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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint September 01

Stefan Breitenfeld
Dear ipw reader,

ipw acts as media partner for this year's Specialty Papers US Conference, held 11/02 - 11/03 in Milwaukee, WI, and online. Ipw subscribers who want to attend the conference can get 10% off using code SPUS2021IPW. Don't miss!

And as always: 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 tissue plant to Astrabel, Croatia

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Astrabel d.o.o. to supply a tissue plant for cost-efficient production of high-quality grades to its mill in Belišce, Croatia. Start-up is planned for 2023. The turn-key project includes stock preparation, tissue machine with air systems and rewinder, complete electrification and automation, and pumps.


Huhtamaki partners with RiverRecycle and VTT

Finding new ways to address our environmental challenges is reliant on our ability to foster innovation to find ways of driving systemic change. To support such innovation and progress towards circularity, Huhtamaki donated € 600,000 to fund the development and piloting of a river waste collector, invented by the Finnish cleantech start-up RiverRecycle.


Stora Enso completes the union negotiations in Kvarnsveden

Stora Enso has completed the union negotiations regarding the closure of pulp and paper production at Kvarnsveden. A total of 340 people will be permanently laid off. Some 25% of the redundancies can be managed through pension arrangements, and 100 people have already found new jobs within Stora Enso or with an external employer. The redundancies will mostly take effect in November.


Valmet to supply a multifuel boiler to Kipaş Kağit

Valmet will supply a multifuel power boiler and auxiliary process equipment to Kipas Kagit Sanayi Isletmeleri A.S.’s paper mill in Kahramanmaras, Turkey. The new boiler will improve the reliability of the paper mill’s steam and electricity supply. Additionally, its steam production capacity will be sufficient for the mill’s future paper machine PM 4.


Circular economy at Kelheim Fibres

A sustainable product is a mosaic of many individual building blocks - Kelheim Fibres is constantly working to further improve every single one of these building blocks. The viscose special fibres from Kelheim can be functionalised as required - this often saves further processing steps (such as dyeing or coating) and thus also energy, water and chemicals.


Voith receives order from Shandong Huatai Paper to rebuild PM 11

In response to changing market demand, Shandong Huatai Paper decided to rebuild and modernize PM 11 in order to progressively convert newsprint production to high-quality graphic paper. The paper producer selected the full-line supplier Voith as a suitable partner.


Jerry Larsson appointed new chairman of Swedish Woods board

Jerry Larsson, President Wood, has been appointed Chairman of the industry organization Swedish Woods board. Jerry Larsson assumed the chairmanship in June 2021.


Valmet to deliver key pulp technology to Nine Dragons’ Beihai mill

Valmet has received several pulp technology orders from Nine Dragons for their pulp, paper and board greenfield project in Beihai city, Guangxi autonomous region, in China. The order consists of two complete fiberlines, two bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) lines, a recovery boiler and DeNOx scrubbers. The deliveries will be done in phases and the start-ups are scheduled for 2023.


ABB/Voith alliance helps SCA to drive bold investment program forward

ABB has been contracted by machine supplier Voith to deliver drives and electrification to support the build of SCA’s new kraftliner machine PM2 at its Obbola mill in Umeå, Sweden.


AFRY strengthens digitalisation services in Latin America

Aiming to strengthen engineering services and digital solutions offering for industrial environment, Pöyry, part of AFRY, announces an important addition of skills, with the hiring of Flavio Maeda as Head of Digitalisation Services (AFRY Smart Site) and Digital Transformation, Latin America.


Toscotec to supply a turnkey tissue line to Vajda Papír, Hungary

Toscotec will supply an Ahead 2.2L tissue line on a turnkey basis to Vajda Papír at its Dunaföldvár mill, near Budapest, Hungary. The start-up is planned for the first half of 2022.


Valmet’s climate program targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative

Valmet introduced its climate program – Forward to a carbon neutral future – in March 2021 with CO2 emission reduction targets for its entire value chain. Now Valmet has got its climate program targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This approval means that Valmet´s climate targets support the Paris Climate Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C and are based on the latest climate science.



I must go there:

30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021, 09/07/2021 - 09/08/2021, Dresden / Online
Specialty Papers US Conference, 11/02/2021 - 11/03/2021, Milwaukee, WI / online
PTS Pulp Symposium 2021, 11/23/2021 - 11/24/2021, Radebeul / Online