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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint May 13

Petra Hanke
Executive Director
Dear ipw reader, (here is a guest editorial followed by our news below)

only six weeks to go, until the ZELLCHEMING-Expo and conference finally kicks off at last. From June 30 to July 2, 2015 the paper industry will come together in Frankfurt. By the way – have you registered yet?

Themed "Paper & Fiber World 2030 – a mutual future project" a varied program awaits you. Here are some of the conference’s highlights:

  • Keynote speech "Local conditions in Germany" - Dr. Utz Tillmann (Managing Director Association of the Chemical Industry e.V., VCI)
  • Keynote speech "Papermaking 4.0 - Rethinking the way of papermaking" - Bertram Staudenmaier (Member of the Board, Chairman of the Management Voith Paper)
  • "Project results Paper & Fiber World 2030" - Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Strobel (Managing Director FENWIS)
  • "Barrier solutions for innovative and sustainable paper & board packaging" - Dipl.-Ing. MBA Heiko Diehl (Global Brand Owner & Sustainability Management, BASF)
  • "Advanced cellulose products obtained from cellulose intermediates" - Prof. Dr. Thomas Heinze (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)
  • "Functional barriers for food packaging" - Dr. S. Stähle (German Federation of Food Law and Food Science). (The lectures and discussions will be held in English.)

The Networking Events:

  • After Fair – on June 30, 2015 at 6 pm, after the exhibition. With Hessian specialties and musical interludes to say "Welcome to Frankfurt"
  • This year’s summer evening is on July 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Kameha Suite in the center of the city. Expect an entertaining program in an elegant atmosphere.

As you can see, an exciting blend of a trade fair with special exhibitions on specific themes as well as on a conference and networking events awaits you!

I am looking forward to seeing you in Frankfurt!

Petra Hanke
ZELLCHEMING Executive Director

PS: The official Zellcheming issue of ipw is being created now; to have editorial content or advertising included, please contact us immediately! You can respond directly to this email. Thank you.

New Valmet-delivered tissue line started up at PT Suparma Tbk's mill in Indonesia

PT Suparma Tbk's new tissue line came on stream in Surabaya, Indonesia two days ahead of the schedule, on April 8. The Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine, supplied by Valmet, increases the company's production of bathroom tissue, towel and diaper tissue for the Indonesian market, by 25,000 tonnes per year. The new tissue line fulfills the company's ambition to produce sustainable products of high quality in a cost-efficient way.
Kemira Oyj completes the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business

Kemira has completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel paper chemicals business announced on July 8, 2014. The value of the transaction is EUR 153 million and it will become cash-effective in the second quarter of 2015. The acquired business is expected to increase revenue by more than EUR 200 million on an annualized basis as of the completion date.
Stora Enso and Kemira initiate construction phase of water management pilot

Water is a crucial resource for sustainable plantation forestry in Guangxi, where Stora Enso leases 85,613 hectares of land and manages extensive eucalyptus tree plantations. The pulp and paper industry is one of Kemira's key customer segments, and the company has extensive know-how in water management. By joining forces, Stora Enso and Kemira are bringing together the best expertise in forestry and water management to improve the lives and surroundings of more than 2,600 villagers in Guangxi Province. The scheme also aims to find new solutions for responsible water management through stakeholder surveys, community work, and water-related capacity building.
Andritz successfully starts up tissue machine PrimeLineCOMPACT II

Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of the PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with steel Yankee supplied to LLC Pulp Invest, Kazan, Russia. The machine has a design speed of 1,700 m/min and a width of 2.8 m. The Yankee, manufactured entirely of steel, has a diameter of 3.6 m.
Sappi to increase its European coated fine and coated mechanical paper prices by 8%

Continuously rising input costs and consequently declining profit margins make corrective pricing measures inevitable as Sappi Europe’s business is unsustainable at current price levels.
BillerudKorsnäs launches an engaging digital campaign

Leading provider of packaging solutions and materials, BillerudKorsnäs, unveils its first ever brand campaign today. The brand campaign will primarily target customers and customers’ customers in an aim to elucidate the company’s mission, increase brand awareness, boost brand preference and position the brand forward in the value chain.
Sofidel enhances its commitment to the environment by broadening its agreement with WWF

Sofidel Group enhances its commitment to the environment by broadening its agreement with WWF under the Climate Savers international programme, based on the voluntary definition of substantial reduction plans for carbon dioxide emissions through the implementation of innovative strategies and technologies. Sofidel and WWF continue their joint effort concerning climate and energy and, in view of the important changes that the company has undergone since the partnership began in 2008, they are defining and broadening new reduction objectives, updating them to the new size of the company.
FSC® launches new global brand: Forests For All Forever

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) launches its new global brand: Forests For All Forever. In the past 20 years, FSC has become a well-trusted and established brand in sectors and markets around the world. With its new branding FSC plans to extend its reach by targeting consumers directly.
Jan Gramsma has started as Market & Environment Director at FEFCO

Jan was Managing Director of Kappa Packaging production sites in France and Belgium and also worked as a Sales Director for Kappa, being responsible for pan-European customers.
Successful start-up of the Valmet delivered pulp line at the CMPC Guaíba mill in Brazil

After two years of work, the new pulp line of CMPC Celulose Riograndense Ltda (CMPC) has been started-up according to schedule on May 3rd, 2015. The delivery agreement of the key technology for the new pulp line was signed by CMPC and Valmet in June 2013.
Juha Laine has been appointed Metsä Group’s SVP, Communications

Juha Laine has been appointed SVP, Communications of Metsä Group as of 4 May 2015. He reports to Metsä Group’s President and CEO Kari Jordan.
Archroma grants patent license to Blankophor

Archroma today announced that it has entered a license agreement with Blankophor GmbH for Archroma’s patented "improved optical brightening compositions", the European Patent EP 2 260 145 B1.
Kimberly-Clark Introduce Products Using Straw and bamboo

Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Innovative GreenHarvest Products Made With Rapidly Renewable Plant Fiber. They are the first major towel and tissue manufacturer to incorporate rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw from U.S. Farms and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products.

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