Manufacturer News

Smurfit Kappa launches a new tap for concentrated drinks in Bag-in-Box®

Smurfit Kappa has entered the soft-drinks market with its new QuickConnect Vitop (QVC) tap. Specifically developed with the industry in mind, the QuickConnect Vitop tap has been designed to fit existing soft drink and wine dispensers that are widely used in fast food chains and restaurants to serve drinks by the glass.


Stora Enso cancels its Annual General Meeting

Based on the development of the coronavirus situation and the announcements by the Finnish Government, Stora Enso has decided to cancel its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 19 March 2020.


Stora Enso to make Annual General Meeting available via webcast

Stora Enso is offering a possibility to follow its Annual General Meeting (AGM) via webcast as a precautionary measure to decrease any risk of infection of the new COVID-19 coronavirus. The company strongly encourages any shareholders who

  1. have recently visited a risk area for coronavirus infection,
  2. have symptoms of illness,
  3. or who are part of the risk group,

to consider following the AGM by webcast or authorizing another person to represent them at the meeting.


Holmen 2020 Annual General Meeting: Information relating to coronavirus

To reduce the risk of spreading the virus, Holmen’s 2020 AGM will be kept brief and will be held without any reception or food and drink afterwards. The company’s Board of Directors and Group Management will not be attending the AGM, with a few exceptions such as the Chairman of the Board and the CEO. During the AGM the CEO’s address will be reduced to a few minutes. A more extensive review of 2019 by Holmen’s CEO Henrik Sjölund will be published on at the time of the AGM.


Södra wins two awards at PPI Awards 2020

“We are absolutely delighted to announce that we won awards for both Environmental Leadership and Marketing Campaign of the Year at the 2020 PPI Awards in Portugal earlier this week,” as Södra states via press release.


Corex at Interpack

Corex and Blue Box Partners (BBP) will share a stand at Europe’s leading packaging show to underline the importance of sustainability and highlight their collaborative expertise to deliver a partnership for paper-based packaging solutions.


Stora Enso launches sustainable premium packaging for pellets

Stora Enso has taken another step forward by replacing plastic packaging with an eco-friendly solution and launching a new cardboard packaging box designed for pellets. With this new packaging, Stora Enso plays a pioneering role in the pellets industry and places sustainability, innovation and customer orientation at the centre of its developments.


Sappi celebrates technical innovation and sustainable innovative solutions

The Sappi Technical Innovation Awards take place annually across Sappi’s global businesses. Started in 2000, the awards programme is aimed at recognising and celebrating the best technical innovation within Sappi. The awards also help drive the creation of sustainable solutions within Sappi, paving the way for the next generation of people, sustainable products and processes. The award allows Sappi’s mills to demonstrate technical innovation in action across a range of projects. Nominations for the awards need to demonstrate technical innovation, economic impact, market leadership value, product/process impact and customer satisfaction.


Holmen installs ExtractEye in all mills

Digitalisation and smart handling of data give opportunities for more efficient mills with more stable processes and an even quality. Holmen has therefore bought the latest version of ExtractEye from PulpEye to their mills and is now in the implementation phase. This means that Holmen mills are actively taking steps towards Industry 4.0.



For brilliant, sustainable print products

Captivating colours, optimum cost efficiency and a sustainable value chain: these are some of the typical features of Sappi’s Inkjet and Dye Sublimation Papers. The global manufacturer will showcase its diverse, high-quality product ranges at FESPA Madrid, in hall 3, stand D30.


Sappi Europe to increase prices for Woodfree Coated and Woodfree Uncoated paper grades

Decreasing profitability combined with further cost increases makes a 5-8% price increase in all Sappi’s European markets unavoidable. This increase affects WFC and WFU sheets and reels and is valid as per the 14th of April 2020. Your local sales office representative will contact you with further market related details.


UPM takes next step towards 65% CO2 emission reduction goal by 2030

UPM has signed a long-term Wind Power Purchase agreement with German wind park development company wpd. The use of renewable wind power for UPM’s paper mills will help reduce CO2 emissions by 200,000 tonnes annually as of 2022, representing 5% of UPM’s total CO2 emissions. For UPM, this is an important step towards achieving the company’s ambitious 65% CO2 emission reduction target by 2030.