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Efficient and cost-effective cleaning

Effective cleaning is critical to product integrity, productivity and profitability in all hygienic industries. By choosing the right cleaning equipment, you can reduce water, chemicals and energy costs as well as decrease cleaning time between production cycles.

2017 10 19 072905Now also retrofitting through small tank openings

As part of the market’s most consistent portfolio of rotary jet head tank cleaning machines, we recently added three Alfa Laval rotary jet heads, GJ A2, GJ A6 and GJ PF FT.

This gives you the opportunity of easy installation of rotary jet head technology in small size tank openings like 3" or 4", where static spray ball and rotary spray heads are normally mounted in today. By retrofitting with one of the three small GJ jet heads, you avoid reworking the tank to accommodate upgrading tank cleaning equipment, meaning low installation cost.

Easy to upgrade from static spray balls

When higher cleaning efficiency is required, it is easy to upgrade your static spray balls to the Alfa Laval GJ Rotary Jet Head technology. Simply unclip the static spray ball and replace it with a new clip-on GJ rotary jet head, that uses a cleaning pattern ensuring dynamic and effective distribution of water to the inner tank surfaces. The high mechanical force generated by the strong jet impingement, efficiently removes remaining products and residues to provide the best conditions required for hygienic production. 

Rotary jet heads clean tanks 70% faster than the static spray ball technology. Because of faster cleaning, it uses less water and chemicals - and thereby reducing operating costs by up to 80%. Rotary jet heads provide exceptional cleanability, better and safer end-product quality and greater overall output for all hygienic applications.

By using Alfa Laval tank cleaning machines, you get...

  • Faster cleaning = More production uptime
  • More efficient cleaning = Minimizing risk of product lost due to contamination
  • Impact cleaning = Reducing the use of water and chemicals
  • Automated cleaning = Validated process ensuring high product quality
  • Fast payback = Often less than 1 year, due to low operating cost

About Alfa Laval
Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.

The company’s equipment, systems and services are dedicated to assisting customers in optimizing the performance of their processes. The solutions help them to heat, cool, separate and transport products in industries that produce food and beverages, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, starch, sugar and ethanol.

Alfa Laval’s products are also used in power plants, aboard ships, oil and gas exploration, in the mechanical engineering industry, in the mining industry and for wastewater treatment, as well as for comfort climate and refrigeration applications.

Alfa Laval’s worldwide organization works closely with customers in nearly 100 countries to help them stay ahead in the global arena.

Alfa Laval is listed on Nasdaq OMX, and, in 2016, posted annual sales of about SEK 35.6 billion approx. 3.72 billion Euros. The company has about 17 300 employees.

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    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:31:49 +0200
    ÅF acquires leading design and user experience agency inUse http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7461-af-acquires-leading-design-and-user-experience-agency-inuse http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7461-af-acquires-leading-design-and-user-experience-agency-inuse

    With the acquisition, ÅF becomes the largest actor in service design and user experience in Sweden and will have sales of more than SEK 200 million. The acquisition is a part of ÅF’s strategic initiative in digitalization and design.

    inUse’s clients include AstraZeneca, Ikea, SL and Panasonic. In addition to digital design solutions, inUse also conducts training activities and arranges Scandinavia’s largest conference in service design and user experience, “From Business to Buttons”.

    2017 10 17 090247ÅF has a strong base in architecture, landscape architecture, light and industrial design and is now Sweden’s largest player in service design and user experience. With the acquisition of inUse, ÅF has a total of around 600 employees in design and architecture.

    ­­­­– User experience and the interaction between people and technology are increasingly important, including in the development of smart cities and digitalization of industry. The market is growing fast. By combining ÅF’s expertise in industry and infrastructure with inUse’s expertise in service design and user experience, we create a unique offering, says Jonas Gustavsson, President and CEO of ÅF.

    inUse will keep its name and brand and, together with ÅF’s operations in design, will form a new business area in ÅF’s Technology division (Digital Solutions division as of 1 January 2018).

    ­– Together with ÅF, we are able to offer our clients a broader and more complete range of solutions and services. For our employees, this further entails an opportunity to work in more projects of interest with a wide scope, says Kjell Persson, CEO of inUse.

    inUse has 100 employees based in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Denver, USA. The company has annual sales of around SEK 90 million. inUse will be consolidated by ÅF as of the month of November 2017.

    For further information, please contact:
    Ann Granberg, Market area manager ÅF +46 70 826 19 04
    Kjell Persson, CEO of inUse +46 76 136 37 45

    ÅF is an engineering and design company for the energy, industrial and infrastructure markets, creating progress for our clients since 1895. By connecting technologies, we provide profitable, innovative and sustainable solutions to shape the future and improve people's lives.  Building on our strong base in Europe, our business and clients are found all over the world.

     www.afconsult.com

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      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:02:01 +0200
      Color Copy’s “Doing a great job” promotion takes you to the moon http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7460-color-copy-s-doing-a-great-job-promotion-takes-you-to-the-moon http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7460-color-copy-s-doing-a-great-job-promotion-takes-you-to-the-moon

      Mondi launches new promotion with top prize a trip to Kennedy Space Center in Florida

      Mondi, the international paper and packaging Group, announces the launch of the new Color Copy’s end-user promotion “Doing a great job”, that will take place from 15 October to 30 November2017.

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      During this period, all reams of Color Copy in Europe have a promotional sticker on the front. Peel off the pick sticker to reveal the ‘You’re doing a great job’ sicker below. Simply write the name of someone (or something) you think is doing a great job on the sticker, apply it to said person or thing and post the photo on the Color Copy Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ColorCopyPaper), telling us why they’re doing a great job. Participants are eligible to win the grand prize – a trip for two to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Weekly prizes such as a Bresser reflecting telescope or an original LEGO Saturn Rocket will also be awarded by random chance amongst all entries.

      “This promotion puts the people who are using Color Copy in focus. It’s a chance show public appreciation for someone – or something – that you value,” explains Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper. “With Color Copy our customer should know that this is a product they can rely on every time to do a great job for them. This is our message and our mission,” concludes Klumpp.

      About Color Copy

      Color Copy is the leading brand for colour applications and is CO2 neutral. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of digital printing and guarantees true-to-life, brilliant colour copies and perfect print results every time. Color Copy has an elegant and smooth feel and its soft white hue gives accurate colour reproduction that emphasises your image. It also has an exceptional environmental profile, being CO2 neutral in addition to having FSC®, EU Ecolabel and ISO 9706 certifications. Color Copy is part of Mondi’s Green Range of sustainably produced products. www.colorcopy.com

      We are Mondi: IN TOUCH EVERY DAY

      Mondi is a global packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

      We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

      We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

      Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

      About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

      Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is part of Mondi Group. In 4 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, and Russia Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

      Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3®, PERGRAPHICA® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.

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        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:50:29 +0200
        Xerium Introduces Maximus Press Felt Technology Portfolio http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7457-xerium-introduces-maximus-press-felt-technology-portfolio http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7457-xerium-introduces-maximus-press-felt-technology-portfolio

        Engineered for Faster Start-up, Wider Operational Window and Extended Life

        Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently introduced Maximus - a totally new portfolio of press felt technology for today’s most demanding press positions.

        2017 10 17 074157Maximus’ single-base structure design with lower fabric caliper delivers immediate start-up without the typical long break-in periods often required for conventional technology.

        In addition, its innovative drainage channels and special warp-bound weave concept provide maximum dimensional stability and compaction resistance which ensures high-performance dewatering, longer running life and excellent end-product quality. Maximus technology is ideal for machines producing containerboard, packaging, and graphical paper grades.

        “Maximus is already producing great operational results on the most demanding machines in the world,” said Bill Butterfield, EVP and CTO of Xerium. “We are delighted to see our customers experiencing tangible financial benefits from this new product portfolio with improved machine performance, enhanced operating range and overall lower cost-per-ton.”

        Additional details are available at Xerium.com.

        Watch the Maximus video.

        ABOUT XERIUM TECHNOLOGIES

        Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM) is a leading, global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Its products and services are consumed during machine operation by its customers. Xerium operates around the world under a variety of brand names, and utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 28 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 2,950 employees.

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          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:40:44 +0200
          Toscotec grows also in the Paper & Board sector. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7456-toscotec-grows-also-in-the-paper-board-sector http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7456-toscotec-grows-also-in-the-paper-board-sector

          Toscotec is pleased to announce an important expansion of the company’s structure of the Paper & Board division, with a new technical and commercial unit based in Orbassano, in the province of Turin, which fully integrates into the existing team.

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          "In order to increase the outstanding results accomplished so far in the Paper industry and to achieve the goals we have set ourselves," says Enrico Fazio, Toscotec’s Paper & Board Sales Managerwe have decided to add new skills to those acquired in almost 70 years of business.

          The integration of highly qualified people, with many years of experience in the paper industry, will enable us to develop new technological solutions. As a result, we will be able to get access to increasingly more challenging projects. The reinforced P & B team will allow Toscotec to respond more quickly and efficiently to the growing market demands and to guarantee improved professional services."

          Since 1948, Toscotec has been designing and manufacturing machinery for the paper industry, which stand out for quality, reliability and customer service. Today, the Paper & Board division includes a dynamic and highly skilled team, who is able to combine top-of-the-range products such as steel drying cylinders, TT XPress and TT ShortFormer with innovative and high performance technology solutions, that are applied both to existing plants and to new installations.

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            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:36:45 +0200
            Smartly dressed in 100 percent Swedish paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7455-smartly-dressed-in-100-percent-swedish-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7455-smartly-dressed-in-100-percent-swedish-paper

            A dress completely made of paper from Swedish forests and Nordic Paper. The innovation project ‘Establish locally grown textiles in Sweden’ aims at enabling textile production of raw material from the pulp industry.

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            Wood becomes paper, which is turned into fabrics. By using knowledge and skills from classical Swedish industries, such as Nordic Paper, wood can be refined into locally produced textiles. This gives new business opportunities for the domestic industry in Sweden and creates opportunities for a more sustainable textile industry through a range of innovative solutions across branches.

            In the provinces of Värmland, there are dense forests of spruce and pine trees. This Swedish forest raw material is processed and refined into paper by Nordic Papers. The unbleached and locally grown paper is then shipped to the textile cluster in the Sjuhärad region, where it is spun into threads at SKS Textile and then turned into fabrics via knitting machines at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. At the dyeing company Sjuhäradsbygdens Färgeri, the fabric is given a dark blue colour and is then turned into a flexible dress at Smart Textiles at the University of Borås.

            This sounds almost like a fairy tale, but is actually a description of some of the results of the project ‘Establishing locally grown textiles in Sweden’ (Swedish: ENTIS) in BioInnovation, where a number of parties from the Swedish forestry, paper, and textile industry work together to achieve textile production of raw materials from the pulp industry.

            “There are already textiles made of paper, but the unique thing about this project is that we have looked at the possibilities for recycling and challenge existing production and recycling techniques to achieve a circular flow. One of the greater challenges in the production of a paper fabric is to knit with the paper yarn instead of weaving with it, since paper is a relatively stiff material. It is also fun to see the collaboration of a project with parties from different branches, and I am also looking forward to see prototypes for interior purposes emerge in this project”, says Lena-Marie Jensen, team leader of ‘Design for recycling’ and project coordinator of the focus area Sustainable Textiles in Smart Textiles.

            Paper – a durable and locally grown raw material 

            The need for textile fibres grows as the population of the earth increases (UN: 9.2 billion in 2050) and the general standard of living is higher. As people settle in cities and afford to consume more, the needs for sophisticated textiles also increase. This is why one finding of this project is that we need to take care of the raw material we have and reuse it. But there is also a need to supply new sustainable raw material that could be part of a circular flow.

            - As paper producer we are proud of being part of the project. This is in line with what we do every day, working for bioeconomy. It there is a possibility to make clothes out of our paper, we are thrilled since clothes is something that everyone needs every day. This is a new and exciting way of using our paper compared to the more tradtional  applications, such as sacks, bags and steel interleavingpaper, says Marie Stenquist, communication manager at Nordic Paper.

            This project wants to highlight the importance of constantly investigating alternatives to cotton and synthetic fibres in order to get more resource efficient fibres, and how choices in the design process affect the product’s environmental performance. In order to solve the fibre needs of the future, we need a variety of solutions where paper could be one alternative to some products. Paper is also a bio-based material in our immediate surrounding and could be part of a closed cycle.

            More information about the project: BioInnovation is one of Sweden’s strategic innovation programmes, which includes the project ‘Establishing locally grown textiles in Sweden’ (Swedish: ENTIS), led by Swerea IVF. Smart Textiles are responsible for the work package ‘Design for Recycling’, where the goal is to enable textile production of raw materials from the pulp industry. This will bring increased opportunities for Sweden to assume a strong position in the globally growing, bio-based economy with forests, fields, water, and waste as a basis. This could then create better conditions, both for sustainability and for the Swedish industry.

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              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:28:21 +0200
              AFT – Winning with customers via the Lean Stream http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7454-aft-winning-with-customers-via-the-lean-stream http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7454-aft-winning-with-customers-via-the-lean-stream

              AFT's rotor and cylinder plant in Varkaus, Finland is meeting customer needs like never before since the implementation of the Lean Stream project in 2013. Over the past four years, productivity and profitability have improved, work in progress and throughput times have been cut in half, and reliability of supply has increased to an all time high above 97%.

              aft logoAccording to Antti Kettunen, Plant Manager and Team Leader: "With Lean Stream, almost no equipment changes were made to reach a record level of efficiency. The investment was in ideas and embracing all workers as managers."

              So what changed? Kari Ikäheimonen, HR Manager at AFT Varkaus explains: "We switched from a resource-based to a production model around customer orders, understanding and modifying the value stream from beginning to end. The magic began to happen when everyone at the factory could see the customer beside him or her at all times."

              AFT’s Lean Stream won the 2014 Lean Act of the Year Award from the Lean Association of Finland in recognition for being a model in adapting traditional industrial processes to value streams centered on customers. This prize is designed to improve the competitiveness of the private and public sector in Finland.

              The objective of Lean Stream is to always ensure an uninterrupted and faster flow of products throughout the process. Customer demands and manufacturing issues are discussed twice daily in 5-10 minute meetings that take place on the shop floor with foreman and employees. Continuous improvement is key and revolves around trust between personnel and management.

              Kettunen adds: "AFT’s strengths include the ability to radically challenge traditional thinking, employees committed to continual change and ongoing development of operational processes, staff skills, and management systems.”

              AFT is a global supplier specializing in stock preparation, screening, refining and paper machine approach flow. With over 110 years of experience in manufacturing and supplying tailored solutions, AFT helps to improve performance with trademarked advancements: Finebar - ultra low intensity refining, Powerwave - energy efficient screening, MaxiPulper - advanced pulping technologies, POM Systems and more.

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                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:22:57 +0200
                179AX, the new log saw by Fabio Perini S.p.A. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7453-179ax-the-new-log-saw-by-fabio-perini-s-p-a http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7453-179ax-the-new-log-saw-by-fabio-perini-s-p-a

                In perfect Industry 4.0 spirit, Fabio Perini S.p.A. presents the new Smart Machine 179AX: a log saw with 4 infeed lanes, unique in its kind, that allows fast & automatic blade replacement in total safety and without the need for operator intervention.

                The machine is equipped with a 5-slot warehouse feeding an automatic change system of the worn blade in less than 3 minutes.

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                The blade change operation can be started up through a button from the OP or from remote control through All In One, if the log saw is part of a line equipped with this Smart Application.

                The blades can be loaded in the warehouse without stopping the machine.

                Additionally, the speed of the 179AX has been increased up to 270 cuts per minute and all adjustments for product change have been rendered automatic and can be stored in recipes, reducing operator intervention.

                The quality of the cut has been optimized: the new grinding wheels geometry yields a higher quality of the blade edge, requiring fewer interventions for sharpening and thus guaranteeing greater blade life.

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                Reliability and ergonomics have also been enhanced by using timing belts instead of chains for pusher movement and by larger internal spaces that facilitate access for maintenance and cleaning.

                COMPANY PROFILE

                Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

                www.fabioperini.com

                DIGITAL TISSUE™

                Digital Tissue™ is Fabio Perini’s interpretation for the offer of predictive and self-learning systems with a view towards Industry 4.0 in Tissue. It is the instrument that helps Fabio Perini customers build ecosystems characterized by continuous improvement in skills, methods and information. A vision that aspires to be global, where every ecosystem can exist on its own but at the same time contribute to the global growth of the Tissue industry by creating a sturdy and reliable system where errors, loss of time and variability in product quality are overcome.

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                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:14:44 +0200
                  New Management Team for Körber Tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7452-new-management-team-for-koerber-tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7452-new-management-team-for-koerber-tissue

                  Stefan Kirschke will take over as CEO of Körber Tissue, a Business Area of the international technology group Körber. In his new role, he will execute the functions of CEO and CFO as dual responsibility and will lead the Business Area together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil. Kirschke succeeds Stefano Di Santo, who will become CEO of the newly established Körber Digital Unit, which is part of the Group's digital transformation process.

