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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint September 19

Dear ipw reader,

We hope to get your input for our next issue*, or to see you soon at one of the paper industry trade shows or events in the next months.

If you plan on attending the Frankfurt Book Fair, please contact us about our Paperazzo Haptic Award Gala Dinner on October 10th (more at paperazzo.de).!

Below please find the most recent, major news from our website, www.ipwonline.de.

* We are looking forward to our upcoming issue 10/2013 of ipw , our Green issue. We will focus on
  • sustainability, water purification, waste water and sludge treatment
Please send us information for our consideration!
  • Publication date: December 1

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your ipw team

Metso: Reducing workforce in Finland by 660 positions

Metso’s Pulp, Paper and Power segment has completed statutory negotiations in most of units serving the paper industry. As a result of these, the workforce in Finland will be reduced by a total of 660 positions.
Stora Enso: Montes del Plata pulp mill project delayed

Stora Enso’s and Arauco’s joint-venture pulp mill project Montes del Plata in Uruguay has been expected to begin the mill start-up process at the end of the third quarter of 2013. The mill site is 92% complete and the commissioning of certain areas has already begun. However, the main technology contractors have informed Montes del Plata that they will not be able to complete the work according to the agreed timetable.
Voith: Cutting back another 560 jobs

Voith Paper is preparing for a further worsening of the global paper market with a package of measures. Associated with that is a planned cut-back of another approximately 560 jobs at various locations in Germany and Austria.
Sappi’s Alfeld Mill PM2 Rebuild Increases Speciality Paper Capacity

The ambitious rebuild of Paper Machine 2 (PM2) at Sappi’s Alfeld Mill is designed to modernize the 300-year-old mill and prepare it to address changing market demands. The replacement of the existing MF (machine finished) drying section with a new MG (machine glazed) cylinder brings more smoothness and gloss combined with high strength characteristics to the Sappi product lines that will be produced on the rebuilt PM2.
Voith Paper ventilation technology reduces production costs

Through the modernization of its ventilation technology, Voith recently helped a German paper manufacturer to reduce its energy use and therefore lower production costs. The customer now confirms that the energy saving goals which were set have even been exceeded.
Cascades: Launching innovative inkjet paper

Cascades launches Cascades Enviro Jet, an innovative uncoated fine paper created for inkjet printing. Cascades Enviro Jet is unique: it is the only inkjet paper with 100% post-consumer fiber in North America.
Skapa roll cover technology: Good order situation

The roll-cover producer from northern spain, skapa roll cover technology, received an order, by Sappi Gratkorn, to deliver the premium roll cover skapaCAL-nanaotec for two calender rolls of the Janus calender, belonging to the Triple-Star machine. This machine has a paper web width of 8.650 mm.
SCA to make an offer for Chinese tissue company

SCA has decided to make a public cash offer for the Chinese tissue company Vinda. The offer is conditional upon SCA achieving an ownership share in Vinda in excess of 50%. SCA is currently the second largest shareholder in Vinda, which is listed on the Hong Kong Exchange.
Felix Schoeller: Silver digital papers are back!

Felix Schoeller Digital Media, a business unit of the Felix Schoeller Group, Osnabrück, is once again expanding its extensive product portfolio. It is adding the Silver Digital brand to its E-PHOTO paper product family, which is already well established in the market.
SCA invests in India

SCA will invest about SEK 150 million (EUR 17 million) in local production of hygiene products in southwest India. Production at SCA’s own plant is planned to commence in 2015.
UPM: Renewing world-class position in Sustainability Index

UPM has again been named among the world’s sustainability leaders. The company has retained its position in both the Dow Jones European and World Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for 2013-2014. Furthermore, the company has been assessed as the industry leader in environmental sustainability within the Paper and Forest Products sector with top scores.
Kemira: Starting up new binder production line in Europe

Kemira has successfully ramped up new Fennobind production capacity in Continental Europe. With the increased capacity, Kemira is preparing to launch the 2nd generation Fennobind products that will further increase the production output and the end value to the customer.
Mondi Frantschac: Recovery Boiler Goes Live

A brand new recovery boiler in Mondi Frantschach, Austria, started its working life this morning. The EUR 60 million green investment in the power plant was launched at an opening ceremony attended by around 500 people.
Metsä Board: Appointing new CFO

M. Sc. (Econ) Markus Holm, 46, has been appointed Metsä Board Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer and member of the Management Team as of 1 January 2014.
Stora Enso to present its products and concepts at the FachPack 2013

At the forthcoming FachPack 2013 fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Stora Enso will present its latest product developments of specialty papers and packaging boards. With its motto ‘Redesign your Packaging Material: Challenge – Create – Change’ Stora Enso wants to encourage and challenge FachPack visitors to rethink conventional forms and materials of packaging. The company will also showcase new, fibre-based packaging solutions.
International Paper Announces Closure of its Courtland, Ala. Paper Mill

International Paper (IP) has announced plans to permanently close its Courtland, Ala. Mill, a facility that is part of the company's Printing and Communications Papers Business. The mill will shut down in stages with a full closure expected to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2014.
CEPI on the "barricade" against End of Waste proposal

The European paper industry represented by CEPI (Confederation of European Paper Industries) was on the ‘barricade’ and displayed seven bales of paper for recycling worth EUR 2,000 in front of the main European Commission building – the Berlaymont in Brussels on 11 September.
Voith: New service package for paper producers

Voith Paper has even further geared its service portfolio to its customers’ needs and now offers worldwide flexible service packages for its maintenance services.