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WestRock launches packaging collection EverGrow

WestRock Company has announced an expansion of its produce packaging offerings with the launch of its EverGrow™ Collection. The collection offers innovative alternatives to single-use plastic packaging for produce from snacking tomatoes to apples. WestRock has achieved a proprietary approach for a produce packaging collection made using sustainably sourced wood fiber. WestRock EverGrow packaging is […]

Andritz to supply four jet coaters to Jiangxi Five Star Paper, China

Andritz has received an order from Jiangxi Five Star Paper Co., Ltd., China to deliver four PrimeCoat Jet coaters for online coating for their mill in Hukou county (Jiujiang city), Jiangxi province. Start-up is scheduled for 2021. The four coaters for the white cardboard and folding boxboard production line have a design speed of 1,000 […]

Voith receives order from Nine Dragons Paper to deliver three XcelLine paper machines to China

Nine Dragons Paper, the biggest manufacturer of packaging paper in China, has commissioned Voith to build and deliver three XcelLine paper machines for the production of high-performance testliner and white top testliner. The three lines will further strengthen the paper manufacturer’s leading position in the packaging paper segment.   “We are delighted to have received […]

Valmet signs service agreement with Stora Enso’s Beihai mill in China

Valmet and Stora Enso have signed a three-year service agreement for the company’s Beihai mill in China. The service agreement contains the following services: support with service visit, emergency service visit response time, on-site expert and remote support via Valmet Performance Center to improve availability and optimize process performance. The value of the agreement will […]

Smurfit Kappa completes €12 million investment at Spanish facility

Smurfit Kappa’s Bag-in-Box division has announced the completion of a significant €12 million investment in a new flexible material production facility at its plant in Ibi, Spain. The new state-of-the-art production facility commenced operations, on a phased basis, earlier this year and will be one of the most advanced Bag-in-Box manufacturing plants in Europe.   […]

The Navigator Company increases paper prices in North America

The Navigator Company announced today that will increase the price of all Navigator North America rolls by about 8-10%. This measure includes Navigator Premium Inkjet and Soporset Premium Opaque Offset Printing Papers (Text & Cover & Digital), Navigator Copier, and Express Offset and Bond rolls. The company also increases the price of all cut size, […]

Mondi’s new Advantage StretchWrap paper offers a more sustainable choice for pallet wrapping

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, collaborated with the Italian machine producer ACMI to create a new wrapping system for pallets that uses paper instead of plastic. By transforming the way pallets are wrapped, Advantage StretchWrap reduces the supply chain’s reliance on plastic, moving to a renewable and fully recyclable material.   Advantage […]

RDM Group acquires Eska Group

Reno De Medici S.p.A. announces it has signed an irrevocable commitment to acquire 100% of the share capital of Fineska B.V., the Dutch holding company of “Eska” Group. The seller, Andes C.V. is a vehicle controlled by the US investment firm Andlinger & Co. The Eska Group is a global leader in the production of […]

Valmet acquires two environmental systems business companies

Valmet has on June 9, 2021, entered into agreements to acquire EWK Umwelttechnik GmbH, a German company manufacturing and supplying air emission control systems and after-installation services, and ECP Group, a Finnish manufacturer and maintainer of air emission control systems. These acquisitions complement Valmet’s customer offering in environmental technologies and related services.   The values […]

Stora Enso to cut 550 jobs at Veitsiluoto pulp and paper mill in Finland

Stora Enso has completed the co-determination negotiations concerning closing down the pulp and paper production at its Veitsiluoto site in Finland. The closure will take place during the third quarter of 2021. As a result of the negotiations, 550 people will be permanently laid off. Some 28% of the redundancies can be managed through pension […]