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Domtar orders Voith BlueLine recycled stock preparation system for Kingsport Tennessee Mill Conversion Project

Domtar has chosen Voith to provide a complete recycled stock preparation system for the recently announced conversion of the Kingsport Mill in Kingsport, Tennessee. The system includes Voith’s BlueLine products including water, sludge and reject handling systems which will maximize both efficiency and quality.

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Chemspec Europe 2020 postponed

Mack Brooks Exhibitions has today announced the postponement of Chemspec Europe,which was scheduled to take place at Koelnmesse, Cologne in Germany from 11 to 12 November 2020. The new dates for the next Chemspec Europe, 35th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, are 19 - 20 May 2021. The exhibition will occupy Hall 12.1 at Messe Frankfurt in Germany.

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Södra strengthens its work within public affairs

Marcus Svensson has been appointed Head of Public Affairs at Södra. He will organise, coordinate and manage Södra’s work within public affairs going forward.

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Specialty paper consumption in North and South America to rise to 6.13 million tonnes in 2025 according to new Smithers analysis

A new dedicated study of specialty papers in North and South America finds these two regions consumed a total of 5.88 million tonnes in 2019. Market demand will drop as a result of Covid-19 in 2020 to 5.71 million tonnes before returning to positive growth (1.4% CAGR) and reaching 6.13 million tonnes in 2025 according to “The Future of Specialty Papers in North and South America to 2025”.

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Smurfit Kappa launches new SmartLife Bag-in-Box expertise service

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has launched a new “SmartLife” service to improve the shelf-life of boxed wines. SmartLife uses a combination of top class filling-performance diagnostics and practical training in order to identify opportunities for improvement within the supply chain that will ultimately increase the shelf-life of Bag-in-Box wines.

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High-quality face masks – in top-quality packaging

The unique combination of physical and optical features combined within the Algro Design range of products, convinced the textile manufacturer Wolford to use the range to package its innovative face mask. When creating the packaging solution for its ‘Care Mask’ the company chose to combine the premium 350 gsm Algro Design Advanced solid bleached board with extremely challenging ink covering and a number of finishing options. The end result is a packaging solution that is as elegant as it is creative and as a result, perfectly complements the product inside.

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ABB’s new analytics and AI software helps producers optimize operations in demanding market conditions

The ABB Ability™ Genix Industrial Analytics and AI Suite is a scalable advanced analytics platform with pre-built, easy-to-use applications and services. It collects, contextualizes and converts operational, engineering and information technology data into actionable insights that help industries improve operations, optimize asset management and streamline business processes safely and sustainably.

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Cepi welcomes game-changing ideas to support the sustainability commitment of our industry

The Confederation of European Paper Industries (Cepi) announced the 2020 edition of its annual Blue Sky Young Researchers Award contest. “Because innovation is crucial for the future of our industry, every year, we honour ground-breaking research work with the potential to revolutionise our sector, especially, in a green and sustainable manner, via the Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award.”

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100 Constellation™ sold in 5 years all over the world

After 5 years from its launch on the market, the Constellation™ technology, patented by Fabio Perini, has reached the milestone of 100 lines sold to about 40 different customers based in 5 continents.

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ANDRITZ receives follow-up order from Knauf Petroboard, Russia

International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from AO Knauf Petroboard to install a new reeling section for the KM2 board machine at its mill in Kommunar, Russia. Start-up is scheduled for 2021.

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Toscotec receives forth turnkey order from WEPA

Toscotec will supply an AHEAD 2.2S tissue line on a full turnkey basis to WEPA Piechowice mill in Poland. The project is planned in a short time frame, with start-up set for the third quarter of 2021. This is a repeated turnkey order for WEPA Piechowice mill, where an AHEAD 2.0S machine supplied by Toscotec on a turnkey basis came online in 2017.

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Valmet to supply world’s largest bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp line to Sun Paper’s Beihai mill in China

Valmet will supply the world’s largest bleached chemi thermo mechanical pulp (BCTMP) line to Guangxi Sun Paper Co., Ltd’s new Beihai mill in China. The start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021. The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2020. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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