ANDRITZ has received an order from Dezhou Taiding New Material Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (Dezhou Taiding) to supply a P-RC APMP (Pre-Conditioning Refiner Chemical Alkaline Peroxide Mechanical Pulp) fiberline with a capacity of 400 t/d to the mill in Dezhou, Shandong, China. The new system will process poplar as raw material, and the fiber produced will be used on the company's own paper machines for P&W (printing and writing paper) and board grades.

Historical high sales and sales volume; lowest debt gearing ratio over the last decade.

HONG KONG, Sept. 26, 2019 - Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the audited consolidated annual results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Group” or “Nine Dragons Paper”) for the year ended 30 June 2019 (the “Year”).

Top 20 Papermaking Enterprises in China in 2019 

Rank Company Name Main income
(RMB 10-1 billion)
(104 tons)
City, Province
1 Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd. 849.00 456.72 Shouguang, Shandong
2 Huatai Group Co., Ltd. Co., Ltd. 737.82 314 Guangrao, Shandong
3 Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited 663.62 1394 Dongguan, Guangdong
4 Shandong Sun Holdings Group Co., Ltd. 508 631 Yanzhou, Shandong
5 Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited 282.21 563.17 Hong Kong
6 China Paper Corporation 279.8 290 Beijing
7 Shanying International Holdings Co., Ltd. 243.67 463.21 Shanghai
8 Hengan International Group Co., Ltd. 205.14 102.83 Jinjiang, Fujian
9 Vinda International Holdings Limited 130.36 122 Jiangmen, Guangdong
10 Asia Symbol (Shandong) Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd. 114.7 53.2 Rizhao, Shandong
11 Gold Hongye Paper Group Co., Ltd. 107.48 181.55 Suzhou, Jiangsu
12 Ningbo Zhonghua Paper (including Asia Pulp & Paper) 103.2 251.85 Ningbo, Zhejiang
13 Hainan Jinhai Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. 101.27 104 Yangpu, Hainan
14 ShandongCenturySunshinePaperGroupCompanyLimited 95 131 Changle, Shandong
15 Jiangsu Long Chen Greentech Co., Ltd. 94.13 220.97 Kunshan, Jiangsu
16 UPM China Co., Ltd. 93 87 Changshu, Jiangsu
17 Gold East Paper (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. 91 191.03 Zhenjiang, Jiangsu
18 Shandong Bohui Paper Industry Co., Ltd. 83.39 169.51 Huantai, Shangdong
19 Liansheng Paper Industry(Longhai) Co., Ltd. 69 190 Zhangzhou, Fujian
20 Guangxi Jingui Pulp&Paper Co., Ltd. 67.07 109.1 Qinzhou, Guangxi

Top 20 Papermaking Enterprises in China in 2019

Sun Bio received an air permit Monday from the state, allowing the company to begin construction of a $1.8 billion pulp mill first announced for Clark County more than three years ago.

Some 350 people will be employed at the mill when it opens -- up from the 250 employees projected in April 2016. Each job will pay about $52,000 a year, the company has said previously.

Investment in the project also increased from $1.3 billion to $1.8 billion when Shandong Sun Paper Industry changed the project's mission in early 2018. That change forced the China-based company to restart the application process for the necessary air and water permits from what is now the Department of Energy and Environment and its Division of Environmental Quality.

In the first week of September, Odisha government organized a roadshow which was attended by Chinese industries captains and executives at Guangzhou to promote the state’s investment climate and to invite Chinese investors to Odisha.

During the roadshow, the industries minister highlighted some of the recent reforms implemented by the state government to ensure ease of doing business in the state.

A news story on the Arkansas Democrat Gazette's website said that Sun Paper received an air permit from the state of Arkansas on Sept. 23, which allows the company to start construction of a proposed $1.8 billion pulp and paper mill.

The mill project was formally announced on April 26, 2016 when Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a memorandum of understanding with Hongxin Li, the founder and chairman of Sun Paper. The original plan called for an investment of $1-1.3 billion

Nine Dragons Paper Ltd, a public listed paper manufacturing company in Mainland China intends to set up a unit near Paradip, its first facility in India.

The company based in Guangdong (China) is the largest manufacturer of recycled paper in the world. It has production bases across eight locations in China, a joint venture company in Vietnam and two paper pulp mills it acquired in USA.

