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Change in Stora Enso’s Group Leadership Team

Kati ter Horst, Executive Vice President, Paper Division and a member of the Group Leadership Team, has decided to leave Stora Enso as of 1 July 2022. After more than 25 years with the Company, she will now pursue career opportunities outside of Stora Enso. Kati ter Horst joined Stora Enso in 1996 and has been leading the Company’s Paper division since 2014.

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Sibress launches new FADS3D flexo plate measuring device

Sibress, manufacturer of measuring and analysis systems for quality control in flexographic and packaging printing, has launched the new Fads3D mobile measuring device for two- and three-dimensional analysis of flexographic plates. This latest Sibress innovation can additionally be used in semi-automatic mode for measuring metal-backed photopolymer printing plates (letterpress plates). Deployable anywhere and easy to use, Sibress Fads3D is a measurement solution combining full-featured capabilities in an exceptionally compact package.

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Cepi Update

Cepi calls for more focus, impact assessment and consultation on EU Commission’s nature restoration proposal

A Regulation on nature restoration has now been tabled by the EU Commission, the first European legislation addressing biodiversity in three decades. Parts of the proposed regulation would be relevant to the management of forests. Cepi, the Confederation of European Pulp and Paper Industries, continues to support the health and resilience of ecosystems, although a renewed European effort would have to be focused, efficient and inclusive.

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Valmet to supply two tissue making lines to Liaoning Yusen

Valmet will supply two Valmet IntelliTissue 1600 tissue machines for Liaoning Yusen tissue mill located in the county of Tai’an, Liaoning province, China. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2022. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The total value of an order of this type and delivery scope is typically around EUR 6–8 million.

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Xaar at Futureprint Leaders Summit

Xaar is highlighting industrial inkjet’s strong sustainability credentials across an increasingly wide set of industries and applications at this month’s FuturePrint Leaders Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Titled, “Changing Today & Tomorrow: Sustainability and industrial inkjet”, the presentation by Angus Condie, Xaar’s Director of Technology, forms part of the two-day in-person event on 29th & 30th June, following the highly successful virtual FuturePrint Leaders’ Summit in March of last year.

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Palsgaard to showcase full range of plant-based polymer additives at K 2022

Palsgaard, producer of plant-based emulsifiers and polymer additives for the global food, packaging and plastics industries, will take the opportunity of K 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany, to position itself as a supplier to polymer producers, masterbatch manufacturers and compounders seeking to lower their carbon footprint and go renewable. At the world’s largest plastics trade fair in Hall 7, Level 1, Booth D20, Palsgaard will present its complete portfolio of sustainable polymer additives and offer first-hand insight in new developments.

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Kelheim Fibres wins Techtextil Innovation Award

The renowned viscose specialities manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has won the Techtextil Award in the “New Concept” category for their project “Cellulose-based nonwovens for highly absorbent reusable products”. The award is intended to make cutting-edge developments visible, promote unconventional thinking and intensify the dialogue between researchers, manufacturers, and users - and thus “exactly matches the philosophy of the fibre expert”.

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Toscotec: New concept machine for more sustainable structured tissue

Toscotec launches Ingenia, a new concept tissue machine to produce premium quality structured tissue paper. The quality generated by Ingenia line is substantially higher than textured tissue and close to Through Air Drying (TAD) produced paper, but using 35% less energy. With Ingenia Toscotec responds to the challenge of today’s paper market calling for premium quality tissue obtained with lower energy use and lower capital investment than TAD lines.

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XSYS introduces faster troubleshooting with Flexo Solution Finder

XSYS has launched Flexo Solution Finder, a new innovative online tool which helps printers and platemakers find solutions to help them optimize production and increase Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) in the prepress department and in the press room. Tailored to each market segment, Flexo Solution Finder will guide users to the optimal printing plate or combination of plate, equipment, and surface screening software, from the comprehensive XSYS portfolio.

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Asia Symbol Group in China expands use of ABB’s MES to increase productivity

ABB has been awarded a software and service contract by Asia Symbol Group in China to provide the ABB Ability Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for a new production line, with delivery and commissioning ongoing throughout 2022. The expansion will help Asia Symbol to optimize its overall production process across all lines at its Guangdong mill, providing better oversight for planning, scheduling and continuously improving efficiency and reducing waste.

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Saving energy in metal decorating

Saving energy is one of the most pressing challenges of our time. The spiralling gas prices, in particular, are driving production costs to previously unknown heights for many companies. Against this background, Koenig & Bauer MetalPrint offered its customers a webinar on ways to reduce their consumption of gas. The level of participation and feedback after the three online sessions was overwhelming.

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Market introduction: Kodak Prosper 7000 Turbo Press

Kodak has unveiled the Prosper 7000 Turbo Press at its inkjet facility in Dayton, Ohio. The new inkjet web press uses Kodak Stream Inkjet Technology offering printing speeds of up to 410 mpm (1,345 fpm) or up to 5,523 A4 ppm, which is “almost 35% faster than its nearest competitor”. It enables commercial, publishing and newspaper printers to compete more effectively with offset and to shift more long run jobs from conventional printing processes to inkjet.

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