time technical assistance - the MIAC 2018 becomes the stage for the worldwide launch of the new WEAREABLE GLASSES which becomes more ergonomic in the new "glasses" version and more performing (with the interaction of 3D and AR augmented reality).

            Process control

            Process control is a package of solutions and services that can now be installed not only on all new converting lines but also on an installed base already in production. Being able to measure the tissue web and the finished product and collect the data to transform it into useful information for production efficiency is now part of the complete Digital Tissue™ solution package launched last June at iT's Tissue 2018; a huge advantage for customers who will benefit from this solution to increase production performance, finished product quality and converting process management.

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            The digital services offered are not only limited to Fabio Perini lines and systems but can also be used on machines of other manufacturers. Thanks to Körber Digital, the new Business Area of the Körber group dedicated to the development of digital solutions, it has been developed a new solution to collect data from any installed base.

            In the Open House set up at the Fabio Perini plants in Lucca, it is possible to see the MYTIME line in operation with the patented "Punzoncini" technology for the production of an extremely soft kitchen towel product. Besides, the line is equipped with new upgrades of machinery (T.I.P. - Technical Improvement Program) that allow both the increase in production efficiency and the reduction of operating costs. In particular, a new fire-fighting system has been developed based on two fundamental elements: a guarantee of detection that minimizes false alarms (without the use of optical sensors, UV, IR, ultrasound that would suffer dust, areosol and movements of hot air masses) and a patented extinguishing system based on low-pressure "water mist" technology.

            In addition, there are further T.I.P. such as the new glue filter and glue mixer, the reversible rotor to ensure a higher quality of log cutting and blade life up to 30% more and the new lotion applicator "Leonardo" able to deposit 99.9% of the lotion used on paper.

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:38:49 +0200
              BillerudKorsnäs appoints Senior Vice President Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7912-billerudkorsnaes-appoints-senior-vice-president-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7912-billerudkorsnaes-appoints-senior-vice-president-paper

              BillerudKorsnäs have just announced that Helene Biström is appointed as Senior Vice President for Paper, one of the company’s three divisions in the new organisation that came into effect on the 1st of October.

              billkorlogoEarlier this year, BillerudKorsnäs announced that the company will create three divisions with profit and loss responsibility in order to more effectively realise the company's growth strategy. The three divisions are Board, Paper and Solutions. Helene Biström is appointed Senior Vice President Division Paper. She will be a member of the company’s senior management team. Helene is currently the CEO of Infanord.

              “It is my conviction that Helene, along with the strong team at Paper, will lift the division to new heights both in regards to production stability and new products. Helene will also contribute to Group Management with her broad leadership experience,” says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

              “I am honoured to be offered the position Senior Vice President for the Paper division at BillerudKorsnäs. It will be very exciting to take on this challenge. The combination of solid competence and innovation with a strong focus on sustainability, makes BillerudKorsnäs direction and products perfectly positioned in time. I look forward to developing the Paper division along with my team,” says Helene Biström.

              Helene is a highly experienced leader with previous assignments as deputy CEO of Vattenfall and CEO of Norrenergi. Helene also has a background with several significant board assignments, including as chairman of Sveaskog, and is currently active in Pöyry's Board. In 2008 Helene was named Business Woman of the Year by Veckans Affärer.

              Helene will start in the position at the latest during April 2019.

              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 4 300 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, 11 Oct 2018 08:29:18 +0200
                Stora Enso and Gasum to make renewable energy from wastewater in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7910-stora-enso-and-gasum-to-make-renewable-energy-from-wastewater-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7910-stora-enso-and-gasum-to-make-renewable-energy-from-wastewater-in-sweden

                Stora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. 

                Gasum plans to upgrade the biogas into Liquefied Biogas (LBG) and sell it as fuel for cars, buses, trucks, and ferries. The expected LBG production of the plant is 75-90 GWh per year, equivalent to the amount of fuel needed annually for more than 200 average long haul lorries in Sweden. Production is expected to start during 2020.

                stora new1“We are happy to be part of a project that will turn waste into valuable renewable energy,” says Michael Lindemann, Mill Director at Nymölla Mill. “For Stora Enso, substituting fossil-based fuels in our society with renewable solutions is a vital way to combat global warming. The cooperation with Gasum is a good example of the collaborative efforts Stora Enso is taking to do this.”

                ”We are pleased about the circular economy cooperation with Stora Enso. The biogas plant is a sustainable solution for the processing of wastewater. Gasum is actively building a gas ecosystem for industry, marine and road transport segment in the Nordics,” says Johanna Lamminen, Chief Executive Officer of Gasum.

                The total investment of the project for Gasum is around EUR 27 million and for Stora Enso around EUR 5 million. Gasum has been granted an investment subsidy of SEK 121.5 million (EUR 12.7 million) by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency under the Climate Leap (‘Klimatklivet’) programme.

                Located in southern Sweden, Stora Enso’s Nymölla Mill has an annual production capacity of 340 000 tonnes pulp and 485 000 tonnes woodfree uncoated (WFU) paper for office and postal use. Stora Enso’s well-known office paper brand Multicopy is produced in Nymölla.

                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 a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 10 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 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:23:04 +0200
                  Valmet-supplied world's largest production line for bleached softwood pulp successfully started up at SCA Östrand mill in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7909-valmet-supplied-world-s-largest-production-line-for-bleached-softwood-pulp-successfully-started-up-at-sca-oestrand-mill-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7909-valmet-supplied-world-s-largest-production-line-for-bleached-softwood-pulp-successfully-started-up-at-sca-oestrand-mill-in-sweden

                  The expanded pulp mill SCA Östrand in Timrå, Sweden, was started up end of June 2018, according to plan. SCA invested SEK 7.8 billion in Östrand pulp mill expansion project making it one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden to date. With this project SCA Östrand doubled its production capacity from 430,000 tonnes to 900,000 tonnes per year and became the largest production line for bleached softwood kraft pulp in the world.

                  "The rebuild and expansion of Östrand pulp mill is one of the greatest industrial investments in northern Sweden ever. In spite of complexities such as building a twice as big pulp mill in a running mill, we started up the new plant on schedule and budget. The success is the work of many actors, not the least our supplier Valmet", says Ingela Ekebro, Project Director, SCA.

                  "The start-up went very well.  Valmet delivered the most sustainable solution available today consisting of the new cooking, fiber line and evaporation plants," says Stefan Mattsson, Sales Director, Fiber Processing Business Unit, Valmet.

                  Östrand pulp mill. Picture: Torbjörn Bergkvist. Östrand pulp mill. Picture: Torbjörn Bergkvist.

                  The project was implemented in phases, and the new evaporation plant was started up some months before the cooking and fiber line. Very soon after the start-up, pulp was produced with high strength, purity and brightness. In the next phase, the production is increased gradually towards the new nominal production capacity.

                  State-of-the-art technology and environmental performance

                  Valmet's delivery to the project included new cooking, fiber line and evaporation plant. The cooking plant has the world's largest soft wood digester, while the new evaporation plant is Sweden's largest with an evaporation capacity of 1,150 tons of water per hour.

                  The 7-effect evaporation plant is extremely energy-efficient, with its in-built possibility to also recover excess heat from Valmet's cooking plant and includes a methanol plant for producing liquid methanol. This enables Östrand to sell surplus energy in the form of green electricity.

                  Following the investment, SCA Östrand mill has state-of-the-art technology to minimize emissions to air and water. Customers will be offered both TCF (total chlorine free) and ECF (elemental chlorine free) pulp, produced with wood from sustainable forestry.

                  Information about the customer SCA

                  The core of SCA's business is the forest, Europe's largest private forest holding. Around this unique resource, SCA has built a well-developed value chain based on renewable raw material from own and others' forests. SCA offers paper for packaging and print, pulp, wood products, renewable energy, services for forest owners and efficient transport solutions. In 2017, the forest products company SCA had approximately 4,000 employees and its sales amounted to approximately SEK 16.7 bn (EUR 1,6 bn). SCA was founded in 1929 and has its headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden.

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

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

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

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:15:45 +0200
                    PMP supports the dynamic growth of Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A. (Poland) – ”315” project is the next development step for the Kostrzyn’s Plant. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7908-pmp-supports-the-dynamic-growth-of-arctic-paper-kostrzyn-s-a-poland-315-project-is-the-next-development-step-for-the-kostrzyn-s-plant http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7908-pmp-supports-the-dynamic-growth-of-arctic-paper-kostrzyn-s-a-poland-315-project-is-the-next-development-step-for-the-kostrzyn-s-plant

                    On June 4th, 2018, PMP (Paper Machinery Producer) signed a contract with Arctic Paper Kostrzyn, for a PM1 press section rebuild, that includes a delivery of a new Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press.

                    pmp logo 2016Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A. for several years has been consistently working on its assets modernization. Previous investitions were conducted to prepare PM1 for a future, significant capacity increase. The name of whole project is ”315” [thousand tons of capacity for whole plant] and it will be completed in 2019, when the new press section with PMP Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press will be implemented at the PM1.

                    The main goal of the ”315” project is to increase manufacturing capacity, to boost paper properties and to implement energy saving solutions. Arctic Paper has decided to choose state-of-the-art solutions provided by PMP, and invested in a press section equipped with Intelli-Nip® Shoe Module. Solutions that will be designed and manufactured by PMP, will play a key role in the ”315” project final success. What is most important, it will allow to improve the after press dryness from 43% before rebuild, to up to 50% after rebuild. It is also worth to mention that each 1% of dryness brings around 4% of steam savings in the dryer section. Furthermore, Shoe Press technology will significantly improve final product quality (especially its bulkness and bursting strength), it will also majorly improve PM1 runnability.

                    Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press technology is a great combination of energy saving solutions & impressive paper properties and is nowadays a desired solution worldwide. Recently PMP has executed number of projects that included shoe press solution, for example in USA, Mexico, Colombia, China and Poland. For Arctic Paper Kostrzyn S.A., it will be a huge step in whole plant development.

                    PM1 is producing writing and offset papers, with the basis weight of 60 up to 100 gsm. PM1’s current operating speed is on the level of 700 mpm, with a plan to increase it up to 1000 mpm after rebuild. PMP’s scope of supply covers press section with Intelli-Nip® Shoe Press (design nip load 600 kN/m, module dia 1100 mm). In addition, PMP will supply most of the controls equipment, spare parts and on-site services, including on-site erection, start-up supervision. The assembly and start-up are scheduled for the year 2019.

                    About Arctic Paper Group:

                    Arctic Paper Group is a leading European producer of high-quality graphic paper, with annual revenues of approximately PLN 3 billion. Annually, company delivers over 700,000 tonnes of premium graphic paper – for quality printing, reading and branding purposes – produced by more than 1,250 dedicated employees at three mills. Their strong and recognisable brands are synonymous with quality and environmentally friendly production processes. (learn more: www.arcticpaper.com)

                    About PMP:

                    PMP – Paper Machinery Producer - a global provider of tissue, paper & board technology, has been supporting pulp and paper industry for over 160 years, executing projects on 6 continents, in 34 countries. Company owns 6 facilities in 4 countries (Poland, USA, China, Italy). PMP is a recognized international player in both paper & tissue industry. (learn more: www.pmpgroup.com)

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:10:36 +0200
                      Smurfit Kappa Nettingsdorf selected Toscotec to supply a dryer section rebuild. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7906-smurfit-kappa-nettingsdorf-selected-toscotec-to-supply-a-dryer-section-rebuild http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7906-smurfit-kappa-nettingsdorf-selected-toscotec-to-supply-a-dryer-section-rebuild

                      Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik AG & Co KG selected Toscotec to rebuild the dryer section of PM6 at Nettingsdorf mill in Austria. Nettingsdorfer Papierfabrik is a member of Smurfit Kappa Group and one of the largest European sites of the company. The mill is one of the leading producer of containerboard in Europe. The paper machine 6 produces Kraftliner with 7.4 m reel trim and 1100 mpm speed.

                      The rebuild of the dryer section of PM6 is part of the Future Energy Plant Project. This forward-looking project has the objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 40,000 tonnes (= 2/3 of the current emissions).

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                      With this rebuild, Toscotec breaks new ground and takes it to the next level, by supplying a new dryer section for a large-format paper machine.

                      Smurfit Kappa has decided to install 5 TT SteelDryers (3 additional and out of the 63 existing dryers 2 will be replaced), as the best technical solution to achieve its production and efficiency increase targets. The TT SteelDryers will be designed for a steam pressure of 12 barg. The supply is on a turnkey basis, including erection supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance.

