What’s New… (January 01, 2005)
By Pulp & Paper Canada
By Pulp & Paper Canada
Kvaerner to modernize Brazilian pulp mill
Kvaerner do Brasil, Kvaerner Pulping AB’s subsidiary, signed a contract with Aracruz Celulose S.A. to modernize the bleach and recausticizing plants at the Guaiba mill, in Brazil. The order is worth $12 million U.S.
The order is part of a modernization and capacity increase project run at Aracruz Guaiba, with the intention to enhance the nominal capacity to 430,000 tonnes bleached eucalyptus pulp per year.
Start-up is scheduled for November 2005.
Ningbo surpasses targets
Helsinki, Finland — The world’s largest cartonboard machine, Ningbo Xiaogang PM 1 in China, has exceeded its quality and production targets. The manufacture of coated board began only a few days after the start-up of the cartonboard machine in November. Three weeks after start-up, the machine exceeded target production rates on several basis weights.
Stora Enso completes Intercell deal
Helsinki, Finland — Stora Enso now owns 66% of Intercell S.A. Part of the company’s strategy to expand its packaging boards operations, Stora Enso also hopes to strengthen its position in the Polish market.
Boise security paper
Bensenville, IL — Boise White Paper and Document Security Systems have banded together to try and make the workplace a little safer. The duo has agreed in principle to launch a line of security papers for general office use.
Called Boise BEWARE Security Papers, the papers are organized into various end-use categories, including legal, health care and business. They permit the user to print original documents with the confidence that unauthorized copies cannot be made. Documents printed on one of the secure sheets will reveal a hidden word when scanned, copied or faxed.
Albany’s VentaBelt sets NA record
Albany, NY — Albany International’s VentaBelt has set a new record. Removed from the Voith NipcoFlex shoe press of Inland Empire Paper Co. No. 5 machine at Millwood, WA, the belt ran for 369 days and 174.6 million nip cycles, a North American record life in nip cycles for a grooved shoe press belt. The record surpasses a previous North American record of 165 million nip cycles on the No. 5 machine at Millwood, WA, set in June 2002.
Eka Chemicals signs customer
Arnhem, the Netherlands — Akzo Nobel’s Eka Chemicals has signed an agreement with Europe’s largest producer of fine paper, M-real. The accession will see the establishment of a new chlorine dioxide process plant at its Alizay pulp mill in France. Scheduled for start-up in the second quarter of 2005, the plant will be based on Eka’s SVP-LITE technology, which generates chlorine dioxide using methanol rather than sulfur dioxide.