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Lenzing – The Lenzing Group, a world-leading provider of wood-based specialty fibers for the textile and nonwoven industries, and VERBUND, Austria’s leading energy transition company, are celebrating today’s launch of the first development stage of the largest ground-mounted photovoltaic system in Upper Austria. Together with its energy partner VERBUND, Lenzing is also paving the way for the transition to zero-emission mobility. The installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at the company’s premises underlines Lenzing’s commitment to the energy transition process.

  • Largest ground-mounted photovoltaic system in Upper Austria becomes operational

Thanks to the ground-mounted photovoltaic system at the “Ofenloch” landfill site, Lenzing, in conjunction with VERBUND, is consistently moving forward on the path to a carbon-free energy supply and has commissioned the first half of the new photovoltaic system with a peak power of 2,780 kWp. Full commissioning of the system with a peak power of 5,560 kWp is envisaged in mid-October. Annual electricity production will amount to 6,000,000 kWh, which is expected to cut CO2 emissions by some 4,400 tonnes per year. The Austrian pioneer in fiber production already commissioned three rooftop photovoltaic systems in spring/summer of 2022, with a peak power of 1,454 kWp and annual electricity production of some 1,508,000 kWh. The electricity flows directly into the company’s on-site production and will also power electric charging stations in future. In the first development stage, 16 wallboxes are set to be installed by the end of the year. A further 32 charging points are planned for 2023. The charging stations will be accessible to staff, visitors and the company’s own vehicle fleet.

Sustainability as a driver of innovation

Sustainability is a precondition for every new development at Lenzing. “Sustainable management forms the basis of our long-term economic success. This is why we are working with strong partners to become more independent of the turmoil on the energy market and to ensure greater planning reliability. Due to our consistent expansion in the field of photovoltaic and the transition to e-mobility, we are playing a pioneering role in Upper Austria and providing an important contribution to the region’s photovoltaic strategy for 2030,” comments Stephan Sielaff, CEO of the Lenzing Group.

“VERBUND’s photovoltaic operator model allows us to make the transition to solar power without incurring investment costs or risks. Thanks to the constant expansion in renewable energy, we remain on course to ecologize the value chain, while optimizing our carbon footprint, cutting costs and reducing the load on the grid, as we are using nearly 100 percent of photovoltaic power in our production,” explains Christian Skilich, Chief Pulp Officer of the Lenzing Group.

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“We welcome this strategic partnership with Lenzing. Thanks to our electricity production, which is mainly derived from hydro, wind and solar power, we are making a key contribution to the energy and climate targets of Austria and Europe. We are also consistently investing in securing a future based on renewable energy. VERBUND invests some EUR 1 billion annually in the development of electricity production, storage and networks. But VERBUND also acts as an energy partner, supporting industrial companies with our solutions on their path to a green energy future. Because working together is the only way to manage the energy transition,” says Michael Strugl, Chairman of the Board of VERBUND.

About the Lenzing Group
The Lenzing Group stands for ecologically responsible production of specialty fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments.

The Lenzing Group’s high-quality fibers form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from elegant clothing to versatile denims and high-performance sports clothing. Due to their consistent high quality, their biodegradability and compostability Lenzing fibers are also highly suitable for hygiene products and agricultural applications.

The business model of the Lenzing Group goes far beyond that of a traditional fiber producer. Together with its customers and partners, Lenzing develops innovative products along the value chain, creating added value for consumers. The Lenzing Group strives for the efficient utilization and processing of all raw materials and offers solutions to help redirect the textile sector towards a closed-loop economy. In order to reduce the speed of global warming and to accomplish the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement and the “Green Deal” of the EU Commission, Lenzing has a clear vision: namely to make a zero-carbon future come true.

TENCEL™, VEOCEL™, LENZING™, REFIBRA™, ECOVERO™, LENZING MODAL™, LENZING VISCOSE™, MICROMODAL™ and PROMODAL™ are trademarks of Lenzing AG.

About VERBUND
VERBUND is Austria’s leading energy company and one of the largest hydropower producers in Europe. The company generates around 97 percent of its electricity from renewable energies, primarily hydropower. VERBUND's electricity operations span 12 countries and the company achieved annual revenue of some EUR 4.8 billion in 2021 with a headcount of around 3,200. In collaboration with its subsidiaries and partners, activities at VERBUND range from electricity production and transport to international trade and distribution. VERBUND has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1988, with 51% of its shares owned by the Republic of Austria.

