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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint January 23

Inken Schoenauer
Dear ipw reader,

please find a selection of the latest news from the world of pulp and paper below. Enjoy reading!


your ipw and bio-fibre team

Valmet and Kemira collaborate to bring significant improvements to wastewater treatment processes

Valmet and Kemira have signed a partnership agreement in developing wastewater and sludge treatment customer applications for municipal and industrial plants in Europe. Reliable real-time measurement data will increase the water treatment process visibility and enable predictive and proactive process management. The target is to bring significant savings and efficiency improvements to customers.
Hamburger Rieger uses Voith efficiency system for the first time for White Top Testliner production

Hamburger Rieger has engaged Voith to supply the complete stock preparation unit for its new PM 2 in Spremberg, Germany. Voith will deliver three separate stock preparation lines with a total capacity of 2,450 metric tons per day. Meri Environmental Solutions is responsible for the complete reject and water treatment facility.
Mayr-Melnhof Group acquires TANN Group

Mayr-Melnhof Packaging has today closed the acquisition of TANN Group. TANN prints on and finishes externally sourced fine paper to produce tipping paper (cigarette filter paper) and is the global market leader in this area.
Lenzing opened Center of Excellence at its location in Indonesia

The Lenzing Group opened the new “Lenzing Center of Excellence” (LCOE) located at its Indonesian site in Purwakarta. Thanks to the LCOE, the Lenzing Group is setting a further milestone in intensifying its cooperation with its partners along the value chain. With this step, it enhances its efforts to jointly conduct research and development work on new yarns. The Lenzing Center of Excellence also offers laboratory and analytical facilities to conduct trials and analyses of various types of fibers and yarns in order to further improve product quality.
Andritz to supply ATMP line to Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper, Germany

Andritz has received an order from Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper to supply a new ATMP (Advanced Thermo Mechanical Pulp) line to their mill in Hagen, Germany. The Andritz ATMP technology is a highly optimized process design with modular process steps that ensure enhanced fiber properties at reduced energy consumption. Start-up is scheduled for the final quarter of 2019.
Holmen mills rated world’s most sustainable

Holmen’s Iggesund and Workington paperboard mills have received the highest rating for sustainability in a 2018 assessment by CSR analysis company EcoVadis. This means both paperboard mills are among the top one per cent of all companies evaluated by EcoVadis.
Kemira forms joint venture in South Korea

Kemira has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture – Kemira Yongsan Chemicals Co., Ltd ("NewCo") in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a privately-owned chemicals company in South Korea. Forming a joint venture in South Korea is an important step in expanding Kemira’s presence in Asia Pacific and driving profitable growth in the region. NewCo will produce dry polyacrylamide ("DPAM"), cationic monomer Q9 ("AMD") and other chemicals, which are used for retention and drainage in packaging and paper production, as well as in wastewater treatment and in sludge dewatering.

Stora Enso rated a global leader for climate action by CDP

Stora Enso has been top-rated in combatting global warming by the international non-profit organisation CDP, which works to build a sustainable global economy. CDP has included Stora Enso on its new 2018 Climate A List, which identifies the global companies that are taking leadership in climate action.
Marks &Spencer trials plastic-free produce

Marks & Spencer steps-up its commitment to reducing the amount of plastic it uses by launching over 90 lines of loose fruit and vegetables completely free of plastic packaging in a trial at its Tolworth UK store.
VTT develops a new sustainable way to turn forestry waste into transport fuels and chemicals

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new technique based on gasification, which offers a sustainable way to turn forest industry byproducts, such as bark, sawdust and forestry waste, into transport fuels and chemicals. The new technique reduces carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 90% compared to fossil fuels.
Lenzing expands offering for nonwovens in a high-tech application facility

The Lenzing Group, world market leader for wood-based specialty fibers, is expanding its offering of solutions for the cosmetics, hygiene and medical sectors. Heiko Arnold, Chief Technology Officer of the Lenzing Group, and Jürgen Lehmann, President of Hof University of Applied Sciences in Saale, Germany, have signed a cooperation agreement to utilize a new spunlacing line for nonwoven applications. The collaboration between the company and the university will initially last for a period of five years and gives Lenzing access to use the machines and technologies.