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it had applied to go into administrati on with the loss of nearly 300 jobs and more recently we also had news from Tullis Russell Group that its papermaking subsidiary Tullis Russell Papermakers Limited had also been placed into administrati on by its directors. This only highlights that papermakers in Europe conti nue to feel the pressure of declining demand and increasing energy costs coupled with raw materials trading at higher prices, all of which conti nue to drive mill owners to achieve the best producti vity from machinery and equipment already in place, rather than upgrade. In contrast, the ti ssue and packaging sector is on the up, with news of some signifi cant orders for new machinery in recent months that highlight this growth area. There is also growing pressure on wood as a sustainable raw material and with authoriti es increasingly using wood as a source of energy the pressure on paper makers will conti nue. Read more about this in our sister publicati on Forest & Bioenergy Review (forestbioenergyreview.com). For those of you who are going to the Zellcheming show in


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Frankfurt, Germany (30 June – 2 July) do not forget that you can register prior to the show at www.mesago.de/en/ZEX/ For_visitors/Welcome/index.htm. If you want to arrange a meeti ng with Vince Maynard of Pulp Paper & Logisti cs magazine (email: pulppaperlogisti cs@virginmedia.com ) or Ian-Melin Jones of Pulp- Paperworld.com (email: ian@melinjonesmedia.com ) get in touch as soon as possible. Don’t forget your aft er-show acti viti es so if you need to just chill out you can always visit O’Reilly’s Frankfurt, which off ers both great beer and food (oreillys.com/frankfurt.html). See you there. In the next issue for July-August 2015 we will be covering paper recycling/deinking and associated technologies, water management and treatment, and drying technology. Submissions should be with us by the end of June.


Vince Maynard


Vol. 5 Issue No. 30, May/June 2015


ISSN 2045-8622 (PRINT)


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elcome to the May-June issue of Pulp Paper & Logisti cs. Over the past few weeks we heard the news of mill closures here in the UK. First was the announcement from Aylesford Newsprint that


IN THIS ISSUE


INDUSTRY NEWS 1 INDUSTRY NEWS LOGISTICS


The forest industry needs sustainable transport


2 10 VALMET


Next-generation press felt for demanding machine conditions


ANDRITZ xx


ANDRITZ Solving a pressing problem 18


PRODUCTS & SERVICES


PROJECTS & CONTRACTS


PEOPLE


14 18


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