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Mineral oil hydrocarbons in foodstuffs - contaminant legislation as useful regulatory approach to prevent contaminations

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC PAFF) of the European Commission has published maximum concentration levels for aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in food for an EU-wide harmonized assessment of these food contaminants at the end of April 2022. This means that the regulation of MOAH as contaminants is de facto set. The regulation of MOAH from fcm paper containing recovered paper within a national mineral oil regulation, which is questionable in parts anyway, is now outdated and became redundant.

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Pulpaper 2022 programme has been published

The international PulPaper 2022 event for the forest industry will be organised from Tuesday to Thursday, 7 – 9 June 2022 at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. The event consists of an exhibition with about 250 participating companies and programme entirely in English. The programme is presented at Future Square on the exhibition area and the event has two paid seminars, the PulPaper Conference and Green Economy Business Summit. The event also offers a multitude of networking opportunities.

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ABB increases Asian automated paper testing footprint with newest solution now in Vietnam

ABB has built on its established relationship with Cheng Loong Corporation by securing a contract to bring its L&W Autoline automated paper testing solution to a mill in Vietnam. Cheng Loong Binh Duong Paper Company’s mill in the southeast of Vietnam will now have the market’s “fastest and most reliable automated paper testing solution” to deliver accurate and repeatable quality reports in minutes. The L&W Autoline will be fitted with modules for thickness, tensile stiffness orientation (TSO), moisture, bursting strength and grammage measurements – improving quality and saving time when compared to stand-alone laboratory testing.

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Stora Enso launches biodiversity programme for own forests in Sweden

Stora Enso has launched a comprehensive biodiversity programme and related targets for its land holdings in Sweden. The programme, which covers the Company’s forest land in Sweden, has five focus areas, each with specific actions and measurable targets for 2030.

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Technical testing solutions from Emtec at Zellcheming 2022

Measuring and testing device manufacturer Emtec Electronic will present solutions for determining fillers in paper and board without combustion, measuring particle charge and zeta potential, analyzing softness, and more at the Zellcheming Expo in Wiesbaden, Germany, from June 29 to July 1, 2022.

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Flint Group Flexible Packaging implements further price increase

Flint Group Flexible Packaging Europe will increase prices effective from June 2022. Escalating costs continue to be seen across a number of raw material categories with no sign of improvement – binders, additives, pigments, solvents and other materials continue to rise in cost. Inflation is now worsening across multiple spend categories and an already problematic supply chain climate continues to experience significant disruption.

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ITC commissions Voith with rebuild of specialty paper machine PM 1 in Chandrahati

India's paper manufacturer ITC Limited PSPD has commissioned Voith to rebuild PM 1, including stock preparation, at its Chandrahati site, about 60 kilometers north of Kolkata. With the rebuilt décor paper machine, the company will increase its production capacity for high-quality décor paper with basis weights of 40 - 90 gsm and thus further expand its market position.

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Italian-German team work

The new organisational structure for the business with CI flexo presses is starting to bear fruit – the first two CI flexo presses assembled in Würzburg have left the factory after successful acceptance testing. Within the framework of the P24x efficiency program, and as part of the plan to establish dedicated competence centres, Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica’s assembly operations were relocated from Tavazzano to Würzburg. The management offices of Koenig & Bauer Flexotecnica will remain in Tavazzano, as will the research and development, sales and service, and various administrative units.

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Fujifilm launches Activ Hybrid LED UV retrofit system

Fujifilm today announces the launch of the Activ Hybrid LED UV curing system, which can be installed on new presses or retrofit to existing equipment by label and packaging converters. The system combines the latest, high power, low heat LED UV curing technologies with Fujifilm’s ink expertise to improve label production on narrow web presses.

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Toscotec to supply a wet end rebuild to Cartiere di Guarcino in Italy

Specialty paper manufacturer Cartiere di Guarcino selected Toscotec for the rebuild of PM2 at its Guarcino paper mill near Frosinone in Italy. The project is scheduled for December 2022. The rebuild consists of the modification of the paper machine’s forming and press sections with installation of both Toscotec’s and Voith’s technology.

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Andritz upgrades tissue machines at Sofidel

International technology group Andritz has signed an agreement with the Sofidel Group to upgrade hood technology at its Kisa tissue mill in Sweden. The Andritz equipment will enable Sofidel to use renewable gas (bio-syngas) to dry tissue or any other type of paper. This is the first-time that bio-syngas will be used in the paper industry for paper drying. Start-up is planned for the first half of 2023.

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Markzware announces pre-release launch of FlightCheck 2022 for Mac

Markzware, Inc. is excited to announce the pre-release launch and immediate availability of FlightCheck 2022. Markzware is currently inviting all graphic designers, desktop publishers, print production specialists, and prepress professionals to order and receive a 35% discount of this intelligent preflight solution, by using code FC2022PRE. As a special bonus, Markzware has included IDMarkz, which, when installed, will allow users to export and convert InDesign files directly to IDML, during packaging.

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