                  Stefan KirschkeStefan KirschkeStefan Kirschke holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and joined Körber in 1995. Since 2012, he has been CFO of Fabio Perini S.p.A., the leading company of the Business Area Körber Tissue, fostering the Business Area’s growth alongside with Stefano Di Santo. Together with Oswaldo Cruz, currently Managing Director at Fabio Perini Ltda., Brazil, he will form the Business Area Management team from January 1, 2018. In addition to his role within the Business Area Management team, Oswaldo Cruz will succeed Alessandro De Matteis as Managing Director of the company MTC, part of the Business Area Körber Tissue, as of April 1, 2018. Cruz joined Fabio Perini as Sales Executive in 1994 and became Managing Director of Fabio Perini Brazil in 2007.

                  "I am very happy that with Stefan Kirschke I hand over to an experienced colleague who is dedicated to the further growth of Körber Tissue. We have worked very closely together over the last years and I am sure that together with his team he will guarantee the continued success of the Business Area”, emphasizes Di Santo.

                  “I am excited about the opportunity to further shape the Business Area – especially in light of the impact of digitization and further internationalization in our market. In addition I am very much looking forward to welcoming Oswaldo Cruz in Lucca soon”, says Stefan Kirschke. “We surely won a manager with comprehensive know-how and years of experience for this important position. Together with Oswaldo, I will be focusing on making the most of our core competencies in order to continuously offer our customers cutting-edge products and solutions as well as first class services.”

                  Following Oswaldo Cruz, Dineo Silverio, currently Director Sales and Customer Service at Fabio Perini Brazil, will succeed Oswaldo Cruz as the company’s Managing Director as of January 1, 2018.

                  Based on his experience in successfully initiating the digital transformation within the Business Area Körber Tissue, Stefano Di Santo will continue his career within the Körber Group and seize the opportunity to establish Körber Digital. Körber Digital is a new Unit, which will drive the further digital development of the Group while at the same time working on new digital business models for the diverse markets the Group operates in.

                  About Körber Tissue

                  The Business Area Körber Tissue, which includes the brands Fabio Perini, Casmatic and MTC, is synonymous with innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, end-to-end solutions for processing and packaging machinery for toilet paper, folded tissue and paper towels. Cutting-edge offerings and a systematic customer orientation make the Business Area the technology and market leader in the sector.

                  About Körber

                  Körber AG is the holding company for an international technology group with approx. 11,500 employees around the world. The Group comprises leading-edge technology companies and more than 130 production, service, and sales entities. At locations around the globe, Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly- specialized, flexible, medium-sized enterprises that offer their customers solutions, products, and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue, Tobacco, Corporate Ventures and in the near future Digital Solutions.

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                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:52:25 +0200
                    Flexible collaboration between DS Smith and The Works http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7451-flexible-collaboration-between-ds-smith-and-the-works http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7451-flexible-collaboration-between-ds-smith-and-the-works

                    DS Smith’s UK e-commerce division has partnered with The Works Stores Ltd to create a corrugated storage solution for its new warehouse facility.

                    A staple on the UK high street, The Works specialises in books, toys, gifts, stationery and arts & crafts, all at discounted prices. Reaching customers of all ages both in store and online, the company has steadily grown and now sells over one million products every week, and serves over 22.5 million customers annually.

                    2017 10 16 084454As a result of this expansion, The Works moved to a new storage and distribution facility in February 2017 to accommodate its extensive product base. With 18,000 SKUs to sort and store, the leading entertainment retailer required a flexible storage solution that would provide the best possible operational efficiency.

                    Working in partnership with The Works, DS Smith’s specialist e-commerce team designed a corrugated pick bin that allowed flexibility, strength, ease of assembly and durability. The made-to-measure pick bin also enables The Works to use every space within the warehouse, to guarantee high product visibility so the picking team can work efficiently, and to minimise any damage during the storing process.

                    Peter Jowitt, Interim Head of Distribution at The Works, commented: “One of the biggest challenges we’ve faced is finding the most efficient and reliable solution for our storage warehouse, particularly as our range of products is so varied and growing all the time. For our new facility, we needed a product which had in-built flexibility and could adapt according to the size of both the products and storage space available.”

                    Sara Blount, Sales Manager, e-commerce at DS Smith UK, said: “Having collaborated with The Works stores for a number of years, we have a strong understanding of the business, its e-commerce pack and pick operation layout and most importantly for this project, its operational limitations. Using this insight, we were able to evaluate the space available and take on board the needs of the packaging operatives and the business as a whole to find a flexible, best-fit solution for a business with unpresented UK growth, and we’ve designed, produced and delivered that.”

                    About DS Smith

                    DS Smith operates in over 36 countries and employs around 26,000 people. Using the combined expertise of our four divisions – Packaging, Recycling, Paper and Plastics – we work with customers to deliver solutions that reduce complexity and deliver results throughout the Supply Cycle. For more information, visit www.dssmith.com.

                    DS Smith is the UK’s leading supplier of corrugated packaging. Our comprehensive product range includes retail ready packaging, transit cases, consumer units, packs printed for gift and POS applications, and heavy duty packaging for industry. DS Smith’s national network of manufacturing plants service thousands of customers, from multinationals to local businesses.

                    Using PackRight®, our unique way of working, our highly-skilled people work closely with customers to specify packaging that achieves real results. Typically our customers achieve sales growth, or reductions in cost, waste and carbon at every stage of the Supply Cycle. For more information, visit www.dssmithpackaging.co.uk.

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                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:45:14 +0200
                      Toscotec achieves 200 TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryers sold worldwide. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7450-toscotec-achieves-200-tt-syd-steel-yankee-dryers-sold-worldwide http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7450-toscotec-achieves-200-tt-syd-steel-yankee-dryers-sold-worldwide

                      Only 18 years after the introduction of the first steel Yankee dryer in the market, Toscotec achieved the unheard-of result of 200 TT SYD (Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer) sold worldwide. Looking back, let us retrace the steps of this incredible journey. 

                      Toscotec’s TT SYD: from invention to innovation.

                      Building on 40 years of experience in the construction of steel cylinders, in 1999 Toscotec started designing steel Yankee dryers for the tissue industry. In 2000, it launched the world's first TT SYD. With this breakthrough,
                      Toscotec introduced a major change in the market, which was dominated at the time by cast iron dryers and used steel Yankees only for limited applications on tissue machines. It was the beginning of a technological revolution, which led to the supremacy of steel technology over cast iron.

                      Although the tissue industry criticized this new technology when Toscotec first introduced it, steel Yankee dryers are now acknowledged as the best drying technology for tissue and have been embraced by all major manufacturers. 

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                      Toscotec’s innovation tapped into the industry’s need for energy savings in the energy-intensive papermaking process: the use of steel instead of cast iron allowed a reduction in shell thickness that decreases thermal resistance and thus increases heat transfer. The result was higher drying capacity, achieved by increased steam condensation inside the dryer. Data obtained from steel Yankee dryer’s installations confirmed that the heat exchange coefficient and the drying capacity of steel Yankees exceed those of cast iron by more than 30%, given the same dimensions and operating pressures.  

                      Furthermore, Toscotec’s patent technology of head insulation guarantees a further reduction in steam energy loss, an important improvement in drying efficiency.

                      In October 2012, Toscotec celebrated its 100th TT SYD sold worldwide. This achievement had already proven the scale of this technological innovation and the added value of Toscotec’s design, but the Italian supplier continued pursuing its strive for innovation and launched the second generation of steel Yankee dryers in 2013. This newly improved design increased TT SYD’s grooves in length and width therefore expanding the heat transfer surface, decreased the Yankee’s shell thickness and improved its linear pressure.

                      In 2017, Toscotec installed the biggest steel Yankee dryer ever used on a tissue machine, TT SYD-22FT with web width 5600 mm, diameter 22 feet (6705 mm). This application represents the result of the successful combination of research, development and targeted investments.Toscotec is also the only worldwide supplier to have steel Yankee dryers running in five continents.

                      Toscotec’s TT SYD Technology Lab.

                      In December 2016, Toscotec inaugurated the TT SYD Technology Lab, a new technology centre completely dedicated to the design and manufacturing of steel Yankee dryers.

                      Strategically located in the province of Massa Carrara near the port, to ensure easy shipping of large diameter Yankees, this fully integrated facility operates assembly, machining and finishing of TT SYD of diameters up to 26 ft.

                      All new Steel Yankee Dryers in Western Europe are Toscotec-supplied.

                      The Italian supplier sets yet another record, an unprecedented result in the tissue industry worldwide: Toscotec supplied 100% of new steel Yankee dryers currently installed in paper mills in Western Europe. The technology-obsessed European market is testament to the undeniable advantage of TT SYD’s design.

                      For more than 18 years, Toscotec has been the world's undisputed leader in the supply of steel Yankee dryers, boasting a market share of over 60%.

                      Toscotec achieves 100 TT SYDs sold in Asia.

                      Toscotec’s achievement in Asia is the result of its flexibility and the capability of its R&D and Engineering departments to develop steam energy-based customized solutions. Focused on the specific requirements of this market area, Toscotec developed a new line of tissue machines and energy recovery solutions, with the lowest possible energy consumptions and the potential for future implementations to increase production. Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryer is at the core of this concept: TT SYD ensures the highest drying efficiency, hence allowing paper mills to cut their energy bill significantly.

                      As a result, TT SYDs sold in the Asian market exceed 100 units, including Yankee replacements and complete new plants, where they are paired with Toscotec’s Yankee hoods and recovery systems based on the available energy (steam, exhaust from cogeneration, diathermic oil).

                      YES YANKEE DRYERS: the TOSCOTEC INFINITELife Service for Steel Yankee Dryers.

                      Strong of 18 years of experience on steel Yankee dryers, Toscotec Service team offers a comprehensive package of services for TT SYD, focused on regular maintenance and periodic inspections. The former aims at maintaining optimal performance and ensure their endless life. The latter consists of structural periodic checks aimed at testing and inspecting the conditions of the Yankee’s structural welds, to satisfy requirements from insurance and local authorities. A team of highly specialized professionals also offers counselling and problem shooting on water/steam quality and treatment, sharing their experience on how to best deal with this sensitive and complex aspect of the tissue making process.

                      Conclusion

                      Looking into the future, Toscotec is developing the new Steel Yankee Dryer, which will represent another turning point in tissue manufacturing. A great challenge for a supplier with a lustrous past. With a record-breaking 200 steel Yankee dryers sold worldwide under its belt, the Italian company has proved the superiority of its state-of-the-art TT SYD technology in today’s tissue industry.

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                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:38:34 +0200
                        Fourteen organisations sign ground-breaking agreement with ACE UK to boost paper cup recycling http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7449-fourteen-organisations-sign-ground-breaking-agreement-with-ace-uk-to-boost-paper-cup-recycling http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7449-fourteen-organisations-sign-ground-breaking-agreement-with-ace-uk-to-boost-paper-cup-recycling

                        Organisations from across the paper cup supply chain have signed an agreement with the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) to accelerate UK recycling of PE lined paper cups. The cross-industry collaboration will work towards delivering a long-term, nationwide paper cup recycling solution which complements and builds on the recycling activities achieved so far by the paper cup industry.

                        The companies signed up to the agreement are: Benders Paper Cups, Bunzl Catering Supplies, Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Dart Products Europe, Greggs, Huhtamaki, International Paper, McDonald’s UK, Nestlé, Pret A Manger, Seda Group, Starbucks, and Stora Enso.

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                        Using ACE UK’s extensive recycling expertise, gained running the beverage carton industry’s recycling programme, the fourteen companies will fund an activity programme which will give many more people access to recycling for paper cups. The programme includes: 

                        • From 1st January 2018 all ACE UK bring banks will accept paper cups for recycling, delivering an additional 382 recycling points located in 97 local authorities across the UK. With a further 33 recycling points across an additional eight local authorities scheduled during the next phase.
                        • Cups from these recycling points will be processed at ACE UK’s recycling facility in Halifax.
                        • Drawing on its experience and existing relationships with local authorities, waste management organisations and recycling bodies, ACE UK will work to include cups in local authority kerbside collections. Currently 66% of local authorities collect beverage cartons at kerbside, in addition to those which collect through bring banks, and it is hoped to achieve similar levels of coverage for cups.

                        ACE UK has been successfully running the beverage carton industry’s recycling programme for the last ten years driving significant increases in carton recycling as part of its role as the UK beverage carton industry trade body. During this time it has worked closely with local authorities and waste management companies so that today 92% of local authorities collect beverage cartons for recycling through either bring banks or kerbside collection.

                        Commenting on the agreement Richard Hands, CEO of ACE UK said: “The paper cup industry is facing very similar recycling challenges to the ones the beverage carton industry faced when we started our programme ten years ago. Whilst our primary focus will remain on increasing beverage carton recycling, we believe our expertise, experience and existing relationships can help the paper cup industry create a step change in cup recycling. Whilst it is early days, we have a clear measured plan agreed and expect to see significant progress in cup recycling over the next two years and beyond.”

                        The agreement builds on activities implemented and supported during the last year by the companies involved, such as in-store cup recycling, single site and pilot recycling projects including ‘One More Shot’ and the ‘Square Mile Challenge’.

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                        Neil Whittall Global Category Director of Speciality Coffee at Huhtamaki UK, and chair of the Paper Cup Recycling and Recovery Group (PCRRG) said: “Whilst paper cups are fully recyclable, the industry recognises that many are not being recycled because of a lack of collection facilities. Companies across the industry have been working to address this barrier and increase cup recycling.

                        “This agreement with ACE UK represents a significant advance in UK recycling infrastructure for paper cups. It will also help us accelerate progress towards the PCRRG’s objective of ensuring the majority of the UK population have access to information, schemes and facilities to allow them to recycle their paper cup, as set out in our Paper Cup Manifesto.”

                        “Furthermore by generating greater volumes of cups for recycling this will create a market for the material, making cups more attractive to waste management companies and creating the potential for more schemes to be introduced to collect cups from a much wider range of locations such as offices and high street locations.”

                        Mike Turner MD, International Paper Foodservice Europe and chair of European packaging trade body Pack2Go added: “This collaborative agreement, funded entirely by the signatories, is a clear demonstration of the commitment of these organisations, from across the paper cup supply chain, to address the barriers to recycling and deliver practical solutions to maximise recycling of paper cups.”

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                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:33:13 +0200
                          Valmet grows its Industrial Internet ecosystem and starts partnership with Kemira http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7448-valmet-grows-its-industrial-internet-ecosystem-and-starts-partnership-with-kemira http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7448-valmet-grows-its-industrial-internet-ecosystem-and-starts-partnership-with-kemira

                          Valmet has taken a new, important step in building a leading Industrial Internet ecosystem by signing a partnership agreement with Kemira. The purpose of the agreement is to bring added value to pulp and paper customers by combining the know-how of the two companies in utilizing process data to improve the customers' processes.

                          valmet logoIn June this year, Valmet announced a similar Industrial Internet ecosystem agreement with Tieto. The target of the ecosystem being built is to bring leading industry players together to provide a comprehensive Industrial Internet offering to pulp, paper and energy customers and to continuously create new value adding applications.

                          "Through this cooperation and the companies' complementary know-how, customers' production process data can be integrated and optimized for the customers' benefit. This provides superior performance for the customers instead of each actor operating independently," says Jari Almi, Director, Industrial Internet, Valmet.

                          "Kemira and Valmet are leading suppliers to the industry globally and both companies are also actively developing digital solutions. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the speed, quality, reliability, predictability and performance of our customers' business. With these synergies, it makes great sense to join forces to create value and reshape business collaboration models," says Antti Matula, Vice President of Product Lines and Business Development at Kemira.

                          Valmet has renewed its Industrial Internet offering which is built on the company's long experience as the process technology, services and automation provider to the pulp, paper and energy industries. Building a strong Industrial Internet ecosystem of key actors serving these industries is an important part of Valmet's aim to bring the leading Industrial Internet services to its customers globally.

                          Link to valmet.com: Valmet Industrial Internet

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

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

                          Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

                          Read more www.valmet.comwww.twitter.com/valmetglobal  

                          Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
                          www.kemira.com

                          Related Article from Kemira

                          Kemira and Valmet partner for the development of industrial internet solutions for pulp and paper industry

                          Two global leaders, chemicals company Kemira and process technology, automation and services company Valmet, have signed a partnership agreement for the development of digitalized data-based applications and services for their customers in the pulp and paper industry.

                          “Kemira and Valmet are leading suppliers to the industry globally and both companies are also actively developing digital solutions. Ultimately, the goal is to improve the speed, quality, reliability, predictability and performance of our customers’ business. With these synergies, it makes great sense to join forces to create value and reshape business collaboration models,” says Antti Matula, Vice President of Product Lines and Business Development at Kemira.