As one of Europe’s most environmentally-friendly energy companies, VERBUND makes a material contribution to supply security. It is particularly committed to climate and environmental protection, as well as resource conservation and social responsibility. Sustainability is a core component of the company’s strategy and corporate responsibility, which is stipulated in the code of conduct for sustainable corporate governance. As VERBUND works intensively on the development of renewable energy, it makes a key contribution to a low-carbon future. VERBUND is a signatory of the UN Global Compact and supports the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for sustainable development, including the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Further information can be found at: www.verbund.com

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Bracell SP Celulose Ltda. to supply four PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue production lines to its mill located in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo. Start-up is scheduled for 2024.

The four tissue machines are of the type PrimeLineTM W 2000, with a design speed of 2,100 m/min and a working width of 5.68 m. They are equipped with fully cantilevered shoe presses for gentle dewatering and easy maintenance and 18 ft. steel Yankees with steam-heated hoods for energy-efficient drying.

The new tissue mill will be self-sufficient in steam and electricity consumption for the drying process, making it one of the tissue mills with the smallest CO2 footprint in the world.

ANDRITZ’s scope of supply – on EPC basis including civil construction – includes the stock preparation systems that will process slush pulp from Bracell’s own pulp mill, rewinders and roll handling, as well as roll covers, machine clothing, shoe press belts, and additionally more than 100 units of high-efficiency process pumps.

ANDRITZ PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machine. "Photo ANDRITZ"ANDRITZ PrimeLineTM W 2000 tissue machine. "Photo ANDRITZ"

All four plants will be equipped with the Metris X integrated distributed control system (DCS), which ensures optimal plant operation. The combination of advanced data analytics, automatic condition monitoring system with Metris Vibe, integrated high-end advanced process controllers (APCs), artificial machine intelligence (AI), the implementation of digital twins and operator training simulators (OTS) support the rapid commissioning and optimal operation of the plants throughout their life cycle. Assistance in maintenance processes completes the package.

The lines will produce household paper, such as toilet paper, napkins, handkerchiefs, towels and facial tissue. Per Lindblom, Executive Vice President, Bracell, says: “Together with ANDRITZ, we recently started up the largest and greenest continuous cooking line in the world for dissolving pulp. When looking for a reliable full-line partner for our tissue business, ANDRITZ immediately came to mind.”

Carlos Gallo, Director Tissue Technology and R&D at ANDRITZ, explains: “Repeat orders like this once again confirm the success and customer benefits of our technologies. The four new lines will enable Bracell to produce high-quality tissue in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.”

Bracell SP Celulose Ltda. is part of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group, which manages world-class companies in the resource-based manufacturing industry. Among them is the Chinese tissue producer Asia Symbol, whose three new ANDRITZ tissue production lines will start up in the next few months.

ANDRITZ GROUP

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. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,400 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER

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 maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, panelboard (MDF) production systems, as well as recycling and shredding solutions for numerous waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

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Acquisition will expand Solenis’ product offering and provide long-term supply agreement for process chemistries.

Solenis and Kolb Distribution Ltd. (“Kolb”), a unit of KLK Kolb Group, have announced that Solenis has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the latter’s paper process chemicals business. The deal includes a long-term supply agreement, in which the KLK Kolb Group will manufacture paper process chemicals exclusively for Solenis.

KLK Kolb Group offers a broad portfolio of paper process chemicals, including deposit control, cleaning and foam control agents primarily for the EMEA pulp and paper markets. Its wide range of manufacturing process technologies, including alkoxylation, esterification and dispersion, enables KLK Kolb Group to offer a broad range of products, as well as offer customized solutions for its customers.

2018 04 24 070924The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of Q1 2023, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.

Solenis and KLK Kolb Group will continue to operate as independent companies until the transaction is complete.

“Kolb’s outstanding reputation is built on their customer-centric and high-quality service business model. We are excited to welcome the Kolb team and their excellent product portfolio as we continue to strive toward being the best-in-class provider of paper process chemicals,” said John Panichella, CEO, Solenis.

“Establishing a long-term supply agreement will provide customers throughout EMEA assurance of supply for cost-effective and high-quality products,” said Jonas Boström, vice president and general manager, EMEA Consumer Solutions, Solenis. “The added range of process technologies and product flexibility ensures that we can meet even more application-specific product needs.” 

“KLK Kolb Group has a reputation of providing our customers with extensive application know-how and expertise to provide the best solutions to tackle complex challenges,” said Florian Krückl, managing director, KLK Kolb Group. “I am confident that by combining our paper process chemicals portfolio with Solenis’ channel to market, we will drive value through an enhanced customer experience.”

The Kolb transaction marks the fourth add-on acquisition since Platinum Equity acquired Solenis last year.

                                                    

“Solenis is proving to be an outstanding platform for growth, both organically and through strategic M&A,” said Platinum Equity Partner, Jacob Kotzubei. “We will continue working with John and the management team to find more opportunities to help the company expand.”

