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Neenah introduces new 100% pure cotton paper range

Neenah announces its recent investment to reinvigorate the cotton fiber paper category with its new NEENAH® Cotton Papers, a 100% cotton paper expertly manufactured by the mill that has been crafting the finest, pure cotton papers since the late 1870’s.
Available in four shades of white and three colours (Mint, Blush and Gray), Neenah describes the new offering as the “perfect palette for modern design applications as well as personal and business correspondence.” The new cotton papers boast the feel of fabric, a handmade aesthetic, and are designed to sustain letterpress, engraving, and foil stamping, as well as offset and digital printing. Users can choose from a Smooth, Wove and Letterpress finish and a range of available weights. A

Metsä Board receives EcoVadis Gold rating for corporate environmental and social responsibility

Metsä Board, the leading European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, has been awarded the Gold level rating by EcoVadis for the second consecutive year for its approach to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Overall Metsä Board was ranked in the top 1% of suppliers assessed by EcoVadis across all categories.
“This is a significant achievement, as the EcoVadis assessment is becoming an increasingly important guide for our customers when judging their suppliers’

Stora Enso CWF conversion could be ‘game-changer’

Stora Enso is evaluating options to convert its entire one million-plus tonnes of Lumi coated woodfree paper production to packaging board instead.
The paper and wood products group has announced a feasibility study for its Oulu Mill in Finland, which runs two paper machines and has an annual capacity of 1.08m tonnes, alongside a chemical softwood pulp plant with a capacity of 360,000 tonnes.
The mill currently makes various grades of fine paper, including LumiArt and Silk sheets, LumiForte reels

Idempaper restarts under new name Virginal Papers

The former bankruptcy and closed paperwork Idempapers in Virginal, Belgium, now re-launches the business with the help of expertise and capital from Sweden and Norway. Thanks to the joint venture, where Avida contribute with a part of the funding, 70 new jobs are now being created in the Belgian city. The mill is already up and running, now under the new name Virginal Papers.
The Norwegian-Swedish investment group led by Terje Haglund, new CEO of Virginal Paper, with many years of experience in