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KaiCell Fibers Ltd.’s Paltamo pulp and bioproducts mill’s environmental and water usage permit greenlighted by Finnish authorities

KaiCell CEO Hannu Heikkinen welcomes the decision: “It is very positive for the Kainuu region that the Paltamo mill project now has a clear path towards implementation. AVI’s decision further strengthens the venture’s credibility and enables us to seek financing also outside Finland. We can therefore take the next steps towards building the mill with confidence.”

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Holmen acquires Martinsons

Holmen signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden’s players in sawn and processed wood products. The purchase price is SEK 1.0 billion for 100 per cent of the shares. The acquisition will almost double Holmen’s sales of wood products to over SEK 3 billion, while also advancing positions in wood construction and providing Holmen with the capacity to process the majority of the raw material from its own forests in its own industry.

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LabelPrint OÜ chooses Durst Tau RSCi

Durst has announced the official start of beta testing of its new Tau RSCi label press at label converter LabelPrint OÜ. The new single-pass UV inkjet label press, which was announced at Labelexpo Brussels last year, was installed at its headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia, in July 2020.

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Rotocon releases next generation Ecoline RDF 330

Rotocon has released the next generation Ecoline RDF 330 digital printed label converting and finishing machine. The enhanced version, upgraded according to customers’ feedback, is now globally available through Rotocon, Rotocon Europe and Rotocontrol.

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Tecnau Libra 800 helps Edubook AG handle new business challenges in book production

Established in 2004 as a digital-only print shop, Edubook AG of Merenschwand (Switzerland) has a long tradition of commitment to on-demand book production and is a staunch advocate of highly networked machinery and production processes. Edubook is a company of the Kalidos Education Group, Switzerland’s biggest group of private schools, which was acquired by the German Klett Group at the beginning of 2019.

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Logistics and packaging: the “green revolution” at the heart of the trade show ALL4PACK Paris 2020

A new edition of ALL4PACK Emballage Paris, the essential meeting for the packaging and intralogistics ecosystem, will take place from 23 to 26 November 2020. This will bean opportunity to reveal how these sectors have displayed their resilience through the crisis and to discover the latest sustainable innovations and solutions from more than 1,000 exhibitors and brands in attendance this year.

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Paper industry’s recycling performance reaches highest level ever in 2019

In 2019, Cepi members produced close to 90 million tonnes of paper and board, of which 54.6% were based on recycled fibres - compared to 53.1% in 2018 - as indicated by the utilisation rate of Paper for Recycling (PfR). This exceptional performance goes hand in hand with a 72% paper recycling rate after 71.7% the previous year, reinforcing our commitment to sustainable and circular business practices.

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drupa

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drupa 2021 with shortened runtime: April 20-28

drupa, the world's leading trade fair for printing technologies, has decided to reduce the duration of the trade fair from eleven to nine days for 2021. By doing so, it is responding to the wishes of the partner association VDMA (Printing and Paper Technology Trade Association) and many exhibitors to make the trade fair presentation more efficient and to concentrate the volume of visitors in a targeted manner. This is also in reaction to any continuing travel activities and restrictions.

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Green-Label adds second Nilpeter FA-17

Long-time Nilpeter customer, Green-Label of Aarhus, Denmark, has acquired a second Nilpeter FA-17, adding capacity in order to meet increasing customer demands. Nilpeter is pleased to continue the great, long-standing relationship with Green-Label.

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Shareholders approve all resolutions

In addition to details of the group’s business performance in 2019 and in the first quarter of 2020, the numerous product innovations and the successfully launched offensive for digitisation with the service business as a main topic were the focus of the first virtual annual general meeting of Koenig & Bauer AG.

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UPM permanently closes its Chapelle newsprint mill

UPM has permanently ceased production at its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France, on Thrusday. The consultation process with employee representatives was completed on June 15th, 2020 according to French legislation and approved by French authorities on July 15th, 2020.

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Tissue & Paper Bangkok postponed

Informa Markets, the organiser of Tissue & Paper Bangkok has decided to postpone its 2020 event due to the evolving situation around coronavirus. The decision was made following extensive consultation with exhibitors and industry partners and taking into consideration the impact of the international travel restrictions during this period on both the event itself and the paper, tissue and related industries as a whole.

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