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Mondi launches Color Copy in US letter size

Mondi launches Color Copy original customized for the North American market. The digital color printing paper was specifically adapted for Canadian merchant Multiplex Solutions. “We are really excited to bring the Color Copy brand to North America!” says Jeffrey Lovely, President at Multiplex Solutions.

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Stora Enso received approval for the acquisition of De Jong Packaging Group

Stora Enso has received regulatory approval from the EU Commission to proceed with the acquisition of De Jong Packaging Group, announced in September 2022. Closure of the transaction is still ongoing and expected to be finalised at the beginning of 2023.

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European Commission proposal on packaging and packaging waste could build a world class circularity model

A proposal for a revised Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation, tabled today by the European Commission, builds on the performance of the EU industry’s recycling model for paper and board packaging. The paper industry now calls for a science-based evaluation of recyclable and reusable options.

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Bosisio invests in PureFlexo™ Printing from Miraclon

Bosisio has become the first company in Argentina to offer its customers the increased productivity and reduced downtime enabled by PureFlexo Printing from Miraclon. The recent Global Flexo Innovation Award winner that received Highest Honors in addition to their Gold Award, has been utilizing Kodak Flexcel NX Technology since 2013 to differentiate themselves from other trade shops.

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ICE Europe: Key industry event returns in 2023

After the show’s success in 2022, ICE Europe will be back from 14 – 16 March 2023 in Munich, Germany. The 13th International Converting Exhibition will offer further contemporary expertise revolving around bespoke product and processing solutions, investment opportunities, and other exciting affairs.

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Lessebo Paper is launching Lessebo Colours™ to grow in luxury packaging

Lessebo Paper is launching their new series Lessebo Colours™ to meet the expanding demand for high-quality coloured papers in the luxury packaging market. Lessebo Paper, located in the forests in the south of Sweden, has been producing high-quality paper since 1693.

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Renewed PulPaper on 10-11 April 2024 invests in effective meetings

The international PulPaper organised in Helsinki is one of the leading professional events in the forest industry. After the PulPaper event organised in the summer of 2022, the organisers of the event have held discussions with companies in the field and settled on a completely new concept that serves both companies and professionals in the field even better. The modern PulPaper 2024 event will be organised completely renewed on 10-11 April 2024 at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre.

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Agfa to increase prices in its Digital Print & Chemicals portfolio

Agfa announced that it will implement double-digit price increases across its Digital Print & Chemicals portfolio worldwide, effective January 1st, 2023. Despite sustained efforts in improving efficiency and constant sourcing optimization, these price increases are necessary to compensate for continuing high inflationary pressure on energy, raw material, logistics and salary costs.

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Voith successfully starts up kraftliner machine for SCA in Obbola

At the beginning of November, Voith successfully started up the “world's largest” kraftliner machine for SCA, the Swedish forest industry company, at its Obbola site. The state-of-the-art machine features a design speed of 1,400 meters per minute and a wire width of 10,200 mm. The Voith XcelLine paper machine will produce 725,000 tons of high-quality kraftliner per year with basis weights between 100 and 200 gsm. Compared to the old line, the new machine increases SCA´s production capacity by 270,000 tons.

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Andritz receives follow-up order from Xuan Mai Paper, Vietnam

Andritz has received an order from Xuan Mai Paper Co. Ltd. to supply a PrimeLineCompact S1800 tissue machine for its production line PM2 at its mill located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The tissue machine will enable the production of high-quality tissue grades made of either 100% virgin or 100% deinked pulp (DIP). Start-up is scheduled for 2024.

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XSYS nyloprint® products subject to price increase in 2023

Following the continued sharp rise in the cost of raw materials and surcharges levied by suppliers, XSYS is forced to increase the prices for its nyloprint® letterpress plates.The company has sent a formal notice to customers informing them that effective on 1 January 2023, an increase of between 8% and 16% will be applied on the base prices of nyloprint® products.

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Fujifilm announces a change to its offset plate manufacturing in EMEA

Fujifilm is continually adapting its graphic communications business to ensure it can be sustained in a resilient and enduring way. This has required the company to find new ways of working to meet customer needs more effectively, and new ways of thinking about how it can continue to create value. As a result, the company will be closing its remaining offset plate production line in Tilburg, Netherlands. Production will be transferred to China and Japan.

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