Pulp-Paperworld.com / European News http://www.pulp-paperworld.com Mon, 20 May 2019 16:34:24 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Toscotec to rebuild the dryer section of PM1 of Cartiera Marchigiana in Italy. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8102-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1-of-cartiera-marchigiana-in-italy http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8102-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1-of-cartiera-marchigiana-in-italy

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

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

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

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

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

About Cartiera Marchigiana S.r.l.

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

www.cartieracama.it

For further information, please contact:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

            Technical information about the delivery

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

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

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

            About the customer Faderco Warak

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

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

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

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

            Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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

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

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

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

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

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

              Global TIA finalists

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

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

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

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

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

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

              Other TIA finalists in each of the regions were:

              Europe

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

              North America

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

              South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                    Products that are smart for the planet

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

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

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

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

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

                      Production of all core poducts continues

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

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

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

                      About Zanders Paper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                          In detail, A.Celli supplied:

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

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

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

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

                            Development of Metsä Board Husum mill in Sweden

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

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

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

                            Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland

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

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

                            Metsä Fibre’s sawmill in Rauma, Finland

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

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

                            Metsä Board

                            www.metsaboard.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:16:27 +0200
                                James Cropper announced as finalist for the 2019 Responsible Business Awards  http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8069-james-cropper-announced-as-finalist-for-the-2019-responsible-business-awards http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8069-james-cropper-announced-as-finalist-for-the-2019-responsible-business-awards

                                James Cropper based in the English Lake District is celebrating after being named as a finalist for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme, championing responsible business in the UK and abroad.  

                                The awards champion the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.  

                                James Cropper has been named as a finalist for The UPS Environmental Sustainability Award for it’s CupCycling innovation – the world’s first method of upcycling used coffee cups.  

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                                Steve Adams, James Cropper managing director said:  

                                “We’re proud that our coffee cup recycling process, CupCycling, has been recognised by the BITC. We believe in helping brands introduce circular design, and we continually innovate to make sure they can do that, without compromising on high quality, beautiful packaging. We have worked tirelessly in collaboration with brands such as Selfridges, Costa and MacDonald’s, as well as waste management companies to create the infrastructure needed for circular design when it comes to coffee cups.  

                                “With 60million coffee cups upcycled into beautiful paper and packaging to date, and the capacity to do the same with 500million cups annually, we’re focussed on scaling our ability to create value from waste.”

                                Amanda Mackenzie, chief executive of Business in the Community, said:  

                                “Organisations which acknowledge their responsibility to society by evolving their business to be a sustainable one for the long term should be recognised and celebrated. We are proud of James Cropper who have been selected as a Responsible Business Awards 2019 finalist. Together, all the finalists are helping to make the UK the world leader in responsible business.” 

                                Today’s announcement coincides with the launch of Responsible Business in Action where Business in the Community will be sharing the very best insight and recognising great examples of impact in responsible business from 29 April right up until the Responsible Business Gala Dinner on 9 July. 

                                The winners of all ten categories, including the Responsible Business of the Year will be announced at the Responsible Business Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on 9 July, in front of 1,200 business leaders. The headline sponsors of the 2019 Responsible Business Awards are Barclays, Bupa, Fujitsu, Unipart, UPS, and Hogan Lovells as well as Lloyds Banking Group, the winner of the 2018 Responsible Business of the Year.  

                                To find out more about Responsible Business in Action visit https://www.bitc.org.uk/awards-events/responsiblebusinessinaction or search for the hashtag #ResponsibleBusinessInAction. 

                                For more information on the Awards visit www.bitc.org.uk/awards and follow @BITC on Twitter #BITCAwards.

                                About James Cropper  

                                James Cropper is a prestige paper innovator based in the English Lake District, supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries and designers.  

                                Throughout 173 years of high-quality paper production, the business has been carefully stewarded and nurtured by six generations of the Cropper family and is renowned globally for individual expertise in colour, dedicated responses to the most challenging custom projects and award-winning commitment to the highest standards of sustainability.   

                                James Cropper is a member of the Paper Cup Recovery & Recycling Group (PCRRG), a cross-industry group that exists to develop collection and recycling opportunities for paper cups and identify and support solutions that sustainably transform used paper cups into a valuable resource. For more information, visit www.pcrrg.uk

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                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:12:48 +0200
                                  Metsä Board renews its folding boxboard portfolio http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8068-metsae-board-renews-its-folding-boxboard-portfolio http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8068-metsae-board-renews-its-folding-boxboard-portfolio

                                  Metsä Board – part of Metsä Group – has created a new, enhanced folding boxboard portfolio, designed specifically to help brand owners and packaging converters tackle the big issues in packaging: saving resources, reducing carbon footprint and ensuring product safety.

                                  Besides being better for the environment through lightweighting, the improved product range offers customer benefits by boosting brand appeal with its enhanced and balanced visual properties. The refreshed, simplified selection of products further helps improve Metsä Board’s folding boxboards’ already leading quality consistency, as well as supply reliability.

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                                  “Packaging of the future is all about creating better brand experiences with less environmental impact. It is important that we continuously develop new solutions to make packaging even more safe and sustainable. For example, improvements to our new High Yield Pulp have enabled us to further enhance our paperboards thus providing even further opportunities for brand owners to lightweight their packaging,” states Ari Kiviranta, SVP Development, Metsä Board.

                                  The new, improved Metsä Board range now offers even stronger performance in highly demanding end-uses, such as food, beautycare, healthcare or luxury packaging and graphics applications. The range consists of five grades:
                                   

                                  MetsäBoard Natural FBB - NEW is an uncoated, rigid OBA-free grade that provides an on-trend natural surface to provide authenticity to high end product packaging.

                                  MetsäBoard Classic FBB remains unchanged offering the same superior stiffness and high yield as before.

                                  MetsäBoard Pro FBB OBAfree - NEW presents an improved OBA-free grade with high natural brightness combined with excellent printability.

                                  MetsäBoard Pro FBB Bright - NEW is a multipurpose board with high brightness on top and reverse, now offering further opportunities for lightweighting.

                                  MetsäBoard Prime FBB Bright - NEW combines superb brightness, new bluish white shade and high stiffness offering sustainable luxury for high end packaging.

                                  The new improved grades will be available for samples and trials from May.

                                  Metsä Board is the pioneer and innovation leader in premium lightweight paperboards that enable reduced environmental impact compared to conventional grades. They use less raw materials, energy and water, as well as enabling lower transport weights and reduced waste, all of which results in a lower carbon footprint during the whole packaging life cycle.

                                  Metsä Board
                                  www.metsaboard.com

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

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

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                                  Metsä Group
                                  www.metsagroup.com

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

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

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                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:10:28 +0200
                                    Valmet to supply a containerboard making line with an extensive scope for Papierfabrik Palm in Germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8066-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-making-line-with-an-extensive-scope-for-papierfabrik-palm-in-germany http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8066-valmet-to-supply-a-containerboard-making-line-with-an-extensive-scope-for-papierfabrik-palm-in-germany

                                    Valmet will supply a containerboard making line (PM 5) with extensive packages of mill-wide automation and services for Papierfabrik Palm's (Palm) Aalen-Neukochen mill in Germany. The new high-capacity board machine will replace three existing smaller machines and will be designed to produce lightweight and high-quality recycled fluting and testliner grades. The start-up is scheduled for 2021.

                                    Major part of the order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type and scope is typically around EUR 150-200 million.

                                    "We wanted to make a competitive investment for the next 50 years and aimed for a very wide and high-capacity containerboard machine to be ready for the future changes. Valmet was selected because of their high-level and differentiating technology for lightweight grades. The concept was verified at the pilot trials," says Dr. Wolfgang Palm, Chief Executive Officer of Palm.

                                    "Palm PM 5 will be the largest containerboard machine in the world. We offered Palm an outstanding combination of high-end technology, comprehensive selection of service, automation and industrial internet. I'm pleased to say that Palm and Valmet have been cooperating for decades and hopefully this good relationship will continue over the coming decades," says Jari Vähäpesola, Paper Business Line President of Valmet.

                                    From left: Jürgen Kosse (Palm), Manfred Eberhardt (Valmet), Dr. Andreas Haas (Palm), Stephan Gruber (Palm), Tobias Hain (Valmet), Dr. Wolfgang Palm (Palm), Pasi Laine, Jari Vähäpesola, Harri Heikkilä and Juha Kivimaa (all from Valmet)From left: Jürgen Kosse (Palm), Manfred Eberhardt (Valmet), Dr. Andreas Haas (Palm), Stephan Gruber (Palm), Tobias Hain (Valmet), Dr. Wolfgang Palm (Palm), Pasi Laine, Jari Vähäpesola, Harri Heikkilä and Juha Kivimaa (all from Valmet)

                                    Technical details about the delivery

                                    Valmet's delivery for PM 5 will include a high-speed containerboard making line from broke collection to reel and winder. OptiPress Center with transfer belt technology enables closed sheet transfer from press to dryer for high runnability and production efficiency at high speeds.

                                    OptiSizer Hard is a unique size application method where hard covered nip rolls press the size deep into the paper web improving surface and internal strengths. OptiReel Linear reel combined with OptiWin Pro winder with Dual Unwind deliver substantially high capacity level without any compromises on safety. The delivery will also include complete process air system for board machine and machine hall ventilation.

                                    The mill-wide automation package includes Valmet DNA Automation System for process and drive controls as well as runnability and condition monitoring. The Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution features scanning measurements, related machine and cross direction controls and profilers.

                                    Valmet's delivery will also include a vast services package. Steep start-up curve and optimal production conditions of PM 5 will be ensured with a long-term Valmet Performance Agreement and a comprehensive spare parts and consumables package. Long-term Valmet Performance Agreement was also signed for another Palm machine. Valmet's maintenance expert located on-site will support the maintenance establishment of Palm PM 5. The establishment support, in addition to the provided master data, will set a strong foundation for the maintenance operations. Five-year agreements of Valmet Paper Machine Clothing and Valmet Roll Service are also included.

                                    The start-up and the further optimization of the new board machine will be supported remotely from Valmet Performance Center and with Valmet Industrial Internet solutions. Online strength information and the quality predictions gained with Valmet Pulp to Paper Optimizer help the optimizing of raw material and chemical consumption. Valmet Paper Machine Diagnostics tool provides in-depth information about the machine performance and condition of the equipment, which can be used to predict and avoid production losses and increase the process reliability. Also, automation system control loop and actuator performance are continuously monitored and analyzed by automated tools.

                                    The 11,700-mm-wide (wire) board machine will produce recycled fluting and testliner grades with the basis weight range of 60-110 g/m2. The design speed of the machine will be 2,000 m/min and the annual capacity 750,000 tonnes.

                                    Information about the customer Papierfabrik Palm

                                    Palm is one of the leading companies in the European paper industry and Germany's largest family owned business in the paper industry. The Palm Group is divided into the paper division with its 5 paper mills for the manufacture of paper and the packaging division with 26 plants for the manufacture of corrugated board. The third pillar of Palm's operations, which encompasses the purchasing of raw materials for all its papers, and corrugated boards made from 100% recycled paper are joined under the umbrella of Palm Recycling consisting of two recycling companies. The plant in Aalen-Neukochen is the origin and the head office of both the Palm Group and Papierfabrik Palm. 

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

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

                                    Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 14:02:15 +0200
                                      Toscotec chosen as turnkey supplier by Cartiera Cama in Italy to rebuild the dryer section of PM1. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8065-toscotec-chosen-as-turnkey-supplier-by-cartiera-cama-in-italy-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8065-toscotec-chosen-as-turnkey-supplier-by-cartiera-cama-in-italy-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-pm1

                                      Cartiera Cama S.r.l. chose Toscotec for the complete rebuild of the dryer section of its PM1 at Lallio mill, Bergamo, Italy. PM1 produces core board and carton board from 650 to 1,200 gsm, using 100% waste fibres. The delivery is planned in two steps, in July and December 2019.

                                      2019 05 03 135801Toscotec’s supply will be on a turnkey basis. It includes 29 TT SteelDryers designed for an operating steam pressure of 10 barg, which will replace most of the mill’s existing cast iron dryers. Toscotec will supply the bearing housings, steam fits, joints and turbulence bars for the entirety of the dryer cans, as well as the new dryer section’s main components, including stretchers, guiding devices, canvas rolls and doctors. The scope also comprises mechanical drives for the entire paper machine.

                                      The services package consists of onsite erection, supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance.

                                      The rebuild will boost the mill’s production by more than 10%, only by increasing PM1’s drying capacity and maintaining the original machine length and the original number of dryers. An additional improvement will be the implementation of the silent drive concept, through the replacement of the existing gears. The simplicity of the silent drive solution drastically reduces maintenance costs and noise generation.

                                      Davide Bettanti, CEO of Cartiera Cama, says, “Sustainability is the keystone to our business. Today’s market is increasingly demanding in terms of environmental protection. At Cartiera Cama we invest in new technology to increase the efficiency of our operations, reduce our environmental impact and improve product quality. On this turnkey project we chose Toscotec, because we wanted to increase the production and efficiency of PM1, by relying on the best available drying technology. ”

                                      Enrico Fazio, Toscotec’s Head of Sales, says “It is a great pleasure for us to cooperate with a family business such as Cartiera Cama, here in Italy. We had the opportunity to work with them many years ago and we were happy to rediscover during the negotiation of this project that we share the same traditions and vision on the importance of trust and relationships. We are confident that the rebuild will deliver on Cartiera Cama’s demanding green targets and, thanks to our solution with TT SteelDryers, we will increase the machine capacity.”

                                      About Cartiera Cama S.r.l.

                                      Established in 1966 by Galbiati Giancarlo, Cartiera Cama manufactures chipboard in sheets and laminated and printed cardboard, for a total capacity of 30,910 tons of cardboard in 2018, which is primarily absorbed by the cosmetics, board games and footwear sectors. It exports 60% of its production to the European market. Certified ISO 14001 since 2016, the company is focused on the reduction of its environmental footprint in the areas of water, paper and energy, using 100% recycled paper as raw material.

