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ABB launches Real Progress campaign to accelerate global sustainability

ABB has launched its new global sustainability initiative, showcasing the power of technology and expertise to accelerate sustainability while enhancing productivity. ABB’s Real Progress campaign is a rallying call to customers, partners and suppliers, inspiring them to harness technology leadership and the solutions that exist today to amplify their own impact across process industries such as mining, metals and pulp and paper.

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Toscotec to supply a complete drying section rebuild to Rexcell in Sweden

Toscotec will supply a complete rebuild of PM1’s drying section to Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid at its Skåpafors mill in Sweden. Planned for the second half of 2024, the project aims to support Rexcell to achieve substantial energy consumption reductions as part of its strong commitment to sustainability.

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Suzano entrusts Andritz with maintenance for new pulp mill

Brazilian pulp producer Suzano selected international technology group Andritz to provide modular maintenance services for its new mill being built in Ribas do Rio Pardo, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The five-year contract covers several maintenance modules for all process islands and equipment of the new mill, which is scheduled to start up by June 2024. The modules comprise lubrication as well as predictive and inspection maintenance services, including vibration and thermographic analysis of electrical and mechanical equipment.

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Successful start-up of Asia Symbol's Rugao board machine 13

At the end of October, Voith successfully started up Asia Symbol's BM 13 at Rugao, 180 km north of Shanghai, China. The state-of-the-art machine is 8.16 m wide with a design speed of 1,400 m/min and an annual capacity of around one million tons. It mainly produces high-quality white folding boxboard in the basis weight range of 170 to 400 gsm.

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Toscotec supplied a dryer section rebuild to Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine

Graphic paper manufacturer Les Papeteries de Clairefontaine started up PM6 after a dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec at its Etival Clairefontaine mill in France. The machine produces graphic paper in the basis weight range from 60 to 100 gsm. The project was focused on PM6’s pre-dryer section for which Toscotec supplied TT SteelDryers designed for an operating steam pressure of 10 barg, as well as an upgrade of the machine frame. The associated services included the complete erection with supervision, commissioning, and start-up assistance.

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ABB upgrades drive control system at Jujo Thermal paper mill in Finland

Jujo Thermal selected ABB to upgrade its drive control system at its mill in Kauttua, Finland, for improved runnability and efficiency. ABB’s scope of delivery included the provision and commissioning of the upgrade package for the existing PM2 drive control system and new drives. Jujo Thermal is a supplier of durable, direct thermal papers for labels, tickets, tags and point-of-sales use. It also generates one-side coated self-adhesive label stock and has a production volume reaching 72,000 tons per year.

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Voith introduces new Pluralis Hot Stock (HS) refiner fillings

Voith is supplementing its proven Pluralis family with new Pluralis Hot Stock (HS) refiner fillings. Representing a significant advancement in refining technology, they are specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of pulp mills and to minimize resource consumption. In addition, Pluralis HS refiner fillings can significantly improve paper quality, energy efficiency and overall pulp mill performance.

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Valmet has completed the acquisition of Körber’s Business Area Tissue

Valmet has completed the acquisition of Körber’s Business Area Tissue, provider of process technologies and related services for converting tissue jumbo reels into final tissue products. The closing of the transaction follows the agreement that was announced in July.

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Andritz complements its process control product portfolio by acquiring NAF valve business

International technology group Andritz has signed an agreement with Flowserve Corporation based in Texas, USA, to take over its NAF AB business. NAF AB engineers, designs and builds Flowserve’s NAF control valve portfolio. It is a supplier with long-standing experience in providing process control valves for pulp and paper and other related industries. With 50 employees at the facility in Linköping, Sweden, it has been a successful provider of process control valves for more than 100 years.

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Voith and Sun Paper achieve early start-up of Nanning PM 2 and PM 3 packaging paper machines

Recently, Sun Paper's two state-of-the-art packaging paper machines PM 2 and PM 3 were successfully commissioned at the Nanning, China site within one month. PM 3 successfully passed the tests in only three weeks and achieved a record-breaking start-up time of only one hour from stock on wire to the first saleable paper roll.

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Valmet and Metsä Group to develop a joint sustainability model for industrial investment projects

Valmet and Metsä Group are jointly developing a comprehensive operating model to ensure sustainability in technology and maintenance investments. The model will address various aspects of sustainability related to the environment, social responsibility and governance (ESG). It will be used to verify the sustainability of the process technology projects delivered by Valmet to Metsä Group and the related supply chains. Valmet and Metsä Group have set up a joint working group to develop and deploy the sustainability model. The goal is to adopt the model by 2027.

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Toscotec starts up a complete press section rebuild at Cartiera Pirinoli in Italy

Toscotec started up a packaging paper machine at Cartiera Pirinoli after the complete rebuild of the press section at their Roccavione facility in Italy. Toscotec installed a first nip with double felted press roll and a second nip with a Voith NipcoFlex shoe press designed for a maximum load of 1,600 kN/m. The project also included a fully automatic tail feeding system, felt runs, showers, rolls, doctors, as well as guide and stretcher systems.

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