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Solenis to Expand Production for Next-Generation Color Developer for Thermal Paper

Solenis is expanding production at its Ankleshwar facility in India to manufacture its next-generation Pergafast™ 425 color developer for the thermal paper market. Part of Solenis’ imaging product line, the patented Pergafast™ 425 provides additional performance capabilities compared to the company’s well-known Pergafast™ 201 color developer.

Arctic Paper S.A., Q1 2020: Strong Q1 prepare the Group for tougher times

• Q1 consolidated sales revenue was PLN 813,9 mn (EUR 188,2 mn).
• EBITDA Q1 was PLN 111,8mn (EUR 25,9 mn).
• EBIT Q1 was PLN 79,7mn (EUR 18,4 mn) and net profit PLN 62,3mn (EUR 14,4 mn).
• A combination of strong paper and stable pulp boosted Q1 results.
• At the end of the period there is a decline in demand due to Covid-19.
• Measures taken to mitigate negative effects: short-term allowance for Grycksbo and Munkedal.
• The board has decided not to recommend dividend for 2019.

Feldmuehle - VivaKraft successfully transferred to PM1

Feldmuehle GmbH, leading manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, is proud to announce that the mill successfully transferred its paper grade „VivaKraft“ to the PM1. VivaKraft is combining an excellent surface with highest strength properties.

Therefore, VivaKraft is unique in the market of coated Kraft-papers. VivaKraft, available in 80 and 90 gsm, is designed to be the perfect medium for all kinds of single- and multi-layer packaging-solutions.

Iggesund’s UK mill accident-free in 2019

Iggesund Paperboard’s paperboard mill in Workington, UK, did not have a single accident that led to absence during the whole of 2019. Quite an achievement, especially considering that more than 320 people work there, in a heavy process industry.

David Inglesfield, Health and Safety Manager at Workington, asserts that the mill’s success year after year is by no means down to pure chance. It’s about a tradition of systematic and proactive work to create an accident-free workplace.

Feldmuehle - Payments from the restructuring plan fulfilled prematurely and in full

Feldmuehle GmbH, leading manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, has successfully started the year 2020 on January 2, after completing the insolvency process.

In the first two months, the company exceeded its sales targets. The development of new products - especially based on recycling fibres - is on schedule.

Digitally printed gift cards on thicker paperboard

HP Indigo 30000 digital presses can be modified to print on substrates with a thickness of 660 microns. This is the outcome of a development project driven by HP, Green Gift Cards, Transcend Packaging and Iggesund Paperboard.

“Being able to print digitally on thicker materials is an important step in producing gift and other types of cards on digital presses.” So says Graham Lycett, Managing Director of Green Gift Cards, who has been one of the driving forces behind a development project to increase the thickness of paperboard that can be used in an HP Indigo 30000.

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.