                          "Through this cooperation and the companies' complementary know-how, customers’ production process data can be integrated and optimized for the customers' benefit. This provides superior performance for the customers instead of each actor operating independently," says Jari Almi, Director of Industrial Internet at Valmet.

                          Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
                          www.kemira.com

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

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

                          Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.
                          www.valmet.com

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                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:24:59 +0200
                            SKF launches unique modular electromechanical actuator http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7447-skf-launches-unique-modular-electromechanical-actuator http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7447-skf-launches-unique-modular-electromechanical-actuator

                            New CASM 100 electromechnical actuator offers exceptional flexibility for a broad range of applications

                            SKF has launched the versatile CASM 100 electromechanical actuator with a variety of different modules, making it exceptionally adaptable to satisfy a range of applications in a variety of sectors.

                            This problem-solving technology can, for example, be used in the automation sector on applications including servo presses, test benches, plastic injection moulding, dosing machinery and conveyors. In the metals sector, it can be used for continuous casting, steel bar handling, the regulation of foundry processes. It also has sawing and other applications in the woodworking sector, and roll adjustment in pulp and paper mills.

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                            The product’s modular design offers a base platform with new modules planned for release over time to cater for future needs. The standardised interface between modules – similar to the concept of LEGO bricks – increases the unit’s flexibility and makes it backward compatible. This modularity design also offers the benefit of easy integration and fast assembly.

                            The CASM 100 actuator has a range of applications including the control of robots, handling and packaging machines, sorting systems and cutting machines. The availability of different modules also allows customers to change the CASM 100 to suit their own specific application needs, selecting the optimum combination of performance and cost.

                            The actuator consumes up to 80% less energy than pneumatic alternatives and 50% compared to hydraulic solutions. It also uses fewer consumables because, in many applications, is virtually maintenance-free, only requiring re-lubrication using standard grease. There is also no need to change hydraulic fluids and seals so it is remarkably clean, leak-free, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly.

                            Featuring a linear design that will withstand the harshest conditions, the CASM 100 is manufactured from high-grade materials, boasts a long service life and offers an outstanding level of precision and repeatability. The actuator has a force range up to 82kN and linear speed up to 890 mm/s, and will support OEMs and machine builders migrating to the latest Industry 4.0 technology.

                            The CASM 100 also benefits from a wide assortment of accessories, outstandingly long stroke lengths (up to 2m) to fit an array of applications, and an inline and parallel gearbox, the latter with spur gear technology and manual override available as standard for an extra safety in operations in case of power losses.

                            SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2016 were SEK 72 787 million and the number of employees was 44 868. www.skf.com   

                            ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group.

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                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:20:31 +0200
                              Yet another success for A.Celli Paper and for the E-WIND® technology http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7444-yet-another-success-for-a-celli-paper-and-for-the-e-wind-technology http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7444-yet-another-success-for-a-celli-paper-and-for-the-e-wind-technology

                              A.Celli Paper is pleased to confirm the start of a precious collaboration with the Portuguese Group The Navigator Company S.A. through the agreement for the supply of a latest-generation rewinder model E-WIND® T200 for their facilities in Cacia, in the district of Aveiro, in Portugal.

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                              The tissue rewinder model E-WIND® T200, highly evolved from the point of view of design, has a 5670-mm format and guarantees a maximum production speed of 2000 mpm. It will be equipped with leading-edge technological innovations, among which:

                              • Dust removal system including total enclosure closed hood covering also unwinder stand units
                              • Latest bulk loss control system on winding and unwinding systems which allows the lowest loss currently on the market
                              • Output sorting platform.

                              The machine, whose startup is scheduled for 2018 3Q, will allow the Portuguese group to work very high quality papers.

                              This new investment by The Navigator Company is the latest of many demonstrations of the technological reliability of the most evolved generation of Tissue rewinders  model E-WIND®, as well as of the fact that A.Celli Paper once again proves to be a precious, expert and professional partner capable of walking side by side with customers, building important relationships.

                              The Navigator Company
                              The Navigator Company is today one of Portugal’s strongest presences in the world, playing a structuring role for the national economy by vertically integrating its business model: applied research, forestry, cellulose pulp, renewable energy, paper and tissue.

                              In the pulp and paper industry, The Navigator Company is of great importance in the national economy, and was honored in June 2013 as the “Best Company in Europe” by the European Business Awards in the category “Business of the Year”.

                              The Company’s production capacity and exports make it a driving force for Portugal’s economy, accounting for approximately 3% of all goods exported by the country, with turnover representing close to 1% of GDP.

                               

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:58:42 +0200
                                MYPERINI: the complete range of Fabio Perini S.p.A. lines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7442-myperini-the-complete-range-of-fabio-perini-s-p-a-lines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7442-myperini-the-complete-range-of-fabio-perini-s-p-a-lines

                                Fabio Perini S.p.A. offers MyPerini, a range of complete Converting and Packaging lines suitable for every production demand at a highly competitive price. MyPerini lines are characterized by the best consolidated, leading-edge technologies and include Fabio Perini S.p.A. patented systems.

                                Designed to meet most production demands, they are the perfect balance to optimize TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and attain the best OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).

                                MyPerini lines are proposed in several versions and in the 2800-mm format.

                                Fruit of the high technological level of Fabio Perini S.p.A., they include the consolidated “Sincro” transfer system and, based on the model and version, the patented winding system with active Punzoncini and the Catalyst technology for the embosser.

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                                As for Converting, the MyPerini family is comprised of 3 versions suitable for different production needs: MySincro, MyLine and Mytime.

                                All the lines feature the possibility of completing the system by including the MyPack offer for packaging up to 200 packs/min and 20 bundles/min.

                                Choosing a MyPerini solution means having not only a quick answer in terms of delivery and startup, but also an optimal one thanks to the balanced configuration, reduced line space and ease of use by the operator. Additionally, MyPerini is a guarantee of a long-lasting solution due to its consolidated technology, to the technical updates in the course of time and to the high level of post-sales service that have always characterized Fabio Perini S.p.A.

                                COMPANY PROFILE

                                Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

                                www.fabioperini.com

                                DIGITAL TISSUE™

                                Digital Tissue™ is Fabio Perini’s interpretation for the offer of predictive and self-learning systems with a view towards Industry 4.0 in Tissue. It is the instrument that helps Fabio Perini customers build ecosystems characterized by continuous improvement in skills, methods and information. A vision that aspires to be global, where every ecosystem can exist on its own but at the same time contribute to the global growth of the Tissue industry by creating a sturdy and reliable system where errors, loss of time and variability in product quality are overcome.

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:50:36 +0200
                                  Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill chooses ABB Ability[TM] Collaborative Operations Center http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7441-metsae-group-s-bioproduct-mill-chooses-abb-ability-tm-collaborative-operations-center http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7441-metsae-group-s-bioproduct-mill-chooses-abb-ability-tm-collaborative-operations-center

                                  Leading producer of bioproducts and bioenergy Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, and ABB have signed an agreement to connect ABB electrical systems installed at the Äänekoski bioproduct mill to the ABB Ability Collaborative Operations solution portfolio. The solutions include the remote monitoring of electrical systems using cloud services, and remote access to ABB experts 24/7 aimed at raising the performance and reliability of electrical systems to a new level.

                                  ABB supplied the Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski in Central Finland in 2016 with a comprehensive electrification solution including the mill’s entire electrical power distribution system and process electrification. Metsä Fibre and ABB have now signed an agreement to connect a considerable number of the supplied devices to ABB Ability Collaborative Operations. This will enable remote monitoring of functionality and availability of the electrical devices and electrical systems through Metsä Fibre as well as ABB experts and allow real-time collaborating to achieve the highest possible availability and performance.

                                  “This gives us an at-a-glance overview of the status of all of ABB electrical devices connected to the system. We can see what level of stress the frequency converters are under, and can monitor their condition and react to deviations proactively,” says Botnia Mill Service’s Ossi Puromäki, who is in charge of the bioproduct mill’s lifecycle contracts.

                                  Photo: Metsä GroupPhoto: Metsä Group

                                  ABB Collaborative Operations is a true Internet-of-Things application and is part of the company's portfolio of ABB Ability with industry-leading digital solutions. Collaborative Operations provides performance management, remote monitoring and preventive analysis technologies to ensure security, and improve efficiency and productivity in various industries. ABB Collaborative Operations Centers connects people in enterprise-wide production facilities and headquarters to ABB’s technology and expertise.

                                  The electrical power distribution system at the mill includes 650 frequency converters alone. Condition monitoring is also facilitated by extensive device-specific alarms and, as ABB Ability presents its data in the cloud, ABB experts can provide instant support in tackling problems. Furthermore, analyzing the data collected from electrical systems and devices for its predictive value also enhances reliability over the long-term.

                                  “Monitoring helps us to do maintenance on the right device at the right time, instead of simply servicing all devices at predefined intervals. This will optimize both costs and quality of upkeep,” says Puromäki.

                                  “Our mill’s most important performance indicator is its availability rate, which we target to maintain at 98 percent and above on an annual rate. Maintenance plays a critical role in ensuring this high level of performance,” said Timo Merikallio, Project Director of bioproduct mill project. ”At the same time, we simply don’t have all expertise at the mill. Therefore, maintenance based on cooperation with trusted partners is key for us.” Merikallio continued.

                                  “ABB has been remotely monitoring paper mill drives and electrical distribution systems for many years. Applying this knowledge in the context of ABB Ability Collaborative Operations takes it to a whole new level and demonstrates our leadership in delivering real benefits to our customers through big data. It allows us to turn data into insights and immediate actions that significantly improve our customers’ operations in terms of availability, performance and quality,” says Jim Fisher, Global Product Group Manager for Pulp and Paper.

                                  The Metsä Fibre site will primarily be monitored from the Helsinki ABB Ability Collaborative Operations Center, which ABB has opened in October this year. Along with the existing centers in Westerville, Ohio, USA and a planned center in Singapore, scheduled to be opened beginning of next year, this center will focus on the pulp and paper industry, giving access to ABB industry experts on the “follow the sun” principle and supporting customers anywhere in the world.

                                  ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry, and transport and infrastructure globally. Continuing history of innovation more than 125 years long, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries and has about 136,000 employees. www.abb.com

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:37:54 +0200
                                    ABB opens Collaborative Operations Center for Pulp & Paper in Helsinki http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7440-abb-opens-collaborative-operations-center-for-pulp-paper-in-helsinki http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7440-abb-opens-collaborative-operations-center-for-pulp-paper-in-helsinki

                                    The center will function as the central focal point for expert resources and for systems that are equipped with ABB technology. It will leverage ABB’s extensive pulp and paper expertise to provide true data-driven solutions for its customers by providing remote connectivity, secure access to process performance information, and technical support. The new center will be part of ABB ’ s Global Collaborative Operations Center network.

                                    • ABB Ability TM Collaborative Operations Center opens in Helsinki, Finland
                                    • Expands the global network of ABB industry experts, digital technologies and knowledge base to improve customers profitability and efficiency
                                    • Delivers the true benefits of today’s digital technologies, by the latest analytics and cloud technologies from ABB's partners, such as Microsoft and IBM
                                    • Real-time remote monitoring and technical support with the objectives of optimizing production, improving quality and minimizing costs

                                    Countless sensors and operation-critical systems transmit data on the health and performance of paper machines to the centers, where sophisticated software performs advanced data analytics on a 24/7 basis. The insights gained will allow engineers to quickly diagnose potential issues, advise on preventive maintenance or suggest measures to improve performance. ABB experts and customers work in close collaboration, taking data-driven decisions in real time that increase operational performance and business profitability.

                                    ABB Collaborative Operations Center expands the global network of ABB industry experts, digital technologies and knowledge base to improve customer’s profitability and efficiency.ABB Collaborative Operations Center expands the global network of ABB industry experts, digital technologies and knowledge base to improve customer’s profitability and efficiency.

                                    "The new center demonstrates our leadership in delivering the real benefits of big data to our customers, changing insights into actions to improve their processes," says Jim Fisher, Global Product Group Manager for Pulp and Paper. "ABB remotely monitors and provides real-time support to close to 150 mills worldwide today, and we are expecting that number to rise with this new offering.”

                                    Earlier this year ABB opened a Collaborative Operations Center in Westerville (Ohio) focusing on the pulp and paper industry. Later this year one more center will be opened in Singapore, leveraging the “follow the sun” principle to support customers anywhere in the world.

                                    "The Collaborative Operations Center raises our functions to a whole new digital level. There has never been a software, system and hardware spectrum as broad as this in the Nordic countries, and the cooperation with the centers in other parts of the world is intense," says ABB’s business director, Jukka Auranen.

                                    ABB Collaborative Operations is a true Internet-of-Things application and is part of the company's portfolio of ABB Ability with industry-leading digital solutions. Collaborative Operations provides performance management, remote monitoring and preventive analysis technologies to ensure security, and improve efficiency and productivity in various industries. ABB Collaborative Operations Centers connects people in enterprise-wide production facilities and headquarters to ABB’s technology and expertise.

                                    ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry, and transport and infrastructure globally. Continuing history of innovation more than 125 years long, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries and has about 136,000 employees. www.abb.com

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:29:29 +0200
                                      Valmet to supply a grade conversion rebuild for Sappi Lanaken Mill in Belgium http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7439-valmet-to-supply-a-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-sappi-lanaken-mill-in-belgium http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7439-valmet-to-supply-a-grade-conversion-rebuild-for-sappi-lanaken-mill-in-belgium

                                      Valmet will supply a vast grade conversion rebuild with a wide scope of automation for Sappi Lanaken Mill in Belgium. In the project, the mill's paper machine 8 (PM8) currently producing lightweight coated (LWC) paper grades will be rebuilt to also produce lightweight and high-quality woodfree coated paper grades, which the mill will gradually start producing. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for 2019. The project is an EPC delivery (engineering, procurement and construction) with an extensive site operation scope.

                                      The order was included in Valmet's third quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 60-80 million.

                                      "Sappi has been relying solidly on Valmet in the past years, and the excellent collaboration and results from the previous projects were certainly an asset in the negotiations. In addition to this new, extensive rebuild for Lanaken, five other major ongoing or already started-up projects for Sappi are Valmet-supplied (Sappi Maastricht 2018, Sappi Sommerset 2018, Sappi Kirkniemi 2016, Sappi Gratkorn 2014 and Sappi Alfeld 2013). These projects have led into a true partnership between Sappi and Valmet. Valmet has been able to offer just the right solutions to fulfil the customer needs. To ensure the selected concept, pilot trials were run at Valmet Paper Technology Centers," says Robert Mohr, Vice President of Central Europe Sales, Valmet.

                                      Signing the contract at the Sappi Lanaken Mill. From left Werner Reiter, Bernhard Zottler, Günther Engelen, Wim Devens, Eric Raedts (all from Sappi), Marko Oinonen (Valmet) and Robert Mohr (Valmet).Signing the contract at the Sappi Lanaken Mill. From left Werner Reiter, Bernhard Zottler, Günther Engelen, Wim Devens, Eric Raedts (all from Sappi), Marko Oinonen (Valmet) and Robert Mohr (Valmet).

                                      Technical details about the delivery

                                      Valmet's delivery includes modifications to stock preparation and pulp bale de-wiring system, paper machine, air systems and major changes and improvements in the automation systems. The paper machine modifications include rebuilds in the forming section, press section, dryer section, and coating section, a new sizer, calender and reel. The re-reeler will be relocated. Automation delivery includes quality management system, machine and process control systems, as well as web inspection system. All the equipment will be delivered with installation.

                                      PM 8 will be producing lightweight coated paper grades in the dimensional weight of 115 g/m². The mill has a total capacity of 530,000 tonnes/year.

                                      Information about the customer Sappi Europe

                                      Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, Sappi Europe is the leading European producer and supplier of coated fine paper, packaging and specialty papers. In Europe, the company has seven mills, 14 sales offices and 5,100 employees. Lanaken Mill in Belgium produces a variety of pulp and high-quality fine coated papers.

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

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

                                      Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:23:35 +0200
                                        Digital Tissue[™] Fabio Perini S.p.A.: predictive systems with a view towards Industry 4.0 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7437-digital-tissue-fabio-perini-s-p-a-predictive-systems-with-a-view-towards-industry-4-0 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7437-digital-tissue-fabio-perini-s-p-a-predictive-systems-with-a-view-towards-industry-4-0

                                        In the era of Industry 4.0, technology, digitalization, connectivity and integration of systems and people are foundational elements for consistent and growing performance. This type of evolution also closely concerns the Tissue field, where the ability to manage and drive the entire production process of the whole supply chain becomes the true added value. Being able to define and design a complete line to manufacture a finished product means totally understanding customers’ production demands.

                                        Fabio Perini S.p.A. is the only company in the world capable of creating complete lines integrating converting and packaging, hence creating the product and the process together with the Customer in order to optimize the quality of the finished product. An extraordinary value for customers, who find the production solutions for their Business 4.0 in one unique partner.

