Category: Industry news

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…

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

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


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…

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

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.…