Schweitzer-Mauduit contracts ABB to deliver automation and electrification systems for new 30,000 tonnes/year greenfield specialty paper mill in Batangas, Philippines

SINGAPORE , September 27, 2010 (press release) – ABB announced that it recently won an order from Schweitzer – Mauduit International Inc., to provide automation and electrification systems for its greenfield specialty paper mill in Batangas, in the Philippines.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. is a diversified producer of premium specialty papers to the tobacco sector; it also manufactures specialty papers for other applications. The Batangas mill will produce Reconstituted Tobacco Leaf (RTL), a specialty product that helps cigarette manufacturers to recycle their by-products while also providing a tool that facilitates them to meet regulatory requirements.

The new paper machine to be installed will have a capacity of 30,000 tons per year and is scheduled to be operational by November 2011.

ABB was awarded the contract for its knowledge, expertise and experience in the Pulp and Paper Industry and the latest Product and System offerings which provide seamless integration of mill operations and optimized energy efficiencies.
The electrification delivery includes air insulated switchgear, Onan Transformers, and low voltage Motor Control Centers with drives, Softstarters and low voltage motors. The automation scope of supply includes a comprehensive DCS (distributed control system) based on extended automation System 800xA with AC800M Controllers , Process Portal Operator Stations with complete Profibus integration for the mill. The QCS (Quality Control Systems) delivery includes the popular NP700 Network platform with Moisture, Basis Weight and Infrared measurements.

ABB’s local operations in Singapore and Philippines will execute the project. Installation and commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2011.

Schweitzer-Mauduit and its subsidiaries conduct business in over 90 countries and employ 2,900 people worldwide, with operations in the United States, France, Brazil, Philippines, Indonesia, Canada and China.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.

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