Stora Enso strengthens its presence in France


Simon Matthis, 10 May 2022

Stora Enso invests in ACDF Industrie SAS and becomes a 35% shareholder of the French wood processing company. The investment is in line with Stora Enso’s growth strategy for mass timber building elements, enabling value-added, bespoke CLT (cross-laminated timber) solutions to its long-term French partners.

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UPM's Chapelle Darblay mill sold to municipality and resold to Veolia


Valeria Buß, 11 May 2022

Veolia and Fibre Excellence plan to produce 400,000 tpy of corrugated case material at the Chapelle Darblay site

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Mondi Holds Ground-Breaking Ceremony for EUR 125 Million Project at Kuopio Mill


10 May 2022

Mondi [on May 9] held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of an EUR 125 million project to expand and upgrade production of semi-chemical fluting at its Kuopio mill in Finland.

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Sylvamo brings in rights plan as industry awaits Russia update


Jo Francis, 9 May 2022

Paper manufacturer Sylvamo has instigated a ‘poison pill’ Shareholder Rights Plan after a big private equity business gained a substantial stake.Investment firm Atlas Holdings has acquired almost 14% of Sylvamo, the former International Paper business that became a separate listed company last year.


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Mondi confirms Russian exit


6 May 2022

Mondi has confirmed that it plans to divest its Russian operations because of the country's invasion of Ukraine. The group has a substantial presence in Russia with a net asset value on its books of nearly €700m (£600m), and the operations contributed some €114m in EBITDA in Q1.

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Sappi Stockstadt to replace coal with biomass and natural gas


Simon Matthis, 12 May 2022

Responding to climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times. As a global company, Sappi is committed to being part of the solution and is focused on decarbonising its operations.

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Sonoco announces price increase for paperboard tubes and cores


Simon Matthis, 11 May 2022

Sonoco announced it will raise the price for all paperboard tubes and cores by a minimum of 6 percent, effective with shipments in the United States and Canada on or after June 10, 2022.

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MM Kotkamills buys new cross cutters


10 May 2022

MM Kotkamills is investing about €30m in two cross cutters with automated core and waste handling.

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Kodak reports on challenging Q1


Jo Francis, 12 May 2022

Kodak boss Jim Continenza said the firm had taken “unprecedented steps” to ensure supplies to its customers during ongoing supply chain disruption.


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Environmental group expects law will also spur debate in Germany


9 May 2022

In May, Luxembourg became the first European country to adopt new waste legislation banning the postage and distribution of commercial printed advertising materials without the recipient's express consent.

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Packaging Industry Meets in Nuremberg


“Transition in Packaging” is the main theme of this year’s FACHPACK, which will be held in Nuremberg from September 27 to 29, 2022. The main features of the forum program have already been finalized, and preparations are in full swing.

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Packaging Innovations & Empack 2022 | Cutting edge developments on show


Tony Corbin 12 May 2022

The latest cutting-edge packaging developments will take centre stage when Packaging Innovations and Empack 2022 returns to the NEC Birmingham on 25 and 26 May.


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Recup starts test phase at Frankfurt Airport


12 May 2022

Germany's largest airport, Frankfurt Airport is embarking on a pilot project with the Recup reusable system - and with it a journey towards sustainability.


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Extended submission deadline for the German Packaging Award


13 May 2022

According to the dvi, the extension of the deadline is in response to numerous enquiries received in recent days. "Due to a heavy workload and corona-related sick leave, numerous companies have not yet been able to complete their submission," explains dvi Managing Director Winfried Batzke.


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Lockdown in China: months of delivery delays expected


Hanna Behn, 10 May 2022

The situation in China continues to impact global supply chains, with months of delays expected.


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Mondi switches all glassine-based release liners to certified base paper


12 May 2022

Mondi, a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper, has switched its entire portfolio of glassine-based release liners to certified base paper. The change is part of Mondi’s ongoing, proactive approach to sustainability, which includes developing solutions that are better for the environment.

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Visibility on the internet: Seven specialist retailers among the top 10 internet suppliers for office supplies


9 May 2022

In the office supplies industry, the supplier group of specialist retailers makes the greatest contribution to visibility on the internet, according to the results of the study "eVisibility Büromaterial 2022" by research tools. More than a third of all 455 suppliers identified are also visible in social media.

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Fujifilm reports on 2021, grows inkjet


Jo Francis, 12 May  2022

Fujifilm plans to build a global manufacturing structure to satisfy the needs of the growing inkjet market, while at its plates business more price increases are necessary to keep the business sustainable.

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Durst Group with "Production Excellence" at Fespa Berlin 2022


11 May 2022

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, will present its P5 wide format printing systems and software solutions at Fespa 2022 under the heading "Production Excellence".


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Unboxing Agfa for the packaging market


12 May 2022

Agfa to show Total Solution offering for streamlined packaging production at Empack 2022.


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