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Voith to supply a complete BlueLine OCC system to Papresa mill in Spain

Papresa, a producer of newsprint in Southern Europe, selected Voith to deliver a complete stock preparation system for its mill in Rentería, Spain. As a full-line supplier, Voith will provide the full scope BlueLine OCC system that is scheduled for start-up in the last quarter of 2021, with a total capacity of 700 tons/day. The scope of supply is completed by a multi-year service agreement for services and consumables.

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Emtec: New tissue evaluation method

Emtec’s invention, the TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer, provides a simple, quick, and reliable way to get objective measurements of the haptic properties of tissue paper. In this year’s Tissue Conference, hosted by Tissue Analytica in collaboration with NC State University and TAPPI, emtec gives a virtual presentation on the TSA’s measuring concept, possible applications, and customer success stories.

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ABB completes large-scale remote commissioning of winder drives for major paper producer in India

ABB has completed a large-scale remote commissioning of winder drives, upgrading and commissioning PM5 installations at ITC’s Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division mill in south-central India. The project included upgrading the mill’s complete winder drive system to ABB’s latest ACS880 drives, AC motors, AC800M controller and process panel, as well as ensuring that all new assets were fully commissioned and ready for operation.

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Successful start-up of Sun Paper’s first paper machine outside of China

On December 11, 2020 Voith’s long-term customer Sun Paper has started up its first paper machine outside of China. The XcelLine packaging paper machine PM 1 has successfully started operation in Laos, showing the steady implementation of Sun Paper’s “Forestry-pulp-paper integration” project. The PM 1 marks the start of the customer’s expansion into South East Asia. Despite the challenging conditions exerted by COVID-19 in Laos, the packaging paper machine started up 17 days ahead of schedule, and has set up a new record from I/O check to first jumbo roll.

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New generation of HydroMix stock mixing system from Voith

Voith has comprehensively optimized its HydroMix stock mixing system. The new generation of this tried and tested system features an automatically adjustable stock nozzle, ensures an excellent mixing quality of stock and whitewater, and guarantees consistently superior sheet quality. With a significantly expanded operating window, paper manufacturers benefit from maximum flexibility in the approach flow system of the papermaking process.

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Toscotec successfully completes a dryer section rebuild at Aviretta, Germany

Toscotec successfully completed a post dryer section rebuild at German containerboard producer Aviretta. The project was executed according to the original schedule, despite Covid-19 restrictions. The paper machine (PM4) produces fluting from 60 to 130 g/m2.

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Valmet to supply new flash drying and baling line and CTMP rebuild to SCA Ortviken mill in Sweden

Valmet will deliver a new flash drying and baling line and a rebuild of the existing integrated thermomechanical pulp (TMP) production line at SCA’s Ortviken mill into a chemi-thermomechanical pulp (CTMP) market pulp line, which will have a capacity of 300,000 tonnes per year. The delivery and installation of the equipment will take place during 2022 and the start-up of CTMP production is scheduled for the beginning of 2023.

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Valmet to supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild to Cascades, U.S.

Valmet will supply an extensive paper machine grade conversion rebuild with a wide scope of automation and services for Cascades’ Bear Island mill in Virginia, the United States. In the project, paper machine PM 1, designed to produce newspaper, will be rebuilt to produce high-quality, lightweight, 100 percent recycled linerboard and medium grades for the North American market. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is scheduled for the end of 2022.

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Voith realizes ropeless threading for board machines in two-tier dryer sections

In board machines, threading the paper web following shutdowns or breaks in the dryer section has until now been a complicated and time-consuming process. The process of using ropes to guide the tail through the dryer section presents safety risks and involves an extensive maintenance effort. A new Voith solution offers paper manufacturers unprecedented flexibility and reliability. The TailStabilizer can now be used for the first time in board machines with two-tier dryer sections for ropeless threading of the tail, improving both efficiency and safety. The system is being used successfully at a paper mill in China, for example.

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Norway’s largest newsprint producer selects ABB for mill digitalization

ABB has been chosen by Norske Skog Skogn to supply a comprehensive new digital platform for the company’s newsprint mill in Norway. The ABB Ability™ Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for pulp and paper will be operational by April 2021, with ABB providing five years of support as the mill undertakes its journey towards digitalization and smart operations.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up tissue production line delivered to Xuan Mai Paper in Vietnam

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineCOMPACT tissue production line delivered to Xuan Mai Paper Co. Ltd. for its mill in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Experience and trust win contract for Voith in major rebuild project at Oji Papéis Especiais

Voith Paper, supplier of strategic solutions for paper manufacturers worldwide, has been commissioned by Oji Papéis Especiais (Oji Specialty Papers) to modernize its PM 2 and Coater PC 3 installed at the papermaker’s mill in Piracicaba, a country city in the state of São Paulo. The project also includes the rebuild and transfer of a VariPlus winder from the company’s Tomioka mill in Japan.

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