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UpElement: Unique felt technology to quickly reach full production speed

Voith introduces UpElement to its expanding portfolio of tissue press fabrics. The modular treatment increases efficiency by achieving significantly faster startup times. Through an optimized surface enhancement UpElement improves dewatering properties during startup. As a result, manufacturers benefit from a higher production yield over the run of one felt cycle.

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Plant reliability and availability ensured: Metso’s valve services involved in 250 major shutdowns globally in 2019

Customers in various process industries continued to trust in the valve services of Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, in 2019 to secure plant availability, reliability, safety and environmental compliance. Last year Metso’s flow control experts took part in around 250 major shutdowns globally. Services that include specialized maintenance planning, on-time start-up and effective execution will ensure the safety and availability of the plant until the next planned shutdown. Unless you are prepared for the unexpected with the right partner and proper planning, an unexpected stop can happen affecting materials, schedules and resources.

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Veolia to deliver key chemical removal technology to leading global pulp producer

Veolia Water Technologies will support a major expansion of a mill in Brazil by providing a turnkey chloride removal system designed to optimize the processing of wood-derived pulp used in the making of cellulose fibers.

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Valmet to supply a new evaporation line to Century Pulp and Paper in India

Valmet will supply an evaporation line to Century Pulp and Paper’s (CPP) pulp mill in Lalkuan, India. The new evaporation line will meet the future needs of the mill's ongoing pulp production capacity expansion, together with the existing evaporation line. This investment will also improve the overall steam economy of the mill. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of an order of this size and delivery scope is typically below EUR 10 million. The new evaporation line is planned to start up during latter part of 2020.

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ABB to deliver its latest digital solutions to the Double A pulp mill in Thailand

Double A, an Asian pulp and paper producer, has selected ABB Ability™ Advanced Process Control (APC) for its pulp mill in Prachinburi, Thailand. The new contract includes full supply and implementation of ABB’s OPT800 Caust and OPT800 Lime APC applications for better control of the causticizing and lime production processes.

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Toscotec fires up its 200ᵗʰ TT SYD

Toscotec has successfully started up its 200?? Steel Yankee Dryer at César Iglesias Group’s mill in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. César Iglesias Technical Director, Jesús Feris Ferrús, commented: “Following three months of stable operation, we can confirm that our new steel Yankee dryer is delivering exceptional performances. We registered a 25% reduction of our overall thermal consumption including Yankee and Hoods. The TT SYD’s drying capacity is so high that we could significantly decrease the hoods temperature, thereby saving a substantial amount of energy. We also witnessed a great improvement of our tissue quality, in terms of hand feel and CD moisture profile. This led to an increase in our converting efficiency, which we estimate to be in the range of 10%.”

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ANDRITZ to supply complete pulp mill to UPM in Uruguay

International technology group ANDRITZ was selected by UPM, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, to supply energy-efficient and environmentally leading equipment and processes for all main process islands in fiber production and chemical recovery for their new pulp mill to be built near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay.

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Mondi Group benefits from efficient ordering processes via the integrated Voith Paper Webshop

Since the Voith Paper Webshop was launched in 2017, the number of users has risen continuously. Worldwide, more than 96 companies are already using the newly developed online tool from Voith’s digital portfolio. The Mondi Group, which has more than 100 production facilities in 30 countries worldwide, is now also relying on Voith’s simple, time-saving and cost-saving ordering processes.

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Stefano Pecchia appointed Energy Technology Director at Toscotec

Toscotec named Stefano Pecchia its new Energy Technology Director as its tissue and paper and board business looks ahead to continued growth in 2020. Stefano Pecchia has more than twenty years of broad industry experience as a Technical Manager. He has worked on the design of energy and drying technologies for global key players, both in tissue and paper and board. He holds a bachelor degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Pisa and a master’s degree in Paper and Board.

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New ABB actuator launches, helping improve efficiency, safety and product quality

ABB announced the launch of its Induction xP Plus actuator for paper and packaging manufacturers seeking a powerful, efficient, rapid-acting and safe method for controlling caliper on paper machines calenders. Induction xP Plus rapidly ensures efficient heating up to 100 kW/meter in a highly-targeted area, providing unmatched flexibility for power density and heating zone width. It is the only caliper profiling system available with hybrid control zone configurations of 60 mm, 75 mm or 120 mm, enabling customers to target higher precision heat distribution at the edges, where it is often critical, as well as increasing heat density to get on spec quicker - even after sheet breaks.

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Valmet to supply cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. in India

Valmet will deliver cooking and fiberline to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd. (TNPL) for their unit 2, located in Mondipatti in the Trichy District, India. The site has a 200,000 tons per year multilayer board machine, which has been in operation since 2016. The new pulp mill will have a capacity of 165,000 tons per year of bleached hardwood kraft pulp and the start-up is planned for the first quarter of 2021. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed. An order with this scope of supply is usually valued in the range of EUR 20-30 million.

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ANDRITZ at INDEX 2020

International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at INDEX 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland, from March 31 to April 3 (booth 2114). The broad ANDRITZ product portfolio covers state-of-the-art nonwovens and textile production technologies such as air-through bonding, needlepunch, spunlace, spunbond, wetlaid, converting and textile finishing.

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