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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint February 20

Inken Schoenauer
Dear ipw reader,

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


your ipw and bio-fibre team

Valmet to supply cooking, fiberline and recausticizing technology, as well as a new lime kiln to Naini Papers in India

Valmet has been selected to deliver the key process technology for a new cooking, fiberline and recausticizing plant, as well as a new lime kiln, at Naini Papers' mill in India. The new plant is expected to produce approximately 100,000 tons bleached hardwood pulp per year, and start-up is scheduled by the end of the first quarter in 2020.
BASF’s investment into Alchemist Accelerator promotes digital innovations in the chemical industry

BASF Venture Capital is investing $2 million into Alchemist Accelerator’s fund, allocating at least half towards investments in 3D printing, agtech, material informatics, nutrition, and technology game-changers. This investment supports BASF’s strategy to leverage digital technologies to drive business growth.
Valmet to supply grade conversion rebuild for Shangrao City Lulin Paper in China

Valmet will supply a grade conversion rebuild with automation solutions for Shangrao City Lulin Paper Co., Ltd. in Shangrao, China. The main goal of the customer is to increase the capacity of fluting grades and expand the company by building a new greenfield mill. The start-up of relocated and converted paper machine PM 5 is scheduled for early 2020.
FSSC 22000 food safety certificates for Metsä Board’s Kyro, Äänekoski and Husum mills

Metsä Board, a European producer of premium paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is pleased to announce that the food safety procedures at its Kyro, Äänekoski and Husum mills have recently been certified according to the FSSC 22000 food safety standard. These certifications demonstrate that Metsä Board’s mill organisations comprehensively ensure the safety of their products for demanding end-uses, such as direct contact with food.
A Royal touch at the grand opening of the world’s largest pulp mill

Thursday February 14, His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated SCA’s pulp mill Östrand in Timrå. The expandsion of the mill is one of Sweden’s largest industrial investments ever.
Voith announces new spreader roll capabilities in North America

Voith has established spreader roll services at its West Monroe, Louisiana, facility, with the creation of a dedicated, expert spreader roll team that is able to resolve spreader roll issues. With the new service, Voith now offers bowed spreader roll repairs and rebuilds to the North American paper mill market.
National Museum of Science and Technology and Stora Enso build Stockholm’s smartest wooden building

With Stora Enso as the principal partner and donations of SEK 85 million, Tekniska Museet – Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology – is mustering forces to create a digital, interactive learning and test environment for scientific communication: Wisdome. This is one of the single most important initiatives at the National Museum of Science and Technology since it was founded almost 100 years ago. An innovative, sustainable new wood building is to be erected for the purpose.
New production manager at the paper mill in Obbola

On March 1st, Erik Olsson will take on a position as production manager at the Obbola paper mill. Erik comes from a position as process manager in pre-project Aurora. He has earlier held a number of positions at the Obbola paper mill, such as maintenance manager och process engineer.

UPM supports Plant-for-the-Planet

UPM supports the academy program of Plant-for-the-Planet, a charitable foundation that wants to contribute to climate protection. The foundation plants trees and organises children academies to promote sustainable thinking and environmental awareness.
Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy

Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European Parliament in January. This report comes at a time when forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major societal and environmental challenges.