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Posted By: Dec 29, 2017
Chemists at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area, together with colleagues from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University, have published the first techno-economic analysis of converting waste toilet paper into electricity. In the journal Energy Technology, they propose a two-step process and calculate a cost per kWh comparable to that of residential photovoltaic installations.

Waste toilet paper (WTP) is not often considered an asset. In fact, most people usually prefer not to think about it at all. Yet it is a rich source of carbon, containing 70–80 wt percent of cellulose on a dry basis. On average, people in Western Europe produce 10–14 kg waste toilet paper per person per year. Accumulating in municipal sewage filters, it is a modest yet significant part of municipal waste.

At the same time, waste toilet paper is a businessman's dream because it is one of the few raw materials with a negative cost. While this may vary across countries and regions, in the Netherlands wastewater treatment facilities pay around 70 €/ton to get rid of WTP. It is therefore an extremely attractive resource since people will actually pay you to take it off their hands.

Being such 'true waste," WTP offers a great opportunity for closing loops, increasing resource efficiency and creating a truly circular economy. For the UvA's chemists, using WTP as a resource for generating electricity therefore 'the ultimate waste recycling concept." The Amsterdam region alone generates some 10.000 tons of WTP per year, enough to power 6400 homes.

What's more, since the cellulose in WTP comes from trees, the electricity produced is renewable. This offers a great opportunity for matching society's demand for renewable energy. Renewable resources often show discontinuous peaks. Plant stems can be recycled, but only after the harvest; sunlight is available in the daytime (and depends on cloud cover); and wind supply is as predictable as the weather. Waste toilet paper, however, is a continually available resource.

The Amsterdam-Utrecht research project, led by UvA professors Gadi Rothenberg and Bob van de Zwaan of the UvA's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences, proposed a simple two-step process for the conversion of WTP, creating a direct route from unwanted waste to a useful product. Master's student Els van der Roest examined the possibility of combining devices for the gasification of WTP (step 1) with high-temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) able to directly convert the WTP-gas into electricity.

The project's goal was to assess the feasibility of such a WTP-to-electricity system at a scale of 10.000 ton WTP per year, based on real-life parameter values. Using techno-economic analysis methods, the team presented a basic process design, an overall energy balance and an economic study for this concept. Data for the experiments and calculations were obtained in collaboration with the Amsterdam waste-to-energy company (afvalenergiebedrijf, AEB).

In an open-access paper published in the international peer-reviewed journal Energy Technology, the researchers present the basic system design, as well as its electricity yield and overall efficiency, based on detailed mass and energy balance calculations.

The overall electric efficiency is 57 percent, similar to that of a natural gas combined cycle plant. The levelized cost of electricity (LCOE, a measure used for consistent comparison of electricity generation methods) is 20.3¢/kWh. This is comparable at present to residential photovoltaic installations.

The system's capital costs are still relatively high, mainly due to the fuel cell investment costs. But these are expected to decrease as the market for fuel cells develops. The operating costs are relatively low, partly thanks to the high thermodynamic efficiency (ca. 70 percent). The researchers expect learning effects could make the system more competitive in future, with an LCOE of about 11 ¢/kWh.

The project team concludes that there is a future in turning waste toilet paper into electricity. "When we discuss these results with companies, people get very excited," says Prof. Rothenberg. However, no Dutch company or municipal authority has as yet been willing to invest in further development. The team is now considering taking their concept abroad: "We might see the first WTP-to-electricity plant being built in China," says Rothenberg.


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Posted By: Dec 15, 2017
Focusing even more on the tissue market: this is the goal of Lucart, leading producer in Europe of MG paper, tissue and airlaid products. Lucart Group is replacing one of the two MG paper PMs installed in 1976 at its Porcari plant in the province of Lucca with a new line manufactured by Toscotec, a multinational company leader in the supply of papermaking plants, machinery and technology.

The new AHEAD-2.0S tissue machine is equipped with the most innovative technological solutions.

The forming section is designed for the future installation of a new system aimed to increase the dry content and thickness of the finished product. The dry section includes the TT DOES solution with the shoe press TT NextPress , a TT SYD-16FT second-generation steel Yankee dryer and high-efficiency hoods that guarantee high quality paper with the lowest possible energy consumption.

The pope reel section, with the new TT REEL-H+, is designed to maintain the characteristics of the sheet, thanks to the use of the core assist drive on the primary and secondary arms. Thanks to this new system by Toscotec, reel change takes place at the maximum operating speed and at full format.

To ensure that the work environment of this new machine complies with the latest regulations, the PM will be equipped with mist and dust suction systems.

