Another new generation Yankee A.Celli was shipped and delivered.

The main and patented construction features of the forged A.Celli iDEAL® Yankee, which distinguish it from others on the market, are the following:

  • forged and grooved shell,
  • bolted and thermally insulated heads.

The shell is made from a single piece of steel, heated to more than 1200 ° C, moulded and processed using forging and hot rolling systems, from which a cylinder of homogeneous material without welds is obtained. The internal processing of the grooves, also patented, has an innovative design that reduces the possibility of deformation of the shell, minimizing the stress on the edges, and ensuring a better heat transmission, with a consequent increase in the drying capacity of the Yankee.

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The peculiarity of the structure, gives a solidity capable of withstanding 2 bar pressure variations, without effecting the paper quality and the machine runability.

The heads, characterized by a patented ceramic insulation that minimizes heat losses, are fixed by means of bolts to the mantle, eliminating even in this case the need for welding, in another area of high stress.

The result is an innovative and unique product on the market, consisting of homogeneous material, seamless and of very high manufacturing quality. In the first twelve years of use, maintenance costs can be reduced by 95%, since the typical safety checks on welds are not necessary, which moreover involve periods of machine downtime and consequent loss of production.

Energy consumption, thanks to the optimization of shell and heads, is reduced compared to the standard.

The A.Celli forged Yankee production range includes diameters from 10.5 ’to 22’.

The new generation Yankee was conceived by our R&D team and developed in collaboration with our Product Manager for Yankee Dryer, Eng. Clive Butler.

Clive has a thirty years experience in the paper industry and is responsible for all the technical and quality aspects of Yankee Dryers. He is an active member and former chair of the TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety and Reliability Subcommittee.

BillerudKorsnäs is offering an innovative paper, FibreForm®, to make laminates for trays used in food packaging. Now, a recent life cycle assessment performed by RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden, shows that a packaging tray made from FibreForm has up to 71% less global warming impact compared to trays made of only plastic.

  • The life cycle assessment study is the first of its kind that compares the environmental profile of plastic-based trays against paper. The difference in climate impact is substantial, says Michael Sturges, who lead the study at RISE.

The main reason for the lower global warming potential is that the FibreForm laminate requires less energy in production than plastic. In addition, the tray can be recycled as paper in most European countries, which reduces the end-of-life impact. The first tray made of FibreForm was released to the market about 10 years ago and further improved together with production partners.

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- We developed FibreForm to challenge conventional packaging with the objective to reduce unnecessary plastic packaging. The 3D-formable material makes it strong and stable. We believe that we create a sustainable growth by offering alternative packaging possibilities together with our partners, says Hein van den Reek, Business Director Solutions at BillerudKorsnäs.

The tray made of FibreForm is approved for food contact and can be found in retail stores as a packaging for cheese, meat, fish and similar food. The material can be formed in existing thermoforming lines and press-forming equipment on the market, meaning that food processors, brand owners and retailers can make an easy switch in their production.

The life cycle assessment performed by RISE compares FibreForm trays with conventional EPS trays and APET/PE laminated plastic trays. The study encompasses all stages of the product life cycle, from raw material production to landfill or recycling. At 20.0 kg CO2e per 1,000 trays consumed and disposed of, the FibreForm tray offers a 62% saving in global warming potential compared to the EPS tray and a 71% saving compared to the APET/PE tray. The work has been peer reviewed by Intertek, a global leader in the field of verification and assurance. The full study is available here:

BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

The management team of leading paper manufacturer Arjowiggins Creative Papers has announced a successful management buyout of its UK operations, protecting hundreds of jobs and safeguarding two historic paper mills in Aberdeen and Kent. 

The company has been trading in administration since January 2019 following insolvency proceedings against French parent companies Arjowiggins and Sequana. The business will now be led by an eight-strong experienced leadership team headed up by current managing director Jonathan Mitchell.

The management buyout covers Arjowiggins Fine Papers, which runs the group’s Stoneywood mill in Aberdeen plus an office in Basingstoke, and Arjowiggins Chartham, which operates the Chartham mill in Canterbury. Following the MBO, the new company will have 559 employees.

