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New ABB Strength Virtual Measurement enables mills to optimize quality with accurate, online strength prediction

ABB has launched Strength Virtual Measurement, an ABB Ability™ Performance Service that enables mills to predict strength properties through accurate online measurements – also known as a soft sensor – resulting in a stronger, lighter product that costs less to produce.

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Pure Performance by KM7

BillerudKorsnäs launches Pure Performance, a White Top Kraftliner that combines high strength, excellent printability and purity in one material. Pure Performance is a unique paper product that offers packaging material reduction thanks to its 3-ply construction.

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Haptik Award 2020: Go ahead!

The Haptik Award competition by the trade magazine Paperazzo is back for 2020. The award honors high-quality paper and print products with a focus on tactile experiences.

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Toscotec to rebuild the dryer section of PM1 at Cartiera di Ferrara, Italy

Cartiera di Ferrara selected Toscotec for a complete dryer section rebuild of its coreboard machine at Ferrara mill in Italy. The paper machine produces coreboard in the range of 220 to 620 gsm, processing 100% recycled paper. The delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.

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Valmet to provide advanced process control and service agreement to Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd in China

Valmet will supply Valmet Recovery Boiler Optimizer advanced process control (APC) solution to Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd in China. The solution will be installed on the company’s pulp line (dubbed PL12) recovery boiler, helping the customer to reduce operating costs, eliminate process variations, optimize control, and improve production efficiency.

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Södra announces further expansion of Värö

Södra is planning a new investment for its state-of-the-art pulp mill in Värö which will allow the mill to increase capacity yet further, in steps toward 850,000 tpy.

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Kemira joins 4evergreen alliance for the fibre-based packaging value chain

Global chemicals company Kemira has joined the 4evergreen alliance, an initiative of Cepi, the European association representing the paper industry. The alliance aims to boost the contribution of fibre-based packaging in a circular and sustainable economy, minimizing climate and environmental impact.

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ANDRITZ to supply pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Sun Paper’s new mill in Beihai, China

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Sun Paper to supply pulp dewatering and white liquor plant technologies and key process equipment for their new pulp mill in Beihai, China. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Fedrigoni 2019 Environment and Safety Report

The self-adhesive labels sector has seen a 46% reduction in water consumption over the last six years, on a like-for-like basis; the paper and securities sector has seen a 15% reduction of waste water, and a reduction of 13% in the use of thermal energy (-9% of electric energy), thanks to significant investments in the installation of natural gas-powered turbine cogeneration plants in major factories. Since 2014 all pulp has been FSC certified®, from forests that are protected by international treaties guaranteeing their sustainability in environmental, social and economic terms.

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PCMC’s Xcut saw enhancements offer improved downstream performance

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that the Xcut saw, its newest tissue log saw, now includes two new technologies to improve the performance of both the saw and downstream packaging equipment.

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Forest-based products as important as forest sink for climate mitigation

Cepi, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, presented its new study on the “Climate effect of the forest-based sector in the European Union” on occasion of a public webinar with the participation of the European Commission Directorate for Agriculture (DG AGRI).

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Sofidel buys 4 Gambini lines for Europe and USA

Between April 2018 and May 2019, Sofidel bought and started – for some of its US-based plants – four tissue paper converting lines manufactured by Gambini. Now, four more lines are going to join those first four, thus confirming Sofidel’s appreciation of Gambini’s technical quality and its trust in them as technological partners: a collaboration which has been binding for years these two companies, both established and proudly kept in Lucca, Italy.

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