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Stora Enso launches biodiversity programme for own forests in Sweden

Stora Enso has launched a comprehensive biodiversity programme and related targets for its land holdings in Sweden. The programme, which covers the Company’s forest land in Sweden, has five focus areas, each with specific actions and measurable targets for 2030.

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Mondi Grünburg inaugurates cutting-edge sheetfed offset technology from Koenig & Bauer

Last year, the Mondi Group announced an investment in new press equipment for its plant in Grünburg near Linz, Austria. Its aim is to further strengthen the company’s standing on the Austrian market as a fully integrated supplier of both flexo and offset corrugated packaging solutions. The new sheetfed offset press, a six-colour Rapida 164 with inline coater (max. sheet format 1,205 x 1,640 mm, production speeds up to 16,000 sheets) represents the latest state of the art.

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Navigator takes part in Graphispag

The Navigator Company will again be present at Graphispag, trade fair for the printing industry, held in Barcelona from 24 to 27 May, together with Hispack, the largest packaging trade fair in the Iberian Peninsula. The event will feature over 400 exhibitors and around 40,000 visitors are expected. The Company will be there with its latest brand of packaging paper – gKraft – in the spotlight, in addition to the other brands of uncoated printing papers, Soporset and Inaset.

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Stora Enso divests its packaging operations in Russia

Stora Enso has divested its three corrugated packaging plants in Russia. The Company’s Lukhovitsy, Arzamas and Balabanovo packaging plants have been divested to local management. Stora Enso’s assessment is that due to the uncertainties in the Russian market, local ownership and operation will provide a more sustainable long-term solution for these businesses and their respective employees.

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Sappi successfully advances plans for decarbonisation

Responding to climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times. As a global company, Sappi is committed to being part of the solution and is focused on decarbonising its operations. As part of its long-term global commitment to climate protection and sustainable production, Sappi will be abandoning the use of coal at its German site in Stockstadt as a next step. To this end, the current coal-fired Boiler 9 will be decommissioned, and the mill will be operated using only renewable biomass and natural gas.

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Lecta expands its line of Adestor film products and services

Lecta is expanding its range of Adestor self-adhesive materials and services with the launch of the new line of Adestor Standard Films adhesive film products. This new line of standard products includes both polypropylenes, which offer rigidity and high transparency, as well as polyethylenes, which fit perfectly on flexible or compressible packaging, with various finishes and thicknesses that cover a broad range of applications.

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UPM Raflatac extends CarbonNeutral® product portfolio

Direct thermal (DT) linerless labeling products help customers to reduce their packaging footprint and is in high demand in the packaging value chain. Sustainability and efficiency benefits of using linerless are significant as linerless brings up to a 40 percent reduction in material usage compared to traditional labelling technologies. DT linerless market has seen approximately 15 percent year-on-year growth in recent years.

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19 May 2022: Tissue Innovation Day

In anticipation of iT's Tissue 2022, Körber Business Area Tissue is organizing a special edition of the Tissue Innovation Days on 19 May, where customers and partners can discover the Körber ecosystem. During these sessions, dedicated to the new “one-stop-shop“ philosophy, Körber will reveal the advantages of the system that is capable of integrating all the technologies involved in the tissue converting process, from raw material to finished product and distribution logistics.

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Metsä Group awarded as Finland’s most startup-friendly company in 2021

Metsä Group has been selected as the most startup-friendly company in Finland in 2021. The award is presented by the entrepreneurial and startup community Tribe Tampere. “Metsä Group has actively developed its cooperation with the startup field, most concretely by establishing the innovation company Metsä Spring about four years ago. We are very grateful and proud that our determined contribution has led to this recognition,” says Erik Kolehmainen, who is responsible for Corporate Venturing operations at Metsä Group.

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Chris Frank named Vice President, Operations for BW Flexible Systems

BW Flexible Systems, a Barry-Wehmiller Packaging Systems company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Frank to the role of Vice President of Operations. As a member of BW Flexible Systems’ executive leadership team, Frank will direct leadership for the engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and field service teams across the company’s global locations. Frank has been with BW Flexible Systems for 15 years. He began his tenure with the company as Director of Supply Chain and was most recently Vice President of Customer Service.

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UPM Raflatac qualifies with Epson’s liner-free compatible thermal label printer

UPM Raflatac, supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, announced the UPM Raflatac OptiCut™ Direct Thermal (DT) Linerless product line has been qualified on the new Epson OmniLink® TM-L100 liner-free compatible thermal label printer. This will enable Epson and UPM Raflatac to offer improved linerless label performance for OmniLink TM-L100 users in the hospitality segment.

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Packaging can make homecare more sustainable

Mondi has highlighted the power of packaging in creating a more sustainable homecare industry. Thomas Kahl, Head of Sustainable Packaging Solutions FMCG & Industrial Channels at Mondi Flexible Packaging, addressed industry leaders at the Smithers International Cleaning Products Conference in Prague on 29 and 30 March 2022 and discussed the ways in which packaging can help manufacturers become more proactive in their approach to the environment.

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