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Plattling closure would cull 380,000tpa of uncoated publication paper, and 215,000tpa of coated publication paper

German energy supply uncertainty a factor in UPM mill closure plan

UPM has announced plans to close its Plattling mill in Germany alongside interim results that were impacted by destocking and lower pulp prices in Q2.

HSE: incident could easily have been avoided

£1m fine after paper reel incident

A specialist papermaker has been handed a £1m fine after an employee suffered serious injuries when attempting to free a jammed paper reel.

The 550m/min cutting line can produce sheets from A5 to A3+

Colombier expands cut-size paper sheeting operations

Colombier has enhanced its European operation with a strategic investment in state-of-the-art sheet cutting technology, to expand the forest industry trading group's converting capabilities.

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Paper: biggest drop in production was uncoated mechanical

CEPI reports on 2022

High energy prices and economic woes contributed to a 6.1% fall in European paper and board production last year, although multi-year trends for the sector “remain positive”.

Mill was recognised as a ‘living heritage company’ by the French government in 2015

Specialist papermaker shuttered

A historic French papermaker has become the latest European mill to be shuttered in a seismic period for the trade.

Heinzel Group will take over the responsibility for Steyrermühl. Image: Heinzel

UPM confirms paper machine closures

UPM has permanently closed paper machine 6 at its Schongau site in Germany and paper machine 4 at Steyrermühl in Austria, taking out 485,000 tonnes of graphic paper capacity in Europe.

European Commission: insufficient ground to further pursue the investigation. Image: UPM

Pulp sector antitrust investigation closed

The European Commission has decided to close its antitrust investigation into potential anticompetitive practices in the wood pulp sector.

Central St Martins UAL: design and the right partnerships can help solve looming issues

UPM teams with London uni on fossil-free materials

UPM has teamed up with students from Central St Martins University of the Arts London on a major project looking at how industries can shift to renewable, circular economy materials – “prototyping a...

Paper/cardboard was positioned best for factors such as ease of recycling

Two Sides reports on latest consumer attitudes

New consumer research from Two Sides details consumers’ evolving attitudes to paper-based packaging.

The June & July Printweek is out now. Our ‘sheep in wolf’s clothing’ issue is crammed with thought-provoking insights, business critical info and all the latest news and views from the UK print industry...

The issue kicks off with three news briefings, where we get under the skin of some of the hottest topics in print. Firstly, we review May’s Fespa Global Print Expo in Munich, looking at the key trends...