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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint November 24

Inken Schoenauer
Dear ipw reader,

Brussels sure goes through some tough times right now, just like whole Europe is. Nevertheless, the CEPI European Paper Week took place in Brussels. It was an impressive event for the pulp and paper industry. Marco Mensink and his team put together such an incredible three day event (see first news item below). ipw will review the Paper Week in the upcoming issue, even though highlights such as the presentation by Jeremy Rifkin, may be hard to capture if you do not witness him "live".

To read CEPI's initiative for 2015, The Age of Fibre, click on the link at the end of the press release below.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving,

your ipw team

Kadant Awarded Turnkey Fiber Processing Line for New Tissue Machine

Kadant received an order totaling approximately $3 million from a tissue producer in Latin America for a fiber processing line to produce pulp from virgin fiber and recycled “mill broke” fiber. The turnkey project features Kadant’s new compact fiber processing system concept designed specifically for virgin fiber pulping applications.
Celtex to aquire Hecate

The paper manufacturer Celtex S.p.A., for thirty years a specialist in the production of tissue paper for professional use, has in the last few days completed the acquisition of the German group Hecatec, which has plants in the province of Leipzig and a subsidiary in Poland
Niederauer Muehle in Talks to Buy Walsum Paper Mill

According to online media sources, the Niederauer Muehle is in exclusive talks to aquire the Walsum Mill from Norske Skog.
New wash press in operation at Södra Cell Mönsterås

As part of the Expansion Södra project, Södra Cell has invested in a new wash press for its Mönsterås mill. The commissioning and installation were successful and on schedule.
Paper industry launches the Age of Fibre at European Paper Week 2015

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) has concluded the 17th edition of European Paper Week 2015. Its great success is reflected in a record number of attendees: More than 400 industry representatives gathered in Brussels for three intensive days and have left full of inspiring ideas, new contacts and good memories.
Environment and Energy Award for Workington Mill

Iggesund Paperboard’s commitment to continuous improvement and sustainability was recognized last night when we received the Environmental and Energy Awareness Award at the CN Group Business Awards.
UPM and LEIPA discuss the potential sale and conversion of UPM Schwedt mill into liner production

UPM and LEIPA Georg Leinfelder GmbH discuss the potential sale of the UPM Schwedt mill site and relevant assets to LEIPA for the aim of a conversion into liner production.
Valmet started up new coaters at Mayr-Melnhof Kolicevo board machine in Slovenia

Valmet has successfully started up new coating technology, featuring multilayer curtain coating, at Mayr-Melnhof Kolicevo board machine 3 (BM 3) in Slovenia. Valmet's delivery included a new OptiCoat Layer curtain coater with supply system and a new OptiCoat blade coater.
Resolute Grows Into Tissue with Acquisition of Atlas Paper

Resolute announced the acquisition of Atlas Paper Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of at-home and away-from-home tissue products, including recycled and virgin paper grades.
Smurfit Kappa wins Scanstar award

Smurfit Kappa has won first prize at the recently held Scanstar packaging awards for a customised transport solution designed for food company Kavli. The Scanstar awards are organised by the Scandinavian Packaging Association (SPA), a body incorporating the national packaging organisations of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
Linde to make EUR 15 m gas production investment in Finnish pulp and paper industry

Linde Gases, a division of The Linde Group, today announced it will construct ECOVARTM standard on-site nitrogen and oxygen production plants for CP Kelco and Metsä Fibre, respectively, in Äänekoski, Finland. The long-term on-site gas supply agreements include plant installation, operation and maintenance. Both plants will be constructed by Linde’s Engineering Division.
Voith retrofits Braviken PM 53 to produce new paper grades

Voith has upgraded and successfully commissioned the paper machine PM 53 at Holmen Paper in Braviken, Sweden. The PM 53 can now produce various paper grades ranging from newsprint to sophisticated SC papers, including the recently developed Holmen UNIQ SC paper. This paper grade in the basis weight range 43 – 50 g/m2 is suitable for magazines, catalogs and advertising supplements.
Intertek supports Sappi’s development of novel materials for automotive or consumer product applications.

Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions worldwide has successfully completed an assessment of Sappi’s new cellulose reinforced polypropylene material, in order to determine its suitability for processing and automotive or consumer product applications.