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Burgo Announces Conversion to Containerboard Plan for Line 2 at Avezzano Mill (2/28/2017)

Burgo Group S.p.A., Italy, one of the main European producers of graphical and special papers, this week announced the start of a conversion plan for Line 2 at the Avezzano (AQ) paper mill, from graphical paper to containerboard, with the view of making the mill a true national center of excellence for “cardboard” production.

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Kotkamills Names Kohvakka Director of Consumer Board Unit (1/06/2017)

Kotkamills, Kotka, Finland, has appointed Kimmo Kohvakka director of the Kotkamill Consumer Boards Business Unit, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Markku Hämäläinen, CEO, announced that Kohvakka replaces Pirjo Eteläinen, who has decided to leave her position as head of Consumer Boards and take a sabbatical leave from the business.

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Ahlstrom Strengthens Position in Sustainable Single-Serve Coffee Materials Market (1/05/2017)

Ahlstrom, Finland, is strengthening its position in Europe as a supplier of fully compostable infusion materials for single-serve coffee capsules together with two best-in-class coffee houses.

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Stora Enso to Close SC Paper Machine at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden (2/22/2017)

Stora Enso, Finland, will start co-determination negotiations with employees at its Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden regarding a plan to reorganize the mill, including a permanent closure of paper machine No. 8. The planned actions would affect a maximum of 140 employees. The paper machine has an annual capacity of 100,000 metric tons of supercalendered uncoated magazine paper (SC) and it is planned to be shut down by the end of the second quarter of 2017.

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Nanofibers Developed for Healing Bone Fractures (1/23/2017

In the future, it may be possible to use nanofibers to improve the attachment of bone implants, or the fibers may be used directly to scaffold bone regeneration. This would aid the healing of fractures and may enable the care of osteoporosis.

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Paper Calendars Endure Despite Digital Age (1/10/2017)

The following item is excerpted from an article that appeared in the New York Times by Christopher Mele, Dec. 30, 2016. 

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Sappi, Felix Schoeller to Jointly Develop Sustainable Packaging (1/24/2017)

Sappi Europe and Felix Schoeller Group, Osnabrück, Germany, have entered into a collaboration agreement that includes the joint development of sustainable barrier paper solutions for flexible packaging applications. The two companies will be combining their unique competencies in their respective business fields in the future to provide brand owners with more sustainable and more efficient packaging solutions for their products.

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Sofidel Presents Suppliers Sustainability Awards (12/01/2016)

This past week, at the premises of the ex Cavallerizza in Lucca, Italy, the names of the winning companies were announced in the first edition of the Suppliers Sustainability Award from Italy-based Sofidel, a global hygienic and household tissue manufacturer known in Italy for the Regina brand in particular. More than 300 suppliers to the Group—from Italy and abroad—took part in the initiative and were assessed according to a tool, TenP, built around the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

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Taison Group Orders More Tissue Technology from A.Celli (2/01/2017)

from A.Celli to be installed in its Jiangxi mill site.

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Mondi Group Acquires Excelsior Technologies (2/09/2017)

Mondi Group , South Africa, has acquired 100% of the outstanding share capital of Excelsior Technologies Ltd., U.K., from funds managed by Endless LLP and certain other minority shareholders, for a total consideration of £33 million (EUR 38 million), on a debt and cash-free basis.

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U.S.P&W Paper Shipments Decline in January (2/27/2017)

Total U.S. printing and writing (P&W) paper shipments decreased 5% in January compared with January 2016, according to the AF&PA (Washington, D.C., USA) January 2017 Printing-Writing Paper Report released this week. 

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Connected Packaging Solution Launched by WestRock, EVRYTHNG, Digimarc (1/16/2017)

WestRock Co., Norcross, Ga., USA, this past week unveiled a connected packaging solution for smart products that combines Digimarc's enabled barcode technology, with EVRYTHNG's IoT Smart Products Platform to bring embedded, real time, connected digital intelligence to billons of WestRock packages, in-store signs and displays produced annually.

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BillerudKorsnäs to Make Company’s Largest Investment at Gruvön (12/14/2016)

The board of BillerudKorsnäs, Sweden, this week decided to carry out the largest investment in the history of the company and one of the largest in Sweden in recent years—a new board machine at the Gruvön site. The decision was made in view of increasing demand for sustainable packaging solutions for food and beverages globally, the company noted. 

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Munksjö Launches Gerstar Mo Barrier Paper (2/28/2017)

Munksjö, Finland, has launched Gerstar Mo, a specialty paper developed for packaging applications to protect food from potential contamination by mineral oils. This barrier paper will enable converters and brand owners to develop sustainable packaging made of renewable materials offering maximum consumer food safety.

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Valmet to Conduct Extensive PM 1 Rebuild at Sappi’s Somerset, Maine, Mill (2/14/2017)

As reported in the Feb. 9, 2017, issue of Over the Wire, Sappi North America, Boston, Mass., USA, has announced a $165 million capital project to expand its manufacturing capabilities and flexibility to include a variety of consumer packaging products. This investment in PM 1 at the company’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine, establishes a strong platform for growth in paper-based packaging while maintaining Sappi's leadership position in the graphic paper market, increasing annual production capacity at this mill to almost 1 million tpy.

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Andritz MeWa to Supply Pulper Rag Processing Line to Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel (2/08/2017)

Andritz MeWa, part of international technology Group Andritz, Graz, Austria, has received an order from Papier- und Kartonfabrik Varel, based in Varel, Germany, to supply a processing line for pulper rags. Pulper rags are a very tightly entangled mechanical compound of metallic and non-metallic components formed during pulping of recovered paper or pulp in the vortex center of a pulper.

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Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers Association Elects New Chairman (2/02/2017)

The Paper Shipping Sack Manufacturers Association (PSSMA, Coopersburg, Pa., USA, has elected Mark Ushpol, president of Mondi Industrial Bags North America, as its new chairman for 2017-2018. Ushpol has served as Mondi Industrial Bags North America’s president since August 2015.

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Smurfit Kappa to Acquire Litbag (2/17/2017)

Smurfit Kappa, Ireland, this week announced an agreement to purchase the company Litbag, Portugal, to reinforce its position in Southern Europe. Litbag has specific expertise in multi-layer EVOH barrier films, which offer the advantage of extended product shelf life. Today it is one of the leaders in the Portuguese wine market, exporting to several countries including Spain and France.

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Nepa Orders Valmet Automation Technology for Refurbished Paper Machines (12/09/2016)

Valmet, Finland, will deliver automation technology to Nepa Ltd. in India for its two refurbished paper machines and new deinking plant. The solutions enable the paper mill to increase productivity and improve product quality. Startup of the new system is scheduled for the end of February 2017.

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IP Again Selected to FORTUNE's List of America's Most Admired Companies (2/21/2017)

International Paper Co., Memphis, Tenn., USA, announced this week that it has been named again by FORTUNE magazine as one of "America's Most Admired Companies." IP has earned this recognition 14 times in the past 15 years, based on scores achieved in the following categories: ability to attract and retain talented people; quality of management; social responsibility to the community and the environment; innovativeness; quality of products or services; wise use of corporate assets; financial soundness; long-term investment value; and effectiveness in doing business globally. 

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