IGEPA looked into the future of paper use

16 November 2022

The paper wholesaler IGEPA Group, together with the paper manufacturer The Navigator Company, invited guests to an after-work event in Hamburg in November as part of the IGEPA Academy.

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Smurfit Kappa staff in talks over strikes

14 November 2022

Unite members at UK Smurfit Kappa sites are understood to be balloting over strike action as they reportedly want a 10% annual pay rise.

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Sappi announces $418 million paper machine rebuild at its Somerset mill

Simon Matthis, 11 November 2022

Sappi North America announced the approval of a $418 million capital project to convert Paper Machine No. 2 at its Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine to increase its capacity and produce solid bleached sulfate board (SBS) products.

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UPM discontinues production of recycled office paper

Alexander Ungemach, 15 November 2022

As of 1 January 2023, UPM will exit production of high white office papers made from 100 per cent recycled fibre.


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Dunn Paper announces ownership and name change

Simon Matthis, 17 November 2022

Dunn Paper, a leading manufacturer and supplier of high performance, advanced paper and tissue products for use in food, medical, and specialty markets announced today that its first lien secured lenders have acquired select assets of the company as part of a recapitalization of the business.

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Fedrigoni launches 100% paper packaging that aims to replace plastic

Dominic Bernard, 16 November 2022

Fedrigoni has promised its new Materia Viva Metamorphosis range of paper products can mimic many of the qualities that make plastic the norm for packaging.

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Metsä Board publishes interactive roadmaps on 2030 climate and water targets

Simon Matthis, 17 November 2022

Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group, has published new detailed roadmaps to help visualise the measures it will take to achieve the ambitious 2030 targets regarding climate change and water use.

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Sustainability communication: Sylvamo and WWF cooperate

15 November 2022

Sylvamo, one of the world's largest manufacturers of paper, has announced an expanded cooperation with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the amount of three million dollars.

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Lecta to invest in refuse-derived fuel boiler for Condat paper mill in France

16 November 2022

Lecta has decided to invest in a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) boiler, based on circvular economy for its Condat paper mill in France, which will be finished by mid-2024.


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Cepi welcomes BASF as its newest partner

Simon Matthis, 14 November 2022

BASF SE is the latest addition to Cepi’s partnership programme with pulp and paper industry suppliers, reinforcing Cepi’s position as a key player in the process of defining a new, greener and more circular industrial model for the EU.

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Life cycle assessment: UBA study names advantages of paper recycling

15 November 2022

The use of recycled paper makes an important contribution to counteracting the loss of biodiversity, the risk of land-use change and climate change. This is the result of a study commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

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Kruger Products to Shut Down Older Production Assets at Memphis Plant

15 November 2022

KP Tissue Inc. (KPT) and Kruger Products announced that it will shut down certain older and inefficient production assets including a light dry crepe paper machine and six converting lines in early January 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Prinovis to close gravure printing plant in Liverpool at the end of June 2023

Gerd Bergmann, 11 November 2022

Prinovis, a printing service provider belonging to the Bertelsmann Printing Group (BPG, Gütersloh), is closing its gravure printing plant in Liverpool (UK). This was announced by Prinovis UK. In the course of the closure of the plant on 30 June 2023, 250 employees are expected to be laid off.

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Talk, talk, talk!

16 November 2022

Dialogue sought and found! Mara Hancker, Managing Director Communications at IK, was a guest in two exciting podcast episodes on the topic of plastics and plastic packaging:


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The EU wants to introduce a new law to reduce packaging waste in parcels

Corinna Flemming, 11 November 2022

In recent years, packaging waste has increased enormously. A new law is now to be introduced to significantly reduce packaging waste.


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Schumacher Packaging postpones €700 million investment

Simon Matthis, 15 November 2022

In November 2021,  the Schumacher Packaging Group, announced that it was planning the biggest ever investment campaign in the company's history, amounting to 700 million euros will be invested – 300 million euros of which will be invested in Germany alone.


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Co-packing as an option for SMEs and start-ups

10 November 2022

For the Leipzig confectionery start-up Nucao, Karl Knauer took care of several work steps at once, from packaging to quality control to intermediate storage.

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Smurfit Kappa acquires liner bag plant in Spain

Simon Matthis, 15 November 2022

Smurfit Kappa announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Pusa Pack S.L., a bag-in-box packaging plant located in Onda, close to Castellón in the Valencian region.

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Despite general decline in shipments: high parcel volumes expected at Christmas

Hanna Behn, 14 November 2022

In the last two years, the deliverers handled record volumes around the festive season. Large numbers of parcels are expected again in the coming months.

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European labelstock rebounds after paper shortage

15 November 2022

In the third quarter, labelstock demand in Europe rebounded strongly, after a poor first half of the year caused by strike related paper shortages from Finland

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Sustainable product selection: Lyreco launches new curated B2B marketplace

16 November 2022

Lyreco has launched the B2B marketplace "Sustainable by Lyreco", an additional offering to customers that will operate alongside Lyreco's existing e-commerce platforms.


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Canon joins forces with Teklynx

16 November 2022

Canon has partnered with Teklynx International to develop new Teklynx native printer drivers for Canon's on-demand color label printer lineup. These drivers are compatible with Canon's LX-D1300, LX-D5500, and LX-P1300 label printers.


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Vanguard Europe moves into headquarters in Italy

16 November 2022

Vanguard Europe GmbH has moved into its new headquarters in the 5,300-square-metre "power plant" (innovation centre for start-ups and spin-offs of the Durst Group) in Bressanone, Italy, which will be inaugurated in September 2022, and the Customer Demo Centre has opened.


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Xaar Aquinox Printhead revolutionises aqueous inkjet printing

16 November 2022

Xaar, the leading inkjet printing technology Group, has launched its revolutionary printhead – the Xaar Aquinox – delivering exceptional reliability, creativity, and sustainability for printing aqueous fluids.

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Fisher Textiles boosts recycled media with new SEG fabrics

16 November 2022

Fisher Textiles, the leading supplier of fabric for digital printing, has added three fabric media for SEG and soft signage to its Enviro-Tex fabric line for dye sublimation printing.

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Wallcoverings specialist installs new Agfa Anapurna H3200i

10 November 2022

Global Wallcoverings brand, Seltex, has invested in a new Agfa Anapurna wide format H3200i LED hybrid print engine to help them flex to the growing demand for shorter runs and interior design personalisation.

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