Ian Melin-Jones

Ian Melin-Jones

Friday, 12 March 2010 22:31

Call for papers Control Systems 2010

Controlling the process for improved energy efficiency and reduced carbon footprint. The Control Systems conference is held every two years and is the preeminent conference in the area of process measurement and control and systems engineering for the pulp and paper industry.

The conference attracts presenters and attendees from all major pulp and paper producing countries, so this will be your best opportunity to network with experts from all around the world and to learn more about important ongoing work in the field.
The conference will focus towards the practical use of new and emerging technologies and on research on the brink of implementation.

We encourage you to submit papers for the conference concerning relevant topics, such as:

* Measurement and control of relevant industrial processes
* Novel on-line sensors and sensing techniques
* Methods and tools for improving energy efficiency
* Process and control performance assessment
* Operator decision support and augmentation systems
* Production management and optimisation
* Process data analysis
* Modeling and simulation
* Measurement and control in biorefinery and bioenergy processes
* Applications of Soft sensors and Multivariate statistics in process control

We will consider technically sound papers on any topic concerning pulp and paper control systems and related subjects that can potentially benefit pulp and paper producers, with a specific focus on experiences from real mill implementations.

Important dates

* Authors interested in presenting a paper at the conference should submit an abstract by mail to by March 12, 2010 at 24.00 hours CET (The deadline has been extended).
* Notification of acceptance will be distributed by April 15.
* The final full text manuscript must be provided by June 17, 2010.

The submitted abstract should briefly describe the objectives, results and conclusions on maximum 2 pages. If you have any questions, please e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information go here....> www.controlsystems2010.com

Bonn. Prof. Dr.-Ing. E.H. Hans-Olaf Henkel, the former president of the BDI, will be speaker at the 13th International Recovered Paper Conference. Known as the central event in this line of business in Europe, it is held by the bvse e.V. – the Federal Association for Secondary Raw Materials and Disposal, on 29 April 2010 in Düsseldorf. Henkel´s speech is targeting at the question: What does the financial crisis mean for globalisation, SMEs and society?"

The markets for recovered paper have been facing difficult times during the last 12 months, but against the call of the toad, the recovered paper market has fought and has held its ground honorably. Furthermore: It has proofed to be a professional crisis manager and it has provided for the vitally needed quantity balance in the market once more.

The 13th International Recovered Paper Conference aimes to give answers to the question what new challenges the market participants have to rise to. Therefore more than 500 experts from all over the world are meeting at the Maritim Airporthotel in Düsseldorf on 29 April 2010.

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The energy chain information can now be managed in real-time. Information that has been entered once will now serve the whole energy chain. The contracting parties' biomass and energy production IT systems will complement each other and allow easy and real-time management of the energy chain information – from tree plant to ashes and back to the forest in a controlled manner.

MHG Systems brings to the table its knowhow on the first part of the energy chain, i.e. managing biomass related field work and producing map and mobile services. Protacon completes the concept by offering energy companies, terminals, fuel suppliers, carriers, contractors, laboratories and authorities with tools to manage fuel related information. This joint service concept and modern technology will provide new best policies that will improve their customers' business operations.

The solution will promote even more environmentally-friendly energy production and it will also lead the way in decreasing the carbon footprint and improving the traceability of biofuel chains. The total carbon footprint can now be retrieved from a single system. According to international trends, the traceability of biofuels will soon apply to all energy production.

"MHG Systems' core competence lies in its in-depth experience on business models used in the international bioenergy and forest industries. The cooperation with MHG Systems will provide us with new distribution channels – especially to international markets", says the CTO of Protacon Ltd, Vesa Talvela.

"Protacon's expertise on optimising energy plant processes and supplying automation systems allows us to create a unique business model – to sell proven end-to-end solution to power plants and biofuel suppliers on a global scale", explains the Managing Director of MHG Systems, Seppo Huurinainen.

Managing Director Seppo Huurinainen, MHG Systems Ltd, +358 10 400 6280, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CTO Vesa Talvela, Protacon Ltd, +358 10 3472 640, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Established in 2005, MHG Systems Ltd is a Finnish IT service company who is also one of the world's leading providers of bioenergy ERP systems. The company utilises its partner network to produce IT and map service solutions designed for developing biomass-based business operations and improving various types of field work. Available now in 13 languages, the company's services bring about significant cost savings to all operators of the bioheat and bioelectricity production chain. www.mhgsystems.com

Wednesday, 03 March 2010 10:38

M-clean now has 300 installations worldwide


m-clean papertech AB reached a milestone with 300 installations of MultiJet and MultiJet&Brush cleaning units worldwide.

