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Valmet to supply a boiler plant for district heat production to Seinäjoen Energia in Seinäjoki, Finland

Valmet will supply a boiler plant for district heat production to Seinäjoen Energia Oy’s Kapernaum heat plant in Seinäjoki, Finland. The new boiler will enable the company to increase the use of renewable fuels in its district heat production. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The boiler plant will be handed over to the customer in autumn 2022.

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Sun Paper’s second paper machine PM 2 in Laos sets a new start-up record

On January 10th, Sun Paper started up a new packaging production line PM 2 in Laos. As the 6th packaging paper machine that Voith supplied to Sun Paper, PM 2 started up 18 days ahead of schedule and is Sun Paper’s second paper machine outside of China. From stock on wire to paper on reel it took only 1 hour and 46 mins. The team has thus set up a new start-up record for this type of paper machine.

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The paper revolution

With its advances in the development of environmentally friendly, sustainable, paper-based packaging solutions, Sappi has proven itself to be a pioneer in sustainability. To learn how the paper manufacturer is deeply revolutionizing the packaging industry and the types of challenges it has to overcome, watch the new episode of Blue Couch at 10 a.m. (CET) on Wednesday 3 February at www.sappi-bluecouch.com.

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Pro Carton joins the #Greensource initiative

#Greensource was created in 2020 as a European-wide effort to explain how the forest-fibre industries can make the 2050 climate neutrality target a reality. Cepi, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, and EPIS, the European Pulp Industry Sector Association, kickstarted the initiative. As a natural evolution of the campaign, Pro Carton – the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers – has joined the campaign as one of its co-leaders, bringing the perspective of the fibre-based packaging industry, a key part of the value chain.

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Start-up of Voith’s first MG paper machine PM 40 in China

On January 8, the Voith supplied specialty paper machine PM 40 was successfully started up at Sun Paper’s Yanzhou site in Shandong Province, China. The new capacity will further enrich Sun Paper’s product portfolio, and help in strengthening Sun Paper’s leading position with a diversified paper business. The first roll has achieved the market standard with stable quality.

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Körber Business Area Tissue increases sales and orders in 2020

Over the course of the year, the Tissue market evolved significantly: the uncertainty of the cost of pulp, the high competitiveness of the market, and the upheavals created by the current pandemic opened up new challenges. The Körber Business Area Tissue has been able to meet the most demanding customer requirements in terms of speed, choice and technologically advanced solutions.

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Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki are deepening research and student co-operation

Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki have entered into a partnership agreement for co-operation in academic research and teaching of developing and responsible forest industry. The aim is to effectively bring together the latest scientific knowledge and business needs.

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ABB partners with ACA Systems to offer new online porosity sensor for paper mills

ABB has entered into a partnership with ACA Systems, the leading supplier of porosity sensors, to offer paper mill customers a proven technology that stabilizes the process to enable excellent roll quality when measuring online porosity. The single point ACA Permi sensor uses a continuous air flow method that is “50 to 100 times faster than other systems available on the market” to reduce air permeance variations, enabling better product quality, optimized energy usage and reduced raw material costs.

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Successful start-up of cutting-edge paper machine Grupo Gondi PM 7 in Mexico

At the beginning of January, the PM 7 of Grupo Gondi, one of Mexico's largest paper manufactures, was successfully commissioned at the new Papel y Empaques mill in Monterrey. The paper machine is set to produce 400,000 tons of high-performance light weight recycled containerboard annually with Voith's leading technology.

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Toscotec to supply an AHEAD 2.2S tissue line to Europap Tezol Kağit in Turkey

Europap Tezol Kagit will boost capacity with a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue machine at its integrated production base in Mersin, Turkey. This is a repeat order for Toscotec who already supplied a TT SYD steel Yankee dryer installed on their PM1 in 2012. The new line is scheduled for start-up in mid-2022.

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‘Goood’ results for Interquell with Mondi’s paper-based FlexiBags

Mondi is launching two new paper-based bags for German pet food producer Interquell, delivering both “consumer convenience and sustainability benefits”.

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Valmet to supply an extensive tissue machine rebuild to Metsä Tissue’s Mänttä mill in Finland

Metsä Tissue has selected Valmet as the supplier of an extensive rebuild of their tissue machine PM 10, including control system, at the Mänttä mill in Finland. The investment is part of their Future Mill program with the target to improve the mill’s energy and production efficiency and increase its production capacity. It will also allow for improving product quality, according to consumer customers’ expectations.

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