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Chemspec Europe 2024

From June 19-20, Chemspec Europe 2024 will welcome visitors to Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, offering a premier platform for product sourcing and industry networking. This event will also provide critical updates on industry trends and regulations through an extensive conference programme. The 37th edition of the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals serves as a key meeting point for buyers, traders, and agents seeking bespoke solutions and innovative substances.

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Voith Group gets off to a good start in fiscal year 2023/24

The Voith Group performed well in the first six months of the current fiscal year 2023/24 (October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024) despite major uncertainties in the markets. The company's focus was on further improving profitability: Voith was able to increase both the operating result and the net income in the reporting period. Net liquidity and orders received also improved.

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SCA recruits new Vice President Sustainability

SCA has recruited Per Funkquist as new Vice President Sustainability. Per Funkquist has extensive and solid experience in the forestry industry and will take up his new position on September 1, 2024. Funkquist, who holds a degree in forestry from SLU - the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is joining from a role as Director of Communication and Sustainability Procurement & Wood Supply at another forest industry company.

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Unveiling the agenda for the Chemspec Europe 2024’s conferences

The 37th edition of Chemspec Europe 2024, the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, is to be held from 19th to 20th June in Hall 3 at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre in Germany. Chemspec Europe serves as an essential networking platform, connecting buyers, traders, and agents seeking advanced products and novel solutions from across the globe. With over 380 exhibitors from 24 countries showcased on 7,650 square metres of floorspace, the upcoming edition once more promises to be an unmissable event for the fine and speciality chemical industry.

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Toscotec to participate in ANEX2024 in Taiwan

Toscotec will take part in the Asian Nonwovens Exhibition and Conference 2024, one of the global major Nonwovens exhibitions, scheduled from 22 to 24 May at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan. The company has recently launched the innovative Optima line for the Nonwovens market. Based on high control and efficiency, the new line is composed of the Optima winder and rewinder, featuring automatic tension and nip control, and a wide array of packaging solutions designed for the highest possible degree of customization.

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Cepi Update

New EU packaging rules are almost here

The pulp and paper industry welcomes the vote at the EU Parliament on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) that supports the trilogue agreement and avoids delaying the legislative process. The last step will be a final confirmation of the agreement by the EU Council.

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Cepi Update

In the EU Clean Transition Dialogues, the pulp and paper industry has been heard, and wants to stay engaged

Announced by Commission President von der Leyen and chaired by Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefcovic, the Clean Transition Dialogues’ core aim is to support industry in building a business model fit for a decarbonised economy. With the right priorities now clearly identified, the collaborative approach now more than ever needs to be continued.

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Heubach GmbH required to file for insolvency

Heubach GmbH filed an application today for the opening of regular insolvency proceedings over its assets with the competent insolvency court in Braunschweig and, at the same time, applied for the jurisdiction of the Braunschweig insolvency court as the group court for the German subgroup of the Heubach Group. The court is expected to appoint an insolvency administrator to examine the possibility of continuing business operations and possible options for restructuring and/or selling the business in due course.

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Cross-sector collaboration launches trial on Holmen's site in Workington

17 organisations, including global manufacturing giants, universities, and innovation experts, are working together in the unprecedented collaboration Flue2chem to examine the potential for using biogenic carbon emissions as an alternative source of carbon in the manufacture of household products.

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George Berg to lead Barry-Wehmiller Enterprise Supply Chain

Barry-Wehmiller is pleased to announce the appointment of George Berg as the Vice President of Global Supply Chain. In this critical new role, Berg will lead and develop a team to serve as the primary contact between Barry-Wehmiller and its suppliers throughout the world.

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Cepi Update

Cepi welcomes EU Parliament vote on Carbon Removals, but calls for a definition of renewable carbon

The EU Parliament put today its stamp of approval on the EU’s carbon removal certification framework. The regulation provides guiding principles for a set of methodologies, still in development, to certify processes to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Much still needs to be defined through a dedicated expert group. Such definitions should include ‘renewable carbon’, the missing link to a circular, climate-friendly economic model.

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Voith mourns the passing of Hans Müller

The Voith Group mourns the loss of its former member of the Corporate Board of Management, Mr. Hans Müller. Müller passed away on March 20, 2024 at the age of 82.

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