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OKI Europe launches smallest A3 printer

OKI Europe has announced the launch of its new C800 Series of compact, cost effective A3 colour printers for organisations that typically outsource print jobs.

The C800 Series can handle a range of media in HD colour, from pre-cut media to posters and expansive banners as required by retailers.
“The launch of the new C800 series of A3 colour printers marks an exciting step for in-house printing,” said Anna Emilia Dorrington, senior product marketing manager, OKI Europe Ltd. “Further pushing OKI’s mantra of making printing accessible to all, businesses can print more in-house without sacrificing on quality. This creates so much potential for any business type, whether it be retailers in automotive, fashion, food and beverage or beyond.

Sappi, Borregaard celebrate 20 years of biorefinery investment

LignoTech South Africa (LignoTech) is an equal partnership joint venture between Sappi Southern Africa Limited (“Sappi”) and Borregaard AS of Norway (“Borregaard”). The lignin extraction plant in Umkomaas, KwaZulu Natal was first commissioned in December 1998 and officially opened in 1999. The plant at LignoTech was designed to generate revenue from a previously-unused component of the effluent stream from Sappi’s Saiccor mill. These are used as binding and dispersing agents in a wide range of

International Paper to expand its business

DS Smith has agreed the proposed sale of two of its packaging businesses to International Paper for €63m.

The London-headquartered packaging giant said the sales of the businesses, based in north-west France and Portugal, would fulfil the commitment it made to the European Commission in relation to the clearance of its acquisition of Europac, which was completed in January.

Completion of the two sales is subject to customary closing conditions including works council consultation and regulatory

UPM culls magazine paper machine in Germany, cutting 160 jobs of 590

UPM plans to take out around 155,000 tonnes of magazine paper capacity by closing down a paper machine at its Plattling mill in Bavaria.

Plattling makes coated and uncoated LWC and SC magazine papers and currently runs three paper machines. Its capacity at present is 785,000tpa.

UPM intends to permanently close PM10, which it said was the lowest capacity coated mechanical machine across all of its European papermaking operations. It was also described as having the “highest technical age”.

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Papcel signs Saudi deal

Czech paper machine maker Papcel has secured a deal with a paper industry player from Saudi Arabia. Papcel production range also includes complete services related to “used papermaking machinery” rebuilds and refurbishments and relocation of the machinery anywhere in the world.

Under the plan, Papcel will supply a new tissue paper production line to a new plant operated by the unnamed Saudi business, the Czech company said in a statement.

The amount of the latest deal was not disclosed by