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Issue 34

Iggesund: It must be good. It must be brilliant!

Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in Workington, UK will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first production run. But, this is a company that focuses mainly on the future. Following the latest in a line of investments, it recently restarted its board machine after ANDRITZ rebuilt the press section – increasing capacity 10% and reducing energy consumption by almost 10%.

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Paloma: Healthy Heart of a tissue machine

Paloma Hygienic Paper is headquartered in Sladki Vrh, Slovenia, close to the Austrian border. Paloma has more than 140 years’ experience in the production and sale of high-quality hygiene papers and today is a leading supplier in the Adriatic region and Central Europe. Annual production is more than 70,000 tonnes in the form of kitchen rolls, paper handkerchiefs, paper napkins, medical towels, and different kinds of toilet paper. In addition to its own brands, Paloma develops and produces private label products for leading European retail chains.

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Starting up a dream

The opportunity to work on a greenfield mill project is the dream of many people in our industry. The people who helped create the 1.5 million t/a Puma Mill exactly on time certainly lived the dream. This includes ANDRITZ, which was recognized as being the best performing supplier in the project.

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Everything here is big

Interview with Júlio César Rodrigues da Cunha, Fibria’s Director of Engineering and Projects and Joel Starepravo, ANDRITZ Project Director

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St. Croix Tissue: Coming full circle

Two decades ago, the Woodland mill in Maine was a vibrant pulp and paper complex. Suffering the fate of many commodity pulp and fine paper mills, Woodland was near extinction in 2010 when a company with a vision bought the assets, injected USD 180 million (EUR 155 million), and changed the course to value-added tissue production.

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Mjölby: Winter warmth from the forest

Environmental concern is deeply embedded within Sweden’s DNA. ANDRITZ recently added to this environmental commitment by supplying a biomass combined heat-and-power (CHP) plant to keep residents of the town of Mjölby warm in the winter – using renewable fuels from local forests.

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Tembec: Red liquor. Green power.

Tembec calls it a "game changing investment." The new ANDRITZ sulfite recovery boiler and turbine-generator improve production costs and environmental performance while providing steady, long-term revenue for green electricity. The CAD 273 million (EUR 185 million) project also permits a future capacity expansion of specialty cellulose production.

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Energy-efficient fiber treatment with Durabond refiner plates

The cost of fiber and energy represent about 60% of a paper mill’s manufacturing cost. Optimizing refining action with the proper refiner plate technology can, therefore, have a significant impact on the bottom line. This TechTalk discusses the development of low-cost, energy-efficient fiber treatment in the refining process.

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Smart simulation

as a part of the design flow.

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