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Paper Excellence Group and Resolute announce intention to sell Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill

The Paper Excellence Group and Resolute Forest Products Inc. (“Resolute”) today announced their intention to sell Resolute's Thunder Bay pulp and paper mill to further facilitate the regulatory review process. On July 6, the Paper Excellence Group through its wholly-owned subsidiary Domtar Corporation (“Domtar”), a global diversified manufacturer of pulp and specialty, printing, writing, and packaging papers, entered into an agreement with Resolute, a global forest products company, to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Resolute stock.

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Comeback of the Cortina User Workshop

After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Cortina users and supplier industry partners from all over the world were at last able to revive their annual get-together this year. At the 16th Cortina User Workshop in St. Gallen, Switzerland, they shared experiences on various aspects of the waterless offset printing process. The workshop was, at the same time, an opportunity to bid farewell to Peter Benz, the ‘father’ of this much-loved conference series.

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Circular economy: Glassine paper gets a new lease of life

Fedrigoni is launching a new range of products based on the upcycling of siliconized glassine liner material, which until now has been partly recycled and partly discarded. The glassine liner, which is recovered from end-users, becomes now, and for the first time, part of the facestock of the self-adhesive construction, enhancing the value of the product and reducing waste, emissions and energy consumption.

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Iggesund Mill gets private 5G - and more sustainable transports

Combitech, a Nordic tech-solution and consulting partner, is delivering the first private 5G-network, with indoor- and outdoor coverage, in Sweden. The network connects the unloading area of the mill with the port of shipment in Skärnäs. This is a first step to connect the entire operations at the Iggesund Mill, and more areas will be included, to secure the position as the “most efficient and most reliable mill” in Sweden.

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Scodix sells landmark 400th Digital Enhancement Press

Scodix has announced a milestone as it celebrates the sale of its 400th Digital Enhancement Press to Curtis Packaging in Connecticut, USA. Curtis Packaging invested in the latest evolution of the Scodix Ultra 6000 Press, now powered by SHD. Developed for embellishment for the packaging industry with its B1/41-inch format, the Ultra 6000 system also allows thicker substrates and incorporates industrial pallet feeders and stackers. Scodix SHD (Smart High Definition) algorithm-controlled digital printing achieves high accuracy and quality precision of complicated detailing for foiling, spot embellishments and micro fonts.

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Sibress upgrades FADS3D flexo plate measuring device with new features

Sibress has extended the application range of the FADS3D measuring device with two helpful features that enable users to more specifically take into account specific requirements of the flexo plate material. Sibress FADS3D is an innovative measurement solution for two- and three-dimensional analysis of flexographic printing plates, which was launched on the market a few months ago.

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Mondi approves €400 million investment in new kraft paper machine at Štětí mill

Mondi has announced the approval of a €400 million investment in a new paper machine at its flagship Štetí mill in the Czech Republic. The investment forms part of the Group’s €1 billion expansionary capital investment programme to accelerate growth in sustainable packaging and will further strengthen Mondi’s leading position in the market.

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Toscotec to supply low-carbon design tissue line to MP hygiène

MP hygiène has selected Toscotec for the supply of its second tissue line at Annonay mill in France. Scheduled for start-up in 2024, the new Ahead 2.2 (PM2) will be supplied on a turnkey basis. This is Toscotec’s second turnkey supply to MP hygiène, following PM1 that came online in 2012.

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Walki introduces Walki®Fibre Wrap

Walki has introduced a new recyclable material for non-food packaging that does not need demand separation of the coating prior to recycling. Traditionally, most paper-based packaging solutions are coated with polyethylene (PE). Some countries have considered these solutions to be recyclable if the plastic content is very low. With an increased demand from consumers, retailers, brand owners and e-commerce providers for fully recyclable packaging, Walki innovated a material that is recyclable without separating the coating.

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Sappi successfully presents sustainable packaging solutions

At this year’s Fachpack in Nuremberg between 27 and 29 September, Sappi presented its latest products and solutions in the areas of flexible packaging papers, barrier papers, label papers, corrugated board papers and virgin fibre board. This year, the world’s leading manufacturer of packaging papers devoted a special focus to the barrier papers and label paper segments.

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Valmet to supply a chip washing and defibrating machine system to VRG Dongwha MDF in Vietnam

Valmet will deliver a chip washing and EVO defibrating machine system to VRG Dongwha MDF, a joint stock company in Vietnam. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2022. The delivery is planned for September 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. A project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 3–6 million.

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Koenig & Bauer takes a significant step towards more sustainability

With expansion of its own green energy sources at the company headquarters in Würzburg, Koenig & Bauer is continuing the implementation of its sustainability initiative. The target set within the framework of the corporate strategy ‘Exceeding Print’ is for the group’s production facilities to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2030. The massive investments in photovoltaic arrays will allow Koenig & Bauer to cover a proportion of its power requirements on the basis of sustainable on-site generation. Besides contributing to climate protection, this also aims to boost the level of energy autonomy. The first array is already in use, and more photovoltaic and solar thermal installations are set to follow in the months to come.

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