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Toscotec-supplied hoods achieve top performance at WEPA Mainz

Toscotec successfully completed a hood rebuild on PM 1 at WEPA Mainz in Germany. After a tight shutdown timeframe, PM 1 started up on schedule last year. Following a period of stable running conditions, it successfully completed the performance test, and outperformed the technical guarantees of the rebuild by having excellent results for drying capacity and gas consumption.

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Stora Enso plans to shut down standard newsprint paper machine in Sweden

Stora Enso will start codetermination negotiations with employees at its Hylte Mill in Sweden regarding a plan to reorganise the mill, including permanent closure of paper machine PM3 and the deinking plant (DIP). After the planned restructuring, the mill would run on 100% thermomechanical pulp (TMP), improving the competitiveness of the mill. The planned closure of PM3 and the reorganisation of the mill would impact a maximum of 140 persons. PM3 is planned to be closed by the end of 2020 and the DIP latest in Q2 2021.

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Sappi announces a significant step towards climate neutrality through the upgrade of boiler 11 at its SEU Gratkorn mill

As part of Sappi’s global long term commitment to sustainability and the focus it has on climate action, a decision has been reached to invest in a complete modernisation of boiler 11 at the Sappi Europe Gratkorn production site. This investment into state-of-the-art technology will see a shift from a coal boiler to a multi fuel boiler in two phases with the goal to finally use only sustainable and renewable fuels.

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Valmet strengthens its business by acquiring PMP Group

On September 11, Valmet has entered into an agreement to acquire PMP Group in Poland. The enterprise value of the acquisition is approximately EUR 64 million, plus a conditional and capped earn-out component. The acquisition is estimated to be completed on October 1, 2020 at the earliest.

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Rethink Paper: Emtec Electronic at MIAC 2020

The German company emtec Electronic GmbH develops, produces and sells testing technologies worldwide and celebrates its 25th anniversary, starting at MIAC 2020 in October in Lucca, Italy, at booth no. 103. The company is proud of what has been achieved over the past few decades and looks back on successful businesses as well as great partnerships.

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ANDRITZ to supply four PrimeLine Compact M 1600 tissue machines to Guangdong Hengan in China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangdong Hengan Paper Co., Ltd. (Hengan) to supply four tissue machines to its new mill in Yunfu, Guangdong, China, for the production of high-quality facial, toilet, handkerchief and napkin tissue grades made of virgin market pulp.

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Toscotec launches new Optima rewinders for top winding quality and efficiency

Following a complete design upgrade of its rewinder line, Toscotec launched the new Optima rewinders. The new line has achieved recognition in the market with eight rewinders already sold in Europe, North America and Asia, including single and double width machines.

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ABB supplies electrical package and drives automation to new Grupo Gondi mill in Monterrey, Mexico

ABB has supplied and commissioned a full electrical solution for major packaging paper producer Grupo Gondi at its greenfield site in Monterrey, Mexico. The project includes switchgear, transformers, motors, drives, and automation for the paper machine drive system with the distributed control system, ABB Ability™ System 800xA.

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HolyGrail 2.0: Mondi trials digital watermarking

Mondi has joined forces with AIM, the European Brands Association, and other partners across the value chain to prove the viability of digital watermarking for sorting waste at scale. The HolyGrail 2.0 initiative has the ambitious goal of assessing whether this pioneering digital technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU, thereby driving a truly circular economy.

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European Parliament AGRI Committee adopts balanced report on the EU Forest Strategy

On Monday, the European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Development Committee adopted MEP Petri Sarvamaa’s (EPP/FI) own  initiative report on the European Forest Strategy.

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Metris DryQ from ANDRITZ improves performance at Montes del Plata

The new intelligent solution for pulp drying, Metris DryQ, developed by international technology group ANDRITZ, is operating successfully at the Montes del Plata pulp mill in Punta Pereira, Uruguay. It was installed in September 2019 as part of a mill-wide service agreement called SYNERGY, which includes remote support and local assistance by ANDRITZ experts, with the aim of boosting dryer performance and stabilizing the process.

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PulpEye overcomes pandemic obstacles with a special service package

To minimise the spread of Covid-19, mills are very restrictive to receive visitors unless critical to mill production. On top of that, several travel restrictions are in place and even changing from time to time which makes personal visits very difficult. PulpEye has therefore created a special service package including weekly follow-ups on remote basis to overcome these problems.

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