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Andritz to supply complete stock preparation line for wastepaper and special grades to Steinbeis Papier

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Steinbeis Papier GmbH to supply a complete stock preparation line for conventional wastepaper and special grades, featuring a capacity from 78 to 200 t/d, for its mill in Glückstadt, Germany. Start-up is planned for the end of the first quarter of 2023.

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AkzoNobel appoints Roger Jakeman as CTO

Roger Jakeman has been appointed as AkzoNobel’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), succeeding Klaas Kruithof, who retired as of July 1, 2022. In his new role, Roger will lead the company’s Research and Development (R&D) function, driving the innovation and sustainability agenda. He will also continue to head up the Product Management Center of Excellence.

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ZELLCHEMING

Zellcheming Expo: Organizers take positive stock

Zellcheming Expo 2022 attracted numerous representatives of the international paper and cellulose industry to the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) in Wiesbaden. Over three days, from June 29 to July 1, this major industry event offered some 1,864 registered attendees and more than 130 exhibitors, sponsors and partner companies extensive opportunities for intensive information exchange and casual networking in and with the industry, as well as the official launch of the Women4Paper mentoring program, which will start in the fall.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere invests in three wind turbines close to the plant

As the first step in a long-term plan to use locally generated renewable energy, Drewsen is investing in three wind turbines. These are located approximately two kilometres from the mill and become property of Drewsen today, 1st July.

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ABB’s spare parts analytics to optimize operations for paper manufacturer in Vietnam

ABB has successfully devised a spare parts and maintenance program for Saigon Paper, Vietnam, enabling the company to drive productivity in their mills. The ABB team created a recommended spares and gap analysis using mySpareParts Manager, an ABB-facing tool that built a custom report with required distributed control system (DCS) spare parts for Saigon Paper’s operations. Not only did it show how to optimize the cost of inventory and the exact lifecycle of the DCS equipment for advance planning of upgrading and replacing, but it also helped identify the minimum necessary spare parts, expanding initial scope from seven items to fifteen.

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Cepi Update

Circularity on a new level: 2030 recycling rate target

Representatives of the European paper value chain gathered in Brussels on Wednesday have pledged to recycle 76% of all paper consumed by 2030. The commitment was taken during the 8th edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards which saw two projects, breaking new ground for how far paper recycling can go, receiving the highest distinction in the European paper recycling community. The video recording of the event is available online.

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Sunset Converting expands business and AFH private label offerings thanks to Kӧrber’s Perini MyLine

Sunset Converting Corp is an AFH private label tissue converting source for redistributors in Canada and the United States. Their industry experience, reputation for quality products, and commitment to innovation prompted the construction of a new mill in Quebec to better serve these markets. The 2020 expansion also provided an opportunity to install two Perini MyLine on the Sunset production floor.

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Ecovadis Platinum: Fedrigoni among sustainability champions

Fedrigoni among sustainability champions: The Group was awarded the Platinum Medal by the international ESG rating agency Ecovadis, which annually examines 75,000 companies of all sizes and from 200 manufacturing sectors around the world, evaluating their operations and management systems from the standpoint of environmental care and social responsibility. This result places the Group in the top 1% of companies in the same industry worldwide for ESG performance.

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Siemens Xcelerator: An open digital business platform

Siemens AG has launched an open digital business platform, Siemens Xcelerator, to accelerate digital transformation and value creation for customers of all sizes in industry, buildings, grids and mobility. The business platform makes digital transformation easier, faster and scalable. Siemens Xcelerator includes a curated portfolio of internet of things (IoT) enabled hardware, software and digital services from across Siemens and certified third parties; a growing ecosystem of partners; and an evolving marketplace to facilitate interactions and transactions between customers, partners and developers.

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Toscotec: Breakthrough in Steel Yankee Dryers

Toscotec introduces TT Induction SYD, a “carbon-reduction breakthrough that redefines Yankee dryer technology entirely”. TT Induction SYD uses electrical induction instead of steam energy to dry the paper web, thereby cutting direct greenhouse gas emissions to zero.

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Valmet to deliver two chip washing and defibrator systems to Siempelkamp

Valmet will deliver two chip washing and defibrator systems to Siempelkamp Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH as part of Siempelkamp’s panelboard plant deliveries to two different end customers, one in Europe, one in Asia. The start-ups of the systems are planned for 2023 and the beginning of 2024. The orders were included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2022. The value of the orders will not be disclosed.

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AkzoNobel announces Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as new CEO as of November 1, 2022

AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.

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