Smurfit Kappa makes multiple upgrades at its flagship mill

Smurfit Kappa continues to extend its paper portfolio production capabilities by investing in its flagship paper mill in the Netherlands.

The Roermond Paper Mill has made a series of upgrades to its Paper Machine 1 (PM1) during the last two years including rebuilding the winder, the press section, the drying section and the film press.

The final enhancement, which was completed earlier this year, was to install a state-of-the-art shoe blade gap former, a rebuild of the approach flow system and an extension of the machine hall.

On completion of the last phase, the 5-metre wide PM1 can now produce 85-135gsm recycled fluting and testliner at a rate of 1200 metres per minute.

Speaking about the investment in the mill, Laurent Sellier, chief

Stora Enso to recycle paper cups for magazine paper production

Stora Enso aims to start recycling used paper cups at its Langerbrugge Mill in Belgium. Based on production trials, Stora Enso possesses the technical feasibility to recycle paper cups for use in other paper applications. The firm is now looking into partnerships for the collection and sorting of used paper cups to ensure that this high-quality fibre material is captured and given a second life.

Recycled fibre is a vital raw material for Stora Enso as it is aligned with the company’s commitment

Xerox unveils Nuvera kit for stock handling

Xerox has launched a new lightweight kit for its Nuvera series of digital production printers to extend its stock weight range down to “ultra-lightweight”.

Nuvera users with models which were manufactured in the last three years can order the retrofittable kits for their machines, which adjust both the hardware and software of a device’s print engine to allow it to print stock as light as 44gsm, down from the previous minimum of 52gsm.

While the modification is not standard on newly purchased

Asahi Photoproducts will unveil CleanPrint at Labelexpo 2019

Asahi Photoproducts will be exhibiting its full array of flexographic plates at Labelexpo 2019 at Brussels.

Featured at the show will be Asahi’s CleanPrint, a technology for clean flexographic printing.

“Since Asahi first brought to market its innovative flexographic plate technology, which enabled complete release of ink onto the substrate for a cleaner image and fewer press stops for plate cleaning, our thoughts about the value of the technology have evolved,” said Dr. Dieter Niederstadt