Section: Iggesund

Iggesund Paperboard at the top again

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/INS . Paperboard manufacturer Iggesund Paperboard’s market-leading brands Invercote and Incada are again among the three most valuable brands on the European paperboard market, concludes a newly released brand survey of European paperboard converters and brand owners done by Opticom International Research.

Iggesund focuses on Japan

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/INS . Iggesund Paperboard is expanding in the Asia Pacific region and will open a sales office in Japan from 1 September. Over the past year Iggesund has established a service centre with sheeting and warehousing in Taiwan to cut lead times in the region.

Income and diversification appeals to northern UK farmers

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/INS. When Iggesund Paperboard’s Workington Mill in Cumbria, UK, took the decision to invest in a bio mass boiler in order to switch its energy sourcing from fossil fuels to biomass, they immediately started to plan for the future needs of fuel. One project, Grow Your Income, was to engage and interest local farmers to start growing willow to be delivered as biomass to the mill. The programme has been well received and is growing.

Full speed ahead at Iggesund’s Workington Mill

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<p>Aerial photos of Workington Mill</p> (photo: Photographer: Per Trane)

/INS . Production at Iggesund Paperboard’s mill in the UK is now fully operational again. At the beginning of March the board machine was shut down for a rebuild, in which its oldest part, the press section, was replaced with cutting-edge technology. The rebuild will increase the machine’s capacity by 20,000 annual tonnes from 200,000 up to 220,000 and will also enable further quality improvements in the future.

Obsolete technology becomes an industry of the future

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/INS . When Ton Vermeulen bought a pressing plant for vinyl records in Haarlem outside Amsterdam at the end of the 1990s neither he nor anyone else believed he was investing in tomorrow’s technology. The seller, one of the big players in the global music market (Sony Music Entertainment), had watched sales gradually decline since the 1980s and then basically disappear as CDs took over. Today the previously low-valued machines are working at full capacity and the company, now called Record Industry, has laid on an extra shift to meet demand.