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BillerudKorsnäs relaunches coated white-top kraftliner for litho-laminated packaging

Pure Supreme is an established premium white-top kraftliner, optimized for offset printing. BillerudKorsnäs is now launching an upgraded version, which is more than a facelift – it could even be regarded as a new product. It offers excellent print results in terms of colour fidelity and lifelike image reproduction. Its strength and stiffness ensure high runnability, allowing for high-speed printing and converting processes.

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Stora Enso invests in expansion of board production at Skoghall

Stora Enso is investing EUR 97 million to expand the board production at the Skoghall site in Sweden. At the same time, the company is initiating a pre-feasibility study to convert the second, currently idle, line at its Oulu site in Finland, to a packaging board line.

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Performance boost thanks to Subscription Smart agreement

W. Kohlhammer Druckerei GmbH + Co. KG (Kohlhammer) specializes in manufacturing print products of an exceptionally high quality. The 140-year-old business based in the Obertürkheim district of Stuttgart mainly produces magazines, brochures, catalogs, annual reports, and books. The full-service production company’s services range from repro, print data/quality management, sheetfed offset printing, Print on Demand, and postpress operations through to warehouse and shipping logistics.

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Pratt Industries orders the third OptiConcept M board production line

Valmet will supply a repeat order of an OptiConcept M board production line for Pratt Industries in Henderson, Kentucky, USA. The mill will use 100% recycled paper products to produce lightweight, high-strength containerboard and corrugated board grades.

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Growing demand for sustainably produced packaging materials drives Metsä Board’s investment in Sweden

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has awarded AFRY the engineering assignment for the investment to increase their folding boxboard production capacity in Husum mill, Sweden. The investment will lead to an increased production capacity of 200,000 tonnes, to meet a growing demand for sustainably produced packaging materials.

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Klingele buys another CorruCut from Koenig & Bauer

The Klingele Paper & Packaging Group is investing in another CorruCUT High Board Line Rotary Die-cutter from Koenig & Bauer. The new six-colour machine is scheduled to start production at the Klingele plant in Werne in the summer of next year. With a future capacity of almost 200 million square metres of corrugated board, this plant is one of the largest operated by the group.

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Andritz to supply two fiber preparation systems for insulation material to Naturheld, Germany

International technology group Andritz has received orders from Naturheld GmbH to supply two fiber preparation systems for its new production line in Grafenwöhr, Germany. With this project, Naturheld is also entering the insulation material sector. Start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2022.

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Toscotec starts up new tissue machine at Marutomi, Japan

The Marutomi Group fired up a Toscotec-supplied Modulo-Plus ES tissue machine at its Ono Paper’s mill in Fuji city, Japan. This is the second of two tissue lines supplied by Toscotec to the Marutomi Group, who implemented a strong expansion in the Japanese market. The first machine came online in the third quarter of 2019 at Marutomi Paper’s mill.

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Sappi Europe declares energy surcharge across all products

Sappi Europe can no longer absorb the full extent of the unprecedented increase in energy prices and announces the intention to apply a general energy surcharge across all products. A surcharge of € 100.- / ton will be applied to all invoices dated from 25 October 2021 until further notice and is in addition to any current and future price increases.

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Flexolution invests in second Kodak Flexcel NX System

Italian prepress service provider, Flexolution, recently installed a second Kodak Flexcel NX Wide imaging system from Miraclon to keep up with production and demand as the company expands its services to include wide-web printing.

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Stora Enso included in European Commission inspection of wood pulp sector

According to the European Commission it has announced inspections in locations at several member states at the premises of companies active in the wood pulp sector. Stora Enso was included in the European Commission’s inspection through a visit conducted by the Finnish Competition and Consumer authority at its headquarters in Kanavaranta, Finland. Stora Enso is cooperating fully with the authorities.

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MM Board & Paper invests in ABB’s L&W Autoline

ABB will provide two next-generation L&W Autoline automated paper testing systems to MM Board & Paper (MM) and has secured a new service agreement with the major packaging manufacturer. The new solution will modernize and optimize quality control and minimize operational costs at the company’s Frohnleiten mill.

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