                      The rebuild is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.

                      About Smurfit Kappa Group

                      Smurfit Kappa is one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world, with around 46,000 employees in approximately 370 production sites across 35 countries and with revenue of €8.6 billion in 2017. SK is located in 22 countries in Europe and 13 in the Americas and is the only large-scale pan-regional player in Latin America.

                      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 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:00:19 +0200
                        Sappi launches Verve – sustainable dissolving wood pulp for a thriving world http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7905-sappi-launches-verve-sustainable-dissolving-wood-pulp-for-a-thriving-world http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7905-sappi-launches-verve-sustainable-dissolving-wood-pulp-for-a-thriving-world

                        Building on its reputation for quality, service and responsibility, Sappi has just moved to strengthen its leadership in the dissolving wood pulp (DWP) market with the launch of the Sappi Verve brand.

                        Demand for DWP continues to grow as consumer preference increases for products made from renewable, sustainably sourced and processed woodfibre. As a significant producer of DWP over the past decades, Sappi today produces close to 1.4m tons per annum, enjoying a significant 16% share of the DWP market. Sappi continues to invest to ensure customers are able to meet demands for sustainably grown and responsibly processed dissolving wood pulp. 

                        2018 10 05 103251Commenting on the launch of the Sappi Verve brand, Steve Binnie, Sappi Limited CEO said: “Our products and service offering within the dissolving pulp market are highly valued and we remain an industry leader in this space. Verve gives recognition to this enviable reputation and the value we offer this market. Brands, including industrial business-to-business brands carry tremendous value, not just to customers but to the whole value chain. Sappi Verve represents our commitment to the entire value chain from brand owners through to the cellulosic fibre producers; our commitment to producing a natural fibre sourced from sustainably managed forests. As a responsible corporate citizen it is a commitment to our ethos of sustainability within the context of people, planet and prosperity.”

                        The majority of dissolving wood pulp is consumed in the viscose industry where pulp is converted through the value chain to yarn and ultimately textiles providing naturally soft, breathable fabrics which is smooth to the touch, hold colour well and drape beautifully. DWP cellulosic fibre is also used for a myriad of household, industrial and pharmaceutical applications including for tablets, personal hygiene, cellophane, washing sponges etc. 

                        In the past, DWP sold by Sappi was unbranded and industry generic names were used as product names. This did not reflect the specific benefits which has always differentiated Sappi’s DWP. The new Sappi Verve brand creates a very specific identity within the DWP market.

                        Bernhard Riegler VP Marketing for Sappi’s dissolving wood pulp explains: “At Sappi we have always known there is something special to our dissolving wood pulp products. We have consistent, outstanding quality products, supported by dedicated customer service, all underpinned by a strong sustainability story.  As a fibre produced from natural and renewable resources, Verve provides the value chain with a sustainable choice not only within the broader textile sphere which includes cotton and polyester, but as a preferred sustainable choice within the dissolving wood pulp market.”

                        Riegler continues: “Committing to a brand such as Sappi Verve means committing to the broader values it denotes, not only the product attributes but also the broader commitments and values that Sappi as the parent brand stands for. Consumers are becoming more active in making the right choices to contribute toward a tomorrow that is better than today. Sustainability is becoming increasingly important within a brand promise. Sustainability that uplifts people, builds communities, generates economic value and secures the environment.  Sappi Verve represents enthusiasm, life, vigour and energy. Sappi Verve is the sustainable choice and our way of making tomorrow better than today.”

                        Binnie concludes: “Sappi Verve aligns perfectly with our goals as a business – diverse, sustainable, committed to growth and adding value to our customers, communities and investors. Sappi Verve meets the needs of a discerning, fast-growing and thriving world.”

                        About Sappi

                        A global leader in dissolving wood pulp and paper-based solutions, Sappi Limited (listed and in the Top 40 on the JSE - SAP), is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has over 12,000 employees; manufacturing facilities on three continents, in nine countries (ten operations in Europe, three operations in America and five operations in South Africa) and customers in over 150 countries worldwide

                        Sappi works closely with customers to provide relevant and sustainable dissolving wood pulp, paper (speciality, packaging and graphic), paper pulp, and biomaterial products and related services and innovations. Our market-leading range of paper products includes: flexible packaging, label, release liner, containerboard and fluting, coated fine papers, casting release papers and in our Southern African region newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers. These products serve the fashion, FMCG and industrial sectors. Our dissolving wood pulp products are used worldwide by converters to produce viscose fibre, pharmaceutical products as well as a wide range of household and consumer products.

                        We continue to grow into a profitable and cash-generative diversified business with an exciting future in woodfibre, a renewable resource.


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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 05 Oct 2018 10:33:16 +0200
                          Bäckhammar mill ready for start-up next week http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7904-baeckhammar-mill-ready-for-start-up-next-week http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7904-baeckhammar-mill-ready-for-start-up-next-week

                          Nordic Paper Bäckhammar mill is ready for start-up. The prognosis and working hypothesis are that the pulp production will start in the beginning of next week. As always, there will be a ramp up phase of the pulp production.

                          nordicpaper logoThe paper production will follow the pulp production. Because of the difficult situation it will take time before the production is running with full capacity and it may take time before we are in phase with our planned deliveries.

                          The Bäckhammar mill has been standing still due to a damaged floor drain that caused big problems. A mixture of water and soap leaked out to the recipient Visman creek during the start-up phase after the mill´s annual maintenance stop. Since the accident, the focus has been on restoring the water treatment in order to get the biodegrading of substances to work normally.

                          - Last week’s efforts have shown good results. The water in the Visman creek is now showing normal levels of oxygen and the mill is ready for start-up, says Marie Stenquist, director of Corporate Communications.

                          We are having a continuous dialogue with the local supervisory authority in this situation.

                          Nordic Paper has come to the conclusion that we are prepared for a safe start-up.

                          Nordic Paper is a leading producer of Greaseproof paper and Kraft Paper.We are located in Scandinavia and operates in Sweden and Norway. Our four paper mills and two pulp mills are all within 250 kilometers of one another.We have been manufacturing special paper for a range of applications since the late 19th century. Our expert knowledge of paper manufacturing has been passed down through generations.We use only renewable forestry resources in our manufacturing processes. Everything we do, we do with the greatest possible consideration for the environment, which is witnessed by the many certification processes we have satisfied.Our motto is that we always are near, natural and premium!For more information, please visit: www.nordic-paper.com

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 05 Oct 2018 10:25:12 +0200
                            PETRONAS Brings the Future of Industrial Lubrication to MIAC 2018 - Lucca http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7903-petronas-brings-the-future-of-industrial-lubrication-to-miac-2018-lucca http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7903-petronas-brings-the-future-of-industrial-lubrication-to-miac-2018-lucca

                            Santena (Turin, Italy), the division that globally produces and markets the lubricants of PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, will attend the 25th edition of the Lucca’s International Exhibition of Paper Industry (Lucca Fiere, 10-12 October 2018, stand 13b, upper floor) to present the suite of tailored products and services Fluid Technology Solutions™.

                            Well-known in particular for the sponsorship of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS MOTORSPORT Formula 1 team, for which it develops lubricants whose winning characteristics are then also applied in everyday vehicles, PETRONAS Lubricants International can also count on a new, complete range of high quality lubricating products for industrial applications named Petronas Industry.

                            In counter-trend to the laws of a mature market such as lubricants, PETRONAS Lubricants decided to focus on research and development in any sector in which lubricants can play a fundamental role. For this reason it has recently opened in Santena, near Turin, with an investment of over 60 million dollars, the Global Research and Technology Center equipped with cutting-edge laboratories, equipment and systems for the development of new technologies in the field of lubricating fluids.

                            PETRONAS Lubricants Global Research and Technology Center in Santena (Turin, Italy)PETRONAS Lubricants Global Research and Technology Center in Santena (Turin, Italy)

                            Fluid Technology Solutions™: tailor-made products and professional assistance

                            The needs and challenges of the pulp and paper industries, which are fully included in industrial applications of PETRONAS’s products, are also those of PETRONAS Lubricants that, with this perspective, developed the Fluid Technology Solutions™ concept, an approach that not only offers products but also technological solutions and a series of services all aimed to support the customer.

                            In a continuous-cycle industrial environment, machine downtime is one of the major problems together with the costs for energy supply: PETRONAS Lubricants has focused precisely on these aspects. In fact, it has developed products that are the result of the most advanced trials and a predictive analysis system for the level of degradation of the lubricant, which allows to program the maintenance interventions identifying problems with a greater precision, reducing or completely eliminating the waiting time of spare parts and contributing the extension of the product life cycle.

                            2018 10 05 084542Everlub Oil Analysis: ideal maintenance becomes reality

                            PETRONAS Lubricants has introduced the Everlub Oil Analysis service which allows to analyse the condition of the oil used in machinery to obtain information useful for planning maintenance more effectively. The sampling kit provided is simple to use and can be employed with the machine started, the drawn liquid is shipped by prepaid courier and the results, coming from an independent and certified laboratory, are notified within 48 hours with an indication of the possible actions to be taken if necessary. The history of these analyses is an extremely useful element for perfecting predictive maintenance which, moreover, is at your fingertips via the mobile app. The result is the shift from a costly maintenance based on regular intervals to a more efficient one based on actual conditions, and give rise to lower labour and repair costs and to an extension of oil change intervals.

                            Oils for our partners, not for customers

                            In addition to this, the development of products such as hydraulic fluids and anti-wear circulation oils is also fundamental. The hydraulic oils of the ESF (Energy Saving Fluids) series are "super-stabilized", with a very high viscosity index and specifically designed and formulated to reduce the energy consumption of the plants. The anti-wear circulating oils of the PETRONAS Lubricants Circula PM series, thanks to their superior performances, have an excellent water separation capacity and are developed for circulation systems for paper mills that operate under normal to extremely heavy load conditions.

                            Open for comparison

                            PETRONAS Lubricants takes the opportunity of the MIAC 2018 to reiterate one of its founding values: the ability to meet and listen to its customers and prospects in order to work side by side in the search for dedicated, cutting-edge solutions that meet the company's objectives.

                            "Understanding customers’ needs, acquired and potential ones, and supporting them in their competitive growth is one of our strengths – says Mario Parenti, Head, Regional Business Europe, PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) – and, thanks to our expertise and to the innovations that we constantly develop in the field of lubrication, we have a complete range of products designed for industrial organizations other than the automotive ones designed to make PETRONAS Lubricants International not just a supplier but a real partner you can count on at all times".

                            Thanks to its 100-year history, the great success achieved in motorsports, internal R&T resources and a philosophy aimed at constant technological improvement, all this is already possible today with PETRONAS Lubricants International. It will be also tomorrow.

                            Petronas Lubricants International will attend the 25th MIAC, from 10 to 12 October 2018, stand 13b (upper floor) of Lucca Fiere, located in Via della Chiesa XXXII, 237, Lucca (for furher information about opening hours and parking opportunities please click here). 

                            To visit the Exhibition it is necessary to apply here.

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                            About PETRONAS Lubricants International

                            PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) is the global lubricants manufacturing and marketing arm of PETRONAS, the national oil corporation of Malaysia. Established in 2008, PETRONAS Lubricants International manufactures and markets a full range of high-quality automotive and industrial lubricants products in over 90 markets globally. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, PLI has over 30 marketing offices in 27 countries, managed through regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Turin, Belo Horizonte, Chicago and Durban.

                            Currently ranked among the top 10, PLI is driving an aggressive business growth agenda to secure its position as a leading global lubricants company.

                            For further information:

                            PETRONAS Lubricants International website

                            PETRONAS Lubricants Internationa media website

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:46:25 +0200
                              Shareholders Announce Selling DMI to Mercer International Inc. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7902-shareholders-announce-selling-dmi-to-mercer-international-inc http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7902-shareholders-announce-selling-dmi-to-mercer-international-inc

                              The shareholders of Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. (“DMI”), Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation, has just announced that they have entered into a share purchase agreement to sell all DMI shares to Mercer International Inc. (“Mercer”). DMI’s assets include the Peace River Pulp Mill in Peace River, Alberta, a 50% ownership of Cariboo Pulp and Paper Mill in Quesnel, British Columbia, and a 50% interest in the Peace River Logging Corporation and associated Limited Partnership, a joint venture with the Woodland Cree First Nation.

