HEIDENHEIM, Germany, Dec. 17, 2013 (Press Release) - Since 2008, Sappi Fine Paper Europe has been using the Voith ceramic coating TerraSpeed on its PM 6 in Ehingen. On the top roll of the fourth press, TerraSpeed has been in use for five years. Sappi Ehingen is now giving a very positive feedback: TerraSpeed shows excellent properties in terms of roughness and sheet release and allows low tension settings. All these parameters have not changed since the start-up in November 2008, and roll grinding has not been necessary so far.Read more
CRAWLEY, UK, Dec. 9, 2013 (Press Release) - Disposable nappies have always ended up in landfill or incineration. But now there's a new solution to this big environmental problem.
Envirocomp, a New Zealand company owned by international facilities management services group, OCS, is opening a plant at Rochester, Kent, to turn nappies into compost. It's a first for the UK.
Nappies are shredded, combined with green waste and composted. The plastics are then removed, leaving the compost.
Karen Upston, the New Zealand mother of two who founded the company, said:Read more
WÜRZBURG, Germany, Dec. 4, 2013 (Press Release) - Following the entry into the promising digital print market at Drupa 2012 with an own product, the Koenig & Bauer Group has strengthened its footing in the broad, growing market for packaging with the acquisition of two companies in recent months.Read more
VÄXJÖ, Sweden, Dec. 3, 2013 (Press Release) - To further strengthen its customer focus, Södra Cell will open a European service center in Munich during the coming year. This new step will also help Södra's sales organisation prepare to manage the expected increase in pulp volumes.
The new Södra European Service Center in Munich will function as an administrative hub for customer service in Europe. The existing national offices will be phased out, but the sales directors will retain their respective key customer contacts as well as their geographic responsibilities.Read more
MEMPHIS, TN, Nov. 18, 2013 (PRNewswire) - Evergreen Packaging, a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions, announced today the release of a new white paper that provides key insights for beverage manufacturers and retailers on a growing consumer segment whose eco-conscious values and lifestyle are transforming the beverage industry.Read more
BRUSSELS, Nov. 20, 2013 (Press Release) - Sappi Fine Paper Europe and Swiss Karton + Papier AG (KAPAG) are joining forces to launch Sappi's bright white cellulose carton brands Algro Design and KAPAG's Algro Duo to the French printing and packaging market. In the spirit of "Total Brand Consistency", the purpose of this collaboration is to harness the power and expertise of both companies, enabling them to enhance the product portfolio and service levels for companies in France that are in the premium printing and packaging sectors.Read more
HELSINKI, Nov. 22, 2013 (Press Release) - Ahlstrom, a global high performance fiber-based materials company, has signed an agreement to sell the converting operations of its West Carrollton plant in Ohio, USA, to West Carrollton Parchment and Converting Inc., an Ohio-based family-owned company. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.Read more
STOCKHOLM, Nov. 11, 2013 (Business Wire) - SCA has completed its offer for the Chinese tissue manufacturer Vinda and is now the majority shareholder with 59.95% of the shares.
SCA is now the majority shareholder of Vinda, which is the third largest tissue company in China. China is the second largest tissue market globally.Read more