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Valmet has received an order for the new magnesium oxide (MgO) no 3 brown stock washing and screening line for the Sappi Saiccor mill in South Africa. The delivery is part of the Vulindlela Project which targets to reduce the Saiccor mill's air emissions and effluents, and to increase its total production from 783,000 ADt/a to 890,000 ADt/a. The capacity of the new MgO no 3 brown stock and screening line will be 720 ADt/d.

The order is included in Valmet's third quarter of 2018 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 5-10 million. The new line is scheduled to start up in June 2020.

The agreement is a continuation to the long-term successful cooperation of Sappi and Valmet. Valmet has earlier delivered key processes to other Sappi mills in South Africa.

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"Valmet and its TwinRoll press technology was selected due to the ease of access for descaling and maintenance, high washing efficiency, low water consumption and low fugitive emissions to atmosphere," says Wayne Weston, Project Director at Sappi Saiccor projects.

"Valmet's large reference base for fiberline key equipment, such as the TwinRoll presses for Sulphite pulp/dissolving pulp, gives confidence to our customers that we can handle their special processes. We are happy to be a part of the Vulindlela Project and it is an important breakthrough for Valmet to utilize the TwinRoll presses in the Saiccor mill," says Eva Engelfeldt, Sales Manager, Fiber Processing Business Unit, Valmet.

Details about Valmet's delivery

Valmet's delivery includes equipment for the deknotting, screening and brown stock washing area, and auxiliaries like centrifugal pumps, field instruments, control valves, tower and tanks. The delivery also includes a service agreement on performance and reliability monitoring for the TwinRoll presses. The monitoring consists of a cloud application on the Valmet platform.

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Information about the customer Sappi

Sappi is a global diversified woodfibre company focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, specialties and packaging papers, graphic/printing papers, as well as biomaterials and biochemicals to their direct and indirect customer base. Sappi has over 12,000 employees in over 20 countries.  

The Saiccor mill is situated south of the port of Durban in South Africa. With a capacity of 800,000 tons per annum of Verve sulphite Dissolving Wood Pulp (DWP), it is the world's single largest manufacturing site for fully bleached sulphite DWP.

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

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

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

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Holmen’s Iggesund Paperboard to supply fiberline process technology and equipment to their Iggesund mill, Sweden. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2019.

The technology supplied by ANDRITZ will substantially contribute towards reducing emissions further and result in environmentally friendly, high-quality pulp production.

ANDRITZ multi-stage DD-Washer “Photo: ANDRITZ”.ANDRITZ multi-stage DD-Washer “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply encompasses:

  • Modernization of the brownstock washing process, including a new multi-stage DD-Washer with compact layout
  • A new oxygen delignification stage for optimizing the kappa level to achieve highest possible yield and minimum chemical consumption
  • Relocation of the existing screening process after the oxygen delignification stage in order to minimize fiber losses
  • Bleaching plant modernization by changing the existing 5-stage bleaching system to 4-stage bleaching
  • Cooler for digester blow temperature control

ANDRITZ has several hundred very successful DD-Washer installations as references around the globe. ANDRITZ DD-Washers are characterized by lowest operating costs and emissions as well as extremely good washing efficiency, based on the required number of displacement washing stages in a single unit. The DD-Washer is also very gentle to fibers, retaining all the bulk, stiffness and strength of the pulp as there is no mechanical pressing during pulp washing.

Iggesund Paperboard produces paperboard for consumer packaging and graphics printing at one mill in Sweden and one in England. The company is Europe’s leading producer of high-quality, virgin-fiber paperboard for use in the premium packaging and graphics sectors.

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.

Vee Bee Filtration, the world-leader in the design, manufacture and supply of Strainers, Filters and Pressure Vessels, has announced it is moving to new premises as part of a multi-million pound investment strategy from its parent company Signum Technology.

The Vee Bee Technology Centre will be located in Halesowen in the West Midlands UK and will provide state-of-the-art design and assembly facilities. This capability is required for Vee Bee to realise its potential in an evolving market where reliability and flow efficiency are vital if operators are to maintain and improve competitiveness in the modern production environment.      

“I am delighted to announce the investment which is a major landmark event in the continued growth of Vee Bee Filtration,” comments Managing Director Simon Hale.