                                      https://www.cartieracama.it/

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                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 13:58:57 +0200
                                        Valmet has completed the acquisition of GL&V, a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8064-valmet-has-completed-the-acquisition-of-gl-v-a-global-provider-of-technologies-and-services-to-the-pulp-and-paper-industry http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8064-valmet-has-completed-the-acquisition-of-gl-v-a-global-provider-of-technologies-and-services-to-the-pulp-and-paper-industry

                                        Valmet has just completed the acquisition of GL&V, which was announced on February 26, 2019. GL&V is a global provider of technologies and services to the pulp and paper industry. The enterprise value of the acquisition is approximately EUR 113 million on a cash and debt free basis subject to ordinary post-closing adjustments.

                                        GL&V will be a part of the Services business line

                                        valmet logoThe acquired business becomes a part of Valmet's Services business line. GL&V supplies technologies, upgrades and optimization services, rebuilds, and spare parts for the pulp and paper industry globally. The acquired operations had net sales of approximately EUR 160 million in calendar year 2018 and employ about 630 people.

                                        GL&V will be included in Valmet's financial reporting for the first time in Valmet's Half Year Financial Review January 1-June 30, 2019.

                                        As announced on February 26, 2019, GL&V's washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching operations with Compact Press®, pumps and mixers technology for chemical pulping as well as the related Product Center in Karlstad Sweden are not included in the transaction scope.

                                        Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet: Valmet's stable business and services capabilities are now further strengthened

                                        "The acquisition was completed as planned, and we welcome our 630 new colleagues to Valmet. This strengthens Valmet's global services business further and complements our technology offering for the pulp and paper industry customers. The acquisition also consolidates our local presence and capabilities globally. The combination of Valmet's global reach and GL&V's product and services offering for chemical pulping, stock preparation, papermaking and finishing create a good basis for new business opportunities and for serving our customers even better," says Pasi Laine, President and CEO of Valmet.

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

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

                                        Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland, and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 13:56:31 +0200
                                          Valmet to convert a recovery boiler into a biomass boiler at DA Alizay in France http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8063-valmet-to-convert-a-recovery-boiler-into-a-biomass-boiler-at-da-alizay-in-france http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8063-valmet-to-convert-a-recovery-boiler-into-a-biomass-boiler-at-da-alizay-in-france

                                          Valmet has received an order from Biomasse Energie d'Alizay to convert a recovery boiler into a biomass boiler utilizing bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology (BFB) at DA Alizay mill in France. Biomasse Energie d'Alizay will start producing steam and electricity from biomass at the existing power plant.

                                          The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2019 orders received. Typically, the value of this kind of order is EUR 20 million. Valmet's delivery is scheduled for 2020.

                                          valmet logo"Valmet is the leader in BFB conversion with more than 60 references over the past 30 years, including boilers initially manufactured by third parties. It is very efficient and cost-saving way to modernize and prolong the lifetime of high-capex plants to serve the customers' future needs," says Jouko Kylänpää, Director, Rebuilds and Conversions, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.

                                          Information about Valmet's delivery

                                          Valmet's delivery scope includes converting the existing recovery boiler into a biomass boiler utilizing bubbling fluidized bed combustion technology (BFB). Electricity production of the plant will be 50 MWe, and it will also produce process steam for the paper mill. Additionally, Valmet will deliver a complete Valmet DNA automation system for the power plant, including steam network optimization with the paper mill. The plant is expected to start in 2020.

                                          Information about Biomasse Energie d'Alizay and DA Alizay mill

                                          Biomasse Energie d'Alizay is a subsidiary of DA Alizay SAS. DA Alizay mill employs about 180 people and has an annual production capacity of 300,000 tons of paper. The mill is specialized in high quality paper.

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

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

                                          Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland, and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 13:53:49 +0200
                                            Mondi renews the ColorLok® certification for its full premium office range http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8062-mondi-renews-the-colorlok-certification-for-its-full-premium-office-range http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8062-mondi-renews-the-colorlok-certification-for-its-full-premium-office-range

                                            ColorLok® Technology applied during paper production ensures consistent, high-quality printed documents

                                            Mondi has renewed its ColorLok® certification for its whole premium office portfolio for the 12th year in a row. The company continues improving the product quality of its offer in the office segment to meet the increasing expectations of the customers in this field.

                                            ColorLok® Technology is used during paper production and consists of special additives that ensure high quality print results. The primary benefits of ColorLok® certified papers can be seen in inkjet printing:

                                            • Vivid colours: richer, brighter images and graphics
                                            • Bolder blacks: crisp, sharp text with bolder blacks
                                            • Faster drying: documents printed with ColorLok® papers dry faster, resulting in less smearing

                                            mondi 3Color Copy Go Office, NAUTILUS®, BIO TOP 3® and all premium products of Mondi’s office ranges IQ, MAESTRO®  and Niveus®  from 70 g/m2 to 160 g/m2 are ColorLok® certified.

                                            Best in class multifunctional product under Color Copy umbrella brand

                                            Launched in 2018, Color Copy Go Office is the first product in the Color Copy portfolio explicitly guaranteed for both laser and inkjet printing. Its high whiteness, the well-known smoothness of the market leader brand and the ColorLok® Technology used during production make this premium product ideal for high contrast printing. Like all Color Copy brands, the paper comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all customers.

                                            Sustainable offer for office customers meeting the highest expectations

                                            Mondi’s brand of premium recycled paper NAUTILUS® offers a diverse portfolio in a wide range of grammages and formats. Supported by leading environmental certifications, be it Blue Angel, FSC™ or EU Ecolabel, and a CO2 neutral option, NAUTILUS® sends a clear environmental message with every application.

                                            BIO TOP 3® extra is an extremely versatile product that combines an authentic look with an extensive environmental profile. Produced totally chlorine free (TCF) and bleached without any optical brightening agents (OBAs), the paper retains a natural uncoated feel with an off-white shade. Both NAUTILUS® and BIO TOP 3® are ColorLok® certified as well.

                                            In addition, all premium products in Mondi’s office ranges IQ, MAESTRO® and Niveus® are ColorLok® certified.

                                            Part of the premium qualities in these office ranges, is a high-bulk office paper with a weight of 75 g/m2. This product looks and feels like a 80 g/m2 paper, offering great opacity and the high whiteness customers expect of a premium paper, combined with the efficiency of a lightweight sheet.

                                            About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

                                            Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi Group. In 6 operating sites in Austria, Slovakia, Russia, and South Africa, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces pulp and environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital and offset print technologies.

                                            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, NEUJET®, Snegurochka or ROTATRIM 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. Converters appreciate the excellent printability and smooth handling of Mondi’s professional printing papers.

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                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 13:49:02 +0200
                                              ANDRITZ starts up new dewatering technology at Zellstoff Pöls, Austria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8060-andritz-starts-up-new-dewatering-technology-at-zellstoff-poels-austria http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8060-andritz-starts-up-new-dewatering-technology-at-zellstoff-poels-austria

                                              International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the latest innovation in dewatering – the Vertical Screw Thickener (VST) – at Zellstoff Pöls AG, Austria. The VST has been operating successfully since the beginning of December 2018 and supplying the existing MG paper production line PM2 with the maximum capacity of 360 t/d.

                                              The pioneering Vertical Screw Thickener is a screw press with a vertical configuration and a very small footprint, making it suitable for retrofit installations in existing buildings. The pulp suspension is fed into the top of the machine, and its downward transport is gravity-assisted. At Zellstoff Pöls, the VST is located just before the finished pulp storage tank that feeds the paper production line and thus enables separation of the pulp mill and paper machine water loops.

                                              ANDRITZ Vertical Screw Thickener manufactured in Graz, Austria.ANDRITZ Vertical Screw Thickener manufactured in Graz, Austria.

                                              The VST dewaters the pulp suspension from 3% inlet to 25-30% outlet consistency, and the water removed is recycled and re-used in the pulp mill. The ability to dewater from low-consistency inlet to high-consistency discharge is an important advantage compared to conventional dewatering equipment: Paper machine water is added to the dilution conveyor after the VST. Separation of the water loops results in savings in paper additives (e.g. sizing agent) at the paper machine. The VST replaces an existing gravity table at Zellstoff Pöls and feeds the MG paper production line for PM2.

                                              Jürgen Rieger, Chief Operations Manager at Zellstoff Pöls, points out: “Our expectations of the new Vertical Screw Thickener were more than fulfilled. After the fast and trouble-free start-up, we are now already seeing the positive effects, like reduction of sizing agent consumption.” Patrick Wohlmuth, Process Technology Manager at Zellstoff Pöls, continues: “The results of our previous tests in the ANDRITZ Stock Preparation Pilot Plant were perfectly implemented in our mill-site production process with the VST 1005.”

                                              ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 12:52:33 +0200
                                                Mauro Luna appointed Fabio Perini S.p.A. new Global Sales Director http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8059-mauro-luna-appointed-fabio-perini-s-p-a-new-global-sales-director http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8059-mauro-luna-appointed-fabio-perini-s-p-a-new-global-sales-director

                                                Mr. Mauro Luna appointed Fabio Perini S.p.A. new Global Sales Director. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering at the University of San Paolo in Brazil, Mr. Luna completed his studies by attending a course in Marketing at the University of Berkeley in California and a Master of Business Administration in Brazil. He has developed a professional career in Sales, starting as Sales and Application Engineer with Voith Brazil and, in the following years, worked as Sales Director, Marketing and Business Development with SKF, where he had the opportunity to take up the role of Chief Executive Officer of SKF’s branch in Peru. His last job was as Commercial Director for Amcor Rigids Plastics. Mr. Luna will lead Fabio Perini’s Sales department at global level.

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                                                “He will enhance Perini’s existing markets and customers” says Oswald Cruz CEO of Fabio Perini S.p.A. “and thanks to his many years of sales experience and his knowledge of different contexts he will lead the Global Sales of Fabio Perini to understand the current needs of the market, and to be closer to each journey of our Customers with our products and services”.

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                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 12:49:42 +0200
                                                  Toscotec TT SteelDryer sales reach new record high in 2019. http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8057-toscotec-tt-steeldryer-sales-reach-new-record-high-in-2019 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8057-toscotec-tt-steeldryer-sales-reach-new-record-high-in-2019

                                                  Toscotec pioneered the manufacture of steel dryer cans in the 1960s, at a time when cast iron dryers still held a dominant market position. After many years of struggle between the steel and cast iron theories, Toscotec’s concept is now winning and it is being selected for many dryer section rebuilds around the globe. Toscotec Paper & Board division Head of Sales Enrico Fazio explains how and why.

                                                  What makes Toscotec’s dryer section rebuild solutions stand out on the global market?

                                                  Toscotec has been designing and manufacturing the dryer sections of paper machines since 1960. When the market, only relatively recently, recognized the advantages of the use of steel for the fabrication of dryer cans, Toscotec notably strengthened its leading position as the steel dryers supplier with the greatest experience in the paper industry. Higher energy cost accelerated this market change, causing the shutdown of many cast iron foundries. As a result, our competitors followed in our footsteps by switching to steel. In the last 5 years, we registered a significant sales rise that led to the manufacture of over 100 TT SteelDryers per year. In 2019, we reached the record-breaking figure of over 170 TT SteelDryers under construction in one single year. To this day, Toscotec has sold more than 1,500 TT SteelDryer across 5 continents since 1960. These are unmatched results at a global level. 

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                                                  What are the advantages of steel vs cast iron?

                                                  Back in the 1960s at Toscotec, it all started from the idea that just like other pressure vessel it was manufacturing, such as water boilers, the dryer cans used in the paper industry could be fabricated in steel as well. To a company that was using steel for other heat transfer applications, it came naturally to apply this experience to paper machine dryer cans. The market did not welcome this innovation at first, the market being very conservative and because most people at the time believed that cast iron was the best material for papermaking applications. This myth was definitely debunked, especially recently.

                                                  In term of advantages, first and foremost, steel dries paper more efficiently than cast iron. Its mechanical characteristics are superior to those of cast iron and the construction codes of steel pressure vessels allow the reduction of the shell thickness, thereby achieving higher efficiency on the heat transfer to the surface of TT SteelDryers and to the paper sheet. The heat transfer coefficient of a steel dryer can be 5% to 10% higher than cast iron.

                                                  Secondly, for the same dimension, steel cylinders offer a higher drying width than cast iron. This is because the heads of TT SteelDryers are welded to the shell instead of being bolted into the shell as with cast iron dryers. This design allows the paper to get closer to the heads. As a result, given two cylinders of the same width, one in cast iron and the other in steel, the steel cylinder dries a wider paper sheet than cast iron.

                                                  Thirdly, there is no construction restriction on the diameter of TT SteelDryers. We can engineer and manufacture any diameter, based on the specific requirement of the project.

                                                  Finally, the fact that we do not use bolts and gaskets between the shell and the heads of the cylinder, eliminates any risk of steam leakage, which is quite typical of cast iron dryers.

                                                  How did the concept of TT SteelDryers developed over the years?

                                                  Toscotec has been innovating its technology incredibly over the years. Much R&D work has also been devoted to single equipment, such as TT SteelDryers, and thanks to this, we have made great progress in optimizing our manufacturing process, quality control and engineering design. For instance, we introduced a new design, where the dryer’s journals are bolted into the heads. This goes into the direction of cutting maintenance cost, because if you have a problem on one of the journals, you can easily replace it without changing anything else.

                                                  How has Toscotec P&B division been evolving in the last few years?

                                                  Toscotec’s P&B division registered a significant growth in the last 5 years. We significantly increased our sales revenues over this period. We owe it to the fact that the market recognized us as the leading manufacturer of dryer sections. We also provide dryer section rebuilds on a turnkey basis, the last order we received from Smurfit Kappa Cellulose du Pin in France for a 6m wide machine is one such example.

                                                  These developments led to the addition of new resources in our technical and sales departments. Looking ahead, it is in our DNA to always embrace new challenges and raise the technological bar. We are currently developing the project of a larger and faster paper machine of 9m width. Looking into the future, we are working to further optimize the manufacturing process of TT SteelDryers. Toscotec made the strategic decision of manufacturing all its dryers cans internally, in order to control the entire construction process, from the supply of 100% certified materials, down to the final quality check of the cylinders. We can certify TT SteelDryers for any country in the world, in compliance with the National Board Inspection codes for pressure vessels, such as ASME, PED, TÜV, CSEI and JIS.

