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Voith rebuilds complete PM5 of Papresa for optimized production of packaging paper

Papresa, the leading southern European manufacturer of newsprint, commissioned Voith in March to completely rebuild PM 5 at the Rentería mill in Spain. The start-up of the ambitious project is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. Subsequently, the extensive rebuild will enable significantly more efficient and sustainable production of packaging paper. The capacity will […]

Russia to face with acute paper shortage this year

A shortage of paper may lead to the collapse of the Russian book publishing market already this year, according to recent statements, made by representatives of some leading local publishers and local media reports. In recent months, Russia has faced a shortage of offset paper, which, according to analysts, may lead to the growth of […]

Segezha Group and Bellmer to build new paper machine at its Sokol site

Segezha Group (a subsidiary of Sistema PJSFC) and machine manufacturer Bellmer have agreed to build a new paper machine at the Group’s paper factory in Sokol, Vologda Region. The new machine will come online in 2023.   This project is part of Segezha’s attempts to modernize paper production at its Sokol factory and will increase […]

Russian government denies paper shortage in domestic market

The Russian government has denied the reports of some local media about the existence shortage of paper in the domestic market. According to the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, interruptions in supplies of offset paper may be associated with increased seasonal demand for it and the consequences of a lockdown, which is considered as […]

Sappi Europe announces price rise for all graphical paper grades

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for all its mechanical coated, woodfree coated and woodfree uncoated paper grades by 8 – 11 % with immediate effect as contracts permit for its export markets. This is in addition to the previously announced and implemented increases. Sharply rising input costs in raw materials and freight rates due […]

Alvaro Moreno to save 90 tonnes of plastic per year by switching to more sustainable packaging

Mondi, a global leader in packaging and paper, has helped Spanish retail chain, Alvaro Moreno, to save almost 90 tonnes of plastic per year by switching from plastic to paper shopping, online delivery and gift bags.   In the past, Alvaro Moreno used more than 3.7 million plastic bags and containers per year. By switching […]

Russian Volga to expand its flagship paper mill in Nizhny Novgorod region

JSC Volga, one of Russia’s largest paper producers, plans to expand its flagship paper mill in the Nizhny Novgorod region.   The project implies the creation of a workshop for the production of semi-finished products from the chemical-thermomechanical pulp at the existing industrial site in Balakhna, paying a particular focus to newsprint. As part of […]

Nomo enters partnership with Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Nomo strengthens its offer within sealing solutions and becomes an Approved Partner of Freudenberg Sealing Technologies for the Nordic Market. “The partnership with Freudenberg is completely in line with our focus on being a leading supplier for our customers when it comes to sealing technology,” says Mattias Jaginder, CEO of Nomo Group. Freudenberg is a […]

Andritz starts up two tissue production lines in China

Andritz has successfully started up two PrimeLineST tissue production lines delivered to Suzhou Taison Paper Co. Ltd., China. The two CrescentFormer tissue machines (TM13, TM15) of the type PrimeLineST W8 have a design speed of 1,900 m/min, a paper width of 5.6 m, and a total design capacity of up to 120,000 tons of tissue […]

Smurfit Kappa develops sustainable packaging solution for Signify’s antibacterial light

Smurfit Kappa has designed a new integrated packaging system following close collaboration with Signify, the world leader in connected LED lighting systems, by designing the BioShift UV-C Chamber Case, used to ship and transport UV-C lights that have significant antibacterial properties, which kill germs and viruses.   The new packaging solution is a 100% mono-material […]