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Klabin supports sustainable practices through issue of green bonds abroad

Sustainability is in Klabin’s DNA, and to sustain its investments in these practices, the company recently (September 2017) raised funds in the international market through its first issue of green bonds amounting to around R$ 1.6 billion, maturing in 10 years. The company, which pioneered the adoption of sustainable practices, is a benchmark in sustainable development and its issue received the "High Standard" rating from consulting firm Sustainalytics. The offering drew significant investor interest, with demand exceeding the offer of green bonds sevenfold.

Sustainability governance at Klabin is strongly structured and functions on four key pillars : Sustainability Committee ; Sustainability Commission ; Sustainability and Communication Department ; and a working group on impacts of climate change, all with the mission to raise the level of transparency across the company and structure its actions.

Klabin has been, for three years, prominently featured in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organization that analyzes companies’ efforts to minimize and manage the environmental impacts of their operations. In 2016, it was elected "Sustainable Company of the Year" and the most sustainable company in the paper and pulp sector by Guia Exame de Sustentabilidade. Moreover, since 2014, it has been included in the portfolios of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) and Carbon Efficient Index (ICO2) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBovespa).

2017-10-10  READ MORE...
Valmet to supply a grade conversion rebuild for Sappi Lanaken Mill in Belgium


Valmet will supply a vast grade conversion rebuild with a wide scope of automation for Sappi Lanaken Mill in Belgium. In the project, the mill’s paper machine 8 (PM8) currently producing lightweight coated (LWC) paper grades will be rebuilt to also produce lightweight and high-quality woodfree coated paper grades, which the mill will gradually start producing. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for 2019. The project is an EPC delivery (engineering, procurement and construction) with an extensive site operation scope.

The order was included in Valmet’s third quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 60-80 million.

2017-10-09  READ MORE...
Metso appoints three Business Area heads and Executive Team members

Relating to the changes in Metso’s operating model and organization communicated on September 25, 2017, the new business area heads have been appointed as follows :

Mikko Keto has been appointed President, Minerals Services business area. He is currently Senior Vice President, Spare Parts business line.

Markku Simula has been appointed President, Aggregates Equipment business area. He is currently Senior Vice President, Aggregates business line.

Sami Takaluoma has been appointed President, Minerals Consumables business area. He is currently Vice President, Nordics market area.

All three business area Presidents will be members of Metso’s Executive Team and report to the President and CEO Nico Delvaux as of January 1, 2018.

2017-10-06  READ MORE...
Södra’s port becomes fossil-fuel free

Södra’s port in Mönsterås will become completely free from fossil fuels in October. All work vehicles and cranes at the port will begin using HVO* diesel – a completely fossil-free alternative to standard diesel.

Södra’s port has four cranes and 16 working vehicles. Together, these handles about three million tonnes of freight each year. The freight is loaded for transport to Europe by land and sea and includes 430,000 tonnes of paper pulp and 170,000 m³ of sawn timber. This will now be carried out using only fossil-free HVO diesel.

“As a representative of a green industry, we consider this an obvious next step,” said Niclas Strömqvist, Site Manager at Södra’s port in Mönsterås.

The switchover at the port began in the spring of 2017 and was completed at the end of September. The move is part of Södra’s sustainability targets that aim to achieve fossil-free production by 2020 and fossil-free transportation by 2030 – targets adopted in 2016 and assigned the same status as Södra’s financial targets.

“Efforts have focused on examining and ensuring that the HVO diesel is compatible with existing equipment at the port. We are always on the lookout for climate-smart solutions. This is in line with how we want to act and operate as a company,” said Jörgen Erlandsson, Head of Technology, Environment and Quality at Södra’s port in Mönsterås.

HVO is both a climate-smart and economical alternative to synthetically produced petrodiesel. The raw materials for Södra’s HVO are slaughterhouse waste and rapeseed oil.

