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    16.04.2014   The Inkjet Conference™ - Beyond inkjet    ( Company news )

    Company news ESMA, a leading, non-profit association in Europe for specialist printing manufacturers of screen and digital print technology is elevating its profile in industrial markets. To this end, it launched a new conference covering all aspects of inkjet engineering from Digital Asset Management to Fluids and Chemistry. It is designed to help delegates discover the developments in print heads and precision engineering, and meet experienced integrators to aid them in their journey to the next level.

    The Inkjet Conference™, to be held in the Swissôtel in Neuss (Düsseldorf), Germany, September 30 and October 1 2014, is an ideal opportunity to connect with technology suppliers, research institutions, integration experts, as well as OEM's from different market sectors, in what has become a rapidly growing billion euro business. It will showcase technologies and spot trends to enable emerging developments in printed electronics and functional fluids to learn and partner with those that have been successful in aiding volume adoption of inkjet technology in manufacturing applications.

    Peter Buttiens, CEO of ESMA comments: "ESMA has been organising conference over the past seven years in different fields such as Computer-To-Screen (CTS), GlassPrint, Membrane switch, Advanced Functional and Industrial printing. We have become the knowledge hub for the printing industry to bring together printing technology in different segments of the industry and promote overall industrial decoration and printing solutions. The time has come to focus even more on digital inkjet in an era of rapidly changing technology in a fast developing world. Inkjet technology is impacting the economies of major industries worldwide. The capabilities of more specific adapted and bespoke inkjet solutions are required to deliver flexibility, cost-reductions as well as new market and production needs."

    The two-day event will offer a three track educational conference developed specifically for Inkjet equipment manufacturers.
    Track One: Inkjet engineering - Fluid systems – Precision engineering – Print heads – Digital Asset Management – RIPs, colour calibration and workflow
    Track Two: Fluid – Ink components – Nano particles – Laboratory equipment – Rheometers – Particle size analyzers – Conductive inks - Aqueous inks – UV inks
    Track Three: Academic track - The academic track is open to all universities and non-commercial research institutes to present their work

    Mr. Buttiens continues: "The Inkjet Conference will bring 60 presentations across the three tracks, seven VIP rooms, training room and master classes as well as a table top exhibition with 55 companies. It will be not only the networking opportunity of the year but also the place to see all the necessary technology in one spot and the fertile breeding ground for new disruptive innovation and development."

    There is the ability for companies and academic institutions to supply technical papers, that are non-commercial in nature and offer a clear explanation to enable a broadly technical audience, to have a good understanding of the presented topic. Given the multi-discipline environment of inkjet, with engineers, chemists, printers, a glossary of terms will aid understanding.

    There are table top opportunities or VIP room access available at the conference. Please contact us for further details.
    (ESMA V.Z.W.)
    16.04.2014   Professional folding production with an attractive price-performance ratio: Heidelberg presents ...    ( Company news )

    Company news series of Stahlfolders BH/CH

    -Buckle plate and combination folders at an attractive price
    -New automation technique facilitates handling and ensures short set-up times
    -Control compatible with existing TH/KH folders and accessories

    Frequently in folding the margins are minimal for print shops and book binders, however, the demands on productivity, folding accuracy and quick change over are continuously increasing. The new Stahlfolder BH/CH family from Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) now offers high productivity and Heidelberg quality at a lower cost. The attractively priced buckle plate folders (BH-models) and combination folders (CH-models) are based on proven, technically solid technology and are available in 56, 66, 78 and 82 centimeter widths. The new machines are targeted to existing Stahlfolder TH/KH customers who are looking for lower cost additional capacity or to customers who are looking for a low cost start in professional folding, in order to be able to ensure added value and quality control in their own production flows.
    The new Stahlfolder BH/CH machines are characterized by automation options which are designed to be easy to use and the same operator-friendly touch screen control, the users have been familiar with for many years to guide them safely and easily through all process steps.
    The folding roller gaps and buckle plate stops can be set and stored automatically with a new job. This reduces set up times, and repeat orders can be reproduced any time quickly and precisely with the original set values. Moreover, the automation makes the operation of the machine a lot easier as many adjustments can be done in parallel which relieves the operator.
    The new BH/CH machines can be custom-tailored with various options and modules as e.g. automation, feeder types or configurations of fold units. The Stahlfolder BH-machines are available with up to 4 folding stations. For the CH models the cross-fold variants KL, KTL and - additionally in the 78 working width - the cross fold variants KLL and KTLL are available. The machines can optionally be equipped with flat pile feeder, round continuous feeder or pallet feeder.

    Proven fold technique provides security of investment
    The new machines are based on the proven Stahlfolder TH/KH series. The Stahlfolder TH/KH folders, the most successful industrial folders worldwide since 2004 are now complemented with the lower cost BH/CH models. The new BH/CH Stahlfolders use the same essential components such as the Extra Grip folding rollers, the proven Tremat sheet separation and the nonslip gear drive. They are suitable for multiple applications in commercial and signature production, their operation is as easy and they provide a proven fold quality.
    Stahlfolder BH/CH machines use the proven MCT-control (MCT = Modular Control Technology) of Heidelberg so that they are compatible with already existing Heidelberg deliveries. In the future the customers can also utilize the large variety of Stahlfolder units and additional functions with extended requirements.
    Like any other Heidelberg folders, the new BH/CH models are available with EC-conform safety installations which correspond to European safety standards.
    (Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG)
    16.04.2014   International Paper Acquires Remaining Shares of Orsa IP Embalagens in Brazil    ( Company news )

    Company news International Paper (NYSE: IP) has acquired the remaining 25% of shares of Orsa International Paper Embalagens S.A. from its joint venture partner, Brazilian pulp and packaging producer Jari Celulose, Embalagens e Papel S.A. The shares were purchased at the original transaction price per share for R$318MM (~$135MM USD). With this transaction, International Paper takes full ownership of three containerboard mills and four box plants, which made up Jari's former corrugated packaging assets. "This investment is in-line with our strategy to selectively grow our industrial packaging business globally in attractive markets and put capital to work that deliver returns above our cost of capital," said John Faraci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
    (International Paper)
    16.04.2014   Tissue Middle East - Exhibition One of Its Kind    ( Company news )

    Company news TISSUE Middle East Exhibition the leading International Exhibition for Tissue Paper, Hygiene Products and Converting Industries will be held on October 22nd -24th , 2014. at Cairo International Convention Center, Cairo, Egypt. Hall (2).
    TISSUE-ME 2014 recognizes the increasing need for networking and guidance in MENA's dynamic, rapidly changing business environment.

    TISSUE-ME 2014 Exhibition gathers exclusively Tissue Paper, Hygiene Products and Converting manufacturing experts, key players and decision-makers committed to showcase the latest Machinery, Raw Material, Finished Products, Technologies, Innovations, Solutions and Services from around the Globe.

    Tissue Paper Making Machinery
    » Wet Wipes Machinery
    » Lamination and Winding Machines
    » Tissue Technology and Software
    » Wrapping and Packaging Machinery
    » Printing Machinery and Equipment
    » Chemicals, Additives and Raw Materials
    » Dies, Inks and Adhesives
    » Labeling Machinery and Equipment
    » Jumbo Rolls & Finished Products
    » Toilet, Facial, Pocket Tissue & Hand towels
    » Wet Wipes and Cosmetic Removers
    » Lens Cleaning Tissue
    » Baby and Adult Diapers
    » Women's Sanitary Towels & Pads
    » Paper Tableware & Household Paper
    » Waste Paper, Deinking Equipment
    » Water Treatment Equipment
    » Wires, Felts and Clothing
    » Knives, Blades, Cutting Accessories
    » Embossing Rolls
    » Automation and Control
    » Drying, Filtration and Dust Control
    » Dispenser Systems
    » Testing and Detecting Instruments
    » Engineering and Consulting Services

    TISSUE-ME 2014 acts as the perfect platform for all Tissue Paper manufacturers to generate valuable sales leads worldwide.
    (Nile Trade Fairs)
    16.04.2014   KapStone Paper And Packaging Reports Minor Fire At Longview Facility    ( Company news )

    Company news KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) ("KapStone" or "the Company") had a minor fire in one of its paper machines at its Longview, WA mill on April 13, 2014. The fire was quickly contained resulting in no injuries, overall damage of less than $10,000, and rapid resumption of production.
    (KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation)
    15.04.2014   ‘Game changer’ digital flexo solution delivers results that rival offset and gravure for VEEPEE    ( Company news )

    Company news A ‘game changer’ investment has enabled leading Indian tradeshop VEEPEE Graphic Solutions to become one of the first Asian companies to adopt Esko “Full HD Flexo” and obtain the Full HD Flexo Certification. “The installation of Esko's CDI with Full HD Flexo technology and the subsequent certification has put us in a select group of elite operations, globally certified to Esko Full HD Flexo,” states Jai Chandra, VEEPEE’s Managing Director.

    As a longstanding Esko customer, VEEPEE followed the development of Esko's Full HD screening and Inline UV technology. “With numerous developments in the flexible packaging industry favoring flexographic printing, there was a need for higher solid ink density and better ink lay to match the quality of gravure printing,” says Chandra. “Though there were a few competing technologies, we decided, again, to work with Esko as Full HD Flexo has proven to be a stable, consistent and reliable technology.”

    Leading edge technology

    VEEPEE's relationship with Esko started in 2006 with the installation of a CDI (Cyrel Digital Imager). “This was a conscious decision. Esko has a strong focus on flexo prepress solutions, both for software and hardware, and we already had our entire front-end on the Esko platform,” explains Chandra. “Following a detailed research of all technologies available on the market, we realized that CDIs accounted for most of the CTP systems installed in the world during that period. Our trust in Esko and its technology was the decisive factor to invest in our first CDI. Going digital was the order of the day then - otherwise we would have been out of business by now. Esko helped us to easily enter the digital market.” Other investments over the past years include licenses for a raft of Esko prepress software solutions such as PackEdge, FlexRip and Plato to name a few.

    As the flexo printing process evolved over the years, and with lot more packaging jobs shifting from offset and gravure to flexographic printing, the challenge was to reproduce high quality graphics. This is when Esko launched their inline UV technology with HD Flexo screening. VEEPEE once again leveraged on the technology evolution by installing the first CDI with the inline UV and HD screening in the Asian region by the end of 2009.

    Last year, VEEPEE extended its cooperation with Esko by adopting Full HD Flexo, which enabled the company to increase production capabilities. “Working with Esko Full HD Flexo, we achieve higher solid ink densities with the existing press parameters. We can print clean solids and extend the color gamut thanks to the microcell technology; and we can eliminate the halo around text and lines - a common phenomenon with flexo printing. Thanks to these benefits, we took label and flexible packaging printing to the next level and produced results that can be readily compared to offset or gravure. A lot of trials are being undertaken in corrugated post print, which is the next emerging market for flexographic printing. Our decision to invest in Esko Full HD Flexo was a game changer,” says Chandra.

    He continues:” With Full HD Flexo, our existing customers achieve better print quality with their existing machines and dispel the myth that flexo is unable to produce quality as good as offset and gravure. Full HD Flexo also enables to maintain predictable and sustainable print results. Today, with an end-to-end solution from workflow to plate imaging, we can handle more complex jobs, enhance productivity, increase job turnaround time and reduce errors, thereby increasing our profitability. We can be assured to expand our customer base without any compromise on our bottom line.”

    Embracing emerging trends

    VEEPEE is now poised to embrace the emerging possibilities adds Chandra: ”The flexo prepress business is expected to grow in the next 10 years, with an important part of that growth in the flexible packaging and corrugated sector. As business is getting more localized, we will be looking at a 'spoke and wheel' module, where prepress will be done at a centralized location and multiple plate processing units close to our customer sites. This will help us service our customers better with faster turnaround times and also reduce investment costs on software and infrastructure. As the Esko CDIs with Full HD Flexo are very stable imaging systems, we are confident we will make this business module a big success.”

