Manufacturer News

Heinzel Group announces closure of Raubling Papier GmbH

Heinzel Group has made the difficult decision to close its subsidiary, Raubling Papier GmbH, in Germany, due to persistently difficult market conditions and challenging economic circumstances. This decision follows comprehensive discussions with the local works council, resulting in a successfully concluded social plan. More than half of the affected employees have already secured new employment, reflecting the effectiveness of the company’s transition support efforts.

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Sappi awarded highest sustainability level by EcoVadis for six consecutive years

Sappi has again achieved Platinum, the highest rating in EcoVadis’ sustainability assessment across all three of its manufacturing regions – Europe, North America, and South Africa. Sappi continues to be among the top 1% of the companies worldwide rated by EcoVadis in the manufacture of pulp, paper and paperboard category. In 2018-2019, Sappi received EcoVadis gold medal, which was the highest level until the Platinum category was introduced in 2020.

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SCA updates MTN program and publishes prospectus

Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (publ) on May 8, 2018 established a Medium Term Note program (MTN) with a loan framework amounting to SEK 8 billion. Up to and including July 5, 2024 SCA has issued SEK 6.2 billion under the MTN program, of which SEK 4 billion is outstanding.

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Mondi anniversary: Color Copy digital colour printing paper celebrates 35 years

Color Copy, the premium paper from Mondi for laser and inkjet printing, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Since its introduction in 1989, Color Copy has become an essential part of any digital print project, from business documents and marketing materials to creative products. This premium digital colour printing paper offers perfect print quality, high colour brilliance and excellent detail retention. In honour of this anniversary, Mondi has expanded the product range to include additional Color Copy papers for high-speed inkjet printing on reel stock.

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SCA to increase kraftliner prices by €60 per tonne

The new price is valid from August 1, 2024. “We see a continued good growth in the market with a solid increased demand for Kraftliner”, remarks Mikael Frölander, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at SCA Containerboard.

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Mondi celebrates completion of €125 million containerboard mill upgrade in Kuopio, Finland

Mondi has completed its €125 million investment in the Kuopio containerboard mill. It includes upgrades to the wood yard, fibre line, evaporation plant, and paper machine producing ProVantage Powerflute®, a high-performance fluting predominantly used in fresh fruit and vegetable trays and boxes.

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Investments approved for the Sappi mill in Maastricht

For paper manufacturer Sappi, sustainability and climate protection are of paramount importance and are at the root of a long-term global commitment. In 2021, Sappi invested in the modernisation of its steam generation boiler at its Maastricht mill in the Netherlands. To reduce CO2 emissions, part of the gas-generated steam was replaced by electric steam via the new e-boiler. The electricity used is generated mainly from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The innovative technology has proven so successful that Sappi will now be investing in a second e-boiler which is expected to further reduce CO2 emissions year after year. Construction of the new e-boiler has already begun, with delivery and commissioning planned for the end of 2025.

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UPM Raflatac introduces new wave for plastic packaging

UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its New Wave paper label material compatible with recycling. It is the first RecyClass certified paper label material to obtain a Letter of Compatibility for use on rigid high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) containers. The test results confirm the compatibility even for natural and white material streams, which require the highest purity of recyclate from the recycling processes. This groundbreaking new label material represents a major step forward in the recycling of rigid plastic packaging, helping brand owners continue to make the shift towards enhanced circularity. At the moment, New Wave is the only RecyClass-recognized label solution for rigid natural and white HDPE and PP material streams.

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BW Converting launches its mission-led rebranding

In a world where the only constant is change, BW Converting is set to make it a positive one. At drupa in Düsseldorf, BW Converting – formerly BW Converting Solutions – has launched an updated branding identity on the heels of incorporating print and industrial technology company Baldwin into its roster – a portfolio that already includes heavyweights Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Winkler+Dünnebier (W+D), as well as Hudson-Sharp, STAX Technologies and Northern Engraving and Machine Company.

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Mondi and Meurer wake up coffee wrapping with new paper solution

Mondi has created a new secondary paper packaging solution for wrapping bundles of food and drinks, replacing plastic shrink film that has been the industry standard. The new paper solution, TrayWrap, is made with Mondi’s Advantage StretchWrap and is being used by a coffee brand to secure 12 coffee packages for transportation across Sweden.

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Mondi to showcase premium papers for luxury packaging at drupa

Mondi will be showcasing its latest sustainable packaging and paper solutions based on its Pergraphica®, IQ Grass+ Packaging and IQ Board brands at the touchpoint packaging (tpp) forum at drupa 2024 (Hall 3, Stand B31). These premium papers are uniquely suited to luxurious packaging applications and various types of personalisation, such as laser engraving.

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New uncoated paperboard enables superior packaging and graphical applications with a natural touch

Invercote Touch, an innovative uncoated paperboard, is designed to meet the growing demand for sustainable and visually appealing packaging materials while maintaining excellent printability. The latest addition to the Invercote portfolio, the new uncoated product uniquely delivers a natural-looking and tactile experience along with the high-quality properties of other Invercote products, such as strength, stiffness, creasability and strong sustainability credentials.

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