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Koenig & Bauer is the first press manufacturer to join the Healthy Printing Initiative

Koenig & Bauer has underlined its commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly print products and packaging by joining the Healthy Printing Initiative. This decision also helps to strengthen the network with its own ‘preferred suppliers’, a number of whom are already active members.

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Stora Enso and Tetra Pak join forces to triple the recycling capacity of beverage cartons in Poland

The partnership, that follows a comprehensive feasibility study, sees the introduction of a large-scale carton repulping line at Stora Enso’s Ostroleka production unit in Poland. The line will triple the annual recycling capacity of used beverage cartons in Poland from 25 000 to 75 000 tonnes. This will allow recycling of the entire volume of beverage cartons sold in the country and the ones coming from neighbouring countries, including Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

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Mondi and Unilever: Aluminium-free paper-based packaging

Unilever, together with Mondi, have developed a new high barrier paper-based packaging material for Unilever’s Colman’s dry Meal Maker and Sauces range by reducing plastic, increasing paper content, and consequently ensuring recyclability in the existing UK paper waste stream.

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New range of solvent-based inks and coatings

Flint Group Packaging Inks has enhanced its solvent-based range of inks and coatings for European customers. The new OneCode range is designed simplify the flexible packaging printing process, reducing process waste and increasing ease in doing business.

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Voith wins order to rebuild Golbey PM 1

In June, Norske Skog commissioned the technology group Voith to rebuild the PM 1 production line for the future production of recycled packaging paper. In addition to the extensive rebuild of the PM 1, Voith will supply a new BlueLine stock preparation system and efficiency-enhancing services.

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Sappi taps Toscotec for TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer

Toscotec has received an order from Sappi to supply a TT SYD Steel Yankee Dryer to their mill in Stanger, South Africa. The TT SYD was delivered in record time only 20 weeks after the order. The start-up is planned for the third quarter of 2021.

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Jowat packaging adhesive with a bio-based raw material content of more than 50 %

The Jowatherm® Grow product range supplied by the adhesives manufacturer Jowat from Detmold provides bio-based packaging adhesives to support companies that want to significantly reduce the use of fossil raw materials. The successful product line has now been expanded with a modern packaging hot melt adhesive which for the first time has a bio-based raw material content of over 50 %.

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XSYS joins forces with Nilpeter and Reproflex Scandinavia

XSYS is pleased to announce a new supplier collaboration for 2021 with narrow web flexo press manufacturer Nilpeter and prepress specialist Reproflex Scandinavia. Leveraging the strengths of each company, the new partnership has been initiated to deliver flexo print solutions that will enable customers to produce unrivalled, high quality tags and labels.

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Valmet to supply a conversion from paper machine to fluff pulp drying machine at Daio Papers Mishima mill

Valmet will supply a conversion from paper machine to fluff pulp drying machine at Daio Paper Corporation’s Mishima mill in Japan. The delivery will include new machinery, rebuilds and automation in the pulp drying line and reel system in the existing paper machine PM15.

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Sappi Europe announces further price increases for Speciality Paper grades

The ongoing rise of raw material costs, particularly pulp, chemicals and energy in combination with extremely high freight rates due to global logistic constraints make further price adjustments unavoidable. Therefore price increases for all Coated and Uncoated Flexible Packaging and Silicone Base Papers will be applied by 1 October.

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Permanent product marking with iCon 3

Koenig & Bauer Coding launches the iCon 3 marking laser in the entry-level class. The iCon 3 is the latest product in the iCon range, specifically designed for permanent marking and coding in the consumer goods and industrial product sectors.

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Andritz to supply upgrade to BCTMP system for P&W grades at Shandong Huatai Paper, China

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Shandong Huatai Paper Industry Shareholding to upgrade an existing BCTMP (bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp) plant to become the world’s largest mechanical pulping line for P&W (Printing & Writing) paper production at the mill in Dongying, Shandong province, China. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2022.

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