    About VEEPEE Graphic Solutions

    Established as a design studio in 1961 by Mr Peethambaram, the Bangalore operation, part of the VEEPEE Group, supplies flexo plates to flexo converters. Among its key customers are Pragati Packaging, Sai Packaging, Multiflex, ITC, Ajanta Packaging, Positive Packaging, Kalpana, Propack and Universal Print Systems. In the early 80s VEEPEE became the first business house in South India to introduce the water wash photo polymer plates for letterpress. In the early 80s it was also one of the first companies in South India to offer scanning, imposition and CTF capabilities. Later, in 1995 it became the first operation in the country to introduce environment friendly water wash flexo plates. Four years later they moved to a newly constructed 8000 sq feet facility which today is one of the state-of-the-art flexo prepress facilities in the country. Today the family owned group is managed by Leela Peethambaram, Jai Prakash, Jai Chandra, (sons of founder V Peethambaram) and Nalani Jaichandra.
    (Esko-Graphics Danmark)
    15.04.2014   THE GRAPHICS OF THE AMERICAS EXPO    ( Company news )

    Company news Picture: Pedro Sardinas (farthest to the right) talking with potential Dealers from Mexico and Ecuador.

    Intec Corp USA recently attended the Graphics of the Americas expo held every year in Miami, Florida.
    Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Expo & Conference is the premier event for the graphic communications industry in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
    Intec’s stand was very busy over the course of the 3 day show. The CP3000 paired with it’s superb booklet finisher took centre stage, generating a great deal of interest due to its fantastic print quality and remarkably low cost per copy.
    Intec’s Michael Sparbeck and Todd Todesco were very pleased with the response they received from existing and potential new business partners and would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit the Intec stand.
    (Intec Printing Solutions Corporation)
    15.04.2014   Grab one of the last few spots at PulPaper 2014 !    ( Company news )

    Company news On 3-5 June it is time for the 8th edition of the industry event of the year and one of the premier gatherings within the pulp, paper, board, converting and bio-based indutries. For companies that still have not booked their participation, there are still a few good locations left around the exhibition floor.

    Several ways to promote your company's participation
    To market your participation running up to the event, use the Visitor Invitation brochure with all the event information there is to know for your customer or the simplified Invitation Card with the most essential facts and brief event information. Both are available as printed matters, free of charge to order for all exhibitors, or in digital version to be added to e-mails, newsletters or invitations. Scroll down on the front page of the official PulPaper website to see a complete list of the official PulPaper 2014 Media Partners, different types of media channels covering the globe and carefully selected by the organisers to promote the event. Contact them to place your ads running up to the event.

    There are also several ways of promoting your company during the days of the event. Place an ad in the special Event Guide issue of Paperi ja Puu or choose from the many attractive promotional locations around the venue of Messukeskus, Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki.

    PulPaper 2010 statistics: Over 12000 visitors from 63 countries, 625 exhibitors from 30 countries in 210 stands.
    (Adforum AB)
    15.04.2014   90% reduced fiber content in reject discharge: pulping drum from Voith convinces Marusumi Paper    ( Company news )

    Company news Voith has launched the IntensaDrum pulping drum. This is an additional product from Voith’s efficient BlueLine, a product and component line that keeps energy, water and fiber consumption in stock preparation as low as possible. IntensaDrum was developed in order to disintegrate recycled paper in the gentle high consistency range.
    At Marusumi Paper in Japan, two IntensaDrums have already been successfully put into operation. Both pulping drums were installed in only three weeks. “We were able to start up the machines before the actual schedule and are very satisfied with their performance. Our expectations were exceeded,” says Toshikazu Ichihara, General Manager Facility & Construction at Marusumi Paper. In comparison with the previous pulping drums, the fiber content in the reject discharge is reduced by 90%. The accept flake content is reduced by a striking 35%.
    In the pulping part special lifting bars lift the suspension and let it fall back onto the drum body. The recovered paper is thus gently pulped. Directly before the screening zone, a screenable stock consistency is immediately achieved due to an innovative addition of dilution water. The screening surface is thus used more efficiently and fewer fibers are lost. Due to the perforated screen plates in the screening part, fibers and contaminants are easily separated. Thanks to the largest possible and open access for the reject discharge, the contaminants are removed from the screening zone in an operationally reliable and trouble-free fashion.
    “One of the reasons why we chose the IntensaDrum from Voith is its design. The running rings are made of high strength forged steel and wear less. We thus expect a lastingly stable run. Furthermore, we appreciate the many years of successful cooperation with Voith,” Toshikazu Ichihara adds.
    Thanks to the wear-free seal between the inlet chute and the drum the inlet chute are virtually maintenance-free. This leads to less downtimes and thus reduces the costs for the paper manufacturer. Also the occupational safety is improved: Differently to other pulping drums the personnel can enter and leave the drum through the rear opening without any problem. A dangerous entry through the inlet chute is no longer necessary.
    (Voith Paper GmbH & Co KG)
    15.04.2014   Brigl & Bergmeister to enhance its label paper quality with Metso's latest quality control ...    ( Company news )

    Company news

    Accurate paper quality measurements ensure outstanding label printing and finishing on world-renowned beverage brands

    Brigl & Bergmeister, one of the world's leading manufacturers of papers for labels and flexible packaging, will upgrade its existing Metso quality control system at its Niklasdorf mill in Austria. With its modernized quality control system the mill will be able to further enhance the quality of its labels that are found on world-renowned beverage brands. The investment will also extend the life cycle of the whole label paper production line.
    "Our papers wear the face of countless familiar brands. The customer's first contact with a branded product is often the label or the packaging, made of our paper. A label is much more than an information carrier; it can enhance a product's lasting success," says Michael Sablatnig, Managing Director of Brigl & Bergmeister.
    Automation-related technology cooperation between Brigl & Bergmeister and Metso goes back several decades and has covered several automation and quality control system generations. Metso also provides the company with a wide range of professional automation services locally. Today, the mill runs its functions on a single automation system, Metso DNA. The single system architecture saves on both costs and effort, ensuring open growth for future challenges at the same time. The modernized quality control system will be installed on the same automation platform.
    "We prefer to cooperate with Metso because they ensure the best compatibility between their state-of-the-art technology and our existing equipment," adds Wilhelm Fandler, Electrical Manager at Brigl & Bergmeister.
    Metso will modernize five Metso IQ Scanners and equip them with Metso IQ MD and CD Controls on PM 3 and the coater. The delivery will also include a Metso IQ Dilution Profiler for the PM 3 headbox. The modernized quality control system will be commissioned in April 2014.

    Technical information
    Metso IQ Scanner is a distortion-free platform for Metso IQ sensors, providing fast high-resolution sheet quality profiles from edge to edge. A solid construction plus built-in intelligence and diagnostics ensure trouble-free operation year after year. The scanner is designed to produce accurate and stable sheet quality measurements in the hot, humid and dusty environment of a paper machine. A unique stiff beam design combines a low scanner height with high mechanical stiffness.
    Metso IQ CD Control is a high-level intelligent application that optimizes the cross-machine performance of tissue, paper and board machines and pulp dryers, including coater and calender applications. Based on the optimization of high-resolution measurements, this unique algorithm handles all cases from a single-loop control to the most complex multi-variable control solutions to provide the best possible profile during changing process conditions.
    Metso IQ MD Control's model predictive control (MPC) integrates fast-responding wet end process controls and dry end feedback controls to achieve increased performance in paper quality control. Paper process variability is controlled before the wet sheet is formed, attenuating any cycling or upsets that are difficult or impossible to control using only traditional feedback controls from the dry end. The results include better runnability and quality through a more stable short circulation and uniformity of the sheet.
    Metso IQ Dilution Profiler is a profile control system for the advanced positioning of headbox valves. It has been especially designed to achieve the best possible weight profile that a headbox can produce.
    (Metso Corporation)
    15.04.2014   DS Smith invests to add value for customers in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets    ( Company news )

    Company news DS Smith builds a new world-class plant in Erlensee, Germany for the supply of display and consumer packaging solutions, with start-up scheduled for the first half of 2015

    Picture: Digital impression of the new DS Smith plant at Erlensee

    DS Smith announces further investments to improve on its ability to serve the demands of customers across the D-A-CH region. The largest project will be the construction of a new plant in Erlensee, located in the Main-Kinzig-Kreis region of Germany. The current plant in Hanau-Steinheim will move to the new location, which is less than 10 kilometers from the existing plant. With the new facility, DS Smith builds the foundation for further growth in the areas of display and consumer packaging.

    “Being a specialist for consumer packaging, displays and strategic supply cycle solutions, it is our goal to delight our customers. Today’s changing markets mean that we need to adapt to continue to meet their requirement for high quality, competitive solutions”, states Michael Lamprecht, Director Sales & Marketing at DS Smith l Packaging Division D-A-CH.

    “We are therefore investing in the latest corrugating and converting equipment, and fully-optimized logistics facilities, to provide the best possible flexibility and competitiveness for current and potential customers.”

    The plant in Hanau-Steinheim has had a long and proud history, but its physical location in a “mixed-zone” area means that the site can no longer meet the requirements of a highly efficient industrial business model. It has also been decided that the display activities of DS Smith in Germany needed to be strategically repositioned and consolidated at a central location to maximize efficiency and flexibility. For these reasons, DS Smith searched for a new location and found it on the site of the former “Fliegerhorst” in Erlensee.

    Of the 87.000sqm of land available at the new site, production and logistics facilities will cover around 40.000sqm. There will also be presentation suites for customers, together with offices and social facilities for DS Smith employees. Production start-up on the new site is scheduled for the first half of 2015.

    “With the new plant, we will strengthen our display competence, by merging all our production under one roof. Our customers will continue to benefit from their usual contacts in sales, customer service and solution development, but with one location we are able to reduce supply chain complexity and optimize logistics”, emphasizes Georg Staub, Strategic Business Development Director, and the project manager for the new investment.

    “Our mission is to work in close cooperation with customers to find solutions that increase their sales, reduce their costs and manage their risks. This exciting project will give DS Smith all the tools to continue to deliver on our mission for many years to come”.

    DS Smith is one of the leading providers of packaging and displays in Europe. In 2012, the company employed nearly 2,800 people in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The packaging and display specialist‘s product portfolio includes high quality consumer packaging, intelligent transport, industrial and hazardous goods packaging, creative displays and promotional material as well as a broad range of consultancy services across the entire supply cycle.
    (DS Smith Packaging Deutschland Stiftung & Co. KG Display/Verpackung/Service)
    15.04.2014   PMP Phoenix Concept™ - Stage 2 of the 3 Forces of PMP Group Campaign    ( Company news )

    Company news In September 2013, PMP Group has launched a new campaign called 3 Forces of PMP Group – Earth, Wind & Fire. PMP’s new campaign is a metaphorical representation of the company’s three major technological lines – Intelli-Technology® (Earth – stable, ecological, reliable), Intelli-Tissue® (Wind – delicate, soft, clean) and Phoenix Concept™ rebuilds (Fire – energy, power to act, rebirth from the ashes). The symbolism behind three Forces of Nature can be reflected in the company’s offer for the P&P industry. After the first appearance of the campaign, which showed all three elements, the time has come to unveil the second stage that revolves around the element of Fire.
    Phoenix Concept™ (Fire) is a line that offers rebuilds on three levels: BASIC (classic type that includes exchanging old sections for new ones), ADVANCED (logistically sophisticated, including PM/TM relocation and a profile change) and PREMIUM (including basic/advanced level and incorporating them with products that are exclusively designed for a particular customer). For PMP Group, Fire is the link between Earth and Wind. In the technological concept, it refers to both Intelli-Technology® and Intelli-Tissue® line.
    Due to market requirements and the demand on various machine rebuilds, Fire (Phoenix Concept™ project) is the first out of three PMP marketing campaigns. After publishing an advert and a press release, now the company presents a movie (available at: that describes all three levels of the Phoenix Concept™ project scenarios. In a couple of weeks the company will unveil the following stages of the campaign – concerning the element of Earth and Wind.
    (PMPoland S.A.)
    15.04.2014   Expanded accreditation for carbohydrate and product safety analyses    ( Company news )

