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Voith and SCA partner to build a world-leading, innovative production line at the Obbola paper mill

The new paper machine at the Obbola paper mill in Umeå, Sweden, will produce 725,000 tons of kraftliner per year. With a wire width of 10,200 mm and a design speed of 1,400 m/min, the PM 2 will be the most productive of its kind. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up Europe’s largest MG paper machine at Zellstoff Pöls, Austria

At the end of May 2019, international technology Group ANDRITZ started up the PM3 paper machine for speciality papers supplied to Zellstoff Pöls AG (part of the Heinzel Group), Austria, for the production of bleached kraft paper grades. This start-up took place two weeks before the date scheduled.

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GAW technologies to supply chemical preparation systems to PM5 at Palm

GAW technologies GmbH in Graz / Austria was commissioned by Papierfabrik Palm with the supply of a chemical preparation and supply system for the new paper mill in Aalen / Germany. The new paper machine PM5 will double the capacity of the plant and replace three existing paper machines. It will produce lightweight and high-quality fluting and testliner grades from recycled fiber. The plant will be commissioned in 2021 and will have an annual capacity of 750,000 tons.

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ANDRITZ technologies achieve production record at Eldorado Brasil

The Eldorado Brasil pulp mill in Três Lagoas, Brazil, set an outstanding production record of 5,576 ADmt/d on September 21, 2019, with ANDRITZ technologies. In addition, production has been running for the past 200 consecutive days without a sheet break on the MS2 line.

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New universal dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigments

BASF has recently launched a new high molecular weight dispersing agent: Dispex® Ultra PX 4290, which features excellent performance in pigment stabilization, outstanding color strength and brilliant viscosity reduction. Dispex® Ultra PX 4290 offers the benefits of higher pigment loadings while maintaining exceptional flow characteristics. Other highlights also include improved gloss, anti-flooding behaviour and excellent flocculation stability.

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ABB adds new features to its innovative Web Imaging System to help paper makers enhance quality

ABB launched two new features as part of its Web Imaging System, designed to help manufacturers deliver on-specification paper as part of ABB’s commitment to providing end-to-end integrated solutions for the pulp and paper industry.

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Veolia selected by Fibre Excellence to upgrade concentration and evaporation processes at Saint Gaudens mill in France

Veolia Water Technologies will provide a turnkey processing plant featuring HPD® evaporation systems designed to optimize the production of wood-derived pulp employed in the making of high-quality paper from virgin fibers.

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Voith builds world’s largest and fastest kraftliner machine for Ilim Group

Ilim Group, Russia's largest pulp and paper producer with an annual production volume of more than three million tons, will significantly expand its production capacity in a project now underway. As part of an extensive investment program, the company plans to produce up to 600,000 tons of kraftliner per year at its new plant in Ust-Ilimsk, Eastern Siberia, starting in 2021. The key partner in this project is the technology group Voith, which is working with Ilim Group on this scale for the first time.

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BASF launches new defoamer

BASF is proud to introduce a new defoamer – Foamaster® WO 2360, which is compliant with China’s food contact regulation GB 9685-2016 for adhesives and major food contact regulations such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Title 21, Food Contact Materials Regulation (EC), Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) and Swiss Ordinance on Food Contact Materials for packaging.

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Valmet delivers boiler diagnostics systems to Outokumpu’s Tornio plant in Finland

Valmet will supply boiler diagnostics systems to Outokumpu’s Tornio ferrochrome plant in Finland. Two separate orders of six Valmet Furnace Imaging System, Fixed Mount Mid-IR cameras increase the number of cameras in the plant from three to nine. The solution is a critical part of the plant’s process monitoring enabling real-time visual monitoring of the alloy manufacturing.

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ANDRITZ launches MasterDry dryer fabric portfolio

International technology Group ANDRITZ presents its new “MasterDry™” dryer fabric portfolio based on premium-performance dryer fabric technology. MasterDry includes “best-in-class” woven and spiral fabrics specifically designed for the broadest range of applications, from the fastest low-caliper, single-tier positions, for high-temperature positions, and for those positions requiring extreme contamination resistance.

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Toscotec chosen for an extensive rebuild of PM1 at JSC "Yarpaper", Russia

JSC “Yarpaper” selected Toscotec for a major rebuild of its paper machine at Yaroslavl mill, northeast of Moscow, Russia. PM1 has a wire sheet width of 2,830 mm, produces test liner and fluting in the range of 100 to 150 gsm, using 100% waste paper. Toscotec will supply the approach flow system, including screens, fan pumps, TT Headbox-H fitted with dilution control system and a newly designed Fourdrinier make up. The sheet path in the press section will be optimized, including the sheet transfer to the dryer section.

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