                                                  Which key markets are you targeting for P&B at present?

                                                  Definitely Europe and Latin America, our traditional markets. North America, where we are already developing a number of projects with top paper groups. We are also working to grow in markets where we see high potential for our technology.

                                                  You mentioned the experience you have with turnkey projects, what is Toscotec’s definition of turnkey?

                                                  Toscotec aims to be a solution provider and not only a machine supplier. If a customer requires a turnkey supply, we have the capability to design, manufacture and install complex technical solutions. So besides the  TT SteelDryer, we also make hoods, steam plant, sheet stabilizing systems, and automatic tail treading systems, just to name a few. We also provide services, like erection or/and erection supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance.

                                                  The engineering design is completed by our technical department, both for complete paper lines and for rebuilds. Rebuild projects always require the highest level of customization, because they are truly tailor-made to the customer’s needs. 

                                                  Apart from the dryer section in which you are the leading supplier, what other technological solutions are you developing?

                                                  In order to become the leading supplier of highly technological rebuilding projects, Toscotec has also developed a series of advanced technological components installed in other sections of the paper machine, including the shoe press TT Xpress. Presently, we are installing TT Xpress with high linear nip load, up to 1,300 kN/m, and mini shoe presses with lower load capacity, up to 600 kN/m. We also provide the TT Transfer, i.e. cutting-edge solutions for tail threading systems using transfer belts.

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                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 12:39:43 +0200
                                                    Fabio Perini Digital Tissue™: in 6 months over 130 lines worldwide http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8054-fabio-perini-digital-tissue-in-6-months-over-130-lines-worldwide http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8054-fabio-perini-digital-tissue-in-6-months-over-130-lines-worldwide

                                                    Fabio Perini Digital Tissue: in 6 months over 130 lines worldwide, connected with the Lucca headquarters for a constant control of fact-based production. The future? A line integrated with the whole plant and the global tissue ecosystem

                                                    Six months after its disclosure, Fabio Perini Spa takes stock of Digital Tissue™, the suite of digital solutions for the tissue ecosystem aimed at optimizing the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of the lines: as of today, over one hundred thirty lines all over the world (between Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa) are connected to the Lucca headquarters allowing to constantly control the fact-based production thanks to a “graphic thermometer” which keeps the customer and Fabio Perini engineers up-to-date on the machines’ status in an intuitive way.

                                                    “The aim of Fabio Perini – Antonio Mosca, Head of Fabio Perini S.p.A Digital Transformation, comments – is not only to be a supplier of converting and packaging lines, but also to offer a complete digital proposal, with smart software and controllers which, by collecting the data directly from the machines, can allow management of the whole production line, optimization of the output and definition of specific KPIs”.

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                                                    “With Tissue Data Cloud – Mosca adds – we have concretely demonstrated the potential of the new digital services to our customers. Data collection and analysis, processed into easy and intuitive indicators, offer immediate evidence of the machines’ performance, while the detection of irregular trends allows our technicians to put in place immediate actions to recover the efficiency of the production line. However, our objective is to go beyond emergency rescue, that is to be able to predict potential anomalies and propose a “treatment plan” personalized for each customer”.

                                                    The future of Digital Tissue™ is not limited to single machines or lines. “We want to see the machine integrated with the line and we are preparing to receive data both upstream and downstream from the machine, so as to realize an integrated OEE for the line, all the way to being able to analyze the performance of the whole plant. Our dream - and an operational plan already exists to realize it - is to integrate the plant with the overall production chain, from the tree in the forest to the tissue roll in the household”.

                                                    Digital Tissue™ revolves around four pillars:

                                                    Tissue Data Cloud

                                                    Data processing through several performance indicators offers the customer immediate visibility of the critical steps of the process. By using a dashboard, directly accessible from the Fabio Perini Customer Service Portal using PC, Tablet and Smartphone, the data of the lines are processed in an easy and intuitive way. Thanks to the analysis of these indicators and to the expertise of the company technicians, customers are offered a real Digital Audit enabling them, even remotely, to detect the causes of line malfunctions and to establish ahead of time the actions to solve them.

                                                    Process Control

                                                    Process control is a service and solutions package which now can be installed not only on all the new converting lines, but also on installed bases already operating in production. Thanks to Process Control, the tissue ply and the finished product can be measured and the data collected to be converted into information that is useful for productive efficiency.

                                                    All-in-one

                                                    All-in-One is the Smart Application that allows automatic management of the change of format of the whole line by communicating the type of recipe and the configuration of production parameters. In addition, All-in-One manages the line’s output flow and can modify the speed of each machine by modulating the capacity of the accumulator, allowing the operators to act without interrupting production.

                                                    Condition Monitoring

                                                    Condition Monitoring is a solution for predictive maintenance that, thanks to vibrational analyses, pinpoints possible anomalies or deviations from planned patterns, allowing to plan maintenance on the basis of the actual status of the equipment and avoiding untimely stops or unnecessary replacements.

                                                    Digital Customer Service,

                                                    The WECARE platform together with the processing and analysis of production data, combined with the technical expertise of the Fabio Perini staff, enables customers to preserve the value of their capital asset over time and to optimize the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of their lines.

                                                    For further info:

                                                    https://www.fabioperini.com/it/digital-tissue

                                                    https://www.fabioperini.com/it/wecare

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                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 10:32:34 +0200
                                                      New Appointment to ÅF Pöyry Group Management http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8053-new-appointment-to-af-poeyry-group-management http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8053-new-appointment-to-af-poeyry-group-management

                                                      ÅF Pöyry has appointed Susan Gustafsson as general counsel and a member of group management. At the same time, Nyamko Sabuni has chosen to leave the company and her roles as head of sustainability and a member of group management.  

                                                      “Susan Gustafsson is a welcome addition to group management at ÅF Pöyry. Susan brings with her many years of experience and a valuable background in international commercial law and will be a valuable asset as we take the next step as a leading international engineering, design and consultancy business,” says Jonas Gustavsson, CEO and President of ÅF Pöyry.

                                                      Susan GustafssonSusan GustafssonSusan joins the company from the role of group general counsel at Nordic Entertainment Group, where she was in charge of a legal department consisting of a global team of some 35 employees, with responsibility for risk assessment and security, corporate governance, acquisition processes, compliance and strategic legal counsel to the CEO and board of directors. Susan has a wealth of experience as a general counsel and senior strategic advisor on legal issues to management groups in public listed companies both in Sweden and internationally. Susan previously worked for MTG AB and the Pernod Ricard Group in Paris. She graduated from Lund University in 1999 with a master’s degree in law and has also studied European law at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

                                                      “It is an exciting time to step into the role of general counsel at ÅF Pöyry. I look forward to the development we will be driving together in the new company, with a focus on cutting-edge sustainable solutions and innovations,” says Susan Gustafsson.

                                                      Susan will be taking up her post at ÅF Pöyry in September 2019, at the latest.

                                                      At the same time, head of sustainability Nyamko Sabuni has chosen to leave the company and her position in group management for new challenges outside the company.

                                                      “I would like to thank Nyamko for the successful manner of her contribution to building ÅF’s credibility in the fields of sustainability and diversity. A sharp focus on these issues is crucial to creating the solutions of tomorrow and to attracting future generations on the labour market. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Nyamko the best of luck in her future position,” says Jonas Gustavsson.

                                                      Nyamko Sabuni will formally leave her role in June 2019 and a recruitment process to identify a new head of sustainability at ÅF Pöyry has begun.

                                                      About ÅF Pöyry
                                                      ÅF Pöyry is a leading international engineering, design and consultancy company. We create solutions for our clients from a sustainability perspective and based on global trends such as urbanisation and digitalisation. We bring together over 16,000 dedicated experts in the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy, all of whom work globally to create sustainable solutions for future generations.
                                                      Making Future.

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                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 10:29:53 +0200
                                                        Radar technology overcomes the toughest level measurement challenges http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8052-radar-technology-overcomes-the-toughest-level-measurement-challenges http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8052-radar-technology-overcomes-the-toughest-level-measurement-challenges

                                                        The severe operating conditions commonly encountered in pulp mills can prove challenging for level measurement instrumentation. Ingemar Serneby, of Emerson Automation Solutions, explains how the latest non-contacting radar transmitters meet these challenges and provide an accurate and reliable solution.

                                                        The various stages of the pulp production process involve a broad range of applications in which accurate and reliable level measurements are essential. These measurements play a crucial role in reducing chemical use, product variability and energy costs; optimising production and storage efficiency; and increasing plant and worker safety. However, the severe operating conditions commonly encountered in pulp mills can prove challenging for most level measurement technologies. Common measurement challenges include turbulence, foaming surfaces, corrosive chemicals, condensation, viscous materials, density and pressure variability, high temperatures, dust generation, and media with a low dielectric constant. It is therefore essential for companies to select instrumentation that can best overcome these challenges to provide the high degree of level measurement certainty they require.

                                                        Measurement technologies

                                                        Various technologies can be employed to monitor and measure the level of fluids and solids. The most basic method is the manual process of viewing the medium through a sight glass. Other traditional techniques include electro-mechanical devices such as floats and displacer switches, capacitance point level switches, ultrasonic technology, differential pressure sensors, laser-based devices and load cells. In pulp mills, however, these methods are increasingly being replaced by modern electronic technologies such as vibrating fork level switches, guided wave radar (GWR) transmitters, non-contacting radar transmitters and acoustic scanners. These advanced devices provide enhanced functionality and increased diagnostics capability, leading to improved measurement accuracy and repeatability, reduced maintenance requirements and lifecycle costs, and greater reliability.

                                                        Södra Cell mill, in Värö, Sweden, solved two demanding level measurement challenges by installing advanced non-contacting radar transmitters from Emerson.Södra Cell mill, in Värö, Sweden, solved two demanding level measurement challenges by installing advanced non-contacting radar transmitters from Emerson.

                                                        Non-contacting radar

                                                        Non-contacting radar technology provides a top-down, direct measurement of the distance to the surface, which is highly accurate and reliable and can be used with liquids, sludges, slurries and some solids. With built-in diagnostics, a lack of moving parts, and straightforward installation and commissioning, non-contact radar transmitters provide both ease-of-use and low maintenance requirements.

                                                        To perform continuous level measurements, non-contacting radar transmitters use one of two main modulation techniques – either pulse or frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW). In pulse systems, thousands of short radar pulses are emitted from an antenna positioned at the tank top directly towards the material below. These pulses are reflected back to the transmitter from the material’s surface. The transmitter measures the time delay between the transmitted and received echo signal, and an onboard microprocessor calculates the distance to the material’s surface, and consequently the level measurement.

                                                        Transmitters using FMCW technology transmit a radar signal with increasing frequency over time to create a signal sweep. The signal echo reflected from the surface is picked up by the antenna. Because the frequency of the transmitted signal constantly varies, the echo frequency always differs slightly from the transmitted signal at any given moment. The difference between these frequencies is directly proportional to the distance from the transmitter to the surface, thereby enabling the level to be measured.

                                                        Radar transmitters based on FMCW technology have more than 30 times higher sensitivity than devices using pulsed technology, which maximises their signal strength and enables them to deliver greater measurement accuracy and reliability. As a result, they are regarded as the most stable measurement technique available, and are becoming widely adopted throughout the manufacturing and process industries.

                                                        A Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter installed on the lime silo.A Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter installed on the lime silo.However, FMCW technology has traditionally used more electrical energy than pulse and has thus been deployed only within four-wire radar transmitters. Installing four-wire devices can involve implementing additional cable infrastructure, which is costly and time-consuming, thus limiting the applications in which FMCW transmitters have been used. However, the improved energy efficiency of the latest FMCW devices allows power and communication to be provided by two wires, which eliminates the need for extra infrastructure, enables quick installation and reduces costs.

                                                        Although level measurement technology selection is very much application-dependent, non-contacting radar transmitters provide a broad range of important benefits that enable them to meet many of the toughest challenges presented during pulp production.

                                                        Turbulence and foaming

                                                        In mixing and blending applications in pulp mills, surface turbulence and foaming liquids are among the most common challenges that level measurement instrumentation needs to overcome. Heavy turbulence or a large amount of foam can affect the signal strength of non-contacting radar transmitters. However, recent advancements in this technology include dedicated software algorithms that counteract the effects of turbulence and surface foaming. Alternatively, devices can operate in bypass chambers or stilling wells to negate these problems.

                                                        Corrosive media and condensation

                                                        The chemicals commonly used in pulp mills present another challenge for level measurement instrumentation, and devices must be designed to cope with this type of aggressive media. The latest non-contacting radar devices overcome this challenge by incorporating an all-PTFE process seal antenna, engineered specifically to maximise resistance to corrosive chemicals and high condensation levels.

                                                        Coating, viscosity and dirty antennas

                                                        Pulp applications can involve fluids that coat or stick to some level measurement instruments, but non-contacting radar transmitters are unaffected by coating and viscosity since they do not come into contact with the process media. However, a device’s antenna can become dirty and this can affect its performance. The latest radar transmitters can detect a dirty antenna via signal quality metric diagnostics. This enables preventative maintenance to be scheduled, thereby avoiding process upsets or shutdowns, reducing costs, and increasing reliability, safety and efficiency.

                                                        Density, temperature and pressure

                                                        In the reactor vessels used in pulp mills, the density of liquids can change as part of the reaction, while extreme temperatures and variable pressures are commonplace. All these factors can affect the performance of level measurement technologies. Non-contacting radar transmitters are a suitable solution in these applications as they do not need to compensate for density changes, and their measurement accuracy is not affected by high temperatures or pressure changes.

                                                        Solids measurement

                                                        Measuring the level of solids and powders – in lime silos, for instance – presents various challenges, the most fundamental of which is the uneven nature of the material surface. The peaks and troughs of uneven surfaces deflect energy away from a radar signal and can generate false signal reflections that affect measurement accuracy. By using a signal processing algorithm that merges surface peaks, the latest radar transmitters based on FMCW technology are able to overcome this challenge and provide a high degree of accuracy, even with rapid changes in level.

                                                        Dust generation

                                                        The considerable amount of dust generated in pulp production can affect the performance of level measurement technology. Non-contacting radar transmitters usually handle dust well, but a heavy layer can clog the antenna and block the signal. The latest devices overcome this issue with an integrated air purging system that cleans the antenna, thereby preventing signal loss and maintaining measurement accuracy.

