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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint September 29

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

Valmet to supply an evaporation line rebuild to Grasim Industries’ pulp mill, India

Valmet will supply an evaporation line rebuild to Grasim Industries Limited’s Harihar Polyfibers pulp manufacturing mill in India. The rebuild project is designed to improve the evaporator reliability and to handle the increased plant capacity to suit Grasim Industries’ pulp production expansion plans in the future. Improving the quality of the secondary condensate recycling will reduce energy and water consumption.


Andritz to convert paper machine from newsprint to packaging paper production

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Volga Pulp and Paper Mill in Balakhna, Nizhnij Novgorod Region, Russia, to supply a new OCC line as well as to convert its PM 6, a newsprint paper machine, to a packaging paper machine. Start-up is scheduled for the spring of 2023.


Voith presents its vision for future user interfaces

Voith presents its vision for future user interfaces with paper machines. Developed for the paper production of tomorrow, the innovative user interface significantly increases plant productivity, ensures paper quality and reduces operating costs.


Klabin starts up its first paper machine of Puma II Project in Brazil

Klabin has taken an important step in its growth strategy with the start-up of the first paper machine (MP27) of the Puma II Project in Ortigueira, Paraná in Brazil. This is Klabin’s largest investment to date and AFRY has been responsible for developing and implementing the BOP (Balance of Plant) EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management).


Huhtamaki completes the acquisition of Elif

Further to the full approval of the Turkish competition authority, Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of Elif Holding A.S. (Elif), a major supplier of sustainable flexible packaging to global FMCG brand owners, with operations in Turkey and in Egypt.


Toscotec starts up a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer at Cartiera Ponte d'Oro in Italy

Toscotec successfully started up a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer at Cartiera Ponte d'Oro Ansalcarta in Villa Basilica, Italy. The new Yankee replaced an existing cast iron dryer installed on PM1 in 1993 by Officine Meccaniche Toschi, which was renamed Toscotec in 2003.


Valmet to supply a high-capacity winder to Norske Skog in France

Valmet will supply a high-capacity OptiWin Pro winder to Norske Skog’s Golbey mill in France. The main target of Norske Skog Golbey is to have one winder to handle the 550,000-tonne capacity of the converted high-speed and high-capacity paper machine PM 1, following the paper machine conversion from production of newsprint to production of recycled containerboard. The start-up of the winder is scheduled for 2023.


Andritz starts up major pulp production equipment for Bracell’s “Star” project

Andritz has successfully started up key production equipment for the first of two environmentally friendly hardwood pulp production lines supplied for Bracell’s “Star” project in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo. The second line is expected to be started up by the end of September.


Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s sustainability work awarded with a fifth consecutive EcoVadis Gold rating

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded with an EcoVadis Gold rating for the company’s sustainability management and performance for a fifth consecutive year. This places Ahlstrom-Munksjö in the top 2% of suppliers assessed in the pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing industry. Compared with the results from the previous year, progress was made in ethics.


Valmet to supply a paper machine grade conversion rebuild to customer in Indonesia

Valmet will supply a paper machine grade conversion rebuild to one of its major customers in Indonesia. In the project, paper machine, which was originally producing fine paper grades, will be rebuilt to produce brown grades. The start-up of the rebuilt paper machine is scheduled for 2022.


Voith sets course for development of sustainable packaging papers

Environmental waste due to plastic pollution is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based packaging have long been sought. An innovative solution is the versatile barrier papers that are recyclable and ideally biodegradable. The coating process for these papers is demanding; in addition to the perfect application of one or more functional layers, the drying of the sometimes temperature-sensitive application media is a challenge.


Andritz to supply a tissue production line to Asia Symbol Paper

Andritz has received an order from Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper to supply a complete tissue production line – from stock preparation to a double-width tissue machine (TM13), including automation – for energy-efficient production of high-quality grades at its mill in Jiangmen Xinhui, China. Start-up is planned for the end of 2022.



bio-fibre news

Voith and Truetzschler Nonwovens to supply Carded/Pulp (CP) line for Tufropes

India has a huge potential concerning hygiene-related nonwoven products. Wet and dry wipes lift hygienic standards in baby and body care. Since all these products are single-use items the need for environmental-friendly products cannot be doubted.


Foundation stone of Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill laid

The Kemi bioproduct mill project of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is progressing according to plan and the mill’s foundation stone was laid on September 13th 2021.


A sustainable blend of nature and performance

Not only since 2021 has sustainability been a topic high on society’s agenda. And yet the importance of sustainability for consumers and companies has once again increased sharply as a result of the Corona pandemic, as numerous studies confirm. Then why is it often so difficult to implement this conviction in everyday life? One of the biggest obstacles to sustainable consumer behaviour is the lack of availability of alternatives.



I must go there:

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