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June 1998 · Volume 72, Issue 6

 


MILL OPERATIONS

Longview Fibre Co. has ordered two Honeywell-Measurex TotalPlant distributed control systems for installation on its No. 6 and No. 10 paper machines in Longview, Wash.

Union Camp Corp. has ordered a third rewinder from Beloit for its Franklin, Va., mill. The 116-in. SF rewinder will run fine paper and coated board at speeds of up to 6,500 fpm. Beloit will also provide a shaftless unwind, vertical slitter section, dual spreaders after slitting, and a modular wind-up section with 30-in. dia. drums.

Lyons Falls Pulp & Paper, Lyons Falls, N.Y., has licensed Ross Systems’ Renaissance CS client-server systems for enterprise resource planning and supply chain management.

At its Milwaukee, Wis., mill, Wisconsin Paperboard has contracted with the Lawton Co. for the design and manufacture of new bearing housing assemblies on the No. 1 and No. 2 paper machines.

Finch Pruyn Paper Co., Glens Falls, N.Y., has ordered two Beloit Model 816 DynaGage primary bar screens for overthick chip removal in its two-line chip screening system. Startup is scheduled for Sept. 1998.

Celgar Pulp Co., Castlegar, B.C., has selected Ahlstrom Machinery’s Fiberline Div. to supply a Drum Displacer (DD) washer for Eop washing in its bleach plant. Startup is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 1998.

Carolina Paperboard has contracted with the Lawton Co. for the design and manufacture of new bearing housing assemblies on the paper machine at its Charlotte, N.C., mill.

Eurocan Pulp & Paper, Kitimat, B.C., has ordered Ross Systems’ Renaissance CS human resource system, a client/server software package for human resources.

Willamette Industries Corp., Hawesville, Ky., has purchased a two-body, high-solids crystallizer and a falling film evaporator from U.S. Filter. The system will concentrate black liquor to 80% total solids.

Gaylord Container Corp., Bogalusa, La., has ordered a 164-in. winder from Beloit. This winder will handle liner and bag production on the mill’s No. 5 and No. 6 paper machines at speeds of up to 7,500 fpm. Special features include a horizontal slitter section with 11 QuickTrim slitters and a modular wind-up section with 30-in. dia. drums.

Alabama River Pulp, Perdue Hill, Ala., will be replacing its current computerized maintenance and materials management system (CMMS) with Fleming System’s 4Site software. The 4Site system will provide maintenance management, inventory control, purchasing, and receiving in a multi-company environment. Alabama Pine Pulp Co. and Alabama River Newsprint Co., which are also located in Perdue Hill and owned by Parsons & Whittemore Inc., are also supported by Fleming System’s 4Site.

At its Bathurst, N.B., mill, Stone Container has contracted with the Lawton Co. for the supply of new paper machine dryer gearing on the No. 6 paper machine.

Carton St. Laurent, La Tuque, Que., has ordered a 164-in. SF winder from Beloit. This winder will run various board materials on the mill’s No. 4 paper machine. It includes a full-width cut-off knife, DigiTrim slitter position readout, and BelTronic operator interface.

Champion International has signed an agreement with Minerals Technologies Inc. for the construction of a satellite precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) plant at its Courtland, Ala., mill. Specialty Minerals will provide PCC for filling uncoated free-sheet paper and will assist Champion in converting the Courtland operation from acid-based technology to an alkaline system. The PCC plant is expected to be operational in the first half of 1999 and will produce between 125,000 and 175,000 tpy of PCC.

Jefferson Smurfit, Circleville, Ohio, has ordered a Model 46 RaderWave fines screen from Beloit.

Minas Basin Pulp & Power Co. has contracted with the Lawton Co. for the supply of new paper machine dryer gearing for its No. 2 paper machine in Hantsport, N.S. This gearing will be delivered as a three- to four-week rush delivery.

Union Camp Corp.’s Fine Paper Div. in Sumter, S.C., has begun operation of its new 1,590 ft2 laboratory for paper testing at precise TAPPI conditions. The turnkey installation was designed and built by Environmental Growth Chambers (EGC) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. The lab consists of two insulated rooms with an interconnecting insulated door. Both rooms are supplied with conditioned air from EGC’s temperature and humidity control system and are monitored by TC2 microprocessor/controllers and Honeywell chart recorders.

Bowater Paper Co., Calhoun, Tenn., has ordered a Model 4011 RDS disc scalping screen from Beloit.

Georgia-Pacific of Woodland, Maine, has purchased a forming systems upgrade for its pulp machine from AES Engineered Systems.

For its No. 2 paper machine in Austell, Ga., Austell Boxboard has contracted with the Lawton Co. for the design and manufacture of a new taper cone pulley.

St. Laurent Paperboard, La Tuque, Que., has ordered a Rader/Saxlund live bottom bin, screw conveyors, and pneumatic system components from Beloit.

Willamette Industries Corp., Bennettsville, S.C., has purchased a two-body, high-solids crystallizer and a falling film evaporator from U.S. Filter. The system will concentrate black liquor to 80% total solids.

For the paper machine at its Lincoln, Maine, mill, Lincoln Pulp & Paper has contracted with the Lawton Co. for the design and manufacture of new taper cone pulleys.

Productora de Paper SA de CV has contracted with Valmet for the rebuild of its No. 3 paper machine in Monterrey, Mexico. This paper machine has a 150-in. wire width, and the production level at the first stage will be approximately 300 tpd of coated multi-ply boxboard. The rebuild includes new top wires for the forming section, as well as new headboxes. The coating section is totally new, with Autoblade cutting units and a new soft calender. Startup is scheduled for the spring of 1999.

Papelera Aragua, a secondary fiber mill in Cagua, Venezuela, has purchased a Vincent Corp. VP-16 dewatering screw press. This press is being used ahead of a deinking kneader to thicken stock to the required range of 30% to 35% solids.

APRIL Fine Paper Holdings Pte Ltd. has successfully started up its first paper machine in Riau, Sumatra. With a design production capacity of 350,000 tpy, the Riau mill will produce multi-purpose office paper. Construction of a second paper at the mill has already started. It is scheduled for completion in 1999 and will double the mill’s capacity to 700,000 tpy.

For end-product enhancement at its Iyomishima, Japan, mill, Daio Paper Corp. has ordered eight medium-consistency SpectroScreens equipped with wire baskets from Voith Sulzer.

 

Monadnock recognized for pollution prevention

Monadnock Paper Mills Inc., Bennington, N.H., received the 1998 New Hampshire Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention. The award was presented to Richard G. Verney, chairman and CEO of Monadnock Paper Mills, by Governor Jeanne Shaheen, EPA regional administrator John Devillars, and New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services commissioner Bob Varney.

The Governor’s Award was given to Monadnock in recognition of several achievements. For one, Monadnock achieved a 60% reduction in total materials sent to the waste treatment plant since 1991. In addition, Monadnock experienced an 87% increase in the types of materials it recycles. The company also eliminated 12 tons of polluting air emissions through a cooperative effort with a chemical supplier.

Recognition was also given for Monadnock’s efforts in tracking and reducing waste and providing employees with environmental education during their job orientation and training as part of the EPA’s 1997 Partners for Change Program.

Monadnock reported that these accomplishments not only reduced pollution, but also made the mill more profitable.



 

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