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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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Ahlstrom-Munksjö Rhinelander plant announces temporary machine idle

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announced that it plans to temporarily idle #8 Paper Machine in December 2021, along with its #20 Supercalender and #21 Rewinder in July 2022 at its Rhinelander, Wisconsin Plant in the United States. #8 Paper Machine has a capacity of 14,000 tons per year. The total number of people affected is yet to be determined based on retirements and other potential job assignments.

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Metsä Group to recruit 50 new specialists

Metsä Group is now inviting applications for its apprenticeship training programme that will begin in January 2022. Approximately 50 new jobs will be offered in our production units around Finland.

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Mondi: Hat trick at Austrian Green Packaging Star Awards

Mondi has won three awards for sustainable packaging at the Austrian Green Packaging Star Awards. The annual Green Packaging Star Awards recognise environmentally-friendly packaging and recycling solutions, as well as packaging-related improvements in operational processes in production, logistics, and distribution. The award is presented by Kompack magazine and the Austrian Research Institute for Chemistry and Technology.

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Lessebo Paper announces appointment of new CEO

Lessebo Paper has announced the appointment of Jens Olson as the new Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Olson will drive Lessebo Paper’s market expansion and partnerships worldwide.

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Bio E - Barrier coatings a step closer to becoming completely fossil free

Holmen Iggesund launches paperboard coated with Bio E, a barrier coating solution made from 75 percent renewable raw materials and approved for industrial composting.

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SCA to increase kraftliner prices by € 50 per tonne

SCA increases prices on brown and white kraftliner by € 50 per tonne in Europe. The new prices are valid from October 1, 2021.

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Huhtamaki partners with RiverRecycle and VTT

Finding new ways to address our environmental challenges is reliant on our ability to foster innovation to find ways of driving systemic change. To support such innovation and progress towards circularity, Huhtamaki donated € 600,000 to fund the development and piloting of a river waste collector, invented by the Finnish cleantech start-up RiverRecycle.

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Stora Enso completes the union negotiations in Kvarnsveden

Stora Enso has completed the union negotiations regarding the closure of pulp and paper production at Kvarnsveden. A total of 340 people will be permanently laid off. Some 25% of the redundancies can be managed through pension arrangements, and 100 people have already found new jobs within Stora Enso or with an external employer. The redundancies will mostly take effect in November.

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Circular economy at Kelheim Fibres

A sustainable product is a mosaic of many individual building blocks - Kelheim Fibres is constantly working to further improve every single one of these building blocks. The viscose special fibres from Kelheim can be functionalised as required - this often saves further processing steps (such as dyeing or coating) and thus also energy, water and chemicals.

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