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Smurfit Kappa taps Bellmer Ibérica to convert containerboard PM to unbleached MG production at its Sangüesa mill in Spain

By Anne grimbert Wed, May 13, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 13, 2015 (PPI Europe) -Smurfit Kappa has signed up Bellmer Ibérica, a subsidiary of Bellmer, to convert its 65,000 tonne/yr virgin fiber linerboard machine PM 1 at its Sangüesa mill in Spain to the production of unbleached machine-glazed (MG) paper. The rebuilt machine, to be known as PM 4, will have a capacity of 30,000 tonnes/yr.

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Smurfit Kappa produces 3 billionth Vitop Original tap at its Alessandria plant in Italy

By Wed, May 13, 2015

DUBLIN, Ireland, May 13, 2015 (Press Release) -Smurfit Kappa, one of the world leaders in paper-based packaging solutions, has today reached a world record by producing its 3 billionth Vitop Original® tap in its state-of-the-art, ultra-modern plant in Alessandria, Italy.


Moonen Packaging buys PaperlinX's packaging business in the Netherlands

Tue, May 12, 2015

BRUSSELS, May 12, 2015 (RISI) - The packaging firm Moonen Packaging has snapped up PaperlinX's packaging operations in the Netherlands out of administration for an undisclosed price tag. While the business will change its name to Moonen Packaging, customers will not be affected by the change in ownership, the company said in a statement.

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Valio continues to use 100% renewable milk cartons after test period

Tue, May 12, 2015

HELSINKI, May 7, 2015 (Press Release) -Valio has announced that it will continue its use of 100% renewable milk cartons after an initial test period of three months. From May 1st 2015, the fully-renewable Tetra Rex® Bio-based will be introduced for Valio LuomuTMorganic milk and sour milk.

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VPK Packaging's first US core winding site set to start production in June

Tue, May 12, 2015

AALST, Belgium, May 7, 2015 (Press Release) -VPK's first US-based core winding site will soon start up production in Stevenspoint, Wisconsin.

Specialized machinery is at the moment being transferred from Germany, where all parts were meticulously prepared for the transatlantic move. Installation is planned during the last two weeks of May, in order to start up production in June.

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Sappi invests in visual WIS web inspection system at its Alfeld paper mill

Tue, May 12, 2015

JOHANNESBURG, May 7, 2015 (Press Release) -With the new web inspection system (WIS) on paper mill 2, Sappi is driving forward its plans to continue expanding the centre of expertise for speciality papers and carton board at the Alfeld site. The aim of this investment is to ensure the high quality for which Sappi is known, and to continue raising its quality levels.


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