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Mondi Frantschach invests €20 million in sustainable pulp production

Mondi is investing €20 million to further improve the sustainability of its pulp production at the Frantschach mill in Austria. The mill, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2021, has already been self-sufficient in terms of energy for many years and supplies surrounding communities and industrial companies with surplus heat from the pulp production process.

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Felix Schoeller Group announces energy surcharge

Gas and electricity prices continue to rise sharply. To compensate for these increases, the Felix Schoeller Group will implement an energy surcharge of up to EUR 10/100kg in all its product segments. The surcharge will apply to all deliveries as from 1 December 2021, until further notice.

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Avery Dennison introduces three new papers made from 100% recycled fibers

Industry regulations, company environmental policies, and consumer demands all contribute to the rising need of sustainable label and packaging solutions. Avery Dennison offers a portfolio of papers, films, and liners made from recycled content that can help businesses reach their sustainability targets.

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Drewsen reacts to dramatic increases in energy prices

For Drewsen, like many other paper mills, the manufacture of its uncoated woodfree specialty paper grades is an energy-intensive process. Although specific consumption levels have been reduced significantly over recent years through continuous improvements and investments in energy-efficient technology, the unprecedented increase in the cost of natural gas has had a profound effect on Drewsen.

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Fedrigoni presents Materia Viva

Materia Viva, like the nature that inspires it, is one of the new products being launched over the next few days by Fedrigoni Group. Materia Viva is a vast collection of high-quality, high recycled content papers - between 20% and 100% - made with natural cellulose-alternative fibres such as cotton and hemp (exclusively from FSC® certified forests), some of which are new but some of which have been available in the company’s portfolio since 1996 and have been revisited and improved.

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Feldmuehle: Energy surcharge of 100 euros per tonne

Due to the intermediately increased input costs of energy and gas, Feldmuehle is forced to implement a temporarily energy surcharge of 100 euros per tonne for all its products as of 18th October 2021 deliveries. The surcharge is coming on top of already announced 10% increase from October and will remain until energy and gas levels will come down to a reasonable level.

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Jane Goodall Institute Austria selects Mondi

Mondi has been chosen by the Jane Goodall Institute Austria as the supplier for the first issue of their new annual magazine Be inspired using Mondi's premium recycled paper brand Nautilus®.

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Spicy packaging wins design competition PIDA

The BillerudKorsnäs design competition PIDA has been completed. The overall winner is the French entry “Respice” made by the three design students Romane Bazile, Jeanne Douchet and Marion Braconnier from IUT Reims. The winning concept challenges conventional packaging and awakens the senses.

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Neuefeind unlocks the full potential of the Flexcel NX System

Neuefeind GmbH of Ochtendung, Germany, provides flexographic technology services encompassing all aspects of the packaging process, not just prepress and platemaking. The family-run firm employs 20 specialists, with its business roughly breaking down to 60% for direct printing on corrugated board, 20% for preprint corrugated and 20% for flexible packaging.

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Klingele continues expansion in West Africa

Klingele Paper & Packaging Group is continuing its successful expansion in West Africa with a new sheet plant near Dakar, Senegal. Production is expected to start in summer 2022 and will initially see the creation of some 45 jobs. Klingele’s efforts here have received financial support from the German Development Finance Institution (DEG).

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Feldmuehle to increase prices for wet strength label papers

Feldmuehle GmbH, leading manufacturer of label and flexible packaging papers, will increase prices for all label paper qualities as of October 2021 by minimum 10%. The continuous and significant increases in raw materials, energy, and logistics costs make another significant price increase for all label paper qualities inevitable. The increase is effective on all new orders with deliveries from 1st October 2021.

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SignMax brings the outside indoors with Drytac ReTac Smooth 75

Family-owned sign and display business SignMax used Drytac ReTac Smooth 75 polymeric PVC film to produce a series of eye-catching interior wall graphics, bringing elements of the natural world into an indoor environment.

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