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Valmet to supply boiler diagnostics system to Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. in China

Valmet will supply a boiler diagnostics system to Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. in China. The system will be installed in a new recovery boiler of Sun Paper, and it will optimize the recovery boiler availability and operation. The order is included in Valmet's orders received of the third quarter 2019. The system will be delivered during the last quarter of 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.

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Serving a growth market

In May, Stora Enso announced the decision to convert the Oulu paper mill in Finland into packaging production to strengthen its position in the growing packaging business. Gilles van Nieuwenhuyzen, EVP Division Packaging Solutions, discusses the drivers and applications.

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Bio-based carbon materials for batteries

Stora Enso is investing EUR 10 million in the making of bio-based carbon materials for energy storage at Sunila Mill in Finland. We talked with Lauri Lehtonen, Head of Innovation, Biomaterials, about this exciting innovation to replace fossil-based and mined raw materials with renewable solutions.

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Labelexpo Asia: Visitor registration opens

Visitor registration is now open for Labelexpo Asia 2019 – the region’s largest label and package printing technology event. Held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 3 – 6 December 2019, the 9th edition of the biennial show is bigger than ever before, featuring for the very first time an exclusive Flexpack area, dedicated to flexible packaging.

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Thermal nyloflex® XAH Digital Plate

The nyloflex® XAH Digital, a hard round top dot plate with a smooth surface, is the latest addition to Flint Group’s fast-growing line of nyloflex® thermal printing plates designed specifically for use in its nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processor. The new flexographic plate is formulated with a special AIF technology that keeps plates cleaner on press and results in faster print runs with fewer press stops.

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Labelexpo press conference schedule

With just one month to go until the 40th anniversary edition of Labelexpo Europe 2019 opens its doors in Brussels, preparations for the landmark show are nearing completion, with a full press conference program now in place.

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Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution awarded

Miraclon – the new home of Kodak Flexcel Solutions – has received a coveted 2019 InterTech™ Technology Award for the innovative Kodak Flexcel NX Ultra Solution. This prestigious international awards program, sponsored by Printing Industries of America (PIA), recognizes technologies that are predicted to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related industries.

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ANDRITZ acquires KEMPULP

International technology Group ANDRITZ has acquired the Swedish company KEMPULP, a specialist provider of process technologies for the chemical pulping industry. The company designs and markets technologies used in chemical pulping, including pulp washing, oxygen delignification and bleaching technologies.

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IML Award Winner

In conjunction with its label supplier Korsini SAF, Superfos, a company of Berry Global, has received an award for Best Label Design at the 2019 IMDA (In-Mould Decorating Association) Awards in the United States. The winning label is made for Heinz for its Cream of Tomato Pot Soup and Vegetable Pot Soup sold in a 400ml SuperLock® container that showcases the cutting-edge In-Mould Labelling (IML) technique from Superfos.

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Airinotec is once again able to verify its competence as a retrofit specialist

As “one of the leading suppliers of fibre-based materials”, Ahlstrom-Munksjö always relies on a smooth production process. For a retrofit project, in which an existing paper machine had to be modernised, Ahlstrom-Munksjö decided to utilise the services provided by the retrofit specialists from airinotec - with excellent results: Energy consumption and noise emissions were lowered and production conditions could be improved.

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Pro Carton: Voting now open

Public voting is now officially open for the Pro Carton Young Designer Award, run by the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard Manufacturers, with the winners to be announced at the ECMA Annual Congress on 19 September 2019 in Malta. Anyone can vote up to once per day for their favourite packaging created by a young designer by visiting the Pro Carton website, with voting closing at midnight on 13 September 2019.

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Sun Paper and Voith cooperation sets a new milestone

Sun Paper, Voith’s long-term partner in China, recently awarded two new orders to the paper machine pioneer. This sets a new record for cooperation between Voith and Sun Paper with 11 paper machines having now been ordered in total. The new order includes PM 39, a graphic paper machine, and the major components for PM 40, an MG paper machine.

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