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Andritz upgrades tissue machines at Sofidel

International technology group Andritz has signed an agreement with the Sofidel Group to upgrade hood technology at its Kisa tissue mill in Sweden. The Andritz equipment will enable Sofidel to use renewable gas (bio-syngas) to dry tissue or any other type of paper. This is the first-time that bio-syngas will be used in the paper industry for paper drying. Start-up is planned for the first half of 2023.

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Mondi Grünburg inaugurates cutting-edge sheetfed offset technology from Koenig & Bauer

Last year, the Mondi Group announced an investment in new press equipment for its plant in Grünburg near Linz, Austria. Its aim is to further strengthen the company’s standing on the Austrian market as a fully integrated supplier of both flexo and offset corrugated packaging solutions. The new sheetfed offset press, a six-colour Rapida 164 with inline coater (max. sheet format 1,205 x 1,640 mm, production speeds up to 16,000 sheets) represents the latest state of the art.

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Walki invests in printing machine in Pietarsaari

Walki has made a significant investment in its Pietarsaari plant by purchasing a 10-colour flexographic printing press. The new 10-colour flexographic printing press enables better and more accurate printing, which is important particularly in the highly competitive food industry.

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Valmet to complete biomass boiler at Vilnius Combined Heat and Power Plant, Lithuania

Valmet has been selected in a new public procurement process as the tenderer for completing the biomass boiler, flue gas cleaning and flue gas condensing system works for Vilnius Combined Heat and Power Plant (Vilnius CHP) in Lithuania. Vilnius CHP is working on a modern heat generation capacity expansion project in the Vilnius central heating system. The new public procurement process was needed since the original contractor was unable to complete the works.

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Navigator takes part in Graphispag

The Navigator Company will again be present at Graphispag, trade fair for the printing industry, held in Barcelona from 24 to 27 May, together with Hispack, the largest packaging trade fair in the Iberian Peninsula. The event will feature over 400 exhibitors and around 40,000 visitors are expected. The Company will be there with its latest brand of packaging paper – gKraft – in the spotlight, in addition to the other brands of uncoated printing papers, Soporset and Inaset.

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Toscotec steps up sustainable performance with environmental certifications

Toscotec has successfully renewed its ISO 14001 certification and Eco-Management and Audit Scheme registration for environmental protection and is on track to obtain the ISO 45001 certification validating a significant improvement in occupational safety. Toscotec has been complying with these stringent environmental standards for 16 years, attesting to its consistent commitment to sustainability.

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Andritz to supply LimeDry lime mud filter to BillerudKorsnäs’ Frövi mill in Sweden

International technology group Andritz has received an order from the Swedish pulp and paper producer BillerudKorsnäs to deliver a LimeDry lime mud filter for the recausticizing plant at its Frövi/Rockhammar pulp mill in Örebro, Sweden. Start-up for the new LimeDry lime mud filter is scheduled for the second half of 2022.

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Voith Paper launches sustainability program “Papermaking for Life”

In line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, paper manufacturers worldwide are facing the urgent challenge of producing more sustainably. As a globally active technology company, it is Voith Paper's responsibility to take a leading role in achieving these goals and to provide customers with the best possible support on their way to more sustainable and efficient paper production. The company is therefore launching the "Papermaking for Life" innovation and development offensive.

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ZELLCHEMING

Zellcheming-Expo 2022: Program published

With the publication of the program for Expo 2022, which will take place from June 29 to July 1, 2022, as a face-to-face event at the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) in Wiesbaden, Zellcheming Service GmbH now starts the countdown to the event, which will be held as a live event again after two years.

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Stora Enso divests its packaging operations in Russia

Stora Enso has divested its three corrugated packaging plants in Russia. The Company’s Lukhovitsy, Arzamas and Balabanovo packaging plants have been divested to local management. Stora Enso’s assessment is that due to the uncertainties in the Russian market, local ownership and operation will provide a more sustainable long-term solution for these businesses and their respective employees.

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Valmet to supply a major delivery to Eren Paper’s Shotton Mill in the UK

Valmet will supply Old Corrugated Containers (OCC), stock preparation and container board lines with a large scope of automation systems, Industrial Internet solutions and services to Eren Paper’s Shotton Mill Limited in the United Kingdom. The new container board making line (PM3) will produce high-quality testliner and fluting grades, and it will use 100% recycled paper. The start-up of PM3 is scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.

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Successful performance of Voith´s new thermal protection coating TerraDry PN at PM 4 of Hamburger Containerboard

Hamburger Containerboard, a producer of high-quality corrugated case material products for customers throughout Europe, has significantly reduced cleaning efforts during shutdowns and increased efficiency thanks to Voith's new thermal protection coating TerraDry PN. Part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, Hamburger Containerboard produces testliner on the PM 4 at its site in Pitten, Austria, for further processing into sustainable packaging materials.

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