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“This is the first part of a significant intelligent investment schedule and it enables Vee Bee to consolidate its position as the global leader. The schedule includes significant investment in manufacturing, specialised staff, research and development, testing, customer service and new product development,” Simon adds.

Signum Technology has already undertaken similar effective investment strategies with the other companies in its Group, Gall Thomson, KLAW Products and KLAW LNG. Enabling each to achieve their potential as highly successful commercial and technical leaders in their respective sectors.

The result of the investment will also enable Vee Bee to focus on new markets. “There are two geographical regions that we have targeted for growth and we are also looking to build on our core activity in the LNG market, in which we have a very strong and established market position,” Simon explains. “This investment provides us with all the resources needed to successfully achieve this and generate significant organic growth as a result.

“On a secondary level, the Technology Centre will provide us with future scope for physical expansion and optimise our own processes. This will enable us to ensure the highest standards of management of even the most demanding of contracts and reduce delivery times to the bare minimum.”

Vee Bee Filtration is one of the longest established specialist manufacturers of filtration equipment in the world, originally founded in 1957, and has been in its current location since 1982. The company is renowned for having a unique consultative approach. Far from just selling standard products it employs highly qualified engineers who typically design and manufacture strainers and filters according to the specific criteria of customers.

“We take quality very seriously and as a result we have established a reputation for providing bespoke solutions, rather than taking the one-size-fits-all approach,” Simon says. “Quite simply, products that are designed according to the customer’s specific criteria operate more efficiently and more reliably, they have a longer lifecycle and demand less maintenance, so the end result is that they provide a far improved return on investment than a cheaper, generic item. This ethos has been with Vee Bee Filtration for many years and it is something that every employee is dedicated to maintain.”

For more information go to www.veebee.com

The shredding of pulper ropes is a complex, heavy duty operation which has traditionally required the efforts of two machines. But when UNTHA shredding technology was approached by recycled paper manufacturing specialist VPK Packaging Group, the team soon proved that a single XR3000C waste shredder was single-handedly up to the task!

At international packaging manufacturer VPK, the environment is not an afterthought – sustainable operations lie at the heart of the business. The paper mill in Dendermonde, Belgium and Blue Paper mill in France, co-owned with Klingele Papierwerke, produce 900,000 tonnes of paper, per year, from 100% recycled raw material.

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That is not to say that VPK’s paper manufacturing process does not pose eco challenges. The two sites combined produce approximately 65,000 tonnes of waste per year, including over 10,000 tonnes of pulper ropes. But sustainable waste management is the number one priority.

Until recently, the complex metal and plastic pulper rope waste was sent off-site for specialist handling. However, a desire to further close the loop on its ‘green’ approach – whilst saving money in the process – saw VPK research the shredder marketplace for its own machinery.

A shortlist of three potential suppliers was drawn up, including Austrian-headquartered UNTHA. The tender stipulated that a turnkey solution was required to process 5,800 tonnes of pulper rope waste per year at the Dendermonde (Belgium) site, and a virtually identical machine would be needed to tackle 4,500 tonnes in Strasbourg (France).

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UNTHA’s client proposal included a visit to a reference site in Istanbul, where a very similar application with the same shredding technology is in place. VPK’s process technologist Ann Deschildre explained that this proved a crucial deciding factor: “We were extremely impressed by both the professionalism of the UNTHA team and the capabilities of the turnkey package. The client also spoke highly of the service provision and we could see for ourselves that the single step process made light work of this heavy-duty waste.”

Discussions continued and UNTHA’s sophisticated yet simple design was selected.

Delivered in late 2017, final configurations and acceptance testing took place in February 2018, with the solution now fully operational.

In Dendermonde, pure untreated pulper rope waste is transported via a shovel loader, fresh from the manufacturing process, to a specially-constructed 180sqm adjacent building. A ceiling-mounted claw grab lifts material into an XR3000C equipped with two 113kW motors, two cutting rows, Torque+ gearbox, Eco Drive with synchronous water-cooled motors and in-built foreign object protection. An auto-reverse function helps to manage material flow.

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The XR processes the complex waste at a rate of five tonnes per hour and a 50mm screen ensures a homogenous particle sizing. The shredded fraction then exits the machine via an enclosed horizontal conveyor with internal and external scrapers for easy cleaning, before travelling up an elevated conveyor to an electro-magnetic FE-separator.