Sun Paper, Voith’s long-term partner in China, recently awarded two new orders to the paper machine pioneer. This sets a new record for cooperation between Voith and Sun Paper with 11 paper machines having now been ordered in total.

The new order includes PM 39, a graphic paper machine, and the major components for PM 40, an MG paper machine. Both machines will be installed at Sun Paper’s Yanzhou facility, where PM 21, 24, 29, 36 and 37 are also located.

AstenJohnson CEO Kevin Frank on Aug. 30 announced that the proposed merger of AstenJohnson and Heimbach would not take place.

“We regret to announce that the proposed transaction to merge the Heimbach and AstenJohnson PMC (Paper Machine Clothing) businesses has been called off,” Frank said. “While both companies have a high level of respect for each other and saw great potential to merge, the obstacles simply proved too great to overcome at this time.”

A Chinese company is investing heavily to restore two Maine paper mills it bought last year and turn them into sustainable, long-term businesses.

The head of the company’s U.S. operations said his company, ND Paper, wants to improve efficiency and update operations at the former Catalyst Paper Mill in Rumford and the former Expera Old Town pulp mill, both of which ND bought last year.

The Chinese customer has confirmed its trust in the A.Celli Group, signing a new contract for the order of the E-WIND® P-100 paper rewinder, whose delivery is scheduled for July 2019.

The new rewinder is destined to the Shandong plant and will be installed downstream of the PM36 and PM37 paper lines; it has the design speed of 2500 mpm, with the mother roll width of 6660 mm and will be dedicated to the production process of Medium Liner Board paper.

Valmet will supply a Valmet DNA automation system and a Valmet IQ quality management solution to Suzhou Taison Paper Co., Ltd. in China. The systems will be installed on two tissue machines, enabling the mill to increase production efficiency and improve product quality.

The order was included in Valmet's first quarter 2019 orders received. The delivery will take place in the third quarter of 2019.

Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited (Group) announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2018. During the year, the Group’s total revenue increased by 24.7% to HK$32.21 billion ($4.1 billion), compared to HK$25.84 billion ($3.3 billion) in 2017. Annual net profit was HK$4.88 billion ($626 million) and net profit per ton was HK$797 ($102.2), as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.

Shandong Sun Paper in China, part of the Shandong Sun Holdings Group, has selected Tieto to modernize their business systems and enable digitalization. The business renewal is based on Tieto Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS) for pulp and paper industry. The new solutions enable better production planning and optimisation to gain significant production efficiency improvements both in costs and material.

The startup of the Jianhui PM 3 on January 3, 2019, marked the 19th successful NipcoFlex press rebuild by Voith in China in the past two years. Consistent with past performance, the new press is showing excellent results from the beginning.

All NipcoFlex rebuilds have improved customer performance substantially. Voith’s 20th NipcoFlex rebuild in China is already in execution, and the customer is looking forward to the benefits.

Valmet will supply a grade conversion rebuild for Shangrao City Lulin Paper Co., Ltd. in Shangrao, China. According to Valmet, Shangrao City Lulin Paper plans to increase the capacity of fluting grades it produces and expand the company by building a new greenfield mill.

After being relocated to the site of the new mill, PM 5 be converted to produce fluting grades with a design basis weight range of 60-100 g/m2.

A.Celli High-speed iDEAL® Tissue Machines, installed at Yibin Paper, a Chinese customer, successfully produce unbleached tissue paper, using 100% Bamboo Slush Pulp.

Four Tissue Machines are currently installed and, after the TM2, started-up last September 15th, also TM3 and TM4 (with a 16’ Yankee) and TM5 (with 18’ Yankee) have been started-up. The operating speed of the first Tissue Machine has been increased to 1500m/min in less than a month.

Valmet announced that it recently opened new offices in Vietnam, Malaysia and Sapporo, Japan to further strengthen its operation and local presence in Asia Pacific.

"Valmet has a strong position in Asia Pacific. We believe that the new offices and expanded local capabilities allow us to better serve our customers and further strengthen our position in the area,” said Jukka Tiitinen, Area President, Asia Pacific, Valmet.

Cellwood Machinery said that a Grubbens Vertical Pulper has been successfully commissioned at SCG's Vina Kraft Paper in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.

