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ANDRITZ completes the world’s largest P-RC APMP production system at Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry, China

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received the Final Acceptance Certificate from Jiangsu Bohui Paper Industry Co., Ltd in Yancheng, Dafeng, China, for its chemi-thermo-mechanical pulping system.

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Laakirchen Papier and Voith launch joint flagship project to digitize paper machines

Paper manufacturer Laakirchen Papier AG demonstrated its future focus and adaptability by rebuilding its PM 10 from recovered magazine paper to corrugated medium in 2017. The company is now entering the age of digitalization with a large-scale project. The partner for the project, which is expected to transform the Laakirchen plant into a model digital site, is the Voith Group, which has been actively driving digital transformation in the paper industry for years.

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From toilet paper to face masks

A technological innovation capable of producing up to 10,000 face masks per minute, adaptable to all main “non-woven” materials, including a particular bamboo-based material that can be disposed of with other organic waste: this is the patent filed by Fabio Perini, a Lucca based company which is part of the Körber Tissue Business Area. The technology, developed in just over a month during lockdown, can be quickly added to the company’s converting machines, new and/or already installed with customers all over the world.

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Succession in the Heimbach Management Board

From 1 October 2020, Marco Esper will join the Management Board of Heimbach GmbH. He will succeed Peter Michels, who will retire on 31 December 2020 after 25 successful years as Managing Director.

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Valmet receives the eighth tissue line order from Hayat Kimya

Valmet will supply the eighth tissue line delivery including an extensive automation package to Turkish tissue producer Hayat Kimya. The company has decided to invest in a third machine in Russia in order to meet the increasing demand for their high-quality tissue products. This is the first machine at their new mill outside Moscow. The new line will add 70,000 tons of tissue to company’s current production of facial, toilet and towel tissues.

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Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium partner up to promote circular economy solutions

Stora Enso and Helsinki Olympic Stadium have signed a partnership agreement to develop low-carbon, eco-friendly operations at the stadium by promoting the use of renewable materials and circular economy solutions. Stora Enso explores reusing products as well as recycling used materials to give high-quality wood fibers a second life in new products that will be available at the stadium for different services and operations.

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ANDRITZ PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine at Arkhbum Tissue Group in Russia delivers top quality

Only a few weeks after start-up, the 5.6 m wide PrimeLineTM W6 tissue machine that was delivered by ANDRITZ to Arkhbum Tissue Group LLC in Vorsino (Kaluga region), Russia, reached a speed of 2,000 m/min with a grammage of 16 g/m² and is now producing high-quality facial, toilet, napkin, and kitchen towel grades made of 100% virgin pulp (bleached hardwood and softwood pulp).

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Invercote awarded Platinum

Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Iggesund, Sweden, where the paperboard brand Invercote is made, has been awarded the Platinum level by the international assessment company EcoVadis. EcoVadis assesses companies' CSR achievements and has performed more than 65,000 assessments in over 200 sectors in 160 countries.

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Toscotec-rebuilt PM1 exceeds production targets at Papertech in Spain

Core board manufacturer Papertech exceeded the targets of production increase originally set for the rebuild of its PM1 at Tudela mill, Spain. At the end of 2018, Toscotec carried out a turnkey rebuild of the dryer section, installing 20 new TT SteelDryers.

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Sappi Europe Alfeld Mill PM 3 update

Sappi Europe is very happy to report that its Alfeld site PM 3 is operational again as of the 20th of July, significantly ahead of the planned restart date. As previously reported the largest area of reconstruction focused on the machine hall with limited damage to the machine.

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KaiCell Fibers Ltd.’s Paltamo pulp and bioproducts mill’s environmental and water usage permit greenlighted by Finnish authorities

KaiCell CEO Hannu Heikkinen welcomes the decision: “It is very positive for the Kainuu region that the Paltamo mill project now has a clear path towards implementation. AVI’s decision further strengthens the venture’s credibility and enables us to seek financing also outside Finland. We can therefore take the next steps towards building the mill with confidence.”

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Holmen acquires Martinsons

Holmen signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden’s players in sawn and processed wood products. The purchase price is SEK 1.0 billion for 100 per cent of the shares. The acquisition will almost double Holmen’s sales of wood products to over SEK 3 billion, while also advancing positions in wood construction and providing Holmen with the capacity to process the majority of the raw material from its own forests in its own industry.

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