Author: Samantha Choles

New chipping line and chip handling system destined for Sappi’s Saiccor pulp mill

Valmet chipping line
Valmet chipping line and chip system Valmet chipping line

Valmet will deliver a new high capacity chipping line and chip handling system to Sappi’s  Saiccor mill. The upgrade is set to increase the chipping capacity, improve chip quality and minimise wood losses. The chipper will be delivered and installed at the end of 2018 and the start-up is planned for January 2019. “Valmet’s high capacity drop feed chipper was found to be favourable for the new wood yard’s current and future mill capacity requirement,” says Ryno Eksteen, Senior Regional…

Highlights from the 2017SAEEC Conference

Actions in the energy sector can make or break efforts to achieve the world’s agreed climate goal. Energy production and consumption account for around two-thirds of global greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, meaning that the energy sector must be at the heart of global action to tackle climate change (IEA, 2015). With the above in mind, the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), a chapter of the AEE, presented the industry-leading annual Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference (2017SAEEC) on 14-15 November…

Voith’s new roll cover for coater backing rolls makes waves

With OceanCoat, Voith is adding a highly durable option to its portfolio of coater roll covers that needs less regrinding and therefor reduces shutdown and maintenance costs.
With OceanCoat, Voith is adding a highly durable option to its portfolio of coater roll covers that needs less regrinding and therefore reduces shutdown and maintenance costs.

With OceanCoat, Voith is adding a highly durable option to its portfolio of coater roll covers. The especially stable material needs regrinding less often than standard roll covers, which reduces shutdown and maintenance costs. Blue instead of black Voith’s new OceanCoat stands out from standard roll covers through its color alone. The blue shade allows the operator to quickly identify any overheating, which commonly occurs at the edges. This enables appropriate steps to be taken promptly. Additionally, the blue cover…

Local Lake St Lucia team scoops South African Wetland Awards

Local Lake St Lucia team scoops South African Wetland Awards
Elephants in the rehabilitated area Elephants in the rehabilitated area

A dedicated team of South African environmentalists, Andrew Zaloumis, Nicolette Forbes, Bronwyn James and Peter Gardiner, scooped two awards for their work in conserving Africa’s largest and oldest proclaimed estuarine system, Lake St Lucia. The team has worked together over decades to ensure that one of the world’s greatest natural treasures will endure for generations to come. At the National Wetlands Indaba at the end of October, Zaloumis, founder CEO of iSimangaliso, and Gardiner, Mondi’s group natural resources manager, received…

Upfront: TAPPSA Journal Quarter 3

TAPPSA upfront

Spring has finally arrived, and the world feels a little lighter – more positive. The people around us have a certain spring in their step and even scientists maintain that the season is inextricably linked with a sunnier outlook. Admittedly, in this issue of TAPPSA Journal, we highlight some pretty heavy challenges – like manufacturing’s falling contribution to the country’s GDP and the pressing need to adapt and transform so many aspects of our industry’s value chain. On the other hand,…

ANDRITZ to supply Thailand’s first bubbling fluidized bed boiler for thermal utilization of paper production residue

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BFB EcoFluid boiler at Hämeenkyrön Voima, Finland. PHOTO: ANDRITZ Andritz

ANDRITZ has received the order from Marubeni, Tokyo, Japan, to supply an EcoFluid fluidized bed boiler with flue gas cleaning system for a waste-to-energy power plant at SCG Packaging’s Ban Pong paper mill, located in Ratchaburi, Thailand.…

ANDRITZ to rebuild board machine for Knauf Petroboard

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ANDRITZ has received an order from AO Knauf Petroboard to rebuild the KM 2 board machine at its mill in Kommunar, Russia. The board machine – with a basis weight range from 100-320 g/m2, a working width of 4,260 mm, and a design speed of 700 m/min – has an annual capacity of 155,000 t/a for production of gypsum board made of 100% waste paper raw material. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2018. The rebuild includes the…

Valmet launches new Industrial Internet offering and starts partnership with Tieto

Industrial Internet
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Valmet takes its Industrial Internet services to the next level by launching a new offering and opening four Performance Centers for energy, pulp, paper and board and tissue customers. At the same time, Valmet has signed a partnership agreement with Tieto, which is the first step in building a leading Industrial Internet ecosystem bringing the key players together.    “Valmet is the leading process technology, automation and services provider for pulp, paper and energy industries globally. The technologies we provide…