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Valmet will supply a rebuild for ITC Limited’s board machine PM 1A at their Bhadrachalam mill in Telangana, India. The start-up is scheduled for the second quarter 2024.

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

“ITC is the frontrunner in the Indian paper industry, applying the new technology to fulfill our customers’ needs. The goal of the PM 1A rebuild is to produce higher basis weight packaging grade for increasing the production to meet the future market demands. We selected Valmet as a supplier based on its proven technology and the previous projects executed successfully together with them,” says Vadiraj Kulkarni, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC Limited.

“Customer’s satisfaction with Valmet’s high performing technology and timely project execution helped us to secure this order. The rebuild will improve production capacity and quality of the base board, which will result into excellent coated board quality. In 2018, Valmet carried out an extensive rebuild of the customer’s PM 1 that produces folding boxboard,” says Varun Jain, Director, India Region, Asia Pacific, Valmet.

Valmet will supply a rebuild for ITC Limited’s board machine PM 1A at their Bhadrachalam mill in Telangana, India.Valmet will supply a rebuild for ITC Limited’s board machine PM 1A at their Bhadrachalam mill in Telangana, India.

The modernization will include an OptiFlo Fourdrinier headbox, modifications in forming section, an IQ Dryness Measurement, a press section rebuild, an IQ Steam Profiler and a coater section rebuild with an OptiDry Coat and an IQ Induction Profiler.

After the rebuild, the PM 1A will be capable of producing high quality solid bleached board (SBS), folding boxboard (FBB), art board grades (ART) and cup board (CUP) for consumer packages with basis weights from 180 to 420 g/m². The wire width of the machine is 3,760 mm, and the machinery has been designed for a production speed at reel of up to 600 m/min.

When the PM 1 was rebuilt in 2018, it was designed for 160,000 tpa, and ITC Limited has been able to produce 200,000 tpa. After this rebuild, they will be able to produce 225,000 tpa.

Information about the customer ITC Limited

ITC Limited is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. ITC's Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division is India's largest paper and paperboard company that manufactures packaging and graphic boards accompanied by a diverse range of specialty papers and boards.

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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MG TEC Industry successfully started up its second complete tissue production line from ANDRITZ at its mill in Dej, Romania. The first line went into operation in 2021.

Dorin Mocan, CEO of MG TEC Industry, says: “Energy-efficient production and perfect end-product quality – those were our key targets and together with ANDRITZ we achieved them. I am proud to hold the first tissue in my hands now.” Simion Buburuz, Technical Manager of MG TEC Industry, adds: “With their great team on site and their support in all areas ANDRITZ perfectly met the challenging start-up schedule. Our second line was started up on the dot.”

The turnkey order comprised a PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue machine, a complete stock preparation system, pumps, automation, hall ventilation, and electrificiation.

Successful start-up of the 2nd ANDRITZ tissue production line at MG TEC "Photo Andritz"Successful start-up of the 2nd ANDRITZ tissue production line at MG TEC "Photo Andritz"

The stock preparation system includes an approach flow system and broke handling. TwinFlo disc refiners lead to optimum development of fiber properties, and the ShortFlow concept enables fast grade changes and high flexibility. The tissue machine (1,900 m/min design speed, 2.85 m paper width) is equipped with a steel Yankee for energy-efficient drying, specially designed forming fabrics, a press felt for high dryness, and a suction pressure roll cover for efficient machine throughput. High-efficiency pumps and ANDRITZ Digital Solutions complete the scope of supply.

MG TEC Industry is a newly established company focusing on innovation and sustainable tissue production.

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. 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 29,100 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 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.

Toscotec has recently received several orders from a confidential US producer for a total of 30 TT SteelDryer cylinders. Through repeated orders, this confidential group has so far purchased close to 50 TT SteelDryers for installation at 4 different locations in the USA. 

