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Valmet will deliver a new refiner with chip washer capacity of 28 ton/h to ARAUCO’s new MDF plant located in Zitácuaro, Mexico. The start-up of the system is planned for the last quarter of 2024.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

“We are proud to have had the opportunity to supply Valmet’s spear head defibrator system technology to ARAUCO’s new mill site in Mexico. We are looking forward to further deepening the relationship and developing new projects and investments together in the future,” says Leif Sundberg, Sales Manager, Fiberline Sales, Pulp and Energy business line, Valmet.

“For us at ARAUCO, incorporating technology that guarantees both safety and quality is always the main priority. Our growth depends on a safe operation and technology such as Valmet’s, giving us a solid foundation to produce quality boards for the Mexican market,” says Jose Manuel Hernández, the CEO of ARAUCO México.

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Information about the delivery
Valmet’s delivery includes all main machinery of the second-generation EVO 64 Defibrator system and chip washing, related motors as well as process design and engineering. The delivery also includes commissioning, installation, and start-up advisory.

Valmet’s defibrators are equipped with a patented grinding house that is unique in the industry. This feature enables both energy and resin savings, providing low operating costs and resulting in an environmentally friendly defibrator system for the production of high-quality wood fibers to MDF.

Information about the customer ARAUCO
ARAUCO is a global leader in sustainable forestry, being the first forestry company in the world to achieve a Carbon Neutral certification. ARAUCO is the main board producer in North America, leading the trends in decors and melamine boards for architectural and interior design solutions. The company operates in the forestry, pulp, lumber, plywood, composite panels, millwork, and renewable energy businesses. The company has a revenue of about USD 7 billion. The company operates altogether 42 sawmills, panel mills and pulp mills in North America, South America, Europe and South Africa.

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion. 

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.     

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The 100% paper design of the charity's iconic poppy will be available from this year's Poppy Appeal onwards

James Cropper, specialist papermaker based in the English Lake District, has collaborated on the creation of the Royal British Legion’s new plastic-free poppy that’s now made entirely from paper.

Working with the Royal British Legion (RBL), and design consultancy Matter, James Cropper is proud to have co-created the poppy which will reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent. It is free from single-use plastic and can be recycled in ordinary paper recycling collections.

The design is part of the charity’s commitment to reducing single-use plastic in all its activities in a drive to be economical, sustainable, and less impactful to the environment. The new poppy maintains the iconic poppy design and leaf shape and can be fastened with a pin, inserted into a buttonhole, or stick on versions are available.

Marking 45 years of partnership with the RBL, the paper provided for the new design is made from a blend of renewable fibres from responsible sources, 50 per cent of which has been recovered from paper coffee cup production via James Cropper’s CupCycling facility in Cumbria.

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Steve Adams, Chief Executive Officer at James Cropper, said: “Every year since 1978, red and green papers made at our paper mill are transformed into millions of poppies for the annual Poppy Appeal that continues to provide vital support to the Armed Forces community.

“Although we are involved each year, we never take for granted what this symbol means to so many families and the country as a whole. Everyone at James Cropper is very proud of our long-standing involvement in the production of the paper poppy, worn the world over as a symbol of respect and remembrance.”

The original paper poppy design was first produced in the 1970s. A request went out to paper mills for assistance in finding a bleed-free paper, and the partnership between James Cropper and the RBL began. James Cropper now delivers over three miles (5km) of narrow red and green paper rolls, which are made into millions of poppies, to the RBL and Poppyscotland’s poppy factories every year.

The Royal British Legion’s Executive Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Remembrance, Gary Ryan said, “We're proud to have designed a plastic-free poppy that will enable people to show their support for our Armed Forces community in a more sustainable way. We are thankful to our long-standing supplier James Cropper who developed the innovative paper used in the new poppy. The company’s industry-leading technology which reuses waste from the manufacture of coffee cups has ensured the iconic poppy is now made entirely from responsibly sourced materials. The Royal British Legion provides a lifeline for serving personnel, veterans and their families facing hardship, injury and bereavement. We hope our new plastic-free poppy, which will be available alongside existing poppy stocks, will encourage people to support the Poppy Appeal this year and help us continue our vital work.”