                                        fabio per dig tiss

                                        Fabio Perini S.p.A. has defined this new way of seeing its customers’ factory using a very precise term: Digital Tissue™.

                                        The new way to interpret Factory 4.0 has led Fabio Perini S.p.A. to define new technological solutions to manage the machines, the lines and business processes. All this will aid in having a smart factory capable of collecting, interpreting and sharing data with the purpose of maximizing the production efficiency of the individual machines, of the complete line and the efficiency of the production sites even further. Fabio Perini S.p.A. customers can already count on products and services developed pursuant to this approach and others will follow, keeping the focus on increasing performance and optimizing operational costs.

                                        Fabio Perini S.p.A. is not new to the ability of reading and seizing market and technological trends. In the 1980s, it revolutionized the world of converting with the Sincro technology and has continued along the road to research and development, attaining the highest expression of innovation in 2015 with Constellation, thus projecting itself into the era of Industry 4.0.

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                                        The concept of Digital Tissue™ is the guiding principle behind the most recent innovations, too, such as Constellation, Catalyst, All In One and Weareable: product already used by Fabio Perini customers worldwide as concrete answers to the demands of converting, packaging and service. And this is just the beginning of the process of innovations that are clearly visible in the eyes of the final consumers.

                                        COMPANY PROFILE

                                        Fabio Perini S.p.A. was born in 1966 in Lucca, Italian hub and world tissue production and converting technology center. Today, with its 5 production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil and China, it helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. Technology, globalization and ongoing, continuous investments in research have led the company to stand out internationally and to be acknowledged as a true excellence in the world of tissue.

                                        www.fabioperini.com

                                        DIGITAL TISSUE™

                                        Digital Tissue™ is Fabio Perini’s interpretation for the offer of predictive and self-learning systems with a view towards Industry 4.0 in Tissue. It is the instrument that helps Fabio Perini customers build ecosystems characterized by continuous improvement in skills, methods and information. A vision that aspires to be global, where every ecosystem can exist on its own but at the same time contribute to the global growth of the Tissue industry by creating a sturdy and reliable system where errors, loss of time and variability in product quality are overcome.

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:07:21 +0200
                                          LUCART will install 6 BoosTEK™ from KADANT LAMORT to boost performance at his recycling fiber plants http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7436-lucart-will-install-6-boostek-from-kadant-lamort-to-boost-performance-at-his-recycling-fiber-plants http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7436-lucart-will-install-6-boostek-from-kadant-lamort-to-boost-performance-at-his-recycling-fiber-plants

                                          The BoosTEK™ Performance Pack has been successfully employed in the Laval Sur Vologne Mill and, as a results of that, Lucart has decided to apply this new and disruptive technology and awarded Kadant Lamort with 5 new additional units to Boost the performance of his Screening systems installed in all the other mills of the group.

                                          2017 10 06 110940BoosTEK™ utilizes inherent system pressure to amplify the breakdown of the stock mats that form on, and ultimately block, the screen cylinder. This proprietary technology dramatically improves the performance of the screen - increasing capacity, contaminant collection, and the yield of clean pulp fibre.

                                          Alain Lascar, director of technology and marketing at Kadant Lamort, noted: “Significant savings make this a cost-effective upgrade with a compelling return on investment. We have achieved up to a 40% reduction in energy consumption or up to a 65% gain in fiber yield depending on the operational focus”.

                                          “We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Kadant. The technological developments and ideas which we have created together are in line with Lucart’s philosophy, in particular regarding energy saving and the reduction of industrial waste collection, whilst respecting the highest quality standards which is the ultimate aim of Lucart’s recycled products” said Franco Pasquini, Engineering Director of Lucart.

                                          Installed on either the accept or the reject line of your screen, the gains can be both qualitative and quantitative. BoosTEK’s adaptive intelligent technology reacts to the needs of the upstream screen, optimizing the running conditions of the stock flow to maximize performance and output.

                                          About Lucart
                                          Lucart, a multinational Italian industrial group founded in the province of Lucca in 1953, is one of the main producers in Europe of mono-glazed paper and tissue products (paper articles intended for daily consumption, such as toilet paper, kitchen paper, napkins, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, etc.) and Airlaid products. For further information, please visit the website www.lucartgroup.com

                                          About Kadant Lamort
                                          Kadant Lamort SAS, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), is a leading fiber processing and recycling equipment supplier that designs, manufactures, and services equipment used in virgin and recycled paper stock preparation and paper machine approach-flow applications.

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:10:33 +0200
                                            Toscotec identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ report http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7435-toscotec-identified-in-london-stock-exchange-group-s-1000-companies-to-inspire-europe-report http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7435-toscotec-identified-in-london-stock-exchange-group-s-1000-companies-to-inspire-europe-report

                                            Toscotec identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’ report.

                                            2017 10 06 104425Toscotec recognised in second edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe report

                                            Report demonstrates critical importance of high-growth private small and medium sized companies (SMEs) to future European economic growth, innovation and job creation

                                            As one of the most advanced industries in the manufacturing and engineering sector, Toscotec talks about its history, its mission and the new challenges of its competitive market.

                                            https://www.lseg.com/resources/1000-companies-inspire/2017-report-1000-companies-europe/manufacturing-engineering/toscotec

                                            Toscotec has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe. The report is a celebration of high-growth and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across Europe.

                                            To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their country peers. More detail on the methodology can be found in the report online at www.1000companies.com.

                                            About Toscotec

                                            Since 1948 Toscotec specializes in the design and manufacturing of machines, systems and components for the Tissue and Paper & Board industries. Headquartered in Lucca, at the centre of the Italian paper district, we are a leading player on the international markets, with a strong focus on customer partnership and project customization. Building on more than 60 years of experience, we offer state-of-the-art technology and customized solutions, such as turnkey projects, complete production lines and plant retrofits, to leading paper producers around the world. Every day we work hard to gain and maintain the trust of our customers. Our R&D team strives to tackle the most challenging problems of paper mills and develop their needs into newly improved technology. Our Technical Department works out the best possible applications for their specific production conditions, with focus on energy efficiency. Our Service team works to satisfy their demands, offering remote and on-site assistance for all maintenance needs and for the good operation of their plants. Overall, we provide our customers with high standards of efficiency and a real competitive edge in the marketplace. Expertise, production excellence, respect for people and ongoing research on the best solutions, in order to anticipate needs and achieve customer satisfaction: these are our key values. Maximum production efficiency, reduced consumptions and operating costs, finished products of the highest quality and respect for the environment: these are our results. And our new point of departure.

                                            2017 10 06 104353Alessandro Mennucci, Toscotec’s CEO stated: “know-how, production excellence, respect for people, and ongoing research into the best solutions to achieve customer satisfaction by anticipating needs.”

                                            Toscotec’s Group CFO Davide Raviola said: “Europe is not a place for low-cost production. Its quality and innovative solutions are widely recognised, particularly in our sector.”

                                            Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive, London Stock Exchange Group said: “If Europe is to have a sustainable economic future, it must back its engines of economic growth and only real source of potential job-creation: its 23million SMEs. It is critical that we continue improving access and cutting the cost of finance for fast growing companies, giving them access to long-term patient equity capital to fund their enormous potential. This is an ambition we share with the EU Commission and applaud its initiative to develop deeper and more connected capital markets across the continent through the Capital Markets Union project.

                                            “LSEG has long been committed to supporting high growth companies. Together our 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe reports, international growth market, AIM, and business support and capital raising programme, ELITE, shine a light on the fastest growing companies across the continent and their critical importance to innovation, job creation and Europe’s future economic resilience.”

                                            Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union:

                                            "Europe needs more fast-growing and innovative companies as they are the backbone of our future economic development and job creation. This is why improving the ability of dynamic SMEs to access finance is one of my priorities. We need to make sure that our rules are proportionate and fit for purpose. We should remove barriers to cross-border provision of financing and ensure that SMEs can tap capital markets across Europe."

                                            A full searchable database of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication can be found online at www.1000companies.com

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:44:50 +0200
                                              ABB to provide overall process control to SCA for the world’s most digitized mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7434-abb-to-provide-overall-process-control-to-sca-for-the-world-s-most-digitized-mill http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7434-abb-to-provide-overall-process-control-to-sca-for-the-world-s-most-digitized-mill

                                              ABB recently won an order to supply comprehensive ABB Ability TM digital systems and solutions for SCA’s Östrand pulp mill expansion. The mill expansion is one of the largest investments in Swedish industrial history.

                                              SCA is a leading forest products group, with headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. SCA started reconstructing the pulp mill in 2015, and the goal is for construction to be finished by June 2018. Upon completion, production capacity will double, and the production line for bleached softwood kraft pulp will be the largest in the world.

                                              In 2016, ABB Ability System 800xA was selected as the digital automation platform for the mill. This includes a fully integrated control and monitoring center that provides a complete process overview and the possibility to personalize ergonomics and work environments for each operator.In 2016, ABB Ability System 800xA was selected as the digital automation platform for the mill. This includes a fully integrated control and monitoring center that provides a complete process overview and the possibility to personalize ergonomics and work environments for each operator.

                                              One automation system for the entire process

                                              In 2016, ABB Ability System 800x was selected as the digital automation platform for the mill. This includes a fully integrated control and monitoring center that provides a complete process overview and the possibility to personalize ergonomics and work environments for each operator. In addition to integrated process control and power monitoring, ABB’s delivery to the Östrand project consists of transformers, motors, frequency converters and drive systems for large areas of the mill.

                                              Further fine-tuning with Advanced Process Control

                                              ABB will now also install ABB OPT800, Advanced Process Controls for pulp mills, which enables control of production against key ratios such as reduced raw material and energy costs, emission restrictions and others.

                                              ABB's Advanced Process Control will enable maximum productivity and maximize flow throughout the entire mill to ensure the right quality and minimal energy consumption. The functionalities are integrated into the single operator environment to provide operators with real-time decision support to help them run the mill in the most optimal way.

                                              Getting more value from existing data

                                              The system will monitor and optimize the processes for pulp washing management, oxygen delignification, bleach control, causticizing and evaporation. By utilizing the information already available in ABB Ability System 800xA, the system can customize multi-function control with a variety of variables based on advanced analytics to help manage these process areas optimally.

                                              In order to minimize conversion times and ensure the correct quality when changing parameters for a new product run, the system also includes recipe management and pulp follow-up functions to monitor the pulp status throughout the process.

                                              The overall process control will provide operators with increased security and insights, as they can foresee how the system will control the mill. The operator thus gets a full overview of what is happening and can run the facility in a controlled and safe manner.

                                              The future of productivity is digital

                                              By using ABB Ability System 800xA as a digital platform for the entire application and integrating it into one system, SCA Östrand will get a highly advanced solution that will drive efficient production. This leading-edge technology will help make SCA Östrand one of the most integrated digital pulp mills in the world, with the ability to continuously leverage latest technology to ensure ongoing competitiveness.

                                              ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees. www.abb.com

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:46:52 +0200
                                                Albany International Announces Proposed Actions to Restructure Machine Clothing Operations in Europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7433-albany-international-announces-proposed-actions-to-restructure-machine-clothing-operations-in-europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7433-albany-international-announces-proposed-actions-to-restructure-machine-clothing-operations-in-europe

                                                Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) has just announced that its subsidiary, Albany International France S.A.S. (“Albany France”), has initiated discussions with the employee Works Council regarding a proposal to restructure operations at the Company’s Machine Clothing production facilities in Sélestat, France. The proposed restructuring would reduce employment by approximately 54 positions.

                                                AIlogo newMachine Clothing market conditions in Europe have continued to decline since an earlier restructuring in 2013. That restructuring, which resulted in reduced employment in the Sélestat location, was intended to improve the viability of both the Sélestat and St. Junien operations. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts and good faith of all parties, conditions globally, and especially in the European market supported by these locations, have continued to decline even further since 2012, leading to the current proposal. Global Machine Clothing sales were $582 million in 2016, compared to $693 million in 2012, a decline of 16%.

                                                President and CEO Joseph Morone said, “As we have long reported, the market for Machine Clothing in the publication grades, particularly in Europe, has been deteriorating for over a decade, and continues to do so. As we described at the time, the 2013 restructuring was part of a deliberate but painful process of aligning our global capacity to the long-term structure of the machine clothing industry. This restructuring process has to date resulted in the closing of 13 plants across the globe, including eight in North America and four in Europe, and significant downsizing at other European plants, along with investment in new capacity in Asia and South America. While we had hoped that the 2013 actions would represent the last step in this global restructuring process, continued deterioration in the market for publication paper grades has driven the need for further restructuring in order to maintain Albany’s ability to compete in the markets we continue to serve.”

                                                Consultations with the Works Council will be completed in accordance with applicable French legislation.

                                                About Albany International Corp.

                                                Albany International is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company, with two core businesses. Machine Clothing is the world’s leading producer of custom-designed fabrics and belts essential to production in the paper, nonwovens, and other process industries. Albany Engineered Composites is a rapidly growing supplier of highly engineered composite parts for the aerospace industry. Albany International is headquartered in Rochester, New Hampshire, operates 22 plants in 10 countries, employs 4,400 people worldwide, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Symbol AIN). Additional information about the Company and its products and services can be found at www.albint.com

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:30:14 +0200
                                                  Kipaş Kağıt is counting on Voith's XcelLine at its Söke production facility http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7430-kipas-kag-t-is-counting-on-voith-s-xcelline-at-its-soeke-production-facility http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7430-kipas-kag-t-is-counting-on-voith-s-xcelline-at-its-soeke-production-facility

                                                  A consistently high quality for all basis weights and low energy consumption were the two main requirements to be met by the new PM 1 at Kipaş Kağıt. This is why the Turkish paper manufacturer opted for an XcelLine system from Voith featuring a high degree of automation.

                                                  • Efficient production of high-quality board and packaging papers
                                                  • Basis weights from 90 to 400 g/m2 possible
                                                  • Automation package guarantees process reliability

                                                  voith logo 2013At the end of September 2017, Voith won a contract from Turkish paper manufacturer Kipaş Kağıt to build the PM 1 at the company's mill at Söke in Western Turkey. The company will use the XcelLine facility to produce around 700,000 metric tons per year of high-quality board and packaging papers with basis weights of 90 to 400 grams per square meter. Kipaş Kağıt is planning to run at a production speed of 1,200 meters per minute. The wire section has a flexible design allowing the production of two-ply and three-ply paper.

                                                  One of the key priorities for the Turkish papermaker was high paper quality with high machine efficiency even in the case of low grammages. In addition, the machine should be particularly energy efficient, i.e. use less power, water and steam. XcelLine meets both these criteria thanks to its perfectly matched components.

                                                  In the stock preparation unit of the PM 1, for example, various products of the BlueLine family reduce the costs for energy, fresh fiber treatment, water and maintenance. In four stock preparation lines featuring processing technology specially designed for various recovered papers and pulp and with a total production capacity of more than 3,000 t/day, the conditions have been created for manufacturing high-quality paper products. Apart from the process machines, Voith will also supply the complete water, sludge and reject system and the main components for the effluent treatment plant.

                                                  Stock distribution is done via three MasterJet Pro headboxes. The OnQ ModuleJet dilution water system, which is integrated into the headbox for the middle ply, allows the dilution water to be dosed directly into the intermediate layer. This results in a uniform distribution over the entire height of the layer. The system improves the accuracy of the control response in the paper web by over 50 percent compared with conventional systems, allowing optimum CD profiles and an excellent fiber orientation to be achieved.
                                                  A key element of the Combi DuoRun dryer section are the EvoDry steel cylinders which allow the number of drying cylinders in the pre-dryer and after-dryer sections to be reduced. This reduces the weight of the dryer section and saves investment and electricity costs, without compromising the quality of the products.
                                                  In addition, the PM 1 will be fitted with a Tandem NipcoFlex shoe press with four felts and a downstream third press to improve smoothness, a SpeedSizer AT film applicator unit and an EcoCal Hard and EcoCal Soft nip calender. If the paper is to be coated this is done using up to three DynaCoat AF coaters and a DF Coat unit for direct coating. Non-coated papers are transferred via an intermediate Sirius winding system directly to the two VariFlex winders with two-drum winder technology. Voith will also supply the complete initial clothing for the PM 1 and three further clothing sets.

                                                  A comprehensive automation package consisting of OnControl process control system, OnQ quality control, OnView information system and OnCare CM condition monitoring increases process reliability and allows preventive maintenance. Interminable and costly machine shutdowns can therefore be avoided. Moreover, the OnV energy management system that is also integrated into the PM 1 identifies, localizes and visualizes all energy consumptions during ongoing paper production and offers the user numerous options for improvement. In this context, the entire machine air system, which guarantees high heat recovery rates and operational reliability, makes an especially important contribution to energy saving and economic efficiency.

