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BTG introduces Pulp 4.0

Optimizing fiberline productivity and profitability is a key challenge for pulp mills across the globe. To support this objective, BTG introduces an integrated approach: BTG Pulp 4.0. With this solution, cutting-edge process measurements are combined with advanced process controls, all supported by BTG expert application and services. Pulp 4.0 improves pulp quality while decreasing process variability resulting in an optimized production cost.

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Valmet chosen by EPC Hitachi Zosen Inova AG to deliver automation for greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Moscow, Russia

Valmet will supply automation to a new waste-to-energy facility in Moscow, Russia. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility. This is the twelfth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its waste-to-energy plant projects. The plant will be owned and operated by Alternative Generating Company-1 (AGC-1).

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New L&W Autoline offers reliable automated paper testing solution

ABB announces its enhanced L&W Autoline automated paper testing system, scalable to fit any lab and user-friendly in operation for those new to automated testing. The fast, accurate solution optimizes quality control and minimizes operational costs for all papermaking operations.

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Industrial Shredders supports its tissue customers

Industrial Shredders, which builds complete systems that solve waste challenges from start to finish, has been safely and diligently supporting its customers as they manufacture the essential tissue products that are in such high demand these days.

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Voith Group successfully completes the acquisition of Toscotec

Toscotec is pleased to announce that, following the obtainment of all required regulatory approvals, Voith has successfully completed its acquisition of Toscotec. Toscotec is now part of the Voith Group. Andreas Endters, President and CEO of Voith Paper, says: “Toscotec’s acquisition matches Voith’s targets of strategic growth in a perfect way. Toscotec’s range of products and services effectively supports our portfolio and further strengthens our position as a full-line supplier in important areas of the paper industry.”

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Valmet to supply automation to AustroCel’s new bioethanol plant in Hallein, Austria

Valmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant currently under construction in Hallein, Austria. The advanced automation technology will provide the plant with high operational flexibility, reliability and availability in producing biofuel to replace fossil fuel. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed. The delivery will take place in June 2020, and the plant will start its operation at the end of 2020.

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Vaisala unveils high-end industrial Indigo transmitter

Vaisala, a global supplier in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, introduced the new industrial level Vaisala Indigo 520 Transmitter, which has been designed to bring extensive benefits and ease of use to demanding industrial applications.

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Valmet to supply automation technology to Stora Enso in Finland

Valmet will supply automation technology to Stora Enso’s Oulu Mill in Finland. Valmet and Stora Enso share a long history of partnership and this delivery will strengthen the cooperation further. The automation orders are related to Stora Enso’s paper machine (PM 7) grade conversion project delivered by Valmet. The orders were included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019 and the first quarter 2020. The automation technology will be delivered for the start-up of the rebuilt PM 7 which is scheduled for the end of 2020. The value of the orders is not disclosed.

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PCMC launches Smart Touch HMI

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has launched Smart Touch HMI, a new human-machine interface available on Forte tissue converting lines.

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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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