International technology group Andritz has received an order from Lotus Teknik Tekstil A.S., Türkiye, to install a Metris All-In-One digitalization platform for its new WetlaceTM CP nonwovens production line from Andritz. The integration will be finalized in September 2023.
SCA and Persson Invest began their collaboration around Gällö Timber and the sawmill in Gällö, Jämtland in 2010. Since 2010, significant investments have been made in the sawmill to develop its operations and strengthen its competitiveness. Today, the sawmill has 115 employees and a capacity of 370,000 cubic meters of sawn timber.
Greenply Industries Limited has successfully produced first fibers with its new high-performance pressurized refining system from Andritz at its MDF (medium-density fiberboard) production facility in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. Sanidhya Mittal, Joint Managing Director, Greenply Industries Limited, says: “The pressurized refining system from Andritz is highly efficient and energy saving, which is in line with our environmentally friendly production process. We would like to thank Andritz and its team for their assistance during the installation and the high level of professionalism throughout the whole project.”
As the focus of the packaging industry is continuously shifting to sustainability, innovations in fiber-based packaging are shaping a new ecosystem. Smithers has published a new white paper, 10 Recent Innovations That Are Changing the Landscape of Fiber-Based Packaging, which offers an in-depth insight into the strengths and limitations of fiber-based packaging formats.
Södra Ädla is a new partner of Nordic Forestry Automation (NFA). The company develops next-generation operator support systems for forest machines based on sensor technology from autonomous vehicles and AI algorithms. The investment is done together with Sveaskog and Almi Invest Syd and comprises a total of SEK 10 million.
In its largest funding ever, EU Life has granted 10 million Euro for a project to scale up OnceMore®, an innovative, first-of-a-kind industrial-scale system for recycling of blended textile waste. The project is a collaboration between Swedish Forest industry group Södra and Austrian company Lenzing.
International technology group Andritz has installed a new spunlace pilot line at its center of competence in Montbonnot, France. It allows customers and partners to conduct trials for producing nonwovens from recycled and/or natural fibers such as hemp, flax, and cotton. The new pilot line features optimized web forming and entanglement for smooth processing of sensitive and irregular fibers. The innovative card set-up is designed to protect and maintain the quality of the fibers while achieving outstanding productivity rates.
The aim at Holmen Iggesund has always been to work closely with brands and other partners across the value chain. To advance this further, the company has created a new department. Showcasing how its collaborative approach will help meet customer needs, the Future Packaging department is developing packaging with exciting new fibre-based concepts.
In line with Södras strategy to support a more circular, sustainable society, to strive for resource efficiency and to maximise the use of their members’ wood while adding value for customers, Södra is investigating the possibilities for a ground-breaking new pulp which will combine wood from Södra’s sustainably managed forests in southern Sweden with agricultural residue from sources close to our pulp mills.
Andritz has received an order from Steves & Sons, Inc. to supply two pressurized refining systems to Steves’ new mill in Athens, Georgia, United States. Start-up will take place in 2024. The state-of-the-art pressurized refining systems with innovative C-feeder in conjunction with HC (high-consistency) refining will process a mixture of hardwood and softwood chips for production of high-quality fibers for molded door skins.
Valmet will deliver a new refiner with chip washer capacity of 28 ton/h to Arauco’s new MDF plant located in Zitácuaro, Mexico. The start-up of the system is planned for the last quarter of 2024. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed.
“Our tall oil, turpentine and biomethanol were the first in the world at commercial scale to be certified to both FSC® (FSC-C006947) and PEFC (PEFC/05-35-48), offering peace of mind as an environmentally-conscious choice. It’s almost a year now since we gained certification. It’s a great way for customers to understand that these are products from sustainably-managed forests,” says Viktor Odenbrink, Sales Director, Södra Bioproducts.