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Valmet’s withdrawal from Russia is progressing

Valmet has progressed in reviewing its operations in Russia and implementing its exit plan. Already in the spring, the company decided not to make any new sales projects in Russia. In addition, it canceled EUR 70 million of its order backlog on March 31, 2022.

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Mondi and Beck Packautomaten launch FunctionalBarrier Paper solution

Mondi has collaborated with German machine supplier Beck Packautomaten to create a functional paper solution that has the “potential to revolutionise eCommerce” by replacing plastic packaging and creating right-sized packaging for a wide range of products.

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15 June 2022: Körber Italian Supplier Day

The pandemic has changed the dynamics of all markets, highlighting the criticalities issue of the economies but at the same time opening up new opportunities. Supply Chain is one of the business sectors that have been affected significantly and companies and suppliers alike are facing new challenges. Körber, thanks to its experience in the sector and its cutting-edge research and development center, is evolving from simple machinery supplier to strategic partner of technologically advanced solutions through the Körber ecosystem.

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Concern and hope at iT's Tissue after disappearance of helicopter with six passengers and pilot on board

Following the report that a helicopter carrying six tissue industry professionals in addition to the pilot went missing in the area between the provinces of Lucca and Modena yesterday, iT’s Tissue issued the following statement.

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ZELLCHEMING

Voith presents portfolio at Zellcheming

The paper industry is facing unprecedented challenges. Rising material prices, high energy costs and changing framework conditions require new approaches and solutions. This year's hybrid Zellcheming trade show serves as an exchange platform of pioneering process and product technology innovations for the paper, cellulose and fiber-based industries. Voith will present under the motto “Papermaking for Life” at the Zellcheming trade show, Booth 24, Hall North.

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Andritz to supply biomethanol purification plant for Veolia in Äänekoski, Finland

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Veolia Services Suomi, a Veolia Group company, to supply a biomethanol purification plant. The plant, which will be integrated into Metsä Fibre’s bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, refines the crude sulphate methanol generated in pulp production to obtain commercial-grade biomethanol.

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Drewsen withdraws from envelope paper production

Due to the expansion of the sustainable paper portfolio, and the ongoing development of technical speciality papers, Drewsen Spezialpapiere will discontinue the production of its Procuverto grades with effect from 1 July 2022. For Drewsen, this is the next logical step in the desire to focus on sustainable, future-oriented paper solutions and to facilitate further growth.

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Stora Enso assesses growth opportunities in recycled packaging materials with conversion in Langerbrugge

Stora Enso has started a feasibility study at its paper production site in Langerbrugge, Belgium, for the conversion of one of the two paper lines into a high-volume recycled containerboard line. Aligned with Stora Enso’s strategic focus on renewable materials, the investment would support the growth opportunity created by the increasing demand for recycled packaging board.

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Cepi Update

The EU Parliament shows ambition on forest sinks, not on materials substitution

The EU Parliament approved a very ambitious, yet realistic, target for how much CO2 European forests should help remove from the atmosphere. The goal could be reached only by adapting our forests to climate change threats and increasing their annual growth, including afforestation. Lawmakers also rejected a proposal to combine the agricultural and forestry sectors in the tabled revision of the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation. This should ensure that forests will not be used to compensate for emissions from farming, which is known to be a “hard to decarbonise sector”.

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Sappi Europe shares insight on its sustainability journey at PulPaper in Helsinki

Today we are all experiencing the serious impact of climate change. Sappi Europe, as a global company, is committed to pursuing a stringent decarbonisation plan to reduce detrimental effects on the environment. As part of its long-term global commitment to climate protection and sustainable production, the company has successfully converted many of its production sites to renewable energy. At its Kirkniemi Mill in Lohja, Finland, Sappi Europe has invested an amount in the double-digit millions which will enable the full conversion of its energy supply to renewable bioenergy.

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Chemspec Europe: High-level networking and learning opportunities

Successful restart: From 31 May to 1 June 2022, Chemspec Europe attracted 5,122 industry experts from 57 countries, of which 3,162 were trade visitors. A total of 287 exhibitors from 26 countries presented their product portfolio on a net exhibition space of 5,300 m2 at Messe Frankfurt, Germany. With topics such as sustainable innovations, regulatory compliances, circular bio-economy, green chemistry, digitalisation, and the flourishing startup scene, the 35th International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals highlighted insights of current and future developments within the industry.

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Siemens acquires Senseye: Predictive maintenance for industrial companies

Siemens is further expanding its portfolio in the field of innovative predictive maintenance and asset intelligence with the acquisition of Senseye. The global industrial analytics software company is headquartered in Southampton, in the UK. Senseye is a provider of outcome-oriented predictive maintenance solutions for manufacturing and industrial companies. Senseye’s predictive maintenance solution enables a reduction in unplanned machine downtimes by up to 50%, increased maintenance staff productivity by up to 30%.

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