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ABB opens its Mexico Technology and Engineering Center to increase project delivery across North America

ABB has established a new regional operations center for North America, bringing technology expertise closer to customers and building on its similar resources globally. An initial $1 million investment has been made for the new Mexico Technology and Engineering Center (MXTEC) in the city of Merida, Yucatan, to help the technology leader to reach higher project delivery capacity and increase competitiveness.

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OnQuality successfully commissioned at customers Smurfit Kappa, WEPA and Johns Manville

Quality control systems are an important factor in paper production to continuously optimize production and quality processes. Thanks to their compact design, flexible use and high reliability, Voith's OnQuality quality control systems (QCS) have already been used in over 750 installations worldwide on existing and new lines. The system can be used for all paper grades as well as for nonwovens.

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Valmet to supply another paper machine rebuild to Sappi North America’s Somerset facility

Valmet will supply an extensive rebuild for Sappi’s Somerset paper manufacturing facility in Skowhegan, Maine, USA. Previously, Valmet rebuilt the paper machine 1 (PM1) and with its success, Sappi has chosen Valmet again to rebuild the paper machine 2 (PM2). The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2022. Its value will not be disclosed, but such an order is typically worth between EUR 90 and 120 million.

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ABB launches newest generation of L&W Bending Tester

ABB has enhanced its L&W Bending Tester with new features to deliver easier and more reliable operator-independent bending resistance and stiffness measurements. The L&W Bending Tester, which measures resistance to bending in paper and packaging, is a standalone benchtop instrument featuring a large touchscreen with user-friendly interface and improved post-processing for ease-of-use and instrument check and calibration. Integration with other ABB offerings, such as L&W Lab Management System (LMS), also means connectivity to the full Quality Data Management module within the larger Manufacturing Execution System (MES), enabling greater visibility of quality data across the mill and enterprise.

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Joining forces: Optimized stock preparation portfolio from Voith and Toscotec for tissue production

For more than two years now, the Italian company Toscotec has been a subsidiary of Voith and since then has been serving the business with new lines and major rebuilds in the tissue paper sector for the entire Voith Group. As a result, intensive cooperation began, which among other things resulted in an optimized BlueLine stock preparation portfolio for the tissue production. The optimized portfolio is convincing, with more than 10 stock preparation systems for the tissue sector ordered worldwide in the last two years and with some already in operation. Voith has delivered over 70 machines, and many more are currently being processed.

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Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as new CEO of Perstorp Group

Effective March 1st, Ib Jensen takes over from Jan Secher as Chief Executive Officer of Perstorp Group, a specialty chemicals company headquartered in Malmö, Sweden, and since 2022 part of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG). Ib Jensen is a highly respected senior industry executive with a long career as CFO and extensive experience from M&A and integration of acquired companies, something that will be required in the next phase for Perstorp.

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Valmet to rebuild cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant for Andhra Paper

Valmet has been selected to rebuild the cooking, fiberline and evaporation plant of Andhra Paper’s Rajahmundry unit in India. The delivery is scheduled to take place in December 2023, and the start-up is planned for the first quarter 2024. The order is included in Valmet’s order received of the fourth quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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ABB invests in new QCS Automation Software Maintenance program

ABB has introduced its new QCS Automation Software Maintenance (ASM) program that not only allows system evolution from older versions to the latest, but also provides continuous improvements between versions through access to regular software updates, therefore helping pulp, paper, packaging and tissue mills to maximize their system investment.

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Voith expands service activities of OnPerformance.Lab (OPL) with new location in Kunshan, China

Voith has opened another OnPerformance.Lab (OPL) location in Kunshan, China, to offer the comprehensive know-how and competencies of its experts worldwide as close to the customer as possible. With this step, Voith is strengthening the global network of the remote service center, which offers data-based services such as data analysis, condition monitoring, smart monitoring and expert advice. From the OPL, the Voith team is available quickly and easily via remote support, regardless of whether short-term problems or long-term optimization projects are involved. OPL locations can already be found in Heidenheim, Germany, and Tokyo, Japan. The opening of additional regional offices is planned.

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Andritz to supply energy-saving wastepaper processing systems to Lipy Paper Mills, Bangladesh

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Lipy Paper Mills Ltd. to supply wastepaper processing systems to the mill in Changine, Modonpur, Kanchpur, Sonargaon. These are the first Andritz RCF (Recycled Fiber) lines for Bangladesh. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter in 2023. Andritz will supply key equipment for two RCF lines, featuring a total capacity of 150 t/d and processing LOCC (Local OCC) and MOW (Mixed Office Waste) as raw material for production of testliner, writing and printing paper.

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Essel Kâğıt achieves maximum production efficiency with Toscotec’s tissue line

Turkish tissue producer Essel Kâgit’s new Ahead 2.2L machine has exceeded its guaranteed production by a large margin and surpassed bulk and softness parameters. Supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis, PM3 had come online at Essel’s Osmaniye mill in Turkey in October 2021. After start-up, Toscotec has been providing continuous support to fine-tune the whole plant and achieve top performance.

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Sustainable fabrics and roll covers from Voith ensure significant energy and cost savings

Various factors support more sustainable paper production. Fabrics and roll covers, for example, can contribute to improved resource efficiency by directly optimizing production efficiency and because they are themselves sustainably manufactured. Based on many years of experience, Voith offers specific solutions for sustainable paper production, the advantages of which are proven by many positive customer references. A German graphic papers manufacturer, for example, reported that Voith's SolarPress roll covers have enabled energy savings due to a 1.5 percentage point higher dry content after the press section.

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