Neenah’s new screen print stencil paper turns heads

Neenah Paper showed one of the star products at last week’s Fespa exhibition in Hamburg – a new type of transfer paper that simplifies the production of small-format screens for screen printers.
The firm’s ExoStencil Screen Prep Paper allows printers to quickly and easily make screens up to A3 size without the need for chemicals. The process involves three steps. First, the required design is printed onto an ExoStencil imaging sheet in a laserprinter – Neenah recommends an OKI model. Then a dry adhesive sheet is placed over the image, and applied to it using a standard heat press.
The two sheets are peeled apart while still warm, leaving a polymer layer, and this is then positioned on the screen frame and transferred to the mesh, again using

Sappi to present first sustainable packaging at Interpack

Sappi has collaborated with Felix Schoeller Group to first jointly developed paper-based packaging solution is part of the Sappi Guard range. It has high barrier properties with integrated barriers against water vapour, oxygen and grease. In addition, it also has excellent sealing properties. The 100 g/m2 paper composite is a sustainable solution and a very good alternative to existing commercially available plastic and aluminium packaging. Developed for the food sector, it consists of 80%

Australian Paper demands level playing field for products

Australia’s only manufacturer of printing and packaging paper has expressed grave concern about calls for the removal of trade barriers for Indonesian paper products.
Allegations that Indonesia and other countries have already dumped cheap A4 copy paper in Australia have been the subject of an Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) inquiry that’s expected to hand down its final report on or before 17 March 2017.
During a visit to Australia last month to discuss a proposed free trade deal, Indonesian

JP to invest in Australasian

Japan Pulp and Paper (JP) has announced its plan to buy a 51% stake in the soon-to-be merged businesses of Australiasian paper and packaging suppliers BJ Ball (Page Pack Pty Ltd) and KW Doggett.
In a deal subject to several approvals, including that of the ACCC, BJ Ball, an importer and wholesaler of paper, packaging and related products and KW Doggett, importer and merchant of fine papers are set to merge their businesses, and JP will purchase a 51% stake in the merged entity to the value of

Stora to close paper machine at Swedish Mill

Stora Enso is targeting savings of €12m with plans to permanently close a paper machine at its Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden.
The closure of paper machine 8 (PM8) at the Kvarnsveden Mill, part of the paper giant’s broader ongoing restructure that includes the reorganisation of its Swedish site, will put around 140 jobs at risk.
The manufacturer is proposing to close PM8 by the end of the second quarter this year. The machine has an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes of super-calendered (SC) uncoated