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Mondi Frantschach invests €20 million in sustainable pulp production

Mondi is investing €20 million to further improve the sustainability of its pulp production at the Frantschach mill in Austria. The mill, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2021, has already been self-sufficient in terms of energy for many years and supplies surrounding communities and industrial companies with surplus heat from the pulp production process.

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OpSec Security invests in HP Indigo 6K Secure Digital Press

OpSec Security has invested in Europe’s first HP Indigo 6K Secure Digital Press. It will offer customers both security and flexibility with its single-pass productivity. With this new technology, OpSec will provide brand owners the ability to seamlessly integrate highly secure authentication, personalized customer engagement, and unique digital design featured into labels and packaging.

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Ghent Workgroup welcomes first New Zealand member

The Ghent Workgroup (GWG) is thrilled to announce that PageProof has become its latest vendor member. The Auckland based company creates robust online proofing, review and approval software that helps its users to get their print work done in a flawless manner. PageProof is fully compliant with the Ghent PDF Output suite 5 and has passed the test determining quality display of PDF/X-4 documents.

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First Labelfire in New Zealand at PhilStic

The latest investment of PhilStic, a family owned company in New Zealand, is a new Gallus Labelfire 340. It is the first Labelfire in New Zealand after two machine system being installed in Australia. PhilStic celebrates the installation as well as its 40th anniversary in operation with a ceremony in August 2021.

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BIR Paper Division welcomes new President

The board of the BIR Paper Division has appointed Mr Francisco Donoso as new divisional President. Mr Donoso is Managing Director at Alba Servicios Verdes (Spain), a long-standing member of BIR, and has been active on the Paper divisional board since 2008. He is also Vice-President of the Spanish BIR member association Repacar and board member of the ‘Union de Empresas de Recuperacion’. He holds a degree in biological sciences and a Master in Business Administration.

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Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report receives award

Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2020 was chosen as the best in Finland in a competition organised by an independent group of expert organisations. In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, Stora Enso’s report has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally, according to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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Valmet launches winder diagnostics to secure winder runnability

As part of the Industrial Internet offering, Valmet has developed winder diagnostics to help board and paper customers optimize the overall performance of their winder. Winder diagnostics is an essential part of a winder reliability agreement.

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Felix Schoeller Group announces energy surcharge

Gas and electricity prices continue to rise sharply. To compensate for these increases, the Felix Schoeller Group will implement an energy surcharge of up to EUR 10/100kg in all its product segments. The surcharge will apply to all deliveries as from 1 December 2021, until further notice.

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Cepi Update

Major event for the Pulp and Paper sector provides a concept for what the future of the EU’s industry could look like

Paper & Beyond is the annual event of the European Paper industry and its value chain. The theme of this year’s event is ‘shaping the next generation’. It brings together producers, manufacturers, policymakers and leading innovators in the sector. Today, during one of many sessions, was presented the concept of the Pulp, Paper and Recycling Mills of the Future, an ambitious vision for what might constitute the industrial basis of the future circular low-carbon bio-economy.

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Autonomous folding production throughout the entire process

This is, at least according to Heidelberg, just what print shops have been waiting for – the Stahlfolder P-Stacker. The robot technology takes over the signature stacks at the output of the folding machines and places them on pallets fully automatically. Countless customers are now producing using the Push to Stop technology of the P-Stacker launched by Heidelberg last year.

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Andritz to supply a complete pulp mill to Suzano in Brazil

International technology group Andritz has received an order from the Brazilian pulp producer Suzano to deliver state-of-the-art and resource-efficient technologies for all main process islands in the fiber production and chemical recovery plant, for its Cerrado project in the municipality of Ribas do Rio Pardo, state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Start-up is scheduled for the second half of 2024.

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SCA: Student Favorite of the Year at Sundsvall Business Awards

Daniel Solberg and SCA were nominated by Mid Sweden University students as one of three candidates for the award. Daniel has been a supervisor for Mid Sweden University student John Nilsson, who at the end of his master's degree in technical chemistry did his degree project at SCA.

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