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Ahlstrom, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high performance nonwovens and specialty papers, will consolidate its nonwoven wiping fabrics manufacturing platform in Italy, with the aim of increasing capacity, efficiency and breadth of product range.

The production of wipes will be located in two out of three existing manufacturing sites: Mozzate and Cressa, while the Carbonate plant will be closed. All the plants are located in the Milan region and belong to Home & Personal Nonwovens business area.

The consolidation will not have any major impact on personnel or cause significant non-recurring costs. The company plans to complete the project by early 2011.

Ahlstrom is a leading manufacturer of wiping fabrics, offering a broad range of materials and technologies for diverse wiping applications. The company manufactures wiping fabrics at its sites across Europe, USA and South America.

For further information, please contact:
Seppo Parvi, CFO, tel. +358 10 888 4768
Jean-Marie Becker, Executive Vice President, Home & Personal Nonwovens, tel. +33 476 45 35 15

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For over a year now, the Trulli print shop in Vence has been using a Speedmaster XL 105 ten-color press with perfecting device. The press was ordered at drupa 2008 and was at that time the first press with this configuration in the whole of France.

trulli"We wanted a competitive, high-performance press that would enable us to set ourselves apart from our competitors and boost our potential. The productivity, quality, and user-friendly operation of our new XL have exceeded all our expectations," sums up Sylvain Trulli. He and his brother Julien Trulli are in charge of the print shop. "80 percent of our orders are produced at a constant speed of 15,000 sheets per hour. With automatic presetting of the format and paper thickness at the feeder, and transfers between the units, perfecting device and delivery, we can process a whole range of different substrates between 56 and 600 grams. In addition, automatic setting of the perfecting device means we can switch from straight printing to perfecting mode very quickly. This high level of flexibility has enabled us to tap into new markets. Makeready times have been halved, regardless of the complexity of the job. We have also been able to cut the amount of waste considerably. Despite the crisis, we have increased production by 20 percent within the space of a year," continues Sylvain Trulli.

Founded by Michael Trulli in 1980, the print shop now supplies publishing houses, agencies, insurance companies, art galleries, and mail-order companies. The company began using the first Speedmaster SM 102 ten-color press in France as early as 1999. This has now been joined by a second long perfecting press of the XL generation. The product portfolio ranges from magazines and art books to brochures and leaflets. The full-service print shop employs 22 staff and has annual sales of EUR 5 million. Its postpress operations use a Stahlfolder TH-56 with six buckle plates, fully-automated Stahlfolder TH 82-6 buckle plate folder, and Polar 137 XT Autotrim high-speed cutter.

The Trulli print shop has held the printing industry's "Imprim'Vert" eco-label since 2008. The company's two-story premises cover an area of 6,000 m2, with all peripherals for the machines located on the lower floor. "As a result, we can work in a clean environment with no odors and far lower noise levels. That generates very positive feedback from customers and staff alike," confirms Sylvain Trulli. "Our XL 105 operates with zero percent alcohol for all jobs. It is also equipped with the CleanStar air extraction system that removes around 80 percent of powder emissions, and an automatic ink feed system from large drums that enables us to use approximately eight percent less ink per year. 99 percent of our waste is recycled and reused," continues Trulli. The Trulli print shop is in the process of applying for the "1.2.3. Environnement" certificate, the third certification level of which corresponds to ISO 14001.

Sylvain (right) and Julien Trulli in front of the new Speedmaster XL 105 ten-color press that has exceeded all expectations in terms of quality, user-friendliness and improved productivity. With less waste and alcohol-free production, the press also helps to protect the environment.

For further information, please contact:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Corporate Public Relations
Hilde Weisser
Phone: +49 (0)6221 92 50 66
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logo-andritzFollowing the rebuild of the wet section of paper machine PM4 at Cartiere Modesto Cardella S.p.A., Italy, by international technology Group ANDRITZ, the PrimeFlow TW two-layer headbox with PrimeProfiler F dilution water control, and the first PrimeForm TW gap former to be supplied by ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER have gone into operation successfully.

The concept ANDRITZ has supplied provides high dewatering performance and production of corrugated base paper grades with a minimum of two-sidedness. Initial results after production start showed a significant improvement in paper formation and strength properties. The paper machine has a design speed of 1,200 m/min and a wire width of 3,180 mm; the corrugated base paper, with a basis weight range of 90 to 170 gsm, is produced from 100% waste paper.

Thanks to the presence of the ANDRITZ experts on site, the rebuild went very smoothly. All systems have been started up successfully and we are very pleased with the components ANDRITZ has supplied', says Modesto Cardella, Managing Director of Cartiere Modesto Cardella.

For further information please contact:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of turnkey systems and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, tissue paper, board, fiber-board (MDF), nonwovens, as well as of biomass boilers and gasifiers for energy production. The technologies available are employed for the processing of logs and annual fibers, the production of chemical and mechanical pulps as well as recycled paper fibers, recovery and reuse of chemicals, generation of energy from biomass, preparation of paper machine furnish from virgin or recycled fibers, production of paper, tissue paper and board, calendering and coating of paper, and the handling of reject materials and sludges. Services include complete mill maintenance, equipment upgrades and rebuilds, engineered wear products, and spare parts.

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Stakeholders from around the world are encouraged to comment on the revised Italian forest certification system. The global public consultation, which will last until 52010, is an important part of the assessment process of national systems seeking recognition by PEFC at international level. The current endorsement will expire on 18th October 2010.


"The revised Italian forest management standard is the product of the collaborative efforts of more the more than thirty specialists from all sectors of society that participated in the standard setting forum," said Antonio Brunori, Secretary General of PEFC Italy. "The year-long process, which also benefited from a public consultation at national level, resulted in an increase of prescriptive elements and additional normative indicators that forest managers are required to comply with in order to achieve PEFC certification."

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Tuesday, 09 March 2010 13:00

Kasuga of Japan orders Futura converting line

Kasuga of Fuji, Japan has ordered a tissue converting line from Futura SpA of Lucca, Italy. Startup is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

This 2.9-m machine will produce top quality embossed toilet tissue in single- and two-ply. The line will feature two unwind stands, JOI embosser, trim cutter, log saw and core winder.

Kasuga aims to enhance productive efficiency with the new line.

Futura sales manager Carlo Berti said: "We have worked closely with Kasuga, and it is a great honour and responsibility to supply a line for such a high level producer. Our lines have an established reputation for quality and ease of use, and we are confident that this line will take Kasuga to a new level of reliability, and guarantee a superb quality finished product."

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Tuesday, 02 March 2010 08:18

ANDRITZ acquires KMPT AG, Germany

andInternational technology Group ANDRITZ has signed a contract to acquire KMPT AG, headquartered in Vierkirchen, Germany, including its affiliates in England, France, Italy, China, and the United States.

The ANDRITZ ENVIRONMENT & PROCESS business area is thus strengthening its product offerings for solid/liquid separation. The acquired company has approximately 280 employees and generates annual sales of about 50 MEUR. It was agreed to not disclose the purchase price; the contract is subject to approval by the relevant authorities and is expected to come in force during the second quarter of 2010.

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