SPECTRUM Issue 38

SPECTRUM 38

HELIOS shines bright at SCA Östrand

The largest engineering project northern Sweden has ever seen was completed recently with the doubling of capacity at SCA Östrand’s softwood kraft pulp mill. The project – named Helios after the God of the Sun in Greek mythology – is now setting a new global benchmark in high-performance pulp production. ANDRITZ supplied some of the latest key technology to the completely rebuilt mill.

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A day in the life of Ilkka Poikolainen

Workplace: Metsä Group’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill, Finland; Position: Vice President of the bioproduct mill Metsä Group gave permission to the SPECTRUM editorial team in early October 2018 to share a DAY IN THE LIFE of Ilkka Poikolainen, Vice President of the bioproduct mill in Äänekoski.

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Holmen Braviken Mill: Small steps to big improvements

The Holmen Group’s Braviken Paper Mill, situated in eastern Sweden, has always prided itself on being at the top of its game when it comes to production efficiency and quality of final product. When it needed to further enhance its TMP’s capacity and efficiency – but crucially keep costs to a minimum – ANDRITZ was at hand to provide a tailor-made solution.

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Henan Tianbang: Taking Control

Henan Tianbang Group Paper Company takes enormous pride in the quality of its fine paper products that are known and used all over China, as well as being exported around the world. When the company decided to end its dependence on market pulp and produce its own mechanical pulp, ANDRITZ was the first to be called.

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UPM Schongau: We need to protect what we have

When you’ve been in business for 130 years, you learn a few things about adapting to change. So when Germany introduced new emissions targets, UPM’s Schongau mill stayed ahead of the game with a major upgrade of its bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler. Welcome to futureproofing.

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CETI: Working at the cutting edge

Major, definitive research into nonwoven raw materials, applications and production models and methods are all in a day’s work for the European Center for Innovative Textiles (CETI) in France. The latest ANDRITZ state-of-the-art air-through bonding nonwoven technology is right at the heart of the center’s globally renowned research.

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Södra Cell Mörrum - Target: Zero fossil fuels

Södra Cell is one of those far-sighted northern European pulp producers that is constantly looking for ways to become fossil-fuel free and to make high-grade products in the most environmentally sound ways possible. ANDRITZ recently aided Södra Cell towards its sustainability target by supplying the latest in evaporation plant technology to its Mörrum mill in southern Sweden.

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ANDRITZ & Novimpianti - Mutual respect

More than three decades ago, Pietro Saccomano co-founded Novimpianti, an Italian firm specializing in air systems and reducing energy consumption. Earlier this year, Novimpianti became ANDRITZ Novimpianti, part of the ANDRITZ Paper & Tissue Division. We spoke about the deal with Pietro Saccomano and Klaus Gissing, ANDRITZ Paper & Tissue.

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ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls – a new force in consumables and services

Xerium acquisition boosts ANDRITZ Fabrics and Rolls to full-line supplier.

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Performance booster - FIBER GPS™

The shortest route to fiber quality. Innovative GPS navigates shortest route to fiber quality at lowest cost. Like your smartphone's GPS can guide you almost anywhere in the world, the "papermaking GPS" guides you in making the right choices about fiber mix, applied energy, and paper quality. It’s significantly reducing trial and error on your machine and saving time and money.

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Automation: Looking out beyond the edge

In the near future, Edge computing has the potential to accelerate the evolution – perhaps even prompt an evolution – in industrial automation beyond what we have witnessed in recent years. Here are some of the benefits of using Edge devices.

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Market Trends: PULP TRENDS

“The good times are returning” according to Oliver Lansdell, Director, Hawkins Wright, provider of market intelligence and analytical services to the international pulp, paper, and biomass industries. And it seems the pulp industry, in particular, is enjoying something of a renaissance. There are various reasons for this optimism, including increasing demand for virgin fiber content in tissue and hygiene products, the exciting growth of renewable packaging, and strong demand in niche applications such as wood-based textile fibers and other new markets in the bioeconomy.

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TechNews: IDEAS Digital Twin in Process Industries

Since the 1980s, thanks to advances in computation technologies, computer based simulation of processes using first principle models has become a well-known and widely used engineering tool for various industries. As our understanding of processes has increased, their representative models have become more realistic and sophisticated. The resulting improvement in accuracy has made simulation a fundamental predictive and diagnostic tool in process industries.

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Key Equipment: Let your performance grow with ANDRITZ EvoDry™

The EvoDry Pulp Drying System designed by ANDRITZ is a new and innovative system that combines selected areas of development into one complete, reliable, high-performance drying line.

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Did you know that ...

… ANDRITZ gasification plants are using woody biomass as fuel?

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Did you know that ...

... Japanese energy market counts on ANDRITZ biomass boilers?

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Did you know that ...

… ANDRITZ acquired DIATEC, Italy? ANDRITZ has acquired a 70% stake in Diatec S.R.L., a leading manufacturer of converting machines for the hygiene and food packaging industries based in Collecorvino, Italy.

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Fiberline Services Customer Seminar in Brazil

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FIBERLINE SERVICES CUSTOMER SEMINAR IN BRAZIL

The end of August saw the first Fiberline Customer Seminar hosted by ANDRITZ Brazil at the Majestic Hotel in Florianopolis. The seminar provided a platform for ANDRITZ and its customers to share and receive information on on various aspects of fiberline technology. Attended by over 70 customers from mills and production units across South America, the two days included lectures about operation and maintenance of equipment, process and design improvements, optimization, and energy savings, and provided an opportunity to bring customers up-to-date on fundamental best practices for all professionals to be successful in their fields. The seminar proved extremely useful to both customers and ANDRITZ alike. Dalton Manzi Junior from Lwarcel Celulose found the technical seminars very worthwhile, saying, “They showed what ANDRITZ is developing, what the customer is expecting and, most importantly, allowed exchange of information and experiences among the participants. This combination created a perfect environment for the development of new concepts.” Along with the presentations, customers had the opportunity to attend round table and open forum discussions.

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Two Top Awards for ANDRITZ at ABTCP

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TWO TOP AWARDS FOR ANDRITZ AT ABTCP

The awards ceremony of the Associação Brasileira Técnica de Celulose e Papel (ABTCP) is recognized in the South American pulp and paper industry as one of the most important events of the year. The awards have three phases: assignment – which includes case studies, public voting to classify the three finalists, and analysis of the case studies by a Technical Committee. This year, ANDRITZ entered the competition with Fibria´s Três Lagoas second pulp production line project, Horizonte 2 (see complete story in SPECTRUM issue 37). This project has been recognized as a world-class reference for ANDRITZ due to the excellent technology, outstanding performance in managing large projects – 25 months from signing to start-up, and high customer satisfaction.

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BREAKING WORLD RECORDS

With our patented technologies, we are once again breaking world records and pushing steel construction to a new level.

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