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PulPaper 2022 to build tomorrow's bioeconomy

The theme of the forest industry’s PulPaper 2022 is Building tomorrow’s bioeconomy. The PulPaper event, which is free of charge for professionals in the field, will host presentations by forest industry companies on Future Square as well as the PulPaper Conference and the Green Economy Business Summit, both of which are paid events. In the exhibition area, companies in the forest industry meet their clients and present their products. PulPaper 2022 will be arranged on 29-31 March 2022 at Messukeskus Helsinki.

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Interpack 2023: Markus Rustler is the new President

The advisory committee for Interpack 2023 has elected Markus Rustler, President and CEO of Theegarten-Pactec GmbH & Co. KG, to be President and thus Chairman of the committee in its constituent meeting. Rustler was previously vice-president for the last Interpack, which could not take place due to the pandemic.

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Ecological responsibility main driver in decision to adopt LED

At the end of April 2021, label printer Interket in Ommen, the Netherlands, commissioned a new six-colour E5 flexo press from Mark Andy's Evolution series. It is fully equipped with Modulux units for LED UV curing. In this article, Interket Production Manager Robert Stappenbelt explains the reasons behind the investment decision and the company's experience with the new technology to date.

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Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 Conformance Certification

The Ghent Workgroup is offering a new service called Ghent PDF Output Suite 5.0 Conformance Certification. Print service providers can prove that their PDF output workflow is compliant with the PDF/X-4 standard (ISO 15930-7:2010).

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Cepi Update

Ilkka Hämälä, President and CEO of Metsä Group, is the new Chairman of Cepi

As of January 2022, Ilkka Hämälä takes over from his predecessor Ignazio Capuano as Chairman of Cepi, one of the leading and most influential trade associations representing the forest and bio-based industry sector in Brussels, the capital of the European Union. His mandate will last for two years.

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Schumacher Packaging commissions Voith to rebuild PM 2 in Myszków

Schumacher Packaging, a corrugated board producer and full-range supplier of paper-based packaging solutions, has commissioned Voith to rebuild PM 2 at its Myszków site in Poland. The line is scheduled to start up again in mid-2023 after a short rebuild period. After the rebuild, the line will double its production capacity of light weight containerboard from 500 to 1000 tons per day.

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Heidelberg is committed to safe and healthy printing

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has been committed to sustainability in the production of print products for many years. By joining the international Healthy Printing initiative, the company is underlining this comprehensive commitment to environmentally friendly products and technologies.

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Innovation keeps Trisoft Graphics ahead of the curve

Trisoft Graphics, based in Costa Mesa, California, is an innovative flexographic prepress provider that serves narrow, mid and wide-web flexible packaging and label printers globally. Nearly 30 years ago, in 1993, the business was founded by President Tristan Zafra and partner Johnny Hong, who together identified a market opportunity that became the catalyst to build a full-service prepress business; delivering artwork design to press-ready plates for printers.

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Metsä Group very successful in the Finnish Excellence Award 2021 competition

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, won the Finnish Excellence Award and the Finnish Circular Economy Award, which was presented for the first time this year. Metsä Spring, Metsä Group’s innovation company, received the Quality Innovation Award for its Kuura textile fibre.

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Tipografia Vaticana goes digital with HP Indigo 12000

Tipografia Vaticana is a prestigious print service provider that has operated as the official printing press for the Vatican City since 1587. Steeped in history, the organisation has a small digital printing department which is primarily used for pre-print and production processes and has traditionally used printers such as roto-offset and flatbed printers.

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A Rapida 145 and two CorruCuts for the Model Group

The Model Group is investing in a Rapida 145 with eleven printing and finishing units, as well as two CorruCut machines from Koenig & Bauer. The Rapida is scheduled to enter production in Opava in the Czech Republic in spring 2022, while the first of the two CorruCuts is to be installed at a second Czech plant in Nymburk towards the end of next year.

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Andritz starts up new PrimeReel system at Knauf Petroboard, Russia

Andritz has successfully started up a new reel as part of the KM2 board machine rebuild at Knauf Petroboard, in Kommunar, Russia. The KM2 – with a basis weight range from 100 to 320 g/m2 – has a design speed of 700 m/min and a working width of 4.26 m. It has a maximum capacity of 155,000 t/a for production of gypsum board and uses 100% wastepaper as raw material.

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