University of Surrey wins award to help revolutionise paper technology

The University of Surrey’s Professor David Frohlich has won £1.17m funding from the Digital Economy programme, to research and develop paper materials that would allow readers to “interact” with printed materials like Harry Potter portraits.

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Valmet hires a record number of summer trainees

Nearly 500 young people to work and train for the summer in Finland

This summer, more than 400 students will work at Valmet as summer trainees, and around 100 young people from elementary and high schools will work at the company through a Finnish "Tutustu työelämään ja tienaa" summer job introduction program. 

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Smurfit Kappa celebrates a decade of excellence in sustainability achievements

Smurfit Kappa is well on its way to meeting its ambitious 2020 sustainability goals, according to its tenth annual sustainability report which was released today. In the decade since it started formally measuring its sustainability impact, Smurfit Kappa reached full Chain of Custody certification for its entire raw material supply chain. At the same time it has cut CO₂ emissions by 23% and the quality of its discharge water improved by 32%, both on track for its 2020 target of 25% and 33% respectively.

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Voith launches merQbiz, a Digital Trading Platform for the Paper Industry

Voith is accelerating its digital transformation, taking yet another step in its digital agenda. The technology group has joined forces with the Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures – a subsidiary of the Boston Consulting Group – to establish a digital marketplace for paper industry. The joint venture has been named merQbiz after Mercury, the Roman god of trade. “As an established technology leader with a profound expertise knowledge, we want to make a significant contribution to the digital transformation of the industry – and with the foundation of merQbiz, we at Voith have taken yet another step forward in our digital agenda,” explains Dr. Hubert Lienhard, President and CEO Voith GmbH.

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Valmet and Children and Youth Foundation launch a unique social responsibility program to enhance employment possibilities for young people in Finland

To celebrate its 220 years of industrial history and the centenary of Finland's independence, Valmet is offering 100 young people an opportunity to develop their working life skills. The company will hire young people aged 16-29, who might for example have challenges in finding their paths in life or in working life skills, to complete practical work training and gain work experience in its Finnish units during the spring and autumn.

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Lucart's commitment to a circular economy for paper

The first company to launch a circular economy project in the field of "tissue" paper, 
Lucart supports a recycling programme in which waste becomes resources, 
over 2.8 billion Tetra Pak type® beverage cartons recycled in just four years


In 2010, the partnership between Lucart and Tetra Pak® led to the creation of Fiberpack®, a virtuous and award-winning project that represents the evolution of paper, combining environmental sustainability and technological innovation. Fiberpack® is a material obtained by recovering the cellulose fibres present in Tetra Pak® type beverage cartons. It is possible to obtain 74% cellulose fibres from just one of these containers, in addition to 22% polyethylene and 4% aluminium, recovering 100% of the components.

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