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23.07.2019

Stora Enso evaluates expansion in Wood Products

Stora Enso has initiated feasibility studies for a possible cross laminated timber (CLT) unit in connection with its Ždírec mill in the Czech Republic and a new construction beam unit to be located at the Ybbs mill in Austria. Stora Enso also plans to consolidate production to increase focus on efficiency and to streamline the asset base.

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22.07.2019

Stora Enso invests in producing bio-based carbon materials for energy storage

Stora Enso is investing EUR 10 million to build a pilot facility for producing bio-based carbon materials based on lignin. Wood-based carbon can be utilised as a crucial component in batteries typically used in consumer electronics, the automotive industry and large-scale energy storage systems. The pilot plant will be located at Stora Enso’s Sunila Mill in Finland.

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22.07.2019

Ready for the future of papermaking with DuoShake Digital Generation

With its new DuoShake DG (Digital Generation), Voith is taking the next step on its journey to Papermaking 4.0. The control and automation functions of the shaking unit for optimum fiber orientation during sheet formation have been comprehensively upgraded to equip the system for the future of paper production. The new features significantly improve process reliability and machine availability.

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19.07.2019

Toscotec to supply an AHEAD-2.0L tissue line on a turnkey basis to Paloma in Slovenia

The Slovak Hygienic Paper Group appointed Toscotec as turnkey supplier of a new tissue line at Paloma mill in Sladki Vrh, Slovenia. The delivery is scheduled for March 2020 and the start-up for June 2020. The turnkey supply includes one AHEAD-2.0L tissue machine, equipped with a second generation Steel Yankee Dryer TT SYD, Toscotec’s shoe press technology TT NextPress and gas-fired hoods TT Hood-Duo. The net sheet width is 5,500 mm, the maximum operating speed is 2,000 m/min and the production is 220 tpd.

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19.07.2019

Innovation meets sustainability

Environmentally friendly packaging is a hot topic worldwide. Sappi has been a pioneer in the field of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions for years. The company will present its latest innovations at Stand 9-260 at FachPack in Nuremberg. Alongside barrier papers, these include the heat-sealable Sappi Seal paper. This is notable for being completely recyclable and can replace existing PE-coated packaging. The recently launched Atelier paperboard will be another focus of the trade fair presentation. This offers brilliant colour reproduction and a silky touch and feel.

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18.07.2019

Blue Tissue and A.Celli Paper: TM1 started-up

On July 7th the A.Celli iDEAL® Master Tissue Machine was successfully started-up, beginning production for the Mexican customer Blue Tissue Sapi de C.V. The new turnkey plant, which includes the two-plies slitter A.Celli E-Wind® T100 rewinder, in addition to the tissue machine, integrates the existing Customer’s converting line.

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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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