The scope of supply includes the new automatic rewinder equipped with 3 unwinding stations, the maximum operating speed is 2,000 mpm, with technology aimed at preserving paper thickness during reel winding.

Installation will be finalized in the second semester of 2018. Toscotec’s YES – Your Expert Service – service division will provide supervision for erection, start-up and training of the paper mill’s personnel.

The line will produce high quality tissue paper starting both from pure cellulose and recycled paper. The operating speed is 2000 mpm and the total production is approximately 35,000 tpy.

PM3 will continue the production of all types of MG paper for flexible packaging. PM3 will undergo technical improvement interventions to ensure the highest production quality .

“This important investment”, explains Massimo Pasquini, Lucart CEO , “allows us to strengthen our presence in the tissue market. Indeed, we believe that the growth of the company in the market of paper for hygienic-sanitary use in Europe is strategic, and the new PM will foster the development of all the Business Units of our Group. We are pleased to look at the world without forgetting our origins; for this reason, installing cutting-edge technology at our historical Porcari mill, in the province of Lucca, should be seen as a message of trust towards Italy as a whole. Working with a partner like Toscotec was a very positive experience for us and we hope that this collaboration will continue in the future”.

“Once again, our innovative technology allows us to respond in a timely manner to the needs of our customers”, stated Alessandro Mennucci, Toscotec CEO . “We are pleased to be able to support Lucart in this new growth project in the tissue market. For us, standing by their side represents an important reference and a further spur for the development of new solutions for an increasingly demanding market.”

Lucart

Lucart, a leading company in Europe in the production of MG paper, tissue products (paper items for daily use such as toilet paper, kitchen paper, napkins, tablecloths, handkerchiefs, etc.) and airlaid products, was founded in 1953 by the Pasquini Family. The company's production activities are distributed over 3 Business Units (Business to Business, Away from Home and Consumer) operating in the development and sales of products with brands such as Tenderly, Tutto, Grazie Natural and Smile (Consumer area), Lucart Professional, Tenderly Professional, Fato and Velo (Away from Home area). Lucart's production capacity exceeds 300,000 tpy of paper on 10 paper machines and 58 converting lines. Its consolidated turnover amounts to more than €400 million, with over 1,300 employees in seven production plants (five in Italy, one in France and one in Hungary).

Source: Toscotec

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Posted By: Dec 7, 2017
Graz, December 4, 2017. International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up the rebuilt PM10 at Laakirchen paper mill for the Heinzel Group, Austria. The machine that originally produced SC paper was converted to a fluting and testliner machine producing basis weights ranging from 70 to 140 g/m² based on recycled fibers. With a design speed of 1,600 m/min and a working width of 7,500 mm, it is now one of the world’s most productive paper machines for fluting and testliners.

“We have implemented a comprehensive investment package for our paper mill in Laakirchen. The heart of this package is the PM10 rebuild. The new ANDRITZ technology enables production at the highest quality level. In addition to our PM11, which will continue producing paper for the high-quality SC market, the PM10 produces 450,000 t/y of fluting and testliners,” says Thomas Welt, Production Director at Laakirchen Papier AG.

In the stock preparation section, the ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises a complete OCC line with a capacity of 1,350 t/d, rebuild of the existing paper machine approach flow system, as well as sludge and reject handling. The pulping system with detrashing includes a 130 m³ FibreSolve FSR pulper, which is the largest low-consistency pulper ANDRITZ has ever installed in Europe.

The rebuilt paper machine features a PrimeFlow TW double-layer headbox with PrimeProfiler F consistency profiling system. This headbox enables best surface profiles at maximum production flexibility with the stiff separating lamella between the layers. The new PrimeForm TW gap former with a specially designed forming suction roll for higher dewatering capacity gently dewaters the web and ensures high retention rates.

Forming shoes at both the top and bottom ensure optimized dewatering within a broad operating window. In combination with the PrimeFilm Sizer unit, high strength is achieved in the end product. In the first drying group, PrimeRun Evo web stabilizers were installed to improve the runnability of the machine after the press section. PrimeRun Evo web stabilizers are high-vacuum boxes with three different vacuum zones in one box. Thus, the web can be removed carefully from the surface of the drying cylinder. In addition, PrimeRun Duo web stabilizers were installed in the existing pre-drying section and in the new afterdrying section to enable an even web run throughout the drying section.

Instead of cast iron cylinders, PrimeDry Steel cylinders are used to achieve the targeted production capacities. They provide up to 7% more drying capacity compared to same-sized cast iron cylinders at the same operating pressure and thus enable either increased production or reduced energy consumption within the space available. In addition, a new air system including heat recovery for the rebuilt drying section was installed to provide energy-efficient paper production.

