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PTS Corrugated Board Symposium 2020

From 09/08 to 09/09/2020, the PTS Corrugated Board Symposium 2020 will take place in Dresden with an international orientation for the first time. Participants can look forward to speakers from industry, business & science who will discuss and present interesting and future-oriented topics.

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Haptik Award 2020: Go ahead!

The Haptik Award competition by the trade magazine Paperazzo is back for 2020. The award honors high-quality paper and print products with a focus on tactile experiences.

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Södra: Continued investment in research

The Södra Foundation for Research, Development and Education has decided to grant an additional SEK 6.8 million to 13 research projects linked to forestry and the forest industry. “Investing in research is crucial to facilitating the transition of society, regardless of whether we are in a boom or a slump, or in a period of pandemic and uncertainty in the market. It is on the basis of this insight that we have decided to contribute additional funds,” said Göran Örlander, Chairman of the Foundation.

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ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2021: Date and new venue are fixed!

The ZELLCHEMING Association is pleased to announce the return to a proven and popular location, the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) Wiesbaden, at the same time as the date for the Expo and the Annual General Meeting that will take 9 to 10 June 2021. The event planned for June 2020 in the Frankfurt exhibition halls had been cancelled because of the corona pandemic.

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ZELLCHEMING Conference “Cellulose-based Materials - From Science to Technology” postponed

The first International ZELLCHEMING Conference on cellulose-based materials planned for June 21-24, 2020, in Darmstadt, Germany, will not take place this year. The background to this is the hygiene measures for the event, which had become necessary in view of the corona pandemic and for which numerous foreign participants were expected. Intensive investigations are currently underway to determine when the event can celebrate its postponed premiere. As soon as the new date is fixed, it will be announced.

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Dr. Jan Klingele becomes Chairman of the ICCA International Association

Dr. Jan Klingele, Managing Partner of the Klingele Group, has been elected Chairman of the International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA). Founded in 1961 as an international association for the corrugated board industry, ICCA's main goals are to work globally to address the concerns of the industry, to increase awareness of its products, services and issues, and to support the activities of its members at a national and regional level.

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Lotta Lyrå appointed new President and CEO of Södra

The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå as new President and CEO. She will take office this year and thereby replace CFO Peter Karlsson, who has been Interim President since 20 February this year.

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Cepi's position paper on EU-UK post-Brexit

Today, around 8.1 million tonnes of pulp, paper for recycling, paper and converted paper products are traded each year between the United Kingdom and the EU27, for a value of 7.3 billion euros. EU27 exports close to 4.1 million tonnes of paper, 0.7 million tonnes of converted paper products to the UK, as well as 0.4 million tonnes of pulp. The UK exports around 1.1 million tonnes of paper for recycling, 0.8 million tonnes of paper and 0.7 million tonnes of converted paper products to the EU27.

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PAMSA extends application deadline for its bursary and research programme

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) has extended the deadline for applications in its Masters of Engineering (M.Eng.) bursary and research programme until 22 June. The programme offers eligible BSc chemical engineering final-year students or graduates the opportunity to further their studies at participating universities by way of a R260,000 bursary over two years.

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The European Forest-based Ecosystem calls to be eligible for support by the European Recovery Plan and Industrial Strategy

In light of the European Commission’s expected announcement of which business ecosystems will be targeted by the European Recovery Plan and new Industrial Strategy for Europe, the partners of the forest-based sector have sent a proposal to EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, to include the European Forest-based Industries Ecosystem as one of the ecosystems eligible for support in the plan.

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BillerudKorsnäs postpone this year´s PIDA

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, BillerudKorsnäs has decided to postpone this year’s PIDA, the Packaging Impact Design Award arranged by BillerudKorsnäs and leading design colleges. This is to prevent the spread of the infection during the events and to ensure that all contenders have equal conditions when entering the competition.

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Tribute to the #paperpeople

Cepi, the European paper industry association, and its members across Europe would like to pay tribute to their employees guaranteeing continued production of essential products and to all transport operators ensuring deliveries across Europe.

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