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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint April 28

Inken Schoenauer
Dear ipw reader,

in a recent study, the Technical University of Munich examined the increased demand of wood as fuel and what the economic, environmental and social consequences of the "run on the wood" could be in the future. Certainly, with rising oil prices wood will become more scarce, especially as more homes are heating with wood due to state subsidies. An important conclusion is the benefit of the multistage use of wood, "If you use wood, first as a building material, and only at the end as firewood, more favorable environmental effects can be achieved." (Prof. Klaus Richter).  See the full press release below as well as other recent news from our website  ipwonline.de.


your ipw team

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Two new Valmet-supplied tissue lines started up at Hayat Kimya in Turkey and Russia

Hayat Kimya's new Advantage DCT 200TS tissue line, PM5, was started up in March 2015 by a joint Valmet and Hayat Kimya team. The new line, at the Mersin mill in Turkey, came smoothly on stream according to schedule and produced sellable paper from the very start.
ANDRITZ and Metsä Fibre Oy finalized contract to supply key production technologies for the new bioproduct pulp mill in Finland

Andritz and Metsä Fibre have finalized the contract to deliver key production technologies for a new bioproduct pulp mill with an annual capacity of 1.3 million tons of pulp in Äänekoski, Finland. The respective letter of intent was signed in early February this year.
Christer Segerstéen resigns as Chairman of Södra

Christer Segersteen will step down from the Board after 24 years. He was Vice Chairman for 18 years and Chairman for four. In 2015, he will turn 65. The Nomination Committee has proposed Lena Ek as new Chairman, and Hans Berggren as new Board member.
New screen element from Voith: SplitScreen substantially simplifies screw press maintenance

Voith's SplitScreen is the first screen element consisting of a supporting structure and a screen plate, enabling maintenance and inspection time to be significantly reduced compared with conventional cylindrical screen baskets. In addition, investment costs over the lifetime of the screw press are much lower than for conventional screen elements.
Valmet introduces new online tool for choosing optimal roll covers

This interactive application enables users to locate and select the correct roll cover for any paper, board or tissue production line roll positions, as well as for pulp drying machines.
'We create chemistry – yesterday, today and tomorrow' BASF celebrates its 150th anniversary with over 1,000 guests

BASF celebrated its 150th anniversary on April 23rd in the Feierabendhaus in Ludwigshafen. “150 years is a special company anniversary – an opportunity to look back and reflect, but also to look forward,” said Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE. German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate also congratulated BASF in front of an audience of more than 1,000 guests from government, business, science and society.
Stora Enso and ILO sign unique partnership to promote decent work and combat child labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Stora Enso have entered into a unique public-private partnership to strengthen Stora Enso’s global policy and efforts to promote decent work and progressively eliminate child labour in its value chain in Pakistan.
Valmet to supply key technologies for paper machine grade conversion to Kotkamills in Finland

The target is to convert the existing printing paper (machine finished coated paper, MFC) production line to produce high-quality folding boxboard and barrier board grades. The start-up of the rebuilt machine is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. The order is included in Valmet's second quarter 2015 orders received. Valmet delivery is a part of customer's total EUR 70 million equipment order.
Cascades invests $25M in Candiac and Kingsey Falls

Cascades announced the installation of a new state-of-the-art converting line in its Candiac plant for the manufacture of high-quality paper towels. In addition, Cascades will upgrade two converting lines in Candiac and Kingsey Falls that will also produce high-end tissue products.
WWF´s “Environmental Self-check” –a free and confidential service for pulp and paper producers

With today’s launch of the online Environmental Self-check, WWF provides an improved service to pulp and paper manufacturers globally for company internal usage. The five online steps to check the environmental footprint of pulp and paper brands can be filled out confidentially. The Environmental Self-check is a new feature of WWF´s Check Your Paper, a public database of brands with high environmental standards (checkyourpaper.panda.org)
ABB wins automation order from Fajar Paper

BB will provide the automation system for paper machine 3 (PM3), one of the current five paper machines at Fajar Paper responsible for a combined production of around 1.2 million tons of packaging paper per year, including Coated Duplex Board, Kraft Liner Board and Corrugated Medium Paper.
WWF invites 80 companies: Environmental Paper Index 2015

The biannual Index promotes transparency and continual improvement in the sector. Companies that have not been invited but would like to participate can contact the WWF International Paper Team at epci@wwf.panda.org. Deadline for applications to participate is 30th of April 2015.
New CEO at KOLB: Uwe Halder

Uwe Halder has held several positions in the chemical industry, such as BASF (Germany, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia and USA), DyStar (USA), CHT/BEZEMA (DE), and his latest position was Global Head of Product Marketing in Textile Chemicals at Archroma (CH). . In this position, he is also the CEO of Tensachem SA in Belgium.
Build or burn? Competition for wood on the rise

Wood is becoming an increasingly popular raw material – and not just in the construction sector. More and more private households and municipal authorities are also using wood for heating. All of which is driving competition for this desirable raw material. A team of researchers has been investigating the ecological, economic and social impacts that this “run on wood” could have in Bavaria.
Grosskreutz General Manager Paper and Specialty Rolls at Karl Buch Roll Foundry

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Grosskreutz has recently taken over the responsibility as General Manager Paper and Specialty Rolls at the Karl Buch Roll Foundry. Previously, he was 9 years in Sales, Applications and Product Management of Calenders at Voith, followed by 8,5 years as VP Sales Calender Rolls at Walzen Irle.

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