Both mills dates back to the 1700s. The Stoneywood mill pioneered the production of fine paper in the 1800s and now manufactures products for designers, printers and clients worldwide under well-known brands such as Conqueror, Curious Collection and Keaykolour. The Chartham mill is one of the oldest employers in the area, specialising in the production of translucent papers, in particular the Gateway range which is recognised today as the world’s leading brand of tracing paper.

Jonathan Mitchell comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the future of a strong and sustainable business which has such a long heritage in the UK. Arjowiggins Creative Papers has world-renowned market-leading brands and products and a passionate and talented team.  We are looking forward to taking steps to further strengthen the business and continue to provide first class products and customer service to our clients.

“The last nine months has been an unsettling time for the company and we are extremely grateful to the administrators, FRP Advisory, for having allowed the business to continue to trade while we found a workable solution. The support we have had from our staff, customers, suppliers and the Scottish Government has been incredible and without them this deal would not have been possible. There has been a real combined will to keep this historic business alive.”

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The deal has been financed by Shawbrook Bank and SQN Asset Finance Income Fund as well as a number of strategic customers. Significant financial backing has also been received from national economic development agency Scottish Enterprise.

In Aberdeen, where 75% of employees are based, a Common Purpose Group was established by Jamie Hepburn MSP, Scottish Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills, with a focus on securing a long-term future for the Stoneywood mill. This was led by Scottish Enterprise and included representatives of the company’s management, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils, Opportunity North East, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and Unite.

Mr Hepburn said:  “I am delighted that the future of this historic mill has now been secured through a management buyout. This is great news for the employees and their families, and indeed welcomed across Aberdeen, the Northeast and further afield. 

“The Scottish Government, through Scottish Enterprise, has been working intensively with the administrator, management team, UNITE and local partners throughout this entire process to secure this positive outcome.

“The priority now is to work closely with the new owners to realise their plans for the long-term success of the business, and identify future opportunities in the sector, which ultimately benefits the local economy and wider North East economy.”

The completion of the MBO in the UK is the first in a two stage process and the management team are also in advanced discussions with French administrators on the acquisition of the company’s non-UK operations which include Spanish mill Guarro Casas and Quzhou mill in China.

About Arjowiggins Creative Papers

Arjowiggins Creative Papers is one of the world’s leading producers of fine, smart and technical papers as well as security documents. We are the makers of well-known ranges such as Conqueror, Curious Collection, Keaykolour, Pop’Set, Rives or Gateway and more recently Powercoat for printed electronics. Our papers are manufactured across 4 mills, in Europe and China.

Our products offer an extensive array of weights, colours, finishes and applications and are chosen the world over in the creation of printed communication of all kinds. They are developed and manufactured with expertise that has been passed down from generation to generation, through over 250 years of paper-making.

Our mission is to help designers, printers, advertisers and brand owners to channel the unique qualities of print and provide them with the finest and most innovative papers, wherever they may be. Through our products, our manufacturing and our service to customers, our promise is to deliver international standards for creative papers.

Arjowiggins’ creative papers are distributed worldwide.

With its new gas-fired HelioX infrared emitter, Voith is offering a particularly efficient solution for contactless drying along with impressively low emissions. Not only can the new emitter be used to increase productivity, the reduced fire risk also improves safety in paper production.

  • Productivity increase thanks to output of up to 14 kW
  • Gas consumption and emission values considerably reduced
  • Reduced fire risk in the event of web breaks for improved safety

The new infrared emitter HelioX promises to deliver higher productivity with lower emissions and a reduced fire risk.The new infrared emitter HelioX promises to deliver higher productivity with lower emissions and a reduced fire risk.

The key component of the new HelioX infrared emitter is its incandescent body, which has a highly efficient ceramic structure with a notably large surface area. The special geometry ensures improved combustion, resulting in both higher drying efficiency and a 50 percent reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions. These low emission values are becoming increasingly important in view of the German air pollution control regulations (TA Luft) and more stringent emission limits in various countries, so as to obtain long-term operating approvals.

