Manufacturer News

UPM permanently closes its Chapelle newsprint mill

UPM has permanently ceased production at its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France, on Thrusday. The consultation process with employee representatives was completed on June 15th, 2020 according to French legislation and approved by French authorities on July 15th, 2020.

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Barrier-coated paperboard – the alternative to plastic for smart packaging

The hunt for materials that can replace plastic is intense. Innovation work is being done on a global scale to find renewable alternatives to plastic so that humanity can reduce the huge impact on the environment from our use of plastic. Many solutions are being tried but we still have no material with all of plastic’s great advantages without its devastating disadvantages. Instead of waiting for that magic material, which may never come, packaging buyers concerned about the climate should consider the existing alternatives and move to composite materials.

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Smurfit Kappa launches Bag-in-Box packaging solution for hand sanitiser

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has extended its range to include a hand sanitiser solution to meet the ongoing demand for the product in many markets.

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Mondi upgrades paper bags facility in Hungary

Mondi has successfully completed the implementation of a new state-of-the-art paper sack converting machine at its Nyíregyháza site in Hungary. The machine – a Windmöller & Hölscher AD 8320 / AM 8115 – allows the plant to produce a new line of sophisticated paper sacks for food packaging. The site will be capable of producing more than 130 million sacks annually.

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Pure Performance by KM7

BillerudKorsnäs launches Pure Performance, a White Top Kraftliner that combines high strength, excellent printability and purity in one material. Pure Performance is a unique paper product that offers packaging material reduction thanks to its 3-ply construction.

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Södra announces further expansion of Värö

Södra is planning a new investment for its state-of-the-art pulp mill in Värö which will allow the mill to increase capacity yet further, in steps toward 850,000 tpy.

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Drewsen establishes Competence Center for paper straws

Plastic drinking straws are one of the single-use plastic products that will be banned as the result of a European directive (2019/904) from mid-2021. Paper straws are a sustainable alternative.

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BillerudKorsnäs and Haver & Boecker are bundling their know-how to perfect packaging

In the world of bulk powdered goods such as building materials, chemicals and foodstuffs, different supply chains place differing demands on packaging. Additionally, the machinery used across the world to produce and fill the packaging consists of many different technologies, brands and models. This has resulted in the development and use of a variety of packaging solutions and processes. Therefore BillerudKorsnäs and Haver & Boecker have developed a set of recommendations called the Sack Packaging Norms.

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New recycling recommendations help climate efforts

In the UK new recommendations allow paperboard packaging to contain up to 15 per cent plastic and still be considered recyclable. One item of such packaging can have 80 per cent less climate impact compared with the corresponding all-plastic packaging.

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Mondi safely packages QIAGEN’s SARS-CoV-2 test cartridge

Mondi, a global packaging and paper group, is committed to playing its part in the supply of essential products during the COVID-19 outbreak and has recently developed packaging for QIAGEN's SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test kit.

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Sappi Europe follow up on Alfeld Mill fire damage

As recently announced on the 12th of May Sappi Europe’s Alfeld Mill site, situated in Germany, suffered a fire around the area of its paper machine 3. In follow up to this incident there has been a thorough inspection and investigation of the area affected by the fire. Results found that there is limited damage to the paper machine itself with the MG cylinder being found to be undamaged. The focus of the damage was to the machine hall, particularly to the mezzanine ceiling and the roof of which both are currently undergoing repairs ahead of production being restarted.

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Sofidel launches disposable paper towel

Sofidel, manufacturer of tissue paper for hygienic and domestic use, continues to innovate and diversify its solutions for personal and household hygiene, proposing the new Nicky Defend, a disposable tissue paper towel with antibacterial lotion designed for the consumer market and specifically developed to guarantee proper hygiene.

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