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A.Celli will show the R-WAY® range of products dedicated to the automation of the intralogistics operations for any tissue and paper production plant, focusing on their benefits in terms of sustainability.

In occasion of MIAC 2022, the most important stage for the Italian technology dedicated to Tissue and paper production, A.Celli, in addition to the high-performance and low-consumption solutions dedicated to production, will take the opportunity to show the R-WAY® range dedicated to the intralogistics.

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The R-WAY® product range includes automated warehouse systems, a full range of customizable AGVs developed to handle any reel or bale quickly and carefully and tailor-made automatic packaging lines.

Thanks to these solutions, A.Celli aims at taking care of your tissue, paper or nonwoven products from the end-of-line to the shipping, while enhancing plant productivity and operator safety.

Mr. Francesco Furzi, R-WAY® Sales Manager of A.Celli Group, will also take the stage on October 12th, during MIAC Tissue Conference, to illustrate the further advantages deriving from the implementation of these solutions: the vertical integration of the plant - from raw materials to dispatching - and the benefits in terms of sustainability.

Valmet will supply the Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company with key process technology for its new containerboard machine 23 (BM 23) at the company’s Ben Cat mill in Binh Duong Province in Vietnam. Valmet’s delivery includes approach flow systems, headboxes, a press section, a sizer, process air systems, a winder, automation systems and Industrial Internet solutions.

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2022. Its value will not be disclosed, but such an order is typically worth between EUR 20 and 30 million.

valmet logo rgbCheng Loong decided to invest in this new recycled containerboard mill to tap into Vietnam’s growing packaging demands.

“The containerboard market is growing globally, driven by e-commerce and new packaging applications. Valmet has developed several innovative solutions to meet market needs. Our technical highlights and the production potential of the containerboard machine were the decisive factors for Cheng Loong. Valmet’s previous successful deliveries to Cheng Loong (the latest in Vietnam and Taiwan) have proved it can respond to their requirements,” says Marko Oinonen, Sales Director, Board and Paper Mills, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet’s delivery for the new containerboard machine will include equipment and engineering for three new approach flow systems, three new OptiFlo Fourdrinier headboxes to ensure higher productivity, and an OptiPress Linear press section with a double-nip press with a linear web run and modern shoe press technology for high dryness to improve energy efficiency.

OptiSizer Film ensures high-quality sizing with easy operation and installation. The OptiWin Drum two-drum base winder offers a high capacity to meet the production needs of BM 23 and is easy to operate. TurnFloat web turning offers air turn for contactless web turning to optimize runnability.

The delivery will also include the Valmet DNA Machine Control System (MCS) to ensure fast start-ups and more production time, Valmet IQ Dilution Profiler, IQ Moisturizer and MD/CD controls for optimized end-product quality. On-demand expert support by Valmet Performance Center is included as part of Valmet Industrial Internet solutions.

The 7,250 mm wide (wire) BM 23 will produce recycled liner and kraft top testliner with a basis weight range of 140–300 g/m2 at a maximum speed of 1,100 m/min.

Information about the Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company

Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company is part of Cheng Loong Corporation, which was established in 1959. The company has five paper mills and 19 box plants in Taiwan, China and Vietnam and distributes products worldwide. Its annual production capacity is 2.10 million tonnes of paper products (paper and paperboard) and more than 1.7 billion m2 of paper container boxes.

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.

We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – 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. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 were approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.

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

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The AHEAD 2.2 tissue machine supplied by Toscotec to Cartiera Confalone is operating at the maximum speed and is largely exceeding its guaranteed production capacity. After start-up of this turnkey tissue line in September 2021, Toscotec has followed through supporting Cartiera Confalone to optimize the process and achieve top performances

Valter Di Nardo, Chief Customer Service Officer of Toscotec, says, “Considering the soaring costs of energy here in Italy, our service team has worked closely with Cartiera Confalone to maximise the drying performance of the machine by fine-tuning TT NextPress and TT Hoods to take full advantage of the cogeneration system. Toscotec also went the extra mile to provide the mill’s new staff with the best training: our papermaker has consistently worked with their production department on site and all our specialist have been assisting onsite or remotely as needed.” 

