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AFRY accelerates the transition in Bioindustry

In response to industry developments driven by the international sustainability agenda as well as changing consumer behaviour, AFRY is placing even greater strategic focus on Bioindustry as one of its core focus areas. With a strong forest industry heritage, AFRY will leverage its wide range of offerings to provide a holistic set of services across management consulting, engineering, projects, operations and digital solutions.

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BASF and BillerudKorsnäs: Home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging

BASF and Swedish packaging manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs have cooperated to develop a home-compostable paper laminate for flexible packaging. The multi-layer film consists of three basic components: BillerudKorsnäs‘ paper ConFlex® Silk, a sealing layer made of BASF’s certified home compostable and partly bio-based biopolymer ecovio® and BASF’s water-based adhesive Epotal® Eco 3675 X which joins the film to the paper.

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Mondi: First paper bags plant in Colombia

Mondi, global packaging and paper manufacturer, will open its new state-of-the-art paper bags plant in Cartagena, Colombia in January 2021. It will be Mondi’s first operation in South America, reinforcing the group’s strength as a global paper bags supplier with a wide local footprint. The new plant will enable Mondi to improve and grow its services to better serve customers in the region.

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Experience and trust win contract for Voith in major rebuild project at Oji Papéis Especiais

Voith Paper, supplier of strategic solutions for paper manufacturers worldwide, has been commissioned by Oji Papéis Especiais (Oji Specialty Papers) to modernize its PM 2 and Coater PC 3 installed at the papermaker’s mill in Piracicaba, a country city in the state of São Paulo. The project also includes the rebuild and transfer of a VariPlus winder from the company’s Tomioka mill in Japan.

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ABB unveils new features with upgrades to Felt Moisture and Permeability Meters for paper mills

ABB has upgraded its industry-leading L&W Felt Moisture and Felt Permeability Meters with new software, unlocking new features that improve their value for paper mill customers as a key process measurement solution to optimize press section performance.

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Paper industry supports European Parliament call for new Industrial Strategy

Last week, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the New Industrial Strategy for Europe, a report by Italian Member of the European Parliament Carlo Calenda (S&D – Envi Committee).

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What is the key to sustainable innovation?

Sappi Europe has been promoting the development of sustainable packaging solutions for a number of years and has positioned itself as a “driver of innovation” in the industry. What is the secret of the global paper manufacturer’s success and what new and improved developments can we look forward to? Sappi will share the details on the latest episode of Blue Couch at 10 a.m. (CET) on Wednesday, 2 December (www.sappi-bluecouch.com).

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ANDRITZ receives order to supply a PrimeDry Steel Yankee as well as air and energy systems to Kartogroup in Spain

ANDRITZ Novimpianti, a member of the international ANDRITZ Group, has received an order from Kartogroup España S.L. to supply a PrimeDry Steel Yankee as well as air and energy systems for their Burriana mill, Spain.

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Drewsen upgrades PM5 pre-drying section

Drewsen Spezialpapiere has successfully implemented the second step of a 2-stage rebuild-concept to PM5, with an upgrade of the pre-drying section which has made a significant step towards improving over-all productivity.

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Sun Paper started up PM 39 successfully ahead of schedule

On Nov. 20th, Sun Paper, one of the biggest players in China’s paper industry and Voith’s long-term partner, has successfully started up the XcelLine graphic paper machine PM 39 at its Yanzhou site in Shandong province, China. With joint efforts of Sun Paper and Voith, the project was completed two weeks earlier than scheduled, and after the start-up, the production is stable with qualified paper rolled out. PM 39 is the 10th Voith-supplied production line operating at Sun Paper.

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4evergreen alliance launch: Striving for full circularity of fibre-based packaging by 2030

On Wednesday the wood fibre-based packaging alliance 4evergreen held its launch event entitled “Perfecting circularity with fibre-based packaging”. The online event included a panel debate with industry leaders from Stora Enso (Finland), Huhtamaki (Finland), Mars (US), Nestlé (Switzerland) and Smurfit Kappa (Ireland).

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BillerudKorsnäs: Solution for e-commerce mailers

E-Commerce mailer bags made from BillerudKorsnäs’ Xpression E-com paper have 50 percent lower fossil emissions than virgin plastic mailer bags and using this leads to the removal of biogenic carbon from the atmosphere. This is proven by a new independent study that compares the environmental impact of different types of e-commerce packaging.

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