                              2018 10 05 084051Mr. Tomoyuki (Steve) Iida, DMI President, stated: “I believe all of DMI’s assets have bright futures. The mills have reliable access to fibre and are well-situated to serve multiple markets. Most importantly, our workforce operating these mills, logging operations, and providing corporate administrative services are well experienced and highly skilled.”

                              The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.  Operations will continue as scheduled under DMI’s management until the transaction is closed.


                              Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. is a forest products company first established in Western Canada in 1969 and co-owns and operates two modern kraft pulp mills in British Columbia and Alberta with a total annual production capacity of approximately 648,500 ADMT of premium grade NBSK and NBHK market pulp.

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 05 Oct 2018 08:39:41 +0200
                                E-WIND® T200: Further success of the new generation A.Celli Rewinders http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7898-e-wind-t200-further-success-of-the-new-generation-a-celli-rewinders http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7898-e-wind-t200-further-success-of-the-new-generation-a-celli-rewinders

                                Successful start-up of a new E-WIND® T200 rewinder by A.Celli Paper in Portugal

                                On September 3, the E-WIND® T200 was started-up at The Navigator Company plant in Cacia, in northern Portugal.

                                This rewinder, which manages rolls of 5670 mm on the unwinder, with diameters up to 3000 mm and for a weight of between 11 and 40 gsm, was designed to meet all of the customer's needs, ensuring excellent performance and a maximum operating speed of 1800 mpm.

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                                The machine, equipped with a "Full Enclosure" dust removal system, is incorporated in a self-supporting aluminium and polycarbonate structure, which permits maximum containment and the relative reduction of dust deriving from unwinding, rewinding and cutting processes.

                                A long track record, a high level of expertise and close customer relations have once again made it possible for A.Celli Paper to develop an important partnership, this time with The Navigator Company

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 04 Oct 2018 09:44:15 +0200
                                  New succesfull startup of Recard turnkey plant for Drenik ND Serbia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7897-new-succesfull-startup-of-recard-turnkey-plant-for-drenik-nd-serbia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7897-new-succesfull-startup-of-recard-turnkey-plant-for-drenik-nd-serbia

                                  PM3 was successfully started-up on 19 September 2018.

                                  This turn-key plant is the 3rd one supplied by Recard to Drenik ND after PM1 (2004) and PM2 (2008). An identical plant will be supplied to Drenik Hungary in 2019.

                                  The Recard’s supply included a Crescent Former machine in a 1850-mpm speed and 2850-mm format with a production capacity of 120 tpd, will be fed by two stock preparation lines for virgin fibers and equipped with two rewinders (one pneumatic with one backstand and one hydraulic rewinder with 4 backstands), complete electrical plant, DAF system, integrated recovery boiler, mist and dust extraction systems and hall ventilation.

                                  Belgrade, 19 September 2018. Startup PM3 of Drenik DN. The Recard’s Team with the first master roll. Belgrade, 19 September 2018. Startup PM3 of Drenik DN. The Recard’s Team with the first master roll.

                                  “Drenik Sebia PM3 synthetizes all Recard’s features: Hi performances, user friendliness and energy saving.” says Mauro Michelini – General Manager of Recard “With this tissue plant continues the series of Recard successful start-up in which the first reel is perfect and sellable. The accuracy of our projects, the manufacturing quality and the care we give to the installation, ensure the respect of all customer’s targets.”

                                  DRENIK is one of the largest manufacturer of tissue paper in Southeast Europe and consists of a group of industrial and commercial companies in the field of tissue products. Actually the group Drenik DN has more than 700 employees and operates in the two factories: DRENIK Belgrade and DRENIK Hungary.

                                  Besides the Drenik's production and development of the brand's PERFEX and Boni the factory also produce the private label products for renowned wholesalers, trading companies and retail chains in Southeast Europe.

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 03 Oct 2018 21:02:33 +0200
                                    Solutions for complete turnkey systems http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7895-solutions-for-complete-turnkey-systems http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7895-solutions-for-complete-turnkey-systems

                                    A.Celli Paper is pleased to announce its participation in the cycle of conferences of the twenty-fifth edition of the MIAC – International Exhibition of Paper Industry, which will be held in October 2018 (on the 10th, 11th and 12th) at the Lucca Fiere Exhibition Centre.

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                                    The company’s contribution to the MIAC TISSUE CONFERENCE – First Session, is titled “Turnkey Solution: A.Celli Paper’s answer for a more efficient production system“, and is scheduled to take place at 4:45 pm on October 10th, 2018. Anyone wishing to attend needs to pre-register through the official channels of MIAC 2018.

                                    Daniele Checcacci (Head of Sales Capital at A.Celli Paper S.p.A.) will talk about A.Celli Paper’s solutions for complete turnkey systems: from the Tissue Ideal® machines to the E-WIND® rewinders and Roll Handling & Packaging systems R-Way®, for complete, optimised and customised management of the production process that allows the company to further strengthen relations with its esteemed customers.

                                    A.Celli Paper will also be delighted to welcome you to stand 1 and show you the latest in its Research & Development, as well as the extensive range of services provided in the field of industrial automationIndustry 4.0

                                    For any further information and/or to make an appointment at A.Celli’s stand, contact us here.

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:27:37 +0200
                                      Increasing efficiency with RFID system - ICL Tank Inspection System http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7894-increasing-efficiency-with-rfid-system-icl-tank-inspection-system http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7894-increasing-efficiency-with-rfid-system-icl-tank-inspection-system

                                      ICL’s core business in the UK is manufacturing chemicals for water treatment, and the supply of commodity chemicals to the steel, manufacturing, food and paper making industries.

                                      ICL wanted a solution to improve the process of inspecting their tanks, which store chemicals and raw materials.

                                      In order for ICL to comply with COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards), health and safety guidelines and maintenance best practise its tanks need to go through a rigorous inspection process, ensuring they are maintained correctly.

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                                      The tank inspections are conducted quarterly and are also inspected by a third party every 5 years.

                                      ICL chose to work with CoreRFID by introducing RFID tagging to easily identify each tank and using its Tank Inspection System, CheckedOK.  This widely used system helps improve safety management in construction, engineering, manufacturing and chemical industries by enabling customers to easily collect and access inspection data using handheld computers; Android and Windows tablet devices or mobile phones.

                                      The main aim was to provide ICL with increased accountability and reassure themselves and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) that the tanks are being inspected as required, third part inspections are accounted for and that any works orders generated are prioritised and closed off.

                                      Implementing RFID System

                                      ICL already had an existing Access database used to log the historical data of the inspections.

                                      CoreRFID’s proposal implemented Ultra High Frequency (UHF) RFID technology as an extension to the IBC RFID project already being rolled out with ICL.

                                      An RFID tag was installed on each tank to uniquely identify each vessel. This now allows inspectors to use a handheld RFID scanner to interrogate the tag.

                                      This has provided ICL with a whole host of benefits:

                                      • Eliminated paperwork or double handling of information
                                      • Bespoke pre-set questions were designed specifically for ICL requirements
                                      • Photographs can now be taken to append additional information
                                      • RFID proves ICL with visit and inspection route
                                      • KPI’s are automatically and easily interrogated

                                      CoreRFID’s technical director Munzi Ali comments: “We’re delighted to have worked with ICL on this successful project. ICL is now able to conduct its inspections with greater efficiency, whilst also improving the health and safety of the inspection process.’

                                      CoreRFID is continuing to provide additional support to ICL.



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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 02 Oct 2018 10:01:55 +0200
                                        T.CON, an SAP consulting and solution provider, is co-hosting a workshop with SAP at the International SAP Conference for Forest Products, Paper and Packaging in Prague http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7892-t-con-an-sap-consulting-and-solution-provider-is-co-hosting-a-workshop-with-sap-at-the-international-sap-conference-for-forest-products-paper-and-packaging-in-prague http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7892-t-con-an-sap-consulting-and-solution-provider-is-co-hosting-a-workshop-with-sap-at-the-international-sap-conference-for-forest-products-paper-and-packaging-in-prague

                                        As an SAP gold partner, T.CON is platinum sponsor of the upcoming International SAP Conference for Forest Products, Paper and Packaging 2018, taking place in Prague, October 16-18, 2018. This conference is the largest SAP event of the paper and packaging industry and the only customer-centric event of its kind globally.

                                        2018 09 27 105332Contributing to this global event for the mill industry in numerous ways, T.CON has been working around the clock to bring the latest SAP advancements to the mill products industry. The cutting-edge solutions T.CON’s experts developed using SAP technology will be available at the International SAP Conference. Visitors will learn how to set new standards in terms of productivity and efficiency in production. Tailored for the specific needs of the mill process industry, T.CON will show companies how to reach new heights of Smart Manufacturing.

                                        "We enable our customer to gain full transparency of their production processes at their fingertips, so they can focus more on achieving their business goals," says Bradley Robb, International Business Developer at T.CON.

                                        T.CON is proud to co-host the “Manufacturing Operational Excellence with SAP® Software” Workshop with John Harrison, Senior Solution Specialist, IBU Chemicals, from SAP Canada. Participants can find out how SAP solutions and MES CAT software support the manufacturing environment for both discrete and process industries. T.CON’s MES CAT was built specifically for the Mill Industry. The workshop will take place October 16, 2018, from 13.30h - 17.00h. To register, please visit: https://goo.gl/mZEWF3

                                        At the customer presentation, “The digital future: a roadmap to operational excellence,” participants can learn based on firsthand experience from T.CON's customer Model AG. Sharing their best practices, visitors can learn how Model AG is now equipped for the digital transformation.

                                        In the “Top Floor to Shop Floor – Smart Manufacturing in the Mill Industry” presentation, Karl Fuchs (Managing Director, T.CON) and Thomas Blöchl (Business Unit Manager MES | Member of the Board, T.CON) will outline how to ease the path to Smart Manufacturing. Maximizing manufacturing productivity with a digital twin, optimizing the entire production chain and the steps to operational excellence through real-time KPIs are just some of the highlights.

                                        Industry leaders rely on T.CON to build the future of their business. Conference attendees can see T.CON’s best-in-class solutions in the presentation “T.CON Smart for Mill -- 5 key elements of a sophisticated manufacturing solution,” which enable customers to achieve smart manufacturing.

                                        T.CON is known for its expertise in SAP solutions and has many years of experience working with companies of any size to implement SAP solutions and develop state-of-the-art software solutions. Come to the International SAP Conference for Forest Products, Paper and Packaging and see all what T.CON has to offer to make the most out your business.

                                        SAP and SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

                                        For more information visit https://bit.ly/2OFsXj5

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 27 Sep 2018 10:54:22 +0200
                                          Toscotec partners with Chemitex-Egypt to increase sales in Egypt http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7891-toscotec-partners-with-chemitex-egypt-to-increase-sales-in-egypt http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7891-toscotec-partners-with-chemitex-egypt-to-increase-sales-in-egypt

                                          Toscotec signed an agency agreement for both its Tissue and Paper & Board divisions with Chemitex Egypt for Trading & Agencies, S.A.E. to increase its sales in the Egyptian market, where it recently landed a number of P&B rebuilding orders.

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                                          Toscotec entrusted Sameh Habib, founder and owner of Chemitex-Egypt, with the agency. Habib has fifteen years of sales experience in the tissue and paper industries in Egypt.

                                          Following the deal with Toscotec, Habib said, “The Egyptian paper and tissue market has a high growth potential. Toscotec’s technology fits very well in this market for its strong focus on customization and flexibility, paired with energy reduction.Building on our customer portfolio and the relationships of mutual respect, trust, and cooperation we established, we expect to see promising results in the coming years”.

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:41:05 +0200
                                            SVEZA Group and Valmet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the planned greenfield pulp mill project in Vologda Region of Russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7889-sveza-group-and-valmet-have-signed-a-memorandum-of-understanding-regarding-the-planned-greenfield-pulp-mill-project-in-vologda-region-of-russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7889-sveza-group-and-valmet-have-signed-a-memorandum-of-understanding-regarding-the-planned-greenfield-pulp-mill-project-in-vologda-region-of-russia

                                            SVEZA Group is planning to construct a modern pulp mill in the Russian Federation, Vologda region. In November 2017, SVEZA selected Valmet as a partner to execute the potential pulp mill's basic engineering, which has now been completed.

                                            valmet logoOn September 26, 2018, Valmet and SVEZA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of further cooperation in the planned pulp mill project. SVEZA is now proceeding with preparations, including environmental permits, for the possible pulp mill.

