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Valmet to supply ash treatment system to L.D. Celulose in Brazil

Valmet will supply an ash crystallizer plant with a capacity of 300 tons of ash per day to LD Celulose S.A. in Brazil. The ash crystallizer delivery is part of Lenzing’s and Duratex’s joint venture LD Celulose’s project to build a new 500,000 ton/year dissolving pulp mill in Minas Gerais state, Brazil. In January Valmet announced an extensive technology and automation delivery for the project. The new mill is scheduled to start up in 2022.

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Sappi Europe reports a fire at its Alfeld Mill production site in Germany

In the early evening on the 12th of May, Sappi Europe’s Alfeld Mill site, situated in Germany, reported a fire around the area of its paper machine 3. There have been no recorded casualties and an evaluation by official experts is underway to assess the cause of the fire and the resulting damage to the paper machine.

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Henkel enables recyclable paper packaging with new Loctite Liofol HS 2809-22 RE

When it comes to the overall recyclability of a packaging, the choice of packaging substrates is typically being discussed. As an actor in adhesives and coatings for the packaging industry, Henkel is committed to actively support a circular economy by working closely with their partners to develop solutions that are both sustainable and functional. After launching its RE range that is “designed for recycling” last year, the company is now expanding the range with Loctite Liofol HS 2809-22 RE. The heat seal coating, which is certified for its recyclablity with paper, redefines how packaging can be designed.

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ANDRITZ to supply gasification plant and biomass handling line to Klabin’s Puma II project in Brazil

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin for a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for their Ortigueira mill in Brazil.

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BTG introduces Pulp 4.0

Optimizing fiberline productivity and profitability is a key challenge for pulp mills across the globe. To support this objective, BTG introduces an integrated approach: BTG Pulp 4.0. With this solution, cutting-edge process measurements are combined with advanced process controls, all supported by BTG expert application and services. Pulp 4.0 improves pulp quality while decreasing process variability resulting in an optimized production cost.

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Stora Enso and Cordenka partner to develop bio-based carbon fiber materials

Stora Enso and Cordenka have signed a joint development agreement to develop precursors for bio-based carbon fiber. The co-development is driven by the need for high performance carbon fiber in transportation, construction and power generation.

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Valmet chosen by EPC Hitachi Zosen Inova AG to deliver automation for greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Moscow, Russia

Valmet will supply automation to a new waste-to-energy facility in Moscow, Russia. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility. This is the twelfth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its waste-to-energy plant projects. The plant will be owned and operated by Alternative Generating Company-1 (AGC-1).

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New L&W Autoline offers reliable automated paper testing solution

ABB announces its enhanced L&W Autoline automated paper testing system, scalable to fit any lab and user-friendly in operation for those new to automated testing. The fast, accurate solution optimizes quality control and minimizes operational costs for all papermaking operations.

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Industrial Shredders supports its tissue customers

Industrial Shredders, which builds complete systems that solve waste challenges from start to finish, has been safely and diligently supporting its customers as they manufacture the essential tissue products that are in such high demand these days.

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Voith Group successfully completes the acquisition of Toscotec

Toscotec is pleased to announce that, following the obtainment of all required regulatory approvals, Voith has successfully completed its acquisition of Toscotec. Toscotec is now part of the Voith Group. Andreas Endters, President and CEO of Voith Paper, says: “Toscotec’s acquisition matches Voith’s targets of strategic growth in a perfect way. Toscotec’s range of products and services effectively supports our portfolio and further strengthens our position as a full-line supplier in important areas of the paper industry.”

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Valmet to supply automation to AustroCel’s new bioethanol plant in Hallein, Austria

Valmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant currently under construction in Hallein, Austria. The advanced automation technology will provide the plant with high operational flexibility, reliability and availability in producing biofuel to replace fossil fuel. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order is not disclosed. The delivery will take place in June 2020, and the plant will start its operation at the end of 2020.

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Vaisala unveils high-end industrial Indigo transmitter

Vaisala, a global supplier in weather, environmental, and industrial measurements, introduced the new industrial level Vaisala Indigo 520 Transmitter, which has been designed to bring extensive benefits and ease of use to demanding industrial applications.

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