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17.07.2019

ABB launches new Winder Performance Optimization to maximize capacity and productivity

ABB introduces Winder Performance Optimization, a digital solution for papermakers seeking to maximize asset performance, convert to different paper grades and/or increase machine speed, without replacing existing winders. The new solution works by benchmarking winder performance, implementing improvements, monitoring to sustain performance and - uniquely - further optimizing productivity by applying online calculations that continuously adjust winder acceleration and deceleration targets. This optimization aligns capacity to demands and can improve productivity significantly; recent implementations have provided 8 percent improvement.

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16.07.2019

BillerudKorsnäs and The Paper Straw Co to launch the first U-Bend paper straw

Together with the Paper Straw Co, BillerudKorsnäs has developed the first functional 180° U-Bend straw, made out of paper. The straw is made to be used for individual drink cartons such as juice, milk and water. The long term market potential as well as positive sustainability impact is expected to be extensive.

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16.07.2019

TU Graz and Mondi set up strategic partnership

The Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and Mondi Group have set up a strategic partnership oriented to research and education. At the Faculty of Technical Chemistry, Chemical and Process Engineering and Biotechnology at TU Graz, Mondi will endow two professorships, one in Pulping and Paper Technology and one in Food Contact Materials. In addition to research, a further focus of the strategic partnership will be future-oriented teaching and the training of young talent in business and science.

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15.07.2019

Successful startup of Star Paper Mill Abu Dhabi

Star Paper Mill announced the successful commissioning and startup of their new Tissue Paper machine in ICAD 2, Abu Dhabi. The 1st reel of tissue Jumbo reel was produced on 14th of July 2019. Star Paper Mill, a new and modern tissue paper manufacturing mill spread over 27,000 sqm, is located in the growing Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD), UAE. The machine has been purchased from the machinery manufacturer M/S RECARD Spa, Italy.

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12.07.2019

T.CON earns SAP award for excellent mill expertise in Germany

For the first time, SAP SE honors T.CON's excellent expertise for the mill process industry. As a demonstration of the outstanding expert know-how of T.CON in the industry, T.CON can now display the “SAP Recognized Expertise in the mill products industry in Germany” certificate.

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12.07.2019

European pulp and paper industry creates 2,000 more jobs in 2018

In 2018, CEPI members produced 92.2 million tonnes of paper and board, keeping the same level of production than in 2017, and benefiting from a healthy economic environment. The 2018 data confirms the longstanding trend of increased production in packaging, hygiene and speciality paper sectors while graphic paper continues to decline, following the demand reduction.

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10.07.2019

ANDRITZ to supply new HERB recovery boiler to Ilim Group’s “Big Ust-Ilimsk Project” in Russia

The ANDRITZ HERB recovery boiler will have a black liquor combustion capacity of 1,950 tds/d, with start-up planned in the second half of 2021.

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10.07.2019

Mondi Štětí: Czech Republic’s largest paper mill celebrates 70 years of successful paper-making

The art of making paper has a long tradition in the Czech Republic with the first paper mill dating back to the middle ages. Today Mondi Štetí is proud to be “the country’s leading paper mill in terms of size of the mill, production rates, and environmental responsibility”.

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09.07.2019

SCA acquires another 10,000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

SCA has signed an agreement to acquire Sundin Mezs SIA from the unlisted Swedish company Livland Skog AB. Sundin Mezs SIA owns forest and land assets in Latvia. The purchase price is approximately SEK 260 million (€24.2m) on a debt-free basis.

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08.07.2019

Archroma to acquire stilbene-based OBA business for paper and powder detergent applications

The transaction includes BASF’s manufacturing unit at Ankleshwar, India, where approximately 100 people are currently employed.

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