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Screen Print India gears up for its New Delhi edition in August 2022

India’s trade fair for screen, textile and digital printing solutions – Screen Print India – is set to attract business back at its show floors in New Delhi this August. Organised alongside Gartex Texprocess India, Denim Show as well as Fabrics and Trims Show, the platform will gather more than 100 exhibitors under its venue.


European Bioplastics elects new Board with Stefan Barot as Chairperson

European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the interests of the bioplastics industry in Europe, has elected a new Board. The EUBP leadership team will be headed by its new Chairperson, Stefan Barot (BIOTEC) and supported by the new Vice Chairpersons, Lars Börger (Neste) and Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks). “Never before has our industry received that much of attention. Economically and politically, these are pivotal times, and I’m very pleased to be able to support our industry in my new role as EUBP Chair”, says Stefan Barot.


Andritz to supply complete stock preparation line for wastepaper and special grades to Steinbeis Papier

International technology group Andritz has received an order from Steinbeis Papier GmbH to supply a complete stock preparation line for conventional wastepaper and special grades, featuring a capacity from 78 to 200 t/d, for its mill in Glückstadt, Germany. Start-up is planned for the end of the first quarter of 2023.


AkzoNobel appoints Roger Jakeman as CTO

Roger Jakeman has been appointed as AkzoNobel’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), succeeding Klaas Kruithof, who retired as of July 1, 2022. In his new role, Roger will lead the company’s Research and Development (R&D) function, driving the innovation and sustainability agenda. He will also continue to head up the Product Management Center of Excellence.


Bobst Connect is ready to launch

Bobst has announced the launch of the first subscription plan of Bobst Connect, the user-centric platform which connects converters and brand owners to a digitalized and automated workflow, giving them clear visibility and control of the production process. The new package – Bobst Connect Essential – is available since 01 July 2022 and offers a host of features and functionalities to help customers optimize their packaging production at every stage. By linking different steps of the process, Bobst Connect improves efficiency, control, and data knowledge, driving quality and productivity across the value chain.



Zellcheming Expo: Organizers take positive stock

Zellcheming Expo 2022 attracted numerous representatives of the international paper and cellulose industry to the RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) in Wiesbaden. Over three days, from June 29 to July 1, this major industry event offered some 1,864 registered attendees and more than 130 exhibitors, sponsors and partner companies extensive opportunities for intensive information exchange and casual networking in and with the industry, as well as the official launch of the Women4Paper mentoring program, which will start in the fall.


Drewsen Spezialpapiere invests in three wind turbines close to the plant

As the first step in a long-term plan to use locally generated renewable energy, Drewsen is investing in three wind turbines. These are located approximately two kilometres from the mill and become property of Drewsen today, 1st July.


ABB’s spare parts analytics to optimize operations for paper manufacturer in Vietnam

ABB has successfully devised a spare parts and maintenance program for Saigon Paper, Vietnam, enabling the company to drive productivity in their mills. The ABB team created a recommended spares and gap analysis using mySpareParts Manager, an ABB-facing tool that built a custom report with required distributed control system (DCS) spare parts for Saigon Paper’s operations. Not only did it show how to optimize the cost of inventory and the exact lifecycle of the DCS equipment for advance planning of upgrading and replacing, but it also helped identify the minimum necessary spare parts, expanding initial scope from seven items to fifteen.


Cepi Update

Circularity on a new level: 2030 recycling rate target

Representatives of the European paper value chain gathered in Brussels on Wednesday have pledged to recycle 76% of all paper consumed by 2030. The commitment was taken during the 8th edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards which saw two projects, breaking new ground for how far paper recycling can go, receiving the highest distinction in the European paper recycling community. The video recording of the event is available online.



The halls are packed: This is Interpack 2023

Interpack is back! After six years and a forced absence during the pandemic, the trade fair for the packaging industry and related process industries is up and running again. From May 4 to 10 2023, Düsseldorf will once again become a business platform and future technology workshop. Interpack has already been fully booked out.


Sunset Converting expands business and AFH private label offerings thanks to Kӧrber’s Perini MyLine

Sunset Converting Corp is an AFH private label tissue converting source for redistributors in Canada and the United States. Their industry experience, reputation for quality products, and commitment to innovation prompted the construction of a new mill in Quebec to better serve these markets. The 2020 expansion also provided an opportunity to install two Perini MyLine on the Sunset production floor.


Ecovadis Platinum: Fedrigoni among sustainability champions

Fedrigoni among sustainability champions: The Group was awarded the Platinum Medal by the international ESG rating agency Ecovadis, which annually examines 75,000 companies of all sizes and from 200 manufacturing sectors around the world, evaluating their operations and management systems from the standpoint of environmental care and social responsibility. This result places the Group in the top 1% of companies in the same industry worldwide for ESG performance.