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.
Fortum and the steel company SSAB have launched a joint commercial feasibility study and technical FEED (Front End Engineering Design) study to explore the possibilities of producing hydrogen-reduced fossil-free sponge iron in Raahe, Finland. In line with its strategy, Fortum wants to drive the development of a hydrogen economy in the Nordics together with its customers and partners.
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.
Political pressure for fossil-free fuel for European aviation is intensifying. This offers a considerable opportunity to SCA’s Renewable Energy business area – and a considerable challenge. “The most fundamental thing to manage the transition from oil, in our sector and many others, is fossil-free electricity and sufficient access to raw materials. This will demand enormous effort and work must be allowed to go faster,” says Mikael Källgren, SCA President Renewable Energy.
Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA Automation System to an energy-from-waste (EfW) facility under construction in Essex, the United Kingdom. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), which is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor of the facility. This is the nineteenth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its EfW plant projects. The plant owned by Indaver Rivenhall Ltd. will be started up in 2026.
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.
AFRY had a pivotal role in assisting Liquid Sun to define the crucial steps towards the development of an operational hydrocarbon electrolyzer prototype. Through a collaborative partnership, AFRY provided support to Liquid Sun, setting the stage for the realisation of this technology to replace fossil fuels with synthetic hydrocarbons.
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.