                                            Information about the customer SVEZA

                                            SVEZA is a worldwide known plywood producer. Currently the company produces high-quality plywood of natural Russian birch at its 6 mills. With annual production of 1,260,000 m3 the company is the world's largest producers of natural Russian birch plywood.

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

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

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

                                            For further information, please contact:

                                            Bertel Karlstedt, President, Pulp and Energy, Valmet, tel. +358 10 672 0000

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 27 Sep 2018 09:11:57 +0200
                                              Administrative Court confirmed Finnpulp’s environmental permit http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7886-administrative-court-confirmed-finnpulp-s-environmental-permit http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7886-administrative-court-confirmed-finnpulp-s-environmental-permit

                                              On 21st September 2018 Vaasa administrative court has given its decision concerning the appeals of Finnpulp’s environmental permits. The terms of the permit will remain in the format provided by the Regional Administration of Eastern Finland with minor changes.

                                              finnpulp logoThe court dismissed appeals almost entirely in the process that lasted one and a half years. In its decision, the Administrative Court considers that permit made by authorities has taken notice of all operation and its impact on the environment.

                                              The progress of the permit process will enable Finnpulp to initiate financial negotiations for the next phase of the mill project. Finnish-Chinese owned company is currently carrying out pre-engineering of the plant. It is estimated to be completed next year. The pre-engineering will include preparation of the construction stage of the mill’s processes, technologies and mill site layouts. After completion of the engineering, the company will make its final investment decision on the construction of a bioproduction mill in Sorsasalo, Kuopio. 

                                              Finnpulp's bioproduct mill will be the world's largest softwood pulp mill. The annual pulp production capacity of the bioproduction mill is 1.2 million tons. Mill will also produce 60,000 tons of tall oil and one terawatt-hour (TWh) bioelectricity to the domestic power grid. The mill will use 6.7 million cubic meters of raw wood material per year. Once completed, the investment of 1.4 billion euros bioproduction mill’s effect on Finland’s export income will be +1% and has a permanent employment effect of around 3,400 people annually.

                                              For more information, please contact:

                                              Finnpulp Oy / CEO Martti Fredrikson, tel. +358 50 310 4400, martti.fredrikson@finnpulp.fi

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:55:41 +0200
                                                New ap­pren­tices at Gohrsmuehle mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7884-new-ap-pren-tices-at-gohrsmuehle-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7884-new-ap-pren-tices-at-gohrsmuehle-mill

                                                Zanders continues to invest in its personal future and welcomes six new employees at the beginning of the new training year: two apprentices each will learn the professions of paper technologist, mechatronics engineer and machine and plant operator at Gohrsmühle mill.

                                                Zanders is offering the apprenticeship as a machine and plant operator for the first time in order to make the training offer more attractive and flexible.

                                                From left to right: Martón Turbucz (machine and plant operator), Tim Wätzold (paper technologist), Serhat Aydin (mechatronics engineer), Walid Kheder (machine and plant operator), Christoph Michel (mechatronics engineer), Lucas Steller (paper technologist).From left to right: Martón Turbucz (machine and plant operator), Tim Wätzold (paper technologist), Serhat Aydin (mechatronics engineer), Walid Kheder (machine and plant operator), Christoph Michel (mechatronics engineer), Lucas Steller (paper technologist).

                                                Thomas Döring, Head of Human Resources at Zanders: "The aim of the new training is to arouse the interest of young people who were previously not interested in working for a paper producer. In addition to the industry-specific paper technologist, with the mechatronics engineer and the machine and plant operator we can now offer two trainings, which will open up new perspectives for young people."

                                                The application process for 2019 has already begun and in all three apprenticeships there are several places to be allocated, said Döring.

                                                About Zanders
                                                Zanders is a German manufacturer of high-quality special 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 thanks to around 500 loyal 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 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 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:43:04 +0200
                                                  Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill switches to LNG in tissue paper production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7883-metsae-tissue-maenttae-mill-switches-to-lng-in-tissue-paper-production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7883-metsae-tissue-maenttae-mill-switches-to-lng-in-tissue-paper-production

                                                  The LNG company Skangas and Metsä Tissue Corporation have entered into an agreement on the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Mänttä tissue paper mill for production process use. At the mill in Mänttä, Finland, LNG will replace liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the paper drying process. The fuel switch from LPG to LNG will improve competitiveness and cut the company’s carbon dioxide emissions.

                                                  LNG will be delivered to the Mänttä mill by road tanker from the Skangas Pori LNG terminal. Before being used, LNG will be regasified at the mill. In cooperation with the Technical Services of its parent company, Gasum, Skangas will carry out the modification and equipment installation work relating to the fuel change.

                                                  Metsä tissue MänttäMetsä tissue Mänttä

                                                  ”We’re aiming to constantly improve the mill’s environmental performance. LNG will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from our production, which was the decisive factor in our decision to make the switch,” Metsä Tissue Mänttä Mill Manager Kari Karttunen says. ”We celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Mänttä mill in September. We’re developing our operations so that we’ll be producing tissue and cooking papers sustainably in the future, too.”

                                                  ”It's great that Metsä Tissue switches to cleaner energy and at the same time the Finnish LNG market grows. LNG is an excellent alternative as a fuel for the various paper industry processes and also for energy production. We offer environmentally friendly LNG for diverse industrial needs,” Skangas CEO Kimmo Rahkamo says.

                                                  The Metsä Tissue Mänttä mill produces toilet tissues, household towels, handkerchiefs, industrial rolls and greaseproof paper for baking and cooking products. The mill has three tissue paper machines, one greaseproof paper machine and 11 converting lines for tissue paper.

                                                  LNG can be used to replace the use of petroleum-based fuels in industry, energy production and heavy-duty road transport. Using LNG instead of oil helps achieve significant cuts in particulate as well as sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. The use of LNG also enables a switch to liquefied biogas (LBG) without any additional investments. LNG meets the requirements set by the Sulphur Directive regulating shipping emissions as well as the stricter emission limits to be applied in the future.

                                                  LNG termina Pori GASUM SKANGASLNG termina Pori GASUM SKANGAS

                                                  With its high-quality tissue and cooking papers, Metsä Tissue makes life more comfortable every day. Metsä Tissue is a leading tissue paper products supplier to households and professionals in Europe and the world’s leading supplier of baking and cooking papers. The company’s main brands are Lambi, Serla, Mola, Tento, Katrin and SAGA. With production units in five countries, Metsä Tissue employs a total of about 2,800 people and its sales in 2017 were €1.0 billion. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group. www.metsatissue.com

                                                  The LNG company Skangas is the leading player in the Nordic LNG market. The company supplies LNG for shipping, industrial and heavy-duty road transport needs. We help our customers pursue their environmental and operational targets by offering efficient and stable LNG deliveries. Skangas is a subsidiary of the energy company Gasum Ltd, and its shareholders are Gasum Ltd with 70% and the Norwegian Lyse Energi AS with 30%. www.skangas.com

                                                  For more information please contact:

                                                  Jouni Bedda, Key Account Manager, Skangas
                                                  Phone: +358 40 744 2870, firstname.surname(a)skangas.com

                                                  Tomi Pesonen, Vice President, Energy Markets, Metsä Group
                                                  Phone:+358 50 442 32 44, firstname.surname(a)metsagroup.com

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:14:49 +0200
                                                    Valmet to supply new winding technology for Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel in Germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7882-valmet-to-supply-new-winding-technology-for-papier-u-kartonfabrik-varel-in-germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7882-valmet-to-supply-new-winding-technology-for-papier-u-kartonfabrik-varel-in-germany

                                                    Valmet will supply new winding technology and surrounding equipment for Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. The existing winder will be replaced with this new winder to meet the increasing line production of paper machine PM4. The start-up is scheduled for the beginning of 2020.

                                                    The order is included in Valmet's third quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 5-10 million.

                                                    A photo after the winder deal, from left: Esa Ananin (Valmet), Ulrich Lange (Varel), Sami Anttilainen (Valmet), Thomas Müller (Varel) and Dirk Petersen (Valmet).A photo after the winder deal, from left: Esa Ananin (Valmet), Ulrich Lange (Varel), Sami Anttilainen (Valmet), Thomas Müller (Varel) and Dirk Petersen (Valmet).

                                                    "We needed a reliable and high-capacity winder for our upcoming production capacity increases. Valmet's two-drum winder with Dual Unwinding technology were answers to these needs. Especially, the Dual Unwinding technology was a must to get to the required capacity level," says Thomas Müller, General Production Manager of Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel. "Papier u. Kartonfabrik Varel is a medium-sized family owned business. We produce cardboards and corrugated papers for our customers in the packaging industry on the basis of waste paper using state-of-the-art, highly available and reliable technologies. We were convinced of the large number of Valmet's references of both two-drum winders and Dual Unwinding," he continues.

                                                    Technical details about the delivery

                                                    Valmet's delivery for the new high-capacity winder area will include an OptiWin Drum two-drum winder with transfer rails, a parent roll turning table, a reel rebuild and an OptiSlush Broke pulper. The winder is equipped with a Dual Unwind two-unwind system. This feature makes it possible to change the parent roll in only one minute giving the winder more capacity. The Dual Unwind sequence is fully optimized and independent of a crane.

                                                    The winder with a web width of 5,600-mm will be designed for recycled testliner grades with a basis weight range of 100 - 280 g/m2. The production speed will be 2,700 m/min.

                                                    About the customer Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel 

                                                    Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel is a medium-sized family business with about 540 employees. It produces cardboard and corrugated board from waste paper for the German and international packaging industry, using the latest environmentally friendly technologies, which are at the heart of the packaging solutions of many well-known products. With an annual production capacity of over 850,000 tonnes on four modern production lines, Papier- u. Kartonfabrik Varel is one of the largest production sites of the European paper industry.

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:19:33 +0200
                                                      PAPELEIRA COREBOARD acquires a Pasaban BM 2600 Winder http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7881-papeleira-coreboard-acquires-a-pasaban-bm-2600-winder http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7881-papeleira-coreboard-acquires-a-pasaban-bm-2600-winder

                                                      Papeleira Coreboard S.A., a company that produces 220 tons per day of cardboard for the paper core and angle manufacturing industry, has acquired a BM 2600 Paper Winder as part of its machinery and facilities upgrade project.  

                                                      Papeleira Coreboard is part of a group that includes Spiralpack and the paper core manufacturer Cicarsa. After a period of heavy investments to optimize their manufacturing process, they have become the benchmark for recycled paper in Portugal.  

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                                                      With the cardboard production machine upgraded, the Pasaban BM winder contributes significantly to meeting the objectives set by the company: to produce and convert safely and efficiently 220 tons per day of recycled cardboard.  

                                                      The winder is an off-line pope winder equipped with 39 automatically positioned slitters. It converts the cardboard produced by the main PM into narrow reels that will later be used to make “Coreboard” and “Coretissue” cardboard cores. And it has the capacity to process 180 to 700 gsm cardboard at an operating speed of 1500 m/min.  

                                                      At Pasaban we continue to meet our commitment to provide our customers with customized solutions that help then position themselves as a quality benchmarks in their sector.

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:19:14 +0200
                                                        The arbitration proceedings between Valmet and Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. have ended http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7880-the-arbitration-proceedings-between-valmet-and-suzano-papel-e-celulose-s-a-have-ended http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7880-the-arbitration-proceedings-between-valmet-and-suzano-papel-e-celulose-s-a-have-ended

                                                        Valmet announced on September 16, 2016, that Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. had filed a request for arbitration against Valmet Celulose, Papel e Energia Ltda, Valmet AB and Valmet Technologies Oy, subsidiaries of Valmet Oyj, claiming approximately EUR 80 million. Valmet disputed the claims brought by Suzano and pursued claims of its own against Suzano.

                                                        valmet logoThe parties of the dispute have now reached an agreement and the arbitration proceedings have been closed. The outcome of the agreement will not have significant impact on Valmet's financial result for 2018.