Here, the liberated metal wiring is extracted for onward sale and recycling, with the resulting material forming the ideal SRF specification for VPK’s own Waste to Energy generation technology. The SRF passes along a final horizontal conveyor where it drops into a bunker to be fed directly into the WtE plant. A level detector senses when the container is at 70% capacity, at which point the conveyor auto reverses so that excess fuel can instead drop into a storage bay for later use.

UNTHA supplied the entire system complete with steel supports, service platforms, access stairways, touch screen Safety Remote Control (SRC) panel and control cabinet room. The team was even responsible for sourcing the in-feed cranage.

Commenting on the nature of the application, UNTHA’s sales manager Daniel Wresnik who was responsible with the earliest dialogue with VPK said: “Here we are talking about a very tricky material, partly because no two grabs of pulper ropes are the same. The metal wire could be 6m in length, or more, and of course it is encased with tough, wet plastic fibre which can soon turn from a sludge to a cement-like consistency as it dries. It is extremely undefined in its nature.

“To process this 1:3 metal and plastic waste, we’ve configured the XR so that it has the highest possible torque on the shaft and can ensure the necessary performance without operating at high speeds. This protects the safety and energy efficiency of the shredding process, whilst avoiding unnecessary wear.

“The technology itself is incredibly sophisticated but from an operational perspective we’ve tried to keep everything as simple as possible. In fact, only one VPK operator mans the line, which speaks volumes.”

VPK’s Group Energy & Environment Johan Dhaese added: “At tender stage our target for Dendermonde was 5,800 tonnes of pulper waste shredding per year, to be treated during daytime working hours only, but early indications suggest we’re going to exceed that, which is fantastic news.

“We have remote diagnostic capabilities via the GSM-connected SRC panel should we need to seek advice on rotor speed or ram adjustment performance, which gives us added peace of mind. But so far, everything is going to plan.”

The complex nature of the input material was not the only challenge with this Belgian project. The footprint of the turnkey package was originally designed to sit outside in the open air. However, further research indicated the benefits of enclosing the line, which resulted in the construction of a 180sqm building to house the system. Adjustments therefore had to be made to the height, angle and lengths of the conveyors, and the shredder even had to be lowered into the building using a 100 tonne crane before the building’s roof was installed.

And Johan Dhaese is delighted with the result. He continued: “Of course we could have continued relying on the services of an external partner to separate the metal and produce our alternative fuel. But by bringing the process in-house we’re reducing the carbon impact of unnecessary waste transportation, saving money and further closing the loop of our circular business model. It is a fantastic outcome.”

The turnkey pulper rope shredding line at VPK’s mill in Dendermonde, Belgium as well as the shredder machine at the Blue Paper mill in France are almost identical. VPK has purchased the two turnkey packages outright with an extended warranty package inclusive of service inspections provided by UNTHA’s Austrian engineers.

The VPK projects take UNTHA’s pulper rope installations to seven throughout Europe – and counting…

Switching material from plastic to paperboard can reduce a packaging’s climate impact by 99 per cent. For people who influence the choice of packaging material, this single choice can make the biggest climate impact during a product manager or designer’s entire professional career. That’s the conclusion of a study done by IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute for Iggesund Paperboard.

The starting point was to study some of the commonest packaging types and compare the differences in climate impact depending on the choice of packaging material.

“There are tables giving carbon dioxide emissions per kilo of material, but when you compare real examples of packaging, you realise the great importance of the choice of material,” comments Johan Granås, Sustainability Director at Iggesund Paperboard.

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“Plastic is a fantastic material for many applications and we use it ourselves when producing paperboard for food packaging that needs a thin plastic barrier to protect its contents,” he adds. “But we believe that decision makers in the packaging industry must know about the effects of their choice of material.”

Packaging light bulbs in plastic or paperboard respectively is the most extreme example in the survey. By switching from plastic to paperboard, it is possible to reduce the climate impact of the packaging by 99 per cent. In the example that was most favourable for plastic, a paperboard carton containing 500 grams of pasta was compared with the corresponding amount of pasta packed in a thin plastic bag. The conclusion was that the plastic bag has a 3.25 times larger climate impact than the paperboard carton. This is despite the fact that the bag only weighs one-sixth as much as the carton and has significantly worse protective and stacking properties.

