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New H219 Harvester Head for large harvesters and big timber


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he H219 is ideal for use with large harvesters and big timber. The two-wheel-drive H219


harvester head has dual-speed feed motors. Its feed force and speed automatically adjust to the size of the timber being processed. Delimbing quality is excellent


regardless of the diameter of the timber. Long knives and large roller openings make it easy to grab the tree for fell cutting. The combined function of two feed rollers and powerful delimbing knives provides smooth processing of straight and crooked trees alike. Better routing of the feed motor


hoses and the hose protection increases the durability of the hoses.


the required pressure force of the measuring roller with all types of trees. A new measuring roller option has been developed for trees with thick bark. Thanks to the TimberMatic control


system, the measuring accuracy is excellent. The automatic zeroing of the length measuring with the Find End sensor facilitates and accelerates log processing. The top-saw option maximises


The feed motor’s hose connections outside the valve cover enable easy replacement of hoses, and the new, hinged valve covers improve serviceability. The serviceability of the length


measuring equipment has been improved, and the area around the equipment is better protected. The structure and the strength of the length measuring equipment have been improved, enabling use of


productivity in hardwood harvesting and processing. The John Deere H219 is a powerful harvester head built for use with large wheeled and tracked harvesters. Additionally, the H219 harvester


head is ideal for debarking big eucalyptus trees.


New PE film label takes UPM Raflatac


UPM Raflatac launches UPM Raflatac Forest Film PE™ to complement its range of sustainable film labeling solutions. The new PE film label takes UPM Raflatac forward in its quest for a smarter future beyond fossils, decreasing the use of fossil-based virgin raw materials in home and personal care labeling applications. “We want to bring value to our


clients by offering a wide variety of sustainable alternatives to choose from. Examples of these include UPM Raflatac Forest Film PE and PP, the first wood-based film label materials on the market, and UPM Raflatac PP PCR manufactured from post- consumer recycled (PCR) plastic,” says Timo Kekki, Vice President, Films SBU UPM Raflatac. “As one of the signatories to the Ellen MacArthur New Plastic Economy initiative we will continue driving the industry forward by innovating products that reduce the use of nonrenewable virgin raw materials.” The Forest Film PE label material


is produced in collaboration with UPM Biofuels and Dow. UPM


18 Forest Bioenergy Review Summer 2020


Biofuels provides the 100% wood residue-based raw material UPM BioVerno naphtha, which is then processed by Dow into bio-based plastic granules to be extruded into label film. “This new product shows the


versatility of UPM BioVerno as a raw material. Crude tall oil, a residue of paper pulp production, is transformed into UPM BioVerno naphtha, which can be used as raw material for different kinds of plastics that helps brand owners meet their sustainability goals in packaging,”


says Panu Routasalo, Vice President, UPM Biofuels. Forest Film PE starts UPM’s


collaboration with Dow in labeling applications. Last year Dow announced the commercialisation of bio-plastics offerings for the packaging and labeling industry made from a bio-based renewable feedstock. Dow integrated the wood- based UPM BioVerno naphtha – a key raw material used to develop plastics – into its slate of raw materials, creating an alternative source for plastics production. Dow uses this


feedstock to produce different types of bio-based polyethylenes (PE). “Forest Film PE is another step in the right direction for sustainability in packaging. UPM is a world leader in sustainable biofuels and we are working together to accelerate the move towards sustainable plastics. This new film label material helps customers and consumers reduce the reliance on fossil fuels and therefore reduces the carbon footprint in the entire value chain. At the same time the bio-based PE label materials have exactly the same performance as fossil-derived ones, and they do not have an impact in the recyclability of the final package, when used in HDPE bottles for home and personal care products”, adds Carolina Gregorio, Biobased project leader at Dow. The Forest Film product range has an International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS). It is produced using sustainable bio- feedstock, replacing the equivalent amount of fossil resources used in the production process, using a mass balance approach, accounting for the amount of sustainable resources.


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