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ANDRITZ to supply new dewatering technology for RMP process to Mayr-Melnhof Karton, Austria

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Mayr-Melnhof Karton to supply a Vertical Screw Thickener (VST) dewatering system for the RMP (Refiner Mechanical Pulp) process at the mill in Frohnleiten, Austria. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Valmet IQ: Quality management at the next level

Valmet introduces a renewed Valmet IQ Quality Management System for pulp, tissue, paper, board, and converting industries. The renewed system lets papermakers optimize quality through the entire value chain from fiber to finished product, enabling improved process performance and increased savings through the process.

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Valmet and Orora’s Botany Mill renew the Mill Maintenance Outsourcing agreement in Australia

Valmet and Orora Limited have signed a multi-year Mill Maintenance Outsourcing (MMO) agreement to continue taking care of the site maintenance of Orora’s Botany B9 board making line in New South Wales, Australia. In addition to the MMO agreement, Valmet and Orora have signed a Performance Agreement targeting clear and systematic production and maintenance improvements. Both agreements include Valmet Industrial Internet (VII) solutions to provide a live link between customer and Valmet experts for process optimization. The value of the agreements will not be disclosed. The renewed MMO agreement will be effective as of July 1, 2020.

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ABB to provide comprehensive automation and power solution for Project Columbia paper machine rebuild in South Carolina

New-Indy Containerboard has chosen technology leader ABB to provide the integrated electrical and automation systems and equipment for its Columbia paper machine rebuild in Catawba, South Carolina, USA. The leading supplier of high-quality recycled containerboard for the corrugated box industry is rebuilding its Number 3 paper machine to diversify its product capabilities.

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Valmet to supply key containerboard machine technologies to Sri Andal in India

Valmet will supply key board making technologies to Sri Andal Paper Mills for its new containerboard making line, located in Tamil Nadu, India. The start-up of the machine is scheduled for the first half of 2021. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of a project of this type and scope is typically around EUR 12-15 million.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up the world’s first fossil-free biomethanol plant at Södra, Sweden

International technology group ANDRITZ has recently started up the world’s first biomethanol plant using ANDRITZ’s self-developed A-Recovery+ concept at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in southeastern Sweden.

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OnQuality: Voith launches new generation of sensors

Voith has developed a new generation of sensors with regards to availability, reliability and maintenance handling. As the main components of the Quality Measurement System, the sensors measure the most important quality parameters of the paper being produced, such as basis weight, moisture, caliper and ash. The Quality Control System reduces as much as possible the variability in machine direction (MD) and cross direction (CD). This allows paper manufacturers to move quality targets in the most profitable operational zones – for example to maximize the moisture content of the paper.

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Valmet to supply coated board making line for APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper

Valmet will supply a coated board making line (PM 2) with extensive packages of automation and Industrial Internet solutions for APP’s Guangxi Jingui Pulp and Paper’s (GJPP) Qinzhou mill in China. The start-up is scheduled for 2021. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type and scope is typically around EUR 150-200 million.

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ABB to upgrade paper machine drives, motors and electrical control systems at WestRock mill in Washington, USA

WestRock Company, provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, has selected ABB to replace its dry end drive system. This includes upgrades to its PM12 paper machine drives, motors and the installation of the ABB Ability™ System 800xA control system at its mill in Longview, Washington, USA. Installation and commissioning of the project is planned for completion by year-end 2020.

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Toscotec-supplied tissue line comes online at Picknik Marketing, South Africa

South African tissue manufacturer Picknik Marketing Pty Ltd started up a Modulo-Plus tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its Johannesburg mill. The new line produced high quality tissue from day one. The Modulo-Plus machine has a sheet width of 2,750 mm, an operating speed of 1,500 m/min, and a production capacity of 75 t/d. It features a second-generation TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer and energy-efficient, gas-fired TT Hood. The supply also includes the stock preparation and approach flow equipment and an off-line shaft puller. The service package includes erection supervision, commissioning, start-up assistance and training.

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ANDRITZ to supply complete recovery island to Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited in India

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL) to supply a complete recovery island for its mill in Mondipatti Village, Tamil Nadu, India. Start-up is scheduled for early 2021.

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ANDRITZ to supply OCC line including detailed engineering to UPPC, Philippines

International technology Group ANDRITZ will install an OCC line with a design capacity of 870 admt/d at United Pulp and Paper Co., Inc. (UPPC), Calumpit mill, Bulacan, Philippines. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2020.

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