“There are masses of packagings that cannot be made in anything other than plastic today,” Johan Granås emphasises. “But there are also packagings that are made of plastic where it is easy to switch material without losing function at all – and it is logical to start there if we want to reduce packaging’s climate impact.”

For the paperboard packagings used in the study, climate data for Iggesund’s paperboard Invercote was used. For the plastic materials, IVL drew on data from the databases used for doing lifecycle analyses. None of the paperboard packagings used in the study is made of material from Iggesund Paperboard.

“This is a study that shows the climate impact of different types of packaging. The mandate to IVL was to be general. Neither they nor we know the climate data for each individual packaging. However, based on the recognised environmental databases, this definitely indicates the great importance of the choice of material,” Granås concludes.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute was jointly founded in 1966 by the Swedish government and industry to do research into industry’s air and water management issues. Today IVL is an environmental institute that focuses on the interplay between environmental, economic and social perspectives.

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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.

Resolute Forest Products Inc.has just announced that, on December 31, 2018, it completed the previously disclosed sale of the Catawba, South Carolina, paper and pulp mill to New-Indy Containerboard, LLC ("New-Indy"), pursuant  to the terms of the asset purchase agreement dated October 2, 2018. The total purchase price of about $300 million consists of $260 million in cash, before customary closing adjustments, and the assumption of approximately $40 million of balance sheet liabilities, largely net pension benefit obligations.

abiti122011"We are pleased to have completed the sale of the Catawba mill to New-Indy and wish the new team every success with its investment in the diversification of the mill's operations," stated Yves Laflamme, president and chief executive officer of Resolute. "We want to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication toward this successful outcome, and are pleased that the community will continue to benefit from the mill's economic and social impact."

As previously disclosed, Resolute has agreed to use the majority of the proceeds from the asset sale to repurchase $225 million of its 5.875% Senior Notes due in 2023, thereby improving financial flexibility.

TM Capital Corp. acted as Resolute's financial advisor on the transaction, while Akerman LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP acted as Resolute's legal counsels.

About Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including market pulp, tissue, wood products, newsprint and specialty papers, which are marketed in close to 70 countries. The company owns or operates some 40 manufacturing facilities, as well as power generation assets, in the United States and Canada. Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards. The shares of Resolute Forest Products trade under the stock symbol RFP on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Resolute has received regional, North American and global recognition for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, as well as for its business practices. Visit www.resolutefp.com for more information

SOURCE Resolute Forest Products Inc.

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line – including stock preparation and automation system – delivered to Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh, India.

The ANDRITZ tissue machine – with a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a paper width of 2.85 m – produces tissue for high-quality facial wipes, toilet paper, and napkins. The 16 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankee is made entirely of steel, thus enabling high and efficient drying performance, and was manufactured at the ANDRITZ Steel Yankee Business Center in Foshan, China, which offers customers in Asia state-of-the-art manufacturing, local field service, and comprehensive quality management. For ANDRITZ, it is the first high-speed tissue machine to be installed in Bangladesh.

Successful start-up of the ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line at Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.Successful start-up of the ANDRITZ PrimeLineCOMPACT VI tissue production line at Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Bangladesh. “Photo: ANDRITZ”.

The tissue production line is equipped with the ANDRITZ PrimeControl automation system for a high-performance production process. For the very first time, ANDRITZ has supplied a multi-motor drive (MMD) system with active line modules (ALM). The ALMs are designed for feeding energy back into the grid as a renewable energy solution, they offer low line harmonics that meet the demands of IEEE 519, and they enable stable operation of the motor, even with irregular power supply systems. All the tissue machine MMDs are powered from a common DC-busbar as are the approach flow and the air ventilation systems at times. The ANDRITZ LV motors are installed from fiber preparation to the tissue machine auxiliary system.

The scope of supply also included the complete stock preparation plant with approach flow system, fiber recovery and broke handling. The system features the ANDRITZ ShortFlow concept, an overall and compact process design that significantly reduces the number of single machines and storage volumes. Market bales are dissolved in a FibreSolve FSV pulper, which enables efficient slushing without damaging the fibers. TwinFlo refiners ensure balanced and efficient operation as well as superior fiber properties. Fiber recovery is mainly handled by a RotoWash, which achieves low solids content in the effluent water. Two further pulpers from the FibreSolve product family are part of the broke system.

