Month: March 2017

Valmet winder destined for Shandong Chenming Paper in China

OptiWin Drum two-drum winder

Valmet will supply a new winder for Shandong Chenming Paper Ltd at its Zhanjiang site in Guangdong province, China. The board machine BM 4 producing folding box board (FBB) will be equipped with a new solution to increase winding capacity. Start-up is scheduled for 2018. Valmet’s delivery for BM 4 includes a high-capacity OptiWin Drum which is easy to operate, has excellent web separation and its set changes are reliable and fast. “The high-capacity winder with the latest two-drum technologies is designed…

Appita’s 2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference – Call for papers

Appita call for papers - istockphoto.com

Appita’s 2017 Fibre Value Chain Conference – “The rise of business ecosystems” – will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Events Centre from 14–16 November 2017. The 2017 event marks Appita’s 70th year and will bring together association members and industry leaders from across the sector to celebrate this important milestone.…

Forests and renewable energy are the focus of the UN’s International Day of Forests

Renewable energy - Turbine at Sappi's Ngodwana mill
Renewable energy produced by the pulp and paper industry, by virtue of the cogeneration process and biomass based lignin content in black liquor, uses less water and emits less CO2 than regular coal based power production. Credit: Sappi

The theme of the 2017 United Nations International Day of Forests (IDF) is Forests and Energy. Heralded annually, it shares the day with South Africa’s Human Rights Day. The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is proud to represent the global forest products industry, which plays an important role in contributing to the production of renewable energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels by using wood manufacturing residuals, byproducts and forest residues – collectively known as biomass – to produce much of…