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Toscotec to supply tissue machine for MEPCO’s new tissue mill in KAEC

MEPCO and Toscotec signed a turnkey supply contract for a high efficiency AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine. Toscotec is one of the world’s leading manufacturers, specialized in turnkey projects, complete lines, rebuilds and single equipment for the tissue and paper & board industries.

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Voith modernizes and expands stock preparation plant for Modern Karton PM 3 in Ergene, Turkey

Modern Karton, manufacturer of cardboard packaging and packaging paper in Turkey, recently signed a contract with Voith for the extension and modernization of its existing OCC line. Within the scope of the contract, Voith will also supply a new stock preparation line for pulp and recovered paper. The new order follows the successful upgrade and expansion of the existing DIP line.

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Toscotec to supply two TADVISION machines to Hengan Group in China

Toscotec will supply two TADVISION® tissue machines to Hengan International Group at its Shandong and Hunan mills in China. Toscotec’s TADVISION® line is designed to ensure superior bulk, softness and absorbency. With this order, Hengan breaks through the barrier of conventional and textured tissue in the Chinese market, aiming to manufacture top quality structured tissue with the highest bulk, softness and absorbency properties. The start-up is scheduled for 2022.

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Republic Paperboard Company LLC and Voith innovate curtain coater process to launch Republic’s coated Gypsum Linerboard production

Republic Paperboard recently installed and commissioned a new curtain coater system, which was built by Voith and will allow Republic to produce coated Gypsum Linerboard for the first time.

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Robotic solution for de-wiring in the area of pulp supply

The specialist for automation solutions, cts GmbH, offers a new, highly efficient robotic solution for the dewiring of pulp bale units in the incoming material area of companies from the pulp and paper sector. Up to 28 of the bale units weighing tons can be dewired per hour fully automatically with the cts dewiring robot DWR-U. By this, 1 robot can serve 2 or more independent lines in parallel.

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Valmet delivers all main process islands and automation for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland

Valmet and Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, have finalized the agreement for the key technology delivery covering all main process islands and automation systems for Metsä Fibre's Kemi bioproduct mill in Finland. The new bioproduct mill will have an annual pulp production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes and in addition produce various other bioproducts. The new totally fossil fuel free mill is scheduled to start-up in the third quarter 2023.

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ABB delivers first-of-its-kind winder safety system for New Zealand paper mill

Oji Fibre Solutions, producer of market pulp, paperboard and fiber-based packaging, has appointed ABB to supply a specially-designed winder safety system – the first of its kind in New Zealand – as well as a winder drive control system and DCS880 drives. With the mill’s existing winder equipment installed more than 30 years ago, the upgrade will help Oji Fibre ensure safe and efficient future operations, in line with recently updated safety requirements.

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JSC Yarpaper successfully starts up PM1 after major rebuild by Toscotec

Toscotec successfully accomplished an extensive rebuild of Russian containerboard manufacturer JSC Yarpaper’s PM1 at their mill in Yaroslavl, near Moscow. PM1 has a wire width of 2,830 mm and produces 100% recycled-based fluting and test liner in the range from 90 to 175 gsm. The rebuild has optimized the entire paper machine, from the approach flow system to the dryer section, and has achieved the targets of production increase and quality upgrade.

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Digital data and inventory management for maximum transparency and availability

The data and inventory management of products and consumables involves a considerable amount of administrative work. The new digital asset management tool OnCare.pmPortal by Voith now offers paper manufacturers an optimum alternative for increasing both the transparency of product data and the efficiency of the procurement system, while also facilitating the planning of maintenance periods and downtimes and increasing plant availability. Thanks to a direct connection to the Voith Paper Webshop, registered components can be reordered quickly, easily and without any risk of confusion.

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Successful start-up of Papel Aralar’s PM 5 for sustainable wet wipes

Voith and the nonwoven fabric expert Truetzschler Nonwovens have delivered a new system for specialty paper production to the Spanish paper factory Papel Aralar. In December, the PM 5 successfully started up and is now stably producing adult and baby wet wipes that are completely plastic-free, flushable and biodegradable, a characteristic that conventional wet wipes do not have. With the recent investment, Aralar now has two WLS lines with a total production capacity of 45,000 tons/year.

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GAW congratulates Sappi Condino on successful “Primavera” start up

End of January 2021 the new coating kitchen at Sappi Condino/Italy, supplied by GAW technologies Graz/Austria, was successfully started-up. The Condino Mill (Trentino area) was founded in 1964 and became a Sappi mill in 2018. It employs 130 people and produces up to 60,000 tons of paper per annum. Paper grades include glassine (silicone base paper) and supercalendered, uncoated flexible packaging papers.

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New CEO for Wetend Technologies Ltd

The Board of Directors of Wetend Technologies Ltd has invited Jussi Matula as the company's new CEO as of February 1, 2021. He succeeds the current CEO Jouni Matula.

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