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Unveiling the agenda for the Chemspec Europe 2024’s conferences

The 37th edition of Chemspec Europe 2024, the International Exhibition for Fine and Speciality Chemicals, is to be held from 19th to 20th June in Hall 3 at the Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre in Germany. Chemspec Europe serves as an essential networking platform, connecting buyers, traders, and agents seeking advanced products and novel solutions from across the globe. With over 380 exhibitors from 24 countries showcased on 7,650 square metres of floorspace, the upcoming edition once more promises to be an unmissable event for the fine and speciality chemical industry.

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Mondi and Meurer wake up coffee wrapping with new paper solution

Mondi has created a new secondary paper packaging solution for wrapping bundles of food and drinks, replacing plastic shrink film that has been the industry standard. The new paper solution, TrayWrap, is made with Mondi’s Advantage StretchWrap and is being used by a coffee brand to secure 12 coffee packages for transportation across Sweden.

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Acquisition completed: NAF control valves now part of Andritz

Following approval by the relevant authorities, the acquisition of NAF AB business by international technology group Andritz has been completed. This acquisition further strengthens the Andritz product portfolio in the field of process control and automation systems for pulp and paper mills and other process plants.

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Toscotec to supply new rewinder line to Africaine Paper Mills

Toscotec will supply an Optima 1800 slitter rewinder to Algerian tissue manufacturer Africaine Paper Mills (APM) at their production facility in Rouiba near Algiers. The start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2024. Designed for high efficiency winding, the new Optima 1800 slitter rewinder will process near 2,800 mm width parent reels using two unwind stands. Toscotec will also supply a complete service package with erection supervision, training, commissioning, and start-up assistance.

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Mondi to showcase premium papers for luxury packaging at drupa

Mondi will be showcasing its latest sustainable packaging and paper solutions based on its Pergraphica®, IQ Grass+ Packaging and IQ Board brands at the touchpoint packaging (tpp) forum at drupa 2024 (Hall 3, Stand B31). These premium papers are uniquely suited to luxurious packaging applications and various types of personalisation, such as laser engraving.

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Valmet to deliver a Bale Tester to Papresa’s paper mill in Spain

Valmet is to deliver a Bale Tester to Papresa’s paper mill in Errentería, Spain. Valmet Bale Tester is a reliable and real-time measuring system for recovered paper, providing an opportunity to reduce operational costs and to improve the recycled fiber line performance. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter 2024. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The scheduled delivery period will be during the fourth quarter of 2024.

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New uncoated paperboard enables superior packaging and graphical applications with a natural touch

Invercote Touch, an innovative uncoated paperboard, is designed to meet the growing demand for sustainable and visually appealing packaging materials while maintaining excellent printability. The latest addition to the Invercote portfolio, the new uncoated product uniquely delivers a natural-looking and tactile experience along with the high-quality properties of other Invercote products, such as strength, stiffness, creasability and strong sustainability credentials.

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ZELLCHEMING

Intelligent complete solutions for paper production from Bellmer

At this year's Zellcheming Expo, Bellmer will be demonstrating its extensive portfolio of services for the paper industry and bioeconomy. The focus topics at the Bellmer stand 148 in Hall North at the RheinMain CongressCenter Wiesbaden are intelligent complete solutions for the production process.

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MEPCO commissions Voith with construction of complete production line for recycled containerboard

Saudi Arabia’s Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) has commissioned full-line supplier Voith with the construction of an entire production line for recycled containerboard at its Jeddah mill. The state-of-the-art and highly efficient line will achieve an annual production volume of up to 450,000 tons of high-quality Testliner and Corrugated Medium in the basis weight range of 70 to 140 gsm. The planned design speed is 1,600m/min. The start-up of the complete production line is scheduled for Q4 2027.

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Andritz Digital Factory achieves CMMI certification

International technology group Andritz has attained Level 3 certification under the prestigious Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) scheme for its cutting-edge approach to software and digital product development at the Andritz Digital Factory (ADF) in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Bio-based SolarFlow Green suction press roll cover ensures more sustainable paper production

With SolarFlow Green, Voith is setting yet another standard for paper manufacturing products made of renewable raw materials. The suction press roll cover is certified according to the internationally recognized DIN CERTCO standard for bio-based products. The cover combines all the advantages of the proven SolarFlow technology while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint. This innovation is in line with Voith’s long-standing commitment and ambitious goals to promote sustainability in both paper manufacturing and its own production.

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Decarbonising the Italian pulp & paper industry

AFRY has been selected by Assocarta to define a decarbonisation strategy for the pulp and paper sector that is in line with EU framework, country-specific conditions, and technological advancements. AFRY’s assessment will outline an overall decarbonisation roadmap for the sector, pinpointing the best available technologies, regulatory and infrastructural obstacles, and competitive levers. Additionally, AFRY will provide an analysis of the pulp & paper sector in Italy, including potential scenarios to 2030 and required policies.

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