LEIPA is the world’s first paper mill to employ virtual reality (VR) from Voith as a modern and immersive training method. At the Schwedt location, the company trains its employees extremely effectively using the VR system. To perform the installation in spite of the contact restrictions imposed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Voith and LEIPA drew on a new tool for remote video support: OnCall.Video. LEIPA has been using this audiovisual communication system with wireless data glasses since January 2020.
machines and equipment
Two Toscotec-supplied AHEAD 2.0L tissue machines came online at Sofidel America’s mill in Inola, Oklahoma. Shortly after start-up, the two lines met Sofidel’s quality standards, and have been running at a high operation efficiency, producing premium quality tissue.
In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it posed, Toscotec and Sofidel went the extra mile and managed to successfully complete the project in record time.
Voith introduces a new screen plate design for pulpers used in recovered paper pulping. The CurvedBar screen plate extends service life in Voith's IntensaPulper IP-R by more than 50 percent and improves the quality of fiber suspension. The results are less maintenance effort and material use, as well as fewer downtimes, leading to a more efficient overall process and lower costs. Chinese paper manufacturer Shanying International Holding Co.
Valmet has on September 11, 2020 entered into an agreement to acquire PMP Group in Poland. The enterprise value of the acquisition is approximately EUR 64 million, plus a conditional and capped earn-out component. The acquisition is estimated to be completed on October 1, 2020 at the earliest.
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Guangxi Sun Paper Co. Ltd., part of the Sun Paper Group, to supply a chemi-thermomechanical pulping system for its new mill in Beihai, Guangxi, China.
This will be the sixth P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) line from ANDRITZ for Sun Paper and part of the new greenfield paper mill in Beihai. The new fiber line will process eucalyptus wood chips as raw material and features a capacity of 600 admt/d.
Italian tissue manufacturer EuroVast fired up a new MODULO-PLUS tissue machine supplied by Toscotec at its Cartiera della Basilica paper mill in Villa Basilica, Lucca, Italy. PM5 is running efficiently at the speed of 1,600 m/min and since its start-up in February, it has exceeded the project’s production targets with excellent results in energy consumption.
We are pleased to learn that in the 2020-2021 edition of the "Directory of Tissue Paper & Disposable Products" published by China Paper Association, A.Celli Paper SpA is among the top three suppliers of Tissue Machines with Crescent Former for the Chinese market in the 1988-2019 period.
The introduction of this type of technologically advanced production lines has considerably increased production capacity in the Chinese tissue paper industry.
A new BOBST folding carton line has been unveiled at Gráfica Gonçalves, in São Paulo, during an officially inauguration ceremony held on 11 September 2020. The highly automated converting line has been installed to guarantee greater agility and productivity, which will enable the Brazilian packaging specialist to meet an increasingly demanding consumer market.
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from JSC Management Company of the Holding Belorusskie oboi, Belarus, to complete and start up its production line for folding boxboard. Start-up is scheduled for 2021.
The board machine is designed to produce 200,000 tons per year of folding boxboard, with basis weights ranging from 170 to 400 g/m2.
As a manufacturer of premium self-adhesive labels for wines and spirits, Etigraph Italia S.r.l. requires a quality assurance system that meets the highest standards. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Chions in north-east Italy, Etigraph has over the years grown into a company with approximately 70 employees. In the late 1990s, it was time to start up its first web monitoring system from BST eltromat. Today, every one of its 15 printing machines and 8 slitting machines is equipped with quality assurance systems from BST eltromat.