                                                        Dielectric constant

                                                        When measuring media with a low dielectric constant – such as the lime powder used in pulp production ­– much of the radiated energy from pulse radar transmitters is lost, leaving very little energy to be reflected back. However, the superior sensitivity of non-contacting radar transmitters based on FMCW technology maximises their signal strength and enables them to accurately and reliably measure low dielectric media.

                                                        Södra Cell mill, Värö, Sweden

                                                        Typical examples of how advanced non-contacting radar technology is helping pulp producers to meet their toughest level measurement challenges can be seen at the Södra Cell mill, in Värö, Sweden. The mill is one of the world’s most modern pulp production facilities, producing around 700,000 tons of high-quality, chlorine-free softwood pulp and 1.6 TWh of energy annually. The company was facing two demanding level measurement challenges, which it solved by installing advanced non-contacting radar transmitters from Emerson.

                                                        The first challenging application required the level measurement of very fine lime powder stored in silos that are 27 metres high. As the powder piles up inside the silos, the material tends to form in towers beneath the inlet, producing an uneven surface. In addition, the powder covers everything with a fine layer that is prone to build-up, making it difficult to measure the level with any degree of accuracy. Other challenging factors include the long distance to be measured and the powder’s low dielectric constant.

                                                        A Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter with process seal mounted on a mixing tank.

                                                        Södra had tried using mechanical devices, ultrasonic technology and radars, but their performance was affected by clogging. With the majority of non-contacting radar devices, the signals are very low, which makes them unreliable. However, the company found a solution by installing Rosemount™ 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitters with parabolic antennas.

                                                        The Rosemount 5408 uses FMCW technology, and its increased sensitivity allows it to successfully measure lime powder, despite its low dielectric constant. The parabolic antenna’s built-in air purging adapter prevents the lime powder from building up. To ensure accurate measurement, the Rosemount 5408 uses special software algorithms specifically designed to handle the characteristics of solids.

                                                        Since being installed, the Rosemount 5408 has proved to be extremely reliable, despite the dusty conditions. This has resulted in less maintenance being required and a reduction in downtime, leading to improved productivity.

                                                        Södra also needed to find a better way of measuring the level in mixing tanks containing a mixture of lye and soap. The media is aggressive and contaminating, with a dense, thick layer of foam forming on its surface, making it a very demanding environment for level measurement technology. The company had tried using a number of different technologies to accurately and reliably measure the level in these 18-metre tanks. However, mechanical devices experienced problems caused by build-up, while the nozzle of GWR transmitters proved to be too narrow, causing measurement errors whenever the probe came close to the nozzle.

                                                        Due to the problem with build-up, Södra required a measurement solution that was resistant to the media, and therefore installed Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitters with PTFE process seal antennas. The superior sensitivity and advanced software functions of the Rosemount 5408 enable it to accurately measure through foam, even when the surface is turbulent. The transmitter’s signal quality measurement functionality is able to detect abnormal process conditions such as antenna coating, while its PTFE process seal prevents the media from building up on the transmitter, thereby maintaining an accurate and reliable measurement.

                                                        Since integrating the Rosemount 5408 into the distributed control system at the mill, Södra has been delighted with the positive results. These include significantly reduced maintenance and downtime, and an increase in productivity.

                                                        To learn more about Emerson’s Rosemount 5408 Non-Contacting Radar Level Transmitter, visit www.Emerson.com/rosemount5408

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                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 03 May 2019 10:24:15 +0200
                                                          Rottneros Packaging has started manufacturing in new premises http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8051-rottneros-packaging-has-started-manufacturing-in-new-premises http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8051-rottneros-packaging-has-started-manufacturing-in-new-premises

                                                          Rottneros Packaging moved into new, suitable premises in 2018 and started manufacturing moulded fibre trays in early 2019.

                                                          The total investment in the new factory amounts to approximately SEK 45 million and mainly consists of a tailor-made system for preparing pulp and four machines for the manufacture of trays. The latest machine was purchased at the end of March and is put into operation by the end of 2019.

                                                          2017 10 20 073424After commissioning and trimming, the capacity in the factory will amount to 50-80 million trays per year, depending on the size of trays produced. The trays are primarily intended for food and as a replacement for disposable plastic articles, but also for electronic products and other components. The products can be manufactured with and without barrier, are made of renewable Swedish forest raw material, and are completely free of PFAS. The products are recyclable as paper packaging.

                                                          “It is a very exciting development that has occurred within Rottneros Packaging and based on the demand in the market, we see that the time is right for sustainable products. In parallel with the construction of the factory, we have strengthened the organisation and we are now staffed for production in three-shift and continued development of the business” says Nils Hauri, Chief Innovation Officer.

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

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                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 02 May 2019 12:07:14 +0200
                                                            ANDRITZ pulp drying line at ALTRI Celbi, Portugal, achieves new production world record http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8050-andritz-pulp-drying-line-at-altri-celbi-portugal-achieves-new-production-world-record http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8050-andritz-pulp-drying-line-at-altri-celbi-portugal-achieves-new-production-world-record

                                                            Following successful modernization of the bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp drying line by international technology Group ANDRITZ, Portuguese pulp producer Celbi set an outstanding production world record of 2,456 admt/d at its Leirosa mill, Portugal, on March 23, 2019.

                                                            In terms of specific drying capacity, Celbi thus achieved 503.3 tons per day and meter of working width on the ANDRITZ drying plant of 4.88 meters sheet width. Based on these results, it would be possible to produce more than 5,000 admt/d on a single line with a 10-meter working width. This would mean an annual drying plant capacity of more than 1.5 million tons on one single line.

                                                            Celbi was started up successfully after extensive reconstruction in 2015 and has achieved several production records since then. This impressive performance was enabled by ANDRITZ’s leading and proven pulp drying technology, including the ANDRITZ Twin Wire Former and shoe press equipment, once again confirming ANDRITZ’s foremost position in delivery of new, complete plants as well as modernization of existing pulp drying plants.

                                                            ANDRITZ pulp drying line. Photo: ANDRITZANDRITZ pulp drying line. Photo: ANDRITZ

                                                            These outstanding results are based on the combination of customer and supplier partnership, good property management and technology as well as excellent planning and implementation.

                                                            Celbi is one of the most efficient global producers of eucalyptus pulp, with an installed production capacity of 790,000 admt/y, and is recognized worldwide for its high-quality products and excellent customer service.

                                                            ANDRITZ GROUP

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

                                                            ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility – core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.

                                                            ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 29 Apr 2019 11:25:16 +0200
                                                              I-Plan® grows its partner network by announcing a new regional partnership between Forecast IT and I-Plan® http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8048-i-plan-grows-its-partner-network-by-announcing-a-new-regional-partnership-between-forecast-it-and-i-plan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8048-i-plan-grows-its-partner-network-by-announcing-a-new-regional-partnership-between-forecast-it-and-i-plan

                                                              I-Plan® grows its partner network by announcing a new regional partnership between Forecast IT and I-Plan® – the industry leading Integrated Business Planning solution from Trading Science Ltd.

                                                              I-Plan® has chosen ForecastIT to accelerate the growth of the integrated business planning and S&OP market in Portugal. ForecastIT is a Portuguese company operating in the Information systems sector, implementing services across a range of IT solutions including Oracle and Sage ERP. The company boasts a highly qualified, motivated and customer-oriented team, constantly innovating in their business sector to enhance their services in co-operation with their customers. ForecastIT is headquartered in Lisbon and operates across the whole of Portugal.

                                                              I-Plan® is a cloud-based software tool for Integrated Business Planning including demand forecasting, profitability-based supply network planning, production planning and inventory optimization. I-Plan® makes it possible to forecast market demand with far greater accuracy, schedule production more efficiently, control inventories more tightly and give executives the information they need to increase profitability while following strategic goals.

                                                              2019 04 29 103403“We are pleased to add I-Plan® as a best of breed demand and supply planning solution to complement the existing ERP solutions we are delivering. Ultimately, the goal is to help our customers perform better in their businesses. With synergies working together with I-Plan® in our region makes much sense to join forces to create value and improve customer collaboration models to support their businesses." say both Nuno Santos and Filipe Dantas, managing partners of ForecastIT.

                                                              The I-Plan® team has extensive experience delivering solutions globally to manufacturing companies of all sizes. Our products are serving major organizations in industry sectors including paper, packaging, nonwovens, tissue and steel. It is more than suitable also for many other industries, for instance food and beverage. Working in harmony with existing ERP and production systems, I-Plan® adds a layer of sophistication and insight that leads managers and planners directly to substantial efficiency improvements, cost reductions and overall profit increase.

                                                              The I-Plan® team includes the network of partners and project support staff based largely in Europe with a head office at the University of Warwick Science Park in England. The I-Plan® team is also committed to key delivery partners in the North American and Asia Pacific regions.

                                                              2019 04 29 103438"Through this co-operation and the complementary local know-how of ForecastIT, it will be possible to improve customers' tactical planning processes. With I-Plan® the customer sales process and the production planning process can be fluently integrated to execution and further for the customers' advantage. This opportunity provides benefit for new and existing ForecastIT customers that could not be equalled by the I-Plan® team operating independently in the region." says Alan Cheesbrough, founder of I- Plan® and CEO of Trading Science.

                                                              For more information, please contact:

                                                              Filipe Dantas, Sales Director, Forecast IT, tel. +351 210 733 442,  filipe.dantas@forecastit.pt

                                                              Jari Kaukiainen, Director Business Development, I-Plan, tel. +358 40 582 0218,  jari.kaukiainen@trading- science.com

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                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:35:46 +0200
                                                                PIONEERING SURFACE INSPECTION SOLUTION GIVES MANUFACTURERS GREATER PRODUCTION ADVANTAGE http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8047-pioneering-surface-inspection-solution-gives-manufacturers-greater-production-advantage http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8047-pioneering-surface-inspection-solution-gives-manufacturers-greater-production-advantage

                                                                AMETEK Surface Vision, a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions, continues to evolve its highly successful SmartView® surface inspection solution, greatly enhancing production capabilities for manufacturers globally with significant software improvements.

                                                                SmartView’s superior performance in detecting surface flaws and defects has enabled it to maintain its position as a market-leading materials inspection solution for three decades. Key to this dominance is the modular system design, supported by an ongoing program of updates that ensures SmartView remains at the forefront of inspection technology.

                                                                The SmartView system combines powerful software, state-of-the-art camera technology, high-intensity lighting and unparalleled application engineering services, to deliver a high-performance, automated solution that detects, classifies and visualizes surface defects, and ensures that the highest quality standards are maintained. Existing hardware can be easily switched out to meet the latest technological developments, and AMETEK Surface Vision ensures its Windows-based software suite keeps pace, seamlessly integrating into existing systems.

                                                                Shean McMahon, Vice President of Research & Development, AMETEK Surface Vision, explained: “We realize that real-time control of the manufacturing process is critical to our customers, so this remains key to our system’s performance. 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Surface Vision as we embark on the road to expanding our core technologies.

                                                                2019 04 29 101253

                                                                “We expect the combined impact of new capabilities, novel product designs, and optimizations, all borne out of our significant industry experience, will deliver a paradigm shift in the surface inspection industry and serve up unprecedented value, flexibility, and inspection results to our current and future customers.

                                                                “SmartView’s latest design enhancements are immediately visible, making highly detailed surface inspection capabilities achievable, ensuring a long system life without requiring a costly system redesign These significant upgrades, already available to SmartView users, include a refreshed, more intuitive user interface, parts-per-million data calculations, and developments to SmartView’s ability to detect defects and parallel classification capabilities – and this is just the beginning of our 2019 development program.”

                                                                Multiple views for total control

                                                                Introduced in the latest upgrade is the Synchronized Web Viewer, which allows multiple views to be displayed simultaneously. It provides the user with total control of the interface, which could help reduce scrap product in the event of a process issue. This enables different process views, or the same view with a variety of queries in grading, using intuitive drop-down menus and customizable windows to help narrow down results with precision.

                                                                Real-time defect density calculations

                                                                SmartView’s new Parts Per Million (PPM) application expresses the defect area as a ratio of the total product area. This real-time calculation provides easy visualization of defect density in table and graph formats, making it simpler to identify regions that need closer review.

                                                                Increased flexibility in detection and classification

                                                                A number of new processing modes have been added and optimized in SmartView for specific inspection requirements, such as detecting quiet areas on coated products, removal of defects that match a target shape, enhanced repeating defect algorithms, and more.

                                                                Classification testing without process interruption

                                                                A new Parallel Classification function enables SmartView to run up to four alternate classifiers on an inspection file, enabling seasonal or test classifiers to operate alongside established classifiers. This allows potential changes to be evaluated without interrupting current production inspection.

                                                                To find out how SmartView can improve your production process, contact a sales engineer in your area by visiting ameteksurfacevision.com

                                                                About AMETEK Surface Vision
                                                                AMETEK Surface Vision (formerly Cognex Surface Inspection Systems Division) is a world leader in automated online surface inspection solutions with a broad product portfolio optimized for web and surface inspection and monitoring and process surveillance applications.

                                                                Its product portfolio includes three distinct product lines: SmartView® systems, SmartAdvisor® systems and Slit Inspection. Each product line uniquely enables customers to inspect the surfaces of materials processed in a continuous fashion across the metals, paper, plastics, nonwovens and glass industries. For more information, visit ameteksurfacevision.com

                                                                AMETEK Surface Vision is unit of AMETEK Process and Analytical Instruments, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

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                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 29 Apr 2019 10:18:23 +0200
                                                                  Pete Augustine, President Fabio Perini North America, Chair of the Board for TAPPI http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8046-pete-augustine-president-fabio-perini-north-america-chair-of-the-board-for-tappi http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8046-pete-augustine-president-fabio-perini-north-america-chair-of-the-board-for-tappi

                                                                  Peter R. Augustine, President, Fabio Perini North America, has been named as Chair of the Board for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI).

                                                                  Peter R. Augustine, President, Fabio Perini North AmericaHis wide-ranging professional and personal experience naturally aligns with TAPPI’s focus on driving innovation for the paper and packaging industry which, according to TAPPI CEO and President Larry Montague, made Augustine a standout choice for the role.

