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Toscotec at LatamPaper 2021

Toscotec will participate in the Latin American Papermakers Conference 2021 scheduled from 10th to 12th November 2021 in Mexico City to present the latest innovations of its top-of-the-line technology designed for superior energy efficiency.

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Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres form collaboration to establish a European closed loop for fashion

Renewcell and Kelheim Fibres Gmbh have signed a Letter of Intent for a long term commercial collaboration to add the crucial missing link for a circular economy for textiles in Europe. Together, the two companies will collaborate on developing commercial scale production of superior quality viscose fibers from up to 10 000 tonnes of Renewcell’s 100% textile recycled material Circulose® annually.

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Hunkeler Innovationdays postponed to 2023

The Hunkeler Innovationdays, planned for next February, will be postponed by one year. Due to the unclear development of the Corona pandemic, the management of Hunkeler AG had to make this decision after a detailed risk assessment.

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Hybrid Software Group acquires Colorlogic GmbH

Hybrid Software Group PLC announced that on 27 October 2021 it acquired the entire issued share capital of ColorLogic GmbH, a company with its registered office in Rheine, Germany. ColorLogic was founded in 2002 and has developed an extensive portfolio of color profiling and conversion software. Its products are sold worldwide to both end users with demanding requirements for color quality, as well as to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) of printing equipment.

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New digital label applications with Xeikon’s Panther 2.0 Series

Xeikon has announced version 2.0 of its Panther UV inkjet technology with the launch of two new label presses: the Xeikon PX3300 and PX2200. As the company’s wide portfolio evolves in line with advances in technology, the new presses, which are replacing the existing Xeikon PX3000 and PX2000, feature advancement in 2 areas – applications and building blocks – to digitalize print manufacturing.

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Valmet: New pilot facility in operation at Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall, Sweden

Valmet’s new Pretreatment BioTrac pilot facility was started up at Valmet’s Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall, Sweden. The purpose of the pilot facility investment is to strengthen Valmet’s research and development capabilities within the field of biomass pretreatment and to respond to new market demands for bioenergy, biofuels, and biochemicals.

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SCA to increase kraftliner prices by € 50.- per tonne

SCA increases the prices on white and brown kraftliner in Europe by € 50.- per tonne. The new price is valid from December 1, 2021. “The kraftliner market remains strong,” comments Mikael Frölander, VP Sales and Marketing Containerboard. “We have a firm confidence in transport packaging, while we see a limited product supply.”

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Drewsen reacts to dramatic increases in energy prices

For Drewsen, like many other paper mills, the manufacture of its uncoated woodfree specialty paper grades is an energy-intensive process. Although specific consumption levels have been reduced significantly over recent years through continuous improvements and investments in energy-efficient technology, the unprecedented increase in the cost of natural gas has had a profound effect on Drewsen.

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Future material developments, new fibre products and insights into fibre technology

On 23.11. and 24.11.2021, the international industry meeting for pulp and fibre research will take place - the PTS Pulp Symposium 2021. The program of the upcoming event is aimed at experts who are interested in and want to learn about new fibre-based material developments and fibre products. The insightful topics from and discussions with experts and internationally recognized speakers from science and industry will be divided into four sessions: “Bioeconomy,” “New Fibre Products,” “Process Innovations” and “Fibre Forming”.

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Fedrigoni presents Materia Viva

Materia Viva, like the nature that inspires it, is one of the new products being launched over the next few days by Fedrigoni Group. Materia Viva is a vast collection of high-quality, high recycled content papers - between 20% and 100% - made with natural cellulose-alternative fibres such as cotton and hemp (exclusively from FSC® certified forests), some of which are new but some of which have been available in the company’s portfolio since 1996 and have been revisited and improved.

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Xaar Hydra Ink Supply System for In2 printing solutions

Headquartered in Navarra, Spain, In2 Printing is known in the industrial inkjet printing sector for the pharmaceutical, food and the aeronautic industries. The business approached Xaar back in 2011, to develop a prototype for printing aluminium foil in pharmaceutical applications. The solution, using Xaar 1001 GS6U printheads alongside the Xaar Hydra, was so good that it was soon incorporated into production and some 10 years later, In2 Printing has installed more than 100 systems.

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Andritz successfully starts up main equipment for alternative fiber processing system in Germany

International technology group Andritz has successfully started up the main equipment forming part of an innovative mechanical pulping line supplied to hygiene and health company Essity in Mannheim, Germany.

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