                                                  The good experience that Kipaş Kağıt had with Voith in the past during the construction of the new stock preparation unit in 2013 was the reason the company decided from the very outset that the new facility had to come from one source. The Turkish paper manufacturer was more than satisfied with the performance and reliability of the stock preparation unit and therefore decided to award Voith the entire contract for the PM 1 and also entrust the technology leader from Heidenheim with the complete planning of the facility. As part of its Process Line Package, Voith assumes total responsibility for the project and guarantees scheduled completion of the system at the agreed price.

                                                  Moreover, Kipaş Kağıt is planning to work with Voith again to build another paper machine for non-coated packaging papers in the same width and with a similar production capacity at the same location.

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

                                                  About Voith
                                                  For 150 years, Voith technologies have been inspiring its customers, business partners and employees all over the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. As a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets.

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Thu, 05 Oct 2017 07:35:46 +0200
                                                    Valmet's IQ Moisturizers start up and improve corrugated box quality at Dunapack Mosburger in Austria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7429-valmet-s-iq-moisturizers-start-up-and-improve-corrugated-box-quality-at-dunapack-mosburger-in-austria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7429-valmet-s-iq-moisturizers-start-up-and-improve-corrugated-box-quality-at-dunapack-mosburger-in-austria

                                                    The three Valmet IQ Moisturizers delivered to Dunapack Mosburger's corrugated line in Strasswalchen, Austria, have been successfully started up. With the new solutions, the plant will be able to improve corrugated box quality and plant performance.

                                                    Since 2012-2013, Dunapack Packaging has invested more than EUR 30 million in its Mosburger Strasswalchen production site, including a new 2.8-meter-wide corrugated line.

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                                                    "Higher quality, more diverse papers together with improved production and smaller, just-in-time orders make it more and more challenging to act against warp with standard temperature, speed and glue settings. We were looking for a device to do it. When Valmet presented its control technology that is widely proven in paper production, we were convinced that this will work on our corrugated line, too," says August Hauser, Corrugated Line Manager at Dunapack Mosburger Strasswalchen.

                                                    "Valmet's IQ quality control solutions are established on paper machines worldwide. However, it takes innovative people to adopt them in the converting and corrugated industry, too. Innovation is definitely an attitude shown by the Dunapack Mosburger team," summarizes Christian Kallich, Country Manager, Austria and Eastern Europe, Automation, Valmet.

                                                    Technical information about Valmet IQ Moisturizer

                                                    The Valmet IQ Moisturizer profiler is used to correct all kinds of warping, decrease cracking tendency and optimize glue consumption by adding a fine and controlled water mist onto the liners with 60 mm or 120 mm resolution in a cross direction. IQ Moisturizer's two-stage spray head contributes to a balanced and application-matched mixture of air and water. The system is used via an IQ Moisturizer operator interface and integrated into the existing process controls.

                                                    Information about the customer Dunapack Packaging

                                                    Dunapack Packaging is part of the Austrian family-owned Prinzhorn Group. With more than 6,000 people in 15 countries, Prinzhorn Group is one of the European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry with an annual turnover of approximately EUR 1.2 billion.

                                                    Dunapack Packaging operates at 18 sites in 10 different countries and has an annual sales volume of 1.9 billion m² of corrugated board, mainly made from recycled papers.

                                                    Valmet IQ for corrugator

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

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

                                                    Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:04:29 +0200
                                                      Mondi to showcase professional printing papers at Frankfurt Bookfair http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7428-mondi-to-showcase-professional-printing-papers-at-frankfurt-bookfair http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7428-mondi-to-showcase-professional-printing-papers-at-frankfurt-bookfair

                                                      Mondi, the international packaging and paper Group, will exhibit its wide range of professional paper solutions for book printing at the Frankfurt Bookfair held from 11 to 15 October in Frankfurt, Germany. The Mondi booth is located in Hall 4 / Booth F94. As a professional printing paper manufacturer, Mondi offers sustainable paper solutions for all printing technologies and needs. Book printing customers will find more than they expect at the Mondi booth.

                                                      Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper, explains, “We can offer the right solution for any printing technology – whether digital, hybrid, offset, HP indigo or high-speed inkjet. At the Frankfurt Bookfair, customers can explore the quality of Mondi’s design papers, tinted portfolio and our high-speed inkjet papers.”

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                                                      ‘Paper for Perfectionists’ in graphic design and fine printing

                                                      PERGRAPHICA® design papers – exhibited for the first time at the highly renowned Frankfurt Bookfair – complement Mondi’s offering at the high end of its professional print portfolio. It is called ‘Paper for Perfectionists’ because it fulfils the most demanding requirements for sophisticated and elegant printed documents – ideally suited for book printing projects. Graphic designers, advertising agencies and fine book publishers are just a few of the creative industries that will appreciate PERGRAPHICA®’s variety of options: two textures (Rough and Smooth), three shades (High White, Classic and Natural) and six grammages between 90 and 300 g/m2.

                                                      As a hybrid paper, PERGRAPHICA® works well with all printing technologies. It delivers consistent, high-quality results whether used for offset or digital printing. It is also well-suited to a variety of post-print processing such as cellophaning, embossing, creasing, die-cutting and more.

                                                      NEUJET®, Mondi’s newest high-speed inkjet paper 

                                                      The NEUJET® portfolio will also be presented at the Frankfurt Bookfair. It represents Mondi’s next generation of high-speed inkjet papers optimized for medium to heavy color book printing applications. The portfolio is offered in two quality levels, standard and premium, and two surface finishes, matte and silk, closing the gap to coated offset printing. Publishers and book printers will be able to see books printed on DNS® high-speed inkjet and DNS® premium – testament to our wide paper portfolio dedicated for inkjet printers.

                                                      IQ color – an extensive colour range

                                                      The IQ color range encompasses 36 standard colors, from soft pastels to bright neons and bold black. Book printers can experience the superb colour uniformity and consistency of IQ color in the new Visual Book – the “Art of Seeing” – with its smooth surface and even fibre distribution for high-quality printing and itself a piece of art. It invites people to take a journey through colour and explore visual phenomena and perception. Mondi’s tinted papers achieve top print results whether using digital laser, hybrid or offset printing technologies. IQ color also features a high degree of light-fastness for a print product that will last for years. “IQ color delivers better print quality and more flexibility than you expect – the possibilities are endless”, added Klumpp.

                                                      Jutta Wacht, Art Director at the creative agency Say Say Say, Inc., which designed the book, was impressed by the variety of weights and formats in which IQ color is available, from A4 and A3 to folio sheets and reels. “The great number of formats and different grammages show that IQ color is perfectly suited to professional printing. Its good printability showed us that you can easily use colourful paper for a book project or a catalogue,” she said.

                                                      Sustainable. Every day.

                                                      “Customers have peace of mind knowing that all Mondi papers are environmentally certified, so they have the best paper solutions combined with proven, environmentally sound production. Hence sustainability is one of the key drivers of Mondi’s business”, underlines Klumpp. All Mondi uncoated fine paper branded products are part of Mondi’s Green Range, meaning that they are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or totally chlorine free bleached (TCF). Mondi continually invests in making its mills and production plants as energy efficient and sustainable as possible. For Mondi, sustainability makes good business sense - every day.

                                                      Get in touch with Mondi.

                                                      To meet Mondi during Frankfurt Bookfair, please stop by in hall 4 at booth F94.

                                                      We are Mondi: IN TOUCH EVERY DAY

                                                      Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

                                                      We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

                                                      We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

                                                      Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

                                                      About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

                                                      Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is part of Mondi Group. In 5 paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, Russia, and South Africa Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

                                                      Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3®, PERGRAPHICA® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:16:32 +0200
                                                        UMV to supply coaters to OOO Mayak-Technocell (MTC), Penza Russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7427-umv-to-supply-coaters-to-ooo-mayak-technocell-mtc-penza-russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7427-umv-to-supply-coaters-to-ooo-mayak-technocell-mtc-penza-russia

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                                                        Joint venture OOO Mayak-Technocell (MTC) have selected UMV Coating Systems to supply key components for their new PM6 in Penza Russia.

                                                        The contract contain state of the art coating units for surface treatment of both top- and reverse side of the paper.

                                                        The new PM 6 will produce décor- and non-woven wallpaper base and production start is scheduled to the first quarter of 2018

                                                        For more information please contact:
                                                        Daniel Ragnarsson, Executive VP Sales
                                                        daniel.ragnarsson@umv.com
                                                        +46 522 982 81

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:12:57 +0200
                                                          ANDRITZ with successful upgrade of two screw presses for Metsä Board Joutseno http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7426-andritz-with-successful-upgrade-of-two-screw-presses-for-metsae-board-joutseno http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7426-andritz-with-successful-upgrade-of-two-screw-presses-for-metsae-board-joutseno

                                                          International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up another upgraded screw press installed at the Joutseno mill of Metsä Board, Finland. This upgrade follows a separate screw press rebuild for Metsä Board Joutseno that was completed successfully in late 2016.

                                                          The rebuild of both screw presses (#21 and #22) included installation of a new Low-Energy Screw Shaft (LESS) as well as split grooved baskets for the medium-pressure zone in order to widen the operating window of the presses and allow higher production rates. The design of the LESS enables a new compression curve, resulting in a higher throughput at the same installed power.

                                                          Screw press #21 at Metsä Board’s Joutseno mill after upgrade by ANDRITZ. © ANDRITZScrew press #21 at Metsä Board’s Joutseno mill after upgrade by ANDRITZ. © ANDRITZ

                                                          The screw press upgrades are part of the step-by-step optimization of the BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermomechanical pulp) process that is currently in progress, with the overall aim of improving the availability of the plant. Press #21 is used as a wash press, and press #22 acts as a secondary stage in the washing process.

                                                          Metsä Board is a leading European producer of premium fresh fiber paperboards, including folding boxboards, food service boards, and white kraftliners. The company is part of Metsä Group, a Finnish forest industry group that operates in some 30 countries. The Joutseno mill produces BCTMP for Metsä Board’s own board mills and has a production capacity of 320,000 t/a.

                                                          The ANDRITZ GROUP
                                                          ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,400 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

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

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:25:40 +0200
                                                            Improved presence for Metso's flow control business thanks to new distribution agreement with Croatia-based Eco Consult http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7425-improved-presence-for-metso-s-flow-control-business-thanks-to-new-distribution-agreement-with-croatia-based-eco-consult http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7425-improved-presence-for-metso-s-flow-control-business-thanks-to-new-distribution-agreement-with-croatia-based-eco-consult

                                                            Metso is expanding the coverage of its flow control solutions with a distribution agreement with the Croatia-based company Eco Consult d.o.o. The agreement was signed in 2017, and orders have already been placed for refinery and geothermal projects.

                                                            The company operates particularly in Eastern Europe and already has a 13-year history of cooperation with Metso.

                                                            "We are excited to take our cooperation to the next level. Sustainability is the key for us, and Metso's high-quality, proven valve solutions are a match for us and our customers. As a distributor, we can now provide an impressive range of Metso valves combined with our knowledge and extensive experience of them," says Goran Pavlovic, CEO of Eco Consult.

                                                            Eco Consult has a strong presence in the power, oil and gas industries, and it also serves e.g. other process industries, energy projects and steel production.

                                                            "This agreement allows us to extend the availability of our solutions vastly in Europe and provide comprehensive solutions to customers as an addition to our local services," says Robert Prinz, Director for Central and Eastern Europe of Flow Control at Metso.

                                                            2017 10 04 071619Metso's wide product scope for demanding conditions include Neles® linear globe valve (left), Neles® R-series V-port segment valve (middle) and Neles® Neldisc high performance triple eccentric disc valve (right).

                                                            First orders received

                                                            The first order for control valves, received in Q1, was for a refinery expansion project in Russia. Eco Consult was able to offer Metso's comprehensive variety of valves, resulting in a one-stop-shop solution that saved time and resources for the customer. The order included Neles® globe and segment valves, all with Metso's actuator and ND positioner. Metso's Neles® standard and severe service globe valves are designed to operate at extreme pressures and temperatures.

                                                            The second order was received in Q2 for a geothermal project in Croatia for Neles® control valves, all in a high-alloy material that ensures corrosion resistance and very high mechanical strength.

                                                            The valves in a geothermal power plant must endure demanding process conditions, such as high pressure differences, flashing and silica scaling, and they must meet all safety requirements. Today, Metso has the widest product scope with an extensive pressure rating for the wellhead phase in the process.

                                                            Distribution channel expansion calls for recognized partners    

                                                            Developing the distribution channel globally is one of the most important strategic growth initiatives of Metso's Flow Control business. By partnering with the top distributors, Metso improves its presence in the traditional core areas, as well as in new markets, to serve its customers better.

                                                            Eco Consult d.o.o. is an international company, based in Croatia with a goal of designing, implementing and operating sustainable, energy efficient solutions. www.ecoconsult.hr  

                                                            Metso is a world-leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

                                                            Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems, to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

                                                            Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:19:10 +0200
                                                              Valmet reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7423-valmet-reconfirmed-as-a-constituent-of-the-ethibel-sustainability-index-excellence-europe http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7423-valmet-reconfirmed-as-a-constituent-of-the-ethibel-sustainability-index-excellence-europe

                                                              Valmet has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe since 20 September 2017. The index contains 200 of the European stock listed companies that display the best performance in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

                                                              valmet logoEthibel is constantly looking out for companies which may be eligible for ethical investments and to be included in its ethical investment register. From the investment register 200 of the best companies are selected to the Ethibel Sustainability Index. Main areas of assessment are human capital, environmental management, market ethics, governance, social impact and human rights. The assessment is based on external information sources such as sustainability reporting and company web sites.

                                                              "The reconfirmation as a constituent in the Ethibel Sustainability Index is a recognition of Valmet's strong focus and consistent progress in sustainability. For investors Valmet's inclusion in this index provides further assurance of the company as an ethical investment target. In its assessment, Ethibel is using only external information sources, and thus the inclusion in the index is also a recognition for Valmet's transparent and comprehensive reporting and communications around sustainability," says Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability at Valmet.    

                                                              In September 2017, it was announced that Valmet was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices for the fourth consecutive year. Valmet is also included in the CDP Climate A-list for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change. 

                                                              About the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe
                                                              The Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe includes the 200 best performing European companies in the field of corporate social responsibility. The analysis is based on research carried out by the rating agency Vigeo Eiris. Ethibel actively promotes socially responsible investing and corporate social responsibility on the financial markets. Read more

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

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

                                                              Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:05:23 +0200
                                                                Valmet's polarized forming fabrics revolutionize water drainage in paper-making http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7419-valmet-s-polarized-forming-fabrics-revolutionize-water-drainage-in-paper-making http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7419-valmet-s-polarized-forming-fabrics-revolutionize-water-drainage-in-paper-making

                                                                Forming fabrics have an essential role in water drainage in the wire section of a paper machine. By introducing the new generation's polarized forming fabrics, Valmet revolutionized water drainage in the wire section.

                                                                "Our polarized forming fabrics have been piloted in paper-machines for over a year now. After the polarized technology entered the market in 2016, we have seen its advantages through our customers' performance. The machines run cleaner, number of breaks is reduced, retention is higher, just to mention a few. The unique polarized structure makes a big difference in the fabric performance compared to what we have seen before," says Pekka Kortelainen, Product Technology Manager at Valmet.

                                                                Drainage with standard SSB fabricDrainage with standard SSB fabric

                                                                Polarized structure improves the machine runnability and performance

                                                                Traditionally, all SSB (sheet support binding) fabrics have had direct drainage channels. In the polarized structure, the machine direction yarns on both the paper side and the roll side are shifted to form an off-stacked structure. This special structure removes the direct drainage channels traditionally used in forming fabrics.

                                                                "The unique polarized structure allows controlled initial drainage in the paper-making process. That improves retention and helps keeping the machine clean. Good runnability and cleanliness reduce breaks and therefore increase production capacity remarkably. Cost-savings are created by for example being able to use less chemicals," explains Kortelainen.

                                                                Diffuse drainage with polarized fabricDiffuse drainage with polarized fabric

                                                                Customer satisfaction on an excellent level

                                                                To this date Valmet has sold about 300 polarized Valmet Forming Fabrics and over 90% of the customers who have tested the new fabric type have seen its benefits and continued to run it on their machines.

                                                                "Our target was to further improve formation without losing our good dewatering, and already the first trials proved the advantages of the polarized structures. We were able to significantly improve formation as we wanted, but the cleanliness and runnability were also good, and the dry content remained excellent. Since that first trial, those polarized fabrics have become our standard Valmet design fabrics. Valmet has been Parenco's key partner in paper machine clothing for over 30 years, and we truly appreciate their support and excellent services," says Yan Vassart, Operations Manager at Parenco in Netherlands.

                                                                The polarized structure can be utilized in all SSB forming fabric types, which makes it suitable for all paper machines.

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

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

                                                                Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:46:09 +0200
                                                                  BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard facilitated three winning entries in the prestigious European Carton Excellence Award 2017 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7418-billerudkorsnaes-cartonboard-facilitated-three-winning-entries-in-the-prestigious-european-carton-excellence-award-2017 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7418-billerudkorsnaes-cartonboard-facilitated-three-winning-entries-in-the-prestigious-european-carton-excellence-award-2017

                                                                  Cartonboard material from BillerudKorsnäs, a leading global provider of sustainable packaging materials and solutions, has been used in three winning categories at the prestigious European Carton Excellence Awards, including the most prestigious “Carton of the Year”.