                                                                  “TAPPI’s Board Chair represents a person of knowledge and discernment,” Montague explained. “Pete has consistently demonstrated these traits as a TAPPI Fellow. As the Board Chair, his vision is sure to shape the future of TAPPI and make it better for the industries that we serve.”

                                                                  “I am excited and honored by the opportunity to continue serving on the TAPPI board – explained Pete Augustine - I’m grateful to work with such an experienced group of directors whose professional and personal backgrounds mirror the diversity of the pulp and paper industry.   Together we will guide the TAPPI leadership and staff as they chart the course for the future of the association.”

                                                                  Augustine joined Fabio Perini S.p.A. in 2011 as General Manager for North America and was promoted to his current position as President in 2013. He oversees the entire operation for Fabio Perini in North America, including strategic planning, sales, and production. Augustine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Purdue. He also served as a Captain in the United States Army.

                                                                  About Fabio Perini S.p.A.

                                                                  Fabio Perini S.p.A. was founded in 1966 in Lucca, Italy, the hub of world tissue production and converting technology. Today, with five production facilities in Italy, the United States, Brazil, and China, Fabio Perini helps its customers stay competitive and grow thanks to complete production solutions for converting and packaging. An ongoing commitment to technology, globalization, and research make the company the internationally recognized standard of excellence in the tissue industry. Learn more at www.fabioperini.com

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                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:23:01 +0200
                                                                    BillerudKorsnäs and ALPLA to join forces to pioneer paper bottles for a sustainable future http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8045-billerudkorsnaes-and-alpla-to-join-forces-to-pioneer-paper-bottles-for-a-sustainable-future http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8045-billerudkorsnaes-and-alpla-to-join-forces-to-pioneer-paper-bottles-for-a-sustainable-future

                                                                    Paper packaging materials- and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs and plastic packaging solutions provider ALPLA have just announced that they will embark on a joint venture. They do so with the vision to develop a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle.

                                                                    BillerudKorsnäs and ALPLA today announced that they will form a joint venture in the Danish paper bottle company ecoXpac. When the transaction has been completed, BillerudKorsnäs and ALPLA will own equal parts of ecoXpac. A minority post will be held by the founder family. BillerudKorsnäs is currently the majority owner and has been a shareholder in the company since 2015. BillerudKorsnäs has been a driving force in the ongoing development of a paper bottle, which was started by ecoXpac in 2010 and with Carlsberg Group since 2015.  

                                                                    ALPLA and BillerudKorsnäs share the ambition to drive packaging innovation in a sustainable direction. The two companies intend to leverage the development by combining their resources, competencies and strengths to support scaling ecoXpac in the commercialisation of a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle.

                                                                    Paper BottlePaper Bottle

                                                                    In late 2016, Carlsberg Group revealed a first physical prototype of a paper bottle, the Green Fiber Bottle, and the first generation of paper bottles has since then been in a testing phase. The plan now is to continue the development to be able to launch and then scale up production. Following generations will be both fully biobased and have biodegradable barriers thereby fully realising the vision and enabling consumers all over the world to live more sustainably. It is to realise this vision the two companies come together on this journey of innovation.

                                                                    With BillerudKorsnäs we have found an ambitious partner creating a new packaging market segment that offers a complementary consumer experience to our current rigid packaging solutions. ALPLA is sharing the passion for technical challenges and innovation. I want to emphasise the long-term vision of the joint venture to introduce fully biobased paper bottles. ALPLA is contributing capital as well as technical know-how to the joint venture to accelerate the development and market introduction of the paper bottle, says Günther Lehner, CEO of ALPLA.

                                                                    - "I believe that with our shared and honest ambition to break new ground, ALPLA and BillerudKorsnäs now make an important commitment to contribute to a more sustainable future. The question is not “if” but rather “how soon” this joint venture will introduce a fully biobased and recyclable paper bottle to the market. When we do, it will enable a significant shift in consumer behaviour globally, says Petra Einarsson, CEO and President BillerudKorsnäs."

                                                                    EcoXpac was founded with a strong vision for the future. Today we are privileged to have the best players in their fields sharing our vision. It makes me proud of what we have achieved so far. The vision has never felt closer to reality than today, says Martin Grosen Petersen, CEO of ecoXpac.

                                                                    The formation of the joint venture is subject to customary regulatory approvals such as merger control clearances. It is expected that the transaction is completed in Q3 2019.

                                                                    ALPLA is one of the leading companies involved in plastic packaging. Around 20,800 employees worldwide produce custom-made packaging systems, bottles, closures and moulded parts at 178 sites across 46 countries. The high-quality packaging is used in a wide range of areas, including for food and drinks, cosmetics and care products, household detergents, washing and cleaning agents, pharmaceutical products, engine oils and lubricants.
                                                                    ALPLA operates its own recycling plants: PET Recycling Team with a site in both Austria and Poland, and in the form of a joint venture in Mexico. ALPLA has been cooperating with Texplast (Germany) on PET recycling since July 2018. www.alpla.com

                                                                    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 units in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4400 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. BillerudKorsnäs Venture AB, a fully owned subsidiary, accommodates several venture initiatives. www.billerudkorsnas.com

                                                                    EcoXpac is an innovative Danish company specialised in designing, developing and implementing process solutions for moulded fibre bottles. The company follows a strategy striving to introduce fibre-based products in categories dominated by other materials and by so doing contributing to a more a sustainable future.

                                                                     

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                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 26 Apr 2019 10:16:28 +0200
                                                                      Mitsubishi HiTec Paper continues to invest http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8044-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-continues-to-invest http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8044-mitsubishi-hitec-paper-continues-to-invest

                                                                      As a competent manufacturer of high-quality coated specialty papers, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper continues the path of innovation and investment. As part of the "New Business Development" program, a new quality control system on the SM 21 has now been successfully commissioned at the Bielefeld site.

                                                                      Amongst other things, the "New Business Development" innovation programme will enable the multi-stage orientation of the Bielefeld Coating Machine 21 to future markets. The recently commissioned, modern Honeywell quality control system includes several measuring frames of different equipment and system peripherals for precise process control.

                                                                      Coating machine 21 | Bielefeld millCoating machine 21 | Bielefeld mill

                                                                      Kai Borenius, Head of Machine Technology at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, says: "We will be able to combine the special coating units even better and make more efficient use of them. In doing so, we not only achieve a further increase in process quality and production flexibility, but ultimately also an optimized product quality. This applies both to our traditional product areas such as thermal or inkjet papers, but especially to our new product areas such as the environmentally friendly barricote barrier papers for food packaging."

                                                                      With this investment of around EUR 1 million, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper will continue to focus on future, innovative markets and applications.

                                                                      Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH is a German subsidiary of Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty paper. The roughly 700 employees at Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe produce high-quality direct thermal, inkjet, carbonless, label and barrier papers at two tradition-rich locations in Bielefeld and Flensburg.

                                                                      Each factory stands out for own base paper production, state-of-the-art production machinery and innovative coating technologies. Through its dense global sales network, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe supplies a full range of specialty papers for many applications and printing technologies – and is a highly capable partner whenever customized coated paper solutions are required.

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                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 26 Apr 2019 09:01:55 +0200
                                                                        BaglessPlus filter discs now also suitable for use in GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8043-baglessplus-filter-discs-now-also-suitable-for-use-in-gl-v-celleco-cdi-5-0-disc-filters http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8043-baglessplus-filter-discs-now-also-suitable-for-use-in-gl-v-celleco-cdi-5-0-disc-filters

                                                                        Thanks to various rebuild options, Voith’s BaglessPlus filter discs provide the basis for a resource-conserving and efficient dewatering process in machines built by other manufacturers as well. As of now, the bagless filter discs are also available for GL&V Celleco disc filters type CDI 5.0.

                                                                        Since they were launched on the market in 1998, Voith’s BaglessPlus filter discs have become the market leader in their segment. Today, the dewatering systems with bagless discs form the basis for resource-conserving and efficient paper production around the globe. Even paper manufacturers that do not have Voith disc filters can enjoy the benefits of this innovative dewatering system, because the Heidenheim-based technology group offers rebuild options for almost all common types of machine.

                                                                        BaglessPlus filter discs from Voith now guarantee that GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters will also enjoy the lowest level of filtrate values over the entire lifetime of more than 15 years.BaglessPlus filter discs from Voith now guarantee that GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters will also enjoy the lowest level of filtrate values over the entire lifetime of more than 15 years.

                                                                        In future, operators of GL&V Celleco disc filters type CDI 5.0 will also be able to use Voith BaglessPlus filter discs. The BaglessPlus discs operate without filter bags. Because filter bags often tear during operation, the Voith technology reduces the number of unscheduled downtimes. Damaged bags also cause reduced dewatering efficiency, corresponding fiber losses and contamination of the filtrate. BaglessPlus discs, on the other hand, guarantee a consistently high quality of filtrate over the entire lifetime, so that it can be used at other sections of the paper machine. Thanks to the high filtrate quality, the fresh water requirement for the entire paper mill is therefore reduced. Another outstanding feature of the BaglessPlus product range is the lifetime of 15 years and more.

                                                                        In December 2018, the first GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filter in Scandinavia was completely converted to BaglessPlus filter discs. The customer’s expectations have been confirmed in practice and the filtrate values are at the lowest level. Customers already appreciate the simple installation of the BaglessPlus discs using bottom flanges with side lugs. Voith’s filter discs are just as rigid as those previously used by the competitor. Tears in the filter bags are now a thing of the past and the filtrate quality is consistently high. Other customers in the USA have also ordered the BaglessPlus technology for their GL&V Celleco CDI 5.0 disc filters and these units are set to be commissioned soon.

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

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

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                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 23 Apr 2019 08:18:32 +0200
                                                                          ANDRITZ to supply wood processing plant for Ilim Group in Russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8042-andritz-to-supply-wood-processing-plant-for-ilim-group-in-russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8042-andritz-to-supply-wood-processing-plant-for-ilim-group-in-russia

                                                                          International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Ilim Group to supply a wood processing plant with two debarking and chipping lines, chip and bark handling equipment, and a SmartWoodyard advanced control system to the Koryazhma mill in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2021.

                                                                          The new woodyard will replace existing woodroom and chip storage facilities, which have a pneumatic conveying system. The technology supplied by ANDRITZ will substantially contribute towards reducing emissions and operating costs, resulting in environmentally friendly, high-quality chip production and considerable savings in raw material.

                                                                          HQ-Press bark press increases the energy value of bark. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.HQ-Press bark press increases the energy value of bark. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

                                                                          The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes new debarking and chipping lines with:

                                                                          • unique de-icing process for logs in the debarking drums
                                                                          • horizontally fed HHQ-Chipper
                                                                          • two HQ-Press bark presses
                                                                          • chip and bark handling equipment, including chip storage
                                                                          • SmartWoodyard advanced control system, including Decision Support Wall (DSW) and process optimization system with smart sensors like WoodScan, BarkScan, ChipperEKG, CrusherEKG, and ScanChip wood chip analyzer.

                                                                          Description from the Ilim Group:

                                                                          The Ilim Group leads the Russian pulp and paper industry in terms of market share, production, and investment, as well as being one of the world’s leading players in this industry. The largest pulp and paper company in the world, International Paper, is a strategic partner of the Ilim Group. Over the past few years, the Ilim Group has invested 3.2 bn US dollars in the development of its own enterprises, which is unprecedented for the Russian pulp and paper market. In the next five years, the company plans to invest another 3.6 bn US dollars in the modernization of facilities and the launch of new capacities. Implementation of the investment program will allow the group to increase the volume of production by one million tons. As a result, the Ilim Group will retain its leadership position and produce 4.4 million tons of final products per year by 2023 (in 2018, the company produced 3.4 million tons).

                                                                          The Ilim Group’s production facilities are located in the Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Leningrad, and Moscow regions. The Ilim Group exports its products to more than 70 countries. The key market is the export market, and the main partners are Asian countries (especially China, with 40% of the exports).

                                                                          ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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

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                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:09:45 +0200
                                                                            North West Manufacturing Under Threat Again http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8040-north-west-manufacturing-under-threat-again http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8040-north-west-manufacturing-under-threat-again

                                                                            The North West of England has long been the lifeblood of the UK’s heavy industries and its manufacturing sector. Despite its recent resurgence, with 15,000 manufacturing jobs created since 2010, the region now faces a new potential blow from the energy regulator, Ofgem.

                                                                            Ulf Lofgren, director of a Mill in Cumbria, has been one of the leading opponents, arguing that “the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry in the North West is being undermined by a state agency that hasn’t considered the impact it is having on communities”.

                                                                            Ofgem, the UK’s electricity and gas regulator, is concerned that with increasing numbers of both domestic and industrial users at least partly-off grid, there is a looming shortfall in the costs for running the network.

                                                                            It is seeking to address this through its Targeted Charging Review, which recently closed the consultation period with industry.

                                                                            “The competitiveness of the manufacturing industry in the North West of England is being undermined by a state agency that hasn’t considered the impact it is having on communities”, says Ulf Lofgren, Managing Director of Iggesund Paperboard’s paperboard mill in Workington, Cumbria. “The competitiveness of the manufacturing industry in the North West of England is being undermined by a state agency that hasn’t considered the impact it is having on communities”, says Ulf Lofgren, Managing Director of Iggesund Paperboard’s paperboard mill in Workington, Cumbria.

                                                                            Most users have responded positively to this principle, recognising that everyone should pay something towards the network’s fixed costs. But they’ve been keen to ensure that this does not discourage investment and costs are proportionate to use.

                                                                            Ofgem are proposing a new fixed charge by user category (i.e. domestic, retail/ light industry, large users). On current information, this model will increase price differences by region meaning the North West’s charges are 26 times that of the lowest charged regions. These regional disparities would increase by a further ten-fold for Iggesund Paperboard under the other charging model Ofgem are still considering.

                                                                            This would mean several millions of pounds in extra fees for manufacturers across the North West and would be a significant blow for the region, where manufacturing industry employs over 340,000 people and contributes £26bn to the UK economy.

                                                                            At a time of increased economic uncertainty, energy intensive industries in the UK already face high costs versus other EU competitors. Now, industries based in the North West will be hit with a double-disadvantage with increased costs.