The pulper project, which took place in September 2018, involved Cellwood Machinery rebuilding a bale pulper at Vina Kraft Paper's mill. The installation consisted of a new rotor unit 105/84 SF, engineering for internal lead plates, as well as a new drive unit.

Rebuilding the mill's pulper was part of an energy saving project that also resulted in improved pulp quality, Cellwood said.

Vina Kraft Paper Co., Ltd. is the largest packaging paper manufacturer in Vietnam.

A.Celli Paper is pleased to confirm its ongoing and valuable collaboration with the Chinese group Shanying Huazhong Paper Industry Co., Ltd., enshrined in the agreement for the supply of two latest generation E-WIND® P100 rewinders, for the mill located in Jingzhou District, China.

Voith announces it will increase prices on paper machine clothing in North America by 3 percent effective February 1, 2019. All orders placed before January 31, 2019 will be invoiced at the current pricing. This price adjustment is driven by notable increases in key raw material costs, combined with global inflationary factors in labor and freight.

Michelman will celebrate the grand opening of the Michelman (China) Sustainability Center (MSC) on January 17, 2019 at the company’s Shanghai offices located in the East Park of the Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao Industrial Zone. The new China-based Center is part of Michelman’s aggressive growth plan in the Asia Pacific region, and follows the opening of the Michelman Innovation Centre for Coatings (MICC) that was opened in Mumbai in January 2018.

Stora Enso has chosen six startups to join its second Accelerator Programme, a joint startup initiative organised by Stora Enso, Aalto University Developing Entrepreneurship (Aalto ENT) and Vertical Accelerator.

The Accelerator programme provides an exceptional opportunity for disruptive startups and Stora Enso to actively ideate and innovate new solutions. This year’s programme focuses specifically on the circular economy, especially in regard to circular solutions, raw material management, packaging, separation and sorting, and energy.

Valmet and Kemira have signed a partnership agreement in developing wastewater and sludge treatment customer applications for municipal and industrial plants in Europe. Reliable real-time measurement data will increase the water treatment process visibility and enable predictive and proactive process management. The target is to bring significant savings and efficiency improvements to customers.

Metso announced on October 26, 2018 its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant took place today. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will serve the local and global markets.

IT Tech Packaging, Inc. ("IT Tech Packaging" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of diversified paper products in North China, today announced the commercial launch of tissue paper production, following the completion of construction and equipment installation, the receipt of proper approvals, including wastewater discharge permit, from local authorities, and the success of trial production of its first tissue paper production line (the "PM8 Production Line"). The PM8 Production Line is located at Wei County Industrial Park in Hebei Province, China, with annual production capacity of 15,000 tonnes. The Company also plans to start the construction of another tissue paper production line ("PM9") with annual production capacity of additional 15,000 tonnes in the next several months.

Shanying International has renamed its first pulp and paper mill in the U.S., Phoenix Paper Wickliffe LLC.

Shanying International, the third-largest producer of containerboard in China, purchased the idled Wickliffe, Kentucky mill earlier this year from Verso Corporation for $16 million. The deal was conducted on behalf of Shanying by China-based investment group, Global Win Wickliffe LLC.

In the 3Q/18, Chinese importation of hardwood chips reached a record high, and Vietnam substantially increased its shipment as compared to 2017, reports the WRQ. While the average import price has only increased slightly in the past year, Australian prices have gone up substantially from the end of 2017.

Within the end of 2018 A.Celli Paper will deliver a second high performance E-Wind® P100 rewinder to the customer Dongguan Jintian Paper Co.

In 2017 A.Celli Paper started-up an E-WIND® P100 rewinder at the Sichuan Jintian Paper plant, for a project of 1.2 million-tons producing grey cardboard. The rewinder, which runs 5700 mm master reels, with a maximum design speed of 2400 mpm, has successfully passed the performance test, with full acceptance by the customer. At present the A.Celli E-WIND® P100 rewinder works at full capacity.

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has begun using four AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines at its OKI mill, in South Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of a series of AHEAD-2.0L PRODERGY tissue machines.

These four machines, included in a major contract between Toscotec and APP, started production ahead of schedule, in just 60 days between August 14th and October 14th 2018.