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Valmet introduces Maintenance Operations Agreement

As part of “Valmet’s way to serve” concept for the best customer experience at all the touchpoints of the lifecycle, Valmet is introducing Maintenance Operations Agreement. Valmet offers the service agreement for development and outsourcing of mill and plant maintenance operations for energy, pulp, paper, board and tissue customers.

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ANDRITZ signs industrial maintenance contract with LD Celulose S.A.

Sindus ANDRITZ Ltda., part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from LD Celulose S.A. to provide industrial maintenance services for their new mill in the city of Indianópolis, Brazil. The contract has a contract term of approximately six years and covers full maintenance of all mill areas.

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Metsä Group to renew its ERP system

Metsä Group will be renewing its ERP solution in 2021–2025. The large-scale EUR 150 million project aims to harmonise the Group’s current ERP solutions with a unified modern solution. It supports management of the Group as a one company with unified processes.

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Sappi Europe announces price rise for all graphical paper grades for export markets by 8-11%

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for all its mechanical coated, woodfree coated and woodfree uncoated paper grades by 8 – 11 % with immediate effect as contracts permit for its export markets. This is in addition to the previously announced and implemented increases.

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Toscotec-supplied turnkey tissue line achieves top speed at Paloma

The AHEAD 2.2L tissue machine supplied by Toscotec to the Slovenian tissue producer Paloma has achieved its top speed and performance at Sladki Vrh mill. Paloma d.d., part of the Slovak Hygienic Paper (SHP) Group, purchased its new line from Toscotec on a turnkey basis and has confirmed that the machine has fulfilled all the conditions for take over acceptance.

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Bedford Paper invests in third tissue-converting line from PCMC

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller and a tissue-converting equipment provider, has announced the sale of a third tissue-converting line to Bedford Paper, a De Pere, Wisconsin-based manufacturer of high-quality paper products.

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ABB launches Paper Quality Performance

Paper Quality Performance, a new digital service that identifies, tracks and analyzes current and changing trends in paper variability, has been released by ABB. It will enable optimization of quality properties measured by Quality Control Systems (QCS) during all operational conditions.

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Marco Eikelenboom takes over as Chief Executive Officer of Sappi Europe

Sappi Limited announced on 3 December that Marco Eikelenboom (53), previously Vice President Marketing & Sales, Graphic Papers at Sappi Europe, had been appointed as CEO of Sappi Europe as from 1 April 2021. Marco Eikelenboom succeeds Berry Wiersum (65), a 40-year veteran of the industry in Europe, who retired at the end of March 2021.

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ANDRITZ signs maintenance contract with UPM for Paso de los Toros mill, Uruguay

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from UPM to provide industrial maintenance services for its new mill in the city of Paso de los Toros, Uruguay. The mill will have an annual production capacity of 2.1 million tons of bleached eucalyptus kraft pulp when it starts up in the second half of 2022.

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Cepi Update

Cepi joins ENZA, the cross-sector alliance for climate neutrality in 2050

The European Net Zero Alliance (EZNA), an alliance of 17 associations advocating for cross-sectoral and cross-vectoral climate neutrality solutions, was launched on Tuesday. It brings together European associations representing different industries - pulp and paper, buildings, mobility, agriculture - and energy providers from liquid and gaseous fuels, to heat, and including electricity distribution.

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Valmet to supply IQ Moisturizer to DS Smith Contoire-Hamel in France

Valmet will supply an IQ Moisturizer system to DS Smith Contoire-Hamel in the Northern part of France. The new system will be installed on DS Smith Contoire-Hamel’s paper mill’s paper machine PM1. The target of the investment is to improve the moisture profile of the board for better corrugated performance.

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Toscotec finalizes drying section rebuild at Cartiera San Giorgio, Italy

Cartiera San Giorgio successfully started up its PM1 after the complete rebuilt of its dryer section by Toscotec. PM1 has a trim width of 2,500 mm, and produces wet creped tissue in the basis weight range from 30 to 50 gsm, using virgin cellulose and recycled paper.

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