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Paperworld's complementary programme provides specialist know-how and industry trends

Around 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries have registered for Paperworld in Frankfurt am Main. They will be presenting a wide range of products in the areas of office and stationery. A highly diverse complementary programme on relevant industry topics also awaits visitors to the paper, office supplies and stationery trade fair from 25 - 28 January 2020.

Metsä Board to modernise finishing area at Kyro mill

Metsä Board will modernise its board machine finishing area at Kyro mill in Kyroskoski. The rebuild includes a new reeler, winder and renewal of the reel broke handling system. Metsä Board’s Kyro mill produces high quality coated folding boxboard and the new eco-barrier paperboard.

The investment value is EUR 20 million and the new machinery is scheduled to start up during autumn 2021. The annual production capacity of Metsä Board Kyro mill is 190,000 tonnes.

Metsä Board awarded the EcoVadis Gold rating for the third consecutive year

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards and part of Metsä Group, is proud to have been awarded the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for the third consecutive year for its approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Overall Metsä Board is also in the top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis in the manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard industry.

Paper-based packaging recyclability guidelines

How can the value chain, including retailers and brand owners, specify and design paper-based packaging to support the recycling process?
 
There is a growing expectation from consumers, brands and retailers that the packaging they use is recyclable, as part of a global ecodesign approach to reduce its impact on the environment. Producers and recyclers of paper-based packaging are committed to delivering on this expectation.
 

Arctic Paper S.A. Q3 2019: Stable result in a challenging market

During the third quarter of 2019, the Arctic Paper Group reached a turnover of PLN 794.4 million (compared to PLN 816.5 million in Q3 2018) with an EBITDA of PLN 71.5 million (vs PLN 82.0 million). On the consolidated level, the result remains relatively stable: while pulp prices fell during the period, market conditions for paper improved. The combination stabilizes our results as the fluctuations offset each other.

Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre makes cross-audits in Germany

Ahlstrom-Munksjö and Metsä Fibre continue collaboration in safety. A pilot program started with cross-audits in both companies’ production facilities in Finland in late 2018. After encouraging results the companies decided to expand auditing collaboration outside Finland. In the autumn 2019 Metsä Fibre safety professionals audited Ahlstrom-Munksjö plants in Dettingen and Unterkochen in Germany.

Smurfit Kappa combines expertise with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper to create innovative food packaging

As part of its ongoing Better Planet Packaging initiative, Smurfit Kappa has collaborated with Mitsubishi HiTec Paper, to create a new type of innovative and recyclable food-safe packaging.

A combination of Smurfit Kappa’s expertise in paper-based packaging and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper’s strength in coated papers has led to the first product in the new range being shortlisted as a finalist in the Swiss Packaging Awards.