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Södra takes new step to adapt forests to climate change

Södra is using controlled pollination to breed trees for tomorrow’s forests – a new innovation, where nearly 2 million seedlings are being propagated to produce trees that are healthier and more resilient, with 30 percent faster growth than trees in today’s forests.

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Valmet launches new microwave total solids measurement for municipal and industrial wastewater

Valmet launches a completely redesigned Valmet Total Solids Measurement – Valmet TS (patent pending) for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants. Valmet Total Solids Measurements have gained an excellent reputation in wastewater treatment plants around the world for solids pumping control, thickening, digesting, dewatering and dry cake applications.

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Sustainable future of paper-based products: First European recyclability guidelines for optimal packaging design

The use of paper for packaging purposes is growing every year, due to its excellent environmental performance but also to the increasing demand related to e-commerce and delivery services. There is a strong expectation from consumers, brands and retailers to have recyclable packaging material. A packaging recycling rate of 85% is already achieved today and the paper value chain continues to improve.

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Mimaki teams with Microsoft’s Minecraft

Mimaki Europe, manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, announced that it has partnered with video game giant Minecraft along with a French government administration to deliver a nationwide competition aiming to raise awareness of social and environmental issues amongst young people. Having seen over 1200 entrants vying to create the ultimate sustainable town using Minecraft’s video game platform – some as young as thirteen – Mimaki’s 3DUJ-553 full-colour 3D printer enabled the winning design to be brought to life in vivid detail in an intricate 3D printed model gifted to the victor this October, marking a year since the competition originally began.

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Inkcups at the 2020 PSI Show

At the upcoming 2020 PSI Show, Inkcups will present versatile digital and analog printing solutions for promotional products. The leading European trade show for the promotional products industry will take place from January 7 to 9, 2020 at the Messe Dusseldorf Exhibition Center in Germany. As part of a drive to further strengthen its presence in the European market, 2020 will be the fourth year running that Inkcups will exhibit at the PSI Show. Its team of service technicians is simultaneously being expanded in Germany as activities in Europe are growing.

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Kiruna Wagon's solutions improve Södra's pulp transports

Kiruna Wagon has been commissioned to streamline Södra Skogsägarna's pulp transports by increasing wagon loading and unloading productivity. The order comprises twenty-two wagons for Södra's pulp transports from the mill in Värö to the port in Varberg. Measuring twenty metres, the new wagon is almost twice as long as its predecessor and constitutes a productive solution, where the entire long side can be opened for maximum accessibility and safe loading and unloading with a clamp forklift.

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Stora Enso appoints Jari Suominen as Head of the Forest division

Stora Enso has appointed Jari Suominen as EVP, Head of Forest division as of 1 January 2020. He will continue as a member of the Group Leadership Team. Jari Suominen has led Stora Enso’s Wood Products division since 2014. He has held several leadership positions in Stora Enso’s paper and wood products businesses since 1995. The search for a new divisional head for Wood Products will be initiated. Seppo Toikka, currently Head of Strategy and Business Controlling in Wood Products, is taking on the role as acting Head of the division as of 1 January 2020.

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Xeikon opens Innovation Center in Shanghai

Xeikon has opened a state- of-the-art innovation center in Shanghai. Designed to support the expanding Chinese markets, the facility will be a dedicated and welcome place of interaction where visitors and customers will have the ability to test a variety of applications and options for new revenue streams and business growth. Xeikon continues to develop new and innovative solutions for the label and packaging markets to meet the current challenges in today’s fast moving and evolving world of consumerism.

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Tecnau eases the path from roll to product stack

Since Infox GmbH & Co. Informationslogistik KG’s entry into digital back in 2008, printing has developed into an important pillar of the service portfolio. Established more than 40 years ago in Troisdorf, not far from Cologne, the company is known in the German tourism industry as the “market leader for information logistics and communication solutions”. Infox belongs to the 7Days Group, a provider of logistics services, and specializes in the development and production of highly and hyper-customized media. Personalization, customizing and versioning in every conceivable form are realized with the help of 1:1 communication software solutions developed in-house.

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Bertelsmann chooses Heidelberg Subscription

Bertelsmann Printing Group (BPG) based in Gütersloh has concluded a subscription contract with Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH (HDD) for its two sites, Mohn Media in Gütersloh and Vogel Druck in Höchberg near Würzburg. “Our goal is to continuously increase productivity over the next five years, and in this way boost overall equipment efficiency,” explains Dr. Niklas Darijtschuk, Chief Operation Officer at BPG. “The subscription contact with the performance partnership is therefore key for us. It gives us the confidence of knowing that for the next five years Heidelberg is responsible for performance and availability.”

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Strongly positive climate-change impact for Södra

According to a new report, Södra has a positive impact on global climate change, equivalent to 20 percent of Sweden’s combined emissions of CO2 equivalents. The measurements are based on the growth rate of forests owned by Södra’s 52,000 members, and the effects of forest products when they are used to replace more emission-intensive products and energy.

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New special paper Prostraw by Drewsen

Plastic drinking straws are one of the single use products that will be banned in a European directive from 2021. Drewsen, in partnership with paper straw manufacturers, have successfully developed an alternative to plastic straws: Prostraw, which provides high water resistance and absolute safety for direct food contact.

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