The new PrimeFilm Sizer applies surface starch to both sides of the paper web simultaneously to achieve the requested strength values. This starch application technology was installed due to the high speed of the machine. The PrimeAir Glide air-turn and the PrimeFeeder tail threading system result in gentle web turning and reliable and fast tail threading.
The scope of supply further includes the entire basic process engineering as well as the complete PrimeControl automation package.

This order once again confirms the strong business relationship between ANDRITZ and the Heinzel Group.
ANDRITZ has already started up Europe’s largest new MG paper machine (PM2) successfully at the Pöls mill as well as a new black liquor recovery boiler plant.
The international Heinzel Group – with its affiliates Laakirchen Papier AG, Zellstoff Pöls AG, both in Austria, Raubling Papier GmbH, Germany, and AS Estonian Cell, Estonia – ranks among the largest producers of market pulp, corrugated paper, and magazine paper in Central and Eastern Europe. Containerboard has been part of the group’s portfolio since the beginning of 2016.
 
The ANDRITZ GROUP
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors as well as for animal feed and biomass pelleting. Other important business segments include automation and service business. In addition, the international Group is also active in the power generating sector (steam boiler plants, biomass boilers, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and in environmental technology (flue gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard as well as recycling plants. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 25,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates more than 250 sites in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER is a leading global supplier of complete plants, systems, equipment, and comprehensive services for the production and processing of all types of pulp, paper, tissue, and cardboard. The technologies cover the processing of logs, annual fibers, and waste paper; the production of chemical pulp, mechanical pulp, and recycled fibers; the recovery and reuse of chemicals; the preparation of paper machine furnish; the production of paper, tissue, and cardboard; the calendering and coating of paper; as well as the treatment of reject materials and sludge. The service offering includes system and machine modernization, rebuilds, spare and wear parts, on-site and workshop services, optimization of process performance, maintenance and automation solutions, as well as machine relocation and secondhand equipment. Biomass, steam, and recovery boilers, as well as gasification plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling plants are also part of this business area.
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Posted By: Dec 5, 2017
Lucart has recently started up a new tissue rewinder TT WIND-P supplied by the Italian machinery producer Toscotec at their facility in Laval sur Vologne – France.

The tissue rewinder model TT WIND-P features 2 unwind stands and handles parent rolls of 2900 mm width and 2600 mm diameter at the maximum speed of 1400 mpm. Toscotec’s machinery is equipped with a slitting unit of 150 mm min width, automatic control of all unwinding and rewinding operations and sectional drive system.

This turnkey project includes Toscotec’s proprietary automation and control system. This recently developed system is integrated into Toscotec’s rewinder technology and guarantees a significant increase in efficiency and productivity. Supervision during erection, commissioning and start-up was performed by Toscotec’s Service division YES – Your Expert Service.

The new "state-of-the-art" rewinder serves the PM9 tissue machine and represents another important collaboration between Lucart and Toscotec after the rebuilding of PM10 in late 2016.

Lucart’s sas President Mr. Alessandro Pasquini declared: “Toscotec has been working with us since 2008. They have grown to become a strong partner for Lucart and we are now cooperating on a number of interesting projects. This new rewinder at Laval sur Vologne mill has been performing well and meets our expectations.”

Lucart’s history goes back to the 1930s when the Pasquini family decided to set up a papermaking factory in Villa Basilica (Lucca). Today the Group’s total production capacity is over 300,000 tons/year with 10 paper machines and 58 converting lines.

Source: Toscotec

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Posted By: Nov 30, 2017
A.Celli Paper is pleased to announce the precious collaboration with the Chinese group Yibin Paper Industry Co., Ltd. also for the supply of Tissue Machines.
In July 2017 A.Celli Paper received an order confirmation from Yibin Paper Industry Co., Ltd (part of the YIBO Group) for the supply of five high-speed Tissue Machines, each of which boasts a production capacity of 25,000 tons per year, seventy-four (74TD) tons per day at 100% efficiency.

The supply includes two new Tissue Machines model iDEAL® with web format at the pope reel of 2.800 mm, a design speed of 1800m/min and an 18’ Steel Yankee Dryer, and three new Tissue Machines model iDEAL® with web format at the pope reel of 2.800 mm, a design speed of 1800m/min and a 16’ Steel Yankee Dryer. Both configurations will be equipped with Steam Hoods and the supply also includes the Approach Flow and various ancillary systems, as well as the “Control & Automation” systems.