    Company news Innventia now offers accredited analysis of the carbohydrate composition of pulp, and of bisphenol A and a variety of metals in plastic materials.
    Accreditation is a form of quality guarantee. It means, among other things, that results are internationally comparable, and ensures that analyses meet the performance requirements specified in various regulations.
    “Thanks to expanded accreditation, we are now delighted to be able to offer our customers even more reliable analyses,” says Fredrik Aldaeus, Quality Manager for Innventia’s chemical analyses.
    Innventia is already accredited for chemical analyses within environmental and product safety analyses, such as chlorate in waste water, formaldehyde in paper and total migration from plastic materials. This is now being expanded with additional product safety analyses for determination of the much discussed hormone-disrupting substance bisphenol A, and of the seven metals specifically mentioned in the new EU regulation on plastic materials intended for contact with foods. For bisphenol A, Innventia’s recent investment in equipment for liquid chromatography linked to mass spectrometry enables it to carry out accredited measurements down to levels below one hundredth of the current limit value. Accreditation is also being extended with a chemical pulp analysis. Innventia has a long tradition of chemical pulp analyses, and the most common analysis involves determining the composition of different sugars – carbohydrate composition – which provides information about the quantity of cellulose and different types of hemicellulose.
    “To the best of my knowledge, we’re the first in the world to offer accredited carbohydrate analysis,” continues Fredrik.
    As well as creating added value for commissioned research customers, accredited analyses will also be used within Innventia’s own research.
    “This strengthens our position within both cellulose research and the development of safer food packaging,” says Anna Jacobs, head of the Chemical and Material Analysis group.
    (Innventia AB)
    14.04.2014   Cellpack Packaging adds capacity with BOBST SL 1000 laminator    ( Company news )

    Company news Cellpack Packaging, part of the Switzerland-based BBC Group, boasts over 80 years of expertise in the production of printed and laminated flexible packaging materials. With a turnover of 70 Mio. Euro and 400 employees, Cellpack Packaging prints and converts 15,000 tons of flexible material per year from four production sites located in Germany, Switzerland, France and the Czech Republic.
    The most recent addition to Cellpack lamination equipment is a BOBST SL 1000 duplex laminator which was commissioned in September 2012 at the production site of Cellpack Lauterecken GmbH in Germany to replace a 20-year old machine and to increase the facility’s solventless lamination capacity.
    BOBST laminators in the SL 1000 platform range are dedicated to solventless applications and benefit for the accuracy and consistency of the solventless coating system on the one hand and the performance of the web handling system on the other.
    The materials’ web tension can be maintained at very low tolerances for a wide spectrum of flexible substrates with different physical properties and varying thicknesses which enables production of consistently high quality laminated structures.
    "The web handling capabilities of the SL 1000 enable to run a broader range of substrates at high production speed, up to 450 m/min depending on the web combination and process conditions" commented Rainer Hellwig, Plant Manager at Cellpack Lauterecken "And the quality of the finished product we deliver to our clients is excellent" he added.
    The user-friendliness of the machine is another point of satisfaction for Cellpack as fastest job setups and changeovers have brought about major improvements in turnaround times, whilst reducing waste at the same time.
    "The SL 1000 laminator has been providing excellent performance and level of productivity. The technical solutions it features optimize the profitability of our investment", concluded Rainer Hellwig.
    (Bobst Mex SA)
    14.04.2014   Smurfit Kappa set to unveil innovative new packaging solution for food industry     ( Company news )

    Company news Smurfit Kappa has developed an innovative new solution which prevents the migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons from packaging into food products.
    The patented Catcher Board MB12 uses a method that creates a blocking mechanism across the whole surface area of the packaging, including at the “cut edges” of the board unlike other so called “barrier” solutions.
    Smurfit Kappa’s new offering responds fully to prospective legislation that Germany plans to introduce, which would prohibit measurable migration of mineral oil hydrocarbons into food.
    The Catcher Board MB12 is the most innovative offering on the market. It is made using natural ingredients and adheres to Smurfit Kappa's industry-leading sustainability standards. It will be introduced as White Lined Chipboard and Solid Board.

    A Smurfit Kappa spokesperson said:
    “In addition to blocking mineral oil migration across the whole surface area of the packaging, this new product looks, feels and reacts just like normal board during the manufacturing process. This means that our customers won’t have to change any of their packaging processes. We believe that by introducing the Catcher Board MB12 we are pre-empting our customers’ needs.
    If European legislation relating to materials in contact with food is introduced, at Smurfit Kappa we believe we will be in a position to offer an innovative product to our customers that will meet new regulatory requirements.”
    (Smurfit Kappa Group Headquarters plc)
    14.04.2014   Metso DNA Steam Network Manager to ensure reliable steam supply and cost-effective electricity ...    ( Company news )

    Company news ... production at UPM's Kaukas mill

    UPM-Kymmene Oyj has ordered a Metso DNA Steam Network Manager system for the Kaukas pulp and paper mill in Lappeenranta, Finland. Startup is scheduled for spring 2014.
    Designed to optimize the steam network, DNA Steam Network Manager uses model predictive control to balancing steam consumption and generation to ensure a stable steam supply under all conditions. A special feature of this delivery is the ability of the system to also follow spot prices for electricity and provide set points for electricity production at the most favourable times.
    As well as the pulp mill's recovery boiler, UPM operates a biomass-fired power plant at the Kaukas site together with Kaukaan Voima Oy. In addition to mill energy needs, this plant supplies roughly 85% of all district heating consumed by the city of Lappeenranta.
    According to Teijo Salonpää, Solution Manager at Metso, the Kaukas mill will now have the ability to ensure that energy demands within the mill as well as district heating needs are met while optimizing electricity production.
    Fully integrated in the Metso DNA process automation system, the levelling demand calculations are based on steam demand, steam generation and network pressure. The actual measurements are constantly compared to predicted values to control the multiple steam producers and compensators in the mill. Predicted values, driven from detected process upsets enable control actions before any change is seen in feedback controls. This will prove to be extremely effective with the mill's paper machines, rapidly dumping steam to compensators following a web break or ramping up production in preparation for machine start-up.
    The system will also provide significant savings by reducing production time lost to disturbances in the steam network using compensators during periods of high demand. DNA Steam Network Manager constantly calculates compensator capacities to determine the amount of steam they can charge or discharge to meet demand. In addition to dedicated steam accumulators, compensators used by DNA Steam Network Manager can include deaerators/feedwater tanks, balancing or dump condensers, steam reduction stations, boilers, condensing turbines and various other mill sub-processes.
    (Metso Corporation)
    14.04.2014   GAW technologies: Order in Belarus by Xuan Yuan    ( Company news )

    Company news Xuan Yuan Industrial Development Co.Ltd., as a turn-key contractor, has awarded GAW technologies GmbH with an order for the delivery of equipment and service for coating colour preparation, working stations and wet end chemicals preparation for the Geroy Truda paper mill / JSC “Belorusskie oboi”.
    JSC “Belorusskie oboi” in Dobrush is one of the largest wallpaper factories in the CIS countries. It was founded in 1994 on the base of the state factory “Minsk wallpaper factory”. The majority holding 38% belong to the state, the rest 62% belong to the personnel of the factory and to the city authorities.
    The new 200.000 t/a board machine will produce FBB and art board as well as liquid packaging board. JSC “Belorusskie oboi” will be the first major producer for such high-quality grades in the CIS countries.
    The order will be executed in close cooperation with the GAW subsidiary in China i.e. GAW Machinery Technologies (Kunshan) Ltd.
    The GAW scope of delivery includes engineering, delivery of key parts and electrical control system as well as mechanical supervision and start-up. The delivery is scheduled for end of 2014; the start-up will take place in 2015.
    (GAW technologies GmbH)
    14.04.2014   emtec Electronic at the Asian Paper Show 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand    ( Company news )

    Company news Process Optimization within the Paper and Board Production

    emtec Electronic GmbH will participate at the “Asian Paper Show 2014” in Bangkok, both, the show itself as well as the conference. From April 23rd until 25th, we will be present at the exhibition at booth no. C10 together with CLC Thai – the representative for Thailand. In addition, emtec will also attend the Asian Paper New Applied Technology Conference on Friday, April 25th with a presentation about our latest innovative developments.
    During the Asian Paper Show, emtec will present different testing instruments by which the complete process of paper production from the pulp to the finished product can be controlled and guided in the right direction to get an efficient process and the best possible quality at the lowest possible costs.
    In the wet end it is extremely important to have detailed information about the charges of particles in the pulp suspension, which can be determined by the CAS Charge Analyzing System. Also important is the knowledge about the surface charge of the pulp fibers, which can be measured with the FPA Fiber Potential Analyzer. Furthermore, emtec Electronic developed a new Online measuring device FPO Fiber Zeta Potential Analyzer Online, which measures the Zeta Potential of fibers directly in the process and delivers reliable and necessary information concerning the efficiency of chemicals in the process immediately.
    In addition to the wet end, it is necessary to get an idea of the quality of the base paper after the production and of the finished product after converting. The EST12 Surface & Sizing Tester is one of the equipment for determining important paper surface properties such as hydrophoby and sizing as well as the porosity and pore structure, which have influences on the printability, coatability, and glueability. Especially for tissue and nonwoven products, the TSA Tissue Softness Analyzer gives reliable and objective information about the real softness, smoothness/ roughness, stiffness as well as the final hand feeling. The availability of these three parameters opens a huge amount of chances for the optimization of the tissue production and converting processes. Another innovative device is one of the latest developments: the ACA Ash Content Analyzer. It allows the fast and accurate determination of the total mineral filler content as well as the percentage content of the individual filler components of paper and board. It is a useful alternative to the traditional combustion method.
    During the New Applied Technology Conference on Friday, April 25th at 11.00 am, Mr. Giselher Gruener will explain in detail the measuring principles of the “Two New Innovative Devices to Increase the Efficiency in the Paper & Board Production Process” – the ACA Ash Content Analyzer and the FPO Fiber Zeta Potential Analyzer Online.
    (emtec Electronic GmbH)
    14.04.2014   Pulpaper 2014 Helsinki - Event News    ( Company news )

    Company news Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre Helsinki, Finland

    The industry worldwide is gearing up to the 8th edition of one of the world's premier and most influential events for the global pulp, paper, board, converting and bio based industries. Take your chance to visit the industry gathering of the year, last time featuring 625 exhibitors and attracting over 12000 visitors from 63 countries.

    You do not want to miss:
    • The qualitative programme of the three day long PulPaper conference on the main theme Biofuture for Mankind with the International Mechanical Pulping Conference running alongside. See conference programme.
    • An exhibition floor jam packed with activities and exhibiting companies/suppliers from all over the world just waiting to show you their latest news and innovations. See the floor plan.
    • The 100th anniversary of the Paper Engineers' Association, click here to read more about the spectacular celebration and gala evening in the Helsinki Music Centre.

    Activity Areas around the exhibition floor
    -The Paper Square
    Meet with the great pulp, paper and board producing companies! The Paper Square is a large stage and exhibition area in the middle of the exhibition hall, from where the top management of the four companies will take to the stage to update participants of the PulPaper event on trends and news in the industry and give their view and input on the industry’s future and development.
    -Company and Product Presentations
    Do not miss out on the opportunity to hear exhibiting companies present their latest research results, new products and technical/market innovations relating to the global pulp and paper industry. On popular demand, Company and Product Presentations will be arranged in the exhibition hall at PulPaper 2014. Full programme to be released in a couple of weeks.
    -Tieto Business Center
    Have a casual business meeting, read the daily newspaper, tend to your inbox on your own or stationed computers or just rest your feet for a few moments at the Tieto Business Centre, equipped with free WLAN.
    -Media Partner Center
    Stop by the Media Partner Centre and get updated on industry news. The Media Partner Centre is located in the middle of the hall and hosts our carefully selected group of both traditional and web based Media Partners.

    Exhibiting at PulPaper 2014: US company Chroma Logic with new exciting launches
    The US company of Chroma Logic, will be exhibiting for the first time at PulPaper. At the event, the company will launch a new division, product line and website for chemical handling and metering solutions called Chema Logic. Chroma Logic has manufactured innovative color systems, color kitchens, and dye handling equipment for paper machines for 15 years.
    - At this event we hope to further familiarize the global industry with our company and its innovative capabilities, says president and owner, Mr Jason Peterson. - Over the past 18 months Chroma Logic has re-engineered its entire product line to include a new selection of problem-solving liquid handling systems. Since our history is associated with color, we created a new division called Chema Logic to showcase an array of cross functional chemical handling products including IBC run-stations, IBC hybrid containment-metering skids, chemical tanks with instrumentation, and “plug & play” chemical metering skids.
    Welcome to visit Chroma Logic in stand 6b44 at PulPaper 2014.
    (Adforum AB)

    Company news Archroma, a global leader in specialty chemicals, has announced the appointment of Miguel De Bellis to the post of President Emulsion Products and Americas, based in São Paulo, Brazil with effect on April 1, 2014. As a member of the Archroma Leadership Team, he will report to CEO Alexander Wessels.

