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World’s first fully electric tissue machine announced by Toscotec and Fortissue

Portuguese tissue manufacturer Fortissue is partnering with Toscotec for a groundbreaking project on PM1 at its facility in Viana do Castelo, Northern Portugal. The Toscotec-supplied Ahead line started up in 2015 (PM1) will be upgraded by Toscotec to become the first tissue machine in the world to operate at 2,000 m/min entirely on electricity. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024.

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Emtec Electronic showcases dynamic testing solutions at Zellcheming 2024

Leipzig-based testing equipment manufacturer emtec Electronic will present innovative solutions for reducing broke, optimizing process control and automation, and enhancing product quality at the Zellcheming Expo in Wiesbaden, Germany, from June 18-20, 2024.

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Valmet enters joint venture with Körber

Valmet and Körber have on May 29, 2024, reached a joint venture agreement to further strengthen FactoryPal, a venture of Körber. FactoryPal is a software developed for tissue converting operations that improves shopfloor manufacturing performance and productivity.

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UPM Raflatac introduces new wave for plastic packaging

UPM Raflatac has announced the launch of its New Wave paper label material compatible with recycling. It is the first RecyClass certified paper label material to obtain a Letter of Compatibility for use on rigid high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) containers. The test results confirm the compatibility even for natural and white material streams, which require the highest purity of recyclate from the recycling processes. This groundbreaking new label material represents a major step forward in the recycling of rigid plastic packaging, helping brand owners continue to make the shift towards enhanced circularity. At the moment, New Wave is the only RecyClass-recognized label solution for rigid natural and white HDPE and PP material streams.

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Voith Paper Webshop enhances efficiency for Moorim Paper with a comprehensive order across three mills

Moorim Paper, a global paper manufacturer, has placed a substantial order distributed across three mills: Moorim Ulsan, Moorim Jinju and Moorim Daegu, utilizing Voith Paper Webshop's streamlined ordering process. This order represents an important milestone in Moorim Paper’s collaboration within the Voith Paper Webshop and was realized thanks to Voith Paper’s Asia Pacific Sales and Customer Service Representative Team.

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Andritz acquires machine vision specialist Procemex

International technology group Andritz has acquired the Finnish company Procemex, global player in integrated web monitoring and web inspection solutions for the pulp and paper industry. The acquisition further strengthens Andritz’s automation and digitalization portfolio.

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BW Converting launches its mission-led rebranding

In a world where the only constant is change, BW Converting is set to make it a positive one. At drupa in Düsseldorf, BW Converting – formerly BW Converting Solutions – has launched an updated branding identity on the heels of incorporating print and industrial technology company Baldwin into its roster – a portfolio that already includes heavyweights Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Winkler+Dünnebier (W+D), as well as Hudson-Sharp, STAX Technologies and Northern Engraving and Machine Company.

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Toscotec to participate in LatamPaper in Mexico

Toscotec will participate in the Latin American Papermakers Conference 2024 from 12 to 14 June in Mexico City to present its energy efficient technological innovations.

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Heinzel Group successfully starts up paper machine converted by Andritz at Steyrermühl, Austria

International technology group Andritz has completed the conversion of a graphic paper machine at Heinzel Group’s Steyrermühl mill in Austria. After a successful start-up, the machine is now producing kraft papers for packaging which are marketed under Heinzel Group’s well-established Starkraft brand. This enables Heinzel Pöls/Starkraft to take a major step forward in sustainable paper production and global expansion.

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SCA recruits new Vice President Sustainability

SCA has recruited Per Funkquist as new Vice President Sustainability. Per Funkquist has extensive and solid experience in the forestry industry and will take up his new position on September 1, 2024. Funkquist, who holds a degree in forestry from SLU - the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, is joining from a role as Director of Communication and Sustainability Procurement & Wood Supply at another forest industry company.

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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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