The HelioX infrared emitter is designed for an output of 14 kW. Consequently, it achieves a better drying efficiency, which enables higher machine speeds and more flexibility to produce different paper grades, and as a result, increases the productivity of the plant. With up to 10 percent better efficiency, the emitter also leads to lower gas consumption, lower running costs and a reduced CO2 footprint. Because of the low mass of the incandescent body, the HelioX infrared emitter offers a particularly fast heating up and cooling down time. This improves safety in production, as there is a much lower risk of fire in the event of web breaks. This means that the operating risk is also reduced, and shorter downtimes can be expected.

The design and highly efficient ceramic surface structure of the incandescent body ensure very homogeneous heat transfer, so that a maximum of energy is converted to infrared radiation.The design and highly efficient ceramic surface structure of the incandescent body ensure very homogeneous heat transfer, so that a maximum of energy is converted to infrared radiation.

The gas-fired HelioX infrared emitter is now available. It can be used for contactless drying in any Voith paper machine and also in those of other manufacturers. It is also possible to use in other areas of application such as drying fiberglass mats or technical textiles.

About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.2 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the large family-owned companies in Europe.

The Group Division Voith Paper is part of the Voith Group. As the full-line supplier to the paper industry, it provides the largest range of technologies, services, components and products on the market and offers paper manufacturers solutions from one single source. The company’s continuous stream of innovations takes papermaking to the next level and facilitates resource-conserving production. With its Servolution concept, Voith offers its customers tailored service solutions for all sections of the production process. Voith Papermaking 4.0 ensures that equipment is optimally connected, while the secure use of generated data enables paper manufacturers to improve plant availability and efficiency.

Stora Enso’s Board of Directors has appointed Annica Bresky, 44, as the new President and CEO of the company as of 1 December 2019. Until then, Stora Enso’s current CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström continues in his position. Bresky is currently Head of Stora Enso’s Consumer Board division.

Annica BreskyAnnica Bresky“We are very happy to welcome Annica Bresky into her new position. Annica brings extensive experience of our industry and has a solid business background. We consider her the most suitable person to continue developing Stora Enso’s strategy and businesses. She has a proven track record of driving growth and operational excellence and has a strong focus on customers and innovations. She is well equipped to lead the transformation of our sustainable renewable materials company,” says Stora Enso’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Jorma Eloranta.

“I am very honoured to have this opportunity. I am looking forward to continuing to build the future of Stora Enso together with our competent teams across the company. We are well positioned to grow with our customers and support their business with sustainable and innovative solutions. Together with my Stora Enso colleagues, our customers and our partners all over the world, we will accelerate our efforts as a front runner in combatting global warming,” says Annica Bresky, CEO-designate.

“I have enjoyed my time with Stora Enso tremendously and am very happy to hand over the torch to Annica. I wish her the best of luck in her new role. My focus for the remaining months will be to support a smooth transition of the leadership responsibilities,” resigning CEO Karl-Henrik Sundström says.

“Karl-Henrik has been the driving force in developing Stora Enso into an industry leader in sustainability and innovation. The Board of Directors highly appreciates his valuable contributions during his years with the company,” Jorma Eloranta concludes.

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions and paper. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY).

Worldwide sales of paper bags reached ~3 million tons in 2018, unveils the new research study. According to the report, the paper bags market is estimated to grow by ~4% YOY in 2019, primarily influenced by the recent reforms in the global paper packaging landscape.

According to the report, increasing focus on environment-friendly and cost-effective packaging formats are contributing to the build-up of paper bags market through 2029. Consumer preference for sustainable packaging which is easy to handle and has good strength, will also continue to provide a fillip to the sales of paper bags in 2019 and beyond.

2019 10 18 231700Bags usually manufactured from kraft papers are playing a vital role in modern lifestyle. Additionally, consumer preference for paper bags is increasing, owing to its several benefits such as cost efficiency, easy usage, and eco-friendly packaging.

According to Study, increasing number of supermarkets and retail shops is expected to bolster the sales of paper bags across the world. In 2018, the pinched bottom open mouth paper bag witnessed maximum sales of ~900 thousand tons. The demand for these paper bags is estimated to shoot up by the end of 2029, as they are great for reducing infestation and act as good moisture barriers. The user friendly formats, and sizes are propelling exponential demand for paper bags among end users. The paper bags are further garnering significant traction as sustainable packaging solution that ensure biodegradability and ease of disposal.