                                                        For further information, please contact:

                                                        Rasmus Oksala, General Councel, Valmet, tel. +358 10 672 0026

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

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

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

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:24:27 +0200
                                                          Toscotec Group’s service provider S.TO.R.I. expected to outperform its 2017 record-setting results http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7877-toscotec-group-s-service-provider-s-to-r-i-expected-to-outperform-its-2017-record-setting-results http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7877-toscotec-group-s-service-provider-s-to-r-i-expected-to-outperform-its-2017-record-setting-results

                                                          S.TO.R.I., owned by the Toscotec Group, specializes in maintenance services for all minor and major rolls used in papermaking and converting machinery of the tissue and paper industry. In 2017, S.TO.R.I. set a record for turnover in its forty-five year history. This positive performance derives from the strategic synergies achieved with Toscotec, who acquired 100% of S.TO.R.I.’s shares in December 2011. In the period from 2012 to 2017, S.TO.R.I. sustained a 30% growth rate and interim results in 2018 have been confirming this trend, leading to expectations that it will outperform last year’s achievements.

                                                          Since 2012, S.TO.R.I. and Toscotec have deepened their long-standing cooperation. By merging S.TO.R.I.’s specialization in rolls maintenance with Toscotec’s engineering capabilities, they accomplished full integration of expertise and higher efficiency in the design and services of roll refurbishing. S.TO.R.I.’s workshop and offices are located inside Toscotec’s headquarters, in Marlia (Lucca).

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                                                          S.TO.R.I.’s professional experience was built over forty-six years, starting from its foundation in 1972, when it started providing maintenance for papermaking and converting machines. S.TO.R.I. focuses on the inspection, repair and overhaul of not only press rolls but all other rolls, such as forming roll, wire and felt rolls, pope reel drum, and spools. Its mission is to deliver highly specialized services on a continuous basis. The timing becomes important insomuch as customers aim to increase their OEE and reduce maintenance costs.

                                                          S.TO.R.I.’s specialists make a precise assessment of the wear conditions of a roll and evaluate its expected performance and risk of failure, so that overhauling can be scheduled efficiently, maximising operation life and minimizing maintenance costs. The majority of S.TO.R.I.’s customers nowadays rely on predictive maintenance. Through regular vibration analyses, S.TO.R.I. estimates the performance trend of a given roll and the possibility of failure. Based on these results, it predicts the period before the next maintenance. This assessment is always a balance of different factors. Drawing on their vast experience, S.TO.R.I.’s specialists can provide the customer with a number of solutions, factoring in time, quality and cost. Based on the contingent needs of the mill, they apply the best-customized solution at a given moment in time. As a result, S.TO.R.I.’s skilled technicians know the components inside out, including their history, weak points and features, much like a doctor knows his patients.

                                                          S.TO.R.I.’s range of highly specialized services include predictive maintenance, preventive maintenance, press roll revision and complete overhauling, dynamic balancing, upgrades and non-destructive examinations (NDE). For press roll overhauling, for instance, the company provides complete service packages, including inspection, repairs and spare parts.

                                                          Production capacity exceeds 450 components per year, of which suction press rolls and blind drilled press rolls account for approximately 40%, while the rest is made up of various rolls of tissue, paper and converting machines.                                                  

                                                          S.TO.R.I.’s client base is twofold. Toscotec-associated business accounts for approximately 20% of turnover and covers Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South America and South-East Asia. Italy-based paper mills and converting companies generate approximately 80% of turnover. Essity, Smurfit Kappa, Lucart, Sofidel, Wepa, Cartiere Carrara, Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti, Industrie Cartarie Pieretti, DS Smith, Renova, The Navigator Company are among its main customers. To this second client base, Stori provides maintenance for equipment supplied by any manufacturer. As a result, S.TO.R.I.’s expertise and experience encompasses a wide range of technical solutions designed throughout the years by all the main suppliers and it equips S.TO.R.I.’s experts with the ability to devise tailor-made upgrades for its customers.

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:05:45 +0200
                                                            A.Celli Paper presents the new shell in seamless steel for the Yankee Dryer http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7875-a-celli-paper-presents-the-new-shell-in-seamless-steel-for-the-yankee-dryer http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7875-a-celli-paper-presents-the-new-shell-in-seamless-steel-for-the-yankee-dryer

                                                            The Conference & Expo "Tissue 2018", organised by Tappi e Risi, has been scheduled again for this year.

                                                            It will be held at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center (FCEC) in Appleton (WI) - USA between the 2nd and 5th of October.

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                                                            The event brings together top-level speakers and professionals in the world of "Tissue", and the Product Manager for the Yankee Dryer at A.Celli Paper will be taking part this time. Mr Clive Butler has prepared a speech on the patented iDEAL® FORGED_YD: the possibility of making the shell of the Yankee dryer out of seamless steel.

                                                            In addition to the obvious advantages of steel over cast-iron, the seamless shell has: high manufacturing quality, greatly reduced mechanical issues and maintenance, an undisputed increase in reliability, lower consumption, and enhanced operational safety. All these aspects will be covered during the conference.

                                                            An overview of the production process involved in making these shells of the Yankee Dryer will also be presented.

                                                            Please send an e-mail to request any further information.

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:57:44 +0200
                                                              Environmental sustainability: Fabio Perini S.p.A. obtains the prestigious ISO 50001 certification http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7873-environmental-sustainability-fabio-perini-s-p-a-obtains-the-prestigious-iso-50001-certification http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7873-environmental-sustainability-fabio-perini-s-p-a-obtains-the-prestigious-iso-50001-certification

                                                              Thanks to energy management the company has already saved over 1,530t. CO2, equivalent to saving 729 hectares of forest.

                                                              Fabio Perini S.p.A has obtained the prestigious ISO 50001 certification for environmental sustainability. This milestone comes after a journey started in 2012 positioning Fabio Perini S.p.A. among the most cutting-edge companies in the converting sector and beyond.

                                                              2018 09 19 173647The company makes a formal statement of its focus on energy issue in the Energy Management System (EMS) document, where it officially commits itself to deploy human, financial and technologic resources to undertake a process of continuous improvement of its energy performances.

                                                              «In practice, what have we done? To start with – says Riccardo Signorini, Maintenance and Capex Manager of Fabio Perini S.p.A.– we deployed steps that can be defined “good housekeeping” such as switching off the overhead cranes at night and using our domotics to reduce waste of electric power and heating. Additionally, through the LSS methodology, we identified the best strategy for a more efficient energy management system, bringing Fabio Perini, as early as 2016, to be awarded the “Italia in Classe A”(Italy in A Class) prize by national Energy Agency ENEA».

                                                              Subsequently, Fabio Perini S.p.A. introduced led lights in the workshops, solar heating to obtain warm water in summer, solar films for the windows facing south and west and finally, one of the air compressors was replaced by a new generation model with inverter.

                                                              The results obtained are surprising: since 2015 the company has saved 12% power and 1,530t. CO2, equivalent to saving 729 hectares of forest.

                                                              The energy management systems in accordance to the ISO 50001 standards make Fabio Perini S.p.A. a key partner for customers who rank sustainability high among their priorities, helping them in connecting their core business with this perspective.

                                                              «The ISO 50001 certification process has been a hard task for us all – explains Riccardo Signorini – but among all our values we also count the pursuit of a sustainable, profitable development model. It’s an exciting challenge as well as a duty. For the next generations as well as for ourselves».

                                                              “Obtaining the ISO 50001 certification is surely a prestigious milestone, but at the same time it is the beginning of a virtuous journey for Fabio Perini. This journey we have taken brought us to developing technical devices to be applied to our company’s products, aimed at optimizing energy performances, which at present represent an interesting plus for customers sensitive to sustainability, and a cutting-edge feature for the companies in our sector”, Alessio Galeotti, DNV GL Enterprise Customer Manager, commented.

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:38:53 +0200
                                                                Valmet Advantage DCT tissue production line successfully started up at Velvet CARE's mill in Poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7871-valmet-advantage-dct-tissue-production-line-successfully-started-up-at-velvet-care-s-mill-in-poland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7871-valmet-advantage-dct-tissue-production-line-successfully-started-up-at-velvet-care-s-mill-in-poland

                                                                Velvet CARE's Klucze mill in Poland has successfully started up a Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT 200HS tissue production line. As one of the largest and most modern tissue lines in Eastern Europe, it will help Velvet CARE to strengthen their position as a leader in tissue production in Poland, and Central and Eastern European markets.

                                                                "This is a most joyful milestone in Valmet's and Velvet CARE's 's joint effort to boost tissue quantity and quality of Velvet's production," says Hans Englund, Project Manager, Valmet.

                                                                "We want to ensure that our products meet the highest requirements in the homes of the Poles, every day. The reliable and efficient Advantage DCT technology from Valmet will help us accomplish that," says Artur Pielak, CEO, Velvet CARE.

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                                                                "Just like Valmet, Velvet has its focal point set on future development," Marek Sciazko, Director of Klucze Mill, adds. "The Advantage DCT tissue making technology empowers that vision by setting the table for quality tissue grades fit for the future. We have already started to improve the cost efficiency of the production by changing the settings of the process and machine".

                                                                Valmet's Advantage solutions are designed to meet tissue producers' challenges of today as well as of tomorrow. Valmet has until today delivered 80 Advantage DCT production lines. The concept is well-known for its high efficiency and ability to manufacture most types of conventional tissue with the highest quality - making it a popular choice for tissue professionals worldwide.

                                                                Technical information of the delivery

                                                                Valmet's scope of delivery includes a complete Advantage DCT 200HS tissue production line with a design speed of 2,200 m/min. The machine is 5.6 m wide, making it one of the largest machines in the Central Eastern European market.

                                                                Stock preparation systems and auxiliary equipment were also included, and the machine is equipped with an OptiFlo headbox and a cast alloy Yankee cylinder. Furthermore, it features an Advantage ViscoNip, AirCap hood with Air system, WetDust system and a SoftReel. Valmet has also delivered basic and detailed mill engineering. An automation package including DCS (distributed control) and QCS (quality control) systems, was also a part of the delivery.

                                                                About the customer Velvet CARE

                                                                Velvet CARE is one of the largest manufacturers of hygiene products in Poland. The company was founded in 2013, but its roots go back to 1897. For the last over 20 years the Velvet brand has been a leader in the paper industry in Poland and is present in the homes of millions of Poles.

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:03:24 +0200
                                                                  BillerudKorsnäs strengthens its leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7869-billerudkorsnaes-strengthens-its-leading-position-in-the-dow-jones-sustainability-index http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7869-billerudkorsnaes-strengthens-its-leading-position-in-the-dow-jones-sustainability-index

                                                                  BillerudKorsnäs leads the containers and packaging industry in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) based on its total sustainability score in 2018.

                                                                  The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. Each year over 3 400 listed companies around the world are analyzed, the top 10 percent are included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. This year BillerudKorsnäs is the industry leader in the category Containers & Packaging and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. BillerudKorsnäs achieves industry top scores for its climate strategy, customer relationship management, supply chain management and talent attraction & retention.

                                                                  billkorlogo"Being named the most sustainable packaging company and, for the second consecutive year, one of the most sustainable companies in the world, is a great honor for us. Sustainability is an integral part of everything we do and with this position in the Dow Jones Index, we strengthen our position as a global driving challenger of conventional packaging solutions as well as working methods. This industry leadership is an excellent platform for our further pursuit of contributing positively to a sustainable future," says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

                                                                  BillerudKorsnäs sustainability work focuses on three areas: increasing customer value, responsibility throughout the value chain and contributing to a sustainable and bio-based society. In practice, that means to strengthen the customers sustainability work and competitiveness by developing smart packaging solutions based on renewable materials; to speed up the transition towards a sustainable and bio-based society by combating climate change throughout the entire value chain locally and globally; as well as to promote responsibility from raw material supply and production to recycling and provide engaging workplaces where safety, diversity and human rights are a priority.

                                                                  From the RobecoSAM/Dow Jones report:

                                                                  Containers and packaging companies are critical to the global economy and supply virtually every sector with tools to effectively protect, transport, market, and preserve their products for sale and use. Sustainable packaging continues to be a major industry trend driving innovation and differentiation. BillerudKorsnäs AB leads the Containers & Packaging industry in RobecoSAM’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment based on its Total Sustainability Score in 2018.

                                                                  Read the full report: http://www.robecosam.com/images/IndustryLeader_DJSI2018_BillerudKorsnas_AB.pdf

                                                                  About Dow Jones Sustainability Index
                                                                  Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), launched in September 1999, is the first global index on how companies perform within economically relevant environmental, social and economic governance factors (ESG, Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance). Annually, over 3,400 of the world's largest companies from developed and emerging markets are analyzed by RobecoSAM in cooperation with Dow Jones. www.sustainability-indices.com

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:26:03 +0200
                                                                    Valmet maintains its position among the world's sustainability leaders http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7868-valmet-maintains-its-position-among-the-world-s-sustainability-leaders http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7868-valmet-maintains-its-position-among-the-world-s-sustainability-leaders

                                                                    Valmet has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth consecutive year and thus maintains its position among the world's sustainability leaders. Valmet was listed both in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices.

