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           Valmet to deliver coating                                                               Lecta increases

           section upgrade                                                                         price increase of 8% for all of
                                                                                                     Lecta has announced a
                                                                                                   its thermal paper ranges. The
                                                                                                   new prices will be applied in
             Valmet announced that it                                        the uncertainty of natural   all markets on deliveries
           will upgrade the coating sec-                                     gas availability are driving   from February 1, 2023. It says
           tion of Board Machine 5 at                                        mills to convert from gas to   the price adjustment “is una-
           Stora Enso Imatra Mills,                                          electricity operation. Stora   voidable to offset the infla-
           Tainionkoski in Finland. In                                                             tionary cost increases in
           addition to electric heated                                       Enso Imatra mills in south-  labour, manufacturing and
           OptiDry Coat air dryers, the                                      eastern Finland consists of   logistics.” Lecta said its sales
           upgrade includes a drying                                         two production units that   teams are available to provide
           capacity increase in the                                          produce pulp and consumer   specific information to cus-
           coating section, a new wire                                       packaging board. The annual   tomers on the price increase
           loop to the existing dryer   Coating section of Board Machine 5 at Stora Enso Imatra Mills  capacity is 1,200,000 tonnes   application.
           group and automation. The                                         of consumer packaging   Lecta is a leading European
           upgrade will bring energy   customer to take another   Manager, EMEA, Valmet.           manufacturer and distributor
           savings and reduce emis-  step forward on their path to   “The new wire loop will   board, 1,300,000 tonnes of
           sions.                a CO2 free future. By replac-  create an additional draw   pulp and 455,000 tonnes of   of specialty papers for labels
            The value of the order will   ing the old gas heated dryers   point for the web and allows   polymer coating.   and  flexible packaging,
           not be disclosed, however   by modern electric heated   controlled operating in the   Imatra Mills is one of the   coated and uncoated paper
           the value of deliveries of this   air dryers, the customer can   modified area. This will   largest mills producing con-  for publishing and commer-
           type is usually around EUR   reduce energy consumption   bring more safety in tail   sumer packaging board in the   cial printing, and other high-
           5-8 million, Valmet added.                                                              value innovative products
           The installations are   for the existing board grades   threading and minimize oil   world, with over 90% of its   such as its range of environ-
           planned to start in the   and ensure higher produc-  leakages.”   production exported to   ment-friendly, 100% recycla-
           fourth quarter 2023.  tion capacity,” said Kimmo   Valmet noted that the   Europe, Southeast Asia and   ble and biodegradable
            “The delivery helps the   Vehmas, Senior Mill Sales   increasing energy prices and   other continents.  functional papers.
           Crown Van Gelder improves                                         SCA Acquires wind

           inkjet paper yield                                                farm in Piteå, Sweden

                                                                               SCA has acquired its first
            Crown Van  Gelder  has                                           wind farm with the pur-
           added two new weights to its                                      chase of 36 wind turbines in
           Letsgo High Performance                                           Markbygden in Piteå munic-
           inkjet paper range that are                                       ipality, northern Sweden.
           aimed at making mailings                                          The acquisition is in line
           more affordable.                                                  with the company’s previ-
            The new 140gsm and                                               ously stated goal of becom-
           180gsm papers have 7pt and                                        ing one  of the Sweden’s
           9pt calliper respectively, and                                    leading providers of fossil-  Wind farm with 36 Turbines
           were described as “stiff but                                      free electricity generated by   that is already in use,” says
           lighter”.                                                         wind power.           Ulf Larsson, SCA President
            “It will make the differ-                                                              and CEO.
           ence for many printers and                                          Twenty percent of     The Skogberget wind
           their customers, to enable   CVG: new grammages are lighter and give more square metres  Sweden’s installed wind   farm was commissioned in
           printed messaging to remain                                       power capacity is currently   2014 and was acquired with
           an important part of their   give more square metres per   method” in markets using   located on land owned by   the purchase of 100% of the
           marketing strategy,” the   tonne. 9 point calliper and   print for functional commu-  SCA.
           Netherlands-based manufac-  stiffness was the benchmark   nications and promotions.   “This is an important first   shares in Skogberget Vind
           turer stated.         for development. If you com-  “The need for personalisa-  step for SCA, and we’re now   AB from Enercon for
            Perce Thrower, sales man-  pare the new 180gsm versus,   tion, fast response and   considering options to   approximately SEK 800 mil-
           ager for the UK and Ireland,   say, a 250gsm, yield savings       upgrade the wind farm over   lion.The annual electricity
           told Printweek: “The idea   can be seen.” Crown Van   acceptable cost are the main   time, so that each turbine   production from the site is
           behind the new grammages   Gelder said that inkjet was   drivers,” the manufacturer   multiplies the amount of   estimated at close to 200
           is that they are lighter and   becoming a “mainstream   stated.   power produced on land   GWh.
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