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Sappi celebrates technical innovation and sustainable innovative solutions

The Sappi Technical Innovation Awards take place annually across Sappi’s global businesses. Started in 2000, the awards programme is aimed at recognising and celebrating the best technical innovation within Sappi. The awards also help drive the creation of sustainable solutions within Sappi, paving the way for the next generation of people, sustainable products and processes. The award allows Sappi’s mills to demonstrate technical innovation in action across a range of projects. Nominations for the awards need to demonstrate technical innovation, economic impact, market leadership value, product/process impact and customer satisfaction.

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Holmen installs ExtractEye in all mills

Digitalisation and smart handling of data give opportunities for more efficient mills with more stable processes and an even quality. Holmen has therefore bought the latest version of ExtractEye from PulpEye to their mills and is now in the implementation phase. This means that Holmen mills are actively taking steps towards Industry 4.0.

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ANDRITZ to deliver DCS checkout and operator training simulator for Klabin’s Puma II project, Brazil

ANDRITZ Brasil Ltda., part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order to supply dynamic simulation solutions for Klabin’s Puma II pulp mill project in Ortigueira, Paraná, Brazil. ANDRITZ Automation will be responsible for development of the dynamic simulation models, DCS checkout (DCS logic test and validation) and operator training simulator (OTS). ANDRITZ’s proprietary simulation tool IDEAS™ will be used to model the recovery boiler #2 and power boiler #2 supplied by ANDRITZ and the evaporator #2 supplied by another vendor.

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Valmet to supply the final stage of forming section rebuild to Stora Enso’s Skoghall Mill in Sweden

Valmet will supply the final stage of its four-stage forming section rebuild to Stora Enso’s Skoghall Mill in Sweden. The target of Valmet’s four-stage development project is to further improve production capabilities of the Stora Enso Skoghall Mill forming section. The latest order is included in Valmet's orders received of the first quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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ANDRITZ launches the new tissue machine PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer – for dry crepe tissue

International technology Group ANDRITZ has officially launched its new PrimeLineVRT – Vertical CrescentFormer – tissue machine for the production of dry crepe tissue. The PrimeLineVRT features a vertical CrescentFormer in the forming section that enhances dewatering of the fiber web. This enables higher dryness right after the press section and an increase in paper caliper. Depending on the grade and basis weight of the paper produced, between two and four additional percentage points of dryness can be achieved after the press section compared to standard CrescentFormer configurations.

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EcoVadis awards Voith with silver-level recognition in corporate social responsibility audit

Voith, a full-line supplier to the papermaking industry, was recently awarded a silver medal in the category of manufacture of special-purpose machinery in EcoVadis' sustainability management assessment. EcoVadis is internationally acknowledged for its sustainability ratings on global supply chains and has already assessed more than 300 companies in 150 countries.

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ABB launches new Optical Consistency Transmitter sensors to improve retention measurement

ABB has launched its KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family, a new range of sensors that provide accurate measurement of total and/or ash consistency for better wet end measurement and control in pulp and paper processes. The sensors are suitable for pulp, paper, board and tissue manufacturers using virgin or recycled raw materials, particularly those using ash fillers, where only optical sensors are effective to measure ash consistency.

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine at Arkhbum Tissue Group

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine, including stock preparation, re-evaporation plant, hall-ventilation, automation, and electrification, at Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Vorsino (Kaluga region), Russia.

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Chemspec Europe 2020 with a strong line-up

Chemspec Europe, the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, returns to Cologne for its 35th edition. From 27 – 28 May 2020, renowned manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of fine and speciality chemicals present their latest products, services and research findings to a dedicated audience of industry experts.

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BASF wants to promote more women in leadership positions

By 2030, BASF wants to increase the proportion of women in leadership positions to 30 percent worldwide. At the end of 2019, the proportion of female managers was 23.0 percent (2018: 21.7 percent). In 2015, BASF had set itself the target of increasing the proportion of women in leadership roles to 22 to 24 percent as of 2021, which it achieved ahead of schedule at the end of 2019.

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European paper and board production follows the EU economy downward trend in 2019

According to preliminary figures, the European paper and board production has decreased by 3.0% in 2019 (European Paper Industry countries covered by the data: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), compared to the previous year.

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FESPA

For brilliant, sustainable print products

Captivating colours, optimum cost efficiency and a sustainable value chain: these are some of the typical features of Sappi’s Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Papers. The global manufacturer will showcase its diverse, high-quality product ranges at FESPA Madrid, in hall 3, stand D30.

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