Study also came to the conclusion that the brown kraft paper bags are dominating the other paper bags, owing to less bleached content. The brown kraft paper bags are manufactured from natural paper and hence these paper bags helps to avoid contamination due to bleaching chemicals.

Market Players to Make Two-Fold Investments in Asia Pacific

According to the study, growth opportunities for the paper bags market players are picking pace in Asia Pacific, owing to profound growth of the industrial ecosystems in region such as food & beverages, pharmaceutical, and others. The paper bags are considered as good food contact material. As paper bags are made up of natural material, no toxics are released when food articles are packed. The APEJ paper bags market offer lucrative opportunities for manufacturers, as it is home to some of the world’s fastest growing industries.

  • For instance, the retail sector in India has been driven largely by the huge size of the population base, an affluent and growing middle class, rapid urbanization rate, and growing penetration of the internet and online retail services.

The region has witnessed increasing penetration of modern retail format, which is expected to play a significant role in boosting the APEJ paper bags market.

Due to increasing consumption of paper bags in Asia Pacific region, key players from other region started investing in this market. For instance,

  • In 2018, a Canada based paper manufacturer Catalyst Paper is investing in Indian paper bags and the kraft market with the partnership of OTCL Delhi.

Report’s business intelligence also underlines groundbreaking insights into the competitive scenario of paper bags market along with highlights of the manufacturers’ differential strategies. Key players in the paper bags market will continue to draw upon the global sustainability drive by including ‘green’ offerings in their existing portfolios, which is likely to help them enhance customer confidence.

  • For instance, in 2019, The Mondi Group Plc. did a partnership with REWE Group in Austria for introducing sustainable packaging solution for food packaging.

This study underlines key opportunities in the paper bags market and finds that the market would exhibit growth at a value CAGR of ~4% during forecast period.

These insights are based on a report on Paper Bags Market by Future Market Insights.

The NeoGear™ low-voltage switchgear – a technological breakthrough by ABB – is safer, smarter and more sustainable, maximizing efficiency and reducing costs for tomorrow’s digitalized industries

  • ABB has reimagined the switchgear– essential technology for safe energy distribution and motor control.
  • Available from late 2019, NeoGear is a future-proof, digital solution that brings new functionality, productivity and efficiencies to industrial infrastructure in an electrified future.
  • Breakthrough deploys laminated bus plate technology, which until now could be found in aircraft, automobiles and on space stations.

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Committed to writing the future of safe, smart and sustainable electrification, ABB today launches NeoGear: a revolution in low-voltage switchgear and the first the electrification industry has seen for more than three decades.

Successfully trialed at sites across Switzerland and China, NeoGear deploys ABB’s laminated bus plate technology, which replaces traditional horizontal and vertical busbar systems.

The innovative bus plate technology combined with the connectivity and digital smartness of the ABB Ability™ platform, make it an unrivalled solution. NeoGear is the safest option for operators with no exposure to live parts. It reduces the physical switchgear footprint by up to 25 percent, increases cooling efficiency to reduce heat losses by up to 20 percent, and reduces overall operational costs by up to 30 percent, due to more efficient condition monitoring.

“Today marks the start of a revolution in power distribution” said Alessandro Palin, Managing Director of ABB's Distribution Solutions business line. “Switchgear systems are key to ensuring the safety of the electrified economy, but for more than 30 years they have seen little innovation.  NeoGear is testament to ABB’s commitment and relentless drive to bring future-focused and sustainable alternatives to the market to help shape the infrastructure of tomorrow.”

This hardware development is complemented by advanced digital capabilities. Digitalization is changing how industries use electricity in their machinery, factories and operations: driving them to extend the lifecycle of their assets; modernize equipment to improve safety and efficiency; and to shift towards more sustainable and responsible business models.

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Against this backdrop, the ABB AbilityTM enabled NeoGear provides a complete and scalable solution for new projects, system upgrades or migration from legacy systems, to innovate and prepare for the future of electricity distribution and motor control.

NeoGear’s digital capabilities include real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, remote assistance, fault and solutions diagnostics and data analytics for Industry 4.0. ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for on-site electrical systems is included, helping customers gain operational efficiency and bring unprecedented flexibility.

