Equipment & Systems
Stora Enso has commissioned Voith Paper to install a fully automated VariFlex winder on the BM1 board machine at its Kaukopää mill in Imatra, Finland. The winder’s innovative concept increases processing capacity and makes production safer and more reliable.
Spartan Controls Ltd. is now the exclusive distributor of BTG instruments in Western Canada. BTG is a multinational provider of process solutions for the pulp and paper industry.
When new owners restarted the paper mill in Port Hawkesbury, N.S., in October 2012, they recognized that the mill needed better economics in order to be competitive. One cost-improvement initiative was to work with Evonik Canada to decrease the cost of pulp brightening.
There’s a giant, covered pond filled with microorganisms at the Slave Lake Pulp mill site. It’s man-made, and it’s massive, the size of three hockey rinks. This is a new addition to Slave Lake’s wastewater treatment system and the source of the methane that the mill converts to green electricity.
The challenges in blade coating of paper – quality variations, short blade lifetime and high blade costs – have been overcome by Valmet's new PermaCote eC and nC blades, says the company.
The first installation in North America of Valmet's OptiConcept M board making line has successfully started up in Indiana.
Voith has upgraded and successfully commissioned a paper machine at Holmen Paper in Braviken, Sweden, allowing the papermaker to produce various paper grades ranging from newsprint to sophisticated SC papers, including the recently developed Holmen UNIQ SC paper.
With increasing worldwide competition, pulp and paper manufacturers require greater emphasis on cost reduction and increased product efficiency and quality, while minimizing environmental impact.
Starting from scratch to build a new paper mill gave Cascades a clean slate to establish new technologies and new procedures.
Two years after purchasing one of Sennebogen’s first trailer-pulling log handlers to re-open the paper mill, Port Hawkesbury Paper has added another one to their fleet, replacing two aging machines.
 Nov. 3, 2015 -- Metsä Fibre’s planned bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, will have a first-of-its-kind pulp storage facility. Provided by Pesmel, the storage facility will use the new TransBale automated distribution center concept.
October 5, 2015 – Andritz has successfully completed the supply and ramp-up of a new digester for Brazilian pulp and paper producer Suzano.
Andritz has received an order from Domtar Paper Co. to supply a logyard circular crane for its Marlboro mill in South Carolina.
The tissue machine Resolute Forest Products has chosen for its Calhoun mill in Tennessee will be only the fifth of its type that Valmet has sold. Resolute selected Valmet's Advantage NTT tissue production technology and Valmet automation for the Calhoun expansion.
Andritz Automation provided electrification, instrumentation and automation, including customized process control solutions, for a paper machine in Pöls, Austria.

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