John MacDonald, Design Director at Matter said: “We didn’t want to simply reduce single use plastic, but to eliminate it completely. Paper offered a single-material solution that could be easily recycled, as well as offering a bold, elegant approach for the next generation of poppies. When applied well, paper is such a beautiful material. The new poppy uses papers entirely bespoke to the RBL, with print finish details that lift 3D form and deliver a quality that the remembrance occasion deserves.”

With sustainable solutions at the heart of the James Cropper mission, the new poppy contributes to its vision to drive growth of upcycled fibre within the company’s paper products to 50 per cent by 2025: pioneering materials to safeguard our future.

James Cropper’s FibreBlend Upcycled Technology model organises the plethora of fibre blend options available to customers into a clear offer, demonstrating the limitless expertise available to them. From the world’s first technology to upcycle used coffee cups to the industry leading incorporation of used jeans into fully recyclable paper for packaging - transforming waste into beautiful paper and packaging is at the core of the FibreBlend Upcycled Technology mission.

The plastic-free poppy will be available for the 2023 Poppy Appeal alongside remaining stocks of the current poppy, which can be returned to Sainsbury’s stores for recycling.

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 176 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 and fibre innovation.  

The Royal British Legion 

The Royal British Legion (RBL) is the UKs largest charity dedicated to supporting the needs of the Armed Forces community, past and present and their families. The RBL is the champion of Remembrance and safeguards the Armed Forces Covenant. It is well known for the annual Poppy Appeal and its emblem the red poppy. For further information, visit


We are a team of designers, committed to making a difference. A creative studio of thinkers and makers, inspired by what we can achieve for a positive future. For the people who experience our products, for the organisations we transform and for the world we live in.

User-experience and responsible design are at the centre of everything we do. Our services include product and packaging design, brand strategy, sustainable futures, concept visions and prototyping.

We are Matter. Difference, made.

Valmet will deliver key technologies and automation systems for Henan Longyuan Paper’s new PM7 testliner line at their mill in Henan province in China. The order also includes a quality control system for the rebuild of their PM3 machine.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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“We are happy about Henan Longyan Paper’s trust in Valmet’s testliner concept and project execution plan, and we are convinced that it will contribute to improving machine’s performance. We are looking forward to working together with Henan Longyan Paper to make it a successful project,” says Fond Zhu, Sales Manager, China, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery includes a bottom dilution headbox and a Tri-nip press section and an automation package, including Valmet DNA machine controls (MCS), IQ Quality control system (QCS), dilution profiler for headbox, steam profiler, as well as Valmet services.

After the installation, PM7 will produce testliner products with a basis weight between 90-140 g/m2 at a design speed of 1,100 m/min.

About the customer Henan Longyuan Paper

Henan Longyuan Paper Co. Ltd. is a private joint-stock enterprise mainly producing containerboard and high-strength corrugated base paper, with an annual production capacity of 800,000 tons and multiple production lines. It is the largest production and output base of packaging paper in Henan Province.

For further information, please contact:
Fond Zhu, Sales Manager, Paper business line, China, Valmet, tel. +86 139 6262 4146    

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion.

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.    

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Saudi Paper Group (SPG) has started up a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine and OPTIMA slitter rewinder at its Dammam mill in Saudi Arabia. The new machine (PM2) is already producing high quality tissue.

The AHEAD 2.2 line has a sheet trim width of 2,850 mm, a maximum operating speed of 2,100 m/min, and an annual production capacity of over 30,000 tons. Equipped with Toscotec’s upgraded shoe press design TT NextPress, a third-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer with patented deckle head insulation, and high efficiency TT Hood, the tissue machine ensures optimal energy efficiency. Toscotec also supplied the stock preparation system and its patented Short Approach Flow with double dilution, which guarantees a further reduction of electrical consumption.  

In 2022, SPG placed a new order with Toscotec for the full-on turnkey supply of a new tissue line, including an AHEAD 2.2L machine (PM5) and two OPTIMA 2600L slitter rewinders. The project is slated to add 65,000 tons to the group’s annual capacity in 2024. 