“HVO is a better environmental choice because it is 100-percent fossil-free. This means it is completely renewable and greenhouse gas emissions are substantially lower,” said Åsa Forss, Manager of Södra’s wood-chip truck fleet.

* Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil

2017-10-05  READ MORE...
ABB to provide overall process control to SCA for the world’s most digitized mill

ABB recently won an order to supply comprehensive ABB Ability TM digital systems and solutions for SCA’s Östrand pulp mill expansion. The mill expansion is one of the largest investments in Swedish industrial history.

SCA is a leading forest products group, with headquarters in Sundsvall, Sweden. SCA started reconstructing the pulp mill in 2015, and the goal is for construction to be finished by June 2018. Upon completion, production capacity will double, and the production line for bleached softwood kraft pulp will be the largest in the world.

One automation system for the entire process

In 2016, ABB Ability System 800x was selected as the digital automation platform for the mill. This includes a fully integrated control and monitoring center that provides a complete process overview and the possibility to personalize ergonomics and work environments for each operator. In addition to integrated process control and power monitoring, ABB’s delivery to the Östrand project consists of transformers, motors, frequency converters and drive systems for large areas of the mill.

2017-10-05  READ MORE...
Albany International Announces Proposed Actions to Restructure Machine Clothing Operations in Europe

Albany International Corp. announced today that its subsidiary, Albany International France S.A.S., has initiated discussions with the employee Works Council regarding a proposal to restructure operations at the Company’s Machine Clothing production facilities in Sélestat, France. The proposed restructuring would reduce employment by approximately 54 positions.

2017-10-05  READ MORE...
Valmet to supply a new Valmet Brown Stock Quality Analyzer for CMPC Celulosa in Chile

Valmet will supply a Valmet Brown Stock Quality Analyzer (Valmet Kappa Q1) for CMPC Celulosa in Santa Fe, Chile for its fiber line 1 producing ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free) bleached eucalyptus pulp. To be installed in the blow line of the continuous digester, the Valmet Kappa Q1 will provide rapid and frequent Kappa number information for better digester and subsequent O2 stage control. Two larger multiline Valmet Kappa Analyzers have been successfully operating on the mill’s larger fiber line 2 since startup in 2006.

"Safety was an important factor in our decision and the design of Valmet Kappa Q1 avoids unnecessary exposure to risk when maintenance is required. We have always had good experiences of Valmet products, fast and good support, with both existing Valmet Kappa Analyzers consistently providing better uptime compared with other devices in the mill," says Patricio Montanares, Mill Technician, CMPC Celulosa.

2017-10-05  READ MORE...
VPK Packaging Group invest in CorrBoard UK

VPK Packaging Group has announced investment in a 30% stake of CorrBoard UK, the privately owned corrugated sheet manufacturer located in North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, by capital increase and acquisition of Corrugated Synergies International’s stake in the consortium.

CorrBoard UK will be fully supported by the proficiency of Rigid Containers, VPK’s UK based packaging division. VPK Packaging Group’s CEO Pierre Macharis stated : “CorrBoard’s modern 320,000ft2 factory is impressive and with VPK’s strong management, know-how and skills, we expect to continue to operate as an independent unit with a dedicated strategy. This will deliver high service levels and a competitive product offering to the market.”

A CorrBoard spokesperson commented : “Our operational success will be further enhanced with VPK’s involvement and we plan to grow the current volume of 130 Million m² of sheets produced off the state-of-the-art 2.8M Fosber corrugator. We also produce 35 Million m² of single faced product from the same machine. VPK have a proven track record in their Aquila sheet-feeding business producing 700 Million m² of sheets per annum.”

A statement released by Corrboard’s sheet plant partners expressed gratitude to Corrugated Synergies International for its expertise and assistance during the past three years as operational partner at the plant, and welcomes VPK into the organisation to further develop the business.

The CorrBoard consortium also includes : Beaucrest Packaging Solutions, Dairi-Pak, Fencor Packaging Group, GWP Group, Garthwest, McLaren Packaging and Swanline Print.

