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Paper machine for sustainable wet wipes by Voith and Trützschler for Papel Aralar S.A.

The Spanish paper factory Papel Aralar commissioned Voith and the nonwoven fabric expert Trützschler Nonwovens to deliver a new system for specialty paper production. The PM 5 was developed as a joint project by both companies specifically for the wiping cloth industry. Delivery is planned for September 2020.

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Valmet to start co-determination negotiations for temporary lay-offs in Finland

The global Covid-19 pandemic causes uncertainty in Valmet’s operating environment and the company announced on April 16, 2020 a withdrawal of its guidance for 2020. The impacts of the pandemic on Valmet’s operations and business environment depend on the duration and severity of the crisis.

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Voith’s new double unwind TwinDrive significantly boosts winding capacity

Voith strengthens its winder product portfolio with the introduction of the new TwinDrive double unwind, another solution for significantly boosting winding capacity. The system was specifically developed for paper manufacturers that impose the most stringent efficiency requirements on their production process. Following the successful developments of the VariFlex Performance winder, with a set change time of less than 25 seconds, and SmoothRun, the active drum damping system to minimize vibrations, TwinDrive complements these solutions ideally to meet the highest capacity and customer requirements.

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Fabio Perini and MTC: prompt delivery for converting and packaging machines and lines

The fear generated by the coronavirus and the closures in several countries to fight the pandemic have triggered a rush to buy, or "panic buying" as the British call it. Not only food products such as pasta, milk, flour, eggs, water, but also toilet paper and tissue products are disappearing from the shelves. Many companies in the Tissue industry around the world have increased production to the maximum, however exposing machines to high risk of failure, and some of them do not have the ability to produce more.

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Latest ABB lab data management system cuts data collection and reporting time in half

ABB has launched its newest automated data acquisition and lab reporting solution, offering pulp and paper manufacturers rapid analysis of lab quality information, with reliable data storage, management and reporting. Purpose built for paper testing labs, the scalable, web-based L&W Lab Management System replaces ABB and other legacy systems, halves procedure times, and tailors lab reporting to users’ specific workflow preferences.

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Valmet to supply new reeling and winding technology for Metsä Board in Finland

Valmet will supply new reel and winding technology and surrounding equipment for Metsä Board Kyro mill in Finland. In the rebuild, new reel and winder with an automatic transfer rail connection will be installed to modernize the board machine KK 1. The start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2021. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type is typically around EUR 10-20 million.

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Valmet to supply a mill-wide distributed control system to JK Paper Limited in India

Valmet will supply a complete mill-wide Valmet DNA Distributed Control System (DCS) to JK Paper Limited for their upcoming board project at Fort Songadh Mill in India. JK Paper selected Valmet’s automation system based on good references in technology, service support and low ownership costs. The installation is scheduled to start by May 2020. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed.

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Gulf Paper Manufacturing Kuwait boosts capacity after dryer section rebuild by Toscotec

Established in 1978, Gulf Paper Manufacturing was the first company to start manufacturing paper in the Gulf region in 1981. Owned by two families of Kuwaiti entrepreneurs, it operates three production lines at its Mina Abdullah paper mill in Kuwait: PM1 produces packaging grades, mainly Fluting medium, Test liner and white top liner, using 100% recycled paper; PM2 manufactures tissue from 100% virgin pulp; the third is a tissue converting line.

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New assignment for the LD Celulose S.A. pulp mill in Brazil

LD Celulose S.A., a joint venture between Duratex and Lenzing group, awarded Pöyry, part of AFRY, with an EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management) assignment for the BOP (Balance of Plant) of the plant that will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tons of dissolving pulp per year and will represent an investment of US $ 1.3 billion. The services provided by Pöyry, part of AFRY, include interconnections between all process areas, turbo generators and steam distribution systems, the water cooling center and other complimentary systems.

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New ABB pH sensors: easy to select, with advanced analytical capability

ABB has launched a new range of color-coded sensors that makes it easy to choose and manage the optimal pH measurement solution. The application driven designs are categorized into three groups: the entry-level 100 series for   cost-effective measurement in general process applications; the high-performance 500 series for harsh industrial applications; and the 700 series for specialist applications. This makes it simple for users to select, own, and operate the pH sensors best suited to their needs.

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The 300th Valmet Paper Lab system will be delivered to Papierfabrik Palm in Germany

Valmet will supply the 300th Valmet Paper Lab automated board and paper testing laboratory to Papierfabrik Palm's (Palm) Aalen-Neukochen mill. In total, Valmet will deliver three Valmet Paper Labs to the company’s Descartes mill in France and Wörth and Aalen-Neukochen mills in Germany. Valmet Paper Lab delivers accurate and rapid measurement results that are used either as a quality stamp for the end-product or for the board machine operation optimization.

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ABB accelerates remote connectivity for customer operations during COVID-19 crisis

“During the COVID-19 crisis, governments and companies are having to make difficult choices, balancing people’s safety with economic livelihood. ABB is committed to supporting both: protect people, while helping businesses to stay operational during these challenging times,” said Peter Terwiesch, President Industrial Automation, ABB. “Remote services and digital solutions can make a major contribution to keep people safe, production running, and critical supply chains and economic livelihood preserved.”

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