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Lecta Reduces Energy Consumption at Its Mills by 60% with New Lighting

In keeping with its environmental objective of optimizing energy consumption.

In accordance with its firm environmental commitment in carrying out its manufacturing operations, Lecta has updated the lighting installations at its Zaragoza, Sant Joan les Fonts and Motril mills in Spain. This energy efficiency project carried out in cooperation with Spanish energy and renewables company Acciona entailed substituting all the lighting at plant facilities, replacing conventional lighting with new LED installations.

Machines are running at full speed at Lessebo Paper

Lessebo Paper can see an increasing interest in their eco-friendly papers. The company is one of the oldest paper manufacturers in Sweden and produces premium graphic papers. Despite a slight decline in the paper market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company's machines have been working at full capacity for several months. There will be no supply difficulties. The company attributes the positive development also to its sustainability strategy

Stora Enso plans to shut down one standard newsprint paper machine in Sweden

Stora Enso will start codetermination negotiations with employees at its Hylte Mill in Sweden regarding a plan to reorganise the mill, including permanent closure of paper machine PM3 and the deinking plant (DIP). After the planned restructuring, the mill would run on 100% thermomechanical pulp (TMP), improving the competitiveness of the mill. The planned closure of PM3 and the reorganisation of the mill would impact a maximum of 140 persons. PM3 is planned to be closed by the end of 2020 and the DIP latest in Q2 2021.

Arctic Paper receives Cradle to Cradle Certified™ certification for a wide range of paper products

The full product range of Munken papers, Amber Graphic and Munken Kraft have been awarded a Silver Level Material Health Certificate as part of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Standard. In addition, the entire production process of the mill in Munkedal was inspected and achieved the Bronze Level which therefore represents the overall level of product certification.

The modern board mill Metsä Board Kyro is celebrating its 150th anniversary

Metsä Board's Kyro mill will be 150 years old this year, 2020. The wood grinding plant along the Kyröskoski rapids was started up in 1870. Since then, the Kyro mill has manufactured market wood pulp, groundwood, sawn timber, various papers and paperboard for international markets. Today, it is a modern and efficient mill that produces high-quality folding boxboard for Metsä Board, part of Metsä Group.

Gmund Used - the eco-friendly paper with its own history

It has always been of utmost priority for Gmund to manufacture their papers environmental-friendly. The Gmund Used collection reaffirms and continues this commitment to sustainability. Gmund Used is made out of 100% recovered paper. This paper combines two materials: 80% high-quality DIP which is FSC® certified and 20% secondary packaging materials manufactured in Gmund, which are subsequently collected and separated according to the type of material. This closed-circuit transforms used paper from being waste to becoming a high-quality design paper by Gmund.

Paper industry’s recycling performance reaches highest level ever in 2019

In 2019, Cepi members produced close to 90 million tonnes of paper and board, of which 54.6% werebased  on  recycled  fibres-compared  to  53.1%  in  2018-as  indicated  by  the utilisation rate of Paper for Recycling (PfR).This exceptional performance goes hand in hand with a 72% paper recycling rate after 71.7% the previous year, reinforcing our commitment to sustainable and circular business practices.

Graphic Papers: Uncovering Growth Opportunities in a Declining Market

If you're at all familiar with the graphic papersmarket, then you’ve been hearing for years that it’s in a decline – and that's true. On average, the global market has been dropping by roughly 3.2% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) for the last five years. However, the good news is that there are “hot spots” where potential growth opportunities exist in this declining market.