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Mondi Group invests in global safety initiative

Every year around the world, some 374 million people are injured at work, according to the International Labor Organization. Creating a safe work environment has always been Mondi’s top priority and it is this intense focus that has led it to invest in an annual event when its 26,000 employees down tools for the day to work together on improving local health, safety and the environment.
Currently 30 countries are taking place to highlight the personal contribution that Mondi’s employees can make toward their safety, health and environment. Every Mondi site is hosting a “Making a Difference Day 365,” which allows employees and contractors to invest time in learning and practicing new approaches toward these vital topics.
“We will only be

Paper supply squeeze in face of ‘perfect storm’ for some grades

A “perfect storm” of global events has resulted in long lead times for some paper grades – with mills resorting to allocation for the first time in over a decade – and printers and paper buyers have been warned to plan ahead for the rest of the year.
The combination of factors affecting the supply of graphical papers includes increasing demand for pulp for other markets, such as tissue and hygiene products, which has pushed prices up to almost $1,200 (£883) a tonne. A year ago, it was

Stora Enso launches ReadyReel service in woodfree paper grades

Stora Enso has launched a new service called ReadyReel from its Lumipaper NV converting services site located in Antwerp, Belgium. ReadyReel is a rewinding and palletizing service that offers rapid delivery of reels ready in the format and position needed for loading on to the press directly.
The ReadyReel service for narrow format reels has been developed to serve digital printers as well as direct mail and envelope converters. This allows customers to manage the ever-growing demands for

Smurfit Kappa to get Parenco

Irish paper and packaging group Smurfit Kappa (SKG) has announced a deal on the acquisition of the Dutch paper and recycling company Reparenco. The acquisition, which is valued at €460m, will reportedly accelerate the group’s strategic objectives and strengthen its paper integration in Europe.
Reparenco operates a paper mill in Renkum that is doing business as Parenco with a capacity to produce 405,000 tpy of recycled containerboard and 270,000 tpy of SC paper and improved newsprint on two