News - Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB



News - Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB

Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB

News - Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB

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Prices to rise on greaseproof papers from Nordic Paper  (Company news)

The company will increase prices on greaseproof papers by 6% on all despatches from 1st July 2018.

Business Unit Sales and Marketing Director, Peter Warren says “Over the past year our business has endeavoured to keep cost inflation to a minimum by driving internal efficiency, reorganising logistics and making targeted investments.
However, our objective is to continue delivering our premium products of Natural Greaseproof and ensure supply stability for our customers. In order to do this, we need to recognise and address these significant developments in our market.”
(Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB)

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Nordic Paper Åmotfors setzt die Erweiterung der Schwingungsüberwachung mit HD-Technologie ...  (Firmennews)

...auf der PM6 fort

Von der schwedischen Papierfabrik Nordic Paper Åmotfors erhielt SPM Instrument den Auftrag über ein Intellinova Online-System mit DuoTech Beschleunigungssensoren für die Installation zusätzlicher Messpunkte auf der Spezialpapiermaschine PM6.

Bild: Spezialpapierfabrik Nordic Paper Åmotfors. Foto:

Seit Frühjahr 2013 ist SPM Instrument der Hauptlieferant für Schwingungsüberwachung von rotierenden Maschinen bei den drei Papierfabriken von Nordic Paper in Schweden. Der neueste Auftrag von Nordic Paper Åmotfors umfasst zwei Einheiten des Intellinova-Online-Systems mit Schwingungsmodulen und vierundsechzig DuoTech Beschleunigungssensoren zur Installation in der Trockenpartie. Die Investition ist Teil des Ziels, eine Online-Überwachung an allen Messpunkten der PM6 einzuführen. Mit zweiunddreißig Kanälen pro Einheit ist Intellinova für Anwendungen mit vielen Messpunkten, wie Papiermaschinen, bestens geeignet.

Der DuoTech Beschleunigungssensor kombiniert das Beste aus zwei hochmodernen Condition Monitoring-Technologien. Die beiden patentierten Messtechnologien HD ENV und SPM HD ermöglichen, einen vollständigen Zustand der überwachten Objekte mit außergewöhnlich klaren Messergebnissen und sehr langen Vorwarnzeiten bei sich verschlechternden mechanischen Zustand zu erhalten.

Das System wurde bereits an die Fabrik geliefert und wird während des geplanten Wartungsstopps im Sommer 2018 installiert. Zusätzlich zu der bereits implementierten Online-Überwachung an der PM6 mit Intellinova verwendet das Werk von Åmotfors auch den tragbaren Datenanalysator Leonova Diamond für die routenbasierte Messung an weniger kritischen Anlagen.

Nordic Paper Åmotfors produziert jährlich 40.000 Tonnen ungebleichtes Spezialkraftpapier auf den beiden Spezialpapiermaschinen PM1 und PM6. Die Produktion basiert ausschließlich auf skandinavischen Fasern und mehr als 90% werden exportiert.
(SPM Instrument AB)

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Smartly dressed in 100 percent Swedish paper  (Company news)

A dress completely made of paper from Swedish forests and Nordic Paper. The innovation project ‘Establish locally grown textiles in Sweden’ aims at enabling textile production of raw material from the pulp industry.

Wood becomes paper, which is turned into fabrics. By using knowledge and skills from classical Swedish industries, such as Nordic Paper, wood can be refined into locally produced textiles. This gives new business opportunities for the domestic industry in Sweden and creates opportunities for a more sustainable textile industry through a range of innovative solutions across branches.

In the provinces of Värmland, there are dense forests of spruce and pine trees. This Swedish forest raw material is processed and refined into paper by Nordic Papers. The unbleached and locally grown paper is then shipped to the textile cluster in the Sjuhärad region, where it is spun into threads at SKS Textile and then turned into fabrics via knitting machines at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. At the dyeing company Sjuhäradsbygdens Färgeri, the fabric is given a dark blue colour and is then turned into a flexible dress at Smart Textiles at the University of Borås.

This sounds almost like a fairy tale, but is actually a description of some of the results of the project ‘Establishing locally grown textiles in Sweden’ (Swedish: ENTIS) in BioInnovation, where a number of parties from the Swedish forestry, paper, and textile industry work together to achieve textile production of raw materials from the pulp industry.

“There are already textiles made of paper, but the unique thing about this project is that we have looked at the possibilities for recycling and challenge existing production and recycling techniques to achieve a circular flow. One of the greater challenges in the production of a paper fabric is to knit with the paper yarn instead of weaving with it, since paper is a relatively stiff material. It is also fun to see the collaboration of a project with parties from different branches, and I am also looking forward to see prototypes for interior purposes emerge in this project”, says Lena-Marie Jensen, team leader of ‘Design for recycling’ and project coordinator of the focus area Sustainable Textiles in Smart Textiles.

Paper – a durable and locally grown raw material

The need for textile fibres grows as the population of the earth increases (UN: 9.2 billion in 2050) and the general standard of living is higher. As people settle in cities and afford to consume more, the needs for sophisticated textiles also increase. This is why one finding of this project is that we need to take care of the raw material we have and reuse it. But there is also a need to supply new sustainable raw material that could be part of a circular flow.

- As paper producer we are proud of being part of the project. This is in line with what we do every day, working for bioeconomy. It there is a possibility to make clothes out of our paper, we are thrilled since clothes is something that everyone needs every day. This is a new and exciting way of using our paper compared to the more tradtional applications, such as sacks, bags and steel interleavingpaper, says Marie Stenquist, communication manager at Nordic Paper.

