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Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki are deepening research and student co-operation

Metsä Group and the University of Helsinki have entered into a partnership agreement for co-operation in academic research and teaching of developing and responsible forest industry. The aim is to effectively bring together the latest scientific knowledge and business needs.

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ABB partners with ACA Systems to offer new online porosity sensor for paper mills

ABB has entered into a partnership with ACA Systems, the leading supplier of porosity sensors, to offer paper mill customers a proven technology that stabilizes the process to enable excellent roll quality when measuring online porosity. The single point ACA Permi sensor uses a continuous air flow method that is “50 to 100 times faster than other systems available on the market” to reduce air permeance variations, enabling better product quality, optimized energy usage and reduced raw material costs.

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Successful start-up of cutting-edge paper machine Grupo Gondi PM 7 in Mexico

At the beginning of January, the PM 7 of Grupo Gondi, one of Mexico's largest paper manufactures, was successfully commissioned at the new Papel y Empaques mill in Monterrey. The paper machine is set to produce 400,000 tons of high-performance light weight recycled containerboard annually with Voith's leading technology.

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Toscotec to supply an AHEAD 2.2S tissue line to Europap Tezol Kağit in Turkey

Europap Tezol Kagit will boost capacity with a Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.2S tissue machine at its integrated production base in Mersin, Turkey. This is a repeat order for Toscotec who already supplied a TT SYD steel Yankee dryer installed on their PM1 in 2012. The new line is scheduled for start-up in mid-2022.

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‘Goood’ results for Interquell with Mondi’s paper-based FlexiBags

Mondi is launching two new paper-based bags for German pet food producer Interquell, delivering both “consumer convenience and sustainability benefits”.

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Valmet to supply an extensive tissue machine rebuild to Metsä Tissue’s Mänttä mill in Finland

Metsä Tissue has selected Valmet as the supplier of an extensive rebuild of their tissue machine PM 10, including control system, at the Mänttä mill in Finland. The investment is part of their Future Mill program with the target to improve the mill’s energy and production efficiency and increase its production capacity. It will also allow for improving product quality, according to consumer customers’ expectations.

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World record production with ANDRITZ HC refiner

In close cooperation with its customer Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry, international technology group ANDRITZ recently achieved a milestone in high-consistency (HC) refining by processing a peak capacity of 1,300 admt/d of local hardwood chips per day and achieving sustainable production of 1,150 admt/d at the mill in Dafeng, China.

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Sappi: Price increase for Fine Paper grades for Overseas markets

The decrease in consumption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic continues to place strong pressure on prices. In combination with cost increases in paper production and transport this has continued to lead to unsustainable profitability levels, especially felt in overseas markets. Due to this Sappi is to further increase prices for the entire Fine Paper range by a minimum of US$ 50/ton as of February production and March shipments for all overseas markets.

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Voith to supply a complete BlueLine OCC system to Papresa mill in Spain

Papresa, a producer of newsprint in Southern Europe, selected Voith to deliver a complete stock preparation system for its mill in Rentería, Spain. As a full-line supplier, Voith will provide the full scope BlueLine OCC system that is scheduled for start-up in the last quarter of 2021, with a total capacity of 700 tons/day. The scope of supply is completed by a multi-year service agreement for services and consumables.

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PulPaper rescheduled to 2022

The PulPaper event will be rescheduled to the spring of 2022. The decision is due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic situation and travel restrictions. This spring, however, a new online Virtual pre-PulPaper event is organized on Thursday 29 April 2021.

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A milestone in sustainable packaging

Sappi will introduce new barrier coating technology for functional paper packaging at its speciality mill in Alfeld, Germany, strengthening its position as a global provider of sustainable paper packaging solutions.

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Kelheim Fibres: Environmental management system validated to EMAS

The Bavarian Kelheim Fibres GmbH has become the first viscose fibre manufacturer worldwide to receive EMAS certification.

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