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Emtec Electronic at Tissue & Paper Bangkok 2022

The German-based company will be on site in Hall EH3 at Booth E09 in the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center from September 14-16, 2022 to present an array of innovative solutions for the tissue and paper industry, including the Tissue Softness Analyzer, which objectively determines the hand-feel of tissue paper and other paper products.

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Andhra Paper Limited deploys ABB’s advanced process control for optimized lime kiln production

Andhra Paper Limited (APL), Indian integrated pulp and paper manufacturer, has deployed an ABB advanced process control (APC) solution at their Rajahmundry mill’s lime kiln. To help reduce the energy requirements of the highly interactive lime kiln production process, ABB has integrated their OPT800 Lime APC solution into APL’s existing ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system (DCS).

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Monitoring losses with OnView.MassBalance

The recycling process in paper production is complex. Fluctuations in fiber quality and the degree of contamination of the recovered paper bales have a direct influence on production output. At the same time, resource efficiency is more important today than ever before. However, with the current state of the art, it is hardly possible to determine the specific causes of losses and optimize them directly. Yield is usually only measured on a weekly or monthly basis - by the time paper manufacturers receive the information, the losses have already occurred. Furthermore, it is very difficult to estimate whether losses in individual stock preparation areas have increased or decreased compared to the last analysis. To address these issues, Voith has developed OnView.MassBalance.

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Vajda-Papír taps OnCare.eDoc for easy access of technical documentation

Vajda-Papír has chosen Voith Paper and Toscotec’s digital documentation platform OnCare.eDoc for the comprehensive and user-friendly management of all the technical information of its new tissue line. On 6 July 2022, Vajda-Papír has started up an Ahead 2.2L tissue machine supplied by Toscotec on a full turnkey basis including the complete production line and all auxiliary systems.

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Andritz to supply four stock preparation systems for tissue production to Guangxi Sun Paper, China

Andritz has received an order from Guangxi Sun Paper Co., Ltd. to supply four stock preparation systems for its tissue machines PM 9 to 12 in Beihai, Guangxi Province, China. Start-up is scheduled for the third or fourth quarter of 2022. The stock preparation systems have an aggregate design capacity of 360 tons per day and process NBKP (Needle Bleached Kraft Pulp) and LBKP (Leaf Bleached Kraft Pulp) to produce tissue. Andritz will install the complete process technology from pulping to refining, including fiber recovery. The scope of supply also comprises erection, commissioning, start-up, training, and service.

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ABB wins order for electrification of Klabin Puma II

ABB has been appointed by Klabin, one of Brazil’s largest producers and exporters of packaging paper and sustainable solutions for paper packaging, to deliver the management and power distribution system (PDS) for their Puma II project, which will support their production target of 920,000 tons per year. ABB will also supply the drives and motors for the project through Valmet.

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Katri Hokkanen appointed CFO at Valmet

Ms. Katri Hokkanen (M.Sc. Econ) has been appointed CFO at Valmet as of August 1, 2022. She will report to President and CEO Pasi Laine. Katri Hokkanen has worked as Valmet’s interim CFO since May 1, 2022. Hokkanen began her career at Valmet in 2006. Prior to holding the interim CFO position, she worked as Vice President, Finance in Valmet’s Pulp and Energy business line in 2017–2022 and led the finance operations in Valmet’s Asia-Pacific Area organization in 2015–2017 and in the EMEA services business in 2013–2015.

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Voith achieves top ISS ESG rating for sustainability

After 2021, the international rating agency ISS ESG has again awarded the Voith Group’s sustainability performance a B- rating this year. According to the current rating, Voith is among the three best companies worldwide in terms of sustainability, compared with 176 other plant and mechanical engineering companies. With the current rating, Voith achieves prime status for the 5th time.

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Andritz to supply Smart power boiler remote service using Metris BOA web platform to the Netherlands

International technology group Andritz has received a five-year Smart service contract from BMC Moerdijk in the Netherlands to supply a Metris BOA platform including KPI dashboards and boiler operator advisor apps as well as automatically generated performance reports. The Smart power boiler service uses the Metris BOA web platform – developed by Andritz – to build KPI dashboards and operator advisor apps based on live as well as historical data to optimize and analyze power plant processes and monitor the equipment installed.

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ABB publishes new edition of ABB Review, focused on better decisions

ABB today released the 3/2022 edition of ABB Review, the company’s technical journal. The lead topic for this quarter is “better decisions,” examining the decision making benefits of digital solutions throughout the enterprise, from the boardroom to the plant floor. As decision makers need to understand and analyze data quickly and accurately, ABB provides a broad variety of technical solutions to support them.

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South Florida Tissue Paper chooses Körber technology

The rising costs of raw materials and product transport due to reduced imports from the Chinese market are the main variables that are creating price increases with the risk of penalizing sales in the US tissue market, even though, paradoxically, demand in some regions is greater than available local product capacity. An example of this is Florida, a territory which in recent years has experienced an exponential growth in population thanks to an increase in births and a greater employment of immigrants.

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Eluceda develops novel Hydrogen Peroxide test for paper & board sector

Chemical and biological detection technology specialist Eluceda has developed and launched a rapid, quantitative and portable test for hydrogen peroxide in water – with results given in 60 seconds. The new technology solution is the latest in a line of tests that uses Eluceda’s established E-Sens™ handheld detectors and is capable of detecting hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in water at concentrations between 1 and 1000 parts per million (ppm). Eluceda was approached by a supplier in the paper and pulp industry to design an accurate and easily repeatable test method that could detect hydrogen peroxide at the necessary concentrations within the paper manufacturing process.

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