About Solenis

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, packaging paper and board, tissue and towel, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power, municipal, and pool and spa markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids and functional additives, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact and maintain healthy water. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 49 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 6,400 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. Solenis is a 2022 US Best Managed Company.

For additional information about Solenis, please visit www.solenis.com or follow us on social media.

About Kolb

KLK Kolb Group manufactures surfactants and other chemical specialties. Our main products are fatty alcohol and acid ethoxylates, fatty amine ethoxylates, phosphate esters, alcohol sulphates and sulphonates, ester quats, triglyceride ethoxylates, sorbitan esters and other chemistries that are used for wetting, emulsifying, low foaming, solubilizing, viscosity modifying and viscosity stabilizing. The company processes natural and synthetic raw materials into high-quality products at three production sites in Switzerland and the Netherlands employing around 500 people.

KLK Kolb Group is a unit of KLK Oleo, a global oleochemical producer with integrated complexes located strategically in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, and Europe. KLK OLEO offers an array of high-quality, innovative and sustainable products and solutions. It is the manufacturing division of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, a leading international plantations group, listed on Bursa Malaysia, with a market capitalization of approximately USD5.2 billion at the end of September 2021.

For more information, please visit www.kolb.ch and www.klkoleo.com

The new state-of-the-art pine sawmill in Rauma in Finland, owned by Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has moved from production test run to continuous sawn timber production. The sawmill is operating continuously in three shifts.

Construction of the Rauma sawmill started in the spring of 2020, and the value of the investment is approximately EUR 260 million. This is the largest sawmill investment ever in Finland.

“The Rauma sawmill implements Metsä Group’s strategic goals of increasing the value of Finnish forests, growing profitably with our customers, enabling fossil free production and increasing the production of products that store carbon for a long time. The role of the mechanical forest industry is very important for our whole value chain, and I’m happy that new ways to significantly improve performance have been found also there,” says Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group.

The Rauma sawmill is a worldwide forerunner in technology, efficiency and operating models. Technological innovations such as machine vision, self-learning artificial intelligence and integrated information systems that control the sawline’s various functions provide improved conditions for the production of sawn timber of consistent quality and the sawmill’s industrial efficiency. With the aid of new technology, the Rauma sawmill’s operation is controlled from a single central control room, and sawn timber moves along the converting line without any manual work stages.

“Demand for high-quality, sustainably produced sawn timber is growing worldwide, particularly in demanding component and woodworking industry applications. The new sawing capacity helps us respond to this growth. Sawn timber is an excellent example of a responsible and sustainable product, since the carbon contained in trees is stored in buildings or in various wood products made from sawn timber throughout their life cycle. The sustainability of the sawn timber we produce is based on sustainably managed forests, certified and traceable wood raw material and low-carbon production,” says Ismo Nousiainen, CEO of Metsä Fibre.

Metsä Group's state of the art sawmill starts in Rauma, FinlandMetsä Group's state of the art sawmill starts in Rauma, Finland

A significant development leap for the whole industry

“The Rauma sawmill represents a significant leap in development for the whole sawmill industry, even from a global perspective, and the development work carried out with equipment suppliers benefits the whole industry. It’s therefore been particularly great that the degree of Finnish origin in the project is high. In Finland, we have high-quality wood raw material, excellent competence and the ability to renew operations,” Nousiainen says.

The new sawmill has directly created 100 new jobs in Rauma. The sawmill also provides work to approximately 500 people across its direct value chain. The sawmill’s employment impact during the construction phase was roughly 1,500 person-years.

The annual capacity of the Rauma sawmill is 750,000 cubic metres of pine sawn timber, and the annual use of pine logs sourced in Finland is around 1.5 million cubic metres. The sawn timber produced in Rauma is sold mainly to Europe and Asia. The sawmill’s location enables smooth logistics to transport the sawn timber to customers through the Port of Rauma. The new sawmill does not have its own warehouses. Instead, finished sawn timber is packaged and automatically loaded onto lorries, which transport it directly to the port.

The new sawmill has been built next to Metsä Fibre’s Rauma pulp mill. “The full utilisation of the wood raw material is central to our unique bioproduct concept. Log wood is used as raw material for the sawmill. The bark and sawdust generated during the production of sawn timber are used for bioenergy and the chips are used as raw material for pulp. Pulp production generates bioenergy for the sawmill, and the surplus energy is sold outside the integrated mill. In the future, this investment will enable both the Rauma sawmill and pulp mill to operate without using any fossil fuels,” says Nousiainen. 

Metsä Group
www.metsagroup.com

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. 

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 – COMPANY PROFILE

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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