Smurfit Kappa produces 3 billionth Vitop tap

Smurfit Kappa, one of the world leaders in paper-based packaging solutions, has today reached a world record by producing its 3 billionth Vitop Original® tap in its state-of-the-art, ultra-modern plant in Alessandria, Italy. Invented around 25 years ago, the Vitop® tap has revolutionised wine consumption both within the Bag-in-Box® sector and the wider market, with its unique valve technology creating a new standard for Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions. The tap has also proven popular among consumers and supports changing trends, by, for instance, allowing busy people to enjoy just one glass of wine at a time without the risk of damaging quality. Today, Vitop Original® is the leading Bag-in-Box® wine tap worldwide and is easily recognised by its special quality seal. more...

Portucel Soporcel to increase uncoated fine paper prices by 3-5%

The strong pressure on the industry's cost structure and the continuous profitability deterioration, has made the current European prices unsustainable. Hence, Portucel Soporcel group has previously communicated in March that a second phase of a price increase for its uncoated woodfree products would be required further to the first one that was implemented as from the 20th of March (dispatch date) onwards. This second step of price increase will be between 3% and 5%, and will be implemented as from 1st of July. more...

Stora Enso and Kemira initiate construction phase of water management pilot

Water is a crucial resource for sustainable plantation forestry in Guangxi, where Stora Enso leases 85,613 hectares of land and manages extensive eucalyptus tree plantations. The pulp and paper industry is one of Kemira's key customer segments, and the company has extensive know-how in water management. By joining forces, Stora Enso and Kemira are bringing together the best expertise in forestry and water management to improve the lives and surroundings of more than 2,600 villagers in Guangxi Province. The scheme also aims to find new solutions for responsible water management through stakeholder surveys, community work, and water-related capacity building. more...



FSC® launches new global brand: Forests For All Forever

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) launches its new global brand: Forests For All Forever. In the past 20 years, FSC has become a well-trusted and established brand in sectors and markets around the world. With its new branding FSC plans to extend its reach by targeting consumers directly. more...

Jan Gramsma has started as Market & Environment Director at FEFCO

Jan was Managing Director of Kappa Packaging production sites in France and Belgium and also worked as a Sales Director for Kappa, being responsible for pan-European customers. more...

Juha Laine has been appointed Metsä Group’s SVP, Communications

Juha Laine has been appointed SVP, Communications of Metsä Group as of 4 May 2015. He reports to Metsä Group’s President and CEO Kari Jordan. more...



New Valmet-delivered tissue line started up at PT Suparma Tbk's mill in Indonesia

PT Suparma Tbk's new tissue line came on stream in Surabaya, Indonesia two days ahead of the schedule, on April 8. The Advantage DCT 100 tissue machine, supplied by Valmet, increases the company's production of bathroom tissue, towel and diaper tissue for the Indonesian market, by 25,000 tonnes per year. The new tissue line fulfills the company's ambition to produce sustainable products of high quality in a cost-efficient way. more...

Andritz successfully starts up tissue machine PrimeLineCOMPACT II

Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of the PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with steel Yankee supplied to LLC Pulp Invest, Kazan, Russia. The machine has a design speed of 1,700 m/min and a width of 2.8 m. The Yankee, manufactured entirely of steel, has a diameter of 3.6 m. more...

Sofidel enhances its commitment to the environment by broadening its agreement with WWF

Sofidel Group enhances its commitment to the environment by broadening its agreement with WWF under the Climate Savers international programme, based on the voluntary definition of substantial reduction plans for carbon dioxide emissions through the implementation of innovative strategies and technologies. Sofidel and WWF continue their joint effort concerning climate and energy and, in view of the important changes that the company has undergone since the partnership began in 2008, they are defining and broadening new reduction objectives, updating them to the new size of the company. more...

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