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UPM Raflatac at FESPA

In a “significant move” to address the evolving needs of the graphics industry, UPM Raflatac is pleased to announce the expansion of its Graphics Solutions product range. Designed to meet growing customer demands for high quality, durable and versatile materials, the expansion includes the launch of a range of new, self-adhesive products. The new innovations within the extended product portfolio will be showcased on UPM Raflatac’s stand (5-H49) during FESPA Global Print Expo 2024, taking place from 19th – 22nd March in Amsterdam.

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UPM Raflatac opens a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India

UPM Raflatac opens a new slitting and distribution terminal in Mumbai, India. The new facility further improves service and quality to UPM Raflatac’s customers and strengthens the relationships in the region. “Our talented team has created a great workplace for our employees, a great facility to serve our customers and a great platform for growth. With the new modern facility, we can stock more material locally which will optimize lead times, enhance service, and help meet the diverse and dynamic needs of our customers,“ says Alan Wright, Senior Vice President, EMEIA Region, UPM Raflatac.

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Mondi expands professional printing and converting papers portfolio from its Slovak mill

Mondi recently put a new slitting and rewinding unit into operation at its Slovak paper mill in Ružomberok. The equipment allows for an extended capacity in narrow reels thus complementing Mondi’s portfolio offering. “We want to give our customers supply security for their paper needs in folio and various reel widths and for this we needed to extend our narrow reel capacity,” explains Bernhard Cantzler, Marketing and Sales Director at Mondi Uncoated Fine Paper.

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SCA to increase kraftliner prices by €80 per tonne

SCA increases the prices on white and brown kraftliner in Europe by €80 per tonne. The new price is valid from April 1, 2024.

“We see an improved and solid demand in the market for kraftliner with a good balance in the supply chain. The continued cost pressure is evident and must be managed to safeguard stable supply of sustainable kraftliner,” says Mikael Frölander, Vice President Marketing and Sales at SCA Containerboard.

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Mondi: Collaboration makes release liner production waste more circular

Mondi has improved the circularity of material flows in two release liner production sites in Germany and the Netherlands. 95% of the production waste is now used as secondary raw material for other industries, thanks to its strategic partnerships. By collaborating closely with industry stakeholders along the value chain, Mondi has tackled the siliconised and coated paper waste produced at its release liner plants in Jülich, Germany, and Heerlen, Netherlands. It is now repulped and valorised as secondary raw material in a range of other applications.

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Sappi Europe announces price rises for its Packaging & Speciality products

Sappi Europe will increase prices for its Packaging & Speciality products by 5-8% effective on deliveries from 1 April 2024. This increase is necessary to maintain the viability of Sappi’s business, the actual amount will depend on the product.

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Drewsen invests €1.4 million in state-of-the-art turbo blower to increase energy efficiency

Drewsen Spezialpapiere is consistently pursuing its course towards CO2-neutral paper production. As part of the multistage transformation plan, with which 80% of the target is to be realised by 2030, the focus is not only on expanding renewable energies but also on increasing energy efficiency. For this purpose, Drewsen is investing €1.4 million in a state-of-the-art turbo blower for vacuum generation in the paper manufacturing process.

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Mondi completes acquisition of Hinton Pulp mill

Mondi has completed the acquisition of Hinton Pulp mill in Alberta, Canada, from West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd (West Fraser) for a total consideration of USD 5 million. The mill has the capacity to produce around 250,000 tonnes of pulp per annum and will provide the Group with access to local, high-quality fibre from a well-established wood basket as part of a long-term partnership with West Fraser.

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Drewsen Spezialpapiere restarts sales of new Proseal Heat Sealable Paper

Sustainability and environmentally friendly solutions are increasingly influencing our everyday lives. Brand owners, consumers and the European Parliament are demanding alternatives to plastic. In line with the changing requirements from the customers Drewsen is focussed on developing new grades that are fit for the future as sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic. Besides the existing grades Probarrier PFAS free Greaseproof Paper and Prostraw Paper for manufacturing Drinking Straws the company is now pleased to re-introduce the quality Proseal after a forced pause following a lack of raw materials.

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Mondi Neusiedler reduces greenhouse gas emissions from its pulp production by over 20%

In April 2023, Mondi announced an investment programme for its uncoated fine paper mill in Lower Austria, Mondi Neusiedler, to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase operational safety at the mill. “We are happy to confirm that projects totalling €20 million have now been clearly defined and approved with work already in progress. These upgrades will help Mondi Neusiedler to reduce the pulp mill´s greenhouse gas emissions by over 20%, while also reducing NOx emissions by up to 10% and gas consumption by around 25%,” explains Sakari Eloranta, Technical Director Uncoated Fine Paper at Mondi.

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Sappi concludes consultation process at Lanaken Mill; ceases paper production

The persistent global economic downturn is proving to be much tougher than anticipated with depressed markets, geopolitical instability and weak economic growth combining to put significant pressure on Sappi, particularly in Europe.

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Perego Carta presents Pergraphica® premium design papers at exclusive showroom in Florence

Consisting of both white and coloured design papers, the extensive Pergraphica® range of packaging and paper group Mondi is now fully listed with Italian paper merchant Perego Carta. To celebrate the occasion, Perego Carta held an exclusive opening event in cooperation with Mondi and Ricoh on 1 December 2023. The event was set to promote their new showroom in Florence, which vividly presents the Pergraphica® premium design paper range.

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