                                                                    valmet logoThe annual evaluation conducted by a Swiss investment specialist RobecoSAM comprehensively reviews the companies' performance with regard to social, environmental and financial factors. This year in total 317 companies are included in the DJSI World for 2018-2019.

                                                                    "Maintaining our position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is an excellent achievement for Valmet. It proofs that our systematic work to integrate sustainability into our business processes has been successful and we have improved our performance year by year. We will now continue this work by implementing our updated sustainability action plans for the next three years emphasizing amongst other things sustainable supply chain and our R&D work," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

                                                                    Valmet defined its sustainability agenda named Sustainability360º in early 2014. The agenda focuses on five core areas: sustainable supply chain; health, safety and environment; people and performance; sustainable solutions, and corporate citizenship.

                                                                    About the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

                                                                    The DJSI is a sustainability index family which includes the global sustainability leaders across industries. The company inclusion is based on a best-in-class approach, which means that the indices only include the top ranked companies within each industry. The index serves as a benchmark for investors who are committed to ethical investing and review companies' sustainability performance as part of their analyses.

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:22:38 +0200
                                                                      Cristini Diagnostic Systems will be present at the MIAC Show in Lucca http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7866-cristini-diagnostic-systems-will-be-present-at-the-miac-show-in-lucca http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7866-cristini-diagnostic-systems-will-be-present-at-the-miac-show-in-lucca

                                                                      SmartScan™ LM, a new compact microwave sensor for measuring the humidity in the sheet will be presented.

                                                                      SmartScan™ LM is a sensor based on ultra-short microwaves, for the accurate measurement of humidity in the sheet on low weights and humidity, typical of post-size positions.


                                                                      SmartScan™ LM complete the SmartScan™ family targeted for the press section already on the market, a success installed in numerous machines across Europe and North America. 

                                                                      SmartScan™ sensors are engineered to overcome the typical limits of the NIR (Near Infrared) technologies. This new generation of sensors is characterized by the most compact construction on the market, with single side measurement. These characteristics and the absence of reflectors and/or sensors on the reverse side of the sheet, allows a wider freedom in installation solutions than all the sensors currently on the market.

                                                                      Cristini Diagnostic Systems will be present at stand 110.

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:14:29 +0200
                                                                        Innovative Testing Equipment for the Corrugated Board Industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7864-innovative-testing-equipment-for-the-corrugated-board-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7864-innovative-testing-equipment-for-the-corrugated-board-industry

                                                                        Emtec Electronic attends the Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, USA

                                                                        For the first time, emtec Electronic GmbH will attend the Corrugated Week in Indianapolis, USA from September 24th to 27th 2018, together with its US representative Technidyne Corporation. At exhibition booth no. 848 the company will present innovative testing instruments for the corrugated board industry.

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                                                                        The special EST12 Surface & Sizing Tester determines those surface parameters of paper and board, which are relevant for the converting process, in particular the surface sizing / hydrophobicity and surface porosity. With its help, converting properties, such as printability, gluability, coatability and dusting tendency can be predicted. It enables the optimal runnability during the finishing or converting process of paper/board. An according modular system PDA.C02 Penetration Dynamics Analyzer for more applications is available.

                                                                        Alongside with the EST12, emtec will have the CAS touch! and FPA touch! on display. These instruments represent the most-modern charge measuring systems for the wet-end in paper and board production and are used to measure the interaction between particles or fibers with additives and process chemicals in the pulp suspension. The use of both instruments in the production process helps to optimize the utilization of chemicals with the objective to stabilize the process, to improve the product quality and to reduce cost.

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                                                                        The new measuring method to measure the mineral filler content of the ACA Ash Content Analyzer, is nondestructive, quick, easy and accurate. Typical mineral filler and pigment content in paper and board, such as calcium carbonate, kaolin/ talcum, titanium dioxide, and the total mineral filler content in percent are determined. It enables optimal process control due to instant availability of measuring results, and helps to narrow down the specifications for the filler content in the finished product and therefore to optimize the consumption of fillers.

                                                                        Additionally, emtec Electronic will inform about its DSS Dimension Stability System, a modular measuring system for the investigation of the dimension stability of paper, board and foils in one-sided contact with temperature or liquids. The WSD module Wet Stretch Dynamics Analyzer measures the dynamics of the change in dimension of paper under one- sided liquid contact. And the HSA module Heat Shrinkage Analyzer predicts the dimension stability of paper, board and foils in contact with high temperature during the converting process.

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:57:32 +0200
                                                                          Metsä Board invites you to experience the creative packaging design process live at Packaging Innovations – 13 September http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7862-metsae-board-invites-you-to-experience-the-creative-packaging-design-process-live-at-packaging-innovations-13-september http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7862-metsae-board-invites-you-to-experience-the-creative-packaging-design-process-live-at-packaging-innovations-13-september

                                                                          Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, will present a live seminar showcasing an example of an award-winning design at Packaging Innovations and Luxury Packaging London on 13 September.

                                                                          Metsä Board’s Ilkka Harju, Packaging Services Director and Mikko Spoof, Brand Director at Arctic Blue Gin will present a creative case study.This collaborative case study shows how packaging design should communicate with each part of the value chain and how it must be at the core of a brand. 

                                                                          Visitors are invited to join The Drinks Forum for 11.50 at The Innovation Stage to hear how the packaging for the 2018 ‘Spirit of the Year’, Arctic Blue Gin, showcases an impressive design process which optimised all aspects of the paperboard to create a stunning solution.

                                                                          Metsä Board eco-barrier paperboardMetsä Board eco-barrier paperboard

                                                                          In addition, at its stand, Metsä Board will highlight its folding boxboards, white kraftliners and food service boards and full range of packaging analysis and design services – which encompass material and structural analysis as well as modification of existing packaging to a fully-customised design, complete with graphics. All these services aim to maximise packaging performance, sustainability and logistic efficiency throughout the entire value chain.

                                                                          On display will be the latest addition to the range, the new eco-barrier paperboard MetsäBoard Pro FSB EB1, which is a unique product with a bio-based and biodegradable barrier treatment that is fluorochemicals-free.  Other innovative and award-winning designs will be presented including Metsä Board’s SkinCare 2.0 gift box which uses fibre-based materials to replace plastic.

                                                                          Packaging Services Director Metsä Board, Ilkka Harju stated; “We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our joint presentation on the 13 September, to show them how Metsä Board can help them to achieve truly innovative, vibrant and sustainable packaging. We want to inspire brand owners, converters and designers with our fresh fibre materials and our award-winning packaging designs.”

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:09:46 +0200
                                                                            Invercote and Incada - when paperboard pros get to choose http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7860-invercote-and-incada-when-paperboard-pros-get-to-choose http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7860-invercote-and-incada-when-paperboard-pros-get-to-choose

                                                                            Iggesund Paperboard, which is part of the Holmen Group, has the two most valuable paperboard brands in Europe. That’s the conclusion of a brand survey done by the analyst firm Opticom International Research.  Over 200 converters – companies that process paperboard into finished packaging – rank Invercote and Incada from Iggesund at the very top.

                                                                            The survey encompasses converters in Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands in the packaging segments: pharmaceuticals & health care products, cosmetics & beauty, chocolate & confectionery, dry foodstuffs, frozen & chilled foods, and wines & spirits. The study has been done every second year since 2004 and Iggesund’s brands have consistently placed at the top.

                                                                            “Every time we place highest in this survey we get confirmation that both our paperboard families offer what the market wants,” comments a satisfied Kenneth Nysten, Sales and Marketing Director at Iggesund. “Of course, it is particularly pleasing that the survey participants are converters, who make their living from transforming this white and lightweight paperboard into functional and elegant packaging.”

                                                                            The Origin Box is made of three kinds of paper material, of which two, Invercote and Incada, are made by Iggesund Paperboard. Converter was Du Caju Printing & Packaging, Belgium.The Origin Box is made of three kinds of paper material, of which two, Invercote and Incada, are made by Iggesund Paperboard. Converter was Du Caju Printing & Packaging, Belgium.

                                                                            The survey also concludes that high quality and sustainability characteristics are becoming more and more important as selection criteria. Converters also have high expectations on properties such as printability, runnability in the conversion process, and folding properties – all of which both Invercote and Incada achieve with ease.

                                                                            Iggesund and Stora Enso are perceived as leading the paperboard market with regard to sustainability, even though the majority of the respondents do not see any clear leader within the industry.

                                                                            “The converters’ opinion, not least the fact that they single out runnability and product quality, reinforces our view that we are heading in the right direction. Their appreciation of our sustainability work is also important and a strong argument in favour of our products,” Nysten concludes.

                                                                            Europe’s most valuable paperboard brands according to the survey:

                                                                            1.      Invercote (Iggesund)

                                                                            2.      Incada (Iggesund)

                                                                            3.      Tambrite (Stora Enso)

                                                                            4.      Ensocoat (Stora Enso)

                                                                            5.      Performa (Stora Enso)

                                                                            6.      BillerudKorsnäs (BillerudKorsnäs)

                                                                            7.      CKB (Stora Enso) NEW 2018

                                                                            8.      MetsäBoard Pro (Metsä Board) NEW 2018

                                                                            9.       Alaska Plus (International Paper)

                                                                            10.  MetsäBoard Classic (Metsä Board) NEW 2018

                                                                            11.  MetsäBoard Prime (Metsä Board) NEW 2018

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:48:28 +0200
                                                                              BillerudKorsnäs has opened up one of Europe's largest and most efficient MG paper machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7859-billerudkorsnaes-has-opened-up-one-of-europe-s-largest-and-most-efficient-mg-paper-machines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7859-billerudkorsnaes-has-opened-up-one-of-europe-s-largest-and-most-efficient-mg-paper-machines

                                                                              BillerudKorsnäs has opened one of Europe's largest and most efficient MG paper machines at Skärblacka production unit outside Norrköping in Sweden. The opening ceremony was held by BillerudKorsnäs President and CEO Petra Einarsson, retiring Governor of Östergötland County Elisabeth Nilsson, acceding Governor of Östergötland County Carl Fredrik Graf and Factory Manager of Skärblacka Production Plant Håkan Krantz. More than 500 people attended the ceremony at the Trozelli Gallery in Norrköping.

                                                                              From left to right: Petra Einarsson President and CEO BillerudKorsnäs, Carl Fredrik Graf acceding Governor of Östergötland County, Elisabeth Nilsson , retiring Governor of Östergötland County and Håkan Krantz Manager of Skärblacka Production Plant.From left to right: Petra Einarsson President and CEO BillerudKorsnäs, Carl Fredrik Graf acceding Governor of Östergötland County, Elisabeth Nilsson , retiring Governor of Östergötland County and Håkan Krantz Manager of Skärblacka Production Plant.

                                                                              The investment of approximately SEK 1.3 billion, partly in an upgraded existing paper machine and partly in a new machine for machine glazed kraft paper (MG paper), is part of BillerudKorsnäs venture to create a world-leading MG center in Skärblacka. The investment enhances BillerudKorsnäs product mix, lays the foundation for a broader product portfolio with higher value added and demonstrates that the company strengthens its leading position as global supplier of kraft paper for packaging purposes.

                                                                              The applications for machine glazed kraft paper range from consumer goods to industrial products such as fat-resistant paper for consumer bags and fast food markets, barrier paper for dairy products such as butter packaging and paper for sealing medical disposable items.

                                                                              Both the new MG machine and the capacity enhancement of existing machines opens new as well as enables growth in attractive market segments, while at the same time the investment as a whole provides a solid foundation for further development of Skärblacka as a world-leading MG center.