“We see rising demand in the market for more innovative switchgear solutions that help customers navigate increasingly challenging environments,” said Marco Tellarini, Global Product Group Manager in ABB's Distribution Solutions business. “NeoGear will give customers unrivalled safety, higher efficiency, better functionality, more flexibility, and as a result both resilience and value. We are proud to add this revolution to our globally established switchgear portfolio.”

NeoGear will help customers meet the increasing demands to keep working environments safe and reduce maintenance downtime and costs across sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, food and beverage, mineral and mining, and water treatment.

Set to transform performance, safety and sustainability of electrification across industry and infrastructure, NeoGear is available to the market in late 2019.

There is a link below to download the product brochure

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-​focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. 

For the second year running, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report 2018 has been included in the top ten sustainability reports globally according to the latest Reporting matters publication by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

In WBCSD’s Reporting matters publication, Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report is recognised as good practice for being clearly aligned with the company’s materiality assessment. The report’s navigation and language also received good feedback for ensuring consistency and conciseness while remaining informative.

stora new 2017“We are proud to see our reporting being recognised as good practice,” says Noel Morrin, EVP Sustainability at Stora Enso. “We believe that instead of reporting on everything, companies should focus on material topics, defined together with key stakeholders. We are happy to see that approach being acknowledged.”

“Good reporting is clear, highly informative, and transparent, and it should be continuously developed. In our report, we strive to share fact-based information about sustainability and our performance while remaining compelling and engaging,” says Ulrika Lilja, EVP Communications at Stora Enso.

“Stora Enso’s 2018 Sustainability Report shows a clear alignment between the outcomes of their materiality assessment and the content of the report. Some particularly strong aspects of the report include the focus on the external environment and the comprehensive disclosure of internal management of material issues across the value chain. We hope other companies will see Stora Enso as an example of good practice,” says Rodney Irwin, Managing Director of Redefining Value, WBCSD.

The WBCSD produces Reporting matters to help improve the effectiveness of non-financial corporate reporting. The report lists Stora Enso’s Sustainability Report as one of the top ten in the world out of the 159 reviewed in the scope of the publication without disclosing the exact rankings.

The Stora Enso Annual Report 2018 consists of Strategy, Financials, Sustainability, Governance, and Summary. All parts of the Annual Report are available in PDF format at

WBCSD’s Reporting matters publication is available here.

Part of the bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper globally. We believe that everything that is made from fossil-based materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has some 26 000 employees in over 30 countries. Our sales in 2018 were EUR 10.5 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm (STE A, STE R). In addition, the shares are traded in the USA as ADRs (SEOAY). 

Veolia Water Technologies will provide a turnkey processing plant featuring HPD® evaporation systems designed to optimize the production of wood-derived pulp employed in the making of high-quality paper from virgin fibers.

The design of a circular bio-economy may seem a relatively new concept that emerged from the declaration of the sustainable development goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. For pulp and papermakers, however, it has been a reality for a long time. For example, over half of the energy used by the industry comes from biomass that becomes a renewable and therefore carbon-neutral fuel sourced from local forests. And, because of investments in combined heat and power (CHP) generation, modern Kraft pulp mills are entirely energy self-sufficient thanks to the combustion of biomass that makes use of otherwise forest residues. This excess energy can then be used to improve pulping operations.

203 2031955 veolia logo veolia.pngAt the industrial site in Saint-Gaudens on the foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France, Fibre Excellence, a holding group specialized in the paper and forest-products industry, installs a new turbine to generate green energy from biomass. To optimize the overall efficiency and justify the economics of the investment, this extra energy must be consumed at the site. Among many other initiatives, Fibre Excellence plans to enhance pulp quality through improved washing operations. To remove the excess water created in the black liquor, Veolia supplies HPD® falling film, double-effect evaporators at the pre-evaporation phase. Additionally, in order to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency of the recovery boiler, the final solids concentration of the black liquor will be raised up to 75% through an HPD® forced-circulation enhanced high-solids concentrator (EHSC). Both the pre-evaporation and forced circulation concentration phases are integrated into the mill operations using the excess energy generated through the installation of the new turbine.

The award is a reaffirmation of Fibre Excellence’s confidence in Veolia which provided the existing evaporation plant a few decades ago. The new package is integrated with a more efficient stripping column that removes up to 96% of methanol and helps to reduce volatile pollutants.

