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Sappi’s Gratkorn Mill ushers in new energy era

Modernisation of the power plant boiler at Sappi’ s production site in Gratkorn, Austria, is finally completed. As of now, more sustainable fuels will be used instead of coal to power the paper machines at the company’s largest mill in Europe. During a transitional phase, the new state-of-the-art boiler will run on natural gas and biomass. In the future, predominantly biomass will be used. “Our ultimate goal is to use only sustainable and renewable fuels. This will make us more independent in the future, especially in times of gas shortages and uncertainty on the energy market,” explains Sappi Gratkorn Managing Director Max Oberhumer.

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James Cropper partners with sustainable fragrance challenger

Papermaker James Cropper has partnered with a new player in the fragrance market to deliver a circular packaging solution. Complementing BelRebel’s vision of creating a fully eco conscious offer, the fragrance challenger brand selected James Cropper’s Vanguard range of paper to create the boxes for its seven fragrances, as well as the absorbent tester blotters for fragrance evaluation. Containing 30% upcycled fibre, the Vanguard paper gives a second life to recovered fibre and is blended with fresh fibre from sustainable forestry sources to deliver beautiful papers without any compromise on performance or beauty.

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Sappi Europe temporarily reduces capacity at Carmignano Mill

Sappi Europe temporarily reduces capacity at its Carmignano Mill in Italy, due to the continuing and sharp escalation of energy costs. The energy crisis adds to the already high costs for raw materials and transportation, presenting an extraordinary challenge not only for Sappi but also the industry as a whole.

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Special effects within reach of smaller brands

It takes something special to surprise the judging panel at the Miraclon-sponsored Global Flexo Innovation Awards (GFIA), but that’s exactly what the joint entry from Fathom Optics and Grace Label achieved. So much so, that they even won a Gold Award (with Highest Honors) for conversion to flexo, commitment to sustainable print and creative use of graphic design.

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100 years and not tired at all: Drewsen Spezialpapiere congratulates PM 1

In 1922, the “big” new paper machine number 1 replaced its two obsolete predecessors from the early days of industrialization. 100 years later, it is the smallest of three paper machines at Drewsen Spezialpapiere in Lachendorf and responsible for 15% of production. On its special birthday and thanks to regular investments over the years, it is still considered to be not only state of the art but also competitive.

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Mondi and Essity launch packaging for feminine care range

Mondi has collaborated with Essity and Dow to create new, recyclable secondary packaging for Essity’s feminine care products, using renewable materials and post-consumer recycled content that reduces use of fossil-based materials. Essity’s feminine care towels were previously packed in bags that already used 50% renewable materials. Extensive research and testing by Mondi however, resulted in the recommendation of a new solution that aligns with Essity’s packaging goals: to work towards 100% recyclability and to use up to 85% biomass, renewable or recycled material in all bags where up to 25% are recycled plastics.

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Plastic free beauty by James Cropper and Shiseido

Japanese brand Shiseido is the latest beauty brand to pledge its commitment to reducing the plastic in its packaging as part of its mission for ‘Conscious Beauty.’ After building momentum for some time, this is a clear indication that sustainability remains as the mega-trend in beauty and cosmetics.?Shiseido joins a plethora of beauty names turning its focus towards responsible solutions as we continue to see an increasing demand from consumers for brands to be better, which includes using sustainable packaging.

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Sappi Europe announces price rises for its Woodfree Coated and Uncoated papers, and Paperboard

Due to continuing high cost and volatility in raw materials, energy and transportation, Sappi Europe will increase its prices to its European customers by 8-10% on its range of Woodfree Coated and Uncoated papers, and Paperboard from 12 September. This is in addition to previously communicated increases. The cost outlook remains uncertain and Sappi will continue to adjust pricing if costs escalate further.

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Mondi and Fiorini: Fully recyclable paper packaging for premium pasta

Mondi, in partnership with Fiorini International, a converter and packaging producer based in Italy, has successfully created and launched a new fully recyclable paper packaging for a premium Italian pasta brand. Following a complete overhaul of its packaging design, Antico Pastificio Umbro decided to combine the expertise of Mondi and Fiorini International to design and produce a paper bag with a viewing window for its premium pasta ranges. After the complete roll out, this new packaging solution will support the company’s sustainability goal of reducing plastic by saving up to 20 tonnes of plastic per year.

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Lecta: Paperboard for creative, sustainable projects

Raw materials, functionality and printing techniques are fundamental factors when choosing a type of packaging. With more than 80% of purchasing decisions made at the point of sale, product presentation is key to brand recognition. This is why Lecta has created a versatile range of SBS graphic paperboard with a silk finish: Diva Art (1-side coated) and Diva Art Duo (2-side coated), for creative, sustainable projects.

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Bain Capital Private Equity and BC Partners enter into joint ownership agreement for Fedrigoni

Bain Capital Private Equity, a global private investment firm, has signed definitive documents to enter into joint ownership agreement for Fedrigoni, a global producer of self-adhesive labels and fibre-based packaging products, with BC Partners, an international investment firm. Bain Capital acquired Fedrigoni in 2017. Under Bain Capital’s ownership, Fedrigoni has more than doubled Adjusted Sales and nearly tripled Adjusted EBITDA through a combination of organic growth acceleration and M&A execution.

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FachPack

Sappi showcases its packaging mega-trends solutions

The Fachpack in Nuremberg ranks among the most important packaging industry gatherings. From 27 to 29 September 2022, Sappi will be presenting its latest products and solutions for functional paper packaging, flexible packaging papers, label papers, containerboard and paperboard. The company is clearly focusing its efforts on sustainable, recyclable and innovative solutions. Visitors to the fair will discover how to convey an even more high-impact brand image and which paper packaging options feature strong barrier properties while still protecting goods.

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