                                                                              "It is with great joy and pride that we today have opened one of Europe's largest and most efficient MG machines. With this effort, we have strengthened our position as world leader in MG paper and also laid a solid foundation for further development of our product mix and offering," says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

                                                                              Facts about BillerudKorsnäs MG Center at Skärblacka production unit:


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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (ipmj) European News Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:27:37 +0200
                                                                                Hygienic Tissue Mills fired up a new TT WIND-P tissue rewinder supplied by Toscotec, in South Africa. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7858-hygienic-tissue-mills-fired-up-a-new-tt-wind-p-tissue-rewinder-supplied-by-toscotec-in-south-africa http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7858-hygienic-tissue-mills-fired-up-a-new-tt-wind-p-tissue-rewinder-supplied-by-toscotec-in-south-africa

                                                                                On July 27, Hygienic Tissue Mills started up a Toscotec-supplied TT WIND-P tissue rewinder at its Pietermaritzburg mill, in eastern South Africa. This is a repeated order for Toscotec, following the supply of a MODULO-PLUS tissue machine, PM2, in 2017. The TT WIND-P slitter rewinder serves PM2, processing 100% virgin pulp and recycled paper parent rolls.

                                                                                The TT WIND-P slitter rewinder features 2 unwind stands and handles parent rolls of 2750 mm sheet trim and 2500 mm diameter, with a design speed of 1500 mpm. The pneumatically loaded slitting system has a minimum width of 150 mm. Toscotec supplied the complete electrification and control system, and the sectional drive system. The scope of supply also included the erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance, and on-site training.

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                                                                                Toscotec Start-up & Service Engineer David Ponte commented, “It was one of the fastest commissioning I have seen for a rewinder. The TT WIND reached its maximum speed in record time with a final product that was already sellable. Thanks to the great cooperation of Hygienic Tissue’s team, we completed fine tuning in two days with the machine running at top speed”.

                                                                                Hygienic Tissue CEO Ashraf Jooma said, “On the day of start-up, we reached the maximum speed in a few hours. On this rewinder, we expect to get the same efficiency that we have on the MODULO-PLUS machine. High efficiency and consumption reduction are our priorities, and we are happy with the results we are getting in both areas”.

                                                                                Matteo Giorgio Marrano, Toscotec Area Sales Manager said: “the TT WIND-P rewinder completed the scope of supply of a MODULO-PLUS tissue line that has been running efficiently for nearly one year and a half. This is a new achievement for Toscotec in the South African market, which has been growing steadily in the last few years. Hygienic Tissue’s strong focus on energy savings matches our mission of tailoring the design of high performing tissue machines to the mill’s specific working conditions, in order to optimize energy usage. The good performance of the slitter rewinder goes into this direction”.

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:50:33 +0200
                                                                                  A.Celli Safety Upgrade: safety first! http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7857-a-celli-safety-upgrade-safety-first http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7857-a-celli-safety-upgrade-safety-first

                                                                                  The best choice to manage the adaptation and compliance of industrial machinery or plants.

                                                                                  The A.Celli Group has always retained technological developments and the safety aspects of machines to be its key growth factors. The Group’s approach to occupational safety is a foundational theme for the company, and the high number of plants sold throughout the world in relationship with a practically inexistent history of accidents on the job is the most evident proof of this philosophy.

                                                                                  Today, the complexity of industrial systems requires increasingly attentive consideration of the theme of safety. Preventing accidents on the job is not a calculation based on a single machine but an outcome of the management logic adopted throughout the production process.

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                                                                                  And in addition to the normal risk factor, unpleasant unexpected events can arise from deficiencies at the operating phase, lack of clarity in procedures, negligence by operators or human errors. Without forgetting that year after year, international norms and directives to regulate the issue abound.

                                                                                  For this reason, A.Celli offers its customers the complete solution for plant modification, repair, verification and/or compliance.

                                                                                  The service offered includes:

                                                                                  • Analyses surveys and assessment of customer demands
                                                                                  • Engineering study on components sizing and on plant design with reference to binding norms in the country in question.
                                                                                  • Project management, document handling and issuing of certifications.
                                                                                  • Installation, commissioning and start-up
                                                                                  • Software modification and updating of electrical and pneumatic diagrams.
                                                                                  • Review of manuals and layout of new safety devices.
                                                                                  • 24/7 technical support hotline
                                                                                  • 12-month warranty from the date of completion of the modifications.

                                                                                  The best choice to manage the adaptation and compliance of industrial machinery or plants.
                                                                                  So what are you waiting for?

                                                                                  Contact A.Celli Customer Service (m.nottoli@acelli.it) for a quick consultancy or a dedicated case study.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:24:49 +0200
                                                                                    Mitsubishi HiTec Paper welcomes 25 new apprentices http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7856-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-welcomes-25-new-apprentices http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7856-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-welcomes-25-new-apprentices

                                                                                    On August 1st 2018, twenty-five new trainees launched their professional career at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s mills in Bielefeld and Flensburg. Among them are eleven paper technologists, six machine and plant operators, two industrial clerks, three industrial mechanics, two electronics technicians and one electronic for automation technology.

                                                                                    Our new apprentices at the Bielefeld millOur new apprentices at the Bielefeld mill

                                                                                    An exciting time awaits the new apprentices (15 at the Bielefeld plant and 10 at the Flensburg plant) with many new experiences over the next few years: whether it will be on the large paper machines, the ultra-modern coating machines or in the management and distribution of the globally acting manufacturer of coated specialty papers.

                                                                                    Our new apprentices at the Flensburg millOur new apprentices at the Flensburg mill

                                                                                    For Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, the training of young people has always been a high priority. "Competitive production and worldwide sales of our high-quality specialty papers is only possible with well-trained specialists" says Andreas Born, Head of Training in Bielefeld. “And we are pleased to provide this training in-house!”

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:21:44 +0200
                                                                                      Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild for Burgo Group in Italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7849-valmet-to-supply-an-extensive-paper-machine-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-burgo-group-in-italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7849-valmet-to-supply-an-extensive-paper-machine-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-burgo-group-in-italy

                                                                                      Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild and a wide scope of automation for Burgo Group S.p.A. at its Verzuolo Mill in Italy. In the project, originally Valmet-supplied paper machine PM 9 and related stock preparation systems currently producing lightweight coated (LWC) paper grades, will be rebuilt to produce recycled containerboard grades.

                                                                                      valmet logoThe order is included in Valmet's third quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 40-60 million.

                                                                                      The project is following Burgo Group's plan to keep the focus on containerboard grades and to continue its diversification strategy, ranging from publishing to packaging, from printing paper to paper for corrugators. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the end of 2019.

                                                                                      "Valmet and Burgo have had a long and successful cooperation over the years at the Verzuolo mill. By having all the process equipment, process automation and mill engineering from one supplier, binds it all into a one. This assures a very good flow of information, a reliable project schedule, short installation time and an energy-efficient operation. Valmet's long expertise on grade conversions is essential for this project. It is also a great asset for Burgo, that this paper machine was originally supplied by Valmet in 2001, so we know it well," says Jari Vähäpesola, President of Paper Business Line, Valmet.

                                                                                      Technical details about the delivery


                                                                                      Valmet's delivery includes a completely new Old Corrugated Containers (OCC) line and major modifications in the existing paper machine. The OCC line, which is called an OptiRefiber recycled fiber line, contains two bale handling and vertical pulper systems, extensive cleaning and screening systems with fractionation and disc filters for short and long fiber lines. The scope includes also new reject handling system for OCC rejects. Also, the existing broke system and approach flow system are modified. The delivery in the existing paper machine includes a headbox rebuild, modifications to forming section, press section and pre dryer section, a new after dryer section with a high humidity hood, modifications to the size press, a continuous cooking system for surface size starch, and relocation of the existing reel.

                                                                                      The delivery also includes related air systems, a large Valmet paper machine clothing package, and changes and improvements in the automation including machine control, quality management, and process control and condition monitoring systems. The delivery includes mill engineering for both the OCC line and board machine. All the equipment will be delivered with installation and an additional production support package after start-up.

                                                                                      PM 9 will be producing recycled liner and fluting grades at a trim width of 9,800 mm and with a basis weight range of 70-160 g/m2. The annual capacity will be 600,000 tonnes.

                                                                                      Information about the customer Burgo Group

                                                                                      Burgo Group is one of Europe's leading producers of graphic and specialty paper. The Group is developed around the world of paper: pulp and paper production, distribution, processing of forestry products, factoring and energy. The Group employs 3,663 people and has 11 plants in Italy and 1 in Belgium, and in total 16 continuous machines. In 2017, Burgo Group produced 2,057,000 tons of paper and had a consolidated turnover of EUR 2,008 million.

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:20:19 +0200
                                                                                        BillerudKorsnäs appoints Senior Vice President Board http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7845-billerudkorsnaes-appoints-senior-vice-president-board http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7845-billerudkorsnaes-appoints-senior-vice-president-board

                                                                                        BillerudKorsnäs announced today that Mikael Andersson is appointed Senior Vice President for Board, one of the company's three divisions in the new organisation. The new organisation takes effect on the 1st of October.

                                                                                        Earlier this year, BillerudKorsnäs announced that the company will create three divisions with full profit and loss responsibility in order to more effectively realise the company's growth strategy. The three divisions will be Board, Paper and Solutions.

                                                                                        Mikael AnderssonMikael AnderssonMikael Andersson, today Senior Vice President for the current business area Corrugated Solutions, is appointed Senior Vice President Board. Corrugated Solutions will when the new organisation takes effect be split and the parts integrated in respectively Board and Solutions. Mikael Andersson will be, and is already today, part of the company's senior management team.

                                                                                        - "I am very happy that Mikael Andersson has accepted the offer to assume the role of Senior Vice President Board, one of our three divisions. Mikael has proven to be a strong leader as well as team player in the role of head of the business area Corrugated Solutions. I am convinced that Mikael is the right person to continue to develop and create growth in the Board division," says Petra Einarsson, President and CEO BillerudKorsnäs.

                                                                                        - "It is with great excitement I take on the role as Senior Vice President for the Board division. BillerudKorsnäs is on a journey to challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future and hence also a growth journey. On this journey, liquid board, carton board, liner, fluting and other product categories included in the Board division are essential pieces. I am looking forward to developing this part of BillerudKorsnäs´ business together with my new team", says Mikael Andersson.

                                                                                        Mikael will take up his new position on October 1st, when the new organisation takes effect. The other two divisions´ Senior Vice Presidents are expected to be appointed within short.

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:46:09 +0200
                                                                                          Valmet to upgrade the Ahlstrom-Munksjö Billingsfors pulp mill in Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7844-valmet-to-upgrade-the-ahlstrom-munksjoe-billingsfors-pulp-mill-in-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7844-valmet-to-upgrade-the-ahlstrom-munksjoe-billingsfors-pulp-mill-in-sweden

                                                                                          Valmet has been chosen as a supplier by Ahlstrom-Munksjö for the upgrade of the recovery boiler and surrounding systems in the Billingsfors mill in Sweden. The main objective is to increase the capacity of the recovery boiler. The upgrade will also result in a better boiler availability and environmental performance.

                                                                                          The order was included in Valmet's second quarter 2018 orders received. The value of this kind of order is typically above EUR 10 million. The upgraded recovery boiler is planned to be started in the second half of 2019.

                                                                                          valmet logoValmet will bring major upgrades to the pulp mill's recovery boiler. The lower part will be replaced with a new pressure vessel based on the latest designs for Valmet's high-performing RECOX recovery boilers. New heating surfaces will be installed to increase the boiler's heat economy and enable a higher production of steam. Surrounding systems for combustion air, black liquor, smelt and green liquor will be upgraded.

                                                                                          Valmet has a very high focus on the management of health, safety and environment (HSE) and the delivery to Billingsfors also includes improvements that focus on worker safety and a better working environment in the boiler building.

                                                                                          "We are very happy and proud to have been chosen as supplier for this important upgrade and are really looking forward to working together with Billingsfors. We will bring the knowledge and technology of Valmet and will combine this with a solid partnership approach that brings the mill's performance forward," says Marcus Grundevik, Sales Manager at Valmet.

                                                                                          "We at Ahlstrom-Munksjö Billingsfors look forward to work with Valmet in the upgrade of our recovery boiler. This project is an important step for Billingsfors to meet the stricter environmental regulations through improved process combustion, reducing local air emissions. This investment is also key for improved efficiency in the mill including lower maintenance costs and higher pulp and insulation paper production," says Jonas Lindqvist, Plant Manager, Ahlstrom-Munksjö Paper AB Billingsfors.