2017-10-04  READ MORE...
Valmet's IQ Moisturizers start up and improve corrugated box quality at Dunapack Mosburger in Austria


The three Valmet IQ Moisturizers delivered to Dunapack Mosburger’s corrugated line in Strasswalchen, Austria, have been successfully started up. With the new solutions, the plant will be able to improve corrugated box quality and plant performance.

Since 2012-2013, Dunapack Packaging has invested more than EUR 30 million in its Mosburger Strasswalchen production site, including a new 2.8-meter-wide corrugated line.

"Higher quality, more diverse papers together with improved production and smaller, just-in-time orders make it more and more challenging to act against warp with standard temperature, speed and glue settings. We were looking for a device to do it. When Valmet presented its control technology that is widely proven in paper production, we were convinced that this will work on our corrugated line, too," says August Hauser, Corrugated Line Manager at Dunapack Mosburger Strasswalchen.

"Valmet’s IQ quality control solutions are established on paper machines worldwide. However, it takes innovative people to adopt them in the converting and corrugated industry, too. Innovation is definitely an attitude shown by the Dunapack Mosburger team," summarizes Christian Kallich, Country Manager, Austria and Eastern Europe, Automation, Valmet.

Technical information about Valmet IQ Moisturizer

The Valmet IQ Moisturizer profiler is used to correct all kinds of warping, decrease cracking tendency and optimize glue consumption by adding a fine and controlled water mist onto the liners with 60 mm or 120 mm resolution in a cross direction. IQ Moisturizer’s two-stage spray head contributes to a balanced and application-matched mixture of air and water. The system is used via an IQ Moisturizer operator interface and integrated into the existing process controls.

2017-10-04  READ MORE...
ANDRITZ with successful upgrade of two screw presses for Metsä Board Joutseno

 

ANDRITZ has successfully started up another upgraded screw press installed at the Joutseno mill of Metsä Board, Finland. This upgrade follows a separate screw press rebuild for Metsä Board Joutseno that was completed successfully in late 2016.

The rebuild of both screw presses (#21 and #22) included installation of a new Low-Energy Screw Shaft (LESS) as well as split grooved baskets for the medium-pressure zone in order to widen the operating window of the presses and allow higher production rates. The design of the LESS enables a new compression curve, resulting in a higher throughput at the same installed power.

2017-10-04  READ MORE...
Improved presence for Metso's flow control business thanks to new distribution agreement with Croatia-based Eco Consult

Metso is expanding the coverage of its flow control solutions with a distribution agreement with the Croatia-based company Eco Consult d.o.o. The agreement was signed in 2017, and orders have already been placed for refinery and geothermal projects.

The company operates particularly in Eastern Europe and already has a 13-year history of cooperation with Metso.

"We are excited to take our cooperation to the next level. Sustainability is the key for us, and Metso’s high-quality, proven valve solutions are a match for us and our customers. As a distributor, we can now provide an impressive range of Metso valves combined with our knowledge and extensive experience of them," says Goran Pavlovic, CEO of Eco Consult.

Eco Consult has a strong presence in the power, oil and gas industries, and it also serves e.g. other process industries, energy projects and steel production.

"This agreement allows us to extend the availability of our solutions vastly in Europe and provide comprehensive solutions to customers as an addition to our local services," says Robert Prinz, Director for Central and Eastern Europe of Flow Control at Metso.

2017-10-03  READ MORE...
Valmet reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe


Valmet has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe since 20 September 2017. The index contains 200 of the European stock listed companies that display the best performance in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Ethibel is constantly looking out for companies which may be eligible for ethical investments and to be included in its ethical investment register. From the investment register 200 of the best companies are selected to the Ethibel Sustainability Index. Main areas of assessment are human capital, environmental management, market ethics, governance, social impact and human rights. The assessment is based on external information sources such as sustainability reporting and company web sites.