The design of the latest-generation Steam Hoods and of the 16’-and 18’-diameter Steel Yankee Dryers are the further elements of technological excellence. A distinctive sign of A.Celli that makes its offer the right answer to the numerous demands of the market in terms of experience and professionalism – a true added value for customers. The order is completed by a shaft extraction system at the pope reel with relative reel lifting and discharge platform for each Tissue Line.

The new Tissue Lines, whose startup is scheduled in sequence starting in the second half of 2018, will allow the group to produce extremely high quality papers.

This new investment by Yibin Paper Industry Co., Ltd is a further demonstration of the technological reliability of the most evolved generation of Tissue Machines model iDEAL®, as well as of the fact that A.Celli Paper once again confirms itself to be a precious, expert and professional partner capable of walking side-by-side with its customers, building important relationships.


YIBIN PAPER INDUSTRY CO., LTD, COMPANY PROFILE

Yibin Paper Industry Co., Ltd. produces and sells paper products in China.
The company primarily offers paper cups and bamboo pulp boards, as well as tissue papers becoming an excellent paper making enterprise, expanding its production scale continuously.
Yibin Paper Industry Co., Ltd. was founded in 1944 and is based in Yibin, China.

Source : A. Celli news

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Posted By: Nov 27, 2017
CINCINNATI-Puffs strengthens its commitment to responsible forestry management by earning and labeling Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification on all of its facial tissue paper products. Consumers can now find the FSC and Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM seals on-pack ensuring that one hundred percent of the virgin fiber sourced for Puffs comes from responsibly managed sources. The dual Rainforest Alliance and FSC seals communicate to consumers that the sustainable sourcing was certified to FSC standards by the Rainforest Alliance.

“To secure a future for our planet, P&G knows how critical it is to preserve our world’s forests. Our partnerships with Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance ensure that the tree fibers used in our products, like Puffs and Charmin, come from responsibly managed forests while still delivering the superior product experience our consumers expect,” said Tonia Elrod, Director, Family Care Communications & Sustainability. “By adding Puffs products to our roster of certified paper products alongside Charmin, it is our goal to continue to deliver on our commitments to responsible forestry.”

“We applaud Procter & Gamble for making its iconic Puffs tissue products FSC-certified,” said Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council US. “This accomplishment is a tribute to their hard work, which includes efforts with partners to add 500,000 acres of FSC-certified forest in the Southeastern US,” he added.

P&G knows that consumers today strive to be environmentally friendly and Puffs is proud to share information and insights online on its approach to responsible papermaking to empower its consumers to do the same to make informed decisions.

“P&G sets an example of environmental and social responsibility for other companies and for their millions of customers, helping drive both supply and demand for sustainably sourced facial tissue products,” said Richard Donovan, Rainforest Alliance senior vice president and president of forestry. “The Rainforest Alliance is proud to partner with P&G and the Puffs brand in their commitment to source from responsibly-managed forests.”

To learn more about Puffs’ environmental commitments and progress, please visit the Puffs Sustainability Page.

About Puffs

Puffs tissues are designed for everything your face has to face. Whether you’re caring for a cold, touching up makeup, or gently smoothing imperfections, we’re committed to one thing – a facial tissue that helps you put your best face forward. Puffs Plus with Lotion has moisturizing lotion with shea butter, aloe and Vitamin E to sooth sore noses. Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong to hold up to your strongest sneezes or softest beauty touch-ups. Puffs Plus with the Scent of Vicks® has a touch of mom in every tissue for that extra comforting when you need it most. For more information on Puffs, visit www.puffs.com.

About Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization working around the world since 1987 to conserve forests and natural resources while advancing sustainable livelihoods. Rainforest Alliance is focused on transforming forestry, agriculture and tourism, collaborating with foresters, farmers, businesses and workers to build strong forests and healthy communities, protect habitat, and rebalance the Earth, with the vision of a world where planet and people prosper together. The Rainforest Alliance is a founding member of Forest Stewardship Council and is a certifying body for products that carry the FSC seal. To learn more about the Rainforest Alliance, visit www.rainforest-alliance.org.

About Forest Stewardship Council®

The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC was created in 1993 to help consumers and businesses identify products from well-managed forests. FSC sets standards by which forests are certified, offering credible verification to people who are buying wood and wood products. More than 5,000 companies and nearly 170 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC standards in the United States and Canada. For more information visit www.fsc.org.


Contact:
For Procter & Gamble
Tonia Elrod, +1-513-634-4939
elrod.t@pg.com


Source: P & G Newsroom

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