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AR Packaging launches Ecoflex® mono-material

As world mono-material plastic packaging film consumption is forecast to grow during 2020–25 at an annual average rate of 3.9% to 26.03 million tonnes ($70.9 billion)1, AR Packaging is meeting the challenge by launching Ecoflex® - its 100% recyclable mono polyethylene film for thermoforming that provides a sustainable alternative to PA-based materials, whilst fully meeting OPRL guidelines.

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Papresa implements X-Trim to maximise performance

The Papresa Paper Mill in northern Spain produces newsprint paper and packaging paper from recycled paper. Mainly supplying newspaper publishers, together with other commercial printing, Papresa’s production capacity of 375,000 tons of paper is delivered by three paper machines and two de-inking plants.

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Huhtamaki launches next generation tube laminates

Huhtamaki has achieved an important technology breakthrough in developing next generation sustainable tube laminates. Working in partnership with LyondellBasell, Plastuni Lisses (Groupe Somater) and Groupe Rocher, Huhtamaki is launching a tube laminate with more than 40% recycled content from renewable based plastics.

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Lucart chooses Kӧrber to guarantee quality and performance

Efficiency and performance also in the creation of packaging: this is what Lucart is looking for. The company in the tissue products sector has been pursuing sustainability objectives for many years, starting from recycled paper made with beverage cartons to biodegradable packaging.

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Mondi rolls out its range of sustainable corrugated packaging solutions

Mondi is rolling out a comprehensive portfolio of corrugated packaging solutions for the online grocery market across Central Europe. Using its experience in eCommerce packaging, Mondi has created clever new solutions for the diverse needs of grocery retailers who can now deliver a variety of goods, from perishable food to wine bottles in fit-for-purpose packaging.

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Metsä Board increases annual folding boxboard production capacity by 200,000 tonnes in Husum

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, announced on 27 July 2021 an investment of EUR 210 million in increasing folding boxboard capacity at its Husum mill in Sweden. The company is responding to growing demand for sustainably produced packaging materials that support the circular economy. The investment strengthens Metsä Board's position as a producer of folding boxboard in Europe.

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Sappi Europe announces further price increases for Sublimation & Inkjet grades by 8-12%

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for Transjet, Basejet and Inkjet grades by 8-12 % valid for deliveries from 1 September 2021. The unprecedented and ongoing rise of raw material costs, particularly pulp, chemicals and energy in combination with extremely high freight rates makes price adjustments unavoidable.

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Huhtamaki launches Push Tab® paper

Huhtamaki, global provider of sustainable packaging solutions, and Syntegon, the German processing and packaging technology provider, announce a „breakthrough innovation“ for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Push Tab® paper, the first paper-based tablet packaging, is made from renewable FSC™ certified paper and is designed to meet the stringent safety requirements of regulated pharmaceutical packaging.

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Beaver Paper Group announces price increase

Beaver Paper Group, manufacturer of sublimation media and sewn paper products, announced a general price increase of 8-12% across its global portfolio of products. The new price increase will be effective September 1, 2021.

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Sappi Europe announces further price increases for its Packaging grades by 8-12%

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for all its Paperboard and Containerboard grades by 8 – 12% valid for deliveries from 1 September 2021.

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Stora Enso and Tetra Pak join forces to triple the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Poland

The partnership, that follows a comprehensive feasibility study, sees the introduction of a large-scale carton repulping line at Stora Enso’s Ostroleka production unit in Poland. The line will triple the annual recycling capacity of used beverage cartons in Poland from 25 000 to 75 000 tonnes. This will allow recycling of the entire volume of beverage cartons sold in the country and the ones coming from neighbouring countries, including Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

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Mondi and Unilever: Aluminium-free paper-based packaging

Unilever, together with Mondi, have developed a new high barrier paper-based packaging material for Unilever’s Colman’s dry Meal Maker and Sauces range by reducing plastic, increasing paper content, and consequently ensuring recyclability in the existing UK paper waste stream.

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