This project wants to highlight the importance of constantly investigating alternatives to cotton and synthetic fibres in order to get more resource efficient fibres, and how choices in the design process affect the product’s environmental performance. In order to solve the fibre needs of the future, we need a variety of solutions where paper could be one alternative to some products. Paper is also a bio-based material in our immediate surrounding and could be part of a closed cycle.
(Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB)

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Nordic Paper to be acquired by Anhui Shanying Paper  (Company news)

Nordic Paper is a leading Swedish-based producer of kraft and greaseproof paper. Three of Nordic Paper’s mills are located in Sweden, and the fourth one in Norway.

A China-based pulp and paper company, Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co., LTD (“Anhui Shanying Paper”), has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 % of the shares in Nordic Paper Holding AB from Special Situation Venture Partner lll and Petek GmbH.

The new owner, Anhui Shanying Paper, is a part of Taison Group. The company is listed at the Shanghai Stock Exchange since 2001. Anhui Shanying Paper has communicated to the stock market its intention to expand and diversify, both in terms of product portfolio and geographically. Today its core business consists of recycled fibre trading, kraft paper manufacturing, packaging, design, printing and logistics.

Nordic Paper will remain as an independent European pulp and paper company and there will be no changes regarding the business or operations at the moment.

The transaction is subject to approvals by relevant Chinese authorities as well as the shareholders’ meeting of Anhui Shanying Paper.
(Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB)

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Prices to rise on greaseproof papers from Nordic Paper  (Company news)

The company will increase prices on greaseproof papers by 5% on all despatches from 1st September 2017.

Business Unit Sales and Marketing Director, Peter Warren says “Over the past two years our business has endeavoured to keep cost inflation to a minimum by driving internal efficiency and making targeted investments. However, we face increases over a wide range of input costs which we have accepted to ensure supply stability. Many of these costs have been absorbed but we have to pass on some through higher market prices.”
(Nordic Paper Åmotfors AB)

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Nordic Paper Åmotfors expands vibration monitoring on PM6 with HD technology  (Company news)

Swedish specialty paper mill Nordic Paper Åmotfors in Värmland continues its investment in condition monitoring equipment from SPM and is now expanding the existing online vibration monitoring system on paper machine PM6 with additional measurement points.

Photo: Nordic Paper Åmotfors. Photo: Nordic Paper

In a first step, the paper mill invests in sixty-six DuoTech accelerometers, combining vibration and shock pulse measurement with the patented HD ENV and SPM HD technologies and giving maximum early warning for deteriorating mechanical condition. The HD technologies provide clear and easy-to-interpret measurement results from a very early stage of damage development, providing optimal conditions for planned maintenance.

The new measurement points are connected to the Intellinova online system, equipped with vibration modules. Installation of the system will take place during a planned maintenance stop this summer.

Plant Manager Christer Österberg on why this investment is made: "We have had online measurement on the Yankee and dryer cylinders on PM6 for a few years and are very pleased with the result. Now we choose to proceed so that in three years' time, we will have the entire paper machine online, which in my opinion provides very reliable monitoring."

In addition to the online monitoring of PM6 with Intellinova, the plant in Åmotfors also uses the portable Leonova Diamond instrument for route-based condition measurement on less critical equipment.

Nordic Paper Åmotfors produces 48,000 tons of unbleached custom-made kraft paper annually on paper machines PM1 and PM6. Kraft paper is a very strong paper made of 100% fresh fiber (as opposed to recycled fiber-based products), which is used as sack paper and as coatings on corrugated board (known as kraft liner), among other things. Further uses for kraft paper are as interleaving paper for the steel industry and electrotechnical paper for insulating electrical components.
(SPM Instrument AB)

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LignoCity - a new centre for new green technologies  (Company news)

Innventia, Nordic Paper and Paper Province have started a collaboration to develop the future forest-based bioeconomy. The first step is to establish an open test bed called LignoCity. Here, companies can develop and scale up technology that refines lignin to new climate-friendly fuels, chemicals and materials.

As the world heads towards a bio-based economy, lignin – a by-product of pulp production – is increasingly seen as a raw material with great potential. Lignin could be a green alternative for producing fuels and energy as well as chemicals and lightweight materials. Great efforts are being made to develop processes and to refine different lignin qualities for different applications.

Thanks to a broad newly established collaboration initiated by Innventia, Nordic Paper and Paper Province, several of these initiatives can now be realised. With financial support mainly from VINNOVA, Innventia’s demonstration plant in Bäckhammar will be further developed and made into an open test bed for companies who want to evaluate and validate new refining concepts in the lignin area. The plant is currently the only one in the world that can produce tailor-made lignin qualities in sufficient quantities for upscaling. The purpose of LignoCity is to create a centre where ideas are brought together and opportunities for commercial development are identified and supported. Lignin from kraft pulp production and other sources, for example from ethanol and sugar production, can be processed at the plant. The project involves 18 industrial and public players, including Karlstad University, the municipality of Kristinehamn and Casco Adhesives AB.

“With LignoCity, we are bringing together business models, technological development and infrastructure for research, development and innovation. In the long term, we also hope to be able to extract other components from the black liquor and tackle other process streams,” says Per Tomani, manager for the LignoCity project and the Lignin & Carbon Fibres focus area manager at Innventia.

“It is extremely valuable for the region’s businesses to have access to this type of open test facility, so that we can continue the development of a forest-based bioeconomy,” says Maria Hollander, CEO of Paper Province.

Kristinehamn is aiming high when it comes to innovations concerning new green fuels. Our goal is to profile ourselves as a municipality with a viable and creative business, where we carry on our technical traditions by creating future innovation. Efforts like LignoCity can help creating jobs and we are proud that the municipality contributes to this, says Carina Welin, Information manager.
(Innventia AB)