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Applications for Metsä Group’s summer jobs 2021 now welcome

Metsä Group opened up the application process for next year’s summer jobs today. “We are hiring several hundreds of summer employees in Finland for the period between April and September. The recruitment will be carried out in accordance with the appropriate safety precautions. This year we already carried out the majority of the interviews and inductions of summer employees with the help of remote connections. The application process has been improved to better meet the wishes of summer employees.”

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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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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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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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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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Södra 360 Experience highlights sustainable choices with VR format

Södra has introduced the Södra 360 Experience, which takes advantage of virtual reality (VR) technology to increase knowledge about the role of the forest in society today and in the future, while also demonstrating the values and breadth of Södra’s business.

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Stora Enso to start feasibility study for expanding pulp and board capacity at Skoghall Mill

Stora Enso has decided to commence a feasibility study and environmental permit application process on enhancing and expanding the pulp- and board-making capabilities at its Skoghall Mill in Sweden. The investment would leverage the already strong mill into an integrated, highly cost-competitive and environmentally-friendly producer of packaging board and bleached softwood market pulp. The investment would serve customers globally and further establish Stora Enso as a provider of high-quality, renewable packaging materials.

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Senning joins Optima group

Since October 2020, Senning GmbH has joined the Optima Group, based in Schwaebisch Hall. The Bremen-based company specializes in the production and packaging of paper and tissue products.

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Pivot Solutions for the tissue business

The Tissue market is constantly evolving. The uncertainty of the cost of pulp, the high competitiveness of the market, the upheavals created by the current pandemic open up new challenges to tissue producers and transformers who need to anticipate competition with distinctive products, in short time frames and while preserving margins.

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Mondi joins CELAB consortium

Mondi has joined the newly created consortium CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels). This industry initiative was founded by companies in the self-adhesive label industry to create greater circularity for its products by enhancing and promoting matrix and release liner recycling around the world.

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö joins CELAB, a global coalition for circularity in the label industry

Ahlstrom-Munksjö has joined CELAB (Circular Economy for Labels), a global coalition recently created to promote the development of circular economy for self-adhesive label materials.

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