The successful start-up confirms ANDRITZ’s strong position as one of the global market leaders for supply of complete tissue production lines, key components, and services.

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.

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has begun using four AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines at its OKI mill, in South Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of a series of AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines.

These four machines, included in a major contract between Toscotec and APP, started production ahead of schedule, in just 60 days between August 14th and October 14th 2018.

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Thanks to the successful cooperation between APP and Toscotec, these eight start-ups have been completed over a total period of only 8 and a half months. The first two AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY machines were started up at Perawang mill in the first quarter of 2018, and the following six machines at OKI mill in the second and third quarters of 2018.

The eight AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY machines all have a paper width of 5,600 mm and an operating speed of 2,000 m/min. They feature a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer of 22 feet diameter, which represents the biggest diameter for tissue application worldwide. The energy saving design of the drying section relies entirely on steam, as the chosen energy source, including the steam-heated TT Milltech-DYH hoods.

Marco Dalle Piagge, Toscotec’s Sales Director, says, “The design of our PRODERGY machines is delivering the highest performance and energy efficiency currently available in the market. We knew that APP has very high standards when it comes to the environmental performance of its operations and production lines, with a focus on greenhouse gases and water footprint. We believe that Toscotec’s Energy Saving engineering design and advanced technology will make a significant contribution in this regard.”

Valmet and Mercer Group have signed an agreement for on-line performance monitoring for nine Valmet TwinRoll wash presses at the Mercer Stendal mill in Germany. The agreement is valid for one year, with the option of being extended. During this period, Valmet and Mercer will co-operate to further develop fleet management with respect to predictive maintenance and reliability.

The order is included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2018 orders received and constitutes an important step in promoting Valmet's Industrial Internet offering for the chemical pulping business.

valmet logoThe on-line system monitors individual functions of the wash presses by performing advanced data analysis, which generates status reports displayed on dashboards. If any of the monitored functions goes outside the operating limits, an event is triggered and recorded, which enables issues to be predicted and corrected rapidly.

"This will allow the Stendal mill to monitor performance, which will hopefully result in more uptime as well as savings on chemicals," says Dr. Gerhard Wulf, Technical Manager at Mercer Stendal.

"The pilot project has been running at the Stendal mill with a core team of experts from both the customers' side and Valmet. The sharing of knowledge and innovative ideas have been the driving forces for implementation. The wash presses will be connected to the Valmet Performance Center, allowing Valmet to provide Mercer Stendal with the services of experts from different fields, who can provide support to ensure rapid response times and appropriate solutions," says Tomas Edström, Industrial Internet Manager in the Pulp and Energy business line at Valmet.

About Mercer Stendal

Mercer Stendal is located in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The plant has an annual production capacity of 660,000 tonnes of northern bleached softwood kraft pulp and an electricity generation capacity of 148 MW. In addition, it produces turpentine and tall oil.

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

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

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

lenzing logo 2019Lenzing – The Lenzing Group filed a first wave of patent applications for its new LENZING™ Web Technology with the World Intellectual Property Organization. The 25 applications focus on product, process and application inventions and are part of Lenzing’s intellectual property protection strategy.

  • Twenty-five patent applications claiming product, process and application inventions published
  • New technology platform starts with botanic wood pulp and creates a nonwoven fabric made of 100 percent continuous lyocell filament

The LENZING™ Web Technology is a nonwoven web formation process that starts with botanic wood pulp and produces a nonwoven fabric made of 100 percent continuous lyocell filament. The technology offers a unique self-bonding mechanism where filaments bond into a fabric during the laydown process. This self-bonding mechanism allows for a much wider variety of basis weight, surface textures, drapeability and dimensional stability than other nonwoven technologies.

“Lenzing’s corporate strategy sCore TEN is very focused on driving growth via sustainability focused innovation. The new LENZING™ Web Technology is one of the most exciting Research & Development projects. The 25 patent applications related to this new technology underline our commitment to the nonwoven industry. We will continue to support our partners in their business and help consumers with sustainable innovative solutions for their everyday needs”, says Stefan Doboczky, Chief Executive Officer of the Lenzing Group.