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Henkel enables recyclable paper packaging with new Loctite Liofol HS 2809-22 RE

When it comes to the overall recyclability of a packaging, the choice of packaging substrates is typically being discussed. As an actor in adhesives and coatings for the packaging industry, Henkel is committed to actively support a circular economy by working closely with their partners to develop solutions that are both sustainable and functional. After launching its RE range that is “designed for recycling” last year, the company is now expanding the range with Loctite Liofol HS 2809-22 RE. The heat seal coating, which is certified for its recyclablity with paper, redefines how packaging can be designed.

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ANDRITZ to supply gasification plant and biomass handling line to Klabin’s Puma II project in Brazil

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Klabin for a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for their Ortigueira mill in Brazil.

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BTG introduces Pulp 4.0

Optimizing fiberline productivity and profitability is a key challenge for pulp mills across the globe. To support this objective, BTG introduces an integrated approach: BTG Pulp 4.0. With this solution, cutting-edge process measurements are combined with advanced process controls, all supported by BTG expert application and services. Pulp 4.0 improves pulp quality while decreasing process variability resulting in an optimized production cost.

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Stora Enso and Cordenka partner to develop bio-based carbon fiber materials

Stora Enso and Cordenka have signed a joint development agreement to develop precursors for bio-based carbon fiber. The co-development is driven by the need for high performance carbon fiber in transportation, construction and power generation.

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Heidelberg #We4You

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has responded as quickly as possible to the difficult conditions caused by the global corona pandemic and is doing its utmost to support its customers in the packaging, label and commercial printing sectors. The company is promoting the search for creative and flexible solutions at all levels. This is how for example the series "Expert Talk with Print Media Center Atlanta" came to life, where, starting the first week of May, first-hand expert knowledge is shared by the employees at Heidelberg USA. There are also examples of customers and stories of how they are meeting the crisis with creative and flexible solutions.

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Höcker Polytechnik now utilises the highest efficiency category IE5 permanent magnet motor

The cost of energy production is growing from year to year - reduced energy costs thus become a decisive competitive advantage. Once the processing machines are started in production, the dust extractor also operates in parallel. A reduction in power consumption for production waste and dust extraction can therefore quickly pay for itself.

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How digitalization is transforming the packaging industry

Digitalization, defined as the use of digital technologies to change a business model and provide new value-producing opportunities, is transforming entire industries with varying speed and scope. The retail, media and banking sectors are examples of industries that have been shaken to their core over a relatively short period of time. By and large, digitalization is not just the implementation of digital technologies into existing business architectures; it is about questioning existing business logics in the light of new possibilities offered by the latest digital technologies.

(by Alexandre Pauchard, Head of Group R&D, BOBST)

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New viscometer and new line of special slitting machines

Gama International announces the development of new viscometers for the label market. The Gama viscometers are therefore enriched with a new system, the G39, which allows the operator to control, correct and maintain the levels of viscosity, temperature and pH set during the start-up phase. The company has also launched a new line of special machines for converting, slitter- rewinders for aluminium, film and paper thanks to a cooperation agreement with H7Group.

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Valmet chosen by EPC Hitachi Zosen Inova AG to deliver automation for greenfield waste-to-energy plant in Moscow, Russia

Valmet will supply automation to a new waste-to-energy facility in Moscow, Russia. The order was placed by Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI), the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the facility. This is the twelfth time that HZI has chosen Valmet’s automation technology for its waste-to-energy plant projects. The plant will be owned and operated by Alternative Generating Company-1 (AGC-1).

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Benedict Press improves sustainability with innovative Kodak products

Münsterschwarzach Abbey in Schwarzach, near Würzburg (Germany), was founded as a nunnery in the year 780. Re-acquired by the Missionary Benedictines in 1913, it is today home to around 100 monks. In keeping with the monastic rules, the abbey maintains a number of businesses and workshops providing work not only for monks but also for some 300 secular employees. Among the economically strongest of these businesses is Benedict Press: with 25 people on the payroll, the printer specializes in end-to-end production of high quality books (including coffee-table books), art catalogs, calendars, posters and a whole series of other print products.

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New L&W Autoline offers reliable automated paper testing solution

ABB announces its enhanced L&W Autoline automated paper testing system, scalable to fit any lab and user-friendly in operation for those new to automated testing. The fast, accurate solution optimizes quality control and minimizes operational costs for all papermaking operations.

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Industrial Shredders supports its tissue customers

Industrial Shredders, which builds complete systems that solve waste challenges from start to finish, has been safely and diligently supporting its customers as they manufacture the essential tissue products that are in such high demand these days.

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