"The reconfirmation as a constituent in the Ethibel Sustainability Index is a recognition of Valmet’s strong focus and consistent progress in sustainability. For investors Valmet’s inclusion in this index provides further assurance of the company as an ethical investment target. In its assessment, Ethibel is using only external information sources, and thus the inclusion in the index is also a recognition for Valmet’s transparent and comprehensive reporting and communications around sustainability," says Anu Salonsaari-Posti, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability at Valmet. 

In September 2017, it was announced that Valmet was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe indices for the fourth consecutive year. Valmet is also included in the CDP Climate A-list for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change.

2017-10-03  READ MORE...
Lecta’s Premium Publishing Papers at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The company will exhibit its full range of premium coated and uncoated papers for the publishing industry.

Once again, Lecta will attend the Frankfurt Book Fair, October 11th to 15th, bringing together professionals worldwide at the largest publishing event of the year. 

This year, Lecta will present its new book "Vertical", a suggestive series of photographs taken vertically from a variety of perspectives and distances. The book is printed on Lecta’s premium range of publishing papers, showing the excellent print results that can be achieved on a number of different papers. 

Lecta’s recently launched GardaPremium Natural, a 2-side coated silk paper with a smooth surface and a natural shade, is another noteworthy development that will be featured. GardaPremium Natural extends Lecta’s high-quality line of publishing papers for all printing needs : GardaMatt Art, GardaMatt Ultra, GardaMatt Smooth, Condat matt Périgord,​ Condat silk, GardaPat 13 BIANKA, GardaPat 13 KIARA and GardaPat 13 KLASSICA, CreatorSilk and Coral Book.

2017-10-03  READ MORE...
Brazil: Production and exports of forest products grow in 2017

The results for exports and production from the planted tree sector are positive for the first eight months of 2017. In comparison with this same period last year, exports of pulp rose 4.9%, wood panels 30.4%, and paper 0.6%. This performance led to growth in the production of pulp and paper, on the order of 3.6% and 0.4%, respectively. For wood panels, the good news is that the domestic market for this product is beginning to thaw, with sales 1% higher than during the same period in 2016.

Continue reading below about the performance indicators for the planted tree industry in the 40th edition of Cenários Ibá, the monthly bulletin of the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá).

2017-10-02  READ MORE...
FAVINI presents Gold Fever, the purity of gold meets the world of paper

Favini, one of the global leaders in the creation of innovative graphic specialties for packaging of products, confirms itself as the trend setter in luxury packaging. Proudly introduces to the market during LUXE PACK exhibition in Monaco, their new Majestic Gold Fever paper on the stand themed as GOLD.

Always attentive to the trends in the field of fashion, design and luxury, Favini introduces a new material to enrich the Majestic range of metallic papers. A paper which appears covered with pure gold, it is for those designers and creators in search of the best gold.

Brilliance and reflections are important trend components for 2017, the year of metallic colours. First and foremost gold, from apparel to accessories, as well as for interior design objects, it is the iridescence of the metal which illuminates the entire next season, enriching it with elegant and precious nuances.

2017-10-02  READ MORE...
Arjowiggins Wizernes mill back on track ?

According to labour union CGT and local medias, the Finnish paper group Kotka Mills, and Express Packaging – specialized in packaging and cutting activities – have shown their interest in the taking over of the French mill Arjowiggins in Wizernes which was closed in 2015.
Sequana has confirmed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) that a visit was organised on September 28 but according to the Group, no offer has been made for the moment.

2017-10-02  READ MORE...
BillerudKorsnäs enters Luxe Pack with a sustainability message

The concept of luxury packaging is being redefined. New generations of conscious consumers look for more than bling and demands now include trustworthiness, authenticity and sustainability. At Luxe Pack Monaco BillerudKorsnäs enters with a sustainability-focused message, “lightweighting” for premium brands to build a strong environmental profile.