With more than 20 projects since 2015, Toscotec is the global leading supplier of turnkey tissue plants. Part of its responsibility as turnkey supplier is the continuous assistance to achieve the guaranteed performance and the fine-tuning of the tissuemaking process.

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Gaetano Confalone, Sole Director of Cartiera Confalone, says, “The great cooperation between our team and Toscotec stands behind today’s results. Together we have executed this project in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for our joint efforts to achieve excellence on this new line both in terms of tissue quality and production capacity. We appreciated Toscotec’s expertise and flexibility throughout this whole journey together.”

Riccardo Gennai, Sales Manager of Toscotec, comments, “Toscotec has a long-standing partnership of more than 20 years with Cartiera Confalone. In 1999, we installed their first tissue line at Maiori mill. A decade later, we proposed to replace PM1’s cast-iron Yankee with Toscotec’s most updated technology, our leading-edge TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer. We have always worked together as trusted partners, and we will continue on this path in the future.”

About Cartiera Confalone
With origins dating back to 1800 when a paper mill producing handmade paper was set up in Maiori, Cartiera Confalone made flattened and creped paper until the 1970s when production was converted to tissue. It is a family-run manufacturer of toilet tissue, kitchen roll, napkins, and jumbo rolls, distributing both in Italy and in international markets.

Valmet will supply a coated board making line with automation and Industrial Internet solutions as well as spare parts and consumables packages to one of its customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The board making line with high productivity will produce folding coated board grades of premium quality.

The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed. However, a project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 140–180 million.

valmet logo rgb“The customer wanted to have a high-capacity board making line with state-of-art technology ensuring energy and water efficient production, top quality end-products and low operating costs. This order is a continuation of several successful projects together with the customer during the past decades,” says Petri Paukkunen, Area President, Asia Pacific Area at Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

Valmet's delivery will include a high-speed coated board making line from approach flow system and headboxes to reel and winders. In addition, the delivery includes a wide range of automation and Industrial Internet solutions as well as comprehensive spare parts and consumables packages.

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.

We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers. Our 17,000 professionals work close to our customers and are committed to improving our customers’ performance – 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. The combined company’s net sales in 2021 were approximately EUR 4.5 billion based on the respective company figures.

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

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In August, the Chinese paper manufacturer Shanying Suzhou Paper commissioned Voith to supply two XcelLine paper machines with comprehensive digitalization and automation solutions as well as services and spare parts packages for its new site in in Zhongying, Anhui Province, in eastern China. As the leading full-line supplier to the paper industry, Voith will supply the entire lines. With a design speed of 1,300 m/min and a wire width of 9,300 mm, the two PM 71 and PM 72 will produce corrugating medium with basis weights between 50 and 120 gsm. The total production capacity of the corrugating medium machines is 812,000 tons per year.

  • Voith will deliver two production lines with a wire width of 9,300 mm and a design speed of 1,300 m/min for the production of 812,000 tons of corrugating medium annually
  • As the leading full-line supplier, Voith supplies entire high-performance machines, including an automation and digitalization package, a wide range of spare parts and long-term services
  • Decisive for the order award were leading technologies, an optimized overall concept with significant resource savings and an excellent partnership

"The Voith-supplied PM 22 is running very stably since its start-up at Shanying Huazhong. The product quality is superior, the consumption of water and energy are far lower than the industry standard, and the production exceeds design capacity," says Wu Ming Wu, Chairman and CEO of Shanying International. "At the same time, the BlueLine stock preparation lines for PM 21 and PM 22 at Huazhong reached the design capacity shortly after start-up, and the energy consumption is lower than the conventional lines. We are very satisfied with our cooperation with Voith. For the Suzhou project, we are pursuing further deeper partnership with Voith. We are building these two wide packaging machines into new benchmarks and cooperation models in the industry."

