Manufacturer News

Huhtamaki appoints Fredrik Davidsson as Executive Vice President, Digital and Process Performance

Fredrik Davidsson (52) has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Digital and Process Performance and a member of the Global Executive Team at Huhtamaki as of June 1, 2022 at the latest. He will report to President and CEO Charles Héaulmé and will be based in Espoo, Finland.

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Metsä Group very successful in the Finnish Excellence Award 2021 competition

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, won the Finnish Excellence Award and the Finnish Circular Economy Award, which was presented for the first time this year. Metsä Spring, Metsä Group’s innovation company, received the Quality Innovation Award for its Kuura textile fibre.

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Mondi Frantschach invests €20 million in sustainable pulp production

Mondi is investing €20 million to further improve the sustainability of its pulp production at the Frantschach mill in Austria. The mill, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2021, has already been self-sufficient in terms of energy for many years and supplies surrounding communities and industrial companies with surplus heat from the pulp production process.

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Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report receives award

Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2020 was chosen as the best in Finland in a competition organised by an independent group of expert organisations. In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, Stora Enso’s report has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally, according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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SCA: Student Favorite of the Year at Sundsvall Business Awards

Daniel Solberg and SCA were nominated by Mid Sweden University students as one of three candidates for the award. Daniel has been a supervisor for Mid Sweden University student John Nilsson, who at the end of his master's degree in technical chemistry did his degree project at SCA.

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Stora Enso appoints René Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications

Stora Enso has appointed René Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications and a member of the Group Leadership Team. He will start in February 2022 and be based in Stockholm. Hansen is a Norwegian citizen and joins Stora Enso from a position as Vice President, Head of Brand Management at Yara International, a fertilizer company.

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BillerudKorsnäs: Secondary packaging helps Oatly cut packaging carbon footprint by half

In partnership with BillerudKorsnäs, Oatly has implemented an innovative secondary packaging solution for products produced in Oatly’s Singapore Factory, enabling a reduction in secondary packaging material by up to 35% and an estimated reduction of CO2 emissions from secondary packaging by up to 50%1, compared to conventional packaging solutions.

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Körber Group to host first 24-hour global virtual career day

Four time zones, 24 hours, 100 locations and 40 sessions: On November 18, 2021, Körber will host a virtual 24-hour Career Day for the first time. Körber teams at various locations worldwide will provide information about career opportunities in the technology group, answer questions and offer insight to career starters and experienced professionals on its Business Area’s Digital, Pharma, Supply Chain, Tissue and Tobacco. The main topics are innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership as well as digitization and venture building.

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Waste heat from BillerudKorsnäs enables green industrial project

Waste heat from production at the BillerudKorsnäs mill in Frövi will be harnessed and used to run a 20-hectare industrial estate, including Sweden’s largest tomato greenhouse. This became clear when BillerudKorsnäs signed an agreement with the company WA3RM, which develops circular solutions by making use of factory waste streams such as surplus heat.

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Stora Enso sets ambitious goal of 100% regenerative solutions by 2050

Stora Enso’s ambition is to offer 100% regenerative products and solutions by 2050. By adopting a regenerative stance, Stora Enso is shifting its sustainability goals from minimising negative environmental impact to becoming a net positive1 contributor within the defined focus areas of climate, circularity and biodiversity by 2050.

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SCA to increase kraftliner prices by € 50.- per tonne

SCA increases the prices on white and brown kraftliner in Europe by € 50.- per tonne. The new price is valid from December 1, 2021. “The kraftliner market remains strong,” comments Mikael Frölander, VP Sales and Marketing Containerboard. “We have a firm confidence in transport packaging, while we see a limited product supply.”

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Fedrigoni presents Materia Viva

Materia Viva, like the nature that inspires it, is one of the new products being launched over the next few days by Fedrigoni Group. Materia Viva is a vast collection of high-quality, high recycled content papers - between 20% and 100% - made with natural cellulose-alternative fibres such as cotton and hemp (exclusively from FSC® certified forests), some of which are new but some of which have been available in the company’s portfolio since 1996 and have been revisited and improved.

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