Category: Industry news

Valmet launches new Industrial Internet offering and starts partnership with Tieto

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Credit: istockphoto.com Industrial Internet

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…

Notebook today, packaging tomorrow.

Paper and cardboard, produced in Brazil, has its origins in planted trees, a renewable resource. This paper can be recycled and transformed into new products. But we need your help! Ibá (Indústria Brasileira de Árvores/Brazilian Tree Industry) presents its new educational video “Recycling, it’s up to all of us” which encourages consumers to recycle the wide variety of paper and cardboard packaging. The video clearly presents the entire paper and recycling process; starting from the trees planted to produce paper to…

Twinsaver Group acquires Sylko

The Twinsaver Group (Twinsaver), manufacturer of branded tissue products in South Africa, has announced the acquisition of Sylko, a leading supplier of quality disposable and recyclable household products. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory and Competition Commission approval, further entrenches Twinsaver’s commitment to extending its footprint and expanding its offering as a large-scale FMCG business. “It is an absolute privilege welcoming Sylko, a business that has successfully established its products in homes across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, to…

New Servo Motor from Rockwell Automation Improves Machine Performance

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Rockwell Automation's new line of Allen Bradley Kinetix VPC servo motors deliver higher speeds and higher torque, improving machine throughput.

Speed is money, especially for manufacturers with processes, such as converting, printing and web handling. With the new line of Allen Bradley Kinetix VPC servo motors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers can run machines at higher speeds and higher torque, significantly improving machine throughput.…

Omron to fly Sysmac motion solutions flag at KITE 2017

The main target for Omron at KITE 2017 is the agro-processing industry, which uses products such as its LD mobile robot.

Omron will showcase its flagship Sysmac motion solutions, incorporating robotic and visual inspection control, at the Kwazulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) from 26 to 28 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre in Durban.…

Start-up organizations partner with AkzoNobel on global chemistry challenge

chemistry challenge

AkzoNobel has teamed up with two organizations focused on supporting start-ups, Lux Research and StartupDelta. The partnerships will focus on developing business opportunities stemming from the company’s Imagine Chemistry start-up challenge. Designed to solve real-life chemistry challenges, the initiative has attracted more than 200 submissions.…

11% of South Africans committed to recycling, research finds

Recycling

Baseline consumer research, commissioned at the end of 2016, profiles current attitudes towards recycling in South Africa and where our nation sits on PETCO’s Consumer Engagement Journey. Of the South Africans interviewed (LSM 7 to 10, ages 18 to 49, nationwide), 67% claim to recycle ‘some’ of the time, while only 11% claim to recycle ‘all’ of the time. The lack of storage space at home, and the absence of ‘easily accessible’ depots were cited as two of the biggest…

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…