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Bobst completes acquisition of Cerutti

Bobst announces the completion on 11 November 2021 of the proceedings relating to Bobst Italia SpA’s successful final tender offer for the acquisition of the assets of Officine Meccaniche Giovanni Cerutti SpA and Cerutti Packaging Equipment SpA, including the service company 24/7 Cerutti Service S.r.l., (Cerutti).

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Kelheim Fibres finishes high in Canopy's Hot Button Ranking

In the Canopy’s 2021 Hot Button Ranking, Kelheim Fibres once again occupies a high position: With a increase of 2.5 points in the evaluation, the Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer tied for third place out of around 40 viscose fibre manufacturers worldwide and a dark green/green shirt for the second year running. The Hot Button Report not only stands for responsible raw material sourcing - it is an overall sustainability indicator for viscose fibre producers.

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Industrial Shredders names Mark Pischulla COO

Industrial Shredders, which designs and builds complete systems that solve waste and material re-processing challenges from start to finish, is proud to announce the hiring of Mark Pischulla as Chief Operating Officer. Pischulla will oversee operations, manufacturing, internal processes, project management, product development and engineering, and customer research for Industrial Shredders.

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Shining a new light on screen printing

The past year has unquestionably been a universally challenging one throughout the print and packaging landscape, and appears to have summoned an era in which, ironically, change is the only certainty. As spending patterns have made an irreversible shift, countless businesses have been forced to change direction, think outside the box and respond to a brand new industry landscape as it continues to unfold.

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Stora Enso appoints René Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications

Stora Enso has appointed René Hansen as EVP, Head of Brand and Communications and a member of the Group Leadership Team. He will start in February 2022 and be based in Stockholm. Hansen is a Norwegian citizen and joins Stora Enso from a position as Vice President, Head of Brand Management at Yara International, a fertilizer company.

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Recycling industry holds its breath ahead of EU waste shipment recast

The latest webinar hosted by the BIR International Environment Council (IEC) took place under a cloud of apprehension ahead of the imminent release of the European Commission’s proposed revision of EU waste shipment regulations.

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Heidelberg sells 1,000th printing unit of new Speedmaster CX 104

In its core business, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is seeing a growing global recovery that is making customers keen to invest in the latest technologies and solutions. The Swedish packaging printer Gafs Kartong (Gafs), which is based in Värnamo, is set to take delivery of what is already the 1,000th printing unit of the new Speedmaster CX 104 that Heidelberg unveiled in the summer.

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BillerudKorsnäs: Secondary packaging helps Oatly cut packaging carbon footprint by half

In partnership with BillerudKorsnäs, Oatly has implemented an innovative secondary packaging solution for products produced in Oatly’s Singapore Factory, enabling a reduction in secondary packaging material by up to 35% and an estimated reduction of CO2 emissions from secondary packaging by up to 50%1, compared to conventional packaging solutions.

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Andritz starts up new Herb recovery boiler at Naini Papers Limited, India

Andritz has successfully started up a new 550 t/d Herb chemical recovery boiler (upgradable to 700 t/d) at Naini Papers Limited in Kashipur, India. The boiler is designed to handle a mixture of hardwood and agro-based black liquor and enables environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient operation compared to the black liquor incinerator previously used in the mill. Thus, the mill’s pulp production as well as the power-to-heat-ratio will increase substantially. The boiler also features a unique vertical air system to minimize air emissions.

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Printed Electronics Industry proves resilience

“Our industry has proved to be resilient in the last year. The positive trend which we have seen at the beginning of this year has stabilized”, reviews Dr. Klaus Hecker, OE-A Managing Director, the results of the latest business climate survey, a biannual survey conducted by OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA (Mechanical Engineering Industry Association).

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New York Daily News raises the bar on newspaper print production

The New York Daily News has been serving the working people of New York since 1919. As one of the largest circulated metropolitan daily newspapers in the U.S., the Daily News is committed to informing, inspiring, and engaging the tri-state community. The award-winning newspaper was the first daily printed in tabloid format.

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Valmet Oyj and Neles Corporation target for completion of the merger on or before April 1, 2022

Valmet Oyj (“Valmet”) and Neles Corporation (“Neles”) announced on July 2, 2021 that Valmet and Neles will merge creating a company with unique offering for process industries globally. The completion of the merger was expected to occur on January 1, 2022, subject to all conditions for completion being fulfilled. Due to the regulatory review processes taking longer than previously estimated, the completion of the merger is now targeted to occur on or before April 1, 2022.

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