"Shanying Paper is an important customer for Voith. The orders from Shanying Suzhou Paper will strengthen our leading position in APAC and confirm our full-line offering," says Kurt Yu, President Voith Paper Asia. "Our solutions save significant amount of energy and raw materials while optimizing production output. With our optimized XcelLine performance and reference management experience, we will ensure a great success of this project.”

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Technologically leading solutions for the most sustainable and efficient operation
Designed as one of the world's most efficient paper machines for ultra-lightweight corrugating medium, the scope of supply includes the entire line from MasterJet Pro headbox to MasterReel pope reel. Voith supplies resource-saving headboxes without recirculation and a DuoFormer D II forming section for best paper quality. A DuoCentri NipcoFlex press ensures optimal runnability and highest dryness. The reliable and robust SpeedSizer AT is used for the necessary starch application. In addition, Shanying Suzhou Paper relies on a comprehensive automation package with MCS, DCS and QCS. The digital solution OnCare.Health helps to further increase the efficiency of the plants. Basic engineering, erection and commissioning monitoring are also included in the scope of supply. Furthermore, Shanying Suzhou Paper ordered roll covers, a comprehensive spare and wear parts package, training and long-term service.

About Shanying Suzhou Paper
Shanying Paper founded in 1957 is part of Shanying International Holding. Shanying Suzhou Paper is an established subsidiary of Shanying Paper at Suzhou site. The company has several production bases for packaging paper and newspaper including high-strength fluting paper, coated white top testliner and other products. The production lines use domestic and foreign recycled fibers.

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, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has around 20,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 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 a single 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.

The company based in the south of India chose A.Celli Nonwovens for the supply of a new medical spunmelt treatment line, rewinders and an automated packaging system for their Bangalore based greenfield plant.

A.Celli is pleased to welcome Manjushree Spntek Pvt. Ltd. among its customers thanks to the signing of contract for the delivery of the latest state-of-the-art solutions dedicated to spunmelt nonwovens treatment, slitting and automated reel packaging.

Manjushree Spntek acquired a complete turnkey line for the treatment of nonwoven dedicated to the medical industry, including a non-stop shafted unwind stand and an E-WIND® STREAM IN-LINE automatic winder with in-line slitting. All this combined with an A.Celli E-WIND® RAPID-K rewinder and an R-WAY® automatic packaging line characterized by horizontal and vertical radial wrapping systems equipped with automatic foam application.

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The medical treatment line, designed to process spunmelt fabric with a width of 3600 mm and basis weight from 20 to 80 gsm at 150 m/min, along with the other A.Celli solutions, will be delivered to the Indian plant at the end of October 2022.

Mr.Rajat Kedia, Managing Director of Manjushree Spntek, says “We made the first contact with the A.Celli Group online through their website and we were immediately interested in their lamination and medical treatment line. After an exchange of emails with one of A.Celli’s Sales Managers, we found out the best solution for our needs and did not hesitate to place such a large order over email. It is fortunate for us to have such a reliable partner for this new greenfield project and, with their immense knowledge and experience in the field of treatment and finishing, we will transform the Indian & global medical fabric market”.


Manjushree Spntek is a group company of Manjushree Ventures, which owned Manjushree Technopack Ltd – South Asia's largest rigid plastic packaging provider. Manjushree Technopack caters to the packaging requirements of over 300 clients in India and abroad, including brands like Coca Cola, Nestlé, Unilever, Diageo, Reckitt, Pfizer, Mondelez and more, with over $180 million in revenue and $34 million in gross earnings. In 2020, the founders sold their stake in Manjushree Technopack to Global PE, Advent Intl., exiting the business completely. This newly founded company, Manjushree Spntek, will start production in October 2022 and aims to offer high-performance nonwoven fabrics for the hygiene and medical industry.

