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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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PulPac, Nordic barrier coating and OrganoClick has been granted funding from BioInnovation

The consortium of PulPac, Nordic Barrier Coating and OrganoClick has been granted financial support for continued development of 100 % biobased, plastic- and PFAS-free barriers and materials for demanding food packaging applications. The development project is funded from the Swedish strategic innovation program BioInnovation financed by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova.

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ABB extends to offer new insertion design and larger flow-through options

ABB has updated its KPM KC7 Microwave Consistency Transmitter portfolio with a larger flow-through sensor to fit process pipes with a diameter of up to 16”, giving more customers the choice to measure the total consistency of mixed pulps with a flow-through sensor. The technology leader has also launched a redesigned insertion type with a new dual-plate sensor.

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Pine oil from the forest to become fossil-free biofuel for domestic aviation

“The forestry industry is key to a successful transition from today’s fossil-based economy to a future bioeconomy. As a major forest owner, with associated industries, it is natural for us to take a more active role in the development of the fuels of the future. This broadens our business and establishes SCA as a player in biofuels processing,” says Mikael Källgren, President Renewable Energy at SCA.

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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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PCMC opens state-of-the-art Packaging Innovation Center

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, welcomed 70-plus customers, suppliers and area supporters to its new Packaging Innovation Center on April 26 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tour and overview presentation.

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Edith Leeuta appointed as Fibre Circle CEO

Fibre Circle, the producer responsibility organisation (PRO) for the South African paper and paper packaging sector, has appointed Edith Leeuta as chief executive officer effective 1 May 2022. “The Fibre Circle Board is delighted to welcome Edith to the team,” says Dinga Mncube, chairman. “Her vision, drive, passion for the environment and experience are what Fibre Circle needs to ensure that our children inherit a better environment.”

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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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B&B Triplewall Containers chooses Voith BlueLine OCC stock preparation

Renowned Indian board producer B&B Triplewall Containers Limited has chosen to partner with Voith with the order of a BlueLine OCC stock preparation and advanced approach flow system for its Krishnagiri PM 1. With a capacity of 250 tons per day, the new stock preparation line will consistently supply high-quality OCC pulp for the production of stable container board.

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ZELLCHEMING

Andritz: Comprehensive service product portfolio for sustainable paper production at Zellcheming

Andritz will present its comprehensive service portfolio for sustainable paper production at the Zellcheming trade show from June 29 to July 1, 2022, in Wiesbaden, Germany. In addition to applications in fiber preparation, the focus will lie primarily on the full product portfolio for machine clothings and roll service.

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Impact evaluation of fire at Valmet’s Rautpohja factory site

The impact evaluation of a fire that broke out on Saturday May 7 at Valmet’s Rautpohja factory site in Jyväskylä, Finland, is ongoing. The fire, which started at a workshop during a roll test and caused minor injuries to one employee, was fully extinguished over the weekend. The official investigations by the authorities are ongoing at the factory site.

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Testing devices for accurate & reliable measurement of particle charge, zeta potential at PulPaper 2022

Knowing the particle charge and the zeta potential of pulp suspensions is key to determining the right amount of additives needed in the wet end of the paper making process. Precise testing systems, such as the CAS touch and FPA touch from Emtec Electronic GmbH, allow manufacturers and chemical suppliers to achieve greater control over the chemical consumption and thus also over the quality of the final product. Emtec will be onsite at PulPaper in Helsinki from June 7-9, 2022.

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