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Mohamed Abdelghaffar, SPG Group Operations Director, says, “We are very pleased with this successful start-up, and with Toscotec’s ability to manage the entire project with flexibility and competence. We expect to quickly achieve excellent performances on PM2 both for tissue quality and production efficiency. SPG’s project team is already working with Toscotec on the engineering phase of PM5, our new, double-width AHEAD tissue line. We are happy to continue this partnership, taking together another important step in our growth strategy.”

Andrea Paganucci, Toscotec Project Manager, says, “The good cooperation between SPG and Toscotec throughout the entire project could only result in a successful outcome. Considering that Toscotec’s new line replaced an older machine in an existing building, we’ve faced a few challenges linked to space restraints of the plant layout. This is when Toscotec’s well-known flexibility can really shine bright: the customized design we delivered has effectively resolved all these issues. We look forward to continuing this close partnership on SPG’s second Toscotec machine.”

About Saudi Paper Group 
Headquartered in Dammam (Saudi Arabia), Saudi Paper Group is the leading tissue paper manufacturing company in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) regions. Established in 1989, SPG has been listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) since 2006. Saudi Paper Group combines the efficiency of a large organization as it has earned the expertise of orchestrating a phenomenal paper empire. The group integrates 3 lines of business: Paper Recycling (SRC), Tissue Jumbo Rolls manufacturing (SPM) and Tissue Converting (SPC) businesses. With expanded operations both domestically and internationally (Kuwait, UAE, Turkey, Algeria, and Morocco), it specializes in the manufacturing of high quality, hygienic and environmentally friendly tissue products in compliance with local and international requirements.

Fabio Bargiacchi 
Sales Manager, Tissue division Toscotec
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Valmet has decided to further strengthen its press felt production capabilities in Tampere, Finland, by investing in a new weaving machine and a new heat-setting machine in addition to the ongoing press felt investment announced in August 2022. The value of the new investment will not be disclosed. 

“The investments will safeguard our press felt production capacity for years to come and strengthen our position as one of the leading press felt suppliers globally. Our customers in the board, paper, tissue, and pulp industries will also in the future benefit from press felts that respond to the highest quality and performance demands, and which are produced in the most modern, efficient, and sustainable press felt facility within the industry,” says Tero Kokko, Vice President, Fabrics Business Unit, Services at Valmet.

“As the sustainability of the production is very important for us, we continue to emphasize the recycling of our production side streams. We are also constantly investigating and testing in our laboratories new, more sustainable yarns and other raw materials. These actions apply to the production of all our fabrics and technical textiles: forming and dryer fabrics, press felts, shoe press belts as well as filter fabrics and laundry felts,” continues Kokko.

Valmet’s production unit for fabrics in Tampere.Valmet’s production unit for fabrics in Tampere.

Valmet has been producing press felts in Tampere, Finland, since 1882.

For further information, please contact: 
Tero Kokko, Vice President, Fabrics Business Unit, Services, Valmet, tel. +358 40 542 7427 

Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. Our 17,500 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers’ performance forward – every day.

The company has over 220 years of industrial history and a strong track record in continuous improvement and renewal. In 2022, a major milestone was achieved when the flow control company Neles was merged into Valmet. Valmet’s net sales in 2022 were approximately EUR 5.1 billion.

Valmet’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and the head office is in Espoo, Finland.   

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Norwegian manufacturer Ranheim Paper & Board selected Toscotec for the dryer section rebuild of PM5 at its paper mill in Ranheim, near Trondheim. Scheduled for the third quarter of 2023, the project will increase the paper machine’s production capacity and efficiency. PM5 produces cardboard and solid board in the basis weight range from 220 to 540 gsm. 

The rebuild of PM5’s entire dryer section will consist of different phases. The first phase will see Toscotec supply new felt runs including stretcher and guide systems suitable for higher felt tensions, as well as some internal felt loops to deliver improved cleanliness. The target of this phase is to enhance the overall dryer section production efficiency by increasing felt tensions. The associated services include complete erection with supervision, commissioning, and start-up assistance. 