    He will lead and have full responsibility for Archroma’s Emulsion Products business globally. At the same time, he will support the Americas region for all businesses.

    Announcing the appointment, Archroma CEO Alexander Wessels said: “This appointment underlines our focus on customers and markets. With a strong background in customer care, he is the right person to head the leadership of our Emulsion Products business which is based in São Paulo. And as a key member of our global leadership team, he will reinforce our presence throughout the Americas. This is fully in line with our strategy of having our businesses located close to our customers and markets, while at the same time ensuring that our overall leadership mirrors our global footprint.”

    Mr. De Bellis is a Brazilian national. He holds a Degree in Business Administration from FMU Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas. In addition, he studied at the London Business School and the Cranfield School of Management.

    Prior to joining Archroma, Miguel De Bellis was a Partner at Endura Partners, a management consulting firm. Previously he worked for Croda in Brazil, where he held various positions, including Managing Director, President Specialities Latin America and Member of the Executive Committee, managing a global team based in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia. Earlier in his career, he held several sales and marketing positions in Brazil and in South America.
    (Archroma Management GmbH)
    11.04.2014   Asian Paper: Over 5,000 Business Matches Before Show Opens!    ( Company news )

    Company news For the first time in Asian Paper’s history, a Business Matching Programme has been organised and over 5,000 profiles have since been consolidated and matched. This resounding success enables the fair’s exhibitors and buyer’s interaction to begin 2 weeks before the show opens on 23rd – 25th April 2014 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
    As one of the matched visitor responded: “This matching programme allows me to spend as much quality time as possible with my matched suppliers so that I may get a deeper prospect buying, than time wasted on waiting.”
    Trade visitor online pre-registration, which is complimentary will end on 16th April (Wednesday) so make sure that all your colleagues and you have already secured the dates for the most important Pulp, Paper and Board event in ASEAN.

    Don't miss the engaging and interactive conferences lined up during Asian Paper week!
    -Senior Management Symposium (SMS) 24th – 25th April
    This symposium is the perfect opportunity to find out what is happening in the region, as well as the rest of the pulp and paper world. Get the latest in industry outlook, consumer & purchasing trends, development in process and energy saving technology, an optimisation of cost and quality to achieve scalable businesses.

    -New Applied Technology (NAT) 23rd – 25th April
    The New Applied Technology (NAT) conference brings hundreds of managers, engineers, technicians and researchers from throughout Asia to exchange ideas and viewpoints on numerous technical issues facing pulp and papermakers today.

    See you at Asian Paper 2014!
    (UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd)
    11.04.2014   LANXESS divests Perlon-Monofil subsidiary to Serafin Group    ( Company news )

    Company news Specialty chemicals company LANXESS AG has divested its wholly-owned subsidiary Perlon-Monofil to the Munich-based Serafin Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction closes with immediate effect.

    Perlon-Monofil GmbH is a global leader for polyamide (PA) and polyester (PET) monofilament products sold under the brand names Perlon, Atlas and Bayco. The products have good weather resistance, high mechanical strength and excellent elongation properties. They are used in a number of applications, above all in the paper manufacture, shipping and agriculture industries.

    Perlon-Monofil has approximately 100 employees and operates a manufacturing plant and technical center in Dormagen, Germany. It achieved sales of about EUR 30 million in 2013.

    LANXESS announced its intention to explore strategic options for non-core activities, including Perlon-Monofil, in September 2013. “We are delighted that Perlon-Monofil and its dedicated team have found a new home with the Serafin Group,” said LANXESS Board Member Werner Breuers. “Serafin already has a good standing within the monofilaments industry through its unit Nextrusion and will open up new prospects for the further development of Perlon-Monofil in the future.”

    Nextrusion is based near Augsburg, Germany, and has with its brand Qualifil a leading position in PET monofilaments for paper machine clothing and other technical textiles. It has more than 200 employees and annual sales of EUR 40 million.

    “The acquisition will strengthen the market position of Perlon-Monofil as well as of Nextrusion,” said Philipp Haindl, Managing Director of Serafin Group.
    (LANXESS Deutschland GmbH)
    11.04.2014   Mondi keeps in touch with packaging trends at Interpack 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news Booth A24/B23 Hall 9, Interpack 2014, May 8-14, Düsseldorf

    Mondi, the international packaging and paper group, will present innovative, high-performance and eco-efficient solutions addressing the trends and demands of the packaging industry and end-users at Interpack 2014.

    Centred around Mondi’s new claim – IN TOUCH EVERY DAY – visitors will be able to see firsthand how Mondi touches millions of lives every day through its broad range of products in use across the world ( The international audience can look forward to an extensive selection of announcements including:

    - Seeing the first white kraft paper samples from Mondi’s investment in its Štětí plant in the Czech Republic (PM7)
    - Touch Bag, an embossed industrial bag solution for improved branding and piracy protection
    - ColdSealPack®, a self-sealing packaging solution
    - PolyWoven Bag next generation, a lightweight and tear-resistant pinch bottom bag for food and non-food applications
    - SteamPack® for convenient microwaveable packaging
    - YBBS® Premium Board, an uncoated 100% virgin fibre wood and chlorine free solution for packaging applications such as high-value folding boxes or cupstock
    - Miprotex, a tailor-made barrier to prevent the migration of mineral oil, available as barrier material or corrugated packaging

    One of the centrepieces of Mondi’s 400 square meter booth will be a striking 5 meter giraffe. It will be made from corrugated material and visitors will be able to walk up to the booth’s first floor to see the giraffe’s head while learning more about Mondi and our strategic partnership with WWF – one of the world’s largest conservation organisations.

    “Mondi keeps its eyes on what’s happening in the market so that we always offer our customers the best technologies and raw materials to meet highest standards,” comments Albert Klinkhammer, Director of Marketing and Communication, Mondi Europe & International. “This is the first Interpack since the 2012 acquisitions of Nordenia and two Duropack plants. We are excited at the prospect of showcasing our extended portfolio to new and existing customers whilst also finding smarter ways to help our partners to improve their business.”

    At Interpack, Mondi will showcase its full spectrum of packaging and paper solutions from flexible packaging solutions to printed films and laminates, kraft paper, paper-based industrial bags, containerboard, corrugated packaging and extrusion coating solutions. For more information on Mondi’s products on display at Interpack visit

    As members of the SAVE FOOD initiative, Mondi will also be present at this year’s Innovationparc Packaging. “We joined this initiative because of its goal to ensure that food is packaged properly from the field to the market.

    We see our purpose as creating long-term value for stakeholders by transforming raw materials into innovative product solutions that meet customer needs in a responsible, cost-effective and sustainable way,” says Albert Klinkhammer.

    Mondi’s commitment to providing the best technologies to meet customers’ needs has earned two WorldStar Awards from the World Packaging Organization. The awards will be presented during Interpack. The first is for our corrugated packaging solution developed for Schneider Electric. An outer box and inner components hold products in place and eliminate the need for foam or plastic packing materials. This resulted in a packaging solution that is lighter in weight, fully recyclable, and adaptable to products of different sizes.

    The second award is for the development of a packaging solution for the Royco Packet Soup range. In partnership with Afripack Consumer Flexibles Mondi Extrusion Coatings developed a non-foil, co-extruded paper laminate that fulfils required needs like high printability, high shelf life, reduced carbon footprint and optimum protection of the ingredients from the outside.

    You can find out more about Mondi and the IN TOUCH EVERY DAY project here:
    (Mondi Europe & International Division)
    11.04.2014   Mill revival gives Maine community new hope    ( Company news )

    Company news By Billy Baker

    East Millinocket is known as “the town that paper made.” It was born with the mill, lived for generations because of it and then withered as the plant slowly downsized and, in 2010, choked to a halt.

    It was an agonizing decline. The population shrank by more than a third over the course of a decade, and many of those who stayed went elsewhere to work; the headlights on the road to Bangor, 65 minutes south, begin streaming at 3:30 in the morning. Many didn’t find work at all. And with a mill-sized hole in its tax base, the town couldn’t fund or fix its schools. Everything was tied to the mill, and mills that make paper for reading do not reopen in America. But then this one did.

    The unlikely revival of East Millinocket and its Great Northern Paper Co. mill began when a buyer, who didn’t know anything about paper, and the people of the town, who know everything about paper, threw their lot in together and took a leap of faith.

    There is “new hope and new life,” says Ginger Klimas, whose husband worked in the paper room for 40 years. “When it went down, everyone said it was over. We’re done,” said Klimas, who works at an inn near Interstate 95. “Now there’s a cautious optimism. We see the writing on the wall. Paper is going to be a defunct thing. But now the wall might not be here for a while.”

    The partnership that brought hope back happened in October 2011 after Cate Street Capital, an alternative energy investment firm in Portland, inherited the mill when it bought a long-shuttered Great Northern Paper mill in neighboring Millinocket. That mill will be converted to a plant to create torrefied wood for fuel. Richard Cyr, a guy with a sales-and-marketing background who was tapped by Cate Street to run Great Northern Paper, thought he saw possibilities to revive papermaking in East Millinocket. But he knew it was going to take a lot of persuasion. Previous corporate raiders had stripped the mill, separated it from its lucrative dams, and then taken off.

    “There was a lot of psychological stuff that had to happen to get them to bring their heads back up so they could believe that it was possible, and we weren’t like everyone else,” he said.

    Cyr wanted to fire up one of the two gigantic papermaking machines again, if the union and the town would let the company do it for less money.

    When he first met with the plant’s laid-off workers, it was not an easy sell.

    “I said, ‘There’s no reason for me to sit here and threaten you with closure. You know what that means.’ I wanted us to aspire to greatness together, rather than just assume that we will fail. I really, really drilled home in them that this was their mill.”

    He preached the idea that the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few, and said he was able to remove some people from their senior positions by getting the workforce to believe in that. “As a result, it changed a culture that had been ingrained in union rights and seniority.”

    But the hard sell was that the workers would make less money, and the mill would pay just a fraction of the taxes that it had before. Each option was deemed far better than nothing, and so the giant machine named Katahdin, for the great mountain just to the north, began to roll again.

    The mill’s sprawling complex, down a short hill from the small downtown, along the banks of the Penobscot River, is a behemoth of industry. In winter, the exhalations of steam are grabbed by the arctic air to create a giant swan-white cloud that looms over the town. It might be menacing if it wasn’t a symbol of hope here. The cloud is something locals like to bring up when they talk about the mill. The town without it is a noticeably different place.

    Last summer, the mill got a contract from Random House to make paper for “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the best-selling trilogy famous for steamy eroticism. They’ve had a good laugh about that one in town, but that Random House contract for nearly 3,000 tons of bright white stock allowed the mill to fire up the second huge machine and put more than 30 people back to work.

    There are now a little over 200 employees working at the mill. During the great days, there were more than 4,000 between this mill and its sister in Millinocket. But for those 200-odd employees, the one thing that remains the same is the art of papermaking, something they take immense pride in: soupy pulp made with the timber of the North Woods churns at the “wet end” of the paper machines, which are the size of a hotel, and it is then squeezed through a series of rollers, each the size of the Fenway tarp, until a crisp white sheet comes out the “dry end.” There, a worker tears sheets to hold against a cheek, the way they’ve been checking moisture in this plant for generations.

    Cyr, who is now chief executive of Great Northern Paper, sold himself to the town as a partner in the deal, and people in town and the workers seem to think he’s holding up his end.

    “So far, Cate Street has done way more than they ever said they would,” says Clint Linscott, who owns an auto repair shop in town and is chairman of the Board of Selectmen. “But the mood in town depends on who you ask. The older people are worried about taxes.”

    The mill now pays just about $700,000 in taxes annually, down from the $2 million the previous owners had paid, and there are huge town budget holes to be closed.

    “If you talk to the kids in the schools, there’s a lot who want to stay here after graduation, but without jobs at the mill, they go to college. We’ve gone from 2,800 people to 1,700 people in town in a hurry,” Linscott said.

    There are big questions facing the town. Even with some measure of prosperity, the expensive papermaking process now competes with the click of a button as a delivery-mechanism for information, so the steam cloud will disappear again. The town has until then to figure out its future.

    For now, Selina Vaness, the head wood handler who has worked at the plant for 34 years, says it’s hard to explain just how much the town appreciates having a tiny bit of something when residents were convinced there was nothing to be had.

