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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint August 05

Susanne Haase
Dear ipw reader,

Just two months ago, it became obvious that investments are definitely picking up in this industry. Now it seems that this comes true for profits as well! UPM has just released fresh figures showing an impressive 35% improvement compared to Q2 2013.

What is more: All of the company’s strategic growth projects have made solid progress. And: Jussi Pessonen even expects an additional EUR 200 million EBITDA in the coming two years! Could it be possible that this industry is back on track?

Another big piece of news these days is Metso’s announcement to study potential divestment for its Process Automation Systems business. I have been asking about this for months now and was always told that it was not an option…

However, that is part of the game and I will report on the developments in any event and would wonder if this extremely sophisticated product portfolio and outstanding team of experts wouldn’t fly off the shelves.


Honeywell: Latest Experion Orion Platform to Sappi Gratkorn

Sappi Austria Produktions GmbH Co. KG will use Experion PMD, Safety Manager, Experion MX and the latest version of Process Historian Database (PHD) based on the Experion platform in order to improve quality while reducing production costs.
Metso: Sale of Process Automation Business under consideration

Metso Corporation has decided on a new strategy and a new operating model, designed to drive growth in the company's core businesses and strengthen its financial performance and value creation.
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UPM: President and CEO on result of first half 2014

Jussi Pesonen considers UPM to be well on track. His comments on the first six months underline an optimistic outlook.
Altri Celbi: Another world record with Andritz technology

Following successful modernization of the pulp drying line by Andritz, Altri Celbi increased its production capacity from an average of 2,000 admt/d to a peak value of 2,150 admt/d on July 7 at its Leirosa mill in Portugal.
Propapier: Valmet-supplied PM2 sets another world speed record speed

The Valmet-supplied containerboard base paper machine at Propapier PM2 GmbH in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany, set a 24-hour world speed record of 1,704 m/min on April 24.
Lenzing: Start-up of world’s largest Tencel production plant

The Lenzing Group has successfully initiated production at its new Tencel jumbo production facility, the largest in the world, at the Lenzing site in Upper Austria. The plant is in the midst of a stable ramp-up phase.
Voith: Modernizing pulp drying machine at BSC

Voith has successfully completed the modernization of the pulp drying machine (PDM) at BSC – Bahia Specialty Cellulose - located in Camaçari, state of Bahia, Brazil.
UPM: Report on environmental performance

UPM has published the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) statements for the year 2013. All data is verified by a third party.
Valmet: First Advantage NTT line delivery to US

Von Drehle Corporation will be the first tissue maker in the USA to produce tissue with Valmet's flexible Advantage NTT technology. The new line will be installed at the company's facility in Natchez, Mississippi, USA.
Sappi: CEO comments on Q2

Sappi results for 2nd quarter highlight continued year-on-year improvement in performance.
Ashland Water Technologies is now Solenis

The name change coincides with the acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies by a fund managed by private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R). Prior to the acquisition, Ashland Water Technologies was a commercial business unit of Ashland Inc.
BBI: € 3.7 billion investment in Renewable Bio-based Economy

EU and industry leaders have launched a new European Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI). The aim is to trigger investments and create a competitive market for bio-based products and materials sourced locally and "Made in Europe", tackling some of Europe’s biggest societal challenges.
CEPI: Adopting Load Transport guidelines

CEPI has just launched a guideline document on general cargo securing instructions for pulp and paper products. The document was produced by CEPI with the input of the CEPI Transport Network and the support of MariTerm AB. CEPI expects the industry to adopt it as a best practice.
Voith: Launching new hybrid press felt

The newly developed Kinetic hybrid press felt from Voith differs from conventional press felts through its combination of a woven base structure and a non-woven yarn structure. Its modular design gives paper manufacturers the possibility of fulfilling their requirements for dewatering performance and sheet quality at the same time.
Andritz: Deinking line upgrade for Danalakshmi Paper Mills

Andritz received an order from Danalakshmi Paper Mills to rebuild an existing pulp deinking line in Tamil Nadu, India. The upgrade aims at improving the quality of the waste paper stock used for paper production. Start-up is scheduled for April 2015.
Mondi: Commemorating 25 years of BIO TOP 3

First developed as office paper, then as a hybrid paper for offset printing and now also available for high-speed inkjet applications, BIO TOP 3 has kept pace with market developments. BIO TOP 3 was developed in Mondi Neusiedler in 1989.
Andritz: Refurbishing recovery boiler for Zellstoff Pöls, Austria

Andritz received an order from Zellstoff Pöls AG, a member of Heinzel Group, for complete refurbishment of the LK2 black liquor recovery boiler plant in Pöls, Austria. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.
GLV Group: Expanding operations in India

Export Development Canada (EDC) announced a USD 2 million loan for a subsidiary of Montreal-based GLV Inc. (GLV Group) to grow their operations in India.
Voith: New tissue line for Cheng Loong, Taiwan

Voith and Cheng Loong Corp. signed the tissue machine contract for Cheng Loong TM 16 on July 18, 2014 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Demag: Cranes for two paper-roll stores in Thailand

Via its joint venture MHE-Demag, Terex Material Handling has been awarded a contract by Siam Kraft Industry Co. Ltd. for the delivery of five fully automated Demag process cranes. The cranes will be used in two paper-roll shipping stores in the Ratchaburi province.

MIAC 2014