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Stora Enso launches new fluff pulp grade with lower carbon footprint

Stora Enso has introduced the newest addition to its NaturaFluff pulp product portfolio, NaturaFluff Eco by Stora Enso. NaturaFluff Eco is a new fluff pulp grade with a lower carbon footprint, enabling producers of hygiene products – such as baby diapers, incontinence pads and feminine care – to offer consumers a new generation of environmentally friendly, absorbent hygiene products.

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BillerudKorsnäs relaunches coated white-top kraftliner for litho-laminated packaging

Pure Supreme is an established premium white-top kraftliner, optimized for offset printing. BillerudKorsnäs is now launching an upgraded version, which is more than a facelift – it could even be regarded as a new product. It offers excellent print results in terms of colour fidelity and lifelike image reproduction. Its strength and stiffness ensure high runnability, allowing for high-speed printing and converting processes.

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Stora Enso invests in expansion of board production at Skoghall

Stora Enso is investing EUR 97 million to expand the board production at the Skoghall site in Sweden. At the same time, the company is initiating a pre-feasibility study to convert the second, currently idle, line at its Oulu site in Finland, to a packaging board line.

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Sappi Europe declares energy surcharge across all products

Sappi Europe can no longer absorb the full extent of the unprecedented increase in energy prices and announces the intention to apply a general energy surcharge across all products. A surcharge of € 100.- / ton will be applied to all invoices dated from 25 October 2021 until further notice and is in addition to any current and future price increases.

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Stora Enso included in European Commission inspection of wood pulp sector

According to the European Commission it has announced inspections in locations at several member states at the premises of companies active in the wood pulp sector. Stora Enso was included in the European Commission’s inspection through a visit conducted by the Finnish Competition and Consumer authority at its headquarters in Kanavaranta, Finland. Stora Enso is cooperating fully with the authorities.

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European Commission carries out unannounced inspections in the wood pulp sector

European Commission has started an inspection on Metsä Fibre, a subsidiary of Metsäliitto Cooperative, under EU antitrust rules as part of larger investigation of the market for wood pulp sector. According to current information Metsä Board is not subject to investigations. Metsä Fibre will cooperate in full with the European Commission authorities.

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Jane Goodall Institute Austria selects Mondi

Mondi has been chosen by the Jane Goodall Institute Austria as the supplier for the first issue of their new annual magazine Be inspired using Mondi's premium recycled paper brand Nautilus®.

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Stability, growth, and innovation on horizon for Specialty Papers market

Accounting for 25.09 million tonnes in 2021, the specialty papers market is dynamic and will present multiple lucrative diversification opportunities across the next five years. This includes delivering new grades that will allow companies to deliver on commitments to substitute away plastic in packaging; and niche industrial applications such as filtration, battery and electrical insulation papers.

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Huhtamaki climate targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative

As part of its commitment to its ambitious 2030 Sustainability strategy, Huhtamaki submitted a series of Climate Change mitigation targets in 2020. These have now been approved and validated by the global recognized Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

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Klabin starts up its first paper machine of Puma II Project in Brazil

Klabin has taken an important step in its growth strategy with the start-up of the first paper machine (MP27) of the Puma II Project in Ortigueira, Paraná in Brazil. This is Klabin’s largest investment to date and AFRY has been responsible for developing and implementing the BOP (Balance of Plant) EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management).

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Huhtamaki completes the acquisition of Elif

Further to the full approval of the Turkish competition authority, Huhtamaki has completed the acquisition of Elif Holding A.S. (Elif), a major supplier of sustainable flexible packaging to global FMCG brand owners, with operations in Turkey and in Egypt.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s sustainability work awarded with a fifth consecutive EcoVadis Gold rating

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has been awarded with an EcoVadis Gold rating for the company’s sustainability management and performance for a fifth consecutive year. This places Ahlstrom-Munksjö in the top 2% of suppliers assessed in the pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing industry. Compared with the results from the previous year, progress was made in ethics.

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