    “Hopefully, we’re headed in the right direction. Everyone’s giving it an honest effort. A lot of places would have given up by now. Cate Street says it’s here for the duration. And we’re here for the duration.” Now all they can do, she says, is work hard, and believe.

    But there are concerns even about keeping the mill running until its time is up. Those hired back are older, and there are no young people learning to hold paper to their cheek at the end of the papermaking line. Most locals disappear from the North Woods after high school. “This is a great place to raise a family, but our kids are moving away to have their kids,” says Dan Byron, chairman of the local school board. “There’s no base.”

    Inside the mill on a recent January day, with the windchill bringing the temperature outside close to minus 30, workers in T-shirts were tending to the glowing behemoth that is Katahdin. The wood went in one end; reading paper came out the other. Just as it always has been.

    Next to it, Penobscot, the other machine, was down for repairs. It is only running sporadically, based on demand. The town would like to see it back to 24/7 operation. But for now, the town mantra is that anything is better than nothing.
    (Great Northern Paper Company LLC East Millinocket Paper Mill)
    11.04.2014   Twin Rivers Paper Company Expands Alliance® Release Portfolio    ( Company news )

    Company news Additional Calipers and Silicone Options Target New Applications

    Meeting the changing market and technological advancements in specialty papers, Twin Rivers announces the addition of heavyweight and silicone two-sided liners to its Alliance® Release portfolio, delivering versatility and choice to high-quality converters, laminators and end-users.
    “Changing industry dynamics are significantly affecting labeling. New end-uses coupled with stringent technical requirements for strength, lay-flat and silicone compatibility require material innovation,” said Jason Courter, Director of Label Papers. “With continual improvements in our process and step changes to our coating formulation, we’ve optimized performance of our release liner papers for new applications.”
    Specifically, Twin Rivers Paper added new heavyweight calipers: 3.8 mil and 4.6 mil designed for projects demanding lay-flat properties such as vehicle, architectural, corporate and tradeshow signage. The company also introduced a two-side silicone coatable release paper with enhanced surface characteristics through proprietary differential coating technologies. Alliance® Release S2S is ideal for laminated materials such as tape transfer, medical and other industrial two-side coating end-uses.
    Courter added, “Everything now has the potential to derive from a laminate structure… automotive, retail and industrial compliance applications, driven in part by the increasing prevalence of wide format printing. Given the growth in the graphic market, we are pleased to deliver customers more options through an expanded offering.”
    Alliance® Release is a release liner paper historically used in pressure sensitive applications. It is available in 2.16 mil, 2.5 mil, 3.2 mil, 3.8 mil, 4.6 mil and can be modified to other basis weights. Differential coating technology enables Twin Rivers to customize products to the application use, delivering one-sided or two-sided options. Alliance® Release delivers excellent release values, smoothness, consistent die-cutting, dimensional stability and stiffness. All Twin Rivers’ papers are made responsibly and certified to third-party fiber certification program standards.
    (Twin Rivers Paper Company)
    11.04.2014   Yazoo Mills Reduces In-Line Printing Cost To Better Serve Customers    ( Company news )

    Company news Yazoo Mills is proud to announce that they have reduced the price of in-line printing to be more economical and beneficial to fit their customer’s needs. With a recent partnership with a national plate manufacturer, Yazoo was able to cut costs of printing plates in half while the customer still receives the same level of quality and service.
    The company has added two new in-line printers bringing them to a grand total of 14 printers in house including two-color printing capabilities. In-line printing provides high quality and sharp branding at an inexpensive cost.
    In-line printing is for companies that are looking to grab their customer’s attention with color branding of their logo or identification. Yazoo offers consumers 12 different color options to choose from. With unmatched consistency and quality, Yazoo Mills is the best in the industry.
    (Yazoo Mills Inc.)
    11.04.2014   KapStone Paper And Packaging Lowers Its Credit Facility Borrowing Rates And Fees    ( Company news )

    Company news Picture: Roger W. Stone, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) ("KapStone" or "the Company") amended its July 18, 2013 credit facility agreement on April 2, 2014. The amendment reduces the borrowing rates for outstanding term loans and for any future borrowings under the $400 million revolving credit facility. The interest rates are based on LIBOR rates plus margin determined from a pricing grid based on the Company's debt to EBITDA ratio as defined by the agreement. As of December 31, 2013, KapStone's credit facility had two term loans outstanding totaling $1.224 billion. The new average weighted interest rate is now 2.0 percent, down from 2.25 percent. The amendment also reduces the unused commitment fees related to the revolving credit facility by 5 to 10 basis points.
    Roger W. Stone, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are appreciative of this positive recognition from our banks rewarding KapStone for our operating performance since the acquisition of Longview."
    (KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation)
    10.04.2014   Model Group: Sales lower despite volume increase    ( Company news )

    Company news Model Group achieved consolidated sales of CHF 633 million in 2012. Compared to the previous year, this represents a decrease in sales of 4.2 %; adjusted for currency fluctuations, the decline came to 2.4 %. In the year under review, the Group had a workforce of 3,118, or 22 more than in 2011. At 1,030 employees, around one third of the Group's personnel is based in Switzerland. Investments totaling CHF 44 million were channeled into modernization projects.

    Volumes good – Average prices lower
    For its markets in Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Croatia, Model Group produced a total of 643 million m2 (+3.9 % year-on-year) of corrugated board packaging and some 27,600 tonnes (+4.8 %) of cardboard packaging. The two Swiss paper mills in Weinfelden and Niedergösgen produced a total of 338,300 tonnes of recycled paper-based containerboard, representing a 19 % increase in terms of volume. 31.4 % (no year-on-year change) of Group sales were posted in Switzerland.

    Looking ahead
    The weaker Swiss franc will have a positive impact on sales volumes and earnings in 2013. The solid capacity utilization rates reported by Europe’s paper mills will lead to increases in container board prices. These price increases will also trigger upward price corrections in the packaging sector. The current year’s investments of more than CHF 70 million will be used to increase productivity.
    (Model AG)
    10.04.2014   Björn Wahlroos continues to chair the Board of Directors of UPM-Kymmene Corporation    ( Company news )

    Company news Mr Björn Wahlroos (photo) was re-elected as Chairman, and Mr Berndt Brunow as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of UPM-Kymmene Corporation at the Board of Directors’ organisation meeting that took place today following the Annual General Meeting.
    In addition, the Board of Directors elected the Chairmen and members to the Board of Directors’ Committees from among its members.
    Piia-Noora Kauppi was elected as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Wendy E. Lane and Kim Wahl as other Committee members.
    Berndt Brunow was elected as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and Matti Alahuhta and Veli-Matti Reinikkala as other Committee members.
    Björn Wahlroos was elected as Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee, and Matti Alahuhta and Ari Puheloinen as other Committee members.


    Fortress Paper Ltd. ("Fortress Paper" or the "Company") (TSX:FTP) reported that China's Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") has rendered its final determination in its anti-dumping investigation on the importing to China of cellulose pulp originating from Canada, the United States and Brazil.
    The final duty imposed by MOFCOM on dissolving pulp imports from the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Fortress Specialty Cellulose Ltd. ("FSC"), remained unchanged from the previously announced interim duty of 13%. The final duty imposed by MOFCOM on dissolving pulp imports from all other unnamed current or future Canadian dissolving pulp producers, which would include the Company's Fortress Global Cellulose Mill (the "FGC Mill"), was reduced to 23.7%. Despite the reduction, such duty materially impacts the economic viability of converting the FGC Mill to a dissolving pulp mill. Accordingly, the Company is currently evaluating strategic alternatives for the mill.
    Chadwick Wasilenkoff, Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Paper, commented: "We are very disappointed by this outcome and wholly disagree with MOFCOM's determination. During this challenging time, we will focus on and further enhance our strategy to improve production efficiency and reduce costs. We also remain confident that current market conditions for dissolving pulp will improve as the market adjusts to a reduction in supply caused by the MOFCOM duties."
    Currently, the Company is evaluating its options in response to the duty including, but not limited to, petitioning the Canadian Government to make an application to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to review MOFCOM's determination on the grounds that China's domestic dissolving pulp industry, which petitioned the investigation, suffered no injury as a result of imported dissolving pulp from the investigated countries.
    Furthermore, management believes the manner in which MOFCOM determined FSC's dumping margin was entirely inappropriate and contrary to WTO regulations which govern such investigations. Although the Company believes it has strong arguments against the imposition of a dumping duty, there is no assurance that it will be successful in reversing MOFCOM's final determination or in securing the Canadian Government's support in commencing a WTO review.
    (Fortress Paper Ltd)
    10.04.2014   BOBST premieres at interpack 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news BOBST announces its participation at interpack 2014, Düsseldorf, in hall 8A, stand C15. “For BOBST, participation is a premiere but with interpack being an exhibition that attracts worldwide visitors and exhibitors across the entire supply chain of the packaging industry we decided to take advantage of the opportunity of meeting industry professionals from the whole world and informing them about our cutting-edge technologies for printing and converting”, says Eric Pavone, Business Director Web-fed.

    BOBST is offering state-of-the-art machinery and services for flexo and gravure printing, coating and laminating, and vacuum metallizing. With its comprehensive range of equipment, BOBSTcovers the demands of all segments of the food and non food packaging industry including pharma, confectionery, cosmetic, and industrial products.

    Of particular interest for the packaging of food are the latest innovations in barrier coating. One such innovation is BOBST’s AlOx process which results in clear film with good water and oxygen barrier. AlOx also enables lower production costs as the process requires only a fraction of the thickness of the equivalent atmospheric coatings. The process can be used for goods where product visibility is required such as baked goods and microwaveable food.
    (Bobst Mex SA)
    10.04.2014   FEFCO London Summit 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news FEFCO is pleased to announce that it will host its next Summit on 4-6 June 2014 in London at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre.

    The Summit is open to FEFCO Members only.
    Online Summit registration is now available.

    Target Audience:
    -CEOs from the corrugated industry
    -General Managers
    -Sales & Marketing Managers
    -Corresponding members
    -Sympathiser members

    Conference language is English.
    There will be no simultaneous translation.
    The FEFCO Summit is organised by FEFCO Communication Committee under the guidance of the FEFCO Board.
    (FEFCO I.A. Fédération européenne des fabricants de carton ondulé)
    10.04.2014    Importation of softwood logs to Sweden reached a 10-year high in 2013 with Norway and Latvia ...     ( Company news )

    ... being the major suppliers of both pulplogs and sawlogs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

    The forest industry in Sweden imported about ten percent of its wood raw-material Needs in 2013, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Softwood log imports reached a tenyear high, while there has been a decline in the importation of hardwood logs. The Major log suppliers to Sweden in 2013 were Latvia, Norway, Estonia and Finland.

    Sweden is the fourth largest importer of logs in the world, despite having forests that cover almost two-thirds of the country. The import volumes have been growing steadily the past five years, with 2013 imports being almost 60 percent higher than five years ago. Softwood logs make up all of the increase in imports and Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) reported that 2013 had the highest softwood log Import volume over the past ten years. In a contrary development, the importation of hardwood logs in 2013 declined, with import volumes being down about 16 percent from the previous year. As a matter of fact, imports last year fell to the second lowest level in 15 years, with Latvia reducing shipments the most.

    During the past few years, between 10-15% of the imported log volume have been sawlogs destined for sawmills in the Southern part of Sweden, of which most have been sourced in Norway.

    Almost 90% of imported logs in 2013 were pulplogs, evenly split between softwood and hardwood. The two major supplying countries have been Norway (softwood) and Latvia (softwood and hardwood), with other neighboring countries including Finland, Russia and Estonia following far behind.

    The total softwood log shipments from Norway to Sweden, including sawlogs and pulpwood, reached just over two million m3 in 2013, up from 1.4 million m3 in 2012 and only 709,000 m3 in 2011. The major reason for this dramatic increase was that the Swedish pulp company Sodra permanently closed its pulpmill in Tofte, Norway last summer. As a consequence, private forest owners in the region have increased their log shipments to pulp mills in central Sweden. This has had an impact on log flows and prices in the local markets in Sweden and there has been no shortage of wood fiber in this part of the country, according to the WRQ (

    Imported wood-raw material for the Swedish forest industry is not just a marginal business but quite important for many manufacturers of lumber and pulp. The past two years, imported logs have accounted for about ten percent of the total log consumption in the country, this was up from 7.5 percent in 2009.
    (WRI Wood Resources International LLC, Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ))
    10.04.2014   Cascades Announces the Closure of Its Swedish Subsidiary Cascades Djupafors    ( Company news )

    Company news Cascades Inc., a leader in the recovery and production of green packaging and tissue products, is announcing that, following a consultation process with the unions, it has reached an agreement concerning the closure of its subsidiary, Cascades Djupafors, located in Ronneby, Sweden.

