Manufacturer News

New Iggesund thick paperboard for packaging certified for HP Indigo digital commercial presses

A new thick paperboard from Iggesund Paperboard has been certified for HP Indigo for printing high-value applications on commercial digital presses. The 18 pt (457 microns ) Invercote Creato 380 g/m2 is double coated on both sides, offering identical print surfaces on both sides, making it especially suitable for premium packaging applications The paperboard was tested and certified for the HP Indigo 10000 series and HP Indigo 7000 series presses.

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Lecta now operating under the ISO 45001 standard

Lecta has successfully completed the adaptation process of OHSAS 18001 certification to the new ISO 45001 standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems in all its manufacturing sites as planned. The new international certification will replace OHSAS 18001 starting in March 2021. Lecta has completed its transition smoothly and with ample time for transition.

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FreeForm Packaging AB launches high barrier solution

FreeForm packaging has launched a new paper based high barrier solution. The high barrier has a thin layer that protects the packaging against oxygen transition and is environmentally friendly. Up until now FreeForm Packaging has only been able to sell a non-barrier solution, but as a result of the new oxygen-impermeable packaging, they are also able to offer packaging with good OTR and WVTR values.

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Sofidel launches Papernet Defend Tech

Sofidel, manufacturer of tissue paper for hygienic and domestic use, continues to innovate and diversify its solutions for personal hygiene and cleaning public spaces and the workplace, with new products developed specifically to guarantee proper hygiene thanks to the antibacterial, antimicrobial and sanitizing features of the active ingredients used.

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Mondi produces and donates protective medical gowns for key health care workers in Germany

Mondi, global packaging and paper group, has contributed material and processing expertise to produce plastic protective gowns for staff at local nursing homes and retirement facilities in order to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. The first 100 of these disposable, single-use garments have been delivered to the regional district’s Civil Protection Authority in Diepholz, who will oversee the distribution to facilities that need it most. Mondi plans to produce at least 10,000 further gowns in the coming months.

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Sappi Europe reports a fire at its Alfeld Mill production site in Germany

In the early evening on the 12th of May, Sappi Europe’s Alfeld Mill site, situated in Germany, reported a fire around the area of its paper machine 3. There have been no recorded casualties and an evaluation by official experts is underway to assess the cause of the fire and the resulting damage to the paper machine.

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Stora Enso launches Box Inc – a B2B marketplace for renewable packaging

Stora Enso introduces Box Inc, a digital B2B marketplace for corrugated packaging made of renewable materials. Box Inc is a new platform business designed to help companies source packaging easily online, while enabling suppliers to access new customers without having to create their own digital presence.

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Main equipment purchases for Metsä Group’s investment projects in Finland agreed

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has agreed on the main equipment purchases for the new sawmill to be built in Rauma and the planned bioproduct mill in Kemi. The total value of the agreements is approximately EUR 500 million and their degree of Finnish content 70 per cent. In the spring of 2019, Metsä Group started the pre-engineering for investments totalling roughly EUR 2 billion, including the Rauma sawmill, Kemi bioproduct mill and the first phase of the modernisation of the Husum pulp mill in Sweden. With these investments, Metsä Group meets across the entire forest industry value chain the needs of forest owners and its customers even better than before.

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New unique system for tailor-made Shaped Paper Pods

With the TPU paper form, fill and seal machine from Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technology, and the BillerudKorsnäs 3D formable FibreForm® paper, a new solution is born. Shaped Paper Pods is a packaging system for uniquely shaped and right-sized packaging, with a tactile feeling reflecting the brand and product content. The new sustainable solution is ideal for product samples, inserts, refills, portion packs and disposable packaging, long awaited by brand owners with high environmental ambitions.

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Mondi and RB partnership results in great Finish®

Global packaging and paper group Mondi has partnered with Reckitt Benckiser Group to launch a fully recyclable, mono-material flexible plastic packaging portfolio for the premium line of its Finish® dishwasher tablets Quantum Ultimate.

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Market demands increasingly drive sustainability work

Over the past 60 years, regulatory requirements have been the biggest driver of environmental efforts by the process industry. But now brand owners with high sustainability expertise have become an important force – by making more and more demands on their suppliers right across the sustainability spectrum.

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Smurfit Kappa equips a birch sap producer Fée Nature with a fully automatic filling machine

Smurfit Kappa, an expert in complete Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions, has announced its collaboration with Fée Nature, a young French company producing birch sap. Smurfit Kappa will equip the start-up company with filling and Bag-in-Box® technologies.

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