                                                                            Ironically, this moves against the Government’s own intentions. Investment in combined heat and power plants (CHPs) has been strongly supported by the Government is remains vitally important to the UK. Some 80% of the paper manufactured in the UK is made at the 15 paper mills with a CHP generator.

                                                                            Financial incentives for constructing and operating CHP have been reduced and removed over the past few years which seem to be self-defeating policy changes which are in direct contradiction of Government’s stated policy of support for high efficiency co-generation. 

                                                                            Iggesund is a leading manufacturer of paperboard and their products are used in major brands in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food and drinks. They are a significant employer in Workington, employing 400 people directly and supporting a further 1200 in the supply chain. In 2013, following Government incentives, Iggesund invested over £100 million in a biomass CHP plant at its Workington Mill.

                                                                            “This is truly outrageous”, says Mill Director Ulf Lofgren. “We need stable and predictable conditions, and when Ofgem suggests a charging model which includes geographical discrimination within the UK, we are baffled”.

                                                                            “What has the North-West of England done wrong to deserve this”, he adds and points out some of the regional differences that are the consequence of Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review.

                                                                            Any significant further increase in costs as a result of Ofgem’s proposals would harm the competitiveness of firms in the North West in particular; and would at the very least, force Iggesund’s Swedish parent company to reconsider any future investment in the UK.

                                                                            Iggesund believe that a ‘regional equalisation mechanism’ would be preferential so that manufacturing companies in the North West are not unfairly disadvantaged. The Government has been very keen to encourage a Northern Powerhouse and to keep UK manufacturing alive, but these proposals from Ofgem will dent the long-term survival of the ‘Made in Britain’ brand, especially in the North West.

                                                                            Iggesund

                                                                            Iggesund Paperboard is part of the Swedish forest industry group Holmen, one of the world’s 100 most sustainable companies listed on the United Nations Global Compact Index. Iggesund’s turnover is just over €500 million and its flagship product Invercote is sold in more than 100 countries. The company has two brand families, Invercote and Incada, both positioned at the high end of their respective segments. Since 2010 Iggesund has invested more than €380 million to increase its energy efficiency and reduce the fossil emissions from its production.

                                                                            Iggesund and the Holmen Group report all their fossil carbon emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The environmental data form an integral part of an annual report that complies with the Global Reporting Initiative’s highest level of sustainability reporting. Iggesund was founded as an iron mill in 1685, but has been making paperboard for more than 50 years. The two mills, in northern Sweden and northern England employ 1500 people.

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                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Apr 2019 23:00:11 +0200
                                                                              Engraving Solutions: Tailor Made Product and 3D experiences http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8038-engraving-solutions-tailor-made-product-and-3d-experiences http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8038-engraving-solutions-tailor-made-product-and-3d-experiences

                                                                              Tailor Made tissue products and 3D experiences: Engraving Solutions expand existing product portfolio with digital services and customized solutions for the new needs of the tissue market

                                                                              Engraving Solutions, leader in the production of embossing rollers for the tissue industry and part of the Business Area Tissue of the Körber AG Group, has presented the latest products in the embossing field: innovative and highly competitive products that meet the actual needs of the market.

                                                                              Premiumization and Digitization trends play an increasing role in the choice of converters. The best companies’ strength lies in offering products tailor-made according to the specific customer’s needs. Today customers want to co-create with the supplier, being part of the creative and development teams from the early stage of the project so that their requirements are fulfilled in the best way.

                                                                              The challenge of Engraving Solutions is to provide customers with innovative solutions that answer and anticipate market changes and help them optimize their manufacturing performance. For this reason, thanks to its technological know-how in the production of embossing rollers, and keeping continuous exchanges and workshop with the customers, Engraving Solutions has expanded its offer with new digital and customized solutions that fit to the new market trends and simplify the development processes of new products. This assures the shortest time-to-market of a new product on the shelf.

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                                                                              Ghost is designed to satisfy the current trend in the tissue market. – Giacomo Bianchi, Product Engineer of Engraving Solutions, declares – It is the new generation of embossing, obtained by combining, for the first time ever, two different micro-embossing techniques – chemical and mechanical – thereby bringing together the benefits of both. This innovative technology, unique to this market, results in a product that is more pleasing to the touch compared to the traditionally embossed one. Ghost is ideal for all high-yield products with refined embossing but is at the same time resistant, bulky and featuring excellent softness, independently from the number of plies and for every product type: toilet paper, kitchen towel and away-from-home segments”.

                                                                              The name Ghost evokes the special shape of the points, similar to a ‘ghost sheet’. Actually, the profiles of the engravings have been softened, and therefore act with less cutting aggressiveness on the paper. This allows to reduce the strength loss that usually occurs during embossing when traditional rhomboid points are used.

                                                                              Ex-press is a technology that allows to obtain double-colour products using embossing alone. By simply adding coloured water to the pre-embossing station, on first pass the ply is decorated with one colour, and when it is passed through the second embosser using coloured glue, the final product comes out with 2 different colours providing a stunning aesthetic effect.

                                                                              The last novelty presented by Engraving Solutions is Smoothie, the embossing system specifically designed for entry-level products that is capable of making the paper smoother and softer to the touch. This helps improving products made using traditional or recycled and unstructured paper, featuring low weight and low quantities of long fiber paper, that usually are less appealing to the consumer.

                                                                              With a single pass, the ply is embossed on the side portions, with or without the use of glue, and calendered on the central portion. All this is obtained using a single embossing station instead of requiring a pair of rolls or a machine dedicated to the calendering of the entire ply.

                                                                              The final result is a roll that is smooth on most of its surface and aesthetically pleasing thanks to the application of (coloured or non-coloured) decorations. This represents an improvement for entry-level products that have always privileged price and convenience over aesthetics and quality.

                                                                              At Tissue World Milan Engraving Solutions has also launched the new tissue configurator Touch 'N' Roll. The new configurator aims to simplify the process of new product development. Through a digital platform accessible from PC or tablet, with few simple steps, the user can create a preview of the finished product, a real-time prototype, even before making a pilot line test. This allows the customer to have an early view of the product and reduce decision-making time.

                                                                              Thanks to the new configurator it is possible to create your own "tailor-made" product, choosing between three predefined types of rolls: toilet paper or kitchen paper, four types of paper each with a defined surface and colour, 36 embossing designs, eight colours. A total of 1,440 configurations are possible.

                                                                              The process is very simple:

                                                                              1. Choose between three predefined types of rolls: toilet rolls, kitchen towels, away-from-home;
                                                                              2. Insert technical specifications (height, diameter, virgin or recycled paper);
                                                                              3. Choose between up to 36 embossing patterns in eight colours for a total of 1,440 possible configurations;
                                                                              4. Obtain a preview of the final product

                                                                              The customer can consult at any time, remotely, the complete list of engravings made and has immediate availability and access to the technical data sheets of the rollers. Also, through the platform, the customer can communicate directly with the Engraving Solutions experts, reserve a pilot test and check the order status of new rollers or product tests. A real digital experience that allows the customer to speed up the decision-making cycle and reduce its time-to-market.

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                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Thu, 11 Apr 2019 20:31:38 +0200
                                                                                Paper and Board industry helps demonstrate safety of its materials in food contact applications http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8036-paper-and-board-industry-helps-demonstrate-safety-of-its-materials-in-food-contact-applications http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8036-paper-and-board-industry-helps-demonstrate-safety-of-its-materials-in-food-contact-applications

                                                                                The paper and board manufacturing industry, as well as converting sectors including the tissue industry publish today the completely rewritten voluntary ‘Food Contact Guidelines for the Compliance of Paper and Board Materials and Articles’.

                                                                                Formally called “Industry Guideline”, the revised guidelines are intended to enhance the trust of public authorities, business operators and consumers in the safety of paper and board materials for food contact applications.

                                                                                2018 10 18 102805This technical document, first published in 2010 and updated in 2012, outlines how to meet the highest safety standards for paper and board products used in food contact applications. The processing chain for paper and board food contact articles is diverse; it has to deal with many challenges in demonstrating the safety of materials:

                                                                                "Our sectors’ key priority is to safeguard - at all times - the safety both of the packaging system and food that we deliver. With the Food Contact Guidelines, we wish to provide an effective compliance tool in line with the EU Framework Regulation on Food Contact Materials by ensuring an efficient exchange of information along the supply chain” explained Jori Ringman, Deputy Director General at CEPI and expert in product safety. 

                                                                                The guidelines take into account the increasing need for a compliance monitoring tool that covers risk management, product design, material selection, Good Manufacturing Practice as well as process monitoring and control.
                                                                                In the absence of specific EU legislation covering paper and board products in the field of food safety, the industry took the initiative to fill the gap by developing this guidance which serves both industry and consumers, also from an environmental point of view:
                                                                                “The lack of a specific EU wide measure for paper and board, including tissue, has created a disadvantage in the market because compliance for these materials is perceived to be less clear than for plastics in contact with food. Whenever the European Commission decides to choose paper and board as its next priority for regulation, the guidelines could be used as a starting point” concluded Angelika Christ, Secretary General of FEFCO.
                                                                                From a practical point of view, the guidelines help producers fulfill obligations deriving from EU legislation and support suppliers to adequately perform their own compliance work by giving them the required and necessary information.

                                                                                Since their launch in 2010, the guidelines have gained much support among users and well proved their value: watch our explanatory video to learn more!

                                                                                The paper and board industry will continue to focus on ensuring compliance with existing EU provisions and supporting the demand of the market and customers for unquestionable product safety. 

                                                                                ACE - The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment provides a European platform for beverage carton manufacturers Tetra Pak, SIG Combibloc and Elopak and their paperboard suppliers in Europem, Stora Enso and BillerudKorsnäs, to benchmark and profile cartons as renewable, recyclable and low carbon packaging solutions. Engaging with stakeholders and partners seeking high environmental stewardship, it contributes expertise to EU policy, legislation and standard‐setting.
                                                                                CCB - CEPI Container Board is a European industry association of producers of corrugated case materials, also called containerboard. Activities are focused on primary-fibre materials (kraftliner, semi-chemical fluting) and recycled-fibre containerboard (e.g. testliner). Members thus represent a total European production capacity of more than 28 million tons of corrugated case materials. CCB is also responsible for the management of a global containerboard industry organisation, the World Containerboard Organisation, has an office in Brussels, Belgium, and a membership of leading producers in North and South America, South Africa, Oceania and Japan.
                                                                                CITPA - Confederation of International Converters of Paper and Board in Europe, established in 1961, represents the interests of the European Paper and Board Converting Industry which covers a wide variety of converted paper products including packaging, beverages cartons, corrugated board, speciality papers and many more. CITPA membership comprises European level associations such as ACE, EUROSAC, FEFCO, Euro Wax Pack, FINAT, ECTA and ECMA as well as national federations such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal and associate members, ProCarton, PaperImpact and CepiEurokraft.
                                                                                ECMA – European Carton Makers Association, is the official organisation for carton businesses, national carton associations and suppliers to the carton industry. ECMA provides the European folding carton industry with a dynamic business network. With its seat in The Hague, The Netherlands, and an office in Brussels, ECMA represents around 500 carton producers in nearly all countries in the European Economic Area. ECMA members account for around 70% of the total carton market volume in Europe, and a current workforce of about 50.000 people.
                                                                                ETS - European Tissue Paper Industry Association’s members represent the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe and around 90% of the total European tissue production. ETS was founded in 1971 and is based in Brussels.
                                                                                FEFCO - European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers represents the interests of the European Corrugated Board Manufacturers. Headquartered in Brussels, FEFCO has 17 association members, all European national corrugated packaging organisations. The role of the Federation is to investigate economic, financial, technical and marketing issues of interest to the corrugated packaging industry, analyse all factors which may influence the industry, and promote and develop its image.
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                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:05:30 +0200
                                                                                  FEFCO takes on EPRC chaimanship http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8035-fefco-takes-on-eprc-chaimanship http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8035-fefco-takes-on-eprc-chaimanship

                                                                                  The European Paper Recycling Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Angelika Christ as the new chair for a two years period starting as of 4 April 2019, taking over from Lisa Kretschmann (FEPE). Angelika Christ has been the Secretary General of FEFCO since 2007 and the Secretary General of CITPA since 2014.

                                                                                  She has been involved in associations of corrugated board manufacturers for over 20 years, first in Germany and then at the European level. Prior to FEFCO, she was the Managing Director of the German Association of Corrugated Board Industries (VDW) from 1996 until 2007. Her first professional experience was with the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), where she executed various positions from 1980-1996.

                                                                                  During her two years mandate as chair of the EPRC, Angelika Christ will pursue the following goal:

                                                                                  2019 04 08 215739“The EPRC has been very successful in bringing all parties together, develop recyclability guidelines for printed graphic paper and boosting recycling of all papers. We will continue this work and support the industry efforts to further improve the recyclability of paper packaging on the market.
                                                                                  Paper packaging is a recycling champion.
                                                                                  We need to intensify our communication and increase the public awareness about the great recyclability of paper packaging”.

                                                                                  For further information, please contact Ulrich Leberle, Secretary of the EPRC and CEPI Raw Materials Director at u.leberle@cepi.org or by phone at (+32) 2 627 49 23.

                                                                                  The European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) was set up as an industry self-initiative in November 2000 to monitor progress towards meeting the paper recycling targets set out in the 2000 European Declaration on Paper Recycling.

                                                                                  Since then the commitments in the Declaration are renewed every five years. In 2017 the EPRC committed to meeting and maintaining both a voluntary recycling rate target of 74% in the EU27 plus Switzerland and Norway by 2020 as well as qualitative targets in areas such as waste prevention, ecodesign and research and development.

                                                                                  In 2018, Members of the EPRC are ACE, CEPI, CITPA, EMFA, ETS, FEPE, INGEDE and INTERGRAF. Supporters are Afera, EuPIA, FINAT, FEICA and RadTECH Europe.

                                                                                  The 2018 recycling rate was 72,3%. The environment (DG Environment) and industry (DG Grow) departments of the European Commission are permanent observers to the EPRC.

