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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint February 19

Susanne Haase
Dear ipw reader,

I have been attentively reporting about CEPI’s progress concerning the ‘2050 Roadmap to a low-carbon bio-economy’ since the very beginning. Now, the first action, the Two Team project, was officially launched and the first meeting has just taken place in Lenzing, Austria.

The teams are urged to think outside of the box and they are looking for the maximum support from passionate stakeholders within the pulp and paper industry, and also from beyond this sector. Anyone with a creative idea is very welcome to submit it a.s.a.p. at www.unfoldthefuture.eu.

In November this year, at least four breakthrough technology concepts should be delivered. The jury – composed of CEOs and high-level European officials – will select the winning concept, and during CEPI’s Annual Meeting at the European Paper Week 2013 the winner will be unveiled.

Make sure to get involved! We will keep you posted in any event.


PS: Magazine deadlines for ipw with a focus on energy, drives & automation, pumps & valves are approaching. Please contact Susanne Haase, sha@ipwonline.de for editorial by March 1 and Jean-Pierre Ferreira, jpf@ipwonline.de for advertising by March 15.

PPS: Our tissue issue will be out this week.

Södra: Decision to sell Tofte chemical pulp mill in Norway

Södra has decided to divest the Tofte chemical pulp mill in Norway. According to the company, this decision has been made as a result of longstanding difficulties with unsatisfactory profitability at the mill. A process has begun to sell the mill.
Brigl & Bergmeister: Cooperation with Cham Paper Group

Brigl & Bergmeister, producer of 1-side coated paper for labels and flexible packaging has signed a cooperation agreement with Cham Paper Group. Once the base paper production at the facility in Cham, Switzerland, has been shut down, B&B in Niklasdorf, Austria, will take over the production and marketing of their silicone base papers (Clay Coated Kraft paper). Cham will provide its highly specialized technical expertise.
CEPI: Launching the Two Team Project

CEPI – the Confederation of European Paper Industries – is giving innovation a head start by launching the Two Team Project. It consists of two competing teams that include experts, scientists, manufacturers, suppliers and representatives of the pulp and paper industry and other sectors.
FEFCO: Introducing Mr Corrugated

FEFCO, the umbrella organisation of the European Corrugated Board Industry, is launching an impactful advertising campaign this spring to reinforce perceptions about the many benefits of corrugated packaging.
Kemira: Price increase for ASA products

Kemira increases the price for Alkenyl Succinic Anhydride (ASA) products in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Price increase will range from 5% to 10% and will be effective for all deliveries from April 1st 2013 onwards or as the specific contract terms allow.
Greenpeace: New green ranking guide

Greenpeace Italy released a new green ranking guide, which revealed major differences between the policies of high-end fashion brands on toxic water pollution and deforestation.
Scheufelen: Top awards for "Moving the World" 2013 calendar

The sensation at the prestigious "gregor international calendar awards" for exceptional calendarsof the evening was Papierfabrik Scheufelen from Lenningen, Germany. For the first time in the history of the competition, "Gold" and the “Gregor” judges award for outstanding achievement from the Graphischer Klub Stuttgart went to the same entrant for the second time in a row.
Stora Enso: Hannu Kasurinen to leave Building and Living Business Area

Stora Enso and Hannu Kasurinen, who has led the Building and Living Business Area for almost five years, have agreed that Kasurinen will leave his role as Business Area head once a successor has been appointed. In the meanwhile, he is fully committed to supporting the potential implementation of the plans announced today together with his management team.
Ashland: Demonstration of "Ashland Advantage" at Tissue World

At the upcoming Tissue World 2013 exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, experts from Ashland Water Technologies, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., will be available at stand C250 to share the latest developments and discuss the company’s industry-leading research and testing capabilities.
Metso: Valves for several pulp and paper projects in Asia-Pacific

During recent months, Metso has received various orders for automated process valves from several customers in the Asia-Pacific region. The automated valves of Metso have been selected for several mid-size projects where customers are rebuilding their processes in order to improve and maximize process performance, efficiency and safety.
Andritz: Start up of rebuilt paper machine at Smurfit Kappa, Germany

Andritz has successfully completed the start-up of PM2’s dryer section at Smurfit Kappa’s Hoya mill, Germany. As a result, Smurfit Kappa – one of the leading producers of paper-based packaging in the world with more than 41,000 employees in 32 countries - can achieve its goals to increase capacity, improve product quality, and reduce energy consumption.
Buckman: Showcasing innovative Creping Products at Tissue World

Buckman, a global specialty chemical company with expertise in creping, is showcasing its portfolio of innovative tissue and toweling products at Tissue World in Barcelona, Spain.
Sappi Fine Paper Europe: Increasing prices for second time

Sappi Fine Paper Europe will increase its prices for all coated fine paper sheets and reels by 5 to 7% as from the 1st of April 2013. In the event that market conditions mean that commercial downtime needs to be taken at its coated mills during this time the company underlinded that it will not hesitate to do so.
Metso: New Automation center in Thailand

Metso has opened a new Automation service center in Ratchaburi, Thailand. The service center supports Metso’s strategy to grow its Automation business globally and strengthens Metso’s service capabilities in Thailand.

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