Back in 2012, it was still quite a sensation when KBA announced the installation of a Rapida 106 with 19 printing and finishing units at Amcor Tobacco Packaging in Switzerland. In the meantime, investments in medium-format sheetfed offset presses with 10, 12, 14 or more units are no longer so unusual. And that is true for both packaging and commercial printers in many parts of the world.Read more
ESPOO, Finland, Aug. 27, 2015 (Press Release) -Many packaged foods contain mineral oils, which are potentially unsafe for human consumption. Walki has developed Mineral Oil Safe Technology (MOST), an efficient extrusion coating that keeps mineral oil away from our food.
"Mineral oil contains Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbon (MOAH), which is especially harmful to humans because our systems can't break it down. It accumulates inside our bodies when we eat food that contains MOAH," says Mirka Nevala, Walki's VP for Business Development.Read more
BRUSSELS, 24 August 2015 (RISI) - Emin Leydier's Nogent-sur-Seine mill in France, which halted production earlier this month for a maintenance stop and then remained down after being hit by a fire, restarted last week.
The mill's sole 300,000 tonne/yr lightweight containerboard machine is expected to reach full capacity next week, a source at Emin Leydier said.
"We restarted the mill last Tuesday and the machine is running, but it is still in the phase of stabilization, hence, not running at its full capacity," the source said.Read more
BRUSSELS, 25 August 2015 (RISI) - The Scotland-based paper and board trading company PG Paper has bought Scottish paper and board manufacturer Tullis Russell's Trucard and its associated product brands, as well as the Gemini range from KPMG. The firm did not disclose the amount of the transaction.
According to PG Paper, Tullis Russell sold 73,142 tonnes of Trucard branded paper last year. The trademark, which includes a wide range of premium coated and uncoated solid bleached sulphate (SBS) boards, is associated with the Tru, Truflo, Truscal, Trulux and Trusilk brands.Read more
COMBINED LOCKS, WI, 25 August 2015 (Press Release) - Appleton Coated is building on the market success of its uncoated Pharmaceutical Insert (PI) Opaque line by offering stocked sheet and roll products. PI Opaque is designed and manufactured specifically for high-speed production of pharmaceutical insert and onsert projects in both traditional offset and high-speed web inkjet platforms.Read more
SOLNA, Sweden, 25 August 2015 (Press Release) - The demand for sustainable packaging solutions is growing globally. BillerudKorsnäs wants to explore the opportunities to respond to the demand growth while at the same time streamline and further improve its production structure. The company is now launching two feasibility studies, one regarding investment into a new board machine at the production site in Gruvön, Sweden, and the other regarding a streamlining and development of the production structure for packaging papers.Read more