Interest in packaging sustainability is on the rise. The talk among the 500 exhibitors competing for attention at Luxe Pack is about high value, premiumization, brand experience and packaging ability to reflect brands and products through design, material and creative, innovative solutions.

In the stand at Luxe Pack Monaco, the world’s leading trade show for luxury packaging, BillerudKorsnäs, enters with a sustainability-focused message – lightweighting – reduction of weight, use of raw materials and energy, cutting down on transport and warehousing, producing less waste, all in all contributes to smaller environmental impact, while customers and brands save cost.

“Lightweighting, as a result of our strong material, is one practical example of our sustainability ambitions. Another example is our team of experts in structural design, with the competence and capability to evaluate any existing packaging solution and offer an alternative that uses less material and weighs less. Last but not least, our products come from a renewable source. That is an appealing proposition to the luxury brands, given the high awareness levels of their customers” says Magnus Levinsson, Business Segment Director Cartonboard at BillerudKorsnäs.

BillerudKorsnäs is a regular exhibitor at Luxe Pack in Monaco, Shanghai and New York, showcasing inspiring packaging design based on their unique premium cartonboard whose combination of strength, formability and excellent printing properties matches the demand of luxury brands. The lightweighting opportunities add to the potential for premium brands to build a strong environmental profile.

Visit BillerudKorsnäs at Luxepack Monaco booth DC12

2017-10-02  READ MORE...
Valmet's polarized forming fabrics revolutionize water drainage in paper-making


Forming fabrics have an essential role in water drainage in the wire section of a paper machine. By introducing the new generation’s polarized forming fabrics, Valmet revolutionized water drainage in the wire section.

"Our polarized forming fabrics have been piloted in paper-machines for over a year now. After the polarized technology entered the market in 2016, we have seen its advantages through our customers’ performance. The machines run cleaner, number of breaks is reduced, retention is higher, just to mention a few. The unique polarized structure makes a big difference in the fabric performance compared to what we have seen before," says Pekka Kortelainen, Product Technology Manager at Valmet.

Polarized structure improves the machine runnability and performance

Traditionally, all SSB (sheet support binding) fabrics have had direct drainage channels. In the polarized structure, the machine direction yarns on both the paper side and the roll side are shifted to form an off-stacked structure. This special structure removes the direct drainage channels traditionally used in forming fabrics.

"The unique polarized structure allows controlled initial drainage in the paper-making process. That improves retention and helps keeping the machine clean. Good runnability and cleanliness reduce breaks and therefore increase production capacity remarkably. Cost-savings are created by for example being able to use less chemicals," explains Kortelainen.

2017-10-02  READ MORE...
Agreement between Recard and Grand Bay Paper and Care Products Group for the installation of a new paper mill in Guatemala

To be able to meet the growing demand in the different markets of the Latin-American area and pursue a regional growth plan, the Grand Bay Paper and Care Products Group has stipulated an agreement regarding the installation of a new paper mill for the production of soft papers (toilet rolls, table napkins, facial tissue, kitchen towels) with the Italian company Recard.
This new investment will be set up in Guatemala, in Central America, through the branch company Papelera Internacional S.A., and will constitute the basis for the expansion of the activities in the region of Central America and the Caribbean.

The new machine, whose start-up is scheduled for mid-October 2018, boasts a drying capacity of 120 t/d and a maximum speed of 2000 m/min. The machine will run on 100% virgin fiber or 100% secondary fiber. Recard will supply a turnkey service that includes 3 pulp preparation lines for long fibers, short fibers and broke, approach flow system, related ancillary equipment and complete mechanical and electrical assembly.

“This new order by Painsa”, commented Mauro Michelini, General Manager, “is a great reason for pride for us because it allows us to work once again with people with whom we have established a great rapport, and this is foundational in order to pursue satisfactory technical results”.