Øistein Vedahl, Managing Director at Ranheim Paper & Board, says, “This rebuild represents a strategic investment aimed to increase the production and efficiency of PM5. We selected Toscotec because we knew their ability to successfully manage rebuild projects, and we were impressed with their technical solution during the discussion of the project.”

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Giancarlo Gianlorenzi, Sales Manager at Toscotec, says, “With this rebuilding project, Toscotec sets foot in a highly technological market. We are pleased to begin a cooperation with Ranheim Paper & Board in Northern Europe. Toscotec’s ability to provide dryer section rebuilds that include customized engineering, project management, erection, and start-up all in one package has an interesting potential in this market area.”

About Ranheim Paper & Board
Founded in 1884, Ranheim Paper & Board has a long history as an innovative papermill and one of the world’s most northerly papermills. Following the restructuring of Peterson Packaging group in 2016, the company was named Ranheim Paper & Board, which is owned today by Fundermax. It currently has 215 employees and a production capacity of approximately 120,000 tpy of paper and 50 million m2 of solid board. 

Giancarlo Gianlorenzi
Sales Manager, Paper & Board division Toscotec
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As the global full-line supplier to the paper industry and gold sponsor of the ZELLCHEMING trade fair, Voith will present leading solutions for the most efficient and sustainable paper production under the motto "Papermaking for Life" at booth 51, Hall North. The hybrid trade fair will take place from June 20-22, 2023, at the RheinMain Congress Center (RMCC) in Wiesbaden, Germany, and will provide a dialog platform for forward-looking process and product technology innovations for the paper, pulp and fiber-based industries.

  • Voith will be present at booth 51, Hall North
  • On June 20, a Mediterranean afternoon with the presentation of the new InfibraFiner refiner will take place
  • In three technical presentations, experts will highlight new energy concepts, digitalization possibilities with augmented reality, and the new InfibraFiner refiner

2016 09 22 073412“On June 20, we will exclusively present our new InfibraFiner refiner at our booth," says Martin Bassmann, Regional President EMEA at Voith Paper. "The InfibraFiner pushes the limits of refining and impresses with additional capacity and optimum energy efficiency. It is one of many examples from our portfolio of products and solutions for lower resource consumption and significantly higher profitability in paper production. We are looking forward to the personal exchange with the visitors on site.”

As a special highlight, Voith invites all trade show visitors to a Mediterranean afternoon at the booth on Tuesday, June 20. The event will start at 1 p.m. with the official product launch of the new refiner InfibraFiner. Visitors will be able to experience the new generation of refining in virtual reality.

In addition to the exchange at the booth, Voith experts will give presentations on the topics of energy, digitalization and innovation:

  • June 20, 11:00 a.m.: Dr. Lada Bemert (Vice President New Business & Research, Voith) will participate in the panel discussion on "Innovative energy concepts in the paper and fiber-based industry".
  • June 20, 03:45 p.m.: In the "Digitalization" session, Dr. Matthias W. Schmitt (Global Sales Manager Papermaking 4.0, Voith), together with Olav Dau (Automation Expert, Bellmer), will present new, practice-oriented possibilities for the use of Augmented Reality in the paper industry.
  • June 20, 04:30 p.m.: Under the title "InfibraFiner DG - tradition transferred into future" Adrian Honig (Global Product Manager Refining, Voith) introduces the new generation of refining. In addition, Ênio Antonio dos Reis (Process and Engineering Consultant, Otacílio Costa Unit, Klabin) will present results and practical experience from the pilot installation at Klabin's Otacílio Costa paper mill.

On Thursday, June 22, the ZELLCHEMING Career Day will take place at the end of the trade show. Students and trainees will have the opportunity to get to know potential employers in the pulp and paper industry. Voith will also be actively represented here as a premium sponsor.

Further information on the trade fair
The ZELLCHEMING trade fair is an independent technical and scientific platform of the pulp and paper industry. As a meeting point for the industry, the trade fair connects research, science and industry. The trade fair can be visited both virtually and on site. The program can be found here: ZELLCHEMING-Expo ( General information can be accessed here.

