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Stefan Breitenfeld
Dear ipw reader,

below please find a selection of the latest news from the world of pulp and paper.


your ipw and bio-fibre team

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DS Smith commissions Voith to rebuild PM 4 at Viana to increase production capacity and efficiency

DS Smith, global manufacturer of sustainable containerboard and specialty papers, has commissioned Voith to rebuild its PM 4 at the company’s Viana site in Northern Portugal. Producing around of 400,000 tons of kraftliner and high-performance top kraftliner per year, the mill is well positioned in Southern Europe. The extensive rebuild will increase production and improve overall efficiency. Production will expand to around 428,000 tons per year with a machine design speed of 1,100 m/min. The start-up of the project is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2023.


Eurosac Congress 2023: From nature to nature

More than 130 delegates met at this year’s Eurosac Congress from 4–6 May in Verona, Italy, for a vibrant knowledge transfer and networking. Under the motto “Paper sacks: from nature to nature”, the discussions focused on recent EU packaging legislation and on various approaches for paper sack recycling and fibre recovery. The grand finale was the presentation of the industry’s most promising innovations at the Eurosac Grand Prix Award.


Drewsen Spezialpapiere at this year's Identity Week in Amsterdam

From 13 – 14 June 2023, Drewsen Spezialpapiere will exhibit at “Identity Week” in the new host city of Amsterdam. The company therefore cordially invites all interested parties to visit booth 350 to gain an insight into Drewsen's security papers and to discuss anti-counterfeiting solutions.


Liansheng Pulp & Paper successfully starts up two Andritz PrimeLineTM tissue machines

Liansheng Pulp & Paper (Zhangzhou) Co., Ltd. has successfully started up two Andritz tissue machines including stock preparation and automation systems at its mill in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China. The tissue machines of the type PrimeLineTM W 2000 have a design speed of 2,000 m/min and a working width of 5.65 m. Both are equipped with energy-saving components like 20 ft. PrimeDry Steel Yankees and steam-heated hoods.


New streamlined Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof CIP and Process valves

Alfa Laval is unveiling two new hygienic valves, the Alfa Laval Unique Mixproof CIP and Unique Mixproof Process, extending its hygienic double-seat valve range to meet market demands. With the introduction of these two innovative mixproof valves, manufacturers concerned about product integrity now have a cost-effective way to enhance product safety while boosting process efficiency and sustainability.


Silbo upgrades all its pallet wrapping to paper with Mondi

Mondi has collaborated with Silbo to upgrade its pallet wrapping from plastic stretch film to Mondi’s kraft paper Advantage StretchWrap. Silbo has installed the first EW Technology PaperWrap machine at its plant in Zory, Poland and provides more sustainable flexible packaging for its broad range of customers, including those supplying fruits and vegetables.


Voith, Visy and Appita: Joint energy summit on decarbonization in paper production

Voith, in collaboration with its customer Visy, a global packaging and resource recovery company, held a two-day workshop on decarbonization in papermaking in Melbourne. The event was supported by Appita, the Australasian pulp and paper technical association. The Energy Summit brought together leaders and experts to discuss the latest solutions and proven technologies for energy efficiency, cost savings and operational improvements.


Limited-edition sample box from Holmen Iggesund

Holmen Iggesund’s new sample box, Touching Tomorrow, invites customers to discover materials, techniques and designs through a portfolio featuring the works of some very talented photographers and printing experts.



bio-fibre news

Holmen Iggesund invests in the future of packaging

The aim at Holmen Iggesund has always been to work closely with brands and other partners across the value chain. To advance this further, the company has created a new department. Showcasing how its collaborative approach will help meet customer needs, the Future Packaging department is developing packaging with exciting new fibre-based concepts.


UPM Raflatac announces a footprint milestone on its journey beyond fossils

UPM Raflatac’s ambition is to be the first label materials company beyond fossils. The company takes climate action by increasing the use of certified papers and the traceability of other biobased materials, by fostering a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and by developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of sustainably minded brands and companies.



I must go there:

Specialty Papers Asia 2023, 06/08/2023 - 06/09/2023, Singapore
PTS Coating Symposium 2023, 09/13/2023 - 09/14/2023, Bamberg
MIAC 2023, 10/11/2023 - 10/13/2023, Lucca