                                                                                          Information about the customer Ahlstrom Munksjö

                                                                                          Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to customers worldwide. Its offerings include decor paper, filter media, release liners, abrasive backings, nonwovens, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, food packaging and labeling, tape, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics. Ahlstrom-Munksjö's annual net sales are about EUR 2.2 billion and it employs 6,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com

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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:42:36 +0200
                                                                                            Valmet will supply BCTMP plant conversion, slab press and conveyor systems to Estonian Cell pulp mill in Estonia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7841-valmet-will-supply-bctmp-plant-conversion-slab-press-and-conveyor-systems-to-estonian-cell-pulp-mill-in-estonia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7841-valmet-will-supply-bctmp-plant-conversion-slab-press-and-conveyor-systems-to-estonian-cell-pulp-mill-in-estonia

                                                                                            Valmet has received an order from Estonian Cell which will be delivered in two stages. In the first stage, Valmet will supply a conversion of the existing bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp plant, which will increase production and reduce steam, fresh water and chemical consumption. In the second stage, Valmet will deliver a slab press and conveyor systems with connecting control system. The new machinery will boost production capacity and make the line more cost-efficient. The second stage will increase the annual production volume.

                                                                                            Valmet's delivery is part of Estonian Cell's EUR 20 million growth investment program that will enable the company to achieve an annual production capacity of 185,000 tons and improve the plant's efficiency. In 2017, the production capacity of Estonian Cell was 171,708 tons of aspen pulp and all production was exported.

                                                                                            valmet logoThe order was included in Valmet's second quarter of 2018 orders received. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at EUR 5-10 million. The start-up is planned for the second quarter of 2019.

                                                                                            "We are ready to start with the first stage of the investment program which focuses on liquidating the bottlenecks of the production and wastewater treatment and improving efficiency. In the second stage, we have chosen to invest in another slab press from Valmet to increase our production capacity. The good experience from the earlier installed slab press, which increased availability and stabilized production, makes us confident that this investment will make us reach our set production target," says Lauri Raid, Mill Manager at Estonian Cell.

                                                                                            "We appreciate the long cooperation we have had around the BCTMP plant and the repeat order of a slab press. To see the plans being realized is something we are really looking forward to, as well as to be working together again in this new project," says Mikael Ehrnholm, Senior Product Specialist, Mechanical Fiber at Valmet.

                                                                                            Details about Valmet's delivery

                                                                                            The BCTMP plant conversion includes a mechanical steam separator, a new washing stage by a screw press with medium consistency pump and a new final washing stage before the flash dryer with heavy duty TwinRoll presses. Reconfiguration and reprogramming of the existing bleaching system with detailed automation engineering is also included. The new slab press is replacing the original slab press, which was a prototype that did not meet stability expectations. Mechanical installation of the slab press is included. Commissioning and start-up supervision are included for both stages.

                                                                                            About the customer Estonian Cell

                                                                                            Estonian Cell's Kunda aspen pulp mill launched production in 2006. With EUR 185 million, the facility boasts one of the biggest foreign greenfield investments made in Estonia over the course of the last decade. The company produces a high quality chemi-thermomechanical aspen pulp that is fully exported to different countries in Europe and Asia. The company employs 89 people directly and generates work for around 500 employees within its value chain. The sole owner of Estonian Cell is Heinzel Holding GmbH, a leading producer of market pulp and packaging papers from Austria.

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:34:06 +0200
                                                                                              Fabio Perini S.p.A. only one in the tissue industry to obtain the prestigious AEO F certification, allowing simpler and faster export http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7836-fabio-perini-s-p-a-only-one-in-the-tissue-industry-to-obtain-the-prestigious-aeo-f-certification-allowing-simpler-and-faster-export http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7836-fabio-perini-s-p-a-only-one-in-the-tissue-industry-to-obtain-the-prestigious-aeo-f-certification-allowing-simpler-and-faster-export

                                                                                              Fabio Perini S.p.A. obtained by the Customs Authority the award of the status of AEO F -– Authorized Economic Operator Full for customs simplifications and safety/security.

                                                                                              The AEO authorization grants Fabio Perini the recognition of its status of customs reliability, valid at European level (but internationally recognized); the appointment is the result of a process of adjustment of internal procedures and successful audits, carried out by the certifying body, of the regulatory requirements related to customs compliance, keeping of accounting records, financial solvency and safety/security standards.

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                                                                                              The direct and indirect benefits provided by AEO have an immediate, positive impact on the whole international logistic chain operated by Fabio Perini and its customers, such as:

                                                                                              • fewer document and safety controls
                                                                                              • priority shipment treatment
                                                                                              • better relations with Customs authorities
                                                                                              • rapidity in procedures
                                                                                              • fewer delays of shipments at borders, resulting in less time and costs and also less risk of theft and loss of goods, and of safety-related accidents

                                                                                              All this results in greater efficiency in customs procedures and, consequently, in the offer of customer services.

                                                                                              “The path to this achievement has been going on for about a year - said Paolo Sodero, Fabio Perini S.p.A’s responsible for Digitalization and Export Control Manager – involving almost all the company departments, and aligning all employees to this key world-class goal.”

                                                                                              This authorization, allowing the offer of better customer assistance, represents a major strength for Fabio Perini to keep its leading position in the global market of machinery for tissue production. In fact, Paolo Sodero commented: “Our Company is the only one in our sector to have achieved this type of authorization”.

                                                                                              In fact, as of today, the recipients of AEO F authorizations - excluding companies exclusively dealing in shipments and logistic and customs services operators – amounts to 400 companies, all representative of Italian excellence.

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 09 Aug 2018 10:13:41 +0200
                                                                                                ANDRITZ successfully starts up new production technologies and equipment for the extension of SCA’s Östrand pulp mill, Sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7834-andritz-successfully-starts-up-new-production-technologies-and-equipment-for-the-extension-of-sca-s-oestrand-pulp-mill-sweden http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7834-andritz-successfully-starts-up-new-production-technologies-and-equipment-for-the-extension-of-sca-s-oestrand-pulp-mill-sweden

                                                                                                International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully completed the start-up of new production technologies and equipment for the extension of SCA’s Östrand pulp mill in Timrå, Sweden.

                                                                                                ANDRITZ recovery boiler Photo: AndritzANDRITZ recovery boiler Photo: Andritz

                                                                                                ANDRITZ supplied the following equipment for the SCA Östrand mill:

                                                                                                • a complete debarking plant with two parallel debarking and chipping lines each consisting of a PowerFeed de-icing conveyor, a hydrostatically supported debarking drum for a capacity of 425 m3 sob/h and measuring 5.5 x 39 meters, and a horizontally fed, XL-size HHQ-Chipper operating with a TK-IV knife system. The delivery also includes two new-generation HQ-Press bark presses resulting in excellent bark dry content, as well as modernization of the existing chip handling system;
                                                                                                • the new innovative EvoDry pulp drying system with its energy-saving technologies that substantially reduce the mill’s operating costs, including a boiler exhaust energy recovery system, fine screening, a twin wire dewatering system with a fully automatic tail threading system to meet strictest health, safety, and environmental regulations, a new-generation sheet dryer for lowest downtime and fast start up, as well as a cutter and two baling lines;
                                                                                                • new recausticizing machinery including a LimeGreen green liquor filter enabling efficient green liquor filtration with a minimum of waste going to landfill, two LimeFree centrifuges for dregs, LimeSlake technology, LimeWhite white liquor disc filter to optimize white liquor quality, and LimeDry lime mud disc filter upgrade;
                                                                                                • ANDRITZ LimeFlash technology, enabling a substantial increase in the capacity of the existing lime kiln without the need to invest in a new lime kiln. The delivery also included upgrade of the existing wood dust burning system, which ANDRITZ supplied in 2011 in order to support the new increased lime kiln capacity.
                                                                                                • substantial increase in the recovery boiler capacity from 3,300 to 5,000 tds/d. The existing boiler was supplied by ANDRITZ in 2006 and had already been designed to enable a major extension by moving the boiler side wall and widening the heating surfaces of the superheater, boiler generation bank, and economizers. The boiler extension by moving the side wall allows optimum flue gas flux before and after the rebuild, which has great benefits compared to traditional technology for expanding the recovery boiler by moving its front wall. The total increase of the boiler width was 3.8 meters. In addition to boiler enlargement, one additional ESP°(electrostatic precipitator) chamber and feed water pump were added.

                                                                                                The mill expansion was one of the largest industrial investments in Sweden and the largest ever in northern Sweden. SCA Östrand is doubling its annual production capacity from 430,000 to 900,000°tons, thereby becoming the largest mill in the world for softwood kraft pulp.

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:19:48 +0200
                                                                                                  Gomà-Camps boosts capacity with Voith XcelLine machine for Ejea de los Caballeros http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7833-goma-camps-boosts-capacity-with-voith-xcelline-machine-for-ejea-de-los-caballeros http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7833-goma-camps-boosts-capacity-with-voith-xcelline-machine-for-ejea-de-los-caballeros

                                                                                                  At the beginning of the year the new Tissue XcelLine TM 7 successfully started up at the Ejea de los Caballeros mill of Gomà Camps Consumer in Spain. The smooth startup of the tissue line was achieved thru the modern and efficient XcelLine concept.

                                                                                                  “From stock on wire, to paper on reel it took only 30 minutes and the TM 7 speed-up is over achieving the planned start up curve. This was a great team performance.” José Ignacio González Sarasúa, Mill Manager of Gomà Camps Consumer S.L.U., confirms. “With passion and technological knowledge all the specialists involved teamed up, resulting in the remarkable success of TM 7 project.”

                                                                                                  Voith TM 7 XcelLine Tissue Machine at Gomà-Camps Ejea de los Caballeros, SpainVoith TM 7 XcelLine Tissue Machine at Gomà-Camps Ejea de los Caballeros, Spain

                                                                                                  The TM 7 will have a working width of 2,800 millimeter and produces toilet paper and paper towels from 100 percent virgin pulp at a working speed of 2,000 meters per minute. Voith delivered the entire process line package to Gomà Camps: from BlueLine stock preparation and the double dilution approach flow system, the TM 7 XcelLine tissue machine, auxiliary equipment and system accessories all the way to the full automation, electrification and engineering. In addition, extensive services and replacement parts were included in the delivery, such as the entire clothing package, which is ideally coordinated with the requirements of shoe press technology. The entire new plant will be serviced 100 percent by Voith in an integrated maintenance and service concept.

                                                                                                  Voith's XcelLine machines feature seamlessly coordinated and integrated components, technologies and services that enable fast start-up, excellent performance and high added value for its customers' investments. The scope of supply includes technologies that enable increased productivity and a lower use of energy and natural resources, including the MasterJet Pro T headbox, the modern NipcoFlex T shoe press, the EvoDry Y steel plate Yankee cylinder, the high-efficiency EcoHood T drying hood and the EcoChange T reel with automatic reel spool exchange. The NipcoFlex T shoe press contributes to the low energy consumption as well as to high super soft tissue qualities.

                                                                                                  “With the integration in the Ejea site, the new TM 7 is a strategic step to strengthen our presence in the Iberian Peninsula and to deliver superior tissue quality with focus on sustainability,” explains Jordi Gomà-Camps, President of Gomà-Camps Group S.L., “From the very first minute of the project Voith was a true and reliable partner. With the latest Voith technologies installed in the process line, we ensure to have a competitive advantage for the best of our customers.”

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:14:28 +0200
                                                                                                    Burgo Group chooses A.Celli Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7832-burgo-group-chooses-a-celli-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7832-burgo-group-chooses-a-celli-paper

                                                                                                    The Italian company, a well-known producer of graphic and special papers, turned to A.Celli Paper for the supply of a high-tech Pope Winder to be used at its facility in Lugo di Vicenza.

                                                                                                    A.Celli designs and develops technological solutions that meet or anticipate the needs of the target market and achieve the objectives set by its customers.

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                                                                                                    In this case, the Customer Service team of A.Celli Paper will install, in line with a pre-existing plant for the production of special paper, a complete Pope Winder that includes, in addition to nip control and an assisted transmission system for secondary carriages and primary arms, the new A.Celli integrated supervision system which will interface with the current DCS system of the paper mill. The aim is to ensure the best and most consistent production performance over time, as well as complete safety and ease of operation.

                                                                                                    During the It’s Tissue event (from the 25th to the 29th of June) the equipment, courtesy of the Burgo Group, was exhibited at the A.Celli Paper factory. Some of its features were demonstrated, arousing the interest of the many people present.

                                                                                                    Delivery is underway, in compliance with the contractual agreements and to the customer’s complete satisfaction, while commissioning is scheduled for the end of August.

                                                                                                    A.Celli Paper remains at the complete disposal of the Burgo Group, proud to be able to serve and assist a constantly evolving market.

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:10:52 +0200