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Amaco Group, the leading manufacturer of Tissue paper Converting machines, held the activities of the "Open House", which it organizes periodically in Sidon, to meet partners, specialists and experts and to review its latest innovations, solutions and technologies.

Official figures, leaders from the private sector, experts in the Tissue paper industry, as well as major customers of Amaco and its partners from Lebanon and the world participated in this event.

During the open exhibition, which lasted for several days, AMACO Group welcomed the Director General of the Ministry of Economy, Dr. Mohammad Abu Haidar, President of the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture in Sidon and the South, Mohammad Saleh, and some Chamber board members, with some Tissue Paper converting companies from Lebanon and the region.

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Ali Mahmoud Al-Abdallah, President of Amaco Group, said: "We hold this event periodically, to inform the industrial sector in general and specialists in the Tissue paper industry in particular, about the latest developments in this field.

We take advantage of the opportunity to meet with our partners and friends to announce our latest innovations in the world of Tissue paper converting machines on the one hand, and to shed light on the modern technology that pushes this industry forward on the other.

Amaco always develops and modernizes its machines to keep pace with global developments in this field.”

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Al-Abdallah added: “We are the pioneers of Tissue paper converting machines, not only in Lebanon and the region, but also at the global level, as the markets in which we are active include Europe, South America, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as countries in Asia.

What distinguishes us in the market is our continuous innovations and integrated after-sales services, which allow our customers to enhance their production capacity and achieve significant savings during the operation of machines, as well as obtaining the best specifications and quality of products in the market.”

He continued, "We are sending from here, the Echo of Tissue Paper Industry from AMACO to the world.

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During the Open House, AMACO's guests visited various departments of the company, where they were briefed on the high standards used in the industrial process, and also inspected the machines that AMACO provides to the local, regional and international markets.

A technical team from Amaco provided detailed explanations about the Tissue paper converting machines that are manufactured, and the approved modern technologies that lead to the provision of industrial machines with international specifications, in addition to their production capabilities and the quality standards used in production.

Then the guests were briefed on the company's business model, which includes a work system dedicated to the after-sales stage, and the importance of this section, given that it is responsible for the proper work of the company's machines after the sale, as well as that it is based on an integrated work system that provides very distinctive capabilities at the level of technical support , this section also provides consultations to clients that allow the business sustainability of clients in various circumstances.

Explanations were also given about departments such as sales and customer relationship management in AMACO, which is responsible for achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction, through a well-thought-out work system.

The company's work team also touched on the spare parts department, and the digital support channels that are adopted to meet the needs of customers at a high speed.

Metsä Tissue's, part of Metsä Group, renewed the tissue paper machine at the Mänttä mill and has moved from the trial run phase to continuous production. The renewed paper machine will be used to produce fresh fibre-based tissue paper products, especially for the Finnish market. The upgrade will increase the production capacity of the tissue paper machine by 15 per cent, as well as improve product quality and energy and production efficiency.

The renewal is an investment in increasing the production and improving the quality properties of Lambi, Serla and Katrin tissue paper products manufactured locally in Mänttä. The first products were trialled in June and the softness and strength of the paper have further improved. The new technology also enables tissue paper to be produced more energy-efficiently than before. The main machine supplier for the renewal was Valmet.

"Tissue papers which are familiar to consumers’ everyday life are products that are important to the society’s security of supply. The renewal of the tissue machine enables us to increase production and at the same time take an important step toward fossil-free production. Development work on the renewal continues and I believe we will achieve the benefits we are aiming for and beyond. Our energy consumption will be reduced by around 15 per cent per tonne of paper produced, leading to lower carbon dioxide emissions in line with our sustainability targets. In addition to increased production capacity and better paper quality, also our occupational safety will improve," says Kari Karttunen, VP of Production of the Mänttä mill.

