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Farnell Packaging Purchases Laserlox Anilox Cleaning System (2/26/2018)

Farnell chose Laserlox as part of its sustainability initiative to replace the plant’s liquid cleaning operation with an environmental solution.

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Shanying International Places Order for Three Valmet Winders in China (2/28/2018)

Capacity of the three winders, scheduled to start up at the end of 2018, will cover the production of two board machines. 

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Global Paper, Paperboard Packaging Market to Grow at 4.3% CAGR to 2025 (10/05/2016)

ReportLinker, New York, N.Y., USA, this week announced a new paper and paperboard packaging report in its offering. Titled Global Paper & Paperboard Packaging Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025,  the report emphasizes that the global paper and paperboard packaging market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 4.3% during the next decade to reach approximately $263.3 billion by 2025.

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Consumer Groups Urge SEC to Drop Rule on Paperless Shareholder Reports (10/19/2016)

Consumers for Paper Options (CPO), a coalition of individuals and organizations advocating for access to paper-based services and information, and its consumer group allies, Washington, D.C., USA, this week urged the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to rescind proposed Rule 30e-3, which would allow mutual funds to discontinue the mailing of shareholder reports and other important investment information. During an SEC meeting today, the agency voted to postpone a final decision on Rule 30e-3, despite public comments in the media that the rule would be dropped.

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VTT Develops Combustion Technologies for Biomass – Aims at Negative Emissions (10/14/2016)

Company is seeking a carbon capture technology for Finnish power and heat production plants. The first pilots were implemented, using wood pellets, at VTT’s Bioruukki, and the results are promising.

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Domtar Donates $100,000 to Office Depot Backpack Program for Children in Need (8/23/2016)

Domtar (Montreal, Que., Canada) announced this past week that it has donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot Foundation’s National Backpack Program. Domtar’s donation will help provide children across the country with the supplies they need as the new school year begins.

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SCA to Expand Bowling Green, Ky., Sanitary Products Facility (10/03/2016)

SCA Personal Care this past week announced the expansion of its Bowling Green, Ky., USA, TENA® incontinence care protection facility. The $23.9 million expansion project will increase production capacity of products primarily used in the healthcare sector and increase total full-time employment with 20 new jobs, for a total of 180 employees.

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Google Files Patent for Gesture-Sensing Fabrics (10/11/2016)

Google has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for its gesture control system developed under the Project Jacquard. This system works with smart-garments which make use of interactive textiles. These textiles can sense touch-based hand gestures to send out commands to devices kept in pockets or purses for carrying out pre-defined functions.

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Andritz Taking Mill Operations to Next Level with Metris Augmented Reality Glasses (2/28/2018)

The very latest technology innovations at Andritz, Austria, provide the pulp and paper industry with specifically enhanced potential for interactive operation and maintenance where and when it is needed most.

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KC Products Malaysia Contracts A.Celli for Upgrade of 1980s Tissue Winder (10/04/2016)

Earlier this year, the A.Celli Paper (Italy) customer service team installed and successfully concluded the upgrade performed on a tissue rewinder (combining winder AC820) from the 1980s with the startup of the machine. The project was carried out at Kimberly Clark Products’ Kluang Johor Mill in Malaysia.

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WestRock Improves Combustion with Valmet APC Application at Covington Mill (5/09/2017)

Improvement has enabled us to run a higher, more stable load, resulting in a record-setting steaming average the following month," said Barry Hensley, powerhouse superintendent, WestRock.

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BillerudKorsnäs to Install Andritz BSW Sideline for Board Machine at Gruvön Mill (5/08/2017)

Scope of supply includes a new DD-Washer, which ensures the production of high-purity pulp used for food packaging.

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Duni Acquires Shares in Sharp Serviettes (5/05/2017)

Duni, Sweden, has acquired 80% shares in United Corporation Ltd., trading as Sharp Serviettes, New Zealand, from entrepreneurs Anissa and Craig Phillips. Sharp Serviettes is a manufacturer and supplier of napkins, hygiene, and food service products. The acquisition will be consolidated into Business Area New Markets as of May.

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Pritzker Group to Acquire Flexible Packaging Manufacturer ProAmpac (10/26/2016)

Pritzker Group Private Capital, Chicago, Ill., USA, this week announced it will acquire ProAmpac, Cincinnati, Ohio, a leading global flexible packaging company, from Wellspring Capital Management, New York, N.Y.


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Huhtamaki Single Use Cups Receive Nordic Ecolabel (8/31/2016)

Huhtamaki Foodservice Nordic (Hameemlinna, Finland) announced today (Aug. 31, 2016) that the company has become the first to introduce a single use paperboard hot cup range with the Nordic Ecolabel and the right to use the Swan logo. The cups produced in Hämeenlinna, Finland, meet all the criteria of the Nordic Ecolabel. The cups are targeted for cafés, restaurants, and catering services.

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DeZURIK Pump Control Valve Interface Protects Systems from Pressure Surges (10/21/2016)

DeZURIK/APCO/Hilton, Sartell, Minn., USA, reports ha its new ECB-CP Pump & Control Valve Interface for solenoid controlled valves is designed to provide control between the pump and pump control valve to minimize pressure surges in the fluid handling system when the pump starts and stops. The pre-programmed controller properly sequences and controls the pump and pump control valve startup and shutdown procedure, thereby protecting the pumping system from damage due to mechanical, hydraulic, or power failure.

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Navigator Company Raising Paper Prices 6% - 8% in Europe (2/19/2018)

Company will be increasing prices by 6% to 8% in Europe, effective with orders shipping March 26, 2018.

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KapStone Investing $6 Million in Cowpens, S.C., Corrugated Mill (2/27/2018)

Investment will allow the company to install a new hydraulic dilution control headbox, as well as a new bottom-ply chain conveyor, increasing the speed, efficiency, and quality of its products.

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Voith AdvancedPRODUCTS Improve Paper Production Process (5/01/2017)

With FormMax, PressMax, and DryMax, Voith, Germany, achieves a higher level of performance for the paper machine by using the optimum combination of products in the paper production process, the company reports.

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AR Packaging Acquires Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika (10/19/2016)

AR Packaging Group AB, Sweden, has signed a partnership deal with Maju Jaya Sarana Grafika (MJSG), Indonesia, and acquired a majority stake in the company. Adrian Koesnendar, CEO and co-owner of MJSG, will continue to own the remaining shares.

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