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Pulp and Paper Products Council cancels International Pulp Week 2020

Given the uncertainty facing a large number of events around the world due to the progression of COVID-19, International Pulp Week 2020, that was scheduled to take place in Vancouver from June 14th – 16th, has unfortunately been cancelled.

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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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Smurfit Kappa launches a new tap for concentrated drinks in Bag-in-Box®

Smurfit Kappa has entered the soft-drinks market with its new QuickConnect Vitop (QVC) tap. Specifically developed with the industry in mind, the QuickConnect Vitop tap has been designed to fit existing soft drink and wine dispensers that are widely used in fast food chains and restaurants to serve drinks by the glass.

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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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Clariant and Floreon announce collaboration

Clariant’s Additives business and Floreon-Transforming Packaging Limited announce an exciting new collaboration to further extend the performance properties and market potential of biopolymers, whilst preserving their environmental benefits.

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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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Stora Enso cancels its Annual General Meeting

Based on the development of the coronavirus situation and the announcements by the Finnish Government, Stora Enso has decided to cancel its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 19 March 2020.

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Stora Enso to make Annual General Meeting available via webcast

Stora Enso is offering a possibility to follow its Annual General Meeting (AGM) via webcast as a precautionary measure to decrease any risk of infection of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. The company strongly encourages any shareholders who

  1. have recently visited a risk area for coronavirus infection,
  2. have symptoms of illness,
  3. or who are part of the risk group,

to consider following the AGM by webcast or authorizing another person to represent them at the meeting.

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Holmen 2020 Annual General Meeting: Information relating to coronavirus

To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, Holmen’s 2020 AGM will be kept brief and will be held without any reception or food and drink afterwards. The company’s Board of Directors and Group Management will not be attending the AGM, with a few exceptions such as the Chairman of the Board and the CEO. During the AGM the CEO’s address will be reduced to a few minutes. A more extensive review of 2019 by Holmen’s CEO Henrik Sjölund will be published on holmen.com at the time of the AGM.

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