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“We are proud to have the opportunity to continue our co-operation with Metsä Tissue in this important renewal project for Mänttä PM10. This is the third Advantage ViscoNip rebuild project that Valmet and Metsä Tissue have done together, and the cooperation has been very good in all projects. Valmet’s ViscoNip technology has major benefits related to improving product quality, reducing energy consumption and increase production capacity and is very well suited for rebuilds,” says Björn Magnus, Sales Director Rebuild & Single sales, Valmet.

Metsä Tissue's strategy is to serve customers close to the markets with sustainably produced hygiene tissues and solutions. The main raw material used in tissue paper products is renewable northern wood, fresh fibre, which is pure, high quality and gives tissue paper good strength and softness properties.

Metsä Tissue's Mänttä mill produces Serla, Lambi and Katrin tissue paper products and customers' own brands as well as SAGA baking paper products. The mill has three tissue machines, one greaseproof paper machine and 11 tissue converting lines.

Metsä Group

Metsä Group is leading the way in advancing the bioeconomy. We invest in growth, bioproduct development and a fossil-free future. The raw material for our products is renewable wood from sustainably managed northern forests. We focus on the growth sectors of the forest industry: wood supply and forest services, wood products, pulp, fresh fibre paperboards, as well as tissue and greaseproof papers.

Metsä Group’s annual sales amount to approximately EUR 6 billion, and we have around 9,500 employees in 30 countries. Our international Group has its roots in the Finnish forests: our parent company is Metsäliitto Cooperative which is owned by nearly 100,000 forest owners. 

Voith and Toscotec will participate in the 54th ABTCP International Pulp and Paper Exhibition, to be held on October 4-6 at the Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo.

The Voith Group’s booth will be showcasing the company’s innovative solutions to the paper industry and will include the broad portfolio of its subsidiaries Toscotec and BTG.

At 10:30 am on October 6, Sales Director of Toscotec Brazil, Marcos Scheil, will give the lecture “Solution to Decarbonize the Drying Process in Tissue Manufacturing”.

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Also, Wellington Vieira, Tissue Sales and Applications Manager at Voith Paper South America, will present the poster “New Measurement Technologies Providing In-Depth Analyses of Tissue Pressing Section”.

Focused on the topic “Pulp and Paper, Environment, Society, Governance and Automation”, the ABTCP International Pulp and Paper Exhibition is an opportunity for exchanging best practices that can help all industry players increase their productivity and efficiency.

For more information on schedules, registration fees and how to participate, visit:

54th International Pulp and Paper Exhibition
Date: October 4-6, 2022
Venue: Transamérica Expo Center
Address: Av. Dr. Mário Vilas Boas Rodrigues, 387 - Santo Amaro, São Paulo - SP

About Toscotec 
Since its foundation in 1948, Toscotec specializes in the design and manufacture of turnkey projects, complete machines, plant rebuilds and single equipment for the tissue and paper & board industries.
Headquartered in Lucca, with affiliates and service centres in China and North America, Toscotec provides state-of-the-art technology and customized solutions to leading paper producers around the world. From 30th April 2020, Toscotec is part of the Voith Group.

Toscotec will sponsor Pianeta Terra Festival, a celebration of sustainability in all its shapes and forms running from 6th to 9th October in Lucca, Italy. Organized by publisher Laterza and directed by internationally renowned plant neurobiologist and author Stefano Mancuso, this first edition of the festival offers insightful conferences, talks, and joyful night music, featuring multidisciplinary experts and creatives. Sustainability is explored far and wide to offer a 360-degree view that spans from ecology to literature, sociology, economics, finance, art, nutrition, and more. 

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The festival’s mission is to encourage a new connection with the natural environment and make space for creativity and conversations around the theme of sustainable living.

Alessandro Mennucci, CEO of Toscotec, says: “Supporting a purpose-driven festival on sustainability here in Lucca was an opportunity we just could not miss. We hope many people will join us in discovering new angles to this far-reaching and multi-faceted subject, so crucial in today’s world.” 

The program of Pianeta Terra Festival is online:

For more information, please contact: 
Giulia Fabbri, Global Marketing & Communications Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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