                                                                  On September 21, 2017, the 21st edition of the European Carton Excellence Award, Europe’s most renowned award for carton packaging, was held and BillerudKorsnäs and their converter and brand owner partners went home with three prestigious awards.

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                                                                  “It’s a great honor to be part of and being able to help our customers, both converters and brand owners, with realizing all their great visions, design and environmental packaging ideas. At BillerudKorsnäs we have developed a series of materials creating no need for compromises. Our cartonboard is made from primary fibers, making it so strong that the packaging weight can be reduced without compromising performance, making it possible for both beautiful, functional and environmental packages.” says Magnus Levinsson, Business Segment Director Cartonboard at BillerudKorsnäs.

                                                                  Together with Domenis 1898 SRL and Lucaprint, BillerudKorsnäs won the most reputable award “Carton of the Year” with the entry Geometrie Cividât. The classic gin is elegantly presented in a diagonally cut carton, where the round bottle is perfectly secured inside the functional and attractive design, making it stand out and at the same time enhance the sophisticated quality of the product. The superior quality and printability of BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard made sure that the cartons designer, Ufficio Tecnico Lucaprint and Giulia Toscanelli, could realize their vision which in the end resulted in being crowned the best carton of the year.

                                                                  BillerudKorsnäs also helped liquorish manufacturer LIQ and producer VG Kvadra Pak JSC to win best packaging in the “Confectionary” category with their prgifemium packaging “LIQ gift set”. The t set consists of one large gift box which holds four small cube boxes, all made from BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard. The small boxes have a double layer of material produced from eco-friendly cartonboard material, which helps to achieve a more natural and matte look and at the same time allows for excellent printing quality and what the jury named “an exceptional experience”.

                                                                  First place in the “Drinks” category went to the French Jolival together with VG Angoulème who designed and produced the entry ‘Eco-Fontaine Jolival’, a transportable five-litre water fountain that requires no maintenance or electricity. Made of BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard the carton can be recycled or refilled and therefore has multiple lifecycles, an extremely eco-friendly concept. The use of cartonboard for both cups and dispenser also helps to limit the use of plastics, doubling the positive environmental, which the jury called “ideal”.

                                                                  Description, jury's comments and pictures are available at:

                                                                  Carton of the Year/Geometrie Cividât: http://www.procarton.com/awards/carton-excellence- award/2017/categories/carton-of-the-year/

                                                                  Winner Confectionary category/VG Kvadra Pak JSC: http://www.procarton.com/awards/carton- excellence-award/2017/categories/confectionery/

                                                                  Winner Drinks category/ VG Angoulème http://www.procarton.com/awards/carton-excellence- award/2017/categories/drinks/

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

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:17:10 +0200
                                                                    AkzoNobel develops novel technology platform to manufacture a wide range of ethylene amines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7417-akzonobel-develops-novel-technology-platform-to-manufacture-a-wide-range-of-ethylene-amines http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7417-akzonobel-develops-novel-technology-platform-to-manufacture-a-wide-range-of-ethylene-amines

                                                                    AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has developed a novel technology platform for producing ethylene amines and their derivatives from ethylene oxide. As well as significantly reducing raw material consumption per ton of product, it also offers a substantially improved cost and sustainability profile when compared with existing processes.

                                                                    2017 09 29 105724Egbert Henstra The flexibility of the technology will allow the selective production of a wide range of end products, enabling the company to expand its amines product offering. AkzoNobel intends to start construction of a demonstration plant in 2018 to showcase the competitiveness of the platform and validate the products with customers.

                                                                    The range of ethylene amines targeted includes, but is not limited to, DETA (diethylenetriamine) and TETA (triethylenetetramine), which are key building blocks in a number of growth applications such as epoxy curing, oil and road additives, and paper.

                                                                    "We are excited to announce this technology, which underlines our commitment to the global ethylene amines market," said Joppe Smit, General Manager of AkzoNobel's Ethylene Amines business. "It offers unique benefits to our customers in comparison to mainstream technology and we strongly believe it has the potential to become a game-changer in the industry."

                                                                    Added Egbert Henstra, Managing Director of AkzoNobel's Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives business: "Launching this technology strengthens our product portfolio and will further improve the company's position as one of the leaders in the ethylene amines industry. Establishing this unique position is of strategic importance to our business."

                                                                    Commenting on the development, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, RD&I Director of Specialty Chemicals at AkzoNobel, said: "The development of this novel technology is another great example of AkzoNobel's commitment to growth through innovation. In addition, it underlines our commitment to make a positive and lasting impact on a more sustainable planet."

                                                                    He added that substantial efforts have been made to protect the new technology platform via a comprehensive patent portfolio.

                                                                    AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more livable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:57:55 +0200
                                                                      ÅF digitalises Millcon’s production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7416-af-digitalises-millcon-s-production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7416-af-digitalises-millcon-s-production

                                                                      ÅF has been commissioned to introduce a new digital production system for Millcon, which works with paperboard rewinding for the paper industry.

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                                                                      The new production system is an important part of Millcon’s digitalisation strategy and will lead to better utilisation, planning and control of the production process.

                                                                      – Increased digitalisation is a prerequisite for us to grow while maintaining high product quality and providing fast deliveries, says Johan Millgårdh, CEO of Millcon.

                                                                      The production system is based on ÅF’s proprietary ÅF MES platform, which is also used by other clients like Holmen, BillerudKorsnäs, Stena Recycling and Semper.

                                                                      – With our solution, Millcon will have full control over its production process with a solution that can be integrated with the external systems of its customers and partners, says Richard Hellberg, assignment manager at ÅF.

                                                                      Commissioning is scheduled for January 2018.

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:45:38 +0200
                                                                        Bekaert Solaronics to supply UniDryer® V3 infrared drying systems and air bar dryers to Kyiv Cardboard & Paper Mill, Ukraine http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7412-bekaert-solaronics-to-supply-unidryer-v3-infrared-drying-systems-and-air-bar-dryers-to-kyiv-cardboard-paper-mill-ukraine http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7412-bekaert-solaronics-to-supply-unidryer-v3-infrared-drying-systems-and-air-bar-dryers-to-kyiv-cardboard-paper-mill-ukraine

                                                                        Bekaert Solaronics received an important order from Bellmer as part of their coater machine upgrade contract with Kyiv CPM in Ukraine. The drying upgrade consists of installing three hoods UniDryer® V3 followed by air bars after each of the three coating stations; including a new coating unit delivered by Bellmer.

                                                                        Kyiv CPM is carrying out a challenging investment program in the cardboard plant to upgrade the coater machine. The main objectives are to increase the speed of the coater up to 400m/min, install a new coating unit and modernize the coat drying equipment. The project includes reducing the steam consumption and improving the quality of the coated board. First step of the installation is scheduled to take place in April 2018.

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                                                                        Energy economy and quality are guaranteed by the UniDryer® V3 systems that reach a high energy efficiency level thanks to the combination of the superior performance Gem9E emitters and the improved convection. These features result in a fast heat-up, a high evaporation rate and ultimately in better product quality. The set of blowing air bars will bring additional energy and mass transfer to increase overall system efficiency and avoid sticking of coated surface at paper roll contact. They are fed directly by the exhaust air from the UniDryer® systems, optimizing the operating costs.

                                                                        About Gebr. Bellmer GmbH Maschinenfabrik

                                                                        Located in Nierfen, Bellmer is a specialist starting from the planning up to the turnkey implementation of machines and plants for the manufacturing of paper and board. The company supplies from individual parts to complete machines for the paper industry. Bellmer has been working for the pulp and paper industry since 1842.

                                                                        About Kyiv CPM

                                                                        PJSC Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill, part of the Austrian Pulp Mill Holding, is one of the biggest enterprises in Europe in cardboard and paper production. The mill accounts for about 30% of the total cardboard and paper produced in Ukraine. The main raw material used for cardboard and paper production is recycled paper. The cardboard plant produces coated and uncoated cardboard and containerboard, including fluting for corrugated products with a total output of 240 000 tons per year.

                                                                        About Bekaert and Bekaert Solaronics

                                                                        Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader  in  steel  wire transformation and coating technologies.

                                                                        We aim to be the preferred supplier of our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with 30 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and more than € 4 billion in annual revenue.

                                                                        Founded in 1967, Bekaert Solaronics supplies customized drying and heating systems based on gas and electrical infrared technology to a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1 000 systems have been installed worldwide. The company also provides maintenance services and is available to assist on upgrades or improved energy efficiency of existing systems.

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Super User) European News Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:51:44 +0200
                                                                          Arjowiggins campaign showcases vibrant colour capabilities of cyclus offset http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7410-arjowiggins-campaign-showcases-vibrant-colour-capabilities-of-cyclus-offset http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7410-arjowiggins-campaign-showcases-vibrant-colour-capabilities-of-cyclus-offset

                                                                          Arjowiggins Graphic and Antalis have today launched a new campaign to showcase the superb colour capabilities of recycled paper.  The campaign will see 2,500 brand books from Hakkasan Group’s Ling Ling bar and club concept distributed to printers, designers and corporates highlighting the excellent print capabilities of Cyclus Offset and Antalis’ Digigreen Gloss.

                                                                          The award winning brand books, designed by North, were originally created to support the global launch of the naughtier and more vivacious sister to Hakkasan restaurants, Ling Ling.   Designed to represent the unique and hedonistic atmosphere of Ling Ling, the design featured stand-out bright and beautiful photography, 10 different covers and five different spines with variable text and a high level of vibrant colour.

                                                                          The book covers have been printed on Digigreen Gloss 350gsm while inside pages feature Cyclus Offset 100% recycled 140gsm.  The campaign, which incorporates digital promotion and PR and also features substantial direct mail, with each book accompanied by a personalised card of eight different designs  printed on Cyclus Offset 300gsm.

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                                                                          On paper selection, Jeremy Coysten from North Design says: “For the original print run for Ling Ling we used a high gloss laminated cover to achieve a high-end fashion magazine feel, with Cyclus Offset selected for the inside because of its remarkable print performance which allowed us to keep the richness and colour really punchy.  The challenge was applying binding tapes to the spine as the glue wasn’t sticking to the gloss lamination so the printer had to sand back the gloss laminate by hand. To overcome the problem for this longer print run we used Digigreen gloss for the cover”.

                                                                          The book, which was printed by FE Burman using their HP Indigo presses, won Best in Digital Print at the Antalis Review in 2016. 

                                                                          The reprinted radiant books are an excellent demonstration of the high quality colour results recycled materials can achieve. Paul Regan, Director of FE Burman, says: “The mix of print quality of both Digigreen and Cyclus Offset and also the efficiency and technology of the HP Indigo presses, has enabled us to produce a product of excellent quality and colour vibrancy”.

                                                                          Angela DeVorchik, Operational Marketing Manager, Arjowiggins Graphic UK, says: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to re-print the award-winning Ling Ling book, and are very proud of the performance of Cyclus Offset in such a demanding colour print project. We’re excited to share the re-printed book with printing and design experts, and to demonstrate the stunning results achieved when using recycled materials in vibrant and colourful printing”

                                                                          Mike Bennett, Marketing Manger, Antalis UK  says: “This is an exceptionally well designed and printed book that truly reflects the character of the brand and how it appeals to its core audience.  We’re really pleased with the role our paper plays in achieving the overall quality of the printed product”

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:25:51 +0200
                                                                            Metsä Board celebrates winners in 2017 European Carton Excellence Awards http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7409-metsae-board-celebrates-winners-in-2017-european-carton-excellence-awards http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7409-metsae-board-celebrates-winners-in-2017-european-carton-excellence-awards

                                                                            Metsä Board’s paperboards were used by winners in three categories at the 2017 European Carton Excellence Awards: Food & Beverages, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals and the Public Award. The Award Gala was held on 21 September in Salzburg, Austria.

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                                                                            “We are delighted that our products have been an integral part of the winning packages. This demonstrates the important part that the packaging plays in creating maximum shelf-impact and can help differentiate a brand from the competition. Sustainability too should be an integral part of the packaging design, so that the packaging is not only made of sustainable materials but it is also lightweight, right-sized, functional and easy to recycle; our products also helped achieve these goals”, states Mika Paljakka, VP Sales EMEA, Metsä Board. “We would like to extend our congratulations to everyone who participated in the vision, design and production of the winning cartons.”

                                                                            The jury looked for excellence in design, convenience, brand communication and the major role paperboard plays as an innovative packaging material. In total Metsä Board paperboard featured in eight of the finalist packages.

                                                                            The winning cartons, using Metsä Board products, were the following:

                                                                            FOOD & BEVERAGES
                                                                            JDE Z1 Packaging
                                                                            Carton producer: STI Group
                                                                            Brand owner: JDE – Jacobs Douwe Egberts
                                                                            Paperboard: MetsäBoard Classic FBB

                                                                            HEALTHCARE & PHARMACEUTICALS AND PUBLIC AWARD
                                                                            Ventofor-Combi Pack
                                                                            Carton producer: Lithosan Basim Yayim Ambalaj Sanayl ve Tic.
                                                                            Brand owner: Bilim llac San. ve Tic.
                                                                            Paperboard: MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright

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

                                                                            The global sales network of Metsä Board supports customers worldwide, including brand owners, retailers, converters and merchants. In 2016, the company’s sales totalled EUR 1.7 billion, and it has approximately 2,500 employees. Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

                                                                            Metsä Group
                                                                            www.metsagroup.com

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

                                                                            Metsä Group’s sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion in 2016, and it employs approximately 9,300 people. The Group operates in some 30 countries. Metsäliitto Cooperative is the parent company of Metsä Group and owned by approximately 104,000 Finnish forest owners

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:40:10 +0200
                                                                              Valmet's new scanner for converting lines lifts process control to a new level http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7408-valmet-s-new-scanner-for-converting-lines-lifts-process-control-to-a-new-level http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7408-valmet-s-new-scanner-for-converting-lines-lifts-process-control-to-a-new-level

                                                                              Valmet launches a new scanner, Valmet IQ Converting Scanner, at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. It complements Valmet's quality management control concept for self-adhesive laminates and other paper and board converting machines.

                                                                              "With IQ Converting Scanner, we can maximize customer benefits, namely high and stable quality as well as excellent productivity. The solution enables the use of Valmet IQ CD/MD controls to lift process control to a new level for converting lines," says Mikko Talonen, Business Manager, Automation, Valmet.

                                                                              Valmet IQ Converting ScannerValmet IQ Converting Scanner

                                                                              Valmet IQ Converting Scanner can be easily installed in different process locations, thanks to its innovative sensor support technology. The scanner enables direct adhesive and silicone measurements as well as moisture measurements to be positioned in an optimum process location from a quality and performance point of view.

                                                                              The new scanner with online measurements enables the utilization of machine and cross-direction controls for moisture, adhesive and silicone in converting machines. These control solutions improve and stabilize the end-product quality, decrease the amount of broke and allow operators to concentrate on quality management and production optimization.

                                                                              A comprehensive quality management solution for self-adhesive laminate machines

                                                                              Valmet offers a comprehensive quality management solution for self-adhesive laminate machines. The solution features a wide range of online quality measurements to get accurate and fast information from the process, web inspection and monitoring systems to help detect quality defects and identify their root causes. It also includes a water spray system to control curl and moisture levels, as well as CD/MD controls.

                                                                              All IQ solution components are based on Valmet's extensive process knowledge and experience in the pulp & paper industry and backed by expert services.

                                                                              Labelexpo Europe 2017, the largest event for the label and package printing industry in Europe, will be held at Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium, on 25-28 September 2017. Valmet will be exhibiting at stand 5D51.

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

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

                                                                              Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:21:38 +0200
                                                                                FilmLube: Uniform moistening results in improved press felt performance http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7405-filmlube-uniform-moistening-results-in-improved-press-felt-performance http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7405-filmlube-uniform-moistening-results-in-improved-press-felt-performance

                                                                                With FilmLube, Voith is offering a new kind of moistening principle for press felts upstream of the Uhle box. An integrated lubrication gap directly in front of the Uhle box ensures optimum application of water over the entire width of the machine. This protects the felt, ensures a more even CD cross profile and reduces water consumption by avoiding spray mist in the vicinity of the machine. As a result, the safety of machine operators is improved.

                                                                                voith logo 2013More uniform CD moisture profiles, a consistently high felt performance over a record lifetime and the reduction of mist: These were the results achieved by a customer of Voith during the first practical application of the new FilmLube on a tissue machine.

                                                                                Previously the customer had used low pressure fan showers for lubricating the felts. However, their nozzles got blocked by dirt easily, preventing uniform moistening of the press felt. As a result of partial heating on the Uhle box, the felt could not perform as designed.

