Manufacturer News

Stora Enso has completed the divestment of its stake in the Dawang paper mill

Stora Enso has completed the divestment announced on 25 July 2019 of its 60% equity stake in the Dawang Mill in China to its joint venture partner, Shandong Huatai Paper. The transaction will not have any material impact on Stora Enso’s operational EBIT. Following the transaction, Stora Enso’s net debt will decrease by approximately EUR 22 million and annual sales by approximately EUR 60 million.

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Stora Enso plans to make organisational changes in the Paper division following the conversion of the Oulu Mill in 2020

Stora Enso’s Paper division is planning to make organisational changes to improve competitiveness and ensure efficient customer service after the Oulu Mill conversion for production of kraftliner for packaging. The planned changes would primarily affect commercial functions and operations support. The planned changes could result in a reduction of a maximum of 135 employees in the Paper division by the end of 2020.

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Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report rated among top ten globally

For the second year running, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2018 has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally according to the latest Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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Increased performance after maintenance

Feldmuehle GmbH, manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, has restarted production of paper machine 1 as planned after a 4-day maintenance shutdown. As part of the shutdown, various maintenance and improvement measures were carried out to further improve product quality.

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Holmen introduces digital wood scanning

Holmen is now taking another step towards more resource-efficient and digital forestry. Through an advanced three-dimensional image analysis of the forest company’s wood deliveries, Holmen will be able to increase the efficiency of transport and boost the added value of the wood.

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Lucart continues to focus on sustainability

Lucart, European manufacturer of tissue, airlaid and MG paper for flexible packaging, continues to focus on sustainability and on researching environmentally-friendly and innovative solutions with a view to reducing the environmental impact of its products.

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Smurfit Kappa group to install yet another new Barberán digital press

Smurfit Kappa Group, manufacturers of paper packaging, with operations in Europe and America, announces the purchase of yet another Barberán digital single-pass press. This new production line, a Jetmaster 1890 with 6 colors and a maximum width of 1890 mm print width and 80 m/min running speed will be installed in their Mexican plant in Atlacomulco and will be fully operational in Q1 2020.

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IFRA Expo

UPM Communication Papers continues to support newsprint industry at IFRA WPE 2019

UPM Communication Papers will take part in this year’s IFRA World Publishing Expo to be held in Berlin from 8 to 9 October. Every year newspaper publishers and printers gather at IFRA to learn about the latest print innovations. This year marks the first time that the IFRA will run concurrently with the DCX Digital Content Expo under the re-designed “Berlin Publishing Days” held from 7 to 10 October.

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Smurfit Kappa provides innovative triple head filling line for SkanVin

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box, the global expert in comprehensive Bag-in-Box® and Pouch-Up® packaging solutions, has installed a new triple head automatic filling line for bulk wine supply chain specialist SkanVin in Denmark.

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