“We are pleased to help Fibre Excellence advance its pulping operations at the Saint Gaudens mill. This award cements Veolia’s position as the partner of choice to supply reliable processing solutions that make the global pulp and paper industry more resource-efficient and sustainable” stated Jim Brown, CEO of Veolia Water Technologies Americas.

Because they already make extensive use of biomass fuel and also recycle heat energy to generate power, the pulp and paper industries have a huge opportunity in both energy and material resource efficiency.

The improvements in boiler operations and collection and treatment of gases at Saint Gaudens boost energy efficiency, lower emissions and help Fibre Excellence keep a record of efficient and safe recovery operations.

Through the continuous improvements in HPD® evaporation and crystallization technologies, Veolia works with pulp and paper mills around the world to further reduce environmental impacts and create economic value derived from the responsible management of resources.

Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resource management. With over 171,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste, and energy management solutions which contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.

In 2018, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 63 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 56 million megawatt-hours of energy and converted 49 million metric tons of waste into new materials and energy. Veolia Environnement (listed on Paris Euronext: VIE) recorded consolidated revenue of USD 30.6 billion in 2018.

BillerudKorsnäs, together with partners, proudly presents Paboco, the paper bottle company, uniting leading experts in material, design and technology, and supported by world-leading consumer brands to bring sustainable progress to the bottling industry.

Building on years of experience, the development journey towards a sustainable paper bottle first began in 2015 by innovation expert EcoXpac in collaboration with Carlsberg Group and BillerudKorsnäs, with support from project partners.

Now in 2019, Paboco represents a joint venture between paper packaging material developer BillerudKorsnäs and bottle manufacturing specialist Alpla.

To support the initiative and explore further development and commercial opportunities, Paboco is officially launching the Paper bottle community with participation from the partners below

This is our Paper bottle community:

Pioneer owner              Pioneer brands               Pioneer partners

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Building lasting change takes time and any challenge to the norm carries equal amounts of risk. To provide the best system for success, we are building a community of partners that share our vision, understand the complexity of innovation and the crucial importance of introducing smarter and more sustainable packaging solutions.

Our ambition is matched by the challenges we are facing: Challenging the traditional bottling industry and indirectly sparking a movement for a more sustainable everyday.

“It is all about the team! We are collaborating across the value chain, sharing the risks and are united in our vision that the Paper Bottle will become a reality and fundamentally change this industry for good”, says Mrs. Gittan Schiöld, interim CEO of Paboco.

Our long-term goal: a sustainable choice for the future.

The Paper Bottle is a step-by-step innovation concept focused on scaling and product functionality. It is the first of its kind for liquid goods such as carbonated and still drinks, beauty products and more.

Alongside the scaling of the production technology, Paboco works for the transition to a bottle solution for the future circular society, a 100% bio-based and recyclable paper bottle that can harmlessly degrade if accidentally put in nature. Our vision will always drive us further than the expectations of today and push us to improve the paper bottle to become fully sustainable and optimized for material reuse and circularity.

This work is undertaken in generations of the Paper Bottle, building on existing barrier technologies of today and exploring those of tomorrow. Each pioneer brand will develop and design their own paper bottle to meet the needs of their category.

About the Paper bottle community:

The paper bottle community unites a group of pioneering partner brands and experts in materials, design and technology. Together, we are shaping sustainable everyday life by contributing to the making of a fully bio-based and recyclable bottle made from wood fibres. A long-term innovation project run by Paboco®, the paper bottle company.

About Paboco:

Paboco®, the paper bottle company, is a joint venture between paper packaging materials- and solutions provider BillerudKorsnäs and bottle manufacturing specialist Alpla, grown from the start-up and innovation expert ecoXpac. Our aim is to provide consumers with a fully bio-based and recyclable paper bottle, that ultimately will change the industry and impact the environment for good.

BillerudKorsnäs provides packaging materials and solutions that challenge conventional packaging for a sustainable future. We are a world-leading provider of primary fibre based packaging materials and have customers in over 100 countries. The company has 8 production units in Sweden, Finland and the UK and about 4300 employees in over 13 countries. BillerudKorsnäs has an annual turnover of about SEK 22 billion and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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