Replacing cast iron dryers with TT SteelDryers: a twofold advantage 
The replacement of the existing cast iron cans with Toscotec’s TT SteelDryers will deliver a twofold advantage to the paper mills:

  • increase production by boosting the paper machines’ drying capacity and by enlarging the cylinders’ drying width while maintaining the same face length. 
  • ensure an easy and cost-effective replacement by preserving the same overall dimensions of the dryer section (machine frame, housings, bearings, and steam equipment remain unchanged). This is possible because the steel dryers are custom sized for every project. 

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Upgraded manufacturing capability: up to 10 meter width
In response to market demands, Toscotec has upgraded its manufacturing capability at its headquarters facility in Lucca, Italy. It is now producing TT SteelDryer cylinders of up to 10m (393 inches) width. The demand for these large cylinders comes primarily from North America, a strategic market for Toscotec. 

Fabrizio Charrier, Sales Manager of Toscotec’s Paper & Board division, says: “Toscotec is manufacturing an increasing number of large TT SteelDryers, just as in the case of these new orders. The North American market is focused on two targets: production increase and technological upgrade. The latter derives from the need to replace dryer cans that have often been in operation for more than 60 years. TT SteelDryers achieve both targets, with the additional bonus of offering an easy equipment replacement and a very short machine shutdown.” 

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Following its expansion into Asia, PulPac announces HZ Green Pulp as its first licensee in Malaysia

HZ Green Pulp aims for a speedy market launch to supply the growing sustainable packaging market with Dry Molded Fiber products. Starting with convenience products such as lids for hot and cold drinks, food trays, and cutlery.

With a commitment to environmental sustainability, circularity, and social responsibility, HZ Green Pulp is one of the APAC market's largest molded paper pulp groups. Among their customers are some of the top five global FMCG brands.

"Our mission is to provide quality combined with sustainable and cost-efficient solutions. As a leading packaging producer, we can be a force in minimizing waste and using resources responsibly. Implementing Dry Molded Fiber will drive sustainability within our operations and customer network", said Dato Dr. Donald Yap, CEO of HZ Green Pulp.

Dry Molded Fiber is a resource-efficient, fiber-forming technology that can replace single-use plastics. It is faster than traditional fiber molding and matches plastic processing on cost, output, and speed, but with a significantly lower environmental impact. PulPac bases its business model on partnerships and licensing. Turn-key machine solutions are provided by PulPac’s network of partners, enabling fast technology scaling.

HZ Green Pulp is one of the APAC market's largest molded paper pulp groups. HZ Green Pulp is one of the APAC market's largest molded paper pulp groups.

Sanna Fager, PulPac's Chief Commercial Officer, commented, "The roll-out of our technology is accelerating, and Dry Molded Fiber is now being implemented at producers worldwide. We are thrilled that a knowledgeable and forward-thinking company like HZ Green Pulp has joined our producer network. We look forward to working with the team to meet the market's and planet's needs for responsibly produced packaging."

About HZ Green Pulp
We are the leader in the molded pulp industry based in Malaysia, exporting to the world. Our facilities and products are certified and in compliance with GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative), USFDA and EU regulations. We prioritize quality, sustainability and productivity, which granted us prestigious industrial awards.  Our aim is to reduce carbon footprint and breakthrough in diverse industry with our sustainable serviceware packaging solution. Through implementing DMF technology, we can further achieve our goals with greater impact toward the environment, social & governance (ESG). For further information, please visit www.hzcorporation.com and follow us on social media.

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 www.pulpac.com 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.

Sulzer has signed an agreement with JTC Corporation, the master planner and developer of Singapore’s industrial infrastructure, to build and operate a new research center for its separation technology solutions. The new facility will be located at the Jurong Innovation District’s CleanTech Park, Singapore’s first eco-business park specifically designed to support clean and sustainable manufacturing and urban solutions. Sulzer will focus its research activities on chemical separation processes for circular operations such as polymer recycling and bio-based fuel and polymer production. 