2017-09-29  READ MORE...
Klingele Papierwerke expands into Cuba

Klingele Group, one of the leading independent manufacturers of corrugated base paper and packaging made from corrugated cardboard, is investing in the promising market in Cuba through its Spanish subsidiary Klingele Embalajes. Klingele has a shareholding in the Spanish holding company Trade Packaging S.A. and will therefore operate two corrugated cardboard plants and a folding box plant in Cuba in the future. Klingele is continuing on its expansion course with this commitment : the company recently announced its shareholding in the Scandinavian Peterson Group with six sites in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

2017-09-29  READ MORE...
International Paper to Convert Riverdale Paper Machine

International Paper today announced plans to invest approximately $300 million to convert its No. 15 paper machine at the Riverdale Mill in Selma, Ala. from uncoated freesheet to high quality whitetop linerboard and containerboard. The conversion is targeted to be completed by mid-year 2019. The investment will add 450,000 tons of annual capacity, with flexibility to shift between containerboard products.

Converting Riverdale No. 15 will position International Paper to grow its Industrial Packaging business, continue to provide attractive jobs to Riverdale team members and remain a significant supplier of uncoated freesheet in North America.

"Our customers expect us to support their growth and this machine conversion will meet their needs," said Tim Nicholls, IP’s senior vice president, Industrial Packaging the Americas. "Our Industrial Packaging business continues to focus on our customers in strategic channels including our box business, domestic and export containerboard and specialty grades."

Nicholls added its Industrial Packaging mill system allows the business to optimize product mix, increase service and reduce costs. "Our system runs most effectively when there is flexibility, and this conversion will also help us define a more streamlined and balanced system overall."

As a result of the machine conversion, the company will reduce its annual uncoated freesheet capacity by 235,000 tons. The remaining machine at the Riverdale Mill will continue to produce uncoated imaging paper products.

"International Paper’s uncoated freesheet business remains a strategic part of the company and we are well positioned to support current and future customer demand," said Mike Amick, Jr., IP’s senior vice president, Paper the Americas & India. "This investment proactively repositions Riverdale No. 15 to serve our growing packaging business, while enabling us to optimize our North American Papers business."

2017-09-29  READ MORE...
BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard facilitated three winning entries in the prestigious European Carton Excellence Award 2017

Cartonboard material from BillerudKorsnäs, a leading global provider of sustainable packaging materials and solutions, has been used in three winning categories at the prestigious European Carton Excellence Awards, including the most prestigious “Carton of the Year”.

On September 21, 2017, the 21stedition of the European Carton Excellence Award, Europe’s most renowned award for carton packaging, was held and BillerudKorsnäs and their converter and brand owner partners went home with three prestigious awards.

“It’s a great honor to be part of and being able to help our customers, both converters and brand owners, with realizing all their great visions, design and environmental packaging ideas. At BillerudKorsnäs we have developed a series of materials creating no need for compromises. Our cartonboard is made from primary fibers, making it so strong that the packaging weight can be reduced without compromising performance, making it possible for both beautiful, functional and environmental packages.” says Magnus Levinsson, Business Segment Director Cartonboard at BillerudKorsnäs.

Together with Domenis 1898 SRL and Lucaprint, BillerudKorsnäs won the most reputable award “Carton of the Year” with the entry Geometrie Cividât. The classic gin is elegantly presented in a diagonally cut carton, where the round bottle is perfectly secured inside the functional and attractive design, making it stand out and at the same time enhance the sophisticated quality of the product. The superior quality and printability of BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard made sure that the cartons designer, Ufficio Tecnico Lucaprint and Giulia Toscanelli, could realize their vision which in the end resulted in being crowned the best carton of the year.

BillerudKorsnäs also helped liquorish manufacturer LIQ and producer VG Kvadra Pak JSC to win best packaging in the “Confectionary” category with their prgifemium packaging “LIQ gift set”. The t set consists of one large gift box which holds four small cube boxes, all made from BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard. The small boxes have a double layer of material produced from eco-friendly cartonboard material, which helps to achieve a more natural and matte look and at the same time allows for excellent printing quality and what the jury named “an exceptional experience”.