                                                                                Instead of single nozzles that tend to block, FilmLube features an integrated lubricating gap over the entire width of the machine. This allows an even film application that prevents damage to the felt from hot Uhle box surfaces and reduces CD profile variations. Because the water is applied directly, this also avoids spray losses and cuts water consumption. Generally, on a single-width tissue machine, FilmLube uses less than 1.5 m³ water an hour. The targeted application of water ensures that less lubricating water collects next to the machine, reducing the risk of slipping and making work on the machine safer. The integrated lubricating gap also simplifies maintenance and cleaning of FilmLube.

                                                                                Above all, Voith's FilmLube also reduces the uneven abrasion of the felt, because moistening upstream of the Uhle box prevents its hot surfaces from damaging the material. In a worst case scenario, such damage – e.g. felt fiber breakage – leads to residues in the paper that necessitate a reduction of the felt lifetime and a variation of the felt changing cycles for individual felt positions. Voith has designed FilmLube so that it can be retrofitted to almost all commonly used Uhle boxes.

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

                                                                                About Voith
                                                                                For 150 years, Voith technologies have been inspiring its customers, business partners and employees all over the world. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees and earns 4.3 billion euros in sales. It has locations in more than 60 countries and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. As a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive markets.

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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:13:36 +0200
                                                                                  Mondi Neusiedler receives EN 15593 certification by SQS for its hygiene management system http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7402-mondi-neusiedler-receives-en-15593-certification-by-sqs-for-its-hygiene-management-system http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7402-mondi-neusiedler-receives-en-15593-certification-by-sqs-for-its-hygiene-management-system

                                                                                  Mondi Neusiedler recently completed the certification process for food safety management and has been awarded the EN 15593 certification by the renowned Swiss certifier SQS (Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems).

                                                                                  Meeting customers’ hygiene requirements – every day

                                                                                  Food companies are using the speciality papers and professional printing papers produced at Mondi Neusiedler for their food packaging to combine the excellent print quality, an exceptional environmental profile and highest hygiene standards. The papers are for example converted into bread sleeves, bags, liners, folding boxes or secondary packaging. “For such converting purposes optimal technical paper grades are required and customers can rely on our knowledge and paper qualities,” explains Johannes Klumpp, Marketing & Sales Director Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.

                                                                                  “Our customers are searching for a reliable partner and peace of mind when buying speciality papers for their food contact applications”, says Klumpp. “The certification fulfils exactly this need to ensure consumer safety as it independently proves Mondi Neusiedler complies with international standards in hygiene management. A quality our customers and end consumers can rely on every day”, he clarifies.

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                                                                                  Mondi Group Food Safety Laboratory ensures consumer protection

                                                                                  In its own Food Safety Laboratory Mondi tests smart and customised packaging solutions that are optimised for food contact and support customers in meeting increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.

                                                                                  “We have a responsibility within the food packaging supply chain and are therefore taking part in processes to sustainably ensure consumer protection and guarantee product stewardship”, Klumpp says. “Our team of specialists develop optimised packaging solutions that meet the highest requirements for food contact and other sensitive packaging applications. We also support customers with know-how and solutions to meet increasing regulatory standards for food packaging.”

                                                                                  Combining process and product certifications for consumer safety

                                                                                  Mondi Neusiedler introduced process certification EN 15593 at both production sites and can produce the food contact paper grades according the requirements of the German Recommendation XXXVI (BfR).

                                                                                  Mondi Neusiedler now offers a comprehensive quality, safety and sustainability framework certified according to ISO 9001:2008 (quality management), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management), OHSAS 18001:2007 (occupational health and safety management), EN 15593 (hygiene management), FSC® and PEFCTM chain-of-custody certifications.

                                                                                  Highest print quality and excellent runnability meet highest hygiene standards

                                                                                  Mondi’s portfolio of professional printing papers encompasses solutions for all modern printing technologies such as digital laser, high-speed inkjet or offset print. They are available in customised formats as reels and folio sheets and are produced under conditions meeting highest hygiene standards. “Food producers can now choose the paper with the shade and texture they like the most and which is ideally suited for their printing presses”, Klumpp adds. Professional printing brands such as Color Copy, PERGRAPHICA®, DNS® premium, DNS® for HP indigo,  DNS® color print and DNS® high-speed inkjet, BIO TOP 3®, IQ PREMIUM, IQ SMOOTH, IQ BOARD white, MAESTRO® supreme, MAESTRO® extra, and YBBS® premium white board or even black IQ COLOR and black MAESTRO® color are certified to be used for food packaging.

                                                                                  Sustainable. Every day.

                                                                                  “Sustainability makes good business sense to us and to our customers. This is why we offer papers with impeccable environmental profiles”, states Johannes Klumpp. Mondi introduced the Green Range as an umbrella trademark for sustainable paper and packaging solutions. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range. They are produced from FSC® or PEFC™ certified wood from sustainably managed forests or 100% recycled paper, or are produced totally chlorine free (TCF). This is how consumers can make a contribution – every day.

                                                                                  We are Mondi: IN TOUCH EVERY DAY

                                                                                  Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, employing around 25,000 people across more than 30 countries. Our key operations are located in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. In 2016, Mondi had revenues of €6.7 billion and a return on capital employed of 20.3%.

                                                                                  We are fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and compound plastics, to developing effective and innovative industrial and consumer packaging solutions. With over 100 products customised into more than 100,000 solutions, we offer more than you may expect. Leading brands around the world rely on our innovative technologies and products across a variety of industries such as agriculture; automotive; building and construction; chemicals and dangerous goods; food and beverages; graphic and photographic; home and personal care; medical and pharmaceutical; office and professional printing; packaging and paper converting; pet care; retail and e-commerce; and shipping and transport.

                                                                                  We believe sustainable development makes good business sense. It's integral to our responsible and profitable growth, and embedded in everything we do, every day. We continue to look for ways to do more with less, promote the responsible management of ecosystems, develop and inspire our people, and enhance the value that our sustainable product solutions create.

                                                                                  Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. We have been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007.

                                                                                  About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

                                                                                  Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is part of Mondi Group. In five paper mills in Austria, Slovakia, Russia, and South Africa Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital print technology. The company complies with the strictest international certification standards to support sustainable production processes through the responsible management of forest, water and air resources. All Mondi uncoated fine papers belong to the Green Range of papers that are FSC® or PEFC™ certified, 100% recycled or bleached entirely without chlorine.

                                                                                  Its renowned brands such as Color Copy, DNS®, IQ, MAESTRO®, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3®, PERGRAPHICA® or Snegurochka are used in office environments on laser or inkjet printers and by professional printers on digital or offset presses to create brochures, transactional material, folders, invitations, business cards, letterheads or other high-impact communication.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:48:25 +0200
                                                                                    James Cropper 3d products unveils new generation of sustainable packaging http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7398-james-cropper-3d-products-unveils-new-generation-of-sustainable-packaging http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7398-james-cropper-3d-products-unveils-new-generation-of-sustainable-packaging

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                                                                                    James Cropper 3D Products is poised to revolutionize the sustainable packaging sector with the launch of COLOURFORM™, a renewable, recyclable and coloured moulded fibre packaging product that helps brands stand out sustainably.

                                                                                    Made from 100 per cent renewable, natural wood fibres from well-managed forests and high-quality recycled content from James Cropper’s own world-class recycling plant, COLOURFORM™ acts as a sustainable alternative to plastic and other packaging materials and aims to help brands reduce their carbon footprint.

                                                                                    COLOURFORM™ is easily recycled with household paper – and the precision embossing enables clear information to help consumers recycle appropriately. However, even if the customer chooses not to recycle and the product ends up in a landfill, it is naturally biodegradable and therefore leaves no trace whatsoever.

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                                                                                    Benefitting from over 170 years of world-leading innovation and expertise in coloured paper and fibre products, every product is designed and made specifically to customer requirements and can be manufactured to match any colour with guaranteed consistency and a quality, tactile finish.

                                                                                    Matthew Miller, business director at James Cropper 3D Products, said: “Sustainability is higher on the agenda of businesses than ever before, with consumer brands, in particular, looking to tackle the landfill crisis by sourcing more environmentally responsible ways to package their products. With COLOURFORM™, we’re allowing such companies to boost their ‘green’ credentials while helping end consumers to recycle easily – a huge milestone for packaging.”

                                                                                    James Cropper 3D Products works with world-class brands who are leading the way to a sustainable future with COLOURFORM™. Typical applications include box inserts to support, display and protect products, outer packaging, and packaging components.

                                                                                    Matthew added: “Historically, moulded fibre packaging has been rather prosaic and only available in a limited number of colours and textures. However, with our bespoke, design-engineered approach and exact colour matching capabilities, we can offer brands unrivaled quality, appeal, and design, which enables them to enhance their brand identity while reducing their environmental impact.

                                                                                    “Brands really do now have all the creative freedom they need to stand out sustainably.”

                                                                                    For more information about COLOURFORM™, please visit www.colourformpackaging.com

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:48:49 +0200
                                                                                      Two Sides Global Anti-greenwash Campaign: 278 leading companies remove misleading ‘go green’ claims http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7396-two-sides-global-anti-greenwash-campaign-278-leading-companies-remove-misleading-go-green-claims http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7396-two-sides-global-anti-greenwash-campaign-278-leading-companies-remove-misleading-go-green-claims

                                                                                      Two Sides, the global initiative to promote the sustainability of print and paper, reports a 61% success rate in removing misleading environmental claims made by some of the world’s largest corporations as they seek to replace paper-based communications with lower cost electronic alternatives.

                                                                                      Two Sides research into more than 600 of the world’s leading corporations, including banks, utilities, telecoms and insurance providers, has shown that a total of 460 of those companies have been using misleading and unsubstantiated environmental statements, despite specific advertising legislation to protect consumers in many countries. To date, 278 of those companies have removed such statements as a result of ongoing engagement by Two Sides.

                                                                                      logo twisides“We’re really pleased that Two Sides is having such a significant effect on some of the world’s largest and most influential organizations. But there is no room for complacency, and there is still a great deal of work to do with the remaining companies that continue to mislead their customers,” says Martyn Eustace, Chairman of Two Sides UK.

                                                                                      Internationally, Two Sides teams are continuing to tackle greenwash in their respective countries, and this has yielded positive results.

                                                                                      North America

                                                                                      Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides North America, comments: “Over 88 major corporations, including many of the Fortune 500, have now changed or removed misleading environmental claims about print and paper to comply with country-specific environmental marketing guidelines. Our discussions with Chief Marketing Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers and others, have been very productive and we are pleased with the collaboration of North America’s leading organizations. Thanks to an overall better understanding of the unique sustainable features of paper products, “go green - go paperless” and “save a tree” claims are gradually disappearing from the marketplace.”

                                                                                      Australia & New Zealand

                                                                                      Kellie Northwood, Executive Director, Two Sides Australia and New Zealand, comments, “It is our responsibility as an industry, but also as part of broader environmental education, to challenge misinformation about the impact of communication channels. Greenwashing is a threat to our industry and we work very hard to ensure companies making the wrong claims correct their communications. Of the companies we have contacted in Australia, 73% have altered their anti-print messaging, and the remaining we continue to engage with.”

                                                                                      Brazil

                                                                                      “This year Two Sides Brazil has chosen the fight against greenwashing as a number one priority,” says Fabio Arruda Mortara, Country Manager for Two Sides in Brazil. “Reaching an agreement with the public sector, towards the withdrawal of several instances of misleading content on websites or public declarations, was probably our best achievement in 2017. Brazil has just become the second largest pulp producer in the world, showing the importance for widespread environmental education in such a large country. Everyone in the world has the right to know that print and paper are not hostile to the environment and add immense value to our civilization.”

                                                                                      South Africa

                                                                                      Deon Joubert, Executive Director, Two Sides South Africa, adds: “We continue to engage with corporates and government institutions regarding their environmental messaging to their customers and citizens. There remains a concern that conventional wisdom linking the use of paper to the destruction of forests remains prevalent and unchallenged. Not only are plantation trees grown to be harvested, just like any crop, these plantations provide commercial and surprisingly good environmental benefits to our world.  In addition, in a recent Toluna research project conducted in South Africa, 92% of consumers want to be able to choose how they receive communication from corporations and government.”

                                                                                      Colombia

                                                                                      “During the first year of the campaign, we collaborated with the Government to remove any mention of ‘zero paper’ from their National Development Plan for the next four years,” says Isabel Riveros, Executive Director, Two Sides in Colombia. “However, the challenge continues. We must contact every company that is using greenwash, and make them understand that the process of paper production can be a sustainable one.”

                                                                                      France

                                                                                      “Our research shows clearly that consumer’s perception on the sustainability of print and paper is negatively influenced by marketing of digitalisation,” says Hadrien Cottin, Two Sides France. “We will continue to engage organizations with the facts how paper based communications are a sustainable choice.”

                                                                                      UK

                                                                                      Jonathan Tame, Country Manager, Two Sides UK, adds, “We have an active campaign to research and remove greenwash in the UK, with a very encouraging response. 83% of all companies we have engaged have agreed to remove misleading messages, and in many cases, we have helped organizations amend their marketing communication guidelines.”

                                                                                      Martyn Eustace concludes: “Consumers should not be misled and encouraged to go ‘paperless’ through the use of misleading ‘green’ marketing. The environmental and social benefits of paper are being overlooked by these false and damaging messages. Based on our consumer surveys, the majority of consumers recognize that paper is a renewable and recyclable product that, if responsibly produced and used, can be a sustainable way to communicate – while also providing real benefits of tangibility, authenticity and authority that can be lacking in electronic communications. Forests are a precious and growing resource, and the forest and paper industries are some of their most important guardians.”

                                                                                      About Two Sides

                                                                                      Two Sides is a global initiative by companies from the Graphic Communications Industry including Forestry, Pulp, Paper, Inks and Chemicals, Pre-Press, Press, Finishing, Publishing, Printing, Envelopes and Postal Operators. Our common goal is to promote the sustainability of the Graphic Communications Industry and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing users with verifiable information on why Print and Paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium. For more information please visit www.twosidesna.org

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:18:59 +0200
                                                                                        Succession at the top of Voith Group decided http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7392-succession-at-the-top-of-voith-group-decided http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7392-succession-at-the-top-of-voith-group-decided

                                                                                        The Shareholders' Committee of Voith Management GmbH has decided about the succession of Dr. Hubert Lienhard, long-standing President and CEO of the Management Board. Stephan Schaller, currently member of Voith Shareholders’ Committee and head of the global motor-cycle division of BMW Group, has been appointed as successor. As planned, Lienhard, who has been in charge since 2008, will retire in 2018 upon completion of his second term in office at the age of 67. The change at the top will take place on April 1st 2018.

                                                                                        Stephan Schaller, born in 1957, studied mechanical engineering at Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen. From 1981 to 1999, he held management and executive positions at BMW Group. After four years, initially as head of technical planning, then in the technical management of Linde AG's refrigeration division, Schaller joined Volkswagen AG in 2004 as head of production for the commercial vehicle division. Since 2007, he has been Chairman of the Board of Management of commercial vehicle brand of Volkswagen. In 2010, he became Vice Chairman of the Executive Board of Schott AG before being appointed head of the global motorcycle division of BMW Group in June 2012. Schaller has been a member of the Shareholders' Committee of Voith since October 1st 2015.

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                                                                                        At the same time, Dr. Hubert Lienhard will be appointed to the Shareholders' Committee with effect from April 1st 2018. He will take the current seat of Stephan Schaller in this committee.

                                                                                        “With Stephan Schaller we found the ideal successor for Dr. Lienhard. He has already been involved in all strategic developments of the company in recent years in his role as member of the Shareholders' Committee. He has excellent knowledge of Voith and its structures. In this way, we ensure a high degree of continuity for the company in succession. At the same time, Stephan Schaller brings with him many years of international experience in various sectors and industries outside Voith. Among others, he held leading positions in two of the world's largest automotive companies. We are pleased that we were able to win such a distinguished leader from German industry for Voith", said Professor Dr. Hans-Peter Keitel, Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee of Voith Management GmbH and Supervisory Board of Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA.

                                                                                        Keitel also expressed that he is delighted that Dr. Lienhard has agreed to contribute his seventeen years of extensive experience within Voith to the Shareholders' Committee and to continue his support of the future development of the Group with his expertise: "Dr. Hubert Lienhard has made an outstanding contribution to Voith in the last seventeen years, first as CEO of Voith Hydro, and from 2008 as President and CEO of the entire Voith Group. He has successfully led the Group through one of the most challenging and toughest phases of the last few decades with a clear line, strengthened profitability on a sustained basis and restored the Group's strategic ability to act by means of a far-reaching restructuring program. With his digital agenda, he has established Voith as an important player in the digital transformation in our industries. For this, he already deserves the thanks of the Shareholders' Committee and the Supervisory Board, as well as of all 19,000 employees of our company around the world," continued Professor Dr. Keitel.

