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Smurfit Kappa supports international wine contest

Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box and Vitop, experts in comprehensive Bag-in-Box® packaging solutions, are official sponsors of the Concours International ‘Best Wine in Box’ contest once again this year. Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box has supported the prestigious wine contest since it began in 2015 when a strategic partnership was born. The innovative concept of this contest has proved to be a real success as it has become a benchmark for consumers from all over the world, bringing together over 100 producers from different countries.

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JK Paper selects BTG to supply all specialty process measurements for their pulp mill

JK Paper, pulp & paper producer in India, has selected BTG to supply all the specialty process measurements in the planned relocation of pulp mill and the new board machine project at their Central Pulp mill, Songadh, Gujarat site.

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Durst restructures textile printing segment

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new segment manager, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Dr. Kappaun also will be the connecting link to the Large Format Segment, which takes over soft signage and fabrics in the portfolio.

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Valmet receives the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year

Valmet has been recognized for its actions and strategy to mitigate climate change by receiving the best A rating in CDP's climate program ranking for the second consecutive year. CDP's evaluation is based on the company's 2019 disclosure about its actions in the last reporting year to develop the low-carbon technology and solutions, cut emissions and mitigate climate risks.

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Wood-based alternative: Feminine hygiene fibres from Kelheim

Kelheim’s premium tampon fibre Galaxy® has proven effective in sanitary pads: It can substitute up to 70% of the synthetics in ADL (Acquisition-Distribution-Layers) in feminine hygiene pads. The amount of feminine hygiene waste is enormous – and often the time it takes for these products to degrade is “hundreds of years longer than the lifespan of the woman who used it” [sic], because the synthetic components are not bio-degradable. Changing consumer behavior drives the need for environmentally friendly yet safe alternatives.

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First Sapphire EVO with Stream Inkjet Technology

Japanese packaging printer Kinyosha Printing Co., Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, has started production on their newly installed Uteco Sapphire EVO Press, following a successful on-site acceptance test. This high production digital inkjet press expands the company’s packaging print capabilities with a cost-effective and highly flexible digital solution for high-speed, high-quality applications. The Sapphire EVO Press was developed by the Uteco Group in partnership with Kodak and is installed at the Kinyosha plant in Oguchi, a short distance from the Nagoya urban area.

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3D-Printing for Pressure Vessels

For the first time, an additive-manufactured autoclave has been certified by the Technical Plant Inspection of BASF SE as pressure equipment conforming to the European Pressure Equipment Directive (2014/68/EU). Within this guideline, the autoclave made of austenitic stainless steel (operating pressure = 225 bar) meets the requirements of category III, making BASF the first company to have carried out a certification process including a process inspection for 3D-printed pressure equipment. In the future, safety-relevant components for BASF will be designed, manufactured and quickly put into operation that cannot usually be produced by conventional manufacturing methods.

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New Customer Care business unit from Tresu

Printing equipment and machine manufacturer Tresu has created a new business unit in order to provide its customers with lifetime support and help customers drive down excess waste, cost and down time. Tresu Customer Care helps customers increase their overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), which impacts the costs of production – and yields a lower cost to print. Tresu Customer Care has two primary goals: maximising uptime and driving down the cost to print.

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Resolute invests $38 million in its Kénogami mill in Quebec

Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced the construction of a commercial plant specializing in the production of cellulose filaments, a new sustainable biomaterial derived from wood fiber, at its Kénogami paper mill in Quebec as well as the optimization of the mill, at a total cost of $38 million.

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Felix Schoeller: New organisational structure

The Felix Schoeller Group’s new organisational structure took effect on 1 January 2020. The reorganisation follows the steps towards increasing internationalisation the company has taken in recent years. With production facilities around the world – in Germany, North America, China, Russia and India – the German Osnabrück-based specialty paper manufacturer is with immediate effect delegating more responsibility to the regions. There has been a reshuffle at management level of the Felix Schoeller Group.

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Bosch Packaging Technology is now Syntegon

Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division presented itself as an independent enterprise at the company headquarters in Waiblingen (Germany) on January 16th. Syntegon Technology’s business focus is on intelligent and sustainable technologies for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Extending the service range is a priority for the company.

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Valmet launches a new microwave consistency measurement for pulp and paper makers

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Microwave Consistency Measurement – Valmet MCA (patent pending) for pulp and paper makers. Valmet MCA is now provided by digital electronics and the new Direct Sweep Detection measurement to offer higher performance measurement sensitivity and accuracy than competing analog designs.

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