First place in the “Drinks” category went to the French Jolival together with VG Angoulème who designed and produced the entry ‘Eco-Fontaine Jolival’, a transportable five-litre water fountain that requires no maintenance or electricity. Made of BillerudKorsnäs cartonboard the carton can be recycled or refilled and therefore has multiple lifecycles, an extremely eco-friendly concept. The use of cartonboard for both cups and dispenser also helps to limit the use of plastics, doubling the positive environmental, which the jury called “ideal”.

2017-09-29  READ MORE...
Bekaert Solaronics to supply UniDryer® V3 infrared drying systems and air bar dryers to Kyiv Cardboard & Paper Mill, Ukraine

Bekaert Solaronics received an important order from Bellmer as part of their coater machine upgrade contract with Kyiv CPM in Ukraine. The drying upgrade consists of installing three hoods UniDryer® V3 followed by air bars after each of the three coating stations ; including a new coating unit delivered by Bellmer.

Kyiv CPM is carrying out a challenging investment program in the cardboard plant to upgrade the coater machine. The main objectives are to increase the speed of the coater up to 400m/min, install a new coating unit and modernize the coat drying equipment. The project includes reducing the steam consumption and improving the quality of the coated board. First step of the installation is scheduled to take place in April 2018. 

Energy economy and quality are guaranteed by the UniDryer® V3 systems that reach a high energy efficiency level thanks to the combination of the superior performance Gem9E emitters and the improved convection. These features result in a fast heat-up, a high evaporation rate and ultimately in better product quality. The set of blowing air bars will bring additional energy and mass transfer to increase overall system efficiency and avoid sticking of coated surface at paper roll contact. They are fed directly by the exhaust air from the UniDryer® systems, optimizing the operating costs.

2017-09-28  READ MORE...
Valmet will supply a new tissue production line to Crown Paper Mill in Abu Dhabi


Valmet will supply a complete tissue production line, including Focus rewinder and an extensive automation package to Crown Paper Mill (CPM) in Abu Dhabi. The new Advantage DCT 200HS line will fulfill the company’s demand of new capacity of high quality tissue products for the Middle East market. Start-up is planned for the second half of 2018.

The order is included in Valmet’s third quarter 2017 orders received. The value of the order is not disclosed.

"Besides the well-known fact that Valmet is a global leader in the pulp and paper industry, Valmet ensures that their machines are equipped with the latest technology, which is why Crown Paper Mill opted for the DCT 200 tissue machine. CPM believes that after the successful completion of the factory’s expansion, CPM will anchor its position as the leading tissue jumbo roll manufacturer in the region," Mr. Abdullah Al Khateeb, Managing Director of CPM.

"We are proud that our capability to supply complete tissue mill equipment with superior technology, e.g. Advantage ViscoNip press and Advantage ReTurne energy recovery system, were considered as important success factors for customer’s future expansion plans. We are excited to support CPM’s expansion plans and their ambition to provide high-quality products to their customers," Kent Nika, Sales Manager, Valmet.

Technical information about the delivery

The new tissue machine will have a width of 5.6 m and a design speed of 2,000 m/min and will add 65,000 tons tissue paper per year to Crown Paper Mill’s current production of high-quality facial, toilet tissue and kitchen towels.

Valmet’s scope of delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line featuring stock preparation systems, an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine and Focus Rewinder line. The machine is equipped with OptiFlo headbox and Valmet cast alloy Yankee cylinder as well as the Advantage technology including ViscoNip press, ReTurne energy recovery system, AirCap hood, WetDust dust system and SoftReel reel. The delivery also includes an extensive automation package with Valmet DNA, process controls and Valmet IQ quality controls. Complete engineering, installation, supervision, training, start-up and commissioning is also included in the delivery.

2017-09-28  READ MORE...

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