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Kelheim Fibres once again awarded with dark green/green shirt in Canpoy's Hot Button Report

In this year's “Hot Button Report”, released on November 9, 2022, by environmental NGO Canopy, Kelheim Fibres has once again achieved a top position with a dark green/green shirt and was able to improve its overall ranking by another 1.5 points compared to the previous year. The Hot Button Report thus confirms the viscose speciality fibre manufacturer's role when it comes to conserving Ancient and Endangered Forests.

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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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New hall built over ongoing operations

Increased plant availability, more planning reliability and a modernized working environment: PKV's cartonboard production needed a new hall for all these goals. The challenge: to build this replacement on site without paralyzing production. Now the project has been successfully completed.

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Change in Stora Enso’s Group Leadership Team

Jari Suominen, Executive Vice President (EVP), Forest division and a member of the Group Leadership Team, has decided to leave Stora Enso. After more than 25 years with the Company, Jari will now pursue career opportunities outside of Stora Enso. Per Lyrvall, currently EVP Legal, has been appointed as new EVP Forest division. Per will assume the role beginning of December and continue as a member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT).

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Bobst launches 3D Configurator for Digital Master series

Bobst has announced the Digital Master series 3D Configurator, a new online tool that allows customers to create and visualize the exact press configuration they need for their business. By integrating digital and flexo technologies into one workflow, label converters can enhance their capabilities, reduce waste and improve efficiency.

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Fedrigoni Group announces its intention to acquire Papeterie Zuber Rieder

The Fedrigoni Group has signed an agreement with Papeterie Zuber Rieder, aimed at joining forces and creating the first global player in premium papers for wine & spirits. The execution of binding documentation, and the completion of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Papeterie Zuber Rieder, remain subject to the consultation of the works council of Papeterie Zuber Rieder.

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Toscotec to supply second tissue line to Saudi Paper Group on a turnkey basis

Saudi Paper Group selected Toscotec for a second tissue line to be installed at its Dammam facility in Saudi Arabia. The new Ahead 2.2L machine (PM5) will be a full-on turnkey project and it follows Toscotec’s supply of a complete Ahead 2.2S line that is currently undergoing erection at the same tissue mill. The start-up of PM5 is scheduled for 2024.

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Renaissance Textile successfully starts up the first textile recycling line in France delivered by Andritz

Renaissance Textile in Laval, France has successfully started up a complete textile recycling line, delivered, installed, and commissioned by Andritz Laroche, part of the international technology group Andritz. The state-of-the-art textile recycling equipment enabled Renaissance Textile to become the first French recycling platform dedicated to industrial end-of-life textiles. The project aims to produce new fibers from the collected post-consumer apparel, which will be used to weave new recycled fabrics in the end.

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Two-part webinar series by Eurosac and Cepi Eurokraft

“Shaping a renewable future with fibre-based packaging” is the title of this year's two-part live webinar series conducted by Eurosac, the European Federation of Multiwall Paper Sack Manufacturers, and Cepi Eurokraft, the European Association for Producers of Sack Kraft Paper for the Paper Sack Industry and Kraft Paper for the Packaging Industry.

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New Xaar Aquinox printhead for reliable inkjet printing

Xaar has launched the Xaar Aquinox, delivering exceptional reliability, creativity, and sustainability for printing aqueous fluids. The Aquinox is the latest development from Xaar’s ImagineX platform, and its aQ Power Technology provides a radically new approach to how water-based fluids are jetted reliably, delivering a truly transformational industrial printhead.

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Bernard group wows clients with four Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LEDs

The Bernard Group (TBG), a North American visual merchandising company, is taking print manufacturing to the next level by purchasing four Jeti Tauro H3300 UHS LED systems from Agfa. TBG is a 100% employee-owned visual merchandising company that designs and produces experiential environments for the world’s most prestigious retail brands.

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Lecta is investing in a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) boiler for its Condat mill

Lecta has decided to invest in a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) boiler for its Condat paper mill in France, which will be finished by mid-2024. This is a great energy transformation project that presents multiple environmental and economic advantages, in line with the Sustainability goals that Lecta is working on. The RDF boiler project is based on circular economy, and Lecta will collect from local sources the waste with high biogenic content that will be used as fuel. This will help to reduce the volume of waste that currently cannot be recovered and would otherwise end up in landfills.

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