                                                                                        About Voith
                                                                                        For 150 years, Voith’s technologies have been inspiring customers, busi-ness partners and employees worldwide. Founded in 1867, Voith today has around 19,000 employees, sales of €4.3 billion and locations in more than 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe. Being a technology leader, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive.

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:20:17 +0200
                                                                                          BillerudKorsnäs unit in Karlsborg now back to full production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7390-billerudkorsnaes-unit-in-karlsborg-now-back-to-full-production http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7390-billerudkorsnaes-unit-in-karlsborg-now-back-to-full-production

                                                                                          During the night between September 5th and 6th, there was a fire in one of the buildings at BillerudKorsnäs’ production unit in Karlsborg. The production was stopped as a consequence of the fire but is now back to full speed after a successful work to make the unit ready for production. BillerudKorsnäs estimates that the impact from the fire on Q3 results will be approximately SEK 35 million.  

                                                                                          billkorlogo"Our teams and suppliers have made good efforts to overcome the consequences of the fire and we are glad that we can inform our customers of this quick start-up", says Per Lindberg, President and CEO of BillerudKorsnäs.

                                                                                          The production unit in Karlsborg manufactures sack and kraft paper as well as market pulp for the Packaging Paper business area and has a production capacity of approximately 300,000 tonnes per year.

                                                                                          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 (Ianadmin) European News Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:35:12 +0200
                                                                                            Seeq Partners with Tableau for Faster Visualization of Time Series Data in Process Manufacturing Organizations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7389-seeq-partners-with-tableau-for-faster-visualization-of-time-series-data-in-process-manufacturing-organizations http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7389-seeq-partners-with-tableau-for-faster-visualization-of-time-series-data-in-process-manufacturing-organizations

                                                                                            Tableau customers can now easily leverage Seeq for connectivity to data historians, cleansing, contextualization, and modeling to enable insights on process data.

                                                                                            Seeq Corporation (www.seeq.com), a software application for process manufacturing organizations to rapidly wrangle, investigate, and share insights on process manufacturing data, announces a technology integration with business intelligence provider Tableau. With the integration, Seeq customers can leverage Tableau’s advanced visualization tools for their time series data, and Tableau users can leverage Seeq for data wrangling and modeling prior to visualization in Tableau.

                                                                                            Organizations in manufacturing, mining, pulp &paper, food & beverage, and other process industries use Seeq Workbench to rapidly find analyze time series data leading to better production outcomes including improved asset availability, product quality, and process efficiency. 

                                                                                            Seeq Tableau press release screen shot

                                                                                            “The partnership between Tableau and Seeq provides our customers faster access and incorporation of time series data, while eliminating the tasks of manual data extractions and time-consuming data cleansing,” says Sunil Sanghani, Head of Global ISV’s and Technology Alliances at Tableau. “With this partnership, engineers, analysts and operations managers can leverage Tableau to uncover insights within their time series data.”

                                                                                            Seeq has been recognized by multiple analyst firms for its modern approach to the pressing problem of finding actionable insights in complex data sets.

                                                                                            “We are very pleased to partner with Tableau, and look forward to helping our shared customers get even more value from their data,” says Steve Sliwa, CEO and co-founder of Seeq Corporation. “The innovative approach Tableau has taken in building modern business intelligence software is impressive, and it’s exciting to be a part of their ecosystem of partners."

                                                                                            Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) helps people see and understand data. Tableau helps anyone quickly analyze, visualize and share information. More than 57,000 customer accounts get rapid results with Tableau in the office and on-the-go. Over 300,000 people use Tableau Public to share data in their blogs and websites. 

                                                                                            Seeq and the Tableau platform, working together, enable customers to get the best of both an innovative monitoring and a data management platform in Tableau, as well as rapid, interactive analytics on collected data provided by Seeq. Customers can achieve insights to improve production results, a task often too time consuming with spreadsheets and other general-purpose tools.

                                                                                            Customers with an interest in using Seeq with Tableau should contact Seeq for information on Seeq Workbench and connectivity options. In Seeq’s most recent release, R18, new features enable support for the integration of structured data from SQL Server, MySQL, and CSV files. This means data from these data sources may be seamlessly integrated with Tableau for analytics and insights.

                                                                                            About Seeq Corporation

                                                                                            Founded in 2013, Seeq is a privately held company that publishes Seeq, an application for engineers and operations analysts to rapidly find insights in process manufacturing data. Seeq is currently being used in the oil & gas, pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, utility, renewal energy and many other vertical industries to improve production outcomes, including yield, margins, quality, and safety.  Seeq is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with employees across the United States and sales representation in Canada, Europe, and South America. For more information visit Seeq online at www.seeq.com

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:26:41 +0200
                                                                                              Continuing upward trend in EU beverage carton recycling rate http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7388-continuing-upward-trend-in-eu-beverage-carton-recycling-rate http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7388-continuing-upward-trend-in-eu-beverage-carton-recycling-rate

                                                                                              The beverage carton industry has welcomed the latest figures on beverage carton recycling in the EU, showing that 47% of cartons were recycled in 2016, continuing the unbroken, upward trend since 2005.

                                                                                              The figure is equivalent to approximately 430,000 tonnes, recycled at more than 20 paper mills in Europe. The total recovery rate (recycling and energy recovery) reached 76% for 2016.

                                                                                              Commenting, Annick Carpentier, Director General of the Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE) in Brussels said: “We are delighted to see this substantial increase in the recycling of cartons across Europe in 2016. Separate collection is a key element in any type of recycling, and the continued increase in the beverage carton recycling rate across Europe indicates that beverage cartons are increasingly being collected, allowing them to be recycled.”

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                                                                                              Significant progress has been made since the early nineties when ACE began tracking the recycling rate of beverage cartons in Europe. In particular, EU Member States with appropriate packaging collection systems in place are achieving increasingly high recycling volumes.

                                                                                              Richard Hands, Chief Executive of ACE UK, which represents carton manufacturers Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc in the UK, said: “Our sector is committed to supporting and promoting beverage carton recycling and the continuing upward trend in the EU carton recycling rate in 2016 is good news.

                                                                                              In the UK our focus has been on building access to recycling facilities for all. This year we hit our milestone of two out of every three or 66 % of UK local authorities collecting beverage cartons at kerbside for recycling”, Hands added. “And when recycling bring banks are included, 92% of local authorities now collect beverage cartons for recycling, ensuring that the vast majority of households in the UK have access to a carton collection system.

                                                                                              ACE UK has a dedicated recycling team which offers advice and support to local authorities and community recycling networks wanting to collect cartons. An interactive map on the ACE UK website (http://ace-uk.co.uk/recycling/where-can-i-recycle) also helps residents find out where and how they can recycle beverage cartons in their area.

                                                                                              To find out more about beverage carton recycling, visit: www.ace-uk.co.uk

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:59:15 +0200
                                                                                                First demonstration of perovskite solar cell technology on paper substrate http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7387-first-demonstration-of-perovskite-solar-cell-technology-on-paper-substrate http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7387-first-demonstration-of-perovskite-solar-cell-technology-on-paper-substrate

                                                                                                Key developments have been a top MoOx/Au/MoOx transparent electrode, a bottom Au/Sno2 electrode, and a low temperature UV-irradiated mesoporous TiO2 scaffold

                                                                                                Researchers at the Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE), Department of Electronic Engineering University of Rome has recently published their results for a perovskite solar cell on a paper substrate. The findings have been published in IEEE Electron Device Letters.

                                                                                                According to the researchers perovksite solar cells have mainly been built on glass or PET substrates with ITO electrode. Paper offers the benefit being light weight, flexible, inexpensive, ubiquitous and environmentally friendly. Solar cells on paper substrates bring the idea of disposable electronics one step closer to with a disposable power source.

                                                                                                The researchers reported that the first perovskite solar cell on paper substrate incorporating a bottom opaque Au/SnO2 electron collecting electrode and a top transparent MoOx/Au/MoOx hole collecting electrode has delivered a The PCE of 2.7% representing state-of-the-art performance for solar cells directly manufactured on opaque cellulose paper.

                                                                                                Figure: CHOSE - First demonstration of perovskite solar cell on paperFigure: CHOSE - First demonstration of perovskite solar cell on paper

                                                                                                By comparing the results with those of devices made on glass and on PET with different electrodes, it is shown that the photovoltaic performance depends on the transmittance vs resistivity properties of the contact through which light is shone, the quality of the bottom electron-extracting contact and that of the underlying substrate.

                                                                                                The researchers have identified that future work will focus on improving these issues highlighted in the research paper, including enhancing rectification behaviour, and the performance of top transparent electrode as well as stability.

                                                                                                Finally, the current approach to manufacturing relies only on evaporation and solution processing making the perovskite technology easy to integrate with other electronic components based on organic and hybrid semiconductors on the same paper substrate. This sets the stage for powering paper-based electronics in the future.

                                                                                                "The efficiency was 2.7% which we believe is the highest reported for a solar cell directly deposited on a flexible opaque paper substrate. We also highlight the steps that can lead to 10% efficiency or more in the future by analysing performance of cells on different substrates and with different electrodes.

                                                                                                "All deposition processes are scalable and compatible with large area printing or evaporation technologies. Paper represents a lightweight, flexible, inexpensive, ubiquitous, and environmentally friendly cellulosic material, paving the way for integrating perovskite technology with other electronic components on paper as well as for the development of independent light-harvesting photovoltaic devices on recyclable and low-cost cellulose paper substrates."

                                                                                                Prof. Thomas M. Brown, Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE), Department of Electronic Engineering University of Rome

                                                                                                About Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE)

                                                                                                The Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE) was founded in 2006 from the will of the Lazio Region and the University of Rome Tor Vergata to create a center of excellence in the field of next-generation photovoltaics. CHOSE is distributed across several laboratories, both within the University Campus of Tor Vergata and the Technopole Tiburtino.

                                                                                                The latter consists of a 400 square meter laboratory that houses equipment for the fabrication and characterization of organic, hybrid, dye sensitized and perovskite photovoltaic cells, modules and panels and 150 square meters of office space for the incubation of spin-offs generated from research at CHOSE. The other laboratories, totalling roughly 300 square meters in extension, are located within different departments of Tor Vergata. At CHOSE there work more than 30 researchers including graduate students, postdocs and staff. CHOSE has also many collaborations at the regional, national and international levels.

                                                                                                The main objectives of CHOSE consist in the development of fabrication processes for organic and hybrid organic / inorganic solar devices, the definition of a process for the industrialization of these innovative photovoltaic technologies, the technological transfer of these and the development of photovoltaic applications in collaboration with companies at both the domestic and international level.

                                                                                                Source: Centre for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE)

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:36:20 +0200
                                                                                                  James Cropper launches cupcycling™ technology http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7386-james-cropper-launches-cupcycling-technology http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7386-james-cropper-launches-cupcycling-technology

                                                                                                  Selfridges Go Full Circle in World First for Recycling

                                                                                                  James Cropper is to reprocess disposable coffee cups collected by environmental solutions provider Veolia from Selfridges’ Oxford Street headquarters and stores, with the resulting paper being used to create the retailer’s iconic yellow shopping bags in a completely unique closed-loop recycling solution.

                                                                                                  Once used, disposable cups from the food hall and offices at the department store will be ‘tipped, flipped and stacked’ – a process to ensure any remaining liquid is drained and the lid, sleeve and cup are separated. Veolia then undertakes a further separation process to guarantee all rogue items have been removed. The cups are checked for quality, then baled and delivered to paper manufacturer James Cropper for reprocessing at its innovative CupCycling plant.

                                                                                                  The disposable cups will be upcycled into paper that will then be converted into the yellow shopping bags, with the final product containing 20 percent cup fibre, meaning one large bag will contain the equivalent of one 8oz cup. The remaining paper fibre will continue to be PEFC certified. The bags will display the CupCycling logo, verifying that the waste fibre has been processed through James Cropper’s unique facility, and after use will be able to be recycled in the standard paper waste stream.

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                                                                                                  It is estimated that 2.5 billion paper cups are used in the UK each year. Until recently, these were unable to be recycled due to their polyethylene lining; however, James Cropper’s facility, which was opened by HM the Queen in 2013, possesses the technology to separate the two components. The paper fibre is rescued and turned into luxury papers and the polyethylene is recycled into products such as plastic tubing and cable wraps.

                                                                                                  Chris Brant, director of retail projects and FM at Selfridges, said: “As part of our ‘Buying Better, Inspiring Change’ approach, we are constantly looking for new ways to make our business more efficient. One way we’re doing this is by reducing the amount of single use plastics we use. In 2015, as part of our Project Ocean campaign with the Zoological Society of London, we removed plastic carrier bags, microbeads from our beauty hall and single-use plastic cups and bottles from our stores and back of house. As we are already at zero waste to landfill, we are looking at further innovative ways to capture and treat recyclable materials.

                                                                                                  “With our partners James Cropper and Veolia, we can take coffee cups, a waste product of ours, and transform them into our yellow kraft bags, thereby closing the loop on that particular waste stream. Not only that, but the bags can still be recycled for years to come. We’re proud to be the first retailer to upcycle our cups in this way. Our customers are becoming ever more aware of global waste issues and I think they will appreciate the story behind the bag.”

                                                                                                  James Cropper will be showcasing its CupCycling solution at the Luxury Packaging Innovations event taking place in London in September, where its global packaging director, Susan Wilson, will take part in a panel discussion on ‘Packaging as Part of the Brand Story’. The discussion will be led by Vincent Villeger, a luxury packaging creative consultant and former director of packaging design at Burberry, with Susan being joined on stage by Abby Chicken, sustainability manager at Selfridges, for the Luxury Forum.

                                                                                                  Steve Adams, managing director of James Cropper, said: “The fibre used to create paper cups is very high quality as only ‘virgin’ pulp is used to satisfy food contact requirements. Seeing this go to waste on such a huge scale is what inspired us to develop the technology to separate the two components. What we’re left with is material that’s virtually indistinguishable from fresh fibre and can therefore be used to create paper products of the highest quality, such as Selfridges’ bags.

                                                                                                  “Our plant has so far recycled more than six million used cups – a figure that with partnerships like those with Selfridges, Veolia and others is expected to continue to rise. And we’re more than prepared to cope with such a boom, with the plant currently having the capacity to recycle 500 million paper cups each year. With CupCycling, we’re enabling brands to work with us towards a world that’s less wasteful and become part of a movement that has the potential to revolutionise paper cup recycling forever.”

                                                                                                  Gavin Graveson, chief operating officer of public and commercial at Veolia UK, said:  “This is a great example to show how coffee cups are being reused as part of the circular economy. I’d like to take this opportunity to further encourage a mass collaboration between designers, manufacturers, vendors and consumers as we all have a part to play in making all of our packaging more environmentally friendly and ensuring our resources are kept in the loop for longer.”

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:27:00 +0200
                                                                                                    BASF expands paper coating portfolio for the Nordic market at its site in Hamina, Finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7385-basf-expands-paper-coating-portfolio-for-the-nordic-market-at-its-site-in-hamina-finland http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/7385-basf-expands-paper-coating-portfolio-for-the-nordic-market-at-its-site-in-hamina-finland

                                                                                                    Low odor binder for the board and packaging market in Northern Europe
                                                                                                    BASF’s new low odor binder for paper coatings, which is based on styrene butadiene, is specially designed for odor sensitive applications in the board and packaging market in the Nordic region. Although applicable for all printing applications, the new product is particularly suitable for food contact and liquid packaging board. The low odor XSB binder is characterized by its minimal content of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It complies with all relevant eco label and food contact requirements.

                                                                                                    • Newly developed low odor XSB dispersion supplements portfolio for board & packaging paper
                                                                                                    • Increased number of products with higher solid content

                                                                                                    “The enhancement of our product line is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the paper and board industry. Our new binder enables best runnability in typical customer applications and with all common recipe formulations,” says Prof. Dr. Thomas Schiele, Vice President Paper Coating Chemicals Europe. “It expands BASF’s paper coating chemicals product portfolio and meets customers’ requirements as well as increasingly stringent regulatory conditions.”

                                                                                                    BASF expands its paper coating portfolio for the Nordic market at Hamina production site in FinlandBASF expands its paper coating portfolio for the Nordic market at Hamina production site in Finland

                                                                                                    Binders with higher solid content out of Hamina, Finland
                                                                                                    Additionally, BASF is introducing new, high solid binders, which will be manufactured in Hamina, Finland. These binders are characterized by a solid content of up to 55%. They help to reduce CO2 emissions during transportation of the binder and during drying of the formulated coating color. The new high solid binders can help to reduce complexity in handling and ordering processes and are suitable for demanding applications with high performance requirements.

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

                                                                                                    About BASF‘s Dispersions & Pigments Division
                                                                                                    The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiber bondings, plastics, and paper as well as for electronic applications such as displays. With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Pigments division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them advance their formulations. For further information about the Dispersions & Pigments division, please visit www.dispersions-pigments.basf.com.

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ianadmin) European News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:22:19 +0200