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                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:57:30 +0200
                                                                                    Metsä Board’s takeaway packaging achieves success in a Finnish innovation competition http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8034-metsae-board-s-takeaway-packaging-achieves-success-in-a-finnish-innovation-competition http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8034-metsae-board-s-takeaway-packaging-achieves-success-in-a-finnish-innovation-competition

                                                                                    The Helsinki Wholesale Market area launched, in October 2018, an innovation competition aimed at finding new ideas and solutions for the development of services and versatile entrepreneurship. From around 60 entries submitted, the best seven were chosen for a pilot phase. Metsä Board is delighted to announce that one of the selected entries is for its recyclable packaging concept targeted at restaurant takeaway services.

                                                                                    The Metsä Board’s project involves the whole packaging value chain, and these needs formed the basis for the packaging development. In addition, a consumer study was carried out at the beginning of the pilot stage. “The current takeaway packages used by restaurants either have functional challenges or consumers regard them as non-ecological. We also got feedback that current packaging does not fulfil the criteria of premium packaging,” says Leena Yliniemi, Technical Marketing Director from Metsä Board.

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                                                                                    The piloted packaging concept is manufactured from Metsä Board’s paperboard which is suitable for direct food contact and is recyclable. Furthermore, the packaging can be easily personalised to the restaurant. The packages are designed and manufactured by a Finnish company, Cadpack Oy. Package Testing & Research Oy is responsible for coordinating the pilot as well as for the consumer study. The pilot project will continue until the end of May 2019.

                                                                                    The innovation competition, funded by the City of Helsinki and Business Finland, was organised to find new technological and other innovative solutions specifically for food and food production, and also packaging, circular economy and clean technologies. The competition jury consisted of members representing the City of Helsinki, the University of Helsinki and the business sector.

                                                                                    Metsä Board
                                                                                    www.metsaboard.com

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

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

                                                                                    Metsä Group
                                                                                    www.metsagroup.com

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

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

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                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:51:32 +0200
                                                                                      Michael Berggren leaves Rottneros Group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8033-michael-berggren-leaves-rottneros-group http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8033-michael-berggren-leaves-rottneros-group

                                                                                      The Mill Director for Vallvik Mill, Michael Berggren, has decided to take up a position outside Rottneros and will therefore leave his position as Mill Director. Michael has six months' notice and will remain in full capacity during this period.

                                                                                      2017 04 26 094503“Vallvik Mill has, under Michael's management, developed rapidly and major efforts are being made to achieve the decided goals”, says Lennart Eberleh, President and CEO of Rottneros AB. “Vallvik Mill has today a strong and competent organisation and I feel confident that Vallvik Mill will continue to develop on its current path. We begin to see the result of a value-based leadership that in a structured and systematic way works towards improved productivity and higher capacity utilisation. I would like to thank Michael for his efforts for Vallvik Mill and Rottneros and wish him good luck in his continued career. It is rewarding to see Rottneros contribute to the personal development of its staff who are sought after by other companies.”

                                                                                      “It has been very developing and rewarding to have been responsible for the development of Vallvik Mill after major investments have been made”, says Michael Berggren. “It was no easy decision to now accept the assignment to become the mill manager for Aspa Bruk, part of Ahlström-Munksjö, but in the end I made the decision based on personal reasons. I am happy and proud of what we have achieved in Vallvik in the last few years and I will miss all the competent and happy colleagues.”

                                                                                      The recruitment of a new Mill Director for Vallvik Mill will begin immediately.

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

                                                                                      The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 12:00 CET on 8 April 2019.

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

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                                                                                        no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:48:43 +0200
                                                                                        Mondi PERGRAPHICA® premium design papers enter UK market with Fenner Paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8031-mondi-pergraphica-premium-design-papers-enter-uk-market-with-fenner-paper http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8031-mondi-pergraphica-premium-design-papers-enter-uk-market-with-fenner-paper

                                                                                        Mondi, the global packaging and paper Group, has announced that Fenner Paper is their distributing partner for Pergraphica in the United Kingdom. This ensures full availability of the product white range in folio formats and optimal customer service nationwide.

                                                                                        Award-winning projects

                                                                                        marketingei others logo 8795“We launched Pergraphica only four years ago, and we are already seeing award-winning projects in Germany, Russia, Italy, Poland, Slovakia or the Czech Republic printed on our premium paper. I’m happy that we have now found a great partner in Fenner Paper to continue our creative journey in the UK”, says Johannes Klumpp, Marketing and Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.

                                                                                        Even before the agreement, a prestigious book project was realised on Pergraphica in Great Britain: “AOP50”, celebrating the 50 years anniversary of the Association of Photographers. Further creative projects are showcased on Pergraphica’s Instagram account.

                                                                                        PERGRAPHICA®, paper for perfectionists

                                                                                        Pergraphica is Mondi's exclusive design paper range that fulfils the needs of the creative and professional printing industry in the premium segment. Pergraphica meets the highest requirements for demanding, high-quality print projects and meets the strict criteria of numerous renowned international sustainability standards, such as FSC® or EU Ecolabel.

                                                                                        Its range is characterised by excellent printing properties and is available in two different surfaces (rough and smooth), in five colour variants (High White, Classic, Natural, Ivory and Infinite Black) and in six grammages between 70 and 350 g / m² in Folio and digital formats.

                                                                                        At the beginning of the year 2018, Mondi launched its "Vienna Stories" campaign for Pergraphica. Its centerpiece, the Pergraphica Collection Box with the book "Vienna Stories", won the Special Prize for Paper for the Paperazzo Haptics Award 2018. Several customer projects realised with Pergraphica, such as the special issue of the Hamburger Abendblatt for the opening of the Elbphilharmonie, were awarded creative prizes. In addition, the programme leaflets at the Moscow Bolshoi Theater, the current yearbook of the Creativ Club Austria and the Czech design magazine Barlife are printed on Pergraphica, among others.

                                                                                        The emotional power of paper

                                                                                        “What is special about Pergraphica is that the brand is not only committed to premium print quality, but also to inspiring paper lovers everywhere. It’s all about creatives inspiring other creatives, and that absolutely fits our idea of working with the industry”, says Justin Hobson, Marketing Director at Fenner Paper.

                                                                                        “With the Vienna Stories campaign and a beautiful book on the creative scene in Pergraphica’s home town, Mondi has shown that they are more than just great papermakers. They get the emotional power of paper and print.”

                                                                                        http://pergraphica.mondigroup.com 

                                                                                        https://www.instagram.com/pergraphica/

                                                                                        About Mondi

                                                                                        Mondi is a global leader in packaging and paper, delighting its customers and consumers with innovative and sustainable packaging and paper solutions. Mondi is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain - from managing forests and producing pulp, paper and plastic films, to developing and manufacturing effective industrial and consumer packaging solutions. Sustainability is embedded in everything Mondi does. In 2018, Mondi had revenues of €7.48 billion and underlying EBITDA of €1.76 billion. 
                                                                                        Mondi has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker MND, and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker MNDI. Mondi is a FTSE 100 constituent, and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series since 2008 and the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Series since 2007.

                                                                                        www.mondigroup.com

                                                                                        About Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper

                                                                                        Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper is a business unit of Mondi Group. In six operating sites in Austria, Slovakia, Russia, and South Africa, Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper produces pulp and environmentally sound office and professional printing papers tailored to the latest professional digital and offset print technologies. 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, NEUJET®, Snegurochka or ROTATRIM 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. Converters appreciate the excellent printability and smooth handling of Mondi’s professional printing papers.

                                                                                        About Fenner Paper

                                                                                        Fenner Paper has developed over 30 years to become one of the leading independent paper merchants in the UK. With a warehouse in Kent, papers are distributed nationally by contract distribution and through links with other paper merchants. The wide range of speciality products are sourced from some of the most established paper mills in Europe with a collection of papers and board for print, packaging and box covering. The Fenner Paper range is of interest to all printers and designers who need creative and distinctive paper solutions.

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                                                                                          no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:02:44 +0100
                                                                                          ANDRITZ to supply wood processing plant for Ilim Group in Russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8030-andritz-to-supply-wood-processing-plant-for-ilim-group-in-russia http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8030-andritz-to-supply-wood-processing-plant-for-ilim-group-in-russia

                                                                                          International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from the Ilim Group to supply a wood processing plant with two debarking and chipping lines, chip and bark handling equipment, and a SmartWoodyard advanced control system to the Koryazhma mill in the Arkhangelsk region, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for mid-2021.

                                                                                          The new woodyard will replace existing woodroom and chip storage facilities, which have a pneumatic conveying system. The technology supplied by ANDRITZ will substantially contribute towards reducing emissions and operating costs, resulting in environmentally friendly, high-quality chip production and considerable savings in raw material.

                                                                                          HQ-Press bark press increases the energy value of bark. © ANDRITZHQ-Press bark press increases the energy value of bark. © ANDRITZ

                                                                                          The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes new debarking and chipping lines with:

                                                                                          • unique de-icing process for logs in the debarking drums
                                                                                          • horizontally fed HHQ-Chipper
                                                                                          • two HQ-Press bark presses
                                                                                          • chip and bark handling equipment, including chip storage
                                                                                          • SmartWoodyard advanced control system, including Decision Support Wall (DSW) and process optimization system with smart sensors like WoodScan, BarkScan, ChipperEKG, CrusherEKG, and ScanChip wood chip analyzer.

                                                                                          Description from the Ilim Group:

                                                                                          The Ilim Group leads the Russian pulp and paper industry in terms of market share, production, and investment, as well as being one of the world’s leading players in this industry. The largest pulp and paper company in the world, International Paper, is a strategic partner of the Ilim Group. Over the past few years, the Ilim Group has invested 3.2 bn US dollars in the development of its own enterprises, which is unprecedented for the Russian pulp and paper market. In the next five years, the company plans to invest another 3.6 bn US dollars in the modernization of facilities and the launch of new capacities. Implementation of the investment program will allow the group to increase the volume of production by one million tons. As a result, the Ilim Group will retain its leadership position and produce 4.4 million tons of final products per year by 2023 (in 2018, the company produced 3.4 million tons).

                                                                                          The Ilim Group’s production facilities are located in the Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Leningrad, and Moscow regions. The Ilim Group exports its products to more than 70 countries. The key market is the export market, and the main partners are Asian countries (especially China, with 40% of the exports).

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

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                                                                                            no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:55:32 +0100
                                                                                            Pasaban upgrades one of OKAB Group’s cardboard sheeters http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8028-pasaban-upgrades-one-of-okab-group-s-cardboard-sheeters http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8028-pasaban-upgrades-one-of-okab-group-s-cardboard-sheeters

                                                                                            Pasaban upgrades the electrical cabinets of a cardboard sheeter for Okab in order to improve the machine’s performance.

                                                                                            The Okab Group has been providing cardboard and paper converting services to European market since 1969. It originally started converting envelopes, cutting paper sheets and currently provides tailormade converting services such as, sheeting, rewinding and ream wrapping across the entire continent from its plants in France, Germany and Sweden.

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                                                                                            Pasaban has been working with the Okab group designing and manufacturing their paper and cardboard sheeting machines for more than two decades. During this time, we have manufactured more than 10 machines, just two of which are now more than 15 years old. That is the case of the KDD 1700, designed to work with high quality coated cardboard.

                                                                                            After analysing the possibilities for upgrading the sheeter, it was decided to update the electronic components. The PLCs, the hardware of the machine’s computer, and the electrical cabinets were replaced.

                                                                                            With this update, all the Okab’s sheeters now use the same technology.

                                                                                            For more information about upgrades to improve your old paper converting equipment performance, check our Upgrades section table at www.pasaban.com

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                                                                                              no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:36:26 +0100
                                                                                              Safety first! Efficiency, too http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8027-safety-first-efficiency-too http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8027-safety-first-efficiency-too

                                                                                              How a manufacturer of paper-based office material, operating its converting line mainly with blind or visually impaired employees, is able to combine the highest operational safety requirements with an impressive increase in output, reliability, and product quality.

                                                                                              AVRE[1] is a private, non-profit organization[2] reliably supplying its main customer, federal government agencies, with copy paper. Like other manufacturers of paper-based office products, AVRE pays utmost attention to product quality, reliability, and equipment efficiency. Yet, their most important requirement is operational safety. This is certainly what makes AVRE special as a manufacturer of office supplies. The converting line must be handled primarily by employees who are blind or visually impaired operators, making up over 75 percent of AVRE’s direct labor force.[3]

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                                                                                              AVRE needs to be prepared for new product requirements in the future. Therefore, modernizing its existing converting line was urgently needed back in 2015. AVRE wanted to increase its production with a reliable, more flexible solution, guaranteeing higher output without losing product quality. Today, an SHM Digicut sheeter[4] operates in line with a Model 32 ream wrapper[5] from BW Papersystems. Both machines are customized to AVRE’s accessibility requirements and operational safety, yet they reach an average output of 12 tons of paper in a 7.5-hour shift.

                                                                                              How to combine efficiency, increased output, and quality with the highest operational safety?

                                                                                              AVRE used to manufacture its products on two Lenox sheeters. Lenox is a historical brand of BW Papersystems for which the company still offers parts and service support. In 2012, AVRE had already invested in a modern and customized Model 32 ream wrapper[6] from BW Papersystems. They mainly produced 8.5x11 copy paper with occasional changes to a 9x12 format. On good days, AVRE converted 8 to 9 tons of paper. But it wasn’t only time-consuming format changes that caused trouble. Growing quality and output issues of the two sheeters became more and more of a problem. AVRE had difficulties keeping the sheeters running at capacity. In addition, AVRE wanted to create additional business through a broader product portfolio, including digital formats.

                                                                                              Higher output, better product quality, and varied size flexibility were not the only requirements AVRE had. The new sheeter had to be equipped in such a way that it could be operated by blind or visually impaired operators, as well as by sighted maintenance staff. A potential equipment supplier would thus have to manage balancing apparently conflicting objectives: highest operational safety and special accessibility requirements with higher output and efficiency.

                                                                                              Designing a modern converting line for visually impaired operators requires some innovative engineering.

                                                                                              In 2012, AVRE became aware of a possible solution to their problems when they came to Sheboygan, WI for machine acceptance of the ream wrapper. BW Papersystems’ project managers had linked the Model 32 to an SHM Digicut sheeter to demonstrate its full potential. AVRE was immediately taken with the idea to have both ream wrapper and sheeter from the same manufacturer, guaranteeing an easy and well-proven linkage between both systems.