Sulzer and JTC Corporation signed a tenancy agreement last week at the site location in CleanTech Park to mark the start of construction. Designed as a self-sustaining ecosystem, CleanTech Park supports the growth of clean technologies and advanced manufacturing by offering large-scale ‘living laboratories’ to test new solutions in real-world conditions. The new Sulzer Chemtech facility will focus on driving development of innovative separation solutions for customer applications in the Asia Pacific region. The test center will start commissioning in Q4/2023 and will be fully operational in Q2/2024.

2022 05 17 104600Executive Chairwoman of Sulzer Suzanne Thoma said: “This investment in a new research and development center for Asia Pacific is a significant expansion to Sulzer’s global footprint and supports our strategic goals of progress, and the development of sustainable solutions. It also shows our commitment to innovation through continuous, significant spending in R&D.”

Uwe Boltersdorf, Sulzer Chemtech division president, added: “Several Sulzer Chemtech separation technologies are enabling the transition towards more eco-conscious, circular operations. With our clean technology R&D center in Singapore we continue to anticipate and address market needs and enable sustainable manufacturing in the region.”

Lim Junwei, Director of Urban Solutions & Construction Cluster, JTC, said: "We welcome Sulzer to the growing ecosystem for advanced manufacturing, clean technologies and urban solutions at CleanTech Park. Sulzer's investment in CleanTech 3 to develop sustainable separation technologies dovetails with JTC’s vision of pushing the boundary for green manufacturing at CleanTech Park and the larger Jurong Innovation District. CleanTech Park provides a conducive environment for Sulzer’s research into new and sustainable separation solutions and we look forward to growing our partnership."

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and chemical processing applications. We specialize in energy-efficient pumping, agitation, mixing, separation, purification, crystallization and polymerization technologies for fluids of all types. Our solutions enable carbon emission reductions, development of polymers from biological sources, recycling of plastic waste and textiles, and efficient power storage. Our customers benefit from our commitment to innovation, performance and quality through our responsive network of 180 world-class manufacturing facilities and service centers across the globe. Sulzer has been headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since 1834. In 2022, our 12’900 employees delivered revenues of CHF 3.2 billion. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: SUN). www.sulzer.com

Visit Booth 1013 to view pumps ideal for pulp and paper applications

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) is showcasing its Bredel heavy-duty hose pumps and Qdos chemical metering pumps for pulp and paper applications at TAPPICon, which will be held April 22-26, 2023, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA, Booth 1013.

The Bredel heavy-duty hose pumps on display provide high metering accuracy and excellent resistance to the viscous and abrasive chemicals commonly used in the pulp and paper industry. Starch, colorants, coatings and abrasive pigments are no problem for Bredel. 

Unlike diaphragm, rotary lobe, and PC pumps, the peristaltic design of Bredel hose pumps contains no moving parts that come into contact with the product, and no seals, ball-checks, diaphragms, glands, immersed rotors, stators, or pistons to leak, clog, corrode or replace. 

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Bredel hose pumps also eliminate the need for ancillary equipment such as dry run protection, seal water flush systems and in-line check valves. A simple hose change takes only minutes and can be performed in-situ without special tools or skilled personnel. 

Visitors to the booth can also see Qdos chemical metering pumps, which are ideal for a wide variety of pulp and paper applications, including metering defoamers, dyes, biocides, bleach and wax emulsions. 

The precision chemical dosing technologies found in Qdos pumps also help paper mills deliver a significant reduction in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Delivering flow rates that remain constant right up to 100 psi, Qdos peristaltic chemical metering pumps give users a unique advantage over diaphragm metering pumps. 

Qdos pumps offer long maintenance intervals – reducing the impact of process downtime and lowering the overall cost of ownership. Unlike diaphragm metering pumps, Qdos pumps have no need for ancillary equipment and ensure accurate, linear, and repeatable metering across all process conditions, with simple one-minute maintenance.

About Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions is an award-winning, global leader in fluid management technology and for over 60 years has engineered components and systems for customers in the food processing and handling, pharmaceutical and industrial markets. The company is part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, a FTSE 100 company. Learn more at www.wmfts.com

Dongguan Jianhui Paper Co., Ltd. has successfully started up a new mechanical pulping line from ANDRITZ including the world’s first TwinFlo Prime refiner.

The newly developed TwinFlo Prime optimizes the pulp flow to each refining zone thanks to improved refining gap adjustment. This reduces wear on the refiner plates and thus results in longer plate lifetime and lower maintenance cost.

“We are very proud to be the first ones on the market with such innovative technology,” says Li Guihua, President of Dongguan Jianhui Paper. “With the TwinFlo Prime and the new mechanical pulping line from ANDRITZ we have reached a very high level of flexibility both in the use of raw materials and the fiber quality produced. This will help us further expand our board business. The installation perfectly meets our strategic targets.”

  Ming Xing, Vice General Manager, Dongguan Jianhui Paper Co., Ltd. (left) and Cui Ping, Director of Project and Site Management, ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. in front of the new TwinFlo Prime refiner © ANDRITZ Ming Xing, Vice General Manager, Dongguan Jianhui Paper Co., Ltd. (left) and Cui Ping, Director of Project and Site Management, ANDRITZ (China) Ltd. in front of the new TwinFlo Prime refiner © ANDRITZ

The new pulping line installed at Dongguan Jianhui’s mill in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, is based on ANDRITZ’s patented P-RC APMP process. At a design capacity of 600 t/d, it processes eucalyptus wood chips for production of different top-quality board grades. The focus of the system is on chip impregnation and refining (HC and LC) with highest production efficiency and well-developed fibers at low energy consumption.

Dongguan Jianhui Paper, established in 2002, runs four paper production lines and specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality white coated duplex board with gray back and test liner.

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. 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 29,100 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 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.

 

Valmet will deliver a TwinRoll wash press to Holmen Paper AB’s Braviken mill in Sweden. The start-up is scheduled for April 2024.

The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. Its value will not be disclosed.

“The TwinRoll wash press will improve the separation between the thermomechanical pulp (TMP) mill and the paper machine. With a better separation we believe the paper machine will get a cleaner system, resulting in improved runnability and savings of chemicals, such as retention aid and similar chemicals. The good experience from the earlier installed TwinRoll wash press together with the possibility of common spare parts were also influencing our decision,” says Fredrik Bragsjö, Production Manager TMP & WH, Holmen Paper, Braviken.

“We are happy to cooperate with Holmen and deliver an additional Valmet TwinRoll washing press to their Braviken mill. This order will help improve the energy and washing efficiency of the TMP mill. We’re also able to create a synergy for both presses when it comes to operational maintenance and spare parts,” says Michael Nylander, Sales Manager, EMEA Scandinavia Sales Pulp Solutions SE, EMEA, Valmet.

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Technical details about Valmet’s delivery
Valmet's scope of supply includes a TwinRoll washing press, electric motors, mechanical erection, basic engineering, commissioning, start-up, process support and advisory services.

Information about Holmen Paper AB, Braviken
Braviken Paper Mill is located outside Norrköping, in the south of Sweden. The mill produces paper for magazines, books, and direct mail on two paper machines. The total capacity of the Braviken mill is 605,000 tonnes per year and the production is 100% based on fresh wood fibers from pulp wood and wood chips from the adjacent Holmen Timber sawmill. The Braviken mill employs approximately 400 people.

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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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Gascogne Papier, France, to supply a PrimeLine MG (Machine Glazed) paper production line to its mill located in Mimizan, France. Start-up is scheduled for 2025.

The new paper machine will have a web width of 6.8 m and a design speed of 1,300 m/min. It will thus be the widest MG paper machine worldwide producing basis weights from 120 down to 25 gsm, based on 100% softwood unbleached kraft pulp. With a capacity of 125,000 t/a it will set a new industry benchmark with the highest capacity for uncoated MG papers.

