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Inken Schoenauer
Dear ipw reader,

please find our latest collection of news from the world of pulp and paper below.


your ipw and bio-fibre team

Roundwood Demand Continues to Increase

Thanks to the positive economic situation and investments, roundwood use by the forest industry will break the 70 million cubic metre barrier for the first time since the recession. The use of imported roundwood will continue to decrease slightly this year and next. The increasing use of wood has been hinted at the past few years by the increasing volume of domestic roundwood trade and removals, and its rate of growth is expected to slacken during the forecast period. The growing demand will be reflected in rising roundwood prices. The price of roundwood will also be pushed up next year by inflation.
US Demand for Paper Industry Machinery to Reach 2.9 Billion Euro

US paper industry machinery demand is forecast to total $3.6 billion in 2022, according to Paper Industry Machinery: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Increasing paper and paperboard production and the desire of producers to reduce operating costs through upgrades to more efficient machinery will drive gains over the forecast period.
Growth in Forest Industry Exports Continues

New investments will have a significant impact on production figures for the forest sector in both 2018 and 2019. Growth in 2018 will be particularly strong in pulp exports as the Äänekoski pulp factory begins operating at full capacity. Exports of paperboard will also increase this year and next thanks to earlier investments. Exports of paper, the primary product of the forest industry, will continue to fall both this year and next, but prices may rise slightly. Exports of sawn goods will benefit from good prospects in all key market areas. Export prices of sawn goods is expected to rise as a result of increasing demand and accelerating inflation.
Archroma to highlight eco-advanced solutions for enhanced packaging and paper

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will be at TAPPI's PaperCon 2018 to highlight Archroma’s solutions and expertise to enhance both the optical and functional properties of board and paper – with a special focus on sustainability. With a one million square foot facility in Martin, South Carolina, the company is one of only a few specialty chemical and dye manufacturers in the US dedicated to serving the paper and textile industry.
Speed record for a Recard machine: 2150 m/min

Holder of this record is the machine owned by M.C. Tissue produced by Recard for Cartiere Carrara for the Tassignano (Lucca) plant. A figure very close to the world record.
Ahlstrom-Munksjö plans to invest about EUR 27 million for improved financial and environmental performance

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has decided on two investment projects, totaling EUR 27 million, both with attractive financial returns and improved environmental performance and employee safety. This supports Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s strategic ambition to maintain a leading position in selected niches of the global fiber-based solutions market that offer positive growth outlook and are supported by sustainable market drivers.
Valmet receives orders for three Valmet IQ quality control systems from E.I.L

Valmet will deliver three Valmet IQ quality control systems with Valmet IQ Fiber optical sensors to the Italian system integrator E.I.L to be installed on three new tissue machines in EMEA area during 2018. The orders are included in Valmet's first quarter 2018 orders received.
APP successfully starts up Toscotec’s Prodergy tissue machine at its Perawang mill

Toscotec’s new Prodergy tissue machine fires up at APP Group’s Perawang mill, in Indonesia. This start-up is part of a major APP order of Toscotec’s Prodergy machines, to be installed at APP Indonesian paper mills.
Kristina Enander new Business Area President Pulp

Kristina Enander, presently manager of SCA’s Ortviken paper mill, has been appointed new Business Area President Pulp.

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Valmet and Fortum take development of bio-oil into transportation fuels to new level in collaboration with Preem

Valmet and Fortum are developing a technology to produce advanced, high-value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio-liquids. The technology is seen as one of the most competitive and efficient ways of producing advanced lignocellulosic biofuels to meet European targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Kelheim Fibres celebrates 4,000,000 tonnes of Viscose Fibres

The “jubilee tonne“ was produced on line 2 and is a Galaxy® fibre – an appropriate coincidence according to production manager Konrad Brunner: “This speciality fibre is made for the tampon industry, one of the most important pillars of our business. This fibre combines our strengths: unique and patented fibre properties meet production conditions that fulfil the strict hygiene requirements of this sensitive final product. It’s not by chance that we have established a world-leading position in this area.”