About Voith Paper 
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, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 21,000 employees, sales of € 4.9 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger 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 and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers holistic solutions from one source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations facilitates resource-conserving production and helps customers minimize their carbon footprint. With its leading automation products and digitalization solutions from the Papermaking 4.0 portfolio, Voith offers its customers state-of-the-art digital technologies to improve plant availability and efficiency for all sections of the production process.

PulPac demonstrates efficiency, expands product and barrier portfolio – enabling the network to offer a limited series of production lines with fast-tracked delivery, with production warranties.

Breaking efficiency records on demonstrator line and expanding product portfolio. Swedish innovative packaging company, PulPac, and its partner network are ready to offer production warranties, including a limited batch of ready-to-order production lines with fast-tracked delivery in six months.

PulPac reports multiple breakthroughs from within its partner network and across its Dry Molded Fiber technology platform. In a recent multi-shift production run for one of its licensees, PulPac reached an 85% equipment efficiency with its first-generation pilot Modula line at its technology center in Sweden.

"We know the Modula well and know of its capabilities, but numbers like these prove that the Dry Molded Fiber manufacturing process is reliable and scalable," says Kristian Ward, Operations Manager at PulPac. "The team here at the tech center, TechTribe, and everyone else involved has worked hard to achieve extraordinary results like these. I'm certain we'll improve the efficiency even more as the Modula platform already has ordered second-generation production lines that are entering production worldwide with our licensees."

Together with recommended EU turnkey partner, TechTribe, PulPac has secured fast-track delivery for a limited batch of validated production lines. These production lines are ready for order in May and can be shipped within six months, enabling customers to expand their sustainable packaging journey quickly and with warranties.

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PulPac's patented Dry Molded Fiber technology is a groundbreaking manufacturing process for turning renewable pulp into high-performance packaging materials with a lower climate impact than wet-molding and plastic processing. The products are fully biodegradable, recyclable, and compostable, which is what packaging producers need to tackle the sustainability challenges they face.

At the same time, the team responsible for PulPac's Highway program confirms an expanded portfolio of validated, ready-to-produce, Dry Molded Fiber products. The Highway program now includes complete cutlery sets with multiple barrier solutions for hot and cold foods and complementing trays with new tableware designs, including a ≥45 mm deep salad bowl. The added groundbreaking coffee-lid solution with another barrier complements the portfolio with a cost-effective and scalable alternative to traditional single-use plastic lids, reducing the environmental impact of the beverages industry, with more than a hundred billion lids being consumed each year. These achievements collectively allow PulPac and its partner network to now offer production warranties within the highway program.

Sanna Fager elaborates: "Offering our customers a wider range of sustainable packaging solutions is a fantastic accomplishment. But to us, the expanded product portfolio with more barrier solutions shows PulPac's commitment to innovation and efficiency and the continued development of the technology and production line." And in conclusion, states, "We are confident that the products' performance, scalability, and environmental benefits will be game changers for our licensees and the packaging industry. Because this is what consumers want and what the planet needs.

Between May 4th–10th, PulPac showcases its technology at Interpack 2023 in Düsseldorf and invites customers to visit the home of Dry Molded Fiber at Stand 11D12 to learn more about packaging solutions available for licensing. Proven production lines with warranties are available from partners to fuel licensees' sustainability journey.

About PulPac
PulPac provides the packaging industry with groundbreaking manufacturing technology for making economical, high-performance fiber-based packaging and single-use products. By pioneering the technology of cellulose molding, PulPac enables its customers to replace single-use plastics with sustainable and cost-competitive natural fiber alternatives globally. For additional information about PulPac, please visit or follow us on social media.

Dry Molded Fiber
The Dry Molded Fiber process, invented and internationally patented by PulPac, is a manufacturing technology designed for the emerging circular economy.  By leveraging globally available, affordable, and renewable commodity cellulose fiber, Dry Molded Fiber technology allows for producing high-performance fiber-based packaging with highly competitive unit economics. Dry Molded Fiber also saves significant amounts of valuable water resources and energy, resulting in up to 80% lower CO2 footprint than alternatives.  Dry Molded Fiber processing is up to ten times as efficient as conventional fiber molding processing, first used over 100 years ago.