    Picture: President and Chief Executive Officer, Mario Plourde

    Production at the mill will thus end definitively on June 30, 2014. Following the closure, a number of customers will be served by the mill in La Rochette, France. Agreements have already been reached with these customers in order to avoid any disruptions in deliveries.
    "Today, it is with regret that we announce this difficult decision, which is the result of weak market conditions. The current economic situation in Europe is forcing us to reorganize our European production activities in order to compete. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the employees in Djupafors for their work, and the loyalty they have demonstrated to Cascades over the years. We will be with them throughout this difficult time," added President and Chief Executive Officer, Mario Plourde.
    The plant, acquired by Cascades in 1989, has 130 employees and specializes in the manufacture of coated boxboard for folding boxes made from virgin fibres. It has an annual production capacity of 60,000 tonnes.
    (Cascades Inc.)
    10.04.2014   Lecta Reduces Its CO2 Emissions by 10%    ( Company news )

    Company news All Lecta mills have strict CO2 emissions control systems in place and have obtained ISO 50001 energy efficiency certification

    As a result of implementing a variety of energy-saving projects, including the start-up of new CHP plants, improvements in manufacturing processes, upgrading equipment, eliminating the use of fuel-oil and using rail rather than ground transport, Lecta has reduced its CO2 emissions per ton of paper by 10% since 2006. In the last two years, despite changes aimed at manufacturing more higher added-value specialty papers, which have entailed lower productivity levels overall, Lecta has continued to reduce emissions to values of 0.36 t CO2 per ton produced in 2012.

    The paper industry is one of the industries best positioned to mitigate climate change: the paper cycle begins with a natural, renewable raw material (trees) that absorbs CO2 during its growth; stored carbon is not released when trees are cut but remains within the paper products themselves, true CO2 stores; paper can be recycled several times after use, thereby increasing carbon sequestration time; and even when it is not suitable for recycling, paper can be used as biofuel, as well as biomass, with the consequent reduction in landfill waste volumes and the resulting emissions.

    Lecta is one of the largest manufacturers of coated woodfree paper in the world and a leader in the European specialty papers market. It is made up of three companies with a long tradition in their home markets: Cartiere del Garda in Italy, Condat in France and Torraspapel in Spain.

    Lecta currently has 8 mills with a total production capacity of nearly 2 million tons and is recognized worldwide as a reliable, flexible and customer-centered supplier as well as being a leader in environmental stewardship.

    All of the group manufacturing sites hold ISO 9001 quality certification, ISO 14001 and EMAS environmental management certifications, and ISO 50001 energy management certification. Furthermore, Lecta is able to guarantee the sustainable origin of the wood used to manufacture our products, in strict compliance with new European timber regulations and PEFCTM and FSC® chain-of-custody standards, offering maximum credibility and transparency in our wood sourcing operations.
    (Lecta Group)
    09.04.2014   Wausau Paper Announces President and CEO, Henry C. Newell, Steps Down    ( Company news )

    Company news -Non-Executive Chairman Thomas J. Howatt Will Retire From Board
    -Michael C. Burandt Appointed Interim CEO and Will Become Chairman

    Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Henry C. “Hank” Newell (photo), has stepped down as CEO effective immediately and plans to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors after a brief transition period. The Company also announced that Non-Executive Chairman Thomas J. Howatt will be retiring from the Board in advance of the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
    Michael C. Burandt, a Wausau Paper Board member since February 2012 and a member of the Board’s Audit and Corporate Governance committees, has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer and will become Chairman following a brief transition period. The Board is conducting a search for a permanent CEO replacement.
    Mr. Burandt said, “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Hank Newell for his contributions to the Company, and in particular for his role in transforming Wausau Paper into a pure-play tissue company that is well-positioned to deliver value over the long term. We wish Hank all the best in his future endeavors.”
    Mr. Burandt continued, “I would also like to thank Tom Howatt for his more than thirty years of dedicated service to Wausau Paper. Tom has led this Company admirably as its Chief Executive Officer and, more recently, as its Chairman of the Board. Tom’s leadership and expertise have been invaluable, and we will be wishing him well as he transitions to retirement from our Board.”
    Mr. Burandt added, “Going forward, we will continue to pursue our tissue-focused strategy in order to drive growth, increase earnings, return cash to shareholders and create long-term value. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Wausau Paper’s talented team.”

    Mr. Burandt expects to conduct a detailed review of all aspects of the Company’s operations and the impact on first-quarter performance of cold weather, competitive pricing pressure in support product categories, professional fees associated with proxy and advisory services, and other factors. The Company expects to provide further updates to shareholders at the time of its first-quarter earnings announcement.
    Mr. Burandt, 68, is a paper industry veteran, having served from 1988 until 2007, in various senior positions at Georgia Pacific Corporation, a manufacturer of tissue products, fine paper, building products, containerboard, packaging pulp, and DIXIE® brand products. From November 2000 until May 2007, he was Georgia Pacific’s Executive Vice President of North American Consumer Products, which included the at-home and away-from-home tissue businesses, fine paper business, bleached board business, and the DIXIE® brand businesses. Mr. Burandt was appointed to the Wausau Paper Board in February 2012. He is currently President and CEO of Cantina Holdings LLC, a position he has held since September 2007.
    The Company also said that its Board of Directors is currently in settlement discussions with Starboard Value regarding the issues that Starboard has raised in its publicly-filed correspondence. While discussions are continuing, no agreement has been reached.
    Separately, the Company also announced that it has amended its credit agreements as of March 28, 2014, the details of which were filed in a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    (Wausau Paper Towel & Tissue Products)
    09.04.2014   Mohawk Introduces New Saybrook Envelope Line    ( Company news )

    Company news Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has expanded the company’s envelope offerings with the introduction of Saybrook envelopes.
    Saybrook Envelopes are a new collection of value-priced envelopes that are an outstanding choice for direct mail, financial mailings, office and retail use.
    Engineered for superior ‘lay flat’ use on a wide range of envelope printing and inserting equipment, Saybrook Envelopes provide excellent print performance for offset and flexo printing, as well as foil stamping and thermography.
    Mohawk’s envelope quality stands above the rest. Every Mohawk envelope features a discreet die-cut “M” on the inside seam, which is revealed by holding the envelope up to a light source. The “M-notch” is a symbol of Mohawk quality and assurance, backed with world class service and support.
    Saybrook envelopes are available in bright white wove, recycled white wove, brown kraft and gray kraft envelope papers, in basis weights ranging from 24 lb/90 gsm to 28 lb/105 gsm. The following sizes are available: commercial, catalog, booklet, square, remittance, coin, Baronial and A-style announcement.
    (Mohawk Fine Papers Inc.)
    09.04.2014   Cartiera dell'Adda – Italy assigns PMT Italia the upgrade project of its PM1    ( Company news )

    Company news PMT Italia has been charged to carry out the necessary modifications of the Cartiera dell’Adda PM1 with the goal of production increase and paper sheet strength properties improvement.
    PM1 produces multilayer board in the grammage range of 180 to 1,000 g/m2 at a maximum operating speed of 450 m/min., with a variable sheet trim at reel of 4,000 to 4,500 mm.
    The upgrade of the machine, forecast for the summer of 2014, will consist of a new Press Section framework suitable for the repositioning of the existing Jumbo Press as well as for the installation of a Shoe Press with its deflection controlled Counter Roll. An upgrade of the machine Drive System and a rearrangement of the transfer fabric run into dryer section will complete the scope of work.
    The project represents for PMT a further occasion to technologically prove itself in the environment of packaging papers and also the beginning of a new partnership with a leading Italian entity of the sector.
    (PMT Italia S.p.A.)
    09.04.2014   Amcor Flexibles wins two 2014 Alufoil Trophies    ( Company news )

    Company news Amcor Flexibles is proud to be the recipient of two awards in the prestigious Alufoil Trophy 2014.

    Picture: Amcor EMEND® Tri-pack Formpack® with peelable lidding

    Demonstrating Amcor’s ability to offer the highest quality in innovative and creative packaging solutions, Amcor Flexibles is proud to be the recipient of two awards in the prestigious Alufoil Trophy 2014 organised by the European Aluminium Foil Association (EAFA).
    In the category of Consumer Convenience, Amcor EMEND® Tri-pack Formpack® with peelable lidding was awarded an Alufoil Trophy for its greatly improved openability and product protection. The product consists of a peelable lid blister pack, combining a lidding foil and a Formpack® coldformed bottom web, provided by Amcor Flexibles for Merck Sharp & Dohme Australia (MSDA).
    The EMEND® Tri-pack Formpack® with peelable lidding is used for medication to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by certain anticancer medicines. Due to the aluminum foil in both the lid and bottom web, the blister provides total barrier protection. It is also easier to handle for the patient, eliminating the risk of losing or damaging the capsules, which was an issue with the previous pack format, a larger walleted tri-pack that required the patient to push the tablet through the blister pack lidding for access. As a result of the change, MSDA has seen a dramatic reduction in the number of impacted products found by patients, helping to reduce costs, while increasing the drug's efficacy.
    Speaking about the award, head of the judging panel Dr Mark Caul, Technical Manager for Packaging at Tesco explained, "This particular drug needs to be available when the patient is probably in some distress, so making it easier to access is a major benefit. Also, with an ageing population any format which helps people with less dexterity is very positive."
    In the category of Marketing & Design, Amcor Flexibles was awarded an Alufoil Trophy for Belmoca® coffee capsules. Belmoca®, a leading producer of beverages, have chosen Amcor Flexibles material to create a very special and eye-catching packaging for their five flavours of premium coffee as well as a milk portion: All portions are packaged in shiny, diamond faceted aluminium capsules in different colours. The special design of the capsules helps underlining and differentiating the high product quality and also perfectly complements the company’s promotional slogan "Belmoca® - a diamond in your cup." With the diamond shaped cups, Belmoca® can be well distinguished as a premium brand in the fast growing market for coffee capsules.
    Dr Mark Caul confirmed the view of his jury colleagues, "When packaging can really reflect the quality image the manufacturer, and retailer, want to deliver with such a high impact, then it is clearly a great piece of design. Add the message which has been attached to this product and this capsule could not be more effective - a gem of an entry which deserved the award."
    Apart from the strong marketing impact, the diamond faceting also brings additional strength to the capsules. The high barrier of the aluminium offers an excellent aroma protection and also allows for optimal storage of these rich aromas and tastes and thus guarantees the freshness of the product. The lid material for the coffee capsules is supplied by Amcor Flexibles as well.
    Andrea Della Torre, R&D Director Pharma, Pet Food, Retort and Technical Foils at Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas said, "We are honored to be distinguished as an Alufoil Trophy winner for both our Food and Pharmaceutical product ranges. In the Consumer Convenience category, EMEND® Tri-pack Formpack® is a new packaging solution that greatly increases patient acceptance and compliance, key factors for a medication used in association with anticancer medicines. This trophy recognizes our R&D teams’ relentless efforts to work closely with customers to influence better health outcomes for patients. The Alufoil Trophy in the category Marketing & Design for our Belmoca® capsules and lidding material rewards our continuous focus on innovation and our commitment to finding better and smarter ways to improve the end users experience."
    (AFEA Amcor Flexibles Europe & Americas)
    09.04.2014   International Meeting of the tissue paper sector organized by the Technology and ...    ( Company news )

    Company news ... Passion Club Friday, May 23rd, 2014 , at 15pm – Auditorium St. Francesco – LUCCA (IT)

    The first edition of "The roads of Tissue " is coming, the international meeting on the tissue paper sector organized by the Technology and Passion Club. A panel discussion with managers and entrepreneurs of European and non-European companies, an exhibition of unusual and unique products from different countries of the world, an exhibition on the history of tissue handkerchiefs and the Prize Giving Ceremony of university excellences will be part of the meeting, on Friday, May 23rd. The event will take place at the prestigious location of the Auditorium St. Francesco, in the heart of the historic centre of Lucca and at the headquarters of the Club, the Giuseppe Lazzareschi Foundation. A unique opportunity at international level, to meet, learn and discuss about different realities of the tissue paper industry, emphasize the excellence of each production and distribution system, with the aim of highlighting innovation, curiosity and peculiarities. An interesting opportunity of relationship between
    persons of this industrial sector, which will give an opportunity also to analyze the data of the paper district of Lucca that holds about 80 % of the national production of tissue paper and 17% of the European production.

