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Andritz starts up dissolving pulp production plant for Bracell’s “Star” project

International technology group Andritz has successfully started up an environmentally friendly production plant for dissolving pulp at Bracell’s “Star” project in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo. In April 2022, one of the two flexible hardwood fiberlines that were started up successfully in September 2021 was switched from kraft to dissolving pulp production. High capacity with premium quality was reached within a few days of the switch.

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Valmet to start personnel negotiations on temporary layoffs at its valve factory in Finland

The geopolitical situation caused by the crisis in Ukraine and the intensified COVID-19 restrictions in China have reduced the orders at the valve factory in Helsinki, Finland, during spring. The exceptional situation has particularly impacted the factory’s oil and gas projects. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in China also continues to cause challenges related to component availability and logistics.

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Körber Tissue: New folding head

Körber Business Area Tissue is introducing the MTC ITF Change, a solution capable of modifying the cut off of the product. By replacing a single cassette it is possible to change the cut format in a simple, fast, and automated way without compromising the quality of the finished product. MTC ITF Change is the ideal solution for companies that need to develop interfolded sheets of different lengths without losing OEE. Patented by Körber Business Area Tissue, the MTC ITF Change has only two folding rolls, which the cutting function is incorporated into. The cassette can be replaced automatically with a few manual operations without the intervention of a specialized operator.

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Södra launches new major initiative

Södra is launching a major initiative to develop family forestry. The company will invest in innovative companies that introduce new technologies for forest estates and enable a more multifaceted approach to family forestry. Södra will harness the opportunities created by technological advances and bring new know-how closer to forest estates. A new subsidiary, Södra Ädla, has been formed to strengthen these efforts – an investment partner focused on the future of family forestry.

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Chemspec Europe 2022 starts next week

Next week, from 31 May – 1 June 2022, the 35th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals will take place as a live event at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. With a highly specialised exhibition profile, the event will gather the fine and speciality chemicals industry, offering a marketplace for products sourcing, networking opportunities and an extensive conference programme.

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Mineral oil hydrocarbons in foodstuffs - contaminant legislation as useful regulatory approach to prevent contaminations

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC PAFF) of the European Commission has published maximum concentration levels for aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in food for an EU-wide harmonized assessment of these food contaminants at the end of April 2022. This means that the regulation of MOAH as contaminants is de facto set. The regulation of MOAH from fcm paper containing recovered paper within a national mineral oil regulation, which is questionable in parts anyway, is now outdated and became redundant.

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Pulpaper 2022 programme has been published

The international PulPaper 2022 event for the forest industry will be organised from Tuesday to Thursday, 7 – 9 June 2022 at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. The event consists of an exhibition with about 250 participating companies and programme entirely in English. The programme is presented at Future Square on the exhibition area and the event has two paid seminars, the PulPaper Conference and Green Economy Business Summit. The event also offers a multitude of networking opportunities.

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ABB increases Asian automated paper testing footprint with newest solution now in Vietnam

ABB has built on its established relationship with Cheng Loong Corporation by securing a contract to bring its L&W Autoline automated paper testing solution to a mill in Vietnam. Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company’s mill in the southeast of Vietnam will now have the market’s “fastest and most reliable automated paper testing solution” to deliver accurate and repeatable quality reports in minutes. The L&W Autoline will be fitted with modules for thickness, tensile stiffness orientation (TSO), moisture, bursting strength and grammage measurements – improving quality and saving time when compared to stand-alone laboratory testing.

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Stora Enso launches biodiversity programme for own forests in Sweden

Stora Enso has launched a comprehensive biodiversity programme and related targets for its land holdings in Sweden. The programme, which covers the Company’s forest land in Sweden, has five focus areas, each with specific actions and measurable targets for 2030.

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Technical testing solutions from Emtec at Zellcheming 2022

Measuring and testing device manufacturer Emtec Electronic will present solutions for determining fillers in paper and board without combustion, measuring particle charge and zeta potential, analyzing softness, and more at the Zellcheming Expo in Wiesbaden, Germany, from June 29 to July 1, 2022.

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ITC commissions Voith with rebuild of specialty paper machine PM 1 in Chandrahati

India's paper manufacturer ITC Limited PSPD has commissioned Voith to rebuild PM 1, including stock preparation, at its Chandrahati site, about 60 kilometers north of Kolkata. With the rebuilt décor paper machine, the company will increase its production capacity for high-quality décor paper with basis weights of 40 - 90 gsm and thus further expand its market position.

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Toscotec to supply a wet end rebuild to Cartiere di Guarcino in Italy

Specialty paper manufacturer Cartiere di Guarcino selected Toscotec for the rebuild of PM2 at its Guarcino paper mill near Frosinone in Italy. The project is scheduled for December 2022. The rebuild consists of the modification of the paper machine’s forming and press sections with installation of both Toscotec’s and Voith’s technology.

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