The E-WIND® P100 paper rewinder will be used in the testliner production line located in Zhoukou, Henan province.

The Chinese paper producer Henan Longyuan Paper chooses A.Celli’s rewinding technology for their latest project, thus joining the numerous roster of companies that relies on the E-WIND® product range.

This specific E-WIND® P100 paper rewinder will be used to process Jumbo rolls of 90-140 gsm testliner with a diameter of 3800 mm and a width of 6800 mm at a design speed of 2600 mpm.

The machine, whose delivery date is scheduled for November 2023, will also equip A.Celli’s patented Slittomatic® and the dust removal system.

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Mr. Feng , President of Henan Longyuan Paper Co.,Ltd., says: “A.Celli stands out thanks to both the advanced technology implemented in their machines and the customer-centric quality service. We are very happy with this partnership and A.Celli’s contribution to our efforts to conquer the testliner business market”.

Henan Longyuan paper co., Ltd. – COMPANY PROFILE

Henan Longyuan Paper Co., Ltd., founded in 2000, is a private joint-stock enterprise mainly engaged in the production of test liner and corrugated base paper. As of today, the company’s total assets consist of RMB 3.3 billion, 8 paper production lines and 1300 employees, with a total paper production capacity of 280,000 tons per year and an annual growth rate of more than 30%. 


International technology group ANDRITZ will present its broad range of new and proven technologies and services for the wood industry at the LIGNA 2023 show from May 15 to 19 in Hanover, Germany.

Under the motto “Building the Future Together”, ANDRITZ will be focusing on innovative technologies that enable customers to save energy, water, and raw materials in addition to reducing production costs and increasing product quality.

Key innovations presented will include:

  • ANDRITZ autonomous logyard crane
    The world’s first autonomously operated crane with the AI feature, Metris ANDITM for environmentally friendly, cost-effective operation of log handling. The use of artificial intelligence allows detailed tracking and classifying of the wood received in real time. Running on electricity, the crane causes zero CO2 emissions and reduces noise pollution.
  • ANDRITZ PM30-6 pellet mill
    High-performance pellet mill specially designed for biomass. Based on optimized die speed and a patented feed system, it produces high-quality pellets at reduced maintenance cost and increased capacity.
  • ANDRITZ adjustable plug screw feeder
    State-of-the-art performance control allows the use of dry and wet wood based on a unique adjustable design. With this design, compression can be adjusted to the moisture content of the fibers to optimize water removal in the plug screw feeder area and temperature requirements in the dryer thus reducing energy costs and CO2 emissions.

  ANDRITZ will present its innovative autonomous logyard crane and other new technologies, services, and automation solutions for the wood industry at the LIGNA 2023 exhibition in Hanover, Germany. © ANDRITZ ANDRITZ will present its innovative autonomous logyard crane and other new technologies, services, and automation solutions for the wood industry at the LIGNA 2023 exhibition in Hanover, Germany. © ANDRITZ

ANDRITZ will present its products and solutions at two booths:

Hall 25, booth K66 for sawmill and biomass processing technologies

  • Biomass processing technologies from single equipment to complete plant solutions including wet milling, drying, fine milling and pelleting
  • Sawmill products including debarking and chipping equipment

Hall 26, booth D27 for fiberboard production

  • Complete front-end packages or single equipment for fiberboard production ranging from wood processing to wastewater evaporation.
  • Lifecycle service solutions and advanced digitalization solutions

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,700 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Separation provides mechanical and thermal technologies as well as services and the related automation solutions for solid/liquid separation, serving the chemical, environmental, food, and the mining and minerals industries. The customized, innovative solutions focus on minimizing the use of resources and achieving highest process efficiency, thus making a substantial contribution towards sustainable environmental protection. In addition, the business area offers technologies and services for the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control are also part of this business area’s portfolio.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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