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Stefan Breitenfeld
Dear ipw reader,

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


your ipw and bio-fibre team

ipw news

ANDRITZ to supply two semi-chemical fiberlines to Lee & Man Paper, China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Lee & Man Paper to supply two semi-chemical fiberlines for its mills in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, and Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. Start-up of both lines is scheduled for the end of 2022.


Voith to improve quality and reliability with proven Quality Control System (QCS) OnQuality at UPM’s PM 6 in Schongau, Germany

Recently, UPM has awarded Voith to supply its Quality Control System (QCS) OnQuality of scanners and sensors to the company’s PM 6 in Schongau, Germany. The new system will stabilize and optimize product quality and the overall production process. At the same time, it will increase the mill’s productivity and reduce operating and maintenance costs. UPM was especially convinced by the system’s strong flexibility, its high accuracy and Voith’s short delivery and installation times. The installation is scheduled to be completed within the next three months.


Valmet signs Industrial Internet services agreement with ARAUCO

Valmet and ARAUCO have signed an agreement to jointly develop the Arauco Mill Line 3 in Chile to become the world’s most autonomous pulp mill. Valmet will supply its Industrial Internet Solutions (VII Solutions) comprised of Mill Wide Optimization applications, advanced prediction and monitoring applications as well as expert services.


Sofidel attains high efficiency and premium quality on Toscotec’s lines

In 2020, Sofidel added 120,000 tons a year to its production capacity in the USA with two Toscotec AHEAD 2.0L paper machines in 5,500 millimetre format with an operating speed of 2,000 metres a minute. Toscotec has delivered a turnkey product for the tissue-making area of Sofidel America’s integrated paper mill in Inola, Oklahoma.


ANDRITZ to supply key pulp production equipment for Nine Dragons Paper mills in China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded orders from Nine Dragons Paper, China, to supply equipment and key process technologies for five of their mills. Start-ups are scheduled for 2022 and 2023.


Metsä Group and forest owners have planted 270 million trees in a decade

Metsä Group and forest owners planted 270 million seedlings in Finnish forests between 2010 and 2020. This summer, the figure will increase by more than 35 million seedlings. Metsä Group supplies forest owners with native tree species that occur naturally in Finland.


Access to affordable clean energy: Make-or-break factor for successful green and digital transition

On Wednesday, the European Commission adopted its revamped Industrial Strategy focusing on the lessons learned from the COVID 19 crisis. Cepi wishes to assist the European Commission in the development of transition pathways across relevant industrial ecosystems.


New Valmet Fiberline Analyzer fulfills all major process control needs

Valmet introduces the new Valmet Fiberline Analyzer to enable pulp makers to improve total pulp quality management, boost process stability and gain major savings in chemical costs from the digester blow line right up to final pulp storage.


Agreement between Fedrigoni and Portals

Fedrigoni, producer of specialty papers and self-adhesive materials, entered into a transaction for the potential sale of its security business based in Bollate (Italy), specialised in the production of security features, along with its assets and employees, to Portals, a global specialist in banknote and security paper production. Closing of the Bollate transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent.


Voith’s QCS OnQuality to improve production quality at Simka Kagit PM 1, Kayseri

Simka Kagit Sanayi VE Ticaret AS, a Turkish manufacturer of various converted paper and paperboard products, has commissioned Voith to supply its OnQuality Quality Control System (QCS) of scanners and sensors to the company’s PM 1 in Kayseri, Turkey.


Mondi Frantschach: Fire is under control

Mondi confirms that a fire broke out at its mill in Frantschach St. Gertraud (Austria) around midday on April 29th. The fire is under control and there are no serious injuries nor any broader impact on the environment.


Toscotec’s new tissue line starts up at Thai C.A.S. Paper Mill

C.A.S. Paper Mill started up an AHEAD 1.5S tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its Sing Buri mill in Thailand. The new AHEAD 1.5S machine has a trim width of 2,850 mm, an operating speed of 1,850 m/min, and produces more than 30,000 tpy of premium quality tissue. The machine configuration is designed to guarantee top energy efficiency with TT NextPress shoe press design, TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer, and steam-heated TT Hood-Hybrid.



bio-fibre news

Stora Enso launches bio-based binder for safe and healthy everyday living

Stora Enso has launched its latest lignin-based innovation, NeoLigno®. NeoLigno is a fully bio-based binder system without formaldehyde and isocyanates, thus, providing healthier indoor and working environments.


Forestry and forest products sector releases global Sustainability Progress Report

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) has released its biennial Sustainability Progress Report which demonstrates progress in seven key areas of sustainability: sustainable forest management, renewable energy, greenhouse gas and suplhur dioxide emissions, water use, health and safety, and recycling. The 2021 report also highlights the forest products sector’s global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.



I must go there:

PTS Recovered Paper Conference, 05/18/2021 - 05/19/2021, Online
30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021, 09/07/2021 - 09/08/2021, Dresden / Online
PTS Pulp Symposium 2021, 11/23/2021 - 11/24/2021, Radebeul / Online