The success is a result of m-clean papertech AB's utmost commitment to customer care, our in-depth knowledge of the trade and our streamlined organization consisting of highly qualified and motivated personnel that gives our customers the highest cleaning efficiency, reliability, quality and performance in the world.

m-clean papertech AB is the leading developer and manufacturer of equipment within the high-pressure water cleaning field for machine clothing and rolls.

For more information please contact m-clean head office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ISRA PARSYTEC – the world's leading supplier of surface and web inspection systems for strip products – received a purchase order by the stainless steel manufacturer for a surface inspection system at their Annealing Pickling (APF) line as well as a full license for the Quality Yield Management software.

The Thai stainless steel producer ThaiNox Stainless PLC, Thailand's only manufacturer and distributor of premium cold-rolled stainless steel sheets and coils and largest manufacturer in ASEAN, chose to equip his cold annealing-pickling line at their production site in Rayong with the state-of-the-art inspection system espresso SI. Not only the lean hardware convinced ThaiNox, but more importantly the user-friendly setup and operator software, which enables achieving valuable production benefits on the market shortly after installation.

In order to emphasize the production use, ThaiNox decided to purchase a full parsytec 5i license and to integrate the application 'Coil Decision' in their daily operating cycles. The application is standardized software using database rules for automatic and interactive coil decisions, including any 3rd party gauge data.

ThaiNox' decision for ISRA PARSYTEC was mainly based on the supplier's impressive customer references in the stainless industry such as North American Stainless, ThyssenKrupp Stainless or Acerinox, who emphasize the combined benefit of surface inspection and parsytec 5i. This solution helps the producers to gain significantly higher yields by improving the production quality and by accelerating reliable coil decisions.

The main benefit for ThaiNox? – The preservation of their reputation as being solid-based on outstanding performances and having strong commitments to excellence and customer satisfaction.

The ISRA VISION PARSYTEC AG is the world's largest vendor of surface inspection systems: Today, all of the top 10 steel producers and 15 of the top 20 paper producers employ its products. With more than 600 installations worldwide, it provides its customers with the most advanced surface inspection system as well as reliable and comprehensive information about the relevant surface defects at all production steps. The innovative EXPERT5i software solutions enables customers to easily create individual surface quality yield management applications while integrating surface quality data with process data.

The ISRA VISION Group is the world's largest and most capable vendor of surface inspection systems. The systems are used in the glass, banknote paper, paper, plastics, non-woven fabrics, printing and metalworking industries. The ISRA VISION Group is operating globally with its headquarters in Germany (Darmstadt and Aachen) as well as 15 additional subsidiaries worldwide, e.g. in North America, Korea and China.

Tuesday, 02 February 2010 14:51

Order for cleaning system at Rizhao, China


Noss AB has received an order for a forward and reverse cleaning system to be installed in APRIL's existing fiber line in Rizhao, China. This is the seventh such system working at an extremely low feed consistency of only 0,4% to the primary forward cleaner stage that Noss will deliver to the APRIL group.

It will be the first ever super high quality system of this type to be delivered to China.The other six systems are successfully operating in Kerinci, Indonesia; the first two since 1994.

The new system in Rizhao is planned to be started in October 2010.

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scanjet-product-catAs leaders in the global supply of equipment which uses water and chemicals to clean tanks across a wide variety of industries we know some of the pressures facing the manufacture of pulp and paper.

The large volumes of waterconsumed and effluent discharged requires an optimal approach to cleaning. At Scanjet Systems we call this responsible tank cleaning.

This means we don't just supply you with equipment to clean your tanks to the highest standard and in the shortest time, instead we take care to find a technical solution that will use the lowest volume of water and chemicals, that will enable maximum recycling of cleaning waters and that will release the lowest volume and concentration of effluent. We know how important it is for your process to be efficient and environmentally responsible and we appreciate water is a scarce resource.

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Friday, 12 March 2010 16:23

Zellcheming 2010

We look forward to welcome you to ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2010 from June 29 to July 1, 2010 in Wiesbaden.

About 300 international exhibitors will present their latest developments at this meeting place for the international pulp and paper industry. In addition, the wide-ranging technical programme will give you an opportunity to gather the latest information about trends and topics of current interest.

ZELLCHEMING-Expo provides you
international experts

* Technical managers
* CEOs
* Factory, site, and department directors
* Training supervisors
* Representatives from research and development

a compact exhibition range

* Raw and auxiliary materials, processing
* Machine clothing, apparatus
* Machines, equipment
* Electronics, measurement and control technology
* Engineering firms, sales agencies
* Institutions, associations, science

with following benefits

* short distances
* compact range
* direct contacts
* intensive conversation
* individual solutions
* international orientation

and additional value

* Catalogue of exhibitors free of charge
* Use of the Business Center free of charge

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