                                                                                              Using leading dual rotary cross-cutting technology from BW Papersystems, the SHM Digicut is designed to meet any quality requirements. The size flexible crosscutter and the quick-change gripper discharge offer maximum size flexibility for cut sizes and digital sizes. Using several collating boxes for different formats allows for gripper discharge changes within 15 minutes or less. All other sections of the line involved when changing formats can easily be adapted via touch panel. Only the slitters are adjusted manually. Auto-slitters are available if required.

                                                                                              Once these conditions were met, discussions about finding solutions for AVRE’s unique requirements could begin.

                                                                                              In order to meet AVRE’s accessibility requirements, BW Papersystems’ engineers developed individually designed screens. They combined default display screens for maintenance people and larger screens for visually impaired operators. Those displays use strong color contrast and extra-large characters and symbols that are easy to read and familiar to people who are blind or visually impaired. In addition, plexiglas stencils with tactile symbols can be placed over the screens, for example, at the ream wrapper unit.

                                                                                              Additional support in the event of disturbances is provided by voice output. Multiple sensors, safety locks, and other control systems monitor both the sheeter and the ream wrapper. Operators are immediately informed verbally about low paper rolls, sheet transfer faults, or if a door is opened while the machine is running, to name just a few of them.

                                                                                              In order to avoid serious injuries and to guarantee the highest level of operational safety, BW Papersystems has placed additional guarding at the slitter and crosscutter, at the entire tape section, and the gripper discharge. On the drive side of the machine, guarding is placed around the main drive to avoid accidental access.

                                                                                              Output records meet highest acceptance amongst operators

                                                                                              The result is impressive! While AVRE used to process 8 to 9 tons of paper with two sheeters on a good day, the company today produces an average of 12 tons of copy paper in a 7.5-hour shift. "During normal operation, we were able to increase output by more than 30 percent. And we are really proud of the records our operators set with the SHM Digicut,” says Charles Gardner, Director of Manufacturing at AVRE. “In a 9-hour shift, we have already achieved several times 18 tons of paper, once even 20 tons. Our record with the old sheeters was 13 tons of paper in 13 hours."

                                                                                              One important factor is certainly the generally higher uptime of the line. The wear of parts is considerably lower, too. And, if parts or services are needed, BW Papersystems is available around the clock. In most cases, replacement parts, coming from warehouses in the US, can be shipped within 24 hours. In case of an unscheduled machine downtime, BW Papersystems offers fast support via online diagnostics and remote services.

                                                                                              The high acceptance of the customized production line among the operators contributes to the fact that the system delivers top performance again and again. “The machine’s accessibility for visually impaired operators makes working on the line a pleasure,” says John Skinner, Team Lead at AVRE. He adds: “The additional guarding on areas with high risk of injury completely meet our high standards for a safe working environment.”

                                                                                              Furthermore, changeover times are dramatically reduced. Instead of over an hour, a new format can now be converted only after 15 minutes or less. "Looking ahead, this gives us all the necessary strategic flexibility we need," says Ken Fernald, President/CEO of AVRE. "Even though we are focusing on 8.5x11 commodity cut-size papers right now, we wish to keep the option open to serve new markets and customers with additional formats in the future, including digital sizes.”

                                                                                               

                                                                                              Reaching boundaries, moving boundaries

                                                                                              Today, AVRE runs its converting line at 751 fpm, equaling 87 percent of maximum speed. Most of the time, the company is making production requirements, but they are very close to maxing out their capabilities. AVRE is thinking about adding a second roll stand to the line to double production if required.

                                                                                              "We are looking forward to being able to expand production on the AVRE line with a second roll stand," says Sven Gruenwoldt, Sales Director at BW Papersystems. "Both the SHM Digicut and the Model 32 ream wrapper offer sufficient capacity to handle double the production volume resulting from an additional unwind. And he proudly adds: "We are already hearing of new production records set by the operators from AVRE".

                                                                                              [1] Link to: http://www.avreus.org/

                                                                                              [2] Link to: http://www.avreus.org/about/about-avre-1.html

                                                                                              [3] Link to: http://www.avreus.org/about/about-avre-1.html

                                                                                              [4] Link to: https://bwpapersystems.com/product-groups/machine/folio-size-sheeters-packaging/digital-size-sheeting-machines/shm-digicut

                                                                                              [5] Link to: https://bwpapersystems.com/product-groups/subgroup/cut-size-sheeters-packaging/cut-size-packaging-machines

                                                                                              [6] Link to https://www.bwpapersystems.com/product-groups/machine/cut-size-sheeters-packaging/cut-size-packaging-machines/model-32

                                                                                              ABOUT BW PAPERSYSTEMS

                                                                                              BW Papersystems, part of Barry-Wehmiller, combines extremely strong brands, innovative technologies and long-standing global experience in the corrugating and finishing, sheeting and packaging, and stationery, book-binding and security-documents industries. BW Papersystems brings together 10 brands - BW Bielomatik, BWP Zerand, Curioni, JAG SYNCHRO, Kugler-Womako, MarquipWardUnited, SHM, VortX, WillPemcoBielomatik and Wrapmatic - that synthesize manufacturing in the paper process industries. We offer market-leading technology for full corrugators in a variety of configurations, rugged rotary die cutters and flexo folder gluers, as well as starch-mixing systems. Customers rely on us for folio-size, cut-size and digital-size sheeting and packaging of paper, board and other materials. In addition, BW Papersystems’ portfolio includes stationery, passport production and specialized paper-converting applications, as well as book-on-demand binding lines, digital print finishing and RFID processing technology. For more, go to bwpapersystems.com.

                                                                                              ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLER

                                                                                              Barry-Wehmiller is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technology for the packaging, corrugating, sheeting and paper-converting industries. By blending people-centric leadership with disciplined operational strategies and purpose-driven growth, Barry-Wehmiller has become a $3 billion organization with nearly 12,000 team members united by a common belief: to use the power of business to build a better world. CEO Bob Chapman shares the story of the company’s transformation in his book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. To learn more, go to barrywehmiller.com

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                                                                                                no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:31:52 +0100
                                                                                                Skjern Papirfabrik A/S, Denmark selects Toscotec to rebuild the dryer section of its PM1 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8026-skjern-papirfabrik-a-s-denmark-selects-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-its-pm1 http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8026-skjern-papirfabrik-a-s-denmark-selects-toscotec-to-rebuild-the-dryer-section-of-its-pm1

                                                                                                Skjern Papirfabrik A/S chose Toscotec for the complete rebuild of its paper machine’s dryer section at Skjern mill, Denmark. The delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019. PM1 has a wire width of 3,200 mm and produces core board from 90 to 450 gsm using 100% recycled fibres.

                                                                                                Toscotec will supply a new frame for the entire dryer section and 19 TT SteelDryers, designed for an operating steam pressure of 10 barg, and equipped with bearing housings, steam fits and turbulence bars. The TT SteelDryers will replace most of the mill’s existing cast iron cans. The scope of supply also includes: a new tail blowing system in the press section and new mechanical drives for the entire paper machine. An interesting feature of this project is the supply of blowing doctors, which will improve air circulation in the pockets. The services package consists of onsite erection, supervision, commissioning and start-up assistance.  

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                                                                                                The target of the rebuild is to increase the drying capacity by over 20%, without increasing the paper machine’s length, thanks to the advantages of TT SteelDryers and the higher steam pressure. The upgrade will also aim to improve the stability of the web run. The tail threading will increase the machine efficiency, thanks to the new tail blowing system in the press and new ropes system throughout the entire dryer section. As a result, Toscotec expects to boost both the efficiency and ease the run ability of the paper machine.

                                                                                                Enrico Fazio, Toscotec’s P&B Head of Sales, says “This is Toscotec’s first paper & board reference in Denmark. We are happy to enter the northern European market, because it is very high-tech oriented. We are proud that Skjern mill chose our technical solution. Thanks to Toscotec’s advanced technology, the rebuild will meet the targets of the customer, maintaining the same machine length.”

                                                                                                Kurt Larsen, Project Manager of Skjern Papirfabrik A/S, says, “We are very much focused on the environmental sustainability of our mill. Toscotec’s technology will boost efficiency and production, as well as meet our targets of specific consumption reduction.”

                                                                                                For further information, please contact:

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

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                                                                                                  no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:26:49 +0100
                                                                                                  ANDRITZ launches new PrimeLineTEX tissue machine for textured tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8023-andritz-launches-new-primelinetex-tissue-machine-for-textured-tissue http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8023-andritz-launches-new-primelinetex-tissue-machine-for-textured-tissue

                                                                                                  International technology Group ANDRITZ has officially launched its new tissue machine for textured tissue, the “PrimeLineTEX”, enabling customers to produce textured tissue of a quality superior to dry crepe and very close to structured (TAD) tissue, while at the same time achieving significant cost savings.

                                                                                                  PrimeLineTEX is available with widths of 5.6 or 2.8 m and produces high-quality tissue for towel and sanitary applications. The machine offers up to 25% fiber savings compared to dry crepe and consumes up to 50% less energy than a TAD machine. The PrimeLine TEX is substantially shorter in length than other market solutions and uses only one additional fabric instead of two. Furthermore, the PrimeLineTEX machine can switch between production of textured and dry crepe tissue within a much shorter time than comparable solutions.

                                                                                                    The ANDRITZ tissue pilot plant in Graz, Austria – the PrimeLineTIAC – is currently configured as a PrimeLineTEX machine and offers customers the opportunity to test and develop their future textured tissue. © ANDRITZ The ANDRITZ tissue pilot plant in Graz, Austria – the PrimeLineTIAC – is currently configured as a PrimeLineTEX machine and offers customers the opportunity to test and develop their future textured tissue. © ANDRITZ

                                                                                                  As a turnkey supplier, ANDRITZ can offer the complete textured tissue production line, including stock preparation, pumps, and the automation system.

                                                                                                  “Our new PrimeLineTEX tissue machine enables customers to produce high-quality tissue close to TAD but with substantially reduced investment and operating costs. It is available to all markets worldwide, without any restrictions. This new machine offers profitable advantages for our customers,” says Klaus Blechinger, Vice President Tissue at ANDRITZ.

                                                                                                  PrimeLineTEX – FEEL THE DIFFERENCE

                                                                                                  The ANDRITZ tissue pilot plant in Graz, Austria – the PrimeLineTIAC – is currently configured as a PrimeLineTEX machine and now offers customers the opportunity to test and develop their future textured tissue. The first paper samples will be available during the Tissue World Milan trade show from March 25 to 27, 2019 at the ANDRITZ booth, F680.

                                                                                                  With the new PrimeLineTEX machine, ANDRITZ once again confirms its strong position as one of the global market leaders for the supply of complete tissue production lines and the right partner for innovative solutions.

                                                                                                  For more information, please visit andritz.com/primelinetex

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

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                                                                                                    no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:24:50 +0100
                                                                                                    Papermaking 4.0 - Experience Virtual Reality solutions by Voith at Tissue World Milan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8021-papermaking-4-0-experience-virtual-reality-solutions-by-voith-at-tissue-world-milan http://www.pulp-paperworld.com/european-news/item/8021-papermaking-4-0-experience-virtual-reality-solutions-by-voith-at-tissue-world-milan

                                                                                                    Voith is taking part at the Tissue World in Milan from March 25 to 27, 2019. The innovative solutions for tissue production from Voith will be displayed at booth F500 in hall 3.

                                                                                                    • Voith will participate at the Tissue World exhibition in Milan
                                                                                                    • XcelLine tissue machine can be experienced in Virtual Reality at Voith booth. Also at the booth: Papermaking 4.0 solutions and the CleanLine Excell cleaning technology.
                                                                                                    • Presentations at the conference about “The smart evolution for Tissue 4.0” on March 27 further insights into “Performance and Safety in the Yankee area” on March 26

                                                                                                    As a full-line supplier, Voith generates crucial added value especially for the tissue industry. From BlueLine stock preparation lines to the XcelLine tissue machines the systems are designed from a single source and cover all areas of tissue manufacturing. The interactions are perfectly matched to make the tissue production as valuable as possible.

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                                                                                                    Presentations at the conference
                                                                                                    Marcus Schwier, Director Tissue Sales & Application and Christian Schmid, Head of Process Line Package at Voith Paper will give a joint presentation about “The smart evolution for Tissue 4.0” on March 27, from 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. in the official conference session "Smart and Sustainable – Strategies to Stay Sharp as a New Decade Dawns”.

                                                                                                    Marco Pettena, Sales Director Tissue at Voith Paper will provide further insights into “Performance and Safety in the Yankee area” and will explain how to improve not only the energetic performance but increase as well the safety working with this key part of the tissue machine. March 26, from 8:35 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. session “Yankee Safety & Reliability Workshop“.

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                                                                                                    XcelLine Tissue Machines: Xcellent Performance.
                                                                                                    XcelLine, the new generation of tissue machines by Voith, is the key to building an optimized, sustainable supply chain. With XcelLine tissue machines, Voith offers efficient paper production on a new level. All single components, technologies and services are perfectly coordinated and integrated. Their interplay leads to excellent performance over the entire lifecycle of the tissue machine. Perfect design, coordination and reliability of all secondary systems are also part of Voith’s scope of supply.

                                                                                                    Papermaking 4.0: Virtual Reality Solutions for Tissue
                                                                                                    Virtual Reality Solutions by Voith enable to experience your individual tissue machine easily in virtual reality. Also trainings can be carried out in virtual reality. The complete immersion in the virtual world enhances the training effect. The result: More transparency, efficiency and safety over the entire life cycle.

                                                                                                    Voith CleanLine Excell consistent and uniform cleaning

                                                                                                    CleanLine Excell: Consistent and uniform cleaning
                                                                                                    High fiber retention and uniform dewatering are key factors of performance in the forming and press sections of a tissue machine. CleanLine Excell cleans the surface and structure of forming and press fabrics more effectively than oscillating high-pressure needle jet showers or standard traversing showers. The especially for tissue machines developed CleanLine Excell cleaning head provides greater fabric permeability retention which leads to better uniformity, less water and energy consumption.

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

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

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                                                                                                      no-spam@pulp-paperworld.com (Ian Melin-Jones) European News Tue, 26 Mar 2019 08:13:15 +0100