September 2015

Paper for banknotes

Fedrigoni acquires the Brazilian Arjo Wiggins Ltda

The Fedrigoni Group finalized the 100% acquisition of the corporate capital of Arjo Wiggins Ltda, i.e. a Brazilian company controlled by Arjo Wiggins, which is the only South-American producer of paper for banknotes,…

A complete turn-key project to Metalicplas, in Romania, by A.Celli.

Installations&startings | Romania

A complete turn-key project to Metalicplas

A.Celli Paper actively participates in the production growth of South-East Europe with the supply of a new tissue machine to Metalicplas (Pehart Tec Group). At the beginning of January 2015, A.Celli Paper received…

Food Packaging

Most by Walki protects food from harmful mineral oils

Mosh (Mineral Oil Saturated Hydrocarbon) and Moah (Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbon) are commonly used in industrial inks and can sometimes be found in printing dyes for packaging materials. According to a study published…


Completion of acquisition of Grupo Lantero’s corrugated business

For approximately € 190 m (c.£ 135 m), following receipt of competition authority clearance, DS Smith signed the completion of the acquisition of the corrugated activities of Grupo Lantero last July.

The business is a well-invested Iberian corrugated producer with a strong focus in the FMCG sector, operating seven sites across Spain. This acquisition significantly strengthens our operations in Spain, an important and growing…


Public consultation on the electric energy market

On 15th July 2015 the European Commission published a communication entitled «Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions launching the public consultation process on a new energy market design».

The European electric system is undergoing radical change; the adoption of the Third Energy Package has favoured competition and the increase of energy flows also from third countries. At the same time, energy…

Luca Nugo, CEO of PMT.

Paper Equipment

SinoCPMC becomes shareholder in PMT

After two years of strategic collaboration, the Chinese SinoCpmc (China Paper Machinery Co.) has today become shareholder of PMT, which is an Italian company (Piemonte region) active in the paper industry and producing…

Cepi Director General Marco Mensink.

ETS falls short of expectations

The Juncker Commission launched in July the largest industrial policy decision it will take in its entire mandate, with the new proposal for the EU Emission Trading System.

The proposal has a number of good elements but falls short in its protection of energy intensive industries. Member states hold the key to the solution. In October 2014 the European Council recognised…


Akzo Nobel acquisition finalized by Kemira

Kemira has finalized the acquisition of the chemical business, which is necessary for the processing of the Akzo Nobel paper. This is a major operation, which reinforces the market position of Kemira, i.e….

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