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21.01.2020

Valmet receives the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year

Valmet has been recognized for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change by receiving the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year. CDP's evaluation is based on the company's 2019 disclosure about its actions in the last reporting year to develop the low-carbon technology and solutions, cut emissions and mitigate climate risks.

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17.01.2020

Valmet launches a new microwave consistency measurement for pulp and paper makers

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement – Valmet MCA (patent pending) for pulp and paper makers. Valmet MCA is now provided by digital electronics and the new Direct Sweep Detection measurement to offer higher performance measurement sensitivity and accuracy than competing analog designs.

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13.01.2020

Valmet will supply a new Advantage DCT tissue production line to Alas Doradas in El Salvador

Valmet will supply an Advantage DCT100HS tissue production line, including a de-inking plant and an extensive automation package, to Alas Doradas in El Salvador. The order also includes a Valmet Performance Center agreement to support efficient production with Industrial Internet. The new tissue line will fulfill Alas Doradas’ demand for new capacity of high-quality tissue products in the region. The start-up is planned for the first half of 2021. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed.

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10.01.2020

Altana CO₂ neutral by 2025

By 2025 the specialty chemicals group Altana will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero. Already in 2020, the company’s entire power supply will be converted to renewable energies. Altana will compensate for the unavoidable use of natural gas until 2025 by financing equivalent climate protection projects in the regions where CO2 emissions are generated. The same applies to offsetting CO2 emissions arising from necessary business trips, company cars, and the transport of goods. The specialty chemicals group will thus achieve climate neutrality in its direct sphere of influence by 2025.

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30.12.2019

The proposal of Valmet’s Nomination Board for the composition and remuneration of the Board of Directors

Valmet’s Nomination Board proposes to the next Annual General Meeting, which is planned to be held on March 19, 2020, that the number of members of the Board of Directors for the term expiring at the close of the Annual General Meeting 2021 will be seven, and that

  • Aaro Cantell, Pekka Kemppainen, Monika Maurer, Mikael Mäkinen (photo), Eriikka Söderström, Tarja Tyni and Rogerio Ziviani are re-elected as Board members,
  • Mikael Mäkinen is re-elected as the Chairman of the Board and Aaro Cantell as the Vice-Chairman of the Board.
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27.12.2019

Voith Group plans takeover of Toscotec S.p.A.

Technology Group Voith is planning on acquiring 90 percent of the shares in Toscotec S.p.A. A corresponding purchase contract was signed on Dec. 20, 2019. Both parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Toscotec S.p.A. is a global supplier of systems, products and services for the paper industry with headquarters in Lucca, Italy. Its focus is on tissue machines for manufacturing sanitary products such as paper towels, paper napkins, or toilet paper. The closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur at the first half of 2020 and is subject to regulatory approvals and meeting of other usual closing conditions.

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23.12.2019

Future Neles strengthens its presence in Sweden through a valve distribution agreement with Axel Larsson Maskinaffär AB

Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, has signed a distribution agreement with Axel Larsson Maskinaffär AB in Sweden. It will help to further expand the coverage of Metso’s valve offering in all customer industries in Sweden, especially in the energy and mining sectors. The agreement will be effective from February 1, 2020.

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20.12.2019

ANDRITZ to supply major pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Bracell’s new pulp mill in Brazil

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Bracell to supply energy-efficient and environmentally friendly pulp production technologies and key process equipment for Bracell’s Project “STAR” in Lençóis Paulista, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2021. Award of this contract to ANDRITZ was announced in July 2019, however the name of the customer remained confidential at that time.

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19.12.2019

Future Neles strengthens its valves service availability with new service centers in Portugal and France

Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, will establish two new service centers in Lisbon, Portugal, and in the Mulhouse area, France, to increase its valves’ service availability and presence close to customers. Service centers offer valve repair services as well as predictive maintenance services, e.g. digitalized process diagnostic services and shutdown planning, to help customers to increase their plant reliability.

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18.12.2019

Valmet receives a repeat order for an Advantage ThruAir tissue production line from Irving Consumer Products in the United States

Valmet has received an order for an Advantage ThruAir machine from Irving Consumer Products. This is a repeat order of the Advantage ThruAir machine that was started up recently in 2019. The new machine is planned to start-up in 2022 and will continue to support Irving’s commitment to provide ultra-premium products to the North American market. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the fourth quarter 2019. The value of the order is not disclosed.

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