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UPM Raflatac Achieves Qualification on Epson TM-L90II Liner-Free Printer, Expanding Compatibility and Options for Brands

UPM Raflatac’s OptiCut™ Direct Thermal (DT) Linerless product line is now qualified on the Epson® TM-L90II liner-free compatible thermal label printer. This will enable the global supplier of innovative and sustainable labelling materials to offer improved linerless label performance for quick service restaurants, fast casual establishments, and other brands in the hospitality segment.

UPM inaugurates its Paso de los Toros pulp mill in Uruguay

UPM today inaugurated its Paso de los Toros pulp mill in the department of Durazno in Central Uruguay. The inauguration event was attended by the President of Uruguay Luis Lacalle Pou, several ministers and representatives of other stakeholders who have participated in the successful execution of UPM’s growth project in Uruguay.

Precise and lightweight - Cutting-die solidplate|alu from Marbach

The globally operating diemaker Marbach has recently launched an aluminium version of its popular solidplate tool. This special dieboard is impressive due to its dimensional stability and low weight. The solidplate|alu demonstrates its advantages especially with large folding box formats.
The solidplate|alu consists of 3 layers: Two aluminum cover plates enclose a center layer of secondary material (solidplate core) from above and below.

Woodly Starts a Collaboration with XOKO and Enters the UK Market

Woodly Ltd., a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging solutions, is pleased to announce a collaboration with XOKO LTD., a bakehouse and coffee bar that specializes in patisserie and artisan sourdough bread in the United Kingdom. The collaboration aims to introduce Woodly’s innovative heat-sealed bags to XOKO’s product line, as part of XOKO’s commitment to sustainable packaging solutions.

Stora Enso completes negotiations at Anjalankoski production unit concerning the closure of one paper line

Stora Enso has completed the negotiations concerning the consolidation of its book paper production and the permanent closure of one of the two paper machines at the Anjalankoski site in Finland. The closure will take place during the fourth quarter of 2023.
In April 2023, Stora Enso announced a plan to permanently close one of the two paper machines and concentrate all book paper production to one line at the integrated Anjalankoski site due to the prevailing weak paper demand and high input costs.

Toyochem Constructs New Pilot Facility for High-performance Polymers in Japan to accelerate the development of highly functional polymers for electronic materials

Toyochem Co., Ltd., the polymer and coatings arm of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, announced today that it has completed construction of a new Polymer Pilot Facility at its Kawagoe Factory, a manufacturing complex located in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture in Japan. The new Facility, which came online in April 2023, is engaged in the prototyping and medium-scale production of advanced polymers and their composites.

DuPont Artistri Inks Expands Pigment Inks Portfolio at ITMA 2023

Launches Direct-to-Film (DTF) Inks for Inkjet Printing
DuPont™ Artistri®, a global leader in digital inkjet inks with over 30 years of innovation, will highlight the color of what’s next in digital textile printing, launching the Artistri® P1600 direct-to-film (DTF) pigment inks at stand E303, Hall 5, ITMA 2023 (June 8-14), Fiera Milano Rho, Milan, Italy.

UPM Specialty Papers introduces the “LinerLoop compatible” label to help customers choose release papers that are designed for closed-loop recycling

Resonating with the ambitious EU regulatory targets for reducing waste, UPM Specialty Papers has introduced a new “LinerLoop compatible” label to promote closed loop recycling of release papers used in self-adhesive labels and tapes. Release papers carrying the label qualify for recycling in UPM LinerLoopTM, which is the first commercial-scale closed-loop recycling solution for silicone coated release papers.

PulPac and BIO-LUTIONS complete joint Eurostars R&D project for standardized machinery with newly validated components and tests for natural fiber sources from agricultural residues

The Eurostars-project combined PulPac’s unique fiber-forming technology with new components from the plastic industry and its potential to operate with fibers sourced from agricultural residues – provided by BIO-LUTIONS – has been successfully validated with exciting results and will be introduced into the market during the later part of 2023.

Resolute Announces Ratification of Collective Agreement Covering Quebec Woodlands Operations

Resolute Forest Products Inc. today announced the ratification of a four-year master labor agreement with the Unifor union covering 525 hourly employees at ten company woodlands in Quebec, following an agreement-in-principle reached on May 11.

"We are pleased to renew this agreement, which underscores the contribution of our woodlands employees to the company's success and provides stability for our customers, communities and other partners," said Remi G. Lalonde, president and chief executive officer.

Fedrigoni takes to the track: it is the new sponsor of Salvatore Tavano, BMW driver in the Italian Gran Turismo Endurance Championship

Nespolo: "For us, automotive is a reference sector, where we intend to grow with a complete range of self-adhesive products for visual communication and car wrapping. Many of the principles underpinning a successful sports team are also at the heart of Fedrigoni's culture and DNA."

Ambiente 2024: Growing offer for international paper, office supplies and stationery buyers

Ambiente Working is growing in all segments, occupies three additional hall levels with the Forum and Festhalle and offers decision-makers a much more efficient round trip in the eastern part of the fairground. In addition, high-volume suppliers of paper, office supplies and stationery in the global sourcing segment will have their own hall level at 10.0.

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