The core of the MG machine will be the world’s largest PrimeDry Steel Yankee. With a diameter of 26 ft. (7.9 m) the Yankee will enable energy-efficient drying while providing excellent surface properties such as gloss and dimensional stability. It will be manufactured and transported in pieces and assembled at the customer’s site. ANDRITZ is the first supplier worldwide delivering a Yankee of this size and the only supplier worldwide with such a unique engineering, patented manufacturing and logistics concept overcoming potentially any limits in transportation and drying performance.

The ANDRITZ MG line will replace three of the mill’s four paper machines. The main target of the investment is to establish a multi-grade production line, capable of producing more than 80 different grades of ribbed and unribbed paper.

  Rendering-example of an ANDRITZ PrimeLine MG production line © ANDRITZ Rendering-example of an ANDRITZ PrimeLine MG production line © ANDRITZ

Dominique Coutière, CEO of Gascogne Papier explains: “Investments of that scale are a big milestone for companies in our business. The selection of the right partner is a decisive success criterion. The experience and references in the MG sector as well as the customer-orientated approach of ANDRITZ convinced us. We are really looking forward to a great partnership.” Gerald Steiner, Vice President Paper and Board at ANDRITZ, adds: “The involvement and commitment of the Gascogne team in this project and their high level of requirement regarding quality, performance, energy and environmental efficiency make this investment a unique and challenging project.

Besides important key components in the forming section (for example adjustable table and low-intensity hybrid former), the well proven ANDRITZ transfer-belt application closes the draw between press section and dryer section for highest efficiency at lowest basis weights and high-speed.

The project’s scope of supply includes the complete stock preparation line, as well as the complete PrimeLine MG paper machine, machine clothing, basic and detail engineering, overall distributed control system, motors and drives, quality control systems, web monitoring and inspection system as well as supervision, installation, and commissioning with start-up.

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. 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 29,100 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 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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Saving CO2 emissions and energy are among the most important fields of action of our time. In recognition of this fact, Voith has developed a completely new, disruptive concept that allows CO2 neutral paper production. Moreover, the groundbreaking concept reduces fresh water consumption by up to 95 percent as well as energy consumption by up to 40 percent throughout the entire papermaking process. The disruptive process no longer requires fossil fuels. Voith has now agreed an exclusive partnership with Essity, a global hygiene and healthcare company, to drive further development of this new process. Accordingly, the development incorporates both Essity's extensive expertise in the tissue industry and Voith's knowledge as the leading technology supplier.

  • Voith and Essity are working on a breakthrough concept for the entire papermaking process
  • The concept enables a CO2 neutral paper production, as well as to reduce fresh water consumption by up to 95% and energy consumption by up to 40%
  • Successful laboratory-scale test runs have already taken place; now the results are being transferred to a pilot line

"As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, we have set ourselves the ambitious goal of being able to realize CO2 neutral paper production by 2030," says Andreas Endters, President & CEO of Voith Paper. "The fact that we have developed this new process is an important milestone in the industry and demonstrates our high level of innovation. We are very pleased to have found a suitable partner in Essity, who shares our objective of climate-neutral paper production."

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“Sustainability is integrated into Essity’s strategy for long-term profitable growth. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and achieving net zero emissions by 2050. This partnership with Voith is yet another concrete example of this,” says Magnus Groth, President & CEO of Essity.

Following successful trials on a laboratory scale, the research results obtained will now be transferred to a pilot line at the Voith Heidenheim site, Germany. This new set-up will enable testing under conditions close to production. 

Papermaking for Life sustainability program
As part of the innovation and development initiative "Papermaking for Life," Voith Paper presents versatile technologies and solutions that lead to more efficient and sustainable processes in papermaking. The emphasis is on water, energy and fiber savings as well as digitalization, innovations and partnerships as levers for more sustainable production. Another focus is on Voith's own activities at its locations worldwide. Learn more about Voith Paper's innovations in the area of sustainability: voith.com/Papermaking-for-Life

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.

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