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ABB delivers first-of-its-kind winder safety system for New Zealand paper mill

Oji Fibre Solutions, producer of market pulp, paperboard and fiber-based packaging, has appointed ABB to supply a specially-designed winder safety system – the first of its kind in New Zealand – as well as a winder drive control system and DCS880 drives. With the mill’s existing winder equipment installed more than 30 years ago, the upgrade will help Oji Fibre ensure safe and efficient future operations, in line with recently updated safety requirements.

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Paper, board and tissue in food contact: New legal developments, products and analytical requirements

On 03 March to 04 March 2021, the established PTS conference “Paper & Board for Food Contact” will take place again - this time with two innovations. Firstly, the conference language will be English and secondly, the event will be online.

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Mondi Steinfeld certified as CO2 neutral for its manufacturing operations

Mondi Steinfeld in Germany has been certified as CO2 neutral for its manufacturing processes by ClimatePartner, an organisation which supports companies in reducing and offsetting their CO2 emissions. This certification was awarded as a result of Mondi Steinfeld switching to renewable energy and supporting certain climate projects in 2020.

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JSC Yarpaper successfully starts up PM1 after major rebuild by Toscotec

Toscotec successfully accomplished an extensive rebuild of Russian containerboard manufacturer JSC Yarpaper’s PM1 at their mill in Yaroslavl, near Moscow. PM1 has a wire width of 2,830 mm and produces 100% recycled-based fluting and test liner in the range from 90 to 175 gsm. The rebuild has optimized the entire paper machine, from the approach flow system to the dryer section, and has achieved the targets of production increase and quality upgrade.

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Digital data and inventory management for maximum transparency and availability

The data and inventory management of products and consumables involves a considerable amount of administrative work. The new digital asset management tool OnCare.pmPortal by Voith now offers paper manufacturers an optimum alternative for increasing both the transparency of product data and the efficiency of the procurement system, while also facilitating the planning of maintenance periods and downtimes and increasing plant availability. Thanks to a direct connection to the Voith Paper Webshop, registered components can be reordered quickly, easily and without any risk of confusion.

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New managing director of Körber Tissue’s fold division

Giovacchino Giurlani is the new Managing Director of the Fold Division of Körbers Business Area Tissue. He has an in-depth knowledge of the tissue market and technologies. After graduating in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa, he began his professional career at Fabio Perini S.p.A. - a company that was already part of the Körber Group at that time - where he was in charge of sales as Area Sales Manager, and design in the role of Production Mechanical Technical Manager.

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Mondi expands release liner range

Global packaging and paper group Mondi is launching a range of new paper-based release liners which are created using recycled and light-weight materials and provide a more sustainable solution for a range of applications.

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Metsä Group builds a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has made the investment decision to build a new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland. The value of the investment is EUR 1.6 billion and it is the “largest investment ever made by the Finnish forest industry in Finland”. The construction phase will take approximately two and a half years, and the mill will be completed during the third quarter of 2023.

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Growing demand for packaging and hygiene papers

Despite the slowing down of the European economy and the sanitary restrictions, most of the mills ran without disruptions in 2020; even if some operated at reduced speed because of lower levels of demand.

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Successful start-up of Papel Aralar’s PM 5 for sustainable wet wipes

Voith and the nonwoven fabric expert Truetzschler Nonwovens have delivered a new system for specialty paper production to the Spanish paper factory Papel Aralar. In December, the PM 5 successfully started up and is now stably producing adult and baby wet wipes that are completely plastic-free, flushable and biodegradable, a characteristic that conventional wet wipes do not have. With the recent investment, Aralar now has two WLS lines with a total production capacity of 45,000 tons/year.

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Mondi launches AegisPaper

Mondi has successfully developed a new recyclable functional barrier paper range. Designed with protection in mind, this range of certified recyclable barrier paper solutions is fully integrated across Mondi’s value chain - from paper production to the barrier application - and can run on existing filling lines for form-fill-and-seal (FFS) applications.

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GAW congratulates Sappi Condino on successful “Primavera” start up

End of January 2021 the new coating kitchen at Sappi Condino/Italy, supplied by GAW technologies Graz/Austria, was successfully started-up. The Condino Mill (Trentino area) was founded in 1964 and became a Sappi mill in 2018. It employs 130 people and produces up to 60,000 tons of paper per annum. Paper grades include glassine (silicone base paper) and supercalendered, uncoated flexible packaging papers.

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