    HOST COUNTRIES of this first edition will be Japan, Nigeria, Arab Countries (Abu Dhabi) and Hungary. Managers and CEOs of the major tissue companies of the host countries as speakers, who will Exchange opinions in a round table discussion, moderated by the British presenter Jonathan Roberts, with the possibility of intervention by the public, in an interesting cross-cultural exchange. An overview of world production, the most consumed products, curiosities and peculiarities of foreign markets and their distribution systems. A unique exhibition of products coming directly from the host countries will be the background of the meeting which will show curiosities and peculiarities related to their markets.

    The day will also provide the opportunity to reward the winners of a yearly contest promoted and financed by the Club. The "CLUB T&P Study Award” is aimed to young graduates in various fields of engineering in different Italian universities. The Club’s president, Mr Massimo Franzaroli, will deliver to the top three winners, selected by a special committee, a cash prize together with the opportunity to access to a company internship. A special prize will be also granted to an interesting new patent in the paper industry.

    80 YEARS IN OUR POCKETS - The history and the evolution of the tissue pocket handkerchief. From 9th to 23rd of May the Club headquarter – the Giuseppe Lazzareschi Foundation – will host an exhibition on the history of tissue handkerchiefs. Result of the passion of the collector Silvio Fioravanti, the collection boasts more than 13 thousand pieces, from 78 nations, from the earliest models (1930-1940) to the latest news. At the end of 2013 the collection entered into the “Guinness World Records " as
    the largest collection of packages of handkerchiefs in the world.
    (Club Tecnologia e Passione)
    09.04.2014   The Label Says it All    ( Company news )

    Company news Security logistics labels from Schreiner ProTech showcase the label industry's expertise in product authentication

    FINAT, Europe’s international industry association for self-adhesive labels, is active in promoting the achievements of its members, many of whom are label converters, through its annual label competition, whose winning entries go forward for judging in the prestigious World Label Awards. Both competitions demonstrate the versatility, flexibility, and technical skills that print on to self-adhesive labelstock can deliver. One area where self-adhesive labels have, in recent years, proved particularly adept is in the creation of security labels to help brand owners to provide authentication data for their products, and foil the perpetrators of today’s huge global business in counterfeit goods and ‘grey market’ trading.

    The world’s biggest brand
    Global sales of fake goods are now estimated at $650bn per annum, making 'counterfeit’ the world’s biggest brand. As well as threatening the welfare of purchasers, fake goods negatively affect customer brand loyalty and, of course, the brand owner’s profitability.

    A winning example
    A fine example of an effective security logistics label from Schreiner Group’s ProTech division has been honoured in the 2013 World Label Awards competition. Proclaimed the winner in the technical category covering combination line print, the Schreiner security logistics label features a complex package of overt, covert, and digital security features. It demonstrates ‘best practice’ in leading-edge layered security solutions for high-value and sensitive goods -- in this case, critical OEM automotive spare parts – and it has already found commercial success for authenticating BMW spares.

    Why use a label?
    Labels are the preferred carrier of security features of all kinds, since they provide an accessible substrate which may be checked for authenticity in a number of ways. With self-adhesive labels in particular, the opportunities to build covert security features into or under the label face, or in the adhesive, are diverse.

    Three levels of security
    The three major areas of focus are the provision of devices for visual authentication (with the naked eye, or with a scanner of some kind); secure tracking systems (creating a continuum through the supply and distribution chain); and anti-counterfeiting technologies – often bespoke -- that are difficult, or impossible, to replicate. Such devices may be overt or covert, to provide the broadest possible umbrella of protection for everything from ethical pharmaceuticals to legal documents, designer handbags, automotive parts, prepared foods and their ingredients, toys, and computer software. They can involve the use of the label substrate itself (eg with security watermarks), inks and coatings, Data Matrix codes, holography, and even chemical taggants and microtaggants -- including DNA -- which are detectable only with dedicated specialist scanners.

    The key to success in the real world
    The Schreiner ProTech security logistic label’s specification brings together a complex cocktail of such features – some of which require professional authentication, and all of which need brand owner involvement in developing and using their company’s own security labelling system. As Thomas Völcker, Director, Business Development and Marketing at Schreiner ProSecure, explains: ‘Security is not just a matter of technology today. It’s a matter of educating the people who have to authenticate the product.’

    Visible tamper evidence
    Such education will begin with checking entry-level packaging features like security seals, which will readily provide tamper evidence without the use of any tools except the naked eye.

    Covert features
    At the second level of security, covert features are added to the Schreiner security logistics label via the printing process, including two- and three-dimensional demetallized holographic stripes which produce different (and identifiable) optical effects when they are viewed from different angles.

    Security inks deliver additional features. Thermochromic inks, which change colour at different temperatures, fade to show a ‘genuine’ message when the labelled pack is at body temperature. UV luminescent inks produce a hidden text line and other marks when viewed under a black light. Additionally, a high-resolution random pattern, printed from an extra-high-resolution digital master, is printed on the label to enable authenticators to detect label copying. Anyone copying the pattern illegally will achieve less precision and technical detail in the image, since it is being copied from previous printed matter and not from the digital master. (It will in fact be slightly blurred). A simple scan with a handheld device or even a smartphone and will uncover this blurring and identify the fake.

    Track-and-trace functionality
    Finally, a unique track-and-trace security product batch code is added to verify the integrity of the logistics chain. As with all advanced authentication labelling solutions, customer-specific features can be added to order – and Schreiner ProSecure offers many additional options.

    Foiling the fraudsters is now a major concern on high-value goods such as automotive spares, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and on wines and spirits. Multi-layer security labels from FINAT member companies such as Schreiner ProTech are contributing significantly to reducing the damage for both purchasers and brand owners.

    Schreiner Group were also victorious in the Innovation category in the 2013 FINAT Label Competition with their Electric Conductive Films – produced using advanced printing and diecutting techniques, and used in electrical and electronic applications such as membrane touch switches and other conductive functions.
    09.04.2014   UPM chooses Voith to supply labelling materials production line for UPM Changshu mill in China    ( Company news )

    Company news UPM has chosen Voith to supply the labelling materials production line at the UPM Changshu mill in China. The agreement covers the main machinery and finishing equipment for the new machine. With the investment, UPM is strengthening its leading global position in labelling materials.
    “The technological know-how and competitive overall solution were decisive points for us to select Voith Paper as supplier. We are happy to start this project with them,” says Timo Heinonen, Project Director from UPM.
    The new machine can produce 360,000 tonnes of labelling materials and uncoated woodfree speciality papers annually, and it will start up at the end of 2015. All grades enjoy a healthy demand outlook in Asia.
    (Voith Paper GmbH & Co KG)
    08.04.2014   Researchers design trees that make it easier to produce pulp    ( Company news )

    Company news Researchers have genetically engineered trees that will be easier to break down to produce paper and biofuel, a breakthrough that will mean using fewer chemicals, less energy and creating fewer environmental pollutants.

    Picture: Shawn Mansfield, a professor of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia.

    “One of the largest impediments for the pulp and paper industry as well as the emerging biofuel industry is a polymer found in wood known as lignin,” says Shawn Mansfield, a professor of Wood Science at the University of British Columbia.
    Lignin makes up a substantial portion of the cell wall of most plants and is a processing impediment for pulp, paper and biofuel. Currently the lignin must be removed, a process that requires significant chemicals and energy and causes undesirable waste.
    Researchers used genetic engineering to modify the lignin to make it easier to break down without adversely affecting the tree’s strength.
    “We’re designing trees to be processed with less energy and fewer chemicals, and ultimately recovering more wood carbohydrate than is currently possible,” says Mansfield.
    Researchers had previously tried to tackle this problem by reducing the quantity of lignin in trees by suppressing genes, which often resulted in trees that are stunted in growth or were susceptible to wind, snow, pests and pathogens.
    “It is truly a unique achievement to design trees for deconstruction while maintaining their growth potential and strength.”
    The study, a collaboration between researchers at the University of British Columbia, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, is a collaboration funded by Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, was published today in Science.

    The structure of lignin naturally contains ether bonds that are difficult to degrade. Researchers used genetic engineering to introduce ester bonds into the lignin backbone that are easier to break down chemically.
    The new technique means that the lignin may be recovered more effectively and used in other applications, such as adhesives, insolation, carbon fibres and paint additives.

    Genetic modification
    The genetic modification strategy employed in this study could also be used on other plants like grasses to be used as a new kind of fuel to replace petroleum.
    Genetic modification can be a contentious issue, but there are ways to ensure that the genes do not spread to the forest. These techniques include growing crops away from native stands so cross-pollination isn’t possible; introducing genes to make both the male and female trees or plants sterile; and harvesting trees before they reach reproductive maturity.
    In the future, genetically modified trees could be planted like an agricultural crop, not in our native forests. Poplar is a potential energy crop for the biofuel industry because the tree grows quickly and on marginal farmland. Lignin makes up 20 to 25 per cent of the tree.
    “We’re a petroleum reliant society,” says Mansfield. “We rely on the same resource for everything from smartphones to gasoline. We need to diversify and take the pressure off of fossil fuels. Trees and plants have enormous potential to contribute carbon to our society.”
    (The University of British Columbia, Dept. of Wood Science, Faculty of Forestry)
    08.04.2014   BillerudKorsnäs improves efficiency through Tieto solution    ( Company news )

    Company news Packaging material company BillerudKorsnäs AB has signed a multi-year agreement with Tieto regarding the integration and implementation of the Tieto Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS) business system, which has been customized for the packaging industry. The aim is to add value for BillerudKorsnäs customers.

    The solution is part of an initiative by BillerudKorsnäs to create the most reliable and efficient delivery chain in the industry.

    "Tieto has a sound knowledge of the industry, and this standardized solution will help ensure we can provide even better service to our customers," says Johan Fahlroth, Director Supply Chain Customer Service, BillerudKorsnäs.

    TIPS is a centralized sales and planning system that integrates business, planning and production processes in real time. The BillerudKorsnäs solution covers Customer Service Centers all over the world, and paper and board mills in Sweden, Finland and the UK.

    "The solution will also enable us to reduce our IT costs, increase efficiency and simplify integration in relation to our customers, transport providers and suppliers," continues Johan Fahlroth.

    "Through this agreement, BillerudKorsnäs has invested a great deal of trust in us and is positioning us as the leading supplier of this type of solution in Sweden," says Mats Lidström, Customer Manager, Tieto.

    The agreement was signed in February, and the project is estimated to be completed during the second half of 2016. Apart from implementation, the project also involves upgrading the existing TIPS solution, training key users, providing support and carrying out project management for orders.
    (Tieto Germany GmbH)
    08.04.2014   Ricoh's Clickable Paper Brings Interactivity to European Print    ( Company news )

    Company news Ricoh Europe PLC has announced that its Clickable Paper™ technology is to become commercially available in Western Europe, rolled out on a country-by-country basis.

    Clickable Paper is a powerful, interactive print solution that bridges the online and offline worlds. It has the ability to provide immediate one-touch access to up to six different online resources such as video/multimedia, web sites, e-commerce portals and social networks. Clickable Paper makes paper-based communications interactive and delivers far-reaching value to readers by providing easy access to digital rich media via a smartphone or tablet. Its functionality can be critical when it comes to developing an effective interactive print campaign that drives readers to seek additional information and provides tracking of these activities to publishers and advertisers.

    “There are a number of capabilities of this technology that makes it hugely attractive for businesses looking for ways to add greater value to print and to place themselves at the forefront of mobile communications,” comments Benoit Chatelard, General Manager, Solutions, Ricoh Europe. “With Clickable Paper, publishers and advertisers can create highly interactive, multi-media campaigns that yield rapid results. It also protects core print-based businesses while reinventing them at the same time with a unique marketing service that delivers rapid ROI. Results are trackable for greater reportability, increasing the value of this interactive application for publishers and advertisers alike.”

    Using Clickable Paper
    Clickable Paper is based on Ricoh Visual Search, an image recognition technology developed by Ricoh Innovations, Inc. It is more secure than QR codes and permits the repurposing of already printed materials without marking, editing or reformatting the source documents. Although the Clickable Paper logo can be printed on the page to inform the reader that the images are hot spots for more interaction, the technology doesn’t require visible marks of any kind on printed materials, so there is no need to design around a barcode that can detract from a document’s appearance.

    Pilot success
    The commercialisation of Clickable Paper follows a number of successful pilots in the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom where the technology has been deployed by businesses in commercial print, publishing and luxury goods manufacturing across a range of applications that include books, newspapers and magazines.

    One of the pilots was UK commercial printer Barnwell Print. The company was keen to modernise the user’s experience with the printed page and increase the value of print to enhance its breadth of services and support its clients to grow their own businesses.

    Clickable Paper was incorporated into a 4,000 run of a 274-page book enabling readers to watch a video about fishing. Barnwell Print also used the technology successfully in an advert for Norwich Theatre Royal in a monthly town magazine with a circulation of 40,000 to encourage readers to order theatre tickets online.

    “When we saw Clickable Paper, we immediately recognised its enormous potential,” explains Julian Barnwell, Managing Director and Co-owner of Barnwell Print. “Clickable Paper enables publications to be used as a portal to direct readers to all kinds of extra information or entertainment. It brings printed publications into the world of interactive, multi-channel communications and offers the real-time tracking of reader response that has heretofore been difficult to achieve with a printed publication.’’

    Dutch business magazine De Zaak chose Clickable Paper to reinforce subscriptions and advertising levels by offering a value-added service to subscribers. The monthly publication, with 155,000 readers and a 17,000 subscriber base, chose to enrich its articles with links to its website and other information sources. Chief editor Armand Landman, said, “With Clickable Paper, we added something special to our printed magazine. We can now easily bridge to our online platform where our readers will find a wealth of additional information and services. This allows our readers to have fast, easy access to a broader range of material via their smartphones, with the printed magazine as the base.” He has called it, “the next page in journalism”.

    Chatelard says, “Clickable Paper is a high value, affordable service, grounded in familiar marketing territory such as campaigns, cloud services and print. It is innovative, yet practical and easy to use. It multiplies the communications capability of publishers and advertisers, making the printed page or poster a versatile channel into the online world, enriching readers’ experience. We expect that publishers, advertisers and agencies, progressive print and marketing services providers will embrace Clickable Paper as it becomes available in their respective countries.”
    (Ricoh Europe PLC)
    08.04.2014   UPM has agreed main suppliers for the Kymi pulp mill expansion project    ( Company news )

    Company news UPM is proceeding as planned with its EUR 160 million investment to increase pulp production at the Kymi mill in Kouvola, Finland. The company has signed agreements within the KYMI-700 project concerning the planning, new debarking plant and pulp drying machine as well as modernisation of the softwood fibre line. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value or further details of the agreements.
    The KYMI-700 project consists of a new debarking plant, a new pulp drying machine and modernisation of the softwood fibre line. The project will be completed in the final quarter of 2015.
    The planning of the KYMI-700 project has been commissioned from the local engineering office CTS Engtec Oy. Raumaster from the Finnish city of Rauma will supply the new debarking plant. The complementary pulp drying machine and modernisation of the fibre line will be supplied by the Austrian company Andritz. Supply of the rest of the equipment and systems will proceed according to the plan.
    With this investment UPM Kymi mill’s annual pulp production capacity will increase by 170,000 tonnes up to 700,000 tonnes of bleached northern softwood and birch pulp. The investment forms a significant part of UPM’s target to reach a 10% increase in its 3.3 million tonne pulp capacity over the next three years.
    08.04.2014   EUROPAC INCREASES NET PROFIT 92%     ( Company news )

    Company news The Administration Board of EUROPAC (Paper and Paperboard in Europe, SA) has approved this morning the results for the year 2013th, in which the net profit was 27.43 million euros, 92% more than in 2012. Moreover, the company recorded an increase in turnover for the fourth consecutive year, surpassing for the first time the billion euros and placing aggregate sales in 1075.90 billion, up 10 % from 980.18 million recorded in the previous year.
    -The company reported 27.43 million euros of profit in 2013 compared to 14.29 million achieved in the previous year
    -Aggregate sales of 1,075.90 million represents an increase of 10% compared to 2012
    -There is a significant improvement potential in margins for business lines such as recycled paper and cardboard
    -The applied energy reform has significantly damaged the results of the activity in Spain

    The Administration Board of EUROPAC (Paper and Paperboard in Europe, SA) has approved this morning the results for the year 2013th, in which the net profit was 27.43 million euros, 92% more than in 2012. Moreover, the company recorded an increase in turnover for the fourth consecutive year, surpassing for the first time the billion euros and placing aggregate sales in 1075.90 billion, up 10 % from 980.18 million recorded in the previous year.
    Between the 1st of January and the 31st of December, the consolidated EBITDA registered an increase of 16 % after reaching 104.10 million compared to 90.06 million a year earlier. Meanwhile, EBIT was 54.89 million euros last year, 34% more than in the same period of 2012.
    Enrique Isidro, EUROPAC Group CEO, said that “the results of the exercise are good and have made a turnover exceeding one billion euros for the first time, despite the negative macro-economic context in Europe. Furthermore, the results have been harmed by the effects of an energy reform implemented so disastrously and pointlessly in Spain, and that will certainly affect the Spanish industrial sector negatively. However, the sustained improvement of paper during the year and the soundness of the strategy and management of the Group EUROPAC are the keys to growth in recent years.”
    According to the manager, “the efforts made in recent years in improving the productivity of our facilities and the competitiveness of our products and services allow you to see the true potential of EUROPAC Group in the context of a normalised market where margins of business lines as cardboard and recycled paper are placed in their historical levels .”

    Aggregate sales of the waste management business line increased by 14.5 %, in line with the increase in processed tons of recovered paper, which in 2013 reached 292,969. Thus, the strategic objective of further increasing the level of integration of the group continued growing during the last year, to cover 37% of the group recovered paper needs compared to 33% in 2012.

    Improving factory productivity of Viana do Castelo has resulted in increased production of kraftliner paper, 10 % over the previous year, which has allowed the facility to beat his record of annual production to a total of 363,947 tons. This increase in production with good product market conditions has meant an increase in aggregate sales of 17.5%.
    As for recycled paper, the price increase which was applied from last 1st of August, together with the stability of raw material prices in recent months, has allowed to recover progressively the margins of the business during 2013, although there is still significant improvement potential. We have to stress the positive development of the factory Rouen, with an increase in aggregate sales higher than 7%.

    Regarding the energy, with production and sales levels in line with the previous year, it should be noted the negative impact it has had on the business EBITDA the applied energy reform in Spain, which was partially offset by the improvement in Portugal that responds to that increased paper production in the Viana do Castelo plant.

    Finally, the behaviour of the cardboard business line in 2013 was characterised by the increased volume of sales in all countries in which the Group EUROPAC operates in a difficult market situation. In this context, the difficulty for transfering to the market the raw material price rises has resulted in a decrease in the results.
    From the corporate point of view, it is noteworthy the incorporation of EUROPAC Cartonnerie de Bretagne in March, making the company the fourth largest supplier of packaging in France, and the launch of the first phase of the industrial project in Morocco, whose impact on the annual accounts is not relevant at the moment.
    (Europac Papeles y Cartones de Europa S.A.)
    08.04.2014   Time to shine: Hahnemühle Canvas Metallic    ( Company news )

    Hahnemühle Canvas Metallic 350 gsm is a bright white fine art inkjet canvas with an extravagant metallic gleam. The novel surface will impress every observer with its elegant silver and pearlescent gloss.
    The metallic finish on this finely-structured fabric ensures an extremely lively and appealing image effect.Smaple prints Hahnemühle Canvas Metallic 970x470px The inkjet coating guarantees photographs and art reproductions with extremely high densities, large color gamut and sharp resolution.

    Canvas Metallic in detail:
    -Novel surface with an elegant silver and pearlescent gloss
    -Extremely high densities for dark colors
    -Large color gamut
    -Perfectly suited for the Hahnemühle Framing System

    “This iridescent Canvas Metallic is a great product that extends our successful Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Canvas range perfectly. For vibrant and shimmering art productions, digital art or collages as well as fine art photo prints, Canvas Metallic offers an entirely new, Hahnemuehle Canvas Metallic roll and box1amazingly shiny three-dimensional look. The sample print on Canvas Metallic shows a painting of Jesus Vilalonga which blend perfectly with the elegant silver shine. With a superbly wrapped genuine fine art print on Canvas Metallic, artists and photographers can impress with radiance in galleries, museums and collectors in the truest sense of the word.” – Andrea Sippel, Product Manager of Digital FineArt Paper for Hahnemühle GmbH.
    Available in 17″, 24″ and 44″ wide rolls – 12 meters length.
    (Hahnemühle FineArt GmbH)
    Hahnemühle FINEART

    08.04.2014   Statement re press speculation concerning Metso Corporation    ( Company news )

    Company news The Weir Group Plc (“Weir”) notes the recent press speculation concerning a possible transaction involving Weir and Metso Corporation (“Metso”) and the subsequent statement from Metso. Weir confirms that it has made an indicative all share merger proposal to the Board of Metso.
    The Board of Weir believes that there is a strong strategic rationale for bringing the two companies together which would offer the opportunity for significant efficiencies and synergies, creating significant value for all shareholders. Weir envisages that the merged entity would be listed on both the London and Helsinki Stock Exchanges.
    Weir will make a further announcement as appropriate in due course.
    Shareholders are advised that there can be no certainty that the merger proposal will lead to any agreement, or as to the timing or terms of any such agreement and there can be no assurance that, even if reached, any such agreement would lead to a transaction.
    Any transaction would be subject, inter alia, to Weir shareholder approval.
    (The Weir Group PLC)
    07.04.2014   Mimaki pulls the creative card at FESPA Digital 2014    ( Company news )

    Company news Entry-level JFX200-2513 UV inkjet flatbed and Tx500-1800DS direct sublimation printer for the textile and soft signage markets to be highlighted

    Mimaki, a leading global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting plotters for the sign/graphics, textile/apparel and industrial markets, announced that it will be exhibiting at FESPA Digital 2014, scheduled for 20-23 May in Munich, Germany. Mimaki will be located in Stand A1-110 at the show. The company will be presenting two printing solutions: the JFX200-2513 entry-level UV inkjet flatbed and the Tx500-1800DS direct sublimation printer for the textile and soft signage industries. FESPA Digital 2014 marks the European debut of the latter.

    “FESPA Digital 2014 is the place to be for forward-looking sign and display graphics operations,” said Mike Horsten, General Manager Marketing EMEA for Mimaki Europe, “and Mimaki is pleased to be able to bring to the show two solutions that will hopefully challenge the creative minds. Both epitomize the opportunities represented by our new tagline: Together We Create. FESPA Digital 2014 is a creative show requiring an imaginative outlook and we are ready to meet the visionary expectations of visitors to our stand at the show.”

    On Display
    An early version of the JFX200-2513 was unveiled as a prototype at Viscom Dusseldorf in November 2013 to rave reviews and will be commercially available in Europe after FESPA Digital 2014. It features:
    - A compact footprint that can easily fit into facilities of almost any size and an affordable price to match.
    - Two different ink types that support a wide range of materials and applications. This includes:
    o LH-100, a hard UV cure ink with high rub and chemical resistance with excellent color fidelity;
    o LUS-150, a low-cost UV cure ink with suppleness that extends to 150% with no cracking for materials to be applied to curved surfaces.
    - Variable dot function that assures less granular high quality prints by jetting three ink dot sizes at once.
    - White ink for brilliant images, compelling backlits, and other items printed on transparent materials. Mimaki Circulation Technology eliminates issues with white ink sedimentation that can occur in printers from other sources.

    For sign and display graphics businesses in the textile and soft signage segments, Mimaki is pleased to be showing the Tx500-1800DS direct sublimation printer at FESPA Digital 2014. “High speed meets high productivity with this innovative textile printer,” Horsten added. “It features a new Sb300 ink that is more affordable than conventional ink, as well as increased print speed for polyester fabrics.”

    Mimaki experts will also be on hand to speak with visitors about their goals and objectives, and to help them match these needs to the most appropriate Mimaki solutions so that “Together We Create” new business opportunities, improved operations, and the highest quality solutions in the marketplace.

    More details about Mimaki and its expansive product portfolio can be found at

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