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The Council presents its to-do list for Europe’s competitiveness, making bioeconomy a priority for the next Commission

In its last meeting before the EU elections, the European Competitiveness Council presented today what could be considered as its guidelines for the upcoming Commission on how to keep Europe from an industrial decline. The plan entails supporting industries which have already taken the path of increased circularity, embraced the bioeconomy, and decoupled growth from resource use, such as the pulp and paper industry.

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Drytac prepares for global showcase at drupa 2024

Drytac, manufacturer of self-adhesive materials for the large-format print and signage markets, is delighted to announce that several leading manufacturers will use its materials as part of live product demonstrations at drupa 2024. Drupa visitors will be able to get up close and personal with Drytac’s materials used by several OEM manufacturers in hardware demonstrations. Drytac staff will also be on hand for questions and product recommendations.

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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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A changing partnership: Ferag and Burda Druck GmbH

Ferag and Burda Druck GmbH have been partners in the world of printing technology for three decades. Wolfgang Kienzle, General Plant Manager at Burda Druck GmbH, reflected on the development of this partnership and its recent successes during a visit to Switzerland.

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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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Müller Martini sets the tone in the Smart Factory

What actually makes a finishing system smart? When bookbinders’ experiences and automated processes are integrated optimally into a machine! In recent years, Müller Martini - so they say - has succeeded in this like no other system manufacturer. That’s why the company is a pioneer when it comes to the smart factory, something that it will prove with its highly automated systems in drupa booth 1B50.

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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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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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