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UPM launches magazine paper for CSWO printing

Paper manufacturer UPM has launched a new innovation, UPM Impresse plus C, an SC paper custom-developed for coldset web offset printing. UPM Impresse plus C offers a smoother, glossier finish and magazine-quality result for CSWO printing.
“Customers with coldset presses told us they needed to make better use of their capacity and expand into new areas of commercial printing but they couldn’t compete with the quality of heatset and rotogravure printers,” explains Olli Juntunen, product manager at UPM Jämsä River Mills in Finland.
“We realized there is a need for a new, innovative product. Working closely with our customers, we devoted two years of extensive research and development until we were confident that UPM Impresse plus C met their

Mills to hike prices of paper due to increasing cost of raw materials

More paper price rises are on the way with global suppliers James Cropper and Mitsubishi HiTec Paper both announcing significant price hikes that will take effect in coming weeks.
Mitsubishi HiTec, manufacturer of coated specialty papers, is increasing prices for its Thermoscript thermal paper and Giroform carbonless paper by 6-7%, effective Sept.
“Further increases in costs for pulp, chemicals and logistics make this adjustment necessary,” the company told customers in a letter.
About 700

Verso to shut paper machine

Verso Corporation  announced plans to permanently shut down the No. 3 paper machine and associated equipment at its Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, reducing annual coated paper production capacity at the mill by approximately 200,000 tons.
The No. 3 paper machine and a recovery boiler and digester that support it were idled in January of this year in response to declining customer demand that resulted in more coated paper capacity than could be filled. Most products made on the No. 3 paper

August Koehler starts new machine at mill

German specialty paper producer Papierfabrik August Koehler said that it intends to invest approximately half a billion Euro by the year 2020 to grow the company, and a primary investment of EUR 300 million is earmarked for the installation of a specialty paper machine with a Yankee cylinder at the company’s Kehl paper mill in Germany, reported PaperAge.  
In a statement the manufacturer announced ‘The off-machine coater will be equipped with multiple cutting-edge coating application

Idempapers rescue bid fails, mill to close down as attempts fail

Belgian papermaker Idempapers is likely to shut down after attempts to find a buyer for the business failed.
The company makes a range of specialty papers for offset and digital printing. It was formed through a management buy-out at Arjowiggins Belgium in 2009.
It is well-known for its Idem carbonless paper range and claims to be the market leader in this area, although the market for carbonless paper has declined substantially over the past decade.   It also makes other specialist papers