Manufacturer News

Mondi launches Color Copy in US letter size

Mondi launches Color Copy original customized for the North American market. The digital color printing paper was specifically adapted for Canadian merchant Multiplex Solutions. “We are really excited to bring the Color Copy brand to North America!” says Jeffrey Lovely, President at Multiplex Solutions.

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Stora Enso received approval for the acquisition of De Jong Packaging Group

Stora Enso has received regulatory approval from the EU Commission to proceed with the acquisition of De Jong Packaging Group, announced in September 2022. Closure of the transaction is still ongoing and expected to be finalised at the beginning of 2023.

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Lessebo Paper is launching Lessebo Colours™ to grow in luxury packaging

Lessebo Paper is launching their new series Lessebo Colours™ to meet the expanding demand for high-quality coloured papers in the luxury packaging market. Lessebo Paper, located in the forests in the south of Sweden, has been producing high-quality paper since 1693.

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Huhtamaki expands paper-based packaging capacity at its factory in Nules, Spain

As part of its overall commitment to support its customers’ increasing demand for paper-based packaging, Huhtamaki has today inaugurated the extension to its existing manufacturing site in Nules. The extension, which will commence production in January 2023 represents a €20 million investment and will double the site’s capacity. The investment includes a grant of €2.2 million from the Conselleria de Hacienda y Modelo Economico (Community of Valencia).

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Solenis opens two new centers of excellence

Solenis, global producer of specialty chemicals, has opened two new international centers of excellence to help drive more sustainable solutions for the consumer paper packaging industry. One center is virtual, allowing customers to participate remotely in lab experiments, while the other center is in a new facility in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Both centers are designed to simulate and test customer processes, treatment programs and paper/paperboard properties to optimize performance, efficiency and costs while focusing on sustainability.

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New hall built over ongoing operations

Increased plant availability, more planning reliability and a modernized working environment: PKV's cartonboard production needed a new hall for all these goals. The challenge: to build this replacement on site without paralyzing production. Now the project has been successfully completed.

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Fedrigoni Group announces its intention to acquire Papeterie Zuber Rieder

The Fedrigoni Group has signed an agreement with Papeterie Zuber Rieder, aimed at joining forces and creating the first global player in premium papers for wine & spirits. The execution of binding documentation, and the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Papeterie Zuber Rieder, remain subject to the consultation of the works council of Papeterie Zuber Rieder.

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Smurfit Kappa acquires liner bag plant in Spain

Smurfit Kappa announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Pusa Pack S.L., a bag-in-box packaging plant located in Onda, close to Castellón in the Valencian region. Pusa Pack S.L. specialises in the manufacture of large-capacity flexible bags, sized from 200 to 1500 litres ,which are used for the storage and transport of bulk food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and other liquid and semi-liquid products. Pusa Pack will be integrated into Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box operations in Spain.

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Mondi provides sustainable eCommerce packaging solutions for Modivo SA

Mondi has been appointed as the exclusive packaging provider for one of Europe’s largest fashion enterprises. Following a product trial earlier this year, Mondi will support Modivo in switching from the standard rigid packaging currently used in the distribution of the e-retailer’s full collection of shoes, bags and clothes.

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PKV: 20 million tons of paper and cardboard since 1952

PKV has produced a total of 20 million tons of paper and cardboard for packaging over the past 70 years - all from waste paper. The amount produced could cover one third of Germany's surface area. The milestone of 20 million tons now reached reflects the success story of corrugated base papers and board from Varel just as much as the demand for sustainable and recyclable packaging materials, which has grown significantly over the past decades. And last but not least, the development of the production volume traces the dynamic development at the Varel site: By 1990, “only” 15 percent of the 20 million tons now produced had been produced, and by 2010, just over half.

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Sappi realigns production of its non-wet strength wet-glue label papers

Due to growing demand, packaging and speciality paper manufacturer Sappi Europe is expanding production of its successful Parade Label Pro label paper to include higher grammages. Sappi is also expanding production of the premium paper from its Gratkorn mill in Austria to include its Alfeld mill in Germany – so ensuring greater security of supply to customers.

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James Cropper toasts eco-designed gifting in the champagne market

James Cropper, one of the world’s most innovative papermakers, has partnered with French, family-owned Champagne maker, Rogge-Cereser and French packaging producer, L’Agence Le Sanglier, to create an industry leading example of eco-design in the luxury drinks market. Using paper from the Rydal Packaging Collection, which unites beauty and sustainability, the minimalist design of the Rogge-Cereser champagne box infuses the art of gifting with environmental responsibility.

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