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  Contact www.ipwonline.de Imprint May 14

Susanne Haase
Dear ipw reader,

the debate about the migration of packaging ingredients into food is being whipped up again: Independent research conducted with 8,000 consumers just revealed that the role of packaging in food safety is among a list of key concerns. Two thirds (66%) of consumers admit that they are worried about food contamination, as well as the risk of chemicals leaching from the food packaging into the contents.

The survey has been commissioned by FEVE, as part of the Friends of Glass campaign, and – surprise, surprise - glas is subliminally praised as the safest packaging for health.

However: It is good that the paper industry is working hard to present its own solutions to this problem – and should make sure that these are promoted correspondingly as well…

We will, as always, keep you informed in any event!

PS: I am already looking forward to seeing you at PulPaper in Helsinki! Please let me know if there is anything you consider newsworthy.

With best regards,

Stora Enso: Divesting Uetersen mill, Germany

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its Uetersen specialty and coated fine paper mill in Germany to Brigl & Bergmeister, an Austrian specialty paper producer. The cash consideration for the divestment of the shares is EUR 10 million.
Valmet: Pulp and board production line to Stora Enso, China

Valmet will supply Stora Enso with a chemi-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) and a board production line for their new mill site in Beihai, Guangxi Province in China. The board machine will produce high-quality liquid packaging board and folding box board grades.
Survey: Europeans are worried about food safety

Independent research conducted with 8,000 consumers reveals that Europeans are more worried about health and food safety than environmental problems, international terrorism or public safety.
Sappi: Expanding Algro Sol Release Liners Portfolio

Sappi Fine Paper Europe is targeting new markets with an expanded weight range in its Algro Sol portfolio of release liners following the successful EUR 60 million transformation of Alfeld Mill’s PM2.
James Cropper: Honorored with LUXE PACK in green award

Jury members awarded the 2014 Shanghai LUXE PACK in green award to James Cropper for its paper made from cocoa husks. This cocoa paper is a highly original innovation which has already won over the chocolate and chocolate packaging industries!
Mohawk: Elizabeth Talerman appointed to Board of Directors

Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has named Elizabeth Talerman to its Board of Directors.
Kemira: Sodium chlorate supplier for Klabin's new pulp mill

Kemira has been selected as a supplier of sodium chlorate to Klabin's new 1.5 million t/y pulp mill in Paraná, Brazil.
CEPI: Event on paper recycling in Poland

CEPI in collaboration with the Association of Polish Papermakers and the Capital City of Warsaw Municipal Office is inviting to a seminar entitled ‘Circular Economy – How to improve paper collection in Poland’ at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.
Valmet: Order agreement for pulp dryers finalized

Valmet and Klabin S.A. have signed the supply contract, according to which Valmet will supply two pulp drying lines to Klabin's new plant in Ortigueira in Paraná, Brazil. Valmet announced the letter of intent of the delivery on March 7, 2014.
Voith: Training Center in Kunshan inaugurated

In a festive ceremony on April 23, which was also attended by Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Economic Affairs Minister, Voith has opened the Voith China Training Center.
Kemira: Closing acquisition of BASF's AKD emulsion business

Kemira Oyj has closed the acquisition of BASF's global AKD emulsion business announced on February 27.
Port of Tilbury: New deal to handle palletised paper

The Port of Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal announces a new deal with Hemisphere Freight to handle over 20,000 t of directories from Spain.
New Paper Manufacturing training now available

Convergence Training, a leading producer of industrial training products and operational efficiency tools, announced the addition of nearly 50 new courses to their paper manufacturing course library.
Voith: 500th sale of shoe press technology

The NipcoFlex shoe press technology from Voith is a worldwide market success. Voith has now, for the 500th time, been able to support its customers with this press concept.
UPM: New analysis tool for investors and analysts

UPM has released a new iPad analysis tool for investors and analysts. The application provides easy access to UPM's key financial figures, share prices, press releases, presentations and reports in a compact and easy-to-use format.
Tappi: Research and Development Technical Award to Dr. Junyong Zhu

Dr. Junyong Zhu, Team Leader, U.S. Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory, has been named winner of the 2014 Research and Development Technical Award and William H. Aiken Prize by TAPPI’s International Research Management Committee (IRMC).
Valmet: Boiler plant to Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto

Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto Oy (TSE) has chosen Valmet as the boiler supplier for their upcoming power plant in Naantali, Finland. The new power plant is scheduled to start up in the autumn of 2017.
FEFCO: Health & Safety is top priority

FEFCO’s aim is to reduce accidents further by raising awareness among its members and by sharing internally their knowledge, experience and ideas. Therefore, FEFCO has started a structured exchange on accidents information and learnings.
APP: Announcing conservation of 1 mio ha of Indonesian rainforest

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has announced a plan to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia.
Lecta: Recognized by WWF for disclosing ecological footprint

Lecta has been recognized by WWF for disclosing its ecological footprint in the WWF Environmental Paper Company Index 2013.
BYK: New Additive to increase the surface energy of coatings

Until now it has only been possible to either reduce the surface energy of cured coatings by adding silicone additives or to maintain its original level by adding acrylate leveling additives. Using the new BYK-3560 the surface energy of cured coatings can now even be increased.
Eldorado Brazil pulp mill sets new world record

After a little more than one year of operation, the greenfield pulp mill of Eldorado Brasil in Três Lagoas, Brazil, set three consecutive world records for daily pulp production in March. On March 30, Eldorado produced 5,156 t in a single day, breaking its own previous world records set on March 20 (5,056 t) and March 19 (4,990 t).
PTS: New generation of image analysis system

After releasing various updates and new application modules, the DOMASmultispec system was now ported to a new software platform. The most important and eponymous enhancement is the possibility for recording, processing and analysing multispectral data, recorded using a scanner or camera, to supplement optical images.