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from pulp production-is an example of the
company's focus on innovation.

Pirita Mikkanen from TM System Finland, left,
and Minna Zhang from the UPM Asia Research
Center focused on sustainability in their
technical presentations.

use by only 1 percent, it would significantly
reduce air emissions.
Mikkanen also pointed out that 50 percent
of the energy used by China's paper mills is
generated from coal-a high percentage, by
world standards. While she did not elaborate on
the emission implications of relying on coal, it is
recognized that even modern coal-fired power
generation using scrubbers emit much higher
levels of carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide than
those using fuels such as natural gas.
Sustainability was a key theme in the presentation given by Minna Zhang, a senior
researcher from the UPM Asia Research Center
in Shenzhen. UPM is working on creating
alternatives to non-renewable materials, said
Zhang. UPM's wood-based renewable diesel
BioVerno-produced from tall oil, a residue

HOME-GROWN INNOVATION
In his presentation at the innovation and
development conference held at CIPTE, Antti
Linqvist from Finland's Forest Products
Engineers association outlined megatrends
affecting the forest products industry-including population growth and aging, climate
change and the spread of ecological values,
the rise of individualism, and digitalization.
Linqvist described Finnish innovations in forest products, including biocomposites made
from recycled materials; medicines made from
spruce extracts; light, strong paperboard based
on microfibrillated cellulose from Stora Enso;
wood-based plastic bags; biofuels made from
sawdust and lignin; and yarn and textiles made
from cellulose.
It was a busy visit to China for Linqvist,
who also spoke at a seminar at the Shaanxi
University of Science & Technology in Xi'an
before heading to Shenzhen-the International
Conference on Forest & Paper Technology and
Research, held September 11-12. The university's college of bioresources, chemical and
materials engineering hosted the conference,
which was co-organized by Henry Hu from
F&P Group, Finland. Several hundred industry
visitors as well as university researchers and
students took part in the event.
While speakers in the CIPTE seminars
outlined the latest advances, there was also
plenty of technology on display on the floor of
the exhibition. Domestic exhibitors included
Zhejiang Huazhang Technology, a leading

Visitors at the Huazhang booth at CIPTE. From left, beginning with fourth from left: Jiang Peng, head,
global technology center, Sinar Mas Group-APP China; Antti Linqvist, Forest Products Engineers,
Finland; Robert Ryan, author of this article; and Henry Hu, managing director, F&P Group.

About CIPTE
CIPTE 2017 was held September
13-15, 2017, at the Shenzhen Convention
& Exhibition Center. The annual
event is organized by China Technical
Association of the Paper Industry, the
China Paper Assocation, and the China
Pulp and Paper Research Institute. Next
year, the show is heading north: CIPTE
2018 will be held August 29 - 31, 2018,
at the Shanghai World Exhibition &
Convention Center in Pudong, Shanghai.
domestic papermaking technology supplier
based in Hangzhou and listed on the Hong Kong
Stock Exchange.
Huazhang supplies headboxes and formers, and it has about an 80 percent share of
the market in China, says its founder, Lin Mei
Chan. Rather than rely on foreign designs, the
company designs its own headbox technology.
Huazhang offers customized designs, and it
has a price advantage: imported technology
typically costs three times as much as that supplied by Huazhang.
Jiang Peng, a visitor from APP on the floor
of the exhibition, confirmed that the domestic
provider's headboxes are cost-competitive. Jiang
gave the example of Jin Feng Yuan, a liquid
packaging board producer in Shanghai that is
affiliated with APP. The mill produces cup base
paper, liquid packaging board, high-bulk SBS
board, and food container board on a single
machine originally installed by Tampella.
Jin Feng Yuan has installed a headbox from
Huazheng, replacing the original one from
Tampella. It was installed on the mill's 3.3 meter
wide machine, which runs at 500 m/min, with
capacity of 120,000 metric tpy. The line produces three-layer board, in the 180 gsm to 350
gsm basis weight range. Huazhang Technology's
headboxes are reliable for such low- to mediumspeed machines, Jiang said.
Sichuan Gaoda was another domestic exhibitor at CIPTE. Gaoda showcased its distributed
control systems (DCS) and quality control systems (QCS) at its stand. The company supplies automation to domestic and overseas
customers. "We have a long-term partnership
with Siemens," says overseas sales manager
Zhang Bo.
Robert Ryan is a Sydney-based freelance editor
who covers the paper industry in Asia. Reach
him at rjryan777@gmail.com.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - March/April 2018

Setpoint
Over the Wire
The Importance of Safety Training
Data & Decision Making
RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
Progroup Turns 25
PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
Creating a Lignin Culture
Benefits of Drive-Through Design
Sustainability as Business Leverage
CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
TAPPI Journal Summaries
Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
R&M Tips
Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - The Importance of Safety Training
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - RISI European CEO of the Year: DS Smith’s Miles Roberts
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Buckman’s Junai Maharaj on ‘The Art of the Possible’
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Fapajal Tissue: Old, New & Customer-Centric
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Progroup Turns 25
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PIMA, Paper360° Co-Host Executive Panel
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Creating a Lignin Culture
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Benefits of Drive-Through Design
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Sustainability as Business Leverage
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - CIPTE Show Highlights Innovation and Sustainability
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 59
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 63
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 64
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Leadership in Maintenance: Where Do We Start?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - As a New Reliability Engineer, Are you Confused About Your Role?
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - R&M Tips
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Paper and Board Have Key Roles in the Future of Packaging
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - 69
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Global Paper and Paperboard Demand Growing Despite Declines in Graphic Paper
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - PPI Awards Showcase Industry Excellence